The Reunion

The Reunion

Even though I am nearly 300km away from my mum and my brother, I am enjoying my stay at my uncles. One of the best things about living with my uncle is that I get to go to my old church, where one of my longest known friends go. Their names are Moyo and Deborah and I have some of the best memories with them from my childhood. When I used to live with my uncle when I was younger, I used to go to their parents Church until I moved houses with my mum and brother and we started attending a different Church. I hadn’t seen them until a year later when my uncle had a barbecue for his birthday and they were invited. It was great seeing them again and seeing how much we’ve changed and grown. After the barbecue, we hadn’t met up mostly because we were concentrating on school but we still kept in contact, mostly through text.

When I found out that we were going to be visiting my old church, I was full of excitement because knew this was one of the rare moments where I could see Moyo and Deborah again. It was so nice seeing all the church attenders who were still going to this church since I left and some of my uncles friends that I hadn’t seen since I was very young. I knew it was very unlikely that I would see Deborah because she now goes to university, which is great news but I wish I could have seen her in church. When I walked into the Church Moyo was in the choir, singing along with the other 4 members of the choir as they sang praise and worship. We locked eyes a couple of times and I was surprised about how tall he’d grown. After praise and worshipped he packed up all his belongings and ran to sit next me, at the back of the church. Our conversation was magical, we talked about all the things we’ve been up to since we last met and Deborah is now going to a church in London, near her university. I even told him about my blog and I even suggested that he should start one as well but he didn’t want to. He’s one of those friends where you can be completely yourself around them and you know they won’t judge you no matter what. We have so much in common, for example we both love anime, which non of my friends at school do. We had a great conversation about anime and he was even surprised by the fact that I started watching anime. He suggested that I start watching One Piece and I might start watching it over the holidays after I have finished watching Sailor Moon. We even went Pokemon hunting after church which was a blast, even though it was 30 degrees outside! I’ve finally finished watching Hunter x Hunter and it was amazing! If you haven’t watched it or you’re not sure what anime to watch, definitely watch Hunter x Hunter! I am seeing him again this Sunday in church before I leave for Manchester Sunday afternoon. I can’t wait to see my mum and brother.

Another reunion that is happening is between me and two of my closest friends in secondary school, Sarah and Zara. Sarah created a group chat on Tuesday and we all agreed to go to Nandos on Saturday so we can talk about what we’ve been up to since the end of year 11. It’s going to be so nice catching up with them. I hope you guys have been having a wonderful week and please comment below what you’ve been up to!

Omone 🙂

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5 Reasons Why ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ Is One Of My Favourite Film

5 Reasons Why ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ Is One Of My Favourite Film

The Perks Of Being Wallflower is a movie based on the coming-of-age novel by Stephen Chbosky which, was released September 2012. The film was directed by the novels author and it’s a beautiful mix of comedy, drama and romance. I can’t explain how much I love this film, from the begging to the end it accurately shows what it’s like to be a teenager in school and the pressures you face to fit in and belong.

1) It’s Relatable

Even though the film is set in the early 1990s, teenagers in today’s generation can relate to the movie because the problems that they face in the movie are ones that occur today. Serious issues like sexual abuse, suicide, substance abuse and homophobia are shown in the film and these things could happen or have happened to people like you and me. It’s important we discuss these issues like sexual abuse and see it from a male’s point of view.

2) The Amazing Characters 

Sam, Charlie and Patrick are the greatest trio of best friends. Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller play the roles of their characters amazingly and Logan even kept himself isolated for 2 weeks so he could get into the character of Charlie accurately. Charlie is a sensitive 15-year old who doesn’t have any friends after his best friend committed suicide in middle school and you can see the great bond he has with Sam and Patrick and the rest of the gang.

3) The Living Room Routine

During the school dance, Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners plays and Sam and Patrick begin to perform their ‘Living Room routine’ on the middle of the dance floor. This is one of the greatest scenes in the movie and you can see how Sam and Patrick couldn’t care less about what the rest of the students think about it.

4) The Great Songs

The soundtrack of this movie has some great songs and it was the first time I heard a song by The Smiths, who are my favourite band. Their track ‘Asleep’ is Charlie’s favourite song in the movie and also one of my favourite songs by the band. Other great tunes include Low by Cracker and of course the tunnel song, which is Heroes by David Bowie. 

5) The Quotes

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower contains some amazing quotes that inspire and target the teenage audience and, like most people, my favourite quote in the whole movie is in Charlie’s last monologue:

“Because I know there are people who say all these things don’t happen. And there are people who forget what it’s like to be sixteen when they turn seventeen. I know these will all be stories some day, and our pictures will become old photographs. We all become somebody’s mom or dad. But right now, these moments are not stories. This is happening. I am here, and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song, and that drive with the people who you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

No words can explain how much I love the last line “And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite”. This quote could mean a lot of different things for different people but for me It means being at peace with yourself and forgetting about all the pain and heartache you’ve been though in the past and living in the moment! Another quote I love from the movie/book is “We accept the love we think we deserve”, which has really stuck with me since I watched the movie.

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University?!

University?!

Even though coming back to school for 5 weeks wasn’t the best thing that happened to me this week, it has been a pretty Exciting. In my last 2 lessons on Monday we started the UCAS process, which is where you send applications to university, and began to browse through universities that we wanted to go to. We were also given booklets about what type of university we want to go to which has to be completed by July 15th.

On Tuesday, my year went to a trip to a university convention in Bedfordshire University, which took us way too long to get there than I expected. Unsurprisingly, we were the only school who had to wear our sixth form uniforms while other schools came in their ordinary clothes because as our head teacher says “you are representing our school” *sigh*.There were talks on different subjects you could take at university and there was a fair where different universities had stands with their representatives. I got the chance to watch 3 talks by university professors which were criminology, psychology and forensic science, which were all interesting. I’ve made up the decision that I will defiantly be doing psychology at university beacuse I enjoyed the psychology talk with the professor and I genuinly liked the topics in the course. I was also lucky enough to pick up a few prospectuses from universities I might apply to e.g. Sussex, Surrey, Warwick, Queen Mary etc. These Universities have high entry requirements like all A’s or 2 A’s and a B grade but due to their popularity and great facilities, I can see why.

In the next few days, I made an effort to research universities and to note down opening days for universities I’m interested in. I used useful websites like UCAS, uni stats and university league tables to narrow down my search due to few factors like student satisfaction, entry requirements, distance and accommodation. My friend told me today how important it was to visit universities before you totally decide which one’s you’re going to apply for beacuse different universities give off different vibes. I have had my eye on these 6 universities in particular: Surrey, Nottingham, Loughborough, Leeds, Exeter and Southampton but ultimately I need to choose 5 to apply to. I’m excited but nervous at the same time because this time next year I would have left sixth form and picked which university I wanted to go to. Time really does go quickly…

Please tell me what you’ve been up to this week and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Omone 🙂