Bai Faal was a final year student at the American University (Gambia), who was fortunate to be given flight ticket to the UK by his school administration in order to represent the school in a conference. Bai decided to abscond into the UK in an attempt to pull his family from the ditch of poverty. Added to that, he also wanted to get what it takes to impress the lady he loved and wanted to marry. He successfully got the money, married the lady and flew her to the UK. Continue reading
I don’t know where the world is heading to. Everybody is growing busier, though that’s not my point. My concern is the alarming number of souls who are busy not for the good cause but on vain things. People need to reconsider and revisit their daily schedules. The likes of drugs, fornication, pornography, theft, blackmailing, adultery, just to name a few are not worth busying for. Today, unfortunately, most of the world’s population is engaged in one or more of these terrible acts. Continue reading
We have for too long showed remarkable endurance
Tired of seeing people evil enhance
Regarding us as a mere encumbrance
Looting our resources in favour of their extravagance
Yet, on their faces you see the exuberance Continue reading
I prefer being a banker
To just a mere gangster
Or the bad affairs minister
Or a reckless twister
Or the peoples’ monster
Or a demanding bloodsucker
Or a miserable troublemaker
Or evil deeds try to foster
I don’t want to be an agent for disaster
nor would I want to wrongly administer
I shouldn’t be the egoistic master
Who will his subjects fluster
And do nothing but bluster
And or bicker
Rather, I need to be enthusiastic backer
Who will be the peacemaker
Introduced as the truth speaker
But also the auspicious talker
Who is looked on as d great thinker!
If there is one term that is widely misused and abused in today’s generation, it is LOVE. People all around the world are so much accustomed to the word that they tend to confuse it with like, or admiration, and consequently cause a disaster to someone. For this reason, many have reached a level that they can’t completely love or trust anyone because it’s hard to tell who means what they say and who doesn’t.
Many people will just hook up with someone for the first time and declare that they love them, when in reality, it’s just an admiration. Then it goes to a point that the truth will surface and these people would want to correct the mistake when it is just too late, and ultimately lead to one committing murder or suicide. The disasters caused by love – or rather so-called love – cannot be overemphasized. The heart is surely designed in an amazing manner, and thus it’s only appropriate that it is respected and taken care of.
Naturally, everyone wants to be loved, but in most cases the love will never be there, though it will seem to be there. Today, I can’t say there exists no real love in relationships, but in most cases what exists there will shock any partner to his or her bones when s/he knows. That’s simply because one admired the other and in turn declared love between them, which is wrong altogether.
However, love when not confused with admiration can be very awesome. Having tangible affection for someone who feels the same can be nothing but amazing. Love is special and shouldn’t in anyway be abused. Love comes with respect, and should be treated as such. If there is any gift one should truly wish for, it should be the gift of love. Because with love, every other thing can fit in; and till eternity. Where two people are truly in love, you find that they become naturally happy and content.
Moreover, admiration is a mere temporary feeling which depends on circumstances in order to exist. It is similar to a like, meaning it can extinguish at any given time. This makes it valueless and untrustworthy. That being the case, it has landed many people into a dilemma since they can’t distinguish from temporary and permanent love from admiration.
Therefore, it will be wise to take your time before falling in for someone. Ask yourself whether your feelings are true and promising. If they’re not, set yourself aside and allow those with genuine emotions to go forth or else you’ll be a scar of regret and heartbreak in someone’s innocent life. Be conscious of your actions and learn to be merciful. Today it is them and tomorrow it can be you – so be careful.
Tha Auspicious & Muhamed Lamin Ceesay.
Yesterday, while I was returning from having a three hour Taxation exams paper, I had a short conversation with my cousin, which necessitated this post.
I was sitting down, my laptop in hand, when I said in a tone I didn’t intend to raise loud, Continue reading
Truth be told, if there is one person to be applauded for the awesomeness of the Mauritania trip, it should be the indefatigable, able and capable president of ECOMANSA, Mr. Sheikh Hydara. Today, I am confident to say that he has, beyond all reasonable doubts, proven to be reliable, hardworking and tenacious. He has earned my love and respect. He has demonstrated to be someone competent, proficient and masterly. Continue reading
However, I have observed that they don’t have the problem of traffic jam. The roads in Mauritania are just so wide and many, unlike the Gambia, where you have few major roads and therefore drivers have to spend hours just to cover a little distance. It suffices Continue reading
Being someone born and brought up in the Gambia, and never left his country, of course, would give an etch face seeing certain things that I’ve never seen before, simply because it doesn’t exist in the Gambia. Continue reading
After 2am, we left for the hotel. Everyone was very enthused and excited as it was an awesome outing again. When we got to our respective rooms, an emergency executive meeting was summoned. In the meeting, different speakers took turn to advise anyone who must have taken the phones in the name of jokes to return them as it was becoming too much a joke. At the end, nobody took responsibility. So, it was decided that searching would be done, but only in our room – the executive members’ room – and that the other rooms would be visited by some of our leaders to talk to them in order to pierce and melt their hearts.
My colleagues, who equally lost their phones and I weren’t allowed to go along with the leaders who went round to speak with the other delegates. So we sat in our room with high hopes that they were going to come back with good news. After what seemed eternity, they finally showed up. On their face, I could tell that they were chatting and laughing. But that changed when they met with my well refined question. “Have you found the phones?” I uttered in eagerness. 🤔🤔🤔🤔
Read out for episode 11
MY MAURITANIA EXPERIENCE
Cherno Abdourahman Bah