Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Soup of Day!

am totally diggin this look! and she's been cracking me upsilly on twitter.....follow oluchi1

Friday, June 25, 2010

Nnedi CONTD.


It’s been two market days since Orie died and her mother would not stop crying. An unusual silence lay in my father’s compound, it had been like this since the last group of women came to clear the outer yard following the funeral. I tried in my little ways to console Nne Orieoma, I cooked and cleaned just like Orie did for her. “Nne o ga adicha mma” (it would be alright) I would say to her each time our eyes met. Even though I wasn’t sure.

Who was Nnedi and why had she killed my sister? Who would be next? I needed answers as I thought aloud sitting by myself under the ‘ube’ (pear) tree. As if she heard my silent questions, she crawled to my side and took her place beside me.  She looked harmless, carried with her the air of an angel, her voice ever soothing each time she spoke. “Nwaka nne, did you not feel neglected when ‘nna gi’ (your father) refused Dimkpa your hand in marriage but instead proposed to give him Orieoma? Will you not be with Dimkpa now that Orie is gone? Had your father not praised her when it was you who prepared the ofe onugbu? (bitter leaf soup) Seeing how much hurt you endured, I fought your fight Nwaka, to give you a place in your father’s heart” With those words she vanished. As always. It was true, my father loved Orie more than he loved me, I had tried everything to make him happy and fill Orie’s place after her death but he didn’t seem to notice. I was hurting, and it was deep.

This was too much for me, I desperately wanted to tell someone. Was I wrong to have admired an eju I saw on my way? Was it wrong to look upon the beauty of Chukwu’s (God) works? Who would believe that I shared my bed with an evil snail night after night? Nnedi said I was to tell no one. Would she kill me if I did? I only had to tell to know.

The entire village gathered in our compound, an evil thing had happened. I sat beside my father’s corpse, his blood still fresh on my palms. How long would I alone bear the truths to the deaths in my father’s house? Why was she fighting for me? I had suffered rejection, yes, but I endured.  I glanced at Nne as she lay lifeless beside Nna m. She too had neglected me many times but I never complained. Now I must tell, I must tell of Nnedi the snail before anyone found out the truth.

I fought back tears as I came to the end of narrating the last few months to Nda Angelina, my mother’s best friend. I only hope she believes. Oh she better does.  No one must know that it was I who killed Orie and now my parents.

THE END....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lady GaGa - This came soooo late!

I said it that one day Lady GaGa Ga Ada!

She wears some of the most outrageous shoes in the world, and yesterday (June 23) Lady GaGa was a victim to her elaborate footwear.
The “Just Dance” songstress was walking through London’s Heathrow International Airport when she tripped over her massive platform boots and fell to the ground.

I bido kwala nu!

Nnedi


Ours was a peaceful village and unlike the neighboring villages, we hardly went to war. It was always one festival or the other. Life was easy, everyone was everyone's eye, and no one would betray another. We were void of evil, in thoughts and in deeds.

On a fateful Eke day, as I strolled behind my mother and Nda Angelina with a basket of  'icheku' on my head heading to the Atta market, my eyes caught a beautiful snail on a fresh 'ede' (cocoyam) plant.....this was the day everything changed in Uzoagba. I had seen evil. 

That night I barely slept, something had definitely gone wrong. We ate eju (snail) at home; it was in fact 'our' native food, why was seeing one causing me so much restlessness??. I shut my eyes to sleep and I saw the snail creep into my hut and unto my bamboo bed! Before I could wake up from this strangeness, a young girl my age was sitting on my bed, where the snail sat and the snail was gone! I made to scream but my tongue felt tied. It began to rain heavily, and the lightening struck across my hut, casting a glow on her face, her eyes were bright and her skin lighter than mine. When I heard Onyema's voice outside, I knew I was no longer asleep. This was real, I had a guest.

By now I was shaking, I could feel my bed creak under me, and for the first time, she spoke “you will be my friend and will never speak a word of me to anyone, call me Nnedi”. I nodded in fear as she moved closer to where I lay cuddled up and touched my face. Her hands were warm and tender, I was tempted to hold them there on my face but I shuddered and moved away. She was gone.  The cry of Orieoma’s mother brought me back to consciousness. I raced out of my hut to see what was wrong. I stood glued in front of the thatch hut Orie shared with her mother as I watched my brothers Onyema and Ikem carry out the lifeless body of my half sister, my only sister. Someone tapped me, I knew that touch, I knew that warm hand, and there she was, wearing Orie’s clothes. “you wont be lonely Nwaka, I’ll be near, always”

 TO BE CONTINUED…….

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Finally......

"They met with divorce attorneys at the same time, in different locations. The divorce is moving ahead.”
“They are trying to work out the terms. One of the main topics being discussed is the children, and that has led to negotiations about where Tiger and Elin are going to live. They are talking about both Tiger and Elin moving to South Florida in separate residences. Tiger wants to be near his children.”

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Una no go kill Uncle Tiggy o!

Adding to the list of ladies he’s bedded, a new mistress claims Tiger Woods fathered her love child during their affair back in 2000.
Devon James has come forward to state that the pro golfer is her babydaddy, though their relationship transpired prior to his marriage to Elin Nordegren.

hmmmmmmm! me sef born for am!

Love the look but not the ....

What exactly is Paris a celeb for???? going to all the parties around and being on every carpet. I mean! She sha looks nice....
 HMMM WOULD THIS BRING THEM BACK??????????

They may have called time on their romantic arrangement, but Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry aren’t flaking out on their parental responsibilities.
And yesterday (June 14) the “Monster’s Ball” babe and her hunky ex-boyfriend were spotted treating their adorable daughter to a fun day at Disneyland.
Halle and Gabriel took Nahla to the Disneyland Parade where tons of fans and paparazzi were excited to see them together as a family.

There's just  something i love about this couple but why Halle cant stick i dont understand

Monday, June 14, 2010

RESPECT AND THE MAN



I recently updated my status on facebook and a particular comment by a married friend prompted this post. On my profile i wrote that a man would lay the world at a woman's feet if she treated him like a king, but my 'married' friend thought otherwise.....personally i hate stereotypes as i'd rather play on individuality but some truths are plain and universal...men love respect! From the bible days till now. Even the bible never asked a woman to love her husband(not in any version i've read) instead it said "honour" (respect o!!). A man chops nonsense at his work place and wants to come home to his place of 'rest' and this woman gives him more rubbish??? where would the queenly treatment from the man come from? You serve your man food in a regular gbam gbam plate, wont get ready his hot water for bath, 'common' good morning you wont tell him.... well unu ma (you people know) the things you do sha but one reason Effiong married his wife is cos she follows his instructions first and then asks questions later....em em em, am still learning that one, ko easy o! Your man is your head, the God instituted authority over you, you disrespect him, you rebel against God. J'ai fini!!

*sorry o but am guilty of some things, the "talk one talk ten syndrome", eh but we're all learning hehehe*

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Surviving the Cleav‘AGE’


From the Stone Age to the Jet Age and recently the Berry Age (black or blue, depends on your pouch!). Just a thought ago I figured the gradual transition to the cleav‘age’, and I ask, to what end? Whatever triggered this sudden need to show off ‘a little’ something which is often more than little or barely there - blame it on nature (if the ‘dot’ hasn’t seen Dr. 90210 that is!). Even my grand mother’s mates are guilty of this unpardonable sin…showing off cleavages first seen by our parents in their innocence! Chineke have mercy! Truly, this has nothing to do with age but everything to do with our minds and morals, and maybe priorities too. Whatever it is needs to be set right.
 
Whoever said you can’t look trendy without hunting men with our little somethings?? Since when did indecency and fashionable become same? Why exactly are we putting so much pressure on the innocent tailor’s scissors to go down a ‘little’ lower? What in the world are camisoles for if per adventure the scissors was too carnal to know when to step on the brake?

Ask the average woman on the street and she would tell you what better leaders women would make, no doubt but with what? Our body parts ever dangling for all to see? We want more respect from men but how are we able to know what respect is when we don’t give it to ourselves? You already know what signals you are sending out, so when that dude walks over and starts licking his lips while asking for your BB pin, please be nice…don’t get an attitude, he only obliged your request to be treated that way.  You sell cleavage? Cleavage shoppers will stop by, so my apologies if I’ve tried to ‘spoil market’.  And abeg before you judge me old fashioned, I love corsets but if it shows too much flesh on my chest, it’s probably not my size!

To end my rant, I’d love to know: when do women get a chance to see a little something from the other folks? I mean in music videos etc?  And sorry brothers, I really have no clue as to how you would survive this ‘age’, but when and if you find a way to live through it, please fill me in. Only God knows what age next mcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!


Lets talk short dresses.....


I totally love dresses above my knee cos for me they give some more length to my already long legs! em em but em..whats the limit really?? I give it up for these ladies,they look really fab, though some am not too sure..so question, how short is too short???






Photo credits: lindaikeji.blogspot, bellanaija

Ferguson: Access offer began as way to help friend

CHICAGO – An apologetic Sarah Ferguson told Oprah Winfrey that even though she is in deep financial debt, her offer to sell access to her former husband, Prince Andrew, for $724,000 began as an effort to raise money for a friend.
The Duchess of York said in an interview that aired Tuesday on The Oprah Winfrey Show that she only asked for so much money after the undercover journalist posing as a businessman gave her $40,000 for a friend, whom she would not identify.
"I just took a long shot ... I think I just went, 'Well, if you're going for 40 (thousand dollars), well, OK, if you want to do business in the future,'" she said, trying to explain, before, admitting that she didn't know what she was thinking.
Still, she went ahead after being told the man might invest in her children's books, videos and other projects as well as assist her with what she described as her own "very serious financial debt."
Ferguson would not elaborate on how much money she owes but said she is considering filing for bankruptcy.
She also would not confirm a report Winfrey said she'd seen that says she receives $20,000 a year in her divorce settlement, saying that she is prohibited from discussing it because of a confidentiality agreement she signed. But she also suggested that she took less money than she could have because she wanted to remain friends with Queen Elizabeth, whom she referred to as "the boss."
At times, Winfrey seemed confused by Ferguson's answers, wondering, for example, why someone in her position did not simply ask her ex-husband or the Queen of England for $40,000.
"I am divorced from the royal family and I would never dream of doing that," she said.
Ferguson repeatedly used phrases such as "spiraling out of control," to explain her offer of access to Andrew. She said she had been drinking but denied being drunk and said she was "not in my right place."
She even told Winfrey that she went ahead with the agreement with the "businessman" despite her suspicion that he was, in fact, an undercover journalist.
The offer to sell access was caught on video, which the tabloid News of the World posted its website in May. Ferguson portrayed the scene in the video as the latest chapter in a deeply troubled life that she still doesn't quite understand.
"I hope in (the) future that I will one day get to the point where I'll show that this is what you get to when you don't face your dark side, and the demons and fears that run in you and it gets to the point where you sabotage out of control," she said.
Ferguson, 50, married Andrew, who is fourth in line to the throne, in 1986. They had two children, princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, before divorcing in 1996.
Since then Ferguson has written children's books, made television documentaries and acted as a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers.

Religious leaders unite against planned Jesus cartoon

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – It's not on the air yet. It's not shot yet. There's no pilot yet. There might not even be a script yet.
But Comedy Central's plan to develop an animated project about Jesus Christ has the biggest names in the TV watchdog business forming a protest supergroup to preemptively smite the show.
Brent Bozell (president, Media Research Center), Tony Perkins (president, Family Research Council), Michael Medved (talk radio host), Bill Donohue (president, Catholic League), Rabbi Daniel Lapin (American Alliance of Jews and Christians) and Tim Winter (president, Parents Television Council) are joining forces to form the Coalition Against Religious Bigotry.
Comedy Central's "JC" is in development, which means it's still a couple of steps from getting the green light as a series. The project is about Jesus trying to live as a regular guy in New York City and wanting to escape the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father." Because Comedy Central recently censored "South Park" for its portrayals of the Prophet Muhammad, some Christian leaders see the prospect of a Jesus cartoon as proof of an offensive double standard.
CARB will hold its first press conference on Thursday to urge advertisers not to support the project, should it ever hit the air.
"After we reveal the vile and offensive nature of Comedy Central's previous characterizations of Jesus Chris and God the Father, we expect these advertisers to agree wholeheartedly to end their advertising on Comedy Central and discontinue their support for unabashed, anti-Christian discrimination," Bozell said in a statement. "Why should they be supporting a business that makes a habit of attacking Christianity and yet has a formal policy to censor anything considered offensive to followers of Islam? This double standard is pure bigotry, one from which advertisers should quickly shy away."
Comedy Central had no comment.

God help us!!

What does God want from me?????

I dont know why I cnt get me to do what I really want and just like Apostle Paul, I do the ones I hate to do. But I noticed that in my lowest moments, I mean moments when I feel most unworthy, God shows up!And then I dont get it! I recieve blessings meant for the righteous ones, breathrough that unholy dogs like me dont deserve.....and I ask: why is God so interested in me? why am I the one who gets blessed in the mess??? I hope to get the answers when am done with my purpose on earth and finally go to be with my lover Jesus.....I know that surely I must be carrying something that is important  to God and I will preserve it for Him....I dont know who else feels this way, I cant possibly be the only one enjoying this GRACEEE!!!!!!!!! hmmm sweet Jesus!!!