10 Health Benefits of Sperm

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While conducting a research online, I proceeded to type “what happens when a man’s genes are stronger than a woman’s during fertilization” but while typing the above, I was at “what happens when”, when amebo Google decided to suggest some search items for me. What caught my attention the most was “what happens when you swallow sperm”. This goes to show how inquisitive women are concerning the idea of swallowing a lover’s semen. I was intrigued and decided to research on the topic. Here is what I found out. You might need a seat belt to even fathom what you are about to read.

What is sperm? (for those that missed Biology classes):
Semen is a bodily fluid that is secreted by the gonads of male animals. It contains spermatozoa and fructose and other enzymes that help the sperm to survive and facilitate successful fertilization. During the process of ejaculation, the semen is ejaculated from the seminal vesicle in the pelvis, which is where it is produced. Semen passes through the ejaculatory ducts and mixes with fluids from the seminal vesicles, the prostrate, and the bulbourethral glands. The seminal vesicles produce a viscous, fructose-rich fluid. This forms around 65-70% of the semen base. The white color of the semen is due to secretion from the prostate glands containing enzymes, citric acid, lipids, and acid phosphatase. This forms around 25-30% of the semen base. At each ejaculation around 200-500 million spermatozoa are released by the testes. This forms about 2-5% of the semen composition. Read “Understanding His Private Part” for more information on the male’s sexual organ.
What’s inside?:
Semen is mostly water. It contains more than 50 different compounds including hormones, endorphins, neurotransmitters and immuno suppressants. Other substances present in the semen include the following:

  • fructose
  • ascorbic acid
  • zinc
  • cholesterol
  • protein
  • calcium
  • chlorine
  • blood group antigens
  • citric acid
  • DNA
  • magnesium
  • vitamin B12
  • phosphorus
  • sodium
  • potassium
  • uric acid
  • lactic acid
  • nitrogen
  • vitamin C
    Semen also consists of a variety of proteins that have antimicrobial activity against bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Shocked, relax, you have seen nothing yet

Is semen edible?
While conducting oral sex on a partner, women have being caught with the dilemma of either allowing her partner ejaculate in her mouth and even if he does, whether to spit it out or swallow. The big question here is, “is it okay for a woman to swallow semen?” The fastest answer is YES, it is very okay to swallow semen. Meaning semen is edible.

How does it taste?
From what I have heard from the ladies, sperm has a salty taste but research has shown that diet controls the taste of semen. Some recommendations for sweetening the taste of semen include eating or drinking things with high sugar content such as fruits – pineapple in particular, or fruit juices. Other suggestions for improving semen palatability include reducing meat consumption or ingesting cinnamon, lemon, or green tea.

Can a woman get pregnant by swallowing semen?
When you swallow semen, it goes into your stomach, where they are digested with all your other food. There is no passage connecting your stomach to your ovaries. You can not get pregnant from swallowing sperm. Relax..lol.

Can STDs be transmitted by swallowing semen?
The answer is yes and no. No because when you swallow it the enzymes and acids in your stomach will quickly destroy any viruses and bacteria. Yes because semen can contain several viruses that may be transmitted via bodily fluids from an infected man.Therefore, if there is an open sore in the mouth or bleeing gums, then STI’s like HIV, Hepatitis B and C, herpes, and Chlamydia can be transmitted via the semen into the blood stream of the receiver. In case the person is infected, you can catch diseases like gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes and chlamydia. HIV virus is contained in body fluids, like semen, but it has to get into your blood through your bleeding gums or damaged teeth. If your mouth is strong and your gums are firm, then you can swallow the HIV virus without any trouble.
Benefits of swallowing semen?
Science has discovered that semen is loaded with more than just pregnancy inducing capabilities, below are a few of the benefits of semen.

i. Reduces risk of Preeclapsia:
In a Dutch study of women who engaged in oral sex and swallowed the semen, the researchers found that swallowing semen was associated with a lower risk of preeclampsia (a condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, sometimes with fluid retention and proteinuria.). One hypothesis for this is that substances in the semen adapt the mother’s immune system so that it accepts foreign proteins present in sperm, as well as in the placenta and fetus. This maintains the blood pressure at a low level and thereby reduces the preeclampsia risk.
ii. Improves the mood (Natural Anti-Depressant):
Although sex is a well known mood enhancer, advantages of swallowing cum also include fighting depression. Semen contains potent antidepressants, which are proven to fight depression. They include cortisol, estrone, oxytocin, thyrotropin-releasing hormone, prolactin, melatonin and serotonin which are all natural antidepressants. Additionally, cum contains oxytocin and estrone, which elevate the mood and leave you feeling happier and more energized. Even better, cum is packed with cortisol, a natural hormone that increases affection. What’s more, cum is loaded with the sleep inducing hormone melatonin, just in case you have trouble sleeping at night. This concoction of potent chemicals should surely chase away the blues.
iii. Prevents miscarriage:
Research has also shown that some women are infertile or miscarry due to the presence of antibodies that destroy the proteins or antigens present in their partner’s semen. Having oral sex and swallowing the semen of the partner may help make the pregnancy safer and more successful as the woman is swallowing her partner’s antigens

iv. Improves ovulation:
In a study conducted by researchers from the University of Saskatchewan, a protein in semen was found to act on the female brain to induce ovulation and that protein is the same molecule that controls the growth, maintenance and survival of neurons. The findings suggest that semen may work as a signalling hormone that acts via the hypothalamus and pituitary gland of the female brain, which triggers the release of other hormones involved in prompting ovulation.

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v. Prevents morning sickness:
Work carried out by reproductive expert and psychologist Gordon Gallup from SUNY-Albany suggests that swallowing semen could provide a cure for morning sickness. Gordon hypothesizes that pregnant women vomit as a result of their bodies rejecting genetic material in the sperm as a foreign substance, but that by swallowing and ingesting the sperm of the baby’s father, they can build up immunity.

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vi. Good for the skin:
Cum contains many different compounds that are great for your skin. They include a powerful antioxidant called spermine. It is thought to remove wrinkles, prevent acne, and smooth out the skin. Spermine is also found in grape fruit, soy beans, mushrooms and tea, albeit in much lower quantities. Cum is therefore a much more potent supplement for better skin.
Furthermore, semen is packed with protein, an essential building block for skin. Swallowing cum will also nourish your skin with essential minerals such as zinc, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. These are great for a healthy and smooth skin.

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vii. Good for the hair: Swallowing semen is also good for hair growth. Zinc, magnesium, calcium, and other minerals found in cum encourage faster and stronger hair growth. Spermine in semen also promotes the elongation of epithelial cells responsible for hair growth. Prostaglandin E2, which promotes hair growth, is also found in semen. The advantages of swallowing cum therefore include giving you longer, glowing, and more beautiful hair.

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viii. As a food ingredient:
As mentioned above, that semen contains sperm, but that is only one percent of what makes a man’s seminal fluid. Some other ingredients that semen does include are water, fructose (sugar), prostglandin, vitamin C, zinc, protein, lactic acid, magnesium, calcium chlorine, citric acid, creatine, potassium, vitamin B12, sodium, nitrogen, and phosphorus. Considering the above compounds, semen does seem to be quite a healthy thing to swallow. The protein content of semen is roughly equal to the protein content of an egg white. It was with these findings that a handbook titled Semenology which features a variety of booze recipes mixed with the stuff. Other cookbooks online have found a way of using semen as an ingredient to making drinks or even cooking food. Gross right?..lol

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NOTE: This innocent article is written for “information sake”, as they say every knowledge is good knowledge. Now you know……..

 

References:
1. E Health Forum
2. Increasespermvolume
3. newsmedical
4. kingcum
5. bustle
6. soc.ucsb

 

An Unforgettable Experience in Dar es Salaam

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Reginald Mengi, Tanzania’s richest man once said “everything you see is the product of someone’s imagination or dreams” and nothing echoes that thought more than the city where he has made most of his millions: Dar es Salaam. This beautiful city formerly the capital of Tanzania holds the enviable status as the richest city in the East African nation. Dar es Salaam with literally means “residence of peace” is not only Tanzania’s largest city but its most formidable tourist attraction. Boasting a population of over 4 million people, the city is touted to be the third fastest growing city in Africa (after Bamako and Lagos) according to City Major.
This growth in terms of population, capital and infrastructural development is not unconnected to its economic potential and its budding tourist attractions. Dar es Salaam is filled with fun filled spots, museums, markets, beaches and islands that will surely become a part of you somehow on the famous words of Anita Desai. Let’s dive straight in.

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The Kariakoo market which is the busiest and most thrilling market in the city is an ideal place to start your sojourn into the wonders of the city. The market guides you into the authentic side of local Tanzanian products and opens your eyes unto the wonders inherent.

things-to-do-in-dar-es-salaamAnother beautiful market to visit is the Dar es Salaam fish market where hundreds of different delicious fishes are sold and even auctioned off. If you are not a lover of fish, I bet this market would make you crave for some.

dar-es-salaam-coco-beachFor those looking to get their groove on, I will recommend a visit to Coco beach also known as Oyster Bay. The beach popular in the city is usually packed with Tanzanians, Africans and even Asians looking to dance to beautiful African songs, eat hot local food and enjoy the night away. Many beautiful ladies abound to wet the appetite so ladies hold your man very close.

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The most beautiful and serene places to see in the city are the islands for sure. The Bongoyo, Jangwani, Mbuja and Kigamboni islands are a beauty to behold with their accompanying beaches littered with gorgeous sceneries. Surely a great place to unwind in your hut while enjoying grilled fish, drinking and live music.

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After having so much fun, its time to get down to serious business as an academician would say. A visit to the National Musuem of Dar es Salaam should be top of your agenda. Here you learn more about the rich history and culture of Tanzania which is sure to leave you captivated.

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Other gorgeous places to visit include Puga Hills Nature Reserve and the Village Museum. The latter offers you a chance to observe a number of typical styled Tanzanian traditional huts and learn more about the tribes of the country.

dar-es-salaam-mwenge-carvers-villageThe Mwenge Wood Carver’s Village is another tourist spot not to be missed with locally made Tanzanian handicrafts begging to be snapped up for friends and family back home.

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The Tingatinga Art Center which is famous around Africa for its rich display of artworks is a must visit spot.

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For the religious, the Azania Lutheran church and St. Joseph Cathedral on Sokomie Drive are beautiful cathedrals to behold and worship in or simply visit.

home-slide1For lovers and families, the Kunduchi Wet ‘N’ Wild Water Park which is the largest water park in East and Central Africa will bring joy into the hearts of your loved ones with its colorful mix of pools, playgrounds, fast food restaurants for everyone.
I could go on and on about the lovely sights in Dar es Salaam but as they say “seeing is believing”. I would like to give you the privilege of discovering other gorgeous spots yourself and I must tell you, there are a lot.
A visit to this East African city would convince you and please make sure you don’t over stay your visa while having fun.

 

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References For More on Dar es Salaam, visit:
http://migrationology.com/2012/04/things-to-do-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania/
http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/dar-es-salaam-tza-dar-dar.htm

30 Tips to Being A Refined Lady

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1. Doesn’t keep a man waiting for more than 15 minutes. She never arrives first for a date, she makes sure he does. Keeping a guy waiting (for not too long) keeps him on his toes. On time to a guy is a sign of desperation but don’t over do it. Be smart.
2. Learns how to use courteous words like “please, thank you (not thanks), I appreciate, that’s sweet”. Being polite can never be outdated.
3. She makes sure not to go on a date with an empty stomach. When on the date, she always insists he orders first (men would always counter-insist) and makes sure she doesn’t order what she can’t finish, orders pocket friendly food and doesn’t order what she has never tried before (except she’s prepared to spend more time in the toilet than on her date).
4. There is no rule that says a man must always pay for a lady’s meals. Stand out for once. Insist you pay in a subtle way and make him object by saying “common, don’t worry, I will pay”. A man’s ego is more important than his money, only the stingy ones will actually let you pay. RUN.
5. Men can smell desperation from a mile away. Even if you gave him your number, give him the “whose this?” reaction when he calls at first. Don’t be too eager to pick his calls at the onset, Don’t over do things even if the love is already getting into your head.
6. Smart ladies don’t wait for a guy they like to make the first move. They initiate the first move. Note: There is a difference between initiating and making. Walking up to a guy you like and saying “hi, sorry to bother you but do you know any Kevin, you both look so much alike I assumed you are his brother or something” (obviously, its all a lie), he replies with “sorry, I don’t” and you are like “okay then, sorry to bother you” and walk away. He would naturally call you back and try to initiate a conversation (you win). That’s initiation. Making the first move is walking up to a guy and telling him you like him. Never do that.
7. Never be caught pants down in the kitchen. Know how to cook and be a pretty damn cook.
8. A woman’s hair is the window to her soul. It’s not about how expensive your weave/hair extensions/human hair is, what matters is that they are neat, smell nice and are tidy. Remember, men care less about your hair, girls on low cut steal the boyfriend’s of girls on Brazilian hair everyday. If on your natural hair, make it neat and tidy. Simple.
9. Don’t be in a hurry to give out your cookies. Have a rule that works for you and strive hard to keep it. Some girls have the no sex till the 5th date rule. Get one that works for you and keep it religiously.
10. Never expose your body in church no matter what. No cleavage, no low cut dresses. Don’t be the reason a man went to hell with the dressing you wore to church. Be cordial in church with everybody and learn to say hi. Be a worker in church because working for God is the most selfless thing you would ever do and God will reward you handsomely.
11. It is true that fair skinned girls get more attention than dark skinned girls. Its also true that skinny girls get more attention than their bigger counterparts. The truth is that for your size, you can change that by working out and getting in shape. If you feel you are too big, get slimmer. But for your complexion, avoid falling into the bleaching trap. Black is beauty. Appreciate what God gave you.
12. Carry yourself with confidence, its sexier than any low-cut dress.
13. Letting a man hit you in the name of love is madness. Be smart girl. You deserve better.
14. Never be seen insulting a man or fighting with another lady. Its a habit that is bound to reduce your bride price.
15. Never lose your cool, be seen angry or crying. Big girls don’t cry (in public) and never let people get under your skin, no matter how much they try.
16. Gossip is sweet but never be caught gossiping about other girls or guys. If it ain’t about money, it ain’t for you.
17. Girls that can drive command respect from guys any day anytime. Learn how to drive.
18. Only wear heels if you know you can comfortably walk in them and never wear heels that make you taller than the man you are on a date with.
19. A lady is always well read and well informed especially about things men like like sports and politics.
20. A lady always prays for your future husband (whether she knows him or not) and her future family.
21. She baths twice minimum daily, she’s always clean shaven (armpit, legs and veejay). She makes sure she puts on clean undies always but never lets them show (bra straps or butt cracks are forbidden).
22. A lady is never fully dressed without a smile.
23. Never show too much leg or too much cleavage at the same time. One is enough for the day. Both at the same times gives you the stripper kinda look. She also keeps her legs together (tightly shut) when getting into or out of a car or when seated. She keeps the color of her panties a mystery.
24. Never make a sex tape or take nude pictures because when they get leaked (and they will), the girl gets the shame while the guy (who cares about the guy).
25. A lady knows her limits and abides by it. She never gets tipsy or high outside. She drinks just enough to remain sober.
26. A lady knows when to let go and move on. She’s never caught in a bad relationship because she’s afraid of starting afresh.
27. A lady loves someone more than anybody else; herself. Such self love would make her not take crap from any man born of a woman.
28. She knows when to makeup and the right amount to use at every single time. Over makeup is trashy.
29. She doesn’t envy other women. She takes the little she has and enjoys it.
30. She never sleeps with a man for money. Money comes and goes but self respect is a scarce commodity

and lastly, be the woman a man needs, not the woman that needs a man.

10 Ways To Spend Less On Your Babe

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Times are hard, oil prices are dropping like flies, oil revenue is dwindling, Naira is falling, jobs are getting harder to come by but girls are not even showing sympathy. With their insatiable desires, they haven’t considered the hard times facing the Government and even young men out there. They are not smiling but they have no idea that men are getting smarter. Enough is enough. Its time to outsmart these girls. Below are a list of things to do if you desire to maintain a buoyant love life without emptying your bank account.

1. Don’t use money to entice: The biggest mistake guys make when approaching a girl is using money as a bargaining chip. The reason why this move always fails is that you get her using money, you have no choice but to sustain her using the same avenue: money. Why not try another approach. Instead of using money/gifts to entice a girl, use your head/humor/style/gentlemanism and you don’t have to spend so much.

2. Be a good cook: I learnt from an early age that girls like to eat and I don’t blame them..lol. So how do I feed a girl without spending outrageously on fast food outlets? Learning how to cook. A friend takes a girl out on a romantic dinner and spends N5,500 in giving her a treat in Tantalizers while I  tell her how special she is by cooking for her (mind you, I spend just N2,000 filling the pot with assorted food). To spend less and be romantic doing it, learn how to cook.

3. The surprise factor: Have you ever wondered why girls cover their mouths when their boyfriend proposes. It’s not because she didn’t expect him to propose (she’s been praying he proposes) but because she wasn’t expecting it. Guys pull all the stops in surprising his girl before proposing because the power of the surprise factor is often underestimated. You are not proposing yet but you can spend a little amount of  money on something you know she would cherish and hide it somewhere for her to see. She’ll be too surprised not to appreciate it..lol. Read “The Surprise Factor: How To Make Your Girl Cry” for more info.

4. Be like a parent: I remember my boarding house days in Secondary school. My siblings and I would write a provision list for school and give it to my dad. My dad being the loving father that he is (sarcastically put) would reduce the list to what he wants to buy. The list could contain 2 tins of milk, 2 tins of Milo, 3 packs of cornflakes etc. Dad would cancel 3 and put 2 in front of cornflakes, cancel one tin of Milo and reduce the milk to one tin and one refill (he expects us to use the milk in the tin first then pour the refill inside the empty tin..lol). We would grudgingly accept the new revised list but its not until now that I realized the importance of his actions. You should not give your girl everything she asks for even if you could afford it. Be smart.

5. Communicate more via SM: Who remembers the days of midnight calls. The days were you stay awake till midnight to talk to your crush for FREE. Gone are those days, no one wants to stay up and talk all through the night when social media is now available. Instead of spending over N1000 (N7000 a week, N30k a month) on airtime just to speak to your spouse, why not communication more via BBM or Whatsapp and just make a few calls a day “just to hear her voice”. Be wise.

6. Salary barrier: A major dating error is allowing your spouse know how much you earn. A billionaire’s daughter is not afraid to ask for a brand new Range Rover jeep because she’s convinced that her father is capable. Your girlfriend would only salivate over a new iPhone 6 when she knows how much you are worth. Keep that a mystery.

7. Leave students alone: Dating a student opens you up to school bills. You are just finding your feet financially and you are been saddled with the responsibility of paying for her off campus crib, school fees and other school related items. A working class girl on the other hand doesn’t have as much financial burden as her schooling counterpart. Be wise.

8. Understanding girl: A girl could be a student and be understanding. She could be a student and be content. She could be the daughter of a millionaire that receives a million Naira allowance a month. So one could date a student and still reap financial rewards but its rare. It’s best to find yourself a girl that understands that times are hard. The kind of girl that prefers eating at a mama put to Chinese restaurants. The type of girl that eats what she can finish not fills her plate with everything on the menu just because. Be wise.

9. Don’t show off: Girls are always often advised to flaunt what their mama gave them. You have small money and you sef want to flaunt it? At least a girl can show off her assets and still have it but you can’t show off your money and still have it. Be wise.

10. Complain of hard times: Growing up my dad had a trick. As soon as its time for provisions or school fees, he would start telling us of how bad business is moving, the people owing him, bla bla bla. All these lamentations of his were just so we would be considerate when coming to ask for money. If you had 10k in mind to ask, after hearing his tales by moonlight, you would pity him and reduce it to 4k. Only if I was smarter..lol. You have a babe that is money focused, use my dad’s technique. She asks for Brazilian hair, tell her how the trade treaty between Brazil and Nigeria has been revoked by the Buhari administration and how the effect is making importation costly therefore reducing foreign exchange at the bank which leads to high exchange rate N higher bank charges (I just said rubbish but it sounds genuine right..lol). When she hears your grammar, she’ll be the one pitying you. Be wise.

The Surprise Factor: How To Make Your Girl Cry

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Have you ever wondered why girls cover their mouths when their boyfriend proposes. It’s not because she didn’t expect him to propose (she’s been fasting and praying for him to propose) but because she wasn’t expecting it. Guys pull all the stops in surprising his girl before proposing because you get a genuine, tears dropping response that way. The power of the surprise factor is often underestimated. I recollect reading the story of a girl who literally fell on the ground in shock when her boyfriend came to her office to propose. Those who know them say the babe has given up on marriage and was already living with the guy full time as his ‘wife’, with or without marriage, after years of dating. So, it was a great shock for her that the guy still thought it wise to do the right thing and he did it in the presence of colleagues in her office. She was so surprised that she didn’t know when she fell on the floor on the office. Now that’s what the surprise factor does, gets you a surprise reaction.

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The surprise factor is often used when proposing but ignored when dating. What stops a romantic man from surprising his girl on her birthday/valentine/anniversary/any other day. I remember buying my girlfriend (ex now) some gifts (small cake, teddy bear, bottle of wine, wrist watch and card with less than N5,000) back then. I labeled each gift item with a note to represent what each item meant. On the cake, I wrote on a lil sheet of paper “because you add flavour to my life. Happy Birthday baby” and glued it on the cake. On the bottle of wine, I wrote “because you sweeten my heart. Happy Birthday baby”. I did this for all the items and then wrote a heart warming note in the card (a N150 card, its not about how much or how big the card is but the contents of the card in your handwriting).
So how do I get these gifts into her house without having to sneak in as a thief. She was staying with an Uncle, his wife, their little kids and a house help nanny. I couldn’t obviously get her uncle to do my bidding or even his wife. His little children were too small to help me either so that left me with the nanny. But getting her number and convincing her to help me was another task entirely. I knew what to do. I arranged a meeting with my babe and while we were gisting, she spoke about the nanny and I asked “what’s her name sef?” She told me and I marked it in my brain. After a while, I asked her to borrow me her phone to call a friend, I scrolled to her nanny’s name and saved the number.

A day before her birthday, I contacted her nanny, explained who I was (she knew because my babe had spoken to her about me) and told her about my plans. She was in. So I arranged for us to meet on the D day and gave her the basket with instructions: place the basket of gifts under my babe’s bed just enough so she doesn’t see it immediately but not too deep that she won’t see it at all.  She did as instructed and all we had to do was wait for madam to return from work.

So my babe got back from the office tired and while undressing saw something odd under her bed. She bent down, got the basket out and saw the card and gifts. I saw her call and picked it only to hear a tearful girl on the phone. She was visibly shaken and couldn’t utter an audible sentence. I just told her that she deserves everything and much more and told her to call me when she’s calm. Well, madam is married now but I am sure the memory of that day would live with her for the rest of her life.

Don’t just get your wife/girlfriend a gift without putting much thought into it. It’s more about the packaging than the cost and remember to spice it up with the surprise factor. So lets make your girl cry tears of joy for once..lol

The Hello Challenge (How To Get Back At An Ex)

 

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It’s no longer news that Adele is back on the world stage with the smashing hit “Hello”. The song is the first single from Adele’s upcoming third studio album and it’s been smashing records left, right and center since its release in late October. Among its achievements so far include:

  • Most video views on Vevo (displacing Taylor Swift)
  • 100 million Youtube views within five days (knocking Miley Cyrus down to number two)
  • First ever song to sell more than 1 million downloads in its first week (1.1 million).
  • Debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s Top 100.
  • According to Entertainment Weekly, “Hello” had the biggest sales week of any tune in 15 years.

It’s a remarkable series of achievements that demonstrates the popularity of the new song by the British songstress. But one might ask, “what’s all the fuss about?”

Here is why:
“Hello” is a song detailing how a woman contacted her ex to make amends and apologize for everything that happened which resulted in the end of their relationship. Following the release of the single, whatsyourprice.com conducted a survey asking if anyone was inspired by the song enough to contact their ex due to the song’s subject matter. They reportedly polled 41,000 men and women and below are the results.

Question: “Has Adele’s ” Hello” inspired you to repair a broken relationship?”
Results:
Women who responded yes: 64%
Women who responded no: 36%
Men who responded yes: 17%
Men who responded no: 83%

This goes to show the power of the song and its lyrics on the emotions of people especially women.

However, it was Ellen Degeneres’ hilarious ‘phone conversation’ with the star – that has highlighted another angle which Twitter users have now taken up as the #hellochallenge. It involves typing out the ‘Hello’ lyrics to a phone contact (ex/friend/parent) and seeing how long you can go on for without the other person thinking you’re completely insane!

I decided to have some fun by Googling the lyrics of the song and using it to message a few of my ex’s who I hoped hadn’t heard the song and play a fast one on them.

 First was Jade (not her real name), we never went past friends but her reaction was exactly what the prank was about…lol

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Next was Princel (my pet name for her when we dated). She was caught in the joke’s nest but later found out…lol

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It didn’t go so well though, one ex cursed me out…lol while the other knew the lyrics and used it on me but at the end it was fun.

You wana play the game? Below are the lyrics of the song, use it and chat an ex/friend up and see how far it goes. #Enjoy

Hello, it’s me
I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet
To go over everything
They say that time’s supposed to heal ya, but I ain’t done much healing

Hello, can you hear me?
I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be
When we were younger and free
I’ve forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet

There’s such a difference between us
And a million miles

Hello from the other side
I must’ve called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart
Anymore

Hello, how are you?
It’s so typical of me to talk about myself, I’m sorry
I hope that you’re well
Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened?

It’s no secret that the both of us
Are running out of time…………..

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The Pregnancy Story: Mrs Jolomi Odusi

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“Jolomi don born, she born boy” were the words that greeted me this morning as I arrived work. We weren’t expecting her to give birth till later in the month so I was so shocked/elated/happy that I didn’t know when I threw my bag into the office, jumped in the air and screamed for joy. “Guy, hope all is well? Why you dey shout?” were the words that brought me back to Earth. “Oga you never hear? Jolomi just born”, I replied the CSO (Chief Security Officer) of the company.

Jolomi might just be a colleague at work but she was my favorite colleague married to one of my favorite guys working in a partner company.
I had just joined the company when I became endeared to her because of her feisty nature. She is like the lion in a sheep’s costume. You don’t want to be caught in her web when she gets angry. The customers know her for that. She got married last December and I was there as her unofficial photographer (I had a good camera so decided to form busy body taking pictures). Fast forward a few months after the wedding and Jolomi don get belle. Her name in the office changed to “shooting essential” which was a loose name acknowledging her and her husband’s speedy transition from newly wedded to future parents.

I don’t think I have ever followed a pregnant mother’s progress during pregnancy like I did hers. It was from her I learnt about the pressure of “carrying belle” for the first time. From back aches, to constant urination to frequent favors (the can’t-you-see-she’s-pregnant kinda favors).

We used to tease her occasionally, calling her Mama Ibeji or Mama Ejima (twins) and she would reply with a stern look on her face “I have gone for scan and its just one baby, I don’t want twins o. I never finish with one, na two you wan dash me. I no want. One is enough”. That didn’t stop us from teasing her with the news of her upcoming “twins” or “triplets”, if you want to provoke her.

Pregnancy seems to make a family see life differently. The man prepares for a life with an extra mouth to feed or should I say a diaper to change. He also prepares for life without the sole attention of his wife (she has to give small baby more attention than big baby). He prepares for extra bills, naming ceremony, day care bills etc. The woman on the other hand prepares for the upcoming and ultimate test of her femininity, the test that Eve (Adam’s wife) brought upon all mothers. She prepares for a pampered vacation (leave) usually 3 months for working class ladies.

So back to the when I heard she had just put to bed. I dropped my bag even before entering the office, asked for directions to the hospital which luckily was just 5 minutes walk from the office. I wasn’t the type to stroll taking my time to the hospital. I jogged/ran with such vigor that you would have thought something was chasing me. I arrived at the hospital almost out of breathe and saw a few women gathered around a new born baby. “Where is the new mother though?”, I thought to myself. Looking around in hot anticipation, I sighted the new mother casually seated like one of the women that came to see her. I hugged her and kissed baby while standing in awe of God’s faithfulness.

I was in the midst of mothers (the new mother, her mum and her mother friends) so I was out of my depth so decided to shut up and bask in the motherly euphoria that enveloped the maternity ward of the hospital. Then the when-I-was-pregnant tales began with the mother describing how she gave birth way before schedule.

She commenced, “….so three different tests run by 3 different hospitals told me that my delivery date would be sometime late this month or early December so I wasn’t expecting to go into labor anytime soon. I came to see my mum and slept over but at night I just felt the baby kicking more than usual. Why is this baby disturbing me this night like this, I thought to myself. I didn’t take it serious until the punches and kicks became more intense and I knew something was up. I decided to stand and see if the pain would subside when all of a sudden, the much anticipated and talked about ” water breaking” moment happened. I screamed for my sister and next thing I knew I was at the hospital.
All I remember was being on my wrapper with the mindset that I would deliver my baby with decency but when the pain held my waist, I didn’t know when I threw the wrapper away and was totally nude begging the mid wife to take this baby out asap. I heard her say “PUSH”. I tried pushing but the pain persisted like my whole waist was about pulling off so I closed my legs in defiance. After a little while, baby came out of me and my composure was restored and just like Adam and Eve did in the Bible, I realized I was naked and covered myself. The amazing part is that it’s less than 6 hours since I put to bed and I feel very fine without any pains. Thank God for safe and painless delivery”.

Marriage is wonderful but parenthood is a different experience entirely. I will experience both one day but while I wait, let me use this opportunity those that have gone before me. Congratulations to the Mr. Bamidele Odusi, Mrs Jolomi Odusi and the entire Odusi and Oruwigho families.

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