One repays his teacher poorly, if he continues to be a pupil.
My thanks goes out to all of you, who helped shape my career today.
After reading this book I finally realized how important it is to have people, teachers, mentors and role models to help shape our lives and everything else we do in life.
I saw an NYC Ad on the train once that says “We all remember our first grade teacher’s name, who is going to remember yours?”
Which just reminded me I would
love to take this time to thank my Haitian Bilingual teachers,
My elementary teachers Mr. Jean-Marie Roumer (RIP) I will never forget about you, Ms. Pierre-Saint; Mr. Bel’habre for making us realized how important it is to be able to speak a different language, especially Haitian Creole, which I never forget to speak, read or write.
My Junior High School teachers; Mr. H Lumbert Emammauel; Mr. Duval Joubert; Mr. Legrand Henri; Ms. Latigue Marie-Maude; Mrs. Dorian (RIP) for teaching me (creative writing and performing Arts)
I owe this certificate to this up and coming reality show idea to you guys.
I think that’s a show even Donald Trump will miss his own own show to watch, lol.
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She made my day, when she said this “If you had not already had the intelligence and perception to recognize beauty and refinement, my talking would have been lost on you. As Glenda the Good witch told Dorothy, you had the wisdom all along. 😊. Love you my dear one! Thank you, Miss DLF”
I can never forget my High school teachers: Mrs. Diana Friedline for teaching me advertising and Marketing early on, thank you for helping me see the world in a different way, thank you for taking the time with me, thank you for making me realized that talent is something you are born with, well you’ve helped me hone it.
I finally realized what you we’re saying, and Mr. Montanoro for teaching me printing, or last but not least Mr. Housefield for making me realized just because our soccer team was number two did not mean we were losers.
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“Education is an investment into ourselves”
I would like to say Thanks to my Wilfred beauty academy of Hair and Beauty Culture School teacher (1992), how can I forget Mrs. Pegan, for teaching me how to become an expert hair designer, Mr. Seedney for teaching me how to mix and apply colors, Mrs. Valentine for helping me pass State board. I never forget that poster you have in the class that said “education was an investment into ourselves” I don’t ever regret coming to all your classes.
I want to thank my cosmetology school class mate Victor for teaching me how to do a scissor haircut in 20 minutes, the (20 minute haircut) he called it.
You have mastered life, once all the how-tos are irrelevant.
I want to thank Francisco Fernadez and Lisa Frias for hiring me at his Unisex Salon Hairmatic’s for 5 years (1993-1997), where I learned most of the advance skilled that I have today, thank you for putting with all my bullshits and issues.
I would be very ungrateful if I did not mention Richard “Richie” Louis over at Port-Au-Prince Unisex (114 St 8 ave, Harlem, NYC ) whom I’ve watch for months, I use to love how cool he was, and how he was able to have a conversation to anyone about what ever the subject was, his cool demeanor and professional personality makes him more than just a stylist, but also my mentor.
We also went to the same Cosmetology school Wilfred Beauty Academy 02/1992—08/1992 by the way, just at a different time. I am YOU today Richy, your legacy still lives in me until today Bro.
“If you say you’re going to do something and you start to do it, and people enjoy it or respect it or are entertained by it, people will step up and help you.”
I want to thank my greatest hair mentor of all time Peter Amaro Whom I worked with at Haimatic’s with for 5 years back in the 1990’s, for teaching me how to do a perfect fade and a perfect flat top using the
Flat-Top Comb, whom I think of every time I use the comb.
For those who might be interested in going to see Peter for one of his signature fades or flat tops, he works at Groom Team, oh wait, I think they call it Head Quarter Salon now, Go figure.
Yes, it does take more than 10,000 hours to master anything, but if you have great mentors, you can cut that down to 5,000 hours
I would feel so ungrateful if I did not mention Maria from the Groom Team on 181 st and HectorBodre at Bodre Cut an Color Room 2003—2005 for teaching me how to do a razor haircut, using only a feathering blade.
I think of both of you everytime I do a razor cut and apply products which we always have to concoct ourselves. I love your
Osmo Essence Clay & a Wax concoctions Bro. Because of those mixtures I was able to come with a great Hair Cocktail myself called the Moon Mud.
For those who might be interested in going to see Hector for one of his futuristic hairstyles, he is the the proud owner of at Bodre Cut.
Behind every good man, there is a good woman, this time it was my sister
I always wonder where my life would been like today, if I’ve never worked with my sister over at Bodre’s back in 2003?
We’ll today I like to say thank you to Daniella AKA Marie Dee Hairstylist, for putting sense into me when I wanted to get out of the hair business, by introducing me to a few good empowering books such as “What do you think“, “Broken wings.” God knows I was a hot messed, I never forget about one of the greatest books she gave me called “Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1“, by Neale Donald Walsh.
How the hell did she know that book would saved my life one day? But then again as Neale would say, “
It’s not to whom does God talks, but who listens
.” the message is always around you, sometimes it’s in a song; a commercial, a movie; something you read in a magazine, even a smell, this time it was from my sister, she was the messenger.
There is a movie base on the books available on Amazon Prime, right now, maybe those writings or his messages will change your life too. You never know.
Interested in Getting Your hair Cut and Style by Marie Dee up in Washington Heights
Click Here for one of her modern and Contemporary hairstyles, she still works at Bodre Cut
He’d say “Buy land, they are not making it any more…”
How can I forget my Real estate Instructor Mr. David Kennedy over at Express Real Estate School l (2006), for teaching the class by real case scenarios, not by what we only we need to learned in the book to pass the state test,
Oh I aso found out he also worked at Weichert a few years before I started working there -Talk about going to back the future, by the time I got there, I felt like I already knew every Agent that he be talked about, but not until I got to know every agent a little bit better thank I realized, oh you are that person, you are that agent.
I did not go to work there because of him though, I was just looking for good firms to associate with, and Weichert had the best ad in the Real Deal For Realtors News paper, little did I know that it was located right around the corner from where I lived in Washington Heights at the time
Mr. Kennedy teach at the New York Real Estate Institute now.
He has a JD Law degree, and director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and he is also the Author of many books about Inner City Crimes such as (Don’t Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America)Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945)
Here is the link to two of his books so far (Don’t Shoot.Amazon)
(Freedom from Fear.Amazon)
For those of you Sales Agents who do have to take C.E classes every 2 years in order to renew your R.E licenses, make sure some of those those classes are with him, here is their C.E schedule
I guarantee you wont regret it.
He said “If you let a dreamer dream on your times, they will also dream your dimes.”
Last but not least, I can never forget my firsts real estate broker at Weichert Realtors, Realty Masters (2006 Washington Heights)
Mr. Edward Espinal,
for all the things he thought me about Real Estate, from Condo/Co-op Sales, to Rental, to Retail, to Government program.
So for those of you who are on Section 8 or whatever the program you are receiving, I can help with your housing issues. All you have to do is ASK.
There is not one time that I close a deal that I don’t mention or thought of him, with out you today my license would of been a big waste of of a piece of paper, thank you for seeing myself in you, I am you today, because of all the things you said during my training, and private agent to broker sessions at Weichert Realtors,
Now I can say because of you, I am still able to call myself Weichert, And I am ready to become the next Phillip A. Payton of our time.
For those who might be interested in joining a real good, Firm,
Go to Mr. Espinal, he will take your hand and teach you every thing you need to know about the Real Estate Industry, and he doesn’t call his firm New York Realty Masters For nothing… Trust me.
You just might have to trek up to The Bronx, because last time I checked the he had moved his office Boston Road to be exact.