How could I forget to acknowledge that it’s December. It’s December yo, the first December Friday!
I used to love this month. I used to love it so much until I growing up happened. Not that I love it any less, just that it’s not the same now. It was the month of chilling, parties, gifts, emo movies, classic tunes (carols), hilarious cartoons … and of course of Christmas and New Year. That’s what it was all about. Then growing up happens and we realize for all this things to happen, you’ve got to work your ass out for them. You ain’t going for a party or get gifts if you’ve got no money, bills won’t wait for you to have a good time first then tackle them later. There’s so much expected of you, you have to work to make sure other people experience the goodness of this season as well, just as they’re working to make sure you enjoy it. Those Christmas trees in the malls didn’t put themselves up, the goods & services won’t sell themselves, bills won’t pay themselves. It’s not about chilling any more *wails*
Thank God It’s Friday – Tis’ the season to be jolly!
I have watched a couple of flicks but I can barely remember the names. I’m that chic by the way, so I’ll just review the most recent ones.
Prisoners, it’s about two close families who have their little girls kidnapped and while the case is being followed up the fathers take the matter to their hands and one ends up kidnapping and harassing a retarded kid who they highly suspect is involved in the kidnapping of their kids. Of course with its twists and turns, his “brother” leads them to where the kids were being held hostage with some maze drawings. It’s worth the watch.
Captain Philips, pirates take over a ship from the U.S of A. Of course the seals and navy are alerted and get on board, as the captain of the ship who’s a really intelligent guy is taken hostage by the pirates. Let’s say it’s intriguing, those pirates have the scariest of looks (remember grim ripper), wouldn’t want to be in a room with them.
Best Man Holiday, such an emo movie. It’s a sequel for The Best Man. So after they all start their family life’s; get married, get kids and all, they decide to meet up for the Christmas holidays. It wasn’t without drama, seeing as how the other one ended, but things turn upside down when they find out one of theirs is not well. If I go any further, I will spoil it for you. It’s one of those soppy flicks that chics like. So get it.
Winnie - Weh, Winnie Madikizela Mandela is portrayed as an Iron Lady, one no-nonsense woman. Especially when it comes to defending the rights of the people and politics. She held it strong for her former husband (also former S.A president) Mandela (the Lord rest his soul in eternal peace) while he was in prison for 27 years, just continuing to build his legacy. Although she fell short a couple of times, she was definitely a woman to look up to in more ways than one.
The place I’m in. Honestly, I can’t complain about anything but thank God. Everything of course doesn’t always go as planned or as imagined or as thought out. God has his own manuscript up there, so even as you make plans, if it doesn’t match his … that’s where my reasoning ends. But the bible (Jeremiah 29:11) says, he has plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future . Things happen along the way, some quite unexpected, but “what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger”. As long as we’re healthy and alive, the rest I’ve come to believe, can be worked out.
I learnt of a “new” thing called Pop Danthology, a mushup of the coolest songs of the year. I know I’m late to the party, but don’t judge me now. This is the best shiiiii ever! How couldn’t have I known of mushup’s? Here I was thinking it’s a Project Fame thing, but it’s actually an existing kind of mix. Here, here and here.
If that doesn’t make your Friday any better, I don’t know what will. At least we can say I tried.
*hangs my head in shame* I’m getting myself a book soon. Even just one to keep me busy in my commute. I wasn’t finding anything to tickle my fancy. I’ll give you a review for the book I did last Friday Snippets soon.
No phone, so pics are a bit of a challenge (for now). They say in Swahili, “Kuteseka ni kwa muda” which I’d like to believe means, suffering is temporary.
But how about some Steers chicken, I had missed that Illegal meal. Thanks to the boyfriend for all this fattening foods, plus pizza and lots of milkshake.
LOOKING FORWARD TO
Going for shopping, official clothes things. I don’t have much of a choice here and for that reason, I need to look forward to it and will enjoy the process while at it.
A good and smooth transition into the new job. I’m getting the jitters thinking that soon I’ll be in a different environment to the one I’m used to. But it’s always for the best, so let’s wait for it.
A couple of things. Now add to that list, a phone and wallet. That’s what life can do to you, today you have, tomorrow you’re saving up to buy it. Damn!
We should rejoice for our small victories like we do our big achievements, because those small victories at the end of the day, month or year lead to our big achievements. Reminds me of my undergraduate, every semester would come, sit through it, do exams, some so difficult that you wonder whether you’ll pass. Then you go on holiday and your results come, you’ve passed. But you know, no big deal. You feel like the miss smarty pants and that goes by. After all you passed. The cycle continues until you are graduating with an honors. Not knowing, it’s the small milestones that have gotten you that big achievement.
So is with everything else in life. The small victories are just important as the big ones, because those small ones are the feeders, without which the big victory would be nothing but a dream.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Besides that, to more laughing, living and loving. Let your weekend be nothing short of interesting, blessings!
Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*