Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The busy life I live.

My life has definitely taken a new turn. I have got a seminar presentation on Friday and I have being avoiding making any presentations! I tried all my best to even gather my thoughts and read very well on my given topic but hmmm I am juggling between the compulsory mentoring sessions with the 8 other fellows, our visa application for the European Summit for Global transformation in Netherland which starts on Friday.

I am so busy that I have not even had time to call Sokari, Afrobabe, Parakeet, No Limit, Aloted to mention just a few of the bloggers that I am dying to meet. I have neglected my "Interview Thursday" not for the lack of interviewees but for the lack of coordination of my mind to think questions through. I never imagine I will ever have a tough moment with " Interview Thursday"! And what of "Cats on Tuesday"? To even upload the pictures of the beautiful cats I have seen here in London is tough.

I will try and maximize this post before running of for my next mentoring session by sharing the pictures of the 8 of us on the fellows as well as a picture of Lara, the unfriendly cat I met.

Can you spot Standtall out of this group of wonderful women from all over Africa? These are the 8 fellows on the fellowship.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Finding my footing- My first post in London

To say that I am overwhelmed would be an understatement. What with missing 2 weeks of lecture and orientation due to visa issue. Now, I am here in London rushing through everything and trying my best to acclimatise.

The weather isn't friendly to me as I am perptually cold. I was warned to expect the worst in January! Well, God, help me. I must survive. The cold aint the only thing I am worried about, I am worried about having much to do and thinking I have not even started!

I worried about always missing my ways to classes since I have lectures at King's College and London School of Economic [LSE]. I am always going the wrong direction when alone and not with the other fellows [ well, it will be fun to mention that some of the fellows too make same mistake]. I get lost contantly, I take the wrong buses a lot since I usually take the one going to the wrong direction as well. My fault, if only I can take time to study the bus map and direction and as questions!

I never have issues with the train though, I got good orientation with the trains both overground and underground with a friend. I am grateful for this. Yeah back to missing my ways to classes, it's funny how I will go round and round King's College basment in search of a class that is right in front of me! Well, it's actually not funny.

I am not sure that I miss Nigeria but I do miss my partner, my cats and my friends. They have got all sorts of stores that sell Nigeria food here so, I am not going to miss Nigerian food. I can't wait to grab some indomie noodles soon...

I am running off to outline my reading activities for this weekend and to see also the topic I am going to pick on my first essay of 5,000 words that is due for Submission on December 15th. One interesting mentoring session I had with the other fellows has to do with understanding security and what it means to us as individual and as citizens of our various countries. This was an interesting exercise as it gave me a new perspective about "security". I must now put it to you all. What does "security" mean to you?
My Passion, my focus, the change that I want to see in the world - is my propellent factor.

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