Connecting The Dots

Collecting my many interests as I move along the journey of life

Teach me how to breathe without breaking

adebolarayo:

Teach me how to breathe without breaking
I am tired from holding myself straight
from trying not to inhale too deeply
lest air stab me in the chest.
I am tired of trapping soul in blood and bones, so
teach me quick,
I am running out of breath.

It can be very tiring at times. It is allowed to be tired. But we need strength so that we don’t tire out.
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What do you keep in your wallet? Where do you keep your wallet? on Flickr.

What do you keep in your wallet? Where do you keep your wallet?

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Fourpoint by Sherston Hotel. #vscocam #vscoarchitecture on Flickr.

Fourpoint by Sherston Hotel.

#vscocam #vscoarchitecture

Green Land 

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sadbrazilians:

Yes, its really happening.
This too shall pass.
Sadness.

sadbrazilians:

Yes, its really happening.

This too shall pass.

Sadness.

Make Your Nokia X come alive with these custom launchers

The Nokia X is the last phone Nokia made before being transferred to Microsoft. Some thought that Microsoft is going to shut down the Nokia X project. That hasn’t happened yet. Instead, we have seen the release of the Nokia XL—a bigger version of the Nokia X.

You already got the Nokia X

You already have the Nokia X with you, but you want to spice it up a bit. You are one of those people that aren’t satisfied with the way things are and want the freedom of moving things around a little. Let me share with you how to get some cool launchers.

Nokia X Launchers

You do not need to root your phone to be able to install these custom launchers. One of the reasons the Nokia X is not looking like other Android phone is that Nokia introduced it’s own custom launchers.

SOLO LAUNCHER

You can cop the SOLO Launcher from the Nokia Store. I installed it and shared the image with a friend. He saw it and asked me if I rooted the phone.

To get SOLO Launcher to work on your Nokia X, you do not have to carry out any geeky task. It is as simple as ABC. Just download the app from the Nokia Store and install and you’re good to go.

SMART LAUNCHER

This is another cool launcher also available in the Nokia Store. It is 1.5 MB in size. On setup page, I was asked to choose my default apps—Web browser and call action.

MEDINA LAUNCHER

This is another launcher that I tried and liked.

Just go to the 1mobile market and type Launcher. (if you do not have the 1mobile market, you can download it from the Nokia Store). You’ll see a series of launchers that you can download and try. Do that until you see a couple that you really like. If it is only one you eventually settle for, that is fine too.

You don’t have to root or perform any geeky function on your Nokia X before you can customise it to really look pretty. Go on, knock yourself out.

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// I copped a new Tom Ford and changed my lens. #VisionsOpticals #oldopticalframefixed #IDontLikeWearingGlasses #GodsKingdomComeQuick #VeryComfy
humansofnewyork:

"Studying the brain is like working in a toy store. Nothing could be more fucking fun.""What do you think is the greatest weakness of the brain?""That’s a lousy question! I’m not answering it.""Why is it a lousy question?""What do you want me to say? Road rage? That we get pissed and shoot people? That the newest parts of our brain should have been in the oven a little longer? How’s that going to help you? If you ask a crappy question, you’ll never get a decent answer. You need to ask smaller questions— questions that give you a pathway to finding some pertinent information. The major advances in brain science don’t come from asking crappy questions like ‘What is Consciouness?’ They come from microanalysis. They come from discovering pertinent information at the cellular level."

Don’t ask lousy questions. Lol!

humansofnewyork:

"Studying the brain is like working in a toy store. Nothing could be more fucking fun."
"What do you think is the greatest weakness of the brain?"
"That’s a lousy question! I’m not answering it."
"Why is it a lousy question?"
"What do you want me to say? Road rage? That we get pissed and shoot people? That the newest parts of our brain should have been in the oven a little longer? How’s that going to help you? If you ask a crappy question, you’ll never get a decent answer. You need to ask smaller questions— questions that give you a pathway to finding some pertinent information. The major advances in brain science don’t come from asking crappy questions like ‘What is Consciouness?’ They come from microanalysis. They come from discovering pertinent information at the cellular level."

Don’t ask lousy questions. Lol!

yagazieemezi:

Be Inspired: Kechi Okwuchi

I remember the Sosoliso plane crash. I had only been in the United States for a few months and I remember my extreme devastation on receiving news of the plane crash that took 109 lives from us. 60 of them had been students from Loyola Jesuit College in Abuja and out of the 60, Kechi Okwuchi was the only survivor. With burns covering 60% of her body and over 75 surgeries later, Kechi’s story is one of perseverance and determination. I was lucky enough to carry out a phone interview with her. I remember Kechi’s voice for the first time. It was strong, deep and with a certain sweetness to it. I interviewed Kechi in 2011 on my first blog, but her story is worth telling again.

YTell me about the actual crash, if you may.

Kechi: The pilot announced that we were going to land in the airport in about 20 minutes and the plane started descending. I was in an aisle seat which is really unusual for me because I like the window so I couldn’t really see what was going on outside. Suddenly everything seemed different. We were going down way too fast. Someone in the back was shouting. It was a woman’s voice, “Is this plane trying to land?” When she said that, everyone started panicking. I looked to the side to my friend and she was looking really scared and I was probably looking just as scared.  So we held hands and tried to pray, but before we could even start to say, “In Jesus’ name”, there was this really loud, searing sound right in my ear and the next thing I knew, I woke up in the hospital.

YUnderstand that you don’t have to answer any of my questions, but how did you deal with the loss of your friends and the other people you knew on the plane?

Kechi: Well at that point when I woke up in the hospital, I automatically assumed that since I was alive, everyone else was alive too. I was told by the psychiatrist in the hospital 4 months later that I was the only survivor of all the students and only one of two survivors of the entire flight. I cried a whole lot. I was devastated. The first person I could think of was my friend Toke Bagru, the girl that was sitting beside me because she was my closest friend. She was the first person I thought of because she had been the last face I had seen before the crash. My mother was there with me the whole time, she’s my rock. She let me cry everything out. I still cry, but I don’t like the idea of being constantly sad about it. If I stay sad and constantly depressed, it’s an insult to their memory. I want to live my life to the fullest, not just for myself, but for them too. 

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Don’t confuse the Nokia X as an Android Phone

I have been using the Nokia X for the past 25 days. I started using the phone without expecting an Android experience. I was rather excited when I saw that many of the Android app I’ve used and loved works with my Nokia X.

Android apps work on the Nokia X

While Nokia X is not an Android phone like other Android phones out there, Android apps work on it. The Android apps that can work with the Nokia X are free apps and paid apps that have been submitted to the Nokia Store. Some other free apps can be downloaded to the Nokia X from third party app stores. These third party Android app stores offer free apps only. You won’t be able to get premium apps there or reclaim purchases that you previously bought through the Google Play Store.

Misconception of the Nokia X

Some perceive the Nokia X as being an Android phone. While, the Nokia X is built on the Android platform, it has been modified and customised by Nokia. This is the reason Nokia X is a different from other Android phones out there. You will not find Google Play Store on the Nokia X.

Makers of Android phones like Huawei, ZTE, Samsung, HTC and others make Android phones that works with Google Play Store. Xiaomi is a maker of modified Android smartphones too. 

The mistake some are making is that they are thinking once they buy the Nokia X, they’ll be able to do all the things that is possible with other Android phones that have Google Play Store, including the ability to retrieve previous Google Play Store Purchases. No, the Nokia X is a different kind.

Nokia X is a different Android kind

The Nokia X is running Nokia’s version of Android called the Nokia X. While some Android apps are compatible with the Nokia X without changing or modifying the app, some won’t work unless the app creators modifies it. Nokia provided the Nokia Store with an array of apps that can be used with the phone. What you shouldn’t expect to see with the Nokia X is Google Play Store. App developers who want to sell premium apps will have to submit them to the Nokia Store. It is only through Nokia Store than you can get premium apps that are available on the Google Play Store (as long as the app developer(s) makes it available to the Nokia Store).

The Nokia X is standing out in the sense that, it is priced fairly, you can have lots of Android apps, use dual SIM and have a solidly built hardware that won’t need fixing or crack/break from falling down. 

For me, the Nokia X reminds me of my Nokia 3310 (O jabo ko fo!).