Siju finally said yes to me two years after I first delivered my lines of interest. In her words, she’s seen the seriousness in me enough to grant me a chance. Whether her consent is driven by true love or she’s simply giving in to the pressure of time is what I can’t say for … Continue reading Postcards to Grandma II
I write this not just in frustration but in a mix of thrill at the challenge thrown at me by you. Surely, you can’t deny my love for you. Or how else would one explain the rationale behind the time I’ve devoted to you. All this months and still counting. Poring through tons of texts … Continue reading Letter to Action – Script 3.0
Prologue… As I look forth to yet another iterative phase of my entrepreneurial pursuit, the X factor comes to mind. X, the unknown variable! Expressible in many words, phrases, languages yet culminating in the same symbol,”?”. How interesting this universal factor! Captivating, the task required towards resolving its unknown state. Suspense, the mood to describe the journey that … Continue reading The “X” factor
As I make my way through Ojuelegba en route Akoka to my alma mater, the morning rush characteristic of the city is at its peak with a beehive of activities already picking up as traders of all sort display their wares. Amongst my early callers is the newsstand just under the Ojuelegba bridge where I … Continue reading Urban Blues: Newsstand commentaries
Bloodshot eyes, facial creases, hasty strides; every man like they are chasing after one ultimate prize. Men, women, young, old of different shapes and sizes with disquiet demeanours. Without doubt, this street hardens you! Better yet, it redefines us with an aura of hardness that’s both socially enlightening and subconsciously rigid. It’s no wonder someone … Continue reading Lasgidi: life n times 1
Wow, it feels so heavenly! Me, my family, friends, fun, laughter, joy, trust, work, rewards: simply heaven! Universal components that defy cultural, religious and geographic differences. What more? Successive heavens right within and around us here on God’s green earth. Away from here and up above, yet more ‘Heavens’ as opposed to ‘a heaven’: a … Continue reading Heavenly notes
[Yawn]…Morning breaks, not to the crows of the cock as it once was. Neither to cries of the crow atop my window seal. But rather, today, to the cries of microphones and loud-speakers bellowing from across the street. Microphones strewn around the representative symbols of the major monotheistic faiths whose structures lie in numbers along … Continue reading The Word:: The messenger, the hearer and the message.