Thursday, 17 November 2011

Cooking is good for the body and soul

I cooked!!yay its been forever since i cooked mehn and it felt good!! almost kinda cleansing. I made two soups Edikaikong and Efo-riro.
I woke up very early and went to meet 2 of my friends at their place to accompany me to the market. I wrote a list while at their place, then withdrew money from the ATM along d way and we got set buying. I have to say going to the Market to buy foodstuff is one of my major issues. Going to the market is stressful!!bargaining and all that. Luckily though we had a barrow boy follow us around and collect watever we bought to keep in his barrow. I bought practically everything, from rice, beans to yam, pasta,sardines,etc. I bought everything i could think off 'cos i had not intentions of visiting the market anytime soon. Luckily again i got a cab before even getting out of the market area, i payed the barrow boy for his service, thanked my friends for following me to the market and told them i'd let them know when the soup was ready so they could come chop!

I got home and carted all my goods to the kitchen, i cleaned out the wardrobe and arranged everything where they should be. The cleaning and arranging took 4eva!! Like i sed i hadn't cooked in a long while :D..anyway i cleaned out the fridge also then set out to preparing ma soups, i was suprised i still remembered how to cook them sef. just as i finished the cooking, my best friend came around, i asked him if he was interested in eating and he said YES!lol.. so i cleaned up the kitchen and made Eba for himself and i 'cos i was starving,i hadnt eaten since i went to the market around 10am and it was already 8pm...I served the food and we started eating, he just kept commenting bout how awesome the food tasted and even i had to admit to myself when i tasted it that i'd done a good enjoyed the meal, watched Kevin Hart's 'Seriously Funny' and relaxed a bit b4 he went home. The silly boy took a pic of the food and put it as his status then wrote 'perfect timing' as his status felt gud wen i saw it tho...During the week about 3 of ma other male friends ate ma soups and commended it. I also took some of the soup with me when i went to visit my mum and warmed it for dinner for them and my dad and brothers couldn't stop licking their fingers, they even asked for more, alas i brought just one bowl. Its practically finished now and i'm dreading going to the market to get foodstuff to make some other soups.
I'm happy 'cos i've been eating healthy since my market waka and i made other people happy and filled eating my food. Funny enough though my friends that followed me to the market have not been chanced to eat out of it and they are so gonna beef me when i tell them its finished ehn!!lol...make dem no vex...

I should make Efo Elegusi  and Ila Alasepo later sha..i hope i'm chanced to go to the market tho...thanks t my Zaria trips i don't have my weekends to myself, i was able to do the last market runs 'cos it was a Sallah holiday period, so i dint have to go school.

Anyway!!till me next cooking post..toodles!!!xOxO

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

You've been Hacked!!!

Not you. Well actually my sister was hacked on Saturday. It was not a nice experience. I had just gotten back from Zaria, i was exhausted from ma 3hour journey and the traffic we had been stuck in for about 1hour before entering the City. I got to my friends place to pick up some laundry he had helped me collect while i was away. Oh and did i forget to mention that i held the urge to pee for this 3hours and the heat was crazy.. so u can understand or relate to how i was feeling. I rushed into the house and eased myself, i checked my phone later while trying to sort my stuff out just to see some bbm messages from ma cousin in Canada, she was complaining bout some pics my sister put on facebook (fb). 
I had seen a notification earlier that my sister had tagged me in a picture but i couldnt be bothered to check 'cos i was exhausted from my journey, but after i saw those messages from my cousin i had to know wat d pic was. I have about 1500 + friends on fb, people i have met in various places and some even on fb so i could not afford to be tageed in just any sort of picture. My sister on the other hand has just about 90 something friends 'cos she's hardly ever on fb by the way.

I called my sis after chatting with my cousin for a bit who told me they were nude intimate pictures my sister had posted. I could not believe 'cos my sister is soooooo not that kinda person, like i said she's hardly ever on fb in the first place. 

My sis was sooo pissed when i was talking to her that i was like the 10th person calling to ask her 'bout the pics and she had not even been of fb for about a month. She said it was more annoying that she did not even have internet access to get into her account and remove the pics. I offered to help her do it since i was the one who had opened her fb account and yahoo account for her.

We had no clue just how bad it really was!!
Apparently she had received a mail from fb and yahoo about some kinda password change or something and my sis doesn't bother herself bout stuffs like this so she dint even attend to the mail, unlike me that i'm all security conscious and all.

Anyway, i tried to access her fb account with the username and password she had given me but it kept bouncing (i was doin all this on my phone so imagine how frustrating it was), i then tried the forgot password option so they could send another password to her box and i could delete the 'explicit' pics and they rejected the yahoo account. I decided to log into the yahoo and find out wat was goin on,but yahoo rejected  the password also. That was when it dawned on me that my sis had been hacked. Luckily tho since i was the one that opened the account for her i had used my email address as her alternate email. I tried the forgot password option for yahoo and put in my email...then they mailed me a new password. Just then i got a mail from yahoo to confirm if i should be deleted as an alternate email from my sisters account and then i got another mail to confirm some strange email address as her alternate email. That was when i realized that the hacker was still at work, but had a made a fatal mistake of adding the alternate email  'cos now i knew the email address of the person behind the whole thing.

I removed the strange email address and reconfirmed my email address as the alternate email, then i logged into my sister's yahoo account with the mail yahoo had sent me then changed her yahoo password. Before all this while i was still having issues with logging into both accounts, i had untagged myself in the picture the hacker had tagged me in and blocked my sister's account and i had told my cousin in canada to report my sister's account so they would block it.

I tried to log into my sister's account with the new password i had gotten and they told me i had to log in on a computer and bla bla bla 'cos my cousin had reported the account.

I did not have a system with internet access so i called my cousin to log in and deactivate the account and i would sort it out as soon as i got internet access. This was around 12 midnight, i was finally able to shower and go to bed. I got an internet stick the next day and got to work. I re-activated the account and increased all her security features,contact info,etc deleted all the pics the hacker had put up...then checked for the people the hacker had added and blocked every one of them then deleted the message correspondences, imagine the person had been having some nasty explicit chats with those people!!

After that i posted an apology message on her wall and told her friends the account had been hacked. i sent her the new details of the accounts and told her to be more careful with her password and then i sent her the email address that had tried to boot me out as my sister's alternate email. She recognized the email address immediately as her ex-boyfriend's!!!! imagine!! All this drama i had gone through, it was her ex-boyfriend at work!! Some may say oh it was just nude pics, but my concern was my sis had family members as friends and most of them had called her about the pics and if u know how Nigerian family members are, u'd know that some would not even bother calling to find out what's goin on before reporting the parents and then its gonna be a totally different drama from there, plus this asshole had accepted friend  requests and was chatting about having sex with them and what not!

I adviced her to beware of the guy sha, (i couldn't do more than i had already done). She later called me that she had confronted the guy and he said although that was is email address, he had also been hacked and was no longer using that addy. Do u think he's telling the truth? I don't.

It wasnt a nice experience all in for y'all out there u need to up the security on ur social networking sites and e-mail addresses before its hacked into and u're ridiculed or worse.

Frank Ocean!! *happy sigh

I first heard about Frank Ocean on twitter, some of ma peeps had been making a noise about his music so i decided to get them and listen. The first song i listened to was 'we all try' and i was hooked for days! I had no idea it was a black guy though until i did a google search on him. What a pleasant Suprise!

I love his songs-Swim good, Nature feels, There will be tears, Novacane!! i can't believe i did not publish this post since. I did it after i did the Adele post. 

Joke of the Day

A boy called FM radio station & said "I have found a lost purse with $100,000, a Mastercard and I.D of one Mr. Ifeanyi Arato, plot 4 Park View Estate Ikoyi. PRESENTER: How honest U are boy,so do U want to return the purse? BOY:No! I just want 2 dedicate a song to him....MY HELPER OOOOO...MY HELPER......LOL=)) Have a stressfree day

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Meet My Online Captivators!!

I looooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the internet.
I don't know how else to explain it. So much out there we can reach at just the click of a button!i could go on and on! There are some people that have caught my fancy and held it in place though and they keep me coming back for more! Through their pictures, videos, blogs, etc. Here are my top of the list fascinations in order of how i found them by destiny!!lol
  • Bella Naija- the blog keeps me up to date and entertained.i especially love the'Events this Weekend' posts

  • YagaZie EmeZi - i love her completely and totally!!Her blog,tumblr,youtube vids,tweets,fb pics (the hair #team natural),etc...i feel like she's a part of me i lost or something like that!lol

I'm absolutely mesmerized with all these peeps!! I can't get enough and it feels good to be able to meet people miles away via the internet and have a form of connection.Most of my friends or the people i like and can relate to most times have attributes that i do not posses and would have loved to or sometimes which i just admire!

So.....u cn imagine my excitement when Yagazie Emezi liked my pics on fb or when Laila-Jean commented a wallpost on fb....i was grinnin go hard it hurt!!lol..just like DonJazzy retweeting one of ma tweets!lol
I'm not a celeb crazy person but i know how peeps who love their celebs behave (beliebers -Justin Beiber and little monsters-Lady Gaga)

These are my own Celebs!!lol...i'll let u into more i discover on the World Wide Web!!lol...yh i laff a lot!...i even have laughter wrinkles and i embrace them wholeheartdly!! ..xOxO...

Pampering Me!! MB Hammam (Ladies Spa) 2

Hi hi hi, i have missed blogging soooo soooo much!! wish u all could take a pic of my brain...i sometimes tink in blog about stuff i wanna share but don't get around to sharing...anyway enough whining...
Anyway this is a sorta continuation to ma post which can be found at this link

I love sharing the fun experiences i have with people i love, so it should come as no surprise that i shared ma spa experience with two of ma friends. I gave one of them as a birthday present and the other just for the fun of experiencing it.

Ok..i know i was supposed to do a post since forever on my raffle draw win at MB Hammam and how it felt et al and trust me i have done it in ma head countless

It was great guys!!!i enjoyed every bit of it and i dint pay a dime!!it was an authentic win!!not the type that u'd have to pay a lil something to get ur win. I called to book a time that i'd be available then went there. I showed the ticket from my massage which had entitled me to the win and they went to work straight away. I did the Basic Hammam then had a foot massage in the lounge while waitin for the person to do my facials...I had a Jordanian Dead Sea Facial (tink that's what its called). The Basic Hammam was almost the same as the Traditional Hammam i did with my friends which i am writing about, just that some products were not used.

I got to the venue first since i was sponsoring...i had called earlier in the week to book for 3 of us at 2pm on Sunday. Mel came in jst a few mins after i did. The lovely lady at the reception called someone to usher us to the changing room where we changed into our robes and slippers and shower caps and we kept our belongings in a locker and had the key on us.

A Morrocan Lady came to get me and poured some warm water on me, oh did i mention u only have your panties on so we went with spare panties although they had disposable panties there for those who were not ready to use theirs. Anyway yh...after pouring the water on me she rubbed something dt looked like black soap (Saboul Beldi-Olive based soap) on me then they shipped me off to the steam room in a robe. Mel and Chide met me in dere and we relaxed with our cool cups of lemon water. We jisted while sweating out all za left d steam room 1st since i came in 1st (20mins). She rinsed off all dt stuff and sweat off me then used some nice scenting  soap to bathe me and then she rinsed that off again then told me to lie on the tile slab in the shower room and then she began the dry scrubbing with a Loofah-like sponge (you get to keep the sponge and use it on other visits) after wetting it and rubbing what looked like 'alum' on it.

I felt awesome mehn! She scrubbed all the dead skin off practically every inch of my body and it felt heavenly. When i was bout to turn on my other side, i saw all d dead skin that had been scrubbed off and i just felt greeeeeeeaaaaattttt!!lol I swear u have to experience it to understand, anyway after all the scrubbing, she rinsed all the residue off then used some Moroccan mud/clay mix (Rhassoul) all over me and some on my cheeks and forehead, left it for a bit and den rinsed it all off with warm water. I then got a proper rinse down.
You have to bear with me as my description of the experience is what i can remember.
She then sprayed a mix of Argan oil and Rosewater all over me so my skin was glistening...She wrapped me up in a robe, wore ankle socks on ma feet and made me wear some therapeutic looking slippers like that with stones bulging out of it dat are supposed to target some parts of the body...think i v some pics so u get what m saying.
                                                               therapeutic slippers

I was led to the lounge by anoda lady where Mel and Chide came to meet me later on, we were served tea in the cutest lil cups and crackers and laid down on the flat bed in d lounge.It was very cozy and serene and also had a massage chair for whoever was interested and a leg massage machine.We just chilled and jisted and later had to snap out of it...

the outer area of the lounge with the leg massage machine

We went to the dressing room,rubbed some of their Argan body lotion (and changed into our outfits went down to the reception and looked at some of the other services they offer and took a look at their Ladies Gym.
Mel and Chide thanked me for the treat and i was happy they had enjoyed it. I took a cab home with a grin on my face throughout...
Ok!!dats d full detail of our Spa day. Hope u kinda enjoyed the experience with me as you read.....xOxO :D

Oh and before i forget i needed a Manicure and Pedicure badly to make the Pampering Me Episode complete, the hands and feet work too much to be neglected or not pampered. There's this lady-Mamana-she's d best mehn!! I've shared the pedicure experience with two oda peeps, a guy and gal. Had to tk dem to experience it..Imagine both of dem had neva had a pedicure before!!O.O I just had to treat them!! imagine afterwards they dint wanna walk on the ground again o...sooo funny...But 4real dis Mamana Lady is the Truth! D energy she puts into her work keeps me coming back for more. :D...ok dts all for now xOxO                                     
that's mamana!!
22 enjoyn herself and dodging my camera lens
soaking away the stress

Me in grinning mode wen it was all over