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Fire!


In life there are a few things that matter to people more than they matter to others. Some can’t live without their family and friends. Others not without their pets. Personally, I think it is always important to choose for yourself what it is that one can’t live without – whether it seems to be either too emotional or too materialistic to others. In fact, others do not matter at all when it comes to finding the one thing that makes you who you are; a happy, confident, sparkling personality. Someone who fights to achieve a certain goal – someone who won’t back down to get whatever one has set in mind – someone who, when he/she falls down or struggles gets back up again to fight.

These things that matter are a catalyst for motivation. They give you something fundamental. Spirit. Passion. Desire. Fire.

When it comes to myself, my very own catalyst I have to say it isn’t just, as many of you would expect, my love for fashion. It is leaving my past behind. It’s a dream. Isn’t that really what keeps us working and getting up every morning – the dream of who we want to be? Shouldn’t who we are now always mirror who we want to be in the future?
At least that is one of the mottos I try to live and express every day. I am now (or, at least try to be) in some parts exactly where and how I see myself in a couple of years – on a personal level. But of course, I never want to stop to grow and learn and develop myself and give myself the chance to modify my innermost as well as my style in every possible way.

I want people to see fire in my eyes when I talk about my goals and dreams! I want to them to see my determination, my fire. This boy is on fire! And this fire will not just burn – it will inflame anyone and anything close to it!

Though this lack of sleep and rest is in my life right now I feel so full of energy! I want it all – I want to burst in flames. I want to work, I want to do everything that is in me to achieve every single piece of a dream I hold in mind since I can think and create dreams and hopes and wishes.

I can. I will. I am Fire!

XOXO

Mr.StrictlyIntimate

Song of the Day: Alicia Keys – How it Feels to Fly


There are days when your mood is bad from the second you get out of bed because you know (or feel, or think) that the day is going to be horrible or stressful or totally unnecessary and then it is mostly impossible to safe your mood swings from falling deeper and deeper every twenty seconds someone asks you to do something you totally feel not responsible for.

In that case you either need a kiss from someone you love to save you from self pity (which is quite impossible for me right now because I am at work and my dear W is not available at the fashion office) or a good song you just became acquainted with, that just goes straight to your heart to fill you with self believe, a little bit sunny feelings on a totally rainy day (I love totally rainy days actually) and the hope, that the working day will end soon so you can finally embrace the weekend.

The song that made my day is from Alicia Keys current album ‘The Element of Freedom’ and is called ‘How it Feels to Fly’.
It is an inspirational song that touched my heart from the first melodical piano tune that she hit with her beautiful and talented hands. ‘How it Feels to Fly’ is encouraging because it gives you hope and faith that things get better if you just try and it is for those who believe in themselves – believe that they are incredible, unique and that they can change their lives by trying hard and prooving that out there is a better, bigger and more beautiful world than everyone actually believes.

Have you ever felt so strong
That it made you feel weak
Long days, long nights
And you just can’t sleep

Have you ever been so sure
That it gave you cold feet
Gotcha floating on air
You can feel your heart beat

Well, I never knew
This feeling ever
Now I hope it stays
And lasts forever

I am riding high
Don’t wanna come down
Hope my wings don’t fail me now
If I can touch the sky

I risk the fall
Just to know how it feels to fly

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Say yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Say yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah

Have you ever felt so lost
But didn’t know until you were found
Looking everywhere
But you finally see now

In a room full of people
It feels like no one’s around
Gotcha head in the clouds
And your feet are off the ground

Say I never knew
This feeling ever
Now I hope it stays
And lasts forever

I am riding high
Don’t wanna come down
Hope my wings don’t fail me now
If I can touch the sky

I risk the fall
Just to know how it feels to fly

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Say yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Say yeah, yeah, yeah
We get to go
Forever

Fly
Higher
Fly
Higher
Fly
Higher

I am riding high
Don’t wanna come down
Hope my wings don’t fail me now
If I can touch the sky
I risk the fall
Just to know how it feels to fly

I am riding high
Don’t wanna come down
Hope my wings don’t fail me now
If I can touch the sky
I risk the fall
Just to know how it feels to fly

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Forever

Even if you fall you will rise again because you have tried. No matter how often you fall – it will get better because you try and even if you fall you knew how it feels to fly and it feels amazing!

XOXO

Mr.StrictlyIntimate

Empire State of Mind and the Sex and the City day


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After I wrote the short article about Sex and the City I went out to meet wonderful K. to show her some sewing tricks and then we went on a little window shopping tour and let me tell you one thing, after watching the two trailers the whole day I could not get this song out of my head any single minute. So I took my iPod and put the song on repeat over and over and over again and now I think you should listen to it to – so there you go.

Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys
[Jay-Z]
yeah
Yeah I’m out that Brooklyn.
Now I’m down in Tribeca.
Right next to DeNiro
But I’ll be hood forever
I’m the new Sinatra
And since I made it here
I can make it anywhere
(Yeah they love me everywhere)
I used to cop in Harlem
All of my Dominicanos (Hey yo)
Right there off of Broadway
Brought me back to that McDonalds
Took it to my stash spot
560 State Street
Catch me in the kitchen like Simmons whipping Pastry
Cruising down 8th street
Off-white Lexus
Driving so slow
(but BK, it’s from Texas!!)
Me I’m out that BedStuy
Home of that boy Biggie
now I live on Billboard
and I brought my boys with me
Say what up to Ta-ta
Still sipping Mai Tais
Sitting courtside
Knicks and Nets give me high-5
N**ga, I be Spiked out
I could trip a referee
…tell by my attitude that I’m MOST DEFINITELY FROM…

[Alicia Keys]
New York!!!!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There’s nothing you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York!!!
These streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,

Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York

[Jay-Z]
I made you hot n-gga,
Catch me at the X with OG at a Yankee game,
sh-t I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can,
you should know I bleed Blue, but I ain’t a crip tho,
but I got a gang of n-ggas walking with my clique though,
welcome to the melting pot,
corners where we selling rocks,
Afrika bambaataa sh-t,
home of the hip hop,
yellow cab, gypsy cab, dollar cab, holla back,
for foreigners it ain’t fitted act like they forgot how to act,
8 million stories out there and they’re naked,
city it’s a pity half of y’all won’t make it,
me I gotta plug a special and I got it made,
If Jeezy’s payin LeBron, I’m paying Dwayne Wade,
3 dice cee-lo
3 card marley,
Labor Day parade, rest in peace Bob Marley,
Statue of Liberty, long live the World Trade,
long live the king yo,
I’m from the Empire State thats…

[Alicia Keys]
In New York!!!!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There’s nothing you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York!!!
These streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,
Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York

Welcome to the bright light…

[Jay-Z]
Lights is blinding,
girls need blinders
so they can step out of bounds quick,
the side lines is blind with casualties,
who sip the lite casually, then gradually become worse,
don’t bite the apple Eve,
caught up in the in crowd,
now you’re in-style,
and in the winter gets cold en vogue with your skin out,
the city of sin is a pity on a whim.
good girls gone bad, the city’s filled with them,
Mommy took a bus trip and now she got her bust out,
everybody ride her, just like a bus route,
Hail Mary to the city your a Virgin,
and Jesus can’t save you life starts when the church ends,
came here for school, graduated to the high life,
ball players, rap stars, addicted to the limelight,
MDMA got you feeling like a champion,
the city never sleeps better slip you a Ambien

[Alicia Keys]
New York!!!!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There’s nothing you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York!!!
These streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,
Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York

[Alicia Keys]
One hand in the air for the big city,
Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty,

no place in the World that can compare,
Put your lighters in the air, everybody say yeaaahh
come on, come,
yeah,

[Alicia Keys]
New York!!!!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There’s nothing you can’t do,

Now you’re in New York!!!
These streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,
Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York

Love you all, my dear readers.

XOXO

Mr.StrictlyIntimate

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