Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande - Beneath Your Beautiful

Fell in love with this song the moment I heard it which is quite strange since it is not my usual fast-tempo kind of music. 

Thought to share, for those that have not seen or heard it before.

Enjoy :)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Six Vital Lessons

Hello Peeps,

For your reading pleasure, enjoy and do have a productive week ahead:

Lesson 1:
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor.

Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to drop that towel."

After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob.

After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.

The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, "Who was that?" "It was Bob the next door neighbor," she replies.

"Great!" the husband says, "did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?"

Moral of the story:
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2:
A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.
The nun said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?"

The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?" The priest apologized "Sorry sister but the flesh is weak."

Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.

On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, "Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory."

Moral of the story:

If you are not well informed in your job, opportunities for advancement will pass right by you.

Lesson 3:
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish."

"Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world." Puff! She's gone.

"Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life." Puff! He's gone.

"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."

Moral of the story:
Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 4:
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"

The eagle answered: "Sure , why not."

So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson 5:
A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy."

"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients."

The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.

Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story:
Bull shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

Lesson 6:
A little bird was flying south for the Winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and shit on him.

As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.

A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
(3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Hello Peeps,

Just saw this post and thought to share, it reminds me of how “ungrateful” we get sometimes and how hard it is for us, as humans, to be unconditionally grateful to God.

Me:  God, can I ask You a question?
God: Sure.
Me:   Promise You won't get mad ... ... ...
God: I promise.
Me:  Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do you mean?
Me:  Well, I woke up late.
God: Yes.
Me:   My car took forever to start.
God: Okay.
Me:  At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait.
God: Hmmm...
Me:  On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call.
God: All right.
Me:  And on top of it all, when I got home ~I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn't work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?.
God: Let me see, the Angel of Death was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of my Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
Me (humbled): OH
God: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
Me: (ashamed).
God: The first person who was supposed to make your sandwich today is sick and I didn't want you to catch what he has, I knew you couldn't afford to be sick and miss work.
Me (embarrassed): Okay.
God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give a false report of what you said on that call, I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see God
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to turn off all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I'm Sorry God.
God: Don't be sorry, just learn to Trust Me.... in All things , the Good & the Bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don't doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.
Me: I won't God and let me just tell you God; Thank You for everything today.
God: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children...:).

“An Attitude of Gratitude increases your Altitude” :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Gentle Wahala

Hello Dudes and Dudedets,

So something happened on Saturday that am itching to share and then get "your" opinions.

First of all, it was a great day because I saw two best friends get married (Julie Amafah and Alex Attah) and it was ohhh so lovely and fun-filled :).

While I was basking in this happiness and carrying out my "bridesmaid" duties, a young bloke walked up to me and the following conversation ensued:

"Excuse me, someone asked me to give this to you" the bloke said while pulling out a complimentary card from his pocket.

My first reaction was shock then it slowly ebbed to mild irritation, like really what happened to the "old fashion" way of guys walking up to girls and asking them out or at least delivering the "love letter" (infused with his best himself?. Am not saying every guy does this but it is getting quite rampant especially in Abuja and I just wonder why???.

So back to the conversation...
"Hmmmmm...I will try not to be rude to you but can you go back to the person that sent you and give him back his complimentary card" I said as calmly as I could manage.

"Ahhhh..stop acting proud now and just collect the card, he even asked me to collect your number" the bloke insisted.

At this point it took all my strength to hold it in, I was so am being proud for refusing to collect a guy's complimentary card delivered by a "messenger" and then to add to it all, am supposed to hand over my number and probably say; “please ask your Oga to call me ko"...smh.

"Bros, please go back to the person that sent you, if he wants to talk to me, he should come and meet me himself, end of story" I said and turned around before the bloke asks me to "frog jump" for refusing his "Oga's" request.

Luckily for his sake and my sake too, he went back to his master, but I have been wondering and can't help asking:

Is this the new trend of "toasting"? Is it a sign of authority and "big boyrism" for the "sender"? Abi, is the number of courageous guys especially in Abuja slowly dwindling?.

Please shed more light.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Weekend Quotes

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When it seems cloudy, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the one who makes it right.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you are feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find their way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you've done your best.

Dare to be the best you can.
At all times, Dare to be!!!.

- Steve Maraboli

TGIF...Do have a fun-filled weekend.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Gifted hands

Sometimes life’s lessons can be gleaned from little and seemly inconsequential events, such as reading a very good book or watching a wonderful movie. Yes, they say “experience is the best teacher”, but I guess there is no harm in learning from someone else’s experience and that is what the inspirational book that has also been made into a movie titled Gifted Hands does.

It teaches you vital life lessons which is believable, since it is a true story, as it depicts what a person can accomplish through hard work, dedication, and believing that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. 

The story focuses on the life of a Pediatric Neurosurgeon; Dr. Benjamin Carson, who not only went against all odds to become the first Pediatric Neurosurgeon to perform a Hemispherectomy but also went through a childhood filled with anger, racism and low self-esteem.

But with love and constant encouragement from his Mother, who had insecurities of her own, and his unwavering faith in God he turned out to be greater than he had ever imagined.

Gifted hands
by Ben Carson is a book/movie for those who are plagued with insecurities, anger and the fear of trying.

Enjoy either reading the book or watching the movie. It’s worth your time.

The Trailer:

Society or Not

So the other day I was gisting with a friend, one gist led to another and we got talking about the "general" notion that men are created with a certain "gene" that makes them liable to cheat and this act (wrong or right...I won't say) is widely acceptable in most societies especially in Africa; where a man is free to "sow his wild oats from Niger to Chad".

This "gist" got me thinking because according to my friend; "that's how they (men) are all wired and we (women) are expected to accept them like that", she said in a resigned tone. Well, I won't say exactly what I told her but our opinions definitely differ especially the "acceptance" part. I may sound like a feminist but really people, let's call a "spade a spade".

If as a young vibrant man who is in a exclusive relationship or is married and the urge to "cheat" strikes you, don't blame it on the society....take "credit" for your actions, its either you have alot of "love" to spread around as per "da love machine", "konji" is catching you or you just hate that word called "commitment". Don't blame it on the poor society that has no solid representative, abi has anyone ever seen a child called "society"?.

In my humble opinion, I think people "generalize" things or put the blame on the "society" when they know the action they are involved in has negative connotations. If the society is to be blamed for every "general" action, then why doesn't anybody say its natural for a young man to yearn for success despite unemployment issues? How come nobody says a young African male should grow up with the urge to be responsible and goal-driven?. Nope, I guess that's not the "societal" way of thinking.

The "societal" way of thinking is:
1) Every man is born with the urge to be unfaithful and he will most likely satisfy that urge either in his early years or when he is sixty years old with a young "grand daughter" calling him "baby".

2) 90% of the girls in Abuja are "runz babes", it is unthinkable for a young girl to work hard, pay her rent and buy herself a good ride. Nahh,one aristo must be responsible and it is ok, because that's "Abuja life" for you.

3) Igbo people are so money driven that they can sell themselves just for profit and it's ok, besides he/she is an igbo person and the "society" expects and accepts this action.

I can go on and on, but am sure we get the drift. When are we going to learn to stand as individuals, each person responsible for his/her own actions, strong enough to say "I did it because I felt like doing" and not because "na the usual thing" or (my favourite") "the devil caused it" (wonder how people communicate with the devil so effectively...smh).

Give the "society" a break and be your own regulator, everyone is free to differ with my opinion as long as they have met a dude or a babe called "society".

Until then...I choose to draw a clean and straight line between my actions and what the "society" expects from me.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sweet Mother

Dedicating this lovely quote to all the extraordinary moms out there especially my big sister who just took her first “baby” steps into motherhood.

Mothers = Diamonds (They are forever).


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