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Something lucky to play like a master

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Lucky charms don’t have to be actual charms and any gift can bring luck to someone as long as the feelings are there when you give it. This St. Patrick’s Day, don’t feel obligated to give a gift with shamrocks or clovers on it. Give whatever will be the most meaningful for you and your loved ones. For the avid golfer, that may be a gift to remind them of their favorite course and where they always want to be.

A personalized gift is a great way to give the perfect gift every time and since golf never goes out of style, the is perfect for any golfer at any time. Let this lovely item inspire the PGA hopeful in your life and bring them good luck and good memories in the process.

Don’t rely on luck……

Friday, February 20th, 2009

This St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t have to rely on luck to get the perfect gift for friends and loved ones. Read our blog and you’ll know just what to get everyone on you list no matter how choosy they are. Personalized items are always in style and are always appreciated. As an added bonus, the great quality of the items mentioned here will be appreciated by anyone lucky enough to receive such a thoughtful gift.

If you want to give the gift of luck for St. Patrick’s Day without a clover or shamrock imprint, then the is just what you’re looking for. The shiny chrome and glittering rhinestones really make a statement and everyone loves the Zippo brand. Although the sleek look of this lighter will make you feel lucky, there is no luck involved when trying to make use of the lighter. Unlike other brands, as long as there is fluid in the refillable lighter, it will light every time (which is why Zippo lighters are a favorite with Hollywood and have been featured in television and film from the A-Team and Armageddon to the X-Files and Zoolander). Combine the beauty of the product and the personalization of your choice and add in Zippo’s lifetime repair warranty and you have a winning combination that cannot be beaten.

Awards Ceremonies and Personalized Awards

Monday, January 26th, 2009

It’s that time of year again where actors, directors, musicians and others in the entertainment industry are being celebrated for their extraordinary work. Though a few awards ceremonies have already passed, there are still more on the way. Many people are very interested in the nominees, the winners, the clothes and everything else related to these ceremonies. Who will win the Oscar for Best Actor? Whose album will win Album of the Year?

Some of us may host or attend themed parties to watch some of these ceremonies like the Grammy Awards or the Academy Awards. If hosting one of these viewing parties, a fun idea would be to give out your own awards to your guests. Celebrate your star friends and give them a award. Or give someone a , a , or a . These gifts are a simple way to add a special touch to your awards party.

If attending a viewing party, these awards can also be given to the host as a unique thank you gift. With these personalized awards, guests and hosts can feel like celebrities amongst their friends.

Why did you die, Natasja Saad?

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Natasja wasn’t Jamaican, although she spoke her own very charismatic version of patois, with an entonation, speed and accent which, when uttered by her,  evoked an awe and wonder in me at how this Danish woman could manage to speak a language in a manner that only Jamaican natives could manage to do.  The answer is perhaps that, besides being talented at picking up languages, she also felt an attraction to things Jamaican, as she dressed and spoke the part.

Her father was from the Land of Blacks, Sudan.  To me it would be entertaining to think and speculate that it’s probably her Sudanese genetic heritage that  In Jamaica the public adored this transplant from Europe.  As one of her own. They, in fact unanimously, chose her as the winner of the acclaimed   …..  festival over many of their own long standing native contestants.  It was the first time in Jamaican history that a foreigner had captured the hearts and imagination of the raggae music fan base in Raggae’s own capital, Kingston.

Tasja had the elegance of a Maxim model, the street smarts to hustle along and thrive among Jamaican ghetto dwellers, but above all, she was Danish, an European whose white race heritage was hers, bridging a gap between black and white. Her fluent Danish allowed her to create the coolest of lyrics, at least from an English stand point: One could swear that at times she was singing in what appeared to be a mixture of Spanish, French, English, German, and Afrikaans. She contributed to the Danish raggae scene in ways no one had before. She was adored all over the world and her ascent into stardom was only beginning in the U.S.

On a fateful June 24, 2007, shortly after being the first foreigner ever to win the acclaimed Irie FM’s “Big Break” music contest in Jamaica, the car she was riding on hit a utilty pole, taking her life.

The unique lyrics and rhythm of “Calabria” will make you wanna dance and celebrate the birth of a star. Calabria has become a dance club cult classic.  Enjoy.
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Just as Jeniffer Lopez rose to stardom catapulted by her impersonation of Selena, a TexMex star who got shot and killed by her own secretary,  I hope that likewise an up and coming  aspiring, talented  singer finds a similar inspiration and soul infusion from Natasja. May Natasja’s musical influence bring about new inspiration to new artists as they sing to new heights in originality, beat, and rhtythm.  In the name of a star that should have been.