Monday, 28 August 2017

Thanks to the mirror for revealing to us our physical appearance only | By Precious Deji-Omolere

This is no fiction. 
"interpret in English",  my pastor said to me , "What?", I retorted within myself. I sat beside him and silently interpreted the prayers to him, interpreting is not that easy, kudos to interpreters! After the meeting, this guy in suit with a fair skin colour and  a countenance of that of an Igbo guy finally said to my pastor "ese ma" meaning thank you ma. Oh my! Did he just... ? Everyone was surprised that this guy doesn't only understand Yoruba language but could even speak fluently, and in fact he was a Yoruba guy. "OMG, with all the grammar I blew, why didn't he say anything that he actually understood us and stop the drama?" I thought within me again. 

Well, he actually closed his eyes throughout, probably he didn't know about what was happening, but he sure must have heard all that I said. All because he dressed differently, no one bothered to ask whether he understood us or not, he was obviously looking different from everyone else. The environment we were was actually of a mixed language, that prompted the pseudo judgement. 

Samuel Butler in his word said "Let us be grateful to the mirror

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Virtuous Ladies, Virtuous Leaders. An interview with Oluwuyi Opeyemi

It's so great and exciting weekend to talk about Ladies, yeah! This is a virtuous lady herself. Read through the interview and be blessed, motivated and inspired. 

Precious HLG : Can we meet you? 

Oluwuyi Opeyemi : My name is Oluwuyi Opeyemi. I am a final year student at Osun state university, studying Biochemistry, I make hair, though not full time and am also a gospel music minister.

Precious HLG : Talking of the virtuous lady and things generally surrounding the girl child or the female world. In times past, the girl child or female child was denied education, it happens in some part of the world still. What do we call that?

Oluwuyi Opeyemi : Well, I will call it ignorance. An English

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Golden Residue | Short Story by Precious Deji-Omolere

California, being the most populous state in the US turned to be an irony for my own family. When my dad told me we were relocating to California, my mind went down to Los Angeles like a straight bullet. My heart jumped out of my mouth when dad finally released the missile, we were to relocate to Coultervillle. It was not such a highly populated town and I hoped it was not going to be shoddily boring.

It turned out to be a backbreaking work moving our chattels down to our new residence. We did it all the same. I realized it was cool after all. I then consigned to grave my unending pique, I had made up my mind to remain dead to everyone in the house until dad was forced to get our ass off this old-called-new residence. I promised my late mum not to leave the house until I was married, being the only child. If not, I could decide to leave the house myself.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Teaching and the Student's life. An interview with Lawal Ayodeji

Good day everyone, it's another interview with someone passionate about academics and the success of students academically, read through, it's worth giving your time to. Click this button if you missed the last interview.

Precious HLG : Can we meet you? 

Lawal Ayodeji: My name is Lawal Ayodeji Adewunmi a.k.a comrade spirit. By profession, I am a food engineer but my passion is teaching and I have decided to channel all my energy into it.

Precious HLG: Why do you love teaching, what's your inspiration?

Monday, 14 August 2017

What Can I do? | Set your passion into motion. By Adisa Gbemisola

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The question in the heart of anyone who wants to be independent and does not like office jobs or want side jobs that can fetch money is; "Which skill can I learn or what business can I venture into?" My cousin asked me some days back about what I felt he could do and I was unable to provide the answer he needed. I felt someone else might be facing the same challenge so I worked on it, here are some skills suitable for ladies and gentlemen. 

 1. Bead making/ knitting
 2. Sport viewing centre
 3. Petty trading: it might seem like so many people are into it, but look around and see if there is something they are not selling or you think they sell but you can improve the packaging? Go for it! 

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Drumming. An interview with Fafioye Emmanuel on HLG iWEEKEND

Good morning famz. It's another weekend, thanks for your feedbacks last week. I hope you're enjoying your weekend? This day on HLG iWeekend, I bring a friend, older brother too. He's a wonderful person. And most importantly, he's a drummer. So we are talking about drumming, let's roll it. 3, 2, 1, 0...ACTION!

Precious HLG: Can we meet you?

Emmanuel: My name is Emmanuel Fafioye, a graduate of Earth Sciences (Geophysics). I do music and lots more.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

On The Verge Of Bonding | By Precious Deji-Omolere

An atmosphere of love mixed with the chilly December Saturday morning breeze and smell of fried meat which took over the ever fresh fragrance in the mansion of Mr. and Mrs. Dozie. It was a weekend they all have been waiting for as their daughter Angela would be getting married.

The previous day. Chukwuemeka, the groom-to-be who was also from the same town as Angela had been up and doing to ensure that his wedding leaves a trail and traces of perfection and one of those highly praised wedding.

His uncle, Solomon, who was the closest relative to him had also took part in the task effortlessly and nothing less than perfection won't be taken.

Monday, 7 August 2017

4 Reasons Why You Should Not Rush Into Anything.

Rush, according to Merriam-Webster means 'to move forward, progress, or act with haste or eagerness or without preparation'

Has it ever happened to you before that you were already late for work, school or any appointment and really needed to eat your breakfast. As the clock kept ticking,  you wolfed down your breakfast which was of course very hot. So you drank a cup of water and set out. Only for you to later discovered that you had burned your tongue, you would  most probably notice this after some minutes or an hour. 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

"Writers are born and made...Writing is a job..." with okhuoya Godwin Temitope

Good morning friends. I'm so excited this weekend to bring a friend on this platform who is a writer and whose writing is a motivation to me personally. He is such a hardworking and passionate writer and I truly love his work. You'd enjoy this interview. Remember there are principles that works for every field and career, so read through, you'd surely see something to hold unto.

Precious HLG: Can we meet you?

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Disguised Headhunt, Short story by Precious Deji-Omolere

“I hate Mondays.” Isioma would always blot out her sour resentment towards weekdays, pointing fingers to poor Mondays as the beginning of another ‘work, work, work’ as she would habitually say. Isioma works in a medicine store as the payee. She was always as busy as a one-armed paperhanger, glued to her desk from 08:00am to 06:00pm. She sometimes sneaked out  to have lunch or go gossip with her room mate who also worked in a fashion designing shop close by . 

She stopped this sneaking around attitude of hers one mild Wednesday when she assigned one of the sales girls, Adora who was one sandwich short of a picnic when it comes to money matters. By the time Isioma was back from the what turned to an unfortunate trip, the Christmas chicken had burned from down to up.