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Resolution

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Being a teenager is all about looking back at the year you've been through. It's crazy to think 2012 is just about over. It seems like just yesterday I was blasting One Direction "Stole My Heart" (this was supposed to be the year of love okay, leave me alone) on the way home from church on New Year's day back in January, and now I'm blogging listening to the Wanted "Mad Man" on one of the last nights of December. Time freaking flies, that's for sure. Time to look back and then look forward, make some of those fabled resolutions.
2013, a space odyssey (scratch that, we deleted NASA *with good reason, why are we spending billions of dollars to send 7 people to a great unknown when we knowingly have millions of people in poverty right here on planet Earth, extra terrestrials my ass) another year. Let me just start by saying that a new year is only special because me we make it so. We give significance to the date change, like watching Dick Clark'…

Ties That Bind

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Being a teenager is all about living the good ole family life. Spending time with your family can be one of the most fulfilling things you get to do. Mind you, that it's a privilege. There are so many people around the world who either don't have families at all, or lack the necessary relationships to spend quality time with them. As a teenager, your family is one of the few constants in your life. Whereas friends, likes, relationships and all the crazy rest are variables - your family stays unchanging. You're stuck with them, get used to it. These are the ties that bind.

*Here's another video post fresh off the camera. Color changing shirts, random faces, and some Wii dancing action - goes perfectly with this post - enjoy!

The Cosby Show is actually a dramatized portrayal of my family. It's actually scarily uncanny how similar the cast of characters is to Oteng clan. My dad is Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, like living and breathing, quirky, funny, and all around a selfle…

Silver Bells

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Being a teenager is all about getting into the holiday spirit. Winter is truly magical time of the year (it better be, or else the cold would serve no purpose whatsoever and ain't nobody got time for that). It's a time where people set aside their difference and celebrate by showing their love, generosity and compassion for one another. It's refreshing, it's much needed and that's why it's the most wonderful time of the year. Time to break out the mur, chrysanthemums, manger bedding, angel wings, fluffy handcuffs and wrapping paper - deck the freaking halls with bows of holly, and all that jazz. It's silver bells.

First and foremost, let it be known that Thanksgiving is and will forever be my favorite holiday. Don't get me wrong, I don't ever plan on cheating on all that turkey stuffed goodness and warm fall scents with the cedar pine (mmph), eggnog (that stuff is foul as hell, but actually who drinks that ... I want to get eggnog-wasted #saidnooneev…

Black or White

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Being a teenager is all about figuring out the world around you. Things are never what they seen. People are more than what they appear. Situations arise and each and every one of them is different. Instances never come around the same way twice. We love in a place that isn't so black or white, it's all 50 shades of grey gray.

One of the biggest changes I had to go through in college was my system of evaluating people. Let me just say that people need to be honest, all we do as people is judge one another. It's how we assess who is safe and who's dangerous. It's how we form our opinions of one another. Every interaction, from the awkward laughs, tear-jerking moments, to the intense smoldering eye contact or lip-biting from across  the room (apparently my smolder-stare and lip flirting is the stuff of legend #saidnooneotherthanmyselfever) adds to someone's impression of you. It's like a moving scale, do something funny, cute, honest or cool and people judge …