Friday, 27 June 2008

Out Alone!

There’s a comedy night coming up tomorrow and I intend to attend with or without my friends…well here is the deal…my friends often mess up! As in majorly mess up my plans, we all planned to go for Asa concert the last time she was in London and everybody was excited about it…
Now fast-forward to the big day and I call them up to know where to meet up and the story changed… “awww sowwweee I forgot” said one of them, another one was like “ it is weekday,bla bla bla”…one told me she was leaving the office pretty late…I called her till the concert started and at a point, she did not pick up my calls again…I mean WTF!!!
The worst part of it all is that I bought the tickets ages ago, five freaking Asa tickets…I had to sell them off at the venue thanks to a cool pal of mine.
So I’ve been bitten once therefore I need to be shy twice. Well when I found out about the comedy thingy, I asked if they were attending and it was the same yes yes yes…lol…oh well this time around y’all getting your tickets OYO levels (On Your Own)... now the issue is going to the event on my own, you know how people turn there noses on unaccompanied ladies attending an event (I mean small minded naija people and trust me, they are many!!!). Truth be told I don’t have an issue attending events, dinners movies on my own moreover I usually see acquaintances that I can hang out with at the venue or simply meet someone new(yeah I am comfortable in my own skin…regardless),it just got me thinking…I have some friends that will never step out of there house unless they have company and here I am with no qualms about it moreover when I go out without my friends, I notice I am more sane, reserved and I’m more aware of my environment; When am with friends,it is the bleeding opposite!
So what do you think about dinning out/attending events alone?

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Wife battery

Was going through a blog that reminded me of a true life story I heard a while back...
Now this was before J-Lo film 'cos I was telling someone and she was like ooo that was a movie...so now before I start the story...I am specifically saying "this is real life" okay...
Story goes thus...
Dee(assumed name for the lady) is a beautiful mixed race lady.Her British mother left her in Nigeria and moved back to UK. She grew up with her Dad in Ibadan and with the help of an area aunt( a lady like a family friend that lives close by), was able to learn to cook,clean and just generally be a lady.
Years later,area aunty's nephew came back from yankee(he relocated back to naija) and developed an interest in Dee. when area aunt realised it was getting really serious, she called Dee aside and told her that her nephew was spoilt i.e doesn't know how to clean himself not to talk of cleaning up after himself!...Well you know how it is when a woman is in love,bad habits the guy oozes looks "sooo cute"(LMAO) and they ended up getting married.
Then the scales fell...but she really didn't mind the fact that he was spoilt 'cos she was domesticated anyways and she loved him...
Months/Years in to the marriage,Ajebo(spoilt brat...the guy) turned Dee to a punching bag at every given opportunity. It first started the night the guy came home late "ded" drunk and she asked him where he was coming from...the response was a slap and she suffered a black eye as a result.
The beating became very frequent and just about anything could make him boil over to get to this stage.It got so bad that on several occasion, he drove her to the hospital after a beating session for treatment and she was too ashamed to tell anyone about it thus the excuses varied from falling down the stairs to hitting her head on the door depending on the gravity of the beating.
Finally, Dee decided to "do something" about this...she secretly joined a boxing/kick boxing gym where she learnt how to fight and I mean "FIGHT"!
She avoided the husband like a plague during this training and made sure she didn't get into any trouble that will affect her flow...she still loved her husband...in spite of all the beatings.
The day finally came when she was able to use all the fighting techniques she had acquired; he went out and returned late at night...drunk as usual.
she asked him where he was coming from and before the usual slap that follows such questions landed on her face,she had him on the floor eating the sand(not that there was sand in the living room!).
He was shocked...that element of surprise was there and he was in such a bad state that she quietly picked him up and took him to the hospital for treatment(the hunter has become the prey! hee hee heee!!!).
she nursed him back to health and thereafter beat him at every given opportunity. He became calmer and started behaving himself again.although she still keeps fit,she doesn't think she'll be needing the skills anymore...

Moral of the story...learn a defence technique(God forbid you never know when you may be needing it)
and for all the wife beaters out there; practising and potential ones...especially the potential ones...beware...ladies have woken up now...no more miss nice gal...

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Inspiration for my woodin material...

Was just chilling at work today jejely doing my thing when my manager walked in wearing this very "sesky" top.Hmmn omo my mind just conjured up an image of an ankara (african print) gown that will go with the style of the top lol...of cos I did the right thing...I stylishly took a picture of the top when she was directly in front of me(shhhh) don't let her know I did that o before I get sued for woreva...
reminds me of the day I was walking past Benetton at oxford street,saw this disgustingly shapely (beef!) mannequin wearing this pretty skirt,I quickly took the picture 'cos I know it'll come in handy once I'm loaded with materials to sew...
Meanwhile those mannequins can be pretty annoying,notice the way they make every dress look good...till you wear it(tongue in cheek...not me o...every dress I wear suits me just fine!!!Pinocchio!)...
Am off to the tailor's...

Monday, 2 June 2008

My journey to being an ASA fan

Meeen I should be working o! But I just can't help wanting to post on my blog…crazy isn’t it? One minute you living in this state of perpetual ignorant bliss to the world of blogville and the next second…it's in your veins like a virus…Na wa o! Heavens help me.

Anyways where was I...ehen Asa...meeen that gal is the bomb, okay from the beginning, my first encounter with her CD wasn't spectacular in anyway...a friend of mine had come visiting from 9ja and was going on and on about this chic that could belt out songs but I wasn't having any of that story so she made me watch Fire on the mountain on You tube...ohh well I still wasn't gelling o! My opinion then was...she couldn't be for real and that she was a flash in the pan...you see I love music and I don't listen to just any kind of music...for me to listen to your music or to music...it must have roots(can't explain it but I'll try...you see I like to listen to the story behind the song and if your music makes sense...I won't necessarily conclude that you've been where your music is taking me to...cos you may just be a singer and not a musician! did you get that?lol...right)

I love songs that have souls...may be I should be a music producer or something related to that! lol cos men once I hear a song…I just know if it will be a hit or not...anyways I digress; My first encounter with Asa's "fire on mountain" wasn't spectacular and I wasn't impressed in the least bit.I just left it there and was listening to my other cool naija songs by the way did I tell you I listen almost solely to naija songs(God help me and “nose turning up to the sky" friends who think naija songs are razzz...Imagine o! non patriotic rabits!)...right...where was I,yeah some months later another visit from one of my naija peops and this one practically shoved the CD down my throat and insisted I go listen to it by force and give him the feed back...Well my people when I started...the first track sounded cool,second track...not bad and by the time I got to bibanke...ladies in the house you know the track I'm talking about...I knew I've been won over...(The journey to being a fan of Asa’s songs can be likened to a lady(moi) who was being wooed by a man(asa’s song) and you know her first impression of the guy wasn't anything fantastic,then he asked her for a date(part where my friend insisted I go listen to the CD),just some couple of hours to prove himself...and she reluctantly obliged...and right after the date...she knew he had her hook,line and sinker!) lol

She came to London for this show a couple of weeks back and your gal was there life and direct! fortunately I got talking to some people that knew her from way back and I was told she has been singing for quite a while before she bursted out in 07/08.Hardwork and total dedication pays off man!

I was impressed,apparently she is a hard worker who doesn't leave anything to chance(breathe of fresh air!).I watched a clip of an interview she gave on You-tube and I was impressed with how well she knows her stuff.I have no doubt in my heart of hearts that we haven't heard the last of her.