Underwater Dreams…

Rock 1 Rock 2 Rock 3 Rock 4 Rock 5 Rock 6 Rock 7AALIYAH….ohhhhh…this woman…is SO, SO, SOOOO BEAUTIFUL, it’s DEVASTATING. This woman was/is DEVASTATINGLY GORGEOUS. And I miss her so much. WOW. xoxoxo

So HOW did I even get on to Aaliyah just now in the first place? Well, tell me WHY, I was just on Instagram looking at one of my favorite profiles Wonderful_Places, and I was just being swept AWAY in the fantastic , overwhelming beauty of all those photos from all around the world! I ESPECIALLY loved the underwater photos….it’s my DREAM to swim freely underwater….I LOVE the idea of being completely submerged UNDERWATER (uh-oh…I’m about to say it again! Say it with me! “But THAT’s ANOTHER story!” Oh, but I PROMISE, I’ll get back to that. Ha, ha, ha!).

So, I ended up going to Google to look up how to take pictures underwater, etc. I found out about waterproof/underwater cameras and housing cases for a camera you already own. It looks to me like it would be better (and COST LESS) to just get an underwater camera. So THEN I started to look at the examples of underwater shots…THEN my Mind drifted to Aaliyah’s Rock the Boat…”and THAT’S when I Googled “Aaliyah Underwater gifs.”

I LOVE the Rock the Boat music video. I always have, but I ESPECIALLY love the underwater scenes….ahhh…SO beautiful….I feel like NO ONE did it like her. I know Aaliyah wasn’t the first or the last to shoot scenes underwater, but because I’m her STAN FOR LIFE…yeah. It’s LIKE THAT. This is MY logic. 😀 ❤

So…I just decided to share this with you…why don’t we ALL bask in her beauty? (Plus, I like to see all the gifs at one time). ❤

The REAL point is….seeing those photos on that Instagram page makes my Wanderlust flare up! 😮 ❤

I want to travel so badly….ah, yes….and I ask myself, “Well, why CAN’T it be?”

I’mma tell you this RIGHT NOW: I WILL TRAVEL ABROAD ONE DAY, and I’ll be sharing my photos too! ❤ YES!

One day at a time though….one step at a time…. 😉

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8 thoughts on “Underwater Dreams…

      1. How do you feel about her race-wise? And do you think that we’re focusing on the wrong things like her RACE instead of her TALENT? Me opinion is, yes and no. Yeah, some of us take it to the EXTREME, BUT at the same time there’s NO DENYING that we Africans are steadily being pushed back out of the entertainment industry. But no one wants to talk about THAT, right? People are in denial out here. What are your thoughts though?

      2. Well Zendaya Coleman was supposed to play her at first. But people didn’t like that because she was biracial. I don’t know if Shipp is biracial or not.She does resemble Aaliyah a bit but I just hope she can pull off the performance. There are only so many roles for black women anyway. Since whites control Hollywood they can cast whoever they want for a role. But there’s no denying there’s racism in Hollywood. I’ve covered it many times on my blog.

      3. Yeah, she’s biracial. I was actually reading some of the comments on the link you sent me and someone said that all the people who look like Aaliyah are mixed. I disagree, that sounds like a lame excuse to push us out. I’ll have to search through your blog for those entries. This is an interesting topic to me…last night, my boyfriend posted this status on Facebook. He was doing it to make a point. How do you feel about this?:

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        Notice to Black Artists: Your Services Are No Longer Needed

        Dear black artists,

        We regret to inform you that the need for your services will soon come to an end as we enter a critical restructuring period. Fortunately, after having spent nearly a century meticulously studying your art, language, fashion, and lifestyle, we have learned enough to confidently move forward without your assistance. We thank you for your contributions but have decided to make some necessary changes as a result of your decreasing value. Focus groups show that consumers are looking for more relatable images. While 2013 marked the first time in Billboard’s 55 year history that there were no black artists on the Hot 100 chart, this was a great year for us with Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, and Macklemore claiming the #1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, proving that market demands are shifting. Consequently, in the next few months, we will be gradually phasing out your positions as we finalize this reorganization. In the meantime, we ask you to continue with business as usual, training your replacements Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber until instructed otherwise.

        Your severance package includes a lifetime supply of Air Jordans, unlimited access to reruns of “Love and Hip Hop”, a new 30 piece Tom Ford wardrobe, and the latest iPhone. Your medical coverage will be provided through ObamaCare.

        We want you to know that your termination is in no way a statement about the quality of your work with us. As such, we would like to acknowledge your outstanding contributions to the industry over the past decades.

        In music, we’d like to thank Kendrick Lamar’s thought-provoking body of work which has opened the door for Macklemore, a shining example of what intelligent rap looks like.

        In business, Jay Z’s partnership with Samsung was historical as the Korean mobile company paid the rapper a mere $5 million and his company Roc Nation, another $15 million, a bargain deal relative to their standard annual $4 billion marketing budget and $220 billion net worth.

        In fashion, while Kanye West may be experiencing difficulties launching his own brand, his loyalty to European designers continues to add value to an already thriving industry that other entertainers like Migos seem to enjoy promoting for free.

        In cinema, “The Butler” and “12 Years a Slave” were Oscar-worthy gems, showcasing the strength and pride of a resilient people. We understand that this year, you will continue this tradition of inspiring historical films with the May release of “Belle” and the History Channel’s forthcoming reboot of the groundbreaking 70′s televised series, “Roots”. Your work did not go unnoticed as it has inspired us to produce new historical movies of our own, depicting our rich cultural heritage. Upcoming releases include:

        * “Son of God” produced by reality TV pioneer Mark Burnett and starring Diogo Morgado
        * “Noah” starring Russell Crowe
        * “Exodus” starring Christian Bale as Moses
        * “Mary, Mother of Christ” starring 16 year old Odeya Rush

        Just as your movies depict the struggles and achievements of your best and brightest, these powerful films are meant to inspire and remind us of our glorious past and divine lineage.

        In an attempt to capitalize on the recent trend in movies that focus on triumphs of the African-American experience, we have recently begun developing films with similar themes. Channing Tatum has just been cast as the lead in the Nat Turner Story while Scarlett Johansson is reported to have accepted the role of Harriet Tubman in a forthcoming biopic. Like Quentin Tarentino’s “Django Unchained”, both movies promise to offer the perfect balance between shoot-em-up style action and social commentary while boasting two smash-hit soundtracks featuring Eminem, Katy Perry, and Ke$ha.

        Again, none of this could have been accomplished without your unwavering commitment and dedication to our mission. We trust that your transition will be smooth and wish you continued success with your new journey into Electronic Dance Music.

        Sincerely,

        The industry

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      4. Wow! That’s a great article your boyfriend put up! It really drives the point home! These people are culture vultures! I can’t stand Robin Thicke,Justin Timberfake,Katy Perry,Iggy Azalea,Lady Gaga,Eminem or Justin Beiber. They steal from us by studying us and give nothing back. We are the originators. They just copy our style and demeanor and reap the monetary benefits.

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