Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Ask Me A Question And I'll Tell You No Lie? + Thankfulness Post

Hey Peops,
Like I said in my last post,yesterday was my one year blogversary and 50th post...
I asked for advice on what to do to celebrate this significant landmark and Buttershizzle and Danny Bagucci (the designer...okay his name sounds like one so he's one!) suggested I do what others have done before i.e blogference where you all get to ask any question you want to ask...

Ermm please be nice to me...don't ask me questions that will make my face go purple and make my fingers hover on the keyboard for ever for lack of what to say/type!pls abeg!!!

And as usual I'm a thankful child and I'm really thankful for:

1.The grace and ability given to keep this blog for a year plus...after all today makes it 1yr+1day!!!...And I'm going stronger!

2.My wonderful friend E.A who is getting married and starting a new life in a new place in a minute...

3.Progress for my friends O.L and A.E...this girls rock and they are moving on in their lives...they're moving to other great geographical locations...I am sad that my friends are living but I'm thankful that it is for good...
That reminds me...the rate at which people are relocating to naija nowadays is alarming o! I know about 5 peops that moved back home in the space of a month...I'm like...but maka why?

4.A wonderful mentor who celebrated his birthday recently...I'm thankful for a life well spent imparting others and actually living what he says...wonderful man he is...I pray your coast will keep getting enlarged and you won't fall from grace to grass...

5.Mothers all over...it was mother's day on Sunday...and I can't overemphasize the great roles mothers play in the home...if you still have one please don't stop appreciating her regardless of what she didn't do for you *spoilt pikin*!!!

6.A word in season...sometimes we go through sturves and nobody knows how we are feeling 'cos words can't express our emotions or lack of it at that point in time...but just a word at the right time...can jolt us back to His presence...I'm tew thankful for this...

7.Good health...a lady I know was operated on a while back...when she came out of the hospital, she told me she called all the people she blanked out of her life and forgave them all...
I asked why the sudden change?...she said about 2 other patients with less serious cases went to the theatre around the same time with her...she was the only survivor...point is...life is too short to hold grudges abeg!

8.Wonderful people (Family, friends and acquaintances) I am blessed with...same lady in #7 above realised the essence of people when she had nobody to take care of her when she got discharged from the hospital...she was like NoLimit...it is good to have people around you...I say...it is good to have good people around you...keyword GOOD!!!

Anyways I could go on and on...but the gal has got work to do...
Wonderful people...I'll be awaiting your (nice) questions...?By the way...how are we holding on with our new year resolutions?
Do you know why I keep asking? I ask to help and challenge myself too...
Keep your head up high and know that you're a special being...there's only one you in he whole wide world..so tell me...why shouldn't believe you're special...

Monday, 23 March 2009

Birthday & 50th(GOLDEN) POST!!!

Hola,cómo está usted?...fine I presume???
Today is my blog's birthday and I really want to celebrate it in styleee...any suggestion will be very much appreciated!!!
It is also my 50th post in blogville...haaa I've come a long way baby! :-)
Starting the blog wasn't an easy task I must say...but it sure has been worth my while...I have been blessed by all your posts and comments especially when I was down...which is few and far between...even if I say so myself...yeah you got it...I'm a die hard optimist and it takes a whole lot to weigh me down...like this morning when I almost cried 'cos I have to go to work...hee hee hee...lazy bones you say!!!
Back to my yarnz...I've met wonderful people around here and I am amazed at the intelligence and talent y'all have...Reading through other people's blog atimes is a kind of therapy for me and I am encouraged to know that I am "normal"...ha! Okay I'll explain myself...it means you feel what I feel and you think what I think regardless of who you are,your race or creed...it is encouraging to know that we are all human and we are all working towards excellence in our own little way...
My thankfulness post is coming up in a bit...thank you all for visiting my blog and thanks for your honest and fresh comments...
It's been an amazing journey so far...and yes I'm sticking around... for now!!!

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Friday, 20 March 2009

Blunders...plus Voting Campaign!!!


As the title aptly describes it, my post is about stupid gaffes I've made in my bearriful life!
People that know me well...know that I don't get embarrassed easily...after all *who you be*!
but what I'm about to relay to you made me want to enter the ground at that point in time...I remember two scenarios vividly!

Scenario one...

At a place north of the equator,I just made friends with a handful of people and we were all chatting on and on...
Then some nerdy looking guy walks past and I was like..."oh that guy is such a nerd...with his thick glasses and uncombed hair...I think I said something about him looking like someone that spent the weekend in the LAB...
Then a very nice girl in my crew said...ohhh that's my brother...need I say that I started stammering and looking for words to cover my obvious blunder!!!










Well I got introduced to him and I confessed my sins to him...brilliant chap he was...



Scenario 2...

I was on the lift with a man and a woman...the man stank of alcohol and his speech was slurred...he was trying hard to make conversation with us (the two other women) and I mouthed to the other lady...He is DRUNK!
she mouthed back...He is my HUSBAND!
I nearly died!!!

Can't remember other blunders I've made...but I'll update as I remember
How did the week go? Hope you've not forgotten to vote for your gyal right here...It's only a click away...so PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!
Yes like I said before...I am SHAMELESSLY soliciting for votes...
What are you guys up to this weekend? I've got two surprise parties coming up...




Have a wonderful weekend great people...and stay focused!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Yay!!! I'm a nominee!!!

Yo b'ville...I got nominated...as in Moi... N-O L-I-M-I-T got nominated...for...wait for this...friendliest blogger!!! YeeeHawww!!!

Yay...*doing the cha cha slide*...now I'm cranking*woohoo...*now I'm jumping and twisting*...*I'm doing the crank again*...meen at this rate soulja boy ain't got nothing on me men!lol
Okay soooo point is...y'all have gotta vote for your gyal...yes I am shamelessly soliciting for your votes...pleeaaazzze vote for me...*eyes closed hands together,head bowed*...ya hear me? vote for me...right here...

Okay nuff said! erm did someone ask why they should vote for me?...well...ermmm...okay vote me 'cos I am "votable" whatever that means...the other nominees in my group were nominated in other areas...sooo why can't I just have that one for meself?...okay is that lame?...I'll be back with a stronger manifesto!

*Whistling and chanting her village victory song...dancing in owambe styleee*

Monday, 16 March 2009

Words can't express how thankful I am...But I am...

I am multitasking @ the moment!!! Preparing to go to work (arggghhhhhh!!! and putting up a new post!)...Good day my fellow blogville citizens...hope you had a great weekend like I did!!!
Went for a Greek party and it was fantastic!!!...At least they've got rhythm...
I am really and truly thankful for loads of sturves and I'll put that down in a minute...
Here we go...

I am thankful for...

1.Direction:Y'all remember CP(Chauvinistic Pig) well the guy was at it again recently...trying to blacken my image...oh no I didn't take him out to lunch(bad move) 'cos I was advised against doing so...(*note to self* next time obey when the HS drops something in your heart).
I was actually told not to talk to him and just let him be...in retrospect, I realise that was a foolish advice! Thank God I summoned up the: courage,patience and humility to do so...otherwise work would have been a war zone for me...After have the "brief chat" with him, I found out it was just perception...I am a bubbly person who loves to gesticulate when talking or making a point...well him coming from a place where their woman are quite docile and don't look the men in the eyes when talking perceived this as a sign of aggression...well I simply told him I am NOT aggressive and what you see is what you get...I'm only trying to do my job here,let me know how I can help make the job easier for you while we work together to make our lives easier blah blah blah...my oh my! did that "brief chat" pay off?
Well...let's just say: I'm enjoying the dividend!!!:-)

2.Great mentors...People say experience is the best teacher...I say...preferably other people's experience(read that somewhere and it stuck in my head like a leech)...why should I do the vicious cycle thingy when I can gain a wealth of experience from those who have been round that mountain! I can learn in 4hours what it took my mentors 4years to realise...seriously we all need great certified mentors!...for our careers,businesses,relationships etc...they are priceless assets!

3.For God's unlimited attributes...It is amazing...just when you begin to ask can it happen,will it be done...then God shows up and kills all the doubt in your heart...trust me this God of mine has got NO LIMIT!!!

4.Great friends...Better the wound of a friend than the kiss of an enemy...isn't that profound? I am thankful for true friends who keep me grounded...they are hard to find...and I'm sooo keeping mine!

5.A second chance...talk is cheap...and I've found my self talking the talk and not walking the walk...~mschew~....bloody procrastinator(in my lingo..."procrastinator oshi")...and I keep being given a second chance...I am eternally grateful for this...

I could go on and on...but work calleth...this is a new week and another chance to shine like the star that you are...so what's it gonna be? will you let life drag you under or will you stay on top of your game?...the choice is yours...I bet you know what mine is!!! Love y'all my blog Fam!!!

P.s
How's the New year resolution going? hope we are all on track...well if you aren't on track...dust your self up and get back on track...whatchu waiting for?

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Nothing do me!!!

I don dey try write dis thing for pidgin...but e be like say e fit no work o...
Na wetin sef...I sabi yarn the thing but to come drop am for paper come dey hard like olumo rock!...mschew...
Anyhues BabaGod sef sabi say I dey thankful and im praise go everly dey for my mouth.
How una dey?hope say una dey kampe...work don nearly finish person for here but dem no fit jo!
I too much for all their wahala...make dem bring am come...omo girl go withstand am...nothing do me by His grace!
I no too get gist...infact I no get gist for una...e get one book wey I read yesterday..."half of a yellow sun"...chei...I been cry o as I read the book...na the second book wey go comot tears for my eyes be that... the first one be "what is wrong with being black" by Matthew Ashimolowo...
Na the kain book wey go make you pause...SELAH...
Anyways I no wan yarn too much paparrazi for here...I go still do the thankfulness post as usual...but I just say make I hail my peops...make e no be like say...:-)

P.S
GNG see if you fit decode this post...lol!!!

Friday, 6 March 2009

So What Do You Think?

Hey peops, hope your week has been groovy!...I'm loving my new template,what do you think?

Been thinking of blogging in pidgin for a while...and I think I may do just that in the next thankfulness post...what do you think?

You know how people say naija is corrupt bladdy bladdy bla...I carried out a brief survey and asked some people what they'll do if their uncle,aunt,sister,brother,friend becomes a big shot in government....responses ranged from I'll relocate back to naija to be near the "seat of power" to "I'll go get me some contract" to "I'll make sure I get him/her to sort me out"....
Then I remind them of what they said about naija being corrupt in the first place and they are speechless for a while before they start defending their action...
Anyways I'm not knocking/judging or condemning anybody o...bottom line is...if you know you won't do better if you had the choice,then kindly "mechionu"* and stop proclaiming corruption over 9ja...
No I'm not trying to promote corruption...all I'm saying is practice what you preach...okay what do you think about that?

It's Friday YAY!!! I'm really looking forward to the weekend...my friends and I are hanging out...can't wait!!! So what are you guys up to this weekend?whatever you decide to do, just have fun...remember...you only live ones...

P.S
I know we sometimes feel overwhelmed in this journey called lyfe! but I encourage you to be strong enough to take a licking and keep on ticking and when lyfe decides to give you lemons...come on my blogville peops...make lemonade!!!

*Mechionu is keep your mouth shut in Ibo.


Tuesday, 3 March 2009

I'm Still Thankful...

Hey peops,

Here I am again with my thankfulness post...and I am glad I am finally able to update since Saturday...been a bit under the weather...just a bit...but I'm back now!!!
Here we go:

I am thankful for:

1.Journey Mercies: Like I said earlier, I went off to Paris and came back back in one piece!(In my mind I said:"duh were you meant to come back in disjointed pieces)...but y'all know all these planes and the way they crash or crash land!!!..no hitch whatsoever...I am thankful for that!!!

2.The opportunity to help:I also talked about helping out a random cute dude...there's just something about helping others(not because they are cute o!) that gives you this satisfaction...I can't explain it with words...especially when you're helping out on your own terms...I guess that's how God feels when He helps us on His own terms!!!...I'm my father's daughter after all ~wink~wink~

3. Provision: Imagine I was d-e-d broke and didn't have a brass farthing to my name...I sure won't have been able to pay for the extra charge on my ticket and would have missed a wonderful trip to Paris...

4.My Church and the people: I love my church and the people...they are wonderful inside and outside and they are very amazing...at least the ones I know...
you know how they say: You don't judge a book by its cover, they give a whole new meaning to that...when people tell you what they've been through(the process) and how God refined them...you begin to wonder if you would have survived if it was you...at least I do...so yeah...I am thankful for them folks!!!

5.Wonderful people I've encountered on blogville...I'll say it and I'll keep saying it...this place is an amazing pot-pourri of highly intelligent and amazing people...to think I used to think only nerds and "no-lifers" write journals online!!!( errrmmm don't scream on me now...I have repented o!!!)...please temper justice with mercy!!!

6.Mercy and the Blood that was shed to redeem me of my sins...Was going through Leviticus and honestly I'm just glad to be born @ such a time as this...'cos meeeeeennnn I would have been doing some major daily sacrifices o!...God is merciful abeg!!!

7.For YOU...yes you the person reading this post right this second...I am thankful for your eyes...that you can see what I posted....for your hands...without it...you won't be able to click on this page...conveniently...for your brain...trust me only brainy people come here :-)...for that smile...'cos I know you're smiling right now!!!

and I leave y'all with this...

i.Learn to thank God for the good that is emerging instead of brooding over any loss that has been sustained!!!

ii.God uses frustrating circumstances to prune us for fruit bearing(I have a story on that one...a budding story!)...And the lessons we learnt will go deeper as we share with others...Expression deepens impression
...Selwyn Hughes(1928-2006)