In doha, I was astounded to find women walking the beautiful and serene city streets at 1:00 midnight. I saw couples young and old holding hands walking the amazing Al Corniche street along the waterfront. I saw families with infants just leisurely enjoying a stroll at midnight. I saw women in full hijab exercising on the public exercise equipment littered on the beautiful street side. I saw women enjoying night out in the amazing Souq Waqif, some in hijab, others not, some smoking, others not. In essence, this was the most cosmopolitan city I have ever witnessed, especially at night.
Anyone who has ever played with a camera knows it is always better to take a picture when the subject is absent minded. This point is so self-evident that people actually fake “no-look” poses once they realize you are taking a picture of them. Ask any wedding photographer whether this is true and you will... Continue Reading →
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 →