Friday, September 29, 2006

Naija To The Core

Check out this "ijebu" man.
A typical Nigerian if you ask me.

A young Yoruba man(Nigerian) walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan
officer. He tells the loan officer that he is going to Lagos on a vacation,
for two weeks, and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer tells him that
the bank will need some form of security for the loan, so the Yoruba man
hands over the keys to a new brand BMW 6 series. The car is parked on the
street in front of the bank. The Yoruba man produces the title and
everything checks out. The loan officer agrees to accept the car as
collateral for the loan. The bank's president and its officers all enjoy a
good laugh at the Yoruba man, for using an $80,000 BMW as collateral against
a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drives the BMW into the bank's
underground garage and parks it there. Two weeks later, the Yoruba man
returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan
officer says, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this
transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While
you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a successful
business man. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?"
The Yoruba man replies: "Where else in New York City can I park my car for
two weeks, and pay only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?"
The bank employees watch as he pulls out of the garage, windows down and sunroof
open. Juju music blasting from his car, as he pulled away. Yes OO!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Here Again

Guys, whao!! Its sure good to be here again, I missed you all sooooo much, I'm not really back, will be taking off again next week, hehehehe!

But really I'm doing great and my sense of humour is back 100%, I really had a wonderful time especially with my three little nieces, we ran around, tumbled and rumbled, Christ! I felt like a little child again.

My cousin is also doing great, he is his usual self again;handsome and smiling. Thank God, I guess men have a way of hiding their pains but he really was great. I had wanted to put up a picture of her, she looked so serene and pretty on the obituary,{she was just 35} that I felt so bad I didnt really get to know her better but that's life. I guess we learn everyday.

I'm sooooo very grateful to each and everyone of you for your supportive words, I really, really appreciate everyone of them. thank you very much. I will try to come around to your blogs and try to catch up soonest. meanwhile I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Time To Say Goodbye

Hi Guys,
I won't be here for a while after today, I need a break, there's so much going on around me especially in my office, so I need to get away from all this, call me a coward if you want but I need to run, I just hope and pray that by the time I get back the "storm" will be over.

Anyway I need this leave, I'm really stressed out and I think I need to rest, so I'm getting away from civilization to my rural village where I'll breathe fresh unpolluted air for at least two weeks, its been ages since i went there, I kind of feel bad that i'm going there now on a sad note; my cousin's wife just died, its sooo sad, I remember when they were dating as if it was yesterday, I did not really like her, she was that kind of girl who hardly smiles (aw, you're not supposed to speak bad of the dead)but my cousin was like my hero and I used to wonder what he saw in her, he was the exact opposite, if you know what i mean, but he loved her, it was easy to see that.

They finally got married a few years back (i wasnt at the wedding) so it was a shock when my mum told me she has passed away during a surgical procedure, they don't even have a baby yet, I feel so bad not really for her( i'm sorry about that) but my cousin, I know he'll be hit badly(why do bad things keep happening to good people)I'm really in a state of shock, i've not even been able to call him, I just want to see him face to face to know how he's taking it.

Please Pray for him.

So I guess its time to say my goodbyes to her and my last repect too.
I hope she's happy wherever she is right now. Death is a mystery!!!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

You Can Be Whatever You Please

What drives us to succeed? Is it the money, fame, or is it something deeper than this? And who deems us a success? Is it our friends, family or is it the intimate world we have created for ourselves? Hm. The answers to these questions can often be hard to find yet they are usually staring us right in the face.

It’s your choice

If it was your choice what would you do in life? Who would you be? What path would you take? Epictetus once said, First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. In my opinion he was right! You can do whatever you want. Become whoever you please.

Its all about the choices that you make in life. Afterall success lies within you, just reach out and bring it out.

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Don't Live By DEFAULT, Live By DESIGN

Are you ready to create your life by design?

Of course, you may say, but just how do I do that? Aren't the circumstances of my life simply the way things are, you may ask? How do I influence what my life looks like? Well here's some food for thought then; are you someone who always says it is important to accept life exactly as it is? This, according to you, is one of the divine paradoxes of the universe, to be at peace, I must accept and embrace the current conditions and circumstances of my life, you say. Tell you what, you are living by default!

When you tell yourself that you have the power to create an entirely new and different set of circumstances and in truth, you are already creating a life experience moment by moment, and most importantly you are doing this consciously? You are living by design. Because you know that within you lies the power to change your life. You see, the main difference between living life by design and life by default is in the power of focus and attention. SIMPLE AND SHORT!!

So, create a vision for yourself and your life today.



Friday, September 08, 2006

Smile, You Are Loved!

YOU"RE WORTH A LOT TO GOD!!! I hope this will help somebody.

Does the thought ever sweep over you that you are not very important? Perhaps you feel that if you were to disappear off the face of the earth, no one would really miss you. Sometines I do, really.

Now, everyone has their bad days, But there are many people, and you may be one of them, who are sincerely convinced of their lack of value. Perhaps you feel that you are not as attractive as your friends. You may have a skin problem, or a weight problem, It could be that you are too shy to make friends easily, or that you feel you just don’t have what it takes to converse well with people. It is easy to focus on what you perceive as your limitations and to get the feeling that you are just no good.

What is the answer to all of this? The fact is, there is probably some truth in your personal assessment of yourself. True, when you are feeling down, you tend to exaggerate the negative and overlook the positive. No doubt, you fare as well as many others do in some respects and perhaps even excel in certain areas.
So what you need is to get a new perspective on value. Instead of evaluating how man looks at you, consider this: How does God look at you? Do you suppose that God loves the handsome, but rejects the plain? Does God love the talented few while having no interest in the ordinary majority? Does God favor the bright and energetic over the average and weak? Of course not!

And that, my friend, is precisely the reason you should not demean yourself. In God’s sight, you are of great worth. Since God chose to create you, in His sight you are of great value. God knows all about you. He created you with your special combination of skills, personality traits, appearance, strengths, and weaknesses. Do you know why? For His purposes and for His glory. God has a job for you to do, just the way you are. As you accept this and endeavor to do the best you can for Him, external factors will cease to concern you.God loves you just the way He made you...... the way you are!


Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Unfortunately, most of us need a little reminder every now and then about what is really important. Something will happen in our lives and we just sort of sit up, slap our foreheads stupidly, and say "OH MY GOD! Of course! I knew that, but I forgot that I knew that!"

The trouble is that we never know when that's going to happen and, when it does, it may be too late. If you lose a loved one in a tragic accident, how will you be able to say those things to them that you meant to say but never did?

My guess is that you probably don't have to think very hard to figure out your top priorities in life. Are you taking the time, however short, to think about it? And are you acting accordingly, spending your time and financial resources where it matters the most?

Always make sure that you keep balance and perspective in
your life. It's amazing how quickly 'important' things
can become unimportant.It's easy to work a lot when
you own a small business for example
(I'll bet you didn't know that) which makes it hard
to achieve that balance and perspective without
some conscious effort. Are your priorities in order?
Don't wait for that giant reminder to come
and slap you in the face. The next time you get angry with a
loved one, ask yourself if it really matters that much.

Have you ever watched "Mr. Mom", one of
Michael Keaton's first movies. In it, he loses his corporate
job, can't find another, and his wife (played by Terri Garr) ends
up going back to work for an advertising firm leaving him at home
to take care of the kids. She ends up working too much, so he
says these eight words to her.

Now I'm saying them to you:

"It's easy to forget what's important. So don't."


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Lesson Of Life

Always remember this through the journey of life:
God bless you as you read on. Our lives are woven
together for a reason

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see
the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food
might this contain?" The mouse wondered - he was
devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.
Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the
warning. "There is a mousetrap in the house! There
is a mousetrap in the house!"
The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head
and said, "Mr. Mouse, I
can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is
of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by
it." The mouse turned to the pig and told him,
"There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a
mousetrap in the house!" The pig sympathized, but
said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is
nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you
are in my prayers." The mouse turned to the cow and
said "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a
mousetrap in the house!" The cow said, "Wow, Mr.
Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my
So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and
dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone. That
very night a sound was heard throughout the house -
like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The
farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the
darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake
whose tail the trap had caught.
The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed
her to the hospital, and she returned home with a
fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh
chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the
farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.
But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and
neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To
feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The
farmer's wife did not get well; she died. So many
people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow
slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.
So, the next time you hear someone is facing a
problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -
when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We
are all involved in this journey called life. We
must keep an eye out for one another and make an
extra effort to encourage one another.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Friday Jokes

Enjoy these Friday jokes

1. Wife: I dreamt you gave me $100 dollars last night for Summer clothes,
you would'nt spoil that dream now, would you dear?
Husband: Of course not darling. You may keep the $100.

2. A lawyer sent an overdue bill to a client with a note that said
"This bill is one year old"
By return mail the lawyer had his bill. To it was attached another note
"Happy Birthday"

3. For weeks a six year old lad kept telling his first grade teacher about the baby brother or sister that was expected at his house. Then one day the mother allowed the boy to feel the movement of the unborn child. The six year old was obviously impressed but made no comment, furthermore he stopped telling his teacher about the impending event.
The teacher finally sat down with the boy and said "Tommy, whatever has become of the baby brother or sister that you were expecting at home"
Tommy burst into tears and confessed " I think Mommy ate it!"

4. Teacher: What do you call someone who is always talking when people are no longer interested?
Student: A Teacher

5. Little Susie complained, " Mother I've got a stomachache."
That's because your stomach is empty," The mother replied, "You would feel better if you had something in it."
That afternoon the minister visited and in conversation, remarked he had been suffering all day with a severe headache.
Susie perked up. "Thats because it's empty," she said. You'll feel better if you had something in it."

Hallo Pals, have a very wonderful Weekend.