Techie stuffs

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 hello guys, howdy?

Remember when I hinted in the past reasons why you need to Subscribe to my blog and I listed some of the reasons? well, some of the reasons are about taking shape presently and so that’s why I won’t be posting anything on this blog for now.

We are moving to a new site!!…, or better said, my own self hosted site but still the same name. Isn’t that great news?

It’s Glowingscenes.com

With moving comes great power and great responsibility right?

So, please bear with me for this week. I’m sure you’ll be in awe when you return and guess what?

I promise you 2 Episodes of Switched next week to compensate for this week 😀    Yay!!! Awesome huh?

So, I’m still ringing the bell for those who haven’t subscribed or Liked my Page on FB or followed on Twitter. Do so before it’s too late cos when I return, I’ll be using those social forums to reach out just in case you return and wonder what’s up.

Thank you for Loving Glowingscenes

Thank you for the Love.

And thank you for understanding. And for those who have refused to understand…, well, you just have to chill…wink***

Much love. xo!

See you on the other side!

Chronicles of a boarding House Student II

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For Episode 1, Click HERE

school

The loud bang on our door jerked me up and I never realized it was one of the ‘Seniors’ who was responsible for doing that.

I don’t think I had a good sleep though since I wasn’t even happy to be in the school, but I know what I heard or thought I heard.

The Senior girl was Yelling..

“Junior girls, before I count ro 10, none of you must be here…, to the bathroom!”

1, 2, 3, 4, 5,……………..

And that was when the rushing began and I saw everyone running helter skelter, buckets of water spilling as their owners hurriedly pulled them from underneath the bed. Soap cases and sponges, together with toothpastes on brushes.

Sometimes, all you need do is carry the whole pack of soap, sponge, toothpaste and brush all together or probably let the sponge float in your bucket of water.

I don’t know if that was a strategy to prevent people from stealing your water or just to reduce the rushing schedule in the morning.

And so, I rushed along, though a little confused with the way things were happening so fast and that was when I realized we were going to have our bath outside the building.

Now that’s cold.

I don’t know if it was the fact that we had to mash up together and bathe in all corners of the concrete slab where the bucket of water was. I mean, you had to put it on the slab so as to prevent the water splashing from the person next to you from spilling inside.

And it was much more comfortable anyway.

This was happening around 4-5am in the morning. I can’t really remember.

You just had to find a way to fix your bucket someplace and bathe. But make sure it’s not close to a Senior.

I started having my bathe and then the counting began to leave and run back to the room to dress up.

I think that’s the time the Seniors preferred to have their bath.

Seniors Had Categories anyway.

And so, the rushing to bathe and hurry back into the junior dormitory to dress up before they caught up with you was another thing I had to deal with.

I don’t know if I ever fell short  during my stay in the school but I know If you remained after 10, you’re told to kneel on the floor or you probably get flogged.

The one I witnessed was the one where we were told to cut grass when we returned.

And so, I tried to avoid all those morning terrors. Somehow it probably made one feel that day is going to be good for you because there was still so much more to happen.

I hurried back into the dormitory and then another counting phase began with the banging on the door.

“10, 9, 8, 7, 6…..’

I later learned that you should have your things prepared by the time you’re returning from the bathroom because most of us had to run outside with our under-wears and creams and sandals and hair comb and whatever it is.

Just pray you’re not caught unaware and get to run outside naked because once you’re outside, you’re not returning into the dormitory but off to your morning duty while the corridor sweepers are told to sweep on you if you remain inside till the last number was called.

Sometimes, you could get flogged. The bush where sticks?cane were obtained from wasn’t that far from my dorm.

As for me, I can’t really remember what I ran outside with.

Quantum Pendant Review

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howdy blog fam…

Did I mention that I was given a Quantum Pendant?

Just in case you’re wondering if I have to tie it on my neck, no, you don’t need to 🙂

This is how it looks.

Pendant -1

Secondly it should be attached to your phone.

Pendant - 2

This Quantum Pendant serves as a Radiation Shield.

I’m sure you’ve heard so many gists about Radiation and all sorts and we are exposed to various types everyday. From the one you get being exposed to sun for a long time(Sun stroke) to the ones you get from other devices such as the microwave, phones and so many other devices emitting such electromagnetic waves, the list is just endless.

WHAT THE QUANTUM PENDANT IS:

As the name implies, it’s a shield that helps curb EMF(electromagnetic field) which emanates from mobiles and some electronic appliances.

Considering the hazards caused via exposure to EMF like cancer/tumour development, damaged Eustachian tubes(inside the ear), brain tumour, oligospermia(low sperm count) in men, peripheral neuropathy, etc.

Scientists on the advice of WHO(World Health Organization), invented this shield.

It’s been in use in Canada, USA for over 2yrs. With bulk of it manufactured and shipped from Japan and Malaysia.

It’s meant to be placed on either the phone battery, or on the back-casing close to the antenna beside your camera or speaker vent.

For blackberry phones, it’s better placed on the BB logo.

These are some of the havocs phone radiations may cause to humans;

1)     – Tinnitus,

2)      –Brain tumour, and dementia,

3)      –Oligospermia(low sperm count) in men who pocket phones,

4)      –High risk of Prostate Cancer in men, especially from age 40,

5)      –Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, also in men,

6)      –High risk of development of other forms of cancer because of increased rate of generated free-radicals,

7)      –Increased oestrogen secretion rate in women, even @menopause,

8)      –Stress-induced fatigue, also as a result of increase in the level of free-radicals.

And, here are facts based on good research works—-

The effect of mobile phone radiation on human health is the subject of recent interest and study, as a result of the enormous increase in mobile phone usage throughout the world (as of November 2011, there were more than 6 billion subscriptions worldwide…

The rate at which energy is absorbed by the human body is measured by the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), and its maximum levels for modern handsets have been set by governmental regulating agencies in many countries recommends that, due to the lack of any data relating to children and long term use of mobile phones, parents encourage their children to limit their exposure by reducing call time, by making calls where reception is good, by using hands-free devices or speaker options, or by texting.

Also, a 2009 study examined the effects of exposure to radio-frequency radiation (RFR) emitted by standard GSM cell phones on the cognitive functions of humans. The study confirmed longer (slower) response times to a spatial working memory task when exposed to RFR from a standard GSM cellular phone placed next to the head.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE PENDANT

– Improve chronic fatigue conditions

– Improves balance and flexibility

– Natural energy healing

– Reduces inflammation, arthritis, body aches and joint pains

– Reduce negative effects of EMF/EMR radiation

– Promotes unclamping of cells

– Enhances circulation

– Enhances immune, detoxification and endocrine systems

– Enhances cellular permeability and detoxification

– Increases energy

Improves stamina

– Improves body biofield

– Improves ‘chi’ energy concentration

– Helps to retard the ageing process

– Increases focus and concentration

– Renews and revitalizes

Strengthens body’s bio-field, preventing electro-magnetic waves from affecting one’s health

 – Many more….

To order for your own Quantum Pendant, here’s the number to call:

Phone number:08026663850

BB PIN:  28a230a5

Email address: olajerryjide@yahoo.co.uk

Switched—EPISODE 1

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Welcome to my New Weekly Series  ‘Switched’ I hope you enjoy the ride as you did Chocolates and Sushi

I have news for you just in case you’ve not been aware of the New Changes I’m going to make this year.

1) Switched would be on Mondays only. The reason being that It’s not as long as Chocolates and Sushi i.e It doesn’t have 2 Seasons that I will need to update it twice.

The reason why I had increased the frequency of my posts for C and S was because I realized since the Series were long and I wouldn’t want to drag it into the new year or bore you easily, I had to increase the pace.

As for Switched, I assure you it wouldn’t be so Lengthy to require a Second season BUT IF YOU INSIST, I can break down Monday Updates into 2. This means the posts will be shorter.

2) Writing is an emotional thing which requires deep concentration and due to my schedule, you’ll have to be understanding enough.

Asides that, I want to leave space for other things like I talked to you about such as you’ll see during the Week.

Please Start sending in your short stories as I mentioned earlier. If you have a burden in your heart you want to share with us which we can learn from, or want us to learn from, something that’s happening or has happened and you need godly advise, please send me a MAIL at rainbowbask@gmail.com and I won’t post your name except you want me to.

And If you know you have the talent of writing short stories such that it intrigues our readers, Please send in as Well so that I can schedule a day for that.

Tune in for My boarding house story, Book Review and Movie Review and other stuffs during the week.

For those who would be resuming school, I wish you all the best.

Today’s Episode…, Enjoy!!

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Sandra Okoye groaned when her phone rang and She knew better than not responding to her P.A’s call whom she knew was either at her door waiting for permission to barge inside or outside in one of her dramatic Limosuine to get her to one of those crazy movie Promotions which she dreaded attending.

“Yea?” she croaked.

“Wake up sunshine!

“Whatever…, what time is it?”

“It’s 7am, I’m almost at the hotel you lodged in and I need you to kindly prepare before I get to the door and see something I’m sure you don’t want me seeing.”

“Get me espresso on your way here…”

“Like I need you to tell me that.” Pamela giggled. “One day you’re going to be so drunk on Caffeine you’re going to need Valium to put you back to sleep.”

“Well, just in case you don’t know, I was sleeping before you woke me up with your annoying voice.” She snapped and hung up before Pamela could say anything else.

She sighed and closed her eyes to rest her head on the vanity trying to get her thoughts together before a masculine hand flung itself over her.

“Hey baby…”

“Marvin, not now…” she tried to push him away but he pulled her closer and held her trapped beneath him.

“I have a Movie Promotion in London by 8.” She protested when he started kissing her. Didn’t this man just know when to stop? Just because she’d agreed to let him lodge with her tonight after his constant begging didn’t mean she wanted him to start acting like he was a permanent boyfriend.

“Marvin, you have to leave. Now.” She succeeded in pushing him away and reached for her robe. Hurriedly putting it on with trembling fingers, she avoided his eyes as much as possible.

Marvin slumped back into the bed and looked at her. ”It’s still him isn’t it?”

Sandra frowned. ”What?”

“Bayo. And you’d rather be with him ‘cos he gets you all those contracts, all those things I can’t give you and he doesn’t treat you the way I do.”

Sandra was furious. ”I can’t believe you have the guts to say that into my face Marvin.” She went to pick his clothes from the floor and flung it at him. ”Get out! Get out and don’t call me!”

“But baby…”

“Get the F- out of my room, out of my hotel and out of my life”

Marvin didn’t know why Sandra had snapped at his statement and wondered if she was having her terrible mood swings again as usual. But it wasn’t like he hadn’t told her the truth.

He was going to give her time to chill off. He was sure before night time, She was going to be calling his cell phone telling him of how she didn’t want to spend another night at her house because Bayo had a way of always getting on her nerves, making her cry and he was sure the same man was responsible for the little bruises he’d seen while she was sleeping after they’d had sex last night.

But she would never say. She just liked to act bossy and bitchy when he hit the right notes.

He grabbed his boxers and struggled to put it on since he was sure she intended to drag him out as well with the way her eyes threw daggers at him.

“You know we can always talk about this baby…”

“Talk my ass. There’s nothing you’re saying to me that I’m gonna sit down here and listen to.”

She snapped and went towards the door opening it wide for him to find his way out. Was this how far she was going to humiliate him and herself as well? It was like her moods got better of her whenever she was angry and she often forgot paparazzis could be hanging around taking mental notes of what was going on in the life of a celebrity like her.

He threw on his checkered shirt and jeans and pulled on his timberland boots. He hated to admit she was the one who bought him his boots and half of his wardrobe. She’d been the one to pay for their dinner and this hotel where she lodged or probably the benefits of shooting a popular movie in London where she was the supporting actress.

He doubted Women in Nigeria treated their Men like she did to him presently.

She would come calling, he knew she would. And he would let her suffer a little before he gave in once more.

Immediately he stepped out, she banged the door behind him and locked it.

He bounced off and dusted it off his shoulders. He had enough cash to keep him for the day.

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Sandra sank into the bed and tried to kill the very emotion that threatened to surface once Marvin stepped out of the room. The way she’d been killing every emotion just as Bayo had trained her to do over the years. She knew the reason why she had pushed Marvin out of the room. It was because he had said the truth right to her face.

She liked Bayo because of what he could give her and that was why she had agreed to move in with him in the first place. The man himself enjoyed what she could give him. She was the face out there that people loved to see not minding that she was being controlled by a slave master. He dictated what she would do and which show she could go for even if she was reluctant to accept such a role. He was her manager who showed her the way and she knew that without him, she would be on the streets.

Where he’d found her.

And so, she had to please him, but the times when she felt she would die if she stayed with him one more day, Marvin filled up that space while the bastard was out in his bar getting drunk and bloated.

Sometimes, she just hated the sight of him and couldn’t stand him.

Right now, there was nothing to do about it. She had to endure just like she’d been enduring him for 10 years.

He’d been the one that was there for her, sending her to school, acting school, getting her the necessary contracts and letting the whole world see that he had her back anytime. He was quite older than her. Divorced and had no kids. She remembered the first time she’d seen him, he’d been so charming, so caring, taking care of her and giving her the assurance that he would do things for her.

But after a while, he started getting drunk, he would spend late nights outside, sometimes, she’d see the tabloids of entertainment magazines and news where records of his visit to strip clubs were detailed and out of anger, she would yell at him and he would get emotionally violent and hit her or try to rape her.

Options of leaving him often came up but she realized there was no way she could or he’d track her down and hurt her.

Or the only people that were dear to her heart whom nobody knew about.

She had achieved so much in her life. In the space of 10 years, she’d been a model, featured in some known TV shows that aired internationally, a well known actress in her homeland Nigeria, Ghana inclusive and this new movie that had been shot in London and Nigeria had been one of her major breakthroughs that she’d always dreamed of.

Then why after so much achievement, after all of these did she feel like there was so much more to life than what she was presently experiencing? Why did she feel like she hadn’t seen it all?

Why did she feel amidst all these freedom that she’d always dreamed of ever since she was 5, she wasn’t fully liberated? Why did she sometimes feel trapped or better still, someone was pulling the strings of her life as a puppet when that was what she’d tried running away from in the beginning?

Why did she feel the hole in her heart was getting larger?

The knock on the door disrupted her thoughts and she yelled knowing it was Pamela but she had to be sure it wasn’t some psycho who was on the loose for actresses like her or someone who she wasn’t ready to see.

Whoever she saw had to come through her Personal Assistant or Manager.

They seemed to have had her life sorted out for her better than she did for herself.

“It’s Pam, your clothes and your cup of coffee, so please open up.” Sandra noticed her sense of humor and opened up.

“I knew you might not open up if I was the only one at the door.” She shrugged and strolled in as Sandra snatched the cup of espresso from her and opened it taking a sip.

“Nice.”

“You’re welcome.” Pamela said and went to drop her clothes on the bed turning to look at her and at the same time, glancing at her wristwatch. ”Do you know what time it is? I’ve been up since 5 in the morning trying to work on your appointments and send responses to those executives who want you to show up on their red carpet with your co-stars. I had to explain you’re still promoting your new movie “Pink Curtains” but will see you at the premiers tonight. And then your emails keep filling up not to talk of the few fans I have to answer on your behalf ” She looked up to watch Sandra but she seemed to have picked the fashion magazine Pamela had picked for her on the way before coming there.

Pamela groaned. Did this woman have to make life miserable for her?

She pulled off her trench coat and heels leaving her in a cream chiffon blouse tucked into a black pencil skirt so as to enable her mobility. Maybe if she set the bath running, her boss would be forced to go to the bathroom.

Goodness, they were running late and even if Sandra wasn’t going to fire her, Bayo Alade could.

“Sandra, we have to be out here by 8 a.m to meet your co-stars.”

“What if I’ve changed my mind? I mean what if I don’t feel like? I mean I have a choice don’t I?’ She didn’t bother looking up but kept sipping her coffee and skipping through the pages mumbling some words to herself whenever a particular bag caught her attention.

Pamela sighed rubbing her fingers on her throbbing temples. The cons of this job. For crying out loud, was she going to play the role of a psychologist while she played P.A?

Just when she was still thinking up her chances of convincing her boss, Sandra stood up, threw the book on the bed and headed into the bathroom.

Pamela sank into the bed relieved.

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Bayo Alade smiled into the camera as the lights kept flashing and he wondered why the woman beside him seemed to be acting stiff and unperturbed as her arms lingered on his waist. They stood as a couple briefly acting like they were happy and though she looked beautiful as usual, he knew she was trying to ignore him and if not for the red carpet movie premier tonight, she wouldn’t even come close to him.

He knew she’d lodged in with some guy into the hotel some nights ago and for a while, she refused to sleep in his apartment but preferred the comfort of her trashy lover but he wasn’t going to bring up the topic now. Let her enjoy her night. Let them both enjoy their night of celebration.

“You look great.” he complimented briefly as the other actors moved away slightly to take pictures alone.

“You’re not so bad yourself.” She replied not even looking up at him.

“I didn’t see you last night after the party..’

“Neither did I…” She was about moving away from his side when his grip tightened on her waist so much that she flinched. “Bayo, you’re hurting me.”

“You’re not going to leave me without a kiss would you baby?”

She knew he wanted to take things the hard way and so she stood still when he planted a hard kiss on her lips. She hated him when he was so dominating and acted like she was nothing more than an object to him, and the way he kissed her like he was reminding her of her roots and how far he’d brought her and so she’d better behave.

When he broke free, he smiled. A cynical smile. ”You’re sleeping in tonight with me. Understood?”

“Why, your hookers haven’t been satisfying you so well recently?”

She smirked when she saw how her response had done well in hitting the right spot and she strutted off going to greet one of her co-stars with a brief hug and taking a picture with him.

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“Jeremy just knows how to set the place on fire.” Kristen Stacey the main actress in the movie ‘Pink Curtains’ where Sandra had starred as a supporting actress giggled as one of the actors that starred alongside them as the main actor kept giving hilarious responses to friends that were throwing questions to him about his role in the movie.

“I can see that.” Sandra responded and smiled before sipping her vodka and orange. Kristen Stacey was the white woman who had played a best friend to Sandra in the movie even though racism and other dark secrets had kept them apart. Rumors had began to spread that the movie was an award winning movie for Kristen, the Screen writer and the director. Kristen was an American but she had played her role well as a British student with an accent that she’d taken weeks to master very well and the little time Sandra spent with her, She knew she was a pleasant woman to be with. In her early 20s, this would be her first movie award with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley, not to talk of the black young girl of 9 years old that had been nominated for an Oscar last year.

Sandra began to wonder if winning an award was what was missing in her life. Maybe if she strived towards that, that empty feeling, that cold feeling of loneliness and fear would leave her alone.

Maybe she needed to achieve something. Maybe it was the peak of things she needed to aim for.

“I heard there’s an after party tonight…” Kristen whispered after sipping her Magarita and winked. ” We get to meet lot of other stars…”

“Like Denzel?” Sandra teased.

Kristen’s eyes widened and she giggled pushing Sandra gently. ‘You’re so funny.” It seemed Kristen thought everyone was funny and if she didn’t know better, she would have thought she was naive. “You know who I’d like to meet?”

“Who?”

“George Clooney.” She winked. ”That guy is gorgeous!’ she swooned.

“And too old for you.”

“Sandra! Who said anything about liking him? I said I’d like to meet him. Maybe act a movie with him or something…”

“Oh and then, he’d be your Uncle or your father in the movie except you’re talking behind the scene stuff…”

Kristen giggled and shook her head. ‘I’m not that naughty. Talk about Hugh Jackman, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth..”

Sandra raised her hand. ”I get it…., goodluck with that.”

“Well, well, well…., If it isn’t our great Nigerian actress..” A woman’s snare disrupted their banter and even without looking up, Sandra knew who it was.

Her ‘arch’ enemy Demi Reeves, a popular actress who she was sure had more chances than her since her mother was black and her father white and both were citizens. The same woman had been the one whom she had once caught Bayo cheating with at a time when their relationship was almost hitting the rocks. Demi Reeves seemed like she wanted to compete with everything she had and wasn’t going to be satisfied till she was beneath her.

Probably because Bayo still chose to stay with her, that must have hurt that He chose her over a popular and pretty actress like her and the fact that Sandra had made it from her modeling career into the acting world. Not many models did.

“And I believe you were just passing?” Sandra tried to ignore her.

“Infact, I’m here to congratulate Kristen here who seemed to overshadow everybody in the movie.” The biting remark left a bitter taste to Sandra’s tongue but she shrugged not revealing anything.

“Thank you Demi. But I couldn’t have done it without the rest of the crew and sweet Sandra here.” Kristen giggled pressing her hands into Sandras’ obviously ignorant of the little misunderstanding between the 2. ”

Demi raised an eyebrow. ”Indeed. Don’t get drunk you two.” she strolled off.

“Get lost b***.” She mumbled under her breath before smiling at Kristen. Things like that were not worth her time and she wouldn’t let it.

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 Anu stared at the letter in her hand and tried not to curse and cry at the same time. Never in her wildest dreams would she imagine herself as part of the staff that was going to be relieved of their jobs in the coming year and the cruel director had waited till February such that she’d set down her guards.

And now, they were just going to throw her into the street because of some so called problems?

Where was she going to start from, how was she going to start picking up the pieces with a child and two parents to take care of?

Her mother had told her about this bank job she had taken in the first place and how she had advised she set her hands on something else just in case anything happened and caught her unawares.

Well, now that  it had caught her unawares, she could almost feel her mother gloat.

But knowing the kind of mother she had, she knew she wouldn’t. Her parents were not going to be happy that she’d lost her job.

There was only one person she knew must have even been praying for her to get fired.

Teniola

Ever since she got the job 2 years ago at the time Teniola was 8 and had announced it to the house, she’d seen the fear and anger in her daughter’s eyes because it meant there would be no mummy and daughter time like before anymore. Her mother was going to be the one to fill in for her whenever she wasn’t home and most times by the time she returned, the young girl had gone to bed.

Saturdays and Sundays were her only free days though sometimes, something always came up.

She missed spending time with her daughter too and she wasn’t surprised many factors were playing a role in preventing her from settling down with the man of her dreams.

She’d fallen in love with a young man who had shown interest in her when she was working as a teacher but when he found out she had a daughter, probably from a careless past life, he pulled back soon enough. Then, there was her Managing Director of the bank where she worked who found it convenient to ask her out since it felt like since she had a daughter and that posed as a slim chance for her getting a suitable suitor, it’d benefit her to date him since he was married and had kids as well.

She was sure her rejection had incensed him to enroll her name in the list.

She couldn’t find enough words for him.

The conductor brought her mind back to the present yelling out her bustop for those who were interested in getting down from the bus.

O wa o.” She responded and adjusted her things and her letter into her hand bag and looked out of the window as the sunset orange settled over the horizon suddenly making that area of Lagos look so beautiful.

Her mind snapped back to the present when the bus stopped and she hurriedly got down before the conductor had any chance to utter swearing words at her.

When she stood at her bustop, she sighed and patiently waited before she crossed the road and began walking down her street.

She suddenly wished her life would be beautiful like the sunset orange which she’d observed in the sky as the bus drove by, not ugly and depressing that she wondered how she was going to survive the rest of the month.

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Love is Not a Fight—By Warren Barfield

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Have you ever wondered or questioned what Love is, or what it’s about?

I can mention 2 things that give me the right definition of Love

1) 1 Corinthians 13…(Love is patient, Love is Kind, It does not keep record of wrongs, endures all things, hopes in all things…..

2) Warren Barfield’s Love is not a fight.

The Movie Fireproof and the Song by Warren Barfield goes on to further enlighten us the real and true meaning of Love in the Video below.

I think I’ll be featuring a soundtrack or music video on a weekly basis now. Maybe Sunday perhaps. 🙂

The Lyrics are below the Video..

Love is not a place
To come and go as we please
It’s a house we enter in
And then commit to never leave
So lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
We’ll work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees

Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
If we try to leave may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it’s something worth fighting for

To some, love is a word that they can fall into
But when they’re falling out
Keeping that word is hard to do

Love will come to save us, if we’ll only call
He will ask nothing from us, but demand we give our all

Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
If we try to leave may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it’s something worth fighting for

I would fight for you, would you fight for me?
It’s worth fighting for.

Lyrics were obtained from HERE

Happy Sunday guys..

Much love. xo.

Be expectant for Switched tomorrow..wink*

If you didn’t see my post of my top 5 christian movies of all time and top 10 movies of all time, click HERE and HERE

My Top 5 Christian Movies

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Someone scrolled through my list and asked…

Where’s Fireproof?

And so, My Movie List wouldn’t be complete with an awesome movie such as Fireproof and other Christian movies I watched which was inspiring and helped strenghthen my faith as well.

We don’t have too many but these are the ones that have happened to touch my heart.

I think I’ll start shopping for great christian movies. I never got to follow the LEFT BEHIND SERIES and I used to think there weren’t many of them till I checked on google today. But the problem is, they don’t sell them in Nigeria.

I know many of us watched Mount Zion movies while growing up. Even if you didn’t, I did. Examples include Agbaranla aka Ayamatanga. Gosh!! those movies used to scare me at the time.

I’d like to get my hands on more beautiful Christian Movies that deal with day to day issues and talks about approaching it in a godly way.  It’s no wonder I have just 5 or 4 perhaps depending on the way you see it.

I remembered when I used to watch “Touched by an angel” while growing up. It was a very interesting series that featured different people with day to day issues.

These days, we don’t see TV shows like that but rather more of depreciating ones that support things against the bible.

These are my Top 5. I couldn’t write much because that’s what happens when you watch movies like this.

They leave you speechless and you can’t add anything. LOL.

 

 

5. Chronicles of Narnia.–The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Just for those who didn’t know the real author of Chronicles of Narnia, it was the famous Christian Writer C.S Lewis who wrote the book from 1-7 before Hollywood’s adaptation. I guess that’s what happened with the Lord of the Rings by J.R Tolkein too.

I was tempted not to include this but since Aslan was the Lion(a.k.a Lion of the Tribe of Judah) and the witch’s significance was the devil, I had to include it to make my Top 5.

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4. One night with the King:

A re-telling of Esther’s story from the Bible. Hadassah. Such beautiful name. Though I’m sure this had some hollywood touch, it came out well and went on to reveal the romance between Esther and the King.

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3. Courageous.

From the Makers of Facing the Giant and Fireproof comes another wonderful movie Courageous.

It comes in hard cover too for those who prefer reading books to watching. 🙂

You want a movie that will make you laugh, cry and smile apart from 3 idiots, inspire you and won’t leave you confused on the first watch e.g Inception . Not saying it’s a bad movie o, lol, but I went to the cinemas to see the movie and I was left with a question mark. Maybe it was my mood or something but after a few explanations from my brother, I started fixing the puzzles.

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So well, Courageous is a must see, uplifting, inspiring and most important of all, leaves a mark/trail of God behind to follow.
Best Part of the movie;
We are inviting any man whose heart is willing and courageous to join us in this resolution. In my home, the decision has already been made. You don’t have to ask who will guide my family b’cos by God’s grace I will…..
So where are you men of Courage?, where are You fathers who fear the Lord, its time to rise up answer the call God has given to you and to say
I will, I will, I will
Beautiful cinematography too though you get to see this at the end of the movie

 

 

2. Facing the Giants

I can’t remember if I cried while watching this but I do remember Casting Crown’s song “Voice of Truth” as the soundtrack.

Awesome movie!!

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1.Fireproof

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The bestest of the best….

If there’s anything like that. 🙂

Either you’re single or married, It’s a must watch. It touches every single aspect of marriage, people’s individual lives and talks about Love(God) being in the centre. Infact, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOve the Soundtrack.(Love Is Not A Fight by Warren Barfield.

Would feature it tomorrow by God’s grace.

Movies like this just inspire me.

My Top Ten Movies of all Time

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Though I’ve always wanted to make my movie list, I didn’t get to see so many movies come 2013. In fact, it’s like my love for movies began to depreciate as the years passed by.

I remember there was a time I could start ranting about movies and keep talking about how well the movie was…, etc.

These days, I guess I’m more interested in the Director, Screen play, and all ‘the behind the scenes skills.

I don’t know if watching the Oscars influenced this but I’m starting to appreciate a good plot. Some movies have good storyline, good plot and this 2 can always back up a bad cast I believe. But if the plot was bad and then you have a bad assemble cast, then it’s not going to help matters.

When I say my Top 10 of ALL TIME, I mean the MOVIES that I watched and even till date, I wouldn’t mind watching. Yes, I have my movie collection which I like to add one or two movies that qualify stacked up into my computer.

This is inclusive of action, comedy, romance and drama.

Watch out for my Top 10 animation, Top Christmas movies, Top Ten funny/humor filled movies, Top Sci-fi and My Top Action, that I’ve watched in times past and I can’t stop watching.

My List goes thus

10. The Avengers(2012)

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Avengers Assemble!!

When I heard Josh Whedon(aka Buffy the vampire slayer director) was going to direct My precious ‘Marvel’ characters assembling together to fight the bad guys, I was like huh? seriously?

Just so you know, I wasn’t a buffy fan and after a while, I just stopped watching it.

But he didn’t disappoint because I’m aware the Director has the final say. Even if the script is good, the director is the one that will manipulate it in the way it should go. He’s the one in charge. He’s the one who calls the shots and he delivered.

And Hulk…., Hulk just had to steal the show!! He was just superb!! Like, people were just screaming everywhere in the Cinemas the day I watched it. That’s how good it was.

I like the fact that during the movie, too much time wasn’t spent on a particular character. Each character, Captain America, Black Widow, Iron man, Thor, Hawk eye and Hulk all had equal parts and they delivered as well with a little dose of humour.

And Loki…, Loki is what I call baddest guy.

I loved the movie because I could feel the emotion.

9. Real Steel(2011)

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What do you expect from a Stephen Spielberg movie? Action and Artificial Intelligence with a good actor like Hugh Jackman. I liked the way I felt so much for the Robot, it was just a robot and I felt so much when he was being beaten by his counterparts in a boxing match. I love the intelligence behind it. I like the fact that it’s a family movie, and the boy who owned the robot was so confident and had faith in what he had.

Applying it to reality, if someone can have faith in a robot, how much more when God says you should trust him?

 

 

8 Karate Kid (1986)

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Two statements

Defend yourself

Mr Miyagi

I liked it because it was something I watched while growing up. It’s old but i think it’s way better than the modern version of Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. This movie made me understand what Karate kid meant but I prefer part 2 though.

It was those days when we grew up watching VHS aka Cassettes before the CDs came in.

Don’t worry, I’m not that old..LOL

 

 

7. Indiana Jones: The temple of doom;(1984)

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I just love adventure with a dash of romance and examples include Lord of the Rings, The Mummy, Stardust etc. But I had to pick Indiana Jones because Harrison Ford did justice to this movie. Its been so long and I can still remember so many parts vividly. I remember the temple where he was kidnapped with a boy and a woman, I remember how he was so brave to fight the ritualists and how it’s almost like this guy is actually walking into his death. I enjoyed it because it had a great theme song just like STAR WARS

 

 

6.Taken (2008)

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Anybody who has seen Taken won’t argue with me. If you’re still arguing with me, It means you haven’t seen the movie.

That’s the kind of father a girl prays for right? Someone who would do anything and search everywhere because his daughter has been kidnapped for sex trafficking. I mean this guy was determined to eliminate anything that stood in his way. I felt his pain. I felt his emotion and I was so angry when I realized that the more time wasted, the chances of never seeing his daughter again. Gosh! So much emotion. This film was just the best. Liam Neeson is now in my superhero list.

If there’s any movie I love the quotes, it’s this one:

Bryan Mills: I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you’re looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that will be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you.

Later in the movie when he finds some of the guys involved:

Bryan Mills: By the way, which one of you is Marko?

Marko: We are all Marko.

Bryan Mills: Marko, from Tropoja.

Marko: We are all from Tropoja…

Bryan Mills: …If that’s the game you want to play the rates just went up ten percent

Bryan Mills: You don’t remember me? We spoke on the phone…I told you I would find you. [goes on to kick 5 different Marco’s butts)

Nice one Liam!!

 

 

5. John Q

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Have you ever been desperate for something before and you had no choice but to bring out a gun and force the doctors to obey your orders because your son’s life is at stake? I pray not and I hope not. This movie moved me to tears and it was a beautiful movie because though there were so many sad parts but at the end, it was wonderful.

 

And wanna know the best part? Denzel Washington! That guy is just the bomb!

 

Quotes I loved:

John Q. Archibald: My son is dying and I’m broke. If I don’t qualify for Medicare, who the hell does?

John Q. Archibald: I am not going to bury my son! My son is going to bury me!

Mike Archibald: No goodbye, you know I don’t like goodbyes. See you later!

Kimberly Elise is also a good actress. She played his wife in the movie and It was a lovely movie. If you haven’t seen it, please do.

 

 

4. Gentlemen, we have a tie here: Enchanted(2008) and Tangled(2011)

Enchanted starred Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey while Tangled was a 3D animation with voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi.

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Tangled was a re-telling of Rapunzel’s story but much more funny and exciting where so much had been added but it still came out nice. I remember going all the way to the cinemas insisting I wanted to watch Tangled and convinced my friends they wouldn’t regret it since I’d done a little research over it so that we don’t waste our money…wink*

I was the movie guru back then in school.

Enchanted

Enchanted was a nice movie with Amy transporting from a cartoon world to real life and facing reality rather than all the sing- alongs and unreality cartoons portrayed. I remember my brother getting tired of the movie by the time he got to the middle and saw things were not going to turn out his way but I sat still and ogled the thing till the end.

It was a nice and funny watch and James Marsden can act. He’s such a prolific actor that fits into any role. The same guy that played Prince Charming was the same as Cyclops in X-men.

 

 

3.Sound of Music (1965)

Doe/Do…a deer, a female deer

Ray/Re.. a drop of golden sun

Me…..      a name, I call myself

Far/Fa..  a long long way to run

Sew/So.. a needle pulling thread

La..          a note to follow So

Tea…      a drink with Jam and bread

And that will bring us back to Do

and so on…
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I watched Sound of Music while I was little and I’ve not been able to get it out of my head since then. The songs, the beautiful love story of Governess Maria falling in love with Captain Vontrap and the 7 mischievous children. I remember singing My favorite things(Girls with white dresses with blue satin sashes, snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes…) I just had to get the movie because it’s a CLASSIC!

Those who have watched it will agree with me. I remember reading a FILM Magazine and seeing 5 stars on it hereby identifying it as one of those rare classic films of all time.

 

 

2.It’s  A Wonderful Life (1946)

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Two things I need to tell you about this movie…

a) It’s so old it’s in black and white

b) It will make you cry

I remember catching a glimpse of the Spanish version while I was watching Home Alone. I love this movie and I see why it’s one of America’s most inspirational movie till date and I’m convinced it’s not just a white thing. It’s one of the most inspiring and beautiful movies I’ve ever watched and I want to watch it again when I do have the time. It teaches so many lessons, It teaches about sacrificial love and honesty.

George Bailey was just a good man. It teaches how much it pays to be good.

Infact, it leaves me speechless and made me cry. Why can’t we have more movies like this?

Here’s the colored movie poster though it comes in black and white.

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1.A Walk to Remember(2002)

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Another movie that made me weep like a baby was A Walk to Remember and that’s part of the reason why I like steering Clear of Nicholas Sparks books(Author of A message in a bottle, The Notebook, The bend in the road etc) because all those stories are just sad and they’ll just make one cry.

And then the Chemistry between Mandy Moore and Shane West felt so real I thought they must be dating or something. The film just made me sober after watching it and the fact that it was based on a true life story. Nicholas Spark’s Sister. That made me wonder the kind of love that man is capable of.

All in all, the two actors pulled it off. It was a beautiful movie which I’m not willing to part with even though it’s been a while I watched it.

I know I enjoyed watching some other movies and If I was to Start my countdown from 50 just like my friend at Lagsreviews, then many more like Lord of the Rings, Home Alone, Face Off etc will have taken their place.

But right now, here’s my Top 10 movies of all time.

What’s yours? How many movies have you watched or enjoyed watching ever since your childhood till now?

Please use the comment box below. Would really love to hear from you. Even if it’s just 3 or 4.

Thank you.

Much love. xo!

P.S:Daviruz of Movie Reviews, you did not inspire this post before you start thinking you did..sticks tongue out# I’ve always wanted to post my top movies since I had done this post somewhere else long ago but thanks for the push though after reading your blog. 🙂

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