To have everything you spend your money on monitored and tracked by the government is getting into dangerous territory here. Already, the Chinese government deducts points from citizens who buy alcohol because most Chinese citizens now use Alipay to buy everything. In a way, allowing the government to know everything we buy is a rather scary scenario and has rather ominous Orwelian implications. Are we then to become wards or children of the state so that the state decides what we can and cannot purchase with our hard earned money?
The way graduate school is, most people are loners because we are inundated with work that require us to be hermetic. My friends were basically hi hi friends here and I started to lose my sense of purpose. Coupled with the incessant negative news in the US media (especially the wanton killing of black folk), I literally felt like there was no point in living.
The Jones Quartey Building is barely a five minute walk from the Political Science Department for someone with the strides of a 6 feet 2 basketball player so Mo never bothered to pick the shuttle on this commute. On days he was running late to class however, he made sure to squeeze a cedi... Continue Reading →
“I have been holding this in for so long. I think we will make a beautiful couple. I know I am not peng and all, but I still think we will be good together. See eh, our conversations are effortless. I can easily confide in you. We gossip about stuff. Our vibe be jerh! You... Continue Reading →
Over a year ago, I bought a second hand camera and decided to start photo blogging to while away time. It was six months after graduation and I had decided to use that year as a gap year so there was ample time at my disposal. When I first bought the camera, I knew next... Continue Reading →
It’s just another day. Nothing special. Cynics of New Year celebrations always repeat this statement whenever the proverbial curtain is about to be lowered on the year. In all honesty, there is a lot of truth in that statement. Because when you think about it, there is nothing different about 1st January 1, 2018. Maybe... Continue Reading →
In junior and senior high school, teachers were very strict about rooting out Pidgin English from the student populace. Most student handbooks spoke extensively on the non-allowance of this grammar simplified form of communication. If you were ever caught saying “charle I dey go chop”, you were more than likely going to get 6... Continue Reading →
Facebook has this thing where it reminds you of how not so cool 16 year old you was (that’s if you are a 90s baby who started using Facebook in its earlier days). Facebook memories would humble you. On a day when you are feeling yourself, you’ll be reminded of how far you have come... Continue Reading →