Sunday, October 31, 2004


I met her today...hehe, today i'm feeling 12
Ok, it was when I was jejely updating my blog o. I have time to play around and why not, loosen up. Today I'm feeling lucky and decides to click on the "who moved my cheese" link on my blog. Its a book I enjoyed reading for a book i finished in a few minutes.
Hmm, a list of people who loves this same book came up and there is Jajajanice on top.

She has a way with words that I couldn't resist adding her to IM with a "pleaseeeeeeeee don't click ignore". Her interests: she likes reading, and boy! pirated dvds :) loves family, but she has a way with words.

Her blogs are called Janice Rocks and Inertia knocks at my door; url: http// I think she must have been keeping a diary from when she was 1. Janice expresses herself from a "free fall" mind thats kind of hyper-relaxed; I mean the state of mind many achieve only with dope. She probably doesn't read through her blog a second time.

And her picture, she shows only one side of a "Cleopatraic" face ... reading her blog is finally teaching me how to keep a diary, an art I've always avoided like a plague.


Funny, I took yhoo's personality test and got some funny not too funny results. Some I agree with, not all though. But I think its given me some insights into myself and areas I need to improve on and all that.
Here are some of the results if you think you have the patience...

As an Idealist, your mission in life is to make the world a better place. You bring a unique
combination of skills that make you a capable diplomat, advocate, and champion of those in need.
You care about big ideas and big issues, but you're also dedicated to the lives of the people
around you.In many ways, you're the ideal friend or co-worker. You have great empathy skills. You give sound
advice, but more importantly, you know when to just listen. At work, you're a natural leader,
facilitator, and energizer. You have a gift for promoting harmony and cooperation at work. In fact,
few things bother you more than conflicts at work.Your hopes and dreams are very important to you, so you take other people's dreams seriously, too.
Your friends and family know they can come to you for a booster shot of support and optimism,
whether it's for pursuing their dream job or dream man or woman. Similarly, you can motivate teams
and organizations to pursue more meaningful objectives.Most people have goals and dreams, but you're more likely than most to actually achieve them. You
have a clear idea of what you want in life. You anticipate and plan around obstacles, and you're a
sharp problem solver. Plus, it's pretty darn hard to discourage you.Idealists come in many varieties, from the academic to the applied. You have the capacity to
balance both the ideas and the pragmatics. Only you know what you'll do with your many talents.
Ultimately, whether you touch the world, your community, or simply your closest friends and
family—it's Idealists like you that give us all the inspiration to dream and strive for something
more. Agree? I do

For you, falling in love is like being reunited with the other part of yourself that finally gives meaning to everything in your life. This "soul mate" completes you. You empower each other to be the best you can be. You get each other's jokes and love the same books and movies. You talk until you go hoarse. You enjoy an intimacy that most people can't even imagine.The downside of the Destined love style is that you typically have to search for years and years (and go on lots of bad dates) to find this type of love. Destiny is on your side, but doesn't always follow your timeline. Given how hard it is to find a potential soul mate, it's easy to understand why you would take it so seriously. Just don't forget the equally silly and sexy aspects of love.Your approach to love can change over time. You may go through periods when you need a more casual love style, especially after a painful breakup with a potential soul mate. For now, the common features of your love "style" include:You're looking for a very close, intimate relationship. You want to share every aspect of your life with her and not hold anything back. This means knowing about each other's pasts, including the unflattering parts. Most importantly, though, you should be very open and totally honest about your life now. If you love her, you'll want to know about her hopes and dreams, as well as her fears and insecurities.Love means sharing your life completely with someone. Her friends and family become your friends and family, and vice versa. You're willing to sacrifice some of your independence so you and the one you love can share a life together.Like the song says, "If you want to know if she loves you so, it's in her kiss." You want passionate kisses and won't settle for anything less. The two of you will probably be instantly attracted to each other. You're not a purist who thinks love is a saintly connection between "friends." You have plenty of friends. You want a lover!Both partners have to decide when they're ready to make a commitment and at what pace. Rushing into a commitment only adds to the pressure of forming a relationship. The two of you have to find the type and level of commitment that makes sense given your feelings and how long you've been together. Agree? Not totally

Idealists go out of their way to promote harmony at work, in their families, and among their friends. You're a natural peacemaker and take it upon yourself to mediate disputes. And whenever possible, you try to prevent them. On more than one occasion, you've probably asked: "Why can't we all just get along?!"Yet conflict doesn't have to be destructive—there is such a thing as healthy conflict. Even heated exchanges can be useful as long as both of you play fair.Part of your challenge is learning to tolerate uncertainty and being disliked. As a creative person, you know that some of your best ideas come after long periods of frustration and feeling "blocked." You may find also that some of your relationships are equally blocked and require "creative conflict" to move forward.Asking an Idealist and peacemaker to have more conflicts is admittedly ambitious. Still, one of your strengths is that you're always open to new ideas and trying new things. In that spirit, here are some other possible challenges to consider:You hate to be alone. Your challenge is learning the difference between solitude and loneliness. Try scheduling a "date" with yourself. Cook yourself dinner or order take-out and pick out a great movie to watch by yourself. When you spend all your free time with other people, you end up spending your time alone doing chores or dealing with problems. So you have to remind yourself what great company you can be. Agree?
You're constantly taking on new projects at work and home. It's hard for you to say "No." Yet, you have to break the cycle of creating more and more ambitious ways of winning everyone's praise and proving your own worth. Agree? Maybe

Monday, October 18, 2004


It started at the Kuramo beach in Lagos (Bunmi, Kenny[me], Dapo, Essien and Dele). Now Bunmi opted to take a seat where there is this elite African band and girls dancing with “Semi-Detached” waists. The scene was lovely with Microsoft office in the Octagon building standing tall in the nightline across the Lagos lagoon.
The next stop for the night was this dance all club in Lagos where we partied till dawn (details withheld). Here Essien is the toast of the day with his “bone-less” maneuvers We headed back to Festac under Dapo’s piloting, grabbed a few hours sleep and we were up again discussing technologies, Splashers migrating to Abeokuta, the night and so on.

Now it’s about 10 o’clock in the morning; Demola and Bunmi heads for Abeokuta while I started a journey alongside Essien to Cotonou in neighboring Republic Du Benin for the second day of this exiting weekend.
On arrival at the “Marche Dan Topa” in francophone Benin, we took a walk round town. Now Topa is Lagos with a fifth of its population. Sweet girls riding on mini “Harley Davidsons” are a site to behold traffic is light. Friendly people, we concluded they were having too much fun in Benin.
Now Essien’s elementary French was beginning to falter in the face of competition, his sweetest phrase was “mon Françoise des deficille” meaning exactly what you think; still we were able to cross many language barriers with wild gesticulations and bad French and sometimes we meet guys who speak Yoruba and English.
Now to the really exiting part, we walk into this restaurant called “LA PENICHE” where we meet these 2 girls…Arshelle and Plazon…(I couldn’t figure out the second name). Now Arshelle is truly exotic and Plazon starts exaggerating her catwalk to catch Essien’s attention, Arshelle having already caught mine. Somehow we were able to place orders with a mixture of Essien’s flavor of French and sign language, the girls were both understanding and helpful. We placed our orders from leader bound menus and settled for this meal called “ Daurades Guillees avec soup de poisson ” 3500 F apiece The waiting begins.

5 minutes, 10, 15, 20 minutes, finally the meal arrives and it was awesome!, well worth the wait Although the meal looks to good to be eaten, the poisson (Fish) was survived by its head, ribs and tail, I got Arshelle number and Essien made them know we’ll be visiting again soon. And God! Was it cool, I can’t wait to get a break and go back to my exotic “propriété de unadulterated aussi belle femme avec le coup masculin de foudre”.

How I wish my worst weekends were like this., by the way, Arshelle speaks only French and Fon, so I better start working on my languages…

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Dying in the midst of plenty

This is like the proverbial saying "Dying in the midst of plenty".
Today in Nigeria, workers downtooled because the Civillizan government (We have since stoppped referring to it as a democratic government) raised the prices of petroleum products or yet the third time this year.

It may be surprising that someone like me, who is a developer have chosen this topic for my first posting, well this thing affects everyone in Nigeria. Its crazy for a government to inflict sufferings on its people for their own short comings.
After a fourth republic that started 5 years ago under the same ex Military General Obasanjo, one would have thought the "Man from the prisons" would among mother things put Nigeria's four refineries in shape.
Well here we are and every boby is obeying labor leader's stay at home orders. Anyway, the fuel hike affects everyone from a capenter to a developer.