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Odd Habits and the Workplace

Stand on your feet! Whenever I hear this statement, I wonder. Unless we’re in the land of topsy-turvy where everything’s upside down…that’s precisely what people stand on, their feet. To be silly, I also try and imagine people standing on their heads, with their feet pointing straight to the sky. Now this will work if every other thing has also …

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August Break

We’ve been enjoying unusually cool weather lately. Wait a minute did I just say cool? Pardon me, I meant to say chilly, cold and very windy conditions rather! Yes, no rain but the bite in the air has fangs. For once the ‘August break’ seems to be in play and hence the absence of rain these past weeks. Well I …

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Addicted to Social Media?

It’s amazing how really shameless we can be. The personal adverts have gone up since the advent of social media. Hand held devices have made it more ludicrous. Per second adverts of what we’re doing, eating, thinking and the people we’re with. There are some things that are best left unsaid but this seems to be the age of TMI …

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Inspiring Stories from the Olympics

I’ve had a great time watching the Olympics. Although a thousand miles away and not in the stadium, I can’t complain about my Olympic experience. At least the viewing has been good even though the opportunity to watch and cheer the Nigerian athletes has been less than abundant. I was pleasantly surprised to actually see Blessing Okgbare wear the Nigerian …

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Sights and Sounds of My Neighbourhood

Ayilara and Empire need no introduction to old time residents of Eko. Angels fear to tread in these districts and only a JJC would dare to venture there on a sightseeing mission. These two areas are a strong testament to how neighbourhoods take on a character all their own with the passage of time. So if you happen to be …

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The Backbencher

Old habits die hard! Sometimes they change and become almost unrecognisable. When that happens, unless you have a really good shrink you can’t trace their origin and even when you think you do…it may not be quite what you thought! This is my latest theory on why I think people choose to sit behind, sometimes at the very back when …

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I Smell a Rat!

All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small. All things bright and wonderful…the Lord God made them ALL. I like this hymn, although on second thoughts there are some animals I would prefer if God had kept off His to do list…the cockroach and rat for starters! Some people love them but me…not so much! I hate vermin …

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Death in a Theatre

As a movie lover I read with horror the shootings that occurred during the premier of the Dark Knight Rises in Colorado. To say it was horrific would be an understatement and I can only picture what the victims felt, thought and imagined when everything was happening. Scenes that had been seen countless times in movies (maybe a theatre) were …

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Private Matters

Transformers…robots in disguise! This is one of my all time favourite lines. Thanks to the Michael Bay directed blockbuster sequel, a majority now know about this alien race. Interestingly, they live on earth in plain view, although quite innocuously…as motor vehicles of one sort or the other. In case you haven’t seen this movie, maybe you should if you enjoy …

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Nasal Passages, Lessons and Resolutions

Sometime in late May, found me experiencing something totally new. It was an unusually daunting time because I couldn’t breathe properly. For those that aren’t ready to meet their maker you’ll understand why I didn’t like this state. Anyway, I really had a bad allergic reaction to…SOMETHING. I understood hay fever since I’d been subject to it in the past. …

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