All posts tagged: learning

Small Chops: Learn How To Make Chin-Chin

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine One thing I’m learning is that if I crave something I must learn how to make it before I buy it. My Grandma used to send me the £5.99 bucket of #ChinChin, she doesn’t need to anymore. Learning doesn’t stop after school, it must be continued. It’s how we become better, like my chin-chin making skills. We must challenge ourselves daily, but we mustn’t exhaust ourselves either. Prioritise Enjoyment Balance Take Your Time Work Hard Rest AMAZINGLY Well #LearningIsFun #HomeMade #MyColleaguesAreHooked#YourLocalChinChinDealer #IssaSnack (no really it’s a snack #ChinChin 🇳🇬) Signed, @OlayideM

Faith: The Accent

“First pride, then the crash – the bigger the ego, the harder the fall.” – Proverbs 16 vs. 18 (The Message Version). Since being in America, one of my many “struggles” has been dealing with and confronting pride. It’s the accent! It’s gonna get me in troooooouuuuuubbbbblllllllleeeee! LOL! Never in my life have I had so much attention shown, with such little effort, all I need to say is “Hello” and that’s it! As much as I laugh and genuinely find some occasions really funny, I have found myself gradually enjoying the curiosity shown. My head has gotten a little heavy for my shoulders, giving way to my tongue making utterances God asked that I refrain from. PRIDE! A terrible thing and I am so grateful to God for showing me my true self and causing me to beg for a quick change, because quite frankly, I don’t want to “crash”. Pride has had me ignore God and enjoy the applause for myself, creating for myself an expectation that “I should be heard” – pride …

Life: “My NEWegian Self” ~ Throwback

So here’s a post I wrote back in 2010 about my four-month Norwegian experience in 2009. If you’re privy to my Facebook page, you’ve probably read this before (having posted it as a “Note”, before knowing blogs existed). I thought it would be nice to share again, and having re-read my initial text, I have edited some of the text, because I’ve matured and so has my English (why didn’t anyone warn me? I used words like “u, bare, coz, OMD” and phrases such as “so totally” – who did I think I was? Not cool.) Do enjoy! Signed, @OlayideM Below I have written a summary of my time in Norway, because a lot of people have asked me what Norway was like. So I hope I have answered any questions you had. I started writing this summary on the plane when I was coming back and just had time to really finish it. I hope you like it. 🙂 Here I am on an SAS flight back home – as crappy as their services are I …

Faith: Fish & Chips

I find it amazing how God teaches us more about Him and the concept of ‘Just Believe‘ – (Mark 9: 23 -24 – NLT). Two weekends ago, I heard two messages, geared towards just believing and understanding that prayer, miracles, blessings, good times and bad times should always lead someone to the Father in all His glory. After hearing such powerful messages two days in row, I guess God wanted to remind of the message during the week.