Archives March 2021

Comparison of Quality Production is Futile

Few weeks ago, my friend, Ibk, was designing her Disha page. While she did that, she had the page of a role model we both shared as guide. After she was done, she showed it me to review. I saw a bit of word tardiness and I pointed it out. In her defense, she replied that it was the same way our role model did hers.

 

Immediately she said that, honestly, my hands fell. I mean, this role model in question is known for excellence. I couldn’t possibly fault her. So if she did that, who was I to complain? But then, Ibk did a screenshot of the sample she followed and then I compared it with hers.

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God of the Good and Bad Times

I studied English Language in OAU. Before this, I had the choice of studying Law. I like to think I was smart enough to study law and do well, but I chose not to because of a misconception I had – I believed lawyers were arguers. I mean, I believed everything about law was argument, and as a person, I dislike arguments.

 

Of course I was wrong and ill-informed, but that didn’t stop me from putting in for English. Later, I realized my folly but I had already found joy in English Language as a writer. Years down the lane, I must agree that I have found myself restricted as I sometimes I wonder what my life will be if I had studied Law.

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long queue at filling stations, bad news!

BAD NEWS SELLS THE MOST

There is this popular aphorism in journalism, “Bad news sells the most”. It’s never been truer. On social media, newspapers, everywhere, bad news travel faster, has most impact and has the tendency to draw larger crowds. It’s like people are eager to read the misfortune of others.

Yesterday, a news went rife of the hike in the price of petrol. The country literally went bananas for justifiable reasons – a failed government, intensified hardship, fear of tomorrow etc. Hours later, more news followed, “no increase, the number one citizen was not aware”.”

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Moses' skills

What Skills Do You have in Your Hands?!

Remember Moses at the burning bush? He turned aside to behold a peculiar sight, but as it turned out, someone was sending him an email invite to a job.

During the interview, he was asked, “What do you have in your hands?’ You know, just like asking, “What can you do?” “A rod”, he replied. He probably thought it was an ordinary rod. By all indications, it was until it wasn’t anymore.

Quick note: The skills you have right now might not seem much but they are enough for a first-timer, beginners demonstration.

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