Lyrics of the Month #1

In Over My Head (Crash Over Me) by Bethel Music ©


[Verse 1]
I have come to this place in my life
I’m full but I’ve not satisfied
This longing to have more of You
And I can feel it my heart is convinced
I’m thirsty my soul can’t be quenched.
You already know this but still
Come and do whatever You want to. Continue reading Lyrics of the Month #1

Silly Ant

“The one whose life is centered only around gathering riches and indulging all worldly pleasures is like an ant inside someone’s house who worked all through the day to gather sugar, and ant meat, and when evening came, the home owner swept everything off both ant and ant meat alike. A destruction with no discrimination.”

~ Thoughts by Apoetsbrain ©

Grand Hands

“There comes a time when you realize that your life is no longer in any man’s hands. Not in your parents, or your siblings, or friends, not in yours, but in the hand of God who does as He wills. And then you stop fighting and kicking against the pricks. To gain that smoother Iife of peace, in surrender. Then all you can say is:

“Not my will Lord, but yours be done.”

~Sandra C. Bamisile 😊

A Person of My People

Reflections from Summer 2018. A piece by Sandra C. Bamisile ©


Being Nigerian in Nigeria is something nearly profound. There is a comfort that creeps over my skin. It is almost suffocating how magnificent it feels to be your own person among your own people. It is almost bewildering how ecstatic I am to eat the food of my people by my people, with my people. Continue reading A Person of My People

Legend Series: Maya Angelou

I am starting a new series where I expose on some grand pieces of poetry I feel the whole wide world can further appreciate in depth. I will also be looking into the lives lived or being lived by these great people.

There is therefore no more suitable piece to start the series with than the piece – Still I Rise- written by the amazing and impressive Maya Angelou who lived from (1928-2014). Continue reading Legend Series: Maya Angelou

Celebrating China & Nigeria National Day @UESTC

“You our motherland are well loved. Well thought of, well understood, fully blessed. Perhaps this is the reason you have impacted in your descendants the strength of great bulls, the courage of greater lions, and the might of mighty bears.”

~ Sandra C. Bamisile from poem titled ‘Beloved Nigeria’


On October 1st 1949, after a near complete victory by the Communist Party of China in the Chinese Civil war, Mao Zedong standing atop Tiananmen proclaimed the People’s Republic of China (PRC). 

10 years later in another totally different region of the world, on October 1st 1960, Nigeria gained it’s independence from Britain under the Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa and President Nnamdi Azikiwe. Continue reading Celebrating China & Nigeria National Day @UESTC

True Laughter

Have you laughed? I mean really truly laughed.

You know the type that starts from your feet making your toes curl. That one that travels up your legs making them shake like a leaf in the wind.

That laughter that boils up in your belly like steam in an enclosed space looking for a way out. That one that literally causes you pain until you open your throat and let it all out and open.

That type of laughter that bursts out like a gush of wind producing a sound which for that moment in time brings with it an amnesia of all the things causing you pain and worry. 

So tell me. Have you ever truly laughed? 


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Photography with Joe

Today on Apoetsbrain we are featuring photography by Joe Onginjo. Joe is a fun, spirited and strong willed soul from Kenya. He recently rekindled his passion for photography as a way of making new friends and capturing the intricate details of day to day life. He is currently in China doing his PhD research in Management Science.


When asked the reason for photography, Joe said Continue reading Photography with Joe

Photography with G&C

Founded in June 2017, G&C is a unique duo.

The band is composed of Gin (孙吉) and CaiCai (蔡秉汝) . They both have a strong sense of music and a seamless ability to create musical masterpieces together. Both of them excel in impromptu ensembles; their powerful telepathy even makes their rehearsing sounds like an improvisation. A tasteful blend of Chinese and Western in its true form, the sound of the band is one with a soul. Recently, this duo have begun to delve more into the divine world of photography.


Continue reading Photography with G&C

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