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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Something Bothering me

I grew up in Naija and only moved here after college. I remember getting a fever every now and then (the mosquitoes were not joking o, they had 36 teeth and went to the gym), okay, maybe I'm exaggerating but one of the most common ailments in Naija is the Malaria fever, caused by the bites of these oh so lovely creatures(infected mosquitoes)....oops!!! Back to my point, I would be taken by my ever so caring parents to the hospital to get a shot- now, giving me the shot required my dad giving me the mean side eye and my mum singing songs of praise to convince me to turn around so the scary looking nurse could stab me in the butt, I kid you not, I could wrestle a gorilla to avoid a shot but back to the topic. After getting the shot(s) and the medication rxed by the doctor, I was back to my perfect bill of health ,well, till those pesky mosquitoes struck again, typically after about a year.
Now, why am I boring you with this bit of ancient history? I have noticed that every time I don't feel well and go to see the doctor or get some OTC medication here in the land of milk and honey, the medications help treat(mask) the symptom, never the root cause. If you doubt this, look at most of you rx bottles or the ads on TV, they almost, ALWAYS say, "oh we treat the symptoms" never the cause. This really concerns me, why do we have to live with ailments and be dependent on medications that only mask the symptoms of the ailment and subsequently our physicians? Why can't the problem be fixed once and for all. I thought living in a developed country would mean even better healthcare but boy, was I wrong.
 Say, what country do you think offers the best and most effective healthcare?

Dr Oz seems to agree:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

When you feel low

How do you cope when you're low and you don't have any family members that live on the same continent as you? Well you could call your family but what if you need some face to face conversation and not too distant shoulder to cry on? A long distance call or two just won't do then would they? Well you could drop by your friend with sturdy shoulders place and pour your heart out but what if you don't have any such friends huh? What do you do then? Make a call to a random call center and confide in a CSR who wants to come through the line and strangle you? Call your shrink? Drown your sorrows with a couple of shots, at least while the effect lasts?

Different people deal with the blues in different ways; when I've got the hump, I go back to my childhood and the things that made my childhood my safe haven and happy place be it foods I loved as a kid( Mostly candy),  Novels like: "Chike and the river"  and many wonderful books I read in primary school and Secondary School (Enid Blyton Novels and Some Famous five mystery would be lovely but these are out of my reach right now) , Movies like "Sound of Music" and "My fair lady" make me smile and even cry ( but trust me I feel better afterwards) but nothing takes me back to my childhood like Sesame Street. Now I don't mean the new whack episodes where the Count is a pimp and cookie monster is a gangster (I'm serious, I saw Mr. Cookie rap in one episode and I kid you not), no, I mean the old school episodes with the good stuff that gave you your first shot/dose of common sense. I leave you with some clips of the Sesame street I grew up on; a piece of my childhood .I hope it brings back some wonderful memories or makes a new fan of you depending on when you were born )

Enjoy >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Just watch

Wow, so poetry and Christ really do blend :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

GEJ Presidential Palace Subsidy Must End: Nigerian Bloggers' Protest

Oh dear, so GEJ can approve this outrageous budget with no qualms but sees oil subsidy as a waste? Come on now Mr. President.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hip Hop

Please check this lady out; I think she rocks!!!!