Thursday, March 31, 2011

An SOS message to Scientists and Inventors!

Do not be alarmed! A political revolution is sweeping the face of continents, shattering governments in Tunisia, Egypt, Cote de voire, Libya. There is no cause for alarm. The Earthquake-Tsunami-Nuclear explosion perplexed Japan and brought the techno-giant to its knees. Why should you be alarmed? Budget cuts in Britain forces the citizenry to re-think and regret voting for the current political dispensation. Alarm bells are chiming now as atheists now re-consider their thinking and cultivate it towards the lines of...


Yes, the world is in turmoil and we have every reason to be alarmed. Nothing above is new to the populace around the world. But what we really should fear apart from the million and more souls lost to the wars and natural disasters, are the post-traumatizing effects of it all. RADIATION! Radiation from Japan is inching closer to the U.S. and the rest of the world. Cancer and DNA abnormalities will now be the order of the centuries to come. Food and the water beds would be contaminated. What is the hope of our unborn generation?

It is noteworthy to mention that with every new technological invention being constructed, measures should be put in place as to how to curtail such invention should in case a tragedy occurs. I am sure Einstein would be rolling in his grave by now, as to the mess (which was supposed to be a weapon before being used for energy) he had invented which is now leading to the slow extermination of humanity. 

To make matters worse, scientists wake up announcing that curry is bad for you. Tomorrow, they'll say it contains anti-oxidants. Then the list became chocolates, red wine, sex, and so on that was once bad but now is great for the health. Plastics were wonderful for heating foods in the it's fatal.

I think i am beginning to envy the folk in the villages/counties/rural areas where they live simple, stress-free and non-polluted lives. And guess what...they get to live to grand old ages of 100 years and above.

Let's face it, all you aspiring writers out there. How can anyone dying in a country think about reading a book? If the world is collapsing, trust me, nobody will remember getting a book. Instead, they would think of saving themselves first and their families and then look for means to survive.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Early morning gory sight

I was on my way to work which is supposed to be about 30 minutes away. But combined with traffic, it goes for about an hour. In order to beat this unyielding menace, i board the commercial bikes, popularly known as Okada. As usual, there was a traffic build-up and the Okada driver tried manoeuvring through the busy road, until Lo and behold!, i witnessed a trailer parked awkwardly by the road and an okada lying sideways on the ground with a middle-aged man writhing on the ground with his intestines popping out of his body onto the ground.

There was so much blood and the man was conscious. But i can imagine the shock and the excruciating pain he must have gone through. The scene was enough to bring tears to my eyes. Cars drove by without stopping. And who would blame them? In Nigeria, a good samaritan could be transformed to a criminal for lending support. If a person helped and the man died in his/her hands, the person could be charged for murder as there is no proof to validate whether the deceased knew the good samaritan personally.

To make matters even more complicating, the doctors in General Hospitals are currently on Labour strike. As for private hospitals, the fees are enough to discourage the man's peers from assisting him as they belong to the low class.

Even the Okada driver that took me to my bus stop had to pause for sober reflection and i equally cautioned him to be very careful and not be over zealous in his driving.  As most of Okada drivers lose their lives like this every day and every week due to reckless driving. Some will say in Vernacular english that "Nothing fit happen. I dey drive Okada for 20 years" or worse, if you are cautioning them to slow their speed "Wetin now? Shey i no dey see road" (meaning that you should leave him alone as his eyes are clear). As we tried to decipher what could have caused such a fatal wound, my Okada driver said (in his illiteracy) that the trailer must have stepped on him. Ofcourse, this is completely untrue as the victim would have been pressed flat on the ground with his bones and organs squished.

Sad to say that with the traffic, an ambulance would take longer to come to his aid and even if one was available, the doctors' labour strike would have made it impossible for such service to occur.

Please, be careful whenever you drive or board a commute. A word is enough for the wise.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hope for the Hopeless

What a sad and fearfully hopeless period for the Japanese People!!! In a twinkle of an eye, all was lost as families were estranged as a result of the earthquake which led to the Tsunami that eventually led to the Nuclear reactors overheating, causing a catastrophic combo to annihilate the populace. The news channels always serve the same gory headlines, screaming at the madness of it all; coupled with an arab revolution. It's as if the world is about to come to an end.

Everyone knows the advancement the Japanese people have reached in terms of civilisation, technology and all other things scientific. I cannot but imagine that their corresponding needs must increase with this thirst for over-achievement. But, i cannot belive that a natural disaster-prone area would build Nuclear bases. Electricity is an important need and necessity but i wondered why they couldn't have invented safer ways of obtaining electricity because in this life, nothing is perfect...nor lasts forever. This has even forced western countries who have nuclear bases to review their bases. Already, a majority (if not all) Japanese people are infected with Radiation and these people who have a history of the Hiroshima attack have to be replenished with a new dose of DNA attack that is insurmountable for millenia to come. Just imagine these people marrying other races thus spreading the cancerous and deformity genes (thus never ending the cancer scourge), trying to stay alive with the radiation poisoned water and food, and seeking shelter as well as a comeback to their activities pre-catastrophe.

I saw an elderly couple on television looking for their only adult son through the rubble of the pub where he had worked and my heart leapt out for them. Where do they want to start from? When they are supposed to be reaping the fruiyts of their labour, they are now reaping the dividends of grief and trauma.

As they say, when there is life, there is hope. PLEASE donate to the Japanese Relief, Red Cross and pray for these people because they sure need overdoses of it. And thank God continously for where you are and what you have today because it could be you tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hugs from me to you

It's been a long while and i promise that i will concentrate on my blog, full time. I have really and genuinely missed you all. ***dabs a tear***. And here is a hug from me to you.

So, Quick questions, How has this year been to you? Have you lived up to your New Year resolutions?If you're a writer, are you editing or wait...SUBMITTING?? As for me, i was neck deep in situations i just couldn't control but hopefully, i am wading to the surface of the tempestuous water. Also, i was disappointed with the Harlequin turn-out, i must confess. Now, i know better than to submit partials to editors of contests. How come known authors don't do that? It only goes to show that these so-called publishing giants want to steal ideas of wanna-be authors, flesh the story and publish, while getting the kudos. Remind me, never to submit my stories to any contest of that magnitude because they always steal. I really do not have much to say but i want to say that my blogging will be in full swing next week, i assure you.

So, stay glued here for all the things that make you smile. Hugs from me to you.

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