Musings

Tailor or Designer Woes?

At one time or the other we’ve all had tailors. They delivered and made us happy, even though happiness is relative, let’s say we were adequately satisfied. When I say ‘we’ I speak for the womenfolk, although I’m certain there are stylish men out there concerned with clothes and how it reflects them. However, I choose not to speak for …

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Surprised on Radio

A few months ago, three to be precise, I became part of a conspiracy. No, I’m one of the good guys and this is not a plan to maim and destroy! This version was just the normal one that involves keeping someone in the dark in order to give them a rather pleasant surprise. Since I’m one for adventure and …

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Using ‘Higher Powers’ as Leverage

Everybody wants an edge, some always on the lookout and pursue it every which way they can. For them this means, attending networking events, parties, membership of various clubs, signing up for courses that may not necessarily benefit but enables them meet the ‘right’ people and make those connections. This set of people will go to almost any lengths to …

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Wooden Pegs

In a world where change is rapid and in the blink of an eye everything’s turned upside down, it’s interesting to encounter those things that seem removed from innovation. That’s exactly what I thought when I spied wooden clothes pegs the other day. Furthermore, this set looked pristine, like it had just been unwrapped and was being used for the …

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Girlfriends on Radio

A popular quote, “talk is cheap” has been proven drastically wrong time and time again. In fact the 21st century keeps inventing ways to prove just how much the person really missed the mark. The talking heads (a.k.a. news presenters, anchors) talk show hosts on radio and television, radio and have managed to make a living from exercising their vocal …

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The Commute 2

Since its construction the Third Mainland Bridge has become a legend of sorts, its fame has spread and the many tales of it taken on epic proportions. With the daily atrocities committed by insane Lagosians disguised as normal and the stunts pulled by RRS, police and military escorts, hawkers and other road users, there is n’er a dull moment on …

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The Commute

Daily work commute is part of life worldwide, in some places it’s easier than others and more palatable I daresay. In some locales it involves trains, buses, automobiles and more exotic modes of transportation. In others it’s more conventional and tedious, with the element of danger thrown in. Learning survival and coping skills translates into various personal experiences the world …

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An Explanation

Like today’s title suggest this is essentially about why I’ve been AWOL for three months. Of course it’s also much more than that, as I’ll share some of my experiences during the hiatus and how it came about. To start with, I didn’t plan to not write on the blog it just happened. Still not convinced? Well I got involved …

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Bicycles: The New Craze

It’s like riding a bike…you never forget! That’s a saying we’re all familiar with and it’s so true. If you learnt to ride as a youngster and don’t for thirty years, after a few wobbles you’ll be cruising again. Maybe that’s why there’s an increase in the number of people doing so nowadays. It’s become a common sight on the …

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Peeping Tom

The concept of a little boy peeping through keyholes and hiding behind doors is what comes to mind when the title of today’s column comes to mind. It’s however pretty interesting to know that more accurate descriptions have evolved and one of my favourite is amebo. When used this paints the correct picture of one that never minds their business …

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