Monday, 13 February 2017

Bishop Briggs - River - [BONUS GROUPS] Choreography by Galen Hooks - Fil...

Bishop Briggs - River - Choreography by Galen Hooks - Filmed by @TimMilgram

Don't you just love how expressive dance is. Galen Hooks did this song justice with her Choreography.
I was practically mesmerised while watching this choreography plus i've now found a new dope artist in Bishop Briggs. I have gone hunting for her other tracks, she's really good in my opinion. 
I'll post the 2nd part of the Choreography. Enjoy the video.

Toodles!XooX

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Nonso Amadi - Tonight (Lyrics)

Enjoy.
Toodles!XooX

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Quote of the Day #QOTD

Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.
#GratitudeAttitude
Toodles!XooX

Friday, 10 February 2017

Taking Korean Classes

I must have mentioned in the past that i find languages fascinating and moreso from a young age. I wanted to be a Linguist so bad when i was a kid. I enjoyed reading the dictionary, learning transcriptions and was active in my Yoruba and French Classes back in Secondary School. I speak Yoruba fluently now, my French is 'so so' (they eventually cancelled french classes in my Secondary School but i took some classes after NYSC at CCF, Abuja and i have a Delf A2 and B1 certifications) but i still try to keep up on the Duolingo App and whenever i run into anyone that speaks French. As with most languages u don't practice, i'm better at writing, reading and listening than speaking French. I still have dreams of travelling to the French Village and spending 3-6months there, i swear that's all i need and imma be 'mademoiselle-ing' on y'all πŸ­πŸ˜„
When i moved to Abuja in 2008, of course i fell in love with the Hausa Language and did all i could to learn, sadly English/Pidgin is the regular lingo on the streets of Abuja. I had to force/nag my Hausa friends before i learnt a bit plus i bought any mini books i could find and whenever i could i practiced what i had learnt (on friends, traders, okada riders, strangers,etc.). 
I'm already used to being laughed at when trying to speak any language 'cos i do my best to learn the accent and proper pronunciations which can be quite funny. My Hausa improved slightly during my limited stay in Zaria but its sooooo far from where i want it to be. 
I'm still on the Byki App and earnestly searching for other apps/ways to help improve my vocabulary (btw AfMag Hausa did not help 😒), sadly i'm not usually around Hausa-speaking people long enough for me to pick up more of the language so i am starting to forget the little i've learnt. 
If you know of any Hausa Language classes, please let me know. I really wanna learn. As far as i'm concerned its never too late, you just have to have the interest and an enabling environment. 
I'm sure you're like 'what is all this story na, thought she was writing about taking Korean Classes'. 😁. My bad, i am, i just tend to go off on a tangent and anything about languages gets me reallllllyyy excited.
I'm taking Korean Language Classes!! 
I started on Thursday 9th 2017. I know what you're thinking, how do i find these stuffs ba? It was pure luck, i didn't even go hunting for it. My friend who i trade Korean Dramas with (i shall do a special post dedicated to Korean Dramas and my former addiction to them) told me about the class and i decided to 'Just Do It' (My Motto for this year). It was totally free to register and take the classes at the Korean Culture Centre, 2nd Floor Rivers House, Central Area, Abuja and it was an easy and straight forward process.
I have attended one class so far and thoroughly enjoyed it(The beginning is always the easiest and fun)! My brain is super-excited at this new form of stimulation as well. 
The class was surprisingly very full, it holds once a week (Tuesday or Thursday), lasted for 2 hours {5:30 to 7:30} and was very interactive. We learnt the Korean alphabets (Hangul), pronunciations, how to write, positioning of the alphabets, a few words and we did classwork. Our tutor was quite thorough and went through everyone's work.
I have already started practicing, rocking my Byki App, looking up content online and i'm back into my Korean Dramas (currently watching Another Oh Hae Young)to aid my pronunciations. I pray i don't get sucked into the vortex again. My all-time fave actor is Lee Min Ho, in case you were wonderingπŸ˜πŸ™Œ 
I'll keep you guys updated on my progress, hopefully my work hours will not get hectic and make me miss any class *fingers crossed*.
Annyeonghaseyo!! (Translation-Goodbye)πŸ˜‰
Toodles!XooX

UPCOMING EVENTS IN ABUJA (FEB)

Check out my previous posts on Events in Abuja.
Mark your Calendars once again ma peoples! Here are the events i'm anticipating this February.
1. BEZ Live in Abuja {FEB 18} Tickets
3. My French Film Festival {FEB 23-25}
If i find out about events early enough i will add them here, otherwise Check out IG (Social Media) and the links below for other upcoming events, trainings and conferences in Abuja:
Knowledge is Power.
Toodles!XooX

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Changing my Surname after Marriage

Hi! My name is what? My name is who? My name is [tchiktchiktchiki] Slim Shady. Oh na na what's my name?... ok i'm doneπŸ˜œπŸ˜‚
I haven't officially changed my Surname/Last Name to my husband's, i don't know if/when i will and i don't think it's a big deal.
Major reasons I haven't changed my Surname:

  1. It's hella stressful getting my name changed officially, so much protocol mahn i can't even deal right now. You have to order extra originals of your Marriage Certificate, get a Court Affidavit, do a newspaper publication and stuff like that and to be honest i just can't be bothered. Paperwork is not my fave.
  2. I'll have to update ALL my means of identification to reflect my new name. If you live in Nigeria you already know that's hella stressful. I mean i may not even mind so much if my IDs were due to expire but they are ALL valid till 2019! I refuse to go to the stress of getting a new international passport just to reflect hubby's surname, nah bruh. Have you ever gone to the immigration office?! 5 years isn't long enough t be away from there i swear and i definitely don't have money to waste in this economy.
  3.  I'll have to update all my bank records and other official records once i change my name on my IDs. Once again i'm soo not ready for the stress & waste of my precious time. Nope. If you're Nigerian, you already know how it is.
  4. Keeping my current name is not affecting ANYTHING in my life. I'm functioning just great without the change. It doesn't change the fact that we are married.
  5. Hubby doesn't mind, this is crucial as this subject can quickly turn into a serious argument for some couples
  6. My current Surname (a.k.a maiden name) is a big part of my identity and quite unique (I mean i have had it for 20+ years and the short form of it is my nickname) so if/when i do officially take hubby's surname i might just keep it. I don't know what format that'll be yet but i'll decide when i'm ready for the change.
I think people tend to make a bigger deal than necessary out of a married woman dropping her father's name and taking on her husband's name after marriage, read here. It really isn't that serious and i'm not aware of any special benefits (except maybe for popular people/celebs) after the change.
Most ladies especially before marriage do look forward to taking on their husband-to-be's surname as is customary in most parts of Nigeria(except for Muslims i believe). If you wanna, click here to read more on the procedure.
Some couples take on a totally new surname together, in some parts of the world, the man takes on the woman's surname and in recent times women hyphenate both their surname & husband's name.
I personally think it's totally the couple's decision and hopefully you're with someone that values your opinion and you can meet in the middle on this. Its not a decision i think should be forced, your name is afterall a huge part of your identity and having had it for so long, it's only right that you have a say in parting with it or not. 
Do not let the issue of changing your name become an unnecessary stress in your marriage, discuss it with your partner and decide on the best approach that works the new lil family you're building together. There's really no rush and there are numerous married women living their happy lives with or without their husband's last name. 
It is a Choice.
Toodles!XooX

Friday, 3 February 2017

Meet My Online Captivators!! {4}

Check out my previous posts on my online faves, i still follow and very much enjoy content from majority of the people i listed.
Thanks to the Holidays my YouTube addiction has kinda intensified plus i'm currently on an unlimited internet subscription plan with Spectranet that i am thoroughly enjoying. You can say YouTube is my valium for now. Once i'm done settling in at home after work, i get comfy, queue my YouTube playlists and enjoy till i doze off. Other times i just use the content to serve my purpose especially exercise & cooking videos.
I've now found some more YouTube channel faves and I thought to share as usual. I'll list them in categories though some of them actually fall into more than one category.
Exercise
Hair
Home & Interior Decor
DIY& Craft
Art
Vlogs
Online Series
Beauty, Makeup & Style
Sex & Relationships
Lifestyle & Inspirational
Food & Cooking/Baking
Entertainment
Comedy
Kids
Check out my 'When i'm bored' Tab for Blogs i enjoy.
Enjoy, be inspired and learn from them. Thank me later.πŸ˜‰
Toodles!XooX