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How to be happy and live long.

We’ve all been there. That time when we are frustrated and we don’t wanna talk to anyone. Well, who knows? Maybe you want to live miserably and die young. But if you are reading this, then sweetheart you are in the right place. Take note. There is no mistake here. The tips below will help you stay happy and live long. It is what I chose to do long ago(Well, not really long but long enough images). That is why I am still young and healthy. And of course leaving long! So here are my tips.

No.1 Know what you want. 

There is no way you are going to be happy when you don’t know what you want. Failure to learn what you want would be a free ticket to living miserably. But well, who knows. Not me. Try as much as you can to discover your passion, interests and dislikes, so you wont find yourself at a golf-course when you should be at the swimming pool.

No.2 Stay away from toxic people.

You know those people? The ones you see and your blood boils? The ones who will never meet you without leaving a bad comment? Well, you don’t need to stay around such people. They are real energy drainers I am telling you.friends So tip 2. Let them be and do you. I will warn you though. Most of the negative people in your life are your friends. So be careful the friends you choose. I can testify about that. And sweetheart you don’t need to endure what I endured. Close some doors today.

No.3. Get the right partner.

Now this is very important. You gotta date the right girl or guy if you wanna be happy. Relationships where you fight every day are exhausting. images-1Having a partner who is milking you or taking your efforts for granted is even more painful. Better  be wise and choose the right person. Like Mary and John here.. Right for each otherdownload

No.4. Have someone to lean on.        

 images-3 We’ve all heard those times of trouble. When we cry yet to one can see our tears. Honey you don’t wanna go there. Trust me I have been there. So here is what you do. Get a shoulder to lean. I suggest the person better be divine though. In other words, know God! It doesn’t matter your religious doctrines. As long as you serve a God. Just stay there with him. Because honey, you ain’t running nowhere I am telling you. The Divine will help. God always does it way better than the humans.

No.5. Do what you love.

 images-4  Well, why on earth would you have to do what you don’t like? Who is forcing you? And why do you allow them to? You’re your number one person. So I don’t get it when you say I was forced, or I have to. Well, if there is some benefit for you, you might really have to think hard whether you don’t wanna do it. But once you discover that that is not you, why even pull the strings? Just drop it and leave. Do what you love. You will prosper even more.

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BBC 4’s LOST KINGDOMS OF AFRICA – THE GREAT ZIMBABWE. A Documentary Journal.

I am back with my one pager Documentary Journal for Dr.Gus’ BBC Films. I mentioned in one of my previous posts that this a task I am doing for my Social Theory class. More of analysing history and several philosophical thoughts. 

Prompt #. How do you think the title of this film relates to its content? Discuss.

Even though the title is ‘The Great Zimbabwe’, I found the content highly unrelated to the title. Perhaps the documentary could have been named ‘The Swahili,’ Or the Eastern Coast, The rituals of Manyikeni or even Mapungubwe, since in my opinion, these are the topics the film covers. Up to half way through the film, Dr. Gus is still taking his audience around the Eastern African Coast, Mozambique, and the interior while Zimbabwe itself is barely in there. One could  defend that BBC had been earlier denied the opportunity to film in Zimbabwe but seems to make totally no difference as even when permission was finally granted, the audience could have heard the tales from the people of Zimbabwe as a nation. Not the representation of a country’s history by a group of less than twenty people.

Despite the fact that Zimbabwe was mentioned, that the documentary covered at least the eleven meters tall Great wall of Zimbabwe, I found a very small relationship between the title and the content.

WATCH VIDEO HERE…

From the beginning, Dr. Gus travels around Kilwa, in Tanzania, unveiling the hidden wealth and history of the East African coast. He unveils how Kilwa was a gateway to the coast through its Gold market, its major supplier being the Great Zimbabwe, likewise the filming of Manyikeni in Mozambique. In my opinion, this documentary was not about Zimbabwe and neither was it about Tanzania or Mozambique.

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A corridor in the Great Zimbabwe wall…

It was rather about specific places in these particular countries. The film was about Kilwa and its Gold trade, it was about The Great Mosque of Kilwa, and it was about the Manyikeni in Mozambique, about the rituals of ‘spiritual blessings’ at both Manyikeni and the Zimbabwe Highlands. These were the only detailed places and the film seemed largely focused about them. The documentary lacked the richness of the evidently missing people and culture of the Great Zimbabwe. There was very little evidence even in making the connections. This documentary, in comparison to others like that of ‘the lost Kingdoms of Africa: West Africa or Ethiopia’ where the evidence was floating before the viewer’s eyes, was way not detailed at all. It seemed to have touched the surface instead of the core, unfortunately for me since the title of the documentary had triggered a lot of excitement and expectations.

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BBC 4’s Lost Kingdoms of Africa: The Great Zimbabwe

Feel free to leave your thoughts on the video after you’ve watched it… Enjoy!