The New Northerner?

The New Northerner?

Meeting my best friends Sarah and Zara was one of the best things that have happened this year. I hadn’t seen Sarah since our leaver’s ceremony in year 11 and Zara since the beginning of this year, so it was great catching up and talking about sixth form and college with each other whilst eating at our favourite restaurant: Nandos. We went to this great desert restaurant afterwards and the ice cream I had tasted like HEAVEN! I also ate some of Sarah’s pancakes as well as Zara’s cocktail which were both delicious! I spent the last 15 minutes, in that restaurant, munching on the ice in Zara’s cocktail because if there’s one thing I love…it’s ICE. We spent the last few minutes together taking selfies and walking around town and we definitely agreed on meeting up before summer ends. Overall, it just felt like old times, lord knows how much I had missed them.

Sunday was the last time I was going to see Moyo before leaving to go to back to Manchester, so we said our last goodbyes, promising each other that we’d still stay in touch. I’m going to really miss that guy. When I arrived at the coach station on Monday, I was so worried that I had missed my coach but thankfully the coach I was supposed to get on was only 20 minutes late. The whole 6 hr journey to Manchester wasn’t too bad however, I pissed off one of the passengers on the second coach because I accidentally sat on her seat! I honestly didn’t know that the seat was taken but when she came back from the toilet she just looked at me and said “EXCUSE ME, THAT IS MY SEAT!”. LOL. I’m thinking “Why you so loud for??”. What’s even worse is that I had to sit next to her for the rest of the journey beacuse all the other seats were taken. When I reached the Manchester coach station I could see my mum’s head trying to find me in the coach since we got to Manchester 30 minutes late. My mum got a mad beacuse I forgot to give her a hug but it was only beacuse my suitcase was so heavy and I was practically dragging it across the floor. We got a taxi back to my uncles house and I have to say that it was so awkward, not beacuse of the taxi driver (he was really sweet), but beacuse my mum kept telling him that we were going to move to Manchester, find a house here and how she was so excited to move up north beacuse the houses are cheaper. I was just sitting because we didn’t discuss this decision properly, I really don’t want to move to Manchester and I’m going to be in year 13 next year so I don’t want to move school. I was surprised by the statements she had said in the taxi because I didn’t know that everything had been finalised. I asked my mum whether we were definitely moving to Manchester and she said that she still wasn’t sure. I’ve enjoyed staying at my Uncles, this week, but I keep getting confronted by the fact that I’m not girly enough *sigh*. Anyway, the Rio Olympics opening is tonight, well technically tomorrow for people who live in the UK because it starts at midnight, but I’m looking forward to it and I hope you are excited as much as I am for the Olympics. Have a great weekend everyone!

Omone 🙂

 

Music Monday: 18/07/16

Music Monday: 18/07/16

This weeks songs are:

1) J-Unity – Drive Away

J-Unity are talented rappers, singers, songwriters and instrumentalists from North West London. You guys might recognise them from X-Factor 2013, where they were semi-finalists and they were also awarded with the Unsigned Stars Award in 2012. The pair take pride in their Caribbean roots which is noticeable in their music.Their single Drive Away comes with a beautiful music video that is set in what I believe is their home town, where they’re driving around, passing endless houses and admiring the great scenery. This tune is so chill and relaxing and the group found a great balance between rapping and singing which beautifully conveys the message of the song to the audience. The beat and vocals in this song gives me a sense of nostalgia and makes me dream of a better place away from all the problems I have now. Please check out this great song below:

J-Unity – Drive Away

2) Luna Shadows – Waves

I first heard this song when I watched the buzzfeed video: Lingerie Throughout History which displays the change in women’s lingerie since the 1700s to now. Luna Shadows is an upcoming singer from Los Angeles, USA. I absolutely love her vocals in this song, its dreamy and calming. This song to me is a mixture between relaxing and making you want to get up and dance. I can image myself laying on a beach, with my earphones on, listening to this song and watching the waves in the ocean. Waves appears on her EP Summertime. Check out this awesome song below:

Luna Shadows – Waves

3) Coco ft. AJ Tracey & Nadia Rose – Big N Serious (Remix)

Sheffield MC, Coco, returns to SBTV with the new remix of his song ‘Big N Serious’ featuring the West London rapper, AJ Tracey and Nadia Rose. Coco is named one of the “15 grime MC’s Outside Of London That You Need To Know Today” and rightly so because he is putting Sheffield on the map as well as putting the limelight on MC’s outside of London e.g. Bugzy Malone (Manchester). Coco teamed up with Nadia and AJ to produce this live track and music video which showcases their own flow and styles of rapping. AJ Tracey’s part goes in hard, Nadia adds her unique flow and Coco gives nothing but his best. The South East London rapper, Nadia Rose, shows of the versatility of her flow but goes in just as hard as Coco and AJ, so check out this sick tune:

Coco ft. AJ Tracey & Nadia Rose – Big N Serious Remix

Music Monday: 11/07/16

Music Monday: 11/07/16

This weeks songs are:

1) Nick Brewer – Talk To Me ft. Bibi Bourelly

Nick Brewer is an English Hip Hop and Grime artist who released Talk To Me in July 2015 featuring the German singer, Bibi Bourelly. Bibi Bourelly also wrote the lyrics to Rihanna’s 2015 hit song BBHMM. The music video for this song has just over 4 million views. This track is heavily sampled from the original song Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) by Crystal Water. Talk To Me will become the leading single on his upcoming debut album, Recreation. I really like the uptempo beat of this song, so please check it out below:

Nick Brewer – Talk To Me ft. Bibi Bourelly

2) Bastille – Of The Night

Of The Night was released in October 2013 by the British indie rock band, Bastille. This song became the lead single on their album, All This Bad Blood (2013) and it peaked at no.2 on the UK’s singles chart. I love the fact that this song is a mashup of two Eurodance songs, Rhythm Is A Dancer by the German group Snap! and The Rhytm Of The Night by Corona. This song has been given 5/5 stars by music critics and it was called “one of the most inspired covers ever made”. Dan smith wrote this song about a man who is a crime investigator who sees all kinds of murders, but he falls so deep in depression that he commits suicide. Check out this great song below:

Bastille – Of The Night

3) Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi

Kid Sister is an American Rapper who is most known for her song Pro Nails. Right Hand Hi is an electro house track which is the fourth single on her album, Ultraviolet (2009). This song peaked a no.31 on the UK’s R&B singles chart but it didn’t even reach the top 40 on the UK’s singles chart. This song did well in Belgium reaching no.9. This track is the classic party song that gets all hands up in the air, so check out this cool song below:

Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi

Moving Out (My 17th Birthday)

Moving Out (My 17th Birthday)

Woo!🎉 Today I turn 17 years old although, I had to wake up at 2 am so my family could catch a coach to the Victoria coach station to go to Manchester. The whole journey took about 7 hours. We’ll be currently living at my Uncles until we find another place to live in and I could potentially be missing quite a few days of school because Manchester is about 4hr away from where my school is. Me missing school isn’t necessarily too bad because we only have 2 weeks of school left however, we’re starting a big project in Biology and starting to write our UCAS application for university which I don’t want to miss out on.  

To be honest, I really can’t believe I’m 17. I can get my drivers license like one of my closest friends has and then I can get a car. My Uncle in America last year said that he’d pay for my first car when I turn 18, so I really hope he keeps his promise! Ultimately he became one of my favourite Uncles because he bought me my iPhone 6 and my brother’s iPad mini. 

Another thing that is speacial about today is that it is Swoozies birthday!! He’s one of my favourite, if not favourite, YouTubers and it’s awesome to share the same birthday as him. If you don’t know who he is, check out his YouTube channel here:https://m.youtube.com/user/swoozie06. He does videos and animations in funny stories (which is mostly about girls) and life experiences. I wished him a happy birthday on Twitter so I hope he sees my tweet! 

I hope you guys have been having a wonderful day and please comment what you’ve been up to😊🎉🎈

Packing Up

Packing Up

I am so excited right now because it’s my birthday of Sunday and I’ll be turning 17!☺️🎉🎈 Although it might not be a great time to celebrate my 17th birthday because my family are currently preparing to move out of our current flat. It was quite a surprise when I found out we were moving out 3 weeks ago even though I knew my mum didn’t like how small our home was and the way things always broke e.g.the taps. Last year we were moving from our old house to the place we’re still currently in and we’ve only been in our current home for around 10 months, so not even year. I’ve moved houses several times throughout secondary school but this this the first time I’ve lived at a place for under a year. The main reason why my mum decides to move is due to the cost of houses especially when you live in an affluent area like the town I live in.

It’s hard when you’re a single mother, who has to provide for 2 kids especially when you live in a pretty posh town. We would have moved to Manchester last year if it wasn’t for my A-Levels but right now my mum is seriously considering moving to Manchester which is 4 hours away. I’m glad we’re not going to Manchester because I would miss my friends way too much. The main reason why we aren’t moving to Manchester now is because I’ll be going to university next year and I’ve already started the university application in school and she doesn’t want to do anything that could stop that process.

I’ve not really told my friends about the reasons why my family move houses a lot, I usually say it’s because “We want to move to a bigger house” or “My mum didn’t really like our last house, things just kept breaking”, these reasons were somewhat true but I didn’t want to tell them that it was because we couldn’t afford the rent or eviction. I’m not a person who really shares personal information about myself or share information about my home life because sometimes I’m unsure of how I feel about it myself. Most of my friends have lived the same home all their lives and even though I know that moving houses is common, when you do it too many times it starts to have negative effects on you.  I don’t really talk to my friends about things that are happening at home for several reasons but I just getting away from it by spending time with them.

I hope you guys have been having an awesome week so please comment below on what you’ve been up to. Also, I’ve been thinking of maybe doing a Q&A blog post so please tell me what you think about that!

Have an awesome weekend guys,

Omone 🙂