I was in the taxi on my way back to PHC from Obigbo the other day. Seated behind the driver, I had only one chance to capture this shot on my sluggish camera phone. Just one chance and the whole thing was gone!
Zoom in on the shot and catch what I caught. That, “In the school of experience, there is no graduation.”
So, whatever it is that life throws at you, make sure you keep on learning. Yes, you can always learn, grow and profit by whatever life flings your way.
When I was in the secondary school in the early 80s, my venerable Mathematics teacher used to emphasize during every lecture (to us his students) on the need to pay attention to little things.
His maxim then was, “Little things do matter and (at times) cause great consequences.”
Now, look closesly at the picture below and corroborate the wisdom of my old Maths teacher.
To those of you (my people) who still think that English Language doesn’t matter, look closely at the picture above & think again. Nobody is perfect and I still make my own ample share of mistakes as well. But what is not acceptable is mental laziness. Ignorance is not a bliss in this matter and engregious mistakes like the one shown above cannot be overlooked. We will do well and fare better to make daily efforts to improve our use of spoken & written English Language. Practise, even if it doesn’t make you perfect will definitely make you better and better. I hope I’m speaking to the right audience?
Friends and brethren. How many miles can one reasonably cover in 5 hours and 20 minutes? That is the time it took me to drive home from my office to my residential village (in Port Harcourt) after closing from work today. A distance of less than 12 kilometres! Welcome to Port Harcourt,, the once upon a Garden City of Nigeria. Who will bring back the glory? I don’t mean to panic you but who will “tell them for me”?
Even the walls and rocks will crack to make ways for the man that has a will.
But while you are at it, striving to find a way where there seems to be no way, bend the rules if you must, but don’t break the law. And yes, never step on or use other people’s heads as footstools on your path to your longed for heights.
I was returning late from the office with some pals last night. All the same, the unending traffic-holdups that has become the unflattering signature of a once upon a Garden City – Port Harcourt – caught up with us as we were heading towards Rumuobiakani roundabout. It was then that the skipper of this “tri-bike” – Keke NAPEP (in the picture above) insisted on making his own way. The other side of the divide was scanty of on-coming traffic and apparently safe for him to make this move. Risky as it was, he made it through.
You are concerned about the legality of his action or the potential danger he was exposing himself to? So I’m I. But those were not the perspectives on my mind as I watched him. This is Nigeria. What I see here is the ingenuity of a man with a will. Don’t you think so?
I have a will
I will make it
I will make a way.