Good morning to all of you mbalis and smarties out there. First of all I thank God for this platform and continuous expansion of this blog. Yes we are getting there slowly but surely, I have been going through some of the comments and noticed how the word is spreading out there, there are smarties everywhere now, from Pretoria to Midrand, Mpumalanga to Cape Town, even from Umlazi to Northern Cape! Thank you for your continuous support, remember, the blog is nothing without you, bad and good comments alike, I appreciate such honesty and I try by all means to keep the ball rolling. One smart man once said that patience is a virtue, so remember for a chapter to be remarkable and breathtaking, there should be proper planning, proof reading, amendments and alterations here and there. Take note that the book was written a long time ago, in fact, I began writing the book in the year 2005, but we know how times have changed since back then, so to keep it going, I have to keep it rolling, imagine if I had to keep the original lines, like “….he is such a darling, he brought me the new phone that I always wanted, Nokia 3310” lol. I hope you get my point, so all the amendments are indispensable hence sometimes it’s only gonna be one chapter per day, but the last two days I have managed to bless you with a chapter every morning, evening and during midnight after 12am. The book was initially called ‘The Life and Times Of Smart Boy’ and only focused on the black boy, but can you honestly tell me that you can imagine it without the beautiful miss KMP?
As you know today is Women’s Day, (well everyday is women’s day) so I have decided to share something with you smarties.
There’s an empowering song by R.Kelly called a Heart Of A Woman, and on the song there’s a part that goes like,
“There are so many answers to the question what yall do for us
And so many reasons for the word why we loving yall
For instance how you just take us and lift us up
Give us chance after chance and we still find a way to F things up
And sometimes yall go and blame yourselves for the things we do
Cause you love us so much our lies become the truth
Yall try so, so hard to make things work
Finding a way to smile, just to keep from showing that you hurting”
Indeed we do all those things mentioned and even more! There is a saying that goes like, ‘mosadi o tshwara thipa ka bohaleng’ for those who don’t know Sepedi/Tswana/Sotho, it simple means that a woman holds a knife at its sharp end. This is so true if you can think about it, all the drama, labour pains, the ‘red dot’, raising up children, working, finding the balance in being a woman, mom, wife and a super someone in the community! Remember, even Adam couldn’t make it on his own when he was in the Garden of Eden, so God had to introduce Eve to the party. I don’t wanna be long with boring speeches like this is a women’s league gathering, let me leave you with a verse or two from the book of Proverbs 31, we all know the chapter – The Wife Of A Noble Character, please do make time to read the whole chapter as this is just the snippets of the whole section;
A wife of a noble character, who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
She provides food for her family,
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy,
She makes covering for her bed,
She is clothed with strength and dignity,
She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue,
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her,
“Many women do noble things but you surpass them all”
Happy Women’s Day!!!!! Thank you and God bless!
Moving on, below are some of the burning questions that I’d like us to talk about,
- What’s your take on PBNJ?
- Who’s your most favourite supporting character between Boroko and Fernando?
- Is smart boy single?
- What’s your take on chapter 25 – The Platonic Honey? Still confused or figured it out? sebza on August 8, 2013 at 10:02 am said:
What the heck am I reading?
sebza on August 8, 2013 at 10:20 am said:
I read it fo the second time n I still dnt get it,,, I hate being domu
- Since today is women’s day, based on Proverbs 31, who fits the part to be The Wife Of A Noble Character? Between Kim. Bel, Nay, Cindy, Jen, Erika, Boitu, Mimi, Lolly, Amanda, Cindy’s mom, Sharon etc. Or even our own gorgeous banana, Summer.
- Is Cindy also known as Jennifer?
- Intersexions; how many links are have you noticed between the two worlds so far? The obvious one being Kim-Comfort-Smart Boy…
- Is Bel talking to Grav or Bizarre on chapter 25?
- What’s your favourite nickname, or even a character name in the book?
- Last but not least, the questioned that was raised even during the last KBC, is lil Kim the black boy’s Summer?
Once again, Happy Women’s Day, stay blessed and Toodeloo.
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