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Sunset on Mount Cameroon
As I wander around the world, I see myself lost in my thoughts while looking at the sunset on Mount Cameroon.The view is simply stunning and the memory to be cherished forever.
Ascending and travelling through life
Life is a wonderful journey. One must go through each day as if she was hiking : it is a mix of enjoying the sight and what life has to offer and effort to make it to the top.
mardi, novembre 06, 2012
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vendredi, août 17, 2012
jeudi, août 02, 2012
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
For I have known them all already, known them all:—
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;T.S Elliott
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samedi, juillet 28, 2012
Evans (1992) suggests the following as basic rights in a relationship for you and your partner:
- The right to good will from the other.
- The right to emotional support.
- The right to be heard by the other and to be responded to with courtesy.
- The right to have your own view, even if your partner has a different view.
- The right to have your feelings and experience acknowledged as real.
- The right to receive a sincere apology for any jokes you may find offensive.
- The right to clear and informative answers to questions that concern what is legitimately your business.
- The right to live free from accusation and blame.
- The right to live free from criticism and judgment.
- The right to have your work and your interests spoken of with respect.
- The right to encouragement.
- The right to live free from emotional and physical threat.
- The right to live free from angry outbursts and rage.
- The right to be called by no name that devalues you.
- The right to be respectfully asked rather than ordered.
samedi, juin 16, 2012
The quote I love the most, is the one from Jo (Joanne Bradmore) played by an astonishing Janet Jackson.
Save your "sorry.
" One thing I don't need are anymore apologies.I got sorry greeting me at the front door.You can keep yours.I don't know what to do with them...I can't even...I have to throw some away.I can't even get to the clothes in my closet for all the sorries. I'm not even sorry about you being sorry.
Here is an extract from: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, the original play from which the movie was adapted,
“one thing I don’t need
is any more apologiesi got sorry greetin me at my front dooryou can keep yrsi don’t know what to do wit emthey don’t open doorsor bring the sun backthey don’t make me happyor get a mornin paperdidn’t nobody stop usin my tears to wash carscuz a sorry.”
This modern opera really gives me chills.
Performers: Karen Slack, Andrea Jones-Sojola & The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
mercredi, avril 04, 2012
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Thumbs up to the fellow behind this initiative, great work and keep it coming :)
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dimanche, mars 11, 2012
mardi, février 21, 2012
"We can succeed only by concert.
It is not "can any of us imagine better?" but, "can we all do better?"
The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present.
The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise -- with the occasion.
As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew.
We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country."
|Abraham Lincoln, 1863|
lundi, février 20, 2012
- The Congolese Kingmaker is dead. The Economist's blog Baobab features an article regarding the sudden death of Augustin Katumba, a trusted advisor to Congolese President Joseph Kabila who was widely perceived as the "brain" behind the presidency.
- The return of Nuhu Ribadu, the pioneer Executive Chairman of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), who has been recently appointed Chair of the Task force for petroleum revenue. According to African Arguments, this move signals a will for Nigerian president to fight corruption not only in the oil sector but elsewhere. According to Jeremy Weate, the petro state - largely under the presidential and state governors discretion - is the "engine-room of corruption" that prevents any form of good governance by killing any good will at its roots.
"the underlying cause of corruption is the structure of Nigeria’s quintessential “petro” state. There are a number of characteristics of the petro-state we can point to. Firstly, it features a broken social contract in the form of a rupture in the relationship between taxation and accountability. Royalties and taxes paid by international oil companies are direct contributions to the federal coffers, by-passing the citizenry. As the government has no need to rely on internally generated revenue, it has no incentive to engage with accountability actors such as civil society organisations. It is therefore close to impossible to apply accountability pressure into the system of governance. In Nigeria ministers never resign."
- "Que peut-il ? Tout. Qu’a-t-il fait ? Rien." Bear is Cool quotes Victor Hugo's description of "Napoleon, le petit". Any resemblance?
dimanche, février 19, 2012
- le souci permanent de l'autre,
- la main sur le coeur qui veut que l'on partage tout et en premier lieu le savoir,
- le courage de remettre en cause les ordres etablis dont les plus durs que sont nos vies confortables.
Thanh, Kudos et courage pour ce combat digne que tu menes avec ce sourire espiegle et cet a propos subtil qui sont autant de signes chez les gens dont l'intelligence est un plaisir a voir mais surtout a emuler....
Leo Babauta makes in a recent post a praise for the "joy of quiet" as an enabler for meditation and soul-searching.
dimanche, janvier 15, 2012
Ca fait long !!! Happy New Year to my beloved readers and followers. Let's jump start this New Year with our good resolutions and my warmest wishes. I wish you to be endeared by your entourage, success in all your endeavors through sheer luck and hard-work. Last but not least, may you become even better at what you do best.
That brings me directly to the topic of my post.
What's the best way to develop your work life effectiveness? An open question for all of us. While browsing the web trying to look for some self-help books, I found on the Happy-Manager this quote from the Panasonic founder, Konosuke Matsushita:
Once you know what you like to do,
what you are good at,
then all you have to do is work hard at it.”
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