Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lagos Life

Howdy ho folks, how una dey? Christmas is just days away and I am enjoying the sun and heat of lagos. It was an ordeal getting to the East sha. This country na wire. Just to check in my luggage was wahala. People yelling at each other, my brother and I screaming at people who feel they have a right to yell at you. All before 7am. My 7.30 flight didn't leave until 3pm.Rumor has it the big wigs hired the planes for private use and left us regular folks to roast smh. Once we were told to board and after driving us there, they drove us right back because the plane wasn't ready. 2 Nollywood actors were on my flight and I took a pic, one of the midget actors (they say he is Aki) and Ejike Asiegbu. KOK was at the airport too. Also ran into JayJay Okocha in the lounge at the owerri airport. They tell u its VIP lounge with complimentary drinks and snacks, till a lady comes to ask u for ur N1000. I'm currently waiting for my food at Yellow Chillis and na wa they charge u to take ur food to go, they say its for the "takeaway pack". Had a nice time yesterday hanging with friends, had brunch at Orchid Bistro which was cool, dem get free wifi and even serve u free water with lemon lol.their brownies were good too. Dinner was at Saipans, chinese food. I'm wondering why I am yet to eat correct naija food sha, but time still dey.I haven't started partying but that's coming soon.

*lol some waiter just said "what the fuck is wrong with this guy? Custoomer service at its best*

Ok I don't like typing on my phone, so I will stop here. Be good guys!
PS happy birthday OmosiT

Friday, December 17, 2010

Safe and Sound

Hey Blogfam, just wanted to let you all know I made it safe and sound to Las Gidi. It was an eventful journey, with plenty delays. No I didn't sit by a knight in shining armour (Nice Anon,lol) but by some chic who says she is going to Naija for the first time since she was 3 but has a very present naija with fonee sprinkeld on top accent. umm ok.

This country is frustrating. I am currently sitting at the airport trying to catch a domestic flight. My flight was at 7.30 and the announcer has been saying 30mins delay. we are currently scheduled for 12.30pm. make we dey see. enjoy your weekend and I hoope to keep up with you guys!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Random Wednesday

Hey Hey Folk. Long time no see. You see this girl right here was trying to keep it together with finals and everything else trying to stress me. So, I feel like I should address my last post, thanks for all the comments but it seems my post sounder sadder than I actually felt. I wasn't like sad or anything, it was more of frustrated with my mom saying the same thing everytime. Anyhue, for those who asked what change my friend was referring to, she felt like single folks felt like they can't talk to her anymore about relationship stuff because she wouldn't understand. Moving oooooon, I am going to be in Naija in a few days and I am uberexcited, I have been trying to get everything together that I am so scattered but for once I think I won't be over limit. Soooo, as a goodbye present I figured I would random for my good people, so you won't forget me lol. Legoooo!

(this might be long)

You should be kissed often and by someone who knows how - Margaret Mitchell

How sucky is it when you think you are just bloated and after PMS syndrome don pass, you realise say na the food wey you dey chop dey "bloat" you lol

I never feared getting older. But lately I am beginning to dread that moment when your body just doesn't cooperate with you and does what it wants.

Am I the only one who doesn't have rental insurance?

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion. ~ Javan

So like, I think Bruno Mars is one talented dude but I wish he was fully developed. Fully developed?, you ask? Yes, That's what I said. In my eye, he looks like a fetus. anyone else see it? no? just me?

I don't care who or what anyone says human beings like attention and they will seek or find it anyway possible.

Assuming everything works right, everyone has a 98% chance of getting married and hopefully getting married for life. We are talking about 60 yrs of marriage on average. Besides, the having children angle, I have always wondered why parents move for early marriage in your twenties. Which lives you 20 something odd years to enjoy yourself and about 60+ years to navigate with someone else.

Christy Essien Igbokwe was asked the secret to a lasting marriage and she said: I will say to them that it is a woman that can keep her home because no man is perfect. But the secret is this, don’t love your man o, but like him very much so that you can tolerate and accommodate his naughtiness and for the children’s sake. Don’t love in order not to be disappointed. Love deals with the heart but liking with the head. Above all, God’s divine hand is essential." - Drop your thots on this in the comment box.

Why do people need rings to signify abstinence? Speaking of, I hear Joe Jonas' ring is on sabbatical lol

I don't think I ask for much. Ok let me say I try not to ask for much from people, but I feel like even the little things I ask for I always get shafted. Oh well, such is life.

I wonder about generational family businesses and their continuity. I feel like the ones in our generation are killing of the continuity. For example, that annoying millionaire matchmaker, babe is in her 40's and still has no kid, when exactly is she going to teach her daughter to carry on the matchmaking business?

Why do most black grooms wear white suits?

Special shoutout to my Swanboy for sending me Sound of Music DVD in the mail. Thanks again. Muah!

Why is M.I not discovered in Yankee yet? Actually I am torn on this, I feel like MI is our (naija) baby and I want to keep him for ourselves, but on the other hand he deserves to be discovered. I am not really trying to overhype him but I think he can hang. I wonder if his style of music would change tho, because his lines have naija references (I live with NEPA, I gotta be the light). In more Taynement is mad news, I see MI being discovered by Jayz. its possible jo, Wale should hook his fellow brother up.

Via Ms. O, I read the stupidest article last week - http://bitchielife.necolebitchie.com/2010/12/why-men-date-women-with-no-intentions-of-a-relationship/

I amazed at the timing of Aunty Flo. How does she always know the most inopportune time to show face?

A friend of mine was telling me how she cut her ex off, when he tried to be buddies and vent about his life and I got to thinking why guys do that? why do guys always try to be friends after they hurt you and not hi-bye friendship. Like the type of friendship where your first name might as well be "Dear Diary".

I was watching Married to Rock and I wondered if former brides ever feel pangs of envy when they go to weddings like man i wish i could have that moment again.

I came across this website where you can send emails to your future self and I took advantage of it and wrote one to myself 6 months into the future. Twas kinda spooky wondering where I will be in 6 months and if I would even be alive - http://futureme.org/

So dear folks, that's it! A mouthful abi? lol, well enjoy and feel free to drop feedback. I will try to drop some lines when I get to naija but just in case I am wishing you all a merry christmas to you and yours and thanking you for always being with me blogsville style.

I love this song. I have no clue what she is saying but it sounds sexy. There is an english version with Pitbull but I like this spanish version because the dude's voice is hot.

Shakira ft El Cata - Rabiosa
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Being a Single Girl

I just got off the phone with my mom. Based on my title, I am sure you know where I am headed with this. She asked me who I was talking to these days and I said noone. Then I asked her why there is all this emphasis on marriage, when in most cases chances are you have the rest of your life to be married and few years to maximize your alone time. I told her how my cousin said I should enjoy the time I have alone. My mom now launched into a it's a lie, they are happy with their spouses why shouldn't you be too?sigh. Anyways, she said her bottom line is that she feels the longer I wait the slimmer the pickings and she doesn't want that for me blah blah blah. I don't know why we have this conversation over and over and over again.

I would love to claim that I am a strong, superwoman immune to her mom's words but I got off the phone, saw a lovey dovey bb status update from one of my friends and I started thinking. My friend had expressed the other day, how she feels that ever since she got engaged there has been a change from her single friends and I told her that it's inevitable when that happens because headspace is different. My mom told me that also, she says you won't listen to me but just watch when all your friends get married. I am beginning to see the change in dynamics which is natural anyways and I wonder if I am ready for it. I am not quite sure if it's a couples world because I am single or if it really is a couple's world. I don't go out much but the few times I do, it seems like it is.

I want to make it clear that this is not a woe is me post, this is just usually how I feel after I talk to my mom. I do want to be married someday, I am definitely not anti-marriage. Granted, I have no fairytales about it but like I told my mom, I can't do anything about it and I just wish I wouldn't be treated like a leper sometimes just because I'm not married or popped out a kid. I think I don't feel so bad because I still yarn with my friends but most of them are in serious relationships which (by God's grace) will be successful, it kinda makes me sad to think that some day it won't be the way it is now. Here's where you will say "but you too you will be married abi?" but nah my brain doesn't operate that way lol. Ok I am done rambling, as usual I couldn't get out all the things I really wanted to say, so as usual make the most sense you can out of what I wrote. Have a wonderful weekend guys!!

PS for anyone wondering, I am 28. :)