Why Many People Lie About Their Age?

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Is it lack of confidence that forces some women to lie about age?

To lie about something is wrong but  why do many lie about their age and feel happy about it? I was born almost six decades ago. If I look at myself, I see that I am still handsome, above all very strong.

The way I look inspires me so much that I am never afraid to tell anyone that I was born 1957. Whenever I am joining any social media, I never omit the day and year I was born because once you start lying over little things, it will become a habit to lead one to become a chronic liar.

I can understand that due to certain ailments many look older than their real age but if you are a normal healthy person, please stop lying about your age because it can ruin your reputation and shatter your confidence if someone finds your real age.

I remember asking a woman of her age and she asked me to guess. I said she is in her forties but what ensued warned me never to guess a woman’s age again. According to her, she is 27. I understood her reaction immediately, the reason women lie more about their age than men. I don’t know if women feel older than men, even when still in  their twenties.

Asking a man of his age is never taken as an offense but woe unto you to ask a lady of her age. They don’t take such questions likely at all. Many take it as an insult, shameful, or rude to ask of age. If you really feel proud of the way you look, I don’t think it’s necessary to lie about your age

A woman entering into a relationship may lie about her age for many reasons including lack of self-confidence but how is the situation going to be if he discovers your real age? These are some the reasons those who lie about their age must think twice before they lie.

Lying about your age will never make you look younger or older but rather builds your confidence. A man likes a woman because of many things. Even the way a woman may brush her could attract a man. Love is based on truth, sincerity, and honesty not age.

There are many ways to keep yourself beautiful and attractive. Instead of going to the gym to build your body in the right shape, stop drinking heavy if love alcohol, stop smoking if you do smoke and finanly reduce the quantity of the food you eat every day. Drug abuse, excessive eating, drinking and smoking always reduce your age by gradually damaging your health.

I hear people saying that “Life is short, so let’s enjoy.” There is nothing wrong to enjoy yourself but watch carefully what you eat and drink because what goes into your body makes you who you are.

Crack The Italian Fashion Code And Stand Out From The Crowd

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The Adorable Fashion World of Italy

I am not a fashion or menswear writer but felt compelled to write something about the way Italians dress because the taste of Italians in the fashion world is adorable and attractive. Why do Italians always look good than other Europeans? 

Living in Rome for three years, I didn’t only fell in love with the language to start speaking it in the possible shortest time but also took a great pride in the way the Italians dressed. Italians are fashion conscious, thus, where ever they are the smart way they dressed identify them even if you don’t know that the person is Italian.

Italian men and women are confident and comfortable in dressing. It seems they spend hours  dressing in front of the mirror just to steal the hearts of people but that’s not the case. In the fashion world, Italians don’t say ‘I don’t care.’ They take dressing very serious because it’s part of their culture.

Go to Belgium, Holland, England, the Scandinavia or Germany, it’s very common to see a man in blue jeans, wearing a black shoe but it’s very hard to see Italian wearing blue jeans and a black shoe. The men wear blue jeans and brown shoes because what you wear is who you are.

The Fashion World of Italians

Italian men love blue jeans and brown shoes and they are beautiful combination

In the fashion world, Italians always stand out from the crowd because of how they appreciate style. Could this be the secret many Europeans (Non-Italians) fall in love with Italians, their food or because Milan is the fashion capital?

You too can be elegant, just crack the Italian fashion code and stand out from the crowd.

10 Lessons One Can Learn From The Hen

Hen 2Patiently the hen sits on her eggs to hatch her chicks

  1. Good planning: She first lays enough eggs before sitting on them.

2. Discipline: When she starts sitting on her eggs, she minimizes movements.

3.  Sacrifice and self-denial: She physically  loses weight while sitting on her eggs due to decreased feeding.

4. Indiscrimination and generosity: She can’t sit on eggs from another hen.

5.  Faith, hope, and courage: She sits on her eggs for 21 days, patiently waiting even if they do not hatch, she will lay eggs again.

6. Sensitive and discerning: She detects unfertilised eggs and roll them out.

7. Wisdom, consciousness, and realistic: She abandons the rotten eggs and starts caring for the hatched chicks even if it’s only one.

8. Protective love: No one touches her chicks.

9. Unity of purpose: She gathers all her chicks together.

10. Mentorship: She can’t abandon her chicks before they mature.

Even the greatest teacher, Jesus, led by the Holy Spirit taught from the hen. ‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen.’ Luke 13:34.

Never ever give up your divine dream. Be blessed.

GREAT NIGERIA IS NOW A BROKEN GLASS NO ONE CAN MEND

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Early February 1980, Babatunde left Accra, Ghana, for Lagos, the populated city in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It was then an era when every young man wanted to go to this oil-rich country. It was like the Exodus, the mass departure of the Israelites from Egypt to the promise land. The oil boom had improved the economy, giving rise to employment in every field.

At one time, Nigeria is the largest exporter of groundnuts, cocoa, and palm oil. Petroleum plays a large role in Nigeria’s economy. It is the twelfth largest producer of petroleum in the world, accounting for 40 percent of Gross Domestic Product and 80 percent of government earnings.

Babatunde found himself a place to stay at Surulere, a suburb of Lagos, through the help of a relative living in Nigeria over four decades. Lagos is one of the most populated cities in the world. Looking for accommodation was just as hard and tedious as excavating te ground for gold. The city was very beautiful despite its filth. Lagos Island is surrounded by a vast body of water. It has the largest seaport, especially the Tin- Can port, then also Apapa.

The numerous overhead bridges connecting the whole city exposed the beauty of the country. For example, the Third Mainland Bridge right from Ebute-Metta to Obalende, both suburbs of Lagos, was a well-done job by the German firm, Julius Berger. In the city, wriggling through the crowded afternoon shoppers was what the pickpockets liked most.

The city was very beautiful at night; unfortunately, poor drainage system made life unbearable for its inhabitants when it rained. It was very common to see a single room occupied by seven or more people. Babatunde shared a room with four other men who had been in the country for a very long time. The four were working at the same place, the Apapa port.

Nigeria was a country with regard to foreigners, each one for himself and God for everyone. Don’t expect to be fed when luckily you have got someone to accommodate you, so most of the time Babatunde used to go out with them when they were not working. Thus, within a short period of his arrival, he had already become familiar with the neighbouring suburbs, such as Yaba, Orile, Ebute Metta, Eko, Ikeja, Edu-Motta, Palm Grove, and a host of other places.

Nigeria was at its peak and probably could be one of the richest countries in the world, with various jobs available in all fields. The economy was too good and the poor could afford everything like the rich with a bread worth 10 Kobo on the table. The exchange of the dollar was somewhere between 45 to 65 Kobo. A ticket of four hundred Naira could provide your round trip to Europe and back.

Around the music shops, the competition between musicians Sunny Ade and Ebenezer was heavy, as the fans of King Sunny Ade and Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey fight to establish supremacy.  I (Babatunde) got a job as a driver to a politician, which paved the way for me to drive the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo through the principal streets of Calabar when the Unity Party of Nigeria was having a campaign in Calabar.

I met great people including Chief Ebenezer Babatope, UPN Publicity Secretary. Meeting Chief Obefemi Awolowo, the leader of Unity Party of Nigeria was a great experience. With him and chief Essuene behind me, I wouldn’t like to listen to their conversation, so I increased the volume of my reggae music. But Awololo told me to bring down the volume and I did. I travelled extensively throughout the states of Nigeria. Just guess, if your boss has nine cars including Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota SuperSaloon etc.

Nobody ever thought such a great country could fall on its knees beyond recovery. Like a broken glass which can’t be mend, Nigeria at the moment is beyond recovery. Poor governance and corruption have crippled the economy of the  country to the extent that the common man lives with hopes and dreams. I don’t know any head of state who has a magic wand to pull this country which was once better than many European countries out of this economy storm.

Extract from the book Road Of Agony

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The Pride Of Our Generation As Obedient Children

Hap 3A happy Ghanaian woman and child: Art work by Peter Asare

We are in a generation of disobedient children comparing to our time. We, the people born between 1940-1970 in Ghana, are the most blessed ones. We are awesome people and our life is a living proof.

While playing and riding rented bicycle, we never bothered to wear helmets. We played Oware, Ampe,  Kwaakwaa (Hide and seek) asosor, tumatu (Ghanaian games) and skipping rope etc, without thinking about television, video or computer games.

After school (those days, we went to school two times a day) we played until dusk but never watched the world (Television) by locking up ourselves in a room. We played only with our real friends, not with http://www.com friends.

If we ever felt thirsty, we drank tap water or stream water, bottled water didn’t exist but there wasn’t any Ebola or pneumococcal meningitis  We never got ill even after sharing the same juice or sweet with four friends

We were happy after our fufu, kokonte, etsew, ampesi. (Ghanaian dishes.) There weren’t any fried rice or ‘foes chicken.’ We ate rice and chicken only on special days. (Christmas, New Year, Easter etc.) Even then , we will go anywhere with our fresh chicken legs and wings in our hands, for everyone to know that we’ve eaten rice.

Nothing happened to our feet after roaming and kicking balls made of rags bare footed. We never used any health supplements to keep ourselves healthy. We used to create our own toys. Our parents were not rich but they never chased after money.

They just searched for and gave only love.They were proud to see us around them. These days parents are chasing after money and riches that they ignore the presence of their kids. We never used to share our emotions by using emoticons, DVDs, Play Stations, X-Boxes, video games, personal computers, internet, web chatting, but we had many good friends and communication was face to face.

We used to go to our friends’ home unannounced and enjoyed food with them. We never had to call them and ask for their parents’ permission to visit their home. Loving people were near to us, so our hearts and souls were happy. Hence, we never required insurance policy or fake spiritual support.

We might have been in Black and White photos but you find colourful memories in them. The ultimate is that we are unique and the most understanding generation because we are the last generation who listened to our parents and also the first that have to listen to our children.

I am proud to belong to that noble Generation.

20 Spiritual Gems For A Happy Life

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1. Like clouds and wind that bring no rain is a man who boasts about a gift never given.

2. If you find honey, eat only what you need, for if you eat too much, you may vomit it up.

3. Like apples of gold in silver, carvings is a word spoken at the right time.

4. Do not testify against your neighbour without grounds and do not use your lips to deceive others.

5. For the righteous one may fall seven times and he will get up again, but the wicked will be made to stumble by calamity.

6. When your enemy falls, do not rejoice and when he stumbles do not let your heart be joyful.

7. If you become discouraged in the day of distress, your strength will be meager.

8. Do not eat the food of a stingy person. Do not crave his delicacies.

9. Apply your heart to discipline and your ear to the sayings of knowledge.

10. For he like one keeping accounts. “Eat and drink,” he says to you, but he doesn’t mean it.

11. A lying witness will perish but the man who listens will testify with success.

12. Whoever stops up his ear to the cry of the lowly one will himself call and not be answered.

13. Wine is a ridiculer and alcohol is unruly. Whoever goes astray with them is not wise.

14. It is better to be poor and walk in integrity than to be stupid and speak lies.

15. The speech of the stupid one leads to quarrels and the mouth invites a beating.

17. The name of God is like a strong tower, into it the righteous one runs and receives protection.

18. Gray hair is a crown of beauty when it is found in the way of righteousness.

19. A wise son makes his father rejoice  but a stupid man despises his mother.

20. The truly wise woman builds up her house, but the stupid one tears it down with her own hands.

To The People In My Life

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Evil Is Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid

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Have you ever wondered why people who are kind and do good never fear any evil? Because when you have a genuine heart and free mind, you will walk in the shadows of death but you will fear no evil.

Politicians and many heads of churches continue to deceive people that money is what everyone needs to be happy, instead of peace and love. Thus; the love of money has brought untold violence and crime in our societies today, bringing fear and uncertainty among people.

Many enjoy committing crime because they think they have the power to do that, but in the long run, their lives end up in a way they aren’t expecting. The world is so cruel that one instantly becomes an enemy if they don’t join the evil things people do.

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32. Sadly in today’s society, the truth will put you into the biggest problem to find yourself in a very tight corner you may find it hard to free yourself.

Even though money plays an important role in the society, happiness comes from the genuineness of the heart. Do away with that jealousy, hypocrisy, hatred and cultivate the attitude of love and concern towards people you hate.

Normally, people want to be peaceable, honest, and kind. Why, then, do we often see violence, injustice, and cruelty? Horrific news reports are common. Everyone blames Satan for the destruction of the world. The question is: Who is the Satan? They are people among us.

The requirements for a happy life are few and simple, peace and security, loving friends and family. Good health, adequate food, clothing, and shelter. Above all the purpose in life and hope for the future.