NEVER TOO LATE……..

Lord, has this been a difficult year for me already, and it’s just the 3rd month in!! What in the World is going on with me? My life! Why can’t I get to a better place? I’ll tell you why; because I am stuck on believing that I can not get to a better place. That I am stuck at my dead-end job,where I have to live pay check to pay check, instead of thinking of bigger and better possibilities(blessings) to enter my life.

Growing up, I had everything I could ever ask for. Wonderful big homes, able to travel whenever and wherever we wanted. Spending 11 glorious days in Hawaii..The Bahamas, don’t even get me started on that vacation!! Yes, back then everything was cheaper, and better, but why did the fun have to stop just because I am an adult now?

Recently, I have been having deep feelings about my life. Not to the point where I want to end my life, but where I want to make some major changes!. I want to live the abundant life GOD has planned for me. I want to be blessed by the favour of GOD. how can I make this happen? Get out there and WORK! Not at a 9 to 5 job, but work at my goals.

I’m going to take you back again to my younger Days.. My school Days. I went to a private School in Vallejo ,Ca. Vallejo, The hometown of Baby Bash,E40, living in the Bay Area, where great actors like Shemar Moore grew up. Getting back to my school years. I use to write songs, sing and act. I got the lead part in all but one of the school plays that were produced. I hung out with E40(Earl Stevens)  he would hang out at my house on Diana dr, with his cousins and friends. We hung out quite a bit. Now it’s like we don’t even know one another… Baby bash  as well, but Bash does acknowledge my presence. He is a good example  of staying true to his friends and fans. Now, getting back to my high school Days, I wont a song, had it copy written, and being that I went to this private school, I was able to befriend Peter Michael Escovedo III (yes, Sheila E’s brother) and Danny Thomas of Confunkshun. They took my lyrics and told me that they would put it to music, did I hear from them again, no… I’m not worried about them taking my song, using the lyrics, because it is under a copyright. My point with this is, I put my trust in people, and never followed up. If I had the mentality of not caring about my lyrics, then why should they? If I didn’t ask or keep in touch with them regarding my music, then why should they keep in touch with me. I thought, hey my song is in the hands of very famous people, so I’m good..LIES!!!! Pure bold face LIES!!!! to myself!! isn’t that pathetic!!!

TIME TO MAKE THAT CHANGE….

Michael Jackson could not have said it any better. Start with the man(woman in my case) in the mirror. I am going to make so many major changes!!! I notice that GOD is bringing people with positive mindsets into my life. I have a few celebs following me on Twitter and IG. I asked myself when I first noticed the follows, why in the world are they following me? Well, now I say, “GOD brought them into my life for a reason. utilize them.” I am not saying I am going to be a crazy fan and push my products and ideas onto them. I am going to go to them with questions, ask for advice,yes promote my work, but not to the point of bugging them.. I know they have lives too, but again they were brought into my circle for  reason.

BOOKS OF MOTIVATION:

Aint that the Truth…Darrin Dewitt Henson…Act like a Success …STeve Harvey and of course Joel Osteen.. I receive daily emails from Joel(like everyone else) but it seems like when I am feeling a certain way, the mails that presents itself is directly words that I need to hear.Sometimes a person just needs that one or few words to get their day going.

Taking out the Trash….

Things that are nonexistent in my life has to be thrown away.. That includes people who are not supportive of me, of my dreams. That may sound mean, but now is the time for me to focus on ME!! I will no longer allow my so-called family and friends, place negative words into my head. From this Day forth, I will stay motivated and positive.

Staying connected:

I met a gentleman 4 years ago, Microphone Bully..We connected on Twitter..He is a strong motivator..He states on his pages daily, that he is going to do big and great things.. He is now the owner of a clothing boutique in New York, and he has a wonderful website out , and he is still working on music.. So see, when you set your mind to do something you can achieve anything.I plan on staying connected to those that connect with me, bringing positivity into my life!

Thanks for listening!!!

Peace and Love from Me to YOU!!!.

Empire Strikes Back.

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Beretti, if you don’t step up your A -game, you aren’t going to win this War!

Di you catch last nights episode of Empire? Cookie offered the cookie, Andre went balistic..Jamal read Lucious..What more can this family bring to the table? I have been watching Empire since the first episode,now granted, I didn’t think  it would turn out to well, only because of the network it’s on. Not because of the actors or the writers. Hell, Taraji and Terrance are some of the best actors around!! I loved them in Hustle and Flow, the chemistry they share is out of this world!

I am so glad Andre’s diagnosis came out last night, because I was driving myself crazy trying to figure out what his issues were. I was thinking ,he had the same thing as his father (ALS) ,then I thought it was ADHD, never did I expect Bipolar Disorder! Hopefully he will get the treatment he needs, so he can be a part of Empire again.

The Elevator Scene..Oh my goodness! Jamal,Hakeem and Andre, sharing that brotherly love. Something we havent seen from the three of them since the beginning. Yes Jamal and Hakeem had a tight bond, but never the 3 together! It kind of made me feel like a proud mom..empire cast

There are always wonderful surprises in every episode. Guest appearances by some of our favorite artists.. I kinda wish Courtney Love’s character had  stayed..I will be tuning in next week, to see how Jhud and Andre connect..Will Andre and Jennifer do a duet? Remains to be seen…Tune in Wednesdays at 9pm(pst) on Fox to find out what happens next..

This is Ms Raqci saying,”Until next time fellow Empirettes….” lol..i’ll think of a better name

Too Serve and Protect……Our Hands are up!! Don’t Shoot!!!

to protect and serveWhen you see the Police patrolling around your area, or you’re driving down the street and you see the police car, what types of feelings come over you? Do you become afraid,nervous,does anxiety fill your veins? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone.

A lot of us feel that if we make one wrong move, we will be faced by the barrel of a gun. I am not, by any means,putting all Policemen in to the Bad Cop category, but we must admit, there are some.

There are the one’s who think that their badge says it all. That they can belittle you,speak to you in any way shape or form and also put their hands on you, but you can’t rebuttal..

How can we repair our relationship with the ones that took the oath to Serve and Protect? How can our trust in them be repaired? I think, will a more extensive background check, more in-depth training courses, with Psychology classes included would help a great deal;So, instead of pulling a trigger,words can be used,(from a distance of course). There should be rubber bullets used to bring the noncooperative suspect down, without causing death.

You hear a lot of the policemen state they felt threatened..Really, against a young teenage boy? Threatened? Hmm,maybe there is a different definition for the word threatened.. I shall do a little research to find out…(yes,I’m being facetious).

I am not making this about race,at least trying not too, but it’s a known fact, several of our african american men have been killed by either white men or white officers. I hear a lot of people say, well if you resist arrest, you have to face the consequences. So, instead of standing up for your rights as a citizen, someone who didn’t do any unlawful acts, but being harassed by the police, you are suppose to just sit there  and let them place you in handcuffs or search your person or talk to you in a disrespectful manner!!! BE FOR REAL!!!

I want to make this for all races, for anyone that has been harassed by the police.It’s time that things change..Enough is Enough!!! We need to come together and Make some type of Change. Stop  pointing the finger at one person or one race.We are all in this together! It affects us all..

Keeping up with the Who?

Keeping up with the WHO? 

The Kardashians never seem to surprise me, with anything that they do. So was it a surprise to me too see Kim showing all of her glory to the World? Not at all. I think Kim K got just what she and the magazine were hoping for, To interrupt the internet and place all focus on her. I am on all Social Media sites and let me tell you, each one was going crazy with comments towards the picture. Let me explain it to those of you that place negative comments on her page, she doesn’t care. None of these Celebrities care what you have to say. They are making money, they are staying afloat because of you! You watch their shows just to criticize, but you are also putting money in their pockets. With Kylie’s lip injections or whatever the hell she did to her lips(I could care less), the internet went crazy! They post these pics just to get the internet buzzing about them! Think people….jjust think before you go hater crazy on any celeb. What do you all think about this post? Am I right or am I wrong for stating what I think are the facts? Do I still watch KUWTK? Not so much…Kourtney and Khloe take the Hamptons? so far yes, but I am not to enthused with it…Again, they don’t care if I watch or not!

 Let me know what you think of Kim K’s photos…..

To Vote or not to Vote. ..that is the question!

Good morning! It’s Tuesday, Nov 4th and your last chance to vote.
I used to be so excited when voting time came around. This was my chance to put my opinions of who I think would make the best candidate to oversee all the important tasks  that I think are important.
Is the excitement an existing aspect in my life? No! Definitely not! When President Obama was elected into office, I thought things would get a little better for the Democrats. .It hasn’t;  So, why vote? If you don’t vote, that just gives the Republicans,  that much more of a chance, people keep saying to me. That may be accurate, but again what good is it? The President still has to go through the Senate for approval , and let’s face it,  Boehner is not going to budge.

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)

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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