Monday, November 30, 2009

Same Old Plans



Quote of the day:
He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument.
-Chinese Proverb



Hello everyone.
Great weekend of fun,yes? Well the fun is over and it's time to get back to working and reading.

Previous week was awesome, so many activities and all...didn't have enough time to carry out major plans as hoped. But anyways it's a new week and i'm looking forward to doing things in a big way!

Plans for this week will see me doing most of last week's.

Plans For The Week
Same as last week's.
Nothing's changed....




Here's wishing you a marvelous week and remember to steer clear of avoidable arguments... Have a superb week!!




Current Listen: Immortal technique- You Never Know




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Saturday, November 28, 2009

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Soothing Saturday



Quote of the day:

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot



Hey folks.

Been a real busy week for us all eh?
...Mine has been all about family visits,outings and loads of fun.




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Getting some reading done.
Fine tuning my photography skills and all...

Listening to Mr.Bocelli (Soothing sounds even if i don't understand a word!)

What are you doing this weekend?
Do have an interesting one!!





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Current Listen: Andrea Bocelli- Por Amor



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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Art Of Persuasion



Quote of the day:

People have a peculiar pleasure in making converts, that is, in causing others to enjoy what they enjoy, thus finding their own likeness represented and reflected back to them.
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe



I told her... to tag along with me.
Spending life like it's a shopping spree.

I told her to relax and always be free.If mortals made her mad to count to three.


I told her age was just a number.
Never was she to worry about my being younger.


I told her... roses shouldn't always be red.
That life could be colourful like a flowerbed.

I told her to leave everything behind.

We would start afresh with souls entwined.
I told her not to shed anymore tears on this occasion.
This love equation.
This is my art.
The art of persuasion.


Current Listen: Dr.Dre Feat.Mary J.Blige- The Message


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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Plans -For New Week



Quote of the day:

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
-Kahlil Gibran

It's the end of another week and the start of a new one. It's that time to go over plans again, as well as make new ones.

So as the days,weeks,months progress in this puzzle game called life, i can't help but feel that there will come a time when everything finally fits and falls nicely into place.

Overall completed about 80% of last week's plans. So looking forward to the new week and all the adventure that it holds.


Plans For The Week
1. Get things done quickly and efficiently.
2. Keep appointments.
3. Reward myself.
4. Sleep more. Get all the rest i need.
5. Make a shopping list.
6. Build a 'I Can do' attitude.
7. Treat goals as a puzzle. Puzzles that need arrangement.
8. Blog/healthy eating/workout/read a book | and loads more.
9. Reflect on my achievements so far. Workout the failed attempts.
10. Never stop dreaming BIG!


There goes my list hope you are writing yours down.

Word for the week: Learn silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind... Let me know how that goes :0
This week is a blessing for us all, so make the best of it. Wish you all the best!!


Site of the day: The Oatmeal (Ten things you need to stop tweeting about)


Current Listen: Sade Adu- Love Affair With Life



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Saturday, November 21, 2009

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Style Saturday



Quote of the day:
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine



German architectural firm J. Mayer H
-completed the Steckelhörn 11 building in Hamburg.












Designed by: J. Mayer.H


I assume y'all are doing great. Have a fun filled weekend yeah!!


Site of the day: G00g4 (Opens four Google windows in one page)


Current Listen: Beyonce Feat. Kanye West- Ego




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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Poem: Shall We?


Quote of the day:

When we are born, we cry, that we are come
To this great stage of fools.
-William Shakespeare




Shall we set forth at dusk.
Silent like lambs.
Footprints under street lamps.

Shall we ask for directions.
Lost like sheep.
But not enough for us to lose sleep.

Shall we excavate the earth.
Probing for truth.
Alas we run out of places to look.

Shall fate define destiny or...
Mold a future.
Missing is vengeance's mirror.

Shall we sit idle.
While we seek for liberty.
Shall we?

Shall we go...
Do you know.
Are you ready.
Shall we?


Current Listen: Counting Crows- Colour Blind


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Poem: Flower In The Midst Of Thorns




Quote of the day:

The less their ability, the more their conceit.
-Ahad HaAm



This flower that grows.
Not deeply in the earth.
But alas steeply in concrete.
I should know.
I come across it daily..
I watch it struggle..

And i think just..maybe
I see the petals fall off.
For a flower life is also tough.

This flower that grows.
In the midst of thorns.
In the comfort of our homes.
Sleep through a new day, a new dawn.



Current Listen: Boyz II Men- Yesterday



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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Plans For The Week



Quote of the day:
Courage is saying, "Maybe what I'm doing isn't working; maybe I should try something else."
- Anna Lappe


Hello people.
It's the middle of the month already?
Amazing how times flies eh...

So i had a nice week,real busy one at that. Chasing deadlines and dreams...
I hope yours was as productive as mine.

I was able to accomplish about 70% of what i set out to do, and for this week i think my plans will remain unchanged. Didn't get to blog as much as i had hoped but hey it's a new week to make amends.

So have you started making plans for the holidays just yet? It's just a few weeks away so avoid the rush and start planning for it now. Shopping, traveling, buying gifts and all...


Plans For The Week
So plans for this week-remain the same with last week's.
Nothing has changed.

Have a wonderful week guys and remember...if something isn't working out fine for you-maybe it's time to try something else.



Current Listen: Anthony Hamilton- Dear Life


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Positive Affirmations To Help You through Life


Quote of the day:
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
-Bill Cosby


I long for that moment of joy that uplifts me beyond those grey clouds up in the skies.

I long for everything good in life beyond the everyday problems of the human race.
I reach out with my fingertips seeking, probing in the dark not sure of my steps but still proceeding forward all the same,like a baby taking it's first steps...


I am a traveler without borders.

I am not limited by orders.

I am a bird building a nest.

I am the master key out of the rest.

The only one that opens every door.

For you and I life still has much in store.


Current Listen: Brian McKnight- Not Alone




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Sunday, November 08, 2009

New Week Plans



Quote of the day:


When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
-W. Somerset Maugham



Hello guys. Great weekend to y'all and hope it's being spent well.

So i had a nice week..i'm sure you did as well. Second week of the month of November- and time just keeps racing away...reason why you need to make the best use of it before the year finally ends as i'm sure there are events and accomplishments that you'd like to relate with 2009.

So push yourself to the limits...you know you can do it!


Plans For The Week
1. Plan ahead.
2. Keep a notebook of ideas.
3. Be determined to succeed always.
4. Yes to my priorities. No to distractions.
5. Work on new design projects.
6. Eat healthy + workout.
7. Embrace new changes,perspectives and ideas.
8. Call a friend just to say hello.
9. Read more. Blog more.
10. Be the best i can be.


Looking forward to having an awesome week. Remember....When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

Have an awesome week!!




Current Listen: Adele- Cold Shoulder



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Saturday, November 07, 2009

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Life Like Paintings and Artworks by Famous Artist



Quote of the day:
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
-Sydney Smith



Paintings & Artworks




Odds Against Tomorrow by Rom Isichie


Yes! I can see by Rom Isichie.



The Levees of my Inspiration by Nike Okundaye.
Acrylic on canvas

Meditation by Joseph Eze.
Oil on canvas



Peace in Concord by Nike Okundaye.
Acrylic on canvas



Village by Muraina Oyelami.
Oil on Board



All images via -NikeArt.com (Artist and Designer Nike Davies Okundaye)





Current Listen: Femi Kuti- Truth Don Die


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Friday, November 06, 2009

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When Worrying Is A Good Thing



Quote of the day:

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. -Robert Louis Stevenson




It's quiet outside.
But still i hear the unmistakable sound of a plane flying overhead....

People often say...everything will be fine-do not worry. But still i chose to worry. I have to worry. I always need to think things through you know what i mean?

If you've never gone through what i have gone through-why give me advice?

Why tell me how to do something...when you've never done it yourself. So i choose to worry,because you know why? Worrying is not all that bad. To you worrying is a complete waste of time. I'm sorry if i don't share the same sentiments as you do...

Don't worry about things you can't change they say.

But what if they had been wrong all along....?
What if worrying is all that was needed in the first place to start a change process.

Do i worry about things i can't change? Yes.
See i worry about the world...and how to make it a better place.
I know i can't change how the world is by worrying...

But i can certainly try.




Current Listen: Bob Marley- Redemption Song



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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

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Amazing Photography of Beautiful Eyes



Quote of the day:

He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire. - Lao-tzu



Came across these close portraits...liking those eyes...
How is the week going for you guys....have a great one!









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All images-Mike Mogul Photography.



Current Listen: The Cardigans- Love Fool


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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Poem: More Of Me



Quote of the day:

You must be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi



The higher i go.
The smaller smaller things seem.
Irrelevant like a shadow in the sun's reflection.


The more i read.
The more my knowledge grows.
Relevant like a tree growing from a little seed.


The more i seek.
The more i can proudly say 'I am able'.
Constant like the air that i breathe.


The more i forgive.
The more i can look forward to a rebirth.
Expectant like a mother bringing life into the world.





Current Listen: Kid Cudi- Day & Night (Instrumental)


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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Plans For The Month



Quote of the day:
The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
-Whitney Young



So i say welcome folks to a new month, and oh what a year it's been.
It's a month of reflection. A time to go over goals not yet achieved for the year....time's fast running out-but hey it's not too late to achieve more things.

By the way how did you spend your week-mine was not that bad. Did the best i could on those plans of mine and in the end i achieved about 80%....

It's the start of a new month, and i have some plans.


Plans For The Month
1. Review my plans for the year (2 months to go)
2. Focus. Fix pending problems.
3. Goodbye 'old me'. Welcome 'new me'.
4. Work on personal projects.
5. Seek the company of wise friends.
6. Make plans for the holidays.
7. Read, blog more, and tweet.
8. Enjoy the rest of the year.
9. Give to charity.
10. Dream and dream Big.

So here's wishing y'all a very prosperous month!

Current Listen: Blackstreet- No Diggity


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