Imagine that Bank ABC wants to give you a grant to do business. You know a grant is different from a loan, right? Unlike loans, a grant is a free financial aid so you're not required to pay back. ...back to the story. So, Bank ABC gives you a form to fill and there are … Continue reading There’s a better option.
Sometime in 2003, I went to write an exam in Lagos state. Coincidentally, that day was my birthday and my uncle decided to give me a treat. “Have you ever eaten shawarma?” He asked. “No. What is that? What does it taste like?” I had never even heard the word ‘shawarma’ before. “It's a delicious … Continue reading I don’t like shawarma.
I visited a school to make enquires and the reception was topnotch. “Have you been taken on a tour around the school?” The proprietress asked. “Yes, I have.” “Did you see the place for the high school?” “High school?” I wondered. “I don't remember seeing that. Besides, I only came to make inquiries for the … Continue reading What do you see?
Since yesterday was New Year day and also my first daughter's birthday, I thought to myself "what better way for the family to spend today than to go to a park." At the park, there were many fun activities to engage in, especially for the children. However, the boat ride caught my attention. I couldn't … Continue reading Where’s this boat heading to?
"It's not all about winning; it's about having fun." I heard my first daughter say that to her sister when they were playing a game today. It made me ponder. If life is a game, Don't we always want to win? Don't we always want to win so bad? Do we ever remember the 'fun' … Continue reading It’s not all about winning…
The way children grow! We don't even know how it happens. All we know is that hours turn into days, days into weeks, weeks into months and months into years. We take note of the milestones. Their first word, their first step, their first tooth, their first birthday... And clothes?! Gosh, we have a closet … Continue reading A closet of undersized stuff and a cupboard of forgotten testimonies.
My grandmother is an avid story teller. She has the gift of describing events in a way that you get the perfect picture. As such, I love listening to her stories. One day, mama came back from the farm fatigued and stressed. She laid down the bag that was half filled with freshly harvested maize … Continue reading Stories my grandmother told me.
After writing Junior Secondary School Certificate Exams, I had to choose between science class and art class. I was naive; a young girl who didn't know what impact graduating from secondary school as a science or art student would have on her life. Whether to go to the science class or art class was one … Continue reading You are responsible!
Suddenly one half of the year is gone! Realizing this makes you stop in your tracks and ask yourself “am I even making progress?” because it's like your life is playing in slow motion. Have you heard the story of the tortoise and the hare? I'm sure you have or you probably have read it. … Continue reading Slow motion
We were in a hurry to get to church on Sunday. My husband was hurriedly taking the children to the children's church when he bumped into one of the Sunday school teachers. Due to her age and size, she was taking her time to climb up the stairs. “Don't worry about me. Run along!” she … Continue reading Life on layby