Waiting

We all have to wait at different points in our journey through life. Either you are waiting for food to be ready, waiting for your turn on a queue, waiting for an outcome of an interview, waiting for the first payment, waiting for the ‘’alert’’. Now to deeper things – waiting to be declared cancer…

April….

Today at the gym, my instructor asked me to do some belly exercise as I was about to leave the gym. Like an obedient child, I mounted the bench to do some sit-ups. After 10 sit-ups, I asked – “How many sit-ups in a lap”. He replied: Twenty (20). I added, “How many laps am…

Awgu 2….

As at the time I got to Awgu; the orientation camp – please refer to the first part of the article – I had developed headache, fever and Catarrh. I asked myself that familiar question; what exactly are you doing here? Every thing irritated me; the weather, the registration, the noise, the hustling, the food…

Agwu Camp

In Nigeria where I grew up, it is mandatory to serve the nation after graduating from a tertiary institution. The scheme is called National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) – it is a one (1) year mandatory service, where youths are posted to different parts of the country to learn other cultures and “serve our fatherland”….

These things are in you…

I had a conversation with one of my colleagues recently, the conversation was about children from privileged background that are currently maximising their parent’s platforms. He was of the opinion that some skills/traits are not genetically transmitted – so there is no basis for some of the children to be on these platforms. The context…

Compass

Growth can be inconvenience Growth can be leaving your comfort zone Growth can be leaving your friends and loved ones Growth can involve letting go of your best party clothes, because you have outgrown them But growth is life Growth is pride Growth is refreshing Growth is attractive Everyone loves associating with growth, I will…

Grow…

Eni is my 6months old baby, very gracious and beautiful. Every child is special but she is extra-special. Within this short time we have spent together the life lessons learnt from her have been phenomenal. We have always tried to be “baby friendly’ I.e adopt exclusive breast-feeding for the first 6months for our kids. For…

No Excuse…

Life is funny! Two people are exposed to the same information, same experience and possibly same background and they process their experience differently. When I watched the opening ceremony of Russia 2018, the colourful and carnival-like event was remarkable. It is an image that will stay with me for a long time. I know an…

I will get back to you

I was not expectant on my birthday this year, this was because I just started a new job and thought I have not made many friends in my new office. Also I was broke and did not have any plan of throwing a party. I belittled the power of social media and the fact that…

Talk, Talk and Talk…

I had a “one on  one” with my Manager (Pee) at work today, this is our weekly catch-up where we alternate our discussions between official and personal issues. He inquired about my world and what I have been up to, I mentioned my desire to do much more with my life, time and skills. I…

Weeds

There is another vital lesson I learnt from arranging my wardrobe on Saturday. …please click here to read previous post. Like a typical matrimonial room, our wardrobe is split into two(2). First part is for madam(my wife) and the other part is “meant” to be mine. During the separation process, I discovered that some of…

Scattering

Sometimes I feel Saturdays are gifts, a special gift to reward the diligence of Monday to Friday. I remember my 1st weekend after I got my first job in 2006, it was like I got a thousand dollars cheque. Today is another Saturday, I spent a chunk of the morning in bed. After I managed…