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Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art Pt.1

Alright, so your in Memphis and you’re interested in going to a museum check out the Belz Museum. It was great to go there even though it was a bit confusing to find the museum as it was my first time going there. However, when you get there, there’s two sections of the museum. On one side of the museum is the Asian art section and it’s bigger than the Judaic section on the other side.  I’m not for sure why though. So, we went for the Asian art first. The first room we entered had this BEAUTIFUL jade carriage. O yeah, I didn’t see a don’t touch sign, my ma touched it because she must touch things she find fascinating. Even though I told her she shouldn’t touch it, there’s a sign somewhere and there was!! We finally found it!! But don’t tell anyone! So here’s some pics we took:

This is pure jade!!! Like I can’t even wrap my mind around how people could do this. Sometimes I think we’ve gone backwards because we can’t manipulate organic rocks like this by hand with such great detail!!!!!

And then next to it and in another room there were these carvings from mammoth tusks all hand made!!!! When you see this in person.  It makes you wonder what you doing with your life and how can I learn how to do this. The museum have them in a humidified glass case to preserve the tusks.

 

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This HUGE VASE is like Shaq O’Neil size. 🙂

Ok, so this is a sculpture made of jade basically in a picture frame. And it looks so thin from the pack like its opaque. The second pic is the same like a huge portrait telling a story about a popular love story. Similar to Romeo and Juliet. 3rd picture is what the emperors slept on. Look at the candle holder next to it, pure jade once again. The last pic is of the different deities of the Buddha religion who have different personalities similar to the Greek gods. I always say religions are very much the same.

The next part will be just pictures and captions.

P.S this post is so long overdue!!! I went earlier in the summer but it’s still a great place to check out!!!

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Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

This is Pt. 3!!! Here’s Pt. 2!!

After looking at everything in the Asian art section we went into the Judaic section. So when I entered this section, I noticed right away the lighting was different. It was so much dimmer than the rest of the museum. Like the art and artifacts had their own spotlights focusing on them. Except for when you get the section were the World War II section of the Judaic section is. Then it’s lit up like the rest of the museum.

Also, there were waaaayyy less art and artifacts here. When I entered the room the first thing I noticed was this huge painting in the back. I went straight to it.

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After, seeing the painting I turn around and noticed this. If I remember right I think this was pure silver, this castle model was made of. It was shiny and I felt like a moth. Especially, since it had its own lighting to make it stand out like everything else in the room.

My ma photobombed my picture walking by and smiling through the glass being weird.

 

This carvings of rock I believe. To be honest wasn’t to interested in these sculptures.  Except for the one on the right bottom, I really liked that one.  Upper right are oil paintings.

 

When you have time go and learn some history from here. It was really nice. I’m glad I was exposed to such art because I’ve never experienced this type of art and artifacts.

Thanks for reading!!!! I really do appreciate it!!! I hope through my blog you can learn a bit more about America and each state I visit or temporarily live.

 

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Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

So this is like Pt 2 if you haven’t seen Pt 1 here’s the link.

So here’s more pictures of the Asian art section of the Belz Museum.

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There’s a room full of these gowns. I just learned how to say gown in Chinese. But I forgot now that I’m trying to type it out. BLUHHH! I wanted to go off memory and write it. Anyways, all of them were cute but this one was my fav! 😛

This was the entrance. We went in backwards and that’s how I posted the blog, the way we went in. Hhahaaha :P. I’ve mentioned this several times but pure jade and like 6ft tall sculptures!!!   Ok, so the more ball/knots, personally, I like to call them Bantu knots because that’s what they look like, but I digress. The more Bantu knots are on the lions head the luckier you will be.  A lot of the lions didn’t have no bantus on top so they reminded me

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of this. Sorry of anyone who’s bald.

Ok the first picture is only showing a section of dolls that were in the room. Personally, I couldn’t full go in there because, I kept thinking, Chuckie!!  What’s so funny about me seeing this statue was that like a week before I had just watched the Monkey King. So I definitely had to take this pic.  Basically, the Monkey King is a mythical creature in several Chinese folktales.

Ok, so these women are sculptures of what the ideal women were a couple of centuries ago. White skin, red lips, oval baby face,young, you know the usual. Some of these values still hold true today. The other pictures are of cooking pots. So big, I can fit in them if I wanted to….. get kicked out of the museum haha jp.

I would show more pictures but it’s better when you come to visit Memphis, Tennessee. To come and check out the beauty for yourself.

I’m not done just yet though, the Judaic section is up next.

 

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Natural Store in Memphis

So, do you use natural products and happen to be in Memphis or live in Memphis. Then check out Bubble Bistro. So, far I’ve been twice and I’ve bought their deodorant and soaps which both are Shea butter based with other natural ingredients. I believe if I remember right all their products are Shea butter based.

They have other items but I don’t use anything else really. I wanted to try a natural deodorant so I checked out the store and it small store but it was stocked and everything was made that day.

The Peach Ginger deodorant worked for a while but then I noticed after a week and half or so.It didn’t have the effect it once had. My armpits started to stink, but since I don’t sweat much, so idk how that can effect others.

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Their body scrub is really good. I got the Aloha smell because I like tropical smells like coconut. It makes your skin sooooo soft. The top ingreient iss pure sugar cane with other natural ingredients like almond oil and jojoba oil. The soap is great as well and it’s shea butter based. When I went to buy the soap the owner was chopping up some more soap, she had just made.

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I talked to her a bit about the products and she was nice and very confident in her products. She’s been using her products for 15 years!!! I even talked to one of the other customers in there and she said she’s been using the products for 2 years and it’s great with her sensitive skin..

 

The service was wonderful and everyone was really sweet!!! The girl who works there even use the products on herself and daughter who has sensitive skin. If the workers use the products, it must great and it truly is!!!!

Thanks for reading my review!!!!

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Travels Abroad

Hey, everyone!! So I have a GoFundMe page setup because I would like to study abroad to Grenoble, France this spring semester starting January 25 through Jun. 3 (2017).

If you would spread the word or donate. I would really appreciate it!!!

I need all the help I can get.

I’m a business major with a minor in French and really love French culture and would love to experience it for myself while I’m in college and have the time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Labor Day (American Holiday)

So today is Labor Day and it’s celebrated every first Monday of September. Which means, people who work white collar jobs got off, i.e managers in Wall Street, Google,FedEx, IBM, or anything job dealing with administrative work. Have the day off to celebrate or just relax.   However, blue collar workers, i.e waiters,baristas, anything customer service related, janitors, or any job that deals with manual labor, must work on this day. Ironically, this day was meant for blue collar workers, however like most things the wealthier people won and made it about them having a break.

Also, Labor Day signals that fall is here and don’t wear white. But I still wear white and rock it!

Honestly, Labor Day isn’t that big. People in general don’t celebrate it like they do Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. You have some people who just want to party no matter what and others just sit at home on this smaller holiday. However, since I’m a blue collar worker, I have to work today. Yipee (sarcastically)!!!!!

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