Saturday, December 22, 2007

Kite Runner vs Moloka'i

There's nothing I love more than to kill the time before my movie starts by perusing the magnificent world that exists within the walls of the Bethesda Barnes & Nobles

I walked out with the book Moloka'i by Alan BrennertThis I started in the bookstore and then finished it in the morning after I got home from my movie.

After I walked out of the store I went in to see the Kite Runner

The soundtrack was amazing; courtesy the Italian Alberto Iglesias. The characters were just poetic. I understood them all. From the weakness of character that led to Amir's sacrifice of his friendship to Hassan, to the strength of character that was the pillar his father was made of, to the jealousy fueled cruelty that propelled Asfer from a neighbourhood truant into a Taliban general. I understood the starkness of the land (even though the film was shot in location in Pakistan and Northern China), I embraced the language like I understood it. The music carried me up and let me float down with the sureness of a descending kite and speaking of kites, did anyone know that they could be so fascinating?

It was a lovely film and when it was all over, I was blessed not to have to wait long for my bus as it was sitting right there when I got to the stop. It was like God knew how much I had needed the day's experiences and how much I needed to get home not just to finish my book but to go over my thoughts.

Have a wonderful holiday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I have played this song so much....

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Anti-Corruption Day

Watch This!!!!

See what our people have been reduced to......

Friday, December 7, 2007


Dear friends:

December 9th is UN International Anti-Corruption Day and Nigerian Lighthouse seeks to commemorate this day with a small but pertinent project.

The goal is to get as many people to write a 50 word (or less) message on how to eradicate corruption in Nigeria. All submitted messages will be posted at the website - .

Most Nigerians have an opinion on how to stop corruption. Here is a chance to share that idea with the world! So, simply write a message of 50 (or less) words and send it to Then send another message to your friends encouraging them to participate as well. This will only take 5 minutes of your time and the rewards - sharing ideas that will definitely improve Nigeria - is more than worth it.

Hope to hear from you all!

Nigerian Lighthouse Team

PS: To learn more about the origins of International Anti-Corruption day, please visit the United Nations page at

You can post yours as comments to this post and I will see that it gets to the Lighthouse.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

All hail Zhang Yimou