Saturday, February 8, 2014
Did I ever mention how much I love the theatre, the arts and cultural events? Well I do! We have done so many things since we have been in Brooklyn, it's just wonderful.
Tonight we are heading to King Lear... Honestly, I am not the biggest Shakespeare fan but I know I am a snob and maybe should give him a second try...
On a completely different note I have joined a couple meetup.com groups and have been writing more. It's amazing... Anyways, I totally recommend meetup.com
I will post my links here sometime.
Also, I'm currently reading again... 'The Joys of Motherhood' by Buchi Emecheta and 'Open City' by Teju Cole
By the way, my hubby informed this morning that Rihanna and Don Jazzy are getting hitched. I said that must be some Naija nonsense... And of course it was... Sorry o. The only person he can marry is d'banj. Lol.
Cheers to the weekend, ya'll!
So last week we finally sat down and watched Captain Philipps with Tom hanks. The film was done well but it left me feeling sad afterwards because I feel like the captain purposely put those men in danger and that pissed me off. Somalia is not an easy place to live, in fact Africa as a whole does not have it easy... Getting a good education, a good job, access to electricity and water are struggles that are often part of most people's daily battles. So it is no wonder that people would become pirates.
Remember the scene where they mentioned the elders? Well, that is yet another realistic scenario. That only has that power in Africa. In Africa, elders have significant power... Most Americans cannot relate, nor understand. Even captain Philipps himself made fun of the amount of money was requesting but in reality, it wasn't absurd when you think of how many 'bosses' he may have above him. Also, how many mouths that money will be expected too feed and for how many years... African societies are so different than the West. You just cannot compare.
Anyways, it was a good film nonetheless. I do recommend it to others. Yet, after seeing it, it makes me wonder if to some Nigerians if they think of me as captain Philipps, like I was going to look for trouble in Naija.
So... I finished the cleanse... WOOHOO! Right?
Well, day one and two sucked and were so hard... Day three and four were way better...but overall it didn't really give me that boost of energy I longed for, maybe because I didn't get a massage or sit in the sauna but I did lose like 8 pounds, but those of course were just temporary...
I think I did successfully detox though. I think that helped me but it definitely did not give me the boost I was hoping for...
I will probably try it again in a few months. For those of you looking for a cleanse, it is quite manageable so I do recommend you check it out at the blue print cleanse.