The Exotic Way

I will readily admit to a singular and indisputable fact. I enjoy my source of livelihood immensely. I am, indeed, a quaint testimony to that apt quote: do what you love, and love what you do! In my case, it cannot be otherwise, since I truly relish the pleasant asides to my vocation. I believe that I am now at a stage where I can pontificate without equivocation that once you are fortunate enough to identify and discover your own true calling and

vocation, life assumes the hue of an endless vacation. Can it be otherwise? After all, is not true that once you love what you do for a living, you won’t have to work another day for the rest of your life, since your work itself has simply transformed into an endless rollercoaster of ‘play’? The ironic truism in all these was demonstrated, once more, three months ago. I had just concluded a hectic two-day seminar for the executives of a multinational when I received a call, close to midnight, from a distinguished icon of Nigeria’s Foreign Service, an eminent diplomatic personage, who had only recently retired from public service 송파스웨디시.

I was at once struck by the man’s style of speech, which was clearly unadulterated, upper crust British grammar, delivered in flawless diction. This was hardly surprising, as I was to learn later that he’d attended Eton College, that public school that is the exclusive preserve of the English aristocracy. He’d then gone up to Oxford to read the Classics at Balliol

College, finishing off with a brilliant doctorate at Magdalene College. After twenty years in the Foreign Service, he got the icing on the cake of his scintillating career! He was named Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and of course, his tour of duty at the Court of St. James was merely a homecoming of sorts.

“Ambassador, hot baths can do more than keep you clean. Warm baths have for centuries been traditional methods of healing amongst the Greeks, Romans, Chinese and Japanese. The recuperative and healing properties of hot baths are based on its mechanical and thermal effects. Generally, heat quiets and soothes the body, slowing down the activity of internal organs.

Cold, in contrast, stimulates and invigorates, increasing internal activity. If your muscles are tensed, and you are anxious, a hot bath will soothe you. If you are tired and stressed out, you might take a hot bath, followed by a quick, invigorating shower, to help stimulate your mind and body.”

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