Karrie Kat T.
Men in Heels
I can't think of anything more "girlie" than a pair of high-heels, preferably stilettos and preferably a luxury brand, such as Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin, but all brands get me excited. Heels are an integral part of most females' wardrobes, be it for a business meeting, a formal outing or a night in the club. Heels can make us feel feminine, confident, sexy, tall and slim.
I have never been one to study or follow astrology. The vocal.media challenge intrigued me, however, and I set out to research my zodiac sign.
THE DAY I KISSED MIKE TYSON
Known as the best heavyweight boxer of all time, Iron Mike boxed from 1985 to 2005. He is the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at the age of 20. He won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, 12 coming in the first round. In fact, in one fight on June 27, 1988 in Atlantic City, he knocked out Michael Spinks in the first 91 seconds of the opening round.
This place is massive, cold, musty and dark, and I don't like it here. I have just arrived. I must stay for the whole summer while my parents are traveling abroad. These complete strangers are apparently my grandparents. They are extremely old and decrepit-looking. They don't look happy to see me. We have an awkward introduction.
MISTAKEN IDENTIFICATION The man on the ground is crouched against the brick wall, looking injured rather than cold (although there is a frigid wind blowing through the laneway). He is just steps from my doorway. His long wavy golden hair once clean and shiny, I imagine, is now matted and dirty. He looks tired, defeated, abandoned. I try to get a closer look. I don't think it is my business, though, so I walk on. Still, it is a shame.
It was a rare occasion that I had some free time during a regular weekday and I was flipping through the television channels. I came across a repeat of one of my favourite iconic shows from when I was a child: Good Times. Good Times was the sitcom, developed by executive producer Norman Lear, that ran for several years (1974 to 1980) about an African-American family living in a housing project in inner-city Chicago. Even though my family life was not anything like that which the show portrayed, it was a very relatable program.
INSURRECTION January 2, 2021: My New Year's resolution: Get out of this dump. I am sitting here watching the cockroaches crawl frantically all over my diary, my little black Moleskine. The irony - my beautiful possessions in a background of dirt, decay and despair. How did I ever get here? I am educated and intelligent, how does one end up in a situation like this? Jay will be home soon. He is with his buddies, again. I don't know where he goes or what he does. To be honest, I don't really care. We have been together for three years now. It has been a tumultuous relationship. He is not the man that I thought he was. Turns out he is obnoxious, arrogant, self-righteous and hateful, especially hateful. He is getting worse, a lot worse.