Although I’ve done Disneyland in Tokyo, I still had an urge to do Disneyland in Paris. I love all things Disney like and I thought the best time and only time to go ahead and act like a BIG KID was my BIRTHDAY!
Course, it did! Disneyland in Paris is very different from Disneyland in Tokyo. I went to Disneyland in Paris during the day and Disneyland Tokyo in the evening so they made a huge difference.
When you walk into the park, you get a real sense beautiful warmth of positivity. This is a fantastic feeling to have on your birthday.
As it was my birthday, I was allowed to choose which park we went too. I prefered the park with the castle. We got there around 4.30 pm. There are a number of shuttle buses for the parks (which are free). We got there in good time for the parade, which I loved every single minute of it.
Welcome to Disneyland in Paris
Disneyland Paris consists of two parks, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. Disneyland Park is the park everybody has heard of and should go to – it has the castle. Walt Disney Studios Park, on the other hand, has a more general moviemaking theme, but it’s still very Disney. Everything looked and felt terrific. I was dressed for the occasion as always – like Mickey Mouse.
These are so many attractions within the park, including the following:
Alice’s Curious Labyrinth
Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups
Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
Discovery Arcade. And more…
See below for the photos:
There are six Disney resorts in California, Florida, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, and China with a total of twelve parks. These are Walt Disney World Resort (Florida) (Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Animal Kingdom) Disneyland Resort (California) (Disneyland, California Adventure)!
Have you ever been to Disneyland? Let me know in the comments below. If you follow me on my Instagram, you would have seen my video experience at Disneyland.
Still, have more questions? Wait a couple more days. I have a breakdown of how I went to Disneyland and Paris in just 3 days.
This is for the beautiful amazing black QUEENS out there in the corporate world that just want a new fresh hairstyle, but threat on how to deal with “those comments and questions” read more you will understand….
Warning you may want to apply a slight American dialect to this but I think regardless we all will appreciate!
girls, girllllls! I write this as I listen to Solonge – Don’t touch my
hair! which I know y’all have listened too and can relate! If you
haven’t then girlllll you better get on it! She speaks about our crown
that they (you know who… and if you don’t you will) shouldn’t touch. I
can’t tell you how sick, tired, annoyed but also slightly amused of
feeling uncomfortable about doing my hair in different styles simply
because of the working environment, my work colleagues in the past and
present have put me in. I know, I know why should I care?! I shouldn’t
but it’s hard when you go to work with that fresh new weave or those
fresh new braids, or coinrows were you’re of course feeling yourself as
you should; then you have someone ask you.
“Your hair looks nice, how do they make it like that”
“It’s very interesting how they make your hair like that”
“Do you wash your hair when it’s in the weave”
“Your hair looks like you have snakes on your head”
“How long do you have to sit still for … ohhh no I couldn’t do that”
“Do you think they could do my hair like that I have…..
LOOK listen let me just stop you right there!
YES! These statements and questions can get annoying!
Let me tell you my most recent story….
I went to work with a curly wig (I made it myself so I was quite pleased) picture below so you get the idea. People at work (you know what sort of people I am talking about). Yes non-black people told me my hair was nice and all that ish; I appreciated it, but then someone had the cheek to then turn around and tell me my hair looked springy! Like what does he mean SPRINGY??
girlssss you know when a black person says your hair looks nice there’s
a difference to when a non-black person says your hair looks nice. They
wanna know more! They wanna follow it up with a detailed explanation on
how your hair magically got like that! Like Please!
That type of shit be getting on my nerves!
this person allowed his mouth to open and tell me my hair looked
springy! At that very moment I just wanted to have an Issa moment, you
know where I rap and drop a base on how curly hair ain’t springy! (I
would write the lyrics but I stink at rap!) Instead I politely smiled
and let that one slide. No one wants an angry black woman in the office
anyways let’s face it I could be here all day telling you what stupid,
ignorant statements I’ve received after spending time and money (lots)
may I just add… on making myself look presentable in this corporate
environment. Ok I’m really doing it for that weekend outing that we all
got planned (you know how it goes right right!)
In all of this rant, there was a reason why I brought y’all here.
(Mix that British and American dialect now ladies)
basically, I just felt like someone (me) needed to provide some tips
on how us black beautiful, Nubian queens goddesses cause you know we be
royalty! And yes you amazing non-black people (cause you can learn
something here too) should deal with such annoying questions and
statements! I only have a few tips, but I’m sure you girls will be able
to share some tips on how you deal with this situation so please, please
girls, comment let us all share our stories on how we be dealing with
Don’t touch my hair, don’t touch my soul! – Literally!
I know I already mentioned Solange song but it an actual statement that needs to be heard! Have even seen people (non-black people may I add) listen to dance and actually twerk to this song (yes you’ve all seen Miley Cyrus right?)
I keep drifting sorry…. my point is that I personally think it’s okay to tell your colleagues not to touch your hair. Why not? You don’t know where there hands been! I think it’s how you say it may be an issue, but heck if you don’t someone gonna touch your expensive Afro (yes our hair is expensive ladies) or that extra virgin weave/hair that payed a lot of money for so girl you better tell em “don’t touch my hair”
The comments just let them slide!
Lord knows I have to turn a blind eye when these stupid comments come my way! I remember when I just got these fresh and I mean fresh Ghana braids! I was feeling myself to then hear my colleague tell me that I looked like I had “snakes on my head” yes ladies read it again!
I’m sorry! But black hair is beautiful. It’s a masterpiece! You’re a “masterpiece” – Jazmin Sullivan (I’m just quoting lyrics today, but it’s needed) and I don’t appreciate you telling me that I look like I have snakes on my head. This one is not really for us sisters this is one for you Caucasian people, but if you do get those comments just let that one side please!
I don’t have snakes on my head. My hair was looking BRAND NEW and those
comments are a big no no, because when Kim K be rocking that hairstyle
it’s no longer snakes it’s called stylish! Why?!”
These people (you know who I mean) don’t mean it.
this one is for you and me. I generally don’t think they mean to be
mean, rude or ignorant. They are merely interested. I would say
intrigued and damn right nosey but hey! we are amazing exotic people to
them so we must represent when we are in the corporate world and educate
those that lack the knowledge and exposure to the real world. And if
they don’t understand just remind them of what “culture appreciation” is
because you and I know it’s real (sips tea).
Be comfortable/confident in your hair style!
girl be the Nubian Queen that you are rock that style! Slayyyyyy your
hair. We all know that a woman’s hair is her masterpiece, her crown but
this is something I am still trying to work really with. I have been on
and off natural for about 3/4 years now and I can honestly say I still
lack the confidence to rock my hair out naturally. It sits under that
sad I know but it’s me being very honest with you and myself. I even
find it difficult having a new weave colour or braids because I hate the
annoying comments/questions that come with it…. and I know I’m not
the only one, but I know that this is a process and in time I will be
able to slaaaaayyyy.
I hope these tips help you guys and as I’ve said please share some of your stories and tips!
Don’t touch my hair When it’s the feelings I wear Don’t touch my soul When it’s the rhythm I know Don’t touch my crown They say the vision I’ve found Don’t touch what’s there When it’s the feelings I wear They don’t understand What it means to me Where we chose to go Where we’ve been to know They don’t understand What it means to me Where we chose to go Where we’ve been to know You know this hair is my shit Rode the ride, I gave it time But this here is mine You know this hair is my shit Rode the ride, I gave it time But this here is mine What you say, oh? What you say to me? Don’t touch my pride They say the glory’s all mine Don’t test my mouth They say the truth is my sound They don’t understand What it means to me Where we chose to go Where we’ve been to know They don’t understand What it means to me Where we chose to go Where we’ve been to know You know this hair is my shit Rode the ride, I gave it time But this here is mine You know this hair is my shit Rode the ride, I gave it time But this here is mine What you say, oh? What you say to me?
I loved this quote because it seems like everyone is doing everything to tick of a grocery list, rather than asking the simple question? How happy are you?
Am I happy?
It’s scary; everyone in this world is living and surviving for this simple fact, that we have no other choice but to live. So many people are living for fame, for popularity, for friendship and to simply be accepted, which is honestly a shame. I ask you are you happy with this lifestyle and how long do you think you can keep this lifestyle up? Most of the key motivational speakers will say that – “Materialistic things cannot buy happiness”, yet so many young people, (except a few) I see around myself are trying to hunt for this happiness in these very things, but even those few have yet succeeded into finding their own happiness? Why is this? Why are you not happy with the life you already have? What is it that you are missing in your life that will make you truly happy with where you are?
What does happy mean?
I recently did a search on Oxford dictionary for the true meaning of “Happy” the answer was “Feeling or showing pleasure or contentment”
a pretty straight forward meaning don’t you think? When we express
feelings of pleasure or contentment from ourselves, it means we are
happy. How often do you feel like this? Do you feel like something is
missing? Does your happiness come from natural things or do you have to
have materialistic things to show the world that you are happy? When you
realise that is all you have to offer is the latest designer, doesn’t
that bother you? It will most certainly bother me if people didn’t see
me for who I am rather than my social status. People like that no longer
exist in my life thank God. Why because people don’t realise all this
stuff fades away and when you are away from this world, you remove
yourself from the lies and fake that people portray to the world.
Two weeks ago I decided, I needed a break from the social media world; I needed to recognise that I was blessed and happy within myself. Now don’t get me wrong I knew all this already, sometimes I think you can get stuck in this world and see what everyone else has, things you don’t have and think to yourself if I had these things I might just be happy.
should be happy with where your life is and where it is going; if you
don’t like where it is and where it is going you most definitely need to
consider changing it. It might be simple things like, your attitude,
the people around you, your environment – the list goes on but the first
step is recognising that you need to find happiness within yourself.
am no expert in telling people how to live their lives and finding
happiness and I most certainly still have things I need to change about
myself, nevertheless I can honestly say I have never been so happy in a
long time with myself. I know myself and the people I have around me.
They are genuine people with good hearts. I feel that my life can only
go upwards from here and I truly believe that. Of course there will be
hiccups along the way, but I know with the strength of God, I will
overcome any issue that comes my way.
Life is very simple; sometimes we just over complicate life so much. I am a huge victim of this. Yes there will be problems, they will be hard times, but look around you, and recognise there are many things in life to appreciate.
The problem with all of us is, we try to look for happiness in others, and rather, we ourselves should be the very source of happiness. We have to fill our souls spiritually and mentally happy and completely move on with life without any expectations from others. Don’t expect but give and go on and have a little faith, happiness will come back to you in many ways you can’t imagine!
Just remember life isn’t a grocery list, life is for living and as I will always say “you must live your best life”
What does happiness mean to you? Have you found your own happiness?
am MyBreakingViews and I love stating an opinion, so when it came to
creating a blog I knew I would find it easy to talk about political
issues that surround us as a society because it changes all the time. I
also loooove travelling! I’ve done over 30 places around the world and I
have sought to share that with people.
I recently started my YouTube channel also called MyBreakingViews (subscribe). I have a huge passion for helping people and letting everyone state their views. I believe in using MyBreakingViews as a platform for opinions to be shared!
When did you start blogging and what motivated you to start?
I originally started a blog three years ago on my
travels as I did a study exchange in Singapore and travelled all over
South East Asia. However I felt like this was common so decided to start
a blog on political and social justice issues that I felt young people needed to know about.
I have since grown and realised there are so many other avenues that I could explore, like my faith (I’m a born again Christian), my travels and just my life.
How has your blog evolved since starting your blogging journey?
Oh wow. This is a question I had to really think about. I can definitely say I have grown as a person. I started on Blogger – I had no idea about blogging, editing or even like headers, footers, URL. I was lucky that my
boyfriend at the time was a graphic designer and he did sort me out but
then I stopped because I just felt like I wasn’t putting my all into it.
I now use WordPress and GoDaddy as my
host, I actually spent money because I knew I would take it seriously
once I payed up. I am so glad I made that decision. The support I have
received has been amazing and I am constantly growing and learning new things everyday, trust me.
What has been the most challenging part about running a blog?
would say the most challenging aspect of running a blog is staying
consistent! It is so hard especially when it’s cold and life gets in the
way. I just found myself making excuses because I didn’t know what to
I learnt the best way to keep on top of my writing was to write on my phone especially when I am constantly on the move. In fact this influenced me to start my YouTube channel because I knew I could share my opinions on another scale and widen my platform with another skill.
What’s your favourite post/s and why?
I love my posts on my very own political views but due to my area of work I have had to take a step back and find other ways to grow MyBreakingViews as a brand. I would say my fave posts now are about my travelling because I am sharing my own experiences.
Where do you see yourself and your blog in five years’ time?
This puts me on the spot! Where do I start? I have connected my blog with my
YouTube channel and I hope to actually be able to use the two to talk
about political issues and real life social issues that affect our
community, I don’t what it to just be my views, I want it to be all of your views too.
a nutshell, I want MyBreakingViews to become a social political
platform, a news channel and a website to talk about travel, lifestyle,
politics, makeup and ministry! Amen!
Do you have any bloggers you admire and follow yourself?
Yes I mean where do I start lol! I really love Christian bloggers like Wunms and also Shirley B because she helps me tap into my girly side.
Your blog centres around your personal opinions on politics as well as travel. Do you have any advice for bloggers who want to do something similar?
Yes, be you. Don’t be afraid to talk about your views!
When I write about social political issues, I would sometimes think
about what other people would think and it was only when someone set me
straight and asked me what is MyBreakingViews. It is my view! When you have to say something, do not worry about what people think. It’s what you think, it’s is your own Breaking View!
In terms of travel, I say it in my posts – travel! Travel somewhere new every year and talk about your experiences because everyone’s experience is always different. Other than that stay consistent, enjoy the journey and enjoy the growth.
What are your hopes for the Black British Blogging community?
That we get bigger and greater. We have so much to say as black people and I absolutely live for it and love it! Black people face barriers on a day to day basis and I love when bloggers/YouTubers use their platforms to talk about these things.
Visit My Breaking Views blog and YouTube channel. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.