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Monday, 22 August 2016

#UsainBolt. After You've Called Him Your "KING!"





The previous post is about feminism and girl power and how women are powerful and maybe even superior and to be underestimated at your own detriment. Yet despite all that battle chant there's one irrefutable fact and that's that it's a man's world, for now at least. 

So multiple gold medalist, Usain Bolt, whose pictures are splattered all over the Internet today for his infidelity; cheating on his "First Lady" (in his own words... But maybe that was a double entendre, an innuendo, a message; first among other ladies? Oh well....) with a 20yr old he saw at his celebratory party and immediately took to his bed and was foolish enough to snap photos with... His girlfriend of two years was also all over social media during the Olympics praising her man, calling him her King, posting adoring photos of him, publicizing their love and her unshakable support...

The public now knows what a cheating little scumbag he is! 

But guess what

He will go Unscathed. 

He will be praised for being an Alpha male. 

His endorsements are not going to be affected. 

He will only get more endorsements. 

He may or may not show any remorse. 

He is not going to change. 

His girlfriend is not going anywhere!


Anyways so I got into a conversation about it with a few of my girlfriends and it's popular opinion that it's hard, almost to the point of impossility for a hugely successful (and wealthy) man to stay faithful to one woman. That most women with such men know that there's no way their men are faithful to them but they look the other way. That all men cheat anyways, so... (The eternal cliché). 

Is this true?

So ladies I'm asking you and please be very honest with me, will leave your man if you caught him cheating on you? 


And the other hand ladies, you see that there's really nothing you can do about a man who's gon cheat anyways? You can kill yourself at the gym waist training and getting that flat tummy, doing squats to keep that booty tight and big, cook like Martha Stewart and shag him like Jada Fire. The peepee of a man with a wandering peepee will always wander. Usain's chic is a thousand times hotter than this groupie, yet...
Men, what exactly would it take for you to be faithful to one woman?! 😏

Uru Eke: "The Greatest Mistake Any Man Can Make Is To Underestimate ThePower Of a Woman"




I’ve read a lot of posts, comments, and Instagram handles where generally women have sent in their complaints and concerns seeking advice about various situations. I guess that’s why most articles written or sent in to BellaNaija are focused on women. Personally I’ve always written my articles with women as the objective, and I hope that one way or the other someone takes something away from it. I pride myself in being a feminist and I’m pro-women for most things. I absolutely love seeing women in power, holding positions, being captains of industries, calling the shots as CEOs of organisations etc

The British Novelist, Playwright and Poet William Golding said “I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men. They are far superior and always have been. Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she will give you a baby. If you give her a house, she will give you a home. If you give her groceries, she will give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she will give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit!” This statement by itself is very empowering; as I believe women are all of these and so much more.
Let’s use Cleopatra for instance; scholars say it wasn’t so much her beauty that was appealing but her intelligence and conversation. She wasn’t the ravishing, sensual beauty portrayed in films starring Claudette Colbert or Elizabeth Taylor. She was a great orator, outspoken, intellectual and controlled her country’s economy, its fleet, its agricultural output. She was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean, a powerful force, incomparable to any modern ruler or celebrity. Her silken presence and her powers of persuasion, unearthing the mysteries of Cleopatra reveals a woman who could be a modern day feminist. To some, she was a debauched temptress who manipulated both Caesar and Mark Antony to further her insatiable thirst for power; to others she was a great scholar and stateswoman who did her best to protect the country she loved from the powerful Roman State. Wikipedia states ~ she was the last active Pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt, briefly survived as Pharaoh by her son Caesarian. After her reign, Egypt became a province of the recently established Roman Empire
Cleopatra was all of this in an era where there wasn’t social media, formal education, internet, training schools, training academies, degrees, masters programs, PHDs, open universities or online training portals. Her achievement was based on the sheer desire to succeed and be regarded as someone equally as powerful as her male counterparts. So tell me, what’s your excuse? I believe woman have so much more to give other than being just wives and mothers. Don’t get me wrong, getting married and having kids is beautiful and equally fulfilling but is that just it to being a woman? Do you not want to teach your kids how to be confident, goal oriented, self reliant, go out there and get it achievers?
Women have a huge role to play in the home, as William Golding stated “whatever you give a woman she makes greater” and to be greater you have to have it in you in order to pass it on. I visit a certain blog and when some people write in for advice a lot of the complaints centre around the boyfriend or husband not providing for them, we can argue this from the angle that men should be the sole providers and the woman stay home and look after the kids but to be honest, in this day and age, if your husband isn’t earning a heck of a lot in whatever it is he does, being the sole provider is a lot of pressure. You also have women who have remained in emotional, mental and physically abusive relationships out of love or due to the fact they’ve lost their sense of worth and feel no one else will find them desirable. I wish I had a magic wand that I could wave over people like that and trigger a brain reset so they realise how magnificently powerful they are and their happiness and fulfilment in life lies in their own hands.
Scholars also say that the Roman emperor, Augustus founded his reign on the death of Cleopatra. When he had a chance to name a month in his own honour, instead of choosing September his birth month he chose August the month in which Cleopatra died, to create a yearly reminder of her death. If that doesn’t indicate how much of a threat she was when she was alive I don’t know what will.
The power of women dates back to Biblical days, Adam was mislead by Eve. Samson, who was very powerful, surrendered to Delilah. David felled a nine-foot Goliath yet fell under the spell of Bathsheba. Solomon, who ruled over the golden years of Israel, surrendered to women; he had a record number of 700 wives and 300 concubines! Femi Fani Kayode wrote” Women are more discerning than men, more calculating, more thoughtful, more spiritual, more loyal, and more disciplined and they can handle emotional pain and psychological torture far better than men. A woman can suffer trauma, deprivation, shame, sheer cruelty and beatings from a man and still stay with him simply for the sake of the children. A woman can do anything and take anything for, or from, a man that she truly loves. A woman can be the most vicious and dangerous of all God’s creatures when she is hurt and scorned and when her love is not returned”
So women, why aren’t you doing more with your power? Channelling all this energy into being the powerhouses that you naturally are? I’m constantly celebrating women and a few people have inspired my journey in the film industry, who have taken advantage of this supremacy. People such as Emem Isong, who carved a niche for herself as one of the first female producers in a dogged male dominated industry; Omoni Oboli and Mo Abudu, some of the first female film producers who films broke Nigerian cinema box office. Chimamanda Adichie who is a MacArthur genius grant recipient and has been called “the most prominent” of a procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors. The genius grant is a prize awarded annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to between 20 and 30 individuals, working in any field, who have shown “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction”.
Finally, my own mother who raised three young women single handedly, without our dad – and till date it doesn’t feel like I didn’t have him around because she filled that void in everyday possible. We travelled the world went to the best schools and were constantly encouraged that we could be whatever we wanted to be as far as we applied our minds to it.
I’ll end with these words also from Femi Fani-Kayode “A woman will make you feel that you are in charge yet with sweet words and with guile and cunning she silently controls everything and everyone around you. Women are the shield, the defender and the foundation of the home. Even as the man is the head, the woman is the neck without which it would fall. The greatest mistake that any man could ever make is to underestimate or treat with levity the power of a woman. For it is only a dullard or a fool that could honestly believe that he can confine a woman to having babies and to simply cooking in the kitchen. A woman is irrepressible, unbeatable, unfathomable, irresistible and unknowable". 
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I 100% endorse this message! (Minus the quote that states that women are superior to men. That contradicts the principle of equality and I don't subscribe to that).  
Source Bella Naija

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Ruby Diamond: What The HELL Is Religion?





So I was doing "blog ashawo" earlier and I saw news that elicited different emotions and reactions in me.

"Northern Christians break away from CAN, Revert to NNCA"

I first went from hian*, read a bit and in my usual fashion, I went Oghene biko* because I really need God to help us.

Let me digress.

currently live in Jos and it was here I attended the popular RCCG first. I'm Foursquarian by birth (I'm still forced to attend when I'm home), I attend His Treasure House naturally (My favourite church). All I want to do is listen to the undiluted word of God.

Back to the point, during my service year, it was so obvious that there was no love amongst us even in church. Different forms of jealousy. Choi!!!

Fast forward, I'm still there. Same church bought a land and we were already building on this land. A letter came from the Ministry in charge of land allocation. The letter "claimed" The Governor needed the land. The Governor denied any form of interest in said land. Then they said the land belongs to "The Catholic Church" of Plateau state. Lots of argument cropped up, a go ahead, then a shocker!!!

The youths of the Catholic Church destroyed all structures already erected on the land.

Wawwuu!!!

Shocked was an understatement.

No love between churches kwanu..

Then I saw that news about Christians dividing into North, South and what have you...

What have we done wrong?

When I fill forms now, I skip religion because I don't have a religion.

If you tell me Christianity, it's Life for me. It's not my religion.

If I must have a religion, can it be love? Can we return to the basics? All commandments in my Holy book is summed into two; both summed into one- LOVE.

Can Love be the religion again?

How Much Do You Have?





It's Saturday guys, let's have some fun. 

So how much do you have? I'd have told you mine but I don't wanna alarm y'all. 😂😈🙀

#WriteRight. Frankly Speaking: POPULISM AND THE FREE LUNCH ENTITLEMENT





When Mrs. Laura Bush first came into the White House and received bill for the food her family consumed she was shocked to the marrow. The USA, the worlds number one symbol of economic strength can't even afford to give free food to her President and their family. With a GDP of about 19 trillion dollars and a per capita income of $58,000 dollars, the United States Presidents only have free accommodation in the White House but pay for everything they need from tooth paste to Laundary . 

Ironically Nigeria with a GDP per capita of about $2,000 dollars, will spend 18.1 billion (see 2016 budget ) to run the presidential villa in 2016, an amount 11.1 billion higher than the 6.6 billion, last government spent in 2015 ( see 2015 budget). I'm  sure many people do not know that about 43 states charge prisoners for food they eat in US prisons. Some states like Florida have a $50 daily detention fee. Arizona even adds your medical bill if you fall sick in prison and take medication. The land of freedom offers you nothing for free. On the other hand, there is so much free lunch in Nigeria that some states aren't even allowing its citizens, the responsibility of paying for their own refuse disposal. 

In Nigeria, one government, in a bout of populism, demolished all the toll gates across the country and roads deteriorated. The wave of free education swept through our governors some few years back as they struggled to out do one another to lunch the populist program. But look deeply inside every free education program and you'd see its part of some government officials strategy to steal public funds. These are huge fraud avenues as so much is appropriated to get the lowest quality education and because it's free, nobody questions the government. In a south south state, an ex governors wife made billions over invoicing free school uniforms, free school bags, free sandals and free books. The hallucination of being a wealthy nation was so intense in the 70's that an ex head of state said our problem was not knowing what to do with money. 

Now we are in a recession. If this continues in three consecutive quarters, we'd go into a depression. 

The Nigerian economy is currently in trouble with GDP growth rate declining to all-time low of -0.36 percent. Inflation and unemployment are currently rising at rates of 16.48 percent and 12.1 percent as reported in Q1:2016 National Bureau of Statistics report. In spite of this, we are still not only sponsoring pilgrims, but also subsidizing their foreign exchange currency. Let's look at Venezuela, country that has 18% of the worlds proven oil reserves, nearly 300 billion barrels of oil. This is supposed to be a blessing, but Juan Pablo Alfonzo, a Venezuelan diplomat referred to it as 'the devils excrement'. 

Venezuela felt so rich at a point that former President Hugo Chavez's government was giving out free laptops and washing machines to citizens . Houses were being built for citizens as mega hospitals were built and catered for the citizens for free. Chavez populist government excited the masses who were enjoying free things without really improving themselves. Venezuela became a country of the 'happy poor'. Private companies were expropriated and became national assets as the citizens hailed the populist actions. Prices of goods were fixed as government used oil money to subsidize the people's ostentatious taste buds ( Remember the Nigerian subsidy regimes ). 

Today Venezuela has become hell as oil prices dropped from $140 to $40 dollars. Ration lines are disappearing as the rations have vanished. Mega international corporations like Cocacola and Macdonads are closing shop. The country has dried up and become a failed state equal to war torn countries like Iraq and Syria. Crime rate escalated and 96% of the crimes are never investigated. The citizens cry as they sight food after trekking long hours to Colombia, while the government struggles to exchange oil and food with Jamaica. 

The irony is that despite this, the government still spent 400,000 dollars recently just to attend Fidel Castro's birthday. The major challenge in Nigeria now is that the current government was elected under a populist people's mantra. Promissory notes of feeding school children and paying 5000 naira to unemployed youths were sent to the masses. In a country that has lost its major revenue earner, the best decision government would have taken now is to begin the privatization of some of its national assets. 

The sale of LNG alone can give the government up to $20 billion dollars and this will automatically crash the exchange rate to a little above 200, fund critical infrastructure which spiral effect will bring back the vanishing middle class. But the government is rather planning to acquire more national assets by re-establishing a government funded National airline carrier like Nigerian airways just for the sake of national pride and populism. What government has failed to understand is that United States airways, Kenyan airways and even Ethiopian airways are all owned by the private sector. After selling off the refineries, President Yardua in a bout of populism cancelled the sales as Nigerians jeered. 

Today, the portharcourt refinery is still producing at 20% capacity while the privatized Eleme petrochemicals which was at the same capacity is now at 80% capacity. With a huge budget deficit, it's ironical that we'd rather borrow $20 billion dollars from China to fund the budget rather than privatizing national assets that are run like civil service companies. Even government officials know that government has no business doing business, but government has to remain popular and this automatically maintains our free lunch entitlement mentality. God will help us .



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Friday, 19 August 2016

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

#WriteRight. Iyanu: FIVE REASONS I’LL RATHER NOT WALK IN LAGOS





I’m thinking of a good punch line for this but I can’t think of one, I just know that the fitness people say walk. Walk to your bus stop instead of taking a bike, walk to your friends place, and walk to the market. But who walking epp abeg? Here are five reasons why I’ll rather not walk in Lagos.

1. CLIMATE CHANGE: I’m definitely sure I’m not the only one that has noticed the “can melt heat” in Lagos. As such, before you even walk 5 minutes you’ll be sweating like a Christmas goat and a threatening headachewill be in sight. No, thank you.

2. LAGOSIANS IN CENTRAL PLACES ARE VULGAR: So who here has had the Opportunity to walk across Yaba, or Mushin, all those places with plenty mechanics or traders? Who here has had the opportunity to hear those thick accent shout “ Fine geh” “ Come let me suck you” “You set well well oh” “ My daughter” all accompanied by very lewd stares and arm dragging? I’ll rather not.

3. NO WALKWAYS: And if you’re not careful, the maniac okada driver can just hit you like a tennis ball, straight into the gutter!

4. LONER STATUS: It’s common knowledge that walking is much fun when it’s with someone, but when you live, eat, breath and walk around yourself, what’s a girl to do?

5. TIME CONSUMING: When you’re as lazy and impatient as I am, with a love for indoor spaces, the only thing not time consuming is whatever you’re doing in the comfort of your house, or office, or party. This means you want to get out of the road as soon as possible and walking is too slow for that. 

Who here’s with me?


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I'd like to say I'm with you but I do love to walk, then again it all depends on where in Lagos one is walking... 


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Linda Ikeji Is Building an Empire! Your Sneak Peak Into Her Spanking New Office.





Last week we shared that Linda was taking things up several notches and had rented office space in the Lekki phase 1 axis. Now according to Bella Naija: The new office has the reception, a waiting area, VIP lounge/waiting room, conference room, offices with workstation, a TV studio, dressing room, staff cafeteria, event/training centre, Linda’s personal lounge and more. There is also a music studio and a podcast studio.

The office is in Lekki and has a 22-room partition.

The office space will also house Linda Ikeji TV, Linda Ikeji Radio, Linda Ikeji Music, Linda Ikeji Blog and Linda Ikeji S.

See the photos below.


















Linda Ikeji continues to be an inspiration to many👏🙅👑. A big congrats to her and more power to everyone who aspires to be greater👌👊🙏! 


Photos courtesy of Bella Naija. 

Have We Done This Before?





I was going through the archive on one of my writing apps and I found this. It looks familiar but I'm honestly not sure if we've done it on the blog before. I read through and I couldn't remember. So I thought if I can't remember than even if we have, most people wouldn't either, right? Besides we've got new readers so I think it's fine if we do it (again). So read and tell us what you think.

If U were born on the 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th of any month U r number 1.... If U were born on the 2nd, 11th, 20th, 29th of any month then U r number 2... If U were born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st, 30th of any month then U r number 3... If U were born on the 4th, 13th, 22nd, 31st of any month then U r number 4... If U were born on the 5th, 14th, 23rd of any month then U r number 5... If U were born on the 6th,15th,24th of any month then U r number 6... If U were born on the 7th,16th,25th of any month then U r number 7... If U were born on the 8th,17th,26th of any month then U r number 8... If U were born on the 9th,18th,27th of any month then U r number 9...
 
Number 1
You are smart, straight talking, funny, stubborn, hardworking, honest,
jealous on a competing basis, kind hearted, angry, friendly, authoritative,
Famous person...always want to be and regarded as first on people's position, they are often like to be independent, will never be under others, self confident people!
You are most likely to fall in love in the younger age, but will get
arry when you mature! You are likely to have problems with people who have opposite views
And you are most likely to take revenge over your
enemies in a long time basis. 
You are a spender, but you will have a good profession in the future.
If you are guy you will be very popular that everybody will have mental attraction and respect for you.
You can go anywhere from the local shop to the heart of the parliament because you are positive and
Well talented in numerous issues!! But in your life you will always have some people who will work hard
To bring you&your name down. This is undercover!! Coz of your smart behavior you will be hated by some people too...
Your family life is very cool, you will have a very nice partner and wonderful children... 
You are a pioneer, independent&original... 
Your best match is 4,6,8 good match is 3,5,7 !!!
 
Number 2
No matter what, you will be loved by every one coz your ruler is the
Moon and every one loves the Moon. Well.. You are a person who day dreams a lot,
You have very low-self confidence, you need back up for every move in your life, you
Are very unpredictable which means you do change according to time and circumstances,
Kind of selfish, have a very strong sense of musical, artistic talent, verbal communication.
Your attitudes are like the Moon, comes to gloom and fade away so everybody can expect
changes in you. 
You can be a next Mahatma Gandhi who does peace love or you can be a
Hitler who wants to destroy the man kind and peace (I mean in the community and your own home).
If you really have a deep thought about your own belief in God you can
feel the difference which will make you stronger! Most of the time your
words are kind of prophetic! So without any knowledge
you can predict the situation. You will become poets, writers, or like artistic business people!
You are not strong in love, so you will be there and here till you marry.. If U r a girl you will be the responsible woman in the whole family. If U r a man you will be involved in fights&arguments in the family. Means you might sacrifice your life for the goodness sake of
Your family...You are gentle, intuitive with a broad vision, a power
Behind the scenes, well balanced People!!!
Your best match is 2 ,5 ,9 no other people can put up with you !!!

Number 3
You are a person of hardheartedness, selfish most of the times, religious,
Loves to climb up in life. You always tend to have lots of problems within your family in the early stages but you will put up with everything..
You have strong word power, a pretty happy face, so wherever you go always
you have get what you want!!! And from birth you always wanted to work hard in order
to achieve something.. You will not get anything without hard work! 
Once to listen to you because you want younger people to respect people older than them.
You do set so many examples to others. Generally you are not a cool person. It's not easy
thing dealing with you. A tough player you are! But once you like someone's attitud! e then
here you go, what can I say? It will be a lasting friendship. You always have respect from others.
Your life seems to have lots of worries and problems but sure they won't be long.. You will always
have brilliant kids!!! You love the money a bit too much so temptation will push you to endless
trying and trying.. If you are a guy then it's over. Looking after your family and help friends, so you
will spend a life time just being generous and kind (except 21st born men). And number 3s you will
be such an example of how to be in the culture&life!!! If you are girl then you have good character
and culture&hardworking attitude. You always follow. You are a freedom lover, creative, ambition
focused, a person who brings beauty , hope&joy to this world!!!
Your best match 6 ,9. Good match 1 ,3 ,5 !!!
 
Number 4
You are very stubborn too, very hard working but unlucky in important
matters in life, very cool, helpful, you have rough word power.. 
Might put lots of people away from you, you may cause nuisance to others if you are a man,
and you often understand others and their problems well. If you are a girl you are very
good with studies and arts. If you are a guy you spend most of the time after girl friends
(almost) at times, you will have sort of too much fun life with mates&girls. Your friends will
spend your time&money and get away with their life and you will become empty handed and
don't know what to do... So be careful!! You love to spend anyway!!! Your good will is you are
always there to help family and friends. Tell you what you people are little gem! s, specially the girls..
You always fall in love in younger age as well. You often live with disappointments , for an example
you have got a degree in some thing... but you will be unemployed.. or will do very ordinary jobs.
But you will take care of your family very well...All you need to be careful of people who will take
advantage of your kind heart. And beware of your relations too.. You are radical, patient, persistent,
a bit old-fashioned, you live with foundation&order...
Your best Match 1, 8. Good match 5 ,6 , 7 !!!
 
Number 5
You are very popular within the community, you can get things done by
just chatting..to even enemies! You have a pretty good business mind, you often
have no-idea what is today is like, or tomorrow is like. You are a person who does anything
when your head thinks "lets do this". You will be famous if you open up a business,
get involved in share dealings, music etc.. Very popular with sense of humor ,you are
the one your friends and families will always ask for help, and you are the one who actually
borrows money to help your friends. You will have more than 1 relationship,
but when u get settle down you will be a bit selfish anyway. Your other half will
have a pretty good amount of control in you, be careful! You tend to go for other relationship contacts even when you are married coz of your popularity.. You are someone who gets along
with anyone coz the number 5 is the middle number.. Changes&freedom lovers you are! You are
an explorer with magic on your face. You learn your life through experience and it's your best teacher!!! Your best match 1 ,2 ,9. Good match 6 ,8 !!!
 
Number 6
Ooopppss..you are born to enjoy..... You don't care about others. I mean
you are always want to enjoy your life time. You will be
very good in either education or workwise or business management! You are talented,
kind (but with only people who you think are nice), very
beautiful girls and guys, popular and more than lucky with anything in
your lives. All the goodness does come with you. Your mind and body is just made perfect for love.
You are more lovable than any other numbers. If you are a number 6 man, you will experience kind of looks from most girls and will involve in more than few relationships until you get married. If you are girl,
most of you will get marry/engaged early. You are a caring person towards your family&friends . If you miss the half-way mark then you are about to suffer physically
and mentally. Generally you will lead a very good inner-home happiness with nothing short of.... You are a person of compassion, comfort&fairness, domestic responsibility, good
judgment, and after all you can heal this world wounds to make peace for every life coz you have the great
power of caring talent to make this world of love one step further...
Your best match 1, 6, 9. Good match 4, 5!!!

Number 7
You have got the attraction to anyone out there, you are realistic,
very confident, happy, such a talented individual with your education,
music, arts, singing, and most importantly acting too. You have real problems
with bad temper! If you are a girl, you are popular with the subjects listed above.
You give up things for your parents. I mean you value your family status a lot, you will be
in the top rank when you reach a certain age. If you are a guy you are popular with girls,
you are a very talented too. Most of the number 7s face lots of problems with their marriage life.
Only a very few are happy. You have everything in your life, but still always number 7s have some sort of unfullfilness, such worries all their lifetime. It's probably the Lord given you over the
standard humans talents. You need to get ready looking
for a partner rather than waiting. If you don't, then you might end-up single. So take care with this issue, ok? You are wonderful, friendly, artistic, happy person.. You are born to
contribute lots to this world!!!
Your best match is 2. Good matches are 1,4 !!!
 
Number 8
You are a very strong personality, there's no one out there will
understand you. You are very good at pointing your finger at some thing and say"this is what it is".
You are more likely to suffer from the early ages. I mean poverty. If your times are not good
you might lose either of your
parent and end up looking after your entire family. You often suffer all the way in life.
The problems will not allow you to study further, but you will
learn the life in a very practical way. You are the one who will fight
for justice and may die in the war too. You are normally very reserved with handful of
friends and most of the time live life lonely and always
prepared to help others. Well. once you get married (which is often
late) then your bad lucks will go away a bit and you! u become safe. You will face un-expected
problems such as : the error, government, poisonous animals, accidents... You are some one with
great discipline, persistence, courage, strength which will take you to success. You are a great part
of a family team.. You are a fighter!
Your Best match 1 ,4, 8. Good match 5 !!!
 
Number 9
Hey...you guys are the incompatible people in the world. You are so
strong, physically and mentally... You are often have big-aims. You will work
hard and hard to get there.
Normally you suffer in the early age from family problems and generally you
will have fighting life.. But when you
achieve what you have done, it's always a big task you have done! You are so much respected in
the community, you are a person who can take a challenge and successfully finish the matter off.
You are very naughty in your younger age, often beaten up by your parents and involve in fights
and you seemed to have lots of injuries in your life time. But when u grow you become calm and macho type.
Love is not an easy matter for you. You are good in engineering or banking jobs coz people always trust you.
Your family life is very good, but will have worries over your children.
Your such qualities are humanitarian, patient, very wise&compassionate.
You are born to achieve targets and serve every one all equally without any prejudice.
You are totally a role model to anybody in the world for a great inspiration.
 Your Best match 3, 5, 6, 9. Good match 2
 


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Guys and girls, forgive the typos, trust me I tried to edit as much as I could! I suspect it was translated from another language to English thus the foncusing grammar! And oh, did you read it? Was yours accurate? Was it really accurate or not at all? I hope you ignored all those prophecies of doom *RME*. 

Mine was weirdly very accurate, how about yours?

#WriteRight. Angelique: Just Like a Movie





I have become accustomed to the regular sound of gun shots in my vicinity. One good thing Mom taught me was to take cover immediately most preferably by lying flat on the ground (according to her it's *almost* impossible for a stray bullet to hit something lying flat on a floor except if the gun was aimed at it). Many cases of armed robbery attacks to homes, banks and business establishments became the talk of the day; it was on the news, musicians sang about it to warn possible victims and the armed robbers as well of the verdict awaiting them if caught, it was topic of discussions and even sermons. 

I once overheard some older people during their so called *adult conversations*(which were strictly not for children and woe betide any child caught eavesdropping) saying that armed robbers rarely spare any familiar person they see during their operations to avoid implications. That became glued to my memory and made me wary of most of my male friends especially those from kindergarten class that seem to remember you all of a sudden after a long time and start calling tirelessly and you'll notice from their manner of speech that they've made money😰 how come? I'm totally clueless.

   One fine afternoon, I went to the bank to make deposit for a friend since it was few hours past midday, the queue was long so I waited patiently for my turn while killing time with my phone, I raised my head to move further, just three people more before me (i thought). Almost immediately I bent my head to focus on my phone again when, I heard gun shots but I thought they were illusory, I locked my phone and placed it in my bag with the aim of focusing properly. Then I heard it again,
now repeatedly typical of that seen/heard in the popular Commando movie, the sound seemed to be drawing closer, I had little time to move away a little from the banking hall before taking cover like Mom taught me. Then I heard the resonating sound of the door as it was being shot to pieces in a bid to create passage and I prayed God to save people from stray bullets. Everywhere was in tumult as people scampered for safety, I felt several feet climb on me occasionally but I was transfixed by shock to move  and I also had so much faith in Mom's advice. 

Then I heard a hoarse voice shout in a commanding tone; Everybody lie down and face the ground! If I see you look up, I'll blow your brains out! Not long after that, every where became quiet except for the series of gun shots outside that sounded like that in Commando movie. I wished for sleep to overtake me, that kind that would have me waking up after the whole operation was over but my heart was thumping too much and my brain was thinking gazillion thoughts at the same time. Then I noticed that the sound of gun shots outside has reduced and was seeming distant as well as the movements inside the banking hall. The silence made me uneasy so I decided to daringly take an insignificant peek or so I thought and that was when I saw three guys standing close to the door, probably the robbers. Two had their backs to me from where I was lying and the one who seemed to be facing me looked a bit familiar but I couldn't get a better view since the other two were partially blocking him. 

I quickly and quietly laid back down trying to avoid obvious body movements but my heart was thumping too loud that I feared they would hear and I was struggling to catch my breath that my breathing came out in hums and when it was seeming uncontrollable, I was sure I'd draw their attention this time and I sure did. 

As I heard their footsteps approach, I also heard one of them say something though indistinctly about knowing me from somewhere, probably the one who looked familiar and they were drawing closer I guess to satisfy their curiosity (you know what happens when robbers encounter someone they're familiar with?). I said all the prayers I knew how to say and as I was praying, I was distracted by their arguments on whether to shoot or not to, I guess the one who claimed to know me from somewhere was against the decision of the other two but as their voices increased, I knew that the argument was heating up and was going to have a tragic end.  

Before I had the time to block the noise from their argument in my head and make sensible words out of my prayers, I heard a gun shot and jerked and as I tried to raise my head a bit to get a view of what happened, I felt a tingling sensation in my butt and traced my finger to the point, I felt the round swelling on my butt and began to massage it lightly in a bid to minimize the swelling and a *supposed* blood and that was when I awoke fully to the round tiny swelling on my butt probably from a mosquito bite. I noticed my heart was beating fast, though not too fast and I was sweating profusely... I felt my lips tilt up in a smile at the realisation that it was only a mosquito bite that gave me such a swelling...


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Happy Birthday Sasha Boné!!!!!!





The day is finally here! The day we celebrate the birth of a darling friend and a most ingenious blog reader, Sasha Boné. When there's so much to say one is sometimes left speechless, that's why when I called you earlier today I couldn't say much besides happy birthday, yet my heart was bursting with wishes and prayers for you. 

You and I were in the same set in Queen's College and in University of Nigeria, yet eventhough we always had mutual friends, it wasn't until after TTB began that we became friends. Through facebook you found out about my blog and soon started commenting, I looked forward to your comments and then one thing led to another and we started to chat on facebook. Shortly after we started chatting you told me you wanted to give me some money to sow a seed in me and my blog. Lord, I was touched, nobody had ever done that. You didn't do it because you had so much or because we were friends (because we weren't), but because you believed in me and Thelma Thinks. 

I told you about a fasting program I was doing and you joined the program and after some weeks when we went for that service to mark the end of the fast, I asked for the money and asked that we both jointly sow it as a seed. We did. When we returned to the Island we immediately headed to ColdStone to celebrate the end of the fast and that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. 

I don't know if you know it but you're one of the smartest people I know. Without even trying you're constantly thinking outside the box and seeing dimensions to things that nobody ever does. You're interesting and witty and amusingly sarcastic. You're a hard worker who has bravely shouldered on the challenges life has thrown you and you do it with grace and a smile on your face. 

You're not perfect and sometimes you drive me up the wall! You're very opinionated which is a good thing but when you start a debate, omo you no dey back down! LOL. Have you noticed that when we have dissenting views I don't even argue after stating my own view because I know I wouldn't even win. Also your love for Kim Kardashian sometimes makes me want to bang my head against the wall, repeatedly, until it bleeds. LOL. You're not perfect but for each imperfection I can think of ten reasons why it should be overlooked and why you're a friend to be kept. You keep me motivated and even when I get tired of my own blog you seem to remain excited and hopeful about it. And you bring your own unique flavour to Thelma Thinks, keeping it interesting and alive. You have meant more to me than you'd ever know and for that I just want to say thank you. 

I know your heart holds many desires and today I pray that each and every good one of them are met. I pray that blessings would flood your life and wipe out every unhappy memory. I pray that in good time you are blessed with a man, a home and a career of your dreams. Thanks so much for being you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY you adorable one! 

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