Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hilarious!

Hey everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I just stopped by to post this video by my friend Chinonso of Purely Lovin and her sister Chinyere. It is so funny.... You gotta watch it!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Two Years Bloggin'!

Isn't Photoshop cool?
Today makes exactly two years since I started blogging.... Wow! When I started this thing two years ago, I really didn't know what to expect, but I'm glad for the warm reception I've gotten. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my readers , those who comment and those who don't ;), for stopping by from time to time. And just to let you know, I REALLY appreciate comments, so thank you to those who do drop a line or two on my posts.

Looking back, I've enjoyed talking about books I think are cool, events at my school, my trip to Haiti, a bold online suitor , Nigerian nurse syndrome , graduating, my deep desire to visit Nigeria, dollar choppers, heart-shaped potatoes, my mom's Facebook habits, and much more! Lol...

I've found it somewhat therapeutic to sit down and hit the keys to talk about a random subject or something that just pricked my heart. Sometimes it was out of sheer boredom. On the Facebook fan page for this blog I felt like the page was just sitting there collecting digital dust. I wanted to engage my page likers, so I put out this message:



























I had a lot of fun making silly poems for my friends, so I kept it up for a few days:
 
 



Then my cousin decided to make one about me:
 LOL! Yeah, there have been some fun times with this little blog here. Definitely won't be stopping anytime soon!




Friday, December 16, 2011

Tosin Oyelowo.... Suicide? *UPDATED* CONFIRMED*



Right now, the case of Tosin Oyelowo doesn't look good. Police have found her car with her purse inside parked on a highway bridge, and people have reported seeing a woman jump from the bridge and into the river. The police have yet to find a body, or confirm if it was Tosin. Click here to read the rest of the story. 






*UPDATE*

Charleston City Paper released an article last night saying that police have identified the woman who jumped the highway bridge on December 9 as Tosin Oyelowo, though they haven't recovered her body from the water below. Click here to read the rest of the story. Quite a sad end to the story, if it is indeed true. 

**FINAL UPDATE**

Tosin's body was found Wednesday; today it was confirmed that it was her body. Click to read. A very sad end indeed.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tosin Oyelowo, Missing from Charleston, South Carolina... Have you seen her?!

This beautiful young lady, Tosin Oyelowo,  is missing from the Charleston, South Carolina area. Please click here for more information.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Chinedu Ikedieze gets married

If you know me, you know my favorite Naija actors are Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze, better known as Aki (Chinedu) and Paw Paw (Osita). The actors are grown men who have very small statures. Thy often play little children in Naija movies and they are HILARIOUS to me. Well, Aki just got married! Vanguard Newspaper posted pictures of the ceremony on Facebook, and they are quite beautiful. The event was held in Lagos and attended by many Naija stars, including P-Square.

Picture from Vanguard News - Click the picture to see the entire album

It's wonderful that Chinedu could see this happy day. I know many will be speculating that the woman is a gold-digger, but we can't assume that. Love is a pretty strong force, and it can cause people to do things that the rest of the world would see as foolish. So let's just assume that she really loves him and wish them long life and happiness together.... 

After all, one man's meat is another man's poison... One man's trash is another man's treasure. Osondi, owendi!

Weekend Wahala

My people, what's going on? Your family, kwanu? Your children, nko? Lol.... Let me tell you what happened last weekend. No be small thing o....

Last  Friday I attended my friend's induction into an academic honor society. It was quite a lovely event with a live saxophonist, a keynote address from one of Detroit's well-known pastors, and a candle-lighting ceremony. My friend even ordered meatpies and fishrolls from me, so I got me a little cash. She failed to plan the logistics of the night, so afterwards, the people who came to see her ended up eating the stuff in the parking lot. We won't talk about that. Lol....

Saturday is when the real wahala started. People had come from Abuja so that we could renew our Nigerian passports or apply for them for the first time. It's a shame because even though there's an embassy in Washington D.C., they basically ignore anyone who contacts them by mail or phone. So you have to travel there if you want to do anything with a passport. It's a hassle. So it was great that the necessary officials came from Nigeria for people in the Detroit area to do their passports.

The problem was that it wasn't well-organized. Many people didn't know that they were coming until the day before or even the same day. Some people didn't know all that was required and had to leave and caused confusion when they wanted to come back to the front of the line while others were shouting for them to go to the end. There were only two people processing applications and fingerprints. So it was a. . .l   o   n   g . . .  .   s  l   o   w . . . .  p r o c e s s. . .

But on Saturday, we had other obligations. So after waiting for some hours, we had to leave. One of my sisters was competing in a scholarship pageant, Inkster Distinguished Young Woman, which she won!!! Next it's off to the state level :)

 Sunday was the second day of passport processing, so we went back there to finish up (and missed church because of it). It was supposed to go faster for those who had come the day before. Not! We were there at 9 a.m. like they told us to, but they were late (of course) and it still took forever before we were called. One good thing that came out of it was that I got to see one of my childhood friends that I only see every once in a while now.
My dad, my mom, and I were able to complete the passport process, but my three sisters were not. We had to leave again because my sister who won the competition had to attend a meeting for all local winners,  I had a meatpie order to make and deliver, and my other sister had  to perform in a dance concert at her school.  After we left, people that we knew were calling us and said that the passport people had called my sister's names to process their application. But it was too late.

Anyways, my sister's performance was fabulous! She even had a solo in the beginning.They do African dance from central Africa. Here's a little clip...


video
That's her you see when the video first comes on

It's funny because growing up,  my sister was always to shy to dance in public, but look at her now! It was a great end to a hectic weekend. This weekend it's all about doing some hair and birthday parties/dinners, so not as hectic but still fun. Bye!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Heart-shaped potato



Yesterday while cooking, I reached into the bag of potatoes in my kitchen and I pulled this out...


a heart-shaped potato! Such a unique thing. My sister was like, "That's a GMO." I was like, "A what?" "A GMO," she said, "a genetically-mutated organism." I told her I didn't think so. I really think it's one of those rare occurrences. But does it mean anything?


Who knows? I'm not superstitious or anything, so I don't think it necessarily means something. Still it would be nice if this was actually a symbol of things to come.

Seems this time of year always makes me want to find that special someone a little sooner. Maybe it's the cold weather, perfect for snuggling; maybe it's the Christmas movies and specials that they play on TV. Or maybe it's how the end of the year makes me reflective about every area of my life.


Don't get me wrong, it's not like I'm dying to be with someone. I'm single by choice.  I just can't bring myself to be with someone for the sake of it. My heart really has to be in it. I'm content with the wonderful people that are in my life. And It's great to be able to pursue my goals uninhibited.

It seems that lately though, I keep meeting guys who're like, "What's a lady like you doing single?" One of the oldest lines in the book (rolling my eyes). So it doesn't really move me much ;). Sometimes I lie and say I've got someone just so they'll leave me alone quicker. Lol. It'd just be nice not to have to lie anymore. So is 2012 going to be my year for love? I guess I'll see :) Who knows, I might be singing this...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Facebook....smh

I had just gotten back from the gym and was eager to get in the bathroom and take a shower, but I found that it was currently occupied by my mom. Being the good and patient daughter that I am (lol) I decided to wait around for her to get done. What other choice did I really have? So I got some water, and turned on my laptop, expecting to spend just about 10 minutes waiting.

25 minutes later I look up, and she's still in there. So I go to the bathroom door. The shower's not running; there are no signs of activity on the other side of the door. Then I hear a "click" of the variety that only cell phone cameras make. "I'm waiting for you," I said through the door. She quickly opened the door, cell phone in hand, snapped another picture of herself before gathering her stuff and making her way out.  "Ha! Faaaacebook!" I said, as she laughed. She knew she had been found out.

You see, since my mom joined Facebook about two months ago, she's been constantly trying to take "good" pictures of herself. I say "good" because it's not like any of her pics are really bad, she's just remarkably picky. Mainly because she's not the toothpick of a girl that she was when she left Naija. And she was apprehensive about reconnecting with old classmates. That was her excuse for the longest time and it kept her away from Facebook. Yet her first profile pic, the one on the left below, was one she had had in her phone for a long time. Quite lovely, isn't she?


When her father died in September in Nigeria, connecting with people in Naija became very important to her because she saw first-hand how time could rob you of the human connections you cherish the most, if you're not careful.

So I'm glad that she's joined Facebook. She's reconnected with many of her friends from Naija and people she went to school with, even some family members.  But she ain't gotta be hogging the bathroom just to take pics. I mean, come on! That's the only place the rest of us can take a shower, but she can take a picture anywhere.... LOL!!!!