Saturday, 30 November 2013

Hair update

I said before that braids would be a no no for me (well tiny braids) right? However, the weather in Lagos has been so hot and humid that I am unable to deal with the frizz so I've found myself looking for a protective style. Braids are always the obvious choice. It's about the most practical thing to do right about now. Then I remember my last experience.  What am I to do???? :(
Well the last time, I had 2 strand twists. So this time, I decided to get 3 strand medium sized braids. We would just have to see how it goes.  It's day 4 today. So far, so good. See pics from this and the previous one after the cut.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Social Media Exposure

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

Toll drama

So a while ago, the Lekki - Epe expressway in Lagos was expanded and improved in a partnership between the state government and a private company and tolling was introduced for the first time on an intra city road. This development was received with mixed feelings from my humble self and many other residents of the area. I personally did not believe that it was good idea to toll the road when it was an existing structure and no "proper" alternative was offered. That is not to say that believed it was feasible, afterall everyone who goes into business does so for the purpose of making a profit. However I thought the toll could have been easier on the pocket. Anyway tolling began at midnight on the appointed day amidst heavy armed guard. A few days later, residents of the area came out to protest the "perceived" injustice. Amongst them were a bunch of high profile individuals. They made their point (I think) but sadly, achieved

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Sad sad Monday

Yesterday Monday the 18th of November turned out to be a very sad day for me and I'm sure many other Lagosians as there was a terrible accident along the Lekki - Epe expressway which claimed the lives of four little children. A water tanker apparently lost control and crushed the children standing on the pavement waiting to cross to the other side of the road.
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.