Saturday, August 19, 2017

Because it's life - Week 1

The best of Twitter, Instagram and general society for this week. All at your fingertips, only here on the TRJ.

1. This thing that happened to everyone that saw this photo...
Honestly though...


Toby watched as her mother continued praying.

It was frustrating to see that the situation in the family was something she couldn't compromise. Her sister was still the same after 12 years, she was still wearing a diaper, and talking like a baby - she couldn't do anything for herself, which hurt Toby deeply. She wondered when it would all end. She hoped it would change completely. Time and time again, she had hid her little sister away any time a visitor came by. It was a normal tradition in the house, as it was uncomfortable when funny questions started coming from people, and irritating stares were given. Hiding her sister was annoying and frustrating. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Mother-In-Law

By Chimamkpam Onyenezi

There was a time when not having a baby in a marriage used to be the primary problem of couples. Well, its understandable when that happens - because of our culture here in Nigeria, but nowadays it seems that not having a child in a marriage just became a secondary problem. Now, the MOTHER IN-LAWS have just upgraded themselves to be the primary problem in the home of their children.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Because they do not come

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects.

When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists."

"Why do you say that?" asked the customer.

"Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The 48 laws of power (By Robert Greene) - Book Review

Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good. Hence a prince who wants to keep his authority must learn how not to be good ,and use that knowledge or refrain from using it , as necessity requires. - THE PRINCE, Niccolo Machiavelli, 1496- 1527.

I don't know about anything else, but one thing I do know is that,The 48 laws of power  is a seductively deceptive book, a special elixir for the power-hungry heads, the pathetic rock bottom cruisers (Who are tired of cruising, of course),the Mediocres, and for the society in general.


This sequel follows the guardians as they continue their adventures through the outer reaches of the galaxy. After an unfortunate mishap with one of their recent clients, the guardians find themselves having to fend off a hostile alien fleet. They are rescued by a mysterious being, who later reveals himself to be Quill’s father, Ego. As the mystery of Quill’s parentage is unraveled, we will discover if Ego is really friend or foe.

RATING: 8.5/ 10

Monday, August 14, 2017

Catch them young

Naturally, I'm a person with much affection and respect for little children. But then, I still hate it when I see them misbehaving. Yes, it's actually true that they're young - with little or no common sense, but that's where their beauty lies. It's so unfortunate that most parents overlook this stage in their wards' lives. They find it difficult to correct or discipline them when they do something wrong.

Friday, August 11, 2017

After The Power

Today's feature is a short poem piece by Adeem Ikpade II. He would like to hear the interpretations of this short piece from anyone who reads it, and any comments they/you have.

Do feel obligated to drop a comment or three.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

7 things about the Sarahah fire, and why you should care

So this new app, Sarahah, is making all the waves on social media. Are you wondering what this newest fad that teenage things are crazy about for the next few months before they maybe abandon it like they did to 2go ?

Well, fear not!! TRJ is here to save you!!

1. What is it?
This is obviously not mine

It's a social app that lets you send and receive anonymous messages to tell people what you really think about them, or ask them terrible terrible questions.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

All The Light We Cannot See [By Anthony Doerr] - Book Review

Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.

This is not the type of book everyone will find interesting. It'll take a deep reader to go through everything. Shallow readers will probably dump it after the first five chapters. Doerr didn't make this easy by his complicated form of narration that only ended up making the book unnecessarily long and a bit uncanny , although it didn't terribly detract from the story. I found the mystery gem part rather baseless and confusing.

Wonder Woman (2017) - Movie Review

SUMMARY: Diana of Themyscira is the princess of the amazons, and their greatest warrior. She has lived with her people on their hidden island paradise for her whole life, until one day, Steve Trevor -an American pilot fighting in World War I, arrives on her island. Diana decides to help, leaving the island for the first time in her life, and is then thrust into a war to end all wars. She will have to fight alongside men, as she discovers the truth about the outside world and the true nature of mankind.

RATING: 8 /10

REVIEW: Gal Gadot did an excellent job in her role as wonder woman, performing with just the right mix of curiosity at the new world she’s seeing, naïveté at the how the world works, and badassery...

Monday, August 7, 2017

Top 10 Erin Hansen Poems

I like poetry. I have for  long time now. It's beautiful how words come together to weave a story that comes alive in your mind, and awaken emotions that you may have never known you had - or even ones you believed that you had long since forgotten.

Today, I'd like to celebrate one of our contemporary poets who has been amazing me, from the very first day I read one of her works. Sing with me like it's the Sound of Music. These are a few of my favourite things... 

1. This poem that reminds us, we are all that we choose to be

2. This poems that tells us about the raging waves in many hearts...
"The Flood"