Eky's 2Cents

Monday, May 27, 2013



Happy Children's day. Not too long ago, it was a pretty important day in my yearly calendar. You knew it was May 27th weeks ahead of the time; what with the endless marching rehearsals, list of things you had to remind your parents to buy (i.e. socks, shoes, ribbons and ruffles.

Then came Dday. You awoke extra early with butterflies in your tummy. All the hardwork of the past weeks had to pay off today:: when your school got announced as the winner of the march past parade and you got the cup. Plus bragging rights amongst your peers. The best part? The refreshments and food/treat you got for being a child on this day set aside to celebrate youth: you were allowed to make riotous noise with your friends and things like that. On the next school day, you and your fellow participants were treated like returning heroes.

Oh, the simple pleasures of youth. I wonder where all the time went. More importantly, I wonder what our children today have to look forward to: a world of insecurities, economic and otherwise. To give them a wholesome and qualitative education is fast becoming a luxury.

Let us all spare a moment to reflect on how we can make the lives of all the children around us better. A wonderful day is what I wish Lotanna, Phure, Aphe, Nifemi, Chukwudalu and all the children everywhere!!!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ignorance; Very Expensive Commodity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey folks,

Happy weekend folks. I trust yours had a great start. Mine, totally. It`s been work mostly, but today, am actually having fun. Had a fun meeting and even @ work, it has been a singing spree.......

It just dawned on me again just how expensive it is to be ignorant. I have often heard people talk about how getting a qualitative education can be high costing and all that, but in my discovery, it is just a drop in the bucket compared to what being ignorant costs you.

For example, how can a university graduate employed in a bank not know that the word "Genesis" means beginning? He could only identify the word as the first book of the bible. And this happened in public. Or picture a mum (most likely a grand mum) trying to force to speak vernacular if you don`t want to and then berating you for doing so?

There are a whole lot of instances I could raise, but I will have to keep writing until tomorrow and I have too much to do now. So let me keep it simple. My mum says, "what you don`t know, is above you". I have discovered this to be true many times, in a most embarrassing manner too. So, my 2 cents? Learn about it; do not feign knowledge; you might just be exposing your behind very badly. Sometimes, it is better not to gamble at all.

Later folks!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Women made me understand physics by Boma!!!!

 Hey there,

Happy holidays everyone. I hope you are enjoying yourselves, even as I am writing from the office. So Boma is at it again, but its the fairer sex at the end of his pen today....hehe

From my basic physics, I was taught how to calculate potential energy. The formula for calculating Potential Energy (PE) is as follows;
PE = m x g x h. Where m = mass, g = acceleration due to gravity, h = height. If you did not do Physics in Secondary school not to worry, you do not need to bother because when you multiply all these alphabets or figures as the case may be even though it gives you a figure, Potential Energy is always equal to zero. Yes, PE = 0! Well that`s the long and short of all the calculations. Regardless of your answer, ultimately if work is not done then there is no result. Therefore, you have to do some work, in other words show working.

You see, I used to be a dreamer and I also thought I had potentials. Maybe, I did but sometimes potentials aren`t just enough. Potentials don`t pay the bills. So, to my title; how women made me understand physics. Well, I was content with, "I am going to make it one day" but after my ex left me for reasons like, " you can’t pay my bills" and the likes, I wondered what happened to all the love talk and all the talk of "I believe in you" and "you have a bright future and I want to be a part of it". What was she thinking at that time? Was she high on some drugs or the composition of the gases around her that she was breathing was making her say things she wasn't supposed to say? Whatever the case may be, she got to the realization that I wasn't meeting up financially. She might have been taught the physics of potential energy without even realizing it. This gets more interesting because the next girl I tried to date didn't give me the opportunity. Dude! You still live with your parents at your age. How will she see the future even though you have potential, not many people are gifted with spotting potential. Obviously, she is looking at settling down soon or looking at a future with someone more stable financially and you are telling her rubbish about potential. She may not have said it in those words but ultimately, that is what I interpreted. Abeg, clear road and park well.

After these events, it slowly sunk into my head that we will be judged by what you can show and prove. It made lots of sense to me, all the physics of potential energy I learned back then secondary school Mr. Okoronka didn’t waste his time after all. The truth is that in life not many people will give you a chance if you don’t have anything to show for it. Don’t just sit and dream and believe something will happen. Go out there and prove yourself, try new things and keep and an open mind.

We are eager to hear from you. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!