Internalized Racism? Or a bad sense of humor?

Hey guys,

I hope you are all having a great week so far. Did any of you suffer from the Monday Blues? I did! And it was partly because the weather in Melbourne dropped from 30 degrees during the weekend to 17 degrees on Monday (well,more or less). It was rainy and cloudy and downright depressing! I need to get used to such inconsistencies in Melbourne.

And while we’re on the topic of inconsistencies (great segue huh *nudge nudge*), I’d like to talk about the unofficial Queen of inconsistencies,Raven-Symonè. If you guys are unfamiliar with the name and/work of Raven-Symonè, here it is in a nutshell – She first came into the limelight at the tender age of 3 when she was cast as Olivia Kendall on The Cosby Show.She then rose to prominence in the early 2000s with her own show on the Disney Channel called That’s So Raven in which she plays Raven Baxter, a psychic teenager who gets into a lot of sticky situations because of her visions. Apart from her comedic skills on television, she is also musically gifted and has released four studio albums – Here’s To New Dreams(1993), Undeniable (1999), This Is My Time(2004) and Raven-Symonè(2008). Her most recent works include guest starring on the hit TV series, Empire and joining the panel of the popular daytime talk show,The View in 2015.

For someone who has such a strong body of work to her credibility and experience being in the limelight, you’d think that Ms.Symonè would know better than to spew verbal diarrhea (to put it mildly) on national TV. And we could’ve forgiven her if it was just an accidental slip of the tongue, once. But that wasn’t the case with her.

Her most recent comment on The View sparked a lot of controversy and had the internet,especially #BlackTwiiter ablaze! Last Thursday, while on the discussion about a study on people who make racial assumptions based on names, she said that she is discriminatory and wouldn’t hire somebody with the name “Watermelondrea” !Tch tch. Even though she is trying to back-peddle from her original statement now (she recently said that she heard the name “Watermelondrea” on a viral video online and wasn’t targeting a particular race), I believe it is a little too late to redeem herself.

And I say this because, this isn’t the first time Ms.Symonè has said something in poor taste. Watch my YouTube video down below where I have made a list of things she has said in the past.

While you’re on my video, comment and let me know what you have to say about this! Also, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to my channel because I make videos every Friday and Sunday talking about a range of topics. Also, spread the love by SHARING this post and my video on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and wherever else you can 🙂

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My new online venture!

Hello children!!

It’s been almost a year since I wrote you guys. I’m not going to go through the same drill where I apologize, promise to be more regular in posting and then not write for another year! So I’m just gonna skip it…

I have some exciting news!! At least I am super excited about it. I have finally decided to film my thoughts and opinions on video and put them on Youtube (link at the bottom of the article). Yes folks, I get even more vocal. Starting a YouTube channel has been on my mind for a few years and I am happy that I finally have the opportunity to make it happen. While I enjoy writing, I have often found it difficult to remain consistent (Well there’s a surprise). Plus, I have always been more of a talker. Trust me, sometimes it feels like someone needs to pay me to shut up.

I will try and continue to post some stories here as well. But I will mainly be focusing on my channel and will post related material over here.

I want to thank you all for being very supportive so far and I hope you guys will continue to support me on my new adventure. Go check out my videos on the link provided and show some love by clicking the SUBSCRIBE bar and the LIKE button!!

As always I’d love to connect with you awesome folks on my other social media links as well.Thanks kids!!

http://www.youtube.com/c/DeepakMatthews90

Music Again :)

Hey there everyone,
Top of the morning to you!

I hope everybody had a great weekend and a goodnight’s rest.

I had such a lazy day yesterday and it involved a lot of sweet-treats such as, Adriano Zumbo macaroons, hot chocolate, Hillier’s chocolates, Rowie’s Rocky Road Bites and of course the staple of every Sunday morning, old Hollywood movies!

Here’s a picture of how I started my Sunday morning.

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Sigh, if I could only go back in time!

And I know many of you would like to travel back in time to your weekend and just stay there. Unfortunately we can’t. So the only thing left to do, is to make our Monday more fun. And what better way to do that by listening to some great tunes! I’m here to help you with that.

Here’s a list of what I’m listening to this morning.








Of course my actual playlist is a lot longer than this. But these are some of my favorite tracks.

Hope you guys enjoy these songs as much as I do. As always, if you have any comments, recommendations or suggestions, do let me know in the comments section. I would like to know what you are listening to!
You can also find me on various social media platforms. The links are in the homepage.

Have a fantastic day everyone! Till I come to you with another post,

BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

More music your way

Hey there people,

Okay, so my post for today wasn’t supposed to be related to music but I couldn’t help it. If you have read my previous post, Outfit of the day/Outfit of the night, you would have known that I had gone out with some of my friends last night. As per usual, we were aimlessly driving around town in our friends car, when I happened to hear an amazing cover of Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know.
Now, if you go on YouTube you’ll be able to find a plethora of Whitney Houston covers and some of them are really good. But this was by far the best cover I have heard in a long time. And of course, who else should sing it other than my current favorite artist, Sam Smith.

I know what some of you might be thinking; can Sam Smith do a good dance-pop cover? And the answer is, “I don’t know”, because he didn’t stick with the original genre. The singer/songwriter put his own spin to the number by slowing down the tempo and making it more soulful and melancholic. And I just love it!

Check out the cover he did for Sirius XM and let me know what YOU think about his rendition. Hopefully, you will enjoy it as much as I do.

P.S: If you have something nasty to say, spare me.

BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Beat them Blues!

Good Morning good people,

I hope you had a great weekend. Mine seemed to have gone by too quickly. I guess that’s probably because I spent the whole of Saturday recovering from a hangover!

Anyhooo, we’ve entered yet another week in our lives and as much as we’d like to be thankful and cheery, it is simply impossible to do so on a Monday morning. So I’m here to help you out.

Below is a list of songs that I think would help you beat the Monday Blues and put you in a much better mood for work, uni or whatever else you may have lined up for the rest of the day. Most, if not, all of these are on repeat on my playlist every morning!

First up is a track called Together by Disclosure, Nile Rogers, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith. My current favorite; this song is just 2 and half minutes of pure sexy awesomeness.

The second one would most definitely have to be Say Yes by Michelle Williams ft. Beyonce and Kelly Rowland. It is so good to see the trio together again, this time supporting Michelle’s gospel number. Regardless of what your beliefs might be, this song will definitely put a positive spin to your day with its peppy beats.

Next is a song that I’ve been obsessed with, for a while now. Hence it’s only fair that I put it on the list. Here is Like the Morning Dew by Laura Mvula. I honestly believe that she deserves more popularity.

Okay, so I might be a little late to the party with the fourth one but, better late than never right? This is Rather Be by Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glyne.

I’m not late with this one though. This is their most recent single titled Extraordinary ft. Sharna Bass.

Who doesn’t like a bit of Ariana Grande? This one’s called Problem by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea.

Speaking of Iggy Azalea, my list wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t include Fancy by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX. How funny is the Clueless inspired music video!

Since I started the list with Sam Smith, I thought it would be appropriate to end it with another one of his tracks. This ballad titled Stay with Me shows just how good Smith’s vocal skills are.

So, hope you guys enjoy my Monday morning playlist! If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them. It’s always great discovering new music.

Till next time,
BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT!!!!!!!

Sooooo guess who’s back from nearly a year’s hiatus! Yep, it’s your very own sporadic blogger.

First of, let me apologize for going under the radar all this while. As some of you may know I’ve been working and studying in Sydney for the past two years. And I’m happy to say that I’m finally free from half of the pressure, ie studying. I wrote the last of my exams yesterday and I had never felt more satisfied leaving an examination hall, for the sheer fact that I would never have to write an exam ever again!

Second of all, I’d like to thank everyone who has stuck by me and my little blog since the beginning. I started out with 20 odd followers, most of whom comprised of supportive family and friends 😛 But after almost a year and a half of little or no writing, I came back to a whopping 600 or so followers! It is truly heart-warming! And it is this love and support that has motivated me to come back.


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So that being said, I’m happy to announce that starting this week, I’m going to post a lot more for you guys. As of now I’m hoping to write at least two days a week and be consistent at that. I’ve also got a few other things in mind for my blog but it’s too soon to talk about it. So keep a look out for more updates 🙂

And finally, if there is anything you would like me to write about, do let me know. I love hearing from you and expanding my horizon on topics to write about. You can always reach me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (the links are on the Homepage). 

Have an amazing day wherever you are! KBYEEEEEEEE