A Nigerian youngster who was visiting the United Kingdom for the first time was taken to the London zoo for sightseeing. On getting to the section where monkeys are kept, he was amazed to see other tourists giving out plenty of money to the monkeys that were hopping around doing acrobatics. The more the acrobatics, the more the tourists enjoyed the show and the more the money (hard currency) the monkeys got.
This young man suddenly had an idea and when he got back to Nigeria, he started learning all kinds of acrobatics. He visited his medicine man and asked for a portion that will transform him into a monkey.
During his next visit to London, he went into the zoo and took the portion and was transformed into a monkey. He joined the other monkeys and started his own type of modern, systematic and attractive acrobatics. He soon caught the attention of all the tourists who wasted no time in showering him with plenty of pounds sterling. He was now making more money than the real monkeys.
The king of the monkeys didn’t like this and challenged the new monkey to an acrobatic duel. The contest was tough and very keen but the new monkey won. The king monkey had to go on exile in shame but before he left he set a trap for the intruding monkey who now became the new king.
The next day, monkey business started as usual, with money coming in from the tourists. There was this particular tourist who really enjoyed the show that he threw a lot of money into the cage. The new king pocketed his money but to his amazement all the other monkeys threw their earnings into the adjacent cage. The new king could not comprehend this and would not allow all that money to go away like that; so he jumped into the adjacent cage to pick up the money. It was only when he got there that he realized it was a lion’s cage.
The lion looked at him, looked at the money and roared and started toward the monkey who was now sweating, shaking and foaming in the mouth.
Half way, the lion suddenly stopped, looked at the monkey again and said: “Oh boy, if no bi say we all na Naija, I for show you.”
By a Nigerian Friend
After all week trying to figure out what to write for this blog tonight; it occurred to me how much my emotions have been all over the place because of being ill with the flu, didn’t even realise or remember how much having a cold effected me that badly before until now.
The fact that I’ve had been waking up at stupid o’clock not thinking that I’m going down with anything to begin with; yet feeling hungry in the middle of the night, can’t sleep and etc. No one likes being ill at the end of the day but I find it a lot harder to express my feelings more when I’m not well because I could never express them in the first place. Long story for the reason why; let’s just say no one knows if I’m okay or not, because I keep to myself and don’t say anything until I end up in tears.
That’s when people notice something isn’t right to be honest; I don’t even notice when I’ve got a cold or anything because when I can’t hear that’s when my parents and my sister notice apparently I mumble and talk quietly. I never know that I do that until they point it out.
I generally don’t know when I’m going down with something until one day out of the blue like I had the other day; didn’t even see the signs of going down with something until I got it, and felt dreadful with my body that ached and etc.
Going to rest up as much as I can good night peeps.
Before I start today’s blog I may of said that I had two weeks left of working. Actually i realised that I’ve done the blog a week in advance it’s only a week until I finish work for two weeks holiday. I do apologise as I forgot what day I’m on when I’m doing things in advance. Haha. Let’s get on with this blog of the day.
Echo screams through the shell of the Grenfell Tower lay standing still lifeless and empty. At this time of year I don’t know where to begin. I guess I should start by saying this that I refuse to forget you; I refuse to be silenced, I refuses to neglect you, all the souls that are left trapped up in the Grenfell thinking that they are still in the fire. Even though I’ve never met you. It could of been my mum’s house or it could of been my nephew; now to think of it, it could of been me up there waving my white plain tee up there with all of my friends in the ground trying to see up there. I just hope that you have now rested in peace and your now free. I can’t imagine your pain but it’s still what it is. I went to the block just to chill with the kids and I could feel the chill go up my spine made me shudder. The troubled waters are now coming fast like it’s running past us; it’s okay I’m going to be right there just to build you a bridge.
When you’re weary and small you will find tears in your eyes. I promise you I will dry them all once again because I’m on your side whenever the times get tough and when true friends can’t be found. I will be your bridge once again over your troubled waters I will lay myself down next to you once more to insure that you are safe and not alone. So much pain in my heart seeing my community moved me to the point that they choose to gleam as we face the dark.
As the evening falls so hard whilst your down and out on the street I will comfort you; yes I will, I’ll take your part when the darkness comes over you and all you feel is pain all around you. Like a bridge over troubled waters I will lay I will lay myself down next to you just that your not on your own.
Call me the storyman for one I am the one with all the stories. You might think your fully awake; however we all know that your just about to drop off to sleep one way or another, unless your one of those people who are so tired that you actually can’t sleep until realised that you have just fallen asleep with your eyes open. Now have you heard the day one ordinary girl met one unexpected person that she wouldn’t expected ever. No! Snuggle up and let me tell you the story how she met her true prince.
It was never going to be an ordinary day for me well at least I don’t think so but I like to keep to myself as the best I can. Until one day in the summer I get a message from this Prince of England that everyone in the country and the world fancied. Me I couldn’t care less but secretly I liked him too but not overly obsessed with the whole idea. The fact that he found me just on his own accord and what not on instagram whatever social media I had at the time.
Yet we hit it off really well took him a few attempts to convince me that I’m making the right decision of saying ‘yes’ to going out with him but in the end I agreed. We continued to talk everyday without fail. However we somehow managed to loose each other thinking that we were talking to each other but people were imposing us. Then managed to reconnect one way or another after finding out that we had been talking to fraudsters.
As I was walking down my road not really thinking about anything; I just finished my morning work run shift the road and the path was still icy because the sun hasn’t come round the front to melt it. I missed my footing and started to slip as I started to fall someone had managed to grab hold of me before I fell to the ground hard. I wasn’t really expecting anyone to have been following me home or walking down the same road as me.
I looked round to see who it was who had kindly stopping me from falling any further. There stood 6ft2 man, bulking muscles, ginger hair and the most cheekiest smile you can ever ask for. ‘Caspain’ I answered like my chest had been squeezed all of the air out of me. I knew I had my massive grin on my face because I had immediately wrapped my arms around him and kissed him. I had never ever felt so happy in my life that he had finally came to rescue me from my ivory tower.
What makes me the happiest is that no matter how difficult it is for me to blog when I’m really down and low I still find away around to get a blog up everyday or so. Especially since completing 30 Days Challenge for Autumn to which has given me a week or so off before Christmas Log Blog Advent Calendar; I was able to write something nearly everyday, and all of the sudden I felt like I had slipped into another one of those low moments.
However just in time for me do this challenge for Christmas on which sort of pulled me out of it quite quickly because it’s only 25 Days Challenge; to which for me is like only five days shorter than the previous one, however I have good friends to help me out if I start slipping into the mental health state and also this whole week has actually nearly finished planned because I had a bit more time on my hands to do them.
I’m currently on a role last weekend to get monjority of this weeks blogs done plus my normal routing of blogs that I haven’t even done on time for a very long time. It was like a hit and miss sort of days as you guys may know with my blogging ways of I’m trying to get them up when I can. Also you guys been giving me so much support of coming back reading more of my blogs; along side my old blogs you seem to have found as well, I looked at my stats the other day one day I had like 32 views in one day and the other day I had people from other countries that I have never really heard off before.
I’m like that’s amazing because it’s going far and wide all over the globe obviously I’m doing something right. Not even sure if I’m starting to ramble or not now guys; do let me know if I am or not because you guys know me when I start to run out of things to say I’m pretty much ramble or I’m just that tired I ramble because of my stupid body doing that whole waking up at a stupid o’clock thing.
I think I’ve got about a week and a half left to go with work then no more school runs for two weeks. Depending when the schools go back but I hope that no schools that I go to go back on my birthday because I’ve never worked or gone to school on my birthday. I do hope that I can keep that winning streak going for another year. Not even sure what I’ve got planned for it or two of my close friends got something up their sleeves because I have been told that one of them has got something up their sleeves little toe rag haha. I’m not getting my hopes up on that front I never really do until the day.
I am no where near as a maneater but everybody keeps looking at me; every time I walk in through the door you start screaming at me, everybody come on now what are you here for? I don’t like the all eyes on me all of you are crazy I don’t even know either if you want to be me or be with me? I am no maneater but I know someone who is. Let me tell you a little story of a maneater.
Do you wish you never ever met her at all? Maneater who makes you work hard hard; makes you spend hard make you want all of her love, demands everything from you. Do you wish you never ever met her at all? Because she’s a maneater that will make you buy a car, make you cut out cards make you fall real hard in love.
When she walks you’ll notice that she walks with a passion. Even when she talks. She sounds like she can handle it. You think that she’s joking when she asks for something boy she actually means it because she will throw a hissy fit in public making you look like a fool. You act like you never ever seen it but everyone looks round to stare at you; like your the bad guy in the situation yet you do anything to keep her by your side just because it will stop people staring at you and says that she loves you for a long time.
Do you ever wish you never ever met her at all? Do you ever wish you never met her at all? Do you wish you never ever met her at all? Do you wish you never ever met her at all? Because you know she’s a maneater making you work hard. Make you want more for love.
This year my family decided they wanted to get a real Christmas Tree this year; I wasn’t going to go and get it with them on Sunday 10th November 2017, however I was like why not as we could go and cut a tree down. Yet this came with a price of rain, snow, mud and cold water to the bottom of this hill; then a man hunt on for Christmas Tree or two, guess what we had to get the trees back up to the hill and then we get them home with one for the house.
Started to decorated it but the tree looks so bald and bare. I really don’t like it. I could be me not being so use to a fake Christmas for so long. Man so ASD. Hate changes but heyho the fact that I’m watching my family do the Christmas Tree trying to make sense of it and I’m writing this on the Sunday. It’s quite funny.
By the time I got home with my holy shoes and socks had to go straight into the bin because they were officially unwearable and so were the socks. I couldn’t even figure feel my feet I had ice blocks on my feet until I had warm ankle water in the bath. My word my feet were so cold.
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Mama, mama, mama made me the way I am; my face, my face, my eyes could someone turn me up because I’m going to be speaking my mind. I’ve been waisting a lot of time looking in mirrors hating on me but now I like what I see. I know, I know that I will never be perfect but I’m going to work it now all I need is to let it go and you need to let it do. So put your new shoes on the new you.
We are who we are. Pretty just a pretty word; I’m gonna shine like a star because I’m the only me in this world, throw away all the books and the magazines I will never going to be like a beauty queen. I’m just going to be doing it for me and no one else. Mama, mama, mama made the way I am she had told me that I should looks up to the world with my head held high. As I’ve been wasting a lot of time looking at myself in the mirrors and hating on me now I like what I see.
I wake up every morning I look at myself in the mirror I like who I see because I know I’m just pretty than the rest of them. In the evening I carry on feeling the true meaning of me and when I go to the mirror I can tell that I’m tired of being strong all day long and just cry but sometimes I feel perfectly fine feeling happy with myself. On top of the mountain felt like we weren’t meant to come or be welcome here at all as everyone would look at us; but guess what I don’t care I like who we are, so to me it doesn’t matter if we’ve over stepped the mark or that we are not allowed to be in the party of being who we are.
There should be a reason to copy other people just to make us feel good; in every season I’ll take everyone’s name down in my jealous book because they are just jealous of who I am not who they are, I am just strong independent person like everyone else who knows who they are. I’m just a pretty girl who can do all the same things as they can; just choose not to do it but yet I do it in my own personal way with my friends, who love me for me not like a fake person you see around in groups.
I really couldn’t believe that it was him really him standing in front of me; after so long talking to each other, fighting and arguing. Loosing each other in the midst of talking to each other; then finding each other, then loosing each other and finally getting everything straight of winning.
Prince Caspian explained that he’ll take me out in the morning to get new clothes just get a fresh set for the morning and that I can sleep in his shirt and boxers for the night. I was like okay not have time to do anything ready or anything of the sort; I can understand that he’s very anxious of getting back to the palace, before anyone else noticed that he had gone.
Yet this was a great time for me to get rid of the horrible woman from the palace for good. We all said good bye to each other well me, my parents and one of my siblings who was still living at home as well. The ride back to the palace didn’t seem that long to me but then again I was quite heavily distracted by Caspian; I didn’t even noticed we had arrived until the door of the car next to me had opened, the cold air hit me and that’s when I realised we had arrived.
We barely just got into the palace a lady came running down the stairs threw herself at Caspian trying to smother him with kisses and everything. I could see her Majesty behind her she gave me the nod to say that the woman has to go. Took me awhile to pluck up the courage even with Prince Andrews help by giving me a nudge. I just went for it; I pulled her arms off him, stood in between them and the woman couldn’t understand why I just did that.
I had found my voice. Made it loud and clear so that everyone could hear what I had to say to her in front of everyone even front of the maids, butlers, the cooks and everyone who works for the royal family. “You are no longer needed here. If I see your still here in the next 24 hours I will release a statement how you wangled yourself into someone love life when you know perfectly well that they are in love with someone else. You have no reason to be here or wanted here.” “You can’t do that? I am engaged to Prince Caspian!” exclaimed Melody “actually I can….you weren’t even on the royal family cards or mine. They were helping me to get to Prince Caspian before you showed up unannounced and pressured him. Actually I was already engaged to him before you intervened. Now start packing your bags and no one will help you one single bit. If you start destroying my life even more I have enough evidence to destroy yours before you could do anything else” I replied feeling more confident in myself for standing up to her.
Melody started to look round to see if she could get any back up she tried to get the back up from the Queen. However the Queen didn’t budge other than saying “run along you heard Princess Hannah to be” that part I didn’t know but I didn’t want to show it to Melody because she would win more. Melody had started to cry as she ran off to her room to pack. Since that day we never even saw her or heard about her again.
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