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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Is Life Really About The Survival of The Fittest?

Allow me to interchange between fittest and strongest as this is the easiest way I can explain what I'm about to share with you.

In evolutionary terms, it is a common theory that the fittest survives!
However, if this is true about everything then our world will be empty today simply because:

The strong will wipe out the weak

The stronger will wipe out the strong

The strongest will wipe out the stronger and 

In the strongest league, the cycle will continue till nothing is left.

In the bible, the wisest man that ever lived said 
"I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all" -Eccleiastes 9 V 11-

In my journey through life, I have come to realise that the survival of the fittest does work with other species to an extent but in human case, it is about the ability to adapt to situations spontaneously. In the toughest situation, the fittest won't survive but those that can adapt will.

As humans we have to spend our time wisely and take chances. We must also be open to respond to situations when time and chance happens. If you have anyone you look up to, observe their life closely. You will see that they are not where they are today because no one can do it better but because they took chances and was able to adapt spontaneously.

I hope I have been able to put my point across in a way that's easy to understand. Leave comments and questions below and share :).

-Kelvin Oba-

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Spotlight- Poem (Light, Camera, Action)

What are you playing at pretending you are alright,
holding on to a broken arrow that simply won't fly,
telling lies, putting on a smile to make it seem things are fine?

The make up cover the flaws, you are right.
Others fall for the fake smile but I stand!
I stand upright observing the cracks in your foundation.

You post uplifting status but your head is down,
You tweet like you are 'saved' but deep down you are lost.
You act like life is perfect but I see through you, secretly praying for the pain to go away.

These things make me want to ask who you really are.

Who are you behind the spotlight,
without the fitted clothes,
makeup, and heels that makes you tall?

Who are you without your virtual friends,
behind your close friends,
your family and everyone you can't live without?

Who are you when the music goes off,
when you get sober from the alcohol,
when the curtains are drawn, and when the light goes off?

Who are YOU behind the spotlight?



Sunday, 10 November 2013

Ying Yang ( 2 sides of a love story)

YANG
You are the only rose in his garden,
The most beautiful one he's seen.
You stand out so bright,
Very pleasing to look at.
Many roses might spring forth,
But you will remain the fairest and brightest of them all.
He will water you with love and affection,
To make sure you don’t wither away.
YING
Time have passed,
The day, replaced by night.
The ‘you’ she fell in love with is no more,
That ‘you’ is dead and gone.
The beautiful flower that was watered has withered,
Your evil ways destabilised her heartbeat.
The spring of emotions has dried up,
Her heart no longer beats for you.

Rememberance Day Poem (Heroes)

“On the roads they walked lies their dead body.
For the peace they fought for, their blood was shed.
The pain and agony they went through,
The touchy sacrifice,
The loneliness,
The shame and the persistence of our heroes yielded us victory.
The words they spoke,
The fight they fought,
The peace they sought and the precious life they lived
Speaks for them,
Even when the agony of death had shut their mouth at the going down of the sun
In the morning we shall remember these ones
And pray for their souls,
For they are our heroes
Through which the liberty of mankind was established.”

Excerpt From: Obareti, Kelvin. “Emotions and Belief.” Lulu.com, 2013-02-24. iBooks.
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Debate about the real owner of the breast and why men suck BREASTS!

Ever wondered who owns the breast and why men suck breast? 
You will find some interesting opinion in the video below. Someone even claimed sucking breast equals sucking blood. I don't know where that came from but oh well click the play button. Be warned! This is the funniest video I've seen since the famous Oga At The Top

Monday, 7 October 2013

Chemical Engineering Jobs 2013/2014

Below are some of the companies you should be checking out for a graduate position as a Chemical Engineer. Most companies require at least 2:1(Hon) B.Eng. I have highlighted those requiring masters level entry. Its a good practice to use your academic email (????@ac.uk) to apply for jobs. For any comment or advice, leave your comments below or contact me on kelvinoba@gmail.com


  • Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) - www.adco.ae
  • Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC)- WebPage To apply, email CV and cover letter to Jo York. [jo.york@consultarc.com]
  • Air Products - www.airproducts.com (Masters only)
  • AMEC - www.amec.com
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) - WebPage To apply, call Anna Spalding on 01322443019 or send CV and cover letter to hrjobs@adm.com
  • Atkins Oil and Gas - Apply now
  • Bakerrisk Europe  - www.bakerrisk.com
  • BASF - Apply now
  • Bechtel - Apply now
  • British Sugar - Apply now
  • Caltec - WebPage To apply, send CV and cover letter to p.cook@caltec.com
  • CB&I UK - Apply Now (Masters only)
  • Costain- www.costain.com
  • CRODA- Apply now
  • Dow Corning - Apply now, alternatively send CV and cover letter to Leanne Richards. leanne.richards@downcorning.com (Masters only)
  • Exxonmobil - Apply now
  • Fabricom Oil Gas & Power - Apply now 1 Apply now 2, alternatively, send CV and cover letter to Donna Donaldson. ddonaldson@gsa-ltd.co.uk
  • Foster Wheeler- www.fwc.com (Masters only)
  • FEESA- WebPage to apply, send cv and cover letter to Adrian Johnson. adrian.johnson@feesa.net
  • GL NOBLE DENTON- Apply now
  • INEOS - Apply now
  • Ingen-Ideas - WebPage to apply, send CV and cover letter to Cheryl Newman. cheryl.newman@ingen-ideas.com
  • Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics - WebPage
  • OSL- WebPage to apply, send CV and cover letter to info@oslconsulting.com
  • Petrofac - Apply now
  • Sellafield Ltd - WebPage, alternatively send CV and cover letter to Helen Stevens.  Helen.e.stevens@sellafieldsites.com
  • Syngenta - WebPage
  • Synthomer - WebPage
  • Technip E&C Ltd - WebPage. To apply, send CV and cover letter to mkrecruit@technip.com (Masters only)
  • Woodside Energy (Australia) - WebPage
Source: tce graduate supplement, 2013.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

No Condition is Permanent

The wildest storm will become still.
No matter how long and dark a tunnel is, there will always be light at  its end.
Heavy snow fall will melt away.
No matter how heavy the rainfall, the water will dry up.
The brightest day will give way to the night.
No matter how dark the night is, the bright morning is just around the  corner.
Ugly situations will become beautiful.
No matter how high a bird flies, its still coming to the ground.
No matter how long a war goes on, the survivors will see the end of it.
The highest Part of a mountain is its peak.
The longest river has an end.
Imaginations are limited.
The powerful can get powerless,
The borrower can become a lender,
A fool can acquire wisdom,
The poor can become rich,
Captives can become free,
The jailer can be imprisoned,
No matter how long you live, your life will surely come to an end.
The most beautiful rose will wither,
The colourful rainbow will disappear,
The glittery peacocks feather will fall and get carried away by the  wind.
Life is short, but it will out live you, take it for granted, it will  forsake you.
Love life, and you will live happily, Explore it and you will find its beauty.
If you are at the bottom, you still have a chance to get to the top.  If you are on top of the world, treat the people below you right even  when they have a wrong impression about you. Accept whatever life brings your way and handle it with care.
Against  all odds,show love and stand strong to survive the tests of life.
From  these tests, you will get testimonies that will prove to you that no  condition is permanent.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Leopard Print Watch

I really love this watch.  It was love at first sight and I have no regret since Ive met her lol. For real though this watch is affordable and will beautify your wrist as you can see the in the picture.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Kelvin's Kitchen (My Ayamase Stew)



Late last week I looked in my freezer and realised I had some green pepper that mustn't be wasted , so  I decided I was going to make ayamase (wife don't cook) stew.
You are probably thinking what a name right? Well, it comes from the 'spiciness' (very hot) of the stew, no tomatoes allowed!
The next step was to make a phone call to momma for a quick brief  that lasted only a few minutes. Little did I know it was going to take me five hours to make the magic happen in the kitchen.
Assorted meat is required for the ayamase stew, so I stopped at Birmingham indoor market to get some:

Cow leg (Bokoto)
Beef












Turkey Gizzard





Stripes (Saki)







Assorted Meat










(Mum will add crayfish, Cow skin [ponmo],  and other things but this isn't London so the latter are not easy to find around here)
Cow leg takes forever to soften up, so that was the first thing to go on the cooker.
Then the beef and gizzard, and lastly the stripes.
Boil them separately as some won't require as much time to cook as the rest.
I had to pour the stock water from the cow leg down the drain (too much fat, we are trying to eat healthy out here)
Keep the stock water from the stripes and beef as this will later go in the stew.
After boiling the meat to my satisfaction, I had to cut them to desired size (depends on the size of your mouth and maybe the strength of your teeth lol).

- With the assorted meat ready, blend the pepper
- Add palm oil to a hot pan, cut some onions and add it to the palm oil. Keep an eye on the onions and when they turn brown, take them out.
- Add fresh sliced onions to the hot palm oil
- Add the blended pepper and allow it to simmer.
- After about 5 minutes, add the assorted meat and the desired amount of stock water. -Allow the pan content to boil for a few minutes and taste the stew in order to know if more seasoning is needed.  I used knorr chicken, all purpose seasoning, mixed herbs and salt to season my stew. Feel free to use whatever seasoning you are used to.

Ayamase Stew