Saturday, 29 December 2012

2012 review and 2013 in view.

 Just as soon as it started, it coming to an end.
The high points and low points.
 Despite all, I am privileged to be alive after going through 2012. All thanks to Almighty God.
This post might be a long one and in view of that it might have a second part #Dancing#. Me sef don de get part 1 & 2. Moving up you know.
Anyway straight to business, my review of 2012, is a mix of emotions. Like I said earlier the most important thing is you and I are alive to witness the year end and we are definitely expectant of what lies ahead in 2013.
I would run down month by month(Don’t think I actually remembered all that happened o!!!, I take notes which I use as my prayer points in my daily devotion. Trust me; it helped me a lot this year in particular. In case you are wondering what devotional its ‘Open Heavens” *wink* 2013 Edition is out, grab your copy now.
So the summary begins;
Started on a low note o!!!. *(I mentioned that in my post” christmas in the air). For Nigeria, we all can remember the Occupy Nigeria protests. One Straight week of no work, the Gani Fawehinmi Park and the activities there at that period. The Betrayal of the labour leader to us and bla bla bla… Nigerians are rugged sha.  And my chuhuwawa nephew clocked two years.
# Boko haram#
Hmmm….my dear mom is ok is all I can say. Twas by his Grace that’s all I can say.  Jummy tied the knot. What happen in Nigeria? Nothing notable I can remember. Yeah, I almost forgot, it was a leap year, 29 days. That’s what affected Christmas day oh! Else Christmas would have been on a Monday and then the holidays would have been longer and sweeter merged with the weekend.( imagine the way am thinking, but that’s the truth).
# Boko haram#
I am actually blank on this month. What really happened? Ok, it was Bebe’s Birthday, and what else?
God smiled back at me.
# Boko haram#
April .
Of cos it was the resurrection month, Easter. Bomb blast here and there (you don’t expect me to have such details, ask channels tv).
 # Boko haram#
Kenny b was plus One, yeah and My god-daughter, Fiyin dear. Yeah and I can’t forget Beji. It was Two(2) years she passed on. And the high point of there was my nephew’s long awaited arrival. Thank God he didn’t come on democracy day(lol). Tho he would have chilled a bit till June*wink*# Boko haram#
My month. You know we June celebrants are unique.
Unique month for me. My bday(got a surprise cake for that, thanks to Otunba), my big sis birthday and my Dad’s remembrance (wow!!! 13yrs). I don old o!!.
Notable for this month was the Dana plane crash. Lord I ask that you console the Families affected.
I pray it never happens again.
# Boko haram#
Yeah, something came up. Brb.
# Boko haram#
Floods displace people from their homes. Very touching, Landlords now staying at temporary camps.
 As long as there is life there is hope.
I had an August visitor.
Oops I almost forgot to mention that we went to Olympics and came back with nothing. Like a friend would say, nothing is quite expensive
# Boko haram#
# Boko haram#
The celebration of love was plenty. Weddings and introductions galore.
Hmmm, I can remember all . yetty mama, Damie&Osagie, Dela&Muyi(High point for me)
Obama won his 2nd Term in office. Good one for me. Michelle is sure a lucky woman. Not like patience isn’t lucky but 2015 will tell.
Celebration of love too.
Ladi and Toni (so sowie I couldn’t make it). I love you guys nonetheless.
Ak….. Tks for my christmas gift. This December was the exact opposite of last year. I am so excited.
Yeah , I heard the world was gonna end too this month, guess there was a mathematical error somewhere.
December aint over yet o!! Anything can still happen In the few hours left. Remain expectant.
Sure you noted the ash tags with boko haram at the end of each month. There was Bomb blasts here and there.
Lots of lives were lost every month both reported and not reported. Painful for the families and friends and to everyone who has a human conscience that cares. May the Lord touch the wicked souls of these perpetrators of evil so that we will have a better story to tell in 2013.
Lots of other things happened in 2012 which I can’t remember all and I didn’t even hear of most sef.. … God help us all.
Looking forward to an eventful 2013, my slogan for that year is “it can only get Better” that the only option I have for that year. Three things in mind for me to do.(Don’t ask me)
Meanwhile, I decided to wrap it all in one post, (I guess I aint ripe yet for a two(2) part post. I will get there soon.)
For everyone that stood by me in 2012 I love you so much, for those who turned their backs I love you more and for those who didn’t hear from me at all I love you the most.
See you all in 2013, cos we are going to get there together.
Happy New Year in advance.


Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas.

Finally its here, Christmas 2012.
Way back in January, we would have said December is still far now, but here it is.
Thank God for his mercies.
Rice, chicken, hampers, lights, songs, parties, carnival and all sorts are all over town.
Alas all will soon be over and the New Year begins and the next Christmas come and the cycle continues.
Year in year out, having the breathe of life is just more than enough reason to celebrate Christmas.
Ever since I was knowledgeable enough to know what the celebration entails, Christmas in my house has always been a family affair. We all go to church, come back, cook the traditional Christmas fried rice(kudos, to mom) and we share with our neighbours and stay indoors. We could have a couple of visitors and really that’s Christmas for us,
This year is however different. Things have changed, venue sef has changed but the gift of life is still there, which is the most important. There is still rice o!
I would implore us to see the season as a time to share and reach out to the needy, put a smile on their faces and they will pray for you sincerely from the bottom of their hearts.
I haven’t posted for a while, been quite busy, traffic in Lagos is gangsta and I wonder where all the aliens in the traffic came from because the human beings in Lagos aint that much (I fink so).
In other news, a lot is happening and am loosing track of it all.
Yeah,  happy One Month wedding anniversary to DelaMuyi. I will be there to celebrate One year and beyond with you and your kids by Gods Grace.
Happy birthday to my dear nephew too, *kisses*
What else? I guess I can’t remember.
I am feeling so sleepy already and I determined to write this cos it’s been a while I posted. Abeg make I no loose touch.
Have a merry Christmas everyone and please don’t forget the reason for the season is Christ. Reverence him and move closer to him.
Have a wonderful holiday.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Do you love your job?

My Job….. Yeah I love what I do. (I said that with a passion).
Yes I repeat I love it. (Though I wouldn't mind a pay increase……, of course everyone wants that no matter how much you earn)
It’s what I was trained to do.
I am doing it well but I can do better.
I am a certified Insurance Underwriter (Google it please).
There is nothing as cool as doing what you enjoy and being good at it.
Not just waking up daily to go earn a salary at the end of the month.
Unfortunately that is what really happens out there.
Just a few of us get what we really want.
The bad part is that some of us don’t even know exactly what we want to do.
Choice of study in the university is not a defining factor of where you will eventually work in our present day Nigeria.
The concept actually is to get a degree first, and then whatever will follow.
When I got into the university I had no clue about what my course was all about. (I didn’t tell my Mom o!) I just knew I was there to get a degree.
My wakeup call was during my industrial training (I.T). I had the practical experience and that was when I realized that I wasn’t too inclined to my field of study. I didn’t think twice, I wanted to go into something that came to me naturally. I didn’t have to be pushed to do it.  I realized I didn’t really like figures (I choke when I see plenty of it) .Yeah, I got it right eventually. Random reading, I was always attracted to a particular set of books, Insurance underwriting. Like playo! I started to write exams. And here I am today. I have been able to define a path for myself in that career. I must admit it wasn’t easy but I give myself credit that I have done well in the shortest possible time.
Now that I blog I never knew I could be this good in writing, though I remember I used to write short poems back when I was in secondary school. (I have to look for that poem book sef)
I believe it’s never too late to change course in life. Better late than never.
Mistakes might have been made in the past but when we are able to make it right, you realize what you have been missing and then you have that feeling of satisfaction that comes with it. Although I understand the fear factor is always there.
Funny enough, some of us do find ourselves doing what we didn’t bargain for and we blend so well into it. It becomes what we are passionate about and get to develop ourselves into it. It works for some people. However on the long run if you don’t enjoy it, it leads to frustration.  (Looking at it from another angle, Nigerians are rugged when the pay is good even if they are not enjoying the job).
Honestly in certain situations, we don’t have a choice but to do the job either we like it or not. However If we can do it lets try change to something we desire.
A few times I crave for a change but it doesn’t come from the bottom of my heart. I love it in this profession. The organization I work for might change but what I do remains the same. (Except of course when I become an entrepreneur).
I draw a saying from Pastor Taiwo Odukoya here; “if there is one winning habit we must cultivate, its focus; determining what constitutes a distraction and what demands our focus”
Our job should not be a distraction but our focus.
Like I always say, just my thought, yours might be different from mine, feel free to express it.
Still in the season of Christmas.
I can sing like in the opera, call me to hear that unique voice. However, my pay is per minute. Lol.
Happy for Bibi, I am over excited with the progress you are making.
Dedonzubi, thank you so much for helping me out today, tis much appreciated.
Any news out there? NOI’s mom is yet to be released. I sincerely wish she comes back hale and hearty.
Holy Ghost Congress Started yesterday.  SIGNS & WONDERS.  Running till Saturday 15th Dec. I guess they show it on one of the Dstv channels at night (can’t remember the station, Try and look for it.).
Y’all enjoy the rest of the week.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Those Occasions and Moi.

 I have/had a healthy dose of occasions to attend in the last two months and I did a rundown of the ones I have been able to go to or will go to and it wasn't impressive at all.
For some I have good excuses for not being there, and for some I was just being lazy and for the rest….. I don’t know.
My apologies to occasions I didn't /won’t attend (both in arrears and in advance).
Pls don’t hold it against me. The most important thing is that I have you in mind.
So that brings me to my thought for today (actually, I have been thinking about it for some time just getting it out of my head today).
In modern times in the era of Blackberry, social networks and other form of communications, do we really need to be physically present at all occasions? (Don’t bark me down yet o!!).
Apart from the item 7, what is really important is your show of support. (Well, that’s what I think)
We all show support in different ways.
We use celebrants and couples as our display pictures days before the occasion and after sef.
We tag them on their Facebook page and we comment on their status.
We call them and send text messages.
We could show also send our gifts before and after the occasion.
They can see all that themselves.
Really, we can modify things to suit modern technology and reduce stress.
Like, live streaming of the wedding for friends to view.
Then the occasion itself is graced important family members and close friends only.
It doesn't always have to be a noisy affair.
I am indifferent about a large crowd, but I wouldn't opt for it when I have options. I might not do what i have written so far, but if i am in control i would do it.
I really hope you understand I am talking from the point of view of a non-faaji person (not the partying type)
Saving cost in every possible way is what I would gladly opt for. It’s just that the general 9ja mentality makes us do it the usual noisy way. Else peeps would read meanings to it by saying stuffs like they are broke or she is pregnant that’s why it’s a silent affair. Really, whatever the case may be, the life after the ceremony is what is important.
Just my thoughts as usual, feel free to express yours.
Any new gist?
Hmmmmm….. lemme think.
i am adding a few touch ups to spice up my posts. (sure u noticed the pix., courtesy Beji Events)
Otunba has been MIA for a while, where are u?
@Sola_O..... Don’t fall my hand.
Bibi & Kenny B… *hugs.*
AK….. You should be reading your book and not this, lol.
As the holidays draws closer please stay safe.
Happy weekend to y’all.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas in the Air…..

I got to the office this morning and the Christmas d├ęcor was awesome. Wow!!! Its the Christmas spirit again. I flashed back to what I did on the 1st of December.
I spent quality time to say thank you to my God for taking me thus far. He has been awesome, wonderful, excellent, good, and glorious to me and my family and friends.
I felt excited after thanking him and I had this sort of robust confidence that more is still to come before the year ends.
It is a season that is always exciting for me.
Reason being that it’s a time for me to reflect back on how the year had been.
For me this year started on a flat note and is ending on a high note. (You won’t understand).
Every year I write a list of my expectations for the New Year and work toward that list. (I usually leave the list in my daily devotional so I see my list every day)
Funny enough this year I didn't write any list.
I had a thought that I always limited myself to that list and I wanted to go beyond whatever would hold me back. No bench-marking  just to Cross boundaries and look back to see how well I have done and of cos with the help of God.
Now it’s December again.
I have looked back and things have happened that wouldn't have been on my list if I had written one.
Indeed God has been good to us all.
Birthdays, Naming ceremonies, Weddings, Promotions, various celebrations here and there.
As much as we thank God for the good things he has done for us, there were a lot of bad things which happened and for the fact that you are reading this it didn't happen to you.
Honestly, more good things to come in the remaining 28days of the year, just believe in my God
For now I can only say thank you to God.
Y’all have the remaining 28 days of the year to join the list. (If you wish).
It’s a season of celebration. Look over whatever regrets you might have had during the course of 2012.
Look at the brighter side.
Whats happening around?
Happy Belated Birthday to My super Duper Pastor. God Bless you sir.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding Ladi&Toni, as well as Adebiyi.

The Experience 2012. Awesome Praise singers in the house. Sing for Joy into @2013. this Friday 7th December 2012(hopefully i might be there)
Holy Ghost Congress of RCCG is coming up from 10th -15th of this month.
THEME: Signs & Wonders (you can’t afford to miss it)

Wishing you a wonderful December ahead and a period to grab all outstanding blessings for 2012.