Friday, March 27, 2015
A groom has tried to kill himself after seeing his "ugly" bride for the first time during the ceremony for their arranged marriage. Kang Hu, 33, claimed the bride Na Sung, 30, would be "bad for his image" after he walked out of the ceremony and threw himself in a nearby river.
The 33-year-old had stunned guests at the wedding in the city of Shiyan, in central China,when he apologised to his bride before telling her she was "too ugly".
These three yummy Igbo men are our man candys of the week. Flavour and PSquare's Peter and Paul Okoye are currently in London for a concert. Peter shared the photo saying;
And we r personally dealing with London 2moro...#LondonConcertLoading #PrideOfAfrica #startTalking #KeepTalking#concert #WembleyArena
So how does this story end? Well, Rupi's activism - read open letter to Instagram here - worked and the photo has been posted back by Instagram! More importantly, the young woman has started a conversation that might help a few women out there come out of their prison of silence on their periods. Kudos to her! Read Instagram's apology below...
Rupi Kaur, a Sikh poet studying at the University of Waterloo, Canada, posted an image of her during her period as part of her photo-series project for a visual rhetoric course on Instagram. The photo shows Rupi in bed with a patch of menstrual blood which had stained the same sweatpants she's wearing above, and had also leaked on the bedsheet.
The photo was subsequently taken down by Instagram citing violation of the 'Community Guidelines'. Though not outrightly against any overt photo guidelines on Instagram, I imagine several people who saw the photo were offended and reported to the site to take it down, and they did. However, Rupi decided to re-post the photo and wrote a powerful open letter to accompany. See the photo and read her post below...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The bikini photo below of 32 year old mom of 3, Rachel Hollis, has gone viral on Facebook with over 380K likes and tens of millions of views. And yet she was only trying to encourage other moms to own their flabby tummys and not be ashamed to show it off. Rachel's children are aged 8, 6 and 2 and it was during one of their few family vacations that her husband took the picture. She wrote with the photo;
"I have stretch marks, and I wear a bikini. I have a belly that's permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies, and I wear a bikini. My belly button is saggy ... (which is something I didn't even know was possible before!!) and I wear a bikini. I wear a bikini because I'm proud of this body and every mark on it. Those marks prove that I was blessed enough to carry my babies and that flabby tummy means I worked hard to lose what weight I could. Flaunt that body with pride!"
Co-Founder of The Life House, Ugoma Adegoke, last weekend hosted leading women across different fields for the 5th edition of the “Woman Rising”.
Held annually, “Woman Rising” celebrates the International Women’s day with a series of inspiring and thought-provoking events. This year’s event was held over Saturday, the 21st of March 2015 and Sunday, the 22nd of March 2015 and was hosted by Kemi "Lala" Akindoju and Aderonke Adebanjo.
I saw this on Facebook, and knowing how various Nigerian media outlets have been hinting at insecurity around the forthcoming elections, I decided to share it here. Please my people in Nigeria, try to vote, but stay safe. These tips will help those who are not sure what to do. Take care.
Stock up on food and water (at least 1 week’s supply) in case Markets and stores aren’t open or you can’t go out. Prioritise non-perishable food like those stored in cans over fresh food that takes time to cook and requires freezing (in case the power in your area is cut off). Don’t forget about cooking Gas! Or Kerosene.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Scott Dunga Worgan from Australia recently set a trend for enlisting the help of adorable children in a wedding proposal for that unbeatable aww factor. The inventive dad worked with his two daughters; Scarlett, 3, and 20-month-old Sienna, in creating a cute video proposal for his girlfriend and their mother, Caitlin Miller.
The girls then kept the video a secret from their mother for three weeks before Worgan, an IT worker, finally popped the question last Friday to his partner of six years. Mr Worgan's video proposal to Ms Miller went viral after he posted it on Facebook.
A US pastor reportedly died immediately after confessing to his congregation that he had cheated on his wife of over 50 years by having an affair. Bishop Bobby Davis of the Miracle Faith World Outreach church in Connecticut US, asked his congregants to stay after his sermon on March 9 so that he could ask their forgiveness for his sins.
Emotions were apparently running high after Davis confessed his unfaithfulness, Judy Stovall, who said she witnessed the bizarre incident, told the Connecticut Post. She said congregants shouted that they forgave him and told him they loved him.
At 115 years of age, Emma Morano is not just the oldest person in Europe, she is also the fifth oldest living person in the world. Emma has an advice for ladies who want to live long like her, she says they should avoid men. Emma herself had been married once, in 1938, but it ended after the death of her young son.
After that she had “plenty of suitors but she refused to settle down for a second time, "I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone, I just avoid them”.