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VOF Week 3: (FREE FLOW)

Suddenly an innovation entered into the imagination of men, they created a device whereby everyone including gagged fellows could pour out their souls in a corner of their world and others are privileged to read their minds, though gagged. The minds of men cannot be imprisoned. The patriots clamor for freedom of information bill in Nigeria made a man stand in front of National Assembly of Nigeria for one man aluta, Freedom of Information bill must be passed.

Blogging is an ingenious way of pouring your opinions about a course you are passionate about in order to avoid mind rupture while protecting your sanity at the same time but the bold ones write in their blogs to fight against mind rupture, mind decay for stagnant water stinks. To flow freely is part of God’s plan for mankind, so that the Books in men became published in their blogs and explosion of opinions liberated minds from the prison of tyrants is the plan from the creator of blogs.

Pulse wire, a network of strong individuals who lift my soul, help me walk freely through challenges of life, I feel no shame to pour facts about me into the hearts of people who understand what I feel., I love writing about issues I am passionate about, that settled. The main barrier to posting to my blog is lack of internet connection; there are times I would have typed the stream of my consciousness into my old desktop with no card or light to post.

Working in the cyber café is very dangerous in Nigeria, the peace is not there as you are always on the lookout for policemen, who intermittently walk in to lock up or arrest suspected frauds, also, lack of privacy in the café which renders one susceptible to fraudsters. Electricity supply in Nigeria is a national epidemic with no solution in sight, purchased a small generator known as “I am better off than my neighbors” but it stopped working in no time.

I have bought a memory stick which has been of tremendous help, handy always in my purse, and people who believe in my vision do allow me to have free airtimes on their laptops. In all sincerity, securing a good job devoid of sentiments will surely solve these challenges.

The future is now, tomorrow is an opportunity that may never come, if financially empowered, will purchase a 45 KVA generating set and a laptop because I have a Pentium 1 CPU without a UPS that has no recent features can still serve me though it takes almost half an hour to boot, when it is on it comes up whenever it wishes, therefore, put it on, and move on with other household chores while checking on it intermittently to see if it has pleased its majesty to boot, you are all welcome to verify.

Comments

Araceli's picture

The future is now

Your words, Olutosin, are full of wisdom and courage. Knowing that "tomorrow is an opportunity that may never come," gives us very powerful tools to act now or even better, yesterday. I wish you can publish all you write, your entries are very powerful and moving. This semester I am using for one of my classes a book, published in the United States called Baghdad Burning and written by a blogger that calls herself "Riverbend". Riverbend lives in Baghdad and writes about her everyday life since the war in Iraq started. Her words are extremely powerful, like yours. In fact, when I read your journals, they reminded me to Riverbend's. If you can, visit her site.
http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/2004_04_01_riverbendblog_archive.html

Please, keep writing more and more. Your stories are a treasure for me.

Best desires and my gratitude.
Araceli

olutosin's picture

THANK YOU

I am grateful for your comments and promise to check out the blogspot. It is absolutely alright to work with a positive team, the people you associate with will surely determine how far you can go, they will definitely rub on you, So happy to associate with all pulsewire members.

Olutosin

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

ENIE NDOH CECILE's picture

NEPA

'National Embarassement and Public Annoyance' or 'Never Expect Power Always'.
I studied in Nigeria for four years and lastly visited Nigeria in 2007. I hear they changed the name of the power corporation but the old syndrome of NEPA is still evident.

My last visit, i felt so frustrated when for two weeks i couldn't check my mails. I sometimes wondered how you manage to post as frquently as you do.

My love to your family.

Chao

olutosin's picture

NEW NAME NOW

Yes My Dear sister, we have a new name now it is POWER HOLDING CORPORATION OF NIGERIA, Since they have this name, they have held unto power, we do not need to ask them to assist us. They hold unto electricity, the toic is for another time.

My prayer is to be able to buy a generating set, I am in dire need of it because for every urgent assignment , I will have to wait till late in the night for almighty Power holder or visit the cyber cafe which has bad reputaion in Nigeria, we go survive.

Thanks,

Olutosin

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

LauraB's picture

facing obstacles

Olutosin,
You are facing many obstacles- police and lack of power. With this, your determination to speak out is clear and forceful.
Showing your guts and passion, do you feel this growing? Your story is personal and compelling.

I grasped your personal story easily and was captivated to hear about yours and Nigeria's struggles. I read the first paragraph a few times before fully grasping it though because it was more abstract.

I look forward to reading your week 4 VOF and hearing all that happens for you in the future!

Warm wishes,

laura

olutosin's picture

STEPPING STONES

Dear Laura,

Thanks.
I always tell everyone I caome across that the challenges I have passed through can make others forget their dream in life but the more they come the more the inner strength compels me to pass over when I remember people who are waiting at the other end of the tunnel praying that I would not disappoint them, I feel the inner power to move ahead in the struggle, it is not a personal figt but a fight for women and children, it will be so devastating to back out now, T o hear from you is a step for the moving ahead. The more I read from them all, the more I believe this is the right channel, and I am on the way to setting some free.

With you all, I am climbing on the stepping stones undeterred.

Love you all,

Olutosin

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

mrbeckbeck's picture

Let it flow freely!

H Olutosin,

I really enjoyed this assignment for Week 3! Your image of free flowing water as the voice of bloggers world-wide made me feel refreshed. I like to think that PulseWire is part of that wave helping to cleanse our planet and bring much needed change.

I can relate to having computer problems and know how frustrating they can be! My computer cannot be unplugged for a minute or it dies...which is more annoying than you might think. I'm glad that you're finding solutions to your challenges, getting internet time from others, and using a memory stick!

Do you ever feel insecure in the internet cafes? Do you think the police might think you were a problem? I hope you feel free to let your voice flow....stagnant water stinks...I'll try to remember that myself!

All the best,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

olutosin's picture

RIVER OF WORDS

Hello,

Thanks for the comment. The internet cafes in my area are cash withdrawing machine for the police! they come in at any time to make arrests, it is actually not their fault but the Nigerians known as 419, most times, by my left is seated the Governor of Nigeria's Central Bank and on the right is the only authorised dealer of oil block, almost all in the cafe are swindling someone abroad of their hard earned money! They are frauds.

To convince others you are not there for that is another argument that can only be won by a lawyer, therefore I am always at alert when working there, I do not even like it at all. The psychological effect of it on me, thinking about the future of these jobless individuals will divert even the devil's concentration, I pray God swiftly arrest situations in Nigeria, that make men vulnerable to all sorts of mind blowing evil acts.

Thanks as we join hands to make the world a better place.

Olutosin

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

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