Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Everyday on Ikorodu Road, I have to cross the zebra crossing to get to the BRT stop.
Now I really don't understand what our people's problems seem to be. Is it that they can't see the white lines or they just assume they will never have to cross the road in their lives?
I assume Zebra crossings were invented so cars can stop for pedestrians to cross to the other side of the road. Since the beginning of this year, I will like to confidently state that nobody. I repeat NOBODY. Has stopped for me to cross at that bus stop.
Definetly not the Okada and Danfo drivers or the LASUCOM(why is this tinted anyway?) bus that passes there every evening. This really makes us suck as Nigerian. So we cannot even spend 5 seconds for our fellow humans to cross?
Please continue to add #lightupnigeria at the end of every tweet.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
And the responses I got were awesome:
Person 1: watchu doin there?
Me:ma parents av dis conference fing here, so i came wivem
Person 2:Hope no BusyBody has harassed you yet??
Me:haha no oooh........where r u sef? need 2 charge ma laptop
Me: im at dat new cybercafe near cafe2...............ma laptop is an hp dv6
Person 2: pple should be there watching Arsenal get whooped..lol...sha's m' at my hall atm, Biblenamehall how long you staying, check arwd the caf, there shud be socket arwd.
Me:i know...theres a socket buh i 4got ma chaga @home......ppl are there though
Person 2:...is them Anonymous 3 over there?
shame, your charger mouth is different from the one's on my floor.
How's you tho??...hope after sec. sch. life been fun?
Me:yeah...been gud? dv6 is dat new hp laptop wiv d hp behind avn lite....left Anonymous 3 @her hostel....
Person 3: IM IN CHAPEL NW, Anonymous 4 WENT OUT OV SKUL, WZ SUPOSD 2 GO WIV HA, BT IM IN CHAPEL SHA CUM IN THRU extremelyoddlyname ENTRANCE.....
Me:kay..........................Person 2 ill b dere in lyk 15
And I metup with them and we had fun..and here i am blogging 'bout it
NOTE:If Facebook wants to use this as an ad, they should email me oooh. Abeg
No I didn't spell happiness wrong. A few days ago, I saw THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS unusually late. The 2006 movie that shows us a phase in Chris Gardner's Life. Chris Gardner played by Will Smith and his son Christopher Gardner played by Will Smith's son whose name is also Christopher(coincidence?).
This movie really got me thinking a lot. About all the things I take for granted in my life, like the house I live in, the ability to go to the fridge and get something to eat at anytime,e.t.c. I am proud to say that this movie got me to CRY. Last year my friends told me to watch Seven Pounds and that I would cry after that. I watched seven pounds twice and didn't even yawn. Titanic couldn't get me either. But this movie showed so much poverty that one time Chris Gardner needed $14 just so he could pay rent.
LESSONS I LEARNT
- Never EVER spend all your money on a product or a line of business. You should always diversify and have some money saved up for the rainy day. Chris Gardner spent all his savings on this bone scanner device then had problems selling them because doctors felt it was an unnecessary luxury.
- Be determined and work hard. After solving the rubix(I have to get one of these) for an executive at Dim Witer Chris Gardner was offered an internship (without pay) after which only 1 out of 20 intern gets the job they applied for. Chris Gardner had only a high school degree.
IF THIS WAS A NIGERIAN MOVIE
At some point in this movie, Chris Gardner's wife, Linda left him for work at a restaurant in New York because he couldn't sell the scanners and all. If this was a Nigerian movie, after his wife left him, his son would have fallen sick and died and he would have walked the streets of LAGOS at the oddest places.
THIS WAS A GREAT MOVIE, you should see it if you haven't.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Normally I blog about going-ons(or is it goins on) in Nigeria and all. Last week I posted a video for the first time. I'm talking about Djinee's video for overkillin'. So my head went on thinking(as usual) and I thought I should deviate and make this blog random. Not random as in razz or rad but random. I'll talk about different stuff I find cool and interesting. I'll like you(the reader) to comment on this post…..BEFORE I DEVIATE
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Just in case you don't know, after the inception of the BRT scheme in Lagos, the State government gave a directive to support students. So now, BRT rides are supposed to be free for primary and secondary school students (yeah, like in jand) but the BRT ticket sellers and the ticket collectors(in the buses) have connived so the ticket collectors do not allow eligible students(even in uniforms) board BRT buses without tickets.
So? The ticketers sell more tickets thereby increasing their commission and they share a little of this with the ticket collectors and bus drivers (If they deny this allegation, they should call a press conference).
One particular day, I was (shockingly!) allowed into a BRT bus free on my way home and we got to Anthony, these girls in their uniforms wanted to board but the guy collecting the ticket said:
"Ticket yin da? Awon eleyi ti won ni boyfriend. E lo so fun boyfriend yin ko lo ra ticket fun yin" To the driver : "E ma lo jare".
I think the ticket collectors and bus drivers are extremely mean because they do not imagine their children (or relatives) in the same conditions. Lagos State Government please fix this problem. Eko o ni baje!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
2.Nobody else has seen Yar'Adua except some 'aides' that we haven't been told about.
3.Goodluck Jonathan didn't see Yar'Adua. Dora Akunyili said and I quote "The Vice President (Ag. President) will speak to the President's wife and he will then call us for another meeting to brief us"
4. The 6 ministers didn't see Yar'Adua, by the time they got there they were informed by the Saudi authorities that Yar'Adua was back home.
5. The videos from the Airport show that they didn't want you to know what's happening.
6. If you think Yar'Adua is back and you believe so, the question is have you seen Yar'Adua.