Howdy folks! It’s been a most eventful month; beautiful, great, awesome… and yes, that’s why I’ve been MIA again. Lol! While I’m sorry for been. It was for the a good reason. Sometimes, it’s necessary that you take out time and review some decisions you’ve made in life; like marriage. Hmm… The only institution of learning that gives you a certificate before you actually start practicing. The eight letter word that generates a lot of anticipation before and a “why did I ever do this” for a lot of people afterwards. Ironic, isn’t it?
Lol! I can’t help but think the reason for this has to do with forgetting the vows you made at the altar, forgetting the reasons you decided to get married and spend the rest of your life with that “one special” individual. That’s if it was for right reasons in the first place *tongue in cheek* But then you can hardly blame the married folks if they do forget. With life throwing so many challenges at you; it becomes so easy for you to forget. Which is why a “Renewal of Vows” ceremony is key for married folks. And moi recently got to do that, courtesy of David’s Christian Centre.
Saying my vows, all over again helped me remember some promises I made that I was defaulting in or had simply forgotten about. Trust me, it can happen! Well I’m glad to say I’m back on track and taking a second honeymoon as well (wink). So, there you have the reason why I have been MIA (huge grin). But please don’t wait 5 years like yours truly to renew your vows. I think a daily reminder will work a lot better than a five year after ceremony.
Not looking bad after 5 years, right? (grin). Before we get distracted, because this ain’t a Love/Marriage Counselling blog. Let’s get back on track to the thing we love the most here; The Movies. In a retrospective mood, I’ve been watching old movies lately and it reminded me of how America uses the powerful tool called television to pass across their key messages. Remove the sex and violence from the films, and you see ideologies like sacrifice, honour, never giving up, to name a few. Ideologies that make the average American a die-hard loyalist and patriot.
While on the other side, our Naija films sells witchcraft, superstition, suspicion, fear and every other negative emotion. Did you hear about the MTN number that supposedly after you receive a call from it, you jump into the lagoon? (Hands on my face in despair). Naija, oh Naija! How can we be so backwards and fearful? Any wonder why the creative parts of brains seem to be missing or why we’re called underdeveloped.
Not to be the pilot of a lamentation train, but I think it’s time Nollyhood producers quit with the “plotting evil against your neighbour” movies, by claiming that that that’s what Nigerian audiences want to see (not that I believe that. I choose to believe Nigerians are more evolved than that). And start making films that celebrate patriotic qualities like the honour, courage and perseverance of our Nigerian troops against the Boko Haram menace. I know Jollyhood will definitely like to shoot such a film. So, contact me if interested *serious face*
I recently watched Independence Day, the old one with Will Smith. The film considered to be a significant turning point in the history of the Hollywood blockbuster films in large scale disaster films and sci-fi resurgence of the mid-1990s, grossed $817.4 million worldwide, was the highest-grossing film of 1996, and was briefly, the second highest-grossing film worldwide of all time behind 1993’s Jurassic Park. It ranks 55th on the list of highest-grossing films, won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing.
I definitely prefer it to the sequel (See post Independence Day). In the film, I saw a President live by example, risking in his life for his people. Not to mention that he was also young and healthy (lips sealed).
Anyway, I’ll love to hear about those movies you’ve watched that inspired you to be better. Be sure to send me your list. And I’ve got a surprise for the next movie review, so you wanna stay tuned on. Until then; get inspired! And from moi; loads of XoXos!