I Once Consumed 24 Leaf-raps Of Solid Pap During Boarding School Days

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My secondary school days, as a boarder, impacted greatly in becoming who I am today without any regret because I learnt alot academically, morally, physically, spiritually and emotionally which helped throughout my tertiary education and now. Self confidence to bully boys, toast girls and face crowd for debate or class quiz challenge is one. Ability to communicate effectively, power of persuation and convincing belief that I can do all things physical, skilled and mental. I was not the best academically, never came 1st, 2nd or 3rd position but I once conquered as overall best student in a particular subject amidst arrays of brilliant students in my set. Sporting activities was and still on point with physique of a sportsman, however its comes with a price of high food consumption! Unlike now, I ate alot in quantity to satisfaction. I remember vividly one evening in the hostel, we were served 2 leafraps of solid pap( Yorubas call it EKO) with Gure-Egusi soup and fish for dinner. Most hostel students usually lament about this choice of food, hence collect to eat, trash or give-out. That particular evening, I announced while dinning" if you are not interested in eko, please pass it to me" and before I knew it, I had eko in large quantities before me. I succeeded in consuming 24 leaf-raps of eko to my maximum satisfaction. Wow! Some of the boys were amazed. Anytime I remember that particular incident in school, I cannot comprehend how I managed to eat so much at once. Unimaginable! Now, my fear is the rate my two boys are consuming food in the house. I hope they will not follow my food consumption pattern fully as a young boy because Nigeria of then is not the same as Nigeria of today.

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