Building a beautiful city of plastic bricks
Where everyone lives like kings and queens
No pain, no sadness.
Just love and happiness.
Only people with positive energies make it in.
No heart racing, no heart crushing and no mind wandering.
I look stunning in my beautiful dress, pretty hair.
Laughing so loud with beautiful people till I feel my ribs cracking.
Driving my cadillac, listening to loud beautiful music and singing along with happy people.
And I don’t have to worry about nothing.
Life’s perfect, don’t wanna know what anyone has to say.
Tired of trying to figure things out.
What to wear and what not to wear.
When to smile and when not to smile.
What to say, and what not to say.
What to do and what not to do.
How to feel and how not to feel.
How to fit into the real world.
I want a day when I can live in my lala land.
”It should have been you not your mother” were the last words he said as he took his last breadth. I remember it as though it was yesterday. Sitting down on his hospital bed, staring into his weak and feeble eyes. The evening was cold, the sun had long set and darkness was already creeping in. I was only a 4 year old girl. I pondered over and over again what I ever did wrong. Whether it was my fault he had lost the love of his life while I was being born. Despair filled my heart as I looked into the eyes of the man who was supposed to be my father. All I could think about then were all the nights I cried because I was sent outside to sleep, all those times I was beaten mercilessly without having a clue of what I had done wrong. Aunty grace who was sitting down on the white plastic chair next to the bed stood up, carried me and put me on her laps. She then said to me, don’t worry child, everything is going to be all right. As I sat on her laps and listened to the words that came out of her mouth, for once in my life, I felt safe. I knew she meant every word she had said. I then remembered all those days she would sneak to bring me food, beg my dad on my behalf when I was sent to sleep outside. I knew I was supposed to be sad because I just lost my father but I felt peace like never before. As the years passed by, aunty grace kept her promise. I called her mummy because she was the mother I never had. She made me forget all about the hardship I had undergone during my early years. She worked many jobs to make sure we had food to eat and still have enough to pay my school fees. She did everything to make me happy because she loved me dearly. I remember one hot Sunday afternoon when I was 9 years old, she had gone out for her usual hustling while I slept at home. I woke up only to notice the whole room was smoky. I tried to find my way out of the house only to notice that I had been trapped inside by fire. I cried and cried but no one came to my rescue. After some time, I gave up because I was becoming weaker and weaker. I then heard my aunty screaming my name. she had come to my rescue. Joy filled my heart because for a minute, I thought I was going to die. She had rushed back home on hearing about the fire and despite efforts made by neighbors to prevent her from coming into the house, she had come for me. she wrapped a blanket around me and carried me. We both made it out alive but she sustained severe burns which we couldn’t afford to treat completely. She got fired from her various jobs, lost most of her friend and even her fiancé walked out on her. She had no choice but to engage in frying akara and some other petty tradings in order to make ends meet. She was able to send me through primary, secondary school and also the university. I graduated with a 2-1 after which I went for my one year law school program. I got a job in one of the biggest law firms earning 150,000 naira for a start. Life was beautiful. A true story of from grass to grace. As the months and years passed by, I made more and more money and was able to rub shoulders with all the biggest girls in town. I built myself a duplex. I began to get carried away with all the money and fame. I began to call my aunty less and with time, I stopped calling all together. I changed my number so she was also unable to get to me. Despite how much I had wronged her, the love of a mother is immeasurable they say. She was able to trace me to Abuja. As she knocked on my gate, the gate keeper kept sending her away because she looked very tattered, she smelled horribly, her feet were all white from all the trekking, her belongings were in a GMG and she looked very unkempt. She insisted she was my mother and she wasn’t going anywhere until he let her see me. After severe persuasions, the gate keeper came and told me. When I went out, I saw this woman who had given away all her life just to make mine worth living. Tears filled her eyes as she said, my daughter, how are you? She looked a lot older than her age and even though I felt very ashamed of myself, I pushed her away when she came to hug me. How will I introduce this woman to my friends as my mother I thought to myself. I then turned to the gatekeeper and said, send this woman away because I do not know her. There she sat in front of my gate, not knowing where to go to. She had exhausted all her resources trying to find me, only to be denied. She couldn’t belief that the one thing in her life worth living for was gone.
You are standing in front of 2 doors guarded by 2 knights. One of the doors leads to misfortune while the other leads to fortune. The one leading to misfortune is guarded by a knight who always tells lies while the one leading to fortune is guarded by the knight who always says the truth. What question can you ask these knights inorder to know which to go through?
Suppose there is only one saloon in your town, and it employs two saloonists. One of the saloonists has a nice, neatly hairdo. The other’s hair is a complete mess. Which of the two saloonists should you go to and why?
Broke and bored? Who said you have to have money to have fun? Ever notice how kids have so much fun without any cash. Just because you and your friends are broke doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. All you’ve got to do is find that little kid inside, be creative and you are gonna do great. Here are some ideas
Make a funny video on your camcorder. Dance, hiphop freestyle, interview whatever
Go to a game centre and play games. Like soccer, car race, combat, adventure etc
Organise a fashion show using your wardrobes casual, sports, traditional, cooperate, whatever. They’d be judges and awards
Go for a horror or comedy movie marathon, no lights, get popcorn and al.
Bring back coloring books and puzzle books.
Go swimming and have water Balloon fights
Go hiking with friends or organize a mini picnic.
Play different games using cards highest number out, jackpot, donkey ass, cheat or split.
Imitate different accents and vote who did it best.
Learn a skill or an activity like horse riding, bike riding, truck/kekenapep driving, knitting, beads making, braiding nothing major
Hook two of your friends up.
Invite friends to a come chop. Doesn’t have to be something major.
Bet in a game of snooker
Play board games
Treat yourself to a nice hotel, best meals and all of it for a day.
Make homemade cards
Play name, place, animal game.
Exam time is that time of the semester that most students dread. Students fail not because of the complexity of the questions but the pressure that comes with the fact that your fate in a course/subject lies with what you can remember within just a few hours. Therefore loosen up abit, read your books, get enough rest and enter the exam hall with confidence because you are going to come out in flying colours. Wish you Gods grace in all their exams.
Some people say beauty is pain but I say it feels good to look good. When u feel good inside, it boosts ur confidence and makes you more attractive whether as a lady or gentleman. Wearing a heavy but really nice and expensive designer jacket when its obvious you are burning inside only makes you look ridiculous. So use these tips, take advantage of your environment n look pretty.
1) Stick to natural fabric; natural fabric allows your skin to breathe, they circulate air and make sure your body temperature remains comfortably low. Cotton, and linen are the best natural fabrics to wear in hot weather.
2) Avoid tight clothing; Tight clothing that hugs the body, especially if closely woven, will not allow air to flow over the skin. You might want to stick with loose clothing. However note that too big clothing can make you look shabby, so check and balance is important.
3) Stick to light colours; black and other dark colours are heat absorbers unlike white and other light colours like cream, light blue, yellow etc that reflect sunlight and heat making you feel cool all day.
4) Wear a hat; A lightweight hat with ventilation keeps the direct sunlight off without trapping heat or making you sweat too much.
You will want to keep you feet as dry as possible. Fungus thrives in warm, dark and moist places. The best footwear for hot weather are sandals and shoes that allow air get to your feet.
* According to the Mayo Clinic, the use of hookah is equally detrimental to a person’s health as smoking cigarettes,a study by the World Health Organization also confirmed these findings. Contrary to the belief among users that the smoke from hookah is less dangerous than that of cigarettes. This is wrong! However since people think this is true, it gives a false sense of security and reduces concerns about true health effects.
* In a one-hour (1 hour) hookah session, users consume around 100 to 200 times the smoke and about 70 times the nicotine as they do in one cigarette.
* CEA levels (as a biological marker for cancer) of smokers are higher than in non-smokers even though substantially lower than those in cigarette smokers.
* Water pipe smokers are seven times (7 times) more likely than non-smokers to show signs of gum disease and mouth cancer.
* There are over 250 different kinds of Hookah flavors, and that number continues to rise.
* Hookah users may become infected with oral herpes, flu and respiratory diseases.
* Hookah contains 69 different carcinogens.
* Excess smoking of hookah may cause impotence in men and infertility in women.