At this point I’d have loved to have the opportunity to ask the brains behind the social network that is Twitter what they feel about their work at the moment. Hopefully, with such an opportunity, it’d be fitting to ask whether the real purpose for creating such a social network had actually been fulfilled or bastardized… Either way, that’s merely a wish… Now, its no news that the “Nigerian Twitter Community” has become much more than just a social network Nigerians happened to stumble upon…. While I am very happy that Nigerians, true to type, are well represented on twitter, its still disheartening that most of the folks on there portray Nigerians in bad light (not like we were good to begin with)… Its really appalling. Continue reading
The past week has been a mixture of highs and lows for me, having shed tears uncontrollably one day after the other, and found what looked like a new life during this time, i’d say I have been living a a page out of a novel. Some people are so beautiful inside and outside that the thought of anything bad happening to them could rip one to shreds emotionally. I remember my days in what my mother began to call “The land of the unknown”, where I had no family, no friends, no one to call my own, save the federal government run parastatal that brought me there. These people, bless their hearts, took me in, they fed me, they burned their fuel for me, they took care of me. They had no prior knowledge of who I was, they were not weary of the fact that I was an eerily quiet young person who loved my own company so much, they tried all they could to bring me out into the light, during what I thought was my darkest hour. They cared for me. Continue reading
Sunday November 10, 2013
It was a calm sunday afternoon, the heat wave had become a tad unbearable, and Rita was forced to abandon the thoughts of taking a nap as she made to get out of bed to step outside for fresh air. “Don’t leave me” “Don’t leave me”, Rita heard Canice mutter softly as she stirred in her sleep, taking a long look at her she wondered if it was a good idea to wake her up. “Don’t leave me”, she continued to mutter, Rita got up from her bed and walked over to Canice’s side. Crouching by the side of her sister’s bed, she began to stroke her hair softly, it had been three months since Francis passed away, Rita felt sorry for her sister.
I read a lot of stuff over the internet, about Love and relationships, about what the chemistry between a man and a woman should be like, and a host of other topics. In all the material I have read, and all the “messages” I have been exposed to (especially the ones by Nigerian authors), I have noticed that everyone hides from the truth. A vast majority of writers who “specialize” in matters of the heart tend to completely remove themselves from the “situation” they explore. There is a sense of detachment on the part of most authors that makes one who might really be in need doubt their analysis and recommendations.
I recently fell in love with the song Royals by Lorde, the songwriter/singer from New Zealand, and I must say, she speaks for a lot of young people across the globe. I know it is quite late to gush about the song anyways, since its quite “old” anyways… That wasnt my reason for choosing to write anyways.
The mind of the average young person anywhere is usually filled with thoughts of grandeur. A good number are addicted to the flambouyant lifestyles they see as displayed by the creme of the world in the entertainment industry, and the world at large.
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We all have trying times, moments when we feel inadequate and inept to face challenges that come our way. We often end up in a loop, trying to determine the next action to take, or the best place to hide in some cases. For a majority of people, the road to self discovery is wrought with a mixture of fear and uncertainty. We are saddled with the burden of defining ourselves, what makes us tick, what we want from life, and how to go about getting it. We assume that when the odds seem against us, the best alternative is to give up; but the truth is, giving up is never the answer.. There is more to you than you can readily see, and you would probably spend the rest of your life discovering new things about yourself.
Courage, is not necessarily the absence of fear, but it is the willingness to trudge on even when things look very bleak. Having courage is akin to discovering oneself. Be courageous enough to face your demons, to realize how important you are in the scheme of things, and to readily take up your role in it. The sooner you are able to embrace yourself, the better. You can only get others to believe in you when you have the courage to believe in yourself…. You can only believe in yourself when you have discovered yourself fully…… Courage!
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