I have lost count of the number of times I have heard people talk about how they will do things the same way all over again if they had a chance to relive it.
My next question is always “why?”
What you are about to do will make you happy, but at what cost to others?
To love your neighbor as yourself, you must first be considerate. How is my action affecting them? If I were on the receiving end, how would I feel?
By the evening of Sunday, I knew I had no choice but to call Rukevwe. Every bone in me assured me that if this weekend passed without me calling her, I would have blown my chances.
However the dice fall, at least, I would have given it my best shot.
It is so noisy that whenever there is a semblance of quietness, Lagosians get worried. Quietness in Lagos can only mean one thing; trouble.
Teenagers of every generation will always find and create their vices. Hopefully, they don’t cross over into areas of illegality.
Adults taking advantage of their naivety, inquisitiveness, and power imbalance meanwhile will always be morally and legally wrong.
Creator’s remorse is a feeling of regret or sadness a creator feels towards their work.
It could be experienced while still creating it, immediately after completion, shortly after being done, or long after they are done with the work.
All that came to my mind at that point was that Aproko Doctor would be very proud of this baby. He has been advising everyone to drink water. Especially after they wake up. And here is my baby girl doing exactly that.
More importantly, even while you laugh at me, I can relax in the knowledge that those learning wheels are there to ensure I don’t topple over.
(He that laughs without a broken arm, laughs best.)
It is easy to acknowledge and respect a man of strength while overlooking and underrating a man of patience.
In that same breath, why is strength regarded as a masculine quality and patience as a feminine quality?
If you believe there is something wrong with Nigeria, now is the time to act. Don’t speak up and cry, then go back to collect your salaries and allowances.
There is always the option of keeping quiet and allowing your name to forever rest in infamy. But at least, deny your children the disgrace of seeing you cry like a little bitch.
Sometimes, just like and share a picture and move on. Other times, drop a compliment, the person might really need it.
Just don’t let your compliment always be the precursor to them asking or being asked, “savings or current”.
Have you ever been in a multistorey building and look down at the “peasants” beneath you? Doesn’t it feel cool to be able to see people from a vantage position, and they have no idea you are up there?
Add to that the cool breeze enjoyed by residents of multistorey buildings.
One of the most baffling sights I am always bewildered to witness is that of someone operating with a swagger that can best be described as confident incompetence.
I can’t help laughing when their confident incompetence results in disgraceful failure.
In our daily travels and travails (depending on which applies to you), we need a lot of strength and patience.
Success in any endeavor would be impossible to attain without strength and patience.
Looking back at China’s space junk from 2007 and now, 2021, should space endeavors be a source of worry? Just like with industrialization and global warming, countries that didn’t participate or benefit could be the worst-hit victims.
Honestly, if I had an intern, I would have asked them to go through the tabs and summarize them for me. Unfortunately I didn’t
If I could afford it, I would have hired a temp to do it for me. Again, I can’t afford to.
Everything that has just been said, you will see someone else confidently stand up as if to proffer a solution.
Instead, they will go on to restate everything the last speaker just said. Except in a more fanciful rendition
From shooting themselves in the foot to sticking their foot in their mouth, people end up doing more damage to themselves than their targets.
It is always better to pull a Kante and end things amicably. You ex-friend, boss, or lover should always be left with a smile whenever they see or remember you.
Turns out you can get that legendary status as a goalkeeper by not only stopping goals and even penalty kicks. You can provide assists and score yours too. Not just free-kicks and penalties. Last-minute headers too.
A major key to maintaining strength, morale, and maximizing productivity is knowing when to take a break. Such period is used to rest, recover, research where necessary, and regain strength and motivation for the task ahead.
Do you have an idea how frustrating it is to listen to a speaker, and half their speech is telling you about the true meaning of a word?
They’ll pick a big word and break it into multiple parts, then coin another meaning to it and expect you to find that to be deep.
No one asked you to be a role model or influencer, but that comes with the territory of being a public speaker and influencer. Stop asking people to ignore your personal life but take your words seriously.
There are very few things the lovely people of Lagos love more than public holidays.
The manic tempo of Lagos is one that can only be survived by intravenous doses of public holidays.
If volunteers are asked to pick the books they’ll be interested in writing, the book of Lamentations will have the most volunteers.
As a matter of fact, if the new books don’t have to maintain the size of the old, the book of Lamentations will take up ninety percent of the new Bible. There is just too much lamenting to do.
Those who profess to be infallible are the ones you should fear the most. In a bid to prove how right they are, they will go to any length. They don’t care whose ox is gored.
You are not one of such. Welcome criticism and correction alike.
Please, if you know breakfast in bed is something you look forward to, ask your husband if he can cook before you marry him.
Maybe you should even taste his food. It’s not only guys that need to know about your kitchen skills.
She went on to regale me with the latest news on the blogs. I think all of our gossip sessions can be summarised thus, “Nigerians are crazy.”
And apparently, the couple that gossips together stays together.
It is one of such instances that tempted me to send an acknowledgment of his acknowledgment.
The only reason I stopped was that I knew if I started it and he indulged me by replying, then I wasn’t going to stop.
How long do I have to wait before I come up in someone’s scan? Not just someone, but in the scan of a guy that is my kind of guy.
I never thought of this before, am I my spec’s spec?
Spot the animal in human skin around you based on their response to this stomach-churning incident. Don’t stop at blocking and reporting them on Twitter and Instagram. Keep your children away from them.
I remember the first time I saw the word “lasagna”. You can be certain that I pronounced it weird. My pronunciation was so off, that when I first heard it pronounced right, I had no idea we were both referring to the same thing.
How can you pronounce lasagna as “lasanya”?
Apparently, there is one circle where death isn’t as frowned upon. When I found this out, I was shocked.
That was until I heard their argument. Now I’m conflicted. On the one hand, they are right. On the other hand, this is someone dying.
More disturbing than blacks not being picked up by the aliens, is the fact that no Nigerian has recorded any of such encounters so far.
The Nigerian population in the USA is enough to have witnessed a noticeable amount of extraterrestrial activities. How come none is reported?
There are principles that guarantee outcomes, then there is also the law of randomness.
Not every situation has a reason, a purpose, or an origin. Some just happened for happening sake.
They were calling me boss, stud, G, main man, and other macho salutations. If only they knew that all my head was doing was thinking up possible pick up and start up line.
We all believe God works in mysterious ways, but we don’t think one of such ways could be a Pixar movie. Or an Eminem, DMX, or Macklemore song.
Sometimes, the faux pas wasn’t exactly career ending. Or it doesn’t go viral. Instead, it is the response of the celeb that caused more damage, rather than provide damage control.
The ease with which people confidently quote the Bible with sayings that are not in the Bible is quite surprising, shocking, frustrating, and disappointing.
In today’s episode of things the bible did not say, we will be talking about “cleanliness is next to godliness”.
You have been taught by your environment to believe that you are static. You were made to believe that you are impervious to change.
Rather than accept criticism and correction, you put up a defense. You always have a reason and an excuse.
Don’t let people bound you to your pain while they go-ahead to live a free life. And don’t mentally do the same to yourself.
The worst prisoner is the one who is also his own prison warden.
Rather than tell her yes or no, I asked her if she has a problem with Tomi staying with me. Hannah innocently said no.
I would have totally believed her, except that she has been trying to ruin our little alone time by endlessly bringing up Tomi.