Archive - May 2017

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May in review
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007: Remembering Roger Moore
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G.L.i.B – bed: In search of pleasure and balance
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For our ambassadors to the next generation, happy children’s day!

May in review

The children’s month; that’s how I regard the month of May because three school – free days (holidays) await them every time it rolls in. May 1st: Workers’ Day. May 27th: Nigeria’s Children’s Day. May 29th: Nigeria’s Democracy Day. And somewhere in between these holidays is Chairman’s birthday which just increases his level of exuberance. So, it was a hip-hip-hurray moment as he became a year older and celebrated it, rather excitedly, at school. For two years in a row every May, I make certain all my posts for this month are children- centred. Not this time around though; I pay tribute to my two adorable recruits with every sound and gesture I make daily. That should suffice this year. Besides holidays and birthdays, two other things stood out for me this month as personal highlights. I recorded the most consistency in my workout routine in the last 31 days than I have done in the last six months. Extremely proud of myself. The second was acquiring a stack of books (novels, memoirs, devotional) that I’d delve into, head/eyes first, next month. I can’t wait! How did the month of May treat you?

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007: Remembering Roger Moore

Who was/is your best James Bond actor? In my teens, Roger Moore reigned supreme. He was my every day crush. Suave. Smooth and where handsome happened in all the Bond films he featured in. The ladies fell over him, and he knew just how to soften those who seemed immune to the charms he exuded. That voice of his always pitched at the right decibel when speaking to love interest or foes alike. And nobody could say, “My name is Bond, James Bond,” quite like he did. He knew how to strike a pose especially when a glass of wine and a stick of cigarette were involved. With his action moves and fantastic, out-of-this world gadgets which enhanced his status, he was the ultimate secret agent. In my opinion, he was the standard James Bond character all the others should have aspired to be; the epitome of Ian Fleming’s exact thoughts when he put the persona together in his books; and the visual attestation to my knight in shining armour…or rather in those fitting-like-a-glove suits he was always clad in. My unrivalled action hero. In my innocent, shallow, crush-crushed heart, he was it! Until I grew older. Until Pierce Brosnan[…]

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G.L.i.B – bed: In search of pleasure and balance

Among a stack of books (memoirs, novels, etc) a friend lent to me in 2014 was Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller- turned- movie. For the better part of April and May, I have been slowly thumping through its pages. Funny, I hadn’t realized the film was adapted from a book until I clapped eyes on it. Thankfully, I’m yet to see the film; it certainly would have soiled the reading experience for me as I’d rather glean a story from a book than its audio – visual version which would, most definitely, not capture every thought, essence of the entire written word. Last month, when I began leafing through it, I grudgingly did so. I must admit this. All the time it had been staring gloomily at me from the bookshelf, I cheerfully favoured other titles over it. Until it became my last and only resort, having devoured all the others it had come along with. Reluctantly, slowly, like a dreaded punishment, I opened its pages and asked myself only one page after: Why hadn’t I read this book before now? Divided into three sections – each depicting her travel events and knowledge in the different ‘I’ city she chose in search[…]

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For our ambassadors to the next generation, happy children’s day!

I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be – Whitney Houston, Greatest Love of All Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent. – Bob Keeshan Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much. – Jackie Kennedy The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. – Frank A. Clark You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. – Khalil Gibran I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children. – Arthur Conan Doyle We get strength and encouragement from watching children. – Hayao Miyazaki Many children, many[…]

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