All posts by Jemila Abdulai

  • On Love, Life and Living…

    So it’s official! I’m done taking undergraduate classes! With exactly 8 days to graduation, there is a lot on my mind, and a lot I would love to share about this AMAZING journey. But, everything’s a brewing storm of emotions at the moment, so I’ll wait until after graduation, when everything seeps in, and then …

  • School & Work (Mash Writes…)

    Dear Diary, I’m sitting here and finally packing all those school stuff away. I should be overjoyed….generally, yes. I haven’t lost my head yet…..but I’m just thinking. Thinking how much I assumed school to be another avenue by which my peeps could make my life miserable. School sucks! How many times haven’t I heard that? …

  • School & Work (Afi Writes…)

    Dear Diary, I daresay that this will be my shortest entry ever! I went to school, had a great day and came home. End of story. Okay, okay- as if its ever that easy with me- a whole bunch of stuff happened today. And I’m telling you, every single one of them were mere coincidences. …

  • School & Work (Bolade Writes…)

    Dear Diary, I just had to escape from all the chaos going on around me. We’re preparing for our annual speech and prize-giving day and the already-high stress level just increased by 100%. This term has been like so packed, I haven’t really gotten the chance to study. I wouldn’t be so agitated if it …

  • School & Work (Tungtaeya Writes…)

    Dear Diary, I reckon you’ve been restless with anticipation about the analysis of my trial period at work? Well, here it comes…. Firstly, I think I like the job very much! (Yea, so much such that I’m already dreading August when I’ll have to leave to go to school!) I mean, what more could a …

  • Sleeping With The “Unholy Trinity”

    Relationships are a curious thing. Regardless of the agents involved, one thing usually holds true: relationships have the power to bring change; for better or for worse. Developing countries joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB) and World Trade Organization (WTO) about six decades ago with the hopes for sustainable development. The IMF …

  • Dreams…Seems the season is full of ’em

    Hi All!!! It’s been a while since I wrote something personal on here. Seriously, I’m beginning to think I should have a blog for personal stuff and one for development issues etc. But then again, that wouldn’t really work since writing about development stuff is as personal as it gets with me. Anyways. The countdown. …

  • Debate on Genetically Modified Food

    Everyone knows that France has some of the best cuisine in the world. French cuisine is usually ranked as one of the top five international cuisines. So how could it be that on Sunday, Aug. 12 2007, I found myself stuck in a McDonald’s joint in Paris—the very hub of this taste-enticing European country—trying to …

  • Africa

    Circumspect Web Series: Earth Hour + The Next Big Thing

    Earth Hour took place today (Sat. March 28 09) from 8:30pm-9:30pm ET all over the globe. Check out a CNN article at http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/03/28/earth.hour/index.html . The world is beginning to think green more in all areas of life. What are developing countries doing? African countries? It’s the next big thing!! Here’s the first video about the …

  • TED Series

    So about a year ago, I came across this series of talks called TED (www.ted.com) and its a conference series where the world’s most innovative actors, thinkers, leaders etc in all sectors discuss ideas for the future, share their experiences etc. Anyway, I just checked out a couple more videos and decided to post them …

  • Psychological Effects of Colonization Still Present

    The subject of colonization is one that many people would rather avoid. To some, its occurrence was a necessary evil; one that propelled the now-developed world to the heights it has achieved. To others, it’s a thing apart in itself; something ancient that took place under a different set of circumstances and with a different …

  • Fair Trade With A Pinch of Salt

    Adding a pinch of salt to a meal can make all the difference. It usually boils down to a number of things; whether you like the meal or not, whether you’re willing to continue eating the food, and whether you’re ready to go back for more. There’s something so universal about the use of salt …

  • Family & Friends (Mash Writes…)

    Dear Diary, I was going through the family album a few hours ago and I realized that there ain’t nothing like family. It’s a fact I just have to admit. Family supersedes everything; even friends. Let me put it this way, your family could be your friends but your friends could never be family. At …

  • Family & Friends (Afi Writes…)

    Dear Diary, Today started out bad, and went downhill from there. I literally woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Snoopy apparently decided sometime last night that my slippers were the best place to dump the remains of the hot dog I fed him. I trustingly slipped my feet into my …

  • Family & Friends (Bolade Writes…)

    Dear Diary, Friends. I’m sure just about everyone has friends but true friends are very rare. Yeah we all got the type of friends whom we can talk to about the latest songs, fashion and other related stuff. But how many of them show their face when you got a problem? How many of them …

  • Family & Friends (Tungtaeya Writes…)

    Dear Diary, I got you just today, and it must be a coincidence (or it’s just destiny) but I’ve got this issue that I just have to put down…umm, how should I say (write) this? Okay, you know my favorite friend Shola right? Well, she left Ghana and she didn’t even tell me! I thought …

  • Introducing: The ’16’ Journal Series

    Okay, so writing is one thing that I adore (evidemment). But at different points in my life, it has meant different things. At one point in time, it was for anger management. Yes anger management. This was especially the case when I was in junior high (JSS) and one of my classmates or another would …

  • Being Strong

    What is this I hear about being strong‘You’re strong, you can handle it’ they sayAnd for a split second they have me believing the sameBut in each agonizing moment that passes by, it all seems to be a cruel gameAnd with tear drops sashaying down cheeks once risen with smilesYou cannot help but wonder about …

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