Tall Tina

first_imgTINA was eight feet two inches tall. She was born in a small village. Her parents were middle income earners and she was blessed with a kid brother and a ten year-old sister, three years younger than her. There was also Purfee, a little cat given to Tina by her father who was once a general in the army. The father lost his job due to a national crisis and later found himself in the village, with his family.  They lived in a two-room house that contained few chairs, two beds and some kitchen stuff. Before settling in this village, the family traveled from one place to another because her father had become an agriculturalist, always looking for good soil. It meant change of schools for Tina and getting new friends which was not something hard for Tina when the family finally settled in the new village. Majority of the parents were low to middle income earners. As a result the students did not worry about wearing expensive clothes.  So it was but for Tina she was accustomed to wearing tee-shirts, jeans and sneakers for school and was always in a hurry to tell her friends how she climbed one of the tallest trees during the day or how she went fishing with boys and caught the biggest fish.  “Honey, another great opportunity has come,” her father said to her as they ate supper one evening. “What’s it?” Tina asked. “I’ve been called back to the army and that means going back to the city.” “Really?” “Of course,” her father said, “and we are leaving a day or two from now.” Just as almost everyone, especially kids cannot wait or even sleep on Christmas Eve, so was Tina who could not wait to find herself in an environment that was full of almost all the most talked about things, (zoo, skyscrapers, parks, popular schools and others.)  The next morning, Tina asked her father, “What hour will the camp motor arrive?” “Maybe 7:00a.m.” “How big is the camp motor?” “Like a 40 feet container.” “Can it take all the big things we have here?” “Did you say big things?” her father said.  Tina replied, “Oh, I forgot, we’ve just few things here but daddy are we to forget about our garden?”SCHOOL was about to start and parents took their children for shopping. Tina’s parents too took her to shop for her usual wearing.  THE first day of school seemed to be the worse day ever in the life of ‘little’ Tina as she was always called by her father.  Entering the school’s fence, she stood and observed for a while and all she could see were girls wearing mini dresses, high heel shoes, purses and handbags, nails painted red and so on.   These were all teenagers like me, she thought. And just as everyone turned to look at Tina, who was standing above everyone, they shouted, “Tall Tina.”   Tina wondered how they knew her name.  She tried not to faint which she actually wanted to. She could not stand her blue jeans, tee-shirt; her low cut hair and flat chest that looked like a billboard as compared to those students.   Tina felt out of place and wished she could have just evaporated into thin air and not be seen anymore. No student could learn in the class that day, for she felt eyes were teasing her.   During the class introduction, Tina who wanted to lie about everything could not do it when she introduced herself and called her name. The whole class went wide with laughter.  At home she told her parents about her experience and concluded that she did not want to return to the school. However, they encouraged her. “Whatever career that is in a person is within and can only come out by the persons’ determination to make the best of herself.” Afterwards Tina realized she did not care anymore about being described as ‘Tall Tina’ or just a straight structure.  She did not care.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Grealish ‘wants to play in the Premier League,’ but Spurs still off valuation

first_img heading off Carroll explains why he wanted to fail Liverpool medical before £35m move 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade GOSSIP RANKED Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star three-way race Tottenham have reportedly the strongest interest in the 22-year-old and manager Steve Bruce has predicted a ‘fraught’ few days before the transfer window shuts.“You can’t replace him, it’s as simple as that,” Bruce.“We understand the human side of him. He wants to play in the Premier League, in Europe, in the Champions League. It’s all natural, but he’s an Aston Villa fan, his family are Aston Villa through and through — they were probably in the away end tonight — so it’s an emotional thing for him but he’s young and ambitious.“I’m sure it will be a fraught two or three days before the window closes but the owners have been clear they want him to stay and that’s what we will try and do. At the moment there is no decision to be made because the figures that are being talked about, the owners aren’t even blinking.” LIVING THE DREAM REAL DEAL ‘perfect fit” center_img IN DEMAND As Aston Villa beat Hull 3-1 at the KCOM, chants of ‘we want you to say’ could be heard from the away end.They were talking to Jack Grealish, the midfielder and Villa fan who came through the academy, but has been linked with a deadline day move away. TRANSFER LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing fear Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder on his way Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Signing imminent? Man United target ‘on flight’ to England for talks with club Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minaminolast_img read more