A day at the US Embassy, Lagos Dayo Emmanuel writes on activities outside the United States embassy during a visit. I have always heard a lot about the United States embassy in Lagos but never been there. I was therefore very willing when my boss requested that I should accompany him to keep a visa … Continue reading Aday at the US Embassy, Lagos
Babies making babies Congratulations! She gave birth to a baby girl, Said the nurse. “olorun a wo, olorun a dasi” (God bless and protect her) said another. “God bless the new born” “we thank God for this bundle of joy, may she be part of us in Jesus name” co-tenants of Aunty Folu also greeted … Continue reading Babies making babies
Some stunning ladies once left their village to greet their friends in another village. It was a breathtaking and daunting experience. But one day, a tall man with grown beard, wearing a shredded jeans entered the village and started shouting “DIDO DIDO DE”(What would you have done if u hear this? Can u even tell … Continue reading Dido! Dido de!
The following poem by Dianna Neal, entitled, “No Time to Play,” emphasizes the need to be part of our children’s everyday life. My precious boy with the golden hair Came up one day beside my chair And fell upon his bended knee And said, “Oh, mommy, please play with me!” I said, “Not … Continue reading Enter into Your Child’s World
Tell him I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey, I have drunk my wine with my milk, My heart sought for his but failed. I sleep but my heart is wakeful, It is the voice of my beloved that knocked, Saying, open to me, my love, my dove, My undefiled; for my head … Continue reading When You Find My Beloved…
The spittle and vomit became intense, I began emaciating; each medical report from the doctor after every anti-natal session became a poison to my soul. At only 24weeks pregnant, complications had forced me to undergo an emergency caesarean, as advised by the family doctor, in order to deliver our long awaited jewel. Still groggy from … Continue reading The Smell Of Joy – Final Part
A cold March wind danced around the dead of the night as I crawled into the bosom of my duvet. Still groggy from sleep, my husband held my hands as we braced ourselves for the latest news. Earlier that day, I had felt uneasy, nauseous, and some phlegm hanging on my throat without coming out … Continue reading The Smell of Joy – Part 1
A friend shared this over the weekend and it sure got me thinking. Enjoy it and act accordingly! A horrible thing happened to me today… a thief broke into my house. It happened shortly after I awoke this morning. I got up and began rushing about. I had a thousand things on my list and … Continue reading Turn Your Security System On!
My heart ran at the thought of him. Thoughts I can’t just phantom. We had met through mutual friends- Mr & Mrs Bayou, who assumed we would be good for each other. Should I say they were right? He is a quiet dude who has a very simple principle for living, which is- life is … Continue reading Phantom of a disturbed mind
I made and ate hot meals. I had unstained clothing. I had quiet conversation on the phone. I slept and ate as i wanted and never worried about How late i go to bed. I brushed my hair and teeth everyday. I go out and come in whenever i like. I had never … Continue reading Before I Was a Mom
I may never see tomorrow There’s no written guarantee And things that happen yesterday Belong to history. I cannot predict the future I cannot change the past I have just the present moment As part of yesterday. I must exercise compassion Help the fallen to their feet Be a friend unto the friendless … Continue reading I May Never See Tomorrow
This actually happened to a friend on Tuesday, 20th January, 2014. Tho funny but not a laughing matter. Enjoy and do justice to it as you make your comments. Should I tell you to enjoy it? Yes, read and enjoy the story of the worst night of my life. ‘Liverpool will host Chelsea at Anfield tonight; I … Continue reading The Worst Night of My Life
What is in a lady’s handbag? One million and one things or should I say, what should be in a lady’s handbag? The question becomes advantageous because the handbag is the lady’s best companion. Wherever she goes, you see her clutching it as though her life depends on it. Big, black, smart and small, it … Continue reading Inside A Lady’s Best Companion
Though he was half-awake, he knew he had to keep his calm. He would plot how he was going to rescue someone but he had to be rescued first. The way the carriage moved, he was skeptical about what was happening. He opened one eye and the brightness of the early morning sun greeted him … Continue reading The Rescued Part 1
You’ll like him a lot as most people do when they come in contact with him for the first time (that’s my supposition anyway). He is a kind of guy that has listening ears for people because he listens whenever I talk (even when I tell him what doesn’t concern him at times). He smiles … Continue reading Musing On Laimbow