Friday, December 21, 2012

My Academic Interests (NYU Supplement Question)

My greatest curiosity is what I have not yet risked. Exploring unknown territory and being able apply concepts from the past to our present go hand in hand. For example, at the Clive Davis School of Recorded Music, I was intrigued by a class where students had the chance to study the work of well-known preceding artists in a critical manner. Which is awesome. Why? Deep, creative, and analytic thinking has motivated me to achieve academic success. As I mentioned before, at NYU, I can use the city as my classroom. Not every answer is inside a textbook. I want to use my academic learning beyond the classroom to become even more cultured. My goal is to dive deep enough into a specific area of the music industry in order to breakthrough and change it. Change it how? I'm glad you asked. The music industry is very confining. It puts artists in a bubble. YOU are a rapper. YOU are a singer. YOU belong to country. YOU belong to hip hop. But who says people shouldn't be able to jump across genres? Why should we stay in our own bubbles? How else are we going to unite and encourage understanding across cultures? NYU's global network, and connections are all anyone needs to create that type change. I am steadfast in my belief that without having an open mind and an open heart, one can ever achieve true creativity. By the time I graduate from college, you will see a person who has thrived in an inner-city environment and projected change on a global scale.

Why NYU? (NYU Supplement Question)

NYU is not its own little bubble. I can walk outside and not just be part of NYU, but part of the world. It has always been in my lifelong goals to pursue an artistic education in New York. My mom, aunt, and cousin also attended NYU for their master's degrees, so to follow in the footsteps of people I look up to would be icing on the cake. New York City allows me to experience interaction with such a wide range of people from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. I don't think I've ever been in a place that offers such a unique cultural mixing pot. New York will allow me to develop my performing arts skills and utilize learning experiences that I won't be able to find anywhere else.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

What Intrigues Me? (NYU Supplement Question)

So let me guess. You probably think it's simple. Some farmer somewhere just simply cultivates his crops and sells it to the grocery store who sells it to us, the consumers. Duh, right? False. Actually, there are huge monopolies and injustices tied to raw food production. Times have changed. Businesses have evolved. For better? For worse? Being a person who considers herself to have a kind heart, I find it intriguing: the lengths people have gone over time just for money. The film "Food, Inc." does a fine job at depicting what modern farmers must go through as they try to keep food on the table while being forced to corrupt the food itself. Things have been overlooked by the government, by companies, and even by ordinary people. However the industry has spun out of control to such an extent that no one has been able to stop it. One reason that this film was so significant to me is because I see a lot of parallels between the food market and the music industry. The media is also owned by a very small number of corporations who dominate everything that we digest on TV, in magazines, and on the radio. Many people don't realize what they are being sucked into. They think it's all just a matter of who's talented, when it's really a strategic game of "Who can fool the most consumers?" The real question is, who will rise to the scene and propel change for both of these industries? Well, you're reading the words of someone who's already on the mission.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


And I told myself, that I would never feel this way again, for loneliness just seems like such a dire sin. I'd like to think that I was just so comfortable with myself That there is no absolute need for anybody else. But I guess I was wrong... I really thought I was strong. Turns out I'm just weak As anybody could be. The colored glass that I used to hide behind Is faded. Now I feel blind. No direction. No place to go. When I prepare for sunshine, Down comes the snow. I hope it's not bad though. Maybe I can figure this out. Everything happens for a reason Without a doubt. But this isn't for me. The dream that I see, because clearly, I don't even have the means. I mean I could try, but has that gotten me high? No, I'm still stuck. And I haven't had much luck. Though I'm still grateful for all the things that I have achieved. It still makes me wonder... What the heck does God really have in store for me?

Friday, February 3, 2012


It's time to relax.
Forget all the bull.
It's time to chillax.
It's time for renewal.

Where this life will take me,
No... I'll never know.
It's just a matter of time
before the God shows me where to go...

But I'm scared to ask for his help
because for too long I've neglected Him.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Great Escape

This goes out to all the people in the bloody sufferings, the stains of lost love and emotions seems so overpowering You’re in a war full of battles tempting the demise of love. You’re waiting for redemption and the Savior to come from above. But, I must inform you that that ain’t all it took For me to open my eyes, scope around the place and look. It’s deeper than just wanting to know what comes next. It’s breaking down the walls and giving up your very best. It definitely ain’t as easy as it sounds, especially when you feel as if there’s no one else around. It's really not easy as it sounds especially when no one’s there. Like you’re the only person without a perfect life. It’s not fair. Just have faith. Realize and believe that the tree you planted once used to be a seed. This is for the ones who go through all the stress Of tryna love someone who only knows how to reject. It’s hard, yes I know— and you can tell me that I’m wrong. Just, realize that the constant trials help to make you strong. You’ve been looking for a way to find the Great Escape. And every time you cry, Ain’t no one there to wipe your eyes. Will this ever go away? Can you live your life? You’ve been lookin’ to escape the adversities and strife. And I know that things may not always turn out to be what they should be. But the only thing that matters is that I have hope and still believe That Karma still exists for all of human kind. It’s the people with the evil eyes that always end up blind. But that’s fine. Don’t worry about them. I know I was still a good person in the end. And always I tried my very best to strive For the fame, success, happiness and the good life. I am making ends meet, and I am staying strong, Though I sweat in the heat, I shan't be here very long. ‘Cause I’m free. I fly— Unbound from my chains. I’m crossing out the lists of “what ifs” and “never agains.” I am now a bird soaring in the sky. My dreams are now reality and so is living life. They said I wouldn’t make it, but see, look at where I am. I’ve helped so many people that they stick to me like plans. I have never gone astray from looking for the Great Escape. And every time I’ve cried, There was still hope in my eyes. Now this will never go away… For I have found the Great Escape. I can start living my life. That’s why today I fly… I have inherited royalty. I am a princess. Don’t care what your do or don’t believe. I do deserve this because yes, I have been through a lot. Despite your judging, quite loud selfish intervening thoughts… you don’t even know. I was lying to myself thinking I’d never find a friend, But I was faithful to the Lord even to the very end. And, the cons of what was meant to be can no longer envelope me because I know that I am free and yes I surely do believe… I have never gone astray from looking for the Great Escape. And every time I’ve cried, There was still hope in my eyes. Now this will never go away… For I have found the Great Escape. I can start living my life. That’s why today I fly… I know they said not to believe in me. I know they thought I’d end up just a sad young tragedy. But realize nothing is strangling or just tearing me. Forget the world and all the stupid animosity… that’s what that is. I spit first. Sometime I finish last. But I have passed the test in a course called, Life Class. That’s right, you wanna see what you’ve made of me. I am now a King I’m living out my dreams. Though the war has escalated more, I’ve got a stronger Core. I shall withstand all the storms. For, in these fragile bones lives my mighty throne, And in this strong heart lies a work of art. But I’ll never forget the time I had spent feeling sorry for myself and just about everyone else. I’m a million altercations made of colored cellophane. Put me on a clean slate, everybody knows my name… I remember looking for a place Where i could find a great escape. But it was all in my mind. Just had to leave some things behind. I was looking for a place Where I could find the Great Escape. But, it was all in my head. And now I’m conquering instead…

Saturday, September 17, 2011


I can't breath
his heart suffocates me
but in a good way
this is how i want it to stay