Donald Trump vs. Fifty shades of Grey

When I started this blog webpage I promised myself that never was I ever going to publish anything political; but for obvious reasons I became very annoyed over this term’s presidential election. Some would say I am biased because I am an immigrant and a woman who values self worth but this is all besides the point of this blog.

As a book reviewer/blogger, I find it very ignorant of the American population who compared Donald Trump’s remark where he said “Grab em’ by the pu**y” to that of the E. L. James Book Fifty shades of Grey. Firstly I just want it to be made aware that Mr. Trump made this remark in 2005 whereas Fifty shades of Grey was published in 2011, if I am correct.

For those who support Mr. Trump but saying that this is just “locker room talk,” well then let me enlightened you then(see what I just did there)  

1. No characters in Fifty shades of Grey are running for president!!!! So whatever they say within the book should not be a judge of character.

2. Everything that happens in Fifty shades of Grey is consensual. Mr Grey did not walk up to Anastasia and “Grab em’by the pu**y!!

3. Nothing that happened in the book raised alarm for sexual harassment. Every act that happened between the characters was talked about and there as even a contract which explained everything that Christain wanted sexually. There was even negotiations and compromise of said contract.

4. BDSM is an actual lifestyle between consensual partners!!!

5. Fifty shades of Grey is fictional!! As much as we readers would love a world where Christian Grey actually exists, we can’t because he is just a character in a book.

6.  I have read then entire series of Fifty shades, even the one with Christian’s point of view of the first book and NEVER had I come across a part of the book where Christian talks down to Anastasia to make her feel as if she was just the dirt under his foot. And yes, this is how any woman with the right frame of mind would feel every time Mr. Trump opened his mouth to talk about women.

7. submissive [suhb-mis-iv] – adjective1. inclined or ready to submit; unresistingly or humbly obedient: submissive servants.2. marked by or indicating submission: a submissive reply.Origin: 1580–90; submiss + -iveSynonyms: 1. tractable, compliant, pliant, amenable. 2. passive, resigned, patient, docile, tame, subdued

I quoted this from Fifty shades of Grey, Christian’s email to Anastasia.

It outlined the definition of how Christian Grey expected Anastasia to behave towards him. But did she? NO! She didn’t. Christian, from the very start made it clear he was into the BDSM lifestyle and was only looking for a submissive. A Submissive!!! And those who compared Mr. Trump remark to the book clearly see all women as submissive.

8. If the people who are comparing Fifty shades of Grey to Mr. Trump’s remark read the continuing books in the series, they would understand that not only did Christain accept Anastasia and left the BDSM lifestyle but he also found love,happiness,family and acceptance of himself. He also thanked Anastasia because without her, he would’ve been a miserable, lonely man.

Now I could go on and on for days on this topic but I am just going to leave it like this. Any yes, over 80 million copies were sold of Fifty Shades of Grey and frankly it is because women have to turn to fiction to find pleasure because it is men like Donald Trump with their arrogant and egotistical way that we find ourselves turned off by the idea of being with them


Hurricane Mathew

As I sit here typing this blog, the sound of the wind howling and rain beating down the rooftop is heard no matter where in the house I am. This is my first hurricane in Florida that I bare witness to and I hope that I can finish this blog before I lose internet connection or power failure.

I will admit I am kind of scared but at the same time I find it relaxing to hear the storm raging outside. I am the kind of girl who likes the sound of thunder, rain and wind but right now, with the sound that the wind is making, I am beginning to think there is a limit to the sound of a storm that I find relaxing.

There was a warning that went out yesterday by some government official in Florida saying to stay away from all windows in the house. And I sat there wondering where in my house can I go that have no windows? You see every room in my house have windows, even the bathroom. So I have to hope and pray that no debris is flying in the air that may come crashing into it.

 Earlier this year, some people from different companies who cuts the branches off big trees came by and told us that the trees in front my house needs trimming. They said that if there is a hurricane, the tree branches may come crashing through the window; and one of that tree is directly where my bed is placed in my room. There is also a window above my bed, scared you ask? Hell yes! I spent the entire night tossing and turning, listening to every noise hoping that none of them is the tree bulldozing itself into my room.

You may ask why didn’t we get the tree trim? Well I am currently renting the house I am staying in and it is the responsibility of the landlady to look after such things but she claimed that she does not have money to look after that right now. At that time I was like, okay whatever, it’s her house, the trees are damaging her roof. But now I fully regret not pushing her on the matter 

Aside from the trees, we also had different roofing companies come by and said our roof needs redoing, that from when they were doing our neighbor’s roof, they could see some shingles are missing.  I have to admit I personally haven’t told the landlady about this because she refused to trim the trees and I know she wouldn’t do the roof because roofing is more expensive than trimming trees. And if she can’t afford the trees, then she definitely can’t do the roof.

You may also ask why not move out? The answer is simple, this is all I can afford.

My sisters and I were talking, how on times like this, when there is a hurricane or some sort of natural disaster; then is when you truly know who is your real family or friend. I have an older sister living a block away and we knew that the hurricane was coming for sometime but she called us on Wednesday to find out if we were prepared. Let me tell you by Wednesday all stores were SOLD OUT. What did she expect us to go and buy?  Don’t get me wrong, I am greatful that she called to find out about us. 

One of my sister who is living with me, babysits and her boss lady ask us to stay with her through out the hurricane. She said that God forbid something is to happen, we atleast have each other to rely on. This lady owes us nothing and is not related whatsoever to us but is willing to open her doors for us during this time. We ended up declining her offer because it is pouring rain and the wind is blowing so strong that we don’t feel comfortable with her driving in such weather. Aside from the weather conditions , she also have 3 kids relying on her and we don’t want to put her in harm’s way.

This being my first hurricane, I feel very unprepared and from the news I see so many disasters happening throughout Florida and I hoped that the area where I am living do not go through the same. The meteorologist said it supposed to pass through where I am living by 5 this afternoon and I can see the clouds begin to darken even more. 

Let’s just pray together that Florida gets through this better than what I see the Bahamas and Haiti went through. 


Poem (If by Rudyard Kipling)

For some reason when I came across this poem sometime back, it really captured my attention; so I thought why not share it with you? It’s called If by Rudyard Kipling.
IF you can keep your head when all about you 

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;

If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings 

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,

if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

Does Money makes the world go round? 

Many people say that they would prefer love over money, but can you survive on love alone?

They say that once you have love then money would easily come, but in reality that is not true. Love does not pay the bills, it does not keep food on the table nor does it brings success.

Hard work and sacrifices earn money, if you have those then money is not an issue. 

Is it harsh of me to say that money does make the work go round? Without money then you are no more than a pile of s**t on the bottom of someone else’s foot. I don’t care what people say but that is the truth. 

There are many places you would go and stand in line, waiting your turn when some big shot would just walk up, hand over a 20 and they are in. They are many people who inorder to fast things up would pay to have it right away when you have to wait months.

Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against people who are rich. They work for it so they have the right to spend it as they see fit. 

Sometime back, my father and a friend had a disagreement over which comes first; family or money. And I have to say (not because I am bias) I agree with my father who chose money. Now you have to understand my father is the type of man who always say yes to his children when it comes to something he knows would benefit them. My father argued that without money there is no happiness in the family, he would have to look at his children in the eyes and tell them we can’t do this or we can’t have that because we can’t afford it. The guy argued that once you have your family then nothing else should matter, that family is happiness.

But my question to him was, isn’t money the number one reason why families argue and break apart? How are you going to be happy with your family when you can’t afford to even put food on the table or even buy a cake for their birthday?

Now this is just my opinion and if it offends anyone, know that it was not my intention. I am just simply saying that yes, Money do make the world go round.

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