Sunday, August 14

30 day challenge

Will start tomorrow, for lack of anything else to blog about....

Wednesday, April 6

Things I find...



Another special one for my Shuga lovers
I have been so busy with life... Some interesting things popping up here and there
Social networking is slowly losing its grasp on me... 
My love for finding (Go figurehasn't stopped

Guess what Sweettnesss found?
Intersexions
and I am hooked. If you loved Shuga, you will love Intersexions
Its South African and very relevant
I can never stress this enough
Very relevant


I am not gonna put the video on my blog but the link is right there if you wanna watch

Intersexions: It's not about who you sleep with, it's about who they've slept with...


Remember your ABCs

xoxo
Sweetness

Friday, March 4

Disappointed or in awe?

I was barely six when i watched 'Yeh vaada raha' for the first time, i probably even didn't know how to pronounce the full name ( I have watched it over 30 times now and personally I thought it was the best Indian story ever made)
Then i grew older...

I was 15 or 16 when I read Danielle Steele's book The promise

After about 80 pages, i could predict how it was gonna end, it all seemed a bit too familiar. Rich guy, Poor girl. Necklace, Promise to be together forever... 
skip more pages, Wicked mother in-law, elopement, accident!!! (With a truck full of BRICKS and Iron Rods) ah, it was too much to handle!
I dropped the book
I was shattered, disappointed that one of the most intriguing Indian movies was a rip off
Was i really shattered?
Or in awe? I guess a bit of both emotions
Well, needless to say i continued reading
And oh yes, nothing was changed
The reconstructive surgery and Karma, yup it all followed!

As you all know, I am a sucker for old romantic movies, i feel like its Christmas when I find an old movie I have never watched, in black and white? Better!
So i stumbled on The Promise, randomly
I say randomly because i wasn't looking  for it, i literally 'stumbled' on a box of old movies in the basement 
And i picked out The Promise starring Kathleen Quinlan Stephen Collins, Beatrice Straight , cos it was the only one i haven't seen

I didn't do the usual research I normally do before i watch a movie: reviews, star ratings, etc
(i do this cos if its not worth watching, i don't bother, too many other worthwhile things to do)
Weellll, if only i did, i might have known that it was actually an adaptation of Danielle Steele's The Promise
Oh Joy!
My day was MADE, it is such a beautiful movie for a 1979 movie, Yeh Vaada raha was made in 1982 by the way ( Imagine! Years before my parents even met LOL)
I'm ashamed to admit that i have watched it more than once
It has one of the best lines ever 'It's good that you can see your money was well spent' Go figure
THEN
I found out that there is an ASIAN adaptation!!!!
Jeez! Its also called The Promise

and err... a Spanish version Uma Promessa (When I found it, I realized its only a sub-dubbed version - but still!)
Talk about most repeated story ever. I am patiently waiting for a Nollywood version
Okay I am kidding, calm down!

Just in-case you never read the book, or heard of the story, there's a little summary for you. Enjoy!
'It's good that you can see your money was well spent'
 Oh and Yeh Vaada raha means, 'This is my promise'
Random pictures from the Indian version
The evil mother
before the accident
before the final surgery
Her new face

Monday, February 14

Random....


I really love the MJ one. #Deep

Now this is a very relevant picture. Verbal abuse hurts as much as physical abuse
 On a lighter note...


Thursday, February 10

Haunting eyes

She has beautiful eyes yes?
I can't remember the first time i saw this picture (the one on the left)
But i know i liked it well enough to want to know more
In 1984 photographer Steve McCurry took a picture of a 12-year-old Afghan refugee in a camp on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
Her image (left)—first published on the cover of a 1985 National Geographic—became a symbol of the plight of refugees. It became the most used picture used for Afghan female refugees

 I know i've seen her picture about a hundred times on blogs, websites and all of that
For 17 years the photographer tried to find the mystery “Afghan girl” again.

In 2002 he succeeded—and again captured her on film (right)

 She looks older than 29 to me in the 2nd pic....
Anyways
He remembered her eyes...
And she remembered the photographer
So she must be the one right? Right


I am lazy right now, that should explain my half baked post ::)

#CurrentListen: Maroon5- Never gonna leave this bed

Saturday, January 15

I was gonna blog...

...but i decided to post pictures of beautiful black women instead haha, yeah random, i know!
My favorites (in no particular order)
SARA NURU
Winner, Next German top model
DENISE VASI
Actress, All my children

VASHTIE KOLA
All kinds of awesome
:D
beautiful ladies
Anyway, im off to the great beyond
Current Listen: Share my blessings - Naeto C ft Asa

To love a person is to learn the song
That is in their heart,
And to sing it to them
When they have forgotten.
~ by Anonymous ~