Friday, May 21, 2010

For The Love Of Football

Saturday, May 22, 2010 is going into history records not just because Bayern Munich, German giants are meeting the Nerazzurris(it means"the black and blue ones" in Italian) Inter Milan but that Teacher(Van Gaal) and and Student(Mourinho) are going to meet. They've both worked together in Spain. The nerrazurris are favorites after beating defending champions Barcelona(another Spanish giant) in the Semi Finals. It was not just unexpected and unbelievable that Mourinho's boys would beat Barca 3-1 in the first leg, it was shameful. I learnt Barca hasn't been beaten that way before away or at home. The night I watched the 2nd leg(yes watched), I was rooting for Inter and I knew with the way they played Chelsea(my club), won the first leg, they would do their best to win Barcelona which they did. I was ecstatic. I had Barca friends who made jest of Chelsea when they lost to Inter both home and way so I had something to hold against them.

I'm not rooting for Inter this time, I'm all for Bayern. They deserve to be champions in my opinion, they play good, experienced and entertaining football. So come 8:40pm tommorrow, I'm going to watch that historical match. Even though Frank Ribery won't be playing, after collecting a red card for challenging a Lyon player in their Semi-final match(1st leg), I can say that the French International won't be missed not with the likes of Arjen Robben, Olic in the match. Inter milan will have their hands full. Inter players are also talented, don't get me wrong but they are not as disciplined,experienced as Bayern players plus they(Inter) have had luck on their side, that and their toublesome coach. I gotta say that that match would be a must not miss. 

I don't think I can ever understand or remember when I started liking football. Friends ask me but I can only say its inexplicable. It might be the joys, thrills and most times heartache when u see a favourite team win or loose or the fact that the sexiest guys *winks* play the game. I can do anything for football, anything. I love it!!!

The Break-up

Ok, so I was warned. I was told that only a dog goes back to its vomit but I didn't care, after all I'm not a dog, I'm human and as a human cum woman, I deserve to have some human sympathy. It's his fault for being cute and saying 9ce things that I couldn't help but say "ok, lets give it another try". I gave us a week and I felt it was the biggest mistake I've ever made. I never missed him and I didn't feel guilty about it instead I missed someone else(name witheld).

Now, whenever he sees me, he crosses the next street. Men and their lies, ha!! I get a flashback anytime I see him about those promises he made, those seem-like truths that kept pouring from his mouth.I kick my self mentally by reminding myself that I made the last decision and the last scene,which was quite interesting(don't ask).

I guess it was pity not even like that made me think it might work but hey we've broken up and I couldn't be happier about it.So, gals broken-up or having problems in ur relationshps, chin up, there are better guys out there who wouldn't maltreat you but treat you like a lady. Don't give up hopes yet.

Lessons learned;
1. Never go back to an ex especially if you have no more feelings for him.
2. Don't feel sorry/pity for him, if it's not love it can/may never change anytime soon.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

P-Square: The Dynamic Twins

Oh yes, they are. they are an inspiration for youngsters of today whose interests are in Afro hip-hop. Recently, they were nominated along with M.I, etc, for the BET 10th Annual Awards as the best international acts. Yes, BET for Black Entertainment Television. Naturally, I'm happy that Nigerians are getting recognition as they should, but I gotta give it to P-square. A few weeks ago, they were awarded the highest award in Africa, in music, at the Kora Music awards as the Best African Act.

To be fair, I've had a crush on the both of them particularly Peter ever since there first classic hit "Last night". Their moves and grooves always keeps me at the edge of my seat. The release of the "Senorita" video kept me entralled and couldn't stop many of us fans, from loving them more and more. Since 2003 till date, P-square has released a total of four(4) albums which has garnered them lots of fans, fame, nominations and awards nationall and international. For me, apart from Tu face, P-square is the best thing we've got going on right now that could break the jinx of the non recognition of Nigerian music and videos by the International communities.

I guess that due to the success of their recent and tours Nigerians and haters(sorry, had to use that) have no choice but give them their due. If you haven't watched them perform, then you can't and won't understand why so many of their audiences keep fainting and screaming "P-square" at the top of their voices whether they are on stage or offstage. I think one of those reasons we love watching them perform is that they ask the audience/fans to make their choices and they wouldn't disappoint. Watching them perform reminds me of Michael jackson, always tireless. I know they got their inspiration from him but I can't help but bemoan the fact that he didn't know/meet/perform with them before he died.

Songs like "Miss U Die" "Say Ur Love", "Am I Still The Special man" will always remain legendary and special because you never tire of them to say the least about "No One Be Like You" outstanding I Love You" and "Possibility" both from their latest album Danger.

This is not a paid advert. It's just me appreciating hardwork and determination which has paid off for these particular set of twins(I did say they were twins, didn't I?). I can't help but imagine how many setbacks and dissappointments they've had before they get to where they are now.

So, P2, keep it up for you've earned this and more. So much more. I still believe that Americans don't want to acknowledge us 'cos they are afraid of competition and what we can do. I won't be surprised though, if you guys are nominated for the Grammys!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Working For a Mean Boss

Ha!!! One of the most common topics you might say, but it's really not easy to face. You can't tell until you're in that situation but speaking from experience, I can say it's one of the most dangerous situations one can ever face: your means of livelihood is at stake, your peace of mind wretched. What more is there when whenever u wake up in the morning with your alarm ringing in your ear, and the prospect of dressing up for work is not appealling to you? We are supposed to be in love with our jobs and careers.They are and should remain one of those things we love doing it/them.

You may be tempted to resign or become rude to him/her both of which are the most cowardly things to do. We must learn to face challenges instead of running from them as they prepare us for whats to come. Your boss may be teaching you or want you to learn based/from on her own experiences and history. He/She may be mean due to personal problems at home or challenges