Sunday, July 24, 2011

There's a book for that...too!

Dear Diary,

Enjoying a mountain view of the best the Prairies has to offer in this meek city of Calgary whilst I keep an eye on my departure gate. My flight was scheduled to leave for 6pm last gaze at the clock indicated that it was 6:03pm,still no plane….no pilot. As long as I tread the soil of Toronto tonight, I have no complaints but that is only because I have really good company.

During my family visit to Calgary, I lay hands on a relationship book titled “Things I wish I’d known before we got married” by Gary Chapman who happens to be the same author of the amazing book “The five love languages”. To tell you the truth, I only started reading this book30-flight-delay-minutes-ago but I am already in awe of the truths that exist between the covers of this skinny unassuming book.

It throws more light of the truth that love alone isn’t sufficient to keep a marriage, teaches you of the love languages everyone needs to possess and how to find your partner’s , that toilets don’t clean themselves , apologies is a sign of strength.

The little lesson I thought I’d share today is that, just as there’s an app for almost everything now, there’s a learning resource for every problem or obstacle you will ever encounter. As I read books, I’m reminded that there is absolutely nothing new under the sun..whatever obstacle I face now has been faced by some other person and some have handled it quite well and put the solutions in a book.
Are you faced with a relationship trauma? A major decision to make? a dilemma in your finances? Stay assured, There's a book for that...too!

Yours in knowledge
Bourgy Babe /boogyee beib/

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nothing To Lose

This is a story i culled from a forward.

Bill Gates organized an enormous session to recruit a new chairman for Microsoft Europe. Five thousand candidates assembled in a large room.Bill Gates thanked all the candidates for coming and ask those who do not know Java program to leave. Two thousand candidates left the room. Ayodele the Nigerian man says to himself,"I do not know java but i have nothing to lose if i stay, I'll give it a try"

Bill Gates asked the candidates who never had experience of managing more than 100 people to leave. Two thousand left the room, Ayodele says to himself, "i've never managed anybody before but i have nothing to lose if i stay,what can happen to me?" so he stays, then Bill Gates asked the candidates who do not have a management diploma to leave. Ayodele said to himself, "i left school at 15 but still, what do i have to lose?" so he stays in the room.

Lastly, Bill Gates asked the candidates who do not speak Serb-Croatian to leave. 498 candidates left the room and Ayodele says to himself "I have no idea what Serb-Croatian is but what do i have to lose" so he stays and eventually he finds himself with one other candidate, every one else had left the room

Bill Gates joined them and said apparently you are the only two candidates who speak Serb-Croatian so i'd like to hear you have a conversation together in that language.

Calmly, Ayodele turns to the other candidate and says "Wahala dey o!" the other candidate answers "Oga na wa o"

Bill Gates: "You are both hired"

Lesson: You lose nothing by trying