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Sage in a Matrix Introduction

Sage in a Matrix, Professional in a Matrix

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Sage In A Matrix

What? The world doesn’t work like that!
Have you ever been told, maybe by a person showing some frustration, the statement above?

Do you remember the thought or action you took in order for the friend or acquaintance to comment through his mind’s eye on the perceived inexperienced on your part?

You are not alone. Childhood is a time where we do a lot of learning along with commendation when we do right; and correction when we do wrong. Thus, by the time we grow into our young adult phase, we have seen the benefit of listening to our parent(s) experience in a large array of matters.

Then, months or years later, depending on your background and culture, you are told something that you’ve seen works, “does not work here”. It can be disconcerting to say the least.

It worked for your parents. Why is there a problem now?
You see, the above experience could possibly be one of those times when you have to take the contradictory statement with a “grain of salt.”

“But how will I know?”

That is such an important question you ask.

The purpose of this series is to answer such questions about professionalism and some business matters. This series is titled SAGE in a Matrix for the following reasons:

A sage is as a wise person. A philosopher loves knowledge but may still not know how to apply the general knowledge on one, or a host of subjects. Some sure love to talk about these topics though with a smile; as they soak in the knowledge of Einstein.

For example, your parents will have taught you tried and proven application of specific topics in your environment with a sage’s skill. Yes, a skill you learned, no; made a part of you in honor and trust. You saw it works.

Now the person who just referenced your experience as naive can cause you to make a self assessment.

Does this person know what they are talking about or are they philosophizing?

There are times your professional career will hinge on being able to tell the difference.

This brings us to the term “A MATRIX. “

“A” meaning there is more than one “matrix,” or containment of backgrounds and cultures. You will find communication and professionalism exhibited in different ways with honor and trust. Though it requires extra effort, the key to success could be someone possessing sage like experience.

This series will talk about the fundamentals of contracts, standard operating procedures, and the ethics involved in the decision-making process. At times, you will hear me reference a spiritual Bible quote. Why? Because it is, as we say, part of me. And it is with such knowledge that has stimulated my thinking and reasoning over the years to maneuver through this world’s matrix.

In my experience, I have found most people are spiritual, spiritualistic, or both.

“Huh?”

Well more on that subject in later chapters. Just how does it affect us in professional interactions? Or does it not affect us at all?

I will not be using any “blue language” as old timers used to say in this series; all the same, you will at times laugh at my wonderful, well-timed, witty, over the top, humor! While at other times, you may give me that look, “Oh, no he didn’t!” And my reply, “Yes, I did.”
But at the end of the day, you will be just fine. Just take an aspirin and call mother or a friend in the morning.

Keep this in mind. I’m not claiming to be a perfect sage (Adjectives: wise, sapient, judicious, prudent, sensible, sane mean having or showing sound judgment.), but I assure you I have known and worked with some of them in my life. In the next chapter, I will share some of my applicable skills and experience for a point of reference.

This way when I state something that makes you say “no he didn’t”, you can have confidence that I am able to offer context proof of why it is so. I do my utmost best not to be philosophizing over serious matters that will be life changing to you. I’m just sharing techniques and experience that can help you Perceptive Readers at least in one way, if not more. Ask some of the past highschool students who graduated with 4.0 GPA as readers of this website. Of course, they made those grades on their own.

I’m just sharing you are in cerebral (thinking) company as we say.

As it is, though, the choice is always yours to make in a matrix.

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Expressions Abstract Art and Colors

Expressions Abstract Art and Colors

Expressions through Abstract Art and Color will lighten up not only museums but also places of residence. Colors provoke emotions in us humans.

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Reader: Why does he always bring up the word humans?

Blogger response: Humans have a heart of sensitivity and love to appreciate people and culture. Since you are a regular reader here, are you not this type of human?

Okay, back to “Colors provoke emotions in YOU.”

This is a wonderful gift we have in life. Look at a flower right now. Even if you are presently sitting in a comfy chair with no flowers around, I’m very sure you can pull up a jpg of a flower on your electronic device.
Okay, let me help by providing you with this one. You knew I would do this for you; didn’t you?

What emotions were or are provoked in you? Well, I tell you now, I see beautiful, totally beautiful. Don’t you too? Could you imagine anyone having anything negative to say about this beautiful wild orchid blossom?
There you have it, the positive influence of color.

Colors in Abstract Art

Let us talk about Abstract art. Abstract art uses color in a way that does not always have a point of reference. For example, one person may look at a masterpiece of abstract art and see a form of a human, yet the artist is/was not limited to the body’s real proportion sizes. The shapes and forms may be readily seen and understood, or not. But here is the point. Abstract art is enigmatic at times; however, you often see the imaginations free use of colors in various shapes and forms.

Interviewing an Artist

I had a chance to talk with an abstract artist. Tracey B. is an empathetic person who is highly respected by the people she works with and manages. Since she is constantly giving out instruction and encouragement to others, what is something that gives her joy in and of itself? You know; personal time.

Autumn River by Tracey B.

Tracey’s face lights up as she relates how from an early age she loves expressing herself through art.
Her artistic tool of choice is Acrylic paint. Tracey explained to me all about the consistencies of Acrylic paint, and for the sake of refreshing my thoughts on what Tracey explained to me in detail on the subject, I went to Wikipedia. Will this information also help you?

Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint containing pigment suspension in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with acrylic gels, media, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with other media.-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylic_paint

Tracey according to her experience says acrylic paints are inexpensive and easy to work with.

Tracey’s Expressions through Art and Colors

Tracey loves colors! All kinds of colors! She expresses herself through color and different mediums. Pastel, nail polish and even glitter glue; to name a few.

One thing we continue to see in culture is how people express themselves; for example, musicians sing and artists paint. Imagine for a moment if someone like Tracey didn’t have this way of expressing her heart. Would she still be the same person people love to spend time with at play and work? Yes, most people would still enjoy her company.
All the same, this additional question comes to mind.

Presented in this article is a small gallery of work from Tracey. She has a lot of paintings. But you know how this Product of Culture website appreciate authenticity:
“Please share which paintings have meant the most to you throughout your life?”
Tracey’s reply: “These are the ones I made some time back when I was going through a lot of transitions in my life.”

Tracey overcame obstacles that some of the readers may be able to discern in her artwork.

Just how much more Tracey’s personality is alive because she is able to express this God given artistic talent in personal time?

Keep this in mind, one of the joys of culture and life is how these different God-given talents may move us to take time out alone. Then, when such ones have stretched their petals of imagination, they return to share and beautify the whole community.

Everyone has a gift to share with others to make them happy. Let us continue to be appreciative of one another. Yes, culture is like an infinite museum you never want to leave, but you are still very happy because you can return again and again.

WILD ORCHID BLOSSOM

Expressions Abstract Art and Colors

Remember the wild orchid blossom near the beginning of this article? I will wait for you to take a look at it one more time. Now remember how the colors of this flower filled you with positive feelings. Take this feeling with you whether you are a skilled painter, or skilled in many of the enthralling occupations and hobbies in life. One thing is for certain; we experience life through colors so let us continue to look at all colors of expression for the value they can provide us in art, in life, and with a genuine smile.

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A COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

A COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

Have you listened to the Jasmine Thompson Colour album? What about the music videos accompanying this album? Here on the Product of Culture website we will talk about all of it. First, I want to mention a Billboard Exclusive for you.
The Colour EP came out on April 5, 2019.
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Billboard mentions all the instruments that makes this such a wonderful album! And it makes supporters of Jasmine feel proud of her writing skills in collaboration with the producer Eg White.
Adele and Sam Smith are additional notable names where he used his talents in album production.
Billboard gives us this bit of news about the song “Loyal,” How it is so heartfelt.In this song we hear horns, percussion, and piano instruments.
As I have stated in the onset, and before in conversation, use of such instruments on the Colour EP gives a 1920s sound to it. I originally stated it sounds like the mid 1900s to present day.
In the next section I will talk on the subject of what this album will mean for some readers here including myself. This means I will be including statements from Billboard’s exclusive with Jasmine Thompson. What these songs mean for her as a singer and songwriter.
It will be made clear when I quote her interview and when I am in my assessment or commentary mode.
It is my hope you will enjoy the full production music and lyrics videos placed in this article. At the conclusion of this reading, you will also have links to Jasmine’s channels like Spotify, Official website, and stores.
There is also the professional manager of the Official Jasmine Thompson Fan Site. His name is Stefan. The links to all these social accounts will be in a well put together section near the end of this article.
Thank you for visiting and sharing the Product of Culture website with your friends and family! Shall we begin with The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson Commentary?
The JASMAG 2.0

You can take a moment or more to read through the headings of this 2019 year’s JASMAG
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“Loyal” The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

Billboard Exclusive | Jasmine states:

Loyal was written in two parts. I was in a relationship that was great, so I decided to write a couple of verses about our story. Eg came up with the first round of chords and I said to him, “It would be incredible if we could get a sort of brassy sound for the song.” Eg, being Eg, pulled out a saxophone that I had never seen, and began to play the main line and put it through a vocoder…After 6 months, we got back in to finish the song. I had gotten out of the relationship and thought that we should add more to the end. Eg had added this beautiful piano breakdown to the song and I was so excited. I think it really reflected the change in perspective about my relationship. This song definitely opened doors for how we approached the production of the rest of the EP.

Perceptive Readers & Music Lovers Thoughts

People love people and people love animals. These are the sentient or conscious living creatures that need each other’s loyalty. Without it, where would we be? You see, being loyal causes us to stick with another through hard times even when they are:

“ Treating me like dirt!”

Have you ever heard some one say that about another person?

Then maybe you were the one who replied,

“Loyal like a dog.”

Present and past owners have experienced on days they were not feeling their best and could not walk their family pet, he/she would bring you the leash/collar and give a light bark to remind you it was time for that one mile walk or jog.
When you stayed in the bed your faithful companion licked you to see if that would work. Now, for some of your animal family connections, tell the rest of us if you experienced this:“Angel, I’m really not feeling well today,” or “I’m sick.” The response to your feeling ill, a “Woof, with a whine”
Then, if you allowed it, your faithful companion jumped up on the bed to protect and comfort you all day. The missed walk forgotten and forgiveness granted all in less than one billionth of a second; if not that long.
Your inability to fulfill your responsibility to your family pet, did not stop he or she from fulfilling their loving role to you.
Jasmine Thompson is a sensitive soul. Just take a look at her real life thoughts on matters. In the song “loyal,” you know for sure that even though her relationship took the turn for the worst she would honor the “light” or all that was special about it. Indeed, precious about it.

In times past, this one writer, who sometimes talked with people having marital difficulties would say to each joined couple:

“What is it that made you fall in love with this person in the first place?” Sometimes it took more than a few minutes to receive the answer from both. But after some tears, well the ladies would cry, and the men just had dust in their eyes. Even though, we were in a class 1 clean area environment living room. Somehow the atom size particle in the room found its way into the men eyes.After heartfelt reflection by the both, it served as a motivator for them to honor that period of light where they were “head over heels” for one another as a cultural idiom goes. Yes, “bent over backwards” to take care of one another with understanding.

“Loyal” Official Music Video

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“More” The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

Before the EP went to mix, we were a little bit unsure of how to finish this song and resolve it properly. When I was 16, I wrote a song that had a very similar concept, but I never did anything with it. It was just hidden in my voice memos for two to three years. I’ve always wanted to have a secret track, where you have to wait a while after the end of a song and then a whole new little song appears. We dropped the voice note at the end of the song and I crossed it off my bucket list.

Perceptive Readers & Music Lovers Thoughts

“More” is a song that sings about a range of adult feelings. Jasmine is at that age between 18 and 21 when they are doing more than thinking about the romance of life as a fairy tale, but how it requires hard work at times to learn the give and take of it all. How willing are each of us to approach a special personality in our life with all humility and say what is needed to help that person with whatever it is they sincerely need in life?In this age we live in, often people have to talk so much about being tough in this “cruel world” that we lose a sensitivity to others needs and the humility to even give it.

How do you Perceptive Readers feel about this?As teenagers grow up, there is still an importance to maintain a childlike attitude; not naivety, but maintain the humility to ask and be willing to do what will help your significant other. This helps in all relationships, but especially when two people already have quite a bit in common.How much More will you give for what is needed?

More [Official Lyrics]
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Here is the Live Band singing “More” in video number 2
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“Some People” The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

This song took us a really long time to finish production. It started off as a very chilled song, which is based on trying to make sure a friend knows that they are loved. Eg and I didn’t feel like we could nail the production on our own, so we started to look at bringing another producer in. [U.K. producers] MEZZ really helped us see the song in a different light.

Perceptive Readers & Music Lovers Thoughts

Just like what you have read in the ‘More’ section, Jasmine talks about trying to make sure a friend knows they are loved.
I love this song, I more than identify with what Jasmine shows us in this moving music video production of this song. Yes, it is making a powerful statement; yet with Jasmine’s voice, you hear a yearning and sincere desire to help.
Something to keep in mind when someone you meet has been betrayed; saying and trying to force them to trust you just because you smile or are now running in the same circle together is not going to cut it for everyone. It depends on how often they’ve been betrayed in life and the scar extent of the damage. A lot of people in positions of trust know this to be true. Positions of trust, meaning professional caregivers, in fields from the medical to the spiritual responsibilities.
It does not mean you have to be a professional in a position of trust to know or learn this as a friend. It means you do have a reference point of experience to call upon if it does not come naturally to you.
Jasmine said MEZZ really helped them to see the “Some People” song in a different light, and we certainly appreciate the insight MEZZ brought to the table. From group gatherings, to intimate conversations, that you and your friend both need. There is a time for everything. A time to be sociable in large crowds and a time for private conversation.For the friend that has more of a quiet or introverted personality, he or she will often gain so much more a happy feeling of value from one true friend, then a hundred acquaintances. This too, sage (experienced) like persons in positions of trust know and understand this to be the case as well. Inasmuch, make application in the manner with a cause no further harm desire.Remember there is a time for everything. As you find the balance, more than one friend will find your presence a blessing, as the cultural expressions goes which is based in principle.

“Some People” Official Video
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“Take Care” The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

Normally, verse melodies start lower, so you don’t give away the lift of the chorus. But on this day, I really wanted to try something new and use my falsetto more. The original demo was a lot higher, so it all sounded very petite and floaty. This song was very close to not being on the EP…We finished this song on the night before going to mix. It was so nerve wracking, I have never been so excited and stressed at the same time while trying to finish this song before the deadline. It felt so good, going home at 2:00 a.m. after spending the whole day trying to solve the puzzle.
Perceptive Readers & Music Lovers Thoughts
I found it interesting that “Take Care” almost did not make it on the EP. Do you hear the anguish is Jasmine’s voice singing this song? Let me tell you, with one more cultural expression, “We need to wrap that up” tone and singing style “and sell it in a bottle” so everyone can sing like that. You can be sure I am chuckling while saying this to others.I one time, oh I mean my friend, tried to hit a note like Jasmine, and let me tell you, even the lions at the zoo ran into their cages.
The song, Take Care, shows the depth of a woman’s love. Make no mistake about it, over the years, you heard stated here about the marvelous ways we are created. Women have been bestowed with talents and insights that deepen the more they love you. Not that men don’t possess these qualities, because they most certainly do. However, from an early age you will see the female gender have or develop these sensitive and loyal qualities at a faster pace.
It is the nurturing mindset. This is why when you hear Jasmine sing:
Take care please remember There’s an always open door Come back to me Come back to me Take care go and be that That stupid man I know Give your love away Then come back for me
A lot of men, have heard similar sentiments. That is; the mental challenge part Jasmine is referencing.Yes, some men find out the first year of marriage what a mental challenge it is by their mature wife! Though I am making light-hearted statements about the first year of couples, there are hurtful situations that happen in some relationships where the anguish that Jasmine is able to place in this song is heard from either one or both mates.
Here is the point. A lot of women inner desire is to still reconcile if the man’s desire is there as well. Yet, as one family member may say, “But you better straighten up and fly right.”
Take care (Official Live video)
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“Amen” The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

This song is probably two years old, or more. We wrote this song with so much passion and it was a very emotional day. [The] original demo was a lot more aggressive and it kind of blew your ears off, so when we had the week to finish of production, we tried to see how else we could decorate the song. It had always been a very negative and melancholic song, but that week, something new had clicked into place. I could suddenly hear a happier, more jumpy version. We started experimenting with table harps and different melody lines and it all fell into place.

Perceptive Readers & Music Lovers Thoughts

You know what? I love Jasmine’s new album; however, I love, love, this song. Really, then, I want to know how can I buy the rights to this song, like the way I purchased the COLOUR EP on the Apple store.Okay, this may be a little too much. Still, I used a form of hyperbole to express just how much I like this song. One day, I may be able to hit the Amen note, I sure say it enough.

And those horns!

Amen, so be it, let it be written and let it be done. It is my whole mind’s agreement with heart strings pulled, this song and the whole EP shows us that Jasmine’s voice has a special quality of sound. Her writing utilizes her ability to share her story to us in ways we most certainly can relate, no matter what the year we were born in that makes us an adult with a childlike innocence (without naivety) in age.

Colour (amen) Official Live Video
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Jasmine Ying Thompson Born November 8, 2000

In April 2019 OVER 582,315,330 (UPDATED 610,453,016 views November 2019) views on Youtube .
2013: Bundle of Tantrums
2014: Another Bundle of Tantrums
2015–2016: Adore EP
2017: Wonderland EP
2019: COLOUR
Concluding Thoughts- The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

In conclusion, I just want to share this is the second EP I have purchased of Jasmine’s craft. Even though she is a singer, in my mind, I know she can out marvelous feats with her voice. It is a beautiful thing to sooth someone with healing words and cause people to feel happy with the tongue period.Another one of life’s gifts.
I want to once again thank the Jasmine Official Fanpage for the use of the images on the Product of Culture website over the past couple of years.
The same goes for her managers, mother(father) and of course Jasmine.
Always wishing the best for them, and you Perceptive Readers, and music lovers. Kind regards

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Why I Love Irish Dancing

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The Irish Dance Attraction. In this “Young Minds and Students of Today” post, Emma (15yrs) tells us why she thinks Irish dancing is fun. The dance involves strength and grace. The history of the dance is not clear. Some sources report that during the era(750-1060 AD) of the conquering Vikings many books from the 7th and 8th century were destroyed or lost. Books that could have shed light on the origins of this cultural dance. Today people express their reasons for learning the dance, whether it is by tradition or choice, all the way down to this 21st century people are still Irish dancing. See the Irish dance feature and then read Emma’s concise explanation of why she participates Irish dancing. Thank you Emma

Irish Dance Competition Example
An Irish Dance Teenagers View

Emma ‘s Thoughts
“I started doing Irish dancing when I was 3 years of age and have been doing it ever since. I come from an Irish background so its tradition. I love Irish dancing and it has become part of my life. I don’t just like participating because it’s fun and keeps me in shape, but I love to compete. Competing in dancing is an amazing experience, as everyone wants to win, but we are all so competitive. I attend dance classes 3-4 times a week and I do soft and heavy shoe. I can’t explain how important Irish dancing is to me, without it, I wouldn’t be who I am today.”
Emma

The Recap
Again, we can thank Emma for sharing her feelings about the Irish dance. As a recap, these are the points we can take away from the interview:
Irish dance involves strength and grace.
There are competitions
Irish dance can influence a young person’s outlook.

If you found this interesting, be sure to make someone’s day by telling them about this interview!

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Shakira Articles Volume

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Intriguing Poetry and Professionals

MIND ACTIVE

She Walks With Confidence

She walks with confidence and no man has to wonder why

She radiates beauty and intuitive women grasp the natural appeal

Children flock to her presence because they know she has her own

The confidence does not mean her days are without trials that produce the sad emotion of making her cry

The beauty is charged by being more than skin deep where the heart says I want to know God’s Will

The presence of her is a nurturer because she was nurtured The man and children who possess her are happy to say she is bone of my bone

Who is this person of all these things? It is Mom

— James L. Jr.

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Songstress, Musician, and Entrepreneur

Shakira is known on the world’s stage for being a singer, songwriter, dance choreographer, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and entrepreneur. She founded the Barefoot Foundation (Pies Descalzos Foundation) with this mission: “The Barefoot Foundation works to ensure that every Colombian child can exercise their right to a quality education. Our model targets displaced and vulnerable communities by addressing their unique needs.”

Shakira is a phenomenal entertainer! Her songwriting ability and singing is also impressive. When it comes to Shakira, this writer loves to joke; no red-blooded man can say her name once when she is performing publicly or on the television screen, except me… This is why some writers may cover their mouth to speak the second Shakira under the breath. Wait a minute; this is supposed to be a non-fiction book, please excuse my dry humor. It is probably just best to exclaim, SHAKIRA, SHAKIRA with no shame, and say “That’s right, she is like my daughter, or sister, or cousin.” Though young men from their twenties on up probably won’t believe your explanation.

Did I digress again?

In all seriousness, there are qualities Shakira shares with us on the world stage that shows she is capable of carrying on a conversation with just about anybody, and we have not even talked about all the languages she speaks. This chapter is to give you a view of Shakira from an English speaking/writer person’s perspective.

Introduction to this Commentary on Shakira the Woman.

Often, when a person makes it in the “big time” as they say, then it is not highlighted or forgotten, such persons still have a common ground with humanity. The treatment of such persons at times can even be mean-spirited. To ignore that these are still people who laugh, cry, live life, and love their families, as they may also like you if you give them a chance, is something merciful people never do on purpose.

Starting Point A) Shakira Shares her Motherly and Scientific thoughts for little Children.

Shakira Shares her Motherly and Scientific thoughts for little Children.

Shakira is known on the world’s stage for being a singer, songwriter, dance choreographer, and entrepreneur. She has been recognized with esteem by her musician peers. Shakira’s love and desire to help financially poor children moved her to bring a dream of hers into reality. She saw children living in poverty missing out on receiving a quality education. When the opportunity materialized through hard work, she founded the Barefoot Foundation (Pies Descalzos Foundation) with this mission:

“The Barefoot Foundation works to ensure that every Colombian child can exercise their right to a quality education. Our model targets displaced and vulnerable communities by addressing their unique needs.”

Presently there are five schools across Colombia that provide education and meals for several thousand children.

Shakira is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

For this article, we are highlighting the side that few get to see. It is understandable because it involves her children and family. Family time is family time.

By Shakira sharing her thoughts on what children need and her experience in the article, “What motherhood taught me about a child’s developing brain,” it reveals another facet of this (Said with all due respect), passionate woman.

Hence, let’s view some of the statements from this mom. Like moms around the world raising their children with love and insight, she possesses a concern to know about how her child’s mind/brain is growing, so to speak.

Specific Thoughts From the article Shakira: What motherhood taught me about a child’s developing brain | World Economic Forum

Here are the expressions Shakira made from this linked article.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/01/shakira-mother-child-development-education Specific Thoughts From the article Shakira: What motherhood taught me about a child’s developing brain | World Economic Forum

Points A, B, and C are considered in the next heading as to the effect of this article on one writer’s personal feelings on this subject of a child’s developing brain.

A) Millions of children spend their earliest moments starved of the protection and play they need.

B) Advances in neuroscience teach us that parents and caregivers, health care and early learning professionals, governments and societies can shape the brain structure of every child for the better by enriching and protecting their environment, from the moment they are conceived until they reach five years old.

C) Being a mother of two children who are currently in the midst of their peak brain-development periods, I definitely feel the weight of this immense opportunity and responsibility, which I’m sure is true for many parents and caregivers across the world. As I look at my children, I ask myself — am I doing everything I can to help their brains grow strong? Am I giving them enough love, protection, and nutrition for optimal development? Are my actions positively contributing to their experiences and ultimately their cognitive, social and emotional development? I believe I am, and I am fortunate enough to be in a position to give them these critical elements of early childhood development.

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Personal Feelings and Observations

My feelings were stirred for probably the same reasons yours were in reading the whole article.

Shakira: What motherhood taught me about a child’s developing brain

A child is meek, trusting, and vulnerable by design in the early stages of life. When a baby needs something that child is not going to “be tough; you will hear about it. And the strong, yet tenderly affection parent is able to exercise the feelings of endearment and protection for the child’s welfare. If the children are our future, as one songwriter states, then parents go to great lengths to safeguard this precious future. The child is a gift.

When I see the motherly side of Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll express concern for all children, you know this is another common ground that shows the human race is interconnected.

When Shakira asked, “Are my actions positively contributing to their experiences and ultimately their cognitive, social and emotional development?”

Then when she answered, “I believe I am, and I am fortunate enough to be in a position to give them these critical elements of early childhood development.”

It caused my mind to recall a few things about Shakira as to her present child-nurturing environment. Shakira has and continues to work hard for her children to have the nourishment needed to grow up with thinking ability. And her love of humanity desire is for many others to be in the frame of mind where they also feel, “I believe I am” helping my children to grow up bright and strong. — I will relate thinking ability once more.

Yes, my mind referenced additional items I read about Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll.

*Shakira has shown a real go-get-’em personality all her life. When she has a passion for something, then she takes the time to learn what is needed and gives it her best go at it.

*Shakira speaks five languages. Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, and Italian.

Would you say Shakira has benefited from receiving the required nutrients to develop her brain?

Observation

2.a Children need the proper nutrition daily.

2.b Children need to feel loved and secure. There should be no doubt in their little hearts and brains the parents or caregivers are doing the best for them, as in the best way they are able to do it.

2.c If you will, a child needs daily nutrition or nourishment in these following areas: physical, emotional, and spiritual.

It all works together to develop the brain. Even as adults, we continue to take in the nourishment in these three areas. Parents pass on thoughts or education to their children.

In some lands, as Shakira observed, some parents are unable to pass on the basic nutrition needed for their developing children no matter how much they want it to be so. Hence, in a personal way and a mother’s tender affections for children, she has done what she could to help.

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Shakira Articles Volume Topic B) Comme moi-Black M and Shakira Collaboration

Before sharing information on Black M’s bio, I have to relate something about Shakira, Shakira! Yes, when experiencing a brief fanboy moment you may reflexively say the name twice as a response. -As you readers know, I don’t have fanboy moments.

Now, where was I (Putting back on the professor’s voice mode)? Ah yes, Shakira put on a dance routine that shows why I say IMHO she is one of the best Hispanic dancers in the world. And Shakira’s singing this song, Comme moi, in English is on point. Would you agree?

Due to Black M residing overseas, I knew nothing about him or his music. Here is some information that gives the audience more insight into this talented rapper’s culture and background. You can also see why Shakira enjoyed collaborating with him. And what a display of this man’s singing and dancing prowess we received!

Alpha Diallo aka Black M.’s Culture

“Alpha Diallo better known by his stage name Black Mesrimes or more commonly Black M (born 27 December 1984), is a French rapper and singer-songwriter of Guinean descent. He grew up in the 7th and 13th arrondissements of Paris. He is famous for his membership in the French rap and hip-hop collective Sexion d’Assaut in addition to his solo work and collaborations with various artists…In 2006, he had a joint released Bakry & Black Mesrimes presente Le Pact. In 2013, he released “Ailleurs” as an early release from his solo album titled Les yeux plus gros que le monde that followed in 2014, becoming his first official studio album.” — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_M

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Shakira Articles Volume Topic C) Prince Royce and Shakira in their hit duet DEJA VU

What do you get when you match these components in the art of music?

  • Intelligence/Experience In Writing and Video
  • The Exquisiteness Of Voice And Song
  • Hearts Of Fire
  • Bachata Dance

The answer is a collaboration with Prince Royce and Shakira in their hit duet “Deja vu.”

Shakira is (IMHO) one of the best dancers in the world of the Hispanic culture. But you can ascertain that she is also a quick learner in other forms of the dance culture globally.

Prince Royce, this crooner, whose voice is like silk. In Deja vu, his smooth tone and Shakira’s reserved coloratura range tells a story of two lovers who have moved on (healed) from their past relationship, but are drawn back to one another while considering it is to their detriment. The music video makes me think about a time when the two met in the beginning stages. It was chemistry; there were openness and vulnerability.

Still, even though that time plays in their mind, neither can forget the pain that cut deep scars into their hearts, which they experienced time and time again; like Deja Vu. Will they fall back into the same routine?

Now the flipside of analyzing this video and looking at the ending, it could also mean that both of them have gone through this ordeal with their last love, but now in this new environment, they have found one another and ready to start a new adventure. — These are just my thoughts; you may experience the song and official video in a different way.

Feel free to let me know your take on the Deja Vu video in the comments.

Enough of my thoughts, I would now like to share with you the silky smooth song and dance presentation of Prince Royce & Shakira — Deja vu (Official Video)

Prince Royce and Shakira (Bachata Dance)

Listen Here VIDEO

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Shakira Articles Volume Topic C) The El Dorado meaning for Shakira

The excerpt is taken from “Shakira Finds Liberation, One Song at a Time” by Jon Pareles

It’s an album sung mostly in Spanish, Shakira’s original language — though she is now fluent in English — and it’s full of love songs carried by tropical rhythms. The album is named after a mythical golden city sought in the Americas by Europeans. “Finding inspiration itself and realizing it had always been there all along — that was my El Dorado,” she said. “That was a perfect state of mind.” — Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

Shakira Articles Volume Topic D) Shakira’s Merchandise — Best tour stuff I ever had!

“Best tour stuff I ever had!” This was the very happy response Shakira exclaimed when she displayed all her new merchandise!

Shakira is right, her seasonal attire and the El Dorado Tour has a variety of cool hats, clothing, etc… SHAKIRA’s OFFICIAL STORE

Shakira Articles Volume Topic E) Shakira Congratulations to Dayana Marcela & Ricardo Andres

Shakira & the Fund Pies Descalzos gave well deserved commendation for two special achievements at the South American Skating Championship. See her Twitter status update for Dayana Marcela & Ricardo Andres! The Product of Culture website also sends congratulations! We know it was a lot of hard work but you made it through for the gold. Keep growing in wisdom and doing your best. Again Congratulations!

Shakira Articles Volume Topic F) Carpool Karaoke -Trevor Noah with Shakira!

This had me rolling! Carpool Karaoke -Trevor Noah with Shakira! I really appreciated the way Trevor sent all his adoring fans over to say hi to Shakira in this clip. Trevor is so gracious.

Hey, just be ready for this carpool Karaoke you do not want to miss! Just click on Shakira’s twitter status link.

Topic G) Product of Culture Shakira and Maluma. Latin Musicians Special Edition

A Writer’s Thoughts

Shakira. You will find after reading the Shakira and Maluma article, by Billboard’s Contributor Rebecca Schiller, why music lovers cannot say the performing facet of Shakira’s name in a low tone or even once. E.g., Shakira, Shakira!

Maluma is really, to use an appropriate idiom, in the same boat. At concerts, his name could officially be said and spelled as Maluma!! Just ask the women, and some of the men, who have attended his performances.

Rebecca Schiller talks about these personalities appealing qualities in not only physical attraction but also their views on soccer, family, along with the importance of green juice and being prudent.

This writer has recognized for sometime Shakira is a woman of intelligence and depth.

I’ve also referenced in times past the benefits of reading. When it comes to news today, especially on people in the spotlight, you may agree with this one reference here:

Analytical thinking is not only essential but let’s emphasis necessary today.

There is an abundance of information around today. How does a person decipher whether the data presented to them should be ignored negative slander, stored away, or acted upon?

Reading helps us to not judge a book by its cover.

Reading has helped many to hold the perspective that “where there is a question, there is also an answer.” Analytical thinking facilitates a person’s power to recognize if the answer is factual, or not; if the answer is practical, or not.

Reading books bestows upon an individual confidence that he or she has made a good decision on a subject.

The interview setting that Shakira and Maluma have enjoyed is in a relaxed environment. Though both these personalities are no strangers to speaking in public with bright lights shining on every word out of their mouths; according to many writer’s tastes, a catered environment like the one in the article is more conducive for the inner person of the one being interviewed to express themselves. What makes the person being interviewed feel comfortable? What would make you feel comfortable in a conversation like this one?

Just one more thought the owner of this website feels moved to share with you before I share one paragraph insert from the Shakira and Maluma article and the video with the English subtitle.

As mentioned to the Perceptive Readers, Shakira is someone featured at this Product of Culture website several times throughout the year. People have heard the owner of this website talk about Shakira’s writing and language speaking skills that would make her an excellent secretary. Well by reading the chosen insert below, it helped me to appreciate that I can no longer in my mind’s beautiful world of possibilities call her a secretary; I may just have to call her Reina Secretary instead. (Chuckle)

The owner of this website has a tendency to view her as a Princess; he stands corrected. There’s no shame in my game (Cultural idiom). See how reading helps us to get the facts straight? (Chuckle 2 times)

This excerpt originally appeared in the April 21 issue of Billboard.

Maluma, what do you do to make her so happy?

Shakira: First of all, he calls me reina [queen] all the time. Reina here, reina there.

Maluma: [Laughs.] That’s the truth.

Shakira: When he called me reina the first time, I said, “We’re off to a good start.”

Maluma: I’ve always said that there’s one thing that differentiates us Colombians on a global scale: berraquera [loosely translated: grit, or guts]. Even if we’re not great musicians, we find the people who know how to make the songs great.

Shakira: When a Colombian gets obsessed with something, watch out. Our history and the social factors we’ve been submitted to have turned us into resourceful people who had to survive and find their way in life.

Have you encountered barriers in the industry as Latin artists?

Shakira: The path to success has been longer, steeper, with more obstacles than if I had been born in Florida or New York City. To be born in Barranquilla and start a career at a time when the pop music scene was almost nonexistent in Colombia … When I began with my ballads and my rock songs, it was a very hostile environment. And there was no social media back then. I had to travel the entire length of Latin America to make my music known in the beginning, going from radio station to radio station. Sometimes we were in three countries in the same day.” — Billboard.com

Shakira Articles Volume Topic H) The Zootophia Movie Memories

Zootopia Movie Memories was originally posted in the Year March 2016 as “The World of Zootopia”

It is my pleasure to share this article once again during the Shakira El Dorado World Tour! See the Shakira 2018 in El Dorado Play list.

Zootopia “This film is about diversity; about avoiding prejudice; about the value of true friendship. And friendship with yourself- Having the will, commitment, and determination to accomplish your dream.” Shakira (Cast as Gazelle)

Views and Observations

You will be entertained in ways that are considered fresh for the Disney movie Zootopia. The consensus for many who watched the film is positive.

Before you ask if I was standing outside the movie theater asking survey questions as people came out, the answer is “no.”

After watching the movie, I interviewed people who sat in my vicinity.

Note: They probably were wondering why I was writing in the dark, even during the hilarious scenes in the movie!

Professor’s voice: As an adult, I watched the cartoon, I mean the animated movie, for professional reasons; of course.

The purpose of this review will not give away spoilers; however, the first five to eight minutes of the movie catches the attention by presenting the premise for the motives throughout the animated film. You see and understand Judy Hopps’ heart.

Bullying often has long-range effects on a person. In this movie, one of the takeaways is to still stand up not just for yourself, but for your friends. — You must use thinking ability and have the courage to do this.

In being aware of her surroundings throughout the movie, you see Judy Hopps use brain power, in a manner of speaking, to more than compensate for what some teased as her smaller stature.

Can we talk? The directors/technical animation crew implemented effects at times that made you feel the same height as the characters. The environment made You feel like you were looking up at giants. Then at other times, the perception senses had you looking down at the smaller creatures driving by you.

The youngin side of you may say, “Wheee!”

While the older side could remind you, “I’m here for the children.”

Nevermind you borrowed the neighbor’s children in order to attend the cartoon, I mean animation movie with your head held high!

(Chuckle)

No, in all seriousness, this movie addressed social issues of the day in a way that while the children are being entertained, the adults will say:

“I get where you are going with this.”

Opening Weekend Gross — Zootopia Movie Memories

The opening weekend gross for Zootopia is over 73 million dollars. This is a new opening weekend gross record for Disney’s animated films.

Challenges in the World of Zootopia

At this point, there must be untold numbers of comments and reviews on this Disney blockbuster opening weekend movie.

So is there anything I can share with you that you have not already heard without giving away spoilers?

The story’s narrative (as in the trailers) involves Judy Hopps (Bunny cop) and Nick Wilde (Fox) efforts to solve a crime which unexpectedly exposes them to something bigger that will affect the world.

Since animation can use anthropomorphic type characters, it allows Disney to address live social and cultural situations in ways that attract and keep a child’s attention.

This movie also covers challenges people face today in getting along with one another. You will experience just how fragile relationships can be when words are blown out of proportion or context. — Words really do mean something. Use them wisely to give the desired perception.

In the world of Zootopia, you see everyday situations you may have poked fun at yourself . Since the DMV scene is in the trailer, I will also highlight these points. The children will laugh, but some of the adults will rattle their popcorn containers by hysterical laughter. You know how slow some of these lines can be in specific departments. Be prepared, in Zootopia, you have the sloths running these departments. — Need I say more?

Hear real Zootopia movie theater laughter from the audience. SEE VIDEO

From predators to prey; from characters who hustle others to moments of direct honesty; this world of Zootopia shows these characteristics in different ways. — The audience noticed the efforts.

Interview with a three-year-old — Zootopia Movie Memories

Me: What did you like most about the movie Zootopia?

Three-year-old: The bunny

Me: Is there anything else you want to say?

Three-year-old: Looks at the mother.

Interview with the Mother of the three-year-old

Interviewer: What did you like most about the movie Zootopia?

The Mother: It was a cute movie. It resonates with me because (pointing to the three-year-old) her dad is a cop. I see what he goes through and know how he feels about matters.

Interviewer: Is there anything you didn’t like about the movie or would change? You don’t have to answer this question. (NOTE: I sometimes provide options to not answer questions so the person will not feel the need that they have to overly critique.)

The Mother: “No, like I said, it had me with the bunny being a cop. And my daughter liked it.”

Interview with an Adult Male

Interviewer: What did you like most about the movie Zootopia?

Male (23): It is a cute movie with a good message.

Interviewer: Is there anything you didn’t like about the movie or would change? You don’t have to answer this question.

Male (23): Honestly, I can’t think of anything. I never saw a Disney movie like this.

Interview with a lady (Careful not to ask age in some cases.)

Interviewer: What did you like most about the movie Zootopia?

The lady: It is a cute movie.

Interviewer: Is there anything you didn’t like about the movie or would change? You don’t have to answer this question.

The lady: (Nodding head from left to right) I can’t think of anything. It is interesting.

The World of Zootopia and Your Choice

This movie will make you laugh and feel other emotions. The cerebral content moves you to ask:

“How often do people stand up for one another of different backgrounds and cultures?”

And

“How is the oppression (bullying) affecting people to different degrees?”

Yes, though light-hearted jokes were made at the beginning of this article, this animated movie’s message is not directed just at children but also adults.

This article now concludes with what is shown through the motive and actions throughout the movie.

See Try Everything (Official video song by Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll)

* Be mindful of the movie ratings and their meaning. Your conscience and decisions are your own. These are my observations in viewing Zootopia as an author and professional.

Ultimate Getaway! Costa Crociere and Shakira in feeling Happiness

Do you have a picture in mind a fabulous vacation spot that would help you to enjoy yourself thoroughly? Think about the food, the fun, excursions, and relaxation.

Shakira has a clear picture in mind of her ultimate break from the hustling activities in life that bring moments of happiness and tranquility to her. Some of these events involve Costa Cruceros!

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Do you feel this was a nice walk down memory lane park with Shakira? It is hoped happiness will always reside in your heart.

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Wildfire EP Of Loves Imagination

Loves Imagination get ready for the Marie Digby Wildfire EP commentary.

Statement: Marie is a songstress of music and preciseness. The reasons for her music’s appeal is looked at through both imagination and the creativity of bringing original songs that audiences want to hear. It is one thing for a musician to enjoy her music, but what makes people of different backgrounds and cultures appreciate Marié Digby’s originals? We will also talk about Marie’s new title song on her new Wildfire EP Album!

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Marie Digby – Wildfire (Michael Badal Remix)
Available on the WILDFIRE EP: http://www.2lin.cc/MDWFEP


The Wildfire single is masterfully delicate in the way it produced what heart(s) go through in heightening romanticized states.

The “Wildfire” effect needs little explanation or intellectual reasons for it being so impassioned; for it involves the very life force of the two in-love souls.
Marie Digby in Reality

Marie’s music touches you for different reasons on different levels of experience.

*Singers at times use a form of poetic extravagance to produce the feels in the listener’s heart. When a person sings or plays a song for you like “Your love lifts me higher than the highest mountain,” you feel confident that something wonderful is happening in the relationship. And that is just one case in point factual occurrence.

*This next example of analysis pertains to taking the mind’s rooted thoughts and writing them through an allegorical structure. The story, whether fiction or nonfiction, past or present, mundane to the spiritual are meditated on and produced. This ignites the mind’s universe of infinite possibilities to think and perceive when needed. This way you can grasp something deeper from the songwriter. Marie’s songwriting aptitude in this area, IQ if you will, would appeal (IMHO) to William Shakespeare himself.

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon.” – Wikipedia

You may also reference Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, and Shakespeare’s literary works.

Song Track: My Ghost by Marie Digby

Now that we have mentioned how poetry and storytelling experience is used to attract the listener’s heart, which also softens to feel the feels, we move into an important level of sophistication. We’ve talked about this technique before.
Music Theory & Sophistication

There are epiphany moments where you come to conclusions on a subject, and there is not a distinct word for it. Therefore you express the results of what you observed. Technology is famous for creating new terminology and three letter acronyms! When you learn the purpose and how a program functions the name(acronym) often then makes sense to people familiar with the technology.

Song track: Kings and Queens

Today; technology, human technique, and the musician’s abilities with voice and instruments all meld together in performance.

The performances can be seen live; yet, often on digital video media. These types of performances at times show what the Product of Culture website rating system calls sophistication.

With what has already been touched on, there are additional things seen by the audience from the artists who display this sophistication.

Sophistication encompasses intuitive songwriting ability, optimal body language, and aesthetics in music videos. In this digital age, it is important for the artist to convey to the eyes what the other aforementioned two levels of experience are relating to the listener’s ears.

This way, in the way I and many others in a variety of cultures enjoy music, with all three levels of experiences in full effect, the intuned listener receives from the singer his or her pure thoughts. Her life’s truth.
Three Levels of Experiences

Poetry & Storytelling (Writing)

Music composition (Voice/Instrument)

Sophistication (Visual)
Listening to Marie’s Loves Imagination Music

There are people who have expressed how they enjoy listening to the Wildfire EP on repeat while driving. This is a common environment of choice for most people to enjoy music.

I have another option of enjoyment for you.

Go for a walk, hike, or run while listening to the Wildfire EP. Are you a person who daily traverses one mile or more for exercise? Then as you walk with Marie’s melodious thoughts, the time and traversed land covered speeds up. You may feel at some points that you are moving at such a comfortable pace that your one-mile walk had an extra mile amended to it.

Song track: Jet Streams

What are you thinking about on the hike?

Really, the question may be what are you and Marie thinking about on the hike? The conversation of what is possible between people of like minds and hearts. The conversation of sadness when the value of one another is lost. And then there is LIFE in all its beauty!

Whenever you hear mentioned on this website that a singer/songwriter is ‘intuitive,’ just know this word is used with conscious thoughts.

Intuitive: perceiving directly by intuition without rational thought, as a person or the mind.
Wildfire EP Of Loves Imagination – Marie Digby is an intuitive songwriter.
Marié Digby’s Dreams Became Songs

Marie Christina Digby’s desire is to share her dreams through music with you. Over the years, she has developed her skills to achieve this dream.

Singer

Songwriter

Guitarist

Pianist

Actress
Marie Digby Wildfire EP Heart for Education and Charity

Marie is actively giving her love and talents to help the community. We are not just talking locally either. Look at her quoted endeavors in bullet points:

Wikipedia.org Marié_Digby

2009: she sponsored a songwriting non-profit organization that facilitates donor-designed charitable gifts to children in low-income areas “The Generation Project.”
April 1, 2011: Digby, together with 29 other musicians participated in Jam For Japan Manila, a benefit concert for victims of the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.
2014, Digby supports the Academy of Music for the Blind (AMB), a non-profit organization in Los Angeles dedicated to providing comprehensive music education to talented blind students ages 4–19.

Marie Digby Patreon Page

Marie has rewards for patrons who support her music with one dollar; to twenty-five dollars. Take a look at her page. Marie has so much to share with us!

https://www.patreon.com/mariedigby
Marié Digby’s Songs Become Yours

Along with everything mentioned in this article, along with her official videos, and of course with the new Wildfire EP, Marie’s enjoyment of music becomes your own.

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