Etin Obaseki
“A boy becomes a man in the same way a seed becomes a tree. The seed has to die for the tree to grow and the boy has to leave for the man to show.” — Me
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My Random Pre-Birthday Thoughts

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream.

One of my earliest memories is of my mother singing me this nursery rhyme while we were on an actual rowboat.

I once heard someone say "with age, comes wisdom"

I'm not really a big fan of growing up or getting older.

Life's a stream of memories, memories we have to leave behind while rowing further downstream.

If we don't leave them behind, we could drown.

I remember learning to swim. The lifeguard who taught kept messing with me, made me swim to the deep end as an unfit 13 year old.💪🏊

Some people are so important to you that you cannot properly articulate how much they mean.😔

I used to be really good with words (just ask anyone who went to secondary school with me😅)

Nowadays, I'm getting tongue tied so easily.😫

I always wanted to change the world. Still not exactly sure of how I'll do that (although, I think I have a general idea).😌

I always try to leave a mark where ever I go. Major problem, though, is that people forget really easily.

Just look at Joseph! Solved a terrible food crisis and saves a whole nation. A few generations later, even the Pharoah doesn't know his name, to talk less of the average Egyptian😣.

Nowadays, people I practically taught Chess now whip me left, right and center.😒. Just goes to show nothing lasts forever. (Also, why is there no chess emoticon?)

Rereading through this, I realise my thoughts are really, really random.

A "thank you" to the people who, despite this, still manage to put up with me. (Hugs and kisses to the ones I want to hug and kiss).

Sugar is sweet😂😂😂

Diabetes is also real😣😣😣

My messed up metaphors aside, I'm still not sure if I have a sweet tooth or not.

Shout out to The Baker (shugaddicts). But, why am Inot getting a cake?😞

I'm a big Shazam fan.

"Speak my name, Billy Batson"

I hear there's a Shazam movie soon.

I should start a real business.

And also get Little Mix's album.

I remember the Tree of Inspiration.

My poetry career never really got underway.

Being President was awesome. Won't matter much now, but it was awesome while it lasted.👑

I remember my Campaign Managers and how we went to every room in Peace Hostel canvassing for votes.💃

I never really liked chores.

Didn't help that I'm Left Handed. Had to learn to do them backwards.👓👔⌚

My dad taught me to sweep though.

He's also left-handed, so that was fun.👐

He bought me three really cool books once, Tom Sawyer, Robin Hood and Treasure Island.📖

Whenever I read a novel, my favourite part is reading the list of other books available from the publisher and imagining what they are like.

My Favourite Song Lyric has the word Faith in it.

In primary school, I was in Green House. I convinced my house mates that we were all Green Lanterns.💍

I'm sleepy.😪

Well, goodbye. 🙋

The next time you see me, I'll be a year older (technically, I'll actually only be a few days older, but this is more dramatic).😊

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