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In one word----- HUMAN

Dusk 29: Mansu

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My hopes for the next 11 or so months. Enjoy.

nostalgic words of future me

I was almost not going to ‘bother’ myself with writing this, but how do I go all out this year already?

I’ll start by putting a cap on the previous year. Chai, that year was just one kind. There was too much money learning going down. I learned and earned not much. Learnt how not to set too many goals and how to successfully be a victim of online scam. Apart from the fact that I was mostly broke and frequently unhappy, it was a year of plenty ‘strategic’ plans (my manager’s fav words) and preparations for a better 2015.

So, here goes:

Be Bold.

On the 30th day of January, I take a long walk out of misery my job into happiness or reality as some call it. This significantly is the beginning of this year for me. I had counted down for long, prepared, anticipated and wait…

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A bit more than twenty

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Hey you, did you read the last post here? But you do know of a recent trend in the air, that one that never gets old, about sharing a bit of what you are with the world? Anyways, i was tagged in  one of such posts, to share 20 facts about myself, and because my Instagram page does not have a note pad, i decided to drop them here. Enjoy20 facts

*adjusts goggles* somebody just has to indulge all these children. ‘mimic: 20 facts about me’. Well. I am not such an easy task and here are 20 random facts about me.

#1- The above paragraph has stated 5 facts about me already. You’ll be smart to decipher. (Even though the very smart boyfriend of my lover makes my effort to be smart seem commonplace) wa’evurr. Moving on…

#2- I think I am weird. Contrary to what many think, I am sometimes austere (or vice-versa).

#3- I have amnesia and love puns. (Final question, Edoho asked frankly, ‘what word comes before boy in the following sentence?’ -__- I definitely had been asked before) *there is absolutely no intended pun in this statement*

#4- I love food, perfumes and watches. Hell yeah, and money!

#5- I am such a ‘butt’ (add the ‘y’ if you wish). I think I am related to a ‘Saka’… But what is life without Sarcastically Smart people?

#6- I love people.  Although it seems like I don’t care to care sometimes, I sincerely do. I reach out and some people take this wrongly, but this is the part where I couldn’t…never mind!

#7- I think I am a smart person. It’s hard to live otherwise. (Sometimes I catch  myself looking down on dull people. Hey! It’s not my fault). You cannot catch me ‘taboning’. (Some people will kill themselves over this ‘tabon’ issue. DIE!)

#8- I love to use pen on paper (or ink on screen). I am trying to say I like to write. (I doubt if I can ever get how these ‘writers’ do it)*shrugs*

#9- I am a bloody Entrepreneur. I have no businesses to my name, but I do have business names.     

#10- I happen to be one of those very misunderstood people, but then, aren’t we all? I am a victim of ageism.

#11- I love family. Mine, yours, your neighbours’, friends’, foes’, rich, poor, anything family, I LOVE!

#12- I take pride in my person! I have a very gargantuan ego.

#13- I love to be humble. (I can certainly say I am in 5 years, when I’m an alumnus of HBS, possibly a billionaire, and boast of the world’s largest collection of watches. Errm, for now, I just love to be humble).

#15-  If I start mentioning names of the women I love now, some people will get jealous. I try to make everyone feel special, for absolutely nothing in return. Please don’t bug me, I HATE IT!!!

#14- Oh, 14 comes before 15? The husband is strolling down from Jupiter. Baby, I’m almost getting tired of waiting o. Btw, if I were a boy; I’d be the world’s greatest bf.

#16- My smile is beautiful and contagious.

#17- I cannot walk in heels. Don’t imagine it, it’s horrible!!!

#18- I pee a lot. Doctors say I’m fine. I don’t do dirt.

#19- I am sometimes as boring as when Timi ‘Drykolo’ sings. It can never get worse than that tho.

#20- I can write 20 facts about myself while … Phuckeet, I’m pressed (said Fabriccino to Iron Man).

P.s: Seeing that you were able to read through my rants, I owe you one slice of cake*

 

 

 

 

 

* After you’ve used the comment box. 😀

Barry – the Bee

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Recently (this is definitely a throwback), I saw this really fascinating, exciting, interesting, sweet, brilliant animated movie called THE BEE MOVIE! If you haven’t seen it, please go look for it. It is a must-watch! The quality of the movie was DOPE and its content was nothing short of awesome. I’d like to believe the genre is ‘comedy’. Errm…ok, we are not here to get a movie review, rather to take away with us some ‘honey’- one or two lessons I learnt from the movie using the main character, Berry, as my focal point. :D.

 Barry is a ‘bee-man’, young college graduate hoping to get an amazing job! Well yeah, like us humans.  However, he was the type that liked to explore. So, he decided to go on an adventure – to go out there, to the real world.

 He got to the ‘real world’ where humans live and noticed the ills that were done by men towards the ‘bee-world’. He tried to correct these ills in which he ‘awesomely’ succeeded. Yes!!! Berry never quit, even when the cause he was pursuing seemed IMPOSSIBLE. He was ‘bervin’ like that- resilient. He identified the challenges that were posed by the human world to the bee world and with every and all resources at his disposal and beyond; he was able to solve all mystery. What was exactly fascinating was how a small bee conquered an entire human race.

 I particularly revere him for his ZEAL, COMPASSION, INTELLIGENCE and BRAVERY. These are basic human qualities that take us to places we could never imagine. Your interest in and passion about something drives you towards its attainment even in the midst of hardest of tussles. Also, the relevant and necessary information you have about what you are pursuing takes you closer to your desired goal, therefore, seeking knowledge is very important. Confidence and bravery are also very essential in becoming successful in this world. Remember that confidence isn’t pride. Trust me, develop these qualities in the right mix and in no time, you’ll be climbing the ladder of success with your own stories to share.

 

Be BERVIN MAVIN like that.

Dialogue Uno

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Lady G: Hi.
Mrs. A: Hello. how are u?
G: good. u dont remember me, do you?
A: im really sorry. I’m new here tho.
G: yes nao, it is u. is it not u that ur husband just got a federal govt contract worth hundreds of millions? Shebi ur kids now attend greensprings. U people’s house is even the finest in the estate. Ah! my sister, I envy u o. So what do u do? m sure u r not a house wife. I dont think u have registered with the women’s association in this estate? it’s not like those people even do anything serious, it’s only talk talk, amebo. Can u imagine, Mrs. Amodu organized one very big party like that, and u won’t believe her husband didn’t show up. he was in his room all thru. Me I knew something was nor right. My sister, after me I chopped buffet free, I left o. Because my husband doesn’t like all these women gatherings. Chei. men r wicked o. I heard later from the amebos that he slipped in one hotel bathroom. only God knows what he was doing there. My sister, dont let me delay u jare. maybe ur off to work. Ah, see me, it’s past 10, u can’t be going to work. do u own a shop? what side are you going? U dont have a driver?

You have only one shot at a ‘killer line’. What would it be?

Day One

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Monday, the 26th

Well, to begin with, I would never have thought that I’d ever dream this, let alone, write about it. Anyways, as fate would have it, here I am, communicating with the world, as a TEACHER.

Today 26th August, 2013 marks the beginning of my journey through the world as a teacher. Let me state here and now that one would think teaching is one of those easy tasks, but hey, trust me, y’all know nothing ‘bout that stuff.  I’d like to share my utmost concern about the younger generation and that I am one of those who are very optimistic about a better Nigeria.

I, however, could not think of a better platform to reach out to and impart in these kids, those values which we so desire (well, I believe values still exist). Hence, I took up a teaching job, at an elementary school (catch ‘em young, they say).

(You may also like to know that I had been working for myself, as a concept development consultant, which I still run by the way: D). Fortunately, I’d add, destiny was kind enough to ‘throw’ me into one of those schools in Nigeria that employ a standard British curriculum in teaching, which, personally, I find a lot more beneficial. I know ur asking ‘why’ now? I mean, I wasn’t taught maths relating it to shopping at ‘Shoprite’ as the numeracy textbooks have. It’d be a lot easier for students to understand and solve mathematical problems if these problems were directly and reasonably related to their real-life experiences.

All that been said, first day went just fine. There was our first meeting with the school administrators and colleagues, very lovely environment, I must add. Part from the fact that I did not have breakfast before leaving the house (out of the fear that I may run late), hence, I was exhausted; decorating the classroom was not much of a biggie. Again, I’d say, if ALL schools (public, private, home, wa’ever) had cosy, conducive, beautiful and well-decorated classrooms, our children will probably learn better.

Yeah! Did I mention that my colleagues make me want to learn already? I had seen pretty much on paper that the quality of an organization’s staff has an unquantifiable consequence on the efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of the organization. I remember jesting that it’ll be useless for anyone in this environment to ‘brag’ about his or her ‘university degree’, knowing fully well the capacity and capabilities of his or her colleagues, displayed already, ON THE FIRST DAY! I MEAN, I WAS LITERALLY ‘WOOOWED’.

I’ll simply conclude at this point that the Nigerian Educational System (NES) has a long way to go (where’s Cassie btw?)

So basically, 1st day was all about getting acquainted with the school environment and people. I have a senior tutor with whom I share a class and who I will be understanding understudying. Yeah, so we were trying to form a bond (u know, like James Bond) and all that. Pretty much a typical first day. Good ending. School closes at 4.00p.m and so do I.

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How it all began…

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Good morning world, before i begin to share my story(ies) as a teacher, you may like to know a lil about this personality.

I am a Miss (seen from the name of this blog, ryt?)
I am also a graduate of Sociology from one of the very few good schools in Nigeria and yeah, i attended one of the best secondary schools in Nigeria. I am very passionate about a better Nigeria (you may have seen from some of my posts here) and I believe my generation is one that will make a positive change.

I have been consulting (concept development) for a while now, something i find very interesting and challenging and of course, quite profitable. I am also a ‘business woman’… So, the reason for my choice of this job (teaching) is definitely NOT for the money.

I have tried to give counselling, within my capacity, to young people with the lil knowledge and wisdom bestowed on me :D. This coupled with the experiences i have also had growing up, i am working towards assisting young people grow. I notice that there are so many loopholes that need to be adequately filled, too many issues bothering young people that need to be properly addressed.

Fortunately for me, during one of my ‘consulting jobs’, i took a visit to ‘this school’ to meet with one of my ‘clients’, who later turned out to invite me to work at the school. I refused initially for many other reasons, but then i had a rethink. i thought that if everyone keeps ‘chickening’ away from being a teacher, and waiting for the ‘right, best, white collar’ job to come, oh well, i do not see a ‘growing’ Nigeria.

Immediately, like a functional spring, i rose up to take the offer, boldly and proudly. And here i am today, with all smiles, a proud teacher of the younger generation.

Join me in riding through Le Journey.