It's official; season 9 of the series called Trophyless Arsenal is back on our screens, with the first episode having been aired on 17th of August 2013. It's hard to believe that 8 seasons have gone without any silverware to show for all those seasons. As an arsenal fan, I've already given up even before the season starts properly. I mean how do you expect a team that can’t defend it's own cup (Emirates Cup) go anywhere this season, a season that already looks so competitive?
As days go by I am beginning to feel like we are living in a technology lab. It's like every aspect of our lives has been invaded by either one technology change or another. Others call this invasion innovation but I think it's more of a revolution than anything else. Whatever name you want to call it, it is fast changing life on planet earth as we know it.
If I didn't know better I'd have sworn that yesterday was a day straight from hell. Nothing seemed to be moving and nearly every call/email that came through was geared towards driving me insane. Clients not picking up calls; suppliers playing hardball, plus, plus, plus.... Could anyone else be having it as bad as I was really?
Abraham Lincoln said, “Reputation is the shadow. Character is the tree.”
NB: This is not my original piece. It was borrowed from from Djdiva Dee.
MARRIAGE ADVICE FROM SOMEONE WHO LEARNT THE LESSONS TOO LATE
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation because your character is what you really are, while reputation is merely what others think you are...." John Wooden
I start this article today by acknowledging all my Muslim readers, and take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Eid al-Fitr. May there be joy in your homes, peace in your hearts and love all around you as you celebrate the end of Ramadhan.
In agreeing with what Oprah Winfrey once said, "Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment..."
Did you know that when you take 100 percent responsibility for holding yourself accountable,
The first thing I noticed when I first landed in this country almost a decade ago is the richness in culture. Starting from the greetings, to the way children behave when in the presence of grownups, to the music, to the dresses made from Khangas and vitenges, etc. I found this place quite different from my homeland where culture is saved for events like the various community-based cultural nights with themes based on the culture of the particular tribe that would be hosting the event on that particular night.
I can tell you for free that every time you try doing something that will change the way your life looks right now, you are bound to get lots of discouragement from different people, especially from the least expected quarters. In fact, besides discouraging you, they might even engage in "exercises" that will bring you down.
My word of encourangement this week is this: Don't let the silly little dramas of each day get to you and put you down. Always remember you are here to do greater things...
Yesterday I did something I haven’t done in almost six months; going to my usual saloon to have my hair braided. One of the reasons why I haven’t done this for such a long time is because it takes a lot of time, a resource I seem not to be having a lot of lately. The other reason is because it makes my behind ache seriously… not that I lack natural cushioning, but sitting down for not less than six hours on a hard seat can cause even the healthiest behind to feel numb.