Saturday, 6 September 2014

I'M COMING OUT!



Nothing but clothes in my closet people lol. I'm coming out of my hiatus. This coming out is courtesy Ugo and the cute guy called Duru. He practically dragged me out of this hiatus. He coaxed, pleaded, begged and damn near threatened hell and brimstone for me to blog. You really don't want to get on his bad side. How have y'all been? I truly have missed this place and everyone. Thanks so much for looking out for me guys. You mean the world. So my birthday came around. Thanks for all the birthday wishes and gifts. I got the BESTEST gifts #NoKidding. This girl is aging like fine wine (if I may say so myself). Y'all didn't think I was a spring chicken did you? This child is about ready to start life. They say life begins at 40. Apparently I'm currently an egg, not even larvae yet, not to mention pupa. Anyways, I know I owe you plenty gist. Let's get it started.
 
August my love
First things first, please peep at August Alsina. He is cute, no? I mean, he's 22 (yea, I've upgraded from Adam & finally embracing cougarism) and I don't even like tattoos but him, I'll most definitely do. I even named some precious *cough* erm possession after him (Stay away from this Coy and HD). August is my new favourite name #Don'tAsk

SideNote: Honeydame can danceeeeee!

Do you know how amazing it feels to be totally down and have a friend call you up and ask how're you're doing. You say fine and they say, I know you're not. That's why I'm asking pointedly so out with it. To have someone that sees, knows, gets and listens to you. No lies, no pretense, no facade or charade. Just honesty and genuine care. #Amazeballs #LoveLikeALoveSong #BeautifulLifeLovelyFriends #AlwaysAndForever #YouKnowYourselves

Life has been happening as usual; kicking my ass in places and rocking me in others. The good, the bad and the absolutely awesome *grin* Life is sweet people. You just need to stick out your tongue and taste it like sugar.

So I had a car-race romance lol. You'll say I've come again. I swear, I don't know why these things happen to me. So there's this guy who interns at my office whom I drop home because he stays very close to mine. We were on our way home and I was yakking off as usual when I sped past a T junction and the intern called my attention to an SUV driver that was staring in our direction. I peeped, the car didn't look familiar so I turned away and resumed yakking. I sped up and Guy did same. I slowed & he did same. I sped up again and he did same, parked his ride and flagged me down. Me kwa, I didn't wait o. I sped up and guy man followed suit. He stopped a couple more times and shinned teeth. Mo daran! I was initially worried I mean, I thought my car was smoking or something. I would have panicked if I was alone. He was however alone in his ride plus the road was a sorta busy one. I eventually parked behind his car and guy came down; face was not familiar and he asked for my number. He even had the audacity to ask if intern was my boyfriend. I should have said "Yea, I like 'em younger. Better luck next time" but I didn't. Anyways, that's the end of this gist. Don't ask for follow up, you hear? You hear? Good.

Earlier in the year, I had issues making up my mind about what phone I was going to buy. I desperately needed one & of course used to mention it a lot so my mama decided to surprise me with a phone. Good, right? You see, she owns a store. She came home one day and told me some actors came around and used her store for a movie. As I was rummaging in her bag, found a Galaxy S4 and screamed. I thought it was a gift for using her store (in my dreams ba) then I did a double take. It was Samsung Galexy not a Galaxy and my jaw and excitement dropped to my feet. My mom, who was obviously still excited asked if I had seen the gift. I wanted to cry. She came and effusively started talking about how amazing the phone was. She even said it had "everything". The phone legit didn't have nada. Rien. Zilch. Just bluetooth. Oh wait, it was touch screen #FML
 
The Galexy
Me: What exactly do you mean by everything?
Mom: Everything now. Just check well. That was what the "oyinbo" said.
Me: What Oyinbo? Oyinbos came to market the phones? Caucasians? Ko possible (not possible).
Mom: No o. I think they were Chinese.
Me: *puts-my-head-in-both-hands-falls-flat-on-my-face dead!*

I had to tell her the phone was a fake then she demanded I refund her money! Ngwanu! How?
See en, I was just weak. I sha jejely gave the phone to her and told her to return it.

So Mr. indecent proposal has finally been laid to rest hopefully. I can't give too much details because he might find this blog (although I doubt it) but let me just say he was very inappropriate. Asking for my bra size, wanting to know if I have tasted sperm before, "mistakenly" brushing my boobs, getting into my personal space, coming into my office without telling beforehand on a Monday morning!!! Guy is all kinds of inappropriate, it's mind boggling! Anyways, I've shut that plane down.

So gist overload. Are y'all still mad at me for staying away for too long? No? I thought so. Thanks for forgiving my ikebe. Sharouts & congratulations to New bride Sisiyemmie and new dad 9jas Great. Stay Ebola free people. Kisses.
 
P.S: My natural hair sisters, has anyone living in Nigeria tried this Max Hydration Method?
P.P.S: Please kiss and hug SingleNigerian whenever you see him. Just do it.
P.P.P.S: Ugo Ukam, your tag is coming next.
P.P.P.P.S: Atoskin please go and update :p
P.P.P.P.P.S: Has anyone heard from Ginger, Unveiling Gold & Naijamum in London?
P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S: I miss Sting's sting :(
P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S: NuttyJ, made your choice yet?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Looooool

I stumbled on some PhD jokes. Hilarious stuff so i'm sharing and this can count for a mini post *flees*



*Tears*

Lmaoo

Friday, 27 June 2014

Things To Consider When Buying A Smartphone By Sage Harman



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.
 
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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.

Platform
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.

Camera
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.

Style
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.
 
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Applications
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 smartphone. 

Battery Life
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.

Storage Capacities
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.

Connection
Since smartphones are portable gadgets, you should take connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile hotspot) into consideration. 

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 informed decision.

A frugal living enthusiast, wife and mother, Sage Harman runs http://www.no-contract-plans.com, a site dedicated to providing free information to consumers trying to find viable no-contract phone and internet plans.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

RE: HOW FORGIVING ARE YOU



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 problem  most especially because its not "christainly".
 
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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.

Anyway, 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)
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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*

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Freebies!!!



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 but naa, not working anymore. The yeye girl 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, the  one 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 ni so?”, "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 to talk 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 Fabrics is 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 gaan gaan 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 my mother’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 or anyone 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

I'll be gisting you guys about my ex-sister (yea, it's that serious) soon.