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How to be a Geisha

Last week my young girlfriend shared her interest in  a new book on how to catch a man. Since I have been a girl these books (The Rules, He's Not That into You, Think Like A Man) have been around. So I decided I am gonna to write my bestselling book, "How to be a Geisha" and let it rain money on me. Here are my tips on how to get the big ring :
1. Get a fan. Carry it with you always. You talk too much. Hide your mouth behind it only to reveal your beautiful eyes. 

2. Wear high heels. The higher the better. You walk too fast and now you'll take tiny tiny steps.

3. Serve a man. They love being waited on.  "Is your arm broken?" That is not the way of a geisha. 
4.Listen. If you get bored you can yawn or giggle behind your fan.
5. Never eat in front of a man. Besides your hands should be free for serving and fan holding.
6. Save Face. Men say silly things. "I run this city". "This is my house".  Learn to ignore.

7. The Kudzu. Being a Geisha is not …

America's First Couturier Charles James

My structures… look as if the body were no more ambulatory than a mermaid’s yet permit large reckless movement,” said Charles James America’s first couturier. Revered by his peers Christian Dior and Balenciaga who called him “the greatest couturier in the world”.  The Metropolitan Museum of Arts retrospective, “ Beyond Fashion: Charles James" pays homage to his artistry through August 10th.
The exhibit showcases his gowns with trademark names Four leaf Clover, Butterfly, Tulip and Swan. The exhibit includes an infrared camera display to feature the sculpture and construction of several gowns.The new Anna Wintour Costume Center displays his Chelsea Hotel atelier, drafts, notes and sketches by Joe Eula.His designs were worn by private clients, the wives of millionaire titans and best dressed list perennials like Babe Paley, Millicent Rogers, Gloria Vanderbilt, Dominique de Menil, Mrs. William Randolph Hearst Jr., Gypsy Rose Lee and the exquisite movie star Marlene Dietrich. Today’s…

Bring Back Our Books #BringBackOurGirls

This week I received an e-mail from Ms. Kwambula Asbe Ali head teacher of the Chibok Secondary School in Nigeria. On April 20th Boko Haram abducted 232 schoolgirls during a physics test. After writing a post “Bring Back Our Girls” to feature petitions on and We the People to call for action on their safe return. I thought about the actions against the school and the meaning of Boko Haram (Western education is evil)which inspired me to write the head teacher for a wish list for the school.  On   GoFundMe, I’ve posted a crowd funding campaign, “"Bring Back Our Girls"”. Ms. Asbe sent a comprehensive list of the texts books and computers needed at the school. This is  way beyond my modest goal.  However I remain optimistic to quote Nelson Mandela “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.
The following textbooks are available through Pearson Publishing: New Concept English for Junior Secondary Schools Book 1, 2 and 3 Longman Advantage Junior Secondary English Book 1,2 and 3 New Co…