General

A Treat Long Denied

I love a good book and what beats that is a great one! I love to get lost in a story and my imagination works over time trying to create the places, people, sights and sounds described therein. My second best hobby is watching a good movie! It becomes even better if it’s a book I’ve read. The most magical …

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Memory Lane

Some things stand out in your memory. They remain vivid, until something else comes along that tries to displace it, but yet it stays. A visit to an aunt, a day out with your family, teachers, classmates, strangers, acquaintances, places etc have memories attached (good or bad) and they inevitably become reference points. Some things could happen (d?©j?  vu) that …

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The Cyber-cafe Experience

I don’t know about you but my first encounter with the internet was through electronic mail. Interestingly enough, my oldest account (still use it fifteen years and counting) was opened by a friend. I gave her the user name I wanted and the rest as they say is history! I’m not sure what the time lag was between opening the …

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My First Computer

I remember a time when the overriding question was, ‘are you computer literate?’ Non compliance was frowned upon and was the new illiteracy! It was the cusp of the new millennium and the bug that was going to wipe out all computers was the looming apocalypse we all dreaded at the stroke of midnight of the year two thousand. Around …

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Corn Season

It’s corn season again, corn on the cob…on the go! The delicious delicacy is ready and available along various streets, roads and those strategic corners (prime real estate) of populous intersections. From Surulere, Okokomaiko to Mushin and even Lekki and Victoria Island, the golden grain is sold piping hot. You’re never too far from a corn seller in the fabulous …

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Virtual Lives: BBs, BCs, DPs and the like!

I recall reading Banky W’s article about Black Berry etiquette a while back. I can’t remember the title now but I know I really enjoyed it, even though at the time I hadn’t a clue as to the meaning of half the terminology that was used. Then I didn’t possess a BB (as fondly shortened by all proud owners, and …

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Father’s Day

Sunday past was Father’s day and world over the airwaves, social media platforms, traditional media and many more was agog with news and stories related to this breed . Fathers come in various shapes, sizes, colours, ages, philosophies, professions etc., the role and influence they have in the lives of children is crucial with far reaching effects on and the …

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NEPA’s Foibles

The Power Holding Company of Nigeria works in mysterious ways…its wonders to perform! Although almost everyone still thinks of it as NEPA i.e. national electric power authority, there’s nothing no difference. Thus, a name change does not a transformation make! Although both have continued the tradition of prompt bill delivery. The bills arrive without fail each month whether the outage …

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Flashback: Second Anniversary

It’s Sunday morning and I’m searching for what to write. I sometimes comb through my archives to see if I have any sentences or half-written pieces I can finish or polish off. i knew I’d started one titled flashback so I typed that in and my computer brought out one I wasn’t expecting. Flashback was a piece I wrote (published …

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Tragedy in the Air: The Dana Air Flight

Sometimes it’s hard to decide what to write, other times it’s not and yet there are times when it’s almost impossible! I’d already written my piece for today and the only thing left was to polish it up and upload. It was not to be as simple as that, this time around. The events that occurred on Sunday, June third, …

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