Today I crossed over to my late twenties, and I will not lie, I am sooooo freaked out! Old age is kinda one of my phobias, I wanna be forever young. Let us hope I keep looking youthful lol
I am of course, extremely thankful to the Lord almighty for bringing me this far, and for granting me yet another year on this earth, I do not take it for granted at all. I can only pray that I live up to God’s expectations and fulfil his plans for me.
For once I sort of have an idea about what I want to achieve this year, I pray God will guide me through this. Top on my agenda is to go back to school, I started off 2013 in a panic because I was turning 26 and all I had was a simple degree, and that if I did not get off my behind I will be those people pursuing further studies in my thirties -_-. I think what freaks me out the most about ageing is that I am passing the age where I will be recognised for doing something dynamic at a tender age, this year I must make it big one way or the other.
I can’t help but think of past birthdays, I have had some amazing days, amazing parties, amazing prezzies and most of all, this is the one day I get to feel extremely loved, I totally revel in it! Nothing beats this ‘It’s my birthday’ feeling, it cannot be imitated even if you wanted to.
So today, I am thankful for the gift of life, and God’s abundant blessings. Let us hope this birthday week will end with nothing but joy and happiness 🙂
Because it is secretly meant for the male audience?
There was a lot of hype surrounding the release of Quentin Tarantino‘s new movie Django Unchained and I fell victim to it too, and got a copy of it yesterday.
The main theme song and the opening scene was a tell tale sign that I was not gonna enjoy the movie so much. The song, coupled with the scene showing a group of black saves chained together brought back memories of how I really disliked the movie Roots when I was growing up. I could already tell I was going to witness a lot of oppression in the movie bleh.
Soon afterwards we see the scene where Django meets the German dentist, and then there was this
This scene was shot in such a dramatic way, the way the shawl? blanket? falls of his shoulders, a symbol of all his troubles falling away. The scars on his back, chilling reality that this probably happened to slaves in America centuries ago. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this movie, and it’s portrayal of slavery and it’s use of the N word.
When I decided to review this movie, I did a quick search on the internet and stumbled upon a few reviews. Someone noted that there was the blatant use of the N word by black people, the white people, but there were no negative words used for the white people, who were mostly the oppressors.
The violence in this movie is not for the weak hearted people like myself. This film is so gory and graphic. The blood! It’s like the actors were filled with balloons of blood which burst in the most dramatic of fashions when the characters were shot.
A bit over the top don’t you think?
Then there was the whipping, sigh, the whipping. Especially when Broomhilda, Kerry Washington‘s character was being whipped and she was crying out loud. Then there was the scene where Hildi was being taken out of the hot box, this is the ish the slaves used to go through?!! Clearly I did not have the balls to stomach this movie. Justice was served when Django went ham on this guy.
Someone mentioned in another review that, the black men suffered horribly in this movie, they were beaten, whipped, eaten by dogs (yet another eeky scene), but the white men barely suffered. Calvin Candie was shot once through a flower, yet he was the main oppressor.
This movie has spurred a whole lot of controversy evidently. The scene below after Calvin Candie discovers that Django and Schultz are just after Broomhilda has had a lot of people talking. Leonardo DiCaprio smashed his hand on a glass, and his hand begun to bleed for real, but they just continued shooting the scene.
He proceeded to smear his blood all over Kerry Washington’s face. I really hope she did not have any open wounds on her face, the paranoia in me cannot help but wonder. Some people viewed the act as oppressive, I just think Leonardo was trying to make the scene as authentic as possible, albeit disregarding health and safety.
Each year Leo is always snubbed at the Oscars, he didn’t even clinch a Golden Globe for his role in Django. Hopefully for his sake, his fate will change during this year’s Oscars.
The Django Unchained soundtrack is something else. It seems like John Legend is really good at belting out tunes for movies, he did a great job on this one.
And finally, this was my favorite jam, 2pac and James Brown, Unchained.
You can listen to the rest of the movie’s soundtrack here.
I didn’t finish the movie because it turned out that I had not copied all of it. To be honest, I will not bother finishing it, I already conceded that I am not the target audience, and it is okay. Die hard Tarantino fans say that it is a good movie, so if you are a fan then you will probably enjoy it.
These are my own views and opinions, I even saved you the trouble of reading my sentiments on the mandingo fighting and the scenes shot between Jamie Foxx’s really well toned legs :p You’re welcome 🙂
Friends is that one sitcom which never gets old, I think I have watched the entire series twice already. This is my third time and I am just about to finish season 6. I honestly cannot get enough of them, I also cannot pick which character is my favourite. Every time I watch this show I wish I could be their friend, and yet I also find traits of my friends in them.
I see Joey in some boys and girls that I know. Two of my male friends are total beef cakes and really do not have any problem when it comes to picking up chics. Some girls I know myself included have our blonde moments, some more than others :p
Some of my friends like to be neat and tidy like Monica, of course they are not as anal about it as she is, but they fit in this category because they give a damn about it, and i do not 🙂
I know many Rachels, girly girls who are into fashion, shopping and of course pretty men 🙂
Chandler, he really reminds me of my late cousin, the way he smiled. I think that is why I have a soft spot for Chandler, but is it possible to find anyone in the real world who has a similar character to him?
Ross is a special one as well, okay the longer I write this post, the more I realise that my friends are not like friends characters. But still i did recognise some of the good traits in them which makes me value their friendships.
Moral of the story, friends are cool.
This post so did not come out like I envisioned lol
sleeping in tomorrow, I am back to always being sleepy 247 thanks to the ungodly hours I have to wake up -_-
Today I Am Feeling
kinda sad, my friends leaving tonight, my cousin and her family are leaving tomorrow, this is the suckiest part of January, when the summer bunnies leave.
My Funky Friday Theme Song Is
Swedish House Mafia made sure they go out with a bang by releasing this joint! It is such an amazing song, the positive message is reassuring, the beat is up tempo and exciting. I said this before, if you did not usher in 2013 using this song, you did it wrong!
This Weekend I
have nothing planned, I will just chill out, finish my Friends marathon, I am on season 5 now, and it never gets old.
I am really craving
fruit juice, so much so, I had to stop at a petrol station to get myself a juice box!
my things didnt choose this month to get spoilt, from my car speakers, to my blackberry, and now my watch sigh 😦 Fixing them will be such a process.
things get better, I am tired of always getting disappointed. Why can’t I be those people who have all the luck?