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SURVIVAL – A Short Story

“Life is but a tale of choices and effects”

loHis body had washed up along the shores in Elegushi. Eyewitnesses commented on how badly decomposed he was; saying they couldn’t look at the body for too long, but somehow still managed to get some photos in the hope of selling it to entertainment bloggers for quick cash. Her Michael was dead and some people thought it a means to make money. Lola really couldn’t complain as it was those reports that had helped her and his family finally find him after being missing for 2 weeks, 5 days and some hours.

She had been holed up in her room where she spent most of her time since Michael’s disappearance, when Tutu, his younger sister had frantically ran into her room alerting the family about the body on the shores of Elegushi. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2016 in Short story

 

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Experience Does Not Always Make You The Authority

“Imagine a wall that’s green on one side and red on the other. You stand on one side and only see green. I stand on the other side and only see red. We’ll both be right about the color we see, even though we disagree on what color the wall is. Being able to realize that the other person has a valid point, even if you disagree with it, that’s maturity.”

 Oliver Gaspirtz

Losing a loved one to the cold hands of death gives you a perspective on loss that only experience can explain effectively. However, it is easy to think that this experience makes us the authority on the topic of loss, but I have come to understand that this is not accurate. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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2010 – Etched in my memory

“There are memories that time does not erase… Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.”

You know how sometimes, you just have a crappy day with one annoying event happening after another, so much so, that, you just want the day to be over (as if, somehow, a fresh luck comes with dawn). 2010 was that crappy day for me, only, my crappy day lasted a year long.

In fairness to the year, 2010, I had some beautiful things happen as well. It was the year, I graduated with my Masters degree (with distinction I may add. What can I say, I have my smart cookie moments). It was also the year my first nephew was born (He was one cute baby with plenty of hair. He’s still cute but more talkative now). I am sure some other good things happened in 2010 but it is a year I remember for all the bad stuff that happened, basically, for all the good people who passed. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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MEDICINE AFTER DEATH

Yesterday, I read an article by Piers Morgan and I went, ‘Thank God! Here is someone who thinks like me!’ and because this is the second time we have expressed same opinion, it just has to be said; I really like Piers Morgan.

Okay, now on to my article…

For what used to be rare occurrence, it seems like the world is having plane disasters too often these days. The very fact that when this happens, it ends up claiming the lives of so many people in such a brutal and final way, is even more disheartening. You feel the impact of the loss whether or not you personally knew someone on the plane.

As would all airplane crashes, in the days following the devastating Germanwings crash, the world is still trying to comprehend the details of such a tragedy with all fingers pointing towards the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz. As we now know, he intentionally crashed the plane, taking along with him, the lives of 149 people of which included school children, babies and other people with promising futures. How thoughtless!! No kind of depression can excuse such inhumane act and heaven forgive me, but I hope his death was slow and painful (Yes! I said it).

Now, here is where I have major beef, it has come to light that Andreas Lubitz was depressed and even ruled unfit to fly by two different doctors. While I agree that he, Andreas Lubitz, is an adult who should be responsible for his own actions and as such is the no. 1 culprit in this sickening incident, I also believe that the airline is culpable and this is why… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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COLOUR IN THE RAIN

It had suddenly turned dark

The clouds had pulled together in anticipation

It looked angry, only I didn’t know who and what had offended it

It didn’t really seem to care about the whom though

As the stretch of its arms spread far across and it, only, held the authority on where to pour on

It had chosen me!

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Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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In and Out of Time

It’s amazing how sometimes you learn and know more of people after they are gone from this world. I really didn’t know much of Maya Angelou. Actually, the first time I saw her was when she featured in Tyler Perry’s Madea Family Reunion. For those who haven’t seen the movie, she recited a poem almost at the end of it and I loved it. She seemed so intense and wise, and you could see that it was beyond her character to her real person. The kind of woman, whose words you would be wise to acknowledge.

Maya Angelou; A Phenomenal Woman indeed

Maya Angelou; A Phenomenal Woman indeed

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Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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