Monday, 25 November 2013

Am walking on sunshine

Am walking on sunshine...........oh oh........ I know this post is childish kindof but man! Who doesn't love that ovaltine advert? With the happy kids and all! My fave advert of all time is this ovaltine's advert and that etisalat advert that that little girl on glasses is studying and her father tells her about ogbunike caves and other landmarks in Nigeria.
So I'd like to know dear friends, what's your fave advert on tv?

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Lead us not into temptation

I decided I wasn't going to blog today but this issue has been on my mind and I just wanted to offload it before my chest explods! Lol.......I didn't want to make it another diary entry(that's a topic for another day) so I decided to just bring it here. This blog has become a jack of all trade sorta *sigh*
Enough of my boring intro
Am wondering if any babe has been in this situation; one fellowship exco you hold in high esteem is eyeing you(trust us, we know how to fathom that even in the midst of unspoken words) he's trying his luck codedly but as a sharp babe, you start greeting him from afar because you don't want to disgrace him as per God's elect(?)
So after all the corner dodging, bro comes visiting one day and pushes his luck too far.....he hugs you and as a respectful girl, you try to return the hug with a mount Zion hug but he hugs you fully, presses himself unnecessarily to you and you can feel his JT getting hard on you. No room mate around, no house mate, abeg how will you handle it?
Trust me I've been there, I made up my mind to report the errant exco but I didn't, but the issue came up again as one dude of the opposite religion tried it with me! This is someone who doesn't even shake ladies outside oh!
How I handled it? Share your own experience and answers first.......................

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Let's talk!

I came across this on another blog and I felt I should lift it here *covers face* just drop the number(s) you want me to answer in the comment box.

1. Who was the last person you held hands with?
2. Are you outgoing or shy?
3. Who are you looking forward to seeing?
4. Are you easy to get along with?
5. If you were drunk would the person you like take care of you?
6. What kind of people are you attracted to?
7. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now?
8. Who from the opposite gender is on your mind?
9. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?
10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
11. What does the most recent text that you sent say?
12. What are your 5 favorite songs right now?
13. Do you like it when people play with your hair?
14. Do you believe in luck and miracles?
15. What good thing happened this summer?
16. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
17. Do you think there is life on other planets?
18. Do you still talk to your first crush?
19. Do you like bubble baths?
20. Do you like your neighbors?
21. What are you bad habits?
22. Where would you like to travel?
23. Do you have trust issues?
24. Favorite part of your daily routine?
25. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with?
26. What do you do when you wake up?
27. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker?
28. Who are you most comfortable around?
29. Have any of your ex’s told you they regret breaking up?
30. Do you ever want to get married?
31. If your hair long enough for a pony tail?
32. Which celebrities would you have a threesome with?
33. Spell your name with your chin.
34. Do you play sports? What sports?
35. Would you rather live without TV or music?
36. Have you ever liked someone and never told them?
37. What do you say during awkward silences?
38. Describe your dream girl/guy?
39. What are your favorite stores to shop in?
40. What do you want to do after high school?
41. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
42. If your being extremely quiet what does it mean?
43. Do you smile at strangers?
44. Trip to outer space or bottom of the ocean?
45. What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
46. What are you paranoid about?
47. Have you ever been high?
48. Have you ever been drunk?
49. Have you done anything recently that you hope nobody finds out about?
50. What was the colour of the last hoodie you wore?
51. Ever wished you were someone else?
52. One thing you wish you could change about yourself?
53. Favourite makeup brand?
54. Favourite store?
55. Favourite blog?
56. Favourite colour?
57. Favourite food? 
58. Last thing you ate?
59. First thing you ate this morning?
60. Ever won a competition? For what?
61. Been suspended/expelled? For what?
62. Been arrested? For what?
63. Ever been in love? 
64. Tell us the story of your first kiss?
65. Are you hungry right now?
66. Do you like your tumblr friends more than your real friends?
67. Facebook or Twitter?
68. Twitter or Tumblr?
69. Are you watching tv right now?
70. Names of your bestfriends? 
71. Craving something? What?
72. What colour are your towels?
72. How many pillows do you sleep with?
73. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
74. How many stuffed animals do you think you have?
75. Favourite animal?
76. What colour is your underwear?
77. Chocolate or Vanilla?
78. Favourite ice cream flavour?
79. What colour shirt are you wearing?
80. What colour pants?
81. Favourite tv show?
82. Favourite movie?
83. Mean Girls or Mean Girls 2?
84. Mean Girls or 21 Jump Street?
85. Favourite character from Mean Girls?
86. Favourite character from Finding Nemo?
87. First person you talked to today?
88. Last person you talked to today?
89. Name a person you hate?
90. Name a person you love?
91. Is there anyone you want to punch in the face right now?
92. In a fight with someone?
93. How many sweatpants do you have?
94. How many sweaters/hoodies do you have?
95. Last movie you watched?
96. Favourite actress?
97. Favourite actor?
98. Do you tan a lot?
99. Have any pets?
100. How are you feeling?
101. Do you type fast?
102. Do you regret anything from your past?
103. Can you spell well?
104. Do you miss anyone from your past?
105. Ever been to a bonfire party?
106. Ever broken someone’s heart?
107. Have you ever been on a horse?
108. What should you be doing?
109. Is something irritating you right now?
110. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt?
111. Do you have trust issues?
112. Who was the last person you cried in front of?
113. What was your childhood nickname?
114. Have you ever been out of your province/state?
115. Do you play the Wii?
116. Are you listening to music right now?
117. Do you like chicken noodle soup?
118. Do you like Chinese food?
119. Favourite book?
120. Are you afraid of the dark?
121. Are you mean?
122. Is cheating ever okay?
123. Can you keep white shoes clean?
124. Do you believe in love at first sight?
125. Do you believe in true love?
126. Are you currently bored?
127. What makes you happy?
128. Would you change your name?
129. What your zodiac sign?
130. Do you like subway?
131. Your bestfriend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do?
132. Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with?
133. Favourite lyrics right now?
134. Can you count to one million?
135. Dumbest lie you ever told?
136. Do you sleep with your doors open or closed?
137. How tall are you?
138. Curly or Straight hair?
139. Brunette or Blonde?
140. Summer or Winter?
141. Night or Day?
142. Favourite month?
143. Are you a vegetarian?
144. Dark, milk or white chocolate?
145. Tea or Coffee?
146. Was today a good day?
147. Mars or Snickers?
148. What’s your favourite quote?
149. Do you believe in ghosts?
150. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page?

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

I stumbled on my scribbled thoughts on FGM this morning and I thought to share it.
From ages, female genital mutilation continues, inflicting pains on innocent girls, causing unhealing wounds in come cases; young girls are made to go through excruciating pains all in the nAme of tradition. They say that it reduces the urge for sex in the circumcised girls, but many circumcised girls are still promiscous.
Abstaining from sex is a thing of the mind. It pains me to see people these days still practicing this babaric act.
Please let's all give this archaic tradiition a human face and help stamp it out.

Waris Dirie, Somali model, author, actress, UN special Ambassador from 1997-2003 and spokes person on FGM speaks of her own experience.
" I peered between my legs and saw the gypsy. The old woman looked at me sternly, a dead look in her eyes, then foraged through an old carpet bag. She reached inside with her long fingers and fished out a broken razor blade. I saw dried blood on the jagged edge. She spit on it and wiped it on her dress. While she was scrubbing, my world went dark as mama tied a blindfold over my eyes.
The next thing I felt was my flesh being cut away. I heard the blade sawing back and forth through me skin"
I just can't imagine what would have happened to someone like me whose threshold for pain is very low! Circumcision without no antiseptics, no pain reliever, anaesthesia.....man, that's gangstar!.
Thinking about the process Waris went through makes my skin crawl, infact I just had to take that excerpt because the whole process is......evil!.
These people do not think of HIV, tetanus and other infections?
Dear readers, let us help create awareness in our little corner! FGM must be stamped out!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Rants

Am just so angry, moody, exhausted and all; I can't believe that after my final exams in June 28 this year, am still at home waiting for my result(yeah I know my degree class already), I still do not know when I'll go for NYSC amongst other things! I can't even apply for a good job because I do not have a certificate. Is it a crime to go to school in Nigeria? Those of us whose parents cannot afford private universities, what is our fate? God knows this is not what I planned for my life! Am here getting old while my mates have their Masters and all! I dey para!!!!! If wishes were horses *sigh*

Beauty

He who meets beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor
Red feathers are the pride of the parrot
Young leaves are the pride of the palm tree
Flowers are the pride of the leaves
A well swept veranda is the pride of the house owner
A straight tree is the pride of the forest
A fast deer is the pride of the bush
The rainbow is the pride of heaven
Children are the pride of their parents
A beautiful woman is the pride of her husband
The moon and stars are the pride of the sky

5 & 6

5) So much depends on reputation - Guard it with your life
Reputation is the cornerstone of power. Through reputation alone you can intimidate and win; once you slip however, you are vulnerable and will be attacked on both sides. Make your reputation unassailable. Always be alert to potential attacks and thwart them before they happen. Meanwhile, learn to destroy your enemies by opening holes in their own reputation. Then stand aside and let public opinion hang them.


6) Court attention at all cost
Everything is judges by its appearance; what is unseen counts for nothing. Never let yourself get lost in the crowd, then, or buried in oblivion. Stand out. Be conspicuous at all cost. Make yourself a magnet of attention by appearing large, more colourful, more mysterious than the bland and timid masses.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

You & I

I wonder as I sit
Pen in hand
Meditiating
Waiting for the flow of words
Because of you
I need to entertain
Because of you
I need to educate
With the abundance of words
My pen produces
Need to share with you
Moods beyond explanation
And at times
Wonder I do
If any reads me
Then I hear your voice
From the words you sent me
And appreciated I do feel
And it gives me strength
It gives me encouragement
And then I remember
That to a well know friend
Always I write
And I pray never for you
To depart from thos world
Of you &

If

If this is our chance to work
Let us work with all our will
If this is our time to learn
Let us learn with all our mind
If this is our moment to give
Let us give with all our heart
If this is our hour to pray
Let us pray with all our passion
If this is our moment to sing
Let us sing with all our soul
Before the second turn to minutes
Before the minutes turn to hours
Before the hours turn to days
Before the days turn to weeks
Before the weeks turn to months
Before the months turn to years

3&4

Today, I'll bring you rules 3 and 4 from the 48 laws of power.

3) Conceal your intentions
Keep people off balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defence. Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late.

4) Always say less than necessary
When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say the more common you appear and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open ended and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.

The Law is a Ass

That Quote is from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist in which Mr Bumble was informed that the law supposes that his wife acts under his directions and he said "the law is a ass, a idiot, if that's the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor, and the worst I wish the law is that its eye may be opened by experience - by experience"
I just had to give that background so we'll understand the post. Now back to my story; my neighbour planted lots of plantains and most of them are near our fence and we have had to contend with sweeping the leaves that fall into our compound, same for their mango tree that is right beside our front yard! You need to see how untidy our compound looks whenever the mango is flowering because no matter how often you sweep, the flowers never seem to stop shedding!
Now, the plantain is fruiting and the bunch of plantain is resting right inside our compound, leaning on our fence. So I asked my kid brother that if the plantain matures, who will cut it, and he said our neighbour! Man! That's so painful! So I'll just use my eyes to look at the plantain growing everyday for xyz months and the moment it is due to be harvested, the neighbours get to harvest it? What?
I asked my dad that okay, what if we go to court? He said since we weren't the ones who planted it, we can't harvest it! Man! The law is an ass!
So dear friends, shouldn't the law be changed? What do you think about some of the funny laws we live by?

Wow Zone

1) Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Russia control almost 70% of the world's oil reserves
2) The dead sea, which les between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest point on earth. Its water is 10 times saltier than seawater
3) The Swiss Guard is the world's smallest army. It consists of 100 men who have sworn allegiance to the Pope
4) France has the largest percentage of pet owners in Europe. One of every three families has a dog, and one of every four people has a cat
5) At midnight on New year's eve, Spaniards eat one grape with each chime of the clock. The grapes are said to bring luck for the next 12 months
6) India is the world's largest democracy. In the past 10,000 years, it has never invaded another country
7) According to legend, Japan's islands were formed from the tears of a goddess
8) Indonesia has more than 630 airports
9) Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt
10) Australia is the only continent to contain just one country

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Wow Zone

1) Greenland is the world's largest island. It is nearly covered with ice.
2) Lake superior on the US-Canadian border, is the world's largest freshwater lake.
3) Canada has the world's longest coastline. Its length of 244,000km would circle the earth more than six times!
4) Chewing gum was invented in Ohio in 1869
5) At a length of about 4,345km and an average width of 177km, Chille is the world's longest, thinnest country
6) Nearly a third of Brazilians are kids
7) Finland has about 55,000 lakes and nearly 180,000 islands
8) Thee are no snakes in Ireland. You won't find any snakes in New Zealand or at the North and South poles either
9) Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has about 1,300 bridges
10)In his will, Swedish inventor and businessman, Alfred Nobel established the Nobel prizes.

Quotes

1) We all lose friends to distance and time
2) Even the lost find their way home when you leave the lights on
3) If you can't live with the character, don't get involved
4) Sometimes people come into your life just to teach you something, and when you have learnt you move on
5)You can't change the past, and you can't control the future. You have the present, so make the best of the time you have now
6) There are no guarantees in life, only promises and whispers
7) Love is like playing the piano, first you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart
8) One of the mysteries of life is getting to know who we really are
9) Man is a bird of passage in this world and his home lies in the world beyond.
10) Every bad situation will have something positive; even a stopped clock is correct twice a day!

I just have to share the seven social sins as listed by Mahatma Ghandi
1) Wealth without work
2) Commerce without morality
3) Education without character
4) Science without humanity
5) Worship without sacrifice
6) Pleasure without conscience
7) Politics without principle

Thanks for reading!

The 48 laws of power

The 48 laws of power by Robert Greene has to be one of my favourite books of all times! For those of us who have not read it, I'll do a summary of the laws but two laws per day. Enjoy!
1) Never outshine the master
Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite. Inspire fear and insecurity. Make your master appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.

2) Never put too much trust in friends - learn how to use enemies
Be wary of friends - they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend because he has more to prove. Infact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no more enemies, find a way to make them.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

break out!

Do more than exist - live
Do more than touch - feel
Do more than look - observe
Do more than read - absorb
Do more than hear - listen
Do more than listen - understand
Do more than think - ponder
Do more than plan - act
Do more than talk - say something

You will never discover your full potential if you stay in the comfort zone. Break out- the world is waiting!

True love not blind

One definition of infatuation
Is love without reasons
For all seasons
True love is gradual
And not casual
That must long last
And not soon blast
Love is not blind
But in one's folly mind
Love looks not for lust
But good qualities in others lost

Once I loved you

From yesterday I am to learn
For tomorrow to be good
If in my past remain
If you must remember me in your memory
If in my future don't you come
Not as a friend or as a lover
To drag me back
To a past I must move away from
You always will I remember
Yu always I treasure somewhere in me
Because a period with you
I learnt to face the rhythm of emotion
A time once I loved you
And love vanishes not
So be content
With a memory that once I loved you
Be proud that once I loved you
No matter the change
Be content with a memory
That once I loved you

Betrayal

Man's love I believed so much in
Love reciprocated is aesthetic
Know how what you feel
What you see are different things
Man gregarious as he is
Lacks ability to hold relationships
When you think you've found a friend
He turns out to be your foe
The person you rest on
Without warning may withdraw
And you become the joke of the year
Just when you think all is right

Youthful Lust

Wonders it was to me
When the stories were told
The feelings seemed real
Yet like a mirage
Contact with it, events unfold
The phenomenon, a stage in life
Yes the feelings are real
Curiousity at the highest point
To touch the fire I do feel
It burns I was told
Yet I fear not
The urges are high
So is the tension
My fingers burn
But the delight mix with the pain
I find myself in a helpless situation
Uncaring of reputation attained
The desire to deviate seems so high
To swim with others in muddy ocean
To visit the joints and party all night
Hyperactive or extrovert I am
So full of emotion
My personality solidifies with right act
Right decision would get me to right destination
Right turning and gulping right facts
My future seems bright with dedication

Monday, 18 November 2013

Continental facts

I just stumbled on this and I couldn't help but share! Who knows who would learn something new.
Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest and windiest place on earth. It is the location of the South pole.
There are no national governments in Antarctica. Instead, Antarctica is governed by a treaty signed by 45 nations. The treaty states that Antarctica is a free and peaceful territory. The treaty also supports open scientific exchange and protects Antarctica's natural environment.
Antarctica is 98% covered in snow and ice. That's 80% of the ice in the world! The remaining 2% of the continent is rock.
The biggest hole in EArth's ozone layer is located over Antarctica.
No human beings are native to Antarctica.

Now this is really some wow facts!

My mother

Am sure all of us sang this beautiful rhyme in nursery school, thanks to Ann Taylor for composing such an evergreen piece and am reproducing it here. Enjoy!

Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hush'd me in her arms to rest
And on my cheeks sweet kisses prest?
My mother

When sleep forsook my open eyes
Who was it sung sweet hushbaby
And rocked me that I should not cry?
My mother

Who sat and watched my infant head
When sleeping on my cradle bed
And tears of sweet affection shed?
My mother

When pain and sickness made me cry
Who gazed upon my heavy eye
And wept for fear that I should die?
My mother

Who taught my infant lips to pray
And love God's holy book and day
And walk in wisdom pleasant ways?
My mother

And can I ever cease to be
Affectionate and kind to thee
Who was so very kind to me?
My mother

Ah! No the thought I cannot bear
And if God please my life to spare
I hope I shall reward thy care
My mother

When thou art feeble old and gray
My healthy arm shall be thy stay
And I will soothe thy pains away
My mother
I dedicate this to my mum, Adadioranma Susan Hundeyin, you gave me life, you've had to put up with me and my mischief all these years! I love you mama! Orisa bi iya kosi laiye!!!!!!!!!!!

Identity Crisis

So you mean you are not igbo? Oh no! How can you be egun! Am used to the "ohs" and "ahs" that comes from people when I tell them am not igbo. Yeah, my mum is igbo, growing up I hated idenfying with my father's tribe because of the stereotype that eguns were unintelligent, local, blah blah blah; I was quick to introduce myself as igbo, infact I took more delight in washing bitterleaf, pounding ede and banga than picking ewedu.
Going to the university changed it all for me; I became more self conscious and all. Now, am proud of my egun roots, well, I see my self more like a 100% Nigerian rather than a 50% egun, 50% igbo girl. Infact lemme type our(Hundeyin) oriki
Hunto Hanzi, whanga zou
Sato a wanno arowu ken poran du to
The whe mase whe
The whe gbeleto, gogu son sonvi
Ahoru wremegbe edo meta emi no gbo
Esa agutha ma blawu

Omo osa iba se bi okun
Ko ni jeki a mi
Eje ami eja a simi
Enia lonfidi enia bale
Omo ata arugbo meji legbeje
Ota eyeti ogbon
Ota eyeti kogbon
Ota won rairai soko
Omo okiki dode ijebu
Omi logbe nile alajogun
Kini onigba nta ti alawo koni

*fans self*

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Holy sunday

Happy sunday good people! Hope your day is coming up as planned? Something crossed my mind hence the post title. Why do people go holy on sunday especially on social networks between the hours of 6am to 1pm and revert to the rubbish tweets, bbm and facebook updates etc? Doesn't that smack of hypocrisy? I mean if its my style to tweet rubbish, why can't I continue the trend sunday morning?
Who is deceiving who?

Smile!!!!!!!!

A smile costs nothing
But it creates much
It enriches those who receive it
Without impoverishing those who give it
It happens in a flash
And the memory of it may last forever
None are so rich that they can get along without it
And none so poor that they cannot be richer for its benefits
It creates happiness in the home
Fosters goodwill in business
And is the countersign of friends
It is rest to the weary
Daylight to the discouraged
Sunshine to the sad
And nature's best antidote for trouble
Yet it cannot be begged, bought, borrowed or stolen
For it is something that is worth nothing to anyone
Until it is given away
In the course of the day
Some of your acquaintances may be too tired to give you a smile
Give them one of yours
Nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give

This is one of my fave poems ever! I dunno the author though!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Memories...............

Badagry town, door of civilization
First christianity and merchants the next
Then followed order and regulation
And yorubas with eguns were at rest.

For six years, that was what I chanted every morning at Badagry Grammar School( my secondary school); yesterday, I ran into some old students that finished before I was even born and the memories of secondary school hit me hard!
I remember the first day I resumed JSS1, I was so excited I was starting a whole new world, but alas! My joy was cut off immediately my mum finished the registration and left me all alone. It then dawned on me I was in the midst of strangers. I decided to go to my new class and as I marched across the green lawn, I heard "hey, stop there" I turned back and saw this "pankere" wielding teacher (Mr Oyekunle), as the fear of pankere especially thin ones was the beginning of wisdom, I started begging but he flogged me six strokes and told me never to cross the lawn. Immediately I got home, I told my mum I wasn't going to that school again but she laughed and lectured me on the difference between primary and secondry school.
When we sat for our second term examinations, I came second and I cried. I didn't cry because I came second but because a boy beat me to it! By the next term of course, I sat up and your guess is as good as mine.
Did I forget the day we were assigned seats and it was a boy and a girl per seat? You should have seen the looks on our faces as the belief was if you sat with a boy, it meant he was your husband (giggles) some of us even went as far as measuring and dividing our seat and table into two with the "don't pass your boundary" warning. I remember Abiola Busari was my seat mate and he was always crying because I made sure to always pass my boundary!
I remember my great friends: Chigozie Ogu, Adiele Nkechi, Ogwor Elohor, Okereke Chioma, Isujeh Toyin, Adama Esther, Robert Bodunrin, Okpala Uche, Biayeibo Preye, Amosu Tolani, Onyiye Egwudo, Bisi Adeyoyin, Kemi(always bullying me tho), Priscilla, Nnanna, Solomon, Spencer, Emmanuel John, Soji, Sodiq, Tope, okin Damilola, Seun Lawson and co, Odita Benjamin and co, Jennifer and Jeffery, tosin and co, bello and co, rosemary, delodun and co, melinda, ifelayo, prest, ibrahim, goke, man! Fond memories are rushing right now! I can't remember some people at the moment but trust me,I cherish the years we spent together. I still have that slum book from SS2! I read it and laugh! You all helped to mould me into who I am today.
How can I forget my teachers! Ms Machi! Boy! The Oral english and letter writing classes! How we hated them! Ma! The good english I speak today is because of you! Mr Ekeata that discovered my debating skills! He was always with us, till 6, preparing us for debates, Ms Onineh my biology mistress, mr Oyekunle that decorated my body with pankere. I won't mention the names of the others that were unecessarily wicked and all sha.
Am proud of my alma mater! Up BGS!!!!

Siblings rivalry.

Siblings rilvary is as old as the days of cain and abel. Growing up, I remember my younger brother and I used to be at each other's throat, it was like we were in a competition, we spent virtually 23.5 hours of the day figthing. It was like he refused to accept a girl was older than him and trust me to aways push it in his face that 4 years gap wasn't 4 days. Immediately my parents come back from work, I'll be waiting by their door to start reporting but no matter how much they handled the case, I was never satisfied and would start again.
So am asking, why is it that this rivalry is always worse when a girl has a boy as her immediate younger one? Or am I imagining it?
This article was first published on the 16th of November, 2013.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Thank God its friday!

Good morning dear readers, how did your week go? Mine was just there, same routine. Friday is my favourite day of the week because we get to rest after a stressful week and all.
I'll do a quick post on few facts some of us may not know.
Did you know that
1) A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out
2) All polar bears are left handed
3) An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain
4) Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure
5) No word in the english language rhymes with month
6) The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue
7) A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter is not a nice person
8) It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
9) Our eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing
10) The word lethologica describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want
11) Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
12) A snail can sleep for three years
13) Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age
14) Butterflies taste with their feet
15) China has more english speakers than the united states.

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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Indefinite strike

Good morning people, I woke up to the news that the meeting that was suppose to be held today has been postponed till January 15, 2014. Am so angry right now! Fine, Prof Iyayi died in the struggle, but heck, must we throw away the baby with the bath water? Right now I don't understand what ASUU's ideals are at this point; our future has been mortgaged. Fine, there is infrastructural decay and what's not, the issue of incompetent lecturers, who will address it? How about unjust extortion? Sexual harassments etc? Am just so angry this morning. Time wasted can never be regained. Can't other means of resolving issues be worked out aside from going on strike? I think its time for students to go on strike too. God help us! Infact is it to call on God to help us or for us to do things right?

Emotions

Today, I'll be delving into the mental health corner. Yeah, you read that right, emotions.
Emotions are the strong, immediate reactions that you feel in response to an experience. Different types of emotions include love, anger, frustration, hostility, fear, anxiety, jealousy, envy, grief, and so on.
The ability to understand and express your emotions builds your self confidence and helps you to communicate well with others. It also helps you to understand others better. These abilities contribute to your mental health.
1. LOVE
Love is a strong feeling or deep concern for another person. Friendship is one form of love. You may think of friendship as just a liking but. True friends feel loyal towards each other and share interests and support. Family love is one of the strongest feelings human beings can experience. It grows out of many years of living together.
Love in marriage between a man and a woman is one of the deepest kinds of love two people can share. This type of love involves promises to each other about all parts of live.
Love is a bond that all humanity have in common.
2. ANGER
Anger is a strong feeling of displeasure. It may take different forms.
3. FRUSTRATION
Frustration is a feeling of disappointment.
4. HOSTILITY
Hostility is feeling and behaving in an unfriendly way.
5. FEAR
Fear is a scared feeling.
6. ANXIETY
Anxiety is the fear of the future or the unknown.
7. JEALOUSY
Jealousy is the fear of losing something you already have.
8. ENVY
Envy is the fear that you cannot get what someone else has.
9. GRIEF
Grief is a deep sorrow that is caused by the loss of someone or something you cannot get back.
STAGES OF GRIEF
1) Shock and disbelief
Temporary retreat from hurtful events accompanied by feeling of emotional numb, which may last a few hours or days.
2) Emotional release
May cry, although crying is a healthy release. It may become hysterical.
3) Depression and loneliness
Feels out of contact with daily events.
4) Physical distress
May lose appetite, develop indigestion, high blood pressure, rapid heart beat or changes in body temperature.
5) Panic
Actions may lack clear direction, sometimes accompanied by moments of disbelief.
6) Guilt
Feels guilty that nothing can be done to change the past relationship; regret and wishful thinking are common at this stage.
7) Hostility and resentment
May express resentment towards doctors, friends or even towards lost loved ones.
8) Dejection
Unable to return to usual activities; all activities seem impossible and difficult.
9) Reconciliation
Begins positive steps to adjust to life without lost loved ones.
10) Adaptation
Realizes that life can continue. Begins search for new relationships, but not as a substitute for lost loved ones. New relations and activities will provide new reasons to continue living.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Too Late

Work while you are to work
And play while to play
To be useful and happy
This is the way
All what you do
Do it with your mind
For things done by half
Can never be done right
A stitch in time
Saves more than nine
Bake your loaves
When the oven is steaming
Leave not till tomorrow
An assignment meant for today
Work when you are still fresh
So as to have a peaceful tomorrow
If your parents are rich
Set not your mind there
Do your own best
If you refuse to work
While your mates work
Then you will have to sweat
When they will have to rest
And the riches of your parents
Might no longer be useful then
It will just be too late

Remember This

It is always nice to be important
But it is always important to be nice
It is not so important to receive respect from others
But to earn respect for yourself
It is not so important to spend money on a person
But to spend time with the person
But to be appreciated.

If..................

If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill
Be the shrub in the valley but be the best little shrub by the side of the hill
Be the best bush if you can't be the tree
If you can't be a bush be a bit of grass And some highway happier make
If you can't be a muskie then just be a bass
But be the liveliest bass in the lake
We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew
There is something for all of us
There's big work to do and there's lesser to do
And the task we must do is near
If you can't be a highway then just be a trail
If you can't be the sun, be a star
It isn't by size that you win or fail
Be the best of whatever you are.

I hope this piece will inspire someone to brighten his/her corner. No impact is too small; little drops of water makes a mighty ocean.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Friendship

Some friends come and suddenly go
Some are separated by time
Some by difference
Some by distance
Some by pride
No matter how far you are
You always remain special to me!

This is for all my long lost friends, right from my childhood days, I can barely remember some of you, I've searched all over the internet for others, the friends I made in high school, camp meetings, those I made via social platforms, we may not have heard from eachother in a while but trust me, each time I go through my diary, I wish you'all can reach out to me and tell me you are fine. Seun, Gideon, Emmanuel, Joe, abbey, ada, tosin, tunji, toun, obiora, dimeji, chigozie, hassanah, etc, trust me, I still relish the good moments we had and you still have a special place in my heart!

My Thoughts

Good morning swwethearts, I stumbled upon the book where I used to pen my thoughts as a teenager and reading it gave me that feeling of nostalgia. I've decided I'll share some of the things there with my esteemed readers.
So my thoughts is part of my failed attempt at being a poet (I'll reproduce it unedited). I hope you'll enjoy it.


My thoughts lie deep within me
Waiting to be expressed
A lot of things are racing through my mind
But I don't like expressing them
The reason I don't know
At other times, my thoughts makes me fantasize
And I see myself in wonderland
And I wish something could happen
Sometimes it does, at other times, it doesn't
At times, my thoughts are good
And they are bad at other instances
But I'd rather bury my thoughts in me
'Cause they are my treasures.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Words on marble

1)By six qualities may a fool be known: anger without cause, speech without profit, change without motive, inquiry without a object, trust in a stranger and inability to discriminate between friend and foe.
2) There are some people who live in a dream world and there are some who face reality and then there are those who turn one into the other.
3) Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes, but no plan.
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More facts about Nigeria

1) The most spoken phrase in Nigeria is "how far"
2) The muslims in Nigeria are three times more than that of Saudi Arabia
3) The pastor of the largest church in UK, KICC is a Nigerian. His name is Matthew Ashimolowo
4) THe pastor of the largest church in Ukraine is a Nigerian
5) There is a place called Sabo in virtually every state in Nigeria
6) The highest point in Nigeria is Chappal Waddi, on the border between Taraba and Adamawa states (12,419m)
7) The largest butterfly diversity in the world can be found in the areas around Calabar, Crossriver state
8) The longest bridge in Africa(the third mainland bridge in Lagos state) is in Nigeria
9) The walls of Benin in present day Edo state are the longest ancient earthworks in the world and probably the largest man-made structure on earth
10) The Anambra waxbill, a small bird of many beautiful colours is found only in the southern Nigeria and nowhere else on earth