The ’16’ Journal

  • School & Work (Afi Writes…)

    Dear Diary, I have just had the most upsetting experience in my entire career as a student, my entire career as a living being even. I never understood why the Cowries Television Network insisted on airing that segment on strange happenings but I do know that my experience ought to be aired on their show. …

  • School & Work (Mash Writes…)

    Dear Diary, Hey yourself, I just got back from work and boy, am I tired! On the whole, work is pretty cool but (there’s always a but), it does get frustrating as hell. Talk about “hard to please” customers, rebellious machines, power cuts etc. Working in a café ain’t easy; especially with the special group …

  • School & Work (Bolade Writes…)

    Dear Diary, I still can’t believe that in barely a year, I’ll be in university. I mean, how did this happen so fast? It was just yesterday that I was kidding around with my boys after the BECE. Anyways, I have been doing some thinking with regards to my tertiary education, Thinking about what I’ll …

  • School & Work (Tungtaeya Writes…)

    Dear Diary, Have you ever felt like you just want everything going on around you to stop; if even for a second? Yea, well I’m feeling like that right this moment! What’s it about this time? I’ll tell you: its about people making a choice to be dedicated to a cause and failing. Its amazing …

  • Family & Friends (Mash Writes…)

    Dear Diary, To say I love my mom would be an understatement, I totally adore her. Whenever I have a problem I just gotta run to her because she’s so understanding, like most moms are right? Besides, dads just don’t understand, do they? A couple of times (maybe more than a couple), I felt she …

  • Family & Friends (Afi Writes…)

    Dear Diary, It’s kind of hard being second to last amongst nine siblings, you know? By the time you have learnt to ride a bike, seven others would have already done it. Your ‘great achievement’ would only bring back fond memories of the time Juma rode hers, or the zillion times Hisham fell off his, …

  • Family & Friends (Bolade Writes…)

    Dear Diary, I’ m positive my voice has gone hoarse from all the screaming I’ve been doing today. No, Arif and the guys didn’t come down here for another screaming match though I’d rather that was the case. The thing is that mum and dad went out…sans those little devils. Okay they’re my kid brothers …

  • Family & Friends (Tungtaeya Writes…)

    Dear Diary, Responsibilities, responsibilities. God! Sometimes I just hate to hear the word. I mean come on, what’s up with the “you’re the eldest child in the family so you have to set a good example for the others to follow. You have to be more responsible.” Honestly, I’m tired of all that. Because of …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

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