The Birth of another idea… #Skinned

Sometimes when you put something out in the universe you never know what you are going to get. You can imagine how amazing it is when what you receive is even better than what you envisioned. Coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Skinned the movie

Directed by LisaRaye Mccoy  and Avery O Williams

Written By:

Dr. Clarice Kulah

Produced by

Divine Entertainment International

Lot10 Productions


in association with

Sky+Orange productions


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Who’s paying for the bill?

paying-the-billI remember years (over 10 years) ago a friend of mine came in from (Cleveland) to visit me and some of his friends in Chicago.  I invited him to hang out with me and some of my girlfriends and another guy. We ended up at the signature room (95Th floor of the Hancock Tower) for drinks that evening after we left dinner.

When we got there my girlfriends started ordering cosmopolitans and lots of appetizers as I watched and wondered who was going to pick up the bill. I ordered a beer because I knew how expensive the signature room could be and wasn’t trying to hurt anyone pockets that night especially since we had just left dinner earlier.

The girls continued to drink and ordered several shrimp appetizers etc and of course we didn’t eat because we were already full.  Mind you, the average drink at the signature room is anywhere between $14.00 and $17.00.

When the bill arrived it was close or or over 400.00..…I was watching the girls to see if either of them would look at the bill and or contribute since they were the ones drinking and eating mostly.

Unfortunately, neither of them looked at the bill, so I snapped on them…and said, this is ridiculous, I didn’t invite my friend out here to come pay for your drinks/food mainly because they had no intention of paying for their drinks because guys were with us that evening. Not sure if it was okay but I was extremely pissed because

1) I didn’t know if he knew how expensive things are in Chicago compared to Cleveland and of course I wasn’t sure if he was prepared to pay that much for people he didn’t even know just because he was a guy at the table.

Long story not so short, he and the other guy split the bill and we left.

Fast forward to this past weekend; I got a random call from him saying how much he appreciated me speaking up for him. He said he was surprised that none of the girls attempted to help with the bill. Luckily he was prepared to pay towards the bill but also said it took a lot to say something to my friends but was glad I spoke up for him.

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Keep some parts of your life private-I do!

I scan my facebook news feed throughout the day in between meetings or travel and I am always amazed at how much (Personal) information people posts on their social media sites.

I have a blog, social media accounts (Facebook, twitter, whatsapp) etc. However, there is probably about 90% of my life that i keep very private and I want to encourage others to do the same and keep some parts of their lives private.

People are quick to judge you/us based on the little bits/one liners/sound bites that we post on facebook, twitter, etc and it is extremely hard to change peoples perception of you. This applies to all of us.

Perhaps from time to time..we should consider that special moment that was shared with our families, loved ones or even colleagues is a moment for only those that participated in the event or experience. Let it be their memory that they cherish and remember in their own way, not based on a picture that is being judged by others on facebook that were not even there.

Let their minds/brain do what it does best, which is create a feeling based on the memory or experience that was shared and leave it. That memory that can be recalled whenever they think of those people and might need a little pick me up from time to time.



You want to live longer than your neighbor??


I came across this article on Huffington post and had to share it with my network. Below  is the summary of the article. In short, these are the 7 foods to eat that can help prolong your life.

1) Cranberries

2) Green tea

3) Nuts (the food)

4) Salmon


6) Whole grains and olive oil

7) Wine (My favorite)

Read article when you have some time at the below link



Did you say Nigeria?

I am proud to say I’m from the little country of Liberia any opportunity I get, however for some reason people just refuse to accept my countries existence.  (Joking)

Check out how my conversations go..

Stranger: Hey, how are you 

Lotten: I am great

Stranger: Where are you from, you sound different?

Lotten: Oh..I do? Well I’m from Liberia, West Africa

Stranger: Oh cool.. I hear there are a lot of Nigerians here.

Lotten: Yeah there are a lot of Nigerians, but I said Liberia

Stranger: So what is it like in Nigeria?

African Fun Fact:

Nigeria Population=168+  million

Liberia Population 4.19 (and probably about half million are Nigerians )