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|Culture / Re: The Official Isoko Thread! All Isoko People Should Post Here. by 1ofall(f): 12:38am On Nov 14, 2008|
Ewhe rhotor! (Kola don land oh!)
Owho no r'ewhe ze, oyeh re h'uzuozo ze. (He who brings kola brings life)
Ma re sie uzuazor?? (do we refuse life?)
Me te re 500naira no ro mo bo "support" ewhe na. ( I 'm supporting the kola with the 500naira in my hands)
(Kola does not stay alone on the plate, it must be supported before being shared.)
|Webmasters / Re: Could A Lady Have Actually Designed This Website ? by 1ofall(f): 6:08pm On Oct 17, 2007|
@nduaj, are you taking the mick? The colours black and white make it masculine? Ever heard of chanel
or the phrase, "little black dress"
|Webmasters / Re: Could A Lady Have Actually Designed This Website ? by 1ofall(f): 10:28am On Oct 17, 2007|
Nice site, love the simplicity.
Seriously though,how condescending can you get Tundewoods?!Is it that you think these are too complex issues to be handled by women?
If you want to commend the designer do so, but please don't be patronizing.
|Fashion / Re: Lipstick Brands by 1ofall(f): 1:24pm On Oct 05, 2007|
|Health / Re: An Innocent Life Wasted By Negligence Of Eko Hospital by 1ofall(f): 7:55pm On Oct 03, 2007|
Webjunior, I'm so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family.
Not a medical professional but if they were negligent as you believe then, they should be held accountable.
One of the reasons this does not happen in the western world is that the hospitals know they might be slapped with a lawsuit,
Maybe it is time Nigerian hospitals and doctors became accountable as such, when I hear of doctors in such cases, I wonder whatever happened
to "do no harm??!!"
Again, I am sorry for your loss.
|Webmasters / Re: Tired Of Websites That Ask You To Register Prior To Entering Their Site? by 1ofall(f): 12:27pm On Aug 31, 2007|
This is one of my pet hates on sites that sell stuff.
I HATE websites that force you to register to buy stuff, infact unless I really have no option, if you don't have a "just pay" option I will go elsewhere.
|Webmasters / Re: Where To Get Nigerian Stock Photos? by 1ofall(f): 2:47pm On Aug 22, 2007|
istock also have some, again the keyword thing.
What about subtle modifications to the pic to make it unique? Otherwise as long as it's from an online library , someone is bound to recognize it sometime!
|Properties / Re: Renting In Ibadan by 1ofall(f): 11:09am On Jul 10, 2007|
Haven spent last week in Ibadan, I've reckoned the better option would be commuting from Lagos as required.
Thanks again for your suggestions.
|Properties / Re: Renting In Ibadan by 1ofall(f): 11:00am On Jun 29, 2007|
Hi, I am looking for a one or two bed apartment, What are the details of what you have? I am looking for something near the teaching hospital or within easy access of it.
|Properties / Renting In Ibadan by 1ofall(f): 9:45am On Jun 28, 2007|
Does anyone have or know of apartment/flats to rent in Ibadan? Or know of any estate agents that cover Ibadan?
|Art, Graphics & Video / Re: Help With Flash 8 by 1ofall(f): 3:49pm On Apr 22, 2007|
I hope I got your question right,
Have you tried copying and pasting?I mean copy the frames of "doc-X.fla" into "doc-Y.fla", it will carryover its layers and all ,
Mind, you'll have to do some editing afterwards,
|Software/Programmer Market / Re: School Management Software! Anybody? by 1ofall(f): 12:47am On Mar 28, 2007|
Hi, I am not sure which school management you are looking for-Learning management, student record management or accounting, (if I missed it, sorry) Anyhow, If you are still looking, check out moodle for course management. It's opensource so you can get someone to tweak it for you if it doesn't suit out of the box. It doesn't handle financials though, You also have Atutor-another opensource though not as popular as moodle.
For student record management, the two I know of are banner, peoplesoft-these will handle registeration, and student info but not accounts as far as I know, and as for accounting, sorry, no idea.
|Computers / Re: Ubuntu Linux by 1ofall(f): 5:45pm On Nov 25, 2006|
Sorted after 2 more trials one of which corrupted or deleted my ntldr
anyway, it's done now.
|Computers / Re: Ubuntu Linux by 1ofall(f): 4:55pm On Nov 24, 2006|
Thanks adewaleafolabi, thanks for the offer, but i already have two cds of ubuntu,
my problem is that it just won't go past 55% when it installs.I have about 40gig which I reckon should be plenty.
I 'm thinking of trying another distro but ubuntu appealed cos I didn't have to mess with looking for drivers and all that, even for my network connections.
|Computers / Re: Ubuntu Linux by 1ofall(f): 1:35pm On Nov 23, 2006|
Mimoh_mi, I successfully installed ubuntu on my laptop and it worked fine, however, when I tried to install windows on another partition, it only saw the partitions with linux.
Anyway, I reinstalled windows and then went to install ubuntu(Iam using edgy) but it hangs at 55% and won't go any further, any ideas?? I've used the options of letting it install on the largest empty space, and manually configuring the partitions,
ps: I 've downloaded ubuntu 2ice so far as someone had suggested it might be a problem with the image I got, even though it installed fine when it was by itself.
|Career / Re: Why Nigerians Don't Get Jobs When They Apply by 1ofall(f): 11:34am On Nov 15, 2006|
Maybe Orikinla, but what's your suggestion?I think the OP meant this to be helpful criticism?And you really shouldn't be throwing stones,
Moi, I like the use of "reconcile" and will be borrowing it at some point
|Career / Re: Why Nigerians Don't Get Jobs When They Apply by 1ofall(f): 2:52pm On Nov 10, 2006|
Just to add,
The big words is certainly a huge NO-NO, also grammatical errors (use your spellcheck!!)
However, I'don't even get as far as looking at the cv if the cover letter does not catch me, Use your cover letter as an intro to whet the recruiters appetite, ie, tell her in a few lines, why your cv would be of any interest. I expect to see:
where you saw the job advertised or how you heard of it(mention the specific role, I may have advertised 10!)
Summarize your qualifications in 1 or 2 lines, if they don't exactly match what I want, tell me why I should still consider you. Do same for experiences, summarize/distill whats in your cv-could be just mentioning the roles you worked in and tell me how they relate to my requirements. All in all, your cover letter should not be more than about 400-500 words(It is an intro)
You don't even need to have a brand new cv for every role applied for but at the least, tweak it to reflect the requirements, emphasize the bits or your experience that reflect these,
|Business / Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by 1ofall(f): 9:48am On Oct 12, 2006|
I make and sell soap as a side gig. I specialize in soap for drier skin types and sensitive skins. I 've been doing this for about 2and half years now.
You can build a successful business doing it from home, you don't need any major investment in equipment,
In europe you have to have certification for your products and so it is important to do your research, I don't know if this is also the case in Nig, but even if not, you want to be careful that what you're selling is safe.
Luckily for you, raw materials/ingredients are at your disposal in Nig so you 'll have one major hurdle crossed.
As eol has suggested, research reseach and some more before you put your soap on the market. The soapdish forum is an excellent resource but be sure to use the search feature before posting queries else you could get flamed!
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Aquired Anti-nappy Syndrome. by 1ofall(f): 1:10pm On Sep 13, 2006|
"IMO when we chemically treat our naps, we are saying that what God gave us is not good enough. When we suppress our nature in order to look quote on quote good, we are in essence defying who we are."
This is sooooo true,
Drusilla,I think the secret to our hair is working with it rather than against it, I mean rather than trying to make it do what it isn't meant to do, we should concentrate on the things that enhance it, there's such a vast array of styles. Itfrom twists,braids, shake and gos /shake and nos, 'fros,locks, does take time to accomplish the more complicated styles(a understatement) but even a simple wash and go can look great! There's a guy who works in a few buildings from mine,he has a huge chunky fro, and it looks ever so sexy!! A mixed-race girl gets on the bus with me sometimes and she has same hair style(chunky for) with gold highlights, BEAUTIFUL! Look at the hair sculpture done using weaving and thread(ok, threaded hair might remind me too much of primary school!).
I've heard people give the excuse that afro hair does not look professional, utter bollocks!
The funny thing is most of the negativity I have met regarding my hair is usually from blacks. I was told in the African shop a few weeks ago that I didn't look Nigerian because my hair was not "done", I find it difficult to get the ladies there to braid or weave my hair because they insist I must relax it everytime and I won't,
I had relaxed hair in Nigeria but on ariving in europe the weather did not like my hair relaxed. it was either I got bald very quickly or keep the hair God gave me AS he gave me, not a hard choice,
Mrmayor, pls let's not go into the bleaching, where one can say the perming and nasty jerrycurls are just hairstyles, bleaching is precise, a desire to be lighter skinned, ain't no other explanation!On the guys, I think a man who does stuff to his hair hair has wayyy to much free time, might be biased but it'd be hard for me to take him seriously, except he is in the entertainment or showbiz industry,
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Aquired Anti-nappy Syndrome. by 1ofall(f): 11:38am On Sep 12, 2006|
Well, I am nappy and comfortable being so, and my hair is as nappy as nappy can be, so no spirals, simply coils and kinks I carry mostly afros and sometimes I braid, twist or weave it, It isn't a political or social statement for me, I just like my hair in its natural state, if anyone has a problem with it they can take it up with my GOD.
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Continental African Women, Are They Just silly Or What? by 1ofall(f): 11:25am On Jul 26, 2006|
Ninetofive…Oh I assure you I have read your posts, and as I said none of them gave any credence or substance to your assertion that continental African women are idiotic and silly. You only clarification of this was pointing at the young uns on this forum, when that was not good enough, You moved on to addressing "whiteworshippers" , and then on to stating that women on Nairaland had low self esteem issues,
It seems you just needed another thread to air views on race, which is fine as this part of the forum is about racism,etc, next time, just make your subject /title reflect your interest, so those of us not interested in getting into futile arguments on race can walk on by.
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Continental African Women, Are They Just silly Or What? by 1ofall(f): 2:47pm On Jul 25, 2006|
Exactly!! As a continental African, it would be "silly" of me to allow anyone make such a generalization and not ask them to explain themselves, which NineToFive has failed to do,
re sig, thanks Skidoc, I try to remind myself of that even when the monster stares me in the face!
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Continental African Women, Are They Just silly Or What? by 1ofall(f): 9:11am On Jul 25, 2006|
NinetoFive, Low self esteem is not necessarily self hatred, infact the two are different issues, and you certainly don't help someone with low self esteem by calling them silly and idiotic, As has been said before, a good proportion of the female audience on NL are teenagers(under20) and their posts reflect issues that affect them, methinks you might be taking them a wee bit too seriously.
I agree with Skidoc calling you sexist because your brothers are guilty of the same "crime" but only the female "culprits" seem to be getting your wrath, surely you can see how that would be interpreted as sexist??
I am really sorry that you've had what must be really terrible experiences but do bear in mind that many others have had same with us. I am not downplaying these your experiences, all I am saying is don't make generalizations based on them, they are not fair to anyone,
As for the beyonce/JayZ issue, I haven't got a clue , and MJ, all I can say is- he has mega-issues!!
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Continental African Women, Are They Just silly Or What? by 1ofall(f): 11:46am On Jul 24, 2006|
@NinetoFive, Don’t make empty apologies…
Skidoc hits the nail on the head when he says you are sexist….why do you not have a problem with the guys who are doing same “white-worshipping?
Your original issue was self hatred…now you are on about “white-worshipping”, I still haven’t got a clue how any of this translates into the theory you have about African women all being silly and idiotic.
Mamaput has summed it up nicely in her posts about the female audience here, her daughter’s current interests…etc…FACT: the kids live in a euro-centric environment, most of the idols are white…instead of whining…provide black idols!
You say the white man is a devil incarnate…once again a huge generalization, but then you complain when they generalize about Nigerians on their forums
I have only skimmed thru the posts but have to comment on one…@Drusilla….the whites are teaching their children their take on history…why are the blacks not doing same…do we really expect them to do it for us?? They don’t teach black history in school? Then teach it at home…we really have got to stop complaining about them empowering their own and neglecting ours, and do it for ourselves,
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Continental African Women, Are They Just silly Or What? by 1ofall(f): 11:13am On Jul 21, 2006|
You post is offensive ….There are far better ways you could have phrased your issue… there’s no need to be rude!
“All the things that comes out of the mouth of our women sounds so IDIOTIC,”
I 've got a question for all you AFRICAN WOMEN, do you think you look cool by sounding so silly?, only a very very few women ever make any sense in these Nairaland,”
Such as what precisely?? Without any examples from you, I cannot comment on that…so moving on….
“one disease that is very common with African Women is self hatred, if you so much hate yourselves, how do you expect people to have any respect for you, can somebody tell me what's is going on.”
African women ….self hatred You must be joking! Are these the same women who can be differentiated from the black Americans by the way the hold their head high?? The ones with the attitude problem, right?? Are these the same ones who figure they are worth sooo much more that than a brother could possibly offer them(not my opinion…just reading from another thread http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-18081.0.html)
Whatever problems African women have…self hatred is not one!Vanity yep certainly…but that is an issue that goes far beyond race.
Without knowing the dynamics of beyonce and Jayz’s relationship how could you possibly conclude it was to do with her “acting white” and by the way hasn’t she got white roots…her mum is mixed race or so isn’t she….AND most importantly , beyonce IS NOT continental African!Last time I checked she was Black American, but then I am not too up to date with MTVnews.
I won’t go so far as to say you are racist but I do suspect you might be a teensy bit ignorant at the least.
|Computers / Re: I Am Bored: What Else Is There To Do On The Internet? by 1ofall(f): 11:55pm On Jun 27, 2006|
Here's some to keep you busy for a while.
http://www.fasco-csc.com/index_e.php start with the crimson room
|Fashion / Re: After M.a.c Make Up What Else? by 1ofall(f): 3:31pm On Jun 27, 2006|
Another range that suits darker skin really nicely is the becca range, I used iman until my local counter closed, and then I found becca. Prescriptives is also good as they can mix blends specifically to suit your skin.
For lipsticks I tend to stick with mac and nars,
|Health / Re: Hereditary Diseases And Marriage by 1ofall(f): 11:00am On Jun 27, 2006|
Asthma is hereditory as are many others even more serious and debilitating, cystic fibrosis
Adoption or insemination might not be wide spread in Nigeria(I wouldn't say they are in Europe either or America, just that people are more open about them), but they are options, just not advertised by those using them, and I assure you it isn't an easy decision by those who decide to go down that route.
What about the conditions whereby a pairing is not needed, should you stay away from say someone whose family has a history of , say asthma for eg , (or substitute your own e.g) because you don't want to have asthmatic kids?
All I'm saying is , you can't change your genetic makeup, so don't limit your options to only one-coupling with someone who is perfect(as far as you can see/detect)
|Health / Re: Hereditary Diseases And Marriage by 1ofall(f): 3:04pm On Jun 26, 2006|
I think it is often easier to discuss these matters objectively when you are not a concerned party. Truth is, until you wear the shoe, you will NEVER understand just how it pinches. , I mean the shoe as in either be a carrier of such a condition or the parent of the child born with the condition.
All I can say here is what I might do in this situation…knowing myself , I will not want to risk having a child with this condition…I’ve never been much of a gambler. If the relationship has gone so far as to be discussing marriage, then we would have to explore our options and adoption would be my first choice….as I don’t think I’d want to leave “Mr. Right” it's hard enough to meet him! …what if I did and down the road I met “Mr. I go manage am” and we found I was incapable of having kids? Or that we had and the child had some other inherited condition previously undetected? Story go come get Y-leg,
|Art, Graphics & Video / Re: Photography Lovers In The House by 1ofall(f): 8:51am On Jun 23, 2006|
Nice work guys, my favourite so far are loneman and sister, keep 'em coming
|Fashion / Re: Cornrows (Hair Braiding) In Nigeria by 1ofall(f): 9:54pm On Jun 15, 2006|
Who was it that said -what is in a person's head is more important than what is on it(or not as the case may be!)
most hairstyles mean different things in different cultures, and nothing in some, so what's the fuss??
Shebi rasta/dreadlocks denote madness in some places? and in some cultures it is related to tradional worship, nothing to do with christianity.
As for the homosexualism and homophobia that is engulfing Nigeria, well, we no sabi where dey pain us na im make us dey pursue smoke!
|Family / Re: Would You Pay Your Children For Chores They Do? by 1ofall(f): 2:36pm On Jun 14, 2006|
It would seem most people on this thread are not quite getting the question, you aren't paying the kids for the chores as in , for doing their share in the house, the OP is asking about things for which you would pay other people, (If I am wrong, correct me!)
My mum had a small business when I was in school, during the hols, when I ran errands for her to do with her business, during holidays, her assistant was usually home with her own kids so there was a vacancy, I was soooo proud of the fact that I had "earned" that money!
How else are your children supposed to learn about "money" if you don't teach them
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