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Nudge | Two

Nudge | Two

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Liking: how 2016 went. Probably in the typical Nigerian "We-thank-God" way, but something deep down tells me there's more  to why I loved 2016 Cooking: Shrimped Fried Rice for New Year's day. Hopefully Looking: for pictures / quotes for the decorative frames that have hung empty on my parlor wall for the past one year Wearing: a pink sweater, a pink shirt, black slacks and purple matte lipstick. Sweater, because harmattan. Purple lipstick I wear everyday because, habit. Pink - I hate pink. Waiting: for June 30, 2017. Finally, I will be able to breath. Admiring: the weirdness called "Christina Yang" in Grey's anatomy. It's ok to be the unconventional girl or the one that comes across as cold and too driven. it's ok to like that girl too. Looking:…
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Living Stones

Living Stones

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The picture that comes to mind is a piece of wall art - made of stone mosaic, thick patterns, and delicate paint; each piece of pebble, a streak of pattern and a swab of paint, imperfectly forming the underlying image.It's not entirely smooth, neither is it perfectly formed. You may even struggle to see the exact picture that the stones come together to represent. But it's art and it's very costly! The value cannot be estimated. Unfortunately, these stones carry no ID; these patterns seem very random. They are all unique but can't be figured out individually. Their representation and effects can, however, can be seen in the art image eventually formed. Our lives are built by the people in it - the people we let in conscious or unconsciously; Much like…
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Nudge | One

Nudge | One

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Hoping: that I'm not too late; that I'm not too in a hurry; that I'm not too blind to see; that I do not too caught up doing the wrong things and ignoring the right things. Nothing beats missed opportunities. Timing is very major. Wearing: Black and Beige in Blazers, Shawl, Camisole, Pants and Shoes. My love for neutrals though. That isn't changing anytime soon. At times I feel like I look the same way  everyday, adorned in my blacks, whites, beige, browns, greys and navy blues Drinking: Coke. I need to get rid of this bad habit for real. Staring: at a mug of tea, stained with my deep purple lipstick. Wondering: when basic necessities such as electricity, internet access, fuel and the "good life" became such a luxury in this part of the world.…
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April 1. April Smarts

April 1. April Smarts

bants, features, libretto
Happy New Year! That took me all of 91 days! Whew! It's been an amazing 91 days all the same. Days, weeks and months have gone by in 2016 and I am beyond grateful for everything that has come my way this year. I particularly love love love April (Duh! it's my birth month). I don't really make so much of a big deal about my birthday. I just prefer to get away from all the social media noise, reminisce about the past, plan for the future and enjoy the day with one or two close friends. This year wont be any much different. I've been feeling quite old lately though, but that's good too. I took a stock of Q1 2016 yesterday and I was happy. My typical attitude to…
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2015 – What can I say?

2015 – What can I say?

bants, shenanigans
This post almost did not happen. I've been thinking about this post since November. What will my 2015 year-in-review post contain? I thought of 15 spectacular things that happened in 2015 and I could not even wrap my head around one. Not like there aren't any, but none really struck me this year, to be honest. At times, I feel like the year just passed through me and I couldn't pause, relish and appreciate the seemingly good times and memories. In fact I think I went through the year with some high level of indifference to many things. Today, I sit here in an empty apartment, cleaning in preparation for moving and chatting away. This phrase kept coming to me. That awkward moment when all you literally have to say is "Thank…
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Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy Faithfulness

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Great is Thy faithfulness! O God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see! All I have needed, Thy hands have provided! Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Lord unto me!   Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest, Sun, moon and stars in their courses above, Join with all nature in manifold witness To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love   Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!…
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She’s an Enigma

She’s an Enigma

bants, CyberCoffee
Hey Earthlings!  Trust the week has been great? Mine has been kinda "mehhh". My brain has been bursting from working late into the night back to back, my car was trying to be dramatic this morning, the whole world has kinda been annoying. Arrrgghhh! I knew I had hit my limit yesterday, when I actually mistakenly sent about #100,000 to a wrong account number yesterday. Imagine! Attention span = 0.   Anyway, I've been battling with reading and concentration over the past few days and I just learnt a lesson. Enjoy below.  I have 2 exams to write in December which I have been preparing for for a few weeks now, albeit quite slow. This 4 day-holiday could not have at a better time because I hoped it will avail…
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Life Mantra

Life Mantra

bants, CyberCoffee, Zadok
I saw this photo on Toby Mac's Facebook page this morning. This photo reminds me of a philosophy I adapted for my life about 3 years ago. I never really put pen to paper to communicate it. But as you know, it's not clear if it's not written. Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie... (‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2‬:‭2-3a‬ MSG) or Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie...…
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Gratitude

Gratitude

libretto, uberhuman
I'm grateful for the wheels beneath my feet; and the crazy speed I do get away with; I'm thankful for the roof and the walls and the solitude they brings me; I'm grateful for the bones, the skin and the silhouette; and the beef that comes along with them; I'm thankful for each strand, each loc and each braid; the length, the style and the choice; I'm grateful for the heels and the choice to keep them high or low, black or blue; I'm thankful for pain; and the prospects of the princes and princesses that make it all perfect; I'm grateful for the bills, the cheques and the mails; my attention is definitely required; I'm thankful for sometimes being ungrateful;  I'm grateful for the sun, the wind and the…
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Miss Socially Awkward

Miss Socially Awkward

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I had a pretty amazing childhood. (Isn't that what we all say ? ). But I really think I did. Maybe because my definition of amazing childhood involves the following - playing in sand, travelling on holidays (to "Ibadan" & "Ijebu Igbo", not America o) and always having Aunties and Uncles around; running around the compound with friends, playing too much card and board games and not reading at all; spraying insecticide on fire-lit papers and saving to buy a Walkman or palito, only to wreck it a day after; "blowing" bangers and other fireworks during Christmas and New Year, playing "ten-ten", "suwe", "peepee o", "tinko-tinko". A lot! I wonder why I'm not so razz yet (or maybe I am. Lol). I had all of this and I was fine. I didn't…
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