Friday, June 27, 2008
so i think we're not the first to discover after watching the BET Awards that Maxwell looked too too good. Check out his performance and you'll c what I'm talking about. I was diggin the locks but I like the new and improved Maxwell most definetely. Looking forward to new music by him as well..
- The Fab 4
Isn't she lovely? In case you haven't heard, Arlenis Sosa is the next big thing in the modelling world. Steadily making a splash in editorials and on the runway, the Dominican-born Sosa is captured here in the provocatively titled "Is Fashion Racist?" from the July issue of Vogue. (I'll give props to Vogue for doing such a ballsy article about the death of black models, since it's rare to see fashion magazines turn a critical eye on themselves). And it's easy to see why designers and photographers have fallen for her: those amazing eyes framed by voluminous, virgin brows, cheekbones that could cut glass and skin that's positively incandescent. She's also got that chameleonic quality – (she looks virtually unrecognizable from one photo to the next) – that you don't find all that often in a model. Here's hoping this fresh face sticks around for some time to come.
and just in case I forgot to mention it Arlenis is DOMINICAN:)
our chef BIG D. thanx again!
people starting to get crazy...haha
Jeff & Carl
they even got a dominoes game started fun times on the trampoline before people started falling off haha
after a couple of drinks lol
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Robert Mugabe has been stripped of his honorary knighthood over his "abuse of human rights" and "abject disregard" for democracy.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "This action has been taken as a mark of revulsion at the abuse of human rights and abject disregard for the democratic process in Zimbabwe over which President Mugabe has presided."
"As international and regional leaders have said, Mugabe's actions in the run-up to the second round of elections has demonstrated his total disregard for democracy and human rights. His actions have proved beyond all argument that he is not worthy to retain this honour."
read full story: http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2906925.html?menu=
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Haitian President Rene Preval has designated Michele Pierre-Louis as his new prime minister, parliament leader Kely Bastien said, after the body turned down two other candidates in the past month.
Pierre-Louis, 61, is a close friend of Preval who since 1995 has headed FOKAL (the Foundation of Knowledge and Liberty), a non-governmental organization financed by American billionaire George Soros.
She is the third person chosen by Preval to succeed Jacques-Edouard Alexis, who was removed from office March 12 by a censure motion in parliament.
im glad to see that more and more women are in power Dope!...
A dozen priests chanted around a sacred fire in New Delhi on Tuesday as a group of Indians offered prayers to the Hindu monkey god Hanuman asking him to grant U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama an election victory in November.
*if the whole world believes Obama is in it for change, i hope this country does too and elects him in November!
so for those of you who are not up to date with your world news...heres a little insight into what's going on in Zimbabwe:
Morgan Tsvangirai WAS running against Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe in the presidential election that may have been able to change the country for the better if he was elected into office. But, because of the violence that has occured since Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) won a parliamentary majority on March 29, he has decided to drop out of the race and is now seeking shelter at the Dutch embassy (obviously to save his life). The hope to save this country from 84-year-old Mugabe, who has ruled the country for 28 years and plunged them into economic ruin, is now certain to remain in office whether or not he is re-elected on Friday or declares himself the winner. Mugabe made it clear, even before Tsvangirai's victory, that he would not allow the opposition leader to take power regardless if he wins the votes or not.
"Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu labeled Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe "Frankenstein" and called for other countries to intervene before the country descended into bloodshed"
The U.N. may be stepping in, finally. The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a statement Tuesday condemning the government's "campaign of violence" that had "denied its political opponents the right to campaign freely."
Tsvangirai sent this out today (still at the Ducth embassy):
"In the course of the last few tumultuous months, I have often had cause to consider what it is that makes a country. I believe a country is the sum of its many parts, and that this is embodied in one thing: its people. The people of my country, Zimbabwe, have borne more than any people should bear. They have been burdened by the world's highest inflation rates, denied the basics of democracy, and are now suffering the worst form of intimidation and violence at the hand of a government purporting to be of and for the people. Zimbabwe will break if the world does not come to our aid."
to read more on Tsvangirai's statement: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jun/25/zimbabwe.civilliberties?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront
Tsvangirai said the U.N. resolution (the Council's first formal action on the crisis) was "very important," adding: "It recognizes the people who are accountable for the violence and it squarely places that responsibility at Mugabe's leadership." But none of this will do much to unseat Mugabe, or to help ordinary Zimbabweans. That moment has passed.
Monday, June 23, 2008
so my nephews were here for the weekend. i dont get to see them too often so i was happy... they're the cutest! (puertorican and yugoslavian *spell check*...what a mix!) my nephew Christian who's a lil terror and my other baby Lazar who's the most sweetest smily kid ever...we went to raging waters, the beach, and spent the whole day jumping on the trampoline. fun weekend :)
- tia cristina
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
so for those of you who know me very well, know that i am in love with luke walton ...or was in love until last night's disapointing lost to the Boston Celtics (most cockiest drama queens in the world). i finally realized after so many years, he sucks balls! plus i just realized he's gonna look like his dad when he gets old...not a good look (yuk!).. so, im finally retiring my comebacks when people talk sh*t, my lust of this 6'8 goober, and my determination to actually meet him. i'm finally admitting...fluke walton sux! he needs to be traded asap! our team cant make it to next years finals with his scared self who chokes every time he gets the ball and gets punked by the other guys.
-cristina (still #1 lakers fan, despite that ugly loss last night)
Monday, June 16, 2008
Kanye West's late night performance at Bonnaroo was delayed nearly two hours, angering the festival crowd who responded by chanting "Kanye sucks" and pelting the empty stage with glow sticks.
he ended up going on a 4:30 am (wtf!)...i wouldve left the minute they said he's gonna be a while. dumb people.
read more: http://www.kentucky.com/486/story/434826.html
i want this car! even tho the look isnt the coolest...something that emits nothing but WATER and doesn't use GAS... is good in my book!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Discrimination against albinos is a serious problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but recently in Tanzania it has taken a wicked twist: At least 19 albinos, including children, have been killed and mutilated in the past year, victims of what Tanzanian officials say is a growing criminal trade in albino body parts.
Many people in Tanzania — and across Africa, for that matter — believe albinos have magical powers. They stand out, often the lone white face in a black crowd, a result of a genetic condition that impairs normal skin pigmentation and strikes about one in 3,000 people here. Tanzanian officials say witch doctors are now marketing albino skin, bones and hair as ingredients in potions that are promised to make people rich.
read more: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2004464782_albinos08.html
uhg. my stomach is in knots right now :(
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008 9:00 PM & 11:30 PM
Doors: 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM
Temple Bar Santa Monica
tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door.
should be a very live show. there's gonna be two shows that night so if you miss one you always have time to go to the other one. im there!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Asked about his views on American politics, he said: "Well, you know right now America is in a state of upheaval. Poverty is demoralising. You can't expect people to have the virtue of purity when they are poor.
"But we've got this guy out there now who is redefining the nature of politics from the ground up...Barack Obama.
"He's redefining what a politician is, so we'll have to see how things play out. Am I hopeful? Yes, I'm hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to."
He added: “You should always take the best from the past, leave the worst back there and go forward into the future."
'The times they are a-changin'
"Come senators, congressmen, please heed the call. Don't stand in the doorway, don't block up the hall," and: "Come mothers and fathers throughout the land, and don't criticise what you can't understand. Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command. Your old road is rapidly agin'."
The Pentagon urged interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to destroy handwritten notes in case they were called to testify about potentially harsh treatment of detainees, a military defense lawyer said Sunday.
read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/09/pentagon-told-guantanamo_n_105992.html
Thursday, June 5, 2008
one of the funnest nights i've had in a while...met cool cool ppl, had a couple cadillac margaritas, and danced to a set by the homie chuck. too bad u missed out tati!
p.s. look at clari's deformed fingers haha. i told you clari! now we have proof! lol
THE Japan Whaling Association believes data about to be released on the abundance of minke whales in the Antarctic will justify an increase in Japan's annual whale kill to "tens of thousands".
read more: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23812697-30417,00.html
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Bob Dylan's American Journey, 1956-1966
Fri 2/8 - Sat 6/7 (12PM) @ Skirball Cultural Ctr
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90049
i've been wanting to go to this since it first started and now the last day is saturday...so hopefully i'll be able to make it out there. if not...somebody PLEASE let me know how it was :)
LA v. BOSTON @ 6 pm.
its gonna be an intense game. now for game 3 or 4...im still trying to find some tickets that are not gonna cost me my arm and leg and wont cause my nose to literally be bleeding. (i know thats impossible).. hit me up if u got the hookups!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
"Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to be the nation's first female president.
The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City. She will pledge to continue to speak out on issues like health care. But for all intents and purposes, the two senior officials said, the campaign is over."
even though it would've been cool to have a woman president, im happy she decided to end her campaign. now we can start uniting as a democratic party and get obama into the white house.