Hi all, yesterday was my birthday..and might I just say that I am sooo grateful to God for allowing me see another year, I just can't thank Him enough. I had a good weekend and I know that this year will be filled with abundant blessings. Thank God also for my family, man and friends, they made it fun! Have a good week :-)

~Friday is here o, finally… by tomorrow I will be a week away from my umpteenth 18th birthday, sighhhh…..feels great I must say. I’m just grateful to God that by his grace I will be able to celebrate my birthday with all my loved ones.

Anywhooo let me get to the story for today. So back in the days I believe I must have been about 8 or 9, I could not swallow medicine for nothing, I hated it soooo much that I would rather have gotten shots than take a pill, pls which normal child out there really likes needles? I did o that’s how much I didn’t like swallowing. That’s how I now decided to be sick o, I think I had malaria don’t really remember right now and you know naija pharmacy now, they will write on that their plastic bag they used to put the medicine in “take pill 1x daily for 14 days” , gosshhh it was like nightmare for me….now I tried on my own to swallow and it wasn’t working…mumsie would have to crush it for me to take it, then ofcourse she didn’t have time for that so in came the eba trick. The problem with the trick was that my mum told me the medicine was in the eba, so of course I searched for the medicine in the eba… I would chew the eba looking for it and once I found it, I just excused myself from the table saying I had to go to the bathroom, then I did the unthinkable…but I had to first pray to God (you know now), *ahem*, this was my prayer , “ God, please forgive, don’t let mummy be angry at me..but I can’t swallow this medicine, I know you’ll make me feel better” and guess what happened next?? I flushed it down the toilet! This was my routine for a couple of days and for the life of my mum she couldn’t tell why I wasn’t recovering as fast as I should.

So that’s how we were going to Tejousho market and I made the mistake of telling the driver, hmnnn before I knew it when my mum got in the car, the driver just spilled the beans on me…I should have known that drivers always had it in for me, read my previous post to get the jist. Can I just say that my mum was livid as hell, she shouted at me o and to make matters worster than worst she told everyone in that tejousho market what I had done hahahahhha..it wasn’t funny back then o, I just wanted to go home and cry mehn, so ofcourse my mum made sure every night after that she watched me swallow the medicine…and lets just say I damn well had to find a way to do it, cuz that woman wasn’t letting me out her sight until I did it.

Enjoy your weekend ;-) ~


Wow a year already, I remember this day vividly last year.

But let’s first rewind back to June 15 2008, I went to church and finally had made the decision to break up with my boyfriend of four years, I thought it would be tough but in a way I felt at peace because I knew God had already confirmed the decision for me and when you get confirmation from the Big Man it is definitely the right and best decision to go with. (the four year boyfriend story will be for another day as to how I knew it wasn’t meant to be) The breakup went smooth and driving back home, all I could think about was you. But there was one thing, we were yet to see in person since we started having these strong feelings for each other, how did we know it wasn’t just a phone, internet thing, we had to see in person and so sometime in the evening we made plans for me to come see you the next day.

June 16, 2008. I got to work and told my boss that I had to leave early due to some “personal issues” I had to take care of. I left work to catch the 12pm train. I think I went through a ton of emotions and series of questions, “what the heck am I doing?”, “could this really be possible?”, “God did you really put this person on this earth for me?”, “where is the film crew because this has got to be a movie!” e.t.c. The train ride was long but I finally got there at 3pm. I waited for you for about 5 mins to pick me up and I could swear that was the longest 5 mins I ever had to wait for someone. You finally showed up and when I got in the car all we could do was just stare at each other for a while, we got some food and went back to your place and I noticed that you continued staring at me. We talked for a bit and unfortunately time had run out as my train back was at 4pm. But one thing was established and maybe a bit overwhelming, it definitely was not a phone thing…these were real feelings, wonderful feelings, indescribable feelings and it felt damn good. When my train arrived we shared a kiss goodbye and on the train ride back we both poured our hearts out to each other. I made sure you knew that you were God sent, regardless of whatever happened, helping me buckle up and get my priorities back in focus, helping me see the kind of woman I am meant to be, also knowing that I could go back to being the old me, the loving and sweet me, truly and honestly just being myself with you, I couldn’t ask for anything more. I finally got back at 7pm and when I got home, I thanked God again for the day and for you and went to bed with a smile on my face.

I will always always remember today, because it definitely was the beginning of a new day and new life for me. Your friend dubbed it the 3-1-3 day, I travelled for 3 hours to come see you only to spend 1 hour with you and then travelled 3 hours to go back home. So here’s to today, thanking God for the gift of life, the gift of clarity and for allowing us to start our lives together not to long after. I love you.

Hallo Hallo!
been MIA again for a while but my mum was in town visiting from naija and I had to spend some QT with her, nothing better than having meals ready for you when you get back home from work and learning new skills in the kitchen, I mean my mum thought me how to make pounded yam in the microwave..can you beat that!, you men enjoy o! anyways she left on saturday.. :( but it's all good I have food stocked for atleast the next 2 weeks.

So Tori Tori o...this one is actually present day tori. My loverman's sister is getting married wohooo! and her friends and I are planning her bridal shower and hen night. We had already discussed a bunch of stuff and agreed on starting a message thread to include other people that want to be involved in the planning process. Anyways that's how we started the thread on facebook, and her friend was like o I'm going to need you to add "Chica" as your friend, she's expecting your request, pls send one to her, now "Chica" happened to be one of my loverman's ex's o...but from a while back so am like hey whatever, I'll add, although really there wasn't any need to since we could all discuss on the thread without being friends.

So we continued planning o, all of a sudden I noticed her friend had copied the whole message thread over into a new one and am wondering why the need for that, that's when I noticed there was a new addition: "Chica #2!" who happens to be my loverman's ex right before me! you see his sister is a cool girl and happens to be friends with his ex's so I guess they had to be involved in the planning abi, I mean its hella random sha although neither one has really said anything on the thread, I wonder if it is akward for them...but I think thats not even the funny part, can you guys imagine the day of the bridal shower?? it's going to be a close knit thing so it will be very interesting..me am as cool as a cucumber (sorry I had to say that hehehe), ki lon kan mi (what is my own)..I will just mind my own business. Also imagine the group picture..hahahahahaha...which ofcourse am going to endeavour not to be in..that is ehn kubayaaa..we are all one big happy family.

I will make sure I let you know how it pans out...asides all that it should be a fun fun shower!

Enjoy your week ;-)

Happy Hump day! Wednesdays are always not too bad because you know once you cross over the weekend is near, how y’all doing? Hope the week is going good. My week’s been pretty ok, no complaints yet and hopefully none at all.

So I remembered one tori like this that I wanted to share with you guys. Brace yourselves o this is like Nollywood coming to real life.

Sometime last year, one of my girlfriends had asked me to follow her to the airport to pick up her girls that where coming in from Abroad, I knew one of the girls so she decided to fill me in on the other one. Basically chica is one of them Lagos Shake Down Babes (LSDB) aka a Big Girl. She does whatever but picks the BIG BIG rich and wealthy whoever’s she can to get what she wants, she’s a I don’t give a hoot type chic, I mean whats a girl to do, to maintain here lace wigs, expensive bags, she gots to hustle man…me I dey fear for them home based naija babes o but that’s a topic for another day. Anyways that’s how we got to the airport, she spotted them and got all excited..she bursts out “I trust LSBD!!” You see the mutual friend we both had was jejely pushing her trolley but LSBD was strolling in front while some dude was behind pushing hers! So my friend was like am sure she met the person on the plane and has sharply organized the guy.

When they finally arrived at our car, we got down and were all hugs with our mutual friend. I turned around to say hello to LSBD only for me to see the dude who was pushing her cart…am like WHAAATTTT??!?!?! UNCLE is this you?? The guy was one of my uncles!!, not blood but you know how we call everyone uncle, anyways that’s besides the point, back to the storyyy! I have never seen anyone want the ground to open up and swallow them immediately! He’s eyes got bloodshot, he started sweating, coughing and smiling… “ehnn Abeni, how you??  I was just at the airport I missed my flight yesterday and saw my friend so I decided to help her to the car” see bold face lie o, how did you miss your flight yesterday but suddenly appear in the airport today, and to think that he had his wife and 2 beautiful kids at home probably waiting for him.

You would think that’s the end right?? WRONG! So when it was now time to leave I said to my uncle are you not going to put her stuff in the trunk? He then cough some more and opened his mouth to say “eeeeehn Abeni, I will be dropping her at her hotel room, I don’t want to inconvenience you guys” I was like REALLYY?? See this man see JJC o. That’s when it all clicked, he had probably told my aunt that he was travelling the night before, got their hotel room and was waiting patiently for LSBD to come so he can have a gooooooood time with her, after all she’s only 20 something yrs younger than him..no big deal! I just burst out laughing and of course also shot him a nasty look on the side. We said our goodbye’s and ofcourse talked  and laughed more about it in the car, we all couldn’t believe it, because who would think of all ppl it would have turned out to be my UNCLE!

To me this only happens in nollywood films, but I guess they need real life stories to write their scripts from and I just happened to have received a firsthand experience! Hahahahahahahaa

Enjoy the rest of your week, ;-)

Hi guys!!!

geeeeeezzzz...I have been completely MIA and that's horrid horrid of me. I didn't even say happy May day, haven't even put a post up in the whole month of May and we are almost mid way through!! sorry ppls...stuff was kind of dull for a bit then got crazy at my job, freaking 3rd round of lay-off's, you know it's bad when the person that hires you gets laid off!! mehn it was like film trick but once again Thank Master Jesus that I am still employed even if it means more work and the same pay.

So nothing really new on my end asides been diagnosed as a WORRY ADDICT, yes a dear friend did an analysis and came up with the result that I have this issue...it was actually only in relation to one aspect of my life that we were talking about but then thinking about it, I definitely worry about a lot of things in all aspects...it's crazy...giving myself unnecessary headaches...so right now am on a 40 day abstinence of trying not to worry and my friend agreed to be my Sponsor incase I slip don't know how it will work being that Sponsors are supposed to be available 24/7 and they are 6 hrs behind, what happens if I slip 9am my time...who will I reach out to?? hehehehe...anyways they told me to say this wonderful prayer called the serenity prayer, which by the way is the AA prayer but in their words am to make it my woosah prayer, here it goes

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

Isn't it a wonderful prayer, hopefully it'll see me through whatever situation am going through with added prayers for reinforcement. Asides that my weekend was great, kind of sad that it ended because I wouldn't see my loverman for almost a month, mummy is in town and we know how that goes, no visiting for a lil while. So I will try not to go away for too long and am currently still trying to catch up on blogs so see you on yours. Have a great wk ;-)

Hallo hallo, hope you guys are good. I am alive and well after surviving another week of boot camp! It wasn’t as intense as the last time and one of my girls came with me so it was fun. We ended up staying for Pilates and can I say that Pilates is the TRUTH! Ladies if you hate the gym, this class will make you want to go every gaddem day! I mean I cannot wait till I get as flexible as most of the other efiko’s in the class. If you see all the positions these ladies and 1 particular Dancer guy were doing, I think my eye opened well well. So my workout regime is definitely going to be Boot Camp for Cardio and Toning, Pilates for Ab work out and Flexibility, it’s going to be great. Anyways not much is happening asides that, new week and I definitely have a new outlook on life, which I am excited about. Aaah BSNC tagged me in the 8 meme thingie so here it is~


8 Things I look forward to
1. April 30th – pay day and every 2 wks after that

2. Mummy bringing Snails, Asun (peppered goat meat) and Yam!
3. Being Debt Free
4. Getting into Business School
5. Having a nice relationship with Baba God
6. Getting Married and having a wonderful and blessed family
7. The KoKo Mansion show - Dbanj’s version of flavor of love. Can we say DRAMA!
8.This coming weekend

8 Things I did yesterday
1. Went to Church
2. Went to the spa – much needed
3. Took a nap
4. Ate good food
5. Talked to mummy, damn forgot to give her my list of goodies
6. Went to the pharmacy and almost got home before realizing that I left what I went to buy
7. Procrastinated on doing laundry till it was too late
8. Watched my “We” and ‘TLC” shows

8 Things I wish to do
1. Get this damn GMAT exam out the way

2. Do Laundry like ASAP
3. Listen to Wande Coal’s CD all day every day!
4. Buy anything I want without blinking my eye or thinking what I could be using the money for
5. Book my Caribbean trip ASAP also…I always go somewhere every yr, don’t see why this should be an exception
6. Get a new Black Berry, javelin is calling my name
7. Buy some nice sandals for the summer
8. Eat more fruits, you know I actually ate a whole lot of fruits back home.
 I wonder why it changed?! Have to fix soonest

8 shows I watch
(so no particular favorites but……)
1. Most VHI shows, Flavour of Love..yes yes its not on but am sure he’ll be back soon
3. Most *cough cough* wedding shows on WE tv..you know them ladies on Bridezilla’s crack all of me up
4. Weeds
5. Entourage
6. TLC shows, whatever I catch that is interesting or just downright funny; toddlers and tiaras..hella funny

7. Family Guy
8. Bravo Shows esp Project Runway, although heard they are now going to show it on lifetime..eek

Ok I don’t have 8 bloggers to tag cuz everyone has been tagged. Pls do it if you want to J


Enjoy your week  ;-)


So I had a post up the other day but took it down after a while once I felt a little better, I am happy I found blogsville, it was a therapeutic process for me to do even if I removed it. Thanks Bibi and Roc.

Anyways I have had a gym membership for a little over a month and decided last week Thursday to finally use it when they sent out an email for Beach Body Boot Camp workout. Now I think I have only worked out once in a gym and that’s because I went with someone, I am one of those people who is completely clueless about what to go do in a gym.  So I always say if they are offering classes that I don’t have to pay extra money for I’ll go. This class obviously came at a convenient time because summer is lurking around the corner and I just have to get rid of that naija trademark, you know what am talking about now, whether you are skinny or fat it is just there, that annoying TUMMY!! from eating too much eba, rice, yam, pounded yam..any carbohydrate out there is our best friend, atleast mine…hehehe.

So I’m all psyched about it, packed gym clothes and one of my sole surviving dunks (from my American days) to work out in, didn’t have time to buy work out trainers…(I even asked one of my friends if ppl would laugh at me..hehehe..abeg they’ll be alright) and was ready to hit the gym after work. The class was supposed to start at 6 and my ass got there at like 5:55, so I quickly put my towel down to hold a spot, rushed to go change in the bathroom ofcourse , I am not yet accustomed to this whole strip naked in front of ppl they do in gyms and ran back upstairs. That’s how when I got back one spanish mamacita had taken the spot I was holding, telling me she had put all her exercise stuff there.. I was seriously about to bounce her until she was nice enough to say she’ll help me get the weights and all the extra stuff we needed, mehnn good thing she said that cause  I was KULULESS.

The makeup of the class was interesting, first of it was mainly female and maybe 2 guys, you had your efiko’s up in the front doing stretches for days, jumping up and down, getting really pumped for the class meanwhile there were those of us in the back that had the looks on our faces like what did we get ourselves into. So 6:15 came and the trainer starts the class, woooo when I say this SHIT was intense it was INTENSE! The trainer used to be in the army for 7 yrs so it was real boot camp for us. From jumping jacks, to mountain climbers, to all them arm exercises, to push ups, to lifting weights then maybe a 2 minute break, to squats, to every xercise that you could possibly squeeze in an hour and half.  I think the squats was the hardest especially for one of the guys, the dude was just buckling, you could see the pain in his soul, I tried not to laugh o. It was so bad that the trainer now said the first person to get up from the squats had to stand in front of him, and who was ofcourse the first to get up?? You guess right! it was the guy, his punishment had to be the most embarrassing..He to stand on the trainer’s thighs (the trainer was in the squat position also) until we all finished!

Anyways more than half way through I was very sure I had died, gone to heaven, where else would I have gone Jand come back, the kind of pain I was in was just not cool ahnahn, all this for beach body!... I sha managed to get through the hour and half class and no lie I didn’t recover for atleast 3 days. But guess what my ass will be there this Thursday again!

Hope you all are good, BSNC no update? What’s going on?


OK OK OK, so no I’m not blind but I had to get glasses yesterday!!

I forgot to tell you guys but the previous 2 wks I had been having headaches off and on all day everyday, I don’t usually get headaches so I gave in last Friday and went to see the doctor. As usual she asked like hundreds of questions and one of her suggestions in narrowing the reason for the headaches was to go get my eyes checked out in case I was having some eye strains, also keep a diary as to when I got the headaches and what I was doing at the time of the headaches and asked me to do a follow up this Friday.  Of course you guys should know that as soon as I decided to go to the hospital without any medical treatment the headaches sort of just reduced but why now?? The dokitor would now think I was making it up or something! Anyways still Thank God cause they were hella annoying. Not to be a bad patient I decided to go do the eye exam yesterday so I covered everything she asked me to do. The optician was a nice lady and after doing all sorts of diff tests she says to me “miss, you do have a little astigmatism in your eyes, most ppl’s eyes are round but yours is oval and since you sit in front of a computer all day I recommend you getting some glasses to help ease tension in your eyes and take of the glare, you have perfect sight though” am like huh?? There’s nothing wrong with my eyes, whats this lady on about but at the end of the day, I got the glasses. So I get back to work and my coworker told me that everyone has some sort of astigmatism (which is true, thx google) , I might not really need them and that they probably just made a sale of me, that’s how they got him into buying glasses and his eyes are bad now!

Naija girl like me, I was mad naa, make a sale of me?? Trying to sauve money out my pocket..hmmmppfff! I no go gree o, only for me to pick up the glasses and actually wear them and see the difference they made! Sighhhh..so I guess I really did need them after all. Wait till I tell my mum this she’s just going to be laughing at me, bonafide geek!

Anyways Bumight tagged me in the Name, Animal, Place, Thing game aka One Word Meme, so here’s my shot at it

*Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions.
*They have to be real...nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers.
*You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.
* Dont google ur answers.
*Make it as interesting and fun as you can.

1. What is your name: 
2. A four Letter Word: 
3. A boy's Name: Aaron
4. A girl's Name: 
5. An occupation: Agriculturist
6. A color: Aqua
7. Something you'll wear: 
Asoebi for owambe party
9. A food: 
Akara (bean cakes)
10. Something found in the bathroom: Air Freshener.. for the ppl that take nasttyyyy dumps, must need!
11. A place: Accra
!2. A reason for being late: Abusing the danfo driver
13. Something you'd shout
: Afuruginaya..( I love you baby..Igbo ppl correct my spelling o)
14. A movie title:
Angels and Demons (shebi they are coming out  with it this yr?)
15. Something you drink
: A shot of patron (ok not legit but when you ordering you say “can I get A shot” hehee)
16. A musical group: Az Yet (who remembers them??)

17. An animal: Anteater 
18. A street name: 
Azikiwe drive
19. A type of car: Accord
20. The title of a song: Am still in love with you… (ok so its I’m but naija’s will say am hehehe)

Who to tag, who to tag….BSNC and B'cup you guys have done it already so I hear by tag scribbles, Mocha, Roc, Solomonsydelle and whoever else that wants to do it!


Hey ppl, Long time o! how was your easter?…mines was not bad at all, overall a relaxing wknd. My LoverMan was around so hey, I wasn’t alone, yay!

So in my usual tradition of gisting you about my past experiences,(nothing new is happening asides studying whomp whomp) here’s another story for you.

When I was younger my mum wasn’t a church goer but she made sure if I went to stay over at a relative’s place or if there was just a close friend of hers who lived around me , I attended church. Glory be to God, she started attending about 8 years ago and has since given her life to Christ, you go mum!

So when I say I have been to soo many different churches, is it foursquare, Anglican, redeemed, I think I refused to enter cele, but sha sha you get the gist, I have been too a lot of churches and  have 2 memorable stories that had me thinking Dang yoooo are you serious type stuf, which I wanted to share. You know how kids can sometimes we wise for their age, me I definitely knew what I thought Baba God might not be too pleased at o.

Disclaimer: these are my personal experiences o, don't be offended...they just stayed with me for life!

No 1 – Foursquare

I used to live near a foursquare church and one faithful evening, some aunty was going to the church and decided that I would attend night vigil with her; I think my mum had travelled. First off, I was already scared of the church, because you know how in naij there wouldn’t be NEPA and then in the middle of the night churches will start their night vigil and you can actually here the prayers; casting out evil spirits, binding and having battles with the devil type prayers..mehn I was scared o but what could I do but attend. Little did I know I was in for a scarring experience! So we get to church and its times for prayers..yes the casting demons type prayers…my heart started beating cause I sha didn’t want no evil spirit flying around me, I immediately shut my eyes and just covered myself with the Blood of Jesus, that how I made mistake of opening my eyes o…why did I see this Pregnant lady, she must have been atleast 7 months start jumping around, I really don’t know I guess she was filled with the Holy spirit or either casting evil spirit out of her, next thing I knew she was rolling on the floor! On her stomach! This scarred me o cuz I was just thinking about her baby, what if she hurt the baby, I wanted to go and help her but what could little ole me do? I was just thinking where are the church officials to help her up? But no one came to help her, my ppl when I say this picture still stays in my mind till today and I must have been like 8 or 9, its here o…this to me was def a Dang Yooo..Baba God might not be to happy with this!.

No 2 – Household of God

This story to me is just too damn funny. Soo my cousin and I attended the church with one of our uncles and of course when it was time for the main service, we got sent to children’s church. Me I didn’t like going to children’s church o, afterall I was grown in my mind and could handle adult preaching..abi am I the only one who felt like that? Anyways we ended up in children’s church and they started their service, when it was time for prayers, the older kids that where teaching immediately shouted “IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO SPEAK IN TONGUES PLS MOVE OVER HERE!” ahh me that I had never attended quickly shifted over, next thing one of the teachers now came and said “ok I am going teach you just open your mouth and say whatever comes to you head” aahhhhhh shioo what if it’s something bad so I should just say it? I thought it was supposed to come from the Lord? I thought the spirit was supposed to move you? the boy standing next to me gave me a look like “I don’t know about this o”…she was like “JUST DO IT!” let’s just say I was happy when the whole deal was over cause that just made me say DANG YOOO! My silly Uncle goes what if you said “I I I I want to eat rice and beansssssss” dry guy.

Enjoy your week ;-)


~Ahhh the good ole Dolphin estate days…it brought me fun and exciting times but it also brought me one particular unfortunate experience which I’m going to share with you…NOTE TO ALL, pls do not laugh o…ok ok you can laugh small! This is another Trouble dey sleep, Mr Williams, the driver and a friend wake am!

So I believe I was in ss2 and my mum was getting ready to travel to the states. Usually when my mum travelled she would get some aunty or one of my older cousins to stay with me. This particular trip she had asked Mama Ibeji, older lady about 60 or so, our across the street neighbor to stay with me. Now this was no problem because she would only cross over at night to sleep and just made sure I was fed. To me it was freedom, I got to stay on the phone till late talking to boys..hehehehe…or watched TV late, what more could a 14 yr old girl ask for?

Well in my case it seemed like I wanted more o, ofcourse I did, I wanted to go hang out with friends and in my case it was possible because it was just me and Mr Williams, the driver, so I would just give him the scoop in the morning that oga pick me up from so and so’s place o, and he didn’t have any problem with it until this one PARTICULAR day.

So in the morning I had already told Mr Williams the deal, no lesson today, just pick me up from chica’s place in dolphin. You see we were planning a party and wanted to go check out the dj for it and also to just hang out, I mean dolphin was fun chai!. Lesson usually ends at 5 so I was expecting Mr Williams to pick me up latest 5:30, my ppl 5:30 , 6, 6:30 no Mr Williams!! Where the heck could he be? Did he forget about the plan and still go to lesson to pick me? This was during the age of no GSM so it wasn’t like I could call and find out his whereabouts. 7 oclock still no Mr Williams, at that point I decided that I should go to the lesson place because he definitely must have forgotten and went there. So my friend’s brother said it was cool that they would drop me back, if you see the hold-up that we jammed ehn, don’t think I have ever prayed so hard to get out of it. We finally reach the lesson place o and GUESS WHAT?!? NO MR WILLIAMS!

Ewoooo you should see the fear that entered my body…I was shaking o, I went back to my school to see if he was there, no sign of him. Luckily for me my uncle lived not too far from school so I decided that I would go to his house and ofcourse I had already formed my lie; I had fallen sick during school and was at the sick bay so probably Mr Williams couldn’t find me and must have gone home. I got to my uncle’s house and GUESS WHAT?!? He was not home!! My uncle is a bachelor, who knows what time he would get back, I sha chose to sit outside his house until he got back home, see mosquito’s biting me..I regretted that decision of going to Damnd, what did I not say to myself.. “who sent you msg sef”, “planning a stupid party” ..finally I saw a car pulling up and got happy cause I thought it was my uncle, WRONG answer! It was my aunty and uncle with no other than MR WILLIAMS!!

So my aunty asked me what happened, that how I began to shake (rem I was supposed to be sick) “emm aunty I was sick and went to the…….” Before I could even finish the sentence I was seeing stars, my aunty had given me a HOT slap! She just said liar, we know you were in DOLPHIN estate! So and so saw you there!

Anyways we got home and once again just like my previous post I had to confess my plan, so my aunty calls Mr Williams and asked him if it was true…my ppl am sure you can guess the answer.. “ Madam it’s a lie o, I never ever discussed such with her, I don’t know what she is talking about, me Madam,e mi ke, lai lai” this guy boned faced and lied looking me dead in the eye..obviously he didn’t want to loose his job. 

The low down was apparently this faithful day Mama Ibeji had decided that she was going to follow Mr Williams to pick me up, they got to lesson couldn’t find me, waited and waited, so she started freaking out, went back home and wailed to my aunty that she has lost Mama Abeni’s only daughter..only for my aunt to call one of my friends who started calling ppl and someone now said yes I saw her in DOLPHIN!

I know you laughing, go ahead and laugh its all good, my cousins tease me till this day about the slap, hehehehehe, don’t even remember if my own mum had slapped me like that in a while!

Enjoy the rest of your week ;-)! ~



~Sooooooooooooo I didnt study yesterday :-( :-( :-( I know I know, sowiee naa, the plan was to do some house chores and then hit the books but wha had hpnd was my little cousin, 14 yr old chica, had her final competition to become part of a spoken word team and I had to attend to support her!. It was such a BIG deal because she was performing at a very famous theater plus the team gets to go compete in Chicago with against other SLAM teams for title of best in country.
You see I had been at her first and second round competitions, this girl btw was the youngest to compete beating out some REALY REALLY good older poets, the content of her material is just ridic, am like and you are how old again?!? anywhooo her mum had called me around 5:30 saying that they had an extra ticket (I waited too long that by the time I was ready to buy my own it was sold out, least to say the kid was bummed o!) and asked if I could still make for 7 to the show, what was I supposed to say than ofcourse I'll jump in the shower and be right there!.
I made it there by 7:30 and luckily for me she had not gone on yet, I love my black ppl they started a lil late, so i settled in to watch the show. Ppl am I the only one who sometimes doesn't understand what this poets are saying, when they get in their zones and they start speaking all this big grammatics, am still stuck on trying to figure the meaning of what they saying that have either moved on to some other big word or they have even finished the poem, all i was saying was Na wa oooo! long story short, she didn't make it,*sob sob*, but she did her very best though, she was exceptional and she got to perform the second peom she had written, they had made her the honorary poet for the night!
Afterwards we took her out and I was supposed to go home oooooooooo but my girls had been bbming (black berry msgr, if you don't have a black berry get with the program!) about going out and in the end I succumbed to it, it was already 12, I was just going to go home to sleep, so heck I decided to go out with them and I must say once of the best nights ever!!!
We went to a hookah bar first, twas funn! pls make sure to try pomegranate flavour if you go...it was an oyinbo scene so you know once the blacks walked in the DJ had to play us and start playing some hiphop and reggae..but after a couple songs the guy held his own o..doing throw back, everyone remember "here comes the hotstepper, murdererrrr, am the lyrical gangster, murdererrrrr" we sha boogied...so after we finished smoking, hehehe, just like the say that to sound "cool", we headed to this coded spot and met up with one of our guy friends there who sharply got us in....it was 2am and girls were definitely not feening to do stand on line! so we get in and are just having a ball man, the DJ was on point!, after a while one of my girls starts silently screaming..."OMG AJ is standing right behind you and Biggie is to your right!!!!!" am like huh, so I turned around and truth be told twas AJ, rem AJ? from 106 and park and Biggie was the dude that played biggie in the movie, dont know his real name..AHHHHH love my city, so ofcourse we had to be groupies, and rolled up to biggie and ask for his picture and didn't want to make AJ feel bad so ran up on him also to take a picture also :-)

SO ofcourse I had to crop myself out the picture, but yes this was from last night not some random picture from the web!! :-P, and no lie this dude was huge man...live size teddy bear!

And here's AJ...boringggggg...think he's a D-lister now, my friend asked him what he does now and he was like he has some entertainment show..dunno anything about it..but still I guess is nice to see somewhat famous ppl!

am really bad in this whole picture placing thingie but ALL in ALL it was a fun night and am actually glad I went, winding down from this past week's activities...btw nobody has responded yet to my roommate ad, hope you are praying o! and I WILL study today, pinkie swear after I finish cooking jollof rice, fried rice, stew, pasta....yum yum getting hungry writing them down,all for this week's lunch o...dont intend on buying lunch this wk, saves me a TON of money :-)....HAPPY PALM SUNDAY btw and have a great week!~

~ Blow after blow, ok really only 2 blows but stillllll, this wk has been a tad rough, omo mehn…I mean I can recover from the blows, its just that it gets discouraging sometimes when you think you have taken 10 steps forward only to be knocked a couple of notches down.

Situation 1-

Even before I could gist you guys of roommate no 4, she just told me Tuesday evening that her company will be folding (damn this recession!) and she is going to be returning back to her country guess when?!? By the end of the month…sigh just when I said to BSNC that I didn’t want to live with anyone else until I finally went to my husband’s house, now I have to look for someone new!  It’s not that bad but remember from my earlier post about roommate 1&2, damn scary stories, I had just about had it living with other people and really did not want to have to deal with it anymore. I have sha sha sharply put up an ad on craigslist, that’s how I found roommate 4, and hopefully I get responses soon. Pray for me ppl o that I get someone sensible and responsible this FINAL (God abeg naaa) go around. This conditionreally needs to hurry up and stop making crayfish bend o.

Situation 2-

Now remember also my debt, well last month 2 of my cards limit got reduced because of “economic conditions”, now they were not reduced by a lot but it definitely is a bad thing because it makes your credit debt ratio horrible and definitely puts you in the high risk profile to lenders. Quick example so you can understand where am coming from, let’s say your limit is $1000 and you owe $500, so you have $500 credit space left abi…this stupid card companies will now cut your limit down to $600..making it seem like you maxed out your card!!. Well this happened to me and I had to call to fight them telling them to reassess my records and see my history but them no gree o…I mean that shit hurt, after working hard to pay of f the debt , it was encouraging to me seeing the space free up on the card, so for me it was as if I was starting all over again by them doing that. Anyways I let it go, only for me to wake up this morning to see that I got hit hard, VERY hard by my American express card…I mean like hard! They reduced that sucker by a whole lot o…and I think this one even hurt the most. Anyways I will just continue to stick to my plan to get rid of all my debt.

It is definitely a lesson learnt and I guess all I can do is dust myself off and keep it moving !!

Besides that, how you guys doing? Anything special planned for the weekend? As for me I’m fine jare, my loverman was with me this wk so that was great (B’cup its still long distance o L, so we relate on that level, only difference is we are in the same country and thankfully same coast) and my weekend plans are to STUDY STUDY STUDY! I had initially set end of april to take my GMAT exam but *cough cough* let’s see what happens mid april.

Take a care or two ~


~Hi ppl, hope your week is going good so far, I have managed to be late to work  every day this week and don’t know if it will change before the week is up, I just can’t get myself to get out of bed before 7 even though my alarm is set for 6! Oh well they will all be alright in my office!

I just remembered an embarrassing but funny story from primary school that I just had to share with you; it had me cracking up at my silliness this morning. I believe this happened in primary 2 during our final exams.

I don’t remember what subject but Brainy like me, have to toot my own horn naa, (make myself feel better for the sheer stupidity about to happen), had finished the exam early and was feeling so sure about it that after double checking went to hand in my paper to the teacher. Of course she sent me back to my desk because you were not allowed to go out of the classroom until exam was over, you know how the teachers used to send tell you to go and sleep, so I proceeded to sleep or daydream or something..anyway a good amount of time went by and the teacher said “PENCILS UP, PASS YOUR PAPER FWD!” , so I wake up from sleep and I start freaking out, guess why, hahahahahahahahaha! because I could not find my paper, I STUPIDLY forgot that I had handed my paper and proceeded to search everywhere for it, all sorts of thoughts ran through my mind, “who is the thief that stole my paper?”, “did it fly somewhere and I didn’t notice it”, “where the heck could it be??”, but obviously I tried not to seem frantic to the teacher who probably didn’t even notice me since I handed it earlier.

So you know what Abeni Troubledeysleep does?? There was a boy sitting next to me so I took his paper and erased his name and wrote mine buhahahaha and then passed it forward to submit it. My ppl isn’t that real “trouble dey sleep, yanga (or Olodo as Chari J said) go wake am” behavior??? The boy sef was not sharp, how will someone take your exam and you wouldn’t report? Although I wouldn’t lie I felt relieved after all I won’t get zero on the exam.

So trust that my mum got called to school after the exams where marked because for some weird reason Abeni had 2 exams, one with perfect score, remember I said I was a brainy naa (shey you see am not an olodo) and another with almost zero, not me lai lai and ofcourse they did investigation to see how I had been doing in school overall, they also took a look at the handwriting, some CSI stuff going on, hehehe. So ofcourse I had to confess what I did and what was the number one punishment of primary school?? Write lines 100 times….. I will never ever take someone else’s paper and write my name on it!

Hope this brought some laughter to your day; it sure did bring to mine! ~

~ Mehn when I say I have had one kind of kwe kwe luck with roommates I REALLY have had it o! so for the past month or so I haven't been home on the weekends so when I come back home am just like dead tired after doing ROUTINE during the week to do any serious house chores, this saturday rolls by and am home so I'm cleaning my room (with plans on doing the rest of the house) and I go out to throw some stuff only to see that my roommate has taken the thrash out of the bathroom...You don't even know how I want to curse her out because in my head am like is that all you are going to do??? this isn't overreacting when I tell her story, anyways let me start from the beginning explaining my woes with ALL roommates I have had!

Roomates 1 & 2 -

Ahh my first set of roommates after moving out from my cousin's place (you know living with extended family also has its quanta, yet another story) a year after being in the states. 2 naija sisters, we'll call them Sade and Jumoke. I was looking for a roommate and they were looking for a place to stay so it was the perfect arrangement. If only I knew what was going to happen I would have jejely not roomed with anyone to begin with but as they say naa condition make crayfish bend so its was what it was.
Sade was what you called the definition of LAZY, I mean if you check dictionary you should see Sade there, kai kai kai...she can use the same towel for the whole year round and not give a shit, but what is my business that's her own personal hygiene but when you don't clean the space we are sharing there comes the problem.
Jumoke was cool in terms of carrying her weight in the house, of course which was a little suprising since she was the younger one.
So what we did was basically come up with an arrangement that one person does the bathroom, one person kitchen, one person living room...after all 3 spaces, 3 ppl. Well it would work for 2 wks but if I travelled out of town ( enjoying life in college naa) my own chore would not be carried out..but if it was Sade who went Jumoke and I would do her own o, I couldn't comprehend it and then what was the worstest was when I went to nigeria for like a month and came back and saw the bathroom which was mine was not washed!!! like how do you shower for 1 whole month and not wash bathroom..infact just not bath at all now, what kind of wahala is this??.
Now you know when my mum came to visit, all that laziness shit wasn't going to fly..cuz before we moved in together our mums had talked and you know naijas my daughter is your daughter stuff, feel free to treat her like yours, so she said to solve the problem so the house can be cleaned, each week one person will clean the whole house, after all unless you get a maid right from the jump in your husbands house will you not clean your house yourself?!, also that way nobody felt like they got stuck doing harder chore than the other. hmmppff for where, that one no work o for Sade atleast..anyways lets just say Glory be to God the day she moved after graduating college, cuz me and Jumoke had our rappore and we kept it up.

So then am sure the next question is were is the eeeeeeek for this story coming in..and it is coming right now! Soooo me and Jumoke moved to a new apartment and continued with our cleaning habits which was great but slowly we sha drifted apart in friendship once her sister moved, plus she has some kind of attitude that just didn't rub well with me and used to do things that irked me out e.g. if my mum was around she would only wash her own plate even if my mum left only a cup in the sink, so I figured all for the better. I am a laid back kind of person so if you just do your responsibilites then there's no problem we don't have to be best of friends.

My mum is very afrocentric so she had brought me some artifacts for the living room...so Jumoke comes to me to say drumroll pls.."Abeni these things look like Idols and as a child of God I don't want them in my living room, pls can you move it to your room" ...i was befuddled..I had to say come again...so she said something of this sort again "Abeni they remind me of things from the village...sango worshipping..I'm a born again christian..."..my people, everyone is allowed their own opinions o but if in the span of 3 good years of living together you enter church 2 times, I don't see you spreading the word of God and living a spirit filled life (am sure she had her own way of being a born again christian,righttt), I mean am not a holier than thou christian but abegii don't come to me with that kind of statement, so I proceeded to explain to her that i don't think my mum would want to put jazz in our house, my mum is a christian and they were just simply gifts to help add some flair to our apartment. Instead of her to say let's pray about it,omo the girl no gree o, she kept saying I should take it to my room, I mean are you serious if it was sango filled do you think evil cannot fly and come and catch you in your room and that's when proceeded to tell her all the things that had been building up, and told her I don't think this living arrangement is working out for me. long story short, you should see the way she changed when we actually sat down to talk, she cried saying she didn't know she behaved that way and that maybe we could work things out..blah blah, mehn am a softie but I just kinda had had it with her..plus my mum wasn't having none of it. So she ended up moving out!

Ok this post is getting long didn't realize just one story would be this long, and I took a lot out also o! so I'll talk about the other 2 in another post...sighhhh..anyways have a good week and I think am starting to enjoy blogging o, was it me who said I didn't like to write?? no jinxing before I wouldn't have anything else to write about.

Have a blessed week ;-) ~

~I really really really can't wait for the next stage of my life to begin, you know that feeling you get when you graduate college and can't wait to get a job to begin "real" life, well now got the job (which is just kewl but a bit too routine for me...we can call it blah for now) and its like ok what next? I mean you know when before you graduate and you are interviewing or someone asks you what your 5 yr plan is and you give this text book definition dreams of what you would accomplish and come to find out well for me 1 yr and 9 months in that errrr its not really going as I thought it would.

 See my first couple of months out of college I was just enjoying my life spending money, having fancy lunches, I work right btw several stores so I spent my lunch breaks not window shopping anymore but actually buying more clothes and shoes which are currently collecting dust in my closet better still waiting for my mum to come ship them to naij can you imagine what else I could have done with all the money I spent on those things?? I mean it was like not earning $300 every 2wks was like a miracle to me, so why not gbadun a lil bit. 

So that phase quickly ran its course, REALITY set in given that I of course now had responsibilities of paying those annoying things called Bills..don’t we all wish they would just disappear into thin air and then slowly but surely I could see my life falling into the ROUTINE. Wake up, get ready for work, go to work, come back from work, eat dinner and go to sleep. Occasionally going to a friends shin ding, the days of random clubbing went out the window once school was out (ok I lied, I still did have fun but it was always in spurts..on and off periods..winter time was def off! too cold).

 The ROUTINE of course is now the ongoing life I have right now, plus a boyfriend so that always spices things up (I love you A)  and oops did I forget to mention debt also, nooo not from all those clothes and shoes..but from taking a big deal of risk which I lost L..we’ll save that for a different post…only if I could sell the clothes and shoes to contribute to the payment.

 Least to say I am currently living the average American life (the debt is the icing on the cake abi) and am tired of it, so the question is of course what the hell is next?? Well for one I have decided that I am going to business school after much tossing and turning, I was fortunate to have studied what I loved in undergrad and grad but now it’s time to mix it with what would bring me the real MULA…cool cash and I want to do this next year.. at least I’ve got that figured out but its like ok, so why cant it happen this moment and remove me from this dulling americoco life for now.  Like it’s always said patience is the key so for now I will just continue with my routine, while steadily putting plans in place, GMAT to conquer first…blehhhhh!~