Living Stones

Living Stones

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The picture that comes to mind is a piece of wall art - made of stone mosaic, thick patterns, and delicate paint; each piece of pebble, a streak of pattern and a swab of paint, imperfectly forming the underlying image.It's not entirely smooth, neither is it perfectly formed. You may even struggle to see the exact picture that the stones come together to represent. But it's art and it's very costly! The value cannot be estimated. Unfortunately, these stones carry no ID; these patterns seem very random. They are all unique but can't be figured out individually. Their representation and effects can, however, can be seen in the art image eventually formed. Our lives are built by the people in it - the people we let in conscious or unconsciously; Much like…
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April 1. April Smarts

April 1. April Smarts

bants, features, libretto
Happy New Year! That took me all of 91 days! Whew! It's been an amazing 91 days all the same. Days, weeks and months have gone by in 2016 and I am beyond grateful for everything that has come my way this year. I particularly love love love April (Duh! it's my birth month). I don't really make so much of a big deal about my birthday. I just prefer to get away from all the social media noise, reminisce about the past, plan for the future and enjoy the day with one or two close friends. This year wont be any much different. I've been feeling quite old lately though, but that's good too. I took a stock of Q1 2016 yesterday and I was happy. My typical attitude to…
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2015 – What can I say?

2015 – What can I say?

bants, shenanigans
This post almost did not happen. I've been thinking about this post since November. What will my 2015 year-in-review post contain? I thought of 15 spectacular things that happened in 2015 and I could not even wrap my head around one. Not like there aren't any, but none really struck me this year, to be honest. At times, I feel like the year just passed through me and I couldn't pause, relish and appreciate the seemingly good times and memories. In fact I think I went through the year with some high level of indifference to many things. Today, I sit here in an empty apartment, cleaning in preparation for moving and chatting away. This phrase kept coming to me. That awkward moment when all you literally have to say is "Thank…
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She’s an Enigma

She’s an Enigma

bants, CyberCoffee
Hey Earthlings!  Trust the week has been great? Mine has been kinda "mehhh". My brain has been bursting from working late into the night back to back, my car was trying to be dramatic this morning, the whole world has kinda been annoying. Arrrgghhh! I knew I had hit my limit yesterday, when I actually mistakenly sent about #100,000 to a wrong account number yesterday. Imagine! Attention span = 0.   Anyway, I've been battling with reading and concentration over the past few days and I just learnt a lesson. Enjoy below.  I have 2 exams to write in December which I have been preparing for for a few weeks now, albeit quite slow. This 4 day-holiday could not have at a better time because I hoped it will avail…
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Life Mantra

Life Mantra

bants, CyberCoffee, Zadok
I saw this photo on Toby Mac's Facebook page this morning. This photo reminds me of a philosophy I adapted for my life about 3 years ago. I never really put pen to paper to communicate it. But as you know, it's not clear if it's not written. Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie... (‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2‬:‭2-3a‬ MSG) or Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie...…
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Miss Socially Awkward

Miss Socially Awkward

bants
I had a pretty amazing childhood. (Isn't that what we all say ? ). But I really think I did. Maybe because my definition of amazing childhood involves the following - playing in sand, travelling on holidays (to "Ibadan" & "Ijebu Igbo", not America o) and always having Aunties and Uncles around; running around the compound with friends, playing too much card and board games and not reading at all; spraying insecticide on fire-lit papers and saving to buy a Walkman or palito, only to wreck it a day after; "blowing" bangers and other fireworks during Christmas and New Year, playing "ten-ten", "suwe", "peepee o", "tinko-tinko". A lot! I wonder why I'm not so razz yet (or maybe I am. Lol). I had all of this and I was fine. I didn't…
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In sickness and In health

In sickness and In health

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I've had this post sitting in draft for some 4 months now. How hard can it be to put your thoughts together in a post, yeah? Not really I'd say. But I wasn't really sure about how to put my opinion out there without sounding like a relationship counselor / expert (that I'm clearly not). I heard something a few weeks ago which struck a chord within me, hence propelling this post. Here's what I heard: It's easy to love when you feel it. Try loving when you don't feel it - that's where the real work is. The media today makes love look easy. From #RelationshipGoals to #MCM and #WCW. From engagement bl(r)ings flying all over the place to photographers delighting us with their best pre-wedding and wedding shoots with the poise and…
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Not-so-Sad Saturday

Not-so-Sad Saturday

bants
Today is one of those days; when everything and everyone in the world is being defensive against you and you don't even have the strength to fight back. Although it "seems" like you have it all sorted out but there's still that deep down emptiness. I don't do depressed! No way! I always feel the need to sort it ASAP. I don't try to escape it by hanging out, shopping or some other juvenile activities . I address it. So, In my typical fashion, I searched through my mind to figure out what the problem was. Could it be the super slow internet connectivity that's killing my mojo -  Probably. I hate snail-speed internet. Or the fact that a colleague called me to revisit some work someone else started about a month ago?…
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Sprinkles of Personality

Sprinkles of Personality

bants, uberhuman
Hi Peoples! I hope we are as giddy as I am right now. It was my birthday earlier this week and I did some personal therapy - I removed all Facebook notifications about my birthday, I made no Instagram posts, no reminders to anyone. Basically no hint of my birthday anywhere.However, Skype snitched on me by even broadcasting my age! (Shucks!). But that was still manageable. What was i hoping to achieve ? Self-love. *drops mic* How so? I was actually curious about which people will remember (knowing that I'm a big time "crammer" of other people's birthday dates). More importantly, I wanted to know how I'd feel if I didn't get the regular and cliche messages from people that "just stumbled on my date" on social media and felt the need…
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Election Saga

Election Saga

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Since the beginning of the year, the Nigerian elections have been the talk of town. Campaigns all over the place. Funny ones by the way, e.g Random traffic at odd hours of the day. Politicians, law makers and elder states men blurting out loads of crap from their mouths just to keep their choice applicant in power. I must say this - Nigeria is an exciting and funny place at the moment, at least for those who do not take life too hard on themselves and see a glimmer of funny even in awkward situations. The things that amaze me the most is people's discussions and perceptions. For about 3 weeks now, my team members and I spend nothing less that 1.5 hours a day discussing the elections and happenings around us. I happen to…
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