“Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts”

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The wire and The Wireless.

The wire of old Nitel (Nigeria Telecommunication) Plc. Telephone lines now obsolete at the left top corner of the picture.

A base station out of several thousands scattered all over the country. It will be suprising to know that each of the base station is powered by two hefty diesel generators working twelve hours shift automatically to provide the service. That’s why we pay high tarrif  for such services.The system we run here favour the people at the helm of affairs. They enjoy so much free amenities while everybody has to pay through their nose.

“Writing Space: Where It Drop, Is Where I Pick It”

I write as inner prompt comes, just as I am now. Got my inbox filled up and more or less affecting the speed of my phone. In trying to decongest, reading mails before deleting some that am done with. Just saw this and decide to write a post on this topical prompt. I am begining to enjoy writing, that must be so because of the fact one keep getting better from participating in challenges from time to time.

Writing on mobile device seems to make things easy and quite engaging, whenever i feel like writing. There are times like this moment when the flow just comes easily. But quite frankly it could be a bit tight sometimes. Whatever one need to do, I think it is necessary to strive to get it done as at when due.

I enjoy writing so much now. It not like it used to be, like a burden. I know that it could still be challenging once in a while but that would not stop me flying with wordpress on the go.

At the moment, am watching world cup match between Mexico and Netherlands. The situation around me a bit noisy, yet am still able to pull this together. Netherlands just won the match. Good job.

“Writing 101, Day Twenty: The Thing We Treasure”

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Nothing I treasure now than my online presense. It is something so precious to my life now and in the future. But the unfortunate thing is I might not be able to meet the requirement of this last day challenge because of so many up and down we face everyday in terms ofenergy supply. Just got a low battery warning from my phone. Let my picture say the rest.

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Thank you all for your listening ear. I am proud to be part of this excercise.

“Writing 101, Day Nineteen: Don’t Stop The Rockin’ “

All road lead to the digital world………

Today is a free writing day. Write at least four hundred words and once you start, don’t stop, no-self editing, no trash-talking and no secong guessing, just go.

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What can we say of our world today. It has actually gone towards a direction, digitally unbelievably. Thanks to to scientist who then worked their life to frenzy and was able to deliever to the world something so tangible and very benefitting to mankind

What the world would have been without this digital phonemenon. There wouldn’t have been what we today called digital village. Neither would there have been close interactive ass we know it today.

No hand shaking across the ocean or shoulder rubbing, not to talk of holding one another hand by hand. The journey that started less than three decades had been so transforming across board. It has drastically change the way everything runs on planet earth. Such as the way we relate with ourselve as human being, the way we relate with our enviroment, and other living things such as animals.

We all had been towing the line in unison and it had created a divide digitally. You just have to be up abd doing, strive constantly to catch up if you are lacking in acquiring the digital knowledge which had become a must for you to be globally relevant today and the future. If you are not just there, you are not there at all.

Because of its origination. The western world gain digital momentum so rapidly within the space of ten years. Something that started like nothing witness phenomenon growth at ration of between 300-500% within first five years. While on this side of the world. Africa because of our easy have it nature and lack of researching lifestyle were still basking in our usual lifestyle not knowing that the tide has changed.

Nigeria for example were using analogue telephone landline till late nineteen nineties. We actually got GSM operation by 2001 or thereabout. When the GSM came, initialyy people thought it was all abouljust making voice call. But as the service provider settles more into the the business with several upgrading facilities! They started rolling out other services that had not only add value to life but had also improve their economic well being.

When the idea of making money got here, it was the swindlers that first got it, and they bastardise it to the detriment of genuine others who just want to be legitimate in all their doing. For example, Paypal does not do business with Nigeria. I honestly hope they’ll change their mind. Sometime I wonder if you can make legitimate money online, why go dubious? They are always in a hurry to make money forgetting that easy comes, easy goes.

The conclusive part of this post is that internet the way I see it had been and is still a blessing to mankind. Whichevr way you look at it. I know whatever has advantage does have disadvantage, but the undisputable fact is that internet nas made the world a better place. Mankind a better being void of any limitation. Isn’t that so? Afterall it afford me to related with you and learning from everyone and everywhere. It has made my life better than it used to be. I think I’ll always be grateful for that and the entire blogging community including our host platform. WordPress and its entire systemn. 

“Writing 101, Day Eighteeen: Hone your Point Of View”

The neigbourhood has seen better days, but Mrs Pauley has lived there since before anyone can remember. She raise a family of six boys, who’re grown up and moved away. Since Mr Pauley died died three months ago, she’d no income. She fallen behind in the rent.

The lanlord accompanied by the police, have come to evict Mrs Pauley from the house she’s lived in for fourty years. Write this story in the first person told by twelve years old sitting on the stoop across the street.

“Ah! I can’t believe this is happening. The rumour of Mrs Pauley eviction is actually happening. How can the bubble just bust like this few months after her husband was laid to rest? Where are all the members of the family and where would she be taken now? Probably to a nursing home for old people”.

Lola, twelve years old stoop on the frail wood short staircase in front of their apartment watches the whole incident with deep sadness and pity. She wish she’s in position to come to old woman’s aid. She’s emotionally touched and could not stop the tears dripping on her face as Mrs Pauley is led to police car onward to God knows where they are taking her.

“I will never allow this to happen to me in my old age, no matter what it will take. I would not want to go through this. Never. This is societal conspiracy and unfair advantage” she stood up sobing and retreated to their appartment extremely unhappy.

“Writing 101, Day Seventeen: Your Personality On The Page”

Finding a way around it……….

I wish i can write well, tell damn good stories, makes you laugh, makes you cry. Makes you relate or feel the realism of my stories. But frankly speaking, it look like a journey too far. See what blogging has done to me?

I got here thinking ‘let me just write anything that will just give me kick, like escapism that takes me somewhere so peaceful leaving behind my inadequacies. All these keep revolving at the same time like wheel in motion. And at the same time, consciously being careful about how I go about it without looking stupid.

Sometimes it can be truely overwhelming. I have encounter block few times but I have found a way around it. When it comes, I’ll just take a nap to ease my tension. Writing can be really challenging but as well fulfilling.

I see so many beautiful styles, lot of good ones. Million of bloggers out there far more better. But the thing is, i must keep learning and perfecting the art, or is it act? As we used to say here ‘no be small thing o’ but the beat goes on.

Truely the beat of anxiety, fear, doubt drums! Though the will never allows its sound to be heard. The will as in, let me hide behind the stroke or rather the click to express the rumbling of the heart through the burning flame of desire to make what would have being ordinarily a mere thought to something tangible.

Don’t be in a hurry to judge what it is now as the benchmark but rather the genesis of multiple streams gushing down the terrain.

“Writing 101, Day Sixteen:Serial Killer III”

“Money, money, money. It’s the rich men’s world”
Popular song be ABBA. The Swedish group.

Which of these could be more exciting? Something that is lost and found or something that is not lost but you have been looking for all your life for a fulfillment and a way of permanent rest?

The time and space of life allow some mistakes or insensitivity which may result in not getting one’s bearing perfect in life at a point, but then! If it drop, you bend down to pick it up, ie ‘not given up’. It could be recovery, renew or refreshing.

There is nothing as perfect situation in life. As much as we strives to outdo or aspire to change level of our performance and previous achievement, it is a rat race all the way. These aspiration is the grease that oil the wheel of progress which must certainly be in motion.

Man by nature can and would never be satisfied, whatever the level of achievement. No matter what you have, you’ll always want more of it. Spouse issue non inclusive. Though Africans still exhibit such, but that’s not the issue. The issue is, what we’ve not lost, but all keep looking for. And when we get it, we keep on looking for more and more.

You could call it money, wealth, Success, affluence etc. No amount of it you get and be satisfied. We must continues to keep getting it. It is fulfilling if it sourced legitimately and more rewarding when it add value to other people’s life.
Coming to personal level, I want success and had been on the road for it. Through all my life, desired to legitimately get it.

There are good wealth and there are bad wealth. Sometimes people argue that there is no bad weath but what you do with it matter. I don’t agree. We have a saying here, “aa kii fowo ekun raja erin” money you get from causing others agony and sadness, you can’t use that to obtain joy. Even if you do, it’s temporary. What I want is good wealth that will grant me rest till my old age.

I discover internet has lot of goodies that people like me had failed to see. But it better be late than never. I took my time to recherche and what I discover and still discovering is amazing. It has all the trappings of permanent and residual rest coupled with ‘jara’ extra!

You can’t be deep into online entrepreneurship without providing ‘values’ to several hundreds and thousands of souls. That’s the unforgetable reality that drives me to utmost velocity. With what I held and the digital reality of today.

My constant agitation is for all to embrace that reality irrespective of your age and turn your life around for good.