Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This might just be the best speech ever, hmm...

I'm sorry but I don't want to be an Emperor - that's not my business - I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.
We all want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful.
But we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men's souls - has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in: machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little.
More than machinery we need humanity; more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me I say "Do not despair".
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish...
Soldiers - don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you - who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder.
Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate - only the unloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers - don't fight for slavery, fight for liberty.
In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written " the kingdom of God is within man " - not one man, nor a group of men - but in all men - in you, the people.
You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let's use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age and security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie. They do not fulfil their promise, they never will. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. 
Now let us fight to fulfil that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
Soldiers - in the name of democracy, let us all unite!
Look up! Look up! The clouds are lifting - the sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world. A kind new world where men will rise above their hate and brutality.
The soul of man has been given wings - and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow - into the light of hope - into the future, that glorious future that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up. Look up."

- Charlie Chaplin, in the Great Dictator


Monday, January 23, 2012

Vintage blue and red...

Shirt: Sexy blue vintage top that goes great with any bottoms and jacket.
Label: Jessica Michelle
Size: Small
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Purse: This smoking red hot  leather clutch purse is a perfect accessory to any outfit. Features a bow, located in front of the purse. 
Measurement:  Length: 7.25" Width:  13"
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A couple that prays...

source: google.com
I am not one to look at couples in admiration or even entertain the idea of relationships, but for the first time in church (only but a few minute though) i saw this couple and i couldn’t help but admire them as they prayed together. The guy held her hands ever so tightly, as they embraced each other bowing their heads and praying together. Boy I tell you, young couples who are clearly in love, not only with each other but also with God, is a sight to behold and celebrate. For God is a foundation that can never be broken and i thought it was pretty cute. Even though i knew i was supposed to be praying, I just kept staring and saying to myself…if ever i get into a relationship, may God be the center and in him may we build upon and also have the enthusiasm as they seem to have in my eye.
Love can be a beautiful thing…sometimes.

What Socrates taught me...

source: google.com

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” 
- Socrates
Although he wrote nothing about life and teachings, all we know about Socrates is from his students; Aristophanes, Plato, and Xenophon. From their records, we know him to be the father of modern philosophy and ethics. A man full of great logic and paradoxical wisdom which was reflected throughout his life and even in death.
The legacy he left is quite profound and can still be applied to our society even after many centuries since he died.
He was wise because he was an independent thinker and questioned the status quo, thereby offending the government and politics of society which eventually led to his persecution and death by poison (a death he freely accepted). Plato referred to Socrates as, “Gadfly of the state” because his words stung the government and caused the younger generation to challenge Athenian politics.
He spoke the truth even when highly unpopular and never accepted what was ought to be because society said so. If you give yourself a moment to think, you’ll find that this trait is very common amongst great people of history (Jesus, the disciples, Gandhi, MLK, Martin Luther, Elizabeth Stanton, etc). During their lifetime they where considered radicals and seen as threat to the society when infact, they were soldiers of truth, fought till death for what they believed in and most importantly they challenged the authority and changed history forever.
We can learn a thing or two from them.

Friday, January 13, 2012

The look for less...

Not sure how many of us can afford a gucci ready to wear of the runway new season look. If you can, then awesome…for those fashion lovers who can’t…well, we just have to either wait till its on sale (which would still be expensive) or get the look for less (smarter choice).

When gucci showed of its Spring 2012 ready to wear collection, there was a noticeable trend everyone could not ignore - Art Deco. Gucci’s head designer, Frida Giannini, admitted to drawing inspiration from architectural, geometric, 1920’s flapper style and fashion commentators argue that its her best collection yet.

Above on the left and right are two jackets from the Gucci collection each cost well over $5900 (check gucci.com, i ain’t kidding). Well that’s all fine and dandy, if you can afford the awesome looks.

If you love and want the look but cannot afford it, you can always get a similar, yet affordable look for less (pictured in the middle). It is a high end boutique vintage Andrea Rosati jacket, that features a detail unique white and black geometric embellishment. At only $15, its a steal.

To shop the look for less, click HERE


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jesus > Religion

This is a spoken word, that highlights the difference between Jesus and false religion. Thought provoking and a good watch.

With love,

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What becomes of a broken hearted...

Can you really die of a broken heart? 
Well experts believe you can actually, I repeat, literally die of a broken heart, *rolls eyes*.  Dr Chris Mcgovern tells the folks at GMA health that only post menopausal/middle aged women suffer from what is now known as the Broken heart syndrome. 
0_O you have got to be fucking kidding me right?  Wrong…after a few research, and by that i mean google search, i found that this is in fact true. 0_0 How terrible, right?
What happens here is that it occurs when there is an increase in stress as a result of emotional and psychological distress that comes with the end of a relationship, big fight, and also loss of a loved one (well, i’ll be). The symptom mimics a heart attack (you know; stiff chest, shortness of breathe, lightheaded feeling etc), and eventually the heart swells like a lil’ clay pot and BAM!!!, death. 
All i can say is, that shit cray!!! and why women alone..if we are going to die of a broken heart why can’t men die of one too. I demand fair and equal death opportunity when it comes to a break up *raises sign and matches around*. Damn you hormones!!!!! damn youuuuuuuu. Isn’t mensuration and child birth enough pain, damn you. As a consolation, the condition is treatable and usually reverses itself in about a week…until you fall in love again and have it broken by some fucking jerk.
I suppose this is the time to post this song.

Have a heart break free week y'all


Monday, January 9, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

The pot of life

This is an old Nigerian movie set in the old Benin kingdom. Its called THE POT OF LIFE, anyone who grew up in Nigeria should be familiar with this movie.
Well, this movie takes on a special meaning to me most especially because the protagonist, Amiwu was played by my moms sister. You see, my mum never allowed us to watch the movie anytime it was on when we were kids and i noticed every time it was on, she cried or felt sad, so i stayed clear. Well, that’s because her sister died (as a result of sickle cell) after the movie was done. So i never got to watch the movie…and also see her sister because she died before i was born. My mum lost 3 out of her seven siblings from sickle cell. 
I never ever thought i would find the movie and lo and behold the power of youtube. I finally get to watch it and see her, what she sounded like, etc. It’s pretty exciting and weird at the same time. I see the comments on youtube asking what ever happened to her/what killed her/ they here she died after the movie…its all sorts of weird to me.
Ironically, in the movie she was to hold the pot of life to the other side in order for the Oba (king) to be cure from his sickness. Basically, she was the sacrifice, meant to die prematurely to save the Oba.
Now if only the dude who posted it can post the remaining parts.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Imagine this

This was taken completely by mistake, but i kinda liked the way it turned out.
Was reading, Imagine this by Sade Adeniran. Awesome read about a girl, Lola Ogunwole born in London to Nigerian parents. It chronicles her move from one foster home to another then her move to a Nigerian village, Idogun to live with her aunt. Its about her growth, her survival, the change, her new life and the lesson she was forced to experience at 9 till adulthood. The story is written as a diary compilation of Lola's from the 1977 to 1987. Very engaging and compelling.
Click HERE to purchase if you are interested in this award winning book. Yes the author Sade Adeniran, won the Commonwealth writers' prize for best first book, African region, thanks to this book right here.
I’m really impressed (but not surprisingly, since i know we’ve produced many great great writers) by our Nigerian writers. Kudos!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New year, new clothes, shop vintage

...almost ironic aint it, lol.

Updating the store a bit and redo-ing some pictures.
Tropical inspired 80's st. gillian dress. 100% silk with invicible zipper on side and details on waist.
Label: SILK by st. gillianSize on label: 12 (fits a medium and large)
Condition: Excellent
Measurement: Length- 47"
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This vintage style long sleeved dress perfect for all seasons. Features light weight fabric, button and elastic on waist, with detailing all over and lining inside.
Label: Petites by Willi
Size on Label: 8 (Fits a Medium)
Condition: Excellent 
Measurements: lenght- 41.40''
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This is an awesome fun, flirty and sexy vintage lightweight lilac print dress. Features elastic on  on waist, open back and pockets on sides.
Label: Cherrybomb 
Size on label: Medium
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Happy New year everyone!!!!