I Flew to My Death

I Booked a Ticket to Death

I was up in the skies, as high up as any human could ever get without your destination being space. I was sure this was it for me. All the frantic movements and shouts were a dull whisper in my ears while my body hit temporal snooze.

I heard my body shake all of a sudden and then it all came clamoring to life my organs. My eyes knew to blink faster, my ears seemed to twitch with every noise filtering in and my teeth clattered like someone on the road to hell. Shivers went down my spine at intervals like they usually did when malaria had hit me hard.

36 years on this earth and this was to be my end? Death on a plane with strangers I didn’t know? With shouts of “Egbami” “ Eje Jesu!” as my soundtrack? This must be a cosmic joke. PS Yoruba people can shout sha.

I thought of my mum. I wonder how she would take the news of my demise. Would she cry? Wail? Or just hate me for making this trip when she clearly asked me not to?

I thought of my fiancée, how long before she moved on to her next maga. That girl was a HOE! Now I’m not so sure why I turned a blind eye to all her faults. Had I become that person I swore never to be? Had I become my most dreaded nightmare? My father?

I had become a man blinded by his ambition to never return to the grasps of poverty that the rest of my life had been snatched from me.

Would the office compensate my mother well for my loss? Would the airline compensate her too? Would the money I left to her be enough to care for her as she aged?

I had questions, who would answer them? Would I be a skulking ghost that hovered the earth in hopes of reconnecting with the only woman that loved me with her all?

In all this I had only one solace, at least I was dying in first class.

A hand reached out and grabbed mine tight. “First class or coach, all men are equal after all.”

Had I spoken my thoughts out loud? I must have, she had a pretty smile. Too bad the plane was about to end that smile.

I closed my eyes to stop all my thinking as I accepted my fate, to die a death that was never meant for me. Then she started to sing. I can imagine just how Jacob felt when he saw the angels coming up and down the ladder, an angel had come to take me home, but this was no angel. This was the woman beside me. She sang “Pass me not oh gentle saviour” and I felt the tremors run down my spine. Surely. There was a God.

I felt the strength in her voice and I was fuelled, I got up from my seat and walked to the shaken hostess who was trying her best to have everyone seated and remaining calm. I asked her to give me the loudspeaker I saw her use before, she did and I walked on shaky legs back to my seat.

Gave this device to Noelle, that was her name, Noelle. As she began to sing I saw how the place transformed as though a spirit was moving round, hushing people up, the people began to seat on their seats, the calm came in stages and before long, people joined in.

Then procedures began to take effect, we all sang as the hostesses got almost everyone strapped to a parachute. We were hovering somewhere over Mexico and the plane had lowered significantly so the jump wasn’t so terrifying, even if I don’t know that people would have minded pulling an extreme sport just to remain alive.

“It is well” was her next song and for the next 50 minutes every passenger on the plane was evacuated, except Noelle and myself who opted to go last as the peace needed to remain for every passenger.

Finally only both of us were left as passengers, I asked that she go first but she just looked at me, faced the exit, held my hand as if to jump together and pushed me first. I shouted with everything in me not for fear but because I had met a woman, fallen in love and probably lost her in the space of an hour.

I didn’t stop shouting till I heard the explosion. I was hitting the ground now and safety people were there to help me but I knew, I knew I lost a part of myself in that explosion.

The story goes that she did jump out just after me but didn’t jump far enough from the plane so she got caught in the explosion.

But you see, all that was not information I was willing to understand, I knew only to understand the pain that came with knowing I had lost the love of my life.

And her music saved me.

 

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Something For You

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As a new Christian, I have opened myself up to learning. Learning to pray anew, read my bible anew, soaking in God’s presence anew, and everyday…God is giving me something new. As long as I come for him.

You know, I never did understand the concept of drawing to God first so he could draw to you. I mean he’s God so it’s quite possible for him to impose his rule in my life, why does he need permission first?

Then it hit me, when you do something of your own free will in love, you do it totally and completely! Nobody needs to remind you that you said you would do a particular thing, nobody needs to motivate you to act. All you do, will be done to the very best of your abilities to make the object of your affection happy/proud.

That’s why God wants us to want him first, David got it right when he said “As the deer pants for water, so will my soul long after thee

When you want him first you would be ecstatic when the feelings are reciprocated. Humans are fickle but once in love, they will be the most steadfast.

God wants us to daily want him, to thirst, to pant for him and not just want him when we need him.

Imagine our relationship with God as with an earthly friend, this person is your go to for everything, when you are ill, that friend is there with chicken pepper soup and Lucozade boost / Ribena nursing you to health, when you are low on funds, that friend again is right there giving you much more than you requested, when you are feeling low because life can get you low sometimes, that friend is there with the right words to say to get you right back up! This friend is your cheerleader, your protection from anything, your every present help but…you only remember this friend when you need something. How long should it take before this friend cuts you off for being a parasite?

You don’t call, text, chat, buzz or whatever till you need something, yet the friend is ALWAYS there when you call. If you were that friend, how long would it take before you let go of that friendship?

But God is patient, even more patient than we are so he goes on with our selfishness, hoping that very soon, we would come to our senses and treat him the way he is meant to be treated.

With reverence, with love and total obedience because let’s face it, he does know EVERYTHING.

 

 

Testify

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Oh, how I love the completeness of the bible. It is indeed a glorious thing to find strength in the fullness of its pages.

Here, check out this verse. -1 Corinthians 10:13

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

Lately, I’ve been feeling some type of way and I kept wondering to myself that what was wrong with me? I was always too tired to hold my prayers the way I usually did, I was so weak I kept sleeping off. at some point I had to mentally ask, am I backsliding or what? its too early for that I though.

But through all this, I felt the Holyspirit was close to me, and I wondered at the faithfulness of our God, even when we are faithless. The Holyspirit encouraged me to go see a doctor, and after much persuasion, I did finally.

After my chat with the doctor, I realized that I wasn’t backsliding or anything, I was simply a bit ill and the illness had been progressing for a while and it had got to a point where  my body couldn’t ignore it anymore, hence the constant sleeping, weakness and tiredness.

Now, I’ve been given some medication to help with regulating my health but, I’ve seen people who have had to live with this illness for years but I am so glad for 1st Corinthians 10:13 because not only does it give me hope, it renews my faith in God and I can boldly say that I expect a miraculous healing soon, not because I deserve it, but because I’ve got a God who’s specialty is the IMPOSSIBLE.

So i’m assured that soon, I’ll testify.

 

Psalm 16

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Here’s a break down I was privileged to know.

PSALM 16

Vs 1 Keep me safe, my God,
for in you I take refuge.

-you can only take refuge in a place you trust, the president of the United States of America will easily follow his aides to the safe bunker if anything breaks out at the surface because he knows the place is bomb-proof (example). So also, you seeking refuge with the Holy one should mean you understand that in him is your safety and you cannot be harmed nor touched.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”
I say of the holy people who are in the land,
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”

-this is coming into realization of the truth, almost like the scales are now fallen off and you finally see and understand the initial instruction to follow his commands.


Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.

  • This is simple rededication to the one who you know can save you (you have declared a side)

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.

  • Now after all this, what is in store for you? I:e the portion to which you have been assigned

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.

  • What is in store for you is a pleasantly placed boundary line, meaning wherever the boundary line has been placed, that just before are the pleasant things (the good of the land) which in turn causes you to have the delightful inheritance, not good, not nice, not just fine or great but delightful (bubbling from the inside) this means a bubbling from the earth upwards kind of inheritance.

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.

  • When you become a partaker of the above blessing, surely you will praise, now even in your praise, you will receive counsel and guidance, as you remain in that praise you will receive counsel that will follow you into your sleepzone (deadzone) so when you sleep, you are not fully dead to the world and its happenings. Instead you have insider information into what is happening and possibly will happen.

I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

  • Declarations that may only have come with wisdom gotten from the instructions deposited into your heart by counsel. Setting the lord before you to lead and beside you to guide.

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,

  • Your heart can only be glad when it has received something to make it glad, from the hearts gladness the mouth is instructed to rejoice, giving rest to the whole body. (All izz well)

10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay
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  • Surely a being whom has been awarded all from 1-9 will not leave without a legacy (he will not see decay) in the sense that his spirit will not be confined to some pit but will ascend joyfully.
    11 You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
  • You have made known to me the path of life, meaning I walked in your ways as you stated, during my days on the earth, so I am sure that I am one of the saints who will sit at your feet, crowned by the lamb and bask in your glory at the throne of grace. Furthermore, I recognise that these things are eternal pleasures and so once more I rejoice.

 

That David Love

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Love, I thought I knew love, in fact I would usually classify myself as a romantic/ loverholic. I have never felt that emotion towards a significant other, but I have a lot of love for my family and friends so I assumed I knew about it.
Till I started reading my bible.
I read about the love and friendship shared between God and David and I know, that nothing, nothing, in fact I repeat it, NOTHING can come close to that kind of love.
Oh how God would fill David with his presence and his spirit that he was fully inspired and Level 5000 charged to write 150 chapters of psalms.  I’ll break it down One- Hundred and fifty chapters with chapter 119 spanning into 176 verses. (#wow #gimmiethat)
In between all of his warring, David, a true friend of God always respected, revered and inquired of the lord, he saw and understood to a large extent the unlimited power of the God he served which is why when his camp was raided and his wives taken, he “encouraged himself in the Lord”
He then went on to Inquire, “shall I pursue” think about this, he was absolutely devastated and his men were ready to kill him there and then! And nobody would ask a thing, I mean Saul was certainly not on his side, but amidst all the chaos going on, he asked his friend, his superior friend “shall I go?”
Logically it would have made sense for him to go after the Amalekites that had his family and possessions.
But God being faithful to his “friend” replied, “you may go, you will overtake, and you will surely recover” that was a conversation between friends, 1 being absolutely devastated and the other being the ultimate cheerleader.
Today we have that song by Israel Houghton “friend of God” and it is such a hit everywhere, everybody goes ballistic as they shout “I am a friend of God woooh oooh” but are you truly a friend? What kind of a friend are you? Hopefully not a leach that only remembers your friend when you are in need?
How much time do you spend time with your friend? How many times have you just felt the goodness of your friend and simply thanked without a request, have you any idea, the kind of friend you have? Do you know what he likes? How then can you sing I am a friend of God?
Oh, that I would have that sort of friendship myself that David enjoyed.
After David (the man after God’s heart) passed, because of the love God had for his servant, he extended his friendship to Solomon.
Now Solomon having learned well from his father I want to assume was able to bring God close to him to the point that God came down in all his glory and magnificence to attend to him TWICE!!!!.
Yes we all know from Sunday school that Solomon was the wisest king, but I never really looked to see about the other blessings God “scattered” him with. I read in my bible that during Solomon’s reign, silver was a cheap commodity because gold was in abundance and nowhere in his absolutely positively ravishingly distinguished palace did he use silver for anything, oh and the temple he built to God? Absolute oh la la.
Pure gold, the altar room Solomon had built, the cherub statues about 7ft of  pure gold, the basins, pure gold! May I just say that even the Olympic gold medal is majorly made of silver and then a lesser percent of gold (I’m guessing the percentage of gold used is to give it color)
His whole kingdom! Never experienced lack! Hunger or strife! People will literally come to his abode, simply to sit in his presence and hear God’s wisdom through him. God gave him peace during his time. Not 1 country came to war with him, NOT ONE.
Its recorded in the bible that queen Sheba brought such an array of spices from her country (Ethiopia) that nowhere again has there been a gifting of spices of that magnitude.
Think about it, Proverbs, Songs of Solomon and Ecclesiastes, all he wrote. Till his love for women, overtook his love and friendship with God.
Now reading through first and second kings, after Solomon’s foolishness, God divided the kingdom between Jeroboam and Rehoboam, with Rehoboam Solomon’s son having Judah  and the city of David and Jeroboam having the rest as Israel, the bible recorded that these two men were NOTHING like God’s servant David who served the lord all of his life(apart from that one time he went all lusty gangster with Bathsheba) now between Israel and Judah, they had the rubbishest of kings, (English has permitted me) who sinned and forgot God, a literal succession of various weak minded, poor hearted, evil, enemies of God and at some point I would read that these men were not like God’s servant David, or after reading about the nonsense these new kings allowed and did, the bible will state that because of the promise God made to his servant David, that he would always have someone from his line on the throne, God did not completely destroy Judah.
So from David’s death at the end of 2nd Samuel to 2 kings’ chapter 18,there wasn’t a king that God fully supported like he did David and till Hezekiah . Asa and Joash tried, but they didn’t achieve the full friendship that David was privileged to enjoy.
Wow, what love that God had for this 1 man, and I ask myself wasn’t he human? I mean people say “we are all human…nobody is perfect” but I believe that David perfected the art of his friendship with God! He may have sinned that 1 time, but even that sin wasn’t big enough to come between the Love God had for him which is why I want to believe God punished him almost instantly for his sin so they could continue to be the best of friends they were.
What have I basically been talking about?
1)      Love is God not wiping out a whole generation for you.
2)      Love is God showing you unlimited, uncommon, unmerited favour just because he can.
3)      Love is God saying “ such and such is a person after my own heart”
4)      Love is God keeping his promises and personally selecting your lineage to send his son through.
I know God’s love for me is unending, unchanging, immeasurable and overwhelming but I want that David kinda loving from this same God, that David kinda friendship with this same God. That is one relationship I am willing to invest in.
What about you?

Jesus’ Love pt 3

 

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Okanlawon: Birthday Man

Welcome to another study of Jesus Love, I apologize for posting on Friday as opposed to the usual Thursday, clearly I have more work to do on my discipline.

So, lets just dive right in shall we?

Love always protects – here we examine the story of the demon possessed man in mark 1-20, the man lived in the burial ground and as the bible puts it, he could no longer be restrained, not even with chains. He would wander day and night, howling as he moved around the burial stones cutting himself with sharp stones.(what a life)

Verse 6 says “when Jesus was still a distance away, the man saw him, ran to meet him, and bowed low before him. (7) with a shriek he screamed, why are you interfering with me, Jesus , son of the most high God? In the name of God, I beg you, don’t torture me (8) For Jesus had already said to the spirit, ‘come out of the man you evil spirit’

Isn’t it a bit contradictory how, the man ran to meet Jesus but the same man, through the spirit inside him spoke and said why are you interfering with me?

I want to believe that there was a warring going on between the man and the demon he was possessed with, so when the demon must have registered Jesus as the Son of God, the man also recognized the power to protect him from the invasion of his body, so he took over the body briefly and ran to meet Jesus.

He was right.

And Jesus being the absolute ultimate protector, didn’t miss a beat, he did just that, protected his own.

Love always trusts –  trust, a very fragile thread that can easily be shattered to a million pieces if placed in the wrong person’s care. Here we look at Jesus’ prayer at Gethsemane in Matthew 26:36-56 but we shall zoom in on verse 39 which says “And going a little further he fell on his face and prayed saying ‘my father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; but nevertheless, not as I will but as you will.’”

Jesus was clearly asking God if maybe somebody else could just die for the sins of God’s people, born and unborn, but he went ahead to add not my will but as you! Will. That’s God’s will. Why? Because he knows that trusting in God will never leave him bereft even if at the times, it seems like its a lot.

Now today whose name is the most powerful name in all the earth, under the earth, under the seas and in the skies? Jesus!!!.

Love always hopes –for a review, we go to the story in mark 10: 17-27, this is the story of Jesus and the young ruler who came to ask what he could do to gain eternal life, Jesus responded to him about keeping the commandments and as a law keeping man he replied that he already did all that now watch what happens next in verse 22-21 21 Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 22 But at these words [a]he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property.

I want to believe that Jesus already knew what was going to happen, probably through the Holy Spirit because he carried on in the next verse to say 23 And Jesus, looking around, *said to His disciples, “How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus *answered again and *said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

In fact after re-reading this, I am convinced that Jesus knew just what exactly was to happen but still Jesus hoped, I quote “21 Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him”

With these few points of mine, I hope I’ve been able to convince you and not confuse you that you can find love in all it expressions in Jesus (LOL)

But seriously, isn’t it a bit amazing how sometimes we don’t read our bibles the way it is meant to be read.

Till next week!! Adios Amigo.

Jesus’ Love Part 2

 

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Blessing:Ex birthday girl

Hello again and thank you for everyone who read last week’s edition of Jesus’ Love.

As we continue, I pray and hope that you find something new.

 

Love is not easily angered – this one is easily one of my favorites and to illustrate this, I’ll cast your minds to the story of the 10 lepers in Luke 17 vs 11-19 to give you a background

As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[a] met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

Now if we go further, in the verses we see that only 1 leper returns to give thanks to Jesus and incidentally, it was a Samaritan, a clear outsider from the Jews so maybe a majority of the lepers were Jew.

Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Even Jesus had to ask, what happened to the remaining 9? But even if they didn’t come back to thank him, he didn’t take away their healing because I want to assume he totally could take it away, seeing as he could give it.

So many times we are quick to anger (justifiable or not) and out of this anger we do/say things that should not even line the inner parts of our lips, talk more of speaking it out to others.

Love keeps no record of wrong – I’m sure we all remember Zacchaeus the tax collector from Luke 19 vs 1-10.

I’m guessing people could say that Zacchaeus was “fantastically corrupt” cheating the Jews of their taxes and making cool cash for himself (remind you of anyone or ones?)

But he was hungry to see Jesus (most likely after hearing so much of him) and so he climbed upon a sycamore tree, Jesus sensing his hunger did this in verse 5

When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him,“Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.”

And it didn’t stop there, look what Jesus presence caused this young man to do/ say in verse 8

“But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Jesus, ignoring the people who were murmuring about Zacchaeus being a sinner found much good in this man after all.

Too many people (myself included) tend to go all Rambo on people who have hurt us, resenting them and much more simply because we have been wronged.

But Jesus exhibits in this passage that regardless of how full of sin a person is, everyone is redeemable.

 

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth – Matthew16 vs 21 says “ from that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and teachers of the law and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life”

Jesus in his divinity was telling his own future, giving his disciples heavenly revelations of events that would shake the earth forever. His words were Holy truths, full and weighty and then…this happens

“ 22Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. “Far be it from You, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to You!” 23But Jesus turned and said to Peter,“Get behind Me Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me. For you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” 

Very simply, Jesus rebuked peter’s words. Because they were a stumbling block to him, didn’t mean he loved him any less. He then explains why peter was thinking that way. Because his mind was on things of men.

How many times have we as human allowed/ watched while others have spoken lies for us, with or without our permission?

Jesus Love means always being ready to bring the truth to light regardless of what it might cost you.

 

 

The Driveby

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Dear Drivers,

You need to understand that just because Abuja has wide roads and relatively no traffic doesn’t mean you abuse the use of the road thank you,

Here’s my experience.

It was a beautiful sunny day in the capital, all was well with myself, and I was headed to my best friend’s house just at the peak of the noon.

My pretty top was giving me joy, my jeans were just the right measure of body hugging (ooh la la), my shoes were so comfortable I could sleep in them and I was all round excited that day, got in a cab (even if it was a bit overpriced, thank you fuel scarcity) but I thought to myself, nothing was going to ruin my good day, or so I thought.

Just 50 seconds to my destination, there is a car parked on the main road, its still on and I can see there is a human sitting in the driver’s seat, now that street is double parked as it is one of the few residential areas that has to deal with offices around it. The cab man honks signifying our presence as maybe his fancy BMW might not have a mirror with which we can be seen.

After the first honk, nothing happens, impatience gets to both myself and the driver because this young man is parked just on the street leaving us no space to get to my less than 50 second away destination.

So I thought to myself, why not just walk there since you are basically there, but even if I could walk the taxi man still had to wait for this insensitive human to get off the road, what was I going to do? Sit in the car and wait for this person to move or get out and rip him a new one so I did what any respectable person would do.

I got out of the cab and walked to the fancy BMW “Excuse me, you do realise you are parked on the road blocking others from moving forward when there is ample space for parking right ahead of you?”

He looked unshaken “I’m sorry I’m waiting for someone in the car next to me” making me look at the car beside his, I wasn’t having any excuses.

“Look you need to move your car before I call the mobile police on you this minute”

“By the time they get here I’ll be gone little girl” the gall of this human!

“Excuse me, little girl? You know what? Just get your car off the road, you have constituted a nuisance enough”

“little girl using big words eh, why don’t you run on back to school and finish that dictionary you were reading to impress people”

“I’d rather read a dictionary than be an insensitive, uneducated, backward  thinking primate like you, you sad excuse for a human” and with that I walked away, praying to God I didn’t get beat by this unknown stranger but then I had to think again did I go too far? Should I just have let it go then? Did I really need to respond to his taunt?

All this I thought of as I sat in the cab and adjusted my seat belt, waiting for the individual to move his car before I actually summoned the courage to carry out my imagination.

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An act of kindness

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Hi Guys, so I know I haven’t written for a while and honestly its a combination of reasons, my laptop was very virus infected my track pad stopped functioning (that’ll teach me to download stuff) then my phone screen broke and my writing juices kind of just dried up. Anyways…. all that is past and I believe i’m back so Enjoy!

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Humans, the most complicated set of animals created to grace the planet earth.

You see, as a human being myself, I have tried for sometime to understand the concept that drives us and basically pushes us to do certain things but well I haven’t really completed my research (which reminds me I should get to it) rest assured that when I do, you’ll be the first to know.

Arriving in London, I was told explicitly that people in London were rude, inconsiderate and unkind towards their fellow beings and I though surely, its all just a misunderstanding; I mean how bad can they be?

Then my wallet was stolen from my bag while I was on the train and before you Judge me on how careless I must have been, the train was super duper tight because EVERYBODY was going to work, or school or just out, trains in London by 8:30-10 are as packed as a stadium.

After this incident, I became a little cynic too, nobody but me was my business and I intended to live that way till  one particular night after a long day of editing. I was about to get my train when I remembered I hadn’t bought my ticket for travel. so I went to the machines about to get a ticket when a lady walked up to me and tapped me

“do you want to get a travel ticket?” she said and me, obviously very suspicious went  “uhuhn” I mean can you not see me in the from of the machine punching stuff in? and she replies

” well there’s no need for that, here’s my last stop and I’ve got a ticket for the rest of the day, you are welcome to use it if you want.”

You betcha I took it, saved myself some 4 pounds that night and felt really grateful for her kindness and so I decided that day that I was going to pay it forward.

My point is this, an act of kindness goes a long way. do something that’ll make someone smile before the end of this week.

I’m the hyena, what are you?

Model of the day: Fola Omotoso The mechanical engineer!!

Model of the day: Fola Omotoso
The mechanical engineer!!

Growing up was fun, we all had our fair shares of gaming to pass the time especially during the Long vacations.

Those were good times. Some of the popular games were whot, monopoly and the name game a.k.a name, animal, place, thing, food.

So I’ll just give a run through of some of the different types of gamers.

first we have the cheats who work their magic either by stealing monopoly notes (you know yourself) or hiding your cards and the worst generating words that you know are just stupid!! E.g giraffe meat for food when g is called upon.

Next we have the complainers, now this is that person who always laments when they are loosing, “there’s something wrong with the dice” “you didn’t shuffle the cards well, you put all the bad cards in one place” ” you counted too fast so I couldn’t finish writing out my stuff” sometimes they may even occasionally call in the cavalry “Mummy!! They are cheating in the game”

(Honestly I prefer the cheats to the complainers)

Then there’s the hyena, everything tickles them (this is me) their state in the game is not relevant all they do is laugh at everything which can get quite annoying at some point but hey..what’s life without laughter right? “Kike pick two” burst into laughter “I’m buying Mayfair” bursts into laughter ” I call on the letter Q” bursts into laughter. It is my belief that gaming excites me endlessly and I love the fact that I comes capped with enjoying other people’s company so here’s to us the hyenas of the game!!!

Which brings us to the overly serious gamers, that treat each game with precision and determination and focus like a doctor would treat a surgery. No laughter, no mercy, limited banter just straight up playing to kill, these are the ones who will hand you 3 pick 3s and 2 pick twos at the same time then add 2 general markets for everybody play a hold and check up without even cracking a smile. ( brutal)

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt and that someone is the sensitive one who then ups and quits the game(rolling my eyes!! They are the worst) in my experience they are already failing and have been on a bad streak for a while maybe chance sent them to jail or they don’t have enough cards to claim jackpot or they haven’t got and animal for X so they act all “I’m not even playing again.” Which can be super annoying.

Lastly but definitely not least, there were the normal people who gaming didn’t chsnge a thing about them, they weren’t overly competitive nor hyperactive from the thrill of the game.

Oh and just for a mention, we had the overly comoetitive category of people…we all know them.

Still, those were good times and it made for good memories I reckon.

I’m sure we all experienced this at some point with siblings or even friends, leave a comment below on what type of gamer you were and even if it wasn’t mentioned above tell it anyways.

See you next week. Thanks for reading😆😆💗💗💖💖