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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

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Hello world

Are you thinking of what to be doing this weekend? Then make us a priority this Friday?

Wait what?

Yeah. Other writers and I wrote some plays and they would be performed on Friday!

Yes! This Friday, baby!


The theme of this festival of plays is An African Walks into a Voting Booth, and it is hosted by the Accra Theatre Workshop.

At where?

Nubuke Foundation.

Tickets would be sold at the gate. It starts at 7:30pm.

Come and let’s watch how Ghanaians behave during the elections.

See you there! Don’t miss it!


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The Other Side of a Writer


I recently finished reading one of Roald Dahl’s books; The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More and it made me fall in love with his writings more. The first Roald Dahl book I read was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and I was amazed at how he could make our imaginations travel.
In Lucky Break (How I Became a Writer), which is part of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, he described a writer he met; C.S. Forester. He wrote

………..there are two distinct sides to a writer of fiction. First, there is the side he displays to the public, that of an ordinary person like anyone else, a person who does ordinary things and speaks an ordinary language. Second, there is the secret side, which comes out in him only after he has closed the door of his workroom, and is completely alone. It is then that he slips into another world altogether, a world where his imagination takes over and he finds himself actually living in the places he is writing about at that moment. I myself, if you want to know, fall into a kind of trance, and everything around me disappears. I see only the point of my pencil moving over the paper, and quite often two hours go by as though they were a couple of seconds.

I wanted to scream at Roald Dahl and tell him YOU ARE SOOOOO RIGHT, ROALD!!!! Because what he wrote was very true. You see writers as ordinary people who wear ordinary clothes and live ordinary lives in an ordinary neighbourhood, in an ordinary house and speak an ordinary language.
But, let him be in his room alone. The room where he writes, and give him a pen and paper. He is completely in another world. Words are floating around his head, but you cannot see it.
I experience that a lot. When I get overdose of inspiration, I fall into that trance.

Any other writer who has experience that?


P.S. Don’t forget to vote (Details on the image below)


Monday, 12 September 2016

Dreaming of You ft Selena Quintanilla


Hey world!

How is your day/night/whatever time you are reading this?

Last month or so, I watched Selena. Selena is a 1997 biographical film about the life and career of the late singer, Selena Quintanilla-Perez. Jennifer Lopez played the role of Selena in the movie.


After I watched La Bamba, I read that there was a similar movie like it, and thus how I got the movie, Selena.

I used the handkerchief as I watched the ending. It made me cry like how the La Bamba movie made me cry. I do not know why old movies with sentimental endings make me cry. I am yet to watch a modern movie with sentimental endings like this.

Over the Rainbow is one of the songs I recognized in the movie and We Belong Together, a song I heard and learnt from the La Bambamovie. The song I fell in love with and added to my playlist was Dreaming of You. It’s a very romantic song to play before you go to bed.


La Bamba and Selena have a lot in common. The characters were both full of life and made happiness their main priority, apart from their music career. They also died when they were rising in the music industry and were very young. They are both true stories. The only difference was, Ritchie was killed in a plane crash while Selena was shot by her best friend.


They both end in a very sad way, but they teach us one thing. They made the people around them happy.

Look for La Bamba and Selena to watch and thank me later.

Late at night when all the world is sleeping
I stay up and think of you
And I wish on a star
That somewhere you are thinking of me too

'Cause I'm dreaming of you tonight
'Til tomorrow, I'll be holding you tight
And there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be
Than here in my room dreaming about you and me



P.S. Don’t forget to vote (Details on the image below)



Wednesday, 7 September 2016

The Millennial Young Adult Moments


Hey world!

One raining day, I was bored, so I began to look at my old photos. Well, they weren’t really old photos. Just the ones I began to take after secondary school.

How time flies!

I completed secondary school in 2012. The photos were mostly from 2013, especially when I moved to a new town all by myself. Well, it has not been easy as I thought it would be. I thought you would move in, make new friends, find your church, live life comfortably and that was it.

Well, it is not not not not not like that. How we wish, it was like that.

As I was looking through the pictures, I smiled. Some made me shed a tear, some made me laugh out loud, some made me to ask, when this picture was taken?

Some pictures made to feel grateful. Some made me to pray and say, Take me back to that moment and many other emotional stages I went through by just looking at pictures.

After going through all the pictures (or at least, half of them), I was thinking about life. You know, we belong to a generation where we are always holding phone and learning from the internet. We do not sleep early. We make mistakes. We laugh while there is no one around us (Hint: We just read a funny joke). We are from a generation where there is too much pollution and fake foods. Most of my friends and I are millennial young adults who aren’t married yet, so we are supposed to enjoy this millennial lifestyle as young adults, or else, before you realize, we are 60.


I always believe in capturing moments, I believe in going to the beach and running away from the waves that kiss the beach sand. I believe in having fun, so that we tell our children stories of our lives, including the being naughty aspects, so that they would know that, they are not alone and we were not perfect when we were their age.


Have fun being a young adult, who is being exposed to the wicked part of life and write your stories. 

Don’t worry, there are good times too.


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The September Conversation


Hello world!

I told you in my previous blog post that I will blog today. So here is it.

I have news to tell you.

Firstly, I want to tell you about a play that would be stage and written by me. Can you believe it??? I was super excited that, my play was selected. More details would be coming up on the blog and all social media pages.

Secondly, I have been nominated for Ghana Tertiary Awards as Most Influential Student Blogger/Writer. To vote for me, text P6 to the short code 1762, and tell your friends about it. Share the photo too. Thank you in advance (Thank you).

Student Teaching Internship starts this month. I am anxious about it, if you ask me.

Currently

Needing a hug. Yeah, it’s true oo.

Thinking about someone. An elderly person I knew.

Enjoying Spanish music.

Reading the Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and six more by Roald Dahl


What are you currently doing?

Monday, 5 September 2016

Ummm…hi?


Hello world?

Reader: OMG!!! You are around???

Me: Umm. Yeah? I dey.

Reader: Oh ok. We haven’t read anything from you from more than a week.

Let me explain.
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And I have no explanation.

Well, it just that in the beginning, I told you that I was experiencing some frozen creativity. Then back to school posts did not even show up on the blog that much. And this and that and this and that.
But do not worry. The blog is still alive.

I apologize for the absence of kelewele date last Friday.

We shall meet tomorrow ok. A new post is coming up, because I have a lot of things to write about and tell you.


See you tomorrow.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Throwback Thursday: 2015 Back to School Posts


Hello world!

Since we are in the back to school season, there is a roundup of back to school posts I wrote last year.
Have a read guys. You could still get some ideas and inspirations from there. There is nothing like an old idea.

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Enjoy. See you next week :)