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Mentally Lazy?

Happy New Month!! 🎉🎉
It’s a lovely Friday evening here in Abraka and I’m chilling in my room and listening to old jams. My phone is still plugged to the socket at 100% (because 99% is not 100%. Feel me?) and I’m drinking Sprite. In fact, all is good in the world.
See, I keep saying this and I’ll continue. You guys who actually text me to ask when my next blog post will be up, you don’t know how grateful I am. I’m a lazy writer but you’ve not given up on me and you’re always so patient. You’re the real MVPs and I cannot thank you enough.

I usually have a lot of stories to tell because I’m always talking but today words fail me. I mean, where would I start from? Is it the annoying weather here in Abraka? I can write an essay on how the weather always brings it’s A-game. I mean, if the sun wants to shine, it will make sure that there’s no difference between your face and roasted corn. It doesn’t even rain cats and dogs over here. The correct term should be elephants and gorillas.

It’s a tortured smile instead of a sun-kissed picture

Meanwhile, I’ve taken out these braids and I’m back to default settings.

Can’t embarrass anyone I care about

Another issue on ground is the fact that I haven’t decided on what my project topic will be. I don’t even understand because I was very sure that I had an idea of what I wanted my project to be about. Lately, we started learning about research and I’ve just become confused and undecided. I’ve just been observing some of my course mates that have gotten their project topics approved and I’m like these ones are the real 400 level students smh. God knows that Oseruona is already tired and at this point, all I can say is:

I cannot even stress myself because I’m tired of thinking about getting my degree and dropping out at the same time. Mental stress is real stress, trust me. After thinking like this, someone’s child will start reasoning hot starch and Banga soup.

This brings us to today’s random thought.

The other day in class, our lecturer asked a question that was totally unrelated to our course of study. It had to do with Physics (or was it Chemistry?) and nobody in the class could answer. Personally, I wasn’t even reasoning the question not to talk of the answer because I’ve never attempted Chemistry or Physics in my life. ”Wetin concern me” was a mood that hour. Our lecturer got tired of waiting for an answer and just shook her head while saying ”you students are mentally lazy”. Ha! Me, Oseruona Oluwaseyi Asak mentally lazy? God forbid. 😂😂

As the lecture progressed, I was still thinking about what she said and I actually realized that she had a point. Who said that your knowledge had to be limited to your course of study alone? I decided to check myself and I quickly ran to my WhatsApp status to say that

It didn’t end there, guys. I kept pondering on that phrase. She had a point. Maybe she wasn’t expecting us to give a correct answer but she expected that we would have an idea. As Mass Communication students, we’re often told that we should know something about everything and everything about something. I do not think that your knowledge should be limited or confined to a particular field.

I’ve realized that people tend to be comfortable with what they know without making any effort to learn more about the world. People no longer read like they used to. They don’t seek more knowledge and they’re fine with it. It’s sad actually, really sad. A lot of us have various means of sourcing for information but we’re often not abreast of the happenings in the society and are often ignorant about issues that do not concern us.

Being mentally lazy means that you’re not able to use your God-given brain to think. Nobody says you have to know everything but imagine being in the midst of people and you cannot contribute meaningfully to the discussion. Imagine being asked a question and all you can say is ”I don’t know”. There are times that you’d be totally ignorant about the situation at hand but imagine if it keeps happening all the time! For example, I’m not a football person but I can identify different teams from each other to an extent, I know what a red card is and I also know Ronaldo and Messi. (Lmao I’m already feeling like one football coach 😂).

Anyways, there is absolutely nothing wrong with getting knowledge. It helps you in one way or another. There is nothing wrong with learning and there’s nothing wrong with reading wide especially if you have the opportunity. One cannot keep living in ignorance. Learn to expand your horizon. It can only do you good.

I will stop here because I’ve suddenly become hungry. Please push yourself harder and never limit yourself. The sky is not even the limit. It could be your starting point. Don’t be lazy for any reason, be it mentally or physically. There’s so much knowledge waiting to be grabbed. God bless you, dear.

Love,

’Ruona ❤️

P.S:

What will I have for dinner nowww? 😩

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THINGS YOU WOULDN’T FIND IN MY IT REPORT

Hello, my people!! How are you doing? Great? Thank God. I’ve been here and there, you know? Trying to put myself together for resumption. As you may know, I’m a final year babe now so all has to be in order.

Appreciate the incisors of a final year babe

I started writing this on my way to Delta State while listening to Easy by DaniLeigh featuring Chris Brown and I was supposed to edit and publish as soon as I arrived but I had to clean my house and I was so tired by the time I was done. Anyways, I continued writing this on my bed the next day while my roommate, Juliet was making funny noises in her sleep.

I tried to publish immediately but apparently, WordPress had other plans. I got so mad and uninstalled my app. Well, I’m editing now and giving you the gist.

My IT report was supposed to be due on the 26th but it was postponed till the 30th. I was so happy because on the 25th, I wasn’t even close to being done. It’s not like I’m lazy or anything (at least I had written my acknowledgments and I also had an idea of what the table of contents will look like). Plus writing here is so much easier and I had to give you the inner scoop. By inner scoop, I basically mean what I learned during my internship or industrial training as it’s called. I have a feeling that it’s going to help one or two persons and I don’t just mean intending interns.

Here we go..

So, my IT was a nice experience and I met a lot of new people but I will not lie to you and tell you that every day was great and fulfilling. In fact, there are days when I dreaded going to work. On some days, I totally skipped work. This brings us to my first point:

Punctuality is hard: I mean, how do people do it? It was easy at first when I was enthusiastic about starting but mind you, that was when I was still young and full of life. Yes, three months ago. I tried and tried and tried and then I couldn’t keep up. I know it’s because I always got home late tho’. The times I left the office at exactly my closing time are not so numerous. Anyways, these are excuses.
Despite the fact that work can be stressful, it is very important to be consistent and being punctual is key to being successful in a work environment because it helps you to be organized and in tune with activities in the office.

Office people can be frustrating: Yes, I said it. Members of staff will annoy you or insult you and you won’t be able to reply because you’re just an intern. See, there was a point that I thought I would choke. One thing I realized tho’ is that as a person if you keep taking things to heart, you’ll keep on hurting yourself. I feel that there are some things that should just be overlooked. I’m not saying that you should allow people to take you for granted. God knows that I didn’t allow it to get that far because I’m the last person that will be the subject of ”see finish” but I had to be respectful no matter what. I tried as best as possible to have it at the back of my mind that I was only there for a period of time and I didn’t have to bring out the Warri spirit in me because people were watching. So I tried to endure because I didn’t want to leave on a bad note. I’ll give myself a 6/10.

If you have read up to this point, I hope you get what I’m trying to do. I’m trying to give solutions to issues that plague interns sometimes while trying to share my own experience. So, point number three:

IT Supervisors should be called messiahs: The week after I was supervised, it was just as if I didn’t have anything to prove to anyone again. Like, my supervisor literally came to save me. I started taking days off by myself without taking permission from work. I totally became lazy and uninterested. At first, I was feeling good until my industry-based supervisor pointed out to me that my performance had dropped. I felt bad because it was as if everything I had been doing was just for show and now, my true colors we’re coming out. A lot of other things were involved in my deteriorating performance especially the fact that I kept reminding myself that my IT was just 2 units but you see what I said about consistency? Take note of it because it matters a lot.

Funny enough, if you don’t want to work nobody will force you: It’s true because you’re a boss. Intern or not. But what will it profit you to come to the office and press the phone or watch movies throughout? I realized very early that because it is an office environment, the members of staff are often busy. In order for you to learn, you have to put yourself out there and ask questions. My dad always says that you can’t go wrong if you ask. If you say you just wanna come to the office and chill, nobody will disturb you but how will you acquire the knowledge you’re supposed to get? Most people will say that going out of your way to ask questions or volunteer to work is over sabi but the same “over sabi” nature was what enabled me to be able to go out for two Vox pops and file a news report that the editor used (and even added a byline) in my first week. It’s one of the things I’m proud of and do not regret because whatever it is you learn, no matter how small stays with you.

Las Las, I still left: I used to remind myself that I wasn’t there permanently especially on days when I started feeling like a staff (like the day I was given a Nigeria Info T-Shirt) but I wanted to be remembered. I don’t know if I will be but I tried as best as possible (tho’ I lagged behind during my last three weeks) to leave good memories behind. I also learned a lot and left with a lot. I met new people, made new contacts and friends and the thought of knowing these people makes me excited about the future.

Now, I’m just going to say that it was a great experience but I’m sincerely glad it’s over. I’m still contemplating if I would want to be working from 8-5 in the future but at least there would be pay.
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with Cool Fm, Nigeria Info Fm, and Wazobia Fm. Shout out to my Uncle, Aro Leonard for making it happen.

Proof of Completion

Juliet was still asleep by the time I finished writing and I tried to convince myself to sleep too because I had been up since 3:20 am. I don’t even know why. Also, I was trying to make my blog posts short but as you can see, I didn’t exactly succeed.
Thank you for reading my IT report. As much as I would love to tell you that I’m done with my main IT report since tomorrow is the 30th, I’m yet to write my summary and recommendations. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to write the real one.

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

P.S:

You know that feeling when you want to give someone gist and you’re not able to and you start feeling like it’s stale? Well, that’s the feeling I’ve been having since the 26th. I don’t want to feel that way again.

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Social Media Sef!

I promised myself that I’d upload every week. I promised myself!! I’ve been asking myself “what’s wrong?” for the past three weeks. The funny thing is that I don’t know! Or maybe I know why I haven’t been able to publish since. I’ve been overcome with some sort of brain laziness (if that’s even a thing).

It’s just that when I thought about writing, I’d just become weak. I have so many drafts that I couldn’t complete and I can’t even explain further but I sincerely want to appreciate everyone that checked up on me and asked about the next time I’d publish. The fact that you look forward to my blog posts means a whole lot to me.

I also want to appreciate two very special people that encouraged me and motivated me to write again. I love writing but it’s easy to get discouraged if there’s no one to encourage you. The last time something like this happened, I couldn’t write for three months. So, shout out to Molayo!! We started talking recently but I just mentioned the problem I was having to her and she was so encouraging, I almost cried. You can check out her blog Here. I’m also sending a shout out to Chidinma ThankGod. On another day when I wasn’t feeling motivated, she sent me this:

This hit the right spot!

So, all these being said, I would like to welcome you specially to another episode of “random thoughts by Ruona”. I know I’ve been out of it and if you’re still mad at me, you can state my punishment in the comment box but remember that God said we should forgive 70 times 7 times and I’m really sorry 😫

I’m drying tears 😭

Today however, I just wanna say that SOCIAL MEDIA CAN KILL SOMEBODY!! Yes dear, it’s a random rant today. I will not even start with the fact that social media burns data. I now use 1 gigabyte in a day. Me that hasn’t blown yet. Smh.

Just look at what I’m talking about.

But that’s not the point I’m trying to make.

So, it’s hard being a social media user especially on Instagram and Twitter (I don’t use Facebook for personal reasons) because you see a lot and it’s often hard to deduce the real from the fake. I often say that pictures lie and I believe it because on social media, people only post what they want you to see. At one point in my life, I used to compare myself to what I saw on Social media a lot! I know that majority of teenagers and youths tend to compare themselves to what they see on social media despite the fact that they know it’s fake. Most times, it’s done unconsciously and honestly, it’s not easy because I remember one time when I deleted all my pictures on Instagram because I felt that they weren’t good enough. It was some sort of inferiority complex.

Now, I upload selfies with my pimples 😂

Nowadays, people try to fit in on social media not minding the costs. It is now common knowledge that if you don’t post a picture wearing skimpy clothes, you won’t get as much likes or engagements on your post. So, imagine me, Oseruona Asak, wearing undies and posing in a seductive manner because I want likes on my instagram page 😂😂😂 it’s funny but it’s not funny. This media craze is another thing entirely. Let’s talk about picture quality now. If you’re not using an iPhone or a good android phone with great picture quality, most people believe that Instagram is not for you. So, because I don’t have an iPhone now, I can’t post my pictures in peace again because nobody will like it? Now tell me why people won’t steal? You don’t know what some of these people even do to get all these phones. You don’t know. You don’t know how talented these people are in editing pictures. You don’t know if that house or car they’re always taking pictures or making videos in are really theirs. As far as I’m concerned, who no know no go know.

What about those ones that borrow for the media? Borrow shoes, bags, glasses, clothes, HAIR!! and in fact everything borrowable so they can slay on the gram? And the innocent ones that dunno what’s going on will be chanting “God when, God when” and God will be wondering why this one is asking when she’ll start borrowing. It’s a fake life oh. It is fake life!! Fake, fake, fake!! You don’t know what these people do to reach their slay on social media. You’d even find that you’re better than they are. I rest my case. Just be you. Instagram cannot control you, social media can not control you. Have you heard?

Okay, Let’s leave Instagram. How about Twitter? Someone will just tweet something and before you know it, people have insulted the person’s followers out of his or her body. Some of these tweets, these “gbas gbos” can be funny at times but there are some things that people should not say to another human being. I’ve heard about cases where people have suicidal thoughts because of things that were said to them. In fact, it’s cyber bullying. How would people stay in the comfort of their houses and start insulting a person’s physical features? Is the person God? Where are instances when I need them?! (Please if you can relate to this and you have examples please enlighten others in the comment box). Funny enough, some of these people that run their mouths on Twitter cannot talk to you on a normal day when they see you on the road. It is well brethren, it is well.

Hmm. I rest my case.

On another note, did you know that yellow has different shades?

Okay, one more thing before I drop my pen. I’m not going to say much on the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa because enough has been said. I’m just going to say that Nigerians deserve better and it is well. Jeremiah 1:19.

May God help us all.

Love,

‘ Ruona ❤️

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