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The Younger Me Talks To The Future Me.

They say I am young cos they think so, cos I look so.

They say I am bright cos they see so, cos they say so.

The world says what they think but in the silence of the night,

In the confines of my non confident choices,

The thoughts I think of the live I know I live.

Nature; the melting pot of human desires.

Still a kid and yet I fear for the edges of my thirties

I pray I be more orderly before then with self and priorities.

The future they say is mine and so too is the fear

For no matter what happens, life our fears will always chair.

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I note then to future self of the opinions it possesses in young form

Whether they are right or wrong, sad or fun

I want you to know I was naive and young.

But in regretting about me, you won’t be wrong.

We can only hope and plan. The course of time will tell.

 

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Now that we are young

 

Now that we are young the world is ours to conquer.  We may not realize it but we have all we need. You can’t have everything you want. Just start with the “little” you have and nature will fit more into your palms. You don’t need a million to be a success. Life will reward you as the days go by. That’s how it works.

Now that we are young, promises are ours to fulfill because the older we get the more we have on our hands. Live happily, do good to others no matter how small the act seems. Youthfulness in itself is a promise to live, to give, to impact and to achieve. Fulfill it.

 

Now that we are young, dreams are ours to chase for that’s all we have to do for now. Youthfulness gives us the chance to have whatever we dream to have or become without the strings of responsibilities and fears holding us back. Take that dream tour, try that dream job, try learning that dream language.  It is indeed a time of exploration. Make use of it.

A couple of friends…

Now that we are young, fun is ours to have before the time comes when we stay hemmed in the “cycle of seriousness.” Life is fun when we grow, don’t wait for fun till you are old. Get some friends, get some drinks, and laugh it out because it’s your time.

 

Now that we are young, let’s grab all the chances we have to listen and learn.

Now that we are young, let’s do our best to study all we can. Yes we can.

We are all Stars

We are all stars

We are all stars if we change the world
But life is a fast lane for those who wait
Be a star to the poor and a friend to the kids
Teach them that the less privileged too can fit
Whether or not society thinks like you, help them to someday live their dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You don’t need stardom to impact a life
A smile and a heart are all you need
Never underestimate your determination
For in this world of ours nothing is too little to stop a fight.
Catch a flame of love and our world will change tonight.

And when we leave this earth’s surface,
For we all shall by some means go,
You will be remembered for not just being a star
But first because you saved a life when you helped the poor and taught our kids
You did more than that, you kept millions off our streets
Be a star.

About December

Like everyone else I believe I do possess some desirable traits that may make me hold up sometimes. I may be able to contain the war within me using smiles, feats of laughter and other forms of escapism, but whenever I see peoples’ faces light up because of me I know it’s worth it. The words if Chronixx mostly flashes through my mind : “… They see the smile but they don’t know what I feel inside…” 

They don’t know and I don’t know what others feel inside too but I am prepared to sacrifice to make the people I love happy. That’s one of the few things that make me go to bed a happy person (after I’ve eaten lol). 

Photo credit: Jaibe A.

Tchassa says “focus on the things you can control”. I believe I’ll learn to do more of those activities I know I can control. I have a lot to learn, it’s not an easy road. I am not a good person YET. I am still learning and for now I’d say I am just human. The next few weeks to me matter a lot as I improve my skills and make others happy – whether or not they know it.

Fashion revisited

Bisi Designs: 

Following the launch of her memorata collection, Cameroon’s fashion designer Bisi Courage continues to rock the fashion world.


She is undoubtably becoming one of the most recognised names in Cameroon’s fashion world.​

What do you know about lefthanders?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT LEFTHANDERS?!
August 13, is observed as the international lefthanders’ day, courtesy of the United Nations and Lefthanders International.

Often ignorantly called ‘lefters’, lefthanders constitute the greater minority of those not using the right hand. It is even argued that barely 10 percent of the World’s seven billion people is left-handed.
Lefthanders very often feel special. Not because the other majority usually wonders how possible it is for one to write with the left hand, but because being a lefthander usually comes with an intellectual or physical gift, that gives an air of being exceptional.
Women are statistically less likely to be lefthanders. Some will point out the fact that a couple of great figures the World has had such as Angela Merkel, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Beiber, Eminem, Albert Einstein, Aristotle, Napoleon Bomaparte, Sylvester Stallone, Charlie Chaplin, Angelina Jolie, Jimmi Hendrix, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zukerberg, Barack Obama, Uhuru Kenyatta, just to name a few, are all lefthanders.


Picture; American Presidents Ford, Clinton, Obama.
Nevertheless, being a lefthander in today’s World often comes with a couple of challenges. Some parents and educators in developing countries still find it strange that a child uses the left hand more often than the other, and thereby force the kid to using the other hand. This, regardless of how good the output was with the left hand.

Furthermore, other situational difficulties come in place like using a spiral book, opening a door with a key(lefthanders have this reflex of turning the key anticlockwise), greeting elderly ones(which is often considered disrespectful by some cultures).

It is also argued in developed nations that some lefthanders have a psychological deficiency.
Though there are cases like ambidextrousness (the ability to use both hands suitably), amputation of the right hand and self training, that also compel people to use the left hand suitably, it is still a call for concern that being left handed at birth faces rejection.
August 13 was placed as the international lefthanders day to promote awareness on the inconveniences faced by lefthanders in a predominantly right-handed World as well as celebrating their uniqueness and differences.
By, Erwin Ayota.

Trending today; #guyswithsixpacks

Every day on twitter, trendy hashtags are used to convey messages, show a mood or just for fun. Today, we look at one of the trending hashtags on twitter, #guyswithsixpacks. Below are just a few of the thousands of tweets following the trend. Enjoy.

 

This last one is really my favorite… enjoying the trend, login to twitter and participate in the  Saturday trend, #guyswithsixpacks.

Angola adopts law limiting power of future presidents.

Angola’s parliament passed a law on Friday that will drastically limit the powers of the country’s future presidents in matters of security and defence.

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The law will only apply to successors of the current head of state, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has enjoyed unfettered control of Angola’s sprawling military and security institutions since taking power in 1979.

Supported by a large majority of lawmakers, the new bill sets out limited circumstances in which the powerful officials can be removed – including instances of criminal behaviour and old age.

It will mean that the heads of the army and police and intelligence services will be protected in their posts for eight years, limiting the president’s power to remove them.

The policy has sparked controversy in Angola with the opposition accusing outgoing Dos Santos of seeking to retain control of the military after he leaves office.

“It means that the president will not be able to remove them from their posts,” said Andre Mendes de Carvalho, a lawmaker with the opposition CASA-CE party.

“A law like this shouldn’t be passed just weeks before the end of a (presidential) term. What’s more, it prevents the future president from working effectively.”

Angolans will go to the polls on August 23 to choose their new leader.

Dos Santos will not contest elections next month which his apparent successor at the helm of the ruling MPLA party, defence minister Joao Lourenco, is expected to win comfortably.

After 37 years in office, Dos Santos has been dogged by rumours of ill-health and has made two medical trips to Spain in recent months.

africanews.com

Man accused of stealing a cow is killed by soldiers in Rwanda.

East African Press Officer for the Human Rights Watch, Audrey Wabwire has recounted the story of Fulgence Rukundo, a Rwandan father of 2 who was accused of stealing a cow, then killed by soldiers in Rwanda. Continue reading Man accused of stealing a cow is killed by soldiers in Rwanda.