INTERVIEW WITH BLACK CAVIAR MUSIC

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Earlier this week, I was given a chance to interview a creative director. That was exciting because I never done something like this before! We did the interview online, communicated through emails and dms, that was quite fun! :)

So, without further do... Here's my long distance interview with Dwight Dyer, creative director slash owner of Black Caviar Music
  
Vera : Hi. Would you like to introduce yourself to my readers? 
Dwight : Hi. My name is Dwight and I am the owner of Black Caviar Music in Atlanta, Georgia USA. 

Dwight Dyer
Vera : What is the difference between Black Caviar Music and other music publishers?
Dwight : The main difference is my percentage splits are far more generous than others and I operate like a family business – hands on, personable.

Vera : What other producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
Dwight : I'm inspired by the CHIC organization – Nile Rogers, Don Cornelius from Soul Train, Barry Gordy – Motown and Damon Dash. 

Vera : How did you get your start in the music business?
Dwight : I got started by first being a writer and copy editor for a major newspaper in Los Angeles. Then I reviewed music and published articles. From there I wanted to have a better understanding of music catalogs and agreements.

Vera : What motivated you? 
Dwight : It motivates me to seek out new music of all genres and to find that hit song – To place in the top ten is the goal. 

Vera : When finding new music to add to your company, what specific qualities in the music are you looking for?
Dwight : No specifics to any new music other than original writers and producers.

Vera : How would you personally define your role in the creative process? 
Dwight : I am hands on. Listening to vocals, power and weakness, fear and strengths . As a publisher I am on the finishing end so I rarely spend time in studios but communicating with managers and agents. 

WEEKEND MOTIVATION

Friday, October 28, 2016

I've realized people tend to share their motivations on weekdays - mostly on Monday but what about the rest of the weekend? Don't we need motivation too? What about people who have anxiety, depression? Mental illnesses don't see is it weekdays or weekend. It is just happen. Problems don't see days too. It is just happen. 

So to change the mainstream and of course, to motivate people out there during weekend. Here are my motivation for your guys. Firstly, take a baby step: have a nap, listen to your favorite songs, watch your favorite movies, call your parents, family or best friends. Go shopping! Have a supper at your favorite restaurant. Do the thing you love the most.


MY CURRENT GO TO MAKEUP LOOK

Monday, October 24, 2016

Today I thought I'd share my current go to makeup look with you guys since it's been awhile. It's kinda my typical makeup look as if I'm going to hanging out with my friends, or just casual family dinner. I do switch around a little bit for my eye makeup or my lipstick, but this is like my basic makeup routine - if it's make any sense :p 

I don't really like heavy makeup for most of the days, I'm concern on my complexion more than eye makeup or lipstick I'm wearing. I don't know, I just like having flawless looking skin, with a good touch of blush on my cheeks. I love looking fresh. 

Enough rumbling, let's hop into the routine!



AZTEC INDIAN HEALING CLAY

Friday, October 21, 2016

Today I'm gonna talk about my holy grail face mask - well, everyone's actually. Claimed as 'world's most powerful facial', Aztec Indian Healing Clay is seriously a big deal. It is that amazing and I'm so in love. I've been using this mask for almost a year now and I can feel the difference. 


The benefits of this product are very impressive. It reduces pores, acne scars, and tightening your skin. I don't have much skin problem, but I do have whiteheads around my nose and it's a lot less than I used to have before. I noticed my skin is getting clearer.

UNEXPECTED LIFE CHANGES

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

None ever expected changes in their lives. None ever be ready for those changes, good or bad, either way we never ready, never expect, never know why and how it will happens. Change can be pleasing when we've involved in the process: new career wise or new relationship. We know the process but do we know the result? No. On the other hand, there are some uninvited changes that feel like throwing flares at us, giving us anxiety, fear, and disappointment. 

I always been being real with people around me. I share many happiness, my hobbies, my interests on social medias. As long as I remember, I almost never share my problems on internet. I share some sad quotes just to share my feelings occasionally but I never share my real problem because it's personal. Without being said that I'm very introvert person, I just don't know how and why I share it. 

Today, I just wanna say that I'm in an unfortunate situation where my life has changed. A lot. It changes unexpectedly, uninvited, and to the point which it is unwanted. To be real and completely honest, I don't know why I say that, why I share this post on my blog where I usually share my happiness, where I usually encourage people to be positive, to be strong, to be themselves. I just think, maybe... at least one person out there in the world, will feel related to this post, and not feeling alone when the world seems against them. I don't expected people will understand my circumstances, nor that I'm seeking sympathy. I just wanna share, that's all. 

I don't like these changes. I've been working on my dreams for so long, been treating myself better than I used to be, been cherishing my life the best I can do. Suddenly, in only one day it changed everything. It changed a big part of my life that I cherish the most. It changed my perspective at this moment - I don't like this perspective, honestly. It feels so bad to the point that the world against me, like the universe hates me, doesn't approve all of my hard works. It feels like my world ends. Like I'm not worth for my dreams. It feels so bad that I just don't want to face people, literally just wanna be myself, crying and regretting my life. These negative feelings are so real, I can't even handle it. 

I always try to be positive everyday, as the best I can. To be this negative person with negative thoughts, it wrecks my heart. I never know that I can be this negative towards myself, my life, my dreams. Everything is related. My health against my dreams. My dreams against my relationship. My relationship seems going to nowhere. Just... bad. 

Well, people said this is the quarter life crisis. I've heard that before. Now that I'm having my own ongoing quarter life crisis, it sucks. If I have fast forward button, I will press it really hard. 

Right now, as I'm typing these... I don't know what I should do. I don't know what I'm going to do but I hope it won't last long. I know it won't and I'm such a big believer of 'everything happens for reasons' so just gotta be strong, right? Just wait for those reasons. I just... I'm not ready for any of these. I don't want this to happen.

Thank you for understanding me. I'm so sorry for sharing such negative post, but let's be real. We're humans and we're going through ups and downs. This is just a glimpse of my downs. 

THROWBACK MOVIE | EP. 4: CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC (2009)

Friday, October 14, 2016


Girls and shopping are such good best friends, right? I only knew a very little amount of girls who don't like shopping. I believe they do, but you know, they shop less than us, shopaholics. 

Based from the best selling novel written by Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic gives us something simple, authentic, and of course, very relatable. Girls want something, girls need something, girls love to shop, girls love to buy themselves something new for every occasion, right? 

Confessions of a Shopaholic is such a very simple and predictable movie. It gives a great amount of humours, romance, family and friendship drama. This is the perfect romantic-comedy movie, like your summer fling, it doesn't have to be complicated to have a deep moral of story, right? 

FIRST IMPRESSION | ELIZAVECCA CARBONATED BUBBLE CLAY MASK

Monday, October 10, 2016


You know I never have any interest toward Korean beauty products but this one is really interesting! I saw it for the first time when Shannon or Shaaanxo on YouTube and I was like, "Okay that's really interesting!" she also gave a good review about it. But then, because Korean beauty product is not my thing, I forgot. Two days later, another favourite beauty guru from Indonesia, Harumi (MyTipsCantik) tried it in front of camera, doing first impression as Shannon did. Alright, this mask is really a thing!


I went on my Shopee app on my phone, type the name and bam! Ordered it! What I like about this app is if you shop for more than 70K rupiah, you get free shipping payment! That's a win win right? 

I got this mask three or four weeks ago but I haven't tried it yet because I was so busy, then I was very sick, so today, I finally tried! Here's my first impression! ;) 

psssttt this post is surprisingly contains something unattractive but very funny at the same time ;)

THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU ARE SICK

Friday, October 07, 2016


I've been sick for a week now and that's really annoying. I have so many things to do (and yes, so little time!) then I got sick, it's kinda stressing me out even more! But, on the bright side, this is my time to take a rest, stay on my bed all day, right? 

The problem is, if you're someone like me, who likes getting productive and active during days, being sick feels like being isolated. Especially when you're all alone at home, it's even more boring. Hella boring. 

So, what to do when you are sick but bored? Here are some tips from me! 

CURRENT BEAUTY FAVOURITES

Monday, October 03, 2016



I'm bad at making favourite post, I know. I don't do this regularly but well, let's say this is my first attempt to make it more regular :))

I don't wearing much makeup this month because I've been dealing with bad breakout on my forehead, my nose and some on my cheeks for like almost three months. Well, I said bad because I never have serious breakout until now. I'm not exactly sure why, but my guess is because the weather and also, when I was being a bridesmaid, the makeup and the tools the makeup artist used weren't clean and not friendly to my sensitive skin. So yeah, it sucks. But thank God it's getting better now!
 
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