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THE SEARCH FOR A LIFE PARTNER – By Alegzanda Assante

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(At a table in a candle-lit rooftop restaurant overlooking the city-scape, a man and a woman sit gazing longingly into each other’s eyes. The following dialogue follows)
Man (taking her hand): Baby, I love you, and each time I look into your eyes, I see forever and a day; hold my hand honey, let’s walk this road together, be my wife, have my kids. Baby, would you please marry me?
Woman (stands up and lands a stinging slap on his face): I KNEW IT!!
Man (looking confused): Babe! You just slapped me! But why?
Woman: I just knew it!
Man: You knew what?
Woman: So it was you?
Man: Me? Jesus Christ! What did I do to you?
Woman (Pacing back and forth, pointing at the man): Ehn! So it was you all along?
Man(this time, he looks totally scared): Babe, you are scaring me!
Woman: Ha! Don’t tell me that. Even Pastor said he saw it!
Man: Pastor saw what?
Woman: Yes, pastor saw it! Even I (beating her chest) I saw it in my dreams! So it was you?
Man: Sweetie! are you alright? (he gets seriously confused and starts to smell the liquid in their bottle of wine)
Woman: Keep quiet and let me talk. I have waited more than two
decades, I have prayed, fasted, sowed all sorts of seeds, bought books and listened to tapes, even went out of my way to be nice to every male specie of marriage-able age! Every Saturday was a different mall, I went from the Accra to A&C mall, from Melcom Plus to Busy Internet, looking for you! I left my “chick-lit-flicks”, my Desperate Housewives and Tinsel for Sci-fi movies that I didn’t even understand, just so I could learn how to enjoy the things you love. I took up new hobbies, watching football and soring my thumbs at the Playstation. I went to Family Chapel, from Family Chapel, I went to Winners Chapel; from Winners Chapel , I went to Light house, from there I went ICGC, looking every where for you like I was looking for a needle in a haystack! (Turning around suddenly to face him) Now tell me, are you a needle? Did I have to buy a microscope or telescope to see you? I lost weight (grabbing the hems of her top), went from a size 14 to a size 10, so that when you see me you’d love what you see. I took a short course at Legon Business School, worked for all the Multi-nationals. I even opted to be seconded to Australia, I said to myself, “maybe he is white.” I came back empty handed! Then I left Accra, went to Kumasi, from Kumasi I went to Takoradi, then I went all the way to Sunyani, why? I didn’t even mind if you were a “nobody”. I joined Hi-five, from Hi-five to Facebook, then I went to twitter and started looking for you in my followers list, I even had a blog on which I ranted, posts without end, hoping you would show up! For where? I uploaded only my best pictures on Facebook, infact I took photo sessions to look my best, all for you o! My friends ended up match making me with every Tom, Dick and Harry, at first I didn’t like it, but as I grew older, I embraced it! I attended all the weddings, whether the invitation was direct or indirect! You know what they say about meeting your life partner at weddings? The next place I was hoping to check was the moon, before you crawled out, crawled out from the house directly next to mine! Ehen!! So it was you all this while? The neighbor I said hello to every morning? Were you trying to destroy my faith? You almost rendered my prayer life useless? What were you doing HIBERNATING in that house all this while? What were you waiting for? What sign where you looking for? Do you want to kill me before you reveal yourself?!!!

(man is speechless and confused, almost in tears, she then turns and sits with a mischievous smile on her face. Lowering her voice, she continued softly)

I have waited almost three decades for you, and all along you were next door. I have loved you in advance and missed you even more.
(She holds out her hand).
Now kindly be a gentleman, get down on your knees and put that shiny rock on my finger!!


N.B: (To all single ladies)
QUIT LOOKING IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES, LET “THE MAN” FIND YOU, IT’S HIS JOB!

(To all the single men)
PLEASE COME OUT OF HIDING, THE LADIES ARE WAITING, AND REMEMBER,
IT’S VERY “UNGENTLEMANLY” TO KEEP A LADY WAITING!

Post originally by Don Legzy, you can friend him on facebook here.

Have a great weekend.. + I heard today was No Panties Day =)) such holidays we have on Earth!!

Live, Love, Life

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I was walking through some part of town and I saw this quote

“True love is highly valued treasure found in exploring” – Chinese quote

 and it got me thinking, how long do you have to explore before you find your soul-mate.

Someone once told me,

LOVE AND DEATH ARE A LINE APART

THEY ATTACK THE SAME ORGAN

ONE TAKES THE HEART ITSELF AND SHARES IT WITH ANOTHER

THE OTHER TAKES ITS BEATS AWAY

So how long before you find a heart sharer, you never know when your beats will go away.

There can be times when you like someone, and the person just doesn’t care as much. Yes, some people are really good at suppressing feelings, but why not show that you care once in a while? Crazy yeah?

There is no life without a partner

No answers without a question asked

No emotions without a conscience

No friendship without you!

Everything in life can be achieved by planning and taking deliberate steps, but you know there are certain things in life that come unplanned and you need to have courage for a great leap. Risks must be taken at some point in time.

It only takes a minute to crush on someone

Probably takes an hour to like someone

Not more than a week to love someone

But to forget someone, that takes a lifetime, you’ll be dead before you forget.

Don’t go for looks – they can be deceiving.

Neither should you go for wealth – even that might fade away.

Go for someone who will make you smile for a longer time that they might make you cry. (You cannot deny it, sometimes, the people you love will make you cry)

Go for someone that makes you smile, because it only takes a smile to make a dark day seem bright.

Explore, carefully and wisely, find that special one that makes your heart smile, and never let go of her/him.

To end this post, I’ll quote Elizabeth Barett Browning

If thou must love me, let it be for naught
Except for love’s sake only. Do not say
‘I love her for her smile, her look, her way
Of speaking gently, for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day’
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee, and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity’s wiping my cheeks dry,
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!
But love me for love’s sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on, through love’s eternity.

PS: Check out http://librivox.org/ for inspiring pieces of poetry and audiobooks that are stocked in the public domain.

Like many, love all, but stay in love with ONE – Youkay Agwu (2009)

A wonderful weekend to you all!

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