Saturday, July 21, 2007

Aunty Did You Go To School?

Ok so as you all know I was babysitting an aunt's children over the last weekend. Wow, I had fun. Threw a couple of valiums in the kids meals to last them the weekend and partieeed it up in da housssssssssssseee...

eh... doesnt even sound like me... i tried lol.

Anyway the last child, who is a highly intelligent and inquisitive and highly eloquent 5 year old kept me busy the most. She is such a cutie pie! I will call her CP (if you don't get that, I am seriously sorry for you and your future/current spouse and children).

So CP is quite a handful.She got me watching Dora the Explorer and singing 'Bob the Builder, can we fix itttt, Bob the builder , YES WE CANNNNNNNN!' Somehow this always seems to happen when I go and babysit any of my aunt's kids. I go back to my own house and keep wondering why my fingers automatically switch to the Disney Playhouse Channel.

Anyway the main purpose of my story today is this conversation that took place between CP and I... enjoy and kindly laugh at me in a nice way. Thanks.

CP: (in a very polished british accent) auntyy, can you please, read me this book now please?

Mimi: Ok honey. Is this your favourite book?

CP: Yes aunty, it is one of my favourite books.

Mimi: Okay. So let's see what the book is about shall we? (opens the picture book and starts to point at stuff, its good to make reading time interactive for kids now) So what is this?

CP: That is a pink bicycle! and it has two wheels. One and Two

Mimi: Good Girl! And what is this?

CP: That..... is a rollercoaster! and it goes round and round and round!

Mimi: Well done sweetie. You are doing great. How about...ehhhhhhhm (wags finger around the page as if looking for a picture then dramatically lands on one, picture of a flannel) this oneeee?

CP: .......hhmmm... (puts hand on hips and takes a stance) i am not sure aunty. it looks weird

Mimi: That is a flannel. See this picture here? (points to a sponge)

CP: Yes aunty that is a sponge

Mimi: Yes, it is a sponge. A flannel and a sponge are almost the same thing! They are often used for cleaning and bathing.

CP: Well I dont understand what I need a flannel for if I have a sponge already. Anyway... (sits on the bed again)

Mimi: Ok let's go to the next page. So what is ...hhhmm... this?

CP: Carrots!!!!!!!!

Mimi: yes sweetie we are now in the fruit section (me still elaborating my big aunty status)

CP: (pauses, stares at the page, then looks at me..) Auntyyyy? Carrots are vegetables, not fruits

Mimi: ~blank look~ (in my head, KAI!)

Friday, July 20, 2007



I praise you

Through the good and the bad

I praise you

Through the easy and the hard

I praise you

You see my heart, You see my strength, You see how small I am

So I praise you because it is not through me but it is through You

So Father, All the Praises be to Your name

You said give thanks in all situations..

So here I am..

Giving you thanks, and praises too.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Catch-Up Time...

Hiiiiii guys. Its been a hot minute.

Between blogville idols, and my new series and my real original life that just got extra extra busy, I haven't really had much time to update and gist you all about the most random things like i usually do. So i thought, hey, lets catch up!

Well, its not winter in london but neither is it summer, because this weather isn't exactly what i would call summer. I think the weather is soo confused to the extent that it doesn't even know what time of the year it is, so it just decides to throw some nice autumn rains in the mornings, some rubbish cloudy weather in the afternoon and some extremely hot sizzling sun in the evening, i'm like.... what in the world am i supposed to wear through the day?

anyway, if they tell you you're as unpredictable as the british weather, go and look for your grandmother to pray for you..

So on to randomness, there was this day, I got on the bus and there was this elderly black couple near me though they weren't sitting beside each other, they were sitting opposite each other. At the next stop, an elderly asian couple got on too. There were no seats as such that they could sit next to each other, but luckily for them, as they were about to sit, someone got up, so the man sat down and told his wife to come sit beside him. Oh it was such a beaurriful sight, you could still see the love, the way they were both acting.

The man sitting next to the elderly black woman got up shortly after, so the woman called her hubby too. Fred, fred, fred. The man might have been hard of hearing, but i think he was just probably ignoring her.... FRED! FREDD!!!! The man looks at her and raises his eyebrows (meaning yea? can i help you?) The woman patted her seat with a loud bang and said 'come sit hia'.
The man shook his head and muttered something, at this point i was nearly laughing oh. The woman was getting agitated and loud now, 'fred come sit nexta me' - she sounded jamaican. Anyway after much commanding, the poor old man, who by the way is half this woman's size, got up, and at this point, the bus driver was going round the roundabout, so you can guess that the poor man nearly toppled over! After like 5 minutes of the man grabbing to the rails for dear life, he sat next to his wife, who in turn, started beaming at everyone with a satisfied grin.... well I was smiling to myself too at this time. I can imagine the amount of bullying that goes on in that house...

My friend, Dimples (from this
post) is around so we've been tripping the whole of west end. I banned myself from shopping but well, i broke that ban today in many ways. This weekend I am going to babysit about three kids, (something i actually enjoy doing), I have a whole weekend of fun planned for them too, picnics and stuff, you know trying to live up to the aunty title, but with a handful of kids, I doubt I will be blogging this weekend, so that's Man/Woman put off till next week.

What else, a lot has happened to me, life-changing things, but hey, its not exactly EVERYTHING i can blog about :) but no, marriage proposal wasn't one of them, if it was, I would kiss-and-tell. The things that happened were for the better though, and yes, I am thoroughly enjoying myself.

Have a fabulous week / weekend!



Saturday, July 07, 2007


A day of perfection...


Thank You My Father In Heaven. For You have made all things PERFECT in its own time. I love You. Jesus, YOU paid the price, Holy Spirit, be my friend for life.


Friday, July 06, 2007


Why him? I hear you ask. Well God made Adam first. Whether you like it or not, God made the man first. So therefore, henceforth and thereby, WE SHALL START WITH MAN.

Man, man, man. Oh Man. Lord give me wisdom to put these words together.

I feel sorry sometimes for men in this generation. Women sometimes do not know what they want. Is it the Alpha-male or the Metrosexual male? You don't know what a metrosexual male is? A metrosexual male is a man that is comfortable with getting manicures and pedicures and all the works. Well you get my drift. Alpha male? Well, picture Arnie / Rambo / Bruce Willis in Die Hard / Tarzan. Can you imagine Arnie saying .... I'll BE BACK! but first I got to get my hair did, girll i got split ends! Me thinks not!

A woman will say why are you opening the door for me, do I look like I dont have my own hands, swish her hair in his face and give a loud hiss to elaborate just how independent she is, then a few weeks later, she is whining that the man doesn't listen, the man doesn't care.. Well Woman, the man tried to show you he cared sometime ago but you told him you could handle your biznez, so he let you be!
Women are sooooooooooo confused but the men are even moreeee confused. I'm sure they must think a lot, WHAT DOES SHE WANT FROM ME???!! ARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!
Is she Independent? noo, she has to be dependent right? Is she SEMI-independent??? NOoooooo I DONT KNOW WHAT SHE IS!

Well that's just because the signals have all been mixed-up. A man doesnt know if he is to stand when a woman walks into the room (which I think is absolutely cute and respectful!) or just completely ignore her while she grabs her seat and orders her beer too! (i dont drink alcohol oh, just making a point). Anyway now isnt the time to define a woman, I am only trying to let you into the dilemma some men often find themselves in.

A lot of people might not be happy with this post but I still am talking from a Christian perspective because that is how I am, a being in Christ, so I can only see things from God's perspective.

The Male was created first.The male had the first relationship with God. He was the first to view the beautiful Eden, to see God's creation.

Secondly, God put him in the garden to tend to it (Gen 2:15). What does this sound like? It is work oh. Man, it is work. You hear me? Not yahoo-yahoo oh, not sit-on-your-behind-live-on-benefits-from-the-government, IT IS WORK.
Think about this for a second, God gave the man work before he gave him woman. WOW! For me that is quite personal, but I will not digress in this post, I will follow an order. I will elaborate on this point later.

Thirdly, God gave him the instruction on what to do and not to do. (Gen 2 : 16 & 17). The man received the instruction from God and He must have passed it along to Eve when she came to be. God instructed him that 'they musn't eat from the tree of good and evil'. Please note what Eve said in Gen 3:3 You shall not eat it, or touch it'. Someone must have added their own, I don't know if it is Adam or Eve, because God did not say don't touch. Anyway, God gave Adam the instruction. People are fast to blame Eve for the fall of man, but they forget that the man received the instruction, and he wasn't forced to eat the fruit with her.

God made man in the form that he is for specific reasons. If you see the physical shape of an average man, it differs to the physical shape of an average woman. The man is stronger than the woman physically. You might say, oh mimi, what of those women who are professional builders? well here's an answer for you, what body shape do these women's body take after a while?? Huh? I can't hear you? What happens to their breasts? They become non-existent. They begin to walk like men etc.

Everything about a man shows that he is a giver/provider. His hands were made to till the ground (work, not necessarily become a gardner). Let's go a bit deeper into this. I will get graphic so all under 18s are hereby to stop reading from here! (kidding). A man's sexual organ is on the outside while a woman is on the inside right? The man gives of himself, and the woman receives him. The man gives his seed, and the woman receives his seed into her womb.

Ok let me go a bit further here. a woman and a woman do not have the physical requirements to procreate, neither does a man with a man. It isn't possible. A man has no womb, a woman has no sperm. For creation to continue, the man needs to give his sperm and the woman receive the sperm into her body so it can grow in her womb. No matter what way it is done, insemination etc.

See back in the days when the world wasn't so westernized, there were no arguments as to who did what. Biology took care of that. The men went out to hunt and look for food for the family, the women stayed home and birthed children, took care of the house and did the homely activities like cook, clean. Imagine your husband saying 'Jane. Tarzan go to work. Tarzan not know when he come back'. When the man does come back, his wife will be grateful that he is back safe and alive and with food to eat and that a bear did not tear him up, not asking him, you didnt pick up my call. There were simply no complications.
The roles were defined. here let me just say I am not saying women should stay home. Like you'd even listen to me if i did. But I am saying let's not forget that time may change, but God is the same yesterday until tomorrow. His Word hasn't changed and it will not. Just as He created man and woman, He made them with different purposes and reasons.

The man is a protector. If a woman was getting a beating, and maybe her brother or husband or father was just standing by, watching or yawning, won't you think there is something wrong with that man?
Why are men so territorial? MY car, MY aeroplane (as a child lol), MY wife, MY girl, MY team.. Why do women often say ' i am not your possession oh', because the man often tends to treat her like he possessed her. And that is just the way he is built. To own, to mark his territory. With ownership comes responsibility. So if you say MY WIFE, well, you're responsible for her. You just don't say 'MY' and expect her to be a doormat. A man is supposed to protect a woman's honour and not discredit it. When we see people raping babies that are as young as 2 years of age, one begins to wonder, is there no more reason/logic/moral/love/ i dont know the word anymore in this society?

I will continue on the man in a later post. This looks like it will take a while.


Monday, July 02, 2007

Back To The Basics

First let me start off to say why I chose to do this series on Man/Woman. Recently, many people with blogs have written posts on love, their search for love, heartbreak, asking questions such as why men cheat or why are women gold-diggers, hatred for love, and generally, matters to do with the heart. I have read good books that have shaped my opinions on these things we call relationships and love, so I decided to share. Because if we have no knowledge, we will be ignorant, thereby, miss our way. I hope you enjoy. Feel free to leave your comments. also, they may tend to be long, but well, knowledge is essential.

Let me say here that that I will use the Word of God a lot in these posts and that is because, God created us. What better way to know about oneself than to go back to Him who created us? Think about it for a minute. You buy a fan like Bimbylads did from ASDA (hiiiiiii girl lol), and without knowing what parts go where or what screws go in where, you start to assemble your fan...I bet you at some point you will get frustrated. Even men have been known to pick up manuals. It is only the smartest and easiest thing to do. The manufacturer put the manual there for use, not decoration.
SO also, we need to go back to Him who created us...for the manual.

People are sooo confused as to what and who they are, or what their purposes are. If you don't know your purpose, you will misuse or abuse yourself. If I don't know what a car was designed for, I might decide to start living in it, hanging my clothes from the steering wheel and doing ridiculous things with it, when the car was designed to transport me from one point to another. Also, if you dont know what your purpose is in life, you will abuse yourself. If you don't know what a man or a woman's purpose is in life, you will abuse or misuse her.

Think about it,

why do we want relationships? why are some women so unrelenting in their search for a man? why are some women never fulfilled unless they are in a relationship even if it is a meaningless one? why are some men so uncaring that all they want from a woman is just sex? why do some men find it difficult to commit and as long as they can have sex with a woman, that's all they need?
It is because we do not know the purpose of a man or a woman in our lives.

God is a God of purpose. He predetermined everything and made everything with a purpose. He made the sun to produce light, He made water for what's its purposes are, He made every single thing with a purpose. Including man and woman. You are not an experiment, you are a purposed being, so why experiment with your life? Not every purpose is known to man, that is why we need to have a relationship with God so that He can guide us and reveal our purposes to us as we go on in life.

Let's go back to the beginning.. back to when God decided to create man. He said 'Let us make man in Our image, according to Our Likeness' - Gen 1:26. God is Spirit so He created us in His image which means our real selves are our spirits. He then made bodies for the spirits to dwell in and gave them souls so they can have a mind to think, feel and make decisions. God is Love, and Love cannot be experienced until it is given away, until it is shared. So He made Man in His image and likeness to have fellowship or relationship with him. That is why He came down in the evening back in the days of Eden to chat with Adam and Eve. There was a relationship, a connection, the way it was intended to be. Then that relationship got severed and things got out of hand. Man (both man and woman now) lost his purpose. Man received consequences for his actions that will forever change the way things would be.

I will continue in a later post. I intend to make this a regular post until I have exhausted my references so you know when to come here for updates, so mondays and fridays?