Saturday, 30 November 2013


I wonder why the inspiration to write lately comes when I am in d salon. Hmmm... maybe I am just reading meanings to nothing.

Been a while, not much happening around and I may not want to bore you with any of my lessons. I am not in the mood either.

I would just touch up on a couple of sayings mostly not quoted, which will be good food for thought.

Maybe not, cos I suddenly went blank now. (covers face)

Anyway, November has come and is going. A few days to end it all, as we move into the last month of the year.

I can't smell Christmas anywhere yet except when I went to Ajose Adeogun Road VI. Maybe when we actually enter December I would have d feel.

I know I am just mumbling mumbo jumbo. I am not to be minded. Not much activity around me ni.

All d action is on vacation (see rhymes sha).

Yeah, I can't forget my new beginning, wait I am confused on whether to call it a new chapter. I fink a new chapter is better. It's still the same book. I’m really looking forward to it.

HBD again to blog mummy Deronk. 26 days of 26 pictures, double it to 52 cos the changes are from two devices; can't match that yet.

Congrats to my colleague to be, Nky babe on the birth of her baby gal.

Am outta gist. U see. Not much activity going on around me.

It's d weekend ojare. Maybe I could do a movie or two, I need to relax my mind and body.

I really hope I get to post this, when I read it over again and can make some sense of this, then you are reading it.

PS- I watched Maid in Manhattan again and I just went all mushy mushy. *deep sigh*.

Anyway, cheers guys!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Are You For Real?

So I typed this with speed and alacrity because I didn’t want to forget details.  Having two posts in a day is gonna be a huge plus for me.

But this gist sef can't pass my readers by.

I went to write a training exam yesterday for the sake of formality and thereafter decided to go make my hair. Thankfully, I got to the salon in good time and started making my hair almost immediately. When I got to the salon I met a lady who was just about completing her weave was ready to mat her weaveon. In the process she was also doing her pedicure and manicure. I really didn't pay much attention to her as I minded my own business.

As I was getting bored I decided to write my first post since it was a good opportunity. It took me about 1hr to complete the draft and I realized the lady's hair was still at the same spot I met it. She was however done with her manicure and pedicure. Did I mention I was braiding my hair? Yeah, and at that time I was almost halfway done with it. At the time, I wondered why she wasn’t making any progress with her weave but decided to mind my business.

Fast forward, I finished my braids at about the same time the lady finished her hair. I wondered at her patience because the guy making her hair kept leaving her to go attend to some other persons. When she was about leaving the salon I heard her asking for directions and I realized she was going my way. Still I didn't pay much attention to her and I left the salon.
 Getting to the bus stop, I saw her waiting for a bus. As at that time I wasn't sure what route to take home, so I was just waiting on my instinct to guide me. I jumped into the first bus that came my way and I noticed the lady was still standing there. I called out to her and said she should come along as I was going her way. She obliged and entered. (In retrospect, I wonder why she even answered me sef cos we didn't have any exchange whilst in the salon).
 So the journey began.
 First thing she says to me is  ‘did you collect your receipt at the salon?'
I said ‘No, I didn't.’
 She said she made sure she did. I told her I had collected receipt on previous occasions and it wasn’t much of a big deal, as I was not particularly accountable to anyone about my hair expense.
 We got to the first stop and alighted to board another bus and then the rain started. Not my lucky day, I thought, cos I didn't have my umbrella. Because she fixed a weave on her hair and I was on braids I was nice enough to give her the nylon I had with me to cover her hair. When we realized the rain was quite heavy, we took shelter with a recharge card seller. The rain was quite heavy and in no time our legs were messed up with mud.
 However, as a smart Zinger, I started stretching my legs out from under the umbrella and stylishly washing my legs in the rain till it was quite clean. But, my (what should I call her now? Lemme say acquaintance) wasn't smart enough. So when the rain eventually stopped she had to buy ‘Pure Water’ to wash her legs. She didn't have change so I paid the money (no biggie at this point).
 We continued the journey and took d next bus. I paid my fare only o! Along d way, I decided to start a conversation. I asked if she was working or schooling. She said she just finished from Yaba College of Technology and was going for NYSC next week particularly stating it's just 3 weeks of orientation (like she was trying to educate me). Nice, I thought and I asked where she was posted.  She said somewhere in Victoria Island. Whaaat!!!. I thought I hadn’t heard her well; is the new Lagos orientation camp now at V.I?
 Still trying to process what I just heard she went further to say, she was posted there with her friend and ‘they’ will be paying her N2000.00 per day. I kept quiet and I could have bet that my expression was sorrowful (I wish I had a mirror or someone to confirm it). I just couldn't laugh. It was just too pathetic. The next thing she asked was how much a dollar was; I panicked and recovered almost immediately. I told her it was an average of N160.00. Then she asked how much was two dollars? I murmured the name of Jesus and responded N320.00; easy Math right?
 Thankfully, the bus ride was over, so we got off… just one more bus ride together and I was free; at least I thought so. I was wrong.
 There was a short walk to where we would take the next bus and she just started chattering. She said she made her hair and all other stuff at the salon for free cos she happened to know the owner of the salon and he told her to come (that added up to the reason why she had to be patient despite the way they wasted her time). However, I wondered how she was able to collect a receipt? I am still wondering…. (Don’t’ judge me, She mentioned that na.)
 I just kept nodding my head to everything cos I had heard too much already and as if it wasn't enough, her slippers cut suddenly and I made a deep sigh. Thankfully, just a few steps away we saw a shoemaker and we haggled for almost 5 minutes over N100.00 (yeah I’m a bigs gals). She said she could only pay N70.00 and eventually I told d shoemaker to go ahead because I was already getting edgy and still trying to be nice.
 After the repair I gave the shoemaker the money. She thanked me and I flew into the next available bus. However, not before she got my phone number. I gave her my less active phone line though.
 What an encounter!
 I didn't even ask for her name.
At the end of all these, a lot of thoughts flooded my mind: Why did she lie? Is she that ignorant? What da heck was all that drama about?

Then I remembered my post on foundations and change, and imagined what she has built for herself.

Anyway, in case I was wrong and I over reacted, or judged her wrongly, please let me know.
Is there an NYSC camp at Victoria Island where they pay N2000.00 per day?
Have a great week people!


Change is a constant thing in life. Without Change I can imagine life being static and definitely boring. 

Being a Gemini for me means being lucky. We crave for new things all the time and embrace change quickly.

Yeah, my post comes with a reason. Trust me and my case studies; hypothetical situations never work for me. It is the real life situation that makes the drive exciting.

Yeah, I am moving!

I am excited!!

It's coming at the best time ever!!!

When you love what you do, moving up the ladder comes easy. You don't need to be pushed. It’s a natural thing.

I love my job. There is a satisfaction that comes from deep within. Even in the face of challenges, I have stood strong.

What's the bottom line?

It's the foundation you build that matters.

Keyword here is FOUNDATION.

The definition of ‘Foundation’ in various dictionaries makes it very confusing, however I have picked one that fits into my context:

It is defined as the lowest support of a structure.

Foundation is very key is every area of life.

Psalm 11:3 says 'if the foundation be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

The foundation you build determines what structure you can carry. Build a strong foundation and you are assured of a solid structure. What you carry on the inside would definitely reflect on the outside. Build your foundation in such a way that even when your confidence fails you, people can still see you and know what you are capable of doing.

That’s exactly what happened to me.

After every stage in my life, I would recount my experiences and I always get the assurance that I have what it takes. Simply because I am confident in the foundation I have built.

We unconsciously do certain things, habits that become imbibed in us and form our core values.

How can you repair a faulty foundation?

Taking the real life situation of a house with a faulty foundation, as a trained estates surveyor (I abandoned the profession though) in my university days, it is either the house is built all over again or foundation is repaired. However, regardless of the method you choose, the building cannot be occupied at that period.

In essence, when we have to fix core issues in our life we need to STOP, THINK and FIX.

Chill, what have I been writing since?

Summarily, I built a solid foundation to my career and it is taking me places beyond my imagination.

Some of you may be asking, ‘is it too late to rebuild?’ Maybe not… better late than never.

Happy new month peeps!

Lol @ Deronk and Zinger collabo. Very interesting one from us... despite it all, I had some teary laughs. We could do a bestseller you know.

Telemundo tinz. *covers face*

Whatz gonna happen to Andrea? (never mind I am silly abi?)

So the saying ‘November to Remember’, I don't know where it came from but I have one to remember in 2013. Yaaay!!!

I started a habit of night ‘owling’. I roam about and disturb people at night. Pardon me if you have been a victim of my disturbance. It will pass. Maybe it is ‘vacay’ things, cos I am always assured of sleeping till daybreak.

So the this one-month will be so laid back for me. Extremely laid back.

Gonna miss my colleagues.

Looking forward to new peeps.

Gemini rocks with change.

I am proud to be one.

I wish u all a wonderful and beautiful November to remember for good.