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Experiencing a Super Blood Moon

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Eeekkkkkk!!! OMG!!!  <-- This basically sums up my expression and feelings of witnessing this amazing moment.

My 1st time ever experiencing a Super Blood Moon and lunar eclipse, and it was amazing: for those whom witness such might feel the same, I think.

It started at 8:15am and ended at 12 am with the moon phasing into an eclipse, then slowly turning red. I must say the constant checking, mosquitoes bites, snap chatting and annoying your friends on whether they're looking on was all worth it.

Of course my Galaxy S3 was not doing justice in getting good quality picture as a professional would but I tried neither the less.












Learning about African Waist Beads

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African Waist Beads (Gri-Gri, Yomba, Jigida, Bin Bin)

Beautiful, vibrant adornment for the body, worn below the belly. There's no doubt that there's a lot of stories about the traditions and customs associated with African waist beads from different African countries. In researching, the stories behind traditional waist beads peek my interest that I've decided to make my own.

Here are some significance, traditions and customs found on the internet on Waist bead:
-a protection against negative energy
-beads having healing properties
-used as an instrument in losing weight
-female maturity
-erotic appeal
-meant to be worn under clothing
-used as an anchor about which the menstrual cloth was strapped

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Color representation: The meaning of colors may vary with every tribe.
x.yellow-wisdom/ knowledge
x.orange- optimistic mood and promotes self-confidence
x.pink- unconditional love, femininity and healing
x.red- vitality, sexual energy, passion, courage
x.blue- peace,…