Carnival

Every individual on this earth must participate in at least one bacchanal (carnival). The experience is invigorating. Check out the "Carnivals" tab as I aim to accomplish my dream of participating in every worldly carnival before time's up.

¡Flamenco!

¿Tú entiendes español? ¡Buena! Amo el baile "Flamenco. Me gustaría para alguien enseñarme cómo hacer este baile. Amo las culturas de muchas diferentes países y religiones, incluyendo España, Muslim y más. Type "flamenco" in the search bar for more.

Thanksgiving

I've grown up loving the idea of family and eventually assimilated myself into a small circle of friends. Quality time with my closest people is something very important to me. Check out the "Travels" tab for some of my most valuable times spent on holidays.

Fashion Week

I'm not the biggest fashion geek but I do enjoy it. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is a very important week in the fashion world. I've had the opportunity to enjoy a few other events also. Type in "Fashion Week" in the search bar for more.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas has been one of my most life-changing experiences in regards to nightlife! Check out the "Travels" tab to uncover other fun trips!

No Music, No Life

Music has had one of the biggest influences on my life and still continues to do so. It became a big part of my childhood with my father being active in the Reggae industry. Type "Music" in the search bar for posts related to my musical outlooks.

City of Champs

I love sports because I love a challenge. I have extreme pride for Boston also! Check out "sports" under the "More Attractions" tab for sports-related posts!

Rockefeller Center

There is always something to do in the city of no sleep! Join me in the NYC journeys (and more cities) found under any of the "Travels", "Carnivals" and "More Attractions" tabs.

Fabulous People: Boryana Yordanova

There are awesome people out there that the world in its entirety will never know about. I've discovered that I happen to personally know a few! Check out "People" under the "Entertainment" tab to learn more about them!

Bon Appétit

FOOD! Need I say more? I LOVE FOOD. I eat a lot proudly lol. Check out a few of my Boston and NYC recommendations under "More Attractions" for brief reviews.

Dancing With The Stars

It wouldn't be out of the ordinary to see me or my companany in the presence of the world's most talented, some of whom happen to be good friends. Olympic gold medalists \in Bolt and Asafa Powell aren't the only ones that knew how to get down with the crew! You might come across a few surprises in random posts.

Easter in Jamaica

Love to travel? We have something in common! After reading a few posts on this blog, you'll be ready to pack your vacation bag with me.

En El Tiempo de Las Mariposas

"In the Time of the Butterflies' is a remarkable movie that shares the true story of 3 girls from La República Dominicana fighting against their country's dictator. This is my favorite heroine story to date. Type "politics" in the search bar for political opinions.

Live, From Radio City!

There are more perks being a city-girl than any other type of girl! Too many. Daytime, late-night, or cultural shows can be found under the "More Attractions" tab.

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Best Way To Do To-Dos!

In the everlasting journey of making myself into the best human being I can be, every single day, there’s many mechanisms and resources I use to do so. Contrary to society’s negative outlook on technology (sometimes), I found that it could be a good thing. Everything has its bad and its good, it’s all up to you to know what it is you’re looking for in something.

I have had an iPhone Plus for a few months now. Some people don’t like it because of the size but I love it. I conduct a lot of business from my phone and the larger screen somewhat helps when I’m typing up notes for my book, sending emails pertaining to present endeavors, etc. I do a lot of branding/marketing from my phone as well. 

One of my favorite and most-used apps is the “Reminders” app. I find it so weird that people don’t take use of this app. I don’t know why, maybe because it saves my life? Everyday! This app can be of so much help to those who have an iPhone. The main reason I wanted to blog about this app is to share with you how much it motivates me to do more. 

With the different endeavors I got going on, I rely on this app a lot (which could be a bad thing, but it helps with my decaying memory). You can choose to have different types of to-do list. I have: Professional, Reminders & Tasks, but you can make your own! Under Professional, I put all to-do’s that have to do with school, work, The BBW Circle, my DJ/radio career, basically all important things related to my endeavors that help me get a step closer to accomplishing all of my dreams. I could and should rename this Priority because that’s actually what it is. I have a Reminders section where I only have two to-dos right now. I put the to-dos here that are too vital for me to forget, one of them includes writing/editing my first book that I’m working on, Higher: Book of Thoughts at least once a week, particularly on Friday mornings. The last section I have is Non-Priority. This section has less important things, they pertain more to fun things I want to do, or things that don’t matter as much but still want to remember. 

Everyday I am tapping one of those little circle buttons next to each task that confirms completion and automatically disappears. Every time I do, it fuels me to do more. It’s a friendly and constant reminder that I’m being productive. When I’ aware that I’m being productive, it ignites me to do more. It makes me happy, it feels good. Anything that makes me feel good - I want more! My progress in all of my endeavors is accelerating, and I have to give much credit to this one app. You can pick the exact date and time you want to be reminded of any task you put in. If i find that I have not been able to complete a task I set for a certain date, I simply set it for a later date that suits my schedule best, and it’s a realistic/motivational reminder that I have to stay on top of my ish. When I see that I completed all of my tasks for the day, I look for something else on the list that I set for a later date but probably could handle now. This keeps me busy. This keeps me going. This keeps me on top. 

Writing this very blogpost was on my list, lol. I am writing this on my way to Ocho Rios coming from the airport. I am now finished and I’m almost at my destination. This is the last thing that I have to do for today AND it feels good! It’s only 2:06 PM. I have the rest of the day to chill. The earlier you get things done, especially when you know you have to get things done, the better. 

The long term plan I have for myself is for me to get into the habit of doing things without needing a reminder, but the reminders help a lot. I guess that’s why people can’t live without a secretary. My phone is my secretary (it took a while for my boyfriend to understand this). 

It’s probably unusual to blog about this, but I always make time to blog about things that I think could be of help; things that make me happy that I can’t keep on silent. I want it to be useful for other people as well that might not be aware. Sharing information with others, especially from a blog where it is so much easier to share with many people at once, is pretty much what my blog is all about.

I’m not sure if Androids or other phones have this component but it’s worth it to check it out.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Philly Is Off The Bucket List!

August 5, while en route to Montego Bay, Jamaica from Boston, in efforts of tombing my father August 8, something interesting happened.

I am writing this blog entry on the day of this visit to Philly. I am now in my hotel room resting.

The day isn't even finished and I have proven to the devil that once again, he is not the victor. He hardly but ever gets to me, so when he does it's always teeth-clenching or an I-forgot-how-far-I've-come-from-my-old-ways situation. On a connection flight to Montego Bay, US Airways employees tell me I can't get on because my passport is damaged and I have to get a new one at whatever building in Downtown, Philly. One: Why didn't they tell me this in Boston? Two: Neither my picture nor any of the words on it were distorted. Skipping ahead of all the cussing out, talking to managers, crying, telling these people the important reason of why I'm going, I dealt with it because I'm gonna have to get a new one regardless. 

While sitting outside the airport mad as fk, miserable, thinking how much I hate Airport employees (I can't even be specific because my history of harassment at airports is extensive enough), the inner god in Bianca starts to reappear again, never in the dark for too long. I can proudly state that I am the queen of turning a negative into a positive. I then decide, fuck it, I'm in Philly, this was on my bucket list, I might as well make the best of it and have another experience to add to my blog. The place I had to get a new passport at happened to be right in the historic part of Philly. I decided to be above the negativity that was weighing me down (it happens when you're looking forward to something so hard) and kill shit. As soon as I paid for my new passport, I asked a security guard where's the best Philly Cheesesteak around, it ended up being a top 10 after I ate and researched it. I Google Mapped how far the Liberty Bell was and it was only four blocks down. On the way there, I ended up running into other historic sites that you'll see on my blog tonight. Before you know it, I had Philly crossed off my list, along with the Cheesesteak and Liberty Bell. Moral of my story: don't let not a mother fkn thing fk with your happy place. How your day is going to end and how you're going to sleep by the end of the night is all in your hands. You are the sole ruler of your happiness.


Liberty Bell!
It's much smaller than I thought!





I'm not sure who or what this is, but it looked cool lol. 


As soon I saw this, I knew it was historic. I saw the actual post office before I saw that here was a museum next to it. 

 
 


Independence Hall



   



This wasn't on my agenda for today 

but I cannot complain.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Honey + Aspirin Mask: A Natural Bronzer!

HONEY AND ASPIRIN MASK
I have a secret! I went to go meet my friend at church on my lunch break from work and she told me I got a TAN when there's been like no sun out lol. HONEY AND ASPIRIN (crushed) people. Google it. Sickest bronzer ever.




Aspirin isn't just good for preventing heart attacks!

Aspirin – An anti-inflamatory so it will immediately reduce redness. Contains salicylic acid which is one of the most commonly used ingredients in acne products as it cleans out pores and exfoliates the skin (which is ideal for sloughing away fine lines and wrinkles too).


Honey – The antibacterial properties in honey benefit acne-prone skin by reducing breakouts and healing current flair ups. It’s also a natural humectant so it locks in necessary moisture to keep skin hydrated and glowing.

Need:
Honey
Aspirin
Container
Spoon (use both ends to crush aspirin)

  1. Put honey in container you will use for storage
  2. Carefully crush up two pills for every three tablespoons of honey
  3. Mix them by sprinkling the crushed aspirin onto the honey
  4. Shake it up as much as possible
  5. Apply to face but gently rubbing in circles, evenly spreading out mixture on face
  6. Keep it on face for 15 minutes at minimum (one time, I put it on my face and cleaned the house for a whole hour before realizing it was still on my face, the results seemed stronger)
  7. Keep it in a contained bottle (or at least covered/ziplocked)



Sources:

No Water In The House? Too Lazy To Go To The Store? Simple Way To Drink Healthy Water From Home!

My family comes from Jamaica, and unlike Jamaica, you cannot drink water from the pipe here in America. Well, at least not where I live in the busy streets of Boston.



So what do I do? Just what my mother and her siblings, their mother and her siblings, and so many people who don't have access to pure water as often as they should does. I boil water!

I simply put on a pot of water and boil it for at least 10 minutes, just what I do to make tea. It kills the bacteria we get from the pipe. After boiling it, I simply store it in old bottles I have finished using after finishing other drinks.



I find this very convenient and money-saving (even though water is cheap as can be, if not free).

Stop Cleaning Your Ears With Cotton Swabs!

No more cleaning ears with cotton swabs!

As plenty of us have already heard before, using cotton swabs could damage the insides of your ear. Instead of cleaning out the wax, it moreso pushes the wax deeper in your ear and could possibly damage body parts that affect our hearing. On top of that, it is not even healthy to clean out your wax all the time. We don't want too much wax strong our ears, but leaving a little wax in can prevent bacteria from entering and damaging out ears.


If you really think it's time to clean out your wax,

  1. Take a tablespoon of olive oil and pour it in one year while tilting head so it could be possible
  2. Do it for both ears
  3. I recommend doing it overnight so the olive oil can do its magic of breaking down the wax and letting it naturally come out of your ears
  4. Put a towel on your pillow to prevent oil stains





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