Things To Do In Copenhagen

Copenhagen

This month, I went on a trip to Copenhagen and had a fabulous time. I’ve been wanting to go for a long time because I have a friend living there and I’m glad that I finally made it. I think the city is beautiful with a lot of fun things to do. It’s not too big so you can do most things by foot but still big enough to make me realize how badly I need to move to a city. The country side just isn’t for me. I also love how everyone speaks perfect English and even most menus are translated. I have to say though that I actually understood more Danish than expected. I’m such a genius.

I’m definitely glad that I bought myself a new camera before I went because I managed to take some beautiful photos, which of course, I will share with you on my blog. But first, I will tell you what I’ve been up to and what I consider worth doing in Copenhagen and a photography post will follow, as well. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask me or if you’ve experienced something lovely in this city, leave me a comment and I will add it to my list for next time.

Nyhavn
I’m pretty sure that a picture of the Nyhavn area is on the front of every travel guide about Copenhagen because it’s simply gorgeous. When the sun is out, you can just sit by the canal, have something to eat or a drink, listen to musicians playing all kinds of music and simply just enjoy life. All those colorful houses are so beautiful and definitely Instagram-worthy. I recommend to go on one of the boat cruises offered because you really see a lot in an hour. It takes you in different directions and through different parts of the city. You pass the futuristic opera house, the cute little mermaid statue, it takes you through the Freetown Christiania with its beautiful gold and black church top and more. It’s a pretty inexpensive way to do some exploring, especially if you’re only on a rather short visit. And in case you need to use the bathroom, the public restroom  by the canal is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen.

Nyhavn Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid
I admit that there are definitely more interesting things to see in Copenhagen, bust I would say it’s just a must. She’s a true icon, based on the fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, and has been a major tourist attraction since 1913. So, even though we saw the statue during our boat cruise, I insisted on walking there as well to see her up close. She’s truly not big but so adorable and very popular. She may be a little hard to find at first, but just follow the crowds and eventually you’ll find her. On your way there, depending on where you decide to walk, you pass a lovely fountain, walk through a little park where everything is beautifully in bloom in April (probably also other months), or you can just walk by the water and take in the ocean breeze.

The Little Mermaid Copenhagen

Tivoli
An amusement park in the middle of the city sounds fun, right? It definitely is and always beautifully decorated according to the season. Unfortunately, it’s also a bit expensive because you pay an entrance fee and for each ride. Sure, you can buy an all-in-one ticket but unless you want to spend many hours there, it’s not really worth it. I wanted to see it anyway and at least we rode the roller-coaster, which was short but fun. Just stroll around, watch the ducks, eat lots of junk food and simply enjoy. When you had enough, go and watch a movie in the theatre nearby. It’s very colorful and you definitely can’t miss it. I went and watched The Beauty and the Beast again because unlike Germany,  Denmark they don’t translate every single movie and I really wanted to watch it again in English.

Tivoli Copenhagen

Eat
Honestly, it’s something you should always do, no matter what city you visit. It doesn’t have to be expensive but just eat whatever catches your eye. In Copenhagen, I loved the hot dog carts everywhere cause I’m cheap like that and I can never say no to a good hotdog. If you’re looking for something sweet, make sure to stop by at Rajissimo. We went to the one located in Nyhavn and I had some incredibly delicious churros with chocolate. They also serve ice cream and waffles, and trust me, the place was packed for a reason. I also loved all the food options at Tivoli and decided to have a bagel. I know, it sounds super boring but it isn’t. You were able to just choose what goes between halves like you do at Subway. Cream cheese, pasta chicken salad, feta and more good stuff were sooo good. And don’t forget to get some cotton candy afterward. You’re never too old for it. If you’re looking for a good burger to eat, stop by at Cocks & Cows. My friend works there and I had a delicious dinner. They were awarded best burger in town for the past four years so it’s definitely worth a try. My absolute favorite was some good Pad Thai from WooWok. Where I live, I can’t get it anywhere close, but whenever I’m in a bigger city, I try to find some good Thai food. This was super yum and the people working there were incredibly nice. Just indulge and forget about weight or anything. You’re on vacation so please eat as much as you can.

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Shopping
When I’m on vacation nowadays, my main focus is definitely not on shopping but I do hop into stores that I don’t have in my own country. Copenhagen has a big shopping mile with lots and lots of different stores, places to eat and there is just a lot going on. Of course I had my eyes on the Disney Store because I’m obsessed and it’s been too long since I was able to step into one. I sure went a little nuts in there. There is also a small Victoria’s Secret, a Lego Store, many clothing stores, places to buy cute souvenirs and more. I definitely managed to spend a lot of money in like an hour or two. And when you’re done with all the shopping, grab a drink at Starbucks or have a burger at the Hard Rock Cafe and definitely check out the place around city hall and take some pictures. It’s at the end or beginning, depending from which direction you’re coming from, of the main shopping street.

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Rosenborg
This beautiful castle comes with a pretty garden and a lovely park. You can actually tour the inside but we did not feel like getting in line for tickets but I’m putting it on my list for next time. This is also the place where the guards start their daily march to Amalienborg, which I also didn’t see. Man, my planning was definitely terrible for this trip but I still saw some pretty places. I’m sure the garden is gorgeous, once everything is in bloom, especially the roses, and I loved the stroll through the park. There is a huge statue of Hans Christian Andersen and beautiful cherry blossom trees in the spring. And make sure to have a close look at the trees lining the walkway. They’re all the same and I think it’s insane cause they’re really high and I bet it’s interesting to see them get cut.

Rosenborg Copenhagen

Amalienborg
This place is where the Danish royals live when they’re in town. You can tell by the royal flag on the roof if they’re home or not. It consists of four buildings which are exactly the same, placed kinda in a circle. There are guards watching the doors and trust me, don’t get to close or lean against the building walls because damn, I heard them shouting at tourists and they’re not messing around. When you stand in the middle of the courtyard, you can see the Marble Church to the one side and the opera to the other and the alignment of axis is also called the axis of power by some people. The architecture is really beautiful and next time, I really want to witness the change of guards here.

Amalienborg

Churches
Even though I’m not very religious I just love churches. They’re so beautiful and I can never resist to take a pretty picture. The Marble Church is just so incredibly beautiful and I wish, I could’ve seen it from the inside. Unfortunately it was closed due to a concert. We passed Our Saviors Church in Christianshavn by boat and the top is just incredible. The black and gold spiral staircase has 400 steps and no, we didn’t do it. I’m sure reaching the top would provide you with a great view though. I don’t even know all the names of churches I saw everywhere in Copenhagen but I felt like there were a lot so pay attention if you like churches like me.

church copenhagen

Just explore the city
Honestly, just walk around when you’re exploring a new place. I love to see buildings and parks and just new surroundings of any kind. I didn’t make it to any museums but I would totally love to visit the aquarium or planetarium next time. I visited the botanical garden which was nice but I guess it’s better when more plants are in bloom. My friend took me to the Bispebjerg Cemetary which is full of cherry blossom trees, which you should definitely check out when you’re visiting in spring. Just chill near the canals with a drink and food or you can even get into floating hot tubs if you’re into that. There are statues everywhere, interesting buildings and much more, so just grab your camera and explore.

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13 Reasons Why You Should Watch “13 Reasons Why”

As many of you have probably done as well, I’ve already binge-watched “13 Reasons Why” and I was absolutely hooked, from the very first second. If you haven’t watched it yet, I must ask you what the hell you’ve been doing that was more important? Just kidding, sometimes there is just no time but I highly recommend that you start immediately and I will give you 13 reasons why you should, without spoiling anything major.

13 Reasons Why

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1. If you’re interested in things that actually matter, this show is for you. There is no sugar-coating of anything cruel happening in the life of people that often we don’t even know about. It doesn’t paint a pretty picture to make people wish they could live the life they see on screen. It’s the exact opposite. It’s relatable cause it’s real.

2. It shows what an impact being rude to others, talking behind their backs, gossiping etc. can have on a person. Bullying is such a major part in our society and the problem is that often, nobody helps until something really bad happens. There is no going back from doing the wrong thing and once you’ve hurt someone, it cannot be undone. I know very well how hurtful it is to be bullied for no apparent reason and it can lead you to very dark places. I feel so sorry for kids today because with all the social media options, it has to be so much worse than when I was a teenager. When I hear stories of young people who end their lives because they feel lonely and misunderstood, it breaks my heart because I know how they feel. Personally, I just decided that all these awful people were not worth destroying my life over, but it was never easy and it never will be. Eye-openers like this show need to be taken seriously because it happens all around.

3. The show clearly demonstrates what privilege can do to people. I’m not saying that all rich people are dicks, but let’s be honest, most of them live their life thinking they’re the greatest people on earth and that it gives them the right to treat others like dirt. It is not ok to walk over people because of money or skin color, sexual orientation or anything else. The problem is that our society seems to work just like that though and it can’t be shown enogh what this kind of behavior does to people. If you’re privileged, good for you, but instead of being a shitty person, how about doing something good with it.

4. High School is a mad house for pretty much every person on this planet. I always like watching shows with this kind of setting because that time of life is just so hard for most people and definitely not all sunshine and happiness. High school is rough. You have to deal with so many things at once and it can be very hard. I honestly don’t think it’s a fully healthy environment and it’s important for people to realize what kids have to go through. Growing up, dealing with school work and personal problems, figuring out your future, and everything else you go through in high school shapes your personality and it can develop into something positive of not. If you’ve always been the king or queen of high school, you may expect this to continue throughout your whole life but reality can often be a real bitch and completely destroy you. If you’ve always been bullied, you may have issues that will stick with you for the rest of your life. The person you are in school and how other treat you has a major influence on what kind of person you will be as an adult. Portraying real-life school happenings is important because I don’t think that parents or even teachers always fully grasp what goes on at a place, where basically kids are supposed to get their education, find some friends and hopefully have some fun. It’s just not that simple.

5. It is an eye-opener to rape culture – something that is often denied but is realer than ever. We’ve read about so many cases, over and over again, where it just breaks your heart how people who’ve been brutally mistreated are dealt with. It’s no surprise that victims, regardless if male or female, don’t come forward after being raped because our society still makes them feel like it’s their own fault. Don’t wear a skirt, don’t flirt, don’t do this or that. All these rules that are supposed to keep you from being attacked but were are the rules that tell people that it’s not ok to rape someone?! I don’t want to get into detail more because I’ve written posts on this before and I’m also pretty sure that most of my readers know what I’m talking about. It is important, even if it’s hard to watch, to portray these happenings as real as possible and in all kinds of different situations. Eyes have to be opened and crimes should not be swept under the table like nothing really happened.

6. The way the show is made is incredibly addictive. You just always want to know what will happen next and the whole concept is incredibly real and touching. I thought it had a Gone Girl kind of vibe and I don’t often watch psycho dramas or similar things cause I’ll end up having trouble sleeping. I even get a little scared when I watch too much Pretty Little Liars late at night but “13 Reasons Why” is just so much more real than a bunch of girls being haunted by A. It did scare me sometimes, but maybe it did because it just felt so real, like something that could happen where I live or at my old school. I couldn’t stop watching because I wanted to continue feeling what the characters feel, I wanted answers and I wanted to see justice.

7. The music was so great. It’s something I always pay attention to because especially shows often have the most incredible soundtracks. The music is beautifully melancholic and fits the story extremely well. In one of the key scenes, there is a song played called “The Night We Met” and it’s by Lord Horon. Do me a favor and just go and listen to this one song and I’m sure you will want to watch the show just because of it.

8. Diversity was a very strong factor for this show. The mostly young people were all of different ethnicity, had completely different family backgrounds, straight, gay, rich, poor, white, black, asian and I think that’s exactly how it should be. Look around and you will see so many different people and I think it should be like this on screen too. Diversity is something I support with all my heart and to see this diverse cast made me happy. We need more of this.

9. It’s highly emotional and I truly felt everything from happiness to crying my heart out and this roller coaster ride is exactly what makes a show great. I don’t want to feel the same thing, every time I watch an episode and I also want to be deeply touched. Usually this happens to me when a movie, show, song or book is actually about something real and important, as is “13 Reasons Why.”

10. It’s very graphic and I think it’s a good thing. I’m sure that lots of people understandably could have problems watching because there are lots of triggers throughout the show, so I do want you to be aware of that before you watch it. But I really think that it’s important to show things like they are. Violence, rape, alcoholism, drug abuse, suicide and more are all heart-breaking things and definitely hard to watch, but looking the other way is exactly what is wrong with this society and therefore, I applaude the writers, producers and everyone else who made decisions that they tried to portray everything as real as possible. None of this is nice to look at but to make it all seem less horrible than it actually is, is exactly the wrong way to go about the seriousness of these topics.

11. New actors are always interesting to watch. I often get so bore of seeing the same faces everywhere and some fresh talent is always a good idea. I thought the cast was put together very well and their acting was truly remarkable. A lot of the scenes were so intense that I can only imagine how hard it was to play them. Every single one of the actors made me believe everything they portrayed on screen and I just really liked the cast.

12. The combination of oldschool and modern was something I enjoyed very much because it reminds me of what I like. I thought it’s very unique that Hannah used actual tapes instead of some modern recording technique because in a way, it shows that these problems are timeless. It also underlines the seriousness of it all because using oldschool equipment shows much more work and effort. On the other hand, the show clearly shows what kind of power mobile phones, social media, apps etc. have today. One text can ruin a persons life but so can a hand-written list or a photograph, no matter it was taken with a phone or an actual camera. We should be aware that hurting other people is timeless.

13. Well, I can also just give you the quick basic reasons and I really hope you’ll give it a shot. It’s on Netflix, so super easy (please have Netflix!), it’s not too short and not too long, so a weekend will fully be enough time, it has good music, great actors and if you really love it, there is a book you can read ( why haven’t I read it yet?!) and it will just make you feel everything because it’s real.

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Photography: Atlanta

It’s been a while since I went on a great travel month back in 2015 and one of the stops on my list was Atlanta. I have to admit that I didn’t see too much of the city because my friend and I were really busy doing as much of the touristy stuff as possible, since the city really offers a lot of it, and we stayed a little outside of the city. However, we definitely had lots of fun with all the activities that are offered. Here are some pictures I took from places like the Fernbank Museum of National History, the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Headquarters, Centennial Olympic Park, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and a lot of sights connected to the great Martin Luther King Jr. which were the reason why I wanted to visit Atlanta in the first place. It was amazing to see his childhood home, to visit his grave, to see so many places connected to him and just to honor his legacy. If you ever get the chance, please go and visit. For now, I hope you enjoy my pictures.

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Goodbye March 2017

Goodbye March,

and welcome April. I thought about starting with a stupid April Fool’s joke, but I’m not a real fan and I mean let’s be honest. Who the hell would believe me if I said that I met the love of my life?! Nobody! :D I hope that none of you got majorly pranked because some things are just not as funny as people think they are.

At this point, I always share how my month went but honestly, I don’t really have much to say. I work, eat, sleep and that’s about it. I didn’t go out much and most weekends were just super boring. At least, that gave me some chill-time, which is always good. I also have a cold for like the third time this year and I’m just so sick of it. I mean, how crap can my immune system be?! But before I get all negative, I’ll tell you that one of my greatest friends in the world asked me to be her maid of honor and I couldn’t be more thrilled. It truly means the world when people actually love and trust you that much.

I’m definitely looking forward to April  because I’ve got some fun things planned. In a week from now, I’m actually flying to Copenhagen and I can’t even tell you how excited I am. A great friend of mine is living there and I’m sure we’ll have a blast. I just need to get out of here and have fun because it’s sooo overdue and I also need new pictures for my Instagram feed. I didn’t buy a brand new camera for nothing.

It’s also gonna be Easter and I hope I get to see my friends and I’ll definitely see my family. Holiday’s are pretty stressful but in the end, I would miss them if I didn’t spend it with my loved ones. I hope the weather will be as nice as it currently is. Way to go March-weather! And not to forget all the food that is served on special days and little presents and hopefully fun.

Man, I’m trying really hard to come up with things to share with you. Ummm, did everyone watch the new Beauty and the Beast movie? I sure did and thought it was sooo beautiful. The visuals were incredible and I’ve always been a fan of Emma Watson. Unfortunately, I had to watch it in German and the whole synchronization is just terrible. The songs weren’t even close to matching the mouth but I’m sure I’ll love the movie even more, once I watch it in English. I also watched lots of TV shows so I’m honestly caught up on all of them. I mean, The Kardashians and The Originals are back on air so YAY! And in case you’ve been living behind a rock, this month Pretty Little Liars will be back so double-YAY! Yes, I sound like a sad and lonely person but TV shows just give me life. I’m obsessed like that and I also live the most boring life ever.

Anyway, every new month brings new chances and new memories and I hope April will bring great ones. At least I’ve got plans, so that’s a good start and a little break from work will probably be quite nice, as well. So everyone, enjoy spring and easter and just life in general.

Tons of love,
Hailey 

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Lovely life
listening to 90s music all day, everyday free tickets that excitement after booking a trip being able to afford things again  my new camera lazy days International Women’s Day having super nice co-workers that funny BBC interview  breakfast in bed  KUWTK is back  gorgeous weather  Liv and Maddie  The Beauty and the Beast   ice cream  travel plans  sunshine making progress on Instagram  chill-night with friends  Chinese food  when your phone plan covers all of Europe  when you get asked to be a maid of honor beautiful skies cherry blossom trees  spring  fun at work  tea  driving when the weather is good  freshly dyed hair 

Songs I love
♪  Paula Abdul – Rush Rush
MC Hammer – Can’t Touch This
♪  Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
(Yes, this month, I pretty much only listened to 90s music, everyday.)

Interesting articles and videos
365 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself This Year // Adorable 5-Year-Old Gets Haircut Like His Best Friend to “Confuse” His Teacher // 10 “Daria” quotes that are just as applicable to us now as they were when we were ’90s teens // Here Are All Your Favorite Disney Princesses, Ranked From Least To Most Feminist // Every Book on Emma Watson’s Reading List // 41 Secrets That You’ll NEVER EVER Solve If You Are Not From Germany // The 19 ~Realest~ Tweets About the Trump Family Meeting Germany Chancellor, Angela Merkel // 10+ Hilarious Posts About Tinder // Here’s The Best Bakery In Every State, According To Yelp // 45 Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas // 17 Things in “Friends” That Aren’t Even a Thing Anymore

My March posts 
Goodbye February // The 90s Tag // If I Was Your Girlfriend… // Great Quotes By Great Women // Mixtape #19 – 90s Hip-Hop & R ‘n’ B // Personality Test – You Are An Inventor

My March Instagrams
Instagram Pictures March

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Personality Test – You Are An Inventor

A few weeks ago, one of my co-workers discovered a really simple personality test online and made everyone do it. To be honest, it looked pretty much like a website that gives your computer a virus or something and it was so simple and unprofessional that never in a million years I would have thought that the result would be so incredibly accurate.

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I was classified as an INVENTOR.

acts extroverted, thinks theoretical, interacts hard, lives spontaneously, emotionally resistant

Characteristics: adventurous, chaotic, direct, dominant, hardheaded, open for experiments, social, imaginative, outgoing, creative, critical, laid-back, confident, independent, unconstrained, unconventional, playful, bold

Inventors direct their energy outwards, toward other people and activities. You are open for new things and mental activities, you firmly  represent your interests in front of others, get distracted easily and are emotionally balanced.

Inventors are full of ideas, thoughts and plans, and they don’t hesitate to voice them or give them a try. Your curiosity is extremely strong. You can hardly resist possible rewards or interesting activities and you also let the daily temptations of life easily attract you. You constantly strive for action, excitement and that certain kick, you look for sociability and contact with other people, because those moments make you extremely happy. Also, you openly show your thoughts and feelings to others.

Your hobbies and interests are very versatile. While always being curious for new or extraordinary ideas and opinions, you like to give creative things a try, engage in intellectual games and philosophical thoughts, and you have a lively and rich imagination. You’re not afraid of complex or unconventional theories and things, instead, you are highly interested in the fantastic and unusual. Swimming against the current brings you joy and you don’t mind being a bit offensive.

When dealing with other people you are at ease, without inhibition, open and outgoing. You are able to vigorously represent and enforce your ideas and you don’t let the disapproval of others irritate you. Often, a result that you’re satisfied with, is more important to you than having good relationships with everyone. You’re good at dealing with stress and you hardly let negative emotions get to you. However, if it does happen, you recover quickly. In general, you are confident, relaxed and optimistic, most of the time.

At work, you’re not always completely precise and always like to do a thousand things, at once. In general, you need a lot of variety, you often jump from one thing to another and it’s difficult for you to completely focus on long-term goals because you constantly discover something new or adventurous. Therefore, it never gets boring with you and you’re great at spontaneously solving problems. Sometimes you rush into something head over heals, without giving it a lot of thought and are a bit insensitive toward your surrounding.

You are very willing to take high risks. Possible problems or dangers don’t really bother you. You don’t always act reasonable, instead you act according to what momentarily tickles your fancies and sounds promising. That’s why you engage in vague, bold and adventurous things, try lots of new things and you don’t always care what others think about it. One could call you a “visionary” because you have so many creative and innovative ideas and you’re not afraid to try them, even if you don’t always bring your plans to an end. There is hardly anything you’re not interested in and that you wouldn’t like to try. You’re clearly the prototype of inventors, explorers and adventurers.

Fictional characters: Jack Sparrow, Bugs Bunny, Don Quixote, Krusty the Clown, Dr. House

Famous people: Thomas Edison (inventor), Madonna (popstar), Alice Schwarzer (feminist), Oliver Pocher (entertainer), Sacha Baron Cohen (comedian), Bill Clinton (former US President), Robert Downey Jr. (actor), Joko Winterscheidt (host), Uri Geller (magician), Brad Pitt (actor), John Malkovich (actor), Jamie Lee Curtis (actress), Walt Disney (Disney-founder), Falco (popstar), John F. Kennedy (former US President), Benjamin Franklin (historic person), Leonardo da Vinci (artist)

So yeah, I can definitely see myself as this person. I’m always restless and have a million ideas in my head. I never saw myself doing the same thing every single day of my life and I get bored really easily. It can be annoying sometimes but in general, I think being interested in and open for a lot of different things is a good quality to have. I love adventures but even though I may not always show it, it’s not like I don’t get nervous or scared. I just try to push my fears aside and just do it. But you know what I was happy about most? Seeing Walt Disney on the list of famous people that go with all these characteristics. I mean, he’s one of my heroes for creating something so wonderful, that so many generations feel magical and perfectly entertained. I doubt that I can create something as fantastic as the world of Disney, but creativity is definitely inside of me and I try to always make the best of it.

I would say that I’m not always as optimistic as this test thought I was because I like to be on the realistic side of things, but that doesn’t mean I don’t dream. However, if it got one thing right: I really don’t give a damn about what other people think and I definitely come off as really strong, a lot. Just for the record, I am also very emotional, sensitive and I have a very big heart. I just don’t take shit from anyone. Oh, and I definitely wish I was a little more spontaneous and I do overthink a lot.

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Mixtape #19 – 90s Hip-Hop & R’n’B

Today, I was listening to 90s Hip-Hop & R’n’B playlists on YouTube all day and I thought it was about time to put together a new mixtape. This is seriously some of the best music ever created and I will never ever get rid of it. One of my all-time favorite CD’s will forever be Best of Black ’97. I’ve listened to it so much, I’m actually surprised it still works. Each song just has a fabulous groove to it and I can just chill or do anything else because it’s just perfect. So here is a new mixtape and you should all make one for yourself.

Mixtape 90s Hip Hop RnB

01. 2Pac – California Love
02. Fugees – Ready of Not
03. Blackstreet – No Diggity
04. TLC – Red Light Special
05. Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back
06. Salt-n-Pepa – Shoop
07. Ginuwine – Pony
08. Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
09. Adina Howard – Freak Like Me
10. Coolio – Gangster’s Paradise
11. SWV – Right Here
12. Aaliyah – More Than A Women
13. LL Cool J – Loungin’ (Who Do Ya Love)
14. Pras feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard & Mya – Ghetto Supastar
15. Dru Hill feat. Jermaine Dupri & Da Brat – In My Bed
16. Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize
17. Foxy Brown – I’ll Be
18. R’N’G – Here Comes The Sun
19. Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love Goes
20. R. Kelly – Gotham City
21. Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain
22. MC Hammer – You Can’t Touch This
23. En Vogue – Free Your Mind
24. Brandy and Monica – The Boy Is Mine
25. Boys II Men – Motownphilly
26. Destiny’s Child – Say My Name
27. Usher – You Make Me Wanna…
28. Luniz – I Got Five On It
29. C-Block – Time Is Tickin’ Away
30. Nana – Lonely

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Great Quotes By Great Women

Happy International Women’s Day! To all women out there: You are fierce, you are beautiful, you are important and I am proud to be one of you. Although I think it’s important to celebrate women every day, I felt like putting together a list of quotes by talented, beautiful, smart and strong women who have inspired females everywhere.

We can do it

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. — Katharine Hepburn

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want. — Madonna

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. — Judy Garland

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. — Lady Gaga

I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do. — Salma Hayek

The best protection any woman can have is courage. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me. — Princess Diana

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” — Coco Chanel

If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman. — Margaret Thatcher

Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely – and the right to be heard. — Hillary Clinton

Let’s be very clear: Strong men – men who are truly role models – don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together. — Michelle Obama

Women have to work much harder to make it in this world. It really pisses me off that women don’t get the same opportunities as men do, or money for that matter. Because lets face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define our values and to define what’s sexy and what’s feminine and that’s bullshit. At the end of the day, it’s not about equal rights, it’s about how we think. We have to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. — Beyoncé

I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. — Madonna

Figure out who are you separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that’s the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self. With that, you can do anything else. — Angelina Jolie

I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind learning. — Amy Poehler

It is better to be looked over than overlooked.” — Mae West

There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success… but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going… you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there.  — Taylor Swift

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. — Coco Chanel

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. — Rosa Parks

I had two options. One was to remain silent and never to speak and then to be killed by the terrorists. The second option was to speak up for my rights and then die. And I chose the second one.”  — Malala Yousafzai

It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith. — Emma Watson

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. — Margaret Thatcher

A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It’s equality, it’s fairness, and I think it’s a great thing to be a part of. — Zendaya

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. — Oprah Winfrey

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices, always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. — J.K Rowling

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. — Dolly Parton

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