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Akin Akintayo
Essentially similar to what is known, compatible to what is expected and related to the unexpected...
Essentially similar to what is known, compatible to what is expected and related to the unexpected...
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Ikoyi London - Bring a full wallet to an amazing experience
Decisions in flux We had planned to meet on Monday evening without any clear plans as I decided to spend stay over in London. We have been friends on Twitter for years and she was coming to Europe for a number of necessary #MeToo events. I was unsure of wha...
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Thankful for the privilege my parents created for me
As Pharaoh. A thankfulness reappraised Sometimes, I just want to appreciate and be thankful for some of the things that have become the stories of my life. In a life filled with privilege, opportunity, good fortune and blessings, or is it sheer luck, you ca...
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Like swallowing a poison pill
This is scary stuff When I open the packet of my new medication just over three weeks ago, reading through the medical notes was an experience in itself. Then, I had to tear off a “Patient Alert Card”, to which I had to put in my doctor’s details. I was to ...
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Thought Picnic: Responsibility is enlivening
Then I saw I have come to the conclusion or more to the realisation that people require the weight of responsibility to gain focus and find perspective in the things of life. Without responsibility, the purpose is ill-defined or non-existent and what gather...
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On celebrating a 30-year career in IT
Selling yourself, yourself After graduation, I had no godfathers who could call their friends to get a job for their boy. I had somewhat passed the age of favours, sympathy or pity. I was almost a pariah to many but a few. Having lost 5 years of post-second...
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Nine years after Chris died
[ ] In my mind For a love that dare not speak its name, I was alone in pain and grief, for I had hardly been out of hospital for a life-threatening condition when I learnt that the one for whom love was deep, sometimes requited, sometimes spurned, bordering...
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On becoming anyone's guinea pig
Wards of discomfort I have known hospitals from the very first day of my life that they do not seem that strange to me, but many a place have I been that it might not be as welcoming as to make one feel well. In the last few weeks, I have 4 visits, check-up...
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Inkwell shrapnel
The many stories I have wanted to tell, All incubating in me that I might just yell, In stillness like a water in a deep well, With nowt a bucket to lift and expel, To put it all in a nutshell, I write in vain as I deign to excel, So much a cause I became a...
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Essential Snobbery 101: For your noise be couth
Like really? “That is what you say to unruly teenagers, not to 36-year old professionals.” She said at the top of her voice. I had just alighted from the tram on my way home as what came to perturb my silent contemplation made me look towards to commotion. ...
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Thought Picnic: Conveyors of character
Show yourself Frequent travel brings you in contact to different people from all walks of life that without probing and conversation, it is impossible if you are not clairvoyant to determine where they are from, what they do and why they are travelling. Yet...
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