Wednesday, 30 July 2014

14for14: last minute

The school where I am currently serving closed for the summer last Friday. Yay!! So I'm supposed to start chilling right? Well not exactly. My work just began and it has nothing to do with marking scripts and compiling results. I volunteer with an organisation every August to help disadvantaged students in developing their literacy and numeracy skills. This is my fourth or fifth year doing it and as a rule each year can only get better... So work dey but God is as always more than faithful :)!

There was a valedictory event of some sorts for the outgoing JSS 3 students on Thursday and the following are some of the things I learnt from the event:

1. It doesn't take plenty people to plan a successful event. I'm of the opinion that only the principal and her secretary planned the whole thing. I stand to be corrected but most of the staff were surprised by a lot stuff including the yearbook given to the outgoing pupils.

2. Students can undergo a complete 360 degree change when the music is turned on. I wish I could show you guys what I'm talking about. The dance moves were unbelievable! I really wish they could transfer a fraction of their enthusiasm to their studies. There are still a handful that have difficulty in reading and calculating basic sums.

The "he-pop dancers"lol!
3. The school photographer makes money!

4. It's the same set of students that get all the prizes. Its usually the first position in the class that gets the well behaved prize or the neatest student prize. Makes me wonder if intelligence is really linked to neatness and behavior...

5. Students are quite observant once it involves food or money! I gave out my food pack to a student who had been following me around that day and you can guess what happened next... Also the Vice principal sprayed some dancers money and that was how the next set of dancers danced until they got their share too.

Lol! July is almost over and I have succeeded in doing another Last minute 14for14 blog post! Next month I plan on breaking the trend :)

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Liebster Award

Guess what? A young and confused blogger (if you don't believe me read his blog here and see what I mean) nominated me for the Liebster blog award. Thanks John for this nomination :)! I enjoy answering blog tags, check out my 11 question tag post and my versatile blogger award post. So without further ado, I'll answer his questions, post mine and nominate 11 bloggers.

His questions:

1. What made you start blogging?
I have always loved writing so blogging (sharing it) was the next best thing. I found out about blogging in my final year from my room mate who called it her 'online personal diary' (won't tell you what it took to get the link to her blog) and I got fascinated with the whole idea.

2. Whats your real Full name?

3. What inspires you to write?
 People (in me, around me and the ones I hear about), life's experiences, the stuff my mind cooks up and a whole lot of other things.

4. Do you ever feel like quiting Blogging?
Right now Noooooo!!! Lol! but in the past I have considered it...Sad right? I guess I felt I didn't have the time. I was always trying to beat a deadline or the other and people weren't making it easy too. They kept over analyzing my blog posts.

5. Whats your most favourite post on your own Blog?
I'm sorry I don't have a favourite post i have favouritesssssss *tongue out*
Anyways, I like my post on my love-hate relationship with Okadas (click here) and the one about my parents here and here

6. What do you like most about the Young and Confused Blog?
I like the fact that it's not a stereotype blog. It's hard to describe the blog so everyone just goes with the flow.

7. What kind of person do I strike you as?
Aside the obvious, I think you are a nice person who thinks a lot about a lot of stuff. A real one who isn't afraid to be vulnerable once in awhile.

8. If someone asked to buy your blog for 500,000 Naira, would you sell?
Huh? No that would be selling myself short. Increase the offer and then I might be open to discuss *winks*

9. Whats the dumbest thing you have ever changed cause of a relationship?
My height. (I won't tell you what I did though :p

10. Whats is the most silly thing you recall doing as a child?
Using a scissors to cut open my brother's mattress after he found my trouble!

11. Can you tell us 1 of your secrets?
I'm not that into social media. I have a dormant Facebook account, not on twitter or instagram. 

P.S: I kindly ask all the nominees to attach a picture of themselves at the end of their  Liebster post, cause I have no idea what many of them look like.
Me :)!

My Nominees 

My Jamb Questions are...

1. What do you do?
2. What kind of music are you into?
3. What's one of the scariest things you've ever done?
4. What do you do for fun?
5. Describe your blog with a phrase.
6. Do you like to plan things out in detail or spontaneous?
7. What was your life like growing up?
8. Who in your life has influenced you the most? How did they do it?
9. What's your favorite joke?
10. If you could try out any job for s day, what would you like to try?
11. If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?

Looking forward to reading your posts :)!

(P.S: I had help with the questions from here.)
Oh lemme give some background info about Liebster award. It is an online blogging award given to bloggers by bloggers. Liebster is a German word that means "favourite" and "beloved". So blogs with less than 200 followers which inspire such feelings are nominated/given the award. *wide grin*