COUGH..SNIFF…BARF…OH NO! EBOLA!!!

This is not to be taken lightly..The Ebola scare is among us, and now we are in panic mode, when we hear or see someone sneezing, without properly covering their mouth.

ebola2EBOLA>>> Am infectious disease that can only be transmitted via contact, with symptoms of Fever above 101.5,severe headaches,muscle pain,weakness,Diarrhea,vomiting,abdominal pain,and unexplained bleeding or bruising.

There are 5 strains of the Virus and the most known is Ebola. The first case of the Virus outbreak was in 1976 and since then there have only been sporadic outbreaks until now. It is becoming more and more known. sick

There have been a few scares on Flights, where if someone sneezes or feels ill, there has to be a quarantine on that particular flight until the flight is decontaminated and checked for any of the virus.

How do we go on with our lives in a comfortable way without worrying about coming in contact with The Virus? Let’s not walk around with ignorancy…Lets educate ourselves so we can omit the confusion, when every time we cough or sneeze, we have to be infected with the Ebola Virus.. Those that are joking around with this and claiming you have the virus on Planes, Come on now, it’s not a joking matter. IJS…

I’m not happy with the fact that I had to begin my post with something of this magnitude, instead of something positive and upbeat. I’ve been gone for a while ,and this will happen quite a bit, but I will always come back to post my thoughts, on whatever topic I see fit to talk about.

 

HAPPY SATURDAY EVERYONE!!!!!

PEACE LOVE AND ALL THE HAPPINESS IN THE WORLD FROM ME TO YOU!!!!!!!!

MS. RAQCI

I’M A FOODIE!!!!!!!!!!

20140927_155353FRIED RICE, WITH ONIONS AND CARROTS.(excuse the purple socks down below…LOL)

CHICKEN ADOBO/RICE 20140924_185916

SWEET N SOUR CHICKEN/RICE 20140927_161655

As you can clearly see, I have been dabbling a little in the kitchen. I love trying new recipes or concoctions that I make up myself. Food is and always will be a necessity,so why not share some of my tasty talents with you all!

I have a question for you all.. Now, don’t judge me on this question, but who can share with me, the best way to fry chicken? For the life of me, I can not fry chicken!! SMH..It will either be still bloody on the inside and burnt on the outside, or burnt and tough.. I have been experimenting quite a bit with it though. I think the best thing for me to invest in is either a nice cast iron skillet or deep fryer.

I’m going to end my post on food here,  but I will try to keep you up to date with all that I whip up!!

Happy Cooking!

Raqci

 

Is it really racially motivated? Even when its Black on Black crime? I AM FED UP!!!!!

I don’t really know how to start this post. I have so many things that I want to say regarding the Ferguson shooting. First of all, do I think it was racially motivated? In a sense. I was not there so I really can’t elaborate on the situation fully, I’m just going by from what I hear on the News. The young man had his hands up,,which in my world means, “I surrender”..Now maybe he started walking towards Officer Wilson, which brought a certain type of intimidation towards the officer, which then caused him to shoot.Not once, not twice but six times!!!! That is so ridiculous!! This is not the first officer involved shooting, either. They(Police) are trained ,that if they feel their life is in danger, to take necessary steps. So pulling the trigger is a necessary step! With intent to kill ,is a necessary step! Come on now… I think there is a level of fear when it comes to the Police. I mean you have to look at it from their prospective as well, they are out there risking their lives to protect and serve, but some of them take that lightly and just use their badge as a means of “I am right, you are wrong, type of mentality” ,so that means to shut the F–K up!! 

Now do I believe all Cops are bad? Not at all..Its not just The Police that are killing our people. Our people (blacks) are killing each other. I live in Las Vegas, and on a Daily basis, I wake up watching the news and what do I see..Shootings(murders) and they are mostly African-Americans..I am not making light of what happened in Ferguson, I am just merely saying that if their should be marches(rallies), and a come together mentality because a white cop killed one of ours, we need to do the same when it comes to our people killing each other!!!

The madness needs to stop here!!! African Americans have been fighting our entire lives..We still have to work hard to prove our self-worth to others..Let us come together as a race, lets start making ourselves look good-by doing what we have to ,to make a positive impact. We need to stop the black on black killings, we need to stop the nonsense here and now!!

Nowadays arguments are ended by the barrel of a gun..What happened to just arguing it out then letting it go, or a good fist fight? Why do we have to resort to senseless killings?

I AM FED UP!!!!!

I am usually positive and happy, but today is just a different Day. The real me will be back tomorrow!!!

LOVE,

Ms. Raqci

 

DEPRESSION: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods. 

Oh how my Heart is Heavy! I have loved Robin Williams for so long! Hearing of his death has made me turn a 360 in the direction of what I want to do with my life. Before I start on my post, I need to just say how Loved Mr.Williams was, he will be missed,My prayers go out to his family and Friends…

A lot of people suffer from Depression and may never show the signs… People become depressed because they have lost a job, their career path is not going the way they planned. Maybe there was a death in the Family, there are so many reason why a person becomes Depressed. Like I stated before, you may never know when that person is depressed.

Depression can be hidden behind a smile and laughter. That is why I look a person straight in the eyes when I am talking to them because,I can tell if something is wrong..The eyes tell a story.

I have several people around me that are suffering from Depression. I always try to talk to them but they always tell me nothing is the matter.. I don’t press on it too much because I don’t want to push any buttons that don’t need to be pushed. I just reassure them that I am here for them. If and when they ever need to talk , just come to me…

The best thing (to me) is to talk about what is bothering you. Maybe the person you are talking to is going through or has gone through the same thing you are experiencing and they know just how to break free from it!

People, this is my cry to you…YOU ARE NOT ALONE…if you have some type of issue, please do not hesitate to contact me, I will be your shoulder, I will lend my ear.. I am not pretending to be a licensed individual, with a PhD behind my name, but I am someone who loves people(know matter the race,religion,creed..) I think this is my calling… I’m feeling so strong with this!

Keep your Heads up!!! Love Life!!!

SMILE

One Love,

Raqci

World Hip Hop International Dance Championship

whhi Last night was a very exciting night for many. It was my first time attending this event(even though I was working) but I had a wonderful time! There were people from all over the world! We had Dance Teams from , Russia, New Zealand,Japan, Canada, France,Philippines and of course the Bay Area. Even though I am from the Bay Area, I was excited to see all the Teams.

The night started out with some great acts. There were no mistakes made, it seemed as though everyone had on their A game;and if there were mistakes than they weren’t noticeable and that’s just how good the Dancing Teams were. I was speaking to a cousin of one of the dancers that is in the Filipino dance team. He was telling me that most of the teams that are here, spent all that they had, in order to come here and compete. Now if that is not passion I don’t know what is….Each and every team, held fund-raisers, danced for events, just to make extra money in order to pave their way.

You wouldn’t think that after seeing everyone last night, that there was so much hatred in the world. Everyone from all ethnicities was dancing together having a wonderful  time. That’s why I stated in a previous post That when it comes to Music, Music is color blind. Music brings people together.

There were a few special Guest: Lil Mama, she performed a few of her hit songs, and Vegas own Chet Buchanan (radio personaility) KLUC was the emcee…It was a Great Great Great show..I just cant say that enough!

I want to give a warm congrats to The Dance team from the Philippines, The Mega team won 1st place and they deserved it! They were extremely good!! All of the Teams were good!!!!

If you have a chance, you should go and experience this for yourself…The competition will be held in San Diego next year, so get yourselves ready!

For all of you dancers and dreamers out there….WORK HARD,BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, AND NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!

There is no color in Music

Why is it that as an African-American, I am looked at a certain way when I say I like a different type of music other than rap,Hip Hop and R&B? Are we still really that shallow? I mean, can I not like my country music, my Rock, my Reggaeton! I am a lover of music. All genres. I could listen to Trey Songz one moment then  Little Big Town. It’s fine if we are in our own space while listening to country music, we don’t want the rest of the World knowing you (my African-American people) listen to country.
That is so ridiculous! Why can’t we just enjoy music . While working this past Saturday, it was a Country Concert and I was enjoying the music very much. A patron came up to me, stated ‘[I know this isn’t your type of music, but I hope you enjoy it, the bands are really good.” Excuse me! My type of music? What exactly would that be! I wanted to come at her a certain way, but I kept it clean. I explained to her that I’ve been listening to Country music all my life.

I grew up on Music. Just music.. there were’nt any labels placed on the music that was played in our household. Let’s not keep our minds closed so tightly. It is 2014, let our minds open up a little wider,(maybe not all at once) but gradually. If you love Music, there is no color involved. Music is universal.

I was supposed to post this Saturday night when I came home from work, because it was fresh in my mind. Instead I just came home, vented a little to my daughter about what the lady said to me. Yes, I must admit, it kind of upset me because its okay for other races to attend Hip Hop ,Rap and R&B concerts, but it’s not okay for us (African-Americans) to attend a Country Concert! Come on People, get with the times!!!

Okay, with that little venting session over and done with, I hope you enjoy your Monday. Make the start of your week and excellent one! Beginning with positive words to yourself, then to others.

Peace and Love from ME to YOU!

Raqci

STEPPING OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Hello Everyone! It’ Wednesday, (Hump Day) how has your week been so far? Mine has been great! I have been  placing a lot of focus on stepping out of my comfort zone. You guys heard of that phrase? It’s where you go out and do something that you know you don’t like, or are afraid to do, and you do it.Maybe you have that one idea, that has been stuck int The back of your mind, an idea where you know it is a darn good Idea, but you are just afraid of what others might think, or afraid of failure.

Let me tell you this, the only thing that is stopping you is YOU. The only failure you will make is by not attempting at your idea. What is the worst that could happen? Someone might say no! Hell, I’ve been told No so many times in my life and to be honest, I let some of the no’s imbed in my head, but as I got older, the nos only make me stronger. Makes me work harder at my craft and let the naysayers know that what they said to me, only made me STRONGER!!!

I was up early this morning, on twitter, and I noticed that just because people have money, it doesn’t make them happy. The majority of celebs that I follow, are always complaining. Yet they have millions of dollars, can go wherever and whenever they want, but they still are not happy. They put on that fake smile I guess. I use to always dream of being rich, having so much money to be able to buy everything I wanted, go wherever I pleased..Not anymore, I just want to be comfortable, not living pay check to paycheck..Enjoying the life that GOD has given me. Living by his word. I’ve realized that Man does not make or break me!!  I may be down at that  moment, kinda struggling but guess what? I know that my breakthrough is coming!

Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone! Show your worth.. Share your ideas.. Be courageous…

Have a wonderful Day Everyone! Smile, stay positive and step out on Faith!!! 

Lots of Love from ME to YOU!

Ms.Raqci