Monday, October 1, 2018

How Our Music promotes Drug Abuse









The lyrics of a certain song l heard in the bus today is
"how would you like to smoke some weed "
Like that's the verse 1, 2,3 and some jigijigi between.
That sounded like saying.
Would you like to do Drugs?
Would you like to run mad?
Wouldn't you want to get your grey matter fried?.

Monday, July 30, 2018

The CP's Diary 2







Me:Are you hypertensive? 
Her : l bin get before, but God reject am for me. 
Me: Siddon make l tie your hand. (checks BP and its high) Eken, wetin you say happen to God? 
Her : I say l been get but God don reject am for me. 
Me : way your Drugs? When last you take am? 
Her : them da house. I never take am for 3 weeks. 
Me : ok. Me and God want make you da take your Drugs you hear?
She starts laughing, l join too. We talk more and she left satisfied.


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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Love on the Rock






The last time l went for a marriage /relationship seminar was 2016. I left there depressed. These days, l don't even bother except you are a sound teacher.

Out of all the sisters in that meeting, it was Just a handful of us that were in our 20's. Others were above the big 30 and oh boy! Their testimonies weren't funny. A sister aged 36, got up and told us of her challenges and pressure. Sounds good, right? Except other sisters followed suit—similar unfortunate experiences. Gradually, a meeting meant for edification turned to that of fear.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Confession of a Lazy Naturalista





When l started this natural hair journey, l thought all l needed was coconut oil, shea butter and a spray bottle. Cheap right?
They lied to us.
The first coconut oil l bought was adulterated. The second smelt like cooking oil. The third was from a client. Her Aunt sent it to her, sisi dropped it and said she wasn't going to use it. Why?
How?
Who doesn't use home made coconut oil?
'Ah! That my Aunt eh, She is a destiny killer o'. She said.
Ok aunty bring it for me you hear? My destiny is in Christ. And that was how l got over 100mls of correct coconut oil.

Friday, July 20, 2018

The CP's Diary 1




My Dad had a client we called 'Yamaha 80' named after the bike he rode. Looking back, l realize l now use pseudonyms for regular patients because remembering names is a challenge for me. So l have (in no particular order)
Pharm pharm - Because he calls me that.
Sugar Daddy - Uncle has chyked more than half of the Female staff.
Fat Burner - she is so concerned about loosing weight we won't hear word.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The bus conductor and I.






On my way to church last Sunday, something interesting happened. Few minutes after I got into the bus, this lady on radio asked an ancient controversial question. Guess it was a street waka series I think. So she asked ‘does wearing jewelries take people to hell?”

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

World Sickle Cell Day



Death is trapped within your bones. That is what you were told. Came to dwell there by a glitch in your blood and your red cells became many, tiny scythes or sickles waiting to pluck you off the tree of life. One day, you asked if death wasn’t a thing trapped in the bones of all men. Yes, but for you, it is an early bird. So you learnt to count your days with each throbbing pain, as these scythes squeezed and tore through vessels. You even counted on days when a seeming peace lived under your skin.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Exes and Trash talk





Fred (not real name) told me about his ex.  She was insensitive, disrespectful and was out to ruin his life.
I believed. Who wouldn't? Fred has a like able personality.
But...
I met Andra his ex and l was shocked!. She was none of what he described. This girl was wonderful and considerate. One day, l asked about the relationship and when we were done talking, l regretted ever thinking about her in a lopsided manner.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

My first interview as a Pharmacist







This was my first interview since I became a pharmacist. I had a mixture of excitement and nervousness and I was determined to ace it (if there was anything like that). So here I was, neatly ironed skirt and shirt, heavily polished flats and my hair tucked into a bun. The goal was to look smart and professional. My first shocker was when l asked a friend who came to pick me
Me : Do you think l am appropriately dressed for this interview? 
Him: Well.... Yes... You look good but l swear you will get a 6 for this dressing. You should have worn a suit. 
Me: (gasps) huh? Ok... No problem sha (shrugs) 
Immediately, we got to the VIP Lounge, it suddenly felt like I missed the memo for dressing. Almost everyone was on a suit except for very few. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dear Womb Watchers






Dear womb watchers,
Stop asking your Married friends when they are going to have babies.
Stop questioning women about their ovaries.
Stop keeping  track of the length of people's marriage.
Stop telling them they've been married long enough to have a couple of kids, who asked you?
Please stop!
You may mean well,
You may be curious,

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Traditional yen yen yen







Some traditional cultures and customs are long overdue for dumping. They've become thoughtless routines that do little or no good but much harm. They may have been relevant at some time but in the light of social evolution there's such a thing as "new realities"- people should adapt customs. 


I have a very industrious young friend called Obinna. He has a small electronic shop in PH. Since about 2004 when he served a master as an apprentice till when he got on his own, he's had to pause his schooling just because of lack of support and used his earnings to sponsor his younger siblings instead. About a year ago, he's aged father had to come join him and the siblings he's training at his PH residence because of health issues. I saw him like twice or so.

How Our Music promotes Drug Abuse

The lyrics of a certain song l heard in the bus today is "how would you like to smoke some weed " Like that's the...