Friday, 20 December 2013


I'm really close to my sisters and I honestly don't know what I'll do without them. It's Prim-not's birthday today and I decided to do this for her. It's SingleNigerian Man's birthday too so here's a shout out to them both.

Prim-not and I attended the same schools and the first time we were apart for long was her NYSC service year. I pretended not to miss her much but I did. I was used to the squabbles, fights, shouting and laughter. I love her. Not sure I’ve told her that seriously beforeoh wait, I have and she asked “shon dagbere ni?” (Meaning: was I was saying my final farewell!) Yea, she’s crazy like that. She loves me too.  At least I think so. She must really love me because I know I showed her a lot! See, I was not the easiest child to live with. Naughty was sort of my middle name. Plus my idea of interesting/fun wasn't hers.

Did I already say I love her to bits? Yea, I do. Forever and a day. When I was absolutely with no brain (ok, I always had but you would never have guessed it for the kind of stuff I did lol) she was there, pushing me harder and harder and I hated her for it. She has always been my voice of reason. I remember we still talked about this a few months ago and we had a good time laughing about my foolishness.

She is my number one fan. She cheers me up and when I have those little bouts of issues, she's there to straighten me up and she never fails to let me know that I'm doing awesomely. When I become my harshest critic, she reminds me that I am enough and I need not be so hard on myself. She is aware of all my flaws and she still thinks I'm amazing. She believes I can take on the world without batting an eyelid. See confidence. You want to try to quantify that love? You can't. With that support system, you know you can take on anything. She knows me and loves me. Simple.

I look at her and I see the person I want to be when I grow up (despite d fact that we are only a few months apartok, maybe more than that but who’s counting? *tongue out*) Anyway, with her by my side, I know I’ll always be alright. Please say a little prayer for her as you read this.

On a last note, if by any chance Prim-not reads this, I shall deny this post even if it has my signature on it or my name plastered all over it. I shall vehemently deny.

P.S: So I finally met Honeydame and we had an amazeballs time *azonto* I”ll be back with more gist. *wink*

Merry Christmas beautiful people

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Have You Heard?

Have you guys heard???? I'm finally hooking up with Honeydame! Whooooop! You haven't? Please accept your LASTMA badges lol.

I know I've been MIA lately but I'll be back next week with fresh :D and I will be replying my comments *face palm* I listen to this speech-like song from time to time and it never gets old so I'm sharing with you. I find it really insightful and amusing.

Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
Ladies and Gentlemen the class of ’99, If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You’re not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you. Sing. Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss. Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. What ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.

Dance. Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths. Prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.
Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen…

You can listen here

I'll be back. Kisses

Sunday, 24 November 2013


I know I asked for this but you guysss! I share too much as it is and you wanted me to answer all 150 questions?!! Really?? Anyways, I answered all your questions and then some for Abiola and those who wanted me to answer them all *whew* I took out all those "mean girls" and "hoodie" questions though. Like Lady Ngo, I didn't read all the questions before posting. I should have edited them instead of posting all in the first place. So here goes:                  
1. Who was the last person you held hands with? A friend
2. Are you outgoing or shy? Outgoing.
3. Who are you looking forward to seeing? My twin nieces! I miss them so much.
4. Are you easy to get along with? Oh yea.
5. If you were drunk, would the person you like take care of you? Erm, yes. I'd like to think so.
6. What kind of people are you attracted to? All sorts. Smarts and a good sense of humour though
7. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now? I wish I could tell the future. I'd so freak people out lol
8. Who from the opposite gender is on your mind? John. Not Travolta please. Not Dumelo either although he pops into my mind from time to time. I really don't mind Dumelo. I was referring to Legend. John Legend has a mansion in my mind *dreamy sigh* Can you tell I have a thing for 'Johns' (Is Naija Wife catching this one?)
9. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable? Not really. It depends on who I'm talking with though.
10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with? My sister, Prim-Not.
11. What does the most recent text that you sent say? "Hey babe, you can call now. I couldn't pick the other time"
12. What are your 5 favorite songs right now? I don't really do favourites but I have been listening to All of me - John Legend, Jaiye Jaiye - Wizkid feat Femi Kuti, Wings - Little Mix, Better Dig Two - The Band Perry, and Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus. My girl Pink didn't even feature here
13. Do you like it when people play with your hair? Yessss although not just anybody
14. Do you believe in luck and miracles? Yes. Preparation + Opportunity = Luck/Miracle
16. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? Erm, I kissed my mom so yea, I would definitely do it again :p
18. Do you still talk to your first crush? Last I heard, he was in Kuwait, so no.
21. What are your bad habits? Editing stuff, procrastinating etc
22. Where would you like to travel? Maldives!!!
23. Do you have trust issues? Is this a trick question?
24. Favorite part of your daily routine? When I'm about to sleep *dreamy sigh*
25. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with? None *shakes ikebe*
26. What do you do when you wake up? Try to sleep some more *face palm* hey, don't judge me. I'm practicing for future Olympics.
27. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker? My yummy caramel is perfect.
29. Have any of your ex’s told you they regret breaking up? Kinda sorta maybe *sigh* What can I say. I'm awesome chokes on humble pie
32. Which celebrities would you have a threesome with? Jocelyn Dumas & John Legend (No follow-up questions please :p)
33. Spell your name with your chin. Huh?
34. Do you play sports? What sports? Does sleeping count?
35. Would you rather live without TV or music? Throw in a book and you have a real brainer
36. Have you ever liked someone and never told them? Yep
37. What do you say during awkward silences? Me? Awkward silences? *doubles over in laughter* I've been falsely accused of activating the crazy/chatterbox in people #WickedRumour
38. Describe your dream girl/guy? I'll do you one better. His picture is at the top of this post. I don't care if he's married or grows pot belly, it's real love and love conquers everything *dreamy sigh* OR Orlando Bloom Or
Jesse Williams or...let me just stop already.
Orlando baby
40. What do you want to do after high school? See en, high school was a while ago so I'm probably doing it already.
42. If you're being extremely quiet what does it mean? Maybe I'm dead? lol. Probably bored, tired or planning world domination *kanye shrug*
43. Do you smile at strangers? Yes. I might be that weirdo with the megawatt smile that just passed by you
47. Have you ever been high? No. Do you wana help SNM?
48. Have you ever been drunk? Every time I've tried alcohol. Apparently, it doesn't like me #shrug
52. One thing you wish you could change about yourself? If only I could stop procrastinating.
55. Favourite blog? I don't really do favourites
61. Been suspended/expelled? For what? Trust HD to ask this one. Almost doesn't count so the answer is no but it would have been suspension for dancing after night prep in high school.
63. Ever been in love? Yea.
64. Tell us the story of your first kiss? Well, my first real kiss was with this sweet guy who usually kisses my forehead, both cheeks and chin but on this day, he did all that then went for my lips. I was surprised but it was sweet *blush*
67. Facebook or Twitter? Twitter all day every day.
72. How many pillows do you sleep with? 2 but one is usually over my head
76. What colour is your underwear? I want to say commando but naa lol. Black and pink lace tops and bottoms.
81. Favourite tv show? I think my all time is FRIENDS.
86. Favourite character from Finding Nemo? Dory was so cute
100. How are you feeling? I'm pissed at my brother
102. Do you regret anything from your past? Not really
103. Can you spell well? Thanks to auto-correct, I'm not sure anymore. I love words though.
104. Do you miss anyone from your past? Yes
106. Ever broken someone’s heart? Haven't we all?
107. Have you ever been on a horse? Yes. Exhilarating
109. Is something irritating you right now? Apart from my brother? Yes! I can't download food or stop time *rolls eyes*
110. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt? Yes *sigh* (y'all just stripping me bare and trying to displace my gangster reputation)
112. Who was the last person you cried in front of? Erm I think my sister, Prim-Not
113. What was your childhood nickname? Way too many *evil eyes at my brother*
114. Have you ever been out of your province/state? Yes
120. Are you afraid of the dark? Not really
121. Are you mean? Oh I can be when the situation demands it.
122. Is cheating ever okay? No
124. Do you believe in love at first sight? No. Attraction, Yes.
127. What makes you happy? Simple things. Writing, music, talking, helping someone who can't reciprocate, making people laugh/smile, a good book, friends, family, my nieces' smiles etc.
129. What's your zodiac sign? Leo baby
131. Your best friend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do? We'll talk about it. Life's easier with besties anyways (Can this Anon just email me already lol)
135. Dumbest lie you ever told? I can't remember actually.
137. How tall are you? 5''6
144. Dark, milk or white chocolate? It really depends on my mood
148. What’s your favourite quote? If you can laugh at it, you can live with it/You are who you are & the world is what it is/Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we're here, we should dance.
150. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page? "will miss Yasmin dearly and for the rest of our lives. She had studied"
BONUS: Rhapsody asked some more so here:
1. Do you truly love yourself, inside out/outside in? I do
2. Do you live your truth and honor yourself? I do
3. Do you have solid boundaries and communicate them clearly and succinctly? I try as much as possible depending on the situation
4. Do you advocate for yourself on your own behalf even when you know it may cost you important relationships? I do. I mean, if I don't, who will? Relationships grow when tested. If it doesn't stand the test, maybe it wasn't meant to be.
5. Do you know you are loved? I so do. I am genuinely loved *huge grin*
6. How do you define love? My definition of love is agape. The one that is happy to give without expecting. The one that's selfless in spite of all flaws. The trusting one. The one that is kind and patient even when I'm being square. Loving still even when 'real life' is happening. Understanding that I'll never be perfect but being there despite those imperfections because those quirks define my essence. Ok that's enough. #Bye
7. Can you communicate your definition of love? I just did above
8. What is your love language? A little bit of all but Quality Time and Acts of Service top my list.
9. Can you be 100% honest with yourself 100% of the time? Mostly. It's bad enough that people lie but i shouldn't do it to myself. I owe myself that much.
These last set of questions though. They feel like I'm facing a life panel *whew*
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