Hey 2009.

I must honestly say, you’ve been a very different sort of year. You’ve brought things into my life which I didn’t expect, and things that I didn’t think would be leaving anytime soon… I’ve said my good-byes to, and I guess they’re gone.



When you first began, I didn’t exactly lay out a lot of plans, didn’t write a seven point agenda of what my life in you was gonna be like, there was no plan to give a 100 day progress report. All I knew was that when you came to an end, I’d have achieved a few things, and I guess some of them…I have.


I’m a bit closer to God than I was a year ago, and I think I’ve learnt about my dependence on him…


I’ve lost a little bit of weight, and my capoeira’s better than it used to be.


My grades in school aren’t too shabby… [Real thanks to God for that]


I’m getting to understand that cantankerous old man I call my father, just a little bit better…and to me, that’s a heck of an achievement.


“She” and I are concretely where we need to be…


My friends, are still very important to me, and I think I’m just as important to them [I’d start mentioning names, but I know I’ll forget to mention someone and get yelled at, so I won’t call names. They sha know themselves….But, I absolutely have to give a shout-out to some of the new friends that you brought into my life 2009. Like Tolu Aiyegbusi, Dammie Adetunji [my BlackBerry], Tosin Owonibi, Melody Alabi, Yoyin Banks….



Through the good and the bad, in you I’ve grown. My eyes have been opened, and in some ways, my heart has been closed. I’ve learned to live and let live, and to love without caring; there’s nothing worse than losing a love because other people can’t accept it. I’ve learnt to accept the good; I’ve learnt to concede my faults. Defeat doesn’t mean I’ve been beaten, and I’ll grind hard till I get what’s mine [big ups Andre Blaze!!!]. Not everyone is worth the time you take out to worry about them, and holding on to anger over those kinda people is totally ridiculous. I’ve learnt [and I’m trying put into practice] that the truth is actually the best thing to tell. As Aurora Monyei always tells me; “The worst a person can do to you is beat you for telling them the truth”.



I’ve found strength I never knew I had, weaknesses that I thought were non-existent.

I’ve found my City Love, and believe me…She is crazy…Not Like Crazy kinda crazy but… You get the point…



We had a good run 2009. But then, all things must come to an end. I hope I’ll have an even better time with 2010, than I had with you…


Goodbye, 2009….


About The Capoeira Panda

Panda makes his home in the world of words and metaphors. In the hopes to be more than just a confused blogger, he currently works as the editor for an ecommerce company that was good enough to hire him, and lives with his flat mates & two imaginary dogs who get along just fine. He enjoys reading good books, writing, relaxing with his friends, & poking fun at his mother over the phone. When he's not doing any of these, he sometimes sits back and wonders why anyone expects to learn anything useful about him by reading this bio. View all posts by The Capoeira Panda

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