Saddle Up, Dallas Is Back

Hello my readers! It’s been over a month since my last entry, where I shared my thoughts on Lisa Vanderpump and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. A new month has arrived and with that another series has started. I’ve decided to start blogging on The Real Housewives of Dallas (RHOD) for the first time. Here we go!

Season 4 Episode 1 – Of Friends and Frenemies

As with every season premiere, we got caught up with the cast since we last saw them on the season 3 reunion. The episode was heavily advertised with a Friendtervention for LeeAnne and D’Andra at Stephanie’s home. Before we get into that, here’s what you missed.

Rich had popped the big question to LeeAnne two seasons ago and all of last season the women kept going at her about her wedding plans. By women, I mean Brandi and D’Andra. We learnt that the wedding will be 7 weeks from when they filmed that scene, so in reality tv time and judging by the fact that they went on their cast trip after the wedding, I’ll say at about episode 10 is when we’ll see the wedding. LeeAnne let us know that after the reunion she hadn’t heard from D’Andra after she promised to reach out to her so they could both go to friend counselling (this they had agreed to at the reunion). I’m not too surprised by this.

Speaking of D’Andra, we got 5 scenes in total (flashback included) with her. Of the 5 scenes, only one had nothing to do with the same storyline she’s had since season 2, her skin care company. Firstly, while speaking with her husband (Jeremy) she expressed that after her mother signed over the company to her, she found out that it has approximately 3 months to remain open if they don’t start turning a profit. Basically, she intimated that Momma Dee (Dee) signed over a failing company to her. I truly don’t know what to make of it because D’Andra admitted that she knew they lost money when they stopped advertising on Christian networks but never said why they stopped in the first place. It also doesn’t really make sense to me that D’Andra wouldn’t have known about the company’s financial situation before it was signed over to her because she worked closely with her mom and from what we saw, she would know the ins and outs of the company. She was basically her mother’s right hand, so how could she not have known? Unless, she wasn’t as involved and devoted to the company as she claims. Idk! It just doesn’t add up.

She then confirmed what LeeAnne said by stating they hadn’t spoken since the reunion. D’Andra commented that she thought the idea of friends’ counselling was silly. I bet now that the cameras started rolling, she wouldn’t have objected. I said this because it was revealed on the reunion last season that D’Andra does some stuff, simply because the cameras are there but complains behind the women’s backs about supporting them. She alluded to the fact Rich sent her husband some horrible texts which also caused her to stall reaching out.

We got a little more insight into her family situation when she went to her adopted father’s gravestone with her mom. This is the man who raised her after her biological father committed suicide. She engaged Dee in conversation and told her that she spoke with the accountants and relayed the same information she shared with Jeremy. I’m still trying to understand exactly what Dee’s response meant but said that she doesn’t need much from the company, she just needs to be getting a cheque. D’Andra choked up because she had to take a pay cut and felt lost. They talked about what her dad would want her to do. D’Andra then raised the question of getting access to her trust to help the business and her Dee told her she needs to figure the mess out because won’t get the trust yet. It’s beyond me that D’Andra seems so overwhelmed when all she did was legally take over the company. Like I said, she’s let us believe she worked right along her mother’s side, so a simple legal document couldn’t have caused this much change. At least, I don’t think so.

A Little Bit of Steph and Brandi

Brandi caught us up on her home life and we got to see her son, Bruin, walk. He’s really grown and looks happy. Then again, he’s just a year old. He can’t not be happy. LOL. Her girls are also growing and Brooklyn, the older of the two girls, isn’t the least bit shy and a mini Brandi in the making. She seems like a fun little kid but I could hardly pay attention to Brandi’s scene as both girls kept screaming over of each other. Complete mayhem! I wouldn’t want to be the producer or the 3 camera men in that scene. This gave me flashbacks of Teresa’s kids on The Real Housewives of New Jersey when they were around that age. Yikes! No mention of Bryan

Stephanie tells us Travis went back to Harvard for more academic experience in the business field. After they finished playing around on the hover boards, she suggested he has a chat with D’Andra since she just took over the company and needs some help. Steph being the kindhearted person she is, wants LeeAnne and D’Andra to get together and squash their beef or at least come to some type of understanding. Travis seemed to think that was a good idea, considering the two had been friends for such a long time and even encouraged Stephanie to invite them to their house. We know Bryan would’ve never said this about LeeAnne. Haha! I love me some LeeAnne but Stephanie has never done wrong in my eyes. The true peacekeeper. The UN could learn a thing or two from her. Haha!

Fun Of Missing Out – FOMO

LoLoLoLoLoLoLoLoL

Why am I laughing? Well, Stephanie gave Kameron a ring to invite her to the friendtervention. Kam had to decline because she was preparing for Spring Break with her family and would be leaving on the day the friendtervention was to be held. In her interview, she exclaimed she had no FOMO about missing the sit down. She went on, “and if you wanna know what FOMO is (to the producers) it’s Fun Of Missing Out”. LoLoLoLoLoLoLoLoL The producers had to tell her that’s not what it stood for. Only Kam! This is why I love her. She’s unintentionally funny and brings a real lightheaded quirk to the show.

Kary for Cary

I’ve been saying since last season that Cary Deuber (former full time cast member) needed to have a reduced role if any at all. I like her but she wasn’t doing much and the show could’ve gone on without her. I guess I was right and Bravo traded Kary for Cary.

Kary is the newest cast member and we were introduced to her through D’Andra. This is the 4th scene with D’Andra. I feel like she’s being set up for some type of redemption since she came off looking really badly last season. We’ll see. Kary also knows Cary and she tells D’Andra that she had a problem with what LeeAnne did to Cary and Mark seasons ago. She’s already annoying me because she’s coming in to take on a storyline that’s over 2 years old, especially when all the parties involved have moved on and are friends. If this is what she’s going to be bringing for the rest of the season, she better get ready for the feedback cuz none of that past stuff is her business.

Friendtervention

Steph welcomed Brandi as she was the first arrive. They chat for a moment in no time, the subjects of the matter (LeeAnne and D’Andra) showed up. I really wanted Kam to be at this sit down because it seems like everyone for that she and D’Andra also didn’t leave the season 3 reunion on a good note. Remember #ATTgate? They sat down to talk. LeeAnne opened the floor by stating that when D’Andra accused Rich of cheating on her, she crossed a line. D’Andra (her 5the scene, the most out of anyone in the premiere) brought up the texts Rich sent both her and Jeremy that he was cheating on her (D’Andra) as some counter to LeeAnne’s issue. She added she didn’t start any rumour and that she was asking LeeAnne as a friend. I’m happy the flashbacks showed that’s not at all what did. It’s important to note that D’Andra brought this cheating rumour about her husband on the season and not LeeAnne.

They went back and forth for a little while longer and agreed that they would move on. Moving on for them meant they wouldn’t bring up anything about the other to anyone but themselves. All the hype and big talk throughout the episode with this soft interaction from two former besties who hasn’t seen each other in 3 months, fell flat.

And here lies my issue with RHOD. The show is okay but it isn’t great. How is it that the whole episode was a build up to this friendtervention yet it was like they were at some book club and having a minor disagreement about characters or plot? I’m not saying they needed to go crazy like the women in Jersey and not every interaction needs to be heated but cmon…this is usually how most of their conversations go, except when LeeAnne turns up.

The cast is likeable and there doesn’t need to be down in the gutter drama but they’re on season 4 and are still playing it safe. It was a good premiere and I see many fans complaining via Twitter that they don’t know why RHOD doesn’t have high ratings and that it’s the “best”, it’s “better” than The Real Housewives of Potomac (RHOP), etc. BUT the cast is missing a true socialite. RHOD started off with charities and is trying to find a proper footing. They’re almost there but they need someone who really puts their money where their mouth is.

The Real Housewives of Dallas airs Wednesdays at 9pm on Bravo.

CHATTERBOX KEIRN

 

 

With Friends Like These

Season 9 Episode 4 Recap: Bahama Drama

This episode had my mind in a whirlwind of WTF! How these women managed to change the actual narrative of the issue had me flabbergasted. This took some real planning and orchestration, but not by Lisa Vanderpump (LVP) as Erika would want us to believe. If LVP had deserved it, I would’ve been the first say she messed up, like I did when she fired James from SUR on Vanderpump Rules. Though I get it because Katie used Me Too on camera to her boss and that would’ve looked horrible on any employer to tolerate any harassment (James doesn’t harass women at work and they know it). So how does one even begin to talk about the complexities of everything that took place?

AFTER DINNER

Since Teddi decided she didn’t want to be LVP’s scapegoat, I suppose it wasn’t long after that the women decided to leave the dinner table. We see flashbacks of LVP telling Dorit that her priority was always the dog and the issue wasn’t really about her as she tried to shut down talks of it. Dorit responded that it is about her which I just had to shake my head at. LVP, to Dorit’s face is letting her know that Lucy was the priority but Dorit wanted her feelings to be the focal point. How daft can one person be? Dorit could have, at that point, dropped it but Rinna got in her ear and she was now feeling validated in her victimhood. Rubbish!

In another flashback we see Kyle siding with Teddi that LVP set both her and Dorit up. I bet she won’t tell LVP that she agreed with this mess. At this point, I’m tired of Kyle so easily throwing LVP under the bus. It’s like she forgot their chat in the beginning of season 5 after the whole debacle in season 4.

Kyle figured out (and by figured out I mean it was revealed) that Brandi was causing mischief in season 4. She knew she owed LVP an apology because it was apparent that Ken & LVP had hers and Mauricio’s back re #tabloidgate. However, as we saw the next day, Kyle tried to explain Teddi’s side of things and why she felt like she was set up. Kyle once again was willing to see everyone’s point of view except LVP, who she claimed is like a sister to her. Then again, if how she treated Kim on the show is indicative of how she treats her blood sisters, she must really love LVP because she’s getting the mild dosage of Kyle’s disloyalties.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Day 2, the crusade against LVP was about to continue. Erika called Teddi so they could play golf together. I find this so surprising. Yes, they agreed at the reunion last season to move forward but they’ve not filmed any scenes together so why did Erika choose her to play golf with? She’s never called LVP to do anything and she’s been on the show with her for 4 years now. They began talking about what happened the night before and Erika wasted no time in furthering Rinna‘s agenda. She even went on to say that LVP thought she could punk Teddi but she thought wrong. Sounds eerily familiar to Rinna saying that LVP was slipping. Erika has never been excited about anything since she’s been on the show, unless it has to do with LVP. This is very similar to the moment she went back to Yolanda after Kyle’s BBQ in season 6 and told her what LVP said but somehow didn’t mention Kyle was prodding her even though Yolanda spoke to both of them about her kids having Lyme.

Anything Erika had to say about LVP should have been taken with a grain of salt because she’s never given her the chance she’s given everyone who she’s wronged. Erika lied about moving on from #pantygate only to bring it up two months after, she lied about what she told Teddi last season then reacted like a maniac when called out, so whatever she had to say about LVP, carried no weight. It’s frustrating yet amusing to see Teddi no longer be a fawn amongst sharks but is lying about her involvement to everyone.

Rinna ensured she went with Dorit because she needed to plant more seeds of doubt about LVP. I’m actually annoyed and done with Dorit. Camille was the only one asking the right questions about the whole situation. Everyone else seemed to care more about how this story got out and not that Dorit messed up the whole thing to begin with. Rinna wasn’t about to let Camille have her plans blow up so she chimed in again, telling Dorit that LVP set the whole thing up and she did nothing wrong.

I can’t believe I liked this woman. Like, Rinna was my first ever tv crush as a kid but the more I watch her on reality tv, the more repulsed I get. How can someone harbour such hatred for another person all because they didn’t take the fall for some crazy plot? Rinna, the same woman who accused Dorit of hosting a party and providing a space for people to do coke. Rinna, the same person who texted Kim that she will f*ck her up and told Eden that Kim was close to death. Yet, she is who Dorit is listening to. Dorit, seemed to be soaking up this support because she knew she was guilty and there was no way around that. After all, she already returned one dog, so she knew the procedure.

LAST SUPPER

Before the ladies gathered for dinner, LVP called Teddi so they could talk about the issue. She walked into LVP’s suite and immediately demanded an apology. God, she’s like Eileen steroids. Teddi accuses her of giving John Blizzard specific instructions to tell her about the dog. LVP lets her know she never did such a thing because she wanted to shut the whole thing down. Teddi then pulls out her receipt to show that John Blizzard did tell her that. All of this is a bunch of he said she said. Teddi, on social media wants us to believe she and John Blizzard are not friends and are not close, but yet on the show she wants us to believe the word of someone she claimed she isn’t close with? She fails to realise that she’s on a tv show so we don’t only follow what’s on screen. Make it make sense. What I find funny is that Teddi supposedly showed her proof yet what we saw was a cropped photo mess of a whole text thread. Text messages that are on Teddi‘s phone. So why crop them Teddi if you have nothing to hide? They were at an impasse.

They finally made it to the dinner table but it wasn’t long before Teddi protest she can’t sit and pretend everything was fine when it wasn’t because she isn’t a fake person. At this point, Teddi has claimed she never told anyone about Lucy (she told Rinna), claimed she had proof that LVP told Blizzard to tell her (she showed a cropped text message) and said she doesn’t lie (that was the biggest lie of all). Teddi really sat at dinner and lied to everyone about her involvement and I’m just speechless. Who the hell did were we introduced to last season? Who is this new person? She has done a complete 180. To make matters worse, Dorit said she believed Teddi which was when LVP decided to leave the table. It’s Puerto Rico all over again. Dorit, has already taken on the role of the victim in this situation at this point, so anyone who’s siding with her, is going to be her best friend. Fickle!

I can’t understand why Teddi would do this. I’ve done extensive research like I was doing a thesis for my masters degree and it’s doing my head in. Let’s say LVP did want Teddi to know. Why wouldn’t she? They were friends. Teddi went into Vanderpump Dogs once per week, so she probably would have heard anyways. Does Teddi expect us to believe LVP told her to respond the way she did to John Blizzard by saying she would ask if that was Dorit’s dog? Gimme a break! Teddi claimed she isn’t the type to want to hurt Dorit but we clearly saw the text exchange and if their was a plan to talk about this, she was fully on board. What changed?

I have a theory. Filming for the new season had just started. The week of the Daily Mail party at Tom Tom, LVP was swamped work as the restaurant had no light nor water. When Teddi, Kyle and LVP filmed at Vanderpump Dogs as we saw in episode 1, this was on July 12th (the Thursday) the day after the Daily Mail party. This was Teddi’s scene to promote her business by doing something that will benefit a charity (in this case Vanderpump Dogs). Teddi and Blizzard had been texting prior to the scene and this was when Teddi mentioned she would ask about the dog if Blizzard brought it out (evidence in the clip above). Teddi’s event was the following Saturday July 14th. After this point, Teddi had no more use Vanderpump Dogs nor LVP. About a month later, even though they edited everything in episode 1, Kyle had her BBQ. LVP had already met with Dorit and PK and addressed the issue. So, if they claim LVP is this master manipulator, why wouldn’t she tell John Blizzard to tell Teddi everything was sorted? That’s because there was no plan for a set up. Teddi, after deciding to squash the beef between her and Dorit, had this information and decided to use it to her advantage. Sorta like how she ran her mouth to Rinna last season that Dorit had been talking badly about her. Kyle salivates at anything distracts people from what goes on in her actual life and this was the perfect opportunity to steer the cameras in another direction, LVP. Everything goes back to Teddi and Kyle, not dropping the subject when it really didn’t have anything to do with them. Kyle should remember….

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays at 9pm on Bravo.

CHATTERBOX KEIRN

If I Want Your Opinion, I’ll Give It To You

Photo Courtesy of bravotv.com

The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s tag lines are out and I’m not super impressed. Usually the OC women have such witty and catchy tag lines, that I don’t mind hearing them at the start of every episode. This year, for season 12, I’m not sure I want to hear them for the weeks to come. Thank god for Bravo On Demand.

Upon hearing the tag lines, I didn’t know what to think at first or how I wanted to introduce them to you (if you haven’t already heard them) and I still don’t know how but here goes. ​


Kelly Dodd – “If I want your opinion, I’ll give it to you.” I was having my morning cereal when I heard this one and almost spat it out. It was funny. Though I’d have preferred something like this, “You can stay the puppet while I stay the master” (credit: mattymonsterz) Kelly’s choice is still good. It is very true to who she’s shown herself to be on season 11. It gives me Victoria‘s from The Real Housewives of Sydney, “My viewpoint isn’t the only one, but it’s clearly the best.” Get em Kellegend!

Meghan King Edmonds – “I can handle a baby and women who act like one.” I’d have put Meghan‘s first cuz it’s really good but I like a witty tag line more. If you haven’t seen the trailer, you can check my blog for my thoughts on it. There, you’ll see why Meghan‘s tagline is no longer centred around being Jim‘s wife. ​​

Vicki Gunvalson – “I go big or go home and I’m not going home.” ​Since season 10, Tamra and Shannon have been rumoured to be lobbying for Vicki to leave the show. This is tag line is perfect cuz the OG is here to stay, woo hoo!

Lydia McLaughlin – “If you can’t take my sparkle, then stay off my rainbow.” I love Lydia to bits but I feel like Queen Judy, Lydia‘s mom, is responsible for this. L O L. She is always fairy dusting people and from the trailer we see she’s back and upgraded to sparkle. I’m here for it Lydia. ​​


Tamra Judge – I’m pint sized, baptised and highly prized.” Okay, so this isn’t so bad but when has Tamra every been pint sized? Does she think she’s Adriana De Moura from The Real Housewives of Miami? Besides, her main storyline this year, from the rumour mills, should be centred around defending her husband against the “allegations” re his sexuality. What does being pint sized have to do with any of that? I guess we’ll find out. 

Shannon Beador – “The truth is organic, but lies are just artificial.” I, for one am stunned this is her tagline. Saying lies are artificial is like saying water is wet. What happened to the woman who came up with “When life gives you lemons, put nine in a bowl”? 

Peggy Sulihan –I’m living the American dream, one sports car at a time.” When I heard this, I knew I heard it somewhere before. In fact, I knew it came from another housewife. Using my detective skills, I typed these exact words “I’m living the American dream, one mistake at a time” and I found that the tag line belonged to Kelly Bensimon of The Real Housewives of New York City season 4. Peggy, you should have done adequate research. Can’t believe Andy approved it. 

The Real Housewives of Orange County returns Monday July 10 at 9/8c only on Bravo

CHATTERBOX: Keirn

Asians Are Unsexy Nerds, Blacks Are Brutes

Haha! I paused. Laughing before writing this piece. I didn’t think I needed to but in light of recent events, I decided to go for it.  A few days ago a Facebook user shared a video which spoke to how Asian men are represented in Hollywood. The video showed clippings from an interview where women shared their views on whether Asian men were sexy. In that same video, a well known Asian actor also shared his thoughts on how his people were being represented. To get a clear picture of what I’m referring to, see the video below.

​Video courtesy of ATTN: Life

Now, this wasn’t the first time that I saw a video with similar content. I even sided with a previous video because I agreed with the message. Hollywood has/had a knack for pigeonholing every other race, ethnicity and culture, while always making the Caucasian, the hero/heroine who defies all odds and saves the day. I was upset and disappointed for my Asian brethren/sistren. However, the difference with this video and the others, is that this video was speaking about superficial issues (from my vantage point). Then trying to throw in the fact that Asians don’t get represented well or enough. They too can be heroes and heroines. I DO NOT disagree with the latter because when the casting choice was made for Ghost In The Shell, I was livid because there are many talented Asian actresses who could have been considered for the lead role of Major Mira Killian inspired by Motoko Kusunagi from the Japanese manga series of the same name, yet they went with Scarlett Johansson.

But, this video was focused specifically on Asian men’s sexiness or lack thereof which is when I decided to give a very blunt opinion. Mind you, it wasn’t asked of me but seeing as though it appeared on my newsfeed, I gave my bits. 


Being a Black man, whose representation in Hollywood, for years have been but not limited to brutes, poor, the comic relief (shared with Asiansdrug lords (Black people aren’t the only one), uneducated, the bonifide best friend to the Caucasian lead and most likely to be shot and or jailed, the message of this particular video did not sit well with me. Like I said, I pointed out, not in the best way, that not being portrayed as sexy is not the worst thing in the world because no Asian person is getting shot at because they aren’t sexy. The same Facebook user rebutted by stating that the experience belonged to him and painted a picture of how he was treated by being an unsexy Asian growing up. I empathised with said user because it was and never is my intention to discount anyone’s experiences, however, given the context of this video and what it set out to do, I had to make comparisons of how Asians and Blacks are and have been represented in Hollywood. 

One gets it worse. There are no qualms about that. Though, everyone has the right to their experiences, we shouldn’t be so blinded to the privileges we have. Yes, being seen as a nerdy Asian male means/meant you could be or have been picked on, told you should go back to China (such an ignorant statement, infuriates me) or called chink eye is not how any kid expected to grow up BUT the Black kid is often times not given the chance to grow up. He’s a target the day he is born. He will, more than likely, be sent out of class or suspended for talking back to a teacher (not the only one who does it, doesn’t mean he should), be stopped by the police for looking suspicious, will have all eyes on him and his friends if they are out in a group because Black men can’t be seen together and they’re not in a gang, most likely to be shot (I don’t even have to expound on this) and most likely will get the full sentencing for same minor and or major criminal offences committed by the “superior” race. Let’s not even get started on how our Brown brothers and sisters have to been represented (though they are Asians themselves). So when the Facebook user said he’d rather be feared than to fear, I wonder how much of being treated like a Black or Brown person he’d be willing to experience, just so he could shake the stereotype of the unsexy Asian. (Click here) Kinda seem inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, doesn’t it? 

I’ll end with this, our experiences are our own and no one can take that away from us but we shouldn’t be so marred by them, that we are unwilling to see that others do have it worse and because refuse to just acknowledge the fact, we tune out anything that isn’t in line with our way of thinking. 

CHATTERBOX: Keirn

Now Get To Work B*tch

Last weekend the long awaited Britney Spears Japan Tour started off in Tokyo 東京. I had been waiting for months for this day to arrive and finally it was here. However, getting here wasn’t easy. When I first learnt about the concert, I made a Facebook post asking if any of my friends were interested in seeing Britney with me. Some showed interest while others went in on her singing ability. I won’t even go into the thick of it but Britney created a sound like no other and has a voice that is distinctively her own, identifiable anywhere. She’s broken barriers and records and never fails to deliver a stellar show. Mind you, I’ve never seen her perform live before but my friends from La La Land have seen her numerous times in Vegas and so have I via their Snapchat and IG videos. Haha! Finally, my friend Kaydeen said she was interested as her birthday would be around the time Britney would be in Tokyo 東京. ​

DREAMS SHATTERED

Tickets weren’t going to be on sale until May 7th and based on what happened in The Philippines (tickets selling out within minutes of them going on sale) I was more nervous than America was on November 9, 2016. My friend informed me of a lottery system where we would basically raffle our emails and if selected, one could nab a presage ticket. I jumped on this opportunity so fast, you think it was a once in a lifetime event. But it was, for me at least. Email entered and the waiting began. One week after my whole world came crashing down. I wasn’t successful in the lottery. All hopes of seeing the ONLY Princess of Pop were shattered. Kaydeen informed she got through and I broke down immediately. How could this happen? I told her about it. Why me? I bawled my eyes out for about 2 hours. It was that soul crushing.

SECOND CHANCES


I went back to the same site to see if they made a mistake because I couldn’t understand why I was being denied the chance to be great. It was like the pop gods heard my heart cry and opened up a new lottery. This would be for the June 3rd and June 4th concerts in Tokyo 東京. Though the 3rd was more ideal, I had to take whatever chance I could. Once again I entered the lottery for both dates. I got down on my yoga mat and prayed so hard, Britney would be proud of me. Tears welled up in my eyes. This time, tears of fucking JOY. I was a winner for not one but both Tokyo 東京 dates.

TAKING AN “L” 

It was B Day. Kaydeen and I couldn’t be happier. We strolled to a local store and got come craft to make posters. I thought people still did that. Even though that didn’t really matter. Being Jamaicans we wanted to do something that Britney would see. Only, our signs were a bit small. Whatever!

We arrived at the National Yoyogi Stadium (国立代々木競技場) in Harajuku (原宿) where the concert was being held. Confident in ourselves, we approached the entrance with our tickets. The staff informed us we should go to the side at the window. Confused, we looked at each other and followed the instructions that were given. At the window, we presented out tickets. The staff now told us that what we had weren’t tickets. Yo, my fucking heart sunk. I felt like I was in the sunken place (credit to Get Out). LOL. How could we not have tickets? We paid for them. We had the confirmation email and everything. Then they made their point clearer and told us we had to print the official tickets cuz what we had were the ticket receipts. Now, how on earth were we supposed to know this? Every correspondence that we had with the lottery site was in Japanese. Okay, maybe it’s partly our fault for living in Japan and not knowing Japanese. For the first time, I felt the sharp pain of taking an L. It wasn’t pleasant but it made for a damn good laugh with Kaydeen.


NOW GET TO WORK BITCH

We sat down at the front of the section on our tickets. Kaydeen was going to be in a different area than I. We weren’t going to let that happen. However, we had to move because the seats were assigned. How didn’t we know this? Luckily, Kaydeen’s seat was close by and I sat with her. It then dawned on us that we should have booked our tickets together. Just taking Ls all around, aren’t we? L O L. It was 18:15 and the show hadn’t started. Where are you Britney? We thought. The lights went out and I heard, “you wanna hot body, you wanna bugatti…now get to work bitch“. (Don’t laugh but all my life I thought Britney said “you wanna hot body, you wanna muscle body”. I crack myself up)

​When I tell you I lost it. I fucking lost IT. My voice went out in the first 30 seconds of seeing Britney. I was over the moon. This one woman wanted to kill my buzz by stating how loud I was. It’s Britney bitch! This ain’t the fucking opera. You should have stayed your quiet little Asian ass home. Britney did the damn thing! I wasn’t seeing her on Scheana‘s snapchat anymore. I was witnessing true artistry. Don’t argue with me on this. 

​The Princess of Pop “slayed” my entire existence. I almost hurt Kaydeen with how crazy and wild I was flinging my hair. But it was in the name of a legend. I would, without a doubt see her again and again and again Till The World Ends. Thank you for taking me along for your GLORY days, Britney Jean. 


CHATTERBOX: Keirn

Splatter Paint x Britney

Shortly after I returned from my epic Twenty7 In Bali birthday trip, I learnt about Britney Spears Japan Live Tour. I was ecstatic at the thought of seeing her and so I sought more information about how I could achieve this. To make a long and interesting story short, I got my ticket and I did see the concert. It was everything and then some. Gimme More please! So like with any event, I needed to find the perfect outfit. This time, I had to find one that was concert ready.

In my blog LIVING MY LIFE LIKE ITS GOLDEN, I made mention of the fact that I went shopping in Osaka, Japan (大坂) when I was on holiday. While there, my eyes caught this splatter paint shirt and I fell in love. I needed a second opinion, (well, not really) which was when I messaged a friend to help with my choice. Luckily for me, the shirt was being sold with a white long tank which I thought was quite the bargain. I paid about 25 USD for both at Method. 


Since the main colour of my splatter paint shirt was black, I knew I didn’t want to wear black bottoms. Instantly, I thought of my trusty skinny, blue denim jeans which I purchased from Bershka while it was on sale about a year ago for 20 USD. When I tell you that Bershka never fails, you need to believe me. The jeans were the right choice especially cuz they were super comfortable.  I could have gone the obvious route and went with a island inspired tank and shorts from H&M or Forever21 Men but I wanted to be different or at least not be looking like every other Britney fan. Besides, being Jamaican, that didn’t feel like the best choice for an event that wasn’t a water theme.


When it was time to decide on which shoes I’d wear, I was in a rut. I wanted to wear some black boots but I didn’t own a pair. I browsed several stores here in Japan (日本) and I came across the neatest set of Timberlands (Tims) I’ve ever seen. But, when I checked the price, my wallet screamed in shock horror and I felt a sharp pain in my chest as if I was daggered. I couldn’t afford. I wept. Those Tims were going for 230 USD which would cost more than my entire outfit. That wasn’t about to happen. 2 years ago I wore a black pair of high top (more like mid high top) I got from Bershka for 40 USD and they happened to go well with the colours I chose to wear on top.

Per usual, I recycled my only necklace and bracelet but this time, I had a new pair of sunglasses I purchased from WEGO Japan for a price 8 USD. You’re probably thinking ‘sunglasses at a concert?’ Well, since summer is right around the corner, the days are much longer, so they made sense. Since this was a Britney Spears concert, I worse two of her buttons on my shirt and made signs so she could see me in the crowd.

I don’t want to get too much into my hair but I opted to put my hair in a ponytail to keep the back of my head as cool as possible. I mean, no one wants to have sweat just running down their neck. 

Everything was in place and I headed to National Yoyogi Stadium (国立代々木競技場) in Harajuku (原宿) on June 3rd, to see the Pop Princess herself, Britney Jean Spears. 

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Splatter Paint Shirt, Tank (just so you know this isn’t the top I wore but it can also work),  Skinny Jeans, High Top Shoes, Necklace, Bracelet, Sunglasses


Throw a bomb, I’ll throw a NUKE

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As the 12th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County (#RHOC) wrapped filming a couple of weeks ago, fans were in a frenzy. By far the most entertaining of the entire franchise, everyone was speculating when the trailer would be out. In fact, it was supposed to be released last weekend but Bravo changed it due to pictures being leaked. Anyways, it’s Tuesday in Japan (Monday in the west) and the first thing I saw when I woke up was the trailer. I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I almost choked on my morning breath. Haha!


The trailer opens up with soundbites from last season which tells us the drama will be an extension of the tension carried over from last year. Returning (a true legend), is Lydia who was quiet force in season 8. I for one love Lydia and I’m so happy to see my Queen back. Last time she and Vicki ended on rocky terms because of an altercation with her daughter’s, Briana, husband (Ryan) and Lydia‘s mom (Judy). So let’s see what happens with them this season.

Lydia introduces a new housewife, Peggy, which makes her the 100th US housewife in history. She seems to get right into the mix as both Kelly and Meghan are seen shouting at her. This is bound to be really juicy. 

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Meghan recently had a beautiful baby girl, Aspen, who I’m dying to meet. Can’t wait to see how Meghan parents her daughter. We see her and Kelly get into it as Kelly tells her she should pay attention to her kid and gossip. Ouch! I hope their friendship doesn’t end. Shannon is seen telling Lydia and Tamra that Vicki is the causes of her stress which ultimately resulted in her weight gain. I had no idea that Vicki cheated on Shannon and embarrassed her on tv. If this is her storyline, might as well she left with Heather Dubrow. Pathetic! When Lydia told her that there’s always drama when she’s around her, I lost it. Lydia never holds back. I especially can’t wait to see Judy fairy dust Shannon. L O L.


Speaking of Tamra, it seems a lot of her drama will be a follow up of that horrendous bus ride in Ireland last season. Kelly let it out of the bag that Vicki told her Eddie was gay. So we see my babe Gretchen making a cameo with Queen Lizzie, trying to get the bottom of these rumours. Rumours which have been swirling around for years. Who gives a sh–! This season is gearing up to be as iconic as the last.

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The biggest shock of all to most fans of the show probably will be the moment Kelly and Shannon seem to make up. Who’d have thought?

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The Real Housewives of Orange County returns Monday July 10 at 9/8c only on Bravo. 

CHATTERBOX: Keirn