Happy New Year Everyone!
I don’t know about you, but I was so very happy to bid the year 2020 farewell. 2020 will undoubtfully be a memorable year for years to come.
Sadly, it will probably be coined, “The Year of the Corona Virus.” With the millions of lives that have been taken away all over the world. Yes, I am sure most of us will agree wholeheartedly, that we are all due a do-over, an opportunity to make new and happier memories.
I sincerely am hoping that by the time the Winter has changed into Spring, and all of the snow has melted from the ground, brining about fresh leaves and pretty flowers that this awful virus will had succumb to the change of seasons and has disappeared allowing us to prepare for the Summer and make newer and better memories for the year 2021.
Of course there are other things that the year 2020 will be remembered for such as, “The Word of the Year, as reported by News18.com. I came this article entitled: “2020 in a Nutshell” Lockdown – Named word of the Year,” by Collins Dictionary. The article offers up words that were extremely popular last year, an interesting read. For more details, feel free to click here, to read the full article.
The initials BLM (Black Lives Matter) along with bringing about awareness to its movement, was widely used with hashtags on social media. The usage of #BLM became highly utilized and popularized by the death (killing) of Mr. George Floyd (RIP) while in police custody. #BLM continued to be used again and again while protesting other Black individuals who’d lost their lives by the hands of so-called law enforcement agents, and or Racist individuals.
Here are the names of other Black Americans who lost their lives in the year 2020 by hands of the police.
Rayshard Brooks, 27, His crime: Fell asleep in his car, blocking the drive-through lane at the fast-food restaurant.
Daniel Prude, 47- His crime: He ran onto the street naked, while experiencing a mental health episode.
Breonna Taylor, 26- Her crime: Being asleep at home in her bed.
Ahmaud Arbery, 23-His Crime: Going out for a Sunday morning jog.
I can’t begin to describe the sadness that comes over me, every time I hear about a Black person losing their lives at the hand of a police officer, (a city servant who took an oath, to serve and protect all. Here’s a Newsflash: We live in a society where people are considered innocent until proven guilty. Honesty, how hard is it really to see past the color of one’s skin and dig deeper to find out what a person is really about?
On a finer note, there are two more words that I would like to share with you that were in the article and they are Tik Tokers and Mukbang. I am sure by now you have either seen, or have heard about Tik Tok. You’ve probably even participated in sharing videos of your own on the social media platform. If you haven’t well, I recommend that you download the app, there are so many funny videos to see. You know what they say, “Laugher is good for the soul.”
Mukbang is a South Korean trend of video bloggers eating large quantities of food in one setting. Usually, the people eating these large quantities of food are so very thin, that it is unbelievable that they can put away so much food. It’s really amazing to see someone so tiny put away 6 or 7 servings of food. And some of the food is quite exotic and sometimes alive. But hey, don’t take my word for it, click here to see a young woman not just eat a tray of various seafood, but prepare them as well. give it a look see.
I hope you’re doing well! Enjoy your Sunday! And don’t forget to comment below your thoughts.