Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thank you The Punch Newspaper for publishing my first article ever!


I was surfing the net when I stumbled on this. It brought back memories; it's just like nature is working with me to remind me of my good old NYSC days. This article was actually written when I was serving after I watched a football match (FIFA World Cup)  in my neighbor's apartment. I went to his place because I was very bored and he turned on his generator since there was a blank out. 
The match I watched actually inspired me to write the article. I was so hurt that I penned my feelings. My feelings turned out better on paper, well on my computer screen as it applies in this case, so I sent it to the Punch Newspapers. I loved what I wrote and just wanted to share it. 
To my amazement, The Punch Newspaper published it (in the youngsters section)! That was in 2010. I was really glad and I have never stopped writing since then. Just want to share it with you guys too...

Click any of the links below to check it out!

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My first article-Always be prepared via Nigerian Best Forum

This is the original article...the attached link has been edited 

ALWAYS BE PREPARED
Sometimes in life, God provides us with opportunities that do not come twice, and once missed, they are gone for good. Let us take a critical look at the match between Ghana and Uruguay in the 2010 edition of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. We can infer that God gave Ghana a chance (the penalty kick) to qualify within the last thirty seconds of the second half extra time. At that golden moment, the world thought Ghana had scaled through. But to our uttermost dismay, Gyan missed it.
Imagine Gyan had scored; Ghana would have set the record as the first African country to qualify to the semi finals in the FIFA World Cup. Sadly, it is still a dream. Nonetheless, we can all learn something crucial from this disappointing and excruciating experience; always be prepared.
We all have dreams and aspirations which we would love to fulfill to give our lives a complete meaning. But to achieve them, we must set goals, both long and short term goals. Also to achieve these goals, we need to set targets which involve a series of steps that will equip us for the positions we aspire to hold. These steps could be: browsing the internet for information, reading certain books, going for training programmes or courses, and many other activities. They would surely require our time, finance, hard work, dedication, patience, and the like.
To be achievers, we must continually develop ourselves in the direction of our dreams and aspirations so that when the golden opportunity arises, we would not miss it. Instead, we would grab it and use it to get to the top!
                                                                             
 

I am dedicating this blog post to The Punch Newspaper (punchyoungters) for the opportunity and for helping me recognize God's gift in me. Also to all those (like the links above) who published it on their blogs and websites. Muuuuaaah!!!

Some pictures of moi in those corpershunic days...

CLO Apata zone and I at the LG lodge

welcome to my closet....

that paper on the wall was my goal list, can't remember all I wrote

I LUV THIS PIX!

I just loved snapping in front of this curtain

a good friend and I in the church premises after a fellowship

my choirmasters and I, we went for a music competition


about going to the cyber cafe

having fun with self before leaving for French class

going to church




8 comments:

  1. Luv the story on the football match,like i always tell my friends is not like there is no job outhere, there are just limited opportunities and make use of the few that will come your way,thats the difference between the Nigeria employed graduate and the unemployed.

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    1. I am so happy to read your comments. I am glad u can eventually comment on my posts. May God not let us miss our golden opportunities.

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  2. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I
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  4. Nice one. Pls can u tel me how u got the article to punch.thanks

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