Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Would I rather be super intelligent or extremely good looking? It's past 10 p.m. on Sunday, I am tired and sleepy, hating that Monday comes immediately after Sunday and probably not thinking right. It seems to me that it does not matter which one you are, you'd get by and ahead anyway.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
So I was wrong in some respects. We are now democratic, and our soldiers are stationed straight to
So, imagine my discomfort when, in these days when the military has cleaned up its image and gained more respect than many state institutions, I read that the military had shot down a pastor’s house because they claimed he’d built it on their land! See the story here.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
They demand more volumes of breathing air, colder cokes, sleeker cars for cheaper, exclusive rights to wear the sexiest clothes and the only remaining promotion or pay rise for the next 5 years. That’s contemptuous beauty.
I think I just wrote up a benighted beast and not a bedazzling beauty. I see a lot of Contemptuous Beauties in the City of Accra. Oh, until something devastating inevitably happens to burst their beauty bubble.
(Do you remember the drop-dead gorgeous criminal whose lawyer begged against her imprisonment because she was too beautiful to go to jail?)
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Sin #2: Doesn't switch it off or make it mute.
Sin #3: Fails to realise there's an office mate in there.
Sin #4: Begins to grunt and heave to announce the dislodging.
Sin #5: A call comes through while he's pushing and panting.
Sin #6: Dares to pick the call mid-push, as his voice floats out the cubicle.
Sin #7: Through mouth and nose he yells, “Heee-aaaaaaaah, heh-lloooo.”
Sin #8: Denies it was his voice; says it was the ring tone!
*Forgive me, it's Silly Friday.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
If I could ask any historical person for advice, hmmm, it could be any among hundreds. But, now, I'm thinking of Napoleon Bonaparte. And here's what I'd ask him:
You're small; you have riveting eyes; you are aggressive; you're a soldier; is there anything else in your skill bag for spectacular success (we'll talk about the equally spectacular failure later)?
A close second could be Marilyn Monroe, who I'd probably ask, "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?"
Who would you pick, and what would you ask them?
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
The national arena of games
Was first named after Accra
Then renamed for a sports Czar
It was claimed he was not from Accra
So the name-change was a scar
The mayor penned a daring decree
Reverse the name did he!
It happened in the capital
A city no longer ‘local’
Can the group which came here first
Make us bend to its will, coerced?