Precious Moments

A little old man sat beside me on the bus today eating a bag of peanuts for most of the journey. He seemed to be in his own little world just observing what was happening around him. When the bus got to Portmore Mall it stopped to let some people off and a lady came on. She was extremely fat and her clothes were at least two sizes too small for her. To my surprise the little old man turned to me andwhispered “you think she goin be able to pass to go down in the bus?”

OMG!!! *dead* I was dying to just literally roll on the floor with laughter. WOW! such precious moments you shouldn’t keep to yourself 🙂

Sherjei

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Depression hurts, Cymbalta can help – or not!!!

Have you ever seen those medicine advertisements on your tv that make you wonder who in their right mind would take them? I mean if I get sick I would like to find a medication that will make me better not worse, right?

For some reason I am yet to understand, this evening found me at the lowest I have been in a long time. I felt like I wanted to talk to someone but at the same time I didn’t want anybody to talk to me. I wouldn’t say I was depressed but something was off.

While watching TV I saw the advertisement for Cymbalta and I couldn’t help but laugh. They have such a catchy tagline “depression hurts, Cymbalta can help.” The ad has people looking quite content and you would probably be convinced that Cymbalta is the best thing for a depressed person… that is until you get to the part about the side effects.

“Some of the most common side effects of Cymbalta can include nausea, drowsiness, and dizziness. In many cases, side effects are minor and may be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, there are several side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider, including a fast heart rate, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations. Some of the rare Cymbalta side effects include canker sores, high cholesterol, and acne.”

So… I need not explain why I would not reccoment Cymbalta to anyone!!

If you are depressed, how is a pill that will increase thoughts of suicide helping??? Maybe its just me but I dont see that as s positive thing. If you already have it flush it down the toilet and find something else to help you. Get a friend? Get some music? Make yourself a cup of tea?

I strongly reccomend listening to some soothing music. Now, I understand that Soothing differs from person to person so I’ll be more specific. Something more along the lines of Tarrus Riley than Vybez Kartel. But then again, you never know.

Here’s one song I played more than a few times today 🙂

I Love Love Love Love Love Tarrus Riley.

And I am feeling better, without Cymbalta :p

Sherjei

Should’ve done this sooner

SO here I am at 2 am trying to finish a paper that is due in a few hours. Once again I’m saying I should’ve done this sooner but this time I have a good excuse reason for doing it just now. In my defense I’ve been trying to get the information I needed to work with from as early as the day this assignment was given (about 3 weeks ago). However I was trying the wrong places so all the people I got through to kept saying they can’t help me or that I should call them back or my personal favourite (which pretty much means you’re screwed) that they’ll call me back.

By the way, my assignment is to write an analysis of the management systems of a free-to-air broadcast media entity in my country. This gave me the option of using one of three local television stations and at least 12 radio stations, one of which is right on my university campus and owned and operated by the university. Needless to say that it was the hardest to get through to and that Miss Cheeseman lady needs someone to kick her in the ass.

After all my attempts at getting somewhere myself I ended up having to sponge off the information one friend got from another friend (luckily i have those things eh!). That along with a few things I’ve found on the net and I’m now trying to see if I can still salvage an A for this paper.

To be quite honest I’m not in the best of spirits at the moment as I have a video shoot for my documentary on teenage pragnancy in the morning and I’m not as prepared as I would like to be. But I’ve managed to produce great work at this hour of the morning before. Lets see if I remember how to do that.

Til later darlings,

I’ve got a paper to finish writing.

Sherjei.

Tears on my pillow

I fell asleep in the middle of a very important conversation last night. Well that’s nothing new and unfortunately people have gotten use to the idea that I might just fall asleep despite what’s happening. Last night was different though. I woke up about 3 o’clock unable to remember what I had been dreaming about but well aware that there were tears streaming down my cheeks. I was tempted to call somebody but then decided not to. What good would it do then? I stayed up for a while listening to some music and eventually sleep won out again.

Stress is my only explanation for what happened. School, life, work… its more than a bit overwhelming and I need a break. Unfortunately that’s not possible so I need a way to deal. What to do? Hmm… I need a new hobby. I’m not athletic, not very artistic, not very… oh dear. How will I ever get a hobby.

 

 

I planned to share this song then I realized that the Video says Happy Valentines Day, which reminds me. Happy Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate it and to those who don’t look at the bright side – it’ll be over in less than 24 hours :-).

Sherjei

 

 

I want a new camera

I was browsing the net earlier because I want a new digital camera and although I have no idea how I’m oing to afford it I’m a big believer in “where there’s a will there’s a way” so I’m looking none the less. I looked at different brands and prices but then I realized that I didn’t really know what I was looking for. What do I want my camera to be able to do and what are the different features I’d like for it to have? I then realized something else. There is so much to learn about digital camera’s if you are interested in photography or videography! So as of today I’ll be learning as much as possible about the equipment I will eventually have enough money to buy and enjoy.

This should be fun.

Sherjei.

 

Take some time for yourself

I missed my first two classes today and I’m actually quite happy that I did. Rather than coming to school I spent the morning in bed getting some well needed rest. When I eventually got to school I had more energy to tackle the tasks at hand and I was far more willing to than I would have been had I gotten here early.

This morning reminded me that I have to make time for myself. What’s the use in killing yourself to get everything done if you can’t enjoy it while you do it or if you’ll only be so tired that it wont be the masterpiece you had imagined it would? So as I curled up under my covers and hugged my pillow tighter I went through my plans for my documentary and made a mental to do list. While my body got the rest it needed I also got some work done 🙂 (I couldn’t help it I’m somewhat of a nerd)

I’m done with classes for the day and I just got off work. More me time for a lil while then I’ll go jogging with my frenzies!

This has been a good day.

Shejei

 

Motivational Quotes

Food for thought


The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke


Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. ~Johann Gottfried Von Herder

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~ Aristotle

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. ~ Samuel Johnson

When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are. ~ Richard Hooker

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. ~ Jospeph Addison

Time to play catch up

I went on a spring cleaning fest today. My clothes are now all clean, my room is so neat I’m afraid to sit on my own bed and I’ve posted a new self-motivational note on my wall. When I woke up today at the crack of noon I realized that I was in that place again where I need to feel like I’m in control. Two weeks into my final semester at uni and I’m already feeling stressed.

As always when I feel like too many things are happening that I can’t control I get busy organizing my little space that I call my room. I think it helps me to clear my mind and I always end up feeling like I’m better able to take on whatever my struggles are. I mean, if I can make my mess of a room into something my mother actually smiles about then who is to say I can’t do two documentaries and get an A+ for each.

I’m finally fully registered for all my courses some of which have assignments that will be due pretty soon. Of course I havent started any just yet but I’ll get on with that tonight. I’ve started filming for my 20 minute documentary and that didn’t go as expected but I will not dwell on that tonight. I still managed to get somethings done and will learn from the this experience. My crew members were good sports so even if they were disappointed that I pulled them out of their beds pretty early for something that didn’t happen they didn’t complain (at least not that I could hear :-))

This week is my week to catch up on all I’ve missed in the past two weeks. I think tonight is gonna be a long night but I’m ready. Operation “Me caa fail school” is in full swing *ear to ear grin*

Til later,

Sherjei.

PS…

” Success lies in your power to focus and realize what you have seen in spite of the odds.”
Written in 2011 by Bassey Ndon — Nigeria

 

Be proud of what you have achieved ~ I Know I am

The Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) had its annual final year business luncheon yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the food was delectable. What topped it off for me though was that I got a prize for TV. No, the prize was not because I watch more television that the others. I was being recognized because I had the highest grade in the Television Specialization for last semester.

I am very proud of my achievement. I got a badly needed cellphone as my prize (a step up from the current one that was falling apart).

No sooner had the festivities end that I was told “rumour has it people are not happy you got the prize”.  Well all I have to say to that is “people” can kiss my @$$ :-). I worked hard and it paid off, they should try to do the same. I posted a quote from Albert Einstein on Facebook on Wednesday and thinking back  I now think it is more relevent than ever.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds ~ Albert Einstein

 

Sherjei