Saturday, February 17, 2007

Weekend Thoughts

It's the weekend again! The way time flies nowadays is getting out of hand. Just yesterday it was the Monday, and now it's Friday night! When did we celebrate the new year? Now we are already half-way through February! It's quite sobering when I think that time's passing leaves me that little bit older, that little bit nearer to the deadlines I set out to achieve my goals. I set some goal to achieve by September. Before I know it, I will have to assess myself to see how far I've gone with them.

Let me put that to one side for now sha. I wasn't going to see this movie, until I read Bimbylad's post about the Blood Diamond movie and I decided to go and see it. Hubby and I just came back from the cinema now and we both found it very moving and thought-provoking. I never knew the full story of Sierra Leone, the civil war and the diamond trade. There's of course some Hollywood remix in it, but it openede my eyes, and now I'm going to read up on the history and situation of the country at the time. It's shocking what we human beings do to each other for the sake of power and money. If you are an African, I recommend you see this movie. If you love diamonds, I recommend you see this movie. If you want to know where your bling comes from, see this movie and then arm yourself with some facts. God help us.

So apart from discovering a bit more of African history this weekend, hubby and I are off to a seminar organised by our church for young couples. The invite said, for couples who have been together less than five years. That should be fun. I'll keep my ears open for more pearls of wisdom from the other people at the event. They say no knowledge is lost.

Have a good weekend everyone!

7 comments:

  1. This is one of the movies I have to see. I will try to see it some time this week. Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. Its a very nice film and deeply touching.Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. LondonBuki10:37 PM

    I saw that movie and it was DEEEEP!

    I agree with you - Time is flying!

    How was the seminar at church?

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  4. Let us know wot u learn @ d couples event.
    As for the whole Sierra Leone diamonds, its sad, I remember seeing the documentary a couple of years ago n I saw d movie too, sad sad story. Take care n have a nice weekend!

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  5. Will have to watch the movie.

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  6. Haven't seen it yet. Must go this weekend. How was the seminar?

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  7. @Simply Gorgeous, Temmytayo, T-Minx: Do go and see it. It was an eye-opener. Hope you had a good weekend!

    @Londonnaijachic, Londonbuki, Biodun: I'll summarise what I learnt in the seminar in my next post. Hope you had a great weekend.

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