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This neglect. . . of cobwebs and crickets, no? I don’t even know why it has taken me so long to post something. I really have no excuse or explanation. Just plain and simple neglect. Happens with the worst of us. C’est la vie. French always makes things sound better. It is the sugar coating of languages I believe. Oui. And Italian and Spanish are the chocolate fondue of languages. Sexy. Always. Si. Then the irresistible Arabic. Subhanallah! Ah, but then again there is the ever delicious Scottish/Irish brogue. Seductive. Dangerously so. But then the proper British accent is the epitome of charming. Maybe I should use that. I have been actually. This entire post thus far. Can you tell? Charmed, I’m sure. What am I saying? A whole lot of utter rubbish. I’m just rambling on and on. . .  and I love it. I have missed it.

Ms. Neglectful

This is after all my very own little corner plot, no, beach plot, of this vast terrain called the internet where I can just go on and on about something, everything, nothing (which I usually do of course). I am allowed to ramble. And I hope you will indulge me because I have spared you for oh so long. I’m back now. And planning to magnify this. Soon Inshallah. You will see what I mean when I finally do it. I cannot wait! I’m all gleeful and giddy about it. Shinier new “toy” or is it hobby? Both? Passion? Project? All? All. That being said, I am glad to be here once more. Typing something other than official emails. I was listening to Alicia Keys songs while working yesterday and I found myself typing gibberish because I was subconsciously trying to “play the piano” like Ms. Keys. Once I realised what I was doing, it turned into a game. I did it some more.  And I loved it. It was fun. And then I thought about more fun things to do while typing and blogging was number one. So here I am. Yay me.

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I have been up to my usual Oshinanegans. Lots of girly things. Lots of guyish things. Lots of other people things. Unfortunately not enough of “ME” things. Been neglecting that as well. But I am reclaiming that necessary “admits one only” lifestyle that I used to have where it was all “of Oshin, by Oshin and for Oshin”. I have been all about everybody else. I need to detach and focus everything inward for a while.  Like I was once told, sometimes you just have to be selfish. And I desperately need and have to be selfish with me! I need to take time to just be. . . me. To shed off all the layers that weigh me down. To decompress. Yes.

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While I work my way to that, do have a lovely Sunday.

delightful diversity

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Carlos Ghosn

“Being in a multicultural environment in childhood is going to give you intuition, reflexes and instincts. You may acquire basic responsiveness later on, but it’s never going to be as spontaneous as when you have been bathing in this environment during childhood.”

The one thing I appreciate most about my family and my upbringing is the diversity it afforded me by virtue of culture. Alhamdulillah. My lineage is beautifully concocted with Somali, Ethiopian and Italian bloodlines. Through marriage, I have Arab, Swahili, Indian, Borana, Guyanese & German relatives. I’ve had very close Seychellois, Peruvian, Kikuyu, Kamba, British, Rwandese and American family friends. We were all black, white, brown, yellow, tan, fake tan. . . I’ve grown up celebrating all manner of cultural festivities, dressing in different tribal attire, enjoying eclectic home cooked meals from all over the world and loving the influence in my acceptance, tolerance, understanding, boldness, reasoning  relations and appreciation. They have all contributed to my acculturation and play a part in the woman I am today. The differences have enriched my life on many different levels. As much as I may crack a culturally stereotypical joke here and there, my multicultural appreciation is robust and open. Being exposed to all these people, traditions, beliefs and customs has been a blessing. There’s always so much to learn, so much to explore, so much to experience. Everything is multicolored and multilateral and so very rich. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The beauty in diversity

The beauty in diversity

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