The 30 – Day Challenge – Day 12 – My Day…

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I’ve posted the shuffle day earlier today and now I’m just outlining my whole day for you guys. I’ll try my best to post at least two tomorrow. That being said, I may post more if I have time…

– Woke up to my alarm 6:31 am (Yemi Alade has a great voice). I played some soccer until 8.

– I move around my room lazily until I decide to get ready for the day.

– I leave for the cafeteria by 9 am to eat breakfast. I chilled for some people after eating just to talk; it was too early to go for my 9:50 class.

– I leave the cafeteria by 9:35 to class. It was still early; the teacher came late, which is rare considering he hates lateness. He had a good excuse though, and the class went on.

– He released us by 11am, 20 mins. earlier of normal time. I went to my room and I released Day 11 and I was playing around. I left for lunch by 12:38 pm. The macaroni was too normal but I liked the meat… :).

– I went to the coffee shop in school to read some soccer tactics until 1:45 class. That being said, if you’re interested in the geeky stuff about soccer, go to zonalmarking.net and read about your team.

– During the Psychology class, the teacher gave us Brain Teasers. The answers to some questions were hilarious!

– Went back to the coffee shop for some latte and a sandwich. I stayed there till 4pm talking to people.

– I went to the library to read for a literature quiz tomorrow that’s 10% of my grade. I started reading for it by 5 though; I was reading some blogs. Nigeria has talent.

– I started reading for the literature test till 7pm… then the tummy rumbles. I pick up some rice from the coffee shop before I go to my room.

– I eat my food in the seat where I watched Madrid v Man. City game. In some cases, money can buy class.

– I start revising my PPT slides for my presentation tomorrow, and I’m also getting ready for my quiz tomorrow.

This was my day (18th Sept. 2012). One word: boring…until the match!

Impossible is Nothing

Y1nka

The 30-Day Challenge – Day 11 – The BB Shuffle

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I enjoyed writing what you’re meant to read : The Shuffle Day :). Personally, this is my favourite day. I don’t have an iPod so I used my BB (all na shuffle). So without further ado…

1. Payphone by Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa

I really like the concept of the video but the song makes itself. Adam Levine is a great singer + the fact that he knows that there’s still sun in paradise made me question my sanity when I started the shuffle and I was dancing around my friend’s room.

2. Ghetto Dreams by Dagrin ft. Sossick

The man who made rapping in yoruba cool, just like Drake made rappers singing cool as well. Here, he raps about the aspiration of kids from the ghetto, and he was supported by a great chorus by Sossick

“Sometimes when I sleep and I’m dreaming, I just don’t wanna wake up”

3. Power Circle by MMG ft. Kendrick Lamar

Hardly do you ever find a song with 6 rappers and you can’t just decipher which one you liked the most. Kendrick Lamar took it for me mainly because the way he started his verse was unique and he stated some very deep facts. However, the members of MMG went HAM on this song. The verses had one thing in common: they related to the beginnings of rap and how they elevate to the top with their hustle. That is the point of the whole song, and that makes it the best rap song released in 2012.

4. The End Where I Begin by The Script

Basically, any song that’s on FIFA is very good. The fact that I started with that sentence belittles the  greatness of this song. The first time I heard The Script was when my friend recommended “Break Even” and I loved it. The first time I heard this song I was playing an old version of FIFA. The song is quite old, but the depth of the lyrics combined with the strings & the piano makes this song a classic in my view.

5. Sote Remix by The Pulse ft. Busta Rhymes

The sounds of hope and faith with motivational lyrics combined with gritty, street wise feel of  Busta’s verse sends a great message to the government to stop being thieves and start doing what you’re meant to do. I love the story that the lead singer used as the first verse, about not going to school and bombing.

6. Circles by B.o.B

This song actually inspired a poem I wrote on this blog. It’s about a guy who loves a very popular and famous girl so much, but she had a crush on another person instead of him. Virtually the best of B.o.B, and I recommend the album to anyone who wants to hear the best of versatility in a musician. Whisper it softly, there’s a part in the song where I can do etighi…

7. Roll It by Wizkid & Banky W

It’s funny how this is the only Wizkid song that came out of the shuffle though. He makes listening to “okay” lyrics sound nice with a nice voice and great delivery, combined with the beats. However, I prefer Banky’s verse; it was very straight to the point and he probably doesn’t care about your boyfriend. Swag pass Swag….

8. Ridiculous by M.I ft. Hench and Boogey

When M.I released Illegal Music 2, he said he wanted to promote other rappers. In this song, he virtually took the backseat with his second verse and allowed Hench and Boogey to….*sigh*….let’s just say the beat had a fitting burial. Watch out for those guys!

9. Ambition by Wale ft. Meek Mill and Rick Ross

Pure inspiration. Meek Milly kicked it off with a flowing and conscious rap verse and Rick Ross slaughtered the beat before Wale buried it.

A simple tale of the ambitions of the MMG members: from Meek Mill selling dope to Ricky Rozay “hustlin” to Wale rising above haters. – Rapgenius.com

“You know you real, you don’t say it

You know you real, we gon feel it – Wale”

Could he have said it any better? I doubt…

And Finally….

10. Omo Tena by Solid Star

I disagree with his first video. I’m not a fan of girls without hair on their head; baldness is for men and men alone + I didn’t really like the song. Even short, boy-like hair on girls gives me the creeps, but my sister made me like her. She’s probably the exception…..

That being said, his star shone on this song. I almost have to wear sunglasses when I listen to this song. There aren’t many songs in Nigeria that combine great meaning to a song we could dance to. This song is the exception to the rule…

This is my music. One word: Inspiration

I’m way behind schedule on the challenge but I promised myself that I will finish it. I don’t break promises…

I thought school work would be kind, but a literature teacher giving me 12 pages to read and calling it a short story isn’t exactly generous…..*lazy man’s sigh*

Impossible is Nothing

Y1nka

 

 

 

The 30-Day Challenge – Day 10 – My First Love

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Yesterday I talked about my graduation  being the most fulfilling moment in my like where nothing could go wrong. Before that I also discussed my relationship with the Zodiac. Today I’m talking about the experience with my first love….

*whew*

I knew her since the day I started school in Nigeria. I never really noticed her until one conversation we had in the music room. She played the clarinet while I played the flute. We were getting ready for a music competition and we were tired after another stressful episode of rehearsals. I was just outside thinking about walking back to school when she walked out the door and we talked…

Time wasn’t of the essence anymore. We were running about the place. Smiles all over our faces as we were transposing some songs and playing rubbish on the keyboard. She wasn’t perfect in the instruments, but she was good enough for the band. THAT, wasn’t a common thing.

I just can’t forget when night calls reigned supreme over sleep. They say sleep is the cousin of death, but I went deep into the night talking to this person until I met my temporary demise. For the first time in my life, sleep wasn’t preferred to red eyes doing nonsense. I almost felt incomplete if I didn’t talk to her. I wasn’t just fond of her, it was MAD LOVE….

This is the beginning. One word: Love

I apologise for the shortness. I’m a bit rusty.

Impossible is Nothing

Y1nka

The 30-Day Challenge – Day 9 – My future

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2 days ago I discussed the Zodiac & a moment of satisfaction in my life. Today I’m giving you a poem about how I want my future to be. 

 

Rivers flowing to my whistle,

Wind blowing to my wave,

Water rising to my moves,

Fire salutes to my gaze,

 

Money piles as I drench my clothing with my sweat,

Fortune elevates as the mercury on a sick man,

Imagination as fresh as the water of Mecca,

Creativity emanating through my actions and deeds.

 

Humility dresses me up,

Ambition is my weapon,

Determination is my mindset,

and Skill is my shield.

 

As I leave my humble adobe,

into the fighting ground,

I will not show the left cheek,

I will never back down.

 

I will never stop looking for greatness,

Perfection is my aim,

but satisfaction in all my endeavours

must be attained.

 

 

*whew*

This is my aim. One word: satisfaction

Watch this space  as I drop Day 10 and 11…..

Impossible is Nothing

Y1nka

The 30-Day Challenge – Day 8 – The moment I felt satisfied with life

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Earlier I confirmed that I’m a Piscean thoroughbred. Now I discuss the moment when life couldn’t be better.

17th of September 2004. The exact date I entered through the gates of the Bells Sec. School. I can never forget that date, and I hail myself for this. It was a time of uncertainty and excitement. What happens in secondary school? Who will I meet? Boarding school could never be more daunting for a kid with bounds of energy and a fiery imagination. I had too many questions; I knew the wardens immediately and they probably wish they didn’t know me. I thought life would be terrible, yet on the 3rd of July 2010 I was throwing my hat in the air celebrating 6 wonderful years of joy, punishment, despair, power and most important of all, memories that will stay in my life forever.

“The moment I felt most satisfied with in my life is when I graduated from Bells on the 3rd of July 2012”

The graduation ceremony was normal; the keynote speaker talking hardly attracted my attention, until it was our turn (the graduants) to perform. We were performing “We are one” (can’t remember the singer’s name :() and I was playing the flute. All the girls wanted to sing so they filled up the stage and sung their hearts out. Then I played my part; a soulful, grieving and lovable verse of fulfilling hapiness and a bit of sadness that this performance was my last on the Bells stage. The applause was euphoric and inspiring.

This is my fondest memory. One word: Fulfillment

Day 9 and 10 will be posted tomorrow.

Shout out to the o ’10 deckers! See what I did there…

Impossible is Nothing

Y1nka

The 30-Day Challenge – Day 7 – The Zodiac and Me…

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Yesterday I gave you guys 30 facts about me. It wasn’t easy but I came through. Today, I decide whether I’m a true Pisces or not. I’m only going to talk about personality factors. So I investigate…

The Pisces is the 12th zodiac sign of the constellation. It is one of three water signs, the others being Scorpio and . To be a Pisces, you have to be born in between February 19 and March 20. I was born March 17. Judging by research, I’ve picked out the most popular words to describe a typical Piscean:

  • Romantic
  • Artistic / Creative
  • Sensitive / Emotional
  • Unrealistic / Idealistic
  • Nature
  • Indecisive
  • Instinctive
  • Shyness

So I’m going to judge myself on these words.

I can be very romantic. It’s almost my nature. I can’t let things be conventional when I know a word or two can change the perception of  a girl about me. Variety is the spice of life, so I always try to twist things so we have fun and you’ll come back for more. It doesn’t work all the time, though. I’ve had a lot of hiccups but we learn and move on. Dwelling on mistakes cause depression in the long-term.

In terms of art, I don’t think I haven’t participated in all types of art. Acting? I was a leader of my secondary school drama team. Music? I play the flute and I have a 3-year old songbook. Drawing? I’ll show you my fantasies on a piece of paper if you doubt me. All this have influenced my creativity, positively and negatively. I feel I can get out of any bad situation. I don’t fluster when I get lost or I’m having troubles doing an assignment. I just take a deep breath and shut down for a few seconds before looking at the troubles again. Accepting defeat isn’t an option.

“Winners don’t make excuses when the other side plays the game” – Harvey Spector

That being said, I’m extremely sensitive and emotional to a lot of stuff either physically or mentally. I see a lot of stuff I don’t like and I just try to zone out. If that doesn’t work then the environment can be very irritating so I leave to get some fresh air or I leave for good. Also, nothing can be more annoying to me than crass / sentimental opinions. I’m a soccer fan so I hear this all the time, but people don’t believe me when I say I don’t argue with sentiment. I always try to say it as I see it. What would I gain from winning that argument???

Yesterday I said I’m an optimistic person. However, there has to be a bit of reality and logic in life. Virtually everything you see in your dream won’t end up in reality. It doesn’t mean we can’t be hopeful and try. Realism tells you there is a slim chance to be another Bill Gates or Warren Buffet. Optimism tells you to try. Pessimism….

As much as realistic people see the facts, they are still too negative for me.

I also have ideas of how I want things to be, and most times it doesn’t go that way.

I am a very natural person. Everything I do just appears to me rather than thinking for long hours, and I trust my instinct very well. What else do you have? Your brain that’ll keep you guessing? Obviously more often than not, thinking about things clearly is better than trusting your instinct, but being instinctive saves so much time, especially if you’re right most of the time.

This may come as a surprise to some people, but I’m a terribly shy person. I find it very hard to introduce myself to people. If you’ve been in a class with me you wouldn’t believe me, but I pray so hard before presentations so I don’t crack under the pressure. If its needs to be done, I’ll do it but I would pick the choice of not doing it.

This is my image on the stars. One word: Fish (Eje nLa)

 Later this evening I’ll talk about a time in my life when everything was flowing well; A time where life couldn’t be better.

Apologies for running late. The weekend has been stressful and I’ve been waking up with headaches every morning.

Let me leave you guys with this picture.

Impossible is Nothing

Y1nka

The 30-Day Challenge – Day 6 – 30 Facts about me

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Yesterday I talked about how keeping me away from my parents made me think of killing myself. Today I’m giving you facts about me; opinions, unusual facts and some highlights of my 19-year life. So without further ado…

1. I was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and I lived there for 10 years before moving permanently to Nigeria in May 2003.

2. I first came to Nigeria when I was 6. People who haven’t been to Africa think that Africa is a jungle. I didn’t believe my eyes when I saw the airport.

3. When I 2-3 years old, I was always playing with the TV when my dad was watching it. I would turn it on and off and I would recite “a-ya-ya-kokoko”.

4. I sprained my ankle on a bouncing castle on my 4th birthday, and I blew the candles of my cake on a hospital bed with my leg hanging!

5. The first time I stole was form a supermarket when I took a sweet from the cashier when I went with my dad. I told my mom and she told my dad. I raised my hands for like 5 hours. He even gave me the luxury of licking the sweet when I was doing it.

6. I broke my left arm when I was 6. I feel down from a clubhouse on a tree we had and my arm fell directly on a trolley. I was unconscious until I saw the nurse injecting morphen so I couldn’t feel pain. I wore a POP.

7. I started fasting when I was 6.

8. I schooled in Manarat Jeddah Intl’. School for my nursery and primary school up till Primary 4. I finished up Primary 5 and did my secondary school in Bells.

9. Here’s a joke: I hit my sister on the back with a ruler when I was 6 and she blackmailed me for 2 years. I finally got angry and I told my mom. The laughter…

10. I play the Flute.

11. I used to draw supernatural wrestlers who were named after animals. My favourite guy was Porcupine and his enemy was Snake.

12. I can’t speak Arabic.

13. I have had so many nicknames! Abdul, ADG (Abdul da Great), Capo, efP, and most recently, Bustin’ Runz!

14. I’ve had only one girlfriend.

15. At my highest point of hapiness, I’m a perfectionist.

16. I’m an optimist. Being realistic has more negatives than positives.

17. I was born on Wednesday the 17th of March 1993.

18. Ass over breast. 😀

19. I’m a lifelong fan of Rap and Hip-Hop music and my favourite rappers are Eminem and Ludacris. Who’s better: J. Cole or Kendrick Lamar??

20. I write songs to blow off steam.

21. I’m short-tempered. Ask my BFF…

22. I was Food Prefect in secondary school.

23. I was born on Wednesday the 23rd of Ramadhan 1413 A.H.

24. I was the only prefect that year to lose his position. 😦

25. I had a wrestling bed where I used to wrestle with my cousin when no one was at home. When we wanted to fight for bragging rights, we would clear the parlour.

26. I’m a Chelsea fan. Blue is the colour!

27. Messi > Ronaldo. However, if I need a last-minute goal, I’ll play Ronaldo.

28. I have a gold medal in swimming in a school competition while I was in Saudi.

29. My parents are the best thing that happened to me.

30. Life Through my Waters will flow till there’s no more water in the world.

You just read me. One word: Life

Tomorrow I’ll be discussing whether the zodiac sign  Pisces applies to me. 

Impossible is Nothing.

Y1nka