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It’s been a heck of a year for some and a hell of a year for others. Anyone who suffered a bout of amnesia in 2014 could click on this link. There’s just a couple of things I want to … Continue reading
Happy New Year! Welcome to my first post in 2012. I’ve delayed this post for long enough and despite having the worst, chesty cough in medical history (or what I prefer to call ‘a phlegm fest’), coupled with a double-cancellation on a confirmed flight booking which forced me to endure a 7-hour spacebus ride on pothole-riddled roads back to Lagos, I’ve summoned enough strength and sanity to finally grace my keyboard and serve you yet another crazy article (Don’t worry, Air Nigeria; I’ll be suing your asses right after I hit the ‘Publish’ button).
Last year I made a couple of resolutions and now I thought it best to fine tune them so they’re a bit more…well…feasible. I don’t see the point in saying, for example, ‘This year I am going to quit smoking’ and then by January 10th you’re frantically ransacking your apartment for that ’emergency cigarette’; you know, the one you consciously hid on the same day you made that resolution, just in case. Anyway, here’s a peek at updates for my new year resolution:
2011: Go out more
2012: Go out more than once a week or else I’ll end up only having online friends and virtual cocktails/events on Facebook
2011: Do exercise
2012: Do exercise only when my reckless bingeing is an inch from taking its toll on my belly, or I can just stick to believing that Love Handles actually come from Cupid.
2011: Open a couple more saving accounts
2012: Open a couple more saving accounts and actually put money into all of them to avoid the painstaking ordeal of reactivating dormant accounts.
2011: Learn another language
2012: Learn another language when I can ascertain that some of the side talk (from suspicious colleagues speaking that other language) is about me.
2011: Date young women
2012: Date young women and confirm from their siblings or online yearbooks whether they are definitely not 5 years younger or older than I am.
2011: Wear my heart on my sleeve
2012: Wear my heart on my sleeve as far as special cufflinks are concerned.
2011: Finish writing my book
2012: Finish writing my book even if I can only manage a hundred pages and it’s mostly a compilation of every embarrassing (but strangely entertaining) moment in my life.
I’ll spare you any further insights to my resolutions for fear of possible adoption and replication. This year, try to keep your resolutions…and if you can’t do that then keep your sanity. Now, where’s that Air Nigeria Customer Complaint line…
I’m going to miss 2010. For me it had more ups than downs. I’ve developed myself academically and attained a professional qualification. I’ve also grown spiritually. I’ve had a job promotion this year. I’ve had better luck with ‘relationships’ and I think I’ve begun to hear wedding bells in the distance. My parents and my sisters are in good health and are all happy…including my dog, Happy!
I wonder what 2011 holds. Will it be better? I can only pray so. I know one thing I’d really like to see – Nigeria becoming the prosperous and incorruptible country it is supposed to be…
I have a dream…that one day I will no longer hear the constant drone of 250KVA generators. 24hr power supply is possible and I believe it WILL be achieved. I have a dream that Okada riders will be a thing of the past and traffic will be a stranger to the Nigerian roads. I have a dream that one day representatives in the National House of Assembly will work hand in hand to move this country forward and enrich the pockets of every Nigerian citizen. I have a dream that Nigerians would no longer have to run abroad to attain qualifications but have the same recognized from schools within our locality. I have a dream that the term ‘419’, ‘Yahooze’ and ‘Corruption’ will no longer be synonymous with Nigeria. Bribes will be snubbed. Cheating will be expelled. Brown-nosing will be outlawed. I have a dream that all these will come to pass and this will start as we enter into 2011.
- Arise, O compatriots,
- Nigeria’s call obey
- To serve our Fatherland
- With love and strength and faith.
- The labour of our heroes past
- Shall never be in vain,
- To serve with heart and might
- One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.
- O God of creation,
- Direct our noble cause;
- Guide our Leaders right:
- Help our Youth the truth to know,
- In love and honesty to grow,
- And living just and true,
- Great lofty heights attain,
- To build a nation where peace and justice shall reign.
Let the countdown to CHANGE begin! 😀
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!