2014! So glad to see you!

Welcome!
Welcome!

Na wa for me oooo! My blog was sooo dry in 2013! (Shaking my head at myself!)

I promise to be a good girl this year! (so HELP me GOD!)

Anywayzzzzzz! Welcome to 2014 the best year of our lives! Amin Jesu!Enjoy!

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Have a SWEET one!

Please take one! Just one ooooo!
Please take one! Just one ooooo!

Welcome to 2013, the best year of my life (& yours if you truly believe it) so far in JESUS NAME! Another opportunity to get it right, another opportunity to achieve those things which weren’t achieved in 2012! Another opportunity to lose that weight that hugged so tight in 2012 & could not be shaken like mount Zion! Lol! Another opportunity to get that certification! Another opportunity to pass ICAN!  Another opportunity to learn how to drive! Another opportunity to learn that musical instrument! Another opportunity to be a better boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, daughter, son, mother, father, friend, boss, omo ise! I could go on & on & on!  While the New Year is a fantastic opportunity to start over, you have got to change strategy! I once read somewhere that insanity could be defined as always doing the same things & expecting a different result or something like that! It cannot be business as usual o! The truth is 2013 will just be the same as 2012 if you don’t make a determined effort to make a change in strategy and attitude! No wishful thinking, you have to work at it, be resilient, be confident and be positive! Through it all thank God always! Have a sweet one! Enjoy!

Mimi Sifo

Our last hangout at Raddison Blu 29/03/13
Our last hangout at Radison Blu 29/03/12

Mimi was one of the many many wonderful people I met in the Secondary (High) School I transferred to many moons ago. She was always so full of life & loved to laugh! I can still remember her unique laugh and our banter! Mimi was a cool cat; she had this way about her, cool, calm & collected! Tall, ebony chic, beautiful face and smile, she was one of the ‘brainy’ ones in class! Mimi was multi-talented; she was into music; (I remember watching her play the drums and wishing I could also play); she was a good dancer etc. She was very involved in the youth fellowship ministry of her church, and invited me to some of the programs they had. I really enjoyed going for them, Daniel’s Company that’s what they were called. During one of these programs would be the first time I would see the group KUSH perform; Lara George- Lara was really skinny back then (weren’t we all! Lol!), TY Bello-back then I think she was Sokefun not really sure and Emem-the toyboyish girl. These youths were really passionate about God, they sang, danced, played musical instruments all to the glory of God! Mimi showed me through these programs & her fellow youths that it was actually cool to be a teenager and love Jesus! I am really grateful for that experience.

Fast forward…. Light years after Secondary school & University, we are all grown up living our lives. It was great reconnecting with my classmates, some of us met up at Mimi’s 25th birthday at her house, it was a lovely day. Met up again at a classmate’s wedding, this was basically how our hook ups were over the years. The last time we would see was on 29th March, 2012 on her birthday when we met up for drinks at Radison Blu. We all promised to see again before she went off to America for her new job and we kept procrastinating, little did we know that it would never take place!

She had long caught the Blackberry (BB) bug before I did, I remember when I added her to my BB, during our chats, while she typed 1million words per second, I was there typing 3 words per hour! Lol! I was like “Mimi you are typing too fast for me o”, & “she was like don’t worry you’ll get the hang of it & be fast”! I dare say now I’m a typist’ worst nightmare! Lol! **takes a bow** lol! I was like “babe won’t you get into trouble with all this “bbing” in the office, she was like don’t worry my boss is used to it, in fact she’s tired!” Lol! Funny girl!

I could always trust Sifo Lee (as I liked to call her) to make a funny/witty comment about my dp or personal message on my BB. I still remember the time I wrote “I bad pass Tony Montana” Lol! I remember she sending me that “eyes rolling” smiley and making a smart comment like “for your mind se???!” Gosh I loved that girl!

Mimi was one of a kind! In spite of having sickle cell Mimi achieved so much in life, traveled around, learnt how to speak French, lived in France alone against all odds; she refused to be a victim of sickle cell!!! She lived her life without limits!

 I still remember the day I heard she died! I couldn’t believe what I was reading as Duvy’s message came in “Oh my God Mimi is dead”! I was gisting and laughing with my brother when my BB made that noise signifying I had just received a message. I looked at it & saw words that at that time made no sense! Mimi is dead???????? How is that even possible I thought to myself! She only just lost her sister a few months ago! LORD! PLEASE NO!!!!!!! Oh how I thought about her mum & couldn’t imagine what she would be going through! I cried and cried and cried!

Mimi was a dear friend of mine she will always have a special place in my heart, it was truly a pleasure knowing her, having her as a seat mate in Secondary school, having her as a BB contact where we did most of our bonding in recent times! Most especially having her as a friend! she always kept in touch and the last time we chatted she reminded me that we all still needed to hangout before she left! Ah procrastination is a bad thing! Although I never told her this but I really admired her and her entire family!

The last thing her status read before she passed & is still reading 

“Coeur completment brisee………”Death is the last enemy!” Happy Birthday Voke (her sister who passed on a few months before she did), I LOVE AND MISS U!!!”

I don’t think I could ever delete Mimi from my BB!

I thank God for the life she lived! Rest well dear!

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Short Story!

Writer in moi???!!!
Writer in moi???!!!

At times I get this wave of inspiration and I do things that I don’t usually do. Like the other day I woke up in the middle of the night and was inspired to write a poem which I did. I wrote like 3 sentences and fell asleep. I still have not completed it and it’s been like 2 months! Once I’m done with it (whenever that is) I’ll probably post it here. Okay where was I? Wave of inspiration! Yes! It was 1 of those days and I was inspired to write a short story, somewhere in my mind I felt like a bad ass writer and it was doing my body “gra gra”. So I wrote this story below. Let me know what y’all think of it, maybe just maybe, one day one day I may write a book! Yeah right! Anywayz enjoy! (Na fiction o!).

Some daughters do have them!- by Bisaro1

It was a Thursday night, I had just gotten back from work when my phone rang, it was my dearest mama. She sounded so excited on the phone; we hadn’t spoken in a while. I too was excited to hear her voice; you see my mum & I are very close; she is like the funkiest & coolest mum I know. The woman still wears short dresses and really takes care of herself; you would actually think we were sisters; in short the woman is “hawt”. We go shopping together, hangout at bars together and have our bi-weekly dinners at the nicest restaurants in town. After exchanging pleasantries she went on to remind me about our dinner date for the next day. I wasn’t able to make the last one because I had gone on a business trip. “There is this new Thai restaurant that just opened up on Adeola Hopewell, its called errrmm….. Pattaya, lets meet there for say 8pm & guess what, I have a surprise for you!” she said excitedly. I asked her what the surprise was and she replied in a fake American accent “girl if I told you what the surprise was then it wouldn’t be a surprise! Durh!”  I laughed and after “gisting” for a little bit, we said our good night. I decided to do some Pilates, had a salad and soup while watching re-runs of Friends, said my prayers and called it a night. Friday came, worked my ass off at the office as usual, had some meetings, the last meeting I had didn’t end until 8pm. I had to call mum to apologize. I eventually got to Pattaya at 8:30pm. Mum was looking as beautiful as ever, bubbly and full of life. After giving her a really warm hug & kiss on her cheeks, I noticed that there was this really cute hawt looking guy at the bar, he looked perfectly sculpted in his suit he flashed me a smile & I found myself smiling back. Mum and I made our order and started our girl talk, laughing at the top of our voices, we talked about work and she expressed her concerns about me working too hard, “girl when will you ever have time to meet someone buried under all those files?” I rolled my eyes because I was all too familiar with the trend of this particular conversation. “Mummy, God’s time is the best, I’ll meet someone at the appointed time” I said while eyeballing her. “Shalewa my sweet child, I know and believe that, however you need to put yourself out there! You work too hard; your social life is nonexistent! How do you expect to meet anyone?”

Then she told me what her surprise was; she had found the perfect man for me she announced! I was like “mother you had better be joking!”  She said she was as serious as a heart attack. My mouth literally dropped to the floor; out of all the craziest things mum had done this was by far the worst! As if that wasn’t bad enough, this “perfect man” was the dude at the bar!!! I felt like peeing on myself! If I wasn’t a respectful child I would have gotten up and walked out of that restaurant (but my legs would have probably failed me). Mum had gone too far! How could she set me up like this! I tried to calm down, after all I talk to people for a living, how hard could it be talking to this guy, plus he was already here! Mum signaled for him to come to our table, as he walked towards us, I turned to her and whispered “mum! I love you so much but I could kill you right now” she flashed me a cheeky smile and said “you are welcome my sugar pie!”

The Thinking Woman!

The Thinking Woman!My dad gave me this painting as a gift and boy, how I love it so!!! I named it the thinking woman, why? I hear you ask; well it’s because of the woman’s huge and funny looking forehead. As women we tend to have a lot on our minds; organizing, strategizing, planning, worrying, hating, loving, dreaming etc! I think the painting depicts me to an extent, apart from the fact that yes I do have a big forehead. You see most times, no, all the time except when I’m sleeping of course, I am deep in thought about one thing or the other. From “What am I going to eat when I get home” (yes I confess I love food), to more serious things like “how do I embark upon this project and what inspired Tonto Dike to start singing!” *straight face* Sometimes my thinking process is so intense; I feel as though everyone can hear what I am thinking! Driving and having a shower are my vices as regards intense thinking. I get lost in thought during these activities which I particularly enjoy and spend a lot of time doing. The best part is that I jump from one thought to the other just like Hayden Christensen (David Rice) in the movie JUMPER. In like 5 mins I have thought about so many things and when I eventually catch myself, I start thinking about what thought inspired the next thought & the next thought & the next thought…….! Yeah crazy I know! Here in lies my reason for starting this blog! A medium to express my various crazy & insane thoughts! Be afraid! Be very afraid! Welcome to my world!!!!!!!!!!