Leonardo DiCaprio: The Titanic Wait For Greatness

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I was but a little boy who understood nothing about love apart from the husband and wife descriptions we gave boys and girls fond of each other in Elementary (Primary) school back then.

It was with this bewilderment that I struggled to comprehend Jack Dawson’s action in the movie Titanic. The mighty once described as unsinkable ship hit an iceberg and sank. That I get.
He was stuck on a wooden raft with the love of his life (love of less than a week, mind you). That I get.
He decided out of love to give her his life jacket. That I didn’t get.
He then proceeded to stay half way in the ice cold water while his love was on the raft with a life jacket on. That I didn’t get also.
To top it all off, he ended up dieing for love. What a travesty.

The movie had ended but instead of feeling sadness as many movie goers might have, I was angry. My anger directed towards DiCaprio’s character.
“Why on Earth didn’t he join her on the raft? Why didn’t he wear the life jacket and save himself first? Why was she so selfish as not to care about his well-being? What is this love thing that would make a man sacrifice himself for another and ultimately, who was this foolish love drunk man that made this grave mistake?” were just but a few of the questions that riddled my small immature mind back then.

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The last question was what began my childish obsession with the then 22 year old Leonardo DiCaprio (Jack Dawson in Titanic).

The more I learnt about him, the more fascinated I became. A man named after the famous painter Leonardo da Vinci because his first kick in his mother’s womb occurred while his pregnant mum was viewing a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy.

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He was later born in Hollywood (yes the famous Hollywood) in California sometime in November 1974 to a German born mother and an Italian/German father with two of his late grandparents being Russians. Talk about diversity.

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He was just a year old when his parents divorced and he ended up living mostly with his mother and to top it all of, he is a high school drop out. Talk about overcoming adversity.

Over the years, following Leonardo and his movies was sort of a ritual. It all started with Titanic, then came his outstanding performance as Frank Abagnale Jnr in “Catch Me If You Can (2002)” where he portrayed this witty, smart, brave and sweet young con artist.

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Another performance that caught my attention was his portrayal of Danny Acher, the diamond smuggler/dealer in Blood Diamond (2006).

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Other movies went bye but none captivated me until the performance of a lifetime in Django Unchained (2012) where he proved his mettle as one of the best actors on Earth with a remarkable portrayal of a slave owner.

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Then came the Jordan Belfort performance in “The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) that saw his stock rise as an A list actor.

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But nothing could ever compare to his heart wrenching, thought provoking, mind boggling portrayal of Hugh Glass in the movie “The Revenant”.

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According to Wikipedia, Leo Baba (as I have decided on calling him) has acted in 30 movies, amazed millions of dollars and fans, won several awards but never won an Academy Award (Oscar).

He was nominated for his first Oscar in 1993 for his portrayal of Arnie Grape, a mentally unstable boy in the movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” but lost out. He was however nominated on three other occasions (2005, 2007 and 2014) but failed to land the converted gold stature.

Everything changed early this morning (around 5:45 am Nigerian time of the 29th day of February, 2016) when finally after 23 years of waiting, he FINALLY won his first Oscar (not proud to admit but I shed a tear or two when his name was announced as the winner).

Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for “The Revenant” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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To put his wait into context, my only sister who graduated with a first class in Computer Science (please allow me gloat in peace, don’t hate..lol) in 2014 and finished serving her fatherland in 2015 wasn’t born when he was first nominated for an Oscar. To further emphasize the long wait for an Oscar, General Sani Abacha had just started ruling Nigeria by the time Leo was nominated for his first Oscar. To further buttress my point, famous footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were both 8 years and 6 years respectively when DiCaprio was nominated for his first Oscar. He finally won one in 2016. Talk about perseverance.

Leo Baba is an embodiment of professionalism, dedication to a craft, sheer will, stupendously gifted ability, mental stamina and most of all poise.

As proof to his sheer unrivaled dedication to his work, when asked about his experience filming “The Revenant”, DiCaprio stated: “I can name 30 or 40 sequences that were some of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. Whether it’s going in and out of frozen rivers, or sleeping in animal carcasses, or what I ate on set (raw bison). [I was] enduring freezing cold and possible hypothermia constantly”. You have to watch the movie to understand my point. Below is the picture of a bison.

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It took him over 20 years before his amazing career in movies was finally capped off with the converted Oscar. At the tender acting age of just 41 years, I am quite sure it won’t take that long for the next Oscar to arrive.

This titanic wait teaches us important lessons about life: self believe, dedication, be the best you can be and most of all, never ever ever give up.

To all Leonardo DiCaprio fans out there, our man finally did it. To the man of the moment himself, thank you for the many years of inspiration. You have always been great in my eyes but this Oscar just affirms your greatness in the eyes of the World. You are deeply loved and well appreciated.

From your biggest fan in this part of the World.

Kurtis Smith.

Gracias Mon Amour.

BONUS: Below are my BBM profile updates while watching the awards show. I was hysterical, so please pay me no attention.

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Questions to Ask Your Spouse Instead of “How Was Your Day?”

While growing up as a very single teenager, I sometimes watched in dismay or should I call it jealousy as my friends had girlfriends and spent luvvy duvvy time with them.

I was a cute boy (so some girls back then had me believe). I was the clown of the class (my sense of humor has somewhat lost momentum with age..lol). With all these girl enticing attributes, I developed cold feet with girls mainly because I didn’t know what to discuss with them. I once asked a friend “what do I discuss with a girl I call my girlfriend?”. His answer got me even more confused.

Well, I finally managed to have my first girlfriend after my SSCE in SS3, the most beautiful girl in SS2 (mind you, asking her out like preparing for a speech). Suffice to say, the relationship didn’t last up to a month because I didn’t know what to say. I remember visiting her and all I did was watch TV as if I was mute. Apart from the occasional “what did you eat?, how are you?, what is your favorite colour, what do you like about me?”, our communication was impotent and relationship was doomed from the get go.

Times have changed and my communication skills have grown wings but it seems most modern couples have a challenge with their communication skills. It might not be as epileptic as mine was as a teenager but most only have discussions in the sex, food, clothes realm.

I ruffled a few feathers some days back after I made the following comment on a social media platform. The comment read “if all you and your spouse talk about is what you eat, where you went to, what you are wearing, then your relationship isn’t mature enough”.

I stand by that statement and I urge couples to quit the elementary school minded discussion lines and focus on the things that matter.

Instead of asking about mundane things like what your spouse eat or drank or is wearing.
Why not ask questions in this light (at least five of thr following on a daiky basis):

1. What have you learnt today?
2. How do we make more money?
3. How was classes/work today and what did you learn?
4. How do we improve ourselves?
5. What did you accomplish today?
6. What are your plans for the day?
7. What are your plans for the week?
8. Have you prayed today?
9. When last did you read the Bible?
10. How can I pray for you this week?
11. Did you listen to anything interesting today?
12. If you could do any part of today over again, what would it be?
13. How much coffee/tea did you drink today?
14. Will you remember any specific part of today a year from now? Five years?
15. Did you take any photos today? 16. What did you photograph?
17. What app did you open most today?
18. How can I make your day easier in 5 minutes?
19. If we were leaving for vacation tonight, where do you wish we would be heading?
20. If you won N100,000 and had to spend it on yourself, what would you buy?
21. If your day was turned into a movie, who would you cast?
22. What did you say today that you could have never expected to come out of your mouth?
23. Did anyone get you pissed today?
24. Did you argue with anyone today and what was it about?
25. What did you do to take care of yourself today?
26. When did you feel appreciated today?
27. If you could guarantee one thing for tomorrow what would it be?
28. If we traded places tomorrow what advice would you give me for the day?
29. What made you laugh today?
30. Imagine committing the next year to learning one thing in your spare time. What would it be?
31. Did you give anyone side-eye today? What did they do to deserve it?
32. What do you wish you did more of today?
33. What do you wish you did less of today?
34. Did God reveal anything to you today?
35. What was the best thing that happened to you today?
36. Is there anything I can do to love you better?
37. Is there anything burdening your heart?
38. How can we pray for our relationship today?
39. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
40. What would constitute a perfect day for you?
41. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
42. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?
43. Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
44. What is the greatest accomplishment of the day?

I could go on and on but we need couples to deviate from the usual one dimensional discussions and talk about things that matter the most.

Note: If you are a teenager, please ignore this post and continue with your line of discussion. As long as it’s not sex related, you are doing just fine..lol. If you are a grownup up, then act like one. As grownup questions.

References:
1. 21 Questions to Ask Your Spouse Instead of “How Was Your Day? by Sarah Goldstein.
2. Questions To Ask Your Spouse Every Day by Jennifer Smith.

What To Do While Waiting On God

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“What do we do while we wait?” was the question a friend asked after reading the prequel to this article titled “For Those Getting Impatient With God“. We can’t just wait idle, so what do we do while we wait?

“What do I tell her?”, I asked the author of the article “The Holy Spirit” and then he gave me ten points but that was before taking me on a journey into the Bible.

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Are you aware that Abraham and Sarah waited for over 25 years from the time God promised them a child to when the child eventually came?

Are you also aware that Joseph waited over 13 years while enduring the pit, slavery, house boy duties and even prison before becoming the leader of his people?

Are you aware that David waited almost 20 years from the time Samuel crowned him King to eventually taking his place on the throne?

Are you also aware that Moses waited over 40 years from the time he escaped from Egypt to eventually coming back to rescue his people?

Are you aware that Jacob served for 14 years to pay for Rachel’s bride price because of the love he had for her?

Finally and most importantly, are you aware that Jesus waited 30 years from childbirth to when He was baptized and eventually the Messiah we all know Him as today?

From the beginning, God used six days to create Heaven and the Earth. Why didn’t He create everything in one day?

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God teaches us through many stories in the Bible about the virtue of patience and waiting on Him. But what do we do while waiting?

1. Keep believing: Never stop believing that your desires will come true. The moment you quit believing, the farther it becomes and the more depressed you get. Never stop believing in three things:
A. God
B. Yourself
C. Your dreams.

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2. Have faith: Faith is like the fuel your desires need to stay alive. Faith is what provokes God to action. Faith is complete trust in God. Not part time trust where we put some trust in our connections or in that godfather or in our certificates. Complete, full time, absolute trust in God.

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3.  Study: While waiting for that job, improve yourself, get certified. Learn a trade. Build your CV. While waiting for that marriage, read books and attend seminars on marriage and relationships. Never be caught idle while waiting. Study to show thyself approved (2 Timothy 2:15).

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4. Concentration on God’s Word: The media has filled job seekers with fear. From the Dollar is now N400 to companies are laying off staff. Stop digesting World news, focus on Gods news which says in 3 John 2 that “I wish above all things that thou prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth”. God doesn’t need to know the Dollar rate to bless you. Your blessings won’t come from abroad but from above.

Ladies are told to snatch another woman’s husband because men are scarce but forget that God said in Isaiah 34:16 that “not one will lack her mate (husband)”.

A man is scared of his low sperm count or a woman is worried about her blocked Fallopian tube or lack of menses but they forget that the same God who gave Sarah a child when she had passed menopause and was even on menofullstop. The same God that said in Exodus 23:26 “none shall be barren in the land”. That same God can turn fibriod to fine boy can give them a child without fuzz.

Whose report do you believe?

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5. Work for God: Instead of remaining idle, why not word judiciously in God’s house as a cleaner, chorister, usher, drummer etc. Work for God and God will reward you handsomely.

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6. Fill yourself up: Get edifying materials from men of God. Read books, listen to tapes, get motivational materials. Fill yourself up so much that doubt, unbelief and self pity have no room to stay.

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7. Watch your friends:  The friends you keep in this trying time will determine how well you fare. A lady that keeps desperate, wayward, scandalous friends will be tempted to follow them out at night to make some money. A lady on the other hand that keeps faith boosting friends will follow her friends to church programs and share job opportunities with each other. Cut your friends before your friends cut your destiny. The Bible says in Proverbs 13:20 “Walk with the wise and become wise. Associate with fools and get I’m trouble”.

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8. Forgiveness: To forgive is to let go and to let go is to let God in. Keeping a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. You only hurt yourself in the process. To move ahead you need to let go of the past. It’s slowing you down unconsciously. Most importantly, forgive yourself. You would have done better if you knew what you know now.

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9. Prayer: A prayer less Christian is like a weapon less Christian. Prayer boosts spiritually just as food boosts physically. Keep praying.

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10. Smile: The powerful thing about smiling is that it is medicinal.

Smiling has the power of relaxing the mind, delighting the heart, boosting the immune system – Dr. TP Chia

Smiling also adds value to the face, making people look sweeter, finer, younger, friendlier and approachable – Dr. TP Chia

When something is wrong don’t cry, put your head up high and smile and watch the devil get pissed.

Always remember that smiling doesn’t always mean you are completely happy, sometimes it means you want to avoid sadness.

Lastly, silence and smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems and silence is the way to avoid many problems.

 

Smile for Jesus people, its all gonna be fine.

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For Those Getting Impatient With God

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I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday and she confided in me on how sad she had been feeling lately. She has been searching for a job for over a year since she finished NYSC but none was forthcoming. She wakes up unhappy and feels like things aren’t going as planned. In her own words “I just haven’t been happy lately. No job. So what am I supposed to be happy for. Talking to people doesn’t excite me anymore”.

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When I gave her the ” you are alive, there is something to be happy for” speech, she replied “I am grateful to God. After all it is because I am alive that I can feel happy or sad. I just feel I am not where I am supposed to be at this stage of my life”.

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I felt empathy for her because I was and currently am in her shoes. I waited almost a year for a job, then I got one but the salary package isn’t what I expect. At my stage, it is outrageously too small. I have felt bad a times with the position of things and used to complain to God way back.

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Until I realized that God makes everything beautiful in His own time not mine. I heard it, I believed it, I digested it and it because my mantra. I might not be where I want to be, but I am not where I used to be. Progress might seem slow now, but I am positively sure that my God hasn’t forsaken me and all His plans would come to fruition very soon. It is tiresome to wait for that step. It is annoyingly tiresome but I rather wait on God than desperately fall into the unpredictable, desperate, selfish hands of man. As Bishop Oyedepo would always say “What God cannot give me, may I never have it. Where God cannot take me, may I never get there”.

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While writing this article, the Holy Spirit sent a song by Steve Crown. A powerful song for every worryer, everyone getting desperate, everyone getting impatient with God.

Guess the title of the song….
“We Wait On You”.

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Click HERE to download the song

And never forget to wait on God for your daily needs. Wait on Him for your marital breakthrough. Wait on Him for that job. Wait in Him for that personal comfort you seek. God is never late, we just lack the patience to wait.

Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

What do we do while waiting on God? Click HERE to read the sequel to this article. Be blessed.

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10 Things Dogs Teach Humans About Life

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Have you ever wondered why dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend? Have you ever wondered why they are the closest friend man has in the animal kingdom? The following are the characteristics if a dog that endears them to man and why man should continually learn from them.

1. Unconditional Love: The love a dog has for its owner can not be quantified. Only if dogs could express their feelings in words. On the other hand, humans have forgotten the golden rule of love which is never expect anything in return. Humans only love to be loved back. Humans only give to be given back. Humans are selfish with love whereas dogs are selfless with love. A dog doesn’t need iPhone 6 or money or a car to love you. It loves unconditionally. Only if humans could ever be that selfless.

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2. Listening ear: Dogs listen more than they speak (bark). Humans on the other hand have diarrhea of the mouth. Everyone wants to have their opinion heard instead of listening. As Dalai Lama said “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new”. Talk less and listen more. Remember “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”- Epictetus.

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3. Obedience and Respect: A well trained dog has respect for its owner. It knows when to leave the house and go out to poo or pee. A well trained dog obeys the voice of his owner/instructor. Immediately it hears a familiar instruction attached to its name, it obeys without questions asked. For example “Bingo, sit. Bingo, shake me. Bingo, go to your cage”. The dog doesn’t ask “why should I sit or why should I go to my cage?”. It obeys instantly. Humans should learn to obey their maker (God) instantly without questioning His motives.

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4. Loyalty: I will never forget the story of a man that went hiking with a friend and his dog. Days after their journey commenced, he was found dead and his friend missing (assumed dead) but the most remarkable part of the story was that the dead man’s dog was seen guarding its dead owner. So even in death, the dog remained loyal.  A lesson to humans who switch allegiance whenever it suits them. Nigerian politicians in particular.

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5. Trust: A dog is an embodiment of trust. A dog trusts his owner to a fault. It never questions the food it is given (what if the food is poisoned?), it never questions instructions given. A dog just blindly believes that it’s owner has its best interest at heart and would never do anything to hurt it.
Man should learn to trust God whole heatedly.

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6. Protection: Imagine Alex owes David a certain amount of money but has refused to pay. Then one day while Alex was away, David sneaks into his compound to take anything belonging to Alex as collateral for him to pay up. He enters the compound and is faced with John bull (Alex’s dog). Do you think the dog cares if its owner was wrong by owing David? It doesn’t care who is at fault because its mission is to protect its boss and his belongings from any intruder. If David is not careful, he will add his hospital bills to the amount Alex owns him.
Same way humans should learn to protect their own from others and even themselves. Don’t use hurtful or degrading words on your partner and protect them from external hurt also. Be fast to appreciate but very slow to criticize.

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7. Friendly: Dogs are the friendliest animals you can find. When I mean dogs, African guard dogs exempted because those ones are born to bite anything bite-able. Only if humans could imbibe the act of friendliness. Step out with big smile on your face and be friendly with eveyone you meet. Your smile could be what they need to kick start their day. Be like a dog.

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8. Busy: Dogs are always busy. They work for their living and get paid. A dog provides either protection or love and gets paid by being fed and taken care of. So they actually work for a living. Humans on the other hand want to be handed everything on a platter. The ladies on the other hand are the worst culprits, most have the get-a-rich-husband-or-boyfriend mentality. Ladies and humans at large, WORK.

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9. Judge Not: Have you ever seen a dog look at another dog and be like “ehhhhmmm, this dog is not even in my class” or “why is this dog looking like a hoe, she is going to hell”. Dogs bark at each other, although we have no idea what they say, but I am almost sure they are not criticizing each other in their barks, maybe just fighting for territory. Only if humans can be less critical of themselves and be more accepting.

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10. Smell Danger: A dog’s sense of smell is its greatest strength. As a matter of fact, a dog’s sense of smell is about 1,000 to 10,000,000 times more sensitive than a human’s (depending on the breed). A human has about 5 million scent glands in the nose, compared to a dog, who has anywhere from 125 million to 300 million (depending on the breed). Dogs capitalize on their strength which is smell to sense danger and avert it. Humans on the other hand have something greater; intuition. Human’s have allowed greed, selfishness, love, money, sex to cloud their intuition. Work with your strengths, be like a dog.

In conclusion, humans love dogs but have failed to learn these characteristics of a dog and imbibe them in their daily dealings with other human beings. The only thing humans have learnt from dogs is a sexual position. If you knew these ten characteristics and you don’t know anything about the World famous “doggy style”, raise your hand. No hands, thought as much. lol

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A Valentine Day Note To My Love

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“We should celebrate love everyday not only on Valentine’s day”, V-day haters would say to defend their distaste for Valentine’s day. That argument could be deemed true but such thought pattern turns them into hypocrites especially if they celebrate Father’s/Mother’s day as if only a day should be set aside to celebrate those angels in human form (our parents).

Your impression of Valentine’s day doesn’t change the fact that it’s the most acknowledged/celebrated day after Christmas. It’s a day where all forms of love (fake and real) are displayed in the open with people dressing like mini Father Christmases with their red and white outfits  and gifts (asides the white beards and protruding stomach).

It all seems like the older I get the more I appreciate Valentine’s day. Going out on V-day with my lover and seeing both the young and the old all out en masse to bask in the Valentine’s day euphoria made the occasion even more special.

This piece is not to comment on the atrocious dressing my innocent eyes stumbled upon yesterday or the overzealous display of PDA (Public Display of Affection) by lovebirds. It’s an innocent piece to acknowledge the love of my life on such a special day.

A LOVE LETTER TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE:

No day passes by without a constant appreciation to God for letting our paths cross. You have been a best friend thorough the good and bad times. I was told by tradition that it was wrong for a man to cry but you have thought me being emotional doesn’t make one weak.
You have helped me in my toughest times and laughed with me in my happiest times.

I remember the days while growing up where I was always among the top students in class, you enjoyed those proud days with me.

Then the days where my results dipped while in the University with a particular result bad good enough to make a 3rd class student proud, you were there to console me.

To the days when I slept on the floor of an okada man’s one room with 3 other people in a bid to serve my country, you kept me going with your comforting words.

Then the days when I slept in the office (on the floor, on my desk, on the wooden chair, on the metallic chair) all because I was posted outside Lagos (where my family lives) and I couldn’t afford house rent (didn’t want to ask my well-to-do parents).

In all this trials and triumphs, you have stuck by me through thick and thin. I might have had a privileged upbringing with my parents being able to afford my school fees but you have taught me to strive to become better than them, to make my own mark in life, not to depend on their money and to work hard and smart.

Even the days I started this blog when I spent over 4 hours on a daily basis writing content for this blog without any financial rewards (zero kobo). You pushed me and made me see beyond money and look towards the impact my articles would have on people.

The days when people would say I had anger issues, you would look at me and say “you might get angry unnecessarily a times but you are perfect and I love you the way you are”.

I could go on and on and still not find the words that would come to appreciating you enough for what you have done for me. Asides God and my family, you are the next on my hierarchy of love. Simply put, I would take a bullet for you. I tell you how much I love you everyday but yesterday was an opportunity to show you love the Valentine way.

As I sat yesterday alone in that fast-food restaurant munching my 1 liter large box of ice cream with popcorn, cupcake and sausage roll while watching love birds walk in and out. People might have taken pity on this poor boy eating alone by the side with a smile on his face.

“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.”
― C. JoyBell C.

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Valentine Day Vote of Thanks

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Another Valentine’s day has come and gone with the over hyped euphoria surrounding the day gone with it.
The Valentine’s day haters, the “it shouldn’t be only day we celebrate love” folks have another 365 days before the next Valentine’s day to renew their bitterness. The Valentine day enthusiasts, the “wear red and white combinations on Valentine’s day and go out to cool places” folks have another 365 days to plot their next Olumba Olumba mixed with Cele dressing improve on last year’s combination.
The apoche gift longing girls who see Valentine’s day as their second birthday have another 365 days to plot another innocent man’s financial ruin.
The lover boys on the other hand who have taken it upon themselves to love with their wallets instead of their heads have another 365 days to save up enough money to impress another unconcerned girl.

My thought goes out to the girls who found out that they were actually side chicks when boo suddenly fell ill on Valentine’s day or was called to work (Sunday for that matter..lol).
My admiration goes to the very thoughtful and heartwarming ladies who decided to spoil their men on Valentine’s day instead of bothering themselves on what he was going to get them (please I deserve some spoiling ladies, whoever and wherever you are).
My envy goes out to the husbands and wives who daily treat themselves as though valentines day was everyday but simply used Valentine’s day top renew that commitment.
My chagrin goes out to the unmarried girls who under the misguided glee of love had unprotected sex on Valentine’s day and would in a few days struggle with an African girl’s most important decision: abort (save your family the embarrassment) or not abort (risk death by the hands on her father). The decision will be clearer by November (9 months time..lol).
My love goes to those that took out time to show some undiluted love to that poor man on their street or that hungry looking market woman in the neighborhood.
My appreciation goes to those that dedicated this Valentine’s day to the people that mean the most to us: family.
To those that showed love (with prayer and thanksgiving) to the most romantic, most caring, most sacrificing, most endearing, most forgiving, most fantastic Val ever. The One that deserves our love more than anything/any force/anybody in the World: God.

Finally to those of you (us) that spent Valentine’s day alone without the mushy mushy, hand holding, love wishing, body clinging bliss of the day. It’s my sincere prayer and wishes that this time next year, the ladies amongsts us would celebrate lover’s day in their husband’s arms and the guys (me too ooooo) in our midst would be enjoying their wives’ touch (kitchen and bedroom wise).

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