Thursday, 19 July 2018

Amaka's Love Story


If fate could be lenient with her and her wish is granted, it would be for her to get married before June next year when she turns 38. After all, she has got all that will make a man want to marry her - A nice body, a great career and a good home management skill as a mother to be.



"I am not going to bother myself about anything involving relationships and marriage again, am just tired" She told Jane coldly after her 37th birthday last week.
"Don't say that Amaka", Jane cautions her. 
"Segun is not the only man out there; there are a lot of men who would gladly take you to the altar at the slightest opportunity. Why kill yourself about one Segun of blessed memory" Jane advised. "Oh Jane please, Segun is the seventh man in my life aside Odike. When will that man that will take me to the altar ever show up, when will he? Is it after I’ve dated the whole men in the country? No tell me! She queried as she burst into uncontrollable tears.

She has met Segun at a popular restaurant some nine month ago while attending a birthday party of a former classmate. He was having some drinks with friends when he spotted her from a distance and couldn't stop the chemistry he developed immediately from reacting. 

He got Amaka's number on a platter of gold since she was already looking forward to a man in her life after her relationship with Ijeobi ended three months ago. Their first dinner date was at the Elegushi beach at Lekki. It was a romantic fun fair. Their relationship kick started after then and it was all rosy. They always do things together and as a result he had to invite her to come over and stay with him at his place but she said no, preferring a weekly weekend visits.

Monday, 25 June 2018

The Only Two Kinds of Customers a Salesman Will Ever Meet

Hy everyone. We are almost at the end of the middle month, June. You have of a truth gone through one or two things within this period and I believe they have helped you get a little closer to your dreams.
Today I just want to do a quick post about the Salesman. A salesman sells services and/or goods/products. He expects to make some huge profits. At the center of selling goods and services, lies a man that has the success and downfall of a salesman at his fingertips. The happiness of a salesman almost depends on him but his continuous happiness will depend on how he (Salesman) treats him. He is called The Customer.


Today I just want to reveal to every salesman, in our language, every businessman, the two kinds of customers that grace your outfit for your product or services. The thing is most people do not give a closer attention to the kind of persons that patronize their businesses. They are always concerned about the returns they get. This set of individuals is not bothered about the utmost satisfaction of their customers. They feel they don't owe the customer more than the goods or services they are going to render to them.
This is why many businesses fail, because care and attention is not giving to ascertain and give the required attention to the different kinds of customers they receive on daily basis. Without wasting any much time, I will discuss the two kinds of customers below.

The Loyal Customers
These sets of customers have tested your goods and services and can attest to your credibility and efficiency in your services delivery. They come once and feel like you are the best in the whole world and so, they keep coming all the times. First, you need to understand that these kinds of customers are hard to come by. Basically, they are ones that have used your services not once or twice but many times and can avouched to the goodness of your deliveries.

These sets of customers are gotten by constant assurance and good marketing skill. They approached your service outlet for the first time and with your great customer approach you woo them into 'first service purchase'. You make your offer as mouth watering as you can and try your best to deliver to the latter all you've convinced them to believe (Even when you know you might not keep to the standard for ever). Change can happen! It isn't bad for a latter time.

When you have made good your offers, they are forced to stick to purchasing your service and might become a good agent of referral for your business. They stick with your service as long as you keep giving them a quality service. They are loyal!

Friday, 25 May 2018

IN A SWIFT REACTION

In a Swift Reaction;

There dry pen begets ink,
To redirect an obvious link,
That seeks their image,
So clearly to expose their ill rampage.

Classly witted in defending
Their supposed tarnished image,
With inks of the blood of those depending,
On their self destroyed image.

My radio, their talking drum,
They heap their lies-filled drums,
Neglecting to take up their cross
Whose malnourished supporters whisper an applause.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

The Patient Dog Eats the Fattest Bone: Worst Mentality to Avoid!

All hail Alphasoars,

How have y'all been? I guess good. Today, I want to put out my thoughts on the above subject. So much is been said on daily basis about dogs and bones. Inadvertently talking about, Patience and satisfaction to those that understand and those that don't.
It is an agreeable fact that patience is a virtue. It is a virtue that has been looked down on by many people. But I won't go into telling you how and for what reasons it seems to be so but my discuss is coming on the heels of my personal disagreement to the always stated 'fact' that patient dog eats the fattest bone.

Of a truth it is! But on a second thought from my wondering mind, I think is is wickedness to settle for patience in the sight of abundance. Why would you allow your dog wallow in emptiness of the stomach just to wait for you to finish the flesh, the yummy side of the meat? Has the dogs announced that they are patiently waiting for only bones? I think no! They only pick bones which have been thrown away as waste but they never want to take bones in the sight of fleshy food.


In life, people have also been made to think that way - waiting patiently for the last meal instead of reaching forth to 'grab' something for themselves. This set of people have had their thinking faculties washed with bleach and so many detergent that they aught not to press harder to get what they need instead they should wait for 'all to come to pass' and the gathered bones would be accrued to them.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Poem: Reaching The Promised Land

An elder's advice:

I Stand a little Amazed,
When All I do is phaze,
All those shiny promises from my face,
To see through the future like an open lace.4

I stand a little amazed,
When I cross life's perplexed maze,
To view across the blue sea,7
That which my future is eager to see.

I stand a little amazed,
When across the sea, I paced
To rehearse my future's echo
In stanzas of sweet melo'.12

I stand a little amazed,
As I rehearse joyfully, to find,14
Choruses of beauty, that suits my kind,
Leading zealously fast into my promised land.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Repost: Nigeria, The Road Uncharted


My country is still growing. But I wonder if we actually needed growth at this time or something else.
When a kid is born, she is nursed and cared for. Care from parents is for life but at some points there are some certain things that are expected to be seen on and in the life of the growing baby. With these things she will have to loose some of the care of her parents.

Basically at puberty, she grows chest and birth two twins that follow it. She also grows inwardly to accommodate a baby in her. In and Out examined! The important thing about what I've just stated is that they are not just growth or grown but a joint venture of growth and Development.




Bring it home then, can we say that Nigeria is actually adding years with development? Sometimes that question seem to be a personal question demanding personal answers. But all the same, look at HER and give a honest answer.
God has led us thus far in politics, the son of democracy. But I don't seem to see maturity in the way we play politics in Nigeria.

For sixteen years we haven't learned to conduct elections.
For sixteen years we have not come to understand politics as a game that must have a definite winner.
For sixteen years we have not learned to avoid partisanship and ethnic ideologies after elections to come at round tables to discuss National development.
For sixteen years we have not learnt to focus on human development rather than perishable commodities.

Till when should we look inwards and say that we are 60% at it? (Just maybe)

The road uncharted is the road of CHANGE! Now I don't mean the must canvassed but not at the moment attained Change. It is the change that concerns the youth. 
We have been told countless ages ago that the youths are the leaders of tommorrow but we are yet to see the Tommorrow. Development can never be attained in our present state of political recycling. Recycling leaders that has lost all vibes, all forms of present day feelings. We keep bringing leaders into every sector of our nation, leaders who are way backward in their thoughts. It does not matter what he or she has done in time past. Today and Tommorrow aren't the same.
Leaders of today should be installed for true Change to begin.



Happy Soaring!

The Nameless Woman at the Well

All hail Alphasoars . . .

How is the year going abi running at your end? Just yesterday we celebrated the New Year and now we are celebrating the end of January. For those on a white collar jobs, it is always a pleasure to see the 28 day of every month. It brings smilesssss, Hahahah. I know many people can relate very well.
 


A tired Jesus needed to rest. He has need for food - He is hungry and thirsty. The almost helpless disciples have abandoned him without a company to fetch victuals. He is sitting weary at his great-grand-father's well, anticipating a miracle to himself (Someone to give him water from the well), that's going to be a life saving miracle too.

Someone is already asking me if Jesus actually needed the water to keep fit, have strength, can't he just command supernatural strength?
Well, I don't have your answers yet, let's concentrate!

And within minutes of anticipation, his much needed energy giving food arrives; a soul to feed his thirsty heart for man's eternal salvation. He cannot wait but to grasp this opportunity. He already knew what women want; "Tell me something new and hidden" is always a curiosity spirit that must be satisfied is you want to get to a woman's heart. (Did I reveal a secret?).

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Lord Help!!! Our Churches Run the Highest Cabal in the World!

If you hear me mention half the name of your church as you read on, then you can complete the rest for me, otherwise, no church is in focus as I hit the keys on my keyboard. Just what every other person has noticed but might not want to say, write or query. And that might be because of lack of opportunity to express such views or the criticism it might bring.

The church as I had always known is basically culled from a Greek word which means called out or called out ones. In essence, it has no physical attribution to things such as buildings. But for the smooth gathering of the called out people for "Fellowship", "Braking of Bread" and "Prayers", there has been need for physical place of gathering.

In a sense, you are not been called out from where you were to start loafing about, no. There is a place that the most High has put his name and there, you must gather to receive commands on your lines of action.

After Christ left earth, the disciples decided to build themselves another country, a separated place where they will just stay and hide from what is going on in the world. The people that have lands, quickly sold the lands, those that have occultist materials burnt them. They brought all they have to the place of gathering and 'laid' what they've brought before the Apostles feet. From here, foods were bought and was cooked, served equally. Dedicated men were set aside for this mission of whom Stephen was among.

Later, they were found wanting. They have left preaching and were serving tables. Persecution came, they were dispersed. Every man preached where he found himself. 
First lesson, they were not meant to acquire any form of colony for themselves to live in since they are not to just stay at a particular place.



At the mount of transfiguration, Jesus took three men with him and these were from the inner circle. After the incident that shook them, Peter made a statement, "Master, it is good for us to be here" (In his heart, he has alienated the other nine. Maybe to him, they weren't holy enough since Jesus didn't bother bringing them to witness his transfiguration), "... Let us make three tabernacles here, (He was already trying to settle at the mount without the others) one for you, one for Moses and the other for Elijah". The Master never consented since that wasn’t in the plans.

We are having a real issue in our churches today. Firstly, it is a matter of doctrine. Everyone thinks he is the right man, speaking directly the mind of God. He might decide to focus on whatsoever theme he pleases. Be it Prosperity, Righteousness, Holiness, Heaven, love or whatever he believes is his 'calling'. But maybe that's not the issue here. What's the issue then?

Our churches today have alienated themselves from the world in every sense. They have gone back to 'before the persecution'. 
They build cathedrals; people sell their land or give it up to 'churches', sell their cars and bring in the money to the church.
They are 'inside the churches now' (staying), braking bread daily, they are having internal fellowships daily, they are having prayers daily. Is that not what happened before the persecution came and they were all scattered?

In our beloved country, time is coming and every denomination is going to be a country of its own. How do I mean?
They have their own 'named cathedrals', they have their own schools and hospitals, they have their own transport systems, their markets and economics systems are streamlined to suit their members and none members find them uncomfortable, they won't have any option than to back off. Are Christians of the twenty first century not calling for another round of persecution? 

Monday, 1 January 2018

His Rod and His Staff!

All hail Alphasoars . . .

Happy New Year everyone!! I am so excited we finally made it into the New Year. 2017 was a graciously year too but it can't be brighter than a future that we have assurance from God that it will be greater.
Welcome once again to 2018. We are praying for long life, health and wealth with all the goodies of life that we couldn't get last year. All the plans that never came through; all the aspirations that never had a 100% fulfillment; all unborn pregnant ideas and inspiration that never manifested, this is the year to bring all to pass.


From the Bible in Psalms 23, the psalmist was praying and assuring himself of a gracious journey ahead, no matter what happens, he will always be resting under the able care of the strongest and mightiest of shepherds - The Lord of Host.
In assuring himself, there is something he made mention of in verse 4. He mentions two important things which are Rod and Staff.
He realized that as he moves on in the line of grace and God'swill, he will need to be guided and corrected.