All posts by Jemila Abdulai

  • Nature Shots at Mount Holyoke

    The lone cloud overlooking the glassy water surface Pretty well put together A splash of red Bob the Squirrel…So many Bobs in this area lol Flowers are beautiful! Love the contrast of white against a green background Clouds! I love cloud formations; can stare at ’em all day, especially cirrus clouds!! My favorite tree: The …

  • Relationships: Boys Boys (Mash Writes…)

    Dear Diary, It’s the night of the big game and me and my boys are in front of the TV waiting patiently for the kick-off. We are evenly divided, four of us supporting Arsenal and the other four supporting Man United. The tension in the room is so apparent as the match commences. With sporadic …

  • Relationships: Boys Boys (Afi Writes…)

    Dear Diary, Today, I had to come to terms with the fact that I lied. There’s nothing worse than lying to yourself, especially if you spent half a year’s savings on celebrating the lie. Then again, it wasn’t exactly a lie… it was more like me conceding defeat, kind of like saying okay, so I …

  • Relationships: Boys Boys (Bolade Writes…)

    Dear Diary, I’m totally convinced that some “friends” just make it their official duty of letting one down. One thing I can’t stand is being disappointed and that’s exactly how I feel right now. I mean, how the hell can Olesugun back down on the deal we planned ages ago? I really don’t think I’ll …

  • Relationships: Girls Girls (Mash Writes…)

    Dear Diary, Me and a couple of my pals were talking the other day…what about? What else! Its all aba em girls. Kwesi and the others had different views on the issue, not all of them very realistic, but opinions nevertheless. I believe women are more or less an enigma but probably misunderstood most of …

  • Relationships: Girls Girls (Afi Writes…)

    Dear Diary, Trying to be something you are not is so not cool. But there’s nothing wrong with enhancing who you are…becoming the “It Girl”…becoming a diva… I learnt that the hard way. The latter part of last year was so all- that and more for me. I went from quiet, shy Aphie to what …

  • Relationships: Girls Girls (Bolade Writes…)

    Dear Diary, I know I haven’t been consistent in keeping you updated on the happenings in my life, and I’m not going to make excuses for my behavior. However, there’s a good reason; a really good reason: Naa. Over the past two months, Naa n I have gotten real close. You know how I thought …

  • Relationships: Girls Girls (Tungtaeya Writes…)

    Dear Diary, I’ve been laughing so hard the sides of my stomach are beginning to ache. I really shouldn’t laugh so much though, cos for a certain person, the issue that’s making me laugh is real serious. (Totally grim faced, with no smiles.) O.k. o.k. I’ll fill you in on the “joke”. Konadu actually thinks …

  • Obama’s Message to Africa: Reiterating the Obvious

    A lot of people have asked me what I think about Obama’s visit to Ghana, and specifically, his speech to Ghanaian parliamentarians. It’s undoubted that his presence in Ghana was a historic one – mainly because he is the first black US president, and Ghana is the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence. It …

  • Lifestylz GH Interview: Sangu Delle

    As part of Lifestylz GH’s interview series, we bring you our premier interview with Sangu Delle. Profile: Sangu DelleSangu Delle is a senior at Harvard University. He was born and raised in Ghana, and is the youngest of five children in a bi-religious family (his father is Catholic while his mum is Muslim). He attended …

  • On the brink – Inspired by Paulo Coelho’s “Veronika decides to die”

    When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.We all see life through the veil of our own realities. Happy. Sad. Certain. Doubt-ridden. Beautiful. And, oh so drab!Forgiveness. Vengeance. Inspiration. Depression. Reluctance. Determination.On the brink.Electric impulses. Protons. Neutrons. Electrons… Ions? On the brink?Neurons. Cerebrum. Medulla Oblongata. Limbic system.On the brink.Arteries. Cardiology. Leukocytes. La Coeur. 70 …

  • Africa

    The North-South Development Divide in Ghana: Why It Could Be Ghana’s Downfall

    For a long time now, I have concentrated on writing articles that focus on Ghana’s development as a whole, without looking too critically at the various factors and elements that contribute to Ghana’s inability to accelerate development. Following my independent study research this past year on Ghana and Malaysia’s economic development, I realized that specifics …

  • Presenting…LifestylzGh!

    Hi People! I hope the summer has started off great for all of you. Its slowly creeping into S.Hadley…the sun seems not to have gotten the memo yet. Anyways, I took a short hiatus from writing development articles, but now I’m back! (You didn’t think I’d be away too long, did you?) And there’ll be …

  • Writing 101 [Module 1]: The “Read” Factor

    Okay, here we go with module 1. If you wanna develop your writing skills, there’s another skill that you should probably think about developing at the same time: reading skills. You don’t have to love reading, and you’re not even expected to read an entire novel or two a day, but you do need to …

  • Swine Flu Prevention: A Tutorial

    Excerpt from Joanne Creighton’s (Mount Holyoke College President) message to the College community on Swine Flu Prevention: “Frequent hand washing with soap and water when possible or use of hand sanitizers. Hand washing should last through one singing of “Happy Birthday.” A JOY (Jemila-Otema-Yaba) Production: Please note: There are other ways to prevent swine flu, …

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