May 30, 2009

A long story...

hey yall.. check out a new short story series feauturing 8 different bloggers... and 8 different perspectives...

Here are a few excerpts

by FavouredGirl
“Alright, alright” Titi finally said. “I met him at a conference, I noticed him right away because he was the only black guy there. Throughout the conference our eyes kept meeting and afterwards, he came to say hello to me and we got talking. That’s it really”
“What’s his name?” I asked.

by WriteFreak
The phone call with Ebuka ended, I was in shock, I was numb for what seemed like eternity, I dragged myself to sit beside Titi who had been listening intently as I took Ebuka’s call, then I broke into heart wrenching sobs. She wrapped her arms around me and just kept whispering ‘It’s ok, you’ll be fine’.

Want to find out more?
about the story? about the writers?
then check out the blog itself

as the story develops, all comments, suggestions and other feedback will be much appreciated
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May 15, 2009

Music Im Feeling: Sunny Ade & Onyeka Onwenu - Wait for me

Happy Friday to everyone!
Here's some old school Nigerian music to get your weekend off.

May 12, 2009

Special dedication... and Gratitude

This is dedicated to my mother and to my friend, who recently gave birth to a healthy and gorgeous princess and to all my friends and family that are mothers/mothers to be. Mothers are very special. It can be the best of relationships or the worst of relationships. I am blessed that mine is the best and I'm so thankful that God saw it fit to bless me with a woman that is filled with soooooo much love for God... and so much love for me... and if your mother is no longer here, take a moment to reminisce about the goodness and love that was in her... that's now in you

This song is an oldie... but always a goodie (and it's also in french!)
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Also, in the month of April, I'd like to give special thanks to Rinsola and GoodNaijaGirl who afforded me the opportunity to be the recipient of two special gift packages.

Remember the contest GNG held to commemorate her one year blog birthday? She had a contest where you had to write a 40 word essay on why you should win a particular gift and I won! Click HERE for my winning entry. Well I got my prize in the mail and can I tell you how excited I was. I wasnt sure what I was going to get and when you think about getting a free gift... you just take it as it comes... if it comes... To my delight, it came!!! what I did get was simply beautiful... I thought perhaps I'd only get a necklace but imagine my surprise when I saw earrings in the package!!!!! infact...I've asked if she works on unique designs and she does so I will hopefully be ordering something from her soon!!! You simply have to see the jewelry... you MUST check out her website!!! I am very grateful to GNG for the contest and also a special thanks goes to the talented Jewelry designer Anne. Please check out her website HERE

As if that wasnt enough, Rinsola... wanting to surprise me, sent me my favorite chocolate... Ferrero Rocher..TWO boxes!!! and Woodin material with the matching gele... she tooo dooooooo o! But I am thankful to her... Big kiss for you my dear!

oh... another blogger sent me a box of chocolate too... all the way from London london london (think Fergie)... the chocolate, not the blogger... it was a surprise... and just in time for Easter... I love surprises! My cousins and myself enjoyed the whole box.... them more than me o..... so thank you thank you thank you...

Here's a pic of all that I received
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(sorry.. no pics of the empty boxes of chocolate... didnt think that would be right abi? click the picture to expand) :-)

May 6, 2009

25 Random things

  1. I like meat (chicken more like) and tend to eat it first before anything else on the plate. If you ever meet me... just watch. I just actually realized it late last year... and it wasnt until someone pointed it out to me
  2. I'm all about being romantic without talking too much. Actions always speak louder than words with me... If your words are in form of poetry... a song... cool but other than that... it's all about what you do (as per trying to be romantic)... and being romantic is not a one day a year thing...
  3. In college I used to laugh exactly this way --> hehehehehehe... seriously. just thought it'd be an interesting way to laugh... it was kinda funny... go ahead... amuse yourself... try it! hehehe
  4. I love to reverse to park. I love to do anything that people deem complicated and make it seem easy
  5. I love to read. I read the end of the book before the beginning to determine if I like the end enough to buy the whole thing... see #6.
  6. I am obssessed with passionate about romance novels. I love the idea of happily ever after... and during... and before
  7. I think I like shopping more than I realized. I always said I didnt like shopping but it's actually kinda fun... just not for too long
  8. I love cartoons! Any Jimmy Neutron and Fairly Odd Parents fan out there?
  9. I like to try out new recipes... especially when it comes to desserts. I want to learn how to make a kick ass bread pudding and apple/peach cobbler... yum! I think it'd be great to introduce this to the Nigerian Market
  10. My favorite dessert is apple pie with some melting vanilla icecream over it... double/triple/quadruple yum!!!! If you're ever in ColdStones... try their apple pie a la mode icecream!
  11. I dont like spaghetti or mac n' cheese... no matter how many people tell me "until you try mine"... i still dont like it... or yours!
  12. I find that my favorite colors change... I still stick with red, since it was my first :-) but lately I've been feeling purple... and it's a really cool color on me too.
  13. I love traditional attires in Nigeria. So vibrant/colorful... they're always so pretty looking
  14. I wanted to get married to an Italian when I was younger... so we could drink wine and have lots of kids and raise them in a rich/loving household... maybe romance novels have something to do with this
  15. I want to get a tattoo of a hawk perched on a diamond... right behind my left shoulder
  16. I want to learn to play golf...
  17. I want to learn to play the guitar
  18. I love love songs... I try to save all the unique ones I hear... when Im driving... I try to always have a pen and pad in the car because whenever I hear anything I like, I write it down and go home and search for the song... it's how I found Jason Mraz, Anthony David... really good male artists!
  19. My primary love language is gift-giving... If you love me... or want me to love you... give me a gift! :-) and it doesnt have to be extragavant... but it shouldnt also be senseless... 
  20. I think Igbo is a lovely language... and hausa and yoruba.... I really love when sweet-somethings are whispered in my ear in yoruba... nice way to get me warmed up!
  21. Girls always gush about how they've dreamed about their wedding...their gown and all that from the time they could imagine things... I never did. I wonder if this is weird.
  22. I dont like to wear heels because I think it would make me too tall but there is a certain confidence that comes from it though.
  23. I apparently like Musicals. A friend mentioned it to me the other day... I guess it's true. I love Rent (always makes me cry... love the soundtrack)... High School Music 1, 2, 3, HairSpray... is Sound of Music a musical? LOL... I like that too I guess
  24. I love Jesus! I love Jesus! He's my friend, He's my friend! (singing this to the tune of Frère Jacques)... is this an actual song?... I seem to think it is but dont know the end of it... the Jesus song I mean.... not the Frère Jacques
  25. I use a lot of dots when I'm typing...  (see?)... and I think man boobs are very unattractive! (how's that for Random)
  26. and just to give you a bonus.... because it's something that occured to me recently... I love driving on newly tarred roads... it's like velvet

It's almost embarrassing how long this took. I made up another list on fb but I didnt want to duplicate it on here... Do you know something random about me? What about you?  What's random about you?

I hope you have a blessed day! :-)