Happy Anniversary to all readers and subscribers to my blog.I’ve really been motivated not only by the comments I receive on my blog posts but also by other posts by bloggers on this platform. I want to use this opportunity to say I love you all and I hope to strengthen the bond we have in the years ahead.Keep the encouragement and criticism coming. I do appreciate them. To all those who’ve been concerned about me not putting anything here for a while, I’m back! And as usual, Happy reading!
” All of us do not have equal talent but all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents” Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalan
This specific quote increased my desire to set up a blog of my own a year ago. I always had a strong a strong desire to create a platform on which I would develop my writing skills and also educate those who would visit the blog.
My journey started back in class one when my dad inculcated the habit of reading in me. I will never forget my first voluminous and ‘picture free’ novel: Oliver Twist! My dad would make me summarise each chapter and then summerise the entire book upon completion. In addition, he would also make me answer comprehension questions, not forgetting the spellings and dictation sessions that followed. During those early stages of my educational life, my parents weren’t only keen on my reading and writing skills. In fact they were very much into seeing me developing academically. I recall reading my notes over and over in the Kitchen while my mum prepared dinner.She would engage me in what ever I was reading till dinner was ready and we would continue right after dinner while she washes the utensils. Only God knows how I hated those times! In view of that I hardly had the chance to play with friends or neighbours. Till date, most of my childhood friends claim I never had a childhood and would tease me by calling me “mummy’s son”. Mostly because they often saw me with my mum doing the reading while she cooked. But sincerely speaking my mum is very strict! You dare not test her patience and even though my dad is quiet softspoken like myself, you may find him different when it comes to disciplining his wards. Well, I guess my parents saw my potential in reading and writing even during those early days and decided to invest their time in helping me build it.I didn’t realise that untill I started showing much interest in the subject of writing and reading. I also thank God for they having my back especially when I started blogging. I remember when someone called them to tell me to put a stop to it or so because blogging would affect my academics and all that. You can just imagine for yourself! Meanwhile I’m just a part time bloggers who hardly blogs more than twice a month.
In junior high school, I started writing essays to be marked by my English tutor. This act widened my scope in the English Language as my English tutor was ever ready to spend time reading, marking and correcting my essays. Mr. Diatuo would occasionally read my essays to the entire class before he began his lessons and would also commend me on my essays.This continued even in the junior classes which made me feel uneasy sometimes. Over time, my other classmates started approaching him with essays of their own for him to review and through that quite a number of my mates also began performing very well in the English language.I recall one of those essays being put on the notice board when I got to senior high school. My junior brother even used my collection of essays when he was preparing for his exams into senior high school. I was blessed to have passed through him and I acquired a lot of knowledge especially in Literature which I still remember till date.When I was about taking my final exams before I got to senior high school, he told me he hadn’t only trained me for the exams but for senior high school and life beyond so I should hold on to his teachings while widening my scope and make him proud. With this I say God richly bless you, Sir.
Quite a number of people have propelled me into getting to where I am and I would want to use this medium to appreciate their efforts. To Samuel Parkins, 2014 Editor-in-chief ( Presec-Legon) who trained me into becoming the then Porter(2014) and eventually the Technical Advisor for Presec- Legon’s Editorial board in 2015. You’re a genius! To Kevin Kofi Koranteng( KKK) who’s been my mentor and motivator right from Presec-Legon, House 9 room 9 and same corner😂😂😂😂😂. God richly bless you ‘bruh’! Words cannot describe my depth of love and appreciation for you. He blogs on (http://theafroavatar.wordpress.com) and also for introducing WordPress to me! :). To Fredrica Amoako Atta, my reading companion in junior high school.Lastly, to 2015 Editor-in-chief of Presec- Legon , Samuel Owusu Ansah one of the originators of English language 😂😂😂😂😂”Brofo nana”. ( King of English ). He also blogs on ( http://www.thesobersamblog.WordPress.com).
God bless you all.The story doesn’t end here. There’s more to be learnt and done.
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