Monday, 31 October 2016
Saturday, 29 October 2016
I have always felt it as a responsibility to write about Kenya and the amazing talents the country should boast of. Come on, Kenyans are the third highest readers of my blog and I really do appreciate them. Their interest in my blog has resulted in my interest in the country and meeting this amazing Kenyan Interior Decorator, I was just so eager to interview her. And like the two other Kenyans I have met before her, Jordan is a beautiful soul with such smartness and confidence that can be felt from a distance. Jordan who was raised in Nairobi is a graduate of Design from THE University of Nairobi (she insists on emphasis on the 'THE'). Asides interior decor and designs, she writes for notable magazines, one of which is Homes and Living East Africa and her blog THE INTERIOR DECORATOR. Visiting her site www.jordanawori.com would reveal to you how much of a talent she is. If you want to read or learn a thing about interior decorations, that's a place to go and if you are looking for help with the interior decoration of your office, or apartment, Jordan is someone you should call. Have fun reading through my interview with her.
Friday, 28 October 2016
The model for Riyality Photography Self Confidence shoot, Adanna Egbo took to Facebook write about her feelings about the shoot. Reading through this my attention is drawn to how parents can help build their children's confidence, and friends too can help. Then, our own personal efforts matter.
Upcoming act Lenz drops new single My Story, a song that narrates his story from nothing to success, mentioning the support from Momma and how a few friends who couldn't support during the hustle are tryna attach, not forgetting his babe that wasn't moved by his love cos there was no money. The brother still dey hustle finally and the blowing gon happen soon. Follow http://9jasound.com/lenz-my-story/ to download and share.
Riya Ukata of Riyality Photography, (read about her here http://ugoonjoku.blogspot.com.ng/2016/01/up-and-coming-riya-of-riyality.html?m=1 couldn't get enough of the confidence Adanna radiates on her IG handle @danny_cutty. Riya had to initiate this photo shoot 'Self Confidence' to say her piece on the need for self confidence and why we shouldn't stigmatize albinos.
Monday, 24 October 2016
Sunday, 23 October 2016
If you are me, then you really are indecisive. Sometimes, I wonder how I ever get to do anything at all, considering that I find it difficult deciding on the simplest of things - what to eat, what to wear, what offer to take and the list goes on and on.
Saturday, 22 October 2016
I have always known that they would be a thing as post graduation depression. I always wanted to research it, but never did until recently. Maybe because I was down with it, some how. Lol. A lot of research doesn't seem to have been done on this, but this doesn't change the fact that within the first year after graduation, most people are depressed - freaked out about job hunt; have panic attacks, rising from responsibilities and feeling of inadequacy; the fear of the need to abandon dreams temporarily; the need to go back to school as an escape and the realization that there's not much from life after all. Let's take a lil look through these depression signs before going over how to handle them.
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Sunday, 16 October 2016
My friend Bryan describes being forgetful as not having retentive memory, while Joel describes it as having amnesia. One of my Lecturers in the University will tell you that she has the right to forget, each time you confront her for forgetting to do the things she said she would do. Amnesia is more than being forgetful, and as much as we reserve the right to be forgetful, it still doesn't leave us feeling right. Remember, the frustrations that come from not knowing where you kept your car keys, or not remembering how you saved the number of someone you met recently. You can imagine the harm this could do to your productivity, having to be late, not calling this person even when there's the need. I am sure you want to get off the web of regular forgetfulness, then you have to consider the following :
1. Be mentally active : Being a gym rat or keeping all the diet rules with a forgetful brain won't leave you as attractive as you would want. Come on, no one wants to be with a hunk or a beauty who forgets birthdays, anniversaries, and where the car keys are. And you are not hiring material, if you would forget the name of your Boss' friend before she was done with the introductions. So, do yourself some world of good and stay mentally active. Read newspapers, magazines, check out the crosswords, the puzzles, play scrabble. Just make sure you learn something new as often as you can. The more mentally active you are, the more you are likely to remember.
2. Socialize right : If you were meant to be an island, you would have been Victoria or Banana, (Lol - Victoria and Banana are the most popular Islands in Nigeria), but since you ain't any of those, feel free to socialize. Socialize doesn't mean stick to only people that share your interests. Meeting with people with different interests can improve your memory, so go out there and start meeting people.
3. Be organized : I have stayed in an unorganized room, with things at the wrong places to know that it contributes to forgetfulness. You don't have to fling the innocent suit, just a little more discipline and the plates will no longer be on the dining table. Have a checklist, keep notes, have a journal, write a to-do list. Have specific places for essentials - car keys, toothbrushes, phones, remotes and so on.
4. Focus : Multi tasking could be great, but not when you wear your brain off at it. Do one thing at a time. If you must multi task, take on only about the number of tasks your brain can work on at a given time.
5. Be physically fit : Exercise doesn't just stimulate respiration, it does your brain right. Research suggests that an adult should at least engage in 150 minutes of moderate aerobics weekly.
6. Eat Healthy : Your brain is sharpened by your diet. So, eat right and healthy. Increase your intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat protein, and water. Alcohol and other drugs can increase memory loss, so check that too.
Drop a comment if you found interesting or helpful, and suggestions of further areas to explore would be great.
Saturday, 15 October 2016
Many times I am down with thoughts of what should have been. Thoughts of what I wish were At these moments, I tend to forget who I really am, and what I should be grateful for. At these moments, I usually doubt if they are reasons to be grateful and thankful. Life feels so thankless, and so not worth living. Not because the beauty of life is removed. But, because, it begins to feel like there was never beauty in life.
Friday, 14 October 2016
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
The Scouting Experience is a fast rising models training, workshop and exhibition, coming to a city near you. It is will be credited for discovering fresh faces necessary for the high demand of industry standards and trend changes. TSE is that launching pad, not just for a successful modelling career, but also, for those seeking to develop their personal image and self-esteem.
Monday, 10 October 2016
Last month was Sickle Cell Awareness month, a lot of campaigns were done, but one remains outstanding. Fiona Omino, a Kenyan Photographer, for her brand Fififiona Photography did some shoots with a few persons living with sickle cell, she went ahead to publish their stories on her blog, to read follow link https://fifitalk.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/sickle-cell-awareness/
Friday, 7 October 2016
Monday, 3 October 2016
Model Daniel Ogeneochuko celebrates Independence Day on a Campaign Against Child Abuse and Molestation
A lot of people believe there's nothing to celebrate about Nigeria Independence, a lot of people were busy complaining. But this fast rising model Daniel Ogeneochuko decides to make the best of the day by joining other models on a Campaign Against Child Abuse and Molestation.
Meka Ojukwu whose venture into what he calls creating stuff began this journey as a way to convert his negative energies to positive. And he really did have a lot of those negative energies for he said, "Well, I started creating stuff late last year when I broke up, I created the colour series just because it expresses the exact way I felt at the time..." Need I tell you all the negativity that break up wells up on people, the feeling of inadequacy and guilt, the things we wish to have said or not say at all, the emptiness, the need to love and be loved and other feelings that may not be expressed fully in words. You would be sure Meka felt all these cos he said, "Other than the fine art boy I may be confused as, I'm regularly, always sad and wanting to be wanted. Sometimes I just cry because I remember something that I didn't say or do cos I wasn't thinking straight or I was nervous."