The Twelve


Yo!! It’s Teebabsy


Happy holidays to you all from the Irish Sugar family!!!


So 2014 Is ending in a few hours and as I write this now, I realize that it passed by so fast; almost like a Chariot with a million horses. But as this year ends, I only thought to share with y’all the lessons it taught me.

I realized that in life, we are always running around, always rushed or always late. I guess that’s why they call it the human race, but that sometimes it slows down just enough for all the pieces to fall down into place and fate works it’s magic and you’re connected, every once in a while in all the randomness, something unexpected happens and pushes us all forward and the truth is what I’m starting to think and feel is that maybe the human race isn’t a race at all. I simply figured that we don’t know everything, only God in his awesomeness, truly does. So we all need to chill out and let him figure it out for us!!

I realized that I’m not perfect or in control as much as I loved to think I was. I’ve made mistakes, I make mistakes and I’d continue to make mistakes. This is only part of the journey to self discovery and that it doesn’t make me less of a decent person. I’m perfectly imperfect and I don’t have to listen or live up to the expectations of anyone. I’m gonna do me and rock at it.

I learnt that all forms of relationships are hard work; be it friendship or that between lovers. It’s give and take, a kind of two way street or I’d say a scale and there’s need to maintain the balance. We’d be deluding ourselves to think that we wouldn’t get hurt in life but I figured we have a say with who hurts us and they definitely will, but the beauty of it all is forgiveness. No one’s perfect you know!!!

This year taught me that you’d never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Life is a grand song and knowing this only comes from loosing yourself in the music. So live it up, laugh, dance, take many pictures cuz those treasured moments pass by in a whisper and I hope our hearts would always be open and ready to catch them when they happen.

Sometimes it feels like there are so many things in this world that we can’t control; quakes, floods, death, sickness or loss but we need to remember things that we can control like second chances or fresh starts because the one thing that turns the world from a lonely place to a beautiful place is love; love in any of its forms. I’ve realized it’s the most beautiful thing of all to realize a person cares irrespective of all your ‘crazy’ or flaws!! It’s truly magical!!

I learnt that no one should be punished for the mistakes of another. We all should let go of the past and embrace the future.

Carpe diem ie seize the day is another lesson from 2014. I figured that time waits for no one and I have to live every day to it’s fullest. Try new things, see new places & meet new people. We just have to step out of our comfort Zone before we can catch the wave that’d change our lives forever.

I figured that life could be unfair sometimes. It doesn’t always pan out how we plan or hope. But it’s only so that we are truly grateful for what and those we have. The only thing we need say to ourselves is “Courage, dear heart” & then keep living.

I discovered the importance of friendship. Friends are truly God sent; they love, laugh,cry, hold & support you even when they know parts of you are missing. I’m truly thankful for the amazing ones I have.

Family is the most important in this world. Love them, care for them and make them happy; they won’t always be around!!

I learnt to always do what I love and love doing it!!! The question we should ask ourselves isn’t “what If it doesn’t work out??”but rather, “what if it does??”

Finally, I realize that as we count down to the end of this year, even in all the festivity, the partying and the champagne opening, we need to pause and reflect on the year; ask ourselves what we should have done differently, what we shouldn’t have done, who we should have loved more, if we apologized when we were wrong or how many people we hurt & then make that undying effort to be better this coming year; it’s only going to take one step at a time!!

Happy New Year Beautiful People!!!


With Sugary Love….


#30ShadesOfGrateful – Day 25


I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an eight-year-old again! I want to go down to Mr Biggs and think its a five-star restaurant.
I want to think that M and M’s are better than money because you can eat them. I want to eat a whole packet of Tim tams without feeling guilty afterwards. I want to return to when all you knew were colors, multiplication, tables and nursery rhymes.
I want to return to when you didn’t know and you didn’t care. I want to remember the whole morning was filled of what your Mom had packed for lunch and the whole afternoon what you were having for dinner.

When a simple matchbox car or a Barbie doll represented a whole week’s worth of entertainment.
When you actually had an imagination. When magic really existed. When ‘Jaws’ didn’t look fake. I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good would always triumph over evil. When a member of the of the opposite sex was just some annoying disturbance.

When friends were real and you didn’t care if they were black, white, Catholic, Asian, African, Muslim, fat, skinny, pink, green or from a whole other planet, it just didn’t matter… until others told you differently! I want to believe that anything is possible all you have to do is Dream. I want it to be unknown to me the complexities of life and to be completely ecstatic by the little things again like the sound of the Mr. Whippy Van!

I DON’T want to know of school, homework, clothes, friendship, relationships,popularity or even gossip! I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams and human kind. I want to believe that all adults must know everything (How wrong we were). So here’s my money, keycards, my makeup, and my adolescence.

I resign!

#30ShadesOfGrateful – Day 24

Sometimes all you can give is love
Sometimes all you have is not enough

Sometimes life is like a dream
Sometimes dreams aren’t what they seem

Sometimes laughter can heal your heart
Sometimes it’s laughter that breaks it apart

Sometimes the world goes faster than you can go
Sometimes even fast is still too slow

Sometimes going home is the only thing on your mind
Sometimes home is the only place you can’t find

Sometimes you are too tired to sleep
Sometimes you are too sad to weep

Sometimes freedom holds you back
Sometimes a wedding dress is black

Sometimes loneliness is what you need
Sometimes there’s a harvest without a seed

Sometimes darkness can be too bright
Sometimes rain gives you delight

Sometimes you think you understand
Sometimes you know you really can’t

Sometimes what sets you free are restrictions
Sometimes what makes most sense are contradictions

#30ShadesOfGrateful – Day 23

The most selfish 1 letter word – I – avoid it.

The most satisfying 2 letter word – We – use it.

The most poisonous 3 letter word – Ego – kill it.

The most used 4 letter word – Love – value it.

The most pleasing 5 letter word – Smile – keep it.

The fastest spreading 6 letter word – Rumour – ignore it.

The hardest working 7 letter word – Success – achieve it.

The most enviable 8 letter word – Jealousy – distance it.

The most powerful 9 letter word – Knowledge – acquire it.

The most essential 10 letter word – Confidence – trust it.

#30ShadesOfGrateful – Day 22

I went to a party,
And remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom
So I had a sprite instead.
I felt proud of myself,
The way you said I would,
That I didn’t drink and drive,
Though some friends said I should.
I made a healthy choice,
And your advice to me was right,
The party finally ended,
And the kids drove out of sight.
I got into my car,
Sure to get home in one piece,
I never knew what was coming, Mom
Something I expected least.
Now I’m lying on the pavement,
And I hear the policeman say,
The kid that caused this wreck was drunk,
Mom, his voice seems far away.
My own blood’s all around me,
As I try hard not to cry.
I can hear the paramedic say,
This girl is going to die.
I’m sure the guy had no idea,
While he was flying high,
Because he chose to drink and drive,
Now I would have to die.
So why do people do it, Mom
Knowing that it ruins lives?
And now the pain is cutting me,
Like a hundred stabbing knives.
Tell sister not to be afraid,
Tell daddy to be brave,
And when I go to heaven,
Put Daddy’s Girl on my grave.
Someone should have taught him,
That its wrong to drink and drive.
Maybe if his parents had,
I’d still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter, Mom
I’m getting really scared.
These are my final moments,
And I’m so unprepared.
I wish that you could hold me Mom,
As I lie here and die.
I wish that I could say, “I love you, Mom!”
So I love you and good-bye.

#30ShadesOfGrateful – Day 20

I’ve learned that we don’t have to change friends,If we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned that something that you do in an instant, can give you heartache for life
I’ve learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words, it may be that last time you see them.

I’ve learned that we are responsiable for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned that either you control your attitude, or it controls you
I’ve learned that my best friend and I , can do anything or nothing and still ahve a good time.

I’ve learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you are down, will be the one who helps you get up.

I’ve learned that sometimes when i am angry i have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I’ve learned that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them too, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of expirences you’ve had and what you learned from them, and less to do with how many years you have lived.

I’ve learned that it isin’t always enough to be forgiven by others, but sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned that just because two people argue, doesn’t mean they don’t love eachother. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do love eachother.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secrect, it may change you life forever.

I’ve learned that sometimes the people that you love most in lfe, are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned that you can’t make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved, and the rest is up to them.

I’ve learned that no matter how much i care, some people just dont care back.

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and just seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in life, but who you have that counts.

I’ve learned that you can keep going, long after you think you can’t.

I’ve learned that their are people who love you dearly, but just don’t know how to show it.

I’ve learned that even when you feel you have no more to give, a friend cries out and you find the srenght to help.

I’ve learned that our backgrounds and circumstances may have influenced our lives, but we are responsiable for who we become