Must reads: Jess McCann “You Lost Him at Hello.”

Sick of hearing advice from single people that never works? Then check out Jess McCann! She has a man. She has a great career! And she is tremendously confident!

McCann is a dating coach and today she was on News Channel 8 in Washington, DC! She gave advice on Valentines day that we think all men and women should hear about! Here are five tips she gave today:

1. Go to happy hour during the times of 5pm to 9pm. She snagged her soon to be husband this way! McCann says that a man with a go getter attitude and a solid career usually attends happy hour earlier than later. A guy that goes later during happy hour most likely has nothing better to do in the morning and might not have a stable income or be emotionally stable ! This is definitely a no,no!

2. This is not the 1950’s let a guy know you are interested! Smile and give eye contact… do not be shy! The early bird always catches the worm! Go out and pursue your guy! Make him feel wanted, he does not have to do all the work!

3. Pursue what you want out of a relationship,not just what you want out of a guy or girl!

4.  Change your actions so that you can change your results into positive outcomes in your relationships! If you like complaining about every little thing, then stop! You and your potential interest will never live happily ever after if you nag and complain 24-7! Relationships are built on sacrifice and team work!

5. Stop listening to people with a trend in bad relationships! And definitely stop listening to your single friends! How are you going to find someone to be happy with listening to people who are in the same predicament as you! Think about it!

6. If you are single on valentines day, don’t whine about it! You can always go on a date with someone you are not too serious with and have fun! Nothing wrong with being single!

7. Love yourself and someone will learn to love you back!

8. Balance friendship and romance!

9. Check out Jess McCann’s Blog!

10. Buy McCann new books ” You Lost Him at Hello,” for more useful tips! It’s on amazon now for $10.17!

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POP ROX on VDay with Tila Tequila!

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Celebrity Tila Tequila, just allowed Fromgirltogirl to tell our readers to be sure to get her new single Pop Rox for FREE, on Valentines day( how we love twitter: @officialTila may we promote you on our online magazine blog @fromgirltogirl ? @fromgirltogirl yea sure! xox)! Don’t miss out on this cool chick’s new song! Tequila’s full album will drop March 9th on Itunes!

Let us know what you think of Pop Rox and the album!

p.s- Don’t judge, she has a child to support(or rumor has it)!

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Superbowl commercials to watch: Doritos!

Fromgirltogirl knows the SUPER BOWL IS TOMORROW! Also, we know someone is getting paid for an amateur commercial in the Doritos presents: crash the super-bowl contest! You will get a good laugh! Vote for the best commercial and make someone a happy camper!

Check it out here: Doritos presnts Crash the super-bowl finalists

Cheers!

– Fromgirltogirl

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Spinach-chicken salad!

Fromgirltogirl loves to support tasty but healthy recipes! Try this one we just made on the SUPER STORM of 2010!

Ingredients:
 1 jar of diced garlic or fresh garlic.
1 package of fresh or frozen spinach.
seasoning of choice.
1 package of shredded .
1 package of chicken.
1 jar of mayo.
sour cream.

Directions:
Boil chicken in water with some seasoning for 35-40 mins.
cook spinach( add garlic and cheese during last couple of minutes of cooking).
After chicken cooks, cut up chicken and place in bowl.
Put mayo and seasoning on chicken.
Add spinach  to the mix!

Eat with bread or crackers!

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Must hear albums: The Sea by Corinne Bailey Rae!






12 tracks, less than 14 dollars! Corinne Bailey Rae is a must hear! If you loved her first album, you will absolutely love her most recent album, The Sea! Corinne Bailey Rae is inspiring in more than one way! You would assume the album would be very monochromatic after the recent death of her husband, Jason Rae, but it is full of soul and diverse in tones! It is marvelously refreshing to hear someone so open,lively and insightful! We suggest all our readers to have a listen to her new work! 

We hope she keeps it up and keeps that positive energy going! Check out her new video!


Corinne Bailey Rae “I’d Do It All Again”
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TRACKLIST

1. Are You Here
2. I’d Do It All Again
3. Feels Like The First Time( WE LOVE THIS TRACK)!
4. The Blackest Lily
5. Closer ( WE LOVE THIS TRACK)!
6. Love’s On Its Way
7. I Would Like To Call It Beauty ( We love this track)!
8. Paris Nights/ New York Mornings
9. Paper Dolls ( We love this track)!
10. Diving For Hearts (We love this track)!
11. The Sea(We love this track)!
12. Love’s On Its Way (Live at The Tabernacle, London)
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9 ways to survive a super storm!

(yes, we think the winter storm would look like her)!

It is 2010. The news states that we are in the midst of a super storm! What  to do? Fromgirltogirl has 9 things to keep you sane and not bored while snowed in your home!

1. Play wii!

We believe it is the best thing since slice bread! Great to play with a group, especially during a snow storm! We recommend DJ Hero and Rock band!

2. Cook and eat!

The snow storm is a great time to learn a new recipe and not just sit on a couch watching the food network! You can be the star in your own kitchen this time! Great to do with yourself, a significant other, or a group!

3. Listen to music!

Oldies are always great and some new music too! Check out Itunes or Pandora for this one! We recommend checking out Corinne Bailey Rae’s new album  The Sea! She is amazing!

4. Check out the storm!

Let out the artist in you and play in the snow! Or, if you are into painting or photography capture the moment! We hear  this is a thunder and lightening storm! Amazing!

5. Catch up on some reading!

When you have peace and quite there is nothing better than chilling somewhere with a great book!

6. Take a hot shower or bubble bath!

This will relax you and you’ll  feel great right before bed… because you’re warm and not freezing.

7. Spoon with someone and if you live alone… spoon with a cat!

8. Check up on your elderly neighbors!

They always have good stories to tell and good food to share! You’ll definitely be entertained!

9.  Get organized!

You can tidy up a room or write out errands to get done!

Have fun in the snow!

-Fromgirltogirl

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Ask away! New anonymous questions!

Dear readers,

Thank you for all your support so far! Fromgirltogirl blog has exciting stories and events coming up in the next few months! But We can be more interesting and informative with your input! Please ask away in our question forum! Ask anything! We will be sure to do javascript:void(0)our best to answer questions you are curious about or simply need to know! If we can not answer it, then we will surely contact someone who can answer your questions!

Enjoy and submit questions at the below website:

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Vaginal odors: To smell or not to smell, that is the question!

By Briana Booker

Now, I know Valentines day is coming soon! This is the best time, by popular demand, to introduce Fromgirltogirl‘s sex advice blogging! A majority of women feel uncomfortable when discussing or pondering whether their vaginal area smells okay! I mean, if your partner is down there, you and your partner should be happy with the smell!

A smell down there is very normal ( and yes, it does drive your partner crazy in good and bad ways)! Smell varies woman to woman, so do not worry if you do not smell the same as your best friend( hope you do not know this information,but if you do, that is cool too)! Here are just a few tips on  how to minimize bad odors and maximize appealing odors from your vagina!

The ways to minimize smelly vaginal  odors


1. Improve Hygiene. Wash your vaginal area daily. If you do not, expect plenty of smell from there! This smell comes from bacterial Vaginosis (overgrowth of a natural bacterial infection). You will know you have it when you smell a very distinctive fishy smell. And no, it does not come from sleeping with multiple partners around town! It will not go away with just a shower! It has to be treated by going to the doctor for a prescription.

On the other extreme of the infections spectrum, are yeast infections. These infections do not smell.

2. You smell how you pee.  I recommend that if your urine abnormally smells bad, that you make a list of what you drink and eat! The saying is true- you are what you eat! And yes, depending on what you eat, will make you not only smell better or for worse, but it will make you taste good or bad ( this depends on your partners appetite). So, try to stay away  from or moderate anything  you eat or drink that has a strong smell to it! Examples of such  strong smells are coffee, tea, asparagus, onions and garlic!

3. Sweat control!  One would be surprised how much odor sweat can create in the vaginal area! We suggest carrying baby wipes with you on the go! You do not have to use them everyday,but use the baby wipes every few days! Body hair can hold a strong, distinctive scent for over 20 minutes and will not disappear until the next washing! Just a heads up! This is why shaving and waxing minimizes smells in the vaginal area!

But I completely understand if you had a great night out on the town and just did not want to get rid of those funky under-wears!

Now since you know what makes you smelly, here is what gets rid of the bad smells!


1. Use those baby wipes like you use toilet paper! You’ll thank me later!

2. Drink Cranberry juice! It gets rid of bad urine smells! A cup a day will keep you so fresh and so clean!

3. Drink Pineapple juice! It makes you smell and taste better! Again, thank me later!

4. Use baby oil( only externally)! It keeps you smelling okay, soft, and moisturized!

Until next time, stay fresh, clean and sexually happy!



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A Day in the life of Andy Suzuki



By Briana Booker  

New talent is popping up everyday in the music industry; some are great musicians, while others are only observed for their 15 minutes of fame. But, it is a rare occasion to find one that is innovative, determined, lively and humble. 23 year old Andy Suzuki is one of these few, must see and hear artists.


Photography by: Leelawan Kaew

“John Mayer meets Sara Bareilles. Imagine their half-Asian lovechild. Add an electric violinist who solos like a lead guitarist and a percussionist who swings his dreads harder than anyone ever asks him to.” 

 

Biography

Andy is a native of the District of Columbia/ Montgomery, Maryland area. He went to Sidwell friends school, a college preparatory high school in NW, DC.  Andy has always had a love for music, but at Sidwell he learned of his love to perform in front of a live audience.       

Humorously, Andy told us about his first performance sung in front of a large audience, where he discovered his passion for performing. It was during his sophomore year of high school that he had to substitute for the lead vocalist of a male acapella group called Consensual Sound. No one in the group wanted to sing the solo that they knew only the melody but not the full lyrics. Consensual Sound had learned one to two hours that their fearless leader was not present due to college visiting. Andy came to the rescue.             

  He recalls during chemistry class reading over the lyrics of New age girl by the trio Deadeye Dick. Andy was nervous but he was on an adrenalin rush. 

For some reason, We were reminded of the first lines of  the song   Lose yourself by rapper  Eminem which states the following:     

“ If you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you wanted, one moment, would you capture it, or let it slip away?    
Andy chose to capture it, and he was more than successful at the task. 

The more than 450 student body loved the performance. This gave Andy the motivation to keep spreading his gift, his talent.              

   He used his musical talent in college where he attended Brown University, in Providence Rhode Island where he joined the acapella group called the Jabberwocks . Also at Brown, Andy met Kozza Babumba, friend and presently the percussionist of his present band The Method. Babumba was a senior at the time Andy met him as a freshman in college.  He mentored and promoted Andy to keep up with learning the piano.  Andy admits he was not very great at the piano when he first started learning, but that did not make him give up. He asserted: 

“You work at it.  You have to work at anything you want to be successful at in life.” 

  One can easily see the wisdom from such a young man, as he calmly discusses his challenges and successes. These experiences are paying off as Andy and his band members Kozza Babumba (Percussionist), Jason Govelick (electric violinist), and Aviad Sunshine (bass guitarists) tour across the east coast. Andy is vocals, pianist, and guitarists during tour.             

The Genre
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    The genre Andy labels himself and his band is acoustic pop. Artists Andy sounds like are John Mayer and Gavin Degraw. Andy also admits that his music may hint to some Rhythm and Blues similar to Dru Hill and Brian McKnight.          
  Andy composes all his lyrics. He says all his songs are
“Very personal and based on personal experiences.”

   One very personal song Andy wrote is 300 Pianos which is about his father’s long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, a common form of dementia of unknown origins.  At the moment, Andy is recording a new song called Friend, which discusses a crush Andy had on a girl, but did not know how to tell her because the girl was labeled someone’s girlfriend. These songs speak to fans, especially when they have been there and done that.          

Andy and his band members are all independent artists. Andy uses Tune Cord to sell music on ITunes and CD Baby for online orders. He also does CD selling the old fashion way- out of the van and at live performances. Andy says it is expensive but he remains to be more focus on the passion to create music people will enjoy and appreciate.          

The Fans


Presently, Andy’s fan base is racially and culturally diverse high school and college students. Most of his fans are between the age group of 14 to 27. The majority of his fans are females and many are loyal animae lovers as well. 
           
Andy admits he could really use a manager or agent. He works very hard and diligently from 8am to 11pm. He is often busy booking gigs, promoting the band and getting his musical juices flowing. He mentions “If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.” But this does not stop him from pursuing his dreams.

             
When asked about how he would personally rate his and his band’s live performance, Andy states “Frankly, it’s our strongest asset.”         

 From observing Andy, he appears down to earth and naturally allows people to be instantly comfortable with him. Fans can agree that, even if a fan has not formally come into contact with Andy, his most recent Blog video “How to be a rockstar,”can bring one up to speed. It is both hilarious and informative.

The person behind the artist          
Andy does not appear very judgmental and speaks his mind very freely, which is refreshing to see in an industry where most conform to mainstream appeal. He is not a talent to miss out on- intellectual, athletic, charismatic, attractive and kind. But best of all, he is just one of the guys.   
Andy’s four favorite things in life are food, music, basketball, and women. He mentions that breakfast is his favorite meal. As for singing in the shower, he has not done much of that since high school. But during high school, he enjoyed singing songs from Maxwell, Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Luther Vandross, Usher and Dru Hill in Falsetto.         

The last question of the interview was where Andy wants to be in ten years. He replied 


“Somewhere warm, with warm people. I hope to be happy, with a woman by my side, but not necessarily the whole family thing just yet. No standard job. I hope to still be involved in music, someway, somehow. I hope my hard work pays off.”        

We, at Fromgirltogirl, hope the same for Andy! Check out his free MPG of 300 Pianos, as well as his and his band website links below! Andy Suzuki is not an artist to miss out on and we are sure big things are in store for him!
Until next time,
Fromgirltogirl. 

THE LINKS
  1. Email Andy at andy.suzuki.music@gmail.com to join his mailing list and get free mp3s. He records a new one every couple of months, and if you want a free copy of it as he records them, email him! 
  2. The video blog is his newest project…going behind the scenes:
    http://howtobecomearockstar.wordpress.com 
     
  3. other relevant links:

    http://www.facebook.com/andysuzukimusic 
    http://www.youtube.com/andysuzukimusic 
    http://www.myspace..com/andysuzukimusic
    http://www.twitter.com/andysuzukimusic 

    and coming soon…. andysuzukimusic.com !

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