Wednesday, June 16, 2010

More New York pictures + Inspiration for Change

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The pics from top to bottom.

1. Moi! It was so hot in NY, with me being used to the tame NorthWest weather
2. Statue of Liberty. In her majestic glory. Don't ask how much she weighs please. And never ask a lady her age too. As our tour guide said.
3. Times Square at Night. Yeah we went to see a play, but not FELA! unfortunately. It was overbooked.
4. The World Trade Center Building Site. Some people are not happy that so little progress has been made in almost 10 years.
5. At one of the readings. Not one of my best shots I agree. But you can listen to the reading here. I read the part from A Heart to Mend where Edward and Gladys are introduced, hehehe...
6. Moi with the lady in the water on our Hudson River cruise. It was nice, stretching the feet and letting the breeze waft by.
7. With the Financial District Bull around Wall Street (I think)
8. On the pier behind the World Financial Center. We had dinner there on one of the evenings. (Thanks Ego du Jour!)
9. The guy painted that in about 5mins give or take. I thought that was impressive. I got a video of it but it seems blogger does not allow uplaoads anymore :(:(
10. Tired after some major sightseeing but it was worth it. We found this little cool garden with a waterful. And there was wifi too, yipeee. Atala is the internet junkie not me, *insert evil laugh here*...


INSPIRATION FOR CHANGE is a series of life-transforming events inspired by the novel, 'Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman!'

Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman is a novel by Nigerian Author Ogoo Ogbata.


"Despite the diversity and dynamism of African literature, there has been a need for a literary novel that would commemorate the love, courage, creativity and entrepreneurial instincts of the African woman whilst celebrating the hope, culture and tenacity that people of all races have in common. Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman is that novel. Rather than merely showcasing chaos and leaving its readers wondering what to make of it, this ambitious debut novel, in a style and language that is universally accessible, tells the story of two remarkable personalities who vivaciously defy the odds."


"What is the event all about?"

In commemoration of Nigeria's 50th anniversary celebration, The Creativity and Sense Organisation (with the support of various professionals and non-governmental associations), is presenting a series of empowering and mind-shifting events inspired by the much praised novel 'Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman' written by Ogo Akubue-Ogbata.

* Are you an artist, educator or forward-thinking career or business professional?
* Are you Nigerian, of African origin or simply interested in a new and refreshing perspective?
* Would you like to network with like minded professional people?
* Would you like to be inspired and empowered to make positive changes in your life, career and community?

Then you've got to be at this unique event kicking off with style in the City of London on Thursday July 22nd, 2010!

Date: July 22nd 2010 * Time: 7pm to 10pm prompt * Price: £20 only! (Book before July 1st and pay just £15.00!)
Venue: The Auberge - City of London, 56 Mark Lane, Fenchurch, London EC3R 7NE

{Those who are interested should contact me personally at myne @ for direct connection to the organizers}

Come and enjoy:

* Inspirational world-class presentations by talented speakers who will challenge your thinking,
* Interesting debate on topical issues that affect you personally and professionally,
* Professional networking with people who are poised to make a positive difference in the world,
* Real life success stories to challenge and inspire revolutionary new thinking,
* Business exhibition and opportunities to showcase your unique value proposition,
* Book Launch Party following preview of 'Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman' (the debut literary novel that inspired the event)!
* Delicious refreshment served at a snug and sophisticated venue.

In a nutshell, this is an utterly unique, mind-transforming and unmissable evening! To find out more about this event, see the line up of super-talented speakers, discover event photos/videos and save your seat at a discounted price, please go to:

Spaces are limited, so book now to save money, maximise time and avoid being left out!

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