Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Quarter Of A Century


Finding the time to blog hasn't been easy at all. I've been so busy working on my Clip-In Hair Extension Line that I just haven't found the time to blog as much as I've been wanting to. With 3 months that have gone by since my last blog post, theres so much that I want to share with you so forgive me in advance because this specific post will be a mix about everything!

before I begin, some of you are wondering about my brand 


DreamTresses Hair Extensions will be launched by the end of December 2013 beginning of January 2014. My hair extensions will be 100% Remy Human Hair which means you can cut it, color it, & style it using all your favorite hot tools and heat styling products! Basically, anything you do to your own hair, you can do to my hair extensions! I will be releasing 7 solid colors and 3-4 Highlighted colors and all of my hair extensions will be 20inches in length! I'm also coming out with a Hair Powder for the roots to give you that boost of major volume to create that big sexy Victoria Secret Bombshell Hair! I love big hair, I think it's extremely sexy and I can't wait for all of you to finally own your own set of Beautiful Luxurious Hair! I love anything Luxury and Luxurious and thats what you will be getting with Dream Tresses Hair Extensions <3 by Me =) -- so thats whats going on about my business and all of you will be informed once I'm about to launch it!!!


Now, Lets start from the beginning :) 

JUNE

my aunt Enna & I 
On June 15th 2013, it was my aunts 50th birthday! We celebrated it at a restaurant in the city called "Tamarind". This restaurant has two locations: one in Tribeca and the other on East 22nd Street. (We went to the location in Tribeca). 

FYI (For Your Information) the restaurant has a policy of NO CHILDREN under 5.

The restaurant was beautiful and the service was perfect! Normally we don't eat out at any indian restaurants (since desi food is cooked daily at home) but this was an exception. This was extremely classy, upscale, and open with fabulous food! (the best part was, I didn't walk out of there stinking like Masala) =) 

My aunt Enna is my Hero. As all of you know I was raised by my maternal grandparents and her. She is the one who has made all of my dreams come true. I cannot thank her enough for everything that she has done for me in life. Words cannot express the amount of respect and appreciation I have for her in my life. My ultimate dream is to work extremely hard, launch a successful business & pay her back for everything that she has done for me. And I Will. She gave a birthday speech and she called me the best gift her sister ever gave\left her. I felt like crying but I held it in (I wasn't wear waterproof mascara) JUST KIDDING! -- I actually did not want to cause a scene because so many people were there. I didn't want to embarrass myself now!

I contacted a bakery in NYC called "Baked by Melissa" and I told them I wanted them to design a cupcake sheet cake. Since my family has an obsession with cars I thought having cupcakes made out of my aunts favorite car (Bugatti Veyron) would be the perfect & cutest thing to do! So I did exactly that and here's what it looked like! -- it tasted SO good and everyone loved it =) 

1,200 Mini Cupcakes!!!!!
heres the website just incase if anyone has any special events coming up and wanted to do something cute for their loved one!

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JULY


In the month of July, a friend of mine came clean about their drug use. I would just like to say, theres a difference between "trying" something & doing it every now and then. I'm very close to this person and when I heard about what they did and what they "tried" my heart literally jumped out of my chest and sank. I can't describe the feeling I felt when this person made such a confession to me. I noticed their behavior totally changed. He/She was extremely irritable, mean, cruel, nasty, and totally put everything they had in their life on IGNORE. Drugs are something you DO NOT want to fool around with. I am aware that in the film industry it's everywhere and it's being smuggled into these foreign countries much more now than ever. I feel extremely blessed that my family has raised me in such a way and have sheltered me so much from that "crowd". I don't find that crowd "cool" at all. Whoever is on it, I think you guys need some serious help and you most definitely have some self confidence issues. I don't think trying an illegal substance to get high will make me feel "on top of the world" or make me any better as a person....and ANYBODY who tells you to "try" it because it will "take away all your problems" (which is not true) doesn't give two sh*ts about you. It's a total lie. Actually what it does is increase and enhance your problems. I've seen it with my own eyes to a very dear friend of mine and it wasn't pretty.
It effected me tremendously that I actually put my work on hold the entire month of July because I was extremely depressed. I cried myself to sleep many nights, I would stay awake for 24 hours straight when this person wouldn't answer my calls because I was afraid what if something happened to him\her....
I can't tell you guys how much HELL I went thru. 


This was also another reason why I went missing from Twitter for a while :( I would tweet once in awhile but always tell you guys I was busy with "work" but really I was so down...I just didn't want to do anything. On top of that it was dads birthday in July and I couldn't even talk to him or wish him Happy Birthday. I was just sad about a lot of things and had nobody to talk to. I would talk to some of my friends about this problem with my friend that I was having and they would tell me to cut this friendship out because it's not healthy but I couldn't do that. I tried! Believe me, I know how much it effected me emotionally and I tried to cut this friendship out of my life....but when someone is in trouble or someone needs help and support....aren't you supposed to be there for them? :\ If I walk away without at least giving support and offering a hand to hold or an ear to listen than how can a person get back on the right track? Right now, this person so far is doing much better (touch wood, thank you God) because I've extended my hand and I've opened my ears to listen. I've known this person for many years and I love him\her dearly...and I will NOT let anything come in-between our friendship. 
NOTHING can, NO ONE can
To this person -- You know I love you. 

 "When you're around someone so much for so long, they become a part of you. And when they change or go away, you don't know who you are without them" - Anonymous 

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 AUGUST



On August 10th I celebrated my birthday! My zodiac sign is a Leo so yes I consider myself a Lioness. Dad and Mom are both leo's too. Dad's birthday is July 29 and moms is August 6th! I'm a quarter of a century now and I can't believe it! Time went by so quickly... I remember everything...preschool I had a crush on this one guy who I thought looked like ShahRukh Khan!! haha and I talk to him once in a while till to this date but he's kinda cocky and a little full of it and thinks he's extremely smart.... =\ (turn off).
 I remember when my mom passed away... (December 1996, I was 8 years old). I remember when I had my 11th birthday party at a restaurant in long island city called "Waters Edge". Dad was in NYC filming the movie Mehbooba (which never got released I don't think) and I remember telling myself "7 more years and I'll be 18 finally!!!!) well, 18 came and went by like nothing (nothing changed with the strictness of the family either, I was still in a "jail") and then at 18 I told myself "okay at 21, I'll finally be free!!!". Well, hahah 21 came and went by like nothing too! (my family was still strict with me with going out, staying out late etc) My curfew all my life (until I was 22) was 11:30PM!!!! I swear I'm not lying. It was 11 freaking 30. Sometimes it would be stretched till 12:00AM. Uhm, Hello? everybody knows the party doesn't start till 12! and by the time it started, I was always home =( Oh god I was in such a sad state with that and my weight issues while growing up! 

baby ME!!! 


i'm getting older!!!!! 


this next picture of me is horrible! obviously I had a previous stage before this (much cuter) but all those pictures are in the basement and I can't find them at the moment
 so

 here's this one.......

by the way, just to remind some of you!
 (all girls and guys go thru that "ugly" stage in their life hahah) 

okay so yeeeeeahhh.... hahaha I was 13-14 years old in the above picture! I remember I was a freshmen in high school (I went to Cardozo Highschool in queens) and I looked like this. This jacket I was wearing I remember was by Calvin Klein and I used to wear it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. even in the summer! (because I was so heavy, I was hiding myself) This picture was taken in 2003. Back in 2003-2004 I'm sure some of you remember using the Flat Iron was completely mandatory hahah. PIN STRAIGHT hair was the "in" thing and highlights!! As you can see in the above picture, I have both going on =) 
Oh what lovely memories.... Remember in my weight loss blog I talked about my first "boyfriend" being an A**Hole with me? I met him for the first time EVER looking like this. This is exactly how I looked when he saw me for the first time in 2003. ewwww...

Lets Fast Forward a bit now shall we? 

    ....10 YEARS LATER....

         August 10th 2013

dress by JOVANI
shoes by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN


 I had a very low key birthday. I already partied hardcore for my 23rd and 24th so I wanted my 25th to be very quiet and I got my wish =) I had a lovely dinner with the family at a restaurant in the city called Blue Water Grill (located in Union Square) and than at night I went out with the girls to a rooftop bar in the city in the meatpacking district at the Gansevoort Hotel. I had a great time and a great birthday. 
I'm sure some of you are wondering if I spoke to my dad....... and the answer is No
I didn't get a chance to speak to him on his birthday or mine and that made me really sad. It has definitely been an emotional summer thats for sure! 2013 has been okay but it's also been a little ehhhh... I believe everything happens for a reason. Everything that has happened to my family and I has made all of us stronger <3

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 SEPTEMBER



I don't know if I've mentioned this but I write in a journal. I've been writing in a journal since August 2003. I was 15 years old when I first started writing. I've been documenting my life for 10 years. Any meaningful, important, happy, sad moment that have taken place are in these books. I want to look back to remember every single detail and read about it later in life if I ever want. In this month of September I've been writing a lot. I write about important things and when my feelings are taking over me....not things like "I'm having a bad day, I broke my nail after I just finished getting a manicure" 
No, nothing like that in case you were wondering.

Since this summer has been really emotional, my hands have been writing A LOT and apart from working on my business, I've been writing a lot this month. Sometimes I can't write when a moment exactly happens and I'll admit I do get busy, but I make sure to remember EVERYTHING, and I write down EVERYTHING that happened that particular day\night and when I have time I put the date and time on top of the page and begin my story. The book that you see laying on the footrest is my first journal that I started on August 27, 2003 and I finished that book on January 14, 2012. The book you see on my lap with my hand on the right is my 2nd journal that I started which is a continuation of my first journal. I can't imagine how many books I'm going to be going thru but my plan is, if I ever have a daughter....on her 15th Birthday, my journals will be given to her and she will read about my life when I was her age. I hope by her reading these she will learn to make smarter choices than me and understand life and people faster. I think it's really important for your kids to understand who you were so they can feel a connection with you and relate to you. Some of you may disagree and say "why would you want your kids to know everything you were up to?" and my answer is, I don't want my kids to hide ANYTHING from me. I don't want to be that parent that doesn't know what her son or daughter is up to. I was raised in a strict family and believe me, I wasn't proud of the fact that I would sneak out of my house at 2AM at 15 years old to see my friends. (Yes, my family knows about that, thats why I'm openly talking about it. And we even joke about it today) I was a gutsy kid hahah but not anymore. I've grown up, I've matured, I know the difference between right & wrong. I'm happy my family raised me the way they did. You hear so much about people being killed, drunk driving, etc at such young ages...that now I understand why my family started letting my live my life when I was a young adult rather than an immature teenager. 



So I've finally updated you all on whats been going on in my life for the past 3 months! I'm sorry it took me so long to blog but I think it was better this way =) 
Also before I finish up, I do want to mention a fashion brand that I discovered! 

When Ramadan started, I found this British brand called T-Shirt Policy London by Natasha Petafi. How CUTE are my shirts that I got from there?? My bag is by YSL (obviously, lol) but I loved the material, designs, and prints that they had. I got a lot of compliments especially on my turban lady t-shirt. I highly recommend T-Shirt Policy if your a stylish gal that loves an effortless chic outfit! Heres the website for you guys to check it out if you'd like! They have a huge range of t-shirts, shirts, hoodies, tank tops, etc. all for a a great price as well and it's very festive for certain holidays as well (one of the reasons why I love it so much). http://www.tshirtpolicy.com/

heres one of their latest t shirts I love for the fall!!!
I want to thank each and everyone of you for all your love. It really means a lot to me... I'm so glad to be able to connect with all of you on such a personal level. I feel so blessed to have such a huge following. I love you all, and I try my best to personally interact with all of you who reach out to me. It has been getting harder as each day passes because so  many new people keep commenting everyday that it's getting harder to thank and respond to all of you individually like how I used to but I read every comment on my Instagram, Twitter, and my blog and I do my best to acknowledge all of you. My e-mail is totally backed up! so if you ever e-mailed me and I haven't responded...most likely, I haven't even gotten to it yet! 
let me know if you want me to write about anything specific on my next blog! 

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xoxo T 


15 comments:

  1. Trish,I really love this posting.As a Social Worker I totally share your point of view.Been working with addicts for a couple of years now.and it always feels like hell.big bear hug from germany.yours yazable

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  2. Trish , Very good post and i like this your New posting . u blog post is so long but some good info releted to your life and work and your thinking life and thinking. aal the best ...u true says everything happens for a reason.

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  3. So when r u coming to India...
    As Promised u coming in October..

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  4. please stop share every single moment of your life..bcoz i know how painful after you got negative comments and painful result in future.only people want to know what is happening between you and your family....please...i am big fan of your grand parents and your dad and salman khan sir...please...mein yeh sab kyun keh raha hoon pata nahe magar...aap apne aapko apne brand ko launch karne me busy rakho...ok...log tou kuch kahaanga logo ka kam hai kehne...your well wisher...i.k .....

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