Ginger scores it 6.4/10
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
It was a last 2-minute decision thing to run. Thought it might look good on a resume. The best candidate won and I’m all relieved. phew! what was I thinking??
My college (equivalent of Hall of residence in Nigeria) had a formal dinner for the Seniors. *wink wink* the postgraduates and Ph.D students. I was quite excited about it. Invited a friend of mine Danny from another College. It's veerrrry formal so you get to wear the college gown (graduation kinda gown) over your Pretties. ewww. That just spoilt the effects.
I didnt leave as happily as I came though.
(rant here) It is soooo damn hard fitting in with this bunch here!! I am almost throwing in my towel at trying to make friends. you know..the warm fuzzy kind. the kind you go to with all the minute gossip. the kind you feel free to hug cause you re cold or just want to feel another warm human.
Danny felt so bad for me. He's lucky he stays in a college thats purely for postgraduates. so its a potpourri of Nationalities. I stay at a mini Buckingham palace.
Heaven, I need a hug right now!
p.s. This hopefully will be my one and only pity party personal post. I'm gonna remain upbeat for the rest of 2010 or die trying!!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets on our heads.
As toddlers, we would ride in family cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, no shock absorber, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.
We shared one bottle of coke with four friends and no one actually died from this. (We also learnt the virtue of sharing which seems to be going extinct right now)
We ate cake made with fat and bread made with white flour slathered with real butter.
We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms. WE ONLY HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them there! (where we could actually verify who they were unlike the case with internet friends)
We would get spankings with belts, roots, twigs, or just the raw bare hand with five fingers and no one would call child services to report abuse. (Those spankings have made us what we are today, with a healthy respect for authority).
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them, shared their lunch or their mama would prepare our lunch. Imagine that!! None of that lactose intolerance blah.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Big Lebowski? Movie is actually a cult classic...it wasn't when it was first released. Infact it actually bombed at the US box office. But over time it become a cult favorite with devotees to all things Lebowski - bowling, swearing and marijuana too...l bet..lol
She might be the student who made a 750km trip to Lagos to visit her Aunty only to find out that dear Aunty has moved house/Travelled out of the country/hates her and now she doesnt have the fare to take her back to school. I do always give when I hear this particular story. Being stranded is not a joke.
Monday, October 11, 2010
|I love this guy!|
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Or do you think its romantic?
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
We didn’t even get to have a decent goodbye period (you know last dinner, talk talk, the works) cause soon after I got my Visa I was on the road. Running round the country to say goodbye to my family.
p.s. In other news, Nigeria celebrated 50 years of her Independence from Britain.
Happy Anniversary dear Country of my Birth!!