Monday, October 23, 2017

Magic - 3

When I was younger, still in secondary school, I had read a story about some young child that needed do a life-saving procedure, and was desperately requesting for well-meaning Nigerians to donate any amount they could in order to help her.

I understood that the way this worked was that; by appealing to a large audience, the few people who responded with small donations together could sum up to make a difference.

It wasn't the first time I had seen this kind of thing before, and it wouldnt be the last. But this time I was prepared. I had saved some money, and was willing to help. It wasnt easy to give up my money, but I decided that this person needed it more than I did. I could be a hero!! I took the details of the Wema account number down and found my way across the town to send my little hero fare across. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car.  Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called  him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box.  Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold. Angry, he raised his voice to his father and said "With all your money, you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Magic - 2

Someone I know once asked me to convince her why she should have children.

Now, while I don't believe its compulsory to have children, I do believe it's an awesome adventure. It has beauty, and purpose.

Children are magic.
The good kind

The kind that makes you wake up early in the morning to make sure they brush their cute little teeth and eat the delicious meals you make.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

12 Laws to live by

As you sow, so shall you reap.
This is also known as the Law of Cause and Effect. Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us. If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Friendship, Love… Then we should BE Happy, Peaceful, Loving, a Friend.

Life doesn’t just HAPPEN, it requires our participation. We are one with the Universe both inside and out. Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state. BE and DO for yourself… what you want to have in your life.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Drugs In ABUAD



So, I'm not meant to be online but I just happened to see this twitter thread that annoyed me so much this very good morning.😡😡😡

I do NOT agree with all the fingers pointing at ABUAD or it's school system as the cause of drug addiction.

I'm just here waiting for their concrete evidence, cuz the majority of ppl I know don't do drugs. All those people need to check the kind of company they keep.👌

Let's really stop blaming schools for badly trained children. Parents don't teach their kids right, or keep them overprotected and send them to schools where they interact with people that have immoral standards and get influenced to follow.

The schools restrictions may be annoying, but they are NOT responsible for the bad habits students regularly come up with. If you know what you came for, you'll face your studies. Even without studying, there are lots of other productive things that can keep you occupied.

This is a ridiculous route of logic. The money isn't to be blamed. The parents not raising their children right is the problem. Give me a million naira, and drugs won't even be anywhere on my list, talk of even being last thing on my mind.

Stop blaming the system. Blame the people who abuse it.

I'm not keeping quiet on this, and if it bothers you, then neither should you. Here in Nigeria, silence is unfortunately taken as an acceptance and admittance of guilt.

It's enough already.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Magic - 1

I once told someone that I believe we're all special. Everyone. She replied saying, "If everyone is special.. hasn't 'special' lost its meaning?"

As good of a point as it is - because it really is logical, I was quick to point out the truth. Everyone is a different kind of special, a different shade of color on the rainbow that makes up all of life.

We all bring something to the table that no-one else can. Doesn't matter if they can do it in a similar way as you, they can never be your shade of blue. Or red. Or mahogany. And you can also never be theirs.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fill It Up

There was this philosophy professor in a prestigious university who loved to teach students about important theories of the subject. Once, while his lecture was about to begin, he just closed the book and instead stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him.  Students were curious but the professor without looking at them silently picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar. Thereafter, he started to fill it with small rocks. Once the jar appeared full, professor proceeded to ask his students ‘whether the jar was full?’

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pray For Me

Pray for me
By Layomi Oyelami

I am flowing with milk and honey
My milk is sour, my honey is bitter
Pray for me

I am a giant
Falling at the fling of a stone
Pray for me

I am suffering from a heart failure
While I'm supposedly the heart
Pray for me 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


I went to a party, Mom, I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom, so I drank soda instead.
I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would.
I didn't drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should.

I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom, as everyone is driving out of sight.
As I got into my car, Mom, I knew I'd get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me, so responsible and sweet.

I started to drive away, Mom, but as I pulled out into the road,
the other car didn't see me, Mom, and hit me like a load.
As I lay there on the pavement, Mom, I hear the policeman say,
the other guy is drunk, Mom, and now I'm the one who will pay.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Unseen - #4


It wasn’t going to take them anytime to get down and out of the building, and so I had to establish some distance before that happened. I was running as fast as I possibly could, I could feel the adrenaline surging through my whole body as I pushed on.

They were out through the main building door in seconds, and it was clear that I had underestimated them. They might be middle aged men, but they didn’t run middle aged. They were going to catch up to me sooner or later, and I could already the hear their footsteps growing louder.

 I was running a straight line down the sidewalk, and they were going to catch up to me if I kept it that way. I looked to my right to see if there was any junction or alley I could turn to, but there wasn’t any; I looked to my left, and saw cars parked separating us from the roadway. I gathered momentum from my run, and jumped onto one of the parked cars, landing on my butt and skidded through the bonnet to the other side. I thought it was going to create distance between me and the police, but I was wrong. One cop followed me, climbing on top of the car, while the other went behind the parked cars, and followed.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Daughters

A Couple made a deal the night of their wedding to not open the door of their room to anybody who comes knocking in the morning for no reason. In the Morning the parents of the husband came and knocked the door, the Husband and the wife were looking at each other & as they agreed before, they didn't open the door.

Monday, September 18, 2017

15 things when you have a younger brother.

Do you have a younger brother or two hanging around the house or country somewhere? Well, some of us at TRJ do too, and we want to touch back at all those things that make us love them (well, most of the time). Here we go...

1. He will always be touching your things.
Nothing is safe. No toy. No game. No clothes. No phone.

2.  He will get you in trouble so many times with your parents, you'll stop involving him in anything you're doing for a while - as punishment