Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Would you ever double date or have a one-night-stand while you have a boyfriend?

It depends. I would not if i had a choice though

Ask me anything

Would you rather be really hot or really cold?

hmmm.....i'd rather be none but if i had no option, i'd go with really hot, at least i'v had a lil practice with the Naija weather

Ask me anything

Monday, 16 May 2011

SALSA!!!

Yesterday night was so much fun!!!! i love new experiences, as shy as i may be. I was able to convince Melissa to come along with me to take Salsa lessons.
I have always had an interest in salsa thanks to my friend Winnie but my interest got to the peak of me taking action after returning from my trip to Ghana. While i was in Ghana, Winnie and I went to Le President Hotel to dance salsa 'cos Winnie is really into salsa and really good at it. I got invited to the dance floor and despite my resistance and explanations that i did not know how to dance salsa, i was on the dance floor in minutes. The Ghanaian man was so patient and taught me the basic steps, from that moment on i made up my mind i was going to learn this Salsa dance.
On my return from Ghana, i got a few salsa videos from Winnie's bf which fueled my determination to learn Salsa. When i got into Abuja, i made inquiries about where i could take Salsa lessons from a reliable source and after some 'googling' of my own, it was certain that the 'Platinum Lounge' on the last floor of Silverbird Cinemas was my place.
We got to the cinema at 7:30pm, just in time for class, paid the fee of N500 per person and classes commenced almost immediately. It was fun and before i knew it, i had broken a sweat, guess i can say i lost some calories.
Our tutor Wale was very good and he taught us a lot of steps within the hour our class was scheduled for, he taught us the basic steps, backward step, forward step, open break, side step, double side step, ariba and about. I got a hold of all the steps after i had practiced them a few times and then our class came to an end. To end the class, students from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd class came together to form a beginners circle, we practiced all the steps we had learnt in class and we were taught 2 extra steps (Walk About & Walk on) and it was so much fun!!!! we formed a circle and each girl was partnered with a guy, we did the steps the tutor announced (the steps we had been taught) then we'd walk around the guys when the tutor says Walk About, and then we'd walk on to the next guy in the circle when the tutor says Walk On. You had to be there to understand mehn!!
I stayed on after the beginner lessons, apparently they have Social Dance after lessons which is free for all. I got to dance to with 2 guys {Daniel and Kelechi(a classmate from french school)} who were of great help in helping me get confident on the dance floor and follow the 'guys' lead.I left the Cinema around 10:10pm feeling fulfilled!! You can count on me to be there next Wednesday and to practice all week! I'm so excited!! LOL!!

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Les petites choses

Its the little things that pile up to become big things:

  • Eat Healthy (the skin reflects ur diet)
  • Drink water (keeps the skin glowing)
  • Quit Squinting the skin around the eyes and thin and sensitive
  • Use Shades when going out they are not just a fashion accessory (says my Optometrist)
  • Stop resting your chin on your hand (according to Allure it stretches the skin)
  • Change to smooth Satin pillowcases, cotton ones leave their marks on your face (guess i'll change to satin bedsheets too)
  • Care for all the other parts of your body also not just your face (ears,neck.back,hands,feet,nails,etc)
  • Detox

Crossing Roads


I hate crossing roads!! no matter how narrow or wide the roads are,whether busy or not, and despite the many years i've spent in Lagos which should have probably made me a guru in crossing roads by now.
Anyway i still hate doing it and i avoid it as much as possible whether i have to pay an extra N100 to a cab to cross and take me to my destination or i have to do a 5minute walk to an overhead bridge (better safe than sorry).
If i have no option than to cross though, i'm extremely patient and look left and right even when the cars are coming in only one direction, as i have been hit by a bike before by concentrating on just the cars coming in my direction, but trust these bikers na, na dem sabi pass the wrong directions most. Thankfully no harm was done.
Countless people have died standing on the edge of road, talk less of crossing the road. After all not everyone driving on the road is sane and mishaps cannot always be predicted or prevented in time.

I will take my time and would rather stroll to the overhead bridge or pay extra cash for a cab to turn than get hit.

The Grim Reaper Struck close



About 2 weeks ago, April 25, 2011 to be precise, i received a bbm (blackberry message) from my friend Folake asking if i had heard about the death of a Secondary Sch. classmate of ours (Omolaola Adetayo).


 (Graduation day 2004)

I stared in shock for about 3 mins before i could reply the message, i replied that i had not heard anything and it could not be true!! and enquired how she had come about this info. She replied that another classmate of ours who was close to the deceased had posted a Rest in Peace message on his wall. I had to confirm it with my own eyes!!! i quickly went to ma facebook page and searched for the classmate who had posted the message and to my surprise and devastation it was true...
His post read "A news shockin just like a sudden blow in the face, but there is a sayin dat no leaf falls from a tree without the knowledge of the Almighty who giveth lifes and takes it. May u rest in d blossom of God, we will miss u Lola Adetayo but God needs u by his side"The reality of death hadn't hit so close to home in a long time, i felt true sadness at a life lost so young, so many things unaccomplished, an end to her hopes and dreams.Her death was just so ...FINAL! It brought a lot of things into perspective, how irrelevant the things we strive so hard to achieve and attain in life become at the loss of life life itself. 

I had stumbled on an old secondary school album which i had practically forgotten existed just a day before this sad news reached me and i had laughed my head off looking at the photos and reviving old memories captured in the photos, i had intended to post pictures on our school group (LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL) and tag everyone and we'd all laugh about how silly we look and how much we had grown and all that...sadly she dint stick around for me to do that. 
I heard she was ill and this led to her death, i also heard she had been engaged, i could not help but wonder how her fiance would be feeling from the  moment of her death up till now and after now, it must be traumatizing and i sympathize with him although i have never met him.
The LISS group on my Blackberry messenger were informed of the death of our classmate and those in Lagos discussed on how some of how classmates could go visit her parents and share condolence with them, i don't know if they eventually did this but the discussions brought back to mind the burial of a Primary school classmate of mine that i had attended when i was much younger, i had been chosen alongside some other students to represent the school at the girl's burial, i remember how sad her parents looked, it was heart-shattering and understandably so, no parent wants to bury their child, they want to live old and reap the fruits of their labor over their children and carry their grandkids and be buried by their children. Sadly not all parents have it this way.
                                                                        (LISS)

I remember Lola was a transfer student, born April 27, she was in Blue house,  had a tomboy attitude, was quite talkative and spoke real fast,she was playful and had a quirky hearty laugh, she had so many school daughters always surrounding her and as carefree has she was she had an emotional side to her,she was a confidante and true friend to many given them support in time of need, she was in the Art class (Baptizer) and she used to date Tosin Aina back then and took an active part in the SS3 boys and girls "war" back then. I used to call her "Oyunbunmi Idiwunmi" (meaning Blessed with boobs,wants ass) 'cos she was busty and had a flat ass. Her mum had a shop somewhere in Ikorodu where i had been too about 2 times,  she was an outgoing person and quite troublesome but loved, i have so many memories of Lola that i will cherish.
{Baptizer Gals (lola is squating on the right)}

A group was created for her on Facebook by Mary Olaleye (a classmate and close pal of Lola) for people who knew her to post tins and keep her memory alive. 

Omolola Adetayo, you will surely be missed, May your soul Rest in Peace.
No one knows why u had to go now but we take comfort in the knowledge that "Death is not the End"

Friday, 6 May 2011

Birds in the Sky

I was going home yesterday from work and happened to look in the sky and it looked like a sea of black nylon in the air but on scrutiny i realized the nylons were birds!lots of them!!, i doubt too many people took notice as they tried to maneuver out of the traffic, luckily my mum was driving and i had the luxury to relax. :) ...as i looked on in awe,after many failed efforts to take a picture, i seetled back in the chair and stared ad the black little flutters in the sky. I wondered where they were all flying to, as they were all flying in the same direction, could something be chasing them?, could they sense something terrible approaching that we humans could not? was it the weather chasing them away? I could not come up with a conclusive reason why the birds were all flying in the same direction and then i noticed some were flying in the opposite direction, why?? why weren't they following the rest of the bird crowd? what could have been so important that they had to turn back..oh well...thats a birds life..i took my mind off it  and listened to the radio!! and then it struck me, the 'RADIO' had been there through the centuries.i'll do a blog about how the Radio has stuck with me through the years.