Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book review: Bewaji's Ankara Adventures

I came across this really interesting book on Okadabooks.com. I have heard a lot of Abimbola Salu from one of my ex QC classmates but it was just another name to me until i stumbled upon this book.When i first downloaded it, i thought it was going to be about a whole bunch of girls planning a wedding with the aso ebi drama and a crazy bridezilla but it was none of that. It is a simple story about a girl who had to do some detective work for her friend who lived in America. He suspected that his friend was being scammed through online romance and he had to make the lady believe it with sufficient proof, this was where Bewaji was needed. It was coincidental that she was able to find answers to the questions through a visit to the tailor to make her ankara. I don't want to spoil this book for you but the Lagos setting and familiar tone will make you love to read this book, It is an easy read, a quick train ride or car ride. I love it and i believe you should read it too. Download it on smashwords.com or check it out on Amazon or download the Okadabooks App and look for the book.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Germany vs Brazil

Oh my goodness. I have never seen anything like this in my whole entire life, the first 29 mins of the match, goals were being scored like it was a warm up.what happened?
Congrats to Germany on winning the game though especially winning Brazil in their own country and trust humans to come up with the craziest memes
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

ON Sapphire Virgin Hair

ON Sapphire Natural Wave















 Hello Everyone, Happy New Month.
Its been ages. I have been working on multiple projects all at the same time, i have a new hair blog too called Whistling Beautiful Hair.
It is not on blogger though but the address is http://whistlingbeautifulhair.wordpress.com/
I present to you the best hair i have used in a long time.It is an awesome Virgin Hair.
It takes color very well, it can be washed, dried and conditioned. I have tried a lot of Virgin Hair and they are pretty good, nothing beats this one
It is called ON Sapphire Virgin Hair
It can be found on Essence209
ON Sapphire Virgin Hair is looking for vendors, the hair can be bought retail or also wholesale so if you know anyone who is looking to start a Virgin Hair Cartel look no further, prices are very good and the quality of the hair is awesome. You can send an email to itisofessence209@gmail.com. The next grade up will be out in September. The lengths start from 12-30 inches.
ON Sapphire Loose Wave

Friday, June 6, 2014

RSVP

The idea of the term RSVP is very important especially when throwing an event and you need a head count of your guests or to know who exactly is coming and who isn't and who is sitting on the fence.
It is a acronymn for the French word Respondez sil vous plait which in English means Reply Please.
I believe that if someone is considerate enough to send you and invitation, you should also respond whether you are attending or not.
In Nigeria jokingly most people will say RSVP Rice and Stew Very Plenty. I have seen situations where most people look forward to the event and not RSVP. Some people will not RSVP and will also invite other guests, some wont respond and still show up, some will respond and decide not to show up.
In situations like this what should one do, if there is a guest list people will complain, when there is no guest list, people will still complain. Sometimes i don't know what the guests complain about.
For starters, let me break this down. When there is a "Strictly by invitation" prompt on the invitation, people will think the host is either stingy or pompous not to invite other guests to their party. Then when there is no guest list a the guests bring their aunties mothers cousins, insurance agent's grandmother's friend > freeloaders

Freeloaders are also people who should have RSVPed but didnt, they are probably guests of those invited or just simply showed up to eat, drink, dance and take food away. Will they give you gifts, most likely No!!. Will they spray money on the dance floor , also probably not. They are just there to fill in for those who couldn't make it or add more fun to the crowd. Whichever way they are at the party and if the security is not tight, you will get to see them in video recordings and pictures of the event.

 So  I want to analyze a story
A big chic decided to throw a bachelorette party in Vegas all the way from Nigeria. Her friends didn't come to Vegas to TURN Up, instead they turned her all the way DOWN. In punishment, she decided to uninvite her friends for her wedding.

Subject: Bachelorette Party

Hey,
I''m emailing in regards to my bachelorette party in Vegas. I wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt that, out of courtesy and regard for me, you would have communicated to me or Titi in advance that you will not be able make the trip.
 

I communicated with you on different occasions beforehand and at no point did you tell me you couldn't make it or at least mention your reasons for not showing up. Titi spent a lot of time, effort and money planning the Vegas trip, with a lot on the itinerary already paid for, but you couldn't be considerate enough to respond to the final email confirming arrival dates and times saying you couldn't make it.  

After careful thought of your actions towards me, I would like to let you know formally that you are not invited to Sidney and I's wedding. I would like to share it with the ones who truly care and support me - friends I can count on, who equally hold me in high regard. 
Thanks & God bless.
 

So after reading this email i only have this much to say
1. Vegas Strip is expensive PERIOD!! I live in the United States and i still have to save up some money to have fun, drinks, hotels, clubs are pricey.
2. If her friends told her they were coming and they didn't show up , then that is really bad.
3. I assume that if she invited her friends to Vegas, they should have Vegas money or equate to her socio economic status, it is unreasonable to invite people who are still bending garri to Vegas for a Bachelorette party.
4. Las Vegas is so many miles away to decide to stand someone up. It is a cruel punishment.
5. I still stress upon the power of RSVP. It needs to be enforced.

Do you think her friends needed to be uninvited? In my own opinion, YES, it was cruel, even if they were mad at her or they couldn't make it, they should have still let her know.

At this point to all my friends and enemies. I work with RSVP. On my 30th birthday ,i had about 8 people show up who were not invited, i was nice enough not have the gift bags labeled because if your name is not on a gift bag you cant have one, For any of my events in the near future, please don't attempt to even TRY IT. You will be uninvited!!!LOL.

 Source: Linda Ikeji's blog
Picture Source: Google/rottenecards

Monday, June 2, 2014

CHOCOLATE

Its been an awesome first half of the year and in have tried to do some inventory of things I started off to do this year and becoming a better and prolific writer was one of them....lol
I decided to turn my book Twenty Nine into several short stories for most people in Africa who were not able to read it through Amazon platform.
I decided to put it on Okadabooks which is a mobile app that lets you read books on an Android application. Hopefully it comes on Apple and Blackberry soon. If you have not heard of Okadabooks i believe you should download it and read new African authors who are talented and write great stories, there are also non fiction books too.
I added a short story about a couple and it is entitled Chocolate. I put it up for free so I encourage you to download and read it, please don't forget to leave a review.

Monday, May 26, 2014

HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR JEANS?

I love jeans!!
All shapes and sizes and also designed in patterns that are not so common.
As an adult i take pride in the clothes that i have.
I wear whites once and throw them in the laundry bin immediately without thinking twice.
I wear other clothes maybe twice or thrice before washing it and that is after if i have checked the neck and armpit area for stains.
During the summer with sweat and other heat factors it just goes in the basket.
The biggie is jeans, how often do i wash my jeans?
I read on a blog the other day that jeans need less washing than we really think.

According to Elle: "Freeze your jeans! Overnight! It won’t clean them 100 percent, but the lower temperature kills the bacteria." Not recommended: Drying them in a pizza oven.

According to the Esquire Guide To Longevity, you can add two years to the life of your jeans by washing them "inside out to preserve the indigo dye on the surface and the structure of the cotton fibers

I have read  about washing jeans inside out to preserve the indigo dye which is absolutely true but freezing my jeans is totally absurd.
I believe i wear my jeans about five to six times before washing them, except during periods, they go in the washer immediately. What do you think?

Sources: Elle Magzine and Esquire.


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hello Moto

Hello everyone
It's been a while since I blogged and it's just the hustle bustle of everyday life.
I decided to broaden my African writers experience by reading new books written by African authors and I decided to try one written by Nnedi Okorafor a Nigerian -American writer of science fiction and fantasy.
I have never read anything about african science fiction but this story was delicious
The only problem is it was too short.
I loved the development of characters.
If you want a quick read on the train, bus or doctors office I suggest this. 
You can purchase this on Amazon .com.
I am not going to spoil the 16page book for you but I am about to read another story written by the author.