Thursday, 29 September 2011

Does it have to be expensive to be of good quality?

"Ah, nice hair (bag or shoes or top) but it looks kind of cheap"!

I am sure most of us would have heard this before, said this before, or even thought this before.

That brings me to ask, what has cost got to do with anything? If truely the item is nice, suits the wearer and isnt tacky, why do u have to think of how much it costs????

I know a girl who cannot wear any piece of clothing that does not cost 5000 naira & above. According to her, the cheap ones are substandard. I really dont understand that. I dont get the mentality. So there cant be real nice things that come at a price that isnt cut-throat? This girl shops in shops at allen avenue and environs ONLY. I go to idumota and buy the exact same things she gets at, sometimes, as much as 3000 naira less! She tells me mine is not the real quality. Meanwhile i meet some of these allen and toyin street boutique owners in some of the shops i visit in idumota! The only difference between what i buy and what she buys is that hers have been placed in an air conditioned room!

My motor is - As long as it fits me, is presentable, nice, isnt tacky then i am good to go. I have never been one for high priced items. i look for places where they come less expensive and most times, end up getting, all round, a much better deal than those that strictly follow the its-better-quality-when-its-expensive principle. This mentality has seen boutiques and beauty shops charge outrageous amounts (with corresponding outrageous profit margins) on their items cos they feel that if they do any less, they will be seen as cheap and therefore not good. Well, every man (woman) to his (her) own, abi?

Maybe i should think of opening a shop of my own and get people with this mentality as customers. Mehn! e no go be small hammer o!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Deaths in Nollywood - Fear Grips Entertainers

A popular Sierra-Leone pastor, Prophet Joshua Karjoh, who is currently in Nigeria on a spiritual cleansing mission, has claimed that the death of Hip Hop singer, Obiajuru Nwozo, otherwise known as MC Loph on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 is not natural.

Prophet Karjoh, told P.M Entertainment that the musician was attacked by those who are envious of his success, adding that perhaps, “the evil perpetrators have realised that he was going to be a greater person in few years’ time.
He is also of the opinion that many deaths that have plagued the Nigerian entertainment industry in recent time are not natural, adding that there is every reason for Nigerian entertainers to be more careful and move closer to God.
“I didn’t know the musician (MC Loph) before his death but when some of his colleagues hinted me about how he died, I asked and it was divinely revealed to me that he was attacked. The enemies hit him with a spiritual rod on the head and waist.
“I have been to many countries doing my deliverance assignment, but I have not seen the kind of things I see in Nigeria before. There are evil doers everywhere, but it is more rampant and severe in Nigeria,” Karjoh, who arrived early this week, said.
The death of MC Loph alongside his only sibling in an auto crash along the Benin-Ore Road, has further heightened the death scare that has been rocking the Nigerian entertainment industry for sometime now.
Within the last six months, the industry has lost about 10 practitioners, a development that has been described as spiritual attack from many quarters. Between March and September this year, some of the entertainers that have lost their lives include Kokolet Chidinma, CD John, Yemisi Eleto, Alasari, Ashley Nwosu, Sam Loco Efe, Christy Essien-Igbokwe and the latest being MC Loph.
Concerned about the rate at which strange deaths and illnesses have plagued the industry, the entertainers had earlier run to the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, who had a special prayer session for them. But this has not kept death at bay in the industry.
Some of the entertainers who spoke with P.M Entertainment expressed fear over the development, most of them suggesting that it is time to move closer to God.
Popular Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, said “I believe it’s time for us all to be prayerful and be each other’s brothers because there is a lot of hatred in some people’s heart for no reason. People die everyday but we hear about that of entertainers because they are in the limelight. I really plead for love in our nation.”
Tywo Akintoye of Twin-X fame told P.M Entertainment that “it is unfortunate but we have to understand that the nature of what we do naturally brings much more attention to happenings in the entertainment industry than any other sector.
“When you look at the rate at which people have died in this country in the last six months, then we can understand why it has also affected the entertainment industry adversely. With the bombings, floods, road accidents and so on, you will naturally put it down to the leaders who haven’t done enough to protect the lives of our citizens.”
In her own reaction, female comedian, Helen Paul, popularly known as Tatafo, opined that “it is disheartening to see and hear such things happening, but in all, we cannot question God. However, one sure lesson is that we should live each day as if it is the last.”
“It is so sad and all we need is to pray for God to protect us all,” those were the words of Peter Okoye of P-Square fame.
Like most of his colleagues, Hip Hop crooner, Danny Young, acknowledged that “we need to be prayerful, conscious and careful. If we can do these three things, it will be in the interest of our industry because the lost souls would have contributed more to the growth of the industry if they were still alive.”
No doubt, the untimely death of MC Loph, 38, came as a huge shock to all and sundry, particularly because he died about four days to his traditional marriage.
In a chat with P.M Entertainment, Emmanuel ‘Kaha’ Nzemeke, who had been a friend of the lat MC Loph since 1995, opined that the death of the Osondi Owendi Remix star had a spiritual undertone.
According to the Heart Robber crooner, “it is very obvious to me that there is more to these deaths than we all think. It is more spiritual than physical because whatever happens physically has already gone through a spiritual stage. We need to be prayerful and seek God’s guidance and protection.”

What do u think?

Monday, 26 September 2011

Hiring drivers and domestic staff - Please be very careful

 This news is a little stale but the lesson is still very usable - BE VERY SURE OF THE KIND OF DOMESTIC STAFF YOU HIRE!.

The thieves in this case were into stealing cars, i have heard tales of domestic helps 'stealing' people.

The suspected gang

A suspected car thief, Idowu Odeyemi, and three members of his gang have been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly stealing his employer’s Nissan SUV the same day he was employed.

Idowu Odeyemi (l) and members of his gang after they were arrested by the police.
He allegedly took the vehicle to a dealer to sell for him. He confessed to the police that he and members of his gang usually apply for a job as drivers and when employed, they later steal the vehicle and drive it to their base at Olodi Apapa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, to sell.

The police identified the driver’s accomplices in the car stealing syndicate as Adams Satif, a car dealer and mechanic, Abubakar Yakubu and Samuel Akinyoye, who allegedly act as middlemen between the driver and the major car dealer, Adams.
P.M.NEWS gathered from a police source at Olodi Apapa that the driver who was employed on 4 August, 2011, allegedly committed the crime when he drove his boss, Mr. Babatunde Ayodele, to his office at about 8am the same day he was employed.

Instead of parking the Nissan SUV with registration number EF 927 KSF at the car park, he allegedly lied to the security guards at the gate that he was sent on an errand and he was allowed to drive out of the premises.
The bubble burst when his boss came out from his office to go home and the driver and the SUV were nowhere to be found. The security guards reportedly told the Ayodele that his driver told them that he was sent on an errand, a claim he denied.

P.M.NEWS learnt that after the boss waited till 6pm without seeing him, he dialled the runaway driver’s phone number, but it was switched off.
He contacted the vehicle tracking company and they swung into action and tracked down the vehicle at Oyewole Street, Olodi Apapa, Ajegunle, Lagos.
The owner reported the matter at Ajeromi Police Station and the driver and his accomplices were arrested at the scene while removing parts of the car. The registration number had also been removed.

During investigation, the police discovered that the driver applied for the job with a fake name, John Balogun, claiming to be a member of Deeper Life Bible Church, Ebute Meta District. He also gave a fake residential address.
Items recovered from them include: Duplicated ignition keys of Nissan and Toyota car brands, forged customs papers, fake driver’s licence and tools they use in dismantling stolen vehicles.
In his confessional statement to the police, Idowu said: “We normally send one of our gang members out to go and apply for a job as a driver with somebody who owns an expensive Toyota and Nissan SUV. Our member applies with fake name, address and phone number.

“The same day he is employed, he would find his way at all costs to drive away the vehicle to our base, where we would change parts of the vehicle and resell it and share the proceeds.
“We have been in this business for a long time. We promise to repent now if we are let off the hook.”
He did not tell the police in his statement the number of vehicles he and his gang have stolen.
All the suspects, according to the police source, have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos for further interrogation.
When P.M.NEWS visited the State CID Command, a senior police source confirmed the presence of the suspects and said they are undergoing interrogation, adding that after investigation, they would be charged to court.

Friday, 23 September 2011

When is it time to spend the night with a new date?

My friend asked me early this week, 'is it time to go clubbing with him? Knowing that will end in me spending the night at his place'.
She met this amazing guy about 4weeks ago on her way from work. I dont usually approve of the kind of guys she happens to meet but this particular one blew me. He acts so matured and responsible. He speaks intelligently and confidently. He is yound and good looking. I was so happy for her and i really hope this relationship gets to the next level for her.
She always feels that some amount of time should pass before a girl agrees to spend the night with a guy. Maybe that is so, but how much time excatly???
I have always been of the oppinion that, in most cases, time dosent matter. It all boils down to the maturity and personality of the 2 people involved. Whether you kiss on the 1st date, whether you make love after 3meetings, whether you spend the night at his place after a week of meeting - IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO THE PERSONALITY OF THE PERSON YOU ARE DEALING WITH.

Some guys  feel put off and deflated if the girl continually insists on letting time pass before anything intimate can happen, some guys have walked out of relationships cos of this. Some guys like it and see the girl as being decent - Different strokes for different folks. Some like it , some dont. depends on who u are dealing with.

My friend expects my answer to her question 'Is it time to go clubbing with him'. She expects a yes or no response from me. What do you think i say to her????

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Does anyone deserve to be raped?

Some people say 'she must have caused it, she must have insulted him, maybe she dressed indecently etc' whenever they hear that a girl was raped.

i have been feeling really bad.

There has been this issue craeting a huge buzz in the web world about 5 Abia state university guys that gang raped a girl. That particular issue has my heart bleeding since i heard about it. I wished i never heard it. I feel so bad and helpless. I feel like justice is the only thing that can heal this for me. And this is just me, how will the victim herself be feeling if i am feeling this way???


A friend of mine was telling me how she was nearly raped in school (uni). She escaped from the guy and ran to report the incident to one of her brother's friend's who was a tough guy on campus. The 'justice' meted out on the guy somehow was rash but i think well deserved. He was stripped to his birthday suit, a little hole was made in the ground, and he was asked to 'rape the ground' - literally!!! He did that for several hours while guys waited on him with belts and canes.Since he was looking for somewhere to stick his 'thing', they gave him one, they gave him a hole whose owner wouldnt feel it - the ground. I dont think he will think of thinking to rape anyone again after that incident.

I really REALLY hope that some form of justice is served in this ABSU saga. At least to tell other people that it just isnt right for anyone to place himself in God's position and have a fellow human being beg him for his/her life

Just imagine if some humans had the power of night and day, hmmmm.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

One of our dear 1st lady, Dame Patience's classical speeches

"This is an indication that our advocasy to put our women where they are rightly belong ..................."
"We can see that we were the 1st ladies were called on conference...................."
"She testified that as they went there is as were struggling thats how kenya too is struggling..............."
Chei! I weak for Aunty Dame oo. What is all this?
Anyway, she chop money, people wey dey speak english, make them speak dey go. Afterall, one cant have it all abi?

Killer Number! 09141

Nigerians will never cease to amaze me. It even attracted the attention of NCC!

NCC advises Nigerians to ignore rumours of phone-induced death
On September 15, 2011 · In News
Following rumour making the round that 10 people died in Wukari while receiving calls from a phone number, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has advised Nigerians to ignore such rumours.
The commission in a statement yesterday by Mr. Reuben Muoka, Head, Media and Public Relations said the claim is false and without any iota of truth, and that nothing like that could happen to somebody responding to a phone, no matter the number through which such calls are made.
Mr. Muoka described the rumour as the handiwork of some unscrupulous elements to instill fear in the minds of the public.
“Technically, it is not possible for such a thing to happen because even the voice that you receive at the other end of the phone undergoes many conversions. It is therefore unimaginable that somebody will die while receiving a call. It is only very gullible people that will believe such a rumour”, he said.
Mr. Muoka also explained that all calls to phone users pass through the switch of network operators where it is processed and identified for billing purposes and that no operator has issued this particular number to any user.
“In so far as this number is not issued by an operator, there is no way such a phone number will be able to call anybody in any of the networks,” he posited.
He said that he has personally placed a call to the said number and it showed it is not a valid number, and therefore, will not be able to make or receive calls.
Mr. Muoka said the need to nip this kind of rumour to the board, justifies the rationale for ongoing SIM Card registration exercise in the country which will ensure that all phone users will be identified with their fingerprints and digital photographs.
He urged subscribers to go about their normal businesses and ensure that they all register their SIM cards with either their service providers or NCC appointed agents before the end of the programme by month end.

I am sure most of you got the text yesterday "Pls don't pick any call with 09141 its instant death after d call, 7 people are dead already pls tell others fast, its urgent." "B careful in receiving cals especially new numba. Over 10 people died in Wukari LGA Taraba state 2day. Dis is d no. 09141 only 5 digit. Pass it 2 odas 2 save life. TELL OTHERS"

And people started panicking. In this time and age. Believing that recieving a call can kill. (well,it happened in the movie - Case 39)

Naija forever! Anything goes



Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Only people close to you can hurt you

My reverend father in church on sunday said "what a stranger does to you can rarely hurt you, u only get hurt when someone close to you, someone u care about offends u". This is so very true!

These days, tales of people hurting people they 'love' abound - husbands killing wives, wives stabbing husbands, girlfirends stabbing boyfirnds, boyfriends pouring acid on girlfriends - horrific tales.

And i wonder, what excatly is wrong? Why on earth will u harm somebody u claim to love? Love isnt a do or die affair, if it doesnt sit well with you, talk a walk! noone tied you in there.

Now i stumbled across a stroy of a 17yr old boy who allegedly killed his parents! The very people who gave him life, who nurtured him for 17yrs. hmmm,when things fall apart, the centre barely holds

PALOS PARK, Ill. -- A suburban high school student was charged Monday night in the murder of his parents in Palos Park, about 25 miles southwest of Chicago.
John Granat, 17, called 911 from his home in the 12700 block of 81st Court Sunday morning and told authorities his parents were dead, according to a news release from the Cook County Sheriff's office.
Upon arrival, officers found John Granat, 44, and Maria Granat, 42, dead in their bedroom. John Granat died from blunt force trauma to his head and Maria Granat had been stabbed multiple times, the Cook County Medical Examiner's office determined.
According to the sheriff's office, the teen was questioned by officers about his "activities in the hours before he called 911 and late Monday night," and the investigation led to first degree murder charges against him.
Neighbors told the Chicago Tribune the Granat's were "the sweetest, most perfect family" and the sheriff's office had not revealed a possible motive in the slayings early Monday.
John Granat is set to appear in court Tuesday morning for a bond hearing. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart will discuss the case at 10 a.m.

He is being cahrged with 1st degree murder at 17? Young 'genius'

Monday, 12 September 2011

Other ways to use your Hair Dryer

Stumbled across this piece and thot to share.
Are you like me who only uses my hair dryer to do that for which it was named - dry my hair? Here are other uses you could put the applaince to to get ALL of your money's worth.
Hope it comes in handy for you:

Handheld hair dryers were introduced for the domestic market in 1920, and since then countless hairdos have relied on that combination of heat and air to achieve their coiffed perfection.
But the humble blow dryer has plenty of other services to offer around the house -- here are a handful of them:
  1. If you need to quickly set the icing on a cake, the air and heat of a hair dryer can quicken up the process.
  2. If your cake won’t unstick from the cake pan, use your hair dryer on the bottom of the pan then invert it, it should drop right out.
  3. Running an ice cream scoop under hot water helps, but you can also try using a hair dryer on the carton to soften ice cream for easy scooping.
  4. Some people use pots of boiling water to quicken freezer defrosting, but a hot hair dryer works even more quickly. (Be careful of puddles of water and the dryer, though.)
  5. Automatic ice-makers can get jammed with frozen ice; relieve that with a long blast of hot air to melt unwanted icebergs.
  6. Remove contact paper from shelves by heating it with the hair dryer and gently working the edges up. Also works for bumper stickers and other rogue sticky things.
  7. Use a hair dryer to dust hard-to-dust items; the air will blow the dust somewhere else, but hopefully somewhere else that is easier to dust.
  8. When your kids leave crayon marks on the walls, Heat the crayon marks until softened, then scrub with hot water and detergent.
  9. Old photo albums with magnetic pages can get stuck -- unstick them with a blast from the hair dryer.
  10. Spot-iron wrinkles by lightly dampening the area and then heating the wrinkles with your dryer.
  11. Wet boots, shoes, and sneakers can take on a terrible odor if left to dry slowly -- alleviate that by drying them with your hair dryer.
  12. Winter can bring frozen windows and locks -- thaw them with a hair dryer.
  13. Window screens collecting dust and pollen? Blow it back to whence it came.
  14. Removing bandages can hurt more than the wound, so soften the adhesive with a hair dryer first to ease the rip.
  15. If you have trouble keeping a hot compress hot, keep your hair dryer by you and reheat as necessary.

A Mad Man goes to Church!

Hey Guys, how was ur weekend?
Hope you went to church? Dont look back, it's you i am asking, yes, YOU.

I woke up kind of tired yesterday. Those 2 voices (you know the ones i am talking about dont u?) started in my head.
Voice 1: Hurry up, get out of bed and get ready for church
Voice 2: Whats the rush? You are feeling tired. sleep some more. You could go for evening service (I almost never end up going for evening service whenever i say i would)
Voice 1: Dont mind him oo. You know you wouldnt make it for evening service. When was the last time you said u will go and actually went? Its better u dress up and go now
Voice 2: Dont worry. I will remind you to go in the evening. I promise

Well, finally, i was able to heed to voice 1. I got ready and off to church i went.

Got there before mass started, found a choice seating position and sat down. A few minutes later, a mad man, really dirty, scruffy looking mad man strolled up and took the seat in front of me. He even bought the sunday bulletin sold for 30naira!!! The guy just take seat, siddon well well, relax sef dey wait make mass start...

It was a very...........astonishing sight to behold. Everyone that came to sit down, upon realizing that he was mad man, will hastily back up and walk briskly away (trying so hard not to look like they are running cos of the guy). He was soooooooo dirty!

Mass started and i noticed a lot of people were standing behind. the guy had the entire pew to himself. was he bothered? For wia. During reading of the bible passages, he stared at his bulletin as if he was following the readings. i only got to know he wasnt when people were in page 3 and he was still staring hard at the front page! Apart from that, he did everything else when he was supposed to - sat when people were sitting, stood when people were standing, knelt when people were kneeling. The guy really prepare to come serve God yesterday. Before offering, he had had enuf, he stood up and calmly walked away and out of the church. come and see people rushing for his seat.

That got me thinking.

If sane people dont serve God, mad people would. There is a portion of the bible that said (when will i be able to actually quote the scriptures chapter and verse???) "If you living beings dont serve the Lord, HE will raise stones and dry bones to praise Him".

Food for thought. Dont serve God like you are doing Him a favour. Do it for yourself. Cos if u dont, zillion of others will.

Wishing you all a terrific week ahead.
Take care ad please be good


Friday, 9 September 2011

What if you are asked to choose between Facebook and your job?

For some people, Facebook is like a diary. They post EVERYTHING that happens to them day to day up there.
The even post stuff about work up on facebook.
Even the bad,derogatory stuff. Some dont accept their bosses invitation on fb just cos they cant bear for the boss to see the disses about him/her that have been posted.

They fail to realize that the internet is a limitless,open world where nothing is hidden.

Read story below about one of Applebee's employees who posts negative stuff about the company on fb:

Everyone needs a place to vent about their job, but Applebee's doesn't think that place is Facebook.
Jason Cook, a 36-year-old Applebee's employee from Federal Way, Washington, has found himself in a tricky position after he refused to sign a statement saying that he won't post disparaging content about his employer on the social network, according to ABC News.
After three years of working at the restaurant, Cook now has two choices: waive his right to speak up online or find a new Job.
"I was pretty much told it was going to come to a point where I was probably going to have to sign it or be let go," Cook told ABC.
Cook believes that Applebee's restriction on "negative speech" is vague and fears that the policy may hinder free speech. However, losing his job could be devastating to his family.

So next time you want to say ur boss looks like a frog, or that he is as uptight as a  basilmarket or that your company is so inconsiderate, think long and hard about it before it comes to "You either work here or u facebook all you want OUTSIDE here"

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Twins, arent they just so adorable?

So cute, so so so cute. Make this 2 lil boys no come make me wan born twins oooo. I couldnt stop smiling as i watched this video.

See them together, best friends from the womb, staring at each other and laughing heartily. So adorable!

The 90/10 principle

We, usually have no control over some of the things that happen to us. We wake up in the morning and as we drive out the gate, an okada rider just scratches the car. We couldnt have controlled that. Or a policeman stops you early in the morning and delays you with all their silly requests. No control over that. Or your boss decides to make you miserable in the office for one unknown reason or the other. We cant control that. Or our child breaks that really expensive and beautiful china-ware we searve guest with. We couldnt have had control over that.


Our reaction is what will determine if we expose ourselves to high BP or if we take the high road.

I have been faced with so many suituations which i know i should have reacted diferently and saved myself the stress i went through. But i guess, like humans, we sometimes cant help ourselves. I would have finished cursing and shouting before i hear that tiny voice saying 'calm down,that isnt the way to go' sometimes, the damage to both me and the other person would have been done.

Here is a little example for us to always refer to as a guide to determining our reactions to incidents.

You are having tea in the morning with your family, your daughter accidentaly knocks down a cup of coffee on your white shirt. You had no control over that. You jump up cursing and scolding your daughter. Your husband asks you to take it easy and u turn and face him yelling and calling him names in ur anger.

You both have a little 'mouth fight' with your daughter crying in the background. you storm into the room to change your shirt. your daughter is still crying and so misses her bus. u have to drop her off at school. This  makes u get to work late and have ur boss shout at you in front of your sub-ordinates. You are totally pissed and irritable the entire day. You get home to a moody husband (remember u called him names in the morning). Your entire 24 hours in f**ked up cos of ur reaction in the morning.

Now compare:

You are having breakfast with your family and your daughter accidentaly knocks over a conme of coffee on your white shirt. You take a deep breath, tell her to be more careful, She apologizes. You stand up and go and change the shirt. You come out in time to see ur daughter getting onto the school bus. You pick up ur car keys, kiss ur husband goodbye and drive to work to get in before your boss. You day continues as usual and u get back home in the evening to a happy family.

See the difference???

I hope i take my own advise cos i really need to change my reactions to a lot of occurances i have no control over

Lovely day to you guys!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Suffering and smiling. Naija 4 life!

Yes oooo.

Un-employment, we dey smile dey go. Bad roads, we dey smile dey go. High price of everything, we dey smile dey go. No light, we dey smile dey go. Un-neccessary traffic caused by sheer lawnessness, we dey smile dey go. Ethnic and religious scuffles, we dey smile dey go. Bomb blast, we dey smile dey go.

*singing* We are suffering and smiling.

If half the stuff this country has gone through happens in most other countries, there would have been a major revolution a long time ago. But of course, nigerians are hustlers, and like chameleons, we adapt ourselves to whatever environment we find ourselves.

This should be a good thing i guess.

Today on one radio station, a man called in to say this "abeg, make una help me ask NEPA if them wan bomb our area. Which kain light them dey give us since this week. Dem never take light since and we dey fear. if their off/on switch don spoil, abeg make them go fix am beacuse this kain too much light dey fear person. Before our house catch fire"

It was funny, but that is a Nigerian for you. We have gotten to the level where what ought to be 'normal' comes as a shock to us. We run around to make best use what should be our constant right before it is taken away from us cos we have somehow come to believe that we dont deserve these things.

My aunty went to dubai and immediately she entered her hotel room, she went to plug her phone to charge before 'NEPA takes light'. It took an effort for her to remember she wasnt in Nigeria anymore.

That is the level the people we asked to lead us have dragged us to. Good roads is seen as a priviledge. Basic amenities are luxuries rather than basic

And yet, we are ranked 'one of the happiest people on earth' (who even conducted that survey? Who dem ask sef?)

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Long distance relationships. Do they ALWAYS fail?

Hmmm, one of my friend's boyfriend is leaving for UK for his masters.

I was so happy for her, @ least e mean say the bobo go go get international 'kpali' come back,get better work come marry am (well that is usually the general thought when this kind of thing happens)

My friend thinks differently.

She tells me she is going to break up with him before he leaves. Say she no dey for all this long distance relationships wey people dey take decieve other people. I was trying to make her see that she might be one of the lucky few but she is completely adamant. Apparently, someone in her family got married to a guy in germany. This guy got the girl pregnant and didnt come back to the country for 5years after that. The girl was so depressed and sought on many occasions to either get the man to come home, go to meet him in germany or get the hell out of the marriage. None worked out for her until the guy came home 5 years later to tell her he had heard of her escapades in his absence and that he wanted out! The girl almost committed suicide.

Well my friend says she will not hope on someone abroad. that if he goes and comes back and she is still available and he wants to hook back up, fine. If not, she has made up her mind to set him (and herself) free.

I have heard of failure of long distance relationships. I never prayed for one and thankfully i didnt get one. But then, does it always end in one person's heart breaking?

Monday, 5 September 2011

Long finger nails on guys

Hope you all had a lovely weekend

I did. Rested well, though i still dread mondays no matter how much rest i have over the weekend.

Saw a guy in church yesterday with really long fingernails. And i thought, "What does a guy need long nails for?" For a babe, u could say its part of the 'inyanga' we do but on a guy?

I, personally, dont need my guy touching me with long nails. Those could cause some major damage *wink*. Different strokes for different folks sha

Enjoy your day!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Friday-'Beer Palour' day!

No flood shall seperate me from my bottles. lol
At the beginning of my street is a very popular drinking joint. It doubles as a soccer match viewing centre as well. Every evening, there are cars parked all around whose owners/drivers are in the joint having a drink or 2 (or 3 or more). And most stay till very late in the evening.

Come rain or shine, these guys no send oo. They dey always show for joint.

And i just wonder,'are these guys' homes chasing them?' abi they have been warned not to get home until very late by their land lords (or maybe them dey dodge land lord).

Then comes fridays. Friday evenings is always a 'mass return' for all the regulars of the joint. They start packing thir cars as early as 4.30pm. some of them that work around the area just stay back after work till very late. Drinks, match arguments, girls the works!

One tuesday morning, i was driving on itire road to get out to ojuelegba. i just happened to look to my right and Lo and Behold (on a tuesday morning before 8am) i saw 3 guys, a woman and a younger girl in a store that looks like a joint, drinking! And NO, they were not drinking pure water or eva water, they were drinking Star! (@ least the men and the woman were while the young girl was taking smirnoff ice)

That early in the morning and shayo don start??? Flabbergasted!

And people dey cry say money no dey abi? Maybe Star money dey different.

Oh well, it friday again and TGIF. So choose how to spend ur evening.

Your call.


When to say THANK YOU

"Thank you, very much. Thanks dearie, Thank u ooo". Very familiar words arent they?

I picked a bike one day and on getting to my house, i said 'thank u' to the okada guy as i wanted to get money out of my wallet. The okada guy said to me "why u dey thank me abi u no wan pay me?"! In the mind of the bike guy, 'thank u' was only for favours gotten freely. in his oppinion, u dont say 'thank u' when u are paying for the service.

That was an okada rider's mentality but funny enough, a lot of the 'learned' people have that mentality.

One day at TFC adeniran ogunsanya branch, i was waiting for popcorn at the popcorn counter. I was in line along with a popular female nollywood actress. She was so arrogant and bitchy to the sales girl at the counter. when she evntually got her popcorn, she just snatched it from the girl and stormed away as if she was paying the girl to serve her or something. It was so sad a scene cos one would have expected some form of courtesy from a 'public figure'.

We meet people that are service providers every minute.

Anyway, i try to say 'thank u' whenever someone does something for me whether i am paying for it or not, no matter who the person is. It doesnt take anything from one. If anything, it adds some height to how the other person percieves u.


Thursday, 1 September 2011

Tall women VS short men

I just saw a girl of about 16-17yrs and her height made me go "oops!". She is close to 6ft!!! And she isnt done with growing sef! So by the time she is done, how long, (sorry) tall, will she be? Will she have to look for a man that will match or supersede that height or will she be the 'tall-ee' in her relationships???

That reminded me of someone. Someone i know, who is really tall. She was always having average height guys come for her, guys she was more than a  head taller than. she always refused. Saying she couldnt date someone who is shorter than she is. Well, she waited and waited for an NBA player (shebi na them dey tall like nepa pole) to no avail. She eventually settled for a guy who isnt up to 5ft 6"! I guess as u get older, ur prorities rearrange themselves.

Is there anything wrong with a really tall girl being with a shorter man? Well, anything apart from them looking funny standing side by side? (u can just imagine having a girl whose boyfriend's eye level is her boobs!)

Happy new month! Sweet September

Its 1st of september!

We are into the 'Ember Months'.

Its 3 months to christmas.

Only God could have brought us this far. In the middle of kidnappings, bombings, floodings, road mishaps etc. We are here. 1st of september.


Stay safe, guys