Thursday, 31 August 2017

Easy Ways To Celebrate Life This Week.




Life can be a bore sometimes. One minute you are ecstatic, your euphoria at its peak, the next minute, there's a calm cloud over your face.No one can guarantee when happiness would come,or what it would bring, but we do want it to be good.
 No matter what, there is always something worth celebrating, which I believe should form the very basis of happiness. LIFE. Without life, there would be no feeling, no nature, no peace. Without life the little little things that brighten and illuminate would have no surface to reflect on. Without life, there would be no me, no you. 
 So, life, in itself, is everything. Should you doubt this, here are a few activities to convince you not to wait until something special happens to feel good about yourself.

1. Go Shopping.
 Boutique or Okirika rendezvous none matters. You'd definitely feel some sort of way, which is good in most cases - Knowing you're doing something for yourself, by yourself, would help relieve you of any anxiety and emptiness. At least, you'd have lots f fun trying to convince that igbo woman to bring down the price of a lovely dinner gown from 4000 to 1500.
 I remember a time I had about #15,000. It was a lot of money to me considering how very broke I was around that time. I needed clothes...Different stuffs. Around that time too I had a bad experience. I was moody all through and spoke to no one.
 I remember I did not feel so good until I had done something for myself....with a very good part of the money! I went out, got the clothes I so badly needed..even had the pleasure of getting a big cup of ice cream, with a very tiny spoon.. and I sat somewhere around school, taking very smalls scoops, and counting colours of cars as they drove past. It was silly- sitting there and staring at people as they walked past, staring, but not looking. I felt good mehn! I would definitely try that again..


2. Make Something You Really Love For Dinner.
 As an Igbo girl I can proudly tell you that Ofe Awku, Palm Kernel stew, has changed my life a thousand times over. As Anambra girl wey I be... this is one very special kind of stew I don't joke with. When I was younger, I loved picking up the kernel, crashing shells, and bringing out the nuts..Thereafter, I would I would soak a good quantity of Garri ( Cassava Flakes) for our brothers and sisters in the abroad- and help myself to a very nice meal... So you see..the Awku and I share a very special bond. 
 Whenever I feel like having an extra dose of happiness, I call some friends over, and we fix up the meal together( doing this is fun!)..While eating we's tell stories of what happened before our great grand parents were born, and what would happen after we depart from the surface of the earth.. These are little things but they matter.
 You may never know when life would take its toll on you, but Dear humans on the surface of the earth, be prepared to look it in the eye and roll your eyes.
 Have the courage to say " Is that all you've got Life!?...Here, come have a plate of Ofe Akwu, you silly little thing!"...and all would be just fine. 
 That's what I do..
That's what keeps me sane
. How Do you celebrate life? Do you get lost in dark clouds, or do you dance to the rhythm of sweet music? Tell Us, Let us know!
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 DROP YOUR THOUGHTS!

Monday, 14 August 2017

My Daughter Was Born Without Eyes But I No Longer Have Questions.

When we found out I was having a baby girl, I was so excited and started planning her whole life out in my head. Dance schools, gymnastics, modelling etc. All cute things that little girls do. And to top it off, my best friend proposed to me, taking the next step to making our family one! . Life was looking up and I couldn't have asked for anything more. 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Diary of a Mad Single Nigerian Woman By Glory Edozien

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There is a general misconception that every single woman is praying day and night, for a spouse. This is incorrect. Personally, I find myself praying more about my career and bank account balance than I do about a potential life partner. This isn’t an article about how I don’t need a man or how men aren’t important. Truth be told, men are important and marriage, when done properly, can be a wonderful thing. But I have come to the realization that marriage is a part of life and not life itself.

This Day, Eleven Years Ago.



I think it was June Eighteen. I think it was this day, eleven years ago, that I got to understand that love was all about giving, never demanding, pure, subtle, and beautiful in itself. I can still remember the voices. Most of them were a mixture of my mother's and a visitor who had come to see the new baby. The baby. Yes. My little brother had just been born. His skin was like a mirror through which the sun could reflect. Illumination had nothing on him. 

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Saturday Motivation!





Do you ever have a moment where you realize you’re talking to someone who can only say something from the top of their high horse? 

 I have a certain level of impatience for such a person.I met a few people like that over the week and they left me with a sort of feeling .

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

“You Light Up My World in the Most Incredible Way” – Read Uche Jombo Rodriguez’ Sweet Message to her Son



Nollywood actress and filmmaker Uche Jombo Rodriguez took to her Instagram page to share this photo of her handsome son Matthew who turned two on the 28th of May She captioned it:

Motherhood and Its Little Pleasures.


I came across these photos on Instagram and I was completely blown away.Talented photographer Emmanuel Arewa of Spotlight Photos & Imagery, is known for his fashion and beauty editorial shoots, and he did not disappoint with this one. Take a look

A Girl Called Miriam.




I met Miriam (Not her real name)In secondary school, JSS1 to be precise. We were in the same class but not the same school. We started having priceless conversations whenever we met for some school function and stuff.

 Miriam was and still is a very beautiful girl, being friends with her was not so difficult. . When we got into SS1, something happened. Miriam had issues with her registration and and had to be thrown back to JSS2( Don't act so surprised...ish