Some of Michael's attributes

"My attitude is if fashion says it's forbidden, I'm going to do it."
~Michael Jackson~

I posted an article of my experience on How Michael Touches lil' Kid's Heart, and few days ago, my friend shared an article about Michael's attributes, which is written in French.

And she translated it for me, here it is:

1) Michael sometimes let affix on the epaulettes of his shirt the letters CTE that means Children of The Earth... this is a way to remind his engagement in favor of the childhood.

Now completely understand why the little kid [How Michael Touches lil' Kid's Heart] recognized my CTE shirt right away.
Because he knew that shirt is about him, about his community, the Children of The Earth...

2) Michael often wore numerous wristbands. One of these bracelets of red colour meant he made part of the "Kaballe" that is a Judaism branch which is well known for the scientific and mathematical interpretation of the Bible

3 ) During his career Michael learnt how to attract the attention during his performance, the eye of the audience is attracted by lights and is searching for bright colors. This is why he used this clothing strategy, to guide the public eye to his feet and fingers while dancing.
Therefore he wore white socks under too short pants and....

also sticking plaster on the top of his fingers.

4) Michael Jackson declared that he would have worn an armband for solidarity with the children that suffer and die every day in the world.

Time passing he has integrate this element to his suits, matching its colour with the clothes.

And from Michael's own words:

"The next day I called my management office and said, 'Please order me a spy's hat, like a cool fedora - something that a secret agent would wear.' I wanted something sinister and special, a real slouchy kind of hat. I still didn't have a very good idea of what I was going to do with 'Billie Jean.'
During the Thriller sessions, I had found a black jacket, and I said, 'You know, someday I'm going to wear this to perform. It was so perfect and so show business that I wore it on Motown 25."
~ Michael Jackson ~

"I had been wearing a single glove for years before Thriller.
I felt that one gloves was cool. Wearing two gloves seemed so ordinary, but a single glove was different and was definitely a look."
"It's so show business that one glove. I love wearing it."
~ Michael Jackson ~

Phillip Bloch said
"Michael Jackson was not influenced by fashion,
fashion was influenced by him."

Special thanks for my dear friend, Susanne ~ Thank you very very much ~


Michael [Disney] Jackson

"People wonder why I always have children around, because I find the thing that I never had through them, you know Disneyland, amusement parks, arcade games. I adore all that stuff..."
~ Michael Jackson ~

"I have such admiration for Mr. Walt Disney and what he accomplished with the help of so many talented artist. When I think about the joy he and his company have brought to millions of children - and adults-the world over, I am in awe."
~ Michael Jackson ~

"There are people that I am in love with, totally in love with them. I would die for them. I love Michelangelo. I love Charlie Chaplin with all my heart.
I love Walt Disney. These are the people I am nuts over.
These are my people. I love the great ones."
~ Michael Jackson ~

"I love Disney so much.
The Magic Kingdom. Disneyland. It's such a magical place.
Walt Disney was a dreamer, like me.
And he made his dreams come true, like me. I hope."
~ Michael Jackson ~

Original picture from here

Q: Would you tell them, 'You know, when I was your age I thought X, Y, and Z and now I've changed my view'? Is there any advice you would give them?
Michael Jackson: "Just try to stay a child as long as you can.
Don't force into adulthood. Don't force it, don't push it.
Don't try to be cool and...
go to Disney, hang out, enjoy your youth,
'cause you'll be old for, I mean you know, just keep your innocence.
Have some fun and really be yourself."


Michael Would.. and Michael Wouldn't..

Many things crossed my mind,
MJfam divided into several groups, and most seeing are Boycott or not Boycott $ony.
But that's not what I want to write here, I really disturbed by the words "Michael would do this" or "Michael wouldn't do that". Probably one's saying was right, "Michael would do this" and "Michael wouldn't do that", my question would be as simple as: "Do we ever ask ourselves?"
Especially when it followed with talking behind one's back, attacking someone, taking advantages of someone's mistakes, judging one another.... and most of it, put remarks "It's all for love"! Hm, or it should be: 'It's all for ME'..?

Anyway, when these statements "Michael would do this" or "Michael wouldn't do that" used to appoint someone or some group(s), do we ever ask ourselves: "Would Michael appoint like that?" He said by himself: "It starts with us...us, or it'll never be done." ~Michael Jackson~
Hey, we all know "Man In the Mirror", Let's read it's lyrics, let's read it carefully... read it with our heart...

Gotta make a change

For once in my life

It's gonna feel real good

Gonna make a difference

Gonna make it right
I'm starting with the man in the mirror

I'm asking him to change his ways

And no message could have been any clearer

If you wanna make the world a better place

Take a look at yourself and then make a change,
You gotta get it right, while you got the time

'Cause when you close your heart

Then you close your mind

And he even emphasized this song in his biography, Moonwalk which he wrote: "Start with the man in the mirror. Start with yourself. Don't be looking at all the other things. Start with YOU." ~ Michael Jackson ~

Michael said, "My character has plenty to say", as plenty as only God and Mike himself who understand him very well.

Probably one's saying was right, "Michael would do this" and "Michael wouldn't do that", my question would be as simple as: "Do we ever ask ourselves?"
When these statements "Michael would do this" or "Michael wouldn't do that" uses to appoint someone or some group(s), do we ever ask ourselves: "Would Michael appoint like that?"

"Start with the man in the mirror. Start with yourself. Don't be looking at all the other things. Start with YOU." ~ Michael Jackson ~

Remember Eminem's video?
Here is Michael's respond in an interview with Geraldo Rivera (2005)
GR: But not to Eminem. We’ve spoken about it. I think that you should. Why not?
MJ: And what’s your question?
GR: Stevie Wonder said that he was piling on and how really rude it was for someone who made his money from the community to ‘diss the community in a sense in a racist and, I’ve said it, very bold faced, bigoted presentation. Tell us how that hurt you and how you’re feeling about it now.
MJ: I’ve never met Mr. Eminem, and I’ve always admired him and to have him do something like that was pretty painful as an artist to another artist and it’s sad because I think what Stevie Wonder said is true, I just don’t want to say too much more than that. He (Eminem) should be ashamed of himself what he’s doing. Stevie said he’s bulls***. He used the word. That’s what he said. I’m not saying it, Stevie said it. Stevie’s amazing. He’s one of the sweetest men in the world.

And, also another from another article says:
Jackson also called in to "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" on Los Angeles radio station KKBT-FM on Tuesday to complain. "I've never had a problem with Eminem," Jackson told Harvey, saying that he felt "appalled" and "angry" at his depiction in the video. "I've admired Eminem as an artist, and was shocked by this," Jackson said. "The video was inappropriate and disrespectful to me, my children, my family and the community at large."

=> Yupe, without talking behind one's back, without attacking, without taking advantages of someone's mistakes, without judging.... and most of it, no need to put remarks "It's all for love" because what he said and what he did was very obvious that he never wanted any enemy.
"Start with the man in the mirror. Start with yourself. Don't be looking at all the other things. Start with YOU." ~ Michael Jackson ~


How Michael Touches lil' Kid's Heart

As you can see on my profile, I'm from Indonesia, South East Asia. The capital city is Jakarta, but most people know Indonesia because of Bali, one of beautiful islands in Indonesia.
It was one month ago, I had a duty trip in another city called Yogyakarta (province) for more than a week. So I decided to wear my MJshirt (black shirt with red armband). As I arrived at the airport (Jakarta), I noticed that my friends staring at my MJshirt, but they didn't say anything.
It takes less than 2 hours flight to reach Yogyakarta from Jakarta. And when I got there, we were busy preparing things for the event. We had dinner at 6 pm, but then again we were starving at 11pm [LoL]. Me and My friend decided to take a walk near the hotel to find something to eat. We ended up on a street-side restaurant, called Lesehan.

We just finished our second dinner, there was a little kid stared at me, probably around 9-10 years old. I just smiled to him, and then he walked to his mother and whispering something. His mother said to me, "He was asking about your shirt, it's alike with Michael Jackson's", and I replied [half screaming] "Yes, it is.." with a big smile on my face. I was like OMG, he knew it! That little kid knew it!

Okay, here's some facts of reasons why I was suprised:
1st of all: It was recognized by himself, not by his mother or anyone else.
2nd: He's 9 - 10 years old, so.. he's not even born when Michael used to wear this shirt!
3rd: Michael never visit Indonesia. He performed in Malaysia, but not Indonesia.
4th: And, Yogyakarta is the second-smallest area of the provinces in Indonesia.

I was with a friend that night, and she was like "Owh, so it is Michael Jackson's shirt!" and I nodded [still with a big smile], and she continued, "I wanted to ask you, but I wasn't really sure..." Oh, that is just Great!! Even an adult, who lived in the capital city of Indonesia, had doubt on my MJshirt, but not this lil' kid!!

So, I really don't understand how this little kid recognized my MJshirt... If anyone can explain it to me how Michael really touches little kids' heart around the world! No human can do that, Angel do! :)

A friend said to me, "Mike is universal".. and I totally agree! :)

Michael Jackson, 2000
Up to 1991, the time of my Dangerous tour, I would don my disguise of fat suit, wig, beard, and glasses and head off to live in the land of everyday America, visiting shopping plazas and tract homes in the suburbs. I loved to set foot in all those houses and catch sight of the shag rugs and La-Z-Boy armchairs with kids playing Monopoly and grandmas baby-sitting and all those wonderfully ordinary and, to me, magical scenes of life. Many, I know, would argue that these things seem like no big deal. But to me they were positively fascinating.
The funny thing is, no adults ever suspected who this strange bearded man was. But the children, with their extra intuition, knew right away. Like the Pied Piper of Hamlin, I would find myself trailed by eight or nine children by my second round of the shopping mall. They would follow and whisper and giggle, but they wouldn't reveal my secret to their parents. They were my little aides. Hey, maybe you bought a magazine from me. Now you're wondering, right?

"I always said I want to be buried right where there are children. I want them next to me. I would feel safer that way. I want them next to me. I need their spirit protecting me. I always see that in my mind and I see myself and I hate to see it. I see myself and I see children lying there to protect me." ~ Michael Jackson ~


The Sunset

"You see the most beautiful sky where the clouds are hues of orange and purple. God, it's so beautiful. I start to pray. I kinda take a mental picture of it because I want to remember it." ~ Michael Jackson ~

Yesterday, I had a conversation with my friend, and I told her how much I loved Sunset, and can take my eyes off until the sun goes down and out of sight..

I always thankful for the gracefulness of our God that provide us such a magnificent view every day.
When the sunset come, it'd be my time to have some spiritual time with Him, having conversation about what had happened today, and let the hardship gone with the Sun, and take time to start a brand new day. It's like God saying, "You had surpassed the day...". And, He'll give me all the beauty of shining stars above...

And today, I opened my MJbible [Moonwalk] again, and just on the right page when Michael shared about Sunset and his wish..
"Whenever I saw a sunset, I would quietly make a my secret wish right before the sun tucked under the western horizon and disappeared. I would seem as if the sun had taken my wish with it. I'd make it right before that last speck of light vanished. And a wish is more than a wish, it's a goal. It's something your conscious and subconscious can help make reality." ~ Michael Jackson ~

So lovely how Michael interpreted the beauty of natures in his everyday life..

"I'm still fascinated by clouds and the sunset. I was making wishes on the rainbow yesterday. I saw the meteor shower. I made a wish every time I saw a shooting star." ~ Michael Jackson ~