Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Not only are the words ‘soccer’ and ‘kids’ taking precedence around the world – it’s beside me, why anyone would ever want to call their children – “little goats” or football – “soccer”; but another exasperating term that has been catching on lately is the world/term/slang ‘weird’.

Weird: Involving or suggesting the supernatural; unearthly or uncanny, eerie. It truly perturbs me when people use this word to describe differences between one another and in turn say this to insinuate disgust or to ridicule someone because of differences uncommon to their own. Because something or someone is different or thinks differently does NOT mean they are ‘weird’; they are just DIFFERENT; and what is wrong with being different? Difference is what makes each and every one of us special and unique. Different animals, countries, cultures, languages, religions, beliefs, and people – it really is splendid the differences between us all – it’s special, it’s exciting, it’s a treasure waiting to be discovered and shared.

Einstein, Thomas Edison, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Jesus, Siddartha, Bill Gates, Oprah, Mother Teresa, John Lennon, Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor, all were different people…

What I find “weird” over and over again is that we human beings are the only species that willfully and mindfully continuously bring our own kind down. The only ones that prefer to manipulate, hate, hurt and destroy – over, and over, and over again. Now something is seriously wrong with that picture.

Think before you speak – or simply speak less – nobody’s perfect – and if you have nothing good to say about someone or a situation – you just may want to hold your tongue.


Jair J

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Jealousy, envy, lies, back-stabbing, selfishness, greed, in-satiable truth of the times we live in. Our world is in a terrible state; but despite all that negativity – we must still have faith. Many of us don’t fully understand what this 5-letter word means; not grasping the significance and weight of which this word has appeared over and over again in the history of man.

Faith is the opposite of doubt, it is the firm belief without tangible proof, it is the strong conviction and deep trust that things will turn out for the best. It isn’t the easiest thing for us humans to wrap our minds or hearts around either – it is by spiritual grace that we are able to practice this gift; because a gift is really what faith is.

Because we can’t touch, taste, feel, see or hear something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Faith is kind of like that; because we are un-certain of the future but have hope and faith that things will be delivered of substance. Do not worry darlings; the world and people are not in control of you or your destiny – your belief and your Universal love is what brings about the desires of your heart! TRUST – TRUST – TRUST! For this is only the beginning – a test, of sorts, to prepare you for what you were meant to become. Smile at adversity and think of them as opportunities to be patient and practice good faith. J

I’ll leave you with some wonderful quotes on the importance of staying on the path; despite the discouraging moments:

  • -          All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
  • -   A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
  • -   As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.
  • -   Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
  • -   Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
  • -   Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
  • -    Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.

Remember my darlings; this is only the beginning – you are nowhere near the end of your glory. Trust and have faith because no-one knows how your story will end. Surrender and be glad! J


Monday, June 18, 2012

Something Borrowed

What is it about romantic comedies that get your heart singing? Could it be the exaggerated expressions of awkwardness? Kissing in the rain? Or the fact that there’s always a happy ending? Whichever one it is for you – it’s safe to say they’re always many reasons to snuggle up with the one you love and have a good laugh and cry!

There’s nothing overly extraordinary about this one that surpasses another; but still entertaining enough to watch on. Nice to see another Ginnifer take over from Jennifer Aniston for a change! J A chunky serving of prime-time actors were served including fun-loving Kate Hudson, John Krasinski (from ‘The Office’), blue-eyed Colin Egglesfield, and pixie-cute Ginnifer Goodwin! I also loved comedic performance by Ashley Williams, who played ‘crazy’ Claire.

Written by Jennie Snyder and based on the novel by Emily Giffin, this 2011 film was directed by Luke Greenfield. It was a cute story based on the usual 'who sleeps with who syndrome' – however with a little unexpected friendship twist. My favourite scene was when Rachel played by Ginnifer and Dex played by Colin pretended to hold hands.

Call it betrayal, call is weak, call it wrong – what is acceptable in borrowing when it comes to true-love?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hard Candy

It’s always nice to watch a good movie despite the hectic days you’ve been having lately; and well , I’m not quite sure this is the movie I intended to see after my long hiatus of not watching movies as well as wanting to relax and be entertained.

Warning!!! This film is not for teenagers despite it’s ‘teenage’ premise. I would recommend strong parental guidance if one finds it remotely necessary to show their children. I found this film highly unsettling even for adults. Think the original ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ meets a very violent version of ‘Lolita’.

This 2005 thrilling drama written by Brian Nelson and directed by English, David Slade was a hard dose of anything but sweet! I found it to be disturbing to the max; but as a true follower of film and especially those with 5 wins, 9 nominations and phenomenal actors; I cannot back out in seeing how and why they achieved this.

Canadian, Ellen Page introduced to us by her award-winning performance in ‘Juno’, at 25 years old, she is quickly following the lead of other brunette acting beauties like Natalie Portman and Winona Ryder. Her understanding and execution of her larger than life and dark roles make any aspiring actor watch on in enormous awe. Again, in ‘Hard Candy’ she delivers serious revulsion in her character and I enjoyed watching her switch expertly in character from fun-loving to troubled child.

Patrick Wilson, a man I love to watch, over and over again; is not only one of the most handsome men in the world [ha-ha] but also one of the most talented in acting! I enjoy how he finds no fear in tackling roles which many would scoff at or be afraid to play. He always gives a memorable performance and does so too in this film. Sandra Oh is loveable in this film; and all the more reason to love her as she is the only sane character that we meet. Serious subject matter and interesting way to offer rally; but seeing that it comes from a place of serrated edges makes it all the more difficult to swallow. After all, two wrongs will never make a right!

Excellent acting regardless; and what a film-maker would hope for when a film is solely wrapped into the dialogue and movements of 2 characters. The audience is enveloped in a terrified state with close shots and bright red transitions signifying anger, passion or perhaps rather distasteful ‘Hard Candy’.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Missing Love

** All I want is You! :))


It’s not always easy adapting to change; we humans hate it immensely. To us it’s like diving into a pot of hot water; we much rather prefer a subtle change of temperature. Because change into the unknown; we always want gloves and flashlights; we always want to be prepared. If life was like that; then we’d never be able to call it an ‘adventure’; and how boring life would be indeed.

All flights were full that day, so I’d have to take the ferry to get to the other island. Flying is no problem for me; you’re in, you’re out, you sleep during the turbulence – story of my life; but the ferry, well…not so much; especially if you didn’t have good company or a good book. I was up at the crack of dawn, pushing with people who wanted to get on and get the BEST seats. And ‘for your information’ - all the seats on the ferry are ‘the same’! :D Anyway, I got on and saw a seat next to a man, he was reading and quiet; I thought GREAT; it won’t be a rambunctious 2 hours. I did a double-take, and the man I happened to sit next to was actually the father of my first ‘crush’; I was but a young lass, of only 13. And now I’d sit next to the father of the acolyte I’d stare at for what seemed like hours instead of listening to what the priest was saying in church! Could it really be!? J

I didn’t get too much news about what his son was up to now; but instead I got a world of inspiration and life lessons that all of you my readers I’m sure can benefit from. Going with the flow of the Universe! He said that in life we must learn to be adaptable creatures, we must be flexible and bend like trees do in the wind. He said if we don’t go with God’s purpose for our lives, we will never learn what it is that he is trying to teach us. So stop asking “why me!?” And instead adapt to the change and accept whatever lesson, the Universe/God is trying to teach you. If you do not adapt then you will not gain ‘peace of mind’. And if you do not have a ‘peace of mind’ then you will never have happiness and more importantly never learn your lessons.

He also enlightened me to the fact that in life; we must be ourselves. Stop trying to be like everybody else! Stop comparing yourself with others! You are a unique individual with special desires placed in your heart for a reason; everyone has a different purpose and different lessons to learn while we are here; therefore BE YOU! He told me that he always loved Agriculture, he loved playing in the dirt and planting flowers and trees from a small boy, but his parents wanted him to study engineering. He gave up his dream and now that he is retired he is finally doing what his heart called him to do so many years before. He says that he beautifies that same church we all attended with lovely flowers form corner to corner. He said he learns a lot from nature also that we can learn a lot from too; back to the ‘trees bending with the wind’; if they fought against the wind then they would easily break. We need to be flexible with the flow of the Universe and trust that it is for the BEST outcome.

“Life is complex simultaneous equations with many variables!” he said; I suppose going off the path for a bit didn’t harm him one bit; but it was ‘being himself’ and taking the journey of his heart, trusting without knowing that brought him ‘peace of mind’ and ultimately happiness! Our lessons today – be adaptable in life, be you, and for heaven’s sake pay attention to the priest and not the young acolyte carrying the candles! Ha ha! :D

Bless-up darlings,

Jair J

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Words can't Explain

**Lovely tune - a higher force possibly it happened naturally; who are we to decide who we fall for? <3 you doux-doux!

Friday, June 1, 2012


6/1/2012                                                  By Jair Ananda Massiah

Everyone says you can’t, but they’re not the boss of me or my destiny!

Everyone says you can’t do it because they themselves are riddled with fear!

Everyone says it’s impossible but they don’t know of possible and unspoken majesty!

Everyone says it’s not about the money but that’s really who runs their lives!

Everyone says a woman can’t handle the job, but it’s their mothers who they respect!

Everyone says it can’t be me, because inside they secretly wish it were them!

So keep on moving; hard-work does not go un-noticed; you live a charmed and miracle kinda’ life! J