Do not get your hopes up about this post. I am multitasking – replying emails as I blog. I suck at multitasking. My attention can only be steady when focused on one. I have just finished reading the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I do not know what took me so long to read this book.
We are just on the third of #UgBlogWeek and I cannot keep up anymore. The blogs are too many. Guys, thank you for blogging!
I can not seem to remember what it is that I planned to blog about. My notes have gone missing from the notebook. Or maybe, I did not even write anything down. Am I dreaming?
After reading the Alchemist, there has been a shift in the way I look at life. I have learnt that happiness is choice that I must make everyday.
I must read more. I have just picked up The World-Tilting Gospel by Dan Phillips. I hope to finish it before the week ends. This book was recommended by work colleague.
The #UgBlogWeek began yesterday and being a Monday, my desk was so full that I could not find time to post anything. I cannot promise that I will be faithful to a post a day. I am already a day a late.
When my desk cleared a bit, I got a few minutes to read some posts. I must say there are amazing bloggers who are sitting in silence. You must must be wondering about the title of this post. Well to be honest, I failed a better fitting one. There is so much pressure to keep up with this. I seem to be stuck here.
The poem here below was written a couple of years ago. It is all I have as we begin this week.As we come close to the elections, may our nation not turn to this.
As I entered this room,
All I smelt was doom,
A room so darkened with gloom
In a nation doomed.
The birds sing no more,
The wind blows no more,
The sun shines no more,
In a nation doomed.
The children have gone silent,
Mothers and fathers meet not,
My heart cries out,
In a nation doomed.
All I hear are gunshots,
My eyes are bursting to brim,
Because of the smoke-filled sky,
Mine is a nation doomed.
“The future is uncertain but the end is always near.”
― Jim Morrison
Today is World Food Day – an annual day of action against hunger. Every year on that day, people around the world come together for a common cause: to contribute to the eradication of hunger. It all began in 1945 in Quebec with the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to raise awareness and engage people in the fight against hunger.
Photo credit: World Food Day
Based on FAO’s research, 805 million people, one in nine worldwide, live with chronic hunger. 60% of these are women, while almost 5 million children under the age of 5 die of malnutrition-related causes every year.
In honour of this day, food ordering app hellofood launches “You Say. We Give”, a week-long campaign to encourage collective efforts and be part of this global movement.
From the 16th to the 22nd of October, hellofood will be collecting its customers’ wishes. One can choose between 5 stock food items (rice, beans, flour, sugar and maize) simply by commenting on the Facebook post. hellofood will donate 1kg of that on his/her behalf to the Elohim Child Development Center. If the post is shared, hellofood will double the donation. So, the more people speak, the more hellofood gives.
With one simple click, hellofood will donate one kilo of food to the Elohim Child Development Center. Giving has never been so easy. Join the global movement to end one of the most persistent universal challenges. Be part of the solution and make a tangible difference with hellofood.
Hellofood and its affiliate brand foodpanda group is the leading global online food delivery marketplace, active in 40 countries on five continents. The company enables restaurants to become visible in the online and mobile world and provides them with a constantly evolving online technology. For consumers, hellofood offers the convenience to order food online and the widest gastronomic range, from which they can choose their favorite meal on the web or via the app. hellofood operates in Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Algeria. Delivery Club operates in Russia. NetPincer in Hungary, Donesi in Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro, and Pauza in Croatia, Room Service in Malaysia and Singapore, City Delivery in Philippines, Food By Phone in Thailand, Koziness and Dial-a-Dinner in Hong Kong, Eatoye in Pakistan, and 24h in UAE. foodpanda operates in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Georgia.
About World Food Day
World Food Day is the annual day of action against hunger taking place on the 16th of October. It began in 1945 in Quebec and the last 15 years great progresses have been achieved: 40 countries have halved the proportion of people who suffer from hunger; the likelihood of a child dying before age five has also been cut in half, which means about 17,000 children are saved every day; and extreme poverty rates have also been cut in half.
“When we work to end childhood hunger, we are giving our love to kids who need it so much they will never ask for it.” Beau Bridges