Monday, 2 April 2012

Things I've Learnt

I have learnt...

I have learnt that to be a man, a REAL man, is definitely not a day's job.

I have learnt that a degree certificate (of whatever level) is just a piece of paper. Necessary, yes, but a frigging piece of paper nonetheless. Well, in Nigeria anyway.

I have learnt that beauty and brains aren't enough, and that money and connections may still not do it, either. Luck - good, old LUCK - and God's favor are what you really need.

I have learnt that there's absolutely nothing amusing about being broke.

I have learnt that disappointments will come - small ones, big ones, REALLY big ones - over and over again. You just have to get used to them.

I have learnt that a big smile and a bit of humility can save you hours, or even days, of procedural bottlenecks.

I have learnt that helping out a complete stranger is a blessing in itself.

I have learnt that sometimes, following my heart instead of my head, is really the wise thing to do. It may not bring me profit, or respect, or even love...but it gives me peace.

I have learnt that one of the saddest things that can happen to a man is having no money to send to his mother.

I have learnt that being angry with your lot in life is a huge waste of time.

I have learnt that having just one good friend during trying times makes it a lot easier.

I have learnt that sometimes its ok to be an idiot; nobody is created perfect, anyway.

I have learnt that true happiness lies somewhere between inner peace, the touch of a loved one, and a couple of bucks in your pocket.

I have learnt that life is useless if you don't have anyone to share it with.

And lastly, i've learnt that in the long run - in the long, long run - love truly conquers it all.

Monday, 16 January 2012

No Angels...

So. - So this is it? #97? And a couple of empty promises...? - - Shit. - - #whyamianigerian??

Friday, 6 January 2012

Here I Make My Stand!

Its time.
Time to STEP UP.
We've talked enough. We've pontificated enough. Its time for our VOICES TO BE HEARD.
OccupyNigeria says ''NO'' to Fuel Subsidy Removal! Revitalize the Refineries First! Revitalize the Power Sector First!Mr President lead by example; almost N1bn for ''household refreshments''?? C'mon!!

(Update: Sorry about the links; uploaded the pix with a friends system)


#occupyNigeria - Ilorin... The city that started it all. Hail, my yoruba brothers; una get mind!

#occupyNigeria - Benue

#occupyNigeria - Katsina

#occupyNigeria - Ibadan

Our 5-man stand in Port Harcourt - me, far left; Paul, far right; Cedric and Charles in the middle. Pic taken by Dami.

Just before SSS officials drove down, said the State Police Commissioner had been getting calls, and asked that we leave (Dami at far left). Monday'll be a better day.

His name is Muyideen Mustafa, he is 23, and he was shot protesting.

Dear fellow nigerian at home and in diaspora, where were you while your countrymen shed tears, sweat, n blood?

God bless my fatherland. Occupy Naija!!
kay9 signing out.