Wednesday, 13 July 2016

#FOREVER TV SERIES---Quotes, Conversations & Review

I liked to think of him as Cain - Adam and Eve's son, who to date is speculated to be alive and wandering the earth. But, his name was Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd - who also played Andrew Martin on RINGER ), a medical examiner with the looks of a 35 year old man but the knowledge of a 200+ year old - which has in turn made him the least judgmental person you'll ever meet. What's made him so interesting than Cain is, he never dies (at least not for long), for everytime he 'dies', he resurfaces stark-naked at the nearest water body.
Now, out of pursuit for a cure to his curse/condition, he takes up work as a medical examiner cum becomes a student of death; the perfect place to study death. In his view, 99.9% of everything can be explained scientifically for there's no such a thing like fate, magic or curse, except for one - his own.

What did I love about it? It broadened my knowledge on so many things. Check out of some of FOREVER's most notable quotes and conversations:

Friday, 8 July 2016

City or Slum? 9 Things that Keeps Sinking Kenya's Capital Under

Too dirty, very crowded, intensely disorganized, extremely polluted, unbelievably insecure, undoubtedly uninhabitable.  I know, no one asked me - yet, but, I'll still go ahead and tell you, that these are the phrases that first come in mind when someone asks me to describe the so called East Africa's top economic hub cum the the green city under the sun - the city of Nairobi.
 
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This is why:

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

CHURCH AND I --- THE CHURCH DIVORCEE

How many churches have I been to?

Five, may be eight, or let's just make it ten. To tell the truth, I have no idea. I lost count!

That's me, and I guess you, or someone you know. 
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Once upon a time, Sunday was everyone's church day. Back in the village, that's the day kids would take a full bath (Monday-Saturday you only washed your face, hands and legs) - after all, cleanliness is second to Godliness. It also happened to be the day when you'd wear your Sunday best (the only clothes that got to be washed with Omo) and, the only day you got to wear those black Ngoma rubber shoes. And, when asked where we were going, we'd never say 'church.' We were going to 'Sunday', we'd say. It was that intense! 

Friday, 27 May 2016

#CONCUSSION - A Personal Film Review

Concussion - the film that sent Jada Pinkett Smith over the edge after the film's lead actor, hubby Will Smith, failed to be nominated for an Oscar.

Why wasn't he, or it nominated?
Concussion is film based on real life events - a story of a highly educated Nigerian forensic pathologist - Bennett Omalu (has a medical degree from the University of Nigeria, masters in public health and epidemiology and masters in theory of music). His life is suddenly changed when he performs an autopsy on a former NFL player and discovers he had severe brain damage which caused the player (Mike Webster) to become homeless at 50, self mutilate, forget things, start hearing voices and become violent, among other things.