Showing posts from October, 2014

Halloween and What's what 🎃👻

So it's that time of year again. It's Halloween and I'm at home, sitting, waiting for trick-or-treaters to reject as they come to the door of my home.

Several people, shops and even Google recognise the day and many people participate by dressing up, trick-or-treating, having parties or egging civilians in the street. Others hate the day, detest it in the name of God, or just have no reason to like it.  But as I sit here, waiting to reject the little children coming to my door, I think to myself "What is Halloween, what are people actually celebrating or detesting?"

So my research began and I found out a few things about what Halloween really is.*1

It's actually "All Hallows' Eve", All Hallows' being all saints day celebrated by Christians (particularly Catholics I think) tomorrow. So, technically the day has religious sentiment. With Eastenders behind me*2 at the moment, Dot even says its a "day to pray for the souls that have departed…

Black History Month: Malcolm X

Seeing as its black history month, I thought I have to make a post related to black history and the positive black figures history has to offer.

I'll start with Malcom X, a civil rights activist during the civil rights movement in America. He didn't have the best of starts, he grew up in a racist society that told him he could never put his good brains to use because of his skin colour.
"The turning point in Malcolm X's childhood came in 1939, when his English teacher asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up and he answered that he wanted to be a lawyer. His teacher responded, "One of life's first needs is for us to be realistic ... you need to think of something you can be ... why don't you plan on carpentry?" Having thus been told in no uncertain terms that there was no point in a black child pursuing education, Malcolm X dropped out of school the following year, at the age of 15."
He turned to a life of crime, went to prison, left priso…

It's been a month...

Since I last made a post on this blog of mine. A whole month. Despite knowing I'll be busy due to things like my A-levels, I know I've just been lazy, and have procrastinated too much when it comes to blog posts. So in some sort of "compensation" for my lack of posts, I'm going to post what I've been doing in the last 30 days.

Learning to be ambidextrous

 So apparently it takes about a month, with sufficient practice everyday to be ambidextrous.  But have I been practicing everyday?  No, not really. Even holding pen is a task!
The first of October was Nigerian independence day, so I started this post about Nigeria which I never really saw the end of...

A lot of this case up. Ideas that were on my head but we're never put down or expressed. A shame really  I graduated from the NCS programme. Probably one of the most dragged out things ever, but I enjoyed it.

Reminiscing. "Throwing back" as its called. I love looking back on photos and remember pong …