Let the Dream Chasing Begin

Let the Dream Chasing Begin

Yes!!! I have begun my journey to leave Canada to teach abroad.  I really want to see the world more than that I want to interact with different people.  I have stifled myself by staying in Canada my whole life and I feel like it is time to leave here for a while and experience new things.

Do not get it twisted I am scared as shit!!! But I feel like if your not nervous about something it can’t be that big!

Been checking out a few companies to work for and I still have a whole bunch of research to do as well.

Also I figure it is easier to write my dreams on here rather than brag about it to individuals…people nowadays are such a BUZZ KILL!!!

Niggas Get Shot Everyday B… – Rico

Niggas Get Shot Everyday B… – Rico [Paid In Full]

Words from Rico a character played by Cam’ron, in the movie “Paid In Full”.  Do yourself a favour and check it out.

I have to agree with Rico comments, especially when referring to the Trayvon Martin case.  Don’t get me wrong death should never be ignored or dismissed.  What I get frustrated at is the media circus, which correlates to social media, surrounding one individuals life.  Especially in a country where places like Chicago are at 183 homicides this year.  There are so many untold stories out there and many remain untold, due to the fact that the person pulling the trigger in those cases were black.

Jonylah Watikins was six months years old when she was shot in the neck.  She later died at the hospital.  Jonylah’s father (gang banger and intended target) was with Jonylah at the time.  Since the victims and perpetrators are black, this story got swept under the rug as another black on black crime.

Also I feel that this Trayvon Martin case was only set on a national stage, due to its racial implications.  In the past 5 years I can think of many other injustices that garnered little or any national coverage.  This obviously is due to the fact that in those cases race was not a factor.

Blacks kill each other everyday and nobody seems to be outraged over those situations, or maybe they are and have gotten tired of speaking out.  In my opinion the whole race issue is getting old.

Blacks will continue to be profiled the same way Asians are for being smart.  The only difference is that compared to most races blacks have the most negative stereo types.  Thus, creates an eternal struggle for blacks across this globe trying to shed that persona.  Many of the problems blacks face are due to our own actions and failure to take accountability.

As a black man I live the shit everyday and though I cannot compare myself to blacks living south of the boarder racism knows no bounds.

In the end even though Trayvon’s death is tragic and it is a terrible situation.

I am sorry but Rico is dead on “Niggas get shot everyday b”.

– Gardener

Social Networks and Boredom = Wasting My Time

Social Networks and Boredom = Wasting My Time

I found myself 1/2 an hour early for my night class and bored as hell.  Instead of doing some reading (being so behind in my class readings) I pull out my phone and start to scroll through the endless dribble that Facebook.

It wan’t until I was scrolling through my timeline I asked myself “what the hell am I doing”.  I mean we see it everyday right? A crowd of people waiting for the bus and they all on their cell phones.  Not using them to make calls but surfing the net or checking social networking sites.

I got to stop doing it to myself.  I catch myself sometimes in a zombie mind state.  I mean sometimes I feel like I’m in “INvasion of the Body Snatchers” the way I see crowds of people on their smartphones.  *sigh* Not that I am against it cause I do it often too, but we all spend way too much time on our phones…


– Gardener