Thursday, July 30, 2009

not comprehendable

What amazes me is that my work never seems to fit the criteria of someone else. That seems like a stipulation i can't handle, dealing with people that don't see things my way.Were is the correlation between me and others it does'nt seem evident in judging my work.

This is ...

This is crazy I just found out Michael Jackson had another son... A BLOOD RELATED SON!!! I kinda feel a little stupid that I found out so late.


I was out all day with the team. It was sooo hut and humid and sunny. We accomplished a lot hopefully it will all come through on the tape that we show the judges... its nothing worse than to work hard for something than lose because of a minor reason. I think HarlemLIVE in the summer is so interactive but its so hard to focus all the things we need to in one week. I know its preparing each of us for something. Alot of us focus on the presentation part.

Cant wait till we find out who wins and what happens at the end of the summer media challenge.

Go New York Liberty!

In a little while I will be going to see the Liberty play. The Liberty is part of the WNBA. If you don't know what that means its the National Women's Basketball Association. I don't really know who their playing against and Im not familiar with the players, but I hope they win. The last time I went to a game was five years ago, but whatever Im gonna go with my Becky Hammon t-shirt on and hope she is still playing with them lol. I also, hope my team wins tomorrow, however that is another story.


Innovative Creation

I must say to all you other teams that we are the underdogs. Dacia was cracking on our two lines that we stand in. Don't expect that this week. We coming at ya, so be on alert for Innovative Creation. And most importantly people, let's all have fun tomorrow. I'll have to keep this short because we're about to have a meeting.
    Yesterday I had an interview with the manager from Harlem Lanes. It was pretty cool, I leanred alot of new things about that place. It is very cool. We got to play for free. It was fun. 
    So, every week is going by so fast. There is two weeks left til the program is over. I am shock because the summer flew by so fast, next thing you know school is going to begin asap. Im alittle excited to gp back to school because i am going to be a junior yay. 
    Well this week has been pretty okay. I was suppose to go to 106 and park but Maurita didnt print out the tickets, so we didnt have any signitare of proof that we can go inside the studio. I was angry. (she made me wear a dress ughh) So i tried finding someone who is eighteen and when i did, we couldnt go inside because it was already full. I was angry again. But whatever its not like I watch that show lol.

What Happened to Shivery?

So Im on the train this mourning or afternoon whatever and these four guys where sitting down and these old women were standing. What is wrong with that picture? I really don't understand why they didn't get up. Like wtf, wouldn't common sense kick in and tell them to get up. I don't know maybe they weren't raised that way, but I feel like this is AMERICA and in AMERICA you be a gentlemen and get up when a girl, women, and especially a elderly woman gets on the train. I cant even say in america because every culture (almost) respects there elders and have forms of respect and shivery towards them so Im really perplexed as to what is wrong with them!!!


Another experience I had on the train was where this guy was sitting down and I was standing in front of him. To make a long story short he tried to talk to me and I was pist. Once again what is wrong with this picture? He was sitting down and I was standing. He should have been a gentlemen and got the f#!$ up, period, but he didn't and thats why he got no play. Dude asked why I wouldn't give him my number and I simply said "because you were sitting"! Isn't that a no brainer (duh).


Despite, the numerous guys that sit while I stand there are some that don't and I give them so much respect. Like boys don't understand what it does to a girl when your on the train and they give up their seat to a old lady or to them. Its one of the sweetest things you can do. Not only that, but holding doors open and letting a girl go first is cute and it puts you aside from other people. Therefore if you are one of those men...THANK YOU! I wish there was more like you!

Even if its not part of your culture do it because its the LAW! If you don't get up and a cop sees you they will fine you up to $500 :-). So that should motivate you to get up. Lmfao.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I finally edited and posted my first video. I am so happy and mad because I got caught in the rain (AGAIN), I also fell riding a bike when I was with Day Day.


I feel the pressure on me to succeed, even when the pressure is on I feel confident in the long run. I am going to attain saticfaction in my tolls no matter what, whats going to stop me, but my ownself. I have to keep my moter running so i can endure the storm. What i love is the thrill of the chase which is ultimate!


Yesterday, I went Kayaking with two of my group members. We had a world of fun. Teneille did most of the work on the Kayak cause I go tired. That was a work out pushing that paddle against the tide. It was alot of work...too much to be exact. Yes, I got my hair wet and yes on the way home people looked at me liked I had urinated on myself, but I didnt care. However, the best part about the whole thing was that it was FREE!!! I love anything free :-). I would love to do it again...I had so much fun.

I agree with earlier post.. weekly wins should be for that week only

I think that's how we did it last year,

then the final winning team is based on all the weeks. but each week should be represented separately

just my two cents

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Decisions, Decisions

Everything involving your lively hood depends on decisions and more decisions. determining someone else decision for them is a tough one, decisions that is. One things for sure, you have to be careful in your ventures so someone won't have make the decisions for you! I suggest leave your stamp so no decisions would be remote.


Im in desperate need to fix my beautiful brown Coach glasses. MY pink back up glasses looked cute when I was in 10th grade but now it just looks too kidish. The black ones i am wearing are so big for my head. I'm getting use to them since I am wearing them more but they suck. I wish I can find the right pair. Well actually I wish that I never needed them, they are a heavy load on my face. 
I finally I have an appointment to register for classes at my school John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
 Today at HL... I am unhappy that my team is unhappy. When it comes to people and their own sheltered feelings that I cannot change i try to stray away from that whole conflict. I'm happy that we do have a final plan that Italie, Kevin and I help to decide. I think it's a cool idea and I just hope everyone else does also. Especially since we are the most informative group and hold more content in our presentations than anyone else, we need to win.


Crazy Theory

It may sound pessimistic as Carlos said, but I just have a problem with the way points are calculated. I don't understand why they count the points from the previous weeks. It's unrealistic for another team to bypass the winning team. What's the point in giving us weekly updates and picking a winner every week if it's a summer competition as Kevin said. I think that the weekly wins should go by the points that the team wins weekly. I don't know about anyone else, but I was wondering about how things are done. No sore loser here, just a concerned one!

Monday, July 27, 2009


I took a class with Matt. We had to go bike riding and take pictures for the class. Then it started raining a little. I thought we could continue with the class But then it started raining harder and harder that by the time we got back to HarlemLive we looked like we went to the pool with our clothes on!

Federal Reserve

My trip to Federal Reserve was a first, even though i had interest in its location before, i never found time to visit. But today was the day, now remember i was ralled up, only to experience rejection in the mist of my excitement. I encountered a italian reninsance style building with federal reserve police, yeh like they really have reserves!

Crazy Dream

I had this really wierd dream last night. I was living with three roomates and they were contemplaiting killing me. So in return I killed them. I saw one of them comming towards me laughing so I grabbed a gun and killed him. Then this girl popped up out of no where and I had to kill her too. Lastly another guy ran towards me and I shot him three times b/c he didnt look dead. The dream ended with me calling the cops. I woke up pretrafied smh, that was a crazy dream . I had another dream after that one, but it was about chris brown. That dream was just as scary though...
Well, my team won again for the third time. I am suprised because my team wasn't that prepared for the presentation but we pulled it together. The presentation that we did was so fun.
Go Team Newseum !!!

My weekend was okay. It wasn't that great =/
Im upset that its Monday because i dislike Mondays. I am very tired and i wish it was the weekend al over again.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Weird Movie

It's 3am and just watched Lolita that was on PBS last night. Kubrick's first or just early films with James Mason, Peter Sellers and Shelly Winters with whom I would work later and visit in her upper west side apartment when my friend Ellis Amburn and her were working on her biography. I remember I broght her a tuna sandwhich and a black and white malt. She was so heavy set at the time , she wore a dress that matched the couch she sat on so you kinda couldn't tell where she began or ended..... 

Thursday, July 23, 2009


My day was spontanous and filled with adventure. pretty that sums it up.

video and journalism class

I just had a video and journalism class that i really enjoyed. it was worth the thirty minutes spent. that was fun to participate in and i would love to do it again. that was worth waiting for. 


I am unable to use Final cut pro.
So I am unable to make videos.
And so I am also unable to post videos.


I have such a good sleep today. It was so invigorating and rejuvenating, but now i feel like i never had one. Dam...I would give so much money to get out of HL before seven o'clock today. I really do need to get more sleep. I'm really tired and stressed out. Times like this I would like to have another half to balance me or de-stress me :-(. The things i have to go through...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Just Realized...

I just realized that we get paid to learn things that some people have to pay lots of money to learn. This material will help me in the future...hopefully.

I Toatally Agree with Rich

Richard was on point with his blog about MJ. I loved reading every second of his blog. it was very good and in defense of mj and someone needs to defend him. i think people should look past the discrepancies of his life and focus on the positives and accomplishments he made. 

Obama's old apartment

As promised yesterday, we went to Barack Obama's old apartment. It's funny because I've passed it plenty of times, but had no idea. We got a shot in front of the building. We actually went inside to interview people, but we were kicked out by the management. Then we just interviewed pedestrains walking by. It was so cool. I saw an old friend Carly and we caught up. Everything was cool. I'm actually about to log my notes. And work on my MTA story.
So, today I woke up real early and met up with one of my teamates Maurita at the train. Then we met up with Wesley and went downtown to 42nd street. It was very disapointing that there were only three of my teamates out of about 11 of them of my group to show up. It just shows that i cant really rely on anyone but whatever. So at the Good Morning America, we didnt get to have them say HarlemLive unfortunatly. They were too busy inside and there were a concert, so i was pretty upset. Other than that my teamates and I went to 34th street and shopped then we got to the site.

I learned how to post stories on the website and im pretty happy about that since No One in my group dont know how to do that -___-. So i posted 3 stories and my profile. I learned something new today YAY lol.

well, im pretty tired and im heading home soon...

Our video

Our video is on youtube t's called St8 clowin. It's childish but funny and we were just stting around lauhing and making shout out.
ok sooo today we had this really good coook lmao aka renaldo and he made some tuna salad which was hmm hmm good and today i woke up at like 5 am and had to go on good morning america but i didnt even get a chance to be on tv which sux but then after we went shopping which made me feel better.

Response to MJ...

I just read Rich's blog about Michael Jackson and I'd have to agree. I'm a big MJ fan and I believe that if he was really a pedophile, then he would have molest his own children. I think that it's unfair for the public to judge celebrities. Especially, someone like Michael Jackson who was very secretive about his life. The reason why people always have something to say about MJ is because he didn't address the rumors that people fabricated. MJ was a legend. Also, whoever can say it was Elvis, you're wrong. He was a fucking junkie and his music didn't unite people of all races like MJ's did.

my obsession for food

the smell of food fills my nostrils and as always im hungry. i love food its my favorite obsession. i could eat soul food all day. it taste so good, but i think my favorite is italian food. the marinara sauce taste so good. this weekend i made lasagna i have to say that it was of the hook. i could have used seasoning, but since it was my first time i wanted to stick to the recipe. dam i think that i think about food more than i think about boys...thats really saddening to me. smh.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Long day for me, and still realing from restlessness.What a task full day filled with what i love, being interactive and active. What drives me to insomnia is my vigilance to live life, finding time for all my interest even if it means the death!

Glasses or contacts

yesterday I wore my contacts for the second time. I've only wore them twice and they feel really uncomfortable. I only have them for 14 days.... Well now 12 days. They are only the free trial meaning that I am testing them out until i actually get the real contacts...but they have been so much work to put in and take out. I get so nervous when i do anything that has to do with my eyes. 

I realized that i don't want contacts and they arent neccesary. I like to see but i dont like how i look without my glasses anymore. Soon i will get laser surgery and i will be happy.

to the MJ talk

Michael Jackson was never convicted of being a pedophile. HE was accused. I can accuse the writer of that blog of being an "ASS" but that doesn't make it so, does it? He was in a court and found not guilty. If he was a pedophile we'd be hearing from dozens of young men coming forward (now and before) to say so. And the dude from the first "ACCUSATION" has later recanted his story and said his dad put him up to it for the $$$. If your child was truly molested would you honestly settle for money or would you want to see it thru so that the accused actually serves time? If u settle for the money then what does that say about you as a parent???

MJ was not a pedophile. He is a LEGEND who unified more than 1 BILLION people during his memorial (and even more fans before and forever after). His message was one of LOVE, HEALING and humanitarian acts. Weeks before his death, he had been trying to get a hold of the leader of N. Korea (Kim Jung-il) who had two Journalists put in prison to serve 10 years of Hard Labor. Jackson knew this dude was a huge fan of his so he was trying to get a hold of him. Tell me that those journalists wouldn't be freed in 2 SECONDS if MJ got him on the phone and said "I'll have lunch with you if ...." WHAT!!

MJ united folks from all corners of the globe, from EVERY country, EVERY religion, EVERY HUE.

Who else can you say that about? He truly loved and felt the world's pain. The song Usher sang to him at the memorial "Gone Too Soon" was written by MJ for Ryan White who died in the late 80's / Early 90s of AIDS.

MJ was a genius, a visionary, a leader, a humanitarian and nay, may I say, a Messiah!!!!


I think the worst feeling a person can have is the feeling of loneliness. Ive been feelings this way for a while. Not lonely as in with friends or family because for awhile that will get you by, however im talking about not having a other half lonely. Someone to give me what I cant give myself. Someone that i can share my accomplishments with. I guess im just tired of it being just me. I dont need someone to complete me, but it would be nice or help. Being single gets old and boring after awhile.

wow mj

Laughs out loud I'm sitting here listening to my teammates talk about Michael Jackson. Wow it's crazy there arguing about Joe Jackson and how he is a bad parent. Bix is talking about how Michael is a pedophile. Crazy at the end of the day they will say that Michael is a legend and they can agree on that one thing.    

Monday, July 20, 2009


Lately work has been over flowing. Its like a clogged toliet, uncontrollable water keeps coming out. But in my case instead of water its videos that need editing and articles that need writting plus posting.

NBC tour.

So, last Friday presentation my team won again. Im happy for my team but pretty upset that the presentation didnt come out too good this time. But hopefully this friday our presentation is wayyy better. Also my team won the weekly points this time, which im pretty suprise about.

So, today i went to the NBC tour. It was pretty cool. Before the tour i saw Alex Rodriquez and I was very excited because i never saw him that close and because hes good looking =]
So, at the tour I met the lady of the host 'Who wants to be a millionaire'. I forgot her name, i think its something Meredith. Anyways, she was so nice. She was doing an interview and we got to watch her talk. Also another famous person name Tori Spelling passed by behind me and i had no idea. We got to go to many different studios and take photos. So the tour overall was pretty cool.


HELLO, everyone... I'm back. I've been gone a week and I'm happy to say that my team kept things together. They missed me and it's time to get done to business.

Damn, Where are all the BLOGS!!

I think last year , all the kids on ALL the teams had to Blog EVERY DAY or at least WAY more often than now, Dang!!!!! WTF!!!

Did anyone cover Obama last week when he was in town for the NAACP awards?

Did anyone go to Gracie Mansion to do the kick 0ff of Harlem "week" like we do most years?

Anyone go to the HARLEM BOOK FAIR this past SATURDAY?????


Friday, July 17, 2009

Memoir - Workshop #2

It was great seeing everyone on Wednesday. Thanks to those who blogged and brought in ideas for a memoir. Don't forget that next week's class in on Monday. I hope more people blog and write this week. Points, points, points!

REMEMBER--Blog assignment only online.
Writing assignment is NOT on your blog. Bring it to class!

Blog Assignment
Write a few sentences about the dictionary word you were given in class. Extra points if you add a picture.
My word was silver.
Silver reminds me of my grandmother's hair. She's 90 and has a full head of thick hair that has been silver for over 30 years. I know her hair used to be dark, but it's been as silver as a dime ever since I can remember. Unfortunately, I have hair like my other grandmother, who has been almost bald since she was in her 70s!

Writing Assignment
Decide what your memoir will be about and write the first paragraph. Bring it to class written on paper or typed.

REMEMBER--Blog assignment only online.
Writing assignment is NOT on your blog. Bring it to class!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I had i long day filled with anxiety that things won't go accordingly to plan. What happens to amaze me is that with all that pressure, something worth while happens. The prize is greater at the end, when it is all done. During the day I fall in spells of confusion, only to gather myself correctly at the end of the day, feeling accomplish.

About to get....

PAID!!! Yes, finally the pay check that I've been working for is on it's way. And on the even brighter side work is challenging but fun.


our powerpoint is mad fustrating and complicated. its soo how like why is it soo hot its like down south type weather id understand...i just wanna get shit done right now please jesus...

i cant do this

dam its hot as hell right now. i cant do this its mega hot. like why is it soo hot. dam this shyt is un natural omg. now i gotta write this article that im dreading to do...whyy!!!??? let me get my ass bak to work smh

so today...

So, today Yolanda, Jefrrey and I went to the Yankee stadium to do some P.O.S.
It was pretty cool. But i have to go back to the stadium because i want to go back when theres a game. we were trying to go in as press but we had to call in advance to do that, so i guess next time... We interviewed a few people because at the stadium there were a few people.
Later on my team and i have to practice for our presentation if we get the chance to do that because im getting aggravated with this team -__________-

global warming

Im soo hungry, but besides that fact im about to post a essay about global warming. I love the topic of global warming it is so fun and realistic. it is really plausible that in the next decade the world as we know it will not be. especially if people dont do their part. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

hostile and humane

Consider that having a blend of characteristic that are completly different make it difficult to figure out, what your reaction is toward laws men live by, to wonder why some stay on one side of the coin, is to guess whether your ept to choose a position. Jecky and Hyde is the explanation of being strictly partisan toward a behavior that has consequences,either can be good or bad depending of the status of the ruler.

Bronx Zoo

Today my group and I went to the Bronx Zoo. Well, it was very hot outside and i can not stand the hot. It was so crowded. It was very hard to do a P.O.S because everyone was rushing to look at the animals. Nobody didnt want to stop and be interviewed. That was getting me pretty upset because I kept asking many people if they wanted to be interviewed and they kept saying no. That was bugging me out. I ended up interviewing a young girl who looked about 12. So, at least I got to interview someone. But i dislike the bronx zoo and will always dislike it...

another one

i have to do another p.o.s for the mayoral campaign. im soo tight..matter fact i'm od pist, but i guess i have to do what i have to do. smh cant wait till this did is over. i hope i can get another burger before i leave. 


just ate a burger...that food was soo good. i want more now! like right now! uuugh still beaming from seeing karrine steffans. she is so pretty and down to earth...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


tedious! that is what describes managing, making other personalities more foreward with projects in a timely fashion.Well, actually micro-managing was my function today,being more profuse in detailed work. Flucuations of feeling are part of the tumultous day, never do they take control of the demanding deadlines. One things for sure, repition is developing my skills in this hectic enviorment


Why as of lately that i walk into the doors of hl i am engulfed with this feeling of sickness. I dont understand, I know I dont deserve this madness. Sigh...I walk into work today and when I got to the gate I felt sick. Smh!

later today.....

Some of my team members and I will be going to the Brooklyn Bridge later (hopefully). Im alittle excited because i love walking the Brooklyn Bridge and its going to be fun. Im not that thrill about walking to the 6 train and getting off the last stop, that is going to be so much walking and alot of stops on the train. We're going to do a P.O.S on recession and alittle bit on eco-Friendly.
While Dacia, Franchelly, Lachelle and I go to the Bridge, the other teamates is going to be working on something at the site...Well I'll see how the P.O.S goes later on.
<--------- took this pic ;)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Thinking state

My thoughts run rampant as I try to gather myself,for clarity and organization. One thing is obvilous that my sequence sometimes wanders out of order,even though,I feel connected with my task at hand,slip I fall into uncordinated terrain. Themost expected event happens,refraining to original territory,only to grip on my thinking.

This week...

For this week Presentation, we have to do Eco-Friendly. 
I am very excited about this topic because it has to do with making the world a better place. In five minutes my group will be heading out to Central Park to do a P.O.S. We are planning this very good and are coming up with lots of creative activites.

Since my team newseum won last week, we are trying to win again =)

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Hey everyone, it's Nyiesha for some who don't know. Umm, friday's presentation went well. All teams were decent to an extent especially for the first presentation. However, friday, altogether was pretty intense. There were some heated words exchanged and lots of tension in the room. It shouldn't be like that. This summer should be an enjoyable experience for everyone.

For the people who aren't familiar with how HarlemLive works, in the fall, people work individually and cover stories alone. It's less stressful because teams aren't in existence. Regardless, what we do is fun and more than just a job. It gets more intense in the summer because of the competition. Nonetheless, nothing is personal. Everyone should respect everyone & it starts with yourself. You can not control what others do to you, but how you react.

There should be no animosity between teams whatsoever. Goofs are a joke. They mean nothing personally. If someone (regardless to what team they're on) is fooling around, isn't doing what they should, then they'll be goofed. It's as simple as that. It doesn't mean that you aren't liked or whatever, you just weren't doing anything. People please don't take anything that happens this summer regarding the competition personal. This is supposed to be enjoyable. Get with the program and play the game!!



Getting prepared to research the gay arts exhibition,to discuss topics on creative art work of gay artist and roles of gay man in the world.What i come to realize is that the psycology of gay men is so indepth that it complicates the regular individual,to a lack of understanding of the nature.My plan is to bring clarity on the various topics surrounding gay arts and all things in general.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Trying to figure, what increase gratification a man goes threw to feel he has to rule over his fellow counterparts,in the life that brings many joys.We are all connected some way or another genetically,so why feel the desire to conquer others with no remorse of standards or obligation of living a wholesome life. The use of tools that many are not aware of,render the masses of the supreme rulers,which the title is granted by us,giving the tyrant a safe haven.

Memoir - Workshop #1

It was great to meet so many new people at HL on Wednesday. I can tell it's going to be a summer full of interesting and moving memoirs. I enjoyed hearing all of the creative six-word memoirs everyone wrote in class. This exercise was to show how POWERFUL words are. You can tell a story, set a mood, or start a mystery in just six words! Of course, we'll be writing more than six words as the summer goes on.
Remember your assignments for next week.

1) Blog assignment: Write about the first time you felt (surprised / embarrassed / pain / proud). Choose one of those items and write at least six sentences about it on your team blog. See if you can post a picture to match what you wrote. (Blog required, picture extra!)

2) Assignment to bring to class: Write down three ideas of what your memoir could be about.

  • You're not writing your life story from birth! Think of one event or one experience you could write about.
  • It could take place over a summer, a month, a week, a day, or even an hour!
  • Think of things from your childhood, from 5 years ago, from last year, from this year, and even from this week that would make interesting stories for your memoir.

Bring the ideas to class typed or written on a piece of paper. Just write a phrase or sentence for each idea. Don't start writing your memoir yet.


Memoir Ideas

1. The time I was living in Ecuador, and I got locked out of my apartment and had to swing from a rope into the window.

2. The time when I was 5 and I got a cat for my birthday.

3. The banana story when I gave a girl a banana in the NYC marathon and wound up knowing her.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Lets say that victory is in arms reach,your confidence is high,than all collaspe happens leading to failure,what do you do next,hmm! weep over the loss or continue to strive over the things most wanted,but,that most don't get,victory,its all about being victorious

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Today at HL

Today at HL im working on a presentation for tomorrow. Its been kinda hard to work together with 10 or maybe 12 other people. Theres so many views and opinions and somebody who doesn't know what to do. We've already been goofed 2 times by nyiesha. So my team has been on the look out for absolutely anyone who wants to GOOF off. Working with photoshop on the presentation with katheryn is kind of difficult because ive been using photoshop for 2 years and still dont know how to do even the most simple things. I make things work so much better with the paint programs thats on pc's...Well im going back to the presentation setup...
btw my team is the best even though we have our ups and downs we all enjoy doing what we are soppose to do.


What a long day

Omg I came into work extra early today. at 12:30 pm mind you work starts at 11 pm lol. However i usually come in at 4:30 so that is a HUGE improvement. Now its 5:35 and I am still here smh. Hope I get extra credit for this! 


Depressed that M.J. died. I was fine throughout the whole memorial on Tuesday until Jermaine Jackson sang smile, Usher sang, and then M.J. daughter came on stage and made this quote "I just wanted to say ... ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father ... you could ever imagine. And I just wanted to say I love him ... so much." Dam, that was a tear jerker. I really couldn't stop crying after that, she got me.

gray hairs

ok so my team is really stressing me out my team leaders are very great right now and i really enjoy working on pos and i am not going to be here next week becuase i have training so i wont be here 


I'm extremely stressed. My mom just killed my night, with her bull. Anywhoo, I have an amazing team with great people who are motivating. We have a list of stories that we intend to cover next week starting Monday. Carlos, DeDe and Michael are covering a Gay Exhibition on Monday. Nydera, Olivia and I are going to cover a book signing on Tuesday. We have a lot to do. I'm still working on my MTA story. I terribly miss Michael Jackson. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


There have been too many many classes. My brain is over loading right about now.

Tell me something

what's happening family,tell me something,why is it that we fail to accomplish? is there any absolute answer? or do we just plan to fail! the message is clear succeed at all cost or forever be dumped in a miserable abyss,regretting it your entire life.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The drama

What's the deal family? nothing much here, but,the drama,that lurks me as a mosqitoes.This day happens to be a day of reflection,on whether to retaliate or stand at attention,wow,the many choices I have!
My day was pretty hectic. My team leader already started doing the video and now shes editing it. Tomorrow my group and I will be discussing about the P.O.S we will be doing in the streets. We were going to do a P.O.S where there were a memorial for Michael Jackson but instead we had to take a video class. The video class was okay.


I made a few logos my group agreed on of them (the one I liked the most) so I'm pretty happy today

ok so im kinda mad that i did not get to fo to the michael jackson tribrute but we had to learn video first. all these accumalation of points is reall overwhelming and i really want to go to the POOl SOOOO BADDD but our friday presentation is going to be hottt were gonna go realll hardd.


Okay today is very unorganized. I'm at a lost and i'm getting a little stressed but hey i always get through what ever my problem is.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Today was hectic. I got in at 1:30 and was introduced to the new members of my team. It was crazy. I picked 3 new girls and a guy named Michael from Graphics. My team is efficient. Although, I wasn't there, my team held everything together. Carlos assigned certain tasks to people and when I came in, Shelise and I assigned roles to people. I'm super excited for this summer. My team is great and very productive. This summer is gonna be great!

Woke up

Hello,Harlem Live family,Innovation Creation my team,another entry in the day and the life.Where do I begin? oh yea,waking up this morning thinking of my daily task of waking up,keeping up with the motor that starts me,to realize that life is good in most cases.To distinguished misery and contentment is contrasting waking up and not waking up,so am woke,that's a sweet thing!


work has been fun lately but too much walking

Morning time

This morning was very hectic my baby sister had me running around. She wanted to watch Curious George and Clifford was on.  My baby sister name is Jessica but everybody calls her Jessi. She was screaming at me, and i had gave her some cookies then i got ready for work at HL.  

Friday, July 3, 2009

1st day of summer youth

Yesterday was fun but hot and humid day. The team i have is kool its Kendra, Justin,Nick,Kiara,Lucy,Italie and me. We went all over the world in the rain it was nasty. We got alot accomplished in just 6 hrs. It was nice to meet the new members they are funny and goofy sometimes but when it came down to it they did they had to do to get the job done.We split up some did harlem while others did the east village.

Now Kendra and I are getting everything together for the conclusion of the Hunt!!! 
Today is a hectic day. Im so tired and my best friend wants to play around. I have alot of stuff to do today and some of it will not get done because it aint possible.

Rehearsal of Thriller back in the day

Thriller rehearsal

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gone Too Soon

This video was suppose to play at the BET tribute to MJ but Don Cornelious spoke to long... so wasn't able to be aired.... Tear jerker.

we ALL lost the Scavebger Hunt!!!!

OMG! When I first got here, I was rushed out to participate in the annual scavenger hunt. This was my first time unfortunately, although I've been apart of HL for 2 years but never did the scavenger hunt. It was crazy. I split my team up in 3 teams that surfaced entire NYC. Carlos and DD did everything in Harlem... Zinu and I did our part in Soho and Branday and Brittany did their part in Times Square. Nydera stayed at HL to complete everything in the office. It was a pretty good set up.

However, because of lateness, we were disqualified and lost. I think it was unfiar that Richae's team won because theyh came later than us. HOwever, when I asked Shelise how was the winner decided, she said based on punctuality. Richae's team came later than us, but because of circumstances, they won. Circumstances should not matter, because we had trials that prevented us from being on time. We didn't make excuses.

Secondly, I don't think it was okay that Richae and Kendra caught a ride with Kevin, who was one of the judges. But I mean, it's over. I just think that no one should have won if punctuality was a priority. Because techinally we all lost! Good experience tho....


Today i was in a scavenger hunt on a larger scael and searched for stuff all over manhatten . we walk so much it was like walking through hell. we had gotten rain on like 3 times and we got lost twice.

ughhh hunt from hell

Today was definitely an adventure. Although kind of fun, it was quite tiresome. At some point I wish I wasn't even there but it taught me lot about my city. Certain areas I had never even seen before. Overall though it was pretty fun. I like the fact that we were given a task like this because it allowed us all to come together to accomplish a task that we all felt like taking a break from. At the end of the day however, we did what we had to do to the best of our abilities and completed our task, thanks HarlemLIVE.

The HUnt

Wow, that was a very LONNNNNNNNNNG scavenger hunt !!!!
At first when giselly gave my group the paper of all the things we need to accomplish today, i was thinking to my head 'OHH MY GODDD', i thought we were not going to get it done.
So, me and a team member Margarita went to 125th and was going to the restuarnants, Apollo Theater and MOREE, it was pouring outside and it was hard!
So, then me and Darcia was doing moree things, and my feet was killing me.
After that, me, Darcia and Margarita went downtown. It was such a looooongggggg ride on the train. we went to 14th street and walked to Astro PLace. it was such a journey today.

So by 6:30 my teamates and i got to HarlemLIVE and we were very relived.

This scavenger hunt was pretty fun !


Hey harlemlive blogg readers. My name is Italie lewis and today was my first day at harlemlive. I recently resigned from HarlemLive because of personal issues but im back in business and my first day here was FANTASTIC.  I met  couple of new people that i really enjy spending 6hrs a day with. I went on the most interesting scavenger hunt with  LousiMary and i enjoyed my time with her. I got to share somethings with her and actually learned that a 15year old female been in tons of country then i have and i'm only 20. Weird Right? But anyway. My first day back at harlemlive was fantastic and i cant wait for many many many more fun moments here. I LOVE YOU HARLEMLIVE.

scavenger hunt

yayay so were doing the scavenger hunt and im really excited cux my team is going to go hard we either go hard or go home ! its really tiring but the ppl in harlem like the buisnnesees and stuff gave us no promblem.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

first day

kkk so todaii was the first daii and the people was really coool the staff was funny and kept me interesting and everything. i am very tired and is in desperate need of a SPA treatment or realaxation .. i cant belive this i sound like a 80 yr old woman and its my first day at work !
ohh mann welll im out to sleep. todaii was fun tho

First Day w/ Newbies...

Today was the first day for the new kids. We had a few ice breakers and the kids are cool, for the most part. I actually have to go now... my cousins are performing at the Apollo....



First Day Of The Summer Program

I just got in from my third day at Columbia's summer law institute. It's brilliant but it's hard work at the same time. The mornings usually start with a guest speaker, today's speaker being a defense attorney who's most recent work has been representing detainees at Guantanamo bay. His talk was kind of intense but incredibly interesting. The morning session is to do with "Criminal Justice theory and practice" with Mr Deets, then after lunch we delve further into the "Criminal Trails" aspect of the law with Mr Zarkovsky. Our coordinators are both law students at Columbia Law School. On Tuesday's we do workshops with Miss Mayani the intern, yesterdays was all about study skills. We'll be going on trips most Friday's, one of which will be to the United Nations HQ. I'm hoping to get into their college bound program which is great for getting scholarships and keeping your grades up in High School.

When I got in none of the summer students were here but they will be next week so I'm really looking forward to meeting them. I'm kind of mad that I won't be here more often in the first four weeks of summer but I'll try my best to earn tons of points for my team when I am here.

HarlemLIVE, for the first day was actually enjoyable. The icebreakers were a success. Usually when i play those kind of games in a new environment the participants, don't want to participate, and that gets on my nerves. I hope to come back again and have a good time doing what i like to do

Ice Breaker

Today was my first day of actual work it was so fun i me a lot of new people that i never reallytalked to. We had ice breakers to get to meet the new people but i am happy that I got paid for meeting new people

Today at the park

Today at the park we did the ice breaker and got to met lot's of cool peole.
It was fun but i hated the animal activity.

marrrryyy =)

Yesterday, me and 3 other girls from HarlemLIVE went to 45th street to a women workshop and we met Mary. J Blige. It was very fun because we got to ask her questions and get to know her more

Heh Malik

I've enjoyed your posts. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you before I went on my vacation. Hope I can meet you in the fall if you come back to HL. Enjoy your summer.