Series

Tick tock 3

I never intended that this be a series but it’s turned out to be one and herein is the third and final part! This has also shown me how life can evolve and things happen generally without your planning or guidance. All morning I’ve been thinking of what I’ll write and the direction today’s column will be. Especially since it’s …

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Tick tock 2

Time adds up, from seconds to minutes to hours and then days, weeks and years. We’re obsessed with calculating it and trying to maximise it and best of all we try to make sure we don’t waste it. The most precious commodity on the planet and one that’s nebulous at best. I’ve dwelt on how 2013 is winding down and …

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Tick tock

Today’s Christmas Eve and this means the year 2013 is in its death throes! I dare to say this because it’s a fact and come next week it’s New Year’s Eve too. I know a lot can happen in twenty-four hours talk less of in a week. Like we all know often enough, a day can seem endless and some …

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Control Alt Delete

Sometimes it’s a little hard to find what my weekly columns will be about. Incredible, I know but it happens and I try to be open so that I’ll find the topic, thoughts and all before publishing day arrives. Like you know days are running furiously and at times I’m not successful enough. So kindly help a girl out and …

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Culinary Adventures: Kitchen Mishaps

You may have figured it out by now (or not, it doesn’t matter because I’m going to tell you) but I enjoy a good meal. I also have a really healthy appetite and my family and some close friends will gladly back it up! This means one of my favourite channels is food network…goes without saying right? With all this …

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Sights and Sounds of My Neighbourhood 2

Two years on and the ‘newness’ of my hood has almost worn off.  It’s become a comfortable glove that fits and when something’s amiss I immediately notice. This rhythm altered recently when the daily shenanigans in the backyard changed. The mornings had become strangely quiet and I hadn’t heard the familiar, ‘I’ve poo poo finish.’  I got a confirmation that …

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City Conversations: Taxi drivers

As city dwellers we must move about the metropolis. It’s always better for you if your commute is within ‘reasonable distance’. That phrase is quite subjective since we all interpret it personally on varying parameters. For some the distance of Agbara, Okokomaiko, Mowe, Shangisha, Idimu, Isheri, Epe etc to Victoria Island is as reasonable as can be. Others think such …

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The Mall Culture

Yesterday was Children’s Day and so they all got a school free day. The older ‘kids’ still got to face the normal traffic, hold meetings and do the ‘usual’ Monday routine. A few churches in my neighbourhood paid them tribute on Sunday, when they participated in some activities and some even threw a party and the kids got to have …

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People and the ATMs

Human behaviour is interesting, amusing and everything else in between. It’s not a contradiction in terms when people are described in the loftiest terms and yet in the same breath the vilest of scum! Some will say, ‘you just can’t run away from human nature.’ Human nature has different sides and this I believe is what makes us different from …

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City Conversations: Jalopy Alert

We’ve all used public transportation one time or the other. If you haven’t you’re probably one in a billion and extremely lucky to boot! On the other hand if it’s possible to avoid the ordeal this is in Nigeria I’m sure everyone would gladly comply and increase their quality of life in the process. It’s hazardous and downright nerve wrecking …

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