Carlos Costa – Tequila (controversial music video)

Hi there, it’s been 2 weeks I know, I’ve been busy with personal stuff that I’ll be talking about later on. And today I brought you something that may not mean anything to you but it is an interesting topic to discuss.

Recently a Portuguese artist names Carlos Costa released a controversial music video for his new song Tequila.

The comments about it aren’t very nice. Lot of people are being homophobic and shameful about it, but, why? Really…. why?

In my opinion, all countries have someone that is extravagant, that wants popularity and do anything to get it. And when it comes to the music industry, they really do EVERYTHING to be on the spot light.
We all have seen Miley Cyrus’ videos, Psy’s and other crazy artists. Why I do I speak about these 2 distinct artists? Miley because she isn’t afraid about showing her body and Psy for using trending dances and comic stories to tell on his videos, whatever gets people’s attention.

I can say, for sure, that the only thing people is angry about this video is because he is a man. It’s just that simple. Also because he poses naked. Didn’t he get the views?? Yes, he did, so… as an artist, he did a good job. I’m skipping the fact that he is a good singer, for those who don’t know he participated on the Portuguese version of ‘Idols’, although he hadn’t won, he went far.

I just think people should be opened minded about this things. Getting undressed for views, it’s bad, it should not be ok, but if you support one, you have to support the others and accept differences.

Carlos Costa disabled the comment section for that music video, but yesterday he released a new one. You should give it a look, it’s called Survive.

My name is Daniela and I kick and bite

Enemy (2013) Explained

Yesterday I saw the Enemy movie from 2013. If you haven’t seen it, please be aware this post contains major spoilers. For those who have already seen it, you know how fucked up that movie is.

For starters, I would like to say I rate that movie a 1/10 because for a short movie (1:30h) it is really slow and boring. I understand it has a huge amount of details, and people need to be focus and need time to see all the scenario around the main character. Still, I did not enjoy it, even after I searched all the explanation.

This movie is based on a Portuguese novel called The Double from José Saramago. The author was born in 1922 and till 1974, his country lived in a dictatorship which may have influenced some of his book themes. The story from ‘The Double’ is exactly the same from ‘Enemy’ except for one thing: there are no spider! So, where did the spiders come from? Let me explain everything about the movie in point.

51cqv05x2tl

  • Adam and Anthony are the same person, they are split personalities of the same man.
  • If you paid attention to what Adam is lecturing at the beginning of the movie, he is teaching about the ways that totalitarian states keep the people down, and how it happens in circles. So the main point of the movie is how to live and learn without repeating the same mistakes.
  • In this point you have to think about the movie as if the ending part is the first part and again and again. You can realize this by his mom’s calls.
  • So here’s the real story: Adam/Anthony is an actor, he likes girls, he can get with any girls he wants, he cant help it. He get this girl Helen pregnant and marries her but he is afraid of commitment (like he doesn’t committed to his acting career). So he cheats her with another woman (you can tell by the ‘are you seeing her again?’). This gets to a point where she can’t take it anymore and he leaves her to a new apartment and a new job (this is where Adam kicks in). He suppress his memories and doesn’t remember anything from his past life, not even his wife, but deep inside his sub-conscience he still has the same desires, and doesn’t commit, that when he stars seeing Anthony. It’s been 6 month and his wife found him, and when to see how delusional he was at his new job. A lot of stuff goes by…. till he has sex with Helen and she says ‘please stay‘, and Anthony dies in a car crash. He doesn’t really die, he just dies in his mind, so that Adam’s personally keep with her. But this all changes till he find the key, the key to the a sex club where Anthony first started in the movie, and the history repeats itself.
  • So why spiders? Spiders represent woman, as they are in power on a relationship, they can eat a man alive. That’s why he has nightmare with them. But, in the sex club he went to, is for a certain type of fetish that is smashing bug with high heels, spiders included. If you’re asking, why at the end of the movie, the spider look afraid of him, it is because he is a spider’s smasher.
  • At that moment, he remembered all he had done, all he was, his Anthony personality, but he now has a choice. At the first time he couldn’t help it, now he’s just getting excuses, till it’s a joke.

Well, that’s all I can remember about the movie, I’ve never read The Double novel but I will definitely check it out. If you have your interesting theories about this movie, let me know. I’m Daniela and I kick and bite.

My birthday + Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick

Hello my little followers (yeah, I have so few of those and not even them read my posts), today is/was my birthday. I am a 23 years old woman.

I’m at that point of life where I don’t really care about birthdays neither get presents, but there’s still some kind and special people in my life that care about showing me that I’m important to them like my boyfriend, my mom and my grandma.

My boyfriend gave me my VERY FIRST Jeffree Star velour liquid lipstick. I have been dying for one of these since Jeffree’s first preview on his facebook page, a liquid to matte lipstick formula, I had never seen anything like it. And today I got one from the Summer limited edition in the shade Watermelon Soda. If you’re a fan of Jeffree, you know exactly what I’m talking about. This is SO pigmented, SO bright, it has a sweet smell, not too intense tho cuz Jeffree likes to tone it down. It dries so fast but it doesn’t dry out my lips.

I know there was many complains about this edition being patchy, but as Jeffree said, it’s because of the hot weather and he recommended to put it in the fridge for some minutes after we got the lipstick and I had no problem in doing so, because I had problems with some other lipsticks melting before and I did the exact same thing, it’s common sense, and this lipstick it’s not patchy at all. I feel like it’s my precious little thing.

Here I show some picture of the yellow packaging and the lipstick.

My mom gave me a necklace, a ring and earrings from Oriflame, just a little gift to show some love like a mom does.

If you’re wondering what I did in this not so special day of mine, I went to the movies with my boyfriend watching the Mechanic : Resurrection (Fun fact: My boyfriend’s birthday was yesterday). If you want me to post my opinion about it, let me know.

I’m Daniela and I kick and bite with style today.

raccoon

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende (born 2 August 1942) is a Chilean-American writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the “magic realist” tradition, is famous for novels such as The House of the Spirits (1982) and City of the Beasts (2002), which have been commercially successful.(…)

Allende’s novels are often based upon her personal experience and historical events and pay homage to the lives of women, while weaving together elements of myth and realism. She has lectured and toured many American colleges to teach literature. Fluent in English as a second language, Allende was granted United States citizenship in 1993, having lived in California with her American husband since 1989.

This author has become one of my favorite. So far I’ve read only two books : The House of the Spirits and The Infinite Plan. I loved both of them.

The House of the Spirits tells a story of 3 generations of a family, although the storyteller is the man of the family, he’s not the main character. The point of the book is to show emancipation of woman and also history changes on slavery and people’s minds.
They made a movie out of this book, the actions are the same as in the book but it may not be happening to the same character (ex: one thing is happening to Blanca that in the book is happening to her daughter Alba, because the movie has to have a shorter version and Alba doesn’t get to grow up as in the book).

The Infinite Plan is about a family that don’t have a place to call home because they’re always travelling to that the men of the family can spread his beliefs to the world. This family has gone through so many bad stuff, secrets had been kept and the children grew up in a wrong environment (in my opinion).

These two books may not mean anything to you but if I tell you that she wrote Zorro, you can easily situate the stories’ style, place and values.

Allende recently launched a book called The Japanese Lover, I am dying to read it as much as I want to read the other books she wrote and I wanted to share this all with you.

So, have you read any books from this author? Do you like her? Are you gonna buy the new book? Let me know.

I’m Daniela, and I kick and bite.

raccoon

The Chris Brown Rant

Recently I’ve read on the News that Chris Brown was arrested for pointing a gun at a woman. This is not the first time Chris Brown is charged for assaulting someone, specially woman.

We all know what he did to Rihanna and we know how sorry he was (they’re always sorry) for what he has done to her. But he never changed, and he will not change until someone takes action.

What I’m really ANGRY about is that he has money and power to get his problems away. This time he was released in less than 24 hours with a 250 thousand dollar bail even tho he could be in jail for 14 years and we all know that ain’t gonna happen.

I’m upset that people with money can buy their way out, but who is really paying him? The fans, the radio stations, we all are. We control the music industry!

So, I’m calling you all to take action, I know we are a small group of people but we can make a difference. If this upsets you as much as it upsets me. If you think that criminals shouldn’t be paid to get their way out of jail, listen to me.

Famous people can be idols to a lot of people, and we don’t want the wrong people to be influencing our children, our teens, our community. It’s not cool.

  • Don’t go to their concerts.
  • Don’t buy their music.
  • Don’t listen to their music on YouTube, Spotify, radio, or any other social media that may pay them.
  • If you own a radio station, don’t put on their songs.
  • Don’t promote them in any way.
  • Don’t buy their merchandise.

Let’s make this trend with #itsnotcool .

This rant is not only for Chris Brown but every other famous person who is getting paid by US people to hurt us, to assault us, and getting away with it.

Maybe I’m just exaggerating, I don’t know, but I only want good for this world.

I’m Daniela and I kick and bite.

raccoon