Saturday, December 25, 2010

This time of year...

Whew! Finally have a chance to get my fingers to a keyboard..... Happy Christmas Eve everyone, and Merry Christmas in advance. It's been a busy few days, but some happy ones.

On Monday I took my last test EVER as an undergraduate student..... WOOO HOO!!!!

Tuesday, December 21st marked my one year bloggiversary.... One year bloggin', oh yeah! I remember how my journey to becoming a blogger all started....

It was 2008 and I was in the beginning stages of my self-imposed Naija discovery. Mostly I was Youtubin' it up on all the latest and greatest Naija tunes. I took a particular liking to Faze. The first song I heard by him was 'Need Somebody' and I was from then on hooked on the dude. Lol. I loved the reggae beat, the the storyline of the video, and Faze isn't hard to look at either, quite a handsome fellow. Hahahaha....

So I began listening to all-things-Faze and I eventually cam upon 'Letter to my Brother.' In the beginning he uses the phrase "Khaki no be leather." Though I know now that it means that something fake can't be compared to the real thing, I was puzzled at the time. After spending some time trying to figure it out (months, I think), I typed the phrase into Google and found exactly what I was looking for.

A blog post titled "Khaki no be leather" was one of the Google results. I clicked on it and found what has now become my favorite blog: Good Nigerian Girl  , or Good Naija Girl as she's now called. The blog post explained exactly what I wanted to know, but after that stayed around to read her other posts and I found myself tickled, smiling and literally laughing out loud. Good Naija Girl so eloquently writes about experiences that many Naija girls raised outside Nigeria share. I could relate to many of the things she wrote and I kept coming back to read about what she was saying.

When I was getting ready to start my blog, I emailed her to let her know I had been stalking her for over a year ( Lol) and that she was my inspiration to start blogging. She responded to my email and was so friendly. Now I consider her my big sister in blogging. :)

A couple weeks ago Good Naija Girl held a contest on her blog: the first 15 people to request would get a specially-made Christmas card from her in the mail. I got mine two days ago. Thanks GNG!

Lovely, isn't it? The message inside is just as nice. :)

Well, I've done all my shopping and wrapped all the gifts I bought (unlike last year when I was up 'till 4am wrapping). I've written the blog I've been itching to write for the last few days and my sisters are over here joking that Santa Clause is coming.... Lol. It seems to be Christmas. Which means there's nothing left to do but to wish you all a Merry Christmas. God bless you and your families. :)


  1. great job wrappin sista...i think the best part of xmas is the joy of thinking of someone else and spending ur energy to make them happy ... i love that...take care

  2. .....the card is lovely, nice blog...Happy New YEar 2011.

  3. Thanks oh Yankeenaijababe for stopping by. Good Naija Girl did an excellent job, didn't she? Have a great 2011 yorself.