Friday, 28 November 2008

Guess what I did yesterday?

Hey blogville...it's Friday and I'm on a natural high...(Mondays and Fridays are usually my best days!!! hee hee hee)...

Well guess what I did yesterday...one last chance...okay I'll tell y'all...got home yesterday from work feeling very high(and I don't do drugs o! but I've just been "joyful"!)

Read Vera's blog...that was by the way 90% sane(sorry Vera had to chip that one in!) and although I was miles and miles away across the ocean from America,I was in the festive mood(fueled by her post by the way!!!) so I decided to call madam Vera ...well I quickly dialed the number before I could change my mind and the phone rang on and on...which reminds me...were you contemplating "not" picking up?

anyhues...she eventually picked up and we got talking and blogville I 'mma have to tell y'all Vera's voice doesn't sound anything like crazy...as in she's got an accent(sue me!!!hee hee hee...to be expected shey?) and she sounded really nice,friendly and funny...but not crazy!!!

And Vera it was nice talking to you...

Yeah I know this is as random as they come...have a wonderful weekend y'all

Monday, 24 November 2008

You don't have to take it...

When people pronounce negative words into your life, you don't have to take it...
You can't change what they say about you but you sure can control what goes into you...the choice is yours...
when you know who you are...(in Christ) and the fact that you're secure in His love...it really doesn't matter...
...As a matter of fact, that is their opinion and they are entitled to it...
In the scheme of what God thinks about you,it is a minute and inconsequential issue...Chin Up!!!



Saw one of my old journals and decided to put one of them up.... I guess different people have their reasons for journaling...I journal if I'm feeling low,very high,encouraged,inspired,motivated....in summary...I journal whenever,however,wherever....
...I was probably spoken to with a negative tone or I overheard some one use negative tones to talk to another...

But the truth is...the choice is yours...YOU really DON'T have to take it!!!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Letter From Obama's Half cousin :-)

A friend just sent this to me...and I couldn't help posting it...have a good laff !!!:-)

Dia Broda Baraks,

Congrats on your assumption to the throne of US. We your Nigerian famili are very happy for you and for ourselves. It is our turn now to chop we US national cake and our enemies cannot do anything about that.
I was to come to see you personally at Wite aus but I was not allowed at the airport because of say no fisa. I told them I am Obama kosin bet they refuse me.Your new elesion is a very good news for the Obama clan in Kenya and the famili in Nigeria . When I fest went to the family aus in Kenya to tell dem we are one famili they did not agree but my pastor from my church make 3 days dry fast and give me a special sponge to baf in barbitch after this they accept me. Becos they don’t remember the sister of your granfada mother dat went to Nigeria and mari a shief live near Lagos in 1956 which is also my own personal great grandfada.

Now the famili has choose me to diskus some important matas with you. You know you have been long in Amrica and have forget our traditions but tank God we, your famili are hia to guide you to be rill African man. As a president, you must have a male son in office who will take over after you die and since ya wife Mitchell has not able to do that, we have find a wife for you from your fada village. The famili have already chose a good girl from de village not like Amerika or lagos gals who are too stubborn to obey the famili. She is a humble well behave and edicated gal who study sewing and fasion disine so she can helpwith sewing your suit wen e tia and also unifom for ami and soja.
I hope ya waif will assept famili shoice becos we have fogif her for her winchcraft wich dont allow her to have a male son but if not, she can go back to her fada. Even my pastor has say your younger thoter may need a deliverance becos her granmoda want to give her winsh and ogbanje spirit to chop.
Please don’t wori about what dis will cost becos I will do it with my own pusonal moni becos we are one famili.
I also want to tell you that I want to set up NGO for hades unfans in Kenya and I can be the leader of the NGO. I have a good standard six degree and also studied computa at Iyana Ipaja so am well qualify for dis.
Please I need your help for this.I hope you will consider my request. I will also like your personal mobile so I can call you. Please greet Auntie Minchel and the shindren for us. God bless you and may all your enemies fall down and die, in Jesus’ name!

Til I hear you, I am
Yours amiable cousin
Festus Obama

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

The Gospel of Wealth

Man does not live by bread alone. I have known millionaires starving for lack of the nutriment which alone can sustain all that is human in man, and I know workmen, and many so-called poor men, who revel in luxuries beyond the power of those millionaires to reach. It is the mind that makes the body rich. There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else. Money can only be the useful drudge of things immeasurably higher than itself. Exalted beyond this, as it sometimes is, it remains Caliban still and still plays the beast. My aspirations take a higher flight. Mine be it to have contributed to the enlightenment and the joys of the mind, to the things of the spirit, to all that tends to bring into the lives of the toilers of Pittsburgh sweetness and light. I hold this the noblest possible use of wealth.

Andrew Carnegie, The Gospel of Wealth,1889

Was going through some very interesting biographies and came across this

You know it’s one thing to die rich and it’s another thing to actually leave a legacy that outlives you…an excerpt from his book/journal or whatever you call it got me thinking…

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Is this Democracy???...Please SPREAD THE WORD!!!...Petition for Justice: Uzoma Okere

Hey Blogsville,
It's back to planet earth for moi...my head has been in the cloud since yesterday...it is managing to "float" back to shape now :-)...This oyinbo people can be funny o! no one even said much about it(the landslide win!) at my work place...but meeen I corrected that sharply!!!I made a point of going on and on abourrit....I guess that reaction was peculiar to my place of work....'cos I could see oyinbo people jubilating in other areas(places)...I may be wrong sha....
Well that is not the reason am blogging this early "momo"(morning)!...Hmmn blogville pls spread the word...I read and watched something yesterday that brought a gasp out of me...
The story is here ...but in case it is taking forever to open the page, I have copied it below(please click here...it's only a click away):

Nigerians react to naval ratings‘ assault on lady

Published: Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008

Angry reactions on Tuesday trailed the Monday assault by armed naval ratings on a lady, Uzoma Okere, in Lagos.

All those who reacted, including human rights activists and hundreds of online readers of THE PUNCH, described the act as barbaric and called for the prosecution of the perpetrators.

The reactions came at a time when some concerned Lagosians who witnessed and recorded the dastardly act on a camcoder released its video footage to the public.

Six armed naval ratings attached to a Rear Admiral identified as Harry Arogundade, went wild on Monday on Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, beating and stripping the lady naked.

According to eyewitnesses, the naval ratings hit the lady with their gun butts and beat her with horsewhips.

She was accused of not quickly giving way for the naval officer‘s convoy on her way home in her Mitsubishi Colt car.

By the time the rage ended, Okere, who was forcibly handcuffed and dragged into a private residence on the street in a humiliating assault, was left with a battered face, blood-shot eyes and bruises all over her body.

She was admitted at Kamorass Hospital on Victoria Island.

As at 6.30pm on Tuesday, 98 reactions had been posted to THE PUNCH‘s website by Nigerians (both at home and in the Diaspora) who were irked by the incident, making the news item top on the list of most read stories on the website for the day.

All of them agreed that no man, no matter his social status, had the right to infringe on another citizen‘s fundamental human right.

In her reaction, the Director, Gender Development Action, Ms. Ada Agina-Ude, described the assault on the lady as a display of raw power.

In a telephone interview with one of our correspondents, Agina-Ude called on lawyers, women and human rights activists, to rally round the lady with a view to getting justice.

She said, ”My first reaction is that what type of military personnel will beat a woman to that extent because of a traffic offence, assuming she even committed it. I don‘t understand that kind of mentality.

”She did the right thing by getting a lawyer. I plead with the lawyer to ensure that the case is pursued to the end.”

Another activist, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, while describing the incident as condemnable and barbaric, said all those involved should be brought to book.

She added that it was regrettable that a Rear Admiral who should be looked up to by junior officers for direction could allow his boys to misbehave in his presence.

Also, the Deputy Director, Women Advocacy and Documentation Research Centre, Mrs. Grace Ketefe, said the naval ratings‘ action was against the dignity of a woman.

Ketefe said because of her organisation‘s belief that the perpetrators should not go unpunished; it would soon address the public and petition policy makers on the issue.

But the Nigerian Navy, on Tuesday, attributed the incident to provocation from the victim.

Addressing journalists in Abuja, the Director of Information, Nigerian Navy, Commodore David Naibada, alleged that Okere provoked one of the naval ratings when she stepped out of her car that was in front of the admiral‘s convoy and seized the horsewhip he was holding.

Naibada accused the victim of making up stories to embarrass the admiral ”who incidentally was a junior officer to her father when the duo were in the military school together.”


The video is one of the most disgusting videos of man's inhumanity to man... A friend sent it to me... and I said to myself....hmmmn "mother Africa" has come again o!...but after watching the video,I thought to myself....this is a barbaric act...a major one at that and it should be addressed...Regardless of what this lady did,they had and they still have absolutely NO RIGHT to treat her that way....Why were they so quick to strip her naked? Perverts!!!

I am glad this was experienced by a military man's daughter(no don't get me twisted)...what I mean is...she can fight on the same play ground with them and hopefully win...I hope this will teach them a proper lesson that human beings are not dogs and they ought not to be treated like one!!!

Please don't just read this and shake your head...please spread the word...it could be your sister,daughter,niece or aunty...this is absolutely NOT RIGHT.

Can somebody feel me in the house?

P.S

There is a page for this on Facebook,it is called:

Petition for Justice: Uzoma Okere

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

...Victory is chance for change


YES WE DID!!!

The American dream has been made FLESH!!!
A moving tribute to martin Luther king's vision...there's a new day in America and a new dawn...
I am speechless and lost for words...40years ago...this was a dream...a very far fetched one at that...
Wow...in my LIFETIME...it happened...Lordy Lord...An African American(Kenyan!!!) became the 44th president of America...
Lord strengthen this man for the task ahead 'cos meen this guys has got loads of work to do.
I look forward to the unfolding drama...

Monday, 3 November 2008

Yes we can!!!



Lewis Hamilton...YES WE DID...

OBAMA... YES WE CAN...

Did anybody read the gist about Obama being the Antichrist?...okay why wasn't Bush tagged that in 2004 election?
Pullleeeaaassse...give me a break...
Aaaannnyy ways...for the american bloggers in blogville...pls pls and pls...ensure you vote for the man of the moment...
"DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE REPUBLICAN PUSH...IT IS VERY STRONG AND VERY EFFECTIVE" Professor Paul Beck,Professor of Political Science,Ohio State University...
EVERY VOTE COUNTS...
O by the way...I can't stand politics(*wink*)

Okay blogville...I had to edit this post to include this mind blowing "infomercial" as someone called it...check it out