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We Will All Come To The Party —as Early Birds, Late Bloomers Or Party Poopers. Life Is A Party, Where We Celebrate Our Similarities And Respect Our Differences. We Are Playing Different Roles So Don’t Judge By Your Standards. The Issue Of Self-awareness Is Something We Respond To Differently. As A Child, I Needed A Special Kind Of Learning Technique And A Conducive Environment For Easy Assimilation, But That Is A Luxury In A Country Where Every Student Is Being Kept In The Same Classroom And Giving A Standardized Test. And That Test Acts As A Basis To Measure Brilliance. In Saner Climes, These Issues Are So Basic....
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Earth Is A Prison Without Walls. Every Living Thing Is In This Prison Serving Various Sentences For Various Offences Known Only To The Jailer. The Prison Has No Wall Or Gate Hence Escaping Is Meaningless Because Everywhere Is Open But To Where? The Only Escape Route Is Through A Six Feet Deep Tunnel Dug For The Purpose And Closed With Sand As The Fence When One Is In.the Actual Key Out Of The Tunnel Is Having Unconsciousness; The Intangible Master Key. But To Gain Unconsciousness One Has To Die. But The Prison Life Is So Exciting That No One Really Wants To Escape. Some Wish To Be Prisoners For As Long As Eternity....
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If It Is Normal For Birds To Be In The Air, Fish In The Water And Mammals On Land, How Should We View The Mammal Whales In The Water Or The Bat In The Air? How About Birds That Don’t Fly But Walk On Land, Birds That Dive Deep Into Water To Catch Fish? What About The Fish That Flies Out Of The Water To Catch Low Flying Birds Or Those That Walk On Land When The Tide Has Gone? In Nature It Is Difficult To Find Distinctions. It Appears Mammals Are To Eat Plants But Some Plants Eat Mammals. Animals Are To Eat Birds And Bird Grains But Some Birds (eagle) Eat Meat....
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When Words From Different Climes Appear Fashionable In The Same Noise Of Colours And Sound, They Could Mislead The Radar If They Mirror Each Other On The Same Cat Walk. The Ear Alone As Would Be Seen Is Not Enough For Getting The Instant Message When Fashionable Words Stand Together.dogs Wouldn’t Dig But When A Dog Had Dug And A Cat Fishes A Catfish, Then We Could Miss The Find. The Man Who Bit A Bit In His Beat Must Be A Policeman-eating On Duty. But He Could Also Beat A Beat On His Cap In His Matching. A Beat Is Actually A Bit Of Music. The Match In Match Would Stick In Remembrance. This Stick Could Be Correct Both For The Stadium Or The Kitchen....
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Some Faces Affect The Mind, Hence In Taking Some Decisions Looking First At Such A Face Could Intimidate You And Lower Your Resolve. It Could Even Change Your Mind. The Power In The Face Is Like Hypnotism. Some Faces Hypnotize While Some Faces Are Persuading. They Seem To Influence Our Will Even Without Talking To Us But Only Being Present. Some Faces Intimidate. Some Faces Attract You. Like A Magnet, They Distort Your Concentration And You Seek To Want To Get Closer To The Face. This Is The Influence That Is Usually Referred To “love At First Sight” The Magnetism Is Beyond Explanation. You Can Also Perceive Evil Even Though A Smiling Face....
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Bowls Of Water Closets (wc) Are Now A Standard Design All Over The World. Each One Has A Health Safety Feature Most People Are Not Aware Of; Residual Water In The Bowl That Blocks Foul Gases From The Septic Tank. The Septic Tank, Usually Situated Outside, Is A Buried Chamber Where Wastes From The Wc Go To Decompose And Later Seep Or Soak Into The Soil. But The Decomposition Process Produces Poisonous Gases Which Are Allowed To Vent Into The Open Air Outside The Chamber. But The Piping Of The Bowl To The Chamber Is The Same Thus Creating A Problem....
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Since No Institution Teaches People How To Live In A House Or How To Use Specific Rooms Like The Toilet Or Bathroom, Misuse Largely Occurs And This Poses A Grave Danger To The Next User.it Is Only Necessary To Find A Forum To Enlighten The Public On The Do’s And Don’ts To Achieve Healthy Results For All.since Wc Usage Is Behind Closed Doors, No One Can Guess If There Would Be A Health Issue To Be Encountered When The Last Occupant Comes Out....
SAFETY

 

It Is Difficult To Know Who Is The Hunter Or The Hunted. When The Hunter And The Hunted Are Playing Games No One Could Win, Who Is Hunting Whom Becomes A Guess. When The Hunter Refuses To Hide Or Be Stealth Before Stalking His Prey And The Hunted Is In Defiance Setting Traps To Trap The Hunter, The True Roles Of The Genders Get Confusing.between The Male And The Female, Who Hunts Whom? Tradition Gives Men The Status Of Hunter But The Female Too Hunts The Hunters By Choosing Which Hunter She Likes Best. She Takes Liberty On Choosing Whose Trap She Wishes To Enter....
CRITICAL REASONING

 

Alabo Has Just Completed A Long Novel: The Beauty Of An Ugly Girl. It Was About A Twisted Faced Ugly Local Girl Who In Time Become The Belle Of The Small Town Of Alakiri. Dreams Of His Work Making The Big Time Was An Obsession For Alabo. He Had Written In A Flamboyant Style Befitting Of A Serious Masterpiece. Besides, The Book Is Rich In Original Expressions Hence One Would Appreciate His Reluctance To Let His Genius Be Ridiculed By An Unknown Editor. Tonye’s Advice To Send The Script To Boma For Editing Had Been Understandably Annoying....
DISCOVERY

 

When Cyprian Ekwensi Wrote The Passport Of Mallam Ilia, It Was Based On The Life Style Of The Islamic Northern Nigeria And Intertwined With The Historical Kano Uprising And The Entrant Of The British Colonial Troops. He Discussed The Traditional Practice Called Shanchi Where Brave Men Fought To The Death Among Themselves In Anticipation Of Winning A Maiden's Hand In Marriage. A Culture Prevalent In 1902 When "human Life Was Worth About As Much As A Fowl's." He Discussed The Lawlessness Of Gangsters, Resistance, Lust, Abiding Love, Fidelity, Abduction, Rape And Other Vices....
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