Author Archives: Imisi

Stupid Ideas

“Ideas: they have a mind of their own; still, they try to make your mind their own” – Imisi Hi and welcome back to DeMeStified. Hope you’ve been up to great stuff in the time it’s been? They say every … Continue reading

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Snatch

“Don’t snatch; it’s rude and bad manners. Don’t you know your manners?” – Bethany [from the Book “In Comfort of Mary“] “Our planet is poorly equipped for delight. One must snatch gladness from the days that are.” – Vladimir Mayakovsky … Continue reading

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Never Forever

“Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts” – Alan Cohen Sometime this month, I stumbled on the story of a lady who’d just lost … Continue reading

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Sweet Surrender

“At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice” ― Maya Angelou “The greatness of the man’s power is the measure of his surrender” ― William … Continue reading

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The Pulse

“Why am I dying to live, if I’m just living to die” – Runnin’ [Tupac ft. Notorious B.I.G.] “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if … Continue reading

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Big Brother

“Which is worse: A lie that draws a smile or a truth that draws a tear?” – Defense counsel to judge [Miracle on 34th Street, the movie] Hi, and welcome back! Disclaimer: Today’s post has nothing to do with the … Continue reading

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Same Difference

Hi. Welcome back to DeMeStified.  Thanx for the very warm reception you gave the Terminal 8 series. Glad to have gotten that bout of silly out of the way. I had thought it’d be another while before the silly feelings … Continue reading

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Terminal 8: Executive Orders

Hi. Welcome back. This will be the last episode of the series. It was an absolute pleasure for me, getting to work with some writers I hold in high regard. I have to thank you too for staying with us. … Continue reading

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Terminal 8: The Great Escape

Hi and welcome back to #DeMeStified. My most sincere apologies for how late this post is coming. It was 200% avoidable this time; entirely my fault. I did something really silly that set the team back three weeks. I hope … Continue reading

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Terminal 8: Friend In Need

Hi, and welcome (back). Thanx for all the love you’ve shown the series so far. We didn’t plan for the break to be this long. Glad we can pick up from where we left off. Happy val’s in arrears. 😀 … Continue reading

Posted in 5-12 iMagInG, Anger, Cancer, Corruption, Crime, Death, Decisions, Determination, Devotion, Dreams, Family, God, Hard Work, Hope, Hospital, Naija, Nigeria, NoFilter, Nurse, Police, Resolve, Stereotypes, Terminal 8 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments