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The World Bids Farewell To Queen Elizabeth II At The Greatest State Funeral Of Modern Times


 

As the world bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth II in the greatest state funeral of modern times, the solemnity on the streets of the United Kingdom today is unquestionably palpable. 99% of Non-essential Service Providers have shut their doors to pay their last respects to the Queen and the atmosphere at my current location is just mind-blowing, even as Windsor where the state funeral is being held is over 2 hours away. Classical example of a Queen loved by her people to the moon and back, if you ask me.

Source: justjared.com


96 years of a life well lived with over 70 years of a reign that stood the test of time and gained the admiration of many across the length and breath of the globe. Queen Elizabeth II was one of a kind and her devotion to the service of her people will remain as a shining light for exemplary leadership for many many years to come. Adieu great Lilibet


By Dr Daniel Ogidigben

A TRIBUTE TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF GREATNESS: ELIZABETH II 1926 -2022

 

Source: sky.com

On the 8th of September 2022, I was at work when the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II sent shock waves across the world. At the ripe age of 96 and after over 70 years of serving your people diligently, you peacefully slept on, for others to continue with the greatness of the legacy that you built over the decades of your existence. The classical example of a life lived to the fullest.

Source: bbc.com


I didn't have the opportunity to meet the Queen in person but one way or the other, she had been introduced to us and remained a constant there after, in all our lives. From the South South Rainforest regions of West Africa, myself and other kids sang and danced to the nursery rhyme that verbally illustrated a "cat going to London to visit the Queen". Social Studies then introduced Colonialism to us and from my understanding via the history books, you inherited a Kingdom whose major international business for many years was Global Trade, exploration and territory acquisition. Some still associate your memory with this business but those who followed your modern reign closely can confirm that, you have a heart of gold filled with nothing but love and kindness through and through. I watched part of the message you gave on your first visit to Dublin and you clearly reflected on how many things could have been approached and done differently, if the hand of time were to be turned back.

Credit: Mr Kevin P.Burke and the Burke Children Private Collection - via The Economist


The Queen was the embodiment of true service to her people and the commonwealth. Behind all the earthly power and glory, there was a beautiful, compassionate, caring and God fearing woman/mother/grandmother/great grandmother. The current testimonials say it all and it's obviously as clear as day light that, in our life time, there will never be another Queen to take your place in our hearts. Rest in strength great one.


By Dr Oghenekevwe Daniel Ogidigben

International Women's Day 2022:Can We Break The Bias?

IWD Zoom background via internationalwomensday.com


 Today, Tuesday 8th of March, is International Women's Day 2022 and this year the theme is "BREAK THE BIAS" but amidst all the campaigning and events across the world, the silent question begging for a genuine answer is, can we break the bias? If you were a male or female recruiter mandated to get Experts behind the computers in the office depicted above, will you employ 3 women and 3 men accordingly?

 Will your choices be free of: bias, stereotypes and discrimination? 

Will your choices be: diverse, equitable and inclusive?

Can we break the bias? My personal answer is, YES WE CAN #BreakTheBias and here is how:



If you were born of a woman; have a sister or a daughter, then best time to act is now!



This has nothing to do with who is the head of the family or not! 



Yes we all have to help forge a gender equal world; everything will be much better, wouldn't it?



Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias !!! I hope women all around the world have had a meaningful day's celebration and still doing so. Our heart break for innocent women and children in Ukraine right now. All we can do for you is pray that things get back to normal for you and your husbands, fathers and brothers. Hopefully, some day, we will raise our heads in confidence and say, we all played our roles to #BreakTheBias.

Reference & Resources:

https://www.internationalwomensday.com


TECH:Unboxing the Canon EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Video



 In the last several months I've been putting in an effort to improve my YouTube Channel, DR KEVWE'S TV, so when I learnt that the Canon EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless digital camera was a Video Bloggers/Vloggers delight, I took the plunge and the footage below is an unboxing video I did, to show my subscribers, family /friends and now you, distinguished DKB(Dr Kevwe's Blog) Readers, some of the features of the digital hardware. You can also find details about the specifications below the video.



SPECIFICATIONS:

* 24.1 Megapixel

* 4K and vertical movies

* Full HD movie at 60p

* 3.5mm external microphone input

* Live YouTube streaming

* Auto video transcoding

* Use as a webcam

* Great in low light

* 10fps continuous shooting

LENSES * EFM 15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

* 55-200 mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM


REFERENCE:

* Canon EOS M50 Mark II|CANON

TENNIS:From Uncertainty With Foot Problems To A 21st Grand Slam Tittle - Vamos' Nadal!

 


It's been a few weeks since Rafael Nadal pulled off what appeared to be an astonishing miracle at the 2022 Men's Tennis single finals of the Australian Open Tournament, coming back from 2 sets down to beat Daniil Medvedev, the athletic, never-say-die Russian, in a 5-set show down, despite suffering from severe worsening of what has been reported to be a chronic left foot problem. The recurrent left foot pain warranted Specialist attention and left the now 21-Grand Slam titles winner in doubt about his future as a Tennis player. The pictures and videos he posted to celebrate on Instagram say it all.



Following a series of instagram posts towards the end of last year, die hard Rafael fans began to panic but somehow, the Champ sounded positive about coming back and that's exactly what he did. See one of his instagram posts below about the foot problem.


I don't have the exact details of what happened to Rafael's left foot. I have come across various diagnoses in different websites that I cannot verify, thus not comfortable to comment about these. One thing I know is that, he was in quite some pain, as a result of the body's reaction to injury of some sort in the foot; a process we refer to as inflammation in Medicine. Whether "Kohler's disease" or some sort of "avascular necrosis of the Navicular bone", the most important thing is that, the Team of Specialists did an outstanding job and Rafael recovered excellently. The foot, just like any other part of the body, can be very complex and even the slightest of problems can lead to poor/deterioration of mobility and that's almost always bad news for sports personalities.

The bones in the foot: inferior view (Picture illustrated from Thieme Atlas of Anatomy: General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System (pp.374) by K. Wesker, 2007, New York, Thieme, Stuttgart. Copyright 2005 by Georg Thieme Verlag). 


Whatever the case may have been, Rafael Nadal has his second Norman Brooks challenge cup trophy/ his 21st Grand Slam title chilling in his museum and if you listened to his speech, he promised to continue to fight for more, so VAMOS' NADAL!



REFERENCES:

*RafaelnadalInstagram

Alone At The Top:Nadal Wins Record 21st Majors Singles Title|AO

2022:Happy New Year World

 


This is to wish all of "DR KEVWE'S BLOG" Readers, friends and well wishers a very Happy and safe New Year ahead. We hope that 2022 brings you all you wish and pray for. From optimal health seeking behaviours to perfecting your craft and business; we hope you have a fulfilled year ahead. 2021 was an interesting year and in so many quarters, at some point, things almost came to a stand still because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. In Healthcare, we were so busy that, I developed severe writers apathy/writers block and I am sure this might have been the case with many people in various key sectors of the various polities of the world. We hope and pray that, the worst is over and everything that experienced a setback in 2021 will bloom and flourish in this 2022 and onwards. 


From Dr Oghenekevwe Daniel Ogidigben

ANNOUNCEMENT: "University Of Port-Harcourt Doctors In The United Kingdom" End Of Year Party, Swindon - Graphic Jingle!




This announcement/ Graphic Jingle is to invite all Doctors who graduated from the University of Port-Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State and currently resident in the United Kingdom, for our upcoming end of year Party. See Poster above for address. Date is Saturday,11th December, 2021. Please save it and book your annual leave ahead, if you work in the hospital and likely to be On Call.



Some of us have been in a whatsApp group for a few years now and have already started planning what promises to be a massively fun outing for ourselves and our family members. We know that there's more Doctors of Unique background not in our whatsApp group, thus this announcement, as we would like to see everyone and get to discuss becoming a more formal group, as the case may be. 



We look forwards to seeing you and your family there. 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚.

For R.S.V.P. and more information on our token contribution to make the event flawless, send a whatsApp message or SMS : 07404293150. 


Dr. Oghenekevwe Daniel Ogidigben - for planning Committee. 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: 5 Facts About Marriage You Should Know From My Experience Thus Far




 Our first wedding ceremony in what usually makes up a series of ceremonies for most African marriages, was held at the Federal Marriage Registry in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, on the 12th of October, 2016 and as you have most likely worked out, it's our 5th anniversary today. Only 5 years? Many of my seniors in the business would say. Yes 5 years and if you ever wondered like myself in the past, how couples managed to stay together for even a few years, then you will realise that for some of us 5 years is a milestone. Let's not talk of the many young marriages that do not see the light of day, despite elaborate wedding ceremonies. In addition to a few pictures of myself and my family, find below 5 golden facts you must know from my marriage experience thus far. If you are yet to take the plunge and still dreaming of meeting Snow white in all her glory, this article might help you. I will also be waiting to hear the opinion of my seniors in this business and others in the comments section.

Engagement Date: July 2016


#1. If your marriage is based on erotic and material attraction alone, I'm sorry to burst your bubble because sooner than later, you MAY be booking appointments with a Divorce Lawyer. I feel that this fact is the most important. That physical beauty can depreciate with age or that things may not always be smooth financially is no news. What next for you, if things do not pan out as you fantasised from the get go? After 2 children, Eri has had her struggles with maintaining the size she was when I met her and so have I. I used to be Medical College 'MR MACHO' at some point and when Eri met me, my 6 packs were still in good shape but an amalgamation of my packs occurred and I am finding it very difficult to break up the 1 pack that dangles beneath my anterior abdominal wall now and what's she going to do about it?  We have also had our moments of financial needs to cater to aspirations and desires but we have managed to keep our heads up through it all thus far and the hustle continues.

Somerset, England/UK: October 2021


#2. If you are the type of person that wants to take every issue to tribunal and never ignores somethings, I am sorry because your marriage may end after battle upon battle. "Why should you talk to me like that, are you mental?" "Why would you dare to forget this special date in my life, you don't love me any more and you must tell me why or you won't leave this house"! Uncle/Aunty, it is a giving that, your spouse will unknowingly talk to you in a way that you don't like at some point. Somebody will forget somebodies parents wedding anniversary or some other special date. If you choose to turn your house into a battle front for these, it's up to you. I'm usually the guilty one with dates and a jokingly verbalised reminder suits me well. Eri blesses me with a piercing frown when I unknowingly talk to her in a way she is unhappy with and I think I do same. This is not to say we have not had our moments but you just can't take everything to the tribunal, otherwise the place will implode. 

Westminster, London,UK: September 2021


#3. If you are the type that needs attention from your partner/spouse 24 hours of 7 days of every week, I wish you the best of luck if you are not able to find a balance with this because you may end up dejected and feeling that your spouse no longer loves you at some point. The reality is that, one thing or the other will temporarily take priority over giving you attention at some point, especially children when they enter the equation. 

Somerset, England/UK: October 2021
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Somerset, England/UK: October 2021


#4. One person cannot always be right! I used to always feel I was right about every thing, so if you are in this boat you were not alone but you can understand the frustration this must have been causing Madam Eri, can't you? Even if you are right 99.9% of the time, there's still going to be that 0.1% when you are likely to be wrong and what if something critical could have been avoided? I got to learn that, it's always good marital practice to listen to your partner's opinion and act accordingly sometimes, without slamming the VETO hammer for  every decision making exercise that pops up!



#5. Finally, it's "FAMILY OVER EVERYTHING"! The first ever author of this popular quote is not at all far from the truth. If you are the type that pleases everyone else except your wife and kids, then sorry is all I can say. Some people might say,"is there really anyone like this?" Some stories will leave your jaw dropped for days unending and it will always remain difficult to understand what drives that thought process. I'll cross the mountains and oceans for my immediate family especially and extended family as much as possible.



A very big thank you to every one who spent some form of energy to wish us all. I say a big Amen to all the prayers and wish you all the same. Please don't forget to drop your thoughts in the comments section below. I'm keen to read about your opinions on the issues raised and many more. Cheers.





Birthday Shoutout: Why Omena/Ariela Ticks All The Boxes For a Future Superstar At 2 Years



My daughter, Omena Ariela Ogidigben, was born on 9th of October, 2019, at the Memorial Harmann Hospital, Memorial City in Houston , Texas and although she turns only 2 today, these photos of her and little write up summarises why she ticks all the boxes for a superstar in the making. 



We were requested to fill in a form for her pre-school admission and the first question that hit us was a golden one: "Tell us 3 attributes of Omena?" Without thinking twice I shouted the first 3 attributes that came to my mind: CHEERFUL, OUTGOING and FUN LOVING! That's my daughter for you. A 2 years old woman who already knows what she wants... very hilarious right? Wait until she tells you "no!I want that one" 🀣.


 

Caring to a fault is an understatement! How did the Creator imbibe such a virtue in a human being this young? I know I didn't teach her and don't think her mum did either. She lights up every room she enters with joy and sweetness and you can't help but to love her immediately you meet her.



Already aware of physical fitness in her own small way, copying jumping jacks from her mum and Joe Wicks and matching her dad to a dance, pound for pound minutes unending. 



Happy 2nd Birthday my darling daughter. You surely tick all the boxes of a future superstar and I couldn't have thought of any better gift from God for a daughter, than you. 


Blessings on blessings my beautiful daughter. I wish you many many more years in return; in great health and global greatness of course.


Blog; by Daddy/ Dr Kevwe Ogidigben

πŸ“Έ: Natural Portraits by Sally Sergeant

Styling: Mum/ Eri Ogidigben






Primary School Freshers:Is There Any Stress Free Strategy To Getting The Kids Writing Ready?


 

As the summer holiday goes by real quick, the excitement is palpable because Kj and his peers become primary school pupils when they return back to the four walls of a classroom but if you are the parents of these excited lot, then your benign anxiety may be similar to ours when you think of the big question,"IS THERE ANY STRESS FREE STRATEGY TO GETTING THESE CHILDREN WRITING READY"?  

Permit me to apologise to readers who thought I was going to blot out solutions in this article. I honestly wish I had the answers but I don't, so I will be soliciting responses in the comments section from: family, friends and colleagues who have older children.... how did you do it please? I sat with K.j. the other day and we both got frustrated πŸ˜…!"I just can't do it Daddy", the intelligent young man cries out to me but they  eventually do it, don't they? A few of the kids might not develop the skill as quick as their peers and this proves to be a source of worry for the parents especially doesn't it?



A close family friend has suggested the A4 Mini whiteboards with markers and we are getting some from Amazon to have a go (find referral link below). Will this work the magic? Do well to let myself and the many parents in this boat know how you tackled this all important milestone with your wards in the comments section below. Thanks a zillion in advance. You are Superstars already.