Not to sound judgemental but in what seems to be the most bizarre and messed up way to test one’s love a Russian guy tested how much his girlfriend loves him. He hired a whole film crew to stage a deadly car crash and see if the woman he wanted to marry really loved him to death.
Most people already know, or at least think they know the person they want to marry truly loves them, before they pop the big question, but 30-year-old Alexey Bykov, from Omsk, Russia, wanted to make absolutely sure. Instead of taking the easy route, like making his girlfriend Irina take a lie detector test, he decided to fake his own gruesome death to see what her reaction would be. So the young Russian hired a movie director, stuntmen, make-up artists, and even a script writer to stage a car crash in which he lost his life. They made sure everything looked as realistic as possible, by using crashed cars, smoke, ambulances and carnage, so the poor girl didn’t for a minute think she was the victim of a very creepy prank.
Once all the details of his plan were discussed with the film crew, Alexey arranged to meet Irina in a certain place, only when she arrived she found mangled cars and her beloved’s body lying on the road all covered in blood. A paramedic told her he was dead and she immediately broke into tears. Once the “romantic” prankster got the reaction he was waiting for, he got up from the pavement and proposed. You can imagine Irina’s reaction, can’t you? Well, although she admits at first she “almost killed him again, but for real this time”, in the end she accepted to be this crazy man’s wife for the rest of her life.
Well I say this guy has a whole lot of time and resources, plus the fact that if one saw someone they know but don’t even remotely love in a fatal car crash I am sure their reaction would be the same. This is no test of true love but congratulations to the couple.
Hello People, so it has been amazing these two months since i started blogging, i really cant believe the number of hits i get on the blog daily and i want to say thank you for checking in and reading, for not allowing me to be up here talking, ranting and rumbling to myself 🙂 i really do appreciate you all.
So barely two months after starting out here, I am glad to tell you all that i now have the opportunity to become part of something new and bigger; a ministry/Site called THE UNDERGROUND SITE. It is an online christian magazine which brings to people Christian stories and news from around the world, devotionals, art and culture, life changing messages etc. I am an Editor, Contributing Writer and Columnist for this ministry. My column is called STORIES OF GRACE AND LIGHT so always look out for it. God had a plan when i started this blog and i can see he was just prepping me for this. Some may see it as something small but i see it as an opportunity for me to be part of something bigger, a bigger platform to help share the message of God and help bless people and as well as bring glory to God. So i am very pleased and grateful for this opportunity.
This blog WILL still exist as a matter of fact but don’t fail to join me at TUS, i want you all to be frequent visitors to the site, because it is a Christian Magazine like no other.
I am no Architect but ever since I was a child I have always been fascinated by cathedrals and up to this day cathedrals still gives me that feeling. I really can’t explain the way I feel when I see or enter a massive and beautiful cathedral, the one that you look up the ceiling and feel like you are already in heaven, the kind that you step it and believe it or not automatically feel God’s presence rush through you. Now those are a few feelings I get when it comes to cathedrals so today I will be sharing with you images of the most beautiful cathedrals from around the globe (mostly across Europe i mean). I hope I am not the only one out there who adores cathedral buildings.
Notre Dame Cathedral is arguably the most stunning gothic cathedral in the world– and is undoubtedly the most famous. Conceived in the 12th century and completed in the 14th, Notre Dame Cathedral was the very heartbeat of medieval Paris. After a period of neglect, it recaptured the popular imagination when 19th-century writer Victor Hugo immortalized it in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.
Dramatically crowning the heights of the Montmartre quarter, the Sacre Coeur Basilica is a relative newcomer to Paris. Built on the site of a Benedictine Abbey destroyed during the French Revolution of 1789, Sacre Coeur was completed in 1919, shortly after the close of the first world war. In contrast with the gothic style of Notre Dame or Sainte-Chapelle, the Sacre Coeur was built in a gawdy Romano-Byzantine style, and its interior is awash with gold leaf and other flamboyant decorative elements. Come here for breathtaking views of the city and for a glimpse of a very particular architectural model.
Built between 1532 and 1642, the Saint-Eustache church sits in the heart of the city, between Les Halles and the Rue Montorgueil district. On first glance, the church’s facade closely resembles Notre Dame Cathedral as it shares its large transept. The eclectic design features both Renaissance-era decorative elements and a classic gothic design. Its unfinished appearance is oddly charming.
The church’s immense organ counts at least 8000 pipes and was used by musical luminaries including Franz Listz and Berlioz to compose many of their key works. Concerts continue to be held regularly at the church to this day.
Las Lajas Sanctuary is a basilica church located in the southern Colombian Department of Nariño, municipality of Ipiales and built inside the canyon of the Guaitara River.
The cathedral is of gothic revival architecture and was built from January 1, 1916 to August 20, 1949, with donations from local churchgoers, replacing an old nineteenth-century chapel. The name Laja comes from the name of a type of flat sedimentary rock similar to floor tiles found in the Andes Mountains. There was a claim that in one such stone, an apparition of the Virgin Mary was seen.
One of the most beautiful cathedrals I have seen lies in the heart of Milan….The Duomo. Its vast, eerie-aired open spaces create a very mysterious and ominous atmosphere.
Well well isn’t this the funniest story I have seen all week? We always hear about people selling their souls in exchange for fame and wealth and we have never seen anyone actually put it up online and in the “open market”.
I guess it’s true what they say, you can find anything on eBay, even a slightly used human soul. And while some of us wouldn’t sell our soul for all the money in the world, a woman from Albuquerque tried to give hers away for just $2,000.
It might sound like a stupid joke, or an-attention grabbing scheme, but the woman selling her soul, identified as Lori N., said her eBay ad is a cry for help. ”I guess you could say that. I’m at the point now, I’m tired. I don’t feel good. I’m near the end of my rope. I really am,” she told WOAI. Up until five years ago, Lori was living a normal life and made a living as a freelance writer, but a serious car accident completely changed her life. She was a passenger in a car hit by a drunk driver, and the repercussions were dire. The poor woman was in a coma for three weeks, and woke up suffering from a stroke, a broken hip, broken pelvis, leg, collarbone, sternum, ribs, a collapsed lung. And if that wasn’t bad enough, she lost one of her breasts.
Anybody who knows me personally knows that I LOVE music but recently I have found myself rather intrigued and interested in arts, paintings and sculpture. Yesterday I saw this amazing video of graffiti paintings to the lyrics of a song at different locations.
So I decided to make my second post about this new-found love of mine.
What really intrigues me when it comes to art is the randomness of some pieces… yes there are some art form I find rather regular, boring and normal. It is however the “weird” stuff or the extraordinary stuff that really gets my attention.
Without further words feed you eyes with these mind-blowing artwork, optical illusions at it’s best from South Korea.
Well i will be damned….
I never thought i would see this day the day that i would actually set up a blog and start blogging, people kept telling me “Michael how come you do not have a blog?”. My answer was always i don’t jump on bandwagons, i don’t do something or like something just because every one is doing it or loves it and i guess that is what makes me different and weird in a good way. I rebelled for three good years and i am pretty much on almost all the social media platforms from Twitter, Facebook and tumblr (nope i still don’t consider tumblr a blog) but a blog? No. I was pretty much against myself starting a blog just to get attention or just for the sake that everyone else was doing it. Another reason I never really had a blog was the fear of commitment, you know that kind of fear two people who are living together have towards marriage? Just the thought of marriage itself scares them and they are just comfortable living together…. Well maybe not for the Woman but in most cases for the Man. That strong fear of commitment.
Somewhere along the line i have either convinced myself that i am not conforming to popular culture, decided to deal with my commitment issues or i have finally found a genuine enough reason to start a blog. I really do believe it is the latter but either way today someone somewhere saw a pig fly.