A New Model – Ashley Graham

A New Model – Ashley Graham
by Rajinder B

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Source A New Model – Ashley Graham

Available from Harper Collins

Available from Amazon.ca

Ashley Graham appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. For a while she’s appeared in the media as a proponent of curvy models.

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Source Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey.

Her book A New Model, is a really good read. She goes right from the beginning of her model career, the ups and downs and says it in a really good uplifting way. There’s a lot involved with being a model, as she details, setting up preparing for shoots, then going on the walkway. She even goes through how being a curvy girl, plus size, being bullied by designers, stylists even by salespersons. I could only imagine being a curvy girl in a group of mean bullies, queen bees, and so on. She also mentions how it still goes on today. She makes a lot of good points how some high end designer clothing still do not have plus sizes, making it more challenging for woman to pick out outfits, but she does give tips on how one can mix and match different outfits. She’s featured in several line of clothing.

Swimsuits
Swimsuits for all

Lingerie
Addition Elle

Ashley Graham’s Official Shop

Ashley Graham’s page

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Source Ashley’s first magazine cover as mentioned in her book

In her book she really gives good all around advice, to modeling, relationships with Justin (her husband), and many areas of life. It was a really good read, highly recommend, as she says: “Beauty beyond size.”

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Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train review

Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train review
By Rajinder B

I read this one and really enjoyed the lead character Rachel, around page 41, you have one of her famous rants. Which are along the lines of female jealously. Her rants are great.
The story is told from three different perspectives. Rachel. Megan and Anna. Each character has their issues, but someone it crosses.
It starts off with Rachel on her daily commute seeing the ideal couple from the train window and from there the story starts.
I found it to be a really good thriller with female leads, I couldn’t put it down. If you like thrillers, highly recommended read.

Paula Hawkins page

There is also a movie, which I have not seen yet, but heard it was good.

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Mr. Mercedes – review

Mr. Mercedes – Stephen King – review
By Rajinder B

The opening of this book is quite memorable, starts off with a guy runs people over in line. Story is about Brady is working a dead end job in an electronics store, and an ice cream truck driver. Hodges character can be quite overboisterous, while Jerome being African is good to see a variation, and Holly a bit slower.

The book reads like a CSI show, which is really good, some good lines from Stephen King

“Every religion lies. Every moral precept is an delusion. Even the stars are a mirage. The truth is darkness, and the only thing that matters is making a statement before one enters it. Cutting the skin of the world and leaving a scar. That’s all history is, after all: scar tissue.” ― Steven King

There are no fantasy elements, just a detective novel. It was fast paced and a really good read. There is another two books in the series, I haven’t read. Though I heard that the second one is Hodges, Jerome and Holly solving cases, while the third one Brady returns. Looks like they are making a TV show out of it too:

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3434052/stephen-king-will-cameo-mr-mercedes-tv-series/

A recommended read if you like Stephen King’s work, but with a more CSI/detective aspect.

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Stephen King’s The Shining review

Stephen King’s The Shining review
By Rajinder B

I read The Shining quite a while ago and really liked it. I saw the movie too, obviously the book goes a lot more into detail, you get a lot more slow psychological trouble that Jack goes through. How Danny shine’s comes about too. It’s really set in the 1970s, with references to products, media, of that time. Clever use of ‘redrum’ and I find the book really well written, and really well done.
If you’re into horror, definitely a must read.

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Psychologists Thoughts I

Psychologists Thoughts I
By Rajinder B.

I found this article interesting.

https://ohamy57.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/psychologist-not-always-right/

Some valid points, no one is perfect, including myself, but I like the general idea. Sometimes I find some try really hard to fit people into their DSM-5 category, at any length, bully, making people even more miserable than usual. Especially using long drawn out scenarios, forcing someone to fit their criteria, just to be right, to help I doubt, or maybe cause of a research grant.

Some really good views!

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Tribute to Grimmie Magazine

Zack Tremblay did a really nice tribute to Christina Grimmie, you can see here on their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/zacktremblayofficial/

in additon to downloading Tremblay magazine follow the links above or here:

http://www.tremblaymagazine.com/download

The Side A and tour interview also.

It would have been really nice to see a side B.

Her latest Invisible.

Thanks,
raj

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Hayley Atwell

Agent Carter

I found Agent Carter, spy, a really good show to watch, I liked Hayley’s Atwell portrayal of Peggy Carter, an agent fighting the typical female stereotypes in the 1940s. I find the banter and exchange between her and the bosses entertaining, but its true at that time she had to fight that and do her work on top of it. It’s like getting tossed under the bus while she’s doing her job.

Jarvis, her stiff ally, Stark’s butler, banter between Peggy and him is fun to watch.

It ran for one season, then it was renewed, and cancelled due to ratings. I was disappointed to see that, because I really got into the show.

I find it great how Agent Coulson in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. made mention that Peggy Carter built their base up and lots of history to go with it. There was even a crossover episode too.

It’s a really good 1940s spy show to watch.

Conviction

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5396572/

https://www.bustle.com/p/conviction-season-2-on-abc-isnt-happening-so-heres-where-you-can-find-the-cast-next-33399

This url can better describe than what I’m doing here.

Hayley portrayed Hayes Morrison, as head of the Conviction Integrity Unit.
Again she challenges minor stereotypes, obstacles again, but on a different level, not as straightforward as Agent Carter.

The same banter like with Jarvis happens with Wallace, portrayed by Eddie Cahill. Its best described by them:

Not giving too much away I really enjoyed watching this show, the dynamics and the story developed more as shows progressed. There is a lot more going on in the show with other characters, espically between Connor Wallace and Hayes Morrison, as they deepen their relationship. It’s almost like a mix of CSI involved, with some differences, but this show got cancelled too.

I really like the character she gets to do, and she does it really well.

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Mary Barra’s and Girls who code initiative in the engineering field

http://fortune.com/2017/01/10/barra-gwc-detroit/

http://www.businessinsider.com/gm-partners-with-girls-who-code-ceo-mary-barra-interview-2017-1

https://girlswhocode.com/

I’m glad to see this initiative on Mary’s part with integrated more female workers into General Motors (GM). I’m actually very impressed, if you can read the full articles, lot of things I didn’t know that she was doing within GM, integrating more female engineers, pregnancy stages, going back into the workforce. It’s good to see leaders of companies setting good examples.

Even the statistics in the articles is good to know.
Also its mentioned that now about half are women in GM’s board of directors, which is good reminds me of Justin Trudeau’s cabinet.

Watching this video is very informative too on pursuing tech careers.

Thanks,
raj

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Ami de nulle part partie I

Ami de nulle part partie I
11/01/2017

Je me dis quelque chose ne va pas
comme les engrenages briser
après beaucoup de conversations

Il me pousse trop pour savoir
pénétrer mon cerveaux avec ces tournevis de mots
et il n’arrête pas de tourner les vis
qui vient de toute les angles
qui m’affect ma mémoire
tout le temps pour pousser l’amour de loin?
Est-ce-qu’il rit de moi avec ses amis?
Je me retrouve dans mes pensées seules

Même si je lui demande pour la vérité
je ne sais pas si il va me dire
Personne ne va me dire
C’est comme avec les amis antécédents
cesser d’arrêter de parle quand elle et il veut
On ne sait pas si la fin de la vie apporte le silence
ou la chanson des anges

Peut-être c’est ca pourquoi quand je vois les personnes
ils peuvent voir derrière tous mes pensées
Et me couper en mille morceaux avec leurs commentaires
construit avec l’intelligence psychologique
et je suis incapable de voir derrière leurs yeux

Je disais c’était un honneur mais maintenant
je ne suis trop sure
si je repense a tout ca
Il voulait savoir chaque de mes pensées
mes journées qui j’aimais
Pourquoi? Pour leur avertir de mon existence?
Pour leur protéger en silence
Pour préparer une attaque tragique contre moi
pour m’envoyer à un centre de psychiatrie
ou un prison ou elles veulent que je sois pour le restant de mes jours
parce que quelques humains d’ici me haïssent si tellement
Je crois que cette haine est personnelle envers moi et mes valeurs

Je me sens différent de ne pas subir aux interrogations pénibles
c’était toujours d’être en amour pour moi
pas encore donner un bisou
sur les lèvres d’une fille
mes amis ont déjà fait

SI il y a une femme qui est la pour moi
destinée comme le soleil
elle comprendra
on sera dans le coin
sur la même page tâché avec des larmes séchées
en train d’écrire et tourner les pages plier
depuis le début du temps

Mais c’est comme je vois la porte des mariages
que les femmes tiennent pour l’homme
les gars viennent et partent
les filles viennent et partent
quelques personnes restent jusqu’à la fin des jours et plus
et moi je reste toujours dehors en train de creuser mon tombe
avec mes mains qui devient vieux devant mes yeux
et mes idées d’amour romantique vont mourir avec moi
je n’ai pas beaucoup de temps les aiguilles de ma montre tourne vite
une fille ne va jamais me laisser rentrer dans son porte de mariage
j’attends le silence des anges pour me prendre dans le sommeil

À continuer…

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