Posted in Fiction, Random

The Gossip Queen (TGQ)

Indomie liked to gossip. She was a professional in talking about matters that didn’t concern her and before you ask, Indomie is not her real name. She was called indomie because she always had mouth-watering gist garnished with lies and exaggeration and most of her listeners always slurped the gist up like noodles.

You see, gossiping comes naturally to people. You cannot deny that at one point in your life, you’ve not said something about someone in their absence because if you look at it, gossip is a casual conversation about other people that will most often involve details that are not true. You’ve probably heard some people justify gossip by saying “there’s nothing I’m saying here that I can’t say to his/her face” and in some cases, it may be true because not all gossip causes harm and if you didn’t know, there’s good and bad gossip. There’s good gossip in the sense that you can talk about someone in the person’s absence and say you’re proud of that person and I’m quite sure that you know that bad gossip comes from a place of hate, jealousy, idleness, or an inability to keep a secret.

Our gossip queen indomie dabbled in all forms of gossip as her mood decided and you can’t exactly blame her because she has always been one to talk a lot and it’s very easy when storytelling comes naturally to you. In other words, she just couldn’t keep her mouth closed and there were always people to listen and encourage her gossip ministry.

Before I continue with this story, you should know that Indomie did not have such a great childhood. She was an only child and she was well catered for but her parents were often busy with work and so, they rarely had her time. Indomie found comfort in school quite young and she made friends easily because they were always drawn to her stories. On days when she had nothing to tell, she ended up making up stories to capture the attention of her audience. Indomie also found out that people liked to listen to personal stories and before long, she started to lie. She’d tell her friends about her new Barbie and Ken doll that used to wake up, talk to her and walk about in her room. She was inspired by Toy Story and she told her friends that Barbie and Ken only spoke to her. Don’t ask me why her friends believed her. You can’t deny that you believed strange things when you were younger too.

As Indomie got older, she started telling people’s stories too. She fed on the satisfaction of always having the attention of her audience. After all, her parents didn’t have her time but her friends were interested in her. They knew she was lying most of the time but who doesn’t like to hear the scoop on the latest relationships or what happens when nobody is watching? The real question should be “how did she know these things?” She was brilliant no doubt and not all her facts were correct but as long as she had a source, her stories were in abundance. Sometimes, I wondered how people confided in Indomie because she’d always spill but even I can not deny that she was quite easy to talk to. The wise ones knew that if they wanted a rumor to spread like wildfire, all they needed to do was tell her and it was a done deal.

One thing you might have observed about gossip is that it’s often done in close circles. You see, gossiping promotes trust in a way because if I’m gossiping with you, I trust that you won’t spill, and even if you have a cause to talk about whatever we may have discussed, I trust that people will not be able to link it back to me. Indomie had a gossip circle – her group of friends. As much as they traded gossip stories, they also shared their secrets and they felt confident that there was an unspoken code of trust. They would gossip about other people but they would not gossip about each other. Gossiping together was entertaining and most times, they did it because they were bored or idle but as you may have guessed, they were not true to one another because as soon as one person left the group, she became the subject of discussion. It was terrible.

Grace, a member of the circle confided in Indomie that she was pregnant for James. She trusted that Indomie would keep this information to herself and not spread it because they were friends. Two days later, Serena had come to ask her about it and Janet had called her careless. How did they know? She only told Indomie!! At the end of the week, everybody had heard about her pregnancy and even had twisted versions of the story. To make things worse, James broke up with her.

There was no way Grace was going to forgive Indomie. Indomie was the only person she had told. She thought she had confided in her friend. She should have known better. Grace vowed that Indomie would go down with her and that was when she started her rumors. She would hurt Indomie with her words too. She went to the circle and told them every dirty secret she had on Indomie and willed them to do whatever they wanted with the information. Indomie started receiving remarks on her deepest darkest secrets and it was just too much for her. Before long, the gossip queen became the subject of gossip. Grace did not hide the fact that she was responsible and even when Indomie tried to retaliate, she discovered that Grace had done irreparable damage to her reputation.

Indomie wanted the humiliation to stop. She wanted to go to school and walk freely without receiving stares of disgust. She tried to talk to Grace, to tell her to take back the words she said but there was nothing that could be done. Her dirty linen was out for the public to see. She was no longer a part of the circle, nobody wanted anything to do with her, nobody wanted to hear her stories and her parents were still not available. Indomie could not take it, she wasn’t strong enough. She decided to end it all.

On her bed, overdosed on pills, Indomie was found dead. Grace would not stop screaming when she heard. All she wanted to do was make Indomie feel the way she felt. She didn’t want her to die. Grace hasn’t forgiven herself and as much as she wants to convince herself that Indomie made her do what she did, she knows she went too far.

They were friends. Indomie made the mistake of spilling her secret. Should Grace have spilled hers too?

Tell me.

Love,

Ruona. ❤️

P.S:

How are you doing today?

This is purely a work of fiction, and it was not written in reference to anyone, living or dead.

What did you think of Indomie and Grace?

Why do you think people gossip?

What gossip experiences have you had?

Can we ever stop gossips? How do we prevent it?

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Posted in movie, Random

Fall in Love with my top 5 Scenes from Bridgerton

A disclaimer is in order as I’d like to let you know that the only reason I watched the first season of Bridgerton, a trending series on Netflix is because I was pressured into seeing what the fuss was all about.

Did I regret it? No.

This isn’t a review but if you’re not into love, romance and matchmaking, you might not find Bridgerton interesting and you might probably end up like someone I know who sleeps within the first five minutes of watching a movie.

It is assumed that if I have seen this series, the entire world has seen it because what time do I have for movies these days? However, it is out of the kindness of my heart that I’m telling you that this blog post contains spoilers. I can’t have you hate me later. You’ve been forewarned.

When I started the series, I didn’t know what to expect. All I know is that this guy was everywhere on social media and I wasn’t finding it funny.

Regé-Jean Page, the Duke of Hastings 🤤

But I get it now, I do. Some people are fine and others are fineeeeee!!! Regé-Jean Page killed his role as Simon, the Duke of Hastings, and yeah, that’s it.

I was captivated by the series, no lies. I was awake all night watching and when I eventually slept, I dreamt about some scenes and I’m not even joking. I’ll be sharing my top five scenes in Bridgerton with you in no particular order. I’ve seen these scenes at least twice since I completed the series because I can’t help myself.

So we have:

The scene where Simon Confesses his love for Daphne to the Queen:

Look at that! No, just look at that!! His words made me swoon. This scene was so pure. Look at how she was looking at him 🥺. If I was the one being talked about like that, I’d have started weeping on the spot. Although the Duke said these things to convince the queen to allow him to marry Daphne, he meant every word. This scene is everything. God when? 😭😭😭

The scene where Daphne’s mum tries to explain sex to her on her wedding day:

So in the movie, Daphne is innocent and she knows absolutely nothing about sexual intercourse. On her wedding day, her mum tries to explain it to her and her discomfort was hilarious 😂😂😂

Daphne’s expression 😂😂😂

It was quite funny to watch this woman explain sex to her child because I could relate it to how some of our mothers shy away from the subject and fail to give proper sex education. Most times, girls have to get these lessons elsewhere. Daphne suffered because of this lack of knowledge but she pulled through.

The famous scene where they burned for each other:

After watching the scene, this was me:

I mean, look at this drama. We get that he was filled with passion but did he have to shout? 😂

“When one buurrrrrnnnnssss” 😂

It didn’t stop there. The babe burned too 😌.

Immediately she said that line, I was like “Pele o, hellfire” 😂😭

Anyway, the scene was intense and the only people we’re considering this year are people that buuuurrrrnnnn for us. Amen?

The “I love you, I love all of you” scene:

I can relate to this scene because I have given speeches like this one to people I love and have loved before and even though most of them ended in tears, I’m glad that this one did not end in tears and things fell into place. Love is a beautiful thing, please.

And…

The scene that unmasked Lady Whistledown:

I never would have suspected that Penelope will be Lady Whistledown. I read somewhere that we should never underestimate a wallflower. The truth of the matter is that the people we think are insignificant or of no consequence are often the people that wield power. I’m still in shock!

There you have it tho’ – my top 5 scenes. If you didn’t know before, I guess it’s now obvious that I’m an incurable romantic and I love to love, and just in case you weren’t aware, Bridgerton was adapted from the novels by Julia Quinn – The Bridgerton series. Those books are eight and as much as I love reading, I don’t think I’ll read all of them. I’ve already started the first book – “The Duke and I”.

I cannot wait for season two.

Love,

‘Ruona. ❤️

P.S:

How was your week?

Have you seen Bridgerton? Did you like it?

You’ve not seen it? Will you?

What are your top scenes?

How about your worst scenes?

On a scale of 1-10, how much of a romantic are you?

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