Saturday, 7 December 2013
I pray for peace and progress in Nigeria. It is possibly if only we are willing.
I am ever so grateful that I am still here, still standing and looking forward to the next 365 xx
Friday, 6 December 2013
Madiba lived a truly fulfilled life. A man who was unjustly imprisoned for 27 years and on his release harboured no apparent bitterness or animosity for those who caused his suffering. Such a person in my opinion has got to be a saint. He lived and fought for humanity.
In the words of the US president Barrack Obama, "let us praise and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived - a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice.
Journey on great one, I am indeed honoured and grateful to have shared this world with you. May your beautiful soul rest in peace.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
being forcefully deported. Even more distressing are some of the comments on the forum. I know we are all entitled to our own opinions but men; I am stunned all the same.
I am really torn on this matter. First and foremost, I do not believe that any human being should be treated in this manner regardless of the situation and moreso when he has not been found to be a dangerous criminal. I mean his claim may have been a bit bogus and all (Boko Haram) but it just seems to me like excessive show of power was employed against this individual. The home office went as far as getting a chartered plane and got him on board the plane using a stretcher!
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Thursday, 28 November 2013
We probably all know that by being on social media platforms, we invariably expose ourselves but I personally do not consciously realise just how much.
There's this lady I follow on Twitter and instagram. I don't know her, never met her. I follow her because I think she's a brilliant mind. She is VERY good at what she does and she inspires me. From following her on instagram, I get to see pictures of not just herself, but her friends and family too. She lives partly in Lagos and partly in Newyork. I learnt from instagram that she is currently in Lagos and a friend of hers is visiting Lagos at the same time too so fancy my amazement when as I was driving out of a supermarket in Lagos (Lekki) yesterday I lock eyes with this friend of hers waiting to use the ATM machine. Wow! I felt like a private investigator watching an unsuspecting target (cheaters comes to mind. Lol) It was so surreal. I kind of felt naked. It really got me thinking....
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
I heard the news in the afternoon after I had just driven past the scene of the accident without realising that anything of the sort had happened there. The news reported That residents of the area were angry and blaming the government for not haven provided a pedestrian bridge. Well, while I agree that a road of that size should have one, it must bd said that these bridges are not used where provided. I remember last year I think on new year eve, a friend of mine witnessed an accident just by the pedestrian bridge by the Jakande roundabout on the same road where a woman attempting to cross the road was runover and killed. The driver didn't stop.
I believe that what we need is education on the danger of crossing such roads and also a deterrent for would-be violators.
My heart goes out to the families and friends of those children and all who have been affected by this unfortunate incident. May the souls of the departed rest in peace, amen.
Sunday, 31 March 2013
Okay I don't even know who this chic is but I stumbled upon this clip this morning and it cracked me up. I hope you enjoy it too...
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
I thought it would be a great idea to braid my hair because of the unbearable heat that we have been enduring in Lagos lately so when I saw my friend's absolutly fabulous braids, I thought yeah, I have to do same. I thought I knew the drill - I usually do. I asked the braider to leave my hairline well alone and I thought she did. It took eight hours and the result was reaaaaally nice. Practically everyone commented. Unfortunately, as the days went by, I noticed that my baby hair was being pulled off! (horror!!) I tried to take down those on the first line but with every one I took down, I noticed my hair coming off with the attachment :( I tried my very best to manage it but the braids were so tiny that even beyond the hairline, there were issues. So after one week of haven endured the eight hour process of installing, I had to sit my ass down and take it all down. All by myself! My hair did take a beating but I at least have learnt a valuable lesson. My hair will NEVER be ready for tiny braids.
I'm not certain I have a picture because I was too busy taking them down one after the other, but if I do find a picture, I will be sure to update. One of the damage caused as well. Bottom line is, know your hair!
It took Arik Air annoying me to breaking point to bring me straight back but hey I'm here that's the important thing.
So I was on the 1pm Arik flight from Abuja to Lagos today (being exactly a week ago...sorry). Haven missed my flight yesterday, I decided to go early to the airport. I got to Abuja airport at about 11am. There was a flight scheduled for 11am, another one for noon and then mine at 1pm. Seeing as I was so early, I asked if it was at all possible to change my flight for the one at noon. I was assured that there were no seats left on that flight and so I was checked in for my 1pm flight. At check in, I was informed that I would be required to identify my luggage at the foot of the plane before boarding. I thanked the guy and went on to the lounge for the two hour wait for the flight. So far, no problems at all.