Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Fateez

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 41
16
chit-chat / Re: HEY!! COME IN AND INTRODUCE UR SELF
« on: March 14, 2010, 05:45:37 AM »
Yayi kyau habibious.

Shawara:
Idan ka je neman aure baban yarinyar ya tambaye ka meye aikin ka kada ka soma ce mai bige-bige.
Akwai wani da ya tambayi mai neman yar shi sana'ar shi sai ya ce mai bige bige. Baban yace a'a,kar in baka yarinya
ka je ka bibbige min ita.



Heheheh! That's originally a Hausa movie quote from Daso (Saratu Gidado!) From the movie Komai Dozen... Hehehehe.

"...Tsaya, tsaya, tsaya, yaro. buge buge? ban gane ba. buge buge? wato, idan na ba ka ya ta watarana buge min ita za a yi!"

Classic!


17
chit-chat / Re: On The Couch
« on: March 14, 2010, 05:41:53 AM »


Wow, everyone's raving about Avatar and I havent even seen it! Is it really that good? I did read an article about the

nature of the storyline that put me off it permanently - the whole "white man must save the savages (a la pocahontas)"

attitude. Anyways, maybe i'll watch it someday..

I did watch Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland the other day and I loved it!!! Lewis Carroll's book on is still one of my favourite

books. I loved the twist to the story, it was set in the future, considering Alice had once been in Wonderland when she was

a child and now she has returned but she doesn't remember a thing - nice! I loved the quirkiness! I did find it a little on the

scary side but it's all good....4/5 stars :)

I saw Valentine's day sometime ago and it was just blah... It was trying so hard to be like the Brit Film Love Actually but failed

at it! The stories were too many, the movie was too short, you didn't get time to grasp the full depth of the stories...Then to

add insult to injury - Taylor Swift's acting! Oh my goodness! Whoever told her she could act doesn't like her at all!!! That role

would have been so much more convincing if they had cast Amana Byrnes, but no... *I shake my head* 2.5/5 stars. On the

plus side, I liked Jessica Biel's part of the story - The I hate Valentines day dinner, complete with an I hate Valentines day

pinata. now that's original...

Can't wait for Bounty Hunter with Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston, From Paris with Love and Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo on the Cliff!!

I haven't waited this long for an anime movie! 2 years in suspense....






18
Health Matters / Re: Sex Can Be Good To Many, But Bad For Others!!!
« on: March 14, 2010, 05:18:44 AM »

Salamz!

Gogannaka your friend probably had Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, that's the growth of the prostate gland that occurs

under the control of testosterone during puberty. It's not in the bladder, it sits right under the bladder and kind of wraps

itself around the urethra, so that's why the symptoms usually include difficulty urinating. The prostate grows a lot during

puberty and it's usually supposed to stop after that, although some men experience it growing again in midlife (say 40s - 50s?).

They get a "hyperplasia" an abnormal increase in the number of cells of the gland (Pretty much mitosis gone crazy!). Those

are the men that have a high chance of getting prostate cancer too. I heard it was very common in Nigerian men though I

don't have the stats on it. Once had a patient in his 50s that kept on experiencing bed-wetting and came to the pharmacy

to get adult diapers...referred him to get a DRE/biopsy ASAP and that's how he found out he had BPH! 

That's the extent of my knowledge on this topic, I don't understand how the doctor's recommendation is going to help this

friend of yours although regular sexual activity keeps the prostate cells active... maybe it's some remedy the doctor had tried

out himself... Some doctors just feel like its their place to give you life advice. Hehehe, once had one tell me what to study in

the future cos I was "wasting my brain" in my field... *sigh*

19
chit-chat / Re: All Hausa film Fans convo...
« on: January 08, 2010, 03:52:26 PM »


Ibro Bayanin Naira

Ibro has always been funny, but this is by far the funniest song he has done

Listen to the lyrics - hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC2Wufu0rv8

20
You aren't fair to me, Fateez. Wallahi you are NOT!

Any way, as you suggested: I'll soon take it easy by inshaAllah leaving K-online. This will be better for me. Get lots of thing to do much more worthy than "sticking" in here. My life is at its "developmental" stage. I hope I am not yet who me I.

But before then, I have one request to all members: please forgive me if I wrong you. To err is human. And humans are fallible. I like you all.

Muhsin

Hmmm, maybe I was a little harsh on you Muhsin, but these things need to be said. You need to stop taking these things too seriously. Ordinary

reply now you have decided to leave Kanoonline forever? Boy, you sure won't hold up in my home! Za mu sa ka kuka kullum kenan :P. You can

stomach Nairaland replies kuma I'm 100% sure our replies are a lot less harsh than theirs, so kini big deal? If people want to post, let them post.

If people don't want to post, then it's their choice. If you chose to leave the forum, it is also your choice and whether or not Kanoonline members

hound you about it, you will leave, correct?

People have different reasons for not being as active as they used to be on this site. I joined KanoOnline 6 years ago and since then, a plethora of

people have come and gone and seeing as this is a voluntary online community and not a boot camp, I don't see why they need to justify

their absence to anyone. Maybe its as simple as "people are just very busy in their personal lives". It shouldn't be a reflection on the entire

northern Nigeria, that's just a sloppy generalisation (A habit of Nairaland).

Maybe people are reacting this way to your post because you have opened a can of worms with this topic. Like Gogannaka, I had noticed your

pessimism about northerners a long time ago, just haven't had the opportunity to point it out until you described us as "inherently dispassionate"

people. How can we not react?

Also, just like Dan Borno mentioned to you earlier, learn to stop referring to yourself as inferior to everyone else! It'll only make it easy for

people to walk all over you. Who cares if everyone else has PhDs or MScs? You are an adult and you should be able to have opinions and stand by

them regardless of what qualifications you have or how old you are. Ironically, if what you posted here http://kanoonline.com/smf/index.php?topic=3489.msg45230;topicseen#msg45230

is true, then you are older than me by at least 2 - 4 years! ??? :-\  :-\  ??? You don't see me or any other member(s) that may be younger than

you hiding behind our ages or putting ourselves down. That's what online fora are about. You should feel free to express yourself. No one should

care whether you are young, old, drop-dead-gorgeous or even a superhuman life form! (Remember Tsumburbura? :P).


21
Hehehehe, Muhsin! You really need to take a chill pill. Take am easy! You don't have to take every little thing so seriously.

First of all, Kanoonline is a social forum, and like many of it's kind, seasons come and seasons go! Online communities are like fads and

fashion trends. None of them are immortal. Even your precious Nairaland used to be a lot livelier when it first started than it is now. Let's

go back 8 years ago when MSN was all the rage, then Kanoonline, then Hi5, then Facebook and now Twitter! And who knows? A new site will

spring up tomorrow and everyone will hop on the bandwagon and move on. It's just a fact of our virtual community lives and there's not

much we can do about that. Instead of whining about the site being dead why not try to revive it? Why come on the board to complain that

the site is dead when you can start up fresh new topics to make people want to read and reply?

Also, I noticed since you became an active poster on Nairaland, your view on northerners has become totally warped! It's almost as if we

can never be of acclaim to you, you've given up hope on anything good about us and you've become a pessimist. Read your "Last posts"

history and you can almost see an evolution in your opinions. Hey, I'm not here to criticize you and your choices, I'm just saying Nairaland

and Kanoonline are 2 separate entities with extremely different audiences. So expecting Kanoonline to pan out exactly like Nairaland is

unreasonable and you just have to relax with the whole "Northerners can't do squat" mentality because honestly, it's getting annoying.


22
chit-chat / Re: On The Couch
« on: September 05, 2009, 05:59:49 AM »
I was able to watch Terminator Salvation, i had to stand up half way because i hate Christian Bale, i dont know why they give him very high budgeted movies either, up till today i havent seen Batma:The Dark Night because of him, and now John Connor? What where they thinking?

I saw Transformers II:Rvenge of The Fallen, Kai!!! Let me just say i watched it 3 times already and its 2 hrs 21 minutes no kidding. Thats all i can say for now and that its even better than the prequel.

Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince wasnt really bad, it has such a fantastic Preveiw, i was moved, so i expected so much action and magic time, therefore i got disappointed especially for the fact that the producers didnt deem it fit to include Dumbledore's Funeral at the Beach with all the merpeople, Centaurs and other creatures. That scene was beautiful in the novel.

My most see for this week are G.I. Joe:Rise of The Cobra, even if i know its a franchise movie on Toys but the movie is number II on Box Office and it has a mind-blasting preveiw, not mind-blowing, mind-blasting...lol, and alson District 9, it seems to be so terrific.


Terror Muda ya dawo!  :) :)

I also agree that Revenge of the Fallen was better than the prequel. I did find some Michael Bayism a little inappropriate, but it didnt ruin the movie.

Half blood prince = anticlimatic and diasppointing!!! It was flat! flat! flat!

I still haven't seen GI Joe but I won't see District 9 even if they paid me! Do you know what they portrayed Nigerians as in that movie?

I am a proud Nigerian and I am Disappointed!

Going to see The Ugly Truth this weekend. Love Gerard Butler! Can't wait!



23
General Board / Re: Hausa Film......Wayforward?
« on: September 05, 2009, 05:46:41 AM »
Changes from kannywood I guess!..... Come across this film in YouTube and thought they really have tried in portraying the culture, much better then their Bollywood copy cat rubbish.
The film is based on Hausa fairy Tale "RUWAN BAGAJA" here is link to part1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5p3Y9EGdAU Search subsequent parts there..
Is this the way forward in the film industry that we will be seeing more films base on hausas real culture and traditions kodai kawai gwajine?

RAMADAN MUBARAK!

That's interesting, but this is not a new development. Even the last generation of Hausa film makers made traditional films. It's just

that people refused to acknowledge that anything good could come out of Kannywood.

I remember watching a version of Ruwan Bagaja in the early 2000s, so this is only a remake, probably with better quality equipment.

There was also Daskin da Ridi with Hauwa Ali Dodo, Chiroki and Aisha Dan-Kano which was very entertaining. There were countless

traditional movies and even the modern movies, there were some with excellent taste and good screenplays.

I just wish we'd give credit where credit is due.

Hehe, enough with the seriousness, it's refreshing to see Hausa Film fans on Kanoonline because we are not very many that actually

watch them (or acknowledge that we watch them, hehe!)


24
Literature / Re: Future of Literature in Northern Nigeria
« on: August 20, 2009, 10:10:23 PM »
Very good observation Fateez.
I never actually saw it that way.

Our own censorship ways are bizzare.

Thank you for understanding where I'm coming from Gogannaka. Instead of insulting everyone, I wish Rabo

will just have a brainstorm session with kannywood and ANA on how they could work things out. Set some mutual ground

rules that both parties can stick to. Define what's "acceptable" and what's not, also where they should draw

the line. After all, they all have the common ground that they want to influence people through their actions.

Might as well use it to their advantage. But no, dude's been acting like he's ruling Nazi Germany.

There's something else that baffles me. I'm pretty sure I have seen Mills and Boon books in Kano. Yes, the

ones that have a vivid illustration of the content on the cover. How come those books don't get censored? Or

the hollywood movies that have intimate scenes but are readily available for purchase in Kano. Why don't those

ones get burned? But no, it's the poor local ones that are doing it for the passion that get punished.

If you're going to censor one, then censor them all! This selective censorship is nothing but hypocrisy, bullying and abuse of power!

Even "Young Muhsin", a writer who claims these books are scraps and definitely deserve this treatment from

Rabo reads Sidney Sheldon! Tell me Muhsin, are there no intimate scenes in Sidney Sheldon books? Isn't his

writing style known for detailed feminine intimacy and sexuality? Did anyone stop you from reading it? So what,

it's okay for you to read those because it's in English but just because (something lighter and much less detailed)

is written in Hausa it's suddenly wrong?

I'm beginning to think our people just hate it when the truth comes out!
Read this Interview with author Sa'adatu Baba. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/African_Writers/50438

25
Literature / Re: Does anybody read Hausa books?
« on: August 20, 2009, 09:25:42 PM »


Maryam Kabir Mashi
1. Kasaita
2. Menene abin yi?

Kasaita is probably the best Hausa lit. I have read! It's almost like a Hausa fairy tale set in Jos, complete with princes and

palaces and stretch limousines! The only problem is I have only read part 1 and apparently there's part 2 and even 3!!!! *sigh*

I have to hustle to find it now...
 :)


Fateeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez, i feel you, ive read Kasaita 1,2 and 3 Yasmin and her yarima faisal it was real gud ive read it like over and over again, ps ma hausa improved lol.

i gotta tell you to read another one which was sooooooooooo good its by habiba abubakar imam ikara, its called ina mafita it has 4 parts and its worth reading and Hajaj Husnaa your name was used here and she was the main charecter, she faced many hardships. A SAD story, although in the end it becomes bright ;D.
When i went on holiday thats was wen i was introduced to theses books, i dnt even read hausa books cos i aint good at trying to pronouce some words or even know their meanings, but its helped me with ma language so its good.
And the third that i read was called Hasashe but i cant remember the writer though, but it was ok.


Amira! (You know I had to give you a special post!  :D) Yessss! I finally got my cousin to hustle and find me

the sequels but she could only find part 3 :( So now I'm stuck with Part 1 and Part 3 :( :( I'm tempted to read

to part 3 just to see what happens but I want the whole story too. *sigh* That book was lovely! I agree that

these books help improve vocabulary. It was the same for me with Hausa movies. You hear so many Karin

Magana it's hard not to start using them yourself :)

I've heard about ina mafita, but I thought it will be too depressing... maybe I can't handle it. These days I tend to

go for simple light hearted books. But since you've recommended it I'll be on the lookout :)

So glad you read them too. We should start a book club!

26
Literature / Re: Does anybody read Hausa books?
« on: August 20, 2009, 09:12:04 PM »
Fateez kenan, you really love reading.
That is good,a culture that is fast vanishing.

When we were in secondary school a friend of ours used to read littatafan soyayya to us whenever a teacher wasn't around.
I really cannot remember their names now but i know we really enjoyed them that time.
Sometimes also,when there is no light(there's hardly light anyway) i tune into the radio and i find radio kaduna reading out those sort of books. I don't also know the name of the program and the time but i know that whenever i come across it i enjoy it. The woman that reads the books is also very good at it. I would appreciate if anyone gets me the program and timing.

I have a friend who is an author by name Nazir dakata. He was once the secretary to ANA Kano chapter. A very intelligent fella as he always taught me calculus. Whenever we are together with him he answers like a thousand calls from his fans. Sometimes he has to switch off his phone when we are studying. His books are really nice.

Being with him has really played a role in changing the way i see the hausa authors and novels.

I will get in touch with him and post some of his books.



Hehe, thanks Gogannaka. Yup, we holding on tight to reading! It's not going anywhere  8)  8). Hehe,

you're actually in the loop with one of the writers! That's great. Maybe you could convince him to post

up samples of chapters as .pdf on the downloads section of Kanoonline. Wouldn't that be good if we

can have excerpts from books? Maybe even get them on Kanoonline to give us their opinion on what

they're going through at the moment.


Fateez, if you go through some of the books, you will realise that the Censorship is not ridiculous. It is actually necessary. Some of them can be quite stupid. Still, there are talented authors there with quite excellent novels. Bashir Tofa 9the former Presidential Candidate) had just wrote some books, which were launched a few weeks back. Try get them if you can. I'm sure they will be nice.

Well, I just bought Sauna Jac and Tatsuniyoyi da Wassanni two days ago. ;D

Hehe, hello Bakangizo. I think we're not going to agree on the censorship issue in a long time, however, I do

respect the fact that everyone's entitled to their own views so no hard feelings. I've given a lengthy explanation

on "The future of literature in northern nigeria".Anyways...

The books by Bashir Tofa:

Amarzadan a Birnin Aljanu

Amarzadan da Zoben Farsiyas

Kimiyyar Sararin Samaniya

Tunaninka Kamanninka

Kimiyya da Al'ajaban Al-Qur'ani

Gajerun Labarai

Mu Sha Dariya

Rayuwa Bayan Mutuwa


I am very impressed that he is a published writer, I hope many more people take after him.

27
Literature / Re: Future of Literature in Northern Nigeria
« on: August 20, 2009, 08:44:35 PM »


Very late response (Hehe!)

I don't think we lack readers per se Gogannaka. Many northerners read foreign books. In fact, if there was a poll,

I think you may find a very larger percentage of Northerners read foreign books rather than local ones. Maybe local

books lack effective marketing.

What about the writers being hounded by censorship boards? And book burning events that happen (with the support

of some very renowned leaders)?
I think that's what's regressing us! These to me are the real issues...

 



Wrong. It got nothing to do with censorship. The issue of censorship is a recent phenomenom. Long before it, it has always been like that. I believe the problem is manyfold - readership, lack of effective marketing, preponderance of below-quality books, and our mindset.  The readership in the North is poor. Take for instance the case of newspapers. There was a time when there wasn't a single daily newspaper in the whole north! Now, you can't blame censorship for that, can you ;D Even now, you find out that in most offices here, ppl patronize the likes Thisday, Sun, Vanguard, etc over Daily Trust and Leadership. That's just an example, but a good pointer.

Bakangizo, whether censorship is new or old, the fact is that the current censorship is not helping the "future of literature".

Yes, the problem is many fold, but the ridiculous censorship is not helping matters at all! If anything, it's worsening literacy.

They are sending subliminal messages that reading is bad.

Do you remember the book burning ceremony that took place in 2007? They went to a secondary school and burnt books! Tell

me how is that helping anybody? Of all places to burn books, they went to a secondary school! Going to an institution that's

supposed to encourage reading and then sending a message to the students that books are bad is so contradictory. Why don't they

just go to jail and teach the convicts Shooting 101?

Censorship is necessary, I 100% agree with that. But just because 1 writer is bad doesn't mean all of them are bad. You can't

punish an entire profession for the habit of a few.

You know what's worse? The fact that if the State govt actually sat down to reason with the writers, they can work out a lovely

symbiosis, where the writers can help improve literacy and encourage education. Through their large fan bases and plot lines,

they have more power than they realise to influence the minds of millions and yet, instead of the government to tap into this

great resource, they are arresting all of them one by one. How do you expect readership to improve?

28
chit-chat / Re: Make Me Laugh!
« on: August 20, 2009, 06:02:10 PM »
Hehehehehehehehehe! Point taken, we won't "do medicine" for our husbands. Quick question though,

what if they're sick? Hehehehe...[/glow]

Simple. Take them to asibiti. Tace 'don't do medicine', ke kuma kina neman ki kawo wani surkulle? ::) ;D

Hehe! Will that explain why her husband is regularly being flown out of the country for medical treatment?

When he falls sick or gets discharged she doesn't do medicine for him and so he falls sick again?

hmmmm.... one can only wonder.

29

Hehe, nice topic! I think social networking sites are what you make of them. If you've got skeletons

in your closet then yeah it'll ruin your relationship. But if you're secure and honest in your dealings then it

won't hurt anyone at all. In fact, it may even strengthen it. Facebook can tell you a lot more about a person

in a less awkward way.

I love facebook because it helped me reconnect with people from my past that I never thought i'd meet again

in this lifetime. Now instead of writing personal emails to each friend or writing a group email, I can just update

my status! Killing lots of birds with 1 stone and that my friends, is the efficiency of Facebook.

Although I did get the shock of my life when I got a notice that my Mother had added me on facebook. Then it got

more complicated when my friends started adding her too and referring to her as "their cool Aunty" on her wall postings!

But hey, I realised that I had absolutely nothing to hide so by all means, add away Mummy!

Social Networking sites are not bad if your intentions are clean.

Facebook is good. Though Twitter is the new black.




30

Hehe, nice topic! I think social networking sites are what you make of them. If you've got skeletons

in your closet then yeah it'll ruin your relationship. But if you're secure and honest in your dealings than it

won't hurt anyone at all. In fact, it may even strengthen it. Facebook can tell you a lot more about a person

in a less awkward way.

I love facebook because it helped me reconnect with people from my past that I never thought i'd meet again

in this lifetime. Now instead of writing personal emails to each friend or writing a group email, I can just update

my status! Killing lots of birds with 1 stone and that my friends, is the efficiency of Facebook.

Although I did get the shock of my life when I got a notice that my Mother had added me on facebook. Then it got

more complicated when my friends started adding her too and referring to her as "their cool Aunty" on her wall postings!

But hey, I realised that I had absolutely nothing to hide so by all means, add away Mummy!

Social Networking sites are not bad if your intentions are clean.

Facebook is good. Though Twitter is the new black.



Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 41

Powered by EzPortal