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Education / Re: Quotes of the day (QOTD)
« on: January 21, 2011, 09:47:21 AM »
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.

- Groucho Marx

well that wat i heard they're charging.i know etisalat is 3k and thats as at this has a nokia ovi chat thingy and is looking to give RIM competition by having its own kinda bbm.

Favour u strike me as  anti-bb.I wonder what you have to say for the iphone 4 or the nokia version of bb when it eventually comes out. Pent the mtn thing is for real and glo and zain have taken theirs down to 2500 and 2800 too.however,mtn's own is till january end,don't know about others.

Education / Re: Quotes of the day (QOTD)
« on: October 17, 2010, 01:39:08 PM »
Be not afraid of going slowly; be only afraid of standing still.  -Chinese proverb

Education / Re: Quotes of the day (QOTD)
« on: September 16, 2010, 06:53:31 AM »
People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive.  It is as though they were traveling abroad.  ~Marcel Proust

Jokes / Re: Joke of the day
« on: September 08, 2010, 09:12:24 AM »
A man suspected his wife of cheating. He den decided to spy on ha, he planned a dummy trip nd came bk immediately with a cab, he asked d cab man to go with him up to d wifes room nd dey both tiptoed into the bedroom with d husband brandishing a pistol. They enterd d rum nd as d husband swiched on d lights, d driver yanked d blanket bk nd there they were,d wife in bed with anoda man. The husband mad by dis put a gun to the naked mans head. D wife den shouted, " don't do it! Dis man has bin very generous to us! I lied when I told u I inherited money. He is d one who paid for d prado I bought for u. He paid for dis house we now own, he gave me the money we owed the bank and he pays for all d tickets we use for theater. He also pays our children's school fees and even for that suit and d odas u wear, he even pays our monthly dues!".    In disbelief, d husband slowly lowered the gun, looked over at d driver nd asked, " what would u do if it were u?".  D driver said, " cover him up with that blanket before he catches cold!!

World News / Re: Kumasi sex workers Angry Over Nigerian sex workers
« on: September 02, 2010, 10:45:09 PM »
Lol @ fred! Its not from charlie boy o! Its real news. The ghanaians are really angry with us for stealing every part of their economy. One wonders why they're going to improve another person's country;says something for the state of our nation *smh* .
@ penthome : we're doing everything we're known for na.

World News / Kumasi sex workers Angry Over Nigerian sex workers
« on: September 01, 2010, 06:54:22 PM »

Education / Re: Quotes of the day (QOTD)
« on: August 27, 2010, 10:27:34 PM »
 Life gives you the options....You can either "Do Wrong" ....or You can "Do Right" .....It's all on you.....

Education / Re: Quotes of the day (QOTD)
« on: August 27, 2010, 09:11:41 AM »
If you want to know your past; look into your present conditions.
If you want to know your future; look into your present actions.
 ~Chinese Proverb

Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.

Education / Re: Quotes of the day (QOTD)
« on: August 19, 2010, 01:50:49 AM »
Think highly of yourself,the world only takes you at your own estimate.   

Jokes / Re: Joke of the day
« on: August 16, 2010, 01:53:53 PM »
 A little boy opend the big family bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object & looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. "Mama, look what I found", the boy called out." What have you got there, dear?" With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, "I think it's Adam's underwear"

Jokes / Re: Joke of the day
« on: August 11, 2010, 11:56:33 PM »

Jokes / Re: Joke of the day
« on: August 10, 2010, 10:21:59 AM »
Ade a Lagos University student, was on the side of the road on a very dark
night and in the midst of a storm.
The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he
could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. Suddenly he saw a car slowly
coming towards him and stopped. Ade, desperate for shelter and without
thinking about it, got in the car and closed the door, just to realise
there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn't on!
The car started moving slowly. Ade looked at the road and saw a curve
approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life. Then, just
before he hit the curve, a hand appeared through the window and turned the
wheel. Ade, paralysed with terror, watched how the hand repeatedly came
through the window but never harmed him.
Shortly thereafter Ade saw the lights of a bar down the road so, gathering
strength, jumped out of the car and ran to it. Wet and out of breath, he
rushed inside and started telling everybody about the horrible experience
he had just experienced.
A silence enveloped the bar when everybody realised he was crying and
wasn't drunk.
Suddenly two other people walked into the same bar. They, like Ade, were
also wet and out of breath. Looking around and seeing Ade sobbing at the
bar, one said to the other, "Look, Yemi! There's that  idiot that
got in the car while we were pushing it.

World News / Personality Set for Life By 1st Grade, Study Suggests
« on: August 09, 2010, 04:05:30 PM »
Our personalities stay pretty much the same throughout our lives, from our early childhood years to after we're over the hill, according to a new study.

The results show personality traits observed in children as young as first graders are a strong predictor of adult behavior.

"We remain recognizably the same person," said study author Christopher Nave, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Riverside. "This speaks to the importance of understanding personality because it does follow us wherever we go across time and contexts."

The study will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Tracking personalities

Using data from a 1960s study of approximately 2,400 ethnically diverse schoolchildren (grades 1 - 6) in Hawaii, researchers compared teacher personality ratings of the students with videotaped interviews of 144 of those individuals 40 years later.

They examined four personality attributes - talkativeness (called verbal fluency), adaptability (cope well with new situations), impulsiveness and self-minimizing behavior (essentially being humble to the point of minimizing one's importance).

Among the findings:

Talkative youngsters tended to show interest in intellectual matters, speak fluently, try to control situations, and exhibit a high degree of intelligence as adults. Children who rated low in verbal fluency were observed as adults to seek advice, give up when faced with obstacles, and exhibit an awkward interpersonal style.

Children rated as highly adaptable tended, as middle-age adults, to behave cheerfully, speak fluently and show interest in intellectual matters. Those who rated low in adaptability as children were observed as adults to say negative things about themselves, seek advice and exhibit an awkward interpersonal style.

Students rated as impulsive were inclined to speak loudly, display a wide range of interests and be talkative as adults. Less impulsive kids tended to be fearful or timid, kept others at a distance and expressed insecurity as adults.

Children characterized as self-minimizing were likely to express guilt, seek reassurance, say negative things about themselves and express insecurity as adults. Those who were ranked low on a self-minimizing scale tended to speak loudly, show interest in intellectual matters and exhibit condescending behavior as adults.

Changing personality

Previous research has suggested that while our personalities can change, it's not an easy undertaking.

Personality is "a part of us, a part of our biology," Nave said. "Life events still influence our behaviors, yet we must acknowledge the power of personality in understanding future behavior as well."

Future research will "help us understand how personality is related to behavior as well as examine the extent to which we may be able to change our personality," Nave said.

Jokes / Re: Joke of the day
« on: August 09, 2010, 03:19:15 AM »
One day, an uncle came to greet us, you know those uncles that are not related through any
bloodline but were just old enough to be uncles and were constantly in our house on Sundays because of the free lunch (no offense but its true!).
Anyway, our family dog liked this uncle because he knew how to scratch his ears and ruffle his fur. Bingo used to love to sit by this uncle's side, while he performed his magic, and this particular day was not different.
We were all in the living room watching TV when a sudden odious smell spread round. We children escaped to the balcony one by one, and breathed fresh air, but Mother would not leave the room, because of the guest. Five minutes later we returned and settled down, but we had to run out again after ten minutes because a fresh wave of the smell circulated round.
When it happened the third time, Mother shouted, "Leave now before the smell kills you!", and the man proceeded to stand.
Mother quickly added, "Not you, I am talking to Bingo."

Jokes / Re: Joke of the day
« on: August 07, 2010, 11:37:53 PM »
Lmao!!!!there are always 2 sides to a coin.

Jokes / Re: Joke of the day
« on: August 05, 2010, 09:23:18 PM »
 ;) ;) ;D

Jokes / Re: Joke of the day
« on: August 05, 2010, 01:58:08 PM »
Praise the Lort.Hmmm! It's not a small something. Well, actually, it all started a two day ago, which i'm in my house, so a small hungry is catching me, so i look in the house nothing much to chop only small plantain which i've not fried before. So, i tell myself to fry it and chop, as i'm frying that plantain so, phone ringing, so i look, it's a faring place, so i now run, which i reach there, it's my father which call, so i now say, father call after, plantain frying. I keep it. So now, i now turn around, as i turn around, all of a suddenliness everywhere in my house have turn to smoke.Children of God as i'm approaching, smoke is biging, smoke is just biging biging. It's a fearing thing o!, if it's you self, you'll fearing. So i now call on my God, i sing his sing which daddy say make we dey sing. The sing did not work oh! Smoke is still biging make i talk true. So i now call the name of Jesus three times. I shout Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! All of a miraculously, smoke start to be vanishing, to where? I no know. It's a miracle thing. Smoke start to small, small, small. Then, my plantain have burn to ashes. Hallelujah.But my main testimony today be say, i chop that charcoal and nothing happen to me

Jokes / Re: Joke of the day
« on: August 04, 2010, 10:06:41 PM »
 A family in Nigeria was puzzled when the coffin of their dead mother arrived from the USA , sent by their sister. The tiny corpse was so tightly squeezed inside the coffin that their mother's face was practically touching the glasscover.When they opened the coffin, they found a letter from their sister pinned to their mother's chest, which read dearest brothers and sisters,I am sending you our mother's remains for burial in Lagos . Sorry I couldn't come along as the expenses were so high. You will find inside the coffin, under Mama's body, 12 cans of Libby's corned beef and12 cans of  Luncheon Meat. Just divide it amongst yourselves.On Mama's feet is a brand-new pair of Reeboks (size 8) for Junior. There are four pairs of Reeboks under Mama's head for Tunde's sons. Mama is wearing six Ralph Lauren T-shirts - one is for Dayo, Roy and the rest are for my nephews. Mama is also wearing one dozen Wonder Bras (your favourite), just divide them among yourselves. The 2 dozen Victoria 's Secret panties that Mama is wearing should be distributed among my nieces and cousins.Mama is also wearing eight Dockers pants - James, please get one for yourself and the rest are for the boys. The Swiss watch you asked for is on Mama's left wrist, please get it. Aunty Ronke, Mama is wearing what you asked for - earrings, rings and a necklace; please take them. Also, the six pairs of Chanel stockings that Mama is wearing must be  divided among the teen-age girls there. I hope they like the colours.Your loving sister,NeneP.S. Please take care of finding a nice dress for Mama for her burial. (YOU MAY GO TO ORILE OR YABA FOR A CHEAP OKRIKA..) In case you need anything that I may have forgotten, please let me know as UNCLE IS NOT FEELING TOO WELL....

hehehe everyday for the thief one day for the law.

Jokes / Re: Dancing Traffic Cop in Nigeria
« on: August 04, 2010, 03:54:17 PM »
find happiness in whatever ur hand finds to do.

Jokes / Re: Joke of the day
« on: August 04, 2010, 11:55:40 AM »
.Boss said to secretary: For a week, we will go abroad, so make arrangements.Secretary makes a call to Husband: For a week my boss and I will be going abroad, so look after yourself. 
Husband makes call to secret lover: My wife is going abroad for a week, so let's spend the week together. 
Secret lover makes a call to a small boy whom she is giving private tuition: I have to work for a week, so you need not come for classes. 
Small boy makes call to his grandfather:Grandpa, for a week I don't have classes 'coz my teacher is busy. Let's spend the week together. 
Grandpa (the 1st boss) make call to hissecretary: This week I am spending my time with my grandson. We cannot attend that meeting any longer.  Secretary makes call to her husband: This week my boss has some work so we cancelled our trip.  Husband makes a call to secret lover: We cannot spend this week together, my wife has cancelled her trip.  Secret lover makes a call to small boywhom she is giving private tuition: This week we will have classes as usual.  Small boy makes a call to his grandfather:Grandpa, my teacher said this week I have to attend class. Sorry I can't keep you company.  Grandpa makes a call to his secretary don't worry, this week we will attend that meeting, so make arrangements.

Education / Re: Quotes of the day (QOTD)
« on: August 02, 2010, 02:17:41 PM »
: Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. - Temitope Olonilua


World News / Worst floods in a decade in China, 30,000 trapped
« on: July 28, 2010, 09:22:49 PM »

Education / Re: Quotes of the day (QOTD)
« on: July 28, 2010, 08:35:48 PM »
Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit.

- William James

« on: July 27, 2010, 10:45:11 PM »

"Dear Grandson,

The other day I went to a local Xtian bookstore in Ikeja and saw a 'Honk If You Love Jesus' bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy after a thunderous prayer meeting, so I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is and I didn't notice that the light had changed. I found that LOTS of people love Jesus. Why, while I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and when he leaned out of his window and screamed, "for the love of God, GO! GO!" What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus.

Everyone started honking! I just leaned out of my window and started waving and smiling at all these loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love. I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. When I asked your teenage brother in the back seat what that meant, he said that it was probably a Northern Nigeria good luck sign or something. Well, I've never met anyone from Northern Nigeria, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign back. Your brother burst out laughing, why even he was enjoying this religious experience.

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, I waved to all my sisters and brothers grinning, and drove on through the intersection.

I noticed I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and I felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared, so I slowed the car down, leaned out of the window and gave them all the Northern Nigeria good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks in this Lagos City!

Your Grandma"

Jokes / Re: Joke of the day
« on: July 26, 2010, 10:59:05 PM »
??RUSSIA: We were the 1st in space..
U.S.A.: We were the 1st on the moon.
Nigeria: We will be the 1st on the sun.
U.S.A.: U cant land on the sun. It is 2 hot.
Nigeria: We are not stupid. We will go at night.

Education / Re: Quotes of the day (QOTD)
« on: July 26, 2010, 08:32:36 PM »
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Give a woman microcredit.....,she, her husband, her children and her extended family will eat for a lifetime. --Bono

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