This is a guest post. I figured it
would help if you, like me, find it tasking to make a choice when it comes to
phones. I remember my mom bought me a Samsung Galexy (Yes, Galexy. This is not a typo *tears*) S4 phone earlier in the year. I wanted to cry. I'll talk about it in my next post. I'll even post pictures loool. Enjoy the post.
Considering what give the men in
your life as a gift? If you're thinking ties, handkerchiefs and shirts boring, why
not go for gold and give him a smartphone if you can afford it? You know he
deserves it. But before you run off to your nearest store, take time to review
your options. Mobile phones have come a long way over the years and with
manufacturers constantly inventing new features, the choice of which phone to
purchase can be a bit confusing. Here are a few things to consider before
buying a smartphone.
Android, iOS and Windows Phone seem
to be the most popular options. You can make your choice of operating system
based on what's most important to you, or in this case, your the recipient -
versatility, user-friendliness, security and customization.
In this day and age of selfie, there
is a lot to consider. While most smartphones come equipped with cameras capable
of taking 8 megapixel pictures, these days, also take account of resolution,
optical zoom, shutter speed, ISO and other capturing settings and features.
When it comes to physical
appearance, more and more people lean towards the thin and sleek design. Don't
just consider the form factor, though, think about the screen size, weight,
keyboard, Retina display, and portability.
It's important to consider the
phone's compatibility to apps. Apps are programs that perform different
functions. Almost all smartphones have the ability to support applications.
Health monitor, GPS device, scanner, TV and video apps, digital wallet, and
mobile hotspot are just some of the popular ones you can install on your
Smartphones, with all the amazing
things you can do with it, are like mini computers. Of course, you'd want to
get one with a long battery life. But you might also want to consider the
option of replacing the battery when you're unable to charge up. Some phones
have built-in batteries that you can't remove for example. So if you require a
lot more power, go with one that has a replaceable battery.
Most smartphones carry an option of
2GB to 64GB built-in memory. If you think you would need more storage space,
consider buying a phone that supports memory cards.
Since smartphones are portable
gadgets, you should take connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile hotspot) into
Most major phone companies now offer
smartphone plans that fit every budget. There are a wide variety of models and
features to choose from. But I guess what it will all come down to is the price
you are willing to pay. You don't want to spend a lot but you don't want to
miss out on important features for a small price difference either. It's best
to take the time to research and consider all your options so you can make an
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I just read Atoskin's How Forgiving Are You post and I was typing up a response, but
discovered I had done a mini post. So I decided to come on here to share and
then link to her instead. Good idea, right? I thought so too, particularly since
some of you don't know if I'm still breathing. I thankfully am. Tongue out to
haters. I'm not sure I have haters though. I haven't gotten any hateful emails
or anything but I just wanted to feel like a gangster with haters and shii. I hear you haven't
"arrived" until you get hateful emails. It'll be so cool :D
Ok, I digress. I think I've just been blog-lazy.
Life is busy and all but...sigh. Totally off topic, can you believe Charlie Boy
is 64?? By the way, please google Vera Sidika. She's Kenyan and blessed. Do not do this in public though or at work. This is a stern warning! Do Not! But if you're by yourself, google away. I don't know how one person gets to have all that when I'm still struggling to grow my own. Life as we know can be several wraps of rotten Amala and stale Gbegiri and Ewedu *deep sigh*
Anyways, so Atoskin mentioned how she ignores
whoever offends her or believes that the extent of the offense is directly
proportional to the silent treatment the offender will receive. She thinks
it's a huge problemmost especially
because its not "christainly".
I have actually touched briefly on how I handle
anger in this Elevens post. (You'll enjoy that post if you missed it) I think I'm a little like her in the silent
treatment thing and yea, it depends on the gravity of the "sin". I
don't gripe much and I try not to take
things too seriously. I usually give people a very long rope because I can't be
bothered to carry all that emotional baggage around. It's exhausting. I
actually make excuses for other people's bad behaviour which I have
been told is enabling. *sigh* Most times, I forget these bad behaviours until the next
time the person does it and I remember that they've done something similar. If I
see that it's a pattern and it's really grating, I let you know.
so when I react, you'll probably see it coming. In my case, though, the
ignoring time is not exactly used for planning revenge, although revenge can be
more satisfying but see en, I'm trying to make heaven. The ignoring period is
more about processing what happened and how it went down. I need to cool off
and process. Did I react appropriately? Do you get why I'm angry? Did I
overreact? Would I have said the same in your shoes? Etc (Very reasonable girl
like me ba? Don't be fooled o. I'm not always like this) Other times, it's just that i need space from the situation. There's no way you'll piss me off and
you won't notice my silent treatment (as a chatterbox like me)
If you're a confrontational person, I'd prefer not
to talk to you at that point because if I do, I won't hold back. I would
probably explode and say worse things. Now, when I'm ranting, please don't tell
me to calm down.
I also think being sorry is a process so you
can't just say sorry to me at the time. I won't take it seriously, again, depending on the gravity of your "sin". I'll think
it's just a way for you to shut me up. Forgiveness is the ultimate thing though,
because like I said earlier, I don't care for the emotional baggage plus I have
requests with God and I wouldn't want to be in a precarious situation with God. Plus, there's a Yoruba saying that says: Ti a ba gbagbe oro ana, a ni r'eni basere which roughly translates to: "To Err is human, to forgive is divine"
So that's how I mostly manage anger :D How you manage yours?
I'll be back soon.
P.S: Thanks for the concerned emails, calls, SMS
and DMs to check up on me. *sloppy kisses*
So yea, my dad is the coolest. I would marry him if it
were possible. I tell my mom all the time that she'll definitly have
competition in me in our next life. I should probably blog about him sometime. First
things first though, I'm trying to replace my sister; Prim-not. I am finally
tired of her. I thought I could manage her butnaa, not working anymore. The yeyegirl is trouble. Just last weekend, she wanted to put me in trouble. Let me
share what happened. So last weekend, during this church service that I
attended, my phone rang. Yea, my sister was calling. Of course I thought I
switched off all alerts until Rihanna and Eminem's "Monster" rang out
in church. Yea, theone that starts with:
I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed
Get along with the voices inside of my head
You're trying to save me, stop holding your breath
And you think I'm crazy, yeah, you think I'm crazy
In church o! Alakoba.
The pastor would have orgnised sharp sharp special deliverance for me.
Suffice to say, i've changed my ring tone. Sigh.
So to the matter of today. See ehn, all of you people always
looking down on Ibadan…."Ibadan the city of rust", "Ibadan ki niso?”, "Ibadan the ancient city”, take my word for it, in a few more years,
you will be swallowing your words and asking an Ibadan pelzon to give you water to wash it down.
Initially, I was surprised when a fast growing
internet providing company started its operations from Ibadan. I wondered why
not Lagos, or Abuja, or Port Harcourt as is the norm with these sort of things.
Then again, why not Ibadan? Anyway, today is not to talk about that. It is totalk about some of the pure gold in this City of Ibadan. A very good friend recently
told me about a place called Orange Fabrics. So I went there and got myself a
few things. I love the ambiance as opposed to the sun and heat of Aleshinloye.
Orange Fabricsis a one-stop-shop for all things
clothing. I mean that very literally o. Name it and they probably have it.
Clothing, shoes and accessories of all sizes and occasions for men, women, kids
and babies. Its location is in the heart of the city gaangaan on 24, Kudeti Avenue, Onireke. That's the area I wish my
dad would carry our house to (HD, I'm watching you so stop laughing!) If it
were possible, I'd be getting to work in 2minutes flat!
Anyways, the store also stocks lovely Lace, Atiku,
Cord, Ankara, etc. fabrics of varied prices right there in the store! Do you
realize that this means there is no need to peruse Aleshinloye or Gbagi or
travel all the way to Isale Eko in the scorching sun to get lovely and decently
priced authentic fabrics?! Though belated, I know exactly where I am getting mymother’s Mother’s Day present from. The woman has been driving me crazy and I
need her to love me for another week at least :D
What’s more, I got a deal for my Ibadan readers oranyone of you that have family in Ibadan. If you visit Orange Fabrics and
mention that you read about them on Toinlicious’ blog, you are entitled to a
free gift with your purchase. Free gift
o! As in OshoFREE!
My people, what are you waiting for? Don’t say I never
did anything for you guys o! Ilu Ibadan o ni baje…O ba je ti….:D
You can contact them on: (+234) 08095154201
gisting you guys about my ex-sister (yea, it's that serious) soon.
You guys are my rock! The
absolute best *sniff* My head was just swelling anyhow when I was reading
comments to my last post. Kilode, see
washing. Forget washing, that was a
brand new Laundry Service. Thanks a lot for indulging me. It's fun to see me
through your eyes. Except HD and Gretel who are my nemesis. Those who said I'm
mischievious/naughty though, I don't gerrit.
Me? Innocent/harmless me? *hides laugh*.
So I was in Lagos for
Easter and I had informed my sister's neighbour that I would be coming. I even
shamelessly chipped in that she should feel free to wake us all up withpeppersoup (face-palm). Unluckily for me, she was too busy so nobody woke
anybody with peppersoup *sigh*. This life is just somehow. She sha finally promised
to deliver it to me #Winning
Let me quickly gist you
guys before sharing the toasting story.
Wait, y'all didn't think I was pregnant for reals, did you? That was just to get you here asap lool. Anyways, that was how one of my friends said she dreamt that she came visiting and saw Iwaspreggies and I gisted her how it happened. I apparently told her we did it just once lmaoo. I also told her
that my baby daddy was madly excited . I told her to please wake up. Me that I am
Usain-Bolting from temptation. Alakoba.
Here's a quick
shout-out to Kazini Daily who gave me the Sunshine award. It's been a while I
did anything like that but I will get to it in due time. Thanks sweets. I
So here is the gist I promised.
Not the indecent proposal o. That is not ready for sharing yet but all in good
time. I've shared some crazy proposal stories in the past so you can check hereandhere.
On that fateful day, my
dad came to pick me from work and my sister (Prim) was in the car. My dad was
driving and Prim was sitting in the passenger seat. I was famished. Not peckish
feelingo, the real body-shaking, I'll-die-if-I-don't-eat-right-now,
hypoglycemia hunger so we stopped to get something from a fast food. I wasn't waiting
to get home before eating so I opened my pack and was unstylishly (yea,
unstylishly) wolfing down my food. I was still grubbing and there was some
traffic when I heard someone say "she's beautiful". I looked up briefly
to see who was admiring my sister (because Prim is gorgeous) only to see a guy
whose car was just beside ours point to me. Me bawo? With food in my mouth and
looking very un-tush?
Anyways, my sister said
thank you on my behalf. Not like I could have said anything with food in my
mouth anyway (sorry for that visual) I smiled and continued grubbing but Mr.
Admirer wasn't letting go easily. He kept staring and pointing at me saying
"please tell her she's beautiful". See me feeling fly like iyen, eminaa? (meaningna me be this?) Next
thing I saw, he shoved his phone at my sister. All these drama inside traffic o.
Prim turned on this incredulous look like, erm, what's going on. She didn't
take the phone and he dropped it on her lap. I briefly fiddled with the thought
that my dad would drive off or something but he didn't. The guy apparently had
some nerve, but my dad is kinda cool so he was just watching the drama unfold.
My dad pulled over and
the guy got out of his car, apologised to my dad and asked for my number. I
gave it and he called immediately. After satisfying himself, we drove off. My
dad was just looking on amused. In fact, the only thing he said with a smile as
we eventually drove off was "so this is how things are done now.
I was flattered but the
guyput a kibosh on our romance by suggesting I resembled one of his ex-es. I
wasn't going to be some kind of replacement for anyone so I stonewalled and
that was how that story ended. It was funny though because imagine someone
giving a toast at the wedding recounting how we met lol. So yea, that was how
it went. I have bumped into him about 3ce after that incident, usually in
All you hawt and
smoking, drop-alive gorgeous ladies are trying though. So these are the kinds
of things you people endure? I mean, I'm not scary looking or anything but I'm
not like you know, stop-that-car-cos-I-have-to-get-her-number kind of person.
I actually have more
gist but this post is getting long so till my next post, be good.