Friday, April 23, 2010
Jesus is our only father and
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I was invited to this group on Facebook called Chicken Core and I'm so glad I checked it out. It is amazing!!!
Basically, its a folktale/fantasy cartoon series about the animal kingdom (because you know Nigerian stories are not complete if the characters are not animals, lol) and how the smaller animals are treated as inferior by the larger carnivorous animals. Nature wants to rewrite this and a prophecy about a Chicken warrior called Kiki, that will rise against the oppressors to rule the animal kingdom is about to come to pass, so the chicken race is being killed off (of course, Kiki survives and...the battle begins).
Chicken Core is the name of the group of surviving chickens that join Kiki in the war against the higher animals.
You have to admit, it sounds good. It's creative and modern without sacrificing the main elements of Nigerian storytelling. And with characters with names like 'Ngozi One Connect' (pictured above), 'Ojekiri' and 'Pius Ogadinma', you know it cannot be dry, lol.
According to Chicken Core's facebook page, "Monday is the enigma of 'The Core'. Although little is known about his origin, rumors say he is the only surviving member of the Iragule Clan, a highly specialized rebel unit; whose luck ran thin when they were ambushed, chained in their hideout and set ablaze. Monday's feathers were torched, burning holes into his pores. Hearing the anguish of his comrades, he broke free from his shackles shattering his beak in the process. His captors noticed his escape and hunted him to the edge of a cliff. He was rescued by Kiki who was training nearby. Monday swore his allegiance to Kiki for saving his life.
This is a goat called Nnkpime. I don't know what his storyline is, this picture just makes me laugh. I hope he is the clown of the show, lol.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
The scent of love is in the air
Valentine's day is finally here.
I love Love.
Yes, I understand when people say that such holidays are just business propaganda, meant for commercial use so that businesses can make money off of love sprung couples.
Yes, I understand that you don't need a day to tell your partner you love them, when you can do that everyday.
What does it hurt?
If you look past the roses and cards and perfumes and teddy bears and chick flicks...Valentine's day is truly and simply beautiful.
It's like Mother's day. Of course, we love our mothers all year round. Still, if you think you don't have to tell your mother you love her on that day because you already said it yesterday and the day before...are you crazy?
I think we can spare a day to celebrate couple's love.
A certain someone I know :) will be celebrating her first Valentine's day in her current (and last :) ) relationship.
It's amazing, I've known her most of my life but I think this is the first time that I have ever seen her truly and completely happy.
Love can do that.
It's a beautiful thing to see, even more beautiful to feel.
So, in the spirit of Saint Valentine and for anyone who's in love, here are a few of my favorite love quotes, just in case you need help in telling that special person how you feel tomorrow. Beautiful, *swoon*-worthy words from people who have felt love and know what a magical thing it can be:
"I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine" - Songs of Solomon 6:3
"There are sixty queens and eighty concubines and virgins without number. But my dove, my perfect one, is the only one..." - Songs of Solomon 6:8-9
"In my dreams, you were perfect. When I woke up, you were perfect" - Vanessa Amorosi
"Robin is not the girl of my dreams...Robin is better than the girl of my dreams. She's real" - Paul in '500 Days of Summer'
"Stop talking about love. Every asshole in the world says he loves somebody. It means nothing. It still doesn't mean anything. What you feel only matters to you. It's what you do to the people you say you love, that's what matters. It's the only thing that counts" - Stephen in 'The Last Kiss'
"When you're in love, there is no way on earth to hide it. When you're in love, really in love, you simply let your heart decide it" - Millie in 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'
"How can you tell what's in its spell? How can you tell unless you've tried it? Wait for that kiss you're certain of. And let your heart decide when you're in love" - Adam in 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'
"Never could imagine there were only ten million ways to love somebody" - Shakira, 'Whenever, Wherever'
"You own the place where all my thoughts go hiding...Because of you, I'm running out of reasons to cry" - Shakira, 'Underneath your clothes'
"Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one" - John Keats
"You are what I never knew I always wanted" - Alex in 'Fools Rush In'
"Other men said they have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough" ~ G. Moore
"I'd like to run away from you, but if you didn't come and find me ... I would die. ~ Shirley Bassey
"Don't get it twisted, love is a beautiful thing...See, I never thought that I would find someone like you, that could capture my heart and there's nothing I can do" - Dbanj, Fall in Love
"You must be true to your heart, that's when the heavens will part, and shower you with my love. Open your eyes. Your heart can tell you no lies. And when you're true to your heart, I know it's gonna lead you straight to me" - Mulan soundtrack
Yes, there are just as many quotes for the broken heart...but we can do that some other time.
Happy Valentine's day.