Sunday, August 30, 2009


I've been weird about going to school for years. I feel like 80% of the time, post-secondary is a bunch of non-sense and all you get in the end is a piece of paper, a stack of bills and unlimited stress because you a) can't find a job in the field you put your blood, sweat and tears into studying... b) you find a job but you're unfulfilled and not getting what you want out of it... or c) you got a job doing something completely different than what you spent 2-5 years and thousands of dollars studying!! I also think there's a lot of bullshit politics behind this whole idea that a person can never get anywhere in life until they go to college or universary but, that's a whole 'nother topic and just my opinion.

Anyhow, as you all know [and as I've mentioned before] my first love is music and I am a firm believer that anything under the Arts catergory (music/ acting/ photography/ visual arts/ etc) should be taught and learned by experience and not in a classroom where a teacher sits you and a hundred other people down to drill information in your head day in, and day out. Granted, you'd have to learn how to read notes to play instruments by reading sheet music. You'd also have to know the difference between camera lenses, shutters, megapixels, etc to know the ins and outs of photography.... But is the classroom the only way to learn these things?? NO!!! Find people who are in these fields and learn by doing!

Don't get me wrong though, I'm not completely writing off the school idea. I think post-secondary can be helpful and maybe even necessary in the medical/ business/ english fields because of all the theory and content one needs, to know those courses inside and out. Catch 22? Maybe...

Here's why I'm currently annoyed: In the last 6-8 months, I've decided to shift my career focus a little more towards styling [for now]. I've done some hands-on work, which I love, but I feel more inclined to get into the business aspect of it. I have a great business idea but even after researching, looking through how-to books and trying to get information from people who have started their own businesses, I feel like I haven't progressed or learned enough to do it on my own... that and the fact that a lot of you Torontonians act like helping someone is against your religion.... GET IT TOGETHER! I'm not one to beg for help so I figured, if I'm interested in business, why not bite my tongue and at least look at what different schools have to offer??

Ok so, I found what I believe is the perfect course for me to take, so I can learn what I want and apply it to my ideas. Mind you, I found this course two days ago, the September 2009 classes are "waitlisted" and there isn't a semester start for January... ARGH :@! It's a course at George Brown College called Fashion Business Industry and I'm a bit irritated that I didn't have this idea and need to look into it 6-8 months ago! Under the admissions section, it says that applications would need to go in by February, confirmed by May and courses are to be paid by July. TODAY IS AUGUST 30th!!! Just my freakin' luck...

I spoke to my friend about it and she told me to call and ask questions before I just say forget it... [I actual think she's pushing me because she's afraid I'll never give school another try after this, lol]. I personally think anyone I talk to would laugh at my attempt but, you gotta start somewhere right? Then again, this could be a sign that I'm suppose to continue researching and teaching myself the things I need to know to get my business going..... Who knows?

Any thoughts?


Dope&Fresh#8 by Ms. MusiQ featuring Miu Miu bags

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Dope&Fresh#10 by Ms. MusiQ featuring Vivienne Westwood

Friday, August 28, 2009

Throwback.... WOW!

Oh man! Shouts out to Andrea Lewis [ ] for posting that throw back video of the group IMAJIN... WHOA! LOL!

Who remembers that group? I remember falling in kiddie-love with John, because he reminded me of Romeo for IMx (or Immature depening on how old you were, lol) and anyone who knows me knows that Romeo was the love of my young life! Here's a video from them, the one I used to watch all the time... Ummm, I guess looking back at it now I realize what a terrible video this was with such terrible vocals but, I mean, they were young boys going through puberty... *shoulder shrug*

Imajin - No Doubt

Ms. MusiQ is wondering, did y'all catch Megan Good and Donald Faison in the video?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rock flavour?

Can't lie jDiggz... I actually like this!

jDiggz - Leave Me alone

Words to the wise...

My sistah from another mistah put me on to these words and they are SO true!! I got so caught up in my last relationship that I forgot to do me and completely lost myself!!!


Define what you want and expect in a relationship before starting one. Make your expectations known, so he can make an effort to meet them- that is if he is willing on his own. Never let a man define your role in the relationship. There should never be restrictions on your capabilities. Spend time on your own needs. Put in the same time and effort on yourself as you spend on him. Never hold back being who you are from the begining. Sooner than later he will figure you out. Let him know what he's getting himself into. Give him a fair chance to respond. Give him the truth. If he cannot handle it, he is not ready for a relationship. He cannot pick and choose your past- it is what made you the person you are today- the person he is considering a relationship and possibly a future with. Meet his friends and let him meet yours, You are both different people around your friends. Be his friend. Do not depend on him to give you what you can give yourself.

Understand he isn't perfect and neither are you. Don't be hard on him when he hasn't called you. Instead call him to make sure he is ok. What better will you be if you're expecting him to read your mind when you can't read his? Then you would already know why he hadn't called. Follow your dreams and goals. Never put your dreams on hold for his. You are worth the wait and he will wait if he has realized that. Live life for yourself. Make your own plans and succeed on your own. Depend on him to only be at your side supporting and encouraging you. LOVE him unconditionally. Even if he won't show you the same. You do not love someone to be loved back. Love is not an obligation. and the moment you feel like it is, it's not love. And always remember, love changes as people do, it is up to them to decide whether that love changes you.

All Men Are NOT Dogs!

From now on, I will refrain from saying the words "there are NO GOOD MEN out there" because in all actuality, it's completely my fault why I meet the bad ones! I take ownership of that and I am now working on correcting my wrongs!!

Here's another video from the always inspiring Shanel Cooper-Sykes:

We still miss you!!

R.I.P. Aaliyah Dana Haughton... January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001

I cannot believe it's already been 8 years since the passing of the one and only Aaliyah.

I'm still as sad today as I was 8 years ago. I'll never forget that morning when my cousin ran into the room to wake me up (morning breath all up in my face) yelling, "Tee, wake up! Wake up! You have to come downstairs and look at the news... Your girl, Aaliyah... She's dead!" *Cue the tears*

I swear I watched that BET news coverage everyday for MONTHS! I was hoping it was a rude joke but sadly, it wasn't. I think that was also the day my fear of flying became unbearable :(

Continue to sleep peacefully babygirl. You're still..................

How Could The One I Gave My Heart To

More Than A Woman

We Need A Resolution

Are You That Somebody [I use to know the whole dance to this one!]

Monday, August 24, 2009


This is a YouTuber named Zewdy.... She has a cute voice and all but I'm really posting this video because she does Beyonce's Ego dance.... & it's HILARIOUS!!

& just because I like her, here's her original song 'I Don't Wanna Wait'

--Ms. MusiQ hear's the Bob Marley influence.... she likes it!


Your voice sends chills up my spine!

Karina Pasian's version of Beyonce's 'Ava Maria'

Just because...

Zhane - Crush

--Ms. MusiQ likes him but he doesn't know...

Sunday, August 23, 2009


No one can tell me that this kid doesn't have problems... Why the frig is he so angry tho?? LOL!

Freak out #1

Freak out #2


--Ms. MusiQ is tryna figure out why this dude would wanna eat somebody's first born child... YIKES!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fav Couple #2

Lance Gross and Eva Marcille... Nuff said!
[ps, Lance is HOT!]

--Ms. MusiQ gives Eva two thumbs up!! *Ohh what I would do with all that chocolate.... YUM!*

Hmmm, I disagree...

I'm a Mya fan but I can't get with "her type of man".....

Mya Feat. Bun B - Show Me Something

Friday, August 21, 2009


So, my dudes are back with a video for one of my favorite songs on their latest album.... So Good is a BANGER!!

... But umm the video is... MEH. I mean, it's a lot better than Stadium Music but it's lacking something.

PS... Brian looks like he's trying to fight his lead girl, LOL!

Day 26 - So Good

Mary J. Blige - Stronger

Sammie - Sky's The Limit


Usain Bolt did me proud this week.... Has me wishing I continued running track!

Breaking his own world record in the mens 200M... 19.19!

Breaking his own world record in the mens 100M... 9.58!

--Ms. MusiQ is proud to be of Jamaican decent... today!

Why the frig...

.... are Reggie & Kim back together?? I CALLED NEXT DAMMIT!!! UGH!

.... did Shemar Moore get plastic surgery?? I mean, I think he's
annoying but he was already good looking!

.... is Amber Rose such an attention whore? You're a cute girl with a stellar body so you really don't need to be THAT obvious with it!

.... is this Mistah Fab dude still breathing? Listen honestly, no one cares who you're attracted to and as a dark skinned woman, I'm GLAD you wouldn't holla at me!!! Crawl back into the underground sewage from which you came!!!

.... did Omarion leave Young Money ONE WEEK after being

.... is Kelis asking for MORE money? Doesn't this chick understand she's pretty much set up for years to come!! *I heart you K but you're trippin!*

.... Why are Tiny and Toya's daughters Zonnique and Reginae getting a reality show?

.... is Y&R getting soooooooooooo good?

.... do girls think I care about their misguided emotions? I'M GOOD REGARDLESS!

.... am I still home on a sunny friday afternoon??

*5 mins later*

Why the frig is it pouring outside AGAIN??? FML!


Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil, and Salmon

1/2 pound whole-wheat spaghetti pasta
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 (4-ounce) pieces salmon
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons capers
1 lemon, zested
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat
Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes
Drain pasta and transfer to a large bowl
Add the garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper
Toss to combine
Meanwhile, warm the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat
Season the salmon with salt and pepper
Add the fish to the pan and cook until medium-rare, about 2 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fish
Remove the salmon from the pan
Add the basil, capers, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the spaghetti mixture and toss to combine
Set out 4 serving plates or shallow bowl
Place 1/2 cup spinach in each bowl
Top with 1/4 of the pasta
Top each mound of pasta with a piece of salmon
Serve immediately

.... Enjoy!