Some of my favorite quotes

“If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in character. If there be beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home. If there be harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there be order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.” - Confucius

“Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.” - Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer

“Democracy, like liberty, justice and other social and political rights are not given. They are earned through courage, resolution and sacrifice.” - Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'” – Anonymous



Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Variety is the spice of life

My life is all within a 2km (i.e. about 1.25miles for my American folks :-) radius – from home to school and back… Everything that happens to me is in one of those places. I wake up in the morning, take my bath, go to school – a 3-minute walk – work there for some hours, attend some classes, and then I’m back home in the evening. What a boring life!

What would I do differently if I had the chance? Go visit interesting parts of the city perhaps (a car of my own would definitely help), hang out with friends that are not in the same cycle I’m in (I don’t know any such people in this city :-)… some variety in this boring and hectic cycle I’m in.

My chance seems to have come though – I’ll be traveling to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with family! Yippee! Finally I’ll get to eat correct efo riro and pounded yam with all the required orisirisi inside :-), amongst other “wonderful” things. I’ll make the most of the break and really rest, and hopefully come back very well charged and ready to take on the challenges of my boring cycle for the next 3 weeks of school.

Variety is definitely the spice of life…

2 comments:

Aloma said...

Pele, You should migrate to houston and enjoy all you are missing.Here is home away from home!

Zoltán said...

Bash Babe, are you saying your 2 km circle is boring? For me, this small place which is called Steiner House is a source of fun all the time. Of course it is not home but a lifelong experience. And whenever you wanna leave your circle let me know. I have a car and some weird destinations. :)