There’s is nothing quite like exploring in life. Be it virtually or in the context of jumping on a plane in reality.
Seeing as reality is dishing us a current state of confusion and inability to travel, let me mix it up and take you on a virtual journey where you can leave all the negatives at the press of your play button.
If only we could press a play button for whatever we want!!
Or can we?
Now just watch because it’s better than being bombarded by all the negative that’s suffocating our lives.
I don’t speak of my background but my mother was a result of a mixed race love affair. In South Africa. In times of Apartheid. Her mother married an afrikaaner and she was born. But she was noticeably quite different.
But she took on being the “white” persona.
She herself became racist. Go figure!!
She met my father who was a result of a Jewish family and then they eventually relocated to Australia. But in between my childhood years I lived in South Africa and Australia. I saw apartheid and experienced what it was like to never be sure where we were “allowed”. I was in the middle, never comfortable in the white lane or the black lane. I grew up hating my heritage.
When apartheid was abolished and after spending my majority of childhood in Australia and loving people just for being humans no matter their colour or race or religious beliefs, I’m honestly so sick in my stomach that Today in 2020, this absolute sick human thought process still exists!
Black lives matter, white lives matter, ALL lives matter!!
You can’t sit back and say and do nothing. You can’t just sit back and say “I hope it gets sorted out”.
Stop sitting there and placating. Human lives matter. Speak up, do something.
Show the bigots and racists, mysoginists and all others that we will not tolerate them.
It’s 2020, It’s time they caught up and got themselves educated.
Violence doesn’t work. History has taught us that.
Use intelligence, use education, use voice. Vote well!!!Protest peacefully and use your voice!!
Only in a virtual way. In reality I’m not feeling so great. In fact stomach pain and it’s breath taking. Literally. Last time I had all this it was medication related and the effects in the stomach. Catch 22, need the medication, but don’t need this!
I’m glad I’m a hard worker in all lives because it means I’m always ahead of myself so can still release my videos and blogs. Well for now anyhow. I’ll run out by Sunday.
The dance is the Burlesque and it’s beautifully done as always by Miss Dakota by Paragon Dance Animations. All details below the video. Enjoy.
Featuring the Dakota Burlesque dances Vol 2 from Paragon Dance Animations now at the Uber
Classy and Sensual. Burlesque diva Miss Dakota brings the all the elements from the classic “Art of Tease” to SL, such as struts, shakes and shimmies, bumps and grinds. Originally freestyle danced to the song “Smooth” by Santa ft. Rob Thomas.
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Dakota Ferreiro is an icon in the Burlesque scene, an innovator who after twenty years as a professional dancer, now uses this old art form of Burlesque to not only entertain, but to inspire and empower. Some of Dakota’s accomplishments are as follows:
Producer/Creative Director/Choreographer – Ran Can Can Cabaret & Burlesque, Puerto Rico
Headlined burlesque dancer at the world famous Forty Deuces Las Vegas and Hollywood
Performed with legendary artists Josh Groban, Enrique Iglesias, Prince, George Michaels, Maroon 5, Marco Antonio Solis, Tego Calderon.
Appeared as an actor/dancer in ‘Collateral’ starring Tom Cruise, “Bad Boys II” starring Will Smith and VH-1 Rock of Love 2 as a celebrity guest.
Performed on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah, and Late Night with Carson Daly
Headlined at Victoria Secrets launch in Poland, M.A.C Cosmetics Spring Launch, House of Campari with W Magazine, FUJI Rock in Kyoto Japan, Vogue Magazine Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Gala
◘ Bento hands/fingers (detailed finger articulation) ◘ Motion-captured on an 8-camera Optitrack Prime 13 optical mocap system for the smoothest and natural flowing animations.. ◘ Authentically freestyle-danced and mocap recorded by Dakota Ferreiro.
Today is such a gorgeous day in reality. I wonder how many people will be out and about in the sunshine forgetting that there are social distancing rules?
Let’s face it, all around us are people ignoring it and just carrying on as usual, some more discreetly than others.
My thoughts on this are twofold. I understand both sides of the coin.
What would I do?
Well I’m working so that’s all sorted.
What did I do over the same glorious weekend?
Stayed home and followed the rules.
Despite my moment to find life the other day, I have followed the rules. At the end of the day, the unknown is something we deal with each time we make contact with someone. We can’t see it so won’t know if we pass it.
Be careful and follow the rules as best you can.
Just because you can’t see it or you haven’t been personally affected, doesn’t mean you stop being careful. For sunshine and a tan?
Find your garden, it’s not forever. It’s just a moment in time.
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Performed with Madonna, Beyonce & Destiny Child, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna & Usher
Performed on MTV, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, BET Awards & Hip-Hop Awards, NBC’s “The Voice”, MTV’s “90’s House”, ABC’s New Years Rockin Eve
Performed in “Stomp The Yard” and “Step Up 3D” and Michael Jackson’s This Is It
choreographed for Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food,” Better Mornings, Phoenix Awards, R&B artist Winston Warrior, Latin star J Martin and Choreographed his first feature film in 2011 PAPAan international Korean blockbuster, which opened #5 at the box office
Bodybuilding Champion – 2 times Fitness America Champion, 2 times Fitness Universe Champion (Muscle mania)
◘ Bento hands/fingers (detailed finger articulation) ◘ Motion-captured on an 8-camera Optitrack Prime 13 optical mocap system for the smoothest and natural flowing animations.. ◘ Authentically freestyle-danced and mocap recorded by Mike Peele
I’m a little weary and deciding what I’m planning to do.
I could visit Las Longes or maybe go chill in Calais De Bedroomes.
Decisions decisions. I simply cannot make my mind up!
Though to be honest right now I would rather be chilling like my photo on a balcony overlooking the sea and staring at gorgeous dolphins leaping in the air and the sound of the sea and the sun on my face, sipping an iced tea.
Last night I attempted my 2k subscriber giveaway with a number of technical issues.
To be fair though I was extremely pleased with being able to do it on ultra graphics and no lag at all. If anything at least that turned out well.
The only glitch was trying to switch between a web page and the secondlife viewer.
On practice I thought I had cracked it but in truth. Nope.
Maybe by 2034 I may eventually have learnt. 😳
Although the video has nothing to do with this post I am adding it in here so those who reads my blog are aware of the winners.
The outfit deets will be posted later today as they form part of tonight’s video. Go figure. I’m a bit upside down like that in my chaotic head.
Have a glorious Saturday and by the way this outfit has a hud!!!