“From the left, quick march! Left-right! Left-right! Left-right!”
The legs of the students in the rectangular lineup went up and down like pistons as they marked time to Senior Olumide’s hollered commands.
“Left-right! Left-right! Left-raaaaiiiight!”
In unison, the feet crunched down on the ground, lifted and thudded down again. Senior Olumide weaved his way through the well-spaced lines, yelling as he moved, his eyes zipping about as he looked searchingly at the students under his command.
“Left-right! Left-right! Left-raaaaiiiight!” (more…)
Posted by Walt Shakes on March 3, 2014
That’s telling us, for sure!
Posted by Walt Shakes on February 15, 2014
FOREWORD: What you are about to read is a figment of my musing. It should not be seen as pedagogy or as a philosophy. Even if it has to been seen as a philosophy, it is at best speculative philosophy not analytic or prescriptive. Though I have an inner witness to the validity of my postulation, however, I do not believe it is conclusive or cast in stone. Having said this, it is noteworthy to clarify that love in this piece is used mainly to denote relationship, the act of being in a relationship.
As a young man, I have been in myriad relationships. As at the last count, I have been in close to ten relationships. Nevertheless, I still believe my experience does not guarantee me the undisputable authority to write on this auspicious but complex issue. But, as a writer and a social observer, it is expected of me to pen my musing.
For starters, I have always been interested in having an in-depth understanding of the missing rib mystery. This interest of mine got me attracted to any book that elucidated on how to find my better half. Some of these books were helpful, while some were just another book. However, I feel I have learnt more from my experience than from all the books I have read on relationships. My experience has led me to form a theory of love, this theory is what I have termed the Mathematics of Love. (more…)
Posted by Walt Shakes on February 14, 2014
Hello, I’m that love-phobic drama queen and this is my Valentine story.
Every year, I seem to go through worse Valentine’s Day cases, but this year I hope for something better. Two years ago, I had a secret admirer who revealed himself on Val’s day. Ladies, I know what you might be thinking, things like: ‘That’s so romantic’, ‘That’s kinda creepy’, ‘Was he cute?’, ‘Was he rich?’
Well, he was on the average side, not Boris Kodjoe handsome (Baggage Claim, anyone?); but he had strong, bold features for a man, wide set eyes, long and tapering fingers, well-proportioned pink lips, (lol) okay I admit; he was fine. He was financially stable and had a good job. We had a great date that night, and met a couple of times afterwards. One very cold morning about three weeks later, he sent me a text and asked if we could meet up later that evening and I gave a positive reply. I finished quite late from work that day, can’t remember what I was working on, but I remember it being important enough to make me stay in till 8pm. I deliberately put my phone in the silent mode and when I checked it after I got into the car, he had called 15 times (not exaggerating). While I was driving to the venue of our meeting, which was at Grand Square in Garki, I kept taking shots in the dark, wondering what he wanted to see me for. I mean, technically, we weren’t even dating yet. (more…)
Posted by Walt Shakes on February 13, 2014
If you want a long lasting relationship with your partner, you may want to dial down on refreshing your Facebook page.
According to a recent study published in the journal of Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking, the social networking site can cause huge problems in relationships. It helps people connect or re-connect with previous partners, which may lead to emotional and physical cheating, splits and/or divorce. (more…)
Posted by Walt Shakes on February 7, 2014
“In the first place, it will take a lot before my husband can go for another woman. That can only happen when I don’t satisfy him in everything, which I do. It is only when a woman does not satisfy her man in everything that he goes in search of other women. I’ve never caught my husband with another woman, so I don’t believe all men are polygamous in nature. I don’t think so. There are good men and I married one.”
Ex Delta soap model cum actress, Angela Okorie in a chat with Sunday Express Entertainment says it takes a man who doesn’t get everything from his wife to cheat on her.
I don’t know whether to commend this woman for her faith or scorn her for her naiveté.
Posted by Walt Shakes on January 22, 2014