Fight For Integrity

A few days back, I noticed a fault with my car and a friend recommended I took the car to his auto mechanic. He said the guy ‘knows work’ and is the most honest auto mechanic he knows. “If you give him money to buy something and it’s more than, he will give you back…

Sharing is the Best Form of Saving

Growing up as the first child of three children, I was always entitled to the third biggest meat after that of my dad and mum. It was a big honor to eat big meat those days but my younger brother found a cunning way to gain the upper hand. He would keep his share of…

Please Ask for HELP

  A few months back, around 1 am in the morning, we heard a loud shout of “FIRE FIRE” from my neighbor’s flat. Everyone rushed out. Her generator set was on fire and there was a gas cooker just beside the burning generator. We had to do something. I rushed to my car, popped the…

STOP SAYING ‘You Are Welcome’

    We all know that it’s polite to say “Thank you” to someone after they’ve done something nice or helpful. But did you know that “You’re welcome” isn’t the only way to respond when someone thanks you? As a matter of fact, “You’re welcome” should be ostracized from your vocabulary. Why? Okay, let’s put…

My Wedding Plans and the Postponed Elections

One wouldn’t ​call meeting my fiancee, love at first sight. It was hardly two people meeting to chart a future together but had I known it was going to end up as happy ever after then maybe I would have had the ‘liver’ to ask for her number at first. After much search using her…

Part 2: He Bought a Girlfriend for Valentine’s Day

  The next day at the office, Blossom stepped into the office feeling like he was the Managing Director himself. Damn, Blossom was blossoming. He had this ‘larger than life’ brisk about his step. He wore this jacket like looking suit with a shoe that only angels could have polished. Blossom smelt like a million…

Part 1: He Bought a Girlfriend for Valentine’s Day

It was Valentine’s day and the mood at the office was all lovey-dovey. The ladies were all spotting a touch of red and the guys were busy forming busy to drown out the Valentine drama. Krooom. Kroom. The office phone rang. Kroom. Kroom. “Samuel, please pick the phone, it could be MD calling”, Blossom said…

Valentine’s Day is for Only Women

I grew up with the notion that Valentine’s day was for girls. Every Valentine’s day I could remember as a child in school, it was always a ‘battle’ between the guys on who could get the biggest/best Valentine’s day gift for his girlfriend and competition between the girls on who would get the biggest/best Valentine’s…

Valentine’s Day for the Broken Hearted

  The lover’s day celebration is upon us again but asides all Valentine hoopla and sharing of gifts, a few people somewhere are hurting. None more so than in the story of Praise. I had closed from work and decided to spend the night with a bunch of friends in a hotel bustling with Valentine…

Sex: Valentine’s Day and Condom Sales

It’s Valentine’s day tomorrow and I’m still trying to decipher the correlation between this day and sex. I got to the supermarket to get a few things for the upcoming Presidential elections holding a few days after Valentine’s day and I couldn’t help but notice the shelf containing condoms empty. Before you ask, the condom…