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Monday, May 18, 2015

TIWA'S BABY SHOWER


On a very wonderful Sunday in May  a whole bunch of ladies dressed in white with sailor hats decided to be part of a very opulent and one of the best baby showers I have seen in a very long tim and it was well done and made with love attended by the people who really had to be there.
After viewing the lovely looking pictures I realized I don't have a lot of creative people around me and I need to learn to be more spontaneous. I read the horrid criticism  of TIWAS dress which I believe is very okay because she is very pregnant.

All the special people in my life please take note, throwing a surprise baby shower takes effort, it doesn't have to be so opulent but creativity is most important. I give this shower one hundred percent. I would have given anything to be a fly on the wall at this event.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

THE HOUSEMAID 11

I could not sleep, my aunt just shattered my dreams. I wished my uncle was alive, but what could he really have done anyway, they were not my parents, just relatives whom I had a common last name with. I just tossed and turned in my bed. Of all things my aunt decided to send me to modern slave trade.
Priscilla woke me up a few hours later. I saw her image by the window opening the curtains to let sunshine into my room.
“Wake up sleepy head” she said looking at me as I opened my eyes.
“What is the time?” I asked.
“Time to wake up” she replied with a smile. I looked at the clock which was across the room. It was 8.15 am. I jumped out of the bed.
“Where is your mom? I am sure she would be cross with me?” I said.
“She is still sleeping, there is a lady here waiting for you?” Priscilla informed me.
“Lady?” I asked. I wasn't expecting anyone, I didn't even know anyone enough to have someone come and look for me”
“It is mom’s friend, she is here to pick you up” Priscilla announced. My heart skipped a beat.

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Three hours later, I sat in the front seat of the brand new Peugeot 406, everything smelled like the car just came out of the factory. My aunt counseled me about working for her friend, she expected trust and good behavior, I could come home on the weekends to stay with them but during the week, I was strictly supposed to be working for her friend. I didn't even know what my job description was, would I be washing dishes, or servicing men. I had heard all sorts of stories of the glamorous city life and the rich quick schemes of all sorts, drugs, prostitution, theft, every vice all in the name to look like a million bucks.
Lady D was a high profile woman, she had been married three times but none of her marriages worked out according to what Priscilla had briefly told me about her upstairs.
“She travels a lot though” Priscilla said.
“She cant keep a home” I replied.
“She cant even keep a man” Priscilla said and laughed.
“Don’t speak too loud or your mom would literally skin both of us alive” I said and we chuckled. I knew I would miss Priscilla very much.
“Does she have children?” I asked.
“Yes, she has three children, two daughters and a son”
“Okay” I replied and shook my head.

The driver was uniformed and didn't crack a smile, he drove through the highbrow area and I watched helplessly, every house was looking better than the other as if the landlords were in competition with each other in the area.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

THE PROPOSAL PART 2. NEW SERIES

I won't be writing the whole series on my blog. I want you to get the book when it is out. Support a sister while she builds her castles. Lol.!!!  If you haven't read the short story proposal, You may be a little lost in this one, not really lost but somewhat.
You can read it on Okadabooks for free
http://okadabooks.com/book/about/8880.

So here is Part 2.

 I don’t know if you remember Maxwell from the proposal. Hmm
If you don’t let me remind you, so I used to date this really nice man called Maxwell, the only problem, I was a complete asshole to him so he decided to teach me a lesson by proposing to me on April 1st. It was the worst April Fool’s joke I had ever encountered. I could not even look at him after realizing that I had been fooled.
Fast forward a few months later I met this nice, tall young man with dimples, yes I said it, dimples, he has the cutest smile ever. I met him at my cousin’s little shindig and then we decided to hook up, after about four dates he asked me to be his girlfriend. I was born in 1984, so that actually makes me thirty one years old this year and did the punk ask me to be his girlfriend.
“Sharon” Tunde said snapping me out of my day dream.
“Yes” I replied snapping back into reality.
“Did you hear what I asked?” he said looking confused, the arch on his left brow was so sexy especially in the confused state.
“I did, but I don’t think so” I replied. He looked crestfallen,
“Why?” he asked.
“You are a great guy and all but” I began, he looked at me so hard that the words I wanted to say just vanished. I wasn’t going to turn him down but I had to let him know that I wasn’t what he was looking for. Any female above thirty should not be “girlfriend material”. I don’t care if you don’t agree with me but honestly speaking I have been someone’s girlfriend since high school, can I at least get a break from that title?
“What is the problem?” he asked with a straight face.
“I don’t want to be a girlfriend, I want to be a future prospect, I have been a girlfriend all my life and I think it’s boring for me already.” I responded not knowing how I was able to get the whole sentence out of my mouth without my heart skipping a beat. He smiled. I don’t know why he smiled and I also don’t know what he was thinking but I got a little frazzled after watching him smile.
“I like the way you think but let us take one day at a time at least get to know each other, hopefully we can end up liking each other after we get to know each other’s bad habits, you may end up not liking me after you find out that I don’t eat meat” he said and smiled.
“You don’t eat meat? “ I asked. I couldn’t stand vegetarians, they made their choice for not eating meat like a religion, like they were better than other people who ate meat, made people like me feel unhealthy and I hope he wasn’t the kind who made that effortless announcement in public about not eating meat.
“It’s been about a month, a new lifestyle change” he replied and smiled.
“Oh a month, that is not long enough, you can still slip back into your old ways, if you hang out with me well enough you probably would” I told him.
“Then I would consider you a bad influence” he replied. I felt selfish, but why in the world would someone decided to give up meat, meat always made everything taste good, jollof rice and meat, fried rice and meat, vegetable soup and meat, why on earth would he want to give up meat? It sounded like a man who could see wanting to go blind, but I know that any of the members of the vegetarian club would shoot me dead if I made the comparison sound like that, they would probably tell me it was like getting your sight back after blindness.
“Oh please” I said and waved my hand in disgust. “What else are you trying to get rid of?” I asked.
“Eggs, chicken, milk, mostly dairy, I am slowly quitting alcohol too” he replied trying to gauge my reaction.
“Are you serious?” You are quitting all the best things in life” I shrieked. How could he want to quit alcohol? If we ever went out on a date to celebrate something, we would pop apple cider instead of champagne, or is he trying to be deliberately cheap because liquor is expensive and I am not cheap, I won’t resort to soda not to even talk about water. He also added eggs to the list, what is breakfast without eggs? What is moin moin without eggs? I put eggs in my fried rice, I love eggs, they taste great, those beautiful birds lay eggs that taste great why on earth would Tunde deprive himself of eating eggs calling it a lifestyle choice. We would all die of something one day so while we are still breathing it is best to eat all the food available.
“I am quitting all the best things in life. You are not quitting and I won’t hold it against you” Tunde replied.
“It will be awkward though” I said.
“How?” he asked looking at me intently.
“I would have a plate with dairy and you will just eat mostly salad and other stuff” I replied folding my hands like a naughty little girl. He laughed.
“Don’t feel that way. Everyone has their preferences” he replied. “So back to the question?” he continued trying to get us back on track to the girlfriend and potential wife question.
“I am not settling for girlfriend” I replied.
“Let’s take one day at a time” he soothed.  After watching a whole lot of sermons after Maxwell played me, I decided to play my cards right, Tunde looked like a king but was acting like a joker right now. It was over three months and he hadn’t said a single thing about knowing the color of my bra, sounds like a keeper right or wrong. Don’t get me wrong, I am a freak, I  love having sex and I beginning to feel celibate, like my vagina walls are drying up, I haven’t had sex in over three months, but how can I bring up the topic about having sex and not sound desperate or like a slut and also did he give up sex too?
“I am not cut out for that, I have things that could occupy my time and I need to know where I am headed, I am not a science experiment, like a toy you play with and put back on the shelf, I am a real woman with real feelings who intends to find someone who is on the same page and get married and have kids, that is what I want, anything less than that please keep it moving.” I told him, I couldn’t believe that I said all that in one breath and I still kept a straight face. He looked defeated, he probably didn’t think I would stick up for myself, I also didn’t think so either but I am tired of men running in and out of my life like a bus stop. I needed to be someone’s final destination, not a stop for a man to pick up another woman.

“I understand, I really like you but I haven’t thought that far yet” he said. The words came out like a bomb from his mouth, he hadn’t thought that far yet, did he think we were still in college taking subjects and do homework later.




Let me know what you think!!!

Monday, April 27, 2015

WEDDING!!

The bride doing shoki
Gracious.its been a while since I blogged. I have been so busy making plans since it is the second quarter of the year. The first half has come and gone smoothly.My birthday is usually at the end of the first quarter of the year so beginning from April, i see it as a fresh start.
 I am currently working on the Part 2 of the Proposal.I will let you read a sneak peek of that and let's see what you think.
I was in a wedding.its like most of my friends are getting married and having babies and I am over here just FABULOUS. I am beginning to have different aso ebi colors and fabric. I need to start getting ready for marriage oh before my friends kids will be babysitting my children, i want the children to all be playmates....
This wedding happened  about two weeks ago and I am just sharing... the trad engagement was on Friday April 10 and the Nikkai and reception was on Saturday April 11th.
Maid of honor and the bride's cousin
Daddy is giving the bride away, the journey down the aisle
My outfit for the traditional engagement
Getting the bride ready
The Bridal committee
Aso ebi ladies
bridal commiitee at the reception
Elevator selfie with the bride and the bridal crew
Wishing the bride a happily ever type of married life..
I guess its my turn to start planning a wedding...

Sunday, April 5, 2015

I AM ON OKADABOOKS

Hey..Happy Resurrection week. I am sure you all had an amazing Easter. Let me make it better by sharing something lovely with you.
I am a blogger and also a writer but I feel I write more instead of blog as much as other bloggers do, I put one of my favorite stories on Okadabooks and guess what, its free. Its a recurring story on my blog. "the proposal" and I have also put a sneak preview of my next book "Alhaji " up for you to read. Please download the Okadabooks app to read my books and other talented Nigerian writer's stories. I would also love to get feedback. Thank you Beautiful..



Thursday, March 26, 2015

SO I HAD A BIRTHDAY

The ladies, we painted the place RED!!!
Hmmm..that time of the year came around again and I turned 31. Yes I said it, its my real age, no camouflage or nothing..I have grown from that skinny QC girl to a full fledged woman...I am thankful for my life, my family, awesome friends , health. Experiences, blessings and lessons.I thank you my darling readers and fellow bloggers for encouraging and inspiring me. I had a pretty awesome day with four of my friends and my brother.



Table Manners

Friends since Elementary school, isnt it so cool that after 22 years we are still friends
Crazy fun filled evening
Birthday girl on her birthday behavior
my shot of Patron..Birthday Tradition

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

7 DONT'S OF FINE DINING

It is just plain common sense to go out to eat and have a great time but  there is usually that awkward moment when someone in your party/ table decides to do something awkward and you are left with the disgrace of just that plain embarrassing moment. We don't all have like minded friends and since we have to accommodate other people's differences. 
1. FAMOUS PEOPLE/ CELEBRITIES: Imagine seeing Kim Kardashian, T.I, Pharrell or Beyonce( i mentioned their names because i would love to run into them somewhere, someday) at the restaurant where you are eating, you are tempted to  get up and take pictures or just simply acknowledge them. PLEASE DON'T. They are mere mortals like you who are also feeding the mongrels in their stomach, please let them do so in peace.
2. PRICES: It is not until your friend decides to take you to the most expensive restaurant you realize that your debit card wont work or you haven't paid rent for month, then you start complaining about the price of the desert or a plate of food, if you go out to fine dine please hold your wallet, it should contain enough cash or money on your plastic mode of payment to cover food or tip. You don't dine out everyday and when you do please make it a pleasurable experience. If  you ever get invited to a restaurant to fine dine, you can check the menu online which would indicate the price.
3. PHONE CONVERSATIONS: We are all guilty of cell phone etiquette anywhere, it has become a culture, even at social gatherings, those colored screens staring at our faces but at the table please put the phone away and enjoy the meal. I have also decided to minimize taking pictures of my food but how can i stop when the chef prepares meals that look like they should not be eaten?
4. CHILDREN: This rule applies to children under ten years, most of them can only scream and run around, please if they cant be well behaved in public then i regard them as "socially unacceptable" at a restaurant, leave them at home. It is sad to see children running around who have parents that have absolutely no control over them.
5. SEPARATE CHECKS: This is great when you don't want to pay for gluttons who order the whole world and don't want to pay so in order to avoid drama you ask for a separate check, please do this when placing your orders not at the end, it allows for proper bill preparation.
6. RUDENESS TO WAITSTAFF: If there is one thing i cant stand is rudeness towards wait staff, they are people too and also remember that your food is in their hands, you want to eat a proper meal and let it digest properly.
7. TIPS: The people who work at restaurants don't make  enough money and most of them depend on tips from your patronage, please be kind enough to give a generous tip if you got great service, don't have $15.75 and tell the waiter to keep the change.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

25 GET TO KNOW ME TAGS

I would love my readers to get to know me on a personal level not just reading the things i write, a lot of bloggers have awesome personalities and fabulous writing,i got his beautiful idea from Megan Has OCD.com. Here i am, read about me
1. What is your middle name?: Sekinat… Shocker right, my parents used to be Muslim.
2. What was favorite subject at school?: English. I used to love reading books and write essay composition
3. What is your favorite drink?: Arizona Half Icedtea and Half Lemonade.
4. What is your favorite song at the moment?: I don’t have a favorite song, I love Old school R & B. Anita Baker is my favorite and “Same Ole Love” is on repeat.
5. What is your favorite food?: I don’t have a favorite food but i love eating great tasting food, i love to cook.
6. What is the last thing you bought?: Gas..
7. Favorite book of all time?: I love reading books, i particularly dont have an favorite books but i love Sophie Kinsella’s work, EDJ  and Sidney Sheldon
8. Favorite Color?: My favorite colors are pink, black and white
9. Do you have any pets?:I don’t like animals, i am terrified of them so i don’t have an pets.
10. Favorite Perfume?: My favorite perfume is Dolce and Gabbana Pour Femme
11. Favorite Holiday?: My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, i prefer it to Christmas because it is not commercialized.
12. Are you married?: Nope not yet, but i am dating someone.
13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?: I have been  to Germany and England
14. Do you speak any other language?: I  speak English fluently as well as Yoruba and Igbo which are Nigerian languages
15. How many siblings do you have?: I have a younger brother, just one sibling.
16. What is your favorite shop?: JC .Pennys and Kohls. I love H & M for jewellery
17. Favorite restaurant?: My favorite restaurants are BJ’s and Apple bees.
18. When was the last time you cried?: I cried about two weeks ago at a friend’s mom’s funeral
19. Favorite Blog?: I have a lot of blogs i love reading, no favorite one yet though
20 Favorite Movie?: I dont have a favorite movie
21. Favorite TV shows?: Empire, all day everyday
22. PC or Mac?: PC
23. What phone do you have?: I have a Samsung Galaxy III
24. How tall are you?: 5’10″
25. Can you cook?: Yes, I am a great cook. It is not negotiable
What other questions do you want to ask? I will answer.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SEVEN SINS OF BEAUTY TAG

I found this tag on Say Hello to Dangerous blog and I decided to join and share some of my makeup experiences.There are the seven sins which are

1. greed
2.wrath / anger
3. gluttony
4. sloth
5. Pride
6. lust
7. Envy

1.GREED: What is the most expensive beauty item and also what is the least expensive

My most expensive beauty item is my JC Penny box of products which was about $32. It had "bite" lipstick, Smash Box primer, Too faced bronzer, Stila eyeshadow and the Pore reducer cream, it came with a nice pink cosmetic bag which got dirty a few weeks later.�� my least expensive beauty item is my little box of baking soda which is about $0.52 at Walmart, it does wonders on my face because it works as an exfoliator by removing dirt and also helps reduce the oil on my face and pores, my skin feels smooth as a baby's bottom. 

2.WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Eyeshadow. I am still struggling to learn to apply those lovely layers of eyeshadow color, once I make a mistake I have to wipe everything off. It sucks.

3.GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?
Too faced chocolate bronzer, it smells like chocolate and one day I licked it off the side of my face, it tasted like chocolate.Yummy!!!��

4.SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness?
Lately it's my eyeshadow, due to the fact that I am not yet satisfied with the application I have tons of pallets that I have not used yet.

5.PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?
two of my beauty products my Urban Decay eye pencil and my Bite red lipstick, I feel flawless when I walk into a room knowing I am pretty and my face is well "beat up"

6.LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?
A handsome face and a well sculpted abdomen not necessarily a six pack������

7.ENVY: what items would you most like to receive as a gift?
Ruby woo lipstick from MAC and the NARS palette.
My birthday is coming up in twelve days, someone please surprise me!!❤️

It's been fun sharing. Let's hear one of your sins, share them with me!!!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

57TH GRAMMY AWARDS 2015


1. Iggy's Hairstlye: The first thing that crosses my mind, is a bird's nest. Of all days why did she have to rock this hair do to the Grammy's and also she didn't even win any award.

 2. Rihanna's Dress: I guess some people choose to look like cotton Candy at the Grammy's but that dress was all types of ugly.the sponge meme gave a description to the dress.

3. Beyonce looked like a goddess in her black embellished gown, couldnt have rocked it any better.



4. Mr and Mrs West, came out looking pretty decent, Kim looked more like someone from the biblical times in her outfit, not really a fan though.

5. Ciara looked classic, elegant and all shades of beautiful


6. Taylor Swift looked very chic in her dress and heels.

7. Kanye West and Beck: why does Kanye always have to act like he is possessed by some evil spirit of some sort, what prank was he trying to play at the Grammy's and this time with Beck. Oh I see , he was just kidding:)

8. Katy Perry looked all shades of amazing, her hair color and her amazing eyes. She looked awesome

9. Ariana Grande could have done much better with her ponytail and that outfit looking like a prom dress, she didn't complement her date either.
10.I really don't understand what happened with this trifecta but I really was not feeling this performance. Rihanna's vocals were out of this world and beautiful
11. Rihanna and Blue Ivy
12 Pharrell did great with all the awards he won but please what was up with his wife's outfit, she looked like she was going for PE after the Grammys.

13.Madonna: someone please come and get your aunty, her outfit was just not the business 
14 Ladt Gaga always looked like blood and bones but at the Grammys she looked absolutely stunning and her performance with Tony Bennett was classic and timeless, I enjoyed it
15. I also wasn't feeling Beyonce's performance of Precious Lord. She didnt put any effort.
16. Pharrels Grammy version of Happy didn't excite me as much

I hope next years event will be awesome.