Wednesday, 6 April 2011

A Little Peace of Sunshine

My Warless Understanding of the Hotep

"I'm sure there's a reason why a smile & laughter, even during the point of agony, 
are so much easier to maintain than a frown & anger. Even the divine sciences were created 
to make a peaceful existence the easier option. So find your smile & laughter, 
even when you're alone in the dark, that way even if you can't see a light source, 
you can be the light source!"

Nezyah Amas

I've been searching for a specific image of peace. 

I've searched far & wide, high & low!... From my desk on my laptop.
It may be a myth of my mind, but here are some images that I still feel capture the sentiment. 

A powerful & majestic Eagle, resting over a calm lake. 
Imagine what that view looks like with such augmented sight. 
Maybe it was peaceful enough to soothe even a bird of prey.
There is no peace like the balance of nature.
Photography by Buzz Hoffman 

 Haha sorry but WOW this is more peaceful than a stone at the beach!

A peace that we have all experienced this week, Apollo lighting his spliff! 

A peace that we must all learn to discover... 

The reasons why peace must flourish.

And as I'm sure anyone will tell you, I am a Foodaphile, and it brings me peace :)

So try and be happy people! Sometimes, the reason to 
cheer up when everything is going bad, to smile so that 
the tears meander to the side of your face, 
instead of drowning your frown, is that
we are creatures of habit, and if you make a habit 
of finding a sense of happiness & peace, 
you will always have some sunshine, even when it's raining in your piece of London... or the world!

Theme music :)

Peace, iL.

...Oh and the image was an image I think I saw a few years ago, 
with a raging tempest thrashing against a cliff, and just under the cliff edge, a little crevice with a small bird in a nest. 'Ard stuff. 

Sunday, 27 March 2011

'When I think of your kisses my mind see-saws.'

I think I'm just going to sit here 
Consumed by lust
Dude... You stand in that field so handsomely

*wipes brow*

Piano house in An hui, China!

Portia x
Follow me @portuiadouglas

I hope that came as a treat :)

Seriously though, I sincerely believe, 'that whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.'
Absolutely great work x

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Nate Dogg: the G who put the G in G-Funk

Nathaniel Dwayne Hale
August 19th 1969 - March 15th 2011

'N.o one E.ver R.eally D.ies'

The No1 HipHop vocalist PERIOD. 
You live on through your music. 

One of the most influential characters in HipHop, almost single handedly carrying the entire G-Funk genre on his back, as well as helping to add some G & some Funk to every track he featured on.  
The list is endless. 

Thank you for keeping it real and bringing a peaceful melodic vibe to that REAL Gangsta Rap,
And providing us with the perfect cruising/chilling music for generations to come.
You helped make the 90's & my childhood what it was.

Your fans salute you!
(Fan Art by KdotDip Designs, on facebook)

I'll let the music speak for itself.

Track overload! I just let my memory & my shuffle choose these classics 

Rollin' 20s, C's up!
I refuse to walk straight today! 
C walk to this... Cuzzzz.

Eternal Homage, iL. & the YBL Family

Thursday, 10 March 2011

I Believe I am in Awe

I am God Fearing 
I am humbled by God's Art
Actually, I believe I am in awe 
I embrace and relish our given freewill
So in fact, I am indeed 'the master of my fate and the captain of my soul.'
Yes, it is true
I have made many mistakes
Which sometimes have drowned me in regret
However I'd like to think that I have learn't 
'By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest: Second, by imitation, which is easiest: and third by experience, which is the bitterest.'

 I Love that...Redemption is a beautiful thing :)

We cannot change our past. 
We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. 
We can not change the inevitable. 
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our ATTITUDE.'
Charles R Swindall

Mine is simple...
Love conquers all
You see...
'A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.'
So it is natural for me
As I am the hope and dream of the .....
*You may fill that gap with something personal to you
Whether your're from a line of veterans, whether your're black, white, creole, thin or fat* 
Live, Learn and Love

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I hope you have enjoyed our blog so far, your comments are welcomed 

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

But as an Adult I need a Tree Tower! -Tree Houses Part 2

When Portuia posted the Tree Hotel, we were all impressed. 
But I'm a big kid so I'd need more space to cause havoc!


The Morris Arboretum Tree Adventure

Clearly my treehouse is bigger and... 'funner'! 
So minus all the fancy luxuries of the Tree Hotel, I think I've won! :)

And now a random song about Trees

For more information go to

Designed by Metcalfe Architecture and Design
Photos by Paul Warhol

Check & Mate Portuia! muahaha

Peace, iL.

Monday, 21 February 2011

'Mysteries of the Universe' - Poetry Feature from the Archives

Disclaimer - Written from a fictional, biased point of view, with intention to make 'Ex' a mathematical play on words; emphasis on the keyword 'some'. So if you find offense in this piece... Perhaps it's because deep down... you feel guilty. ;-)

"An equation for me has no meaning unless it expresses a thought of God."
Srinivasa Ramanujan

Ex Equals

By Nezyah Amas (formerly iL.LoJik)

I’ve figured out what’s wrong with some women,
X is the square root, a variable yes, but none the less,
Represents the catalyst of stress for the new guy in your life,
me, who tries his best to be casual & blessed, without delving too far into the marital conquest.
But not so relaxed that he seems careless or spineless & curve-less in the cosine,
line where we both sign our numerological star signs
and see if the angle degrees fit perfectly,
hopefully building to something potentially divine,
that will last a lifetime like honey or wine,
But you fill your angles with assumptions grown from,
Alge-breres, who calculated simultaneous equations when with you,
Fractioning your heart, wrongly putting higher numbers above you,
Can’t keep up? Let me make it more complicated then,
Your x=y bracket pie 2, because he’s air, making you bitter like sea air
So don’t make excuses for your x= negative bitch plus negative square root of bitch 2 negative 4acervix drip 2a which is a few days, 

I’m not involved in your erratic quadratics, I’m aware I’m unclear like phone static,
So let break it down for you.
I want to add some positivity in your life, subtract negative thoughts in brain,
Divide the load of which you carry pain, s*** I’ll even evaporate rain,
Every memory stain
Divide it and analyse it, carry it over to the bus stop,
Send it to y or x’s house, to be dealt with by his new spouse.
Right now he isn’t here, and yes there’s so much to fear,
In the tunnel of darkness your leaving from your break up,
But I swear down, right down to the reoccurring decimals,
The murmur of the lowest decibels of my heartbeat,
I’m a clown, I’m a scholar, I’ll protect you,
Be your friend and your lover, I’ll reflect you,
Now the remainder of response doesn’t change,
Any number of words can be used to show you’re different,
But the result is always the same, you divide my words,
Analyse my words into the demonic pentagram that is “that’s what they all say”.

Now at this point I have to calculate deeper to differentiate,
Between if you’re another stupid b****, or I just have an X on my face,
But bear in mind this X can be a variable;
Since you haven’t taken the time to see what’s behind,
And thus stay blind and unkind. For once integrate my mind state into yours,
Realise I’m relative and beyond two hands, two cheeks, on all fours,
I may just be above all your laws about, all boys are the same,
All boys are to blame, only think about themselves, with their prime number games,
Cos it’s a damn shame when my Ex’s figure out 2 times 19 equals 38,
3 times 8 equals 24, 24 divided by 3, could be you and me and that’s infinite,
With the endorphins your thoughts bring,
I might sin, cos only you tan-talise me, your trigonometry makes me fantasise,
No lies, 1.6180339887, perfect in size, isocline thighs,

And I’m trying to make us an isosceles triangle,
But the only time they have a right angle,
Is when two of the sides are equal, otherwise you end up with x = a squared + b squared,
x being the third side, which is c squared, so why are you making me squared?
I’m trying to keep it simple, I’m not a phi kind of guy,
my integrity lies in integers like Abrahamic 7, a number in it’s prime,
Like the honeymoon thoughts of you in my mind,
Divisible by only one and one of its own kind, nothing breaks it apart,
Even times by a 6, leads it to the suffix that is 42,
pronic which means that It’s made from the number that wants to follow you,
n(n+1) is the sum but I’m missing the point with this tangent, I’m the hermit on the run,
went from third to first person, without the starter gun,
The basic summary, your x = negative pi,
Negative because you’re stuck in a vicious cycle over this guy,
Times my phi, make’s your ex a 5,
So why waste memory on an average guy?
That leaves the equation unbalanced in my eyes,
The Ex should be equal on both sides,
So balance it out, cut him out,
And get on with your life.


Let it marinate.

Mad love & Respect to the team, affiliates & inspirations, G.N.N, LXL, LXM, Upshot, Spmg, Nutmeg, KdotDip Designs, Tuan Hollaback, & all my peoples... 

'Divided we will stand, United we must Fly'

Peace, iL.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

"None but ourselves can free our minds."

'There are No Limitations  

 To the Mind  
Those we Acknowledge!!'

 In the words of my brother Nezyah
'Let it Marinate'
And enjoy one of my favourites

Live and Love 
Portia x