Friday, 8 October 2010


Its been a long while.. ..sort of an understatement I think.

The last time I wrote on this blog I was in someone's am back home. Its taken me awhile but i think am settled now. Well if you call still staying at your fathers house and still driving your mums car as settled then I am as settled as it gets!

I have decided to enter back into the world of blogging so help me GOD.

I am at work today, on a not soo hot Friday afternoon, BBC weather says its raining in Accra, but I cant see any clouds..the clouds I see from my office window look bright..not the dark thunder lightning clouds.Am thinking about how to spend the Saturday.Got some house hunting to do.(well that is another story all together for another day and am sure I can write a whole book on it..well another day..)I think I have finally decided on it, but want to see it for the final time this weekend before I give the go ahead.

I am making a modest pledge of posting 1 blog per week come what may.rain or shine.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Chicks or what?

I wonder what goes into people selecting a church to attend. Is it nearness , friends, or just to mix in with some sort of crowd. I remember attending a particular church when I was in my teens mostly because most of my classmates attended that church. I felt left out especially because on Monday mornings I couldn’t partake in the chats of how interesting church was on Sunday.

I therefore decided to mix with this special Sunday crowd, my mum didn’t particularly like the idea since I was changing from an orthodox/protestant church to a very charismatic hand clapping, foot thumping, no lipstick, kind of church. Well it wasn’t so much different (fundamentally I mean) from our hymn singing sometimes ‘’ebibi nyom’’ kind of church afterall. I enjoyed it so much I attended church there till I moved to boarding house.

By the way as I have mentioned orthodox church , I have found that what we mean by orthodox in Ghana-Roman, Presby, Anglican, Methodist isn’t what the outside call orthodox. In Europe and elsewhere Orthodox is really orthodox—old..Greek,Armenian,Ethiopian, eastern European kind of churches. We aren’t so orthodox after all.

Recently a friend (well most of my friends) have started attending a particular church in town. The word is that there are lots of chicks there. And well I agree with them on that one. Don’t ask me how I know, but I just happen to. The chicks in that church are really ‘’blessed’’ in all aspects.

In University I happened to attend a particular famous church in town, because , the conditions to attend church there was too great only the devil would have refused. On Sundays special buses were dispatched to campus mid-morning. Exactly at the same time that orthodox churches on campus finished sermon. These special buses would ferry anyone to and from campus. And not only that; after church there was special takeaway fried rice and chicken for those saints of us who have gone through all the trouble just to attend church service.Fried rice and chicken! Exclaimed any hungry guy who heard of this treat, when is the next service? “Charlie make you remind me next week ohhh…. make I go chop some”

Friday, 26 February 2010

The Noah principle

I heard this principle/rule from a friend. I thought I have heard of all these stuff but this was quite new to me and so I thought I would share them with you. It is called the Noah principle (means: predicting rain won't save anyone! build an ark). I have put my own meanings to it though, but the principle remains the same.

As some would remember, Noah according to the Bible saved humanity from extinction by building an ark (hence he just didn’t predict rain but also offered a solution by building an ark). Those who have not heard the story it has the same plot as the movie where Morgan Freeman plays GOd. Whats the name*:-))))

1. Build some arks.
We have to build arks when we have a problem and not just predict a rainfall. Predicting rainfall is so stone age, even the Ghana Meteo Service can do it.

2. Get on board.
You’ve got to share the problem as well as the solution. Don’t forget the reaction Noah got. But the conviction to be heard was there.

3. Show up on time and be prepared. Don’t miss the boat.
The rain as you’ve predicted will surely come. Make sure you don’t get locked out of your own boat. It will be folly if after all you get caught out.

In short, act your solution.

5. Have faith. Build confidence

Have faith,confidence,balls etc in your abilities.Remember that Noah was not a boat builder, most probably he might have been a small scale farmer, yet her went ahead to build a big ark.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Of late I have been witnessing some worrying trends. I often read the newspapers on my way home when I can, and make it a point to look at the crime news (don't ask me why?) I always see a Ghanaian name or face. yes 75% of the time. These are usually children brought up here. Its quite sad. Just about a month ago, 2 brothers were sentenced to like 20 years for knife related crimes and they both carried typical Ghanaian names.

Its a shame and I dont know why this keeps happening.
Anyway on a good note I was happy to see a Ghanaian-American (Addai)playing in the superbowl last Sunday. And a good luck to Kwame Nkrumah Acheampong as he carries Ghana's flag in the winter olympics beginning this friday. All the best to our first Olympic skier. The Ghanaian can do anything even ski.!!