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…his window…

Originally posted on emeritells:

‘Why do you keep looking out your window?’ Yetunde asked, her eyes fixed on the tiger head ring she had just bought.

‘She’s looking for her British-Ghanaian bobo’, Uzoma replied taking a second apple out of my fridge.

‘Is this how they communicate?’

‘She hasn’t seen him in two days’

‘So what happened to calling and texting… social networks?’

‘She’s in love with the good old fashion letter writing and face-to-face meetings’,

‘How did they meet again?’

‘Windows’, Uzoma said in a dramatic expression and I could feel Yetunde roll her eyes behind me.

‘First of all, I haven’t seen him in a week and secondly I have tried calling him and texting, his phone’s been switched off and the texts aren’t been delivered plus how many times have I told you not to call him my bobo, we are just friends’, I said looking away from the window and…

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Naija Movie Night

kofoadebiyi:

Funny and fast paced! Interesting read

Originally posted on livelytwist:

naija movie night

I am at The Palms Shopping Mall, Lagos, buying popcorn and a drink before I proceed to the cinema theatre.  My popcorn, a warm mixture of sugar, salt, and butter, sends my taste buds to heaven with every crunch. This is the preamble to a wonderful evening.

Friendly and professional staff check our tickets and wave us in. We make our way to the last row at the top of the theatre, a vantage spot for viewing pleasure, and sit mid-row. The easy banter of friends, shuffling feet, and polite excuse-mes, set the mood in the theatre before the lights go out.

Panic erupts from my left side. Stampede follows.

“ Rat! Rat! Big rat!”

We scamper in a radius of confusion. Questions hang like clothes left to dry in the sun: “Where?” “Did you see it?” Eventually we regroup at our row. Some people brave the popcorn-littered floor and…

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Why I Don’t Love My Fiance

Originally posted on Michael J. Pittman:

In 130 days I’m getting married, and a friend recently asked me why I love my fiancé. I wanted to share a deeper perspective on Amanda and I’s relationship, so before I answered why I love her, I had to first explain to him the reasons I don’t love my future bride to be.

I came to two conclusions:
First is, I don’t love Amanda for what’s on the outside. I know. It sounds cheesy, it sounds sappy. This perspective is not a novel idea by any means. How many times have you heard someone say, “I don’t love you for what’s on the outside. I love you for what’s on the inside.” But that brings me to my second conclusion.

I don’t love Amanda for what’s on the inside either.

Now don’t get me wrong, there are many things on the inside and outside that I love about

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The ‘inattentive generation’ raises the ‘restless generation’

Originally posted on Amanpour:

By Mick Krever, CNN

What are your children doing on the internet?

For many modern parents, it’s one of the scariest – and most mysterious – questions they can be asked.

It’s something British filmmaker Beeban Kidron – director of the second “Bridget Jones” film – realized she too was anxious to answer.

(On the release of a new Bridget Jones book, Kidron called Helen Fielding “a genius” for killing off the character of Darcy, but when asked if she would direct a film without Darcy, she deflected “Of course not!”)

Her newest project is called “InRealLife,” a documentary about children’s addiction to the internet.

The question she wanted to answer was not the fraught one of whether online activity was good or bad – a complicated question that is moot anyway – but how the internet was changing young people.

“I felt that the world around me was just…

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