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In case you missed it, read Episode 1 , Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7 , Episode 8 and Episode 9
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, 2014.
Chika reclined on his chair, wincing occasionally as if in pain as he tried to bring the rampaging thoughts in his head to control.
He had tried to distract himself with work but the more he tried, the more the scenes of the weekend played up in his mind -the house drama, the hospital scene and finally, the DNA test.
Rolayo's Journal is the very interesting story of a young lady. It's a journal that showcases what she passes through- the fun times, the not-so-fun times, the temptations and the trials of her every day life. It's a journal being kept for her unborn child who she plans to call-"Kikelomo"....It's being featured on this blog occasionally on Tuesdays. Just incase you missed the last journal entry you could catch up HERE
Here's the 27th journal entry...Enjoy!
Title: ".....While Deciding What I Think...."
Recently, I had a really long conversation with a friend of mine, and one of the things we talked about was a question I have heard several times: Is love a decision, or is love a feeling? Well, not like we both know and understand these things for sure, but then we tried to search for an answer.
Lol. Can this ever happen guys? Could there ever be a day in 9ja where grooms wouldn't pay a dime and the brides would be given out for free?,,,Do they pay bride price abroad?
When I travel by road, I’m usually irritated and angry when people ask the driver to stop so they can buy all sorts. Two reasons why I get angry- the kind of things people buy, like boiled egg (i just hate the smell) and the delay they cause especially when they say they are pressed. Hmmmm. I never knew what it felt like to be pressed while travelling until it happened to me. I attended an owambe in Lag and was to go back to school (Port harcourt) the next day. I however decided to break my journey, stopping in Warri and continuing the following day.
On that fateful day I went to the park early. I didn’t feel pressed or anything but I was scared considering the fact that I ate party food two days before. When the journey started I was fine except for the normal motion sickness that was a norm for me. When we got about half way I felt the first rumble in my tummy. I shook it off.
Many Nigerian students these days often move quickly to queue for private universities when making a choice of institution. I agree that private universities have advantages like the absence of strike, easy access to lecturers… Well, that’s about all.
Public universities, Federal and State, have a lot of advantages, from cheaper school fees, to the freedom to be an adult. Public universities expose you to the real world, introduces you to the hustle of life unlike private universities that consist of a lot of brats who are literally spoon-fed. They are so pampered, making it difficult to face the real world when they become graduates.
So here’s my case for choosing a public university.
1. Public universities allow for freedom and independence:
Students in public universities enjoy the freedom to make decisions for themselves and learn to be almost independent. Private universities keep students within the four walls of their campuses and under certain rules more suited for teenagers than young adults. The laws in public universities are not imposed on the students; they are just the basic principles a normal student is meant to follow. It’s funny when I see pictures of private university students being punished or hear of certain rules like compulsory attendance of chapel, feeding time tables, dress codes, etc. It is absurd; these are adults!
We as Africans (Nigerians in Particular) tend to believe in the higher being and things we don’t see more than those in the western world. We believe in conspiracy theories, the afterlife, Jazz, Juju, Witches and Wizards and marine spirits. What prompted this right up was a comment I heard from someone recently.
I was downing a bottle of coke (actually am not a coke person but the ‘share a coke with’ concept was what stimulated me to be drinking coke) and the lady said ‘don’t drink coke anymore oh, don’t you know that it is demonic, can’t you see that you are sharing your coke with ‘mammy water’. They have probably even finished it before you started drinking it’. I was like shooo….so Chidinma, Ayo and Esther are all ‘mammy water spirits’.
Then she started telling me stories of how everything that happens on this planet has already been determined or established in the marine world right before it even begins here and that Coca-Cola has a deal with the occult and that that’s what brought about the ’share a coke with’ idea. And that everybody drinking coke has been initiated into the occult. So I did the math and I concluded that if her theories where to be true, then about 5billion people have already been initiated into the occult.
Who else agrees with this?
A doctor says to his patient, “I have bad news and worse news”. “Oh dear, what's the bad news?” asks the patient. The doctor replies, “You only have 24 hours to live.” “That's terrible”, said the patient. “How can the news possibly be worse?” The doctor replies,“I've been trying to contact you since yesterday.”
It was love. It was true love. Not perfect love but true, pure love. It was two sided, I believe. Things were going on well until all of a sudden he started fading. I was suddenly in a relationship with myself. Too fast? Let me slow down a bit. We had been dating for about 18months. Things were going on well up until that moment. At this moment I started wondering what it was I had done wrong. Perhaps he was cheating on me or he no longer had feelings for me. Whatever it was, it was taking a huge part of us along with it.
TripleMG boss and Iyanya's manager/partner, Ubi Franklin, proposed to Nollywood actress, Lilian Esoro recently and most people were excited for them. Fast forward to few days ago and Lilian has deleted all Ubi Franklin's pictures from her Instagram page...currently she has deleted her whole Instagram Page, where she had over 20,000 followers...you think all is well with the couple?
Today makes it exactly one year since some school girls, were kidnapped by Boko Haram, from Chibok town, Borno State. While some escaped, about 219 of them have not been found.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-North Brooklyn-Manhattan) announced yesterday, that the New York Empire State Building is set to be lit in red and purple this night, even as the world remembers the missing girls,
In her words,
“Tomorrow night, when you look up at the Empire State Building lit in red and purple, I hope that you will remember the innocent girls who were stolen from their school by Boko Haram,”
“They have spent the last year in horrific conditions, married off to their captors. Recent news reports have suggested that some of the girls may have been massacred, but we cannot give up hope. We must continue working to locate the Chibok girls and return them home to their families. We must also seek to bring these terrorists to justice so that other women cannot be hurt by their savage acts.”