Thursday, 12 December 2013

Have You Heard?

Have you guys heard???? I'm finally hooking up with Honeydame! Whooooop! You haven't? Please accept your LASTMA badges lol.

I know I've been MIA lately but I'll be back next week with fresh :D and I will be replying my comments *face palm* I listen to this speech-like song from time to time and it never gets old so I'm sharing with you. I find it really insightful and amusing.

Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
Ladies and Gentlemen the class of ’99, If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You’re not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you. Sing. Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss. Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. What ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.

Dance. Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths. Prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.
Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen…

You can listen here

I'll be back. Kisses


  1. "Do nit read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.." Lol!! Thanks for sharing this.

    Yayy to you and HoneyDame. I'm not jealous. No. No. Not. You ladies have fun.

  2. Now we've heard :)

    Enjoy your meet up

  3. feyi!!! where have thou been...the dance part is so part is so and visit place syou only read aboputr in books jare, before you get too old to do so..enjoy your meet up..*wink*

  4. True about beauty magazine......and the dance part?????
    I'll try that.
    I hope i'll get a hook up too:D

  5. Hmmmmm okay o. I will do at least half starting today *now going to office bathroom to sing*

  6. Oh my! Totally love this piece. Some radio station in Accra used to play it everyday (not sure if they still do cos I stopped listening to them). Love it. Love it. Love it.
    Chewing bubble gum right now and I don't see myself solving any problems (aside my onion breath) by doing so.

  7. seems like everyone is meeting up and having fun.... im just here in NY trying to survive this cold winter.

    Have fun with HoneyDame.

  8. Nice... :).
    Really really nice.
    As for the meet, you people shouldn't go and be laughing at people o.

  9. awwwwww..... thanks for sharing. I couldn't agree more.

    Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. x

  10. Nice one there, Toin. (though I spent more time looking at the animated 'atilogu' dancers...)

  11. Could not agree more! Sunscreen is important everywhere if in snowy and freezing Canada where most people thing since there is no heat from the sun... No sunscreen. As long as the sun shines you need sun screen. Beautiful write up Ms Toin.

  12. Good Lord those dance moves were ratchet as heck! I find myself oddly drawn to that dancing dude dressed in white...which is not good (I think?). But glad you're back, lol! :)

  13. Love it!!
    Taking the advice.. Thanks hun and plssss tell us how the meeting with HD went! Finally, you sisters are uniting!

  14. The first time I heard this I was awe-struck. Searching and searching, trying to catch the name of the person and now it's here, just like that. Some things find you.

    And that's me feeling wise and poetic with myself.

    Come back with gist.


  15. ahhhhh..baz luhman!!!!! Its been years I listened to the song o and I wasn't paying attention to the lyrics that time till my brother told me to ooo and If you notice, the guy directs his movies somewhat weird. You'll just know it's him..his words make sense...
    Do you know he directed Leonardo Dicapro's Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby?
    pls be blogging more u hear!!!

  16. oh toyin bless you toying. i love love love this spoken word and like you said, it never ever gets old and i never get tired of listening or reading it. anyways according to the date of this post, your next post is due. we are waiting. enjoy your hook up. merry christmas.

  17. And years from now,we'll really realise that we weren't as fat as we thought.tis soooo true! For now,I am all for enjoying my youth biko.

  18. Write: Don't stop writing random thoughts such as these. You can never tell what fettered Mandiba, these words will set loose.

  19. Bring pics, Hun
    'Everybody should wear sunscreen' love that piece.
    My all time favorite


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