Goldmines in the Kitchen

I love to cook, I enjoy making magic in the kitchen. But you know sometimes, you have limited options. Rice, beans, yam, cassava… rice, beans, yam, cassava. Same old, same old! So when I discover something new, it really excites me. Have you ever discovered a goldmine sitting in your kitchen?  Do you remember how glad you felt about it? Well, let me share with you how I discovered a “goldmine” in my kitchen and how it has changed my preferences. Continue reading “Goldmines in the Kitchen”

Find that rotten thing!

Hi there, today’s post is a short one but I believe that you’ll find it beneficial.

About two days ago, I smelt an odor in my kitchen. The smell of a rotten onion. I checked the basket where I had kept a used onion but it looked all right. I observed the waste bin but didn’t see any rotten onions there either. It was mildly frustrating, because everytime I entered into my kitchen, I smelt a rotten onion but couldn’t see it.

Follow the lives of four tenants in a compound, as they struggle to deal with their peculiar issues. You will laugh, cry and worry about them!
Follow the lives of four tenants in a compound, as they struggle to deal with their peculiar issues. You will laugh, cry and worry about them!
Seyi is caught between two men- a rich older man and a quirky ex-boyfriend. Who will she choose? Buy this novel today, you'll love it!
Seyi is caught between two men- a rich older man and a quirky ex-boyfriend. Who will she choose? Buy this novel today, you’ll love it!

It wasn’t until this morning, when I wanted to dice some onions for breakfast that I finally found it. It was the same onion I had earlier checked. It was fine on the outside but was rotten on the inside. Suffice it to say that I could barely get anything out of it.

Sometimes in life, all we need to do is take a closer look at a thing. Take a closer look at that contract that’s too good to be true, that relationship, that job, that business opportunity. A lot of times, our instincts warn us that something is wrong but because we don’t look closely, we don’t see the flaws in it. Today, trust your instincts. Take a closer look and you’ll probably find that, that thing you thought was all right, is actually quite rotten.

The Unknown

Iya Ayo is a petty trader. She sells yams, palm oil, plantains and onions. Her kiosk is by the side of an untarred road, and she displays her goods on old tires. I have known her for about a year now and we sort of have a relationship. She’s more than the onion seller to me, and I’m more than a customer to her. She has three young children and stays out with them no matter how sunny it is, just to make sure that she makes sales. I know her to be enterprising, she’s constantly looking for more ways to make money and recently I’ve realized that her stock is growing. So why am I telling you about her? Continue reading “The Unknown”

Wheelbarrow

Recently, I was at a school inter-house sports competition and they played this game called, wheelbarrow. Participants were grouped into pairs and in each pair, one person would hold up the other’s legs, while the other person (who is the “wheelbarrow’) walked on their hands. After a while, they would switch places until they got to the finish line. The fastest pair was the winner. Continue reading “Wheelbarrow”

On International Women’s Day…

It’s International Women’s Day.

I celebrate you, woman.

I celebrate your strength, your tenacity, your achievements, and your sacrifices.

As we mark another year of womanhood, let us remember that we need each other, let us remember that we owe it to ourselves to hold one other up.

Let us remember that we are powerful beyond our wildest dreams, let’s harness this power for the greater good of mankind.

Let’s shrug off parasites, those who only take from us and give nothing in return.

Let us recognize and understand the true boundaries of our existence and let no one encroach upon it.

My truth is not your truth, just as yours isn’t mine. Let’s live and let live.

No matter what, know this, you are special. Truly special.

Seeking Employers and Searching Employees

Today I would like to share my thoughts on the subject of the demand and supply of jobs and present you with two perspectives. First as an employer considering the nature of my job as a Human Resources professional and second as an employee, as I am in the employ of an organization. So you can call me the jury and the judge! Continue reading “Seeking Employers and Searching Employees”

Starting the Entrepreneurship Journey 1

Many times I have heard entrepreneurs blaming the lack of funds as a reason for not positioning their business as a serious and professional brand or even worse not doing anything at all. The lack of funds shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your dreams. Actually, it’s possible to start and grow your business with almost no personal financial investment. Continue reading “Starting the Entrepreneurship Journey 1”