Sunday, May 31, 2009

New List For the Week



Quote of the day:

People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it
-Ogden Nash



Past week was awesome....
filled with new thoughts..
inspirations and ideas...
ups and downs.....

All in all it was a good week...
of blogging, dreaming, working and learning..
and yearning...

This week...i hope would be better than the last
that's what life is all about right? Improving on things...

Started a book -Selections from Genji Monogatari Classical Poetry and Drama of Japan....
hope to read a new book this week as well..
my language lessons...didn't dwell much on that like i wanted to..

My plans for this week

1. Write down a list of my strengths and carry it as a reminder
2. Do a little shopping, rearrange my wardrobe
3. Go catch a movie (i hope)
4. Read a new book, learn a new task
5. Work out
6. Eat healthy
7. Blog.....and blog
8. Call an old friend just to say hello
9. Always believe in myself even if no else will
10. Keep the dreams alive

So that's it folks! Have a happy Sunday...

I wish you all a very successful week...
Enjoy life while you still can.


Current Listen: David Sides -Imagine me(Piano Cover)



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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cloud Nine


Quote of the day:


All I can say about life is, Oh God, enjoy it!
Bob Newhart



Right about now...
as i watch the sun go down..
curtains drawn back as i gaze

i realized that the skies
with all the beauty inside...

is something that we think little of.....
one of those things that we fail to appreciate

Grey clouds are at a standstill
there are hundreds of them scattered around..
something or someone bigger...
is taking care of them..

i marvel at this free work of art unfolding...
art that we all so busy to even notice





Current Playlists: (songs that i'm feeling right now)
1. John Legend -Everbody knows
2. T.I -Slide Show Feat John Legend
3. Akon Feat. Micheal Jackson-Hold My Hand
4. Drake -Best i Ever Had (Remix)
5. Ratata -Shempi
6. Kid Cudi -Heaven at Night
7. Jay Z -History



Have a great weekend everyone!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

IMAGINE



Quote of the day:

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one - John Lennon


Imagine a world without air
people would suffocate
Imagine a world without homes
people need not renovate
Imagine a world without wars
people need not relocate

Imagine a world without poverty
people would be rich
Imagine a world without prayers
God would be hard to reach
Imagine a world without schools
who would be there to teach?

Imagine a world without life
It would be near insanity
Imagine a world without death
people would live till eternity
Imagine a world without clouds
people would not see rain
Imagine a world without comfort
people would live in pain

Imagine a world without a world
then what would remain?






Current Listen: Outkast Feat. Janelle Monae -Call the Law



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Monday, May 25, 2009

Life Has Taught Me



Quote of the day:

I slept and dreamt that life was Joy. I woke and saw that life was Duty. I acted, and behold, Duty was Joy- Rabindranath Tagore


Life has taught me
to be a dreamer ...
to search for answers where there appears none
to laugh at myself often....

Life has taught me
that friends come and friends go-just like the sunrise and the sunset....
and that the greatest impressions made on us...
are often by people who get to leave too soon

Life has taught me
never to look down on an individual....
never to take things for granted...
and to always see lights at the end of the tunnel

Life has taught me
that trust built over the years can crumble due to little fears

Life has taught me
that putting a smile on someone's face is worth more than riches....

Life has taught me
that too much of everything-although sometimes good always end up being far worse in the end

Life has taught me
to be brave...
to be strong...
to be right....to be wrong
to believe...to achieve
to be naive...
to be free

Life jas taught me these and lots more....
what has life taught you?





Current Listen: Bill Withers -Ain't No Sunshine





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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Plans For 4th Week of May



Quote of the day:

The first half of life is spent in longing for the second -- the second half in regretting the first -French Proverb


Great week that just went by....
For those of you that made new year resolutions and all -any luck with those resolutions?

Amazing isn't it how far the year has gone already-almost halfway!
So if you haven't figured out what you want to achieve this year, then this might be the right time to get around to doing just that.

For the previous week i made may plans, a greater part of which i was able to carry out...

I continued with my '20 minute principle',and that's going on pretty well.....As for the learning French, i got my hands on some French lessons online and hope to work some more on that-i hope to spend at least 15 minutes a day on lessons....

I'm currently reading a Jerry Manas book on Project Management and also an e-book of Pastoral Poems by Nicholas Breton.


My plans for this new week

1. Smile and laugh more
2. Do more listening than talking
3. Continue with the French Lessons
4. Blog, and blog
5. Work and play
6. Visualize possibilities to solving problems
7. Call up someone i haven't talked to in a while
8. Read a new book
9. Manage my stress level by planning ahead
10. Never stop dreaming
11. Learn something new



Current Read: Jerry Manas -Napoleon on Project Management

Current Listen: Evanessence -My immortal





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Friday, May 22, 2009

Just Some Quotes



Just Some Quotes....

meditative and thoughtful....

To help you over the weekend...
some quotes filled with powerful vibes.,,,,enjoy.


Peter Drucker
Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Who is sure of their own motives can in confidence advance or retreat.


Vincent Lombardi
The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince.

Charles Schwab
The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.

Andrew Carnegie
The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell.

Josh Billings

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.

Kahlil Gibran
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.


The Zurich Axioms
Optimism means expecting the best, but confidence means knowing how to handle the worst. Never make a move if you are merely optimistic.

Malcolm X
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom


Have a blissful weekend of fun!!



Current Listen: Leona Lewis -Whatever it Takes



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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Caught In Her Web



Quote of the day:
It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance - Lena Horne


she walked past me and my pupils dilated....
a thousand and one words sped through my mind....

Words that literally came to life...
words like..... essence, femininity, allure,magnetism.....

like a pied piper her scent played me a tune...

she weaved a web, and i got trapped in it....no escape


Amazing...
how a smell...

a scent...

a fragnance....
or aroma....

roses...
jasmine......Lavender....??

Amazing...
how it all can trigger a memory...
a thought...

a dream...or something else



Current Listen: Jill Scott -Cross my Mind





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Monday, May 18, 2009

Man With The Yellow Coat



Quote of the day:

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed -Martin Luther


Yesterday i saw a man
he wore a suit
only,
the colours
didn't match
grey pants
and a yellow suit jacket....

and all i could think was 'i wish i could do that'....
dress anyway i wanted
screw what anyone thinks.....

infact i'd go out....
buy myself a yellow coat -no make that purple
or rather red....

zombies.....we all are
following the crowd...puppets on a string...
...eat, dress, talk and walk just like everyone else ...
I'm a zombie too, what do i do?





Current Listen: Chrisette Michele -Epiphany




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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Week of New & Old Things


Quote of the day:
It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted -Mary O'Connor


It's the start of another week and a review of the past one.
Real busy week i must say...

How did you fare during the week...
Were you able to get as much things done as possible?

I'm still doing the '20 minute principle', and i actually use a word editor to write everything i'm thinking down-ideas, goals and all. Started this 2 weeks ago, so now I've got a handful of things written down, and the good thing about it is that i can always go back and review those things.
So you should try that out as well-the 20 minute principle that is.

So for the week, achieved all but two things -reading a new book and yes i bet you can guess the other one-learning a new language. I've not gotten around to doing that just yet.,sigh*


My plans for this new week


1. Focus on the little things
2. Read two new books (to make up for last week)
3. Engage in positive discussions.
4. See everyday as a new opportunity to be different
5. Eat healthy and workout
6. Blog,blog and .....
7. Learn a new language (hopefully)
8. Call up an old friend
9. Remember that time is money-get things done as soon as possible
10. Focus,focus and focus
11. Learn something new daily
12. Never stop dreaming


So there it is..
Remember it's not how much busy you are- but why you are busy that matters.
Be inspirational. Be whatever you want to be-you are the only one that can stop YOU.

Have a glorious week. Much Love!


Current Listen: ASA -Awe


Friday, May 15, 2009

IF AND WHEN I FALL


Quote of the day:



This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness
-Dalai Lama



It's been a long week, but so far so good...
...we are alive right ?
isn't that what really matters....being here and now?

breathing in the air...
watching things just go by...slowly.
purpose of life....
this chance...
this occasion of being here.

Many paths already taken...
still got a long way to go...

after all tomorrow is another day.
another dream...
another thought.
if and when i fall.... i pick myself up

try and try...
again..
and again....
and again.


Here's wishing everyone a memorable weekend!.



Current Listen: My Chemical Romance -The Ghost Of You



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Thursday, May 14, 2009

HATRED


Quote of the day:

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow -Kahlil Gibran

HATRED.

I saw you
the
other
day

I felt
hatred remorseful

i wanted
to
say
something
nice bad
but
my mind
said no

I wished
No
could
have been
Yes.





Current Listen: Angie Stone -Lover's Ghetto



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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

ENVY

Quote of the day:
I shut my eyes in order to see -Paul Gauguin


ENVY.

All Some
of what
you had
i wanted
so bad

I wanted needed
it all
to be
mine

your
mission vision
reputation fame
dreams,
and thoughts

everything,
that you
had
I secretly admired envied.






Current Listen: Kenny G -Breathless




Tuesday, May 12, 2009

STARS



Quote of the day:
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them -Kahlil Gibran

STARS.

I
watched
solemnly
as the
stars
disappeared faded
in the
night sky

i remembered
the
stars
in
my own life
but
it was
too late early
for they
were not
there.

Current Listen: John Mayer -Gravity



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Sunday, May 10, 2009

WEEK OF NEW PLANS

Quote of the day:
I always tell the truth. Even when I lie -Scarface


What an eventful week that just went past. I was able to achieve most of my plans -except for the learning a new language part -again. Hmmmn!

Anyways, in my last 'To Do List' i mentioned the 20 minute principle...it's been great so far.
Before going to bed each night i evaluate my plans, dreams, goals and ideas.. i spend time to analyze and brainstorm on things i had come up with during the day. For instance i've been thinking up one or two business ideas and at the same time reading a book on 'Writing Business Plans'.
So i encourage you guys to try it out -'the 20 minute principle', whereby you spend at least 20 minutes a day to go over your goals, aspirations, to see the progress you are making with your career,relatinships with people, and so on.

So my plans for this new week:

Plans for the week

1. Continue with the 20 minute principle
2. Read a new book
3. Help someone in need.
4. Learn something new everyday
5. Blog, and blog
6. Work out
7. Give someone a helping hand
8. Learn a new language?
9. Smile and take things as they come.
10.Keep dreaming.

That'll do for the week ahead, and i hope to achieve all that.

Here's wishing you all a week full of possibilities!!
Remember that you are never fully dressed without a smile!
Be different. Be innovative.


Current Listen: Kelly Rowland -Stole

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Quote Saturday

Quotes to get you going for the weekend

Theodore Levitt
Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.

Kathleen A. Sutton
When you can't have what you want, it's time to start wanting what you have.

Benjamin Franklin
Nothing preaches better than the act.

La Rochefoucauld
It is more shameful to mistrust one's friends than to be deceived by them.

Galileo Galilei
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.



Current Listen: Sade Adu -By Your Side



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Friday, May 8, 2009

Innocently True

Quote of the day:
Paralyze resistance with persistence -Woody Hayes


Sometimes
i over hear them
speaking in silent tones
but a gentle breeze oftentimes
carries their conversation towards me

I'm reminded about the past
too often i forget about the future
today the sun smiled at me
i felt the linger i felt the mercy

I always was with them
but they never noticed
today they spoke out loud
they said the world was theirs
but even from where i hid
i sensed their inner fears

They talked about greatness
but all i ever felt was innocence


Current Listen: Lenny Kravitz -Calling all Angels


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Thursday, May 7, 2009

With You


Quote of the day:

Poets need not go to Niagara to write about the force of falling water -Robert Frost:



I woke up
my room was filled with stars


I picked one
only to realize it was you


I looked out
the most beautiful of sceneries


I longed
for an escape away from all these


I slept back
only to wake up in paradise-with you


Current Listen: Ledisi -In a sentimental mood


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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Smile For Paradox


Quote of the day:

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks -Charles Gordy

Funny how just one smile can change everything isn't it ?

I mean there you are, having a rough and tough day...
Some random person comes in and smiles at you. You smile back.
It changes everything immediately.

Funny how you ask someone to repeat a question
-even though you heard the question the first time....
I mean we do that all the time, right?

A quick example:
Random Person: Please pass me that book...
You: Uhn?
Random Person: 'i said pass me that .....'

Or better still-when someone insults you to your face ...
and then you go: 'what did you just say to me...?
Even though you heard it perfectly well that first time.

'Uhn'? and 'What'?
Words that can make the other person repeat himself to death...

What is the remedy you ask.... well i thought you'd never ask.
The next time someone answers 'uhn' to your statement...
Do not repeat yourself...instead stay calm...and reply with 'uhn'?

Touché!


Current Listen: Aerosmith -I don't Want To Miss A Thing




Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Time That is Right


Quote of the day:

The time is always right to do what is right -Martin Luther King Jr

When is the right time..

There's a time to speak..
a time to listen.

A time to be strong...
to be weak.
to fight..
to run away..
into the embrace of the night

A time to change...
to be brave
to be different.

When the time is right..
you'll know.

Current Listen: Maxwell -Sumthn Sumthn


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Monday, May 4, 2009

All Over Again


Quote of the day:
To respond is positive, to react is negative -Zig Ziglar


What would you do all over again...

What is that one thing that you'd do all over again
If you could go back in time?

Would you smile more, laugh more..
Make more friends..
Love people better..

Would you run in the fields
a little child with innocence

would you play in the rain...
drive your folks insane?

WHAT WOULD YOU DO ALL OVER AGAIN?

Current Listen: India Arie -Brown Skin

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New week, Again New Plans!


Quote of the day:

It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself -Thomas Paine


Woa....
Thanks guys for all those messages and prayer..
you got me feeling all i don't know...
i would cry,but the fun's dried my eyes out,lol.
Thanks to Danny BaGucci, Repressed One, Miss Lowlah, RocNaija, bumight, Scarlet,chayoma, Funms-the rebirth, BSNC, OPTIMISTIC_alyzzz, My World, TayneMent,ochuko, Kate

You guys are too much...appreciate all the love and messages..
And to friends,family,colleagues-for all the text messages and calls, it was awesome!!
Thank you, and i hope your birthday is as memorable as mine was.

So it was a great week for me, and what better way to end it than a birthday uhn..
i haven't visited some of your blogs,been so busy and all,but will get around to doing that soonest.

Plans for last week were carried out except two: 'professional networking' and 'learn a new language'..
So for this week i'll start with those,hopefully.

Plans for the week

1. Network -
Increase professional network.
2. Learn a new language. I say that again.
3. Be more responsible,focused.
4. Strive for the best things. Don't settle for just good things.
5. Never stop learning. Also learn from past mistakes.
6. Blog....and blog.
7. Read a new book.
8. 20 minute principle -going to use that daily to figure out where i'm going in life,if i'm making
much progress-at least 20 minutes daily.

That's about it and thanks again everyone for the Birthday Wishes....much love.
Have a beautiful week full of possibilities!

Current listen: Radiohead -Weird Fishes




Friday, May 1, 2009

B'Day


Quote of the day:

If you want to be happy, be -Henry David Thoreau

TAURUS -APR21- MAY21
Shout out to anyone celebrating their birthdays in May...

So how is everyone out there today...
Happy worker's day!


Tomorrow by the way, i'll be celebrating my birthday...adding another year,sigh*
Yes i know what you are thinking-why haven't you mentioned it before?
Well i just did, lol. Guess i ought to have included that in my plans for this week uhn..

Anyways, i might not be blogging tomorrow-but i guess y'all will understand...

To have come this far in life i am grateful....the only object in life is to grow!
What more can i say,i am really looking forward to it all...


Current Listen: The Beatles -Happy Birthday



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