Friday, May 23, 2014

So what next after the Birthday?

Hi Guys,

I am a very happy/Sad woman today! Why? Yesterday was my birthday and i am a year older.  Yes i am happy to be alive,healthy and there are many things i should be thankful for but there is still this small nagging voice in my head that says stuff like 'You are growing older meaning you are closer to the grave. Are you on track with your life? Have you achieved all your set goals for this particular age?'

As exciting as birthday's are with the well wishes and birthday greetings flooding in, i always start my birthday a bit down. It happens every year and as the day progresses i get better,more excited and am generally a happier person. My birthdays for me are always very bitter sweet and at one time in the day, i always cry, EVERY YEAR! What is wrong with me? This year i cried while observing my morning Salat and i cried when my mum prayed for me. The tears were a mixture of gratitude for where i am and where i am coming from and fear and trepidation for what this new year might bring.

Between my last birthday and this one, it has been quite eventful. Filled with laughs and tears and so much anxiety, so i guess that's why i am even more fearful. Some people, even though they had my best interests at heart and did not mean any harm, cranked up the fears. ' Your next birthday will be in your husband's house' We will come for your wedding soon' etc. Really? I guess this is supposed to be the next chapter in my life, marriage and kids. Do not get me wrong,just like every girl out there, i have constantly dreamed of my wedding day and i can't wait to leave my mum's house and make a home for myself. However the cynical side of me knows its not all rainbows and sunshine in a man's house. Shit gets real,real fast in marriage. No more doing as i like, going out, deciding if i want to cook or not etc In essence, you are no longer the boss of your life. When children enter the picture, it even gets more complicated. Well, i guess the most constant thing in life is change and i just have to accept it. By Gods grace, i will be a Wife and mother,one day soon and as women before me have done it, i will manage.

To lighter stuff, in the spirit of making me happy and enjoying my birthday week. I made sure i took some 'Pre Birthday selfies' and took some more for my birthday. Here they are...

Now to my birthday, it really turned out ok. I made cupcakes for myself because i always make a cake for myself ( Independent woman stuvs). I do not believe in waiting for a guy to celebrate me, i celebrate myself. However, lee boo still sent a cake to my office ( kisses) and to my surprise so did my office. Le Boo also had a custom made card for me. He also promised to give me my gift over the weekend.

Lee boo was upset that the my office cake and his was almost identical. It was from the same place ' Cakes and Cream', those guys really really need to step up their game. I told him it was the thought that counts and gave him tips on where next to get my cakes from. Boo isn't a cake him still.

Till next time folks

Live love and Laugh 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

What are the streets saying?

Hi Fam,

How's it going? My blogging is just getting worse by the minute. So many things have been happening over this past couple of weeks. Ill just drop  summary of current events and my take on it.

  • #bringbackour girls: As commendable as this 'movement' is and the fact that it has brought a lot of publicity to the plight of these poor girls that have been kidnapped by these demons in human form. Some part of me is getting a bit irritated by the fact that every Tom,Dick and Maria are jumping on the band wagon, not because they actually 'care' if these girls are found but because they just have to join in for cheap publicity and think its the new cool way to take a ' selfie'. The conspiracy theories are at it again! Some people actually think that ' Boko Haram' is a creation of the west and the US is using them to get into Nigeria and that Boko Haram is political.  Like 'DUH!' We all know that Boko Haram is political and there is no snowball's way in hell, its religious in my opinion. But the US Sponsoring them? Really? I know that the only thing the US cares about in the long run is the US. Is it  a coincidence that they are offering their help to an oil rich nation? Nope!  Nigeria is going to pay for this help in some way, that is for sure, but i don't think Boko Haram is funded by the  west.  

  • #whatdidJayzsaytoSolange: In true Millennial shallowness this topic of discussion has threatened to topple even more important stuff like ' world peace' from the news. Solange turned her brother in law  into target practice for kicks and the world has never been the same again. It's unfortunate that the video had no audio, this would have solved this mystery nicely. This was a brief moment when the curtain was lifted and we saw ' behind the fame'. If you all are expecting that Beyonce or Jayz might release a statement, i seriously doubt it. These are people known for keeping their mouths shut about  personal ish and this has probably fueled the Illuminati rumors. Come to think of it. Why has no one alluded to Illuminati about this incident? I won't be surprised if they say that ' Solange was angry with Jayz because he initiated her sister into the cult and she was fighting with him to release her sister from bondage and the reason Beyonce could not talk was because she was under instructions not to and the reason people are saying Solange is crazy is because of the Illuminati and that is why she has not been as successful as Beyonce'. See movie script? Do i really want to know what happened? Hell yeah! Do i really care if they are engaging in threesomes behind closed doors? Not really.  

These are just two of the events that have captured my attention in recent times. As for me, what has been going on since last week: 

  • I want to start registering for my Master Degree classes but am cash strapped. Adult education is not cheap and am praying for financial help from God through humans. 
  • I journeyed to Ogun state to my school Olabisi Onabanjo University ( such a mouthful,OSU is just fine) to get my degree certificate 6 years after and to my utmost relief, i got it in record time but after i parted with money. My wallet or rather ATM Card is still recovering from the abuse. Has Ogun state woken up from under development? Nope! To my annoyance, construction that had been going when i graduated is still going on! 6 years after! Geez...
  • The streets are saying i have put on weight and that is a welcome development. I have not really noticed any changes but i know my cheeks seem rosier.  

Can you tell the difference? I love this look. To me this is semi formal casual chic. 

Tank Top
Blue Jeans
Statement Neck piece
Nude pumps

Wish i could dress like this everyday but i get bored easily and i like to switch it up. 

Till next time folks 

Live Love and Laugh

Monday, May 5, 2014

Crazy Monday

Hi Guys,

Its been almost a month since my last post and i must confess that it might not get better anytime soon.

Crazy is an understatement and its only going to get crazier and its out of my hands. I got admission into a Masters Program, i have been saddled with more responsibility at work and i am just holding on by my fingernails.

Will keep you posted on any new gist. Here are some pix of your girl ova the past couple of days.

New hair do.

Live love and Laugh.