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Unplanned fors

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So the weekend well what can I say.... A digital campaign I worked on started, I whisked myself off to another state to party, DJ Lambo was brilliant but some two strange ones refused to let her be great.... Like seriously!!Then we crashed another wedding - had lasagne to climb for and this was how I lost my wifi thingy... Super stoked like wooooow So not planned for I dunno where to start anything And then I was willingly dragged to the after party (this time we got invited) which turned to  be a silent disco party
Ok! Some mornings are for this
Have a great week too

With such heavy thoughts

I bumped my head yesterdayIt hurt, but it was rubbed and I had some ice on it It still hurt, but not as hurtful as my thoughts No amounts of sighing can help No amounts of hissing can aid It will pass, this I know Somehow I love-hating-love-hating staying in how I struggle  Talk to someone I should...  1. Everyone has their own issues 2. Are problems shared really solved?
I should count my days...or should I not?

Ps: why do people sit without having empathy for those who sit near them. Why do they take up space like they are entitled to it?

Today, I am thankful

I started the morning on a bit of a low note...
some struggles are real, Thank God for Jesus and the Holy Spirit
As the day set on, i grew a whole lot more better
Listened to a couple of podcasts from Joseph Prince, there is healing in telling yourself over and over 'God loves me'
Here is the part the Holy Spirit plays, He brings to your memory God's goodness events in your life and your spirit rests in believing God loves you....

But guilt..... - that was the genesis of the low note start to my day

Today was a good day. It's October 14, today my grandpa would have been 90years old
wow tho that's a grand age. Still I am grateful

I got to doodle on a wall in front of a couple of people today... I was unsure but as soon as I got into character all that fear got drawn away *pun intended

A couple days ago I ordered a salad from So Fresh neighbourhood market...o well i was an unhappy customer...still am but I have been softened by one of their parfaits. One thing I lear…

Oh Master, have I really been freed?

The black african man - He must be forced to live as the Master dictates. He cannot function properly as society requires so he must be a slave. Education, no he must forget his language and speak the Master's own language. After all the black african man is a barbarian and has no manners. The black african man, like every animal to placed at home must be tamed.

To what good has that been?

I am sitting at home as Nigeria celebrates her independence day in the thick midst of generator fumes and noise amongst other issues.
 Woe betide my neighbour's generator for the loud noise it makes.

Today my real heroes are those who truly sacrificed their lives to govern their nation so that everyone in the nation can prosper. When everyone prospers, the nation then prospers. My real heroes are those who placed everyone in the nation's needs before theirs.
They told theMaster that the black african man can work together, the black african man can reason together, the black african can …

falling isn't funny

I fell down
I fell down cause there was water on the floor
there was water on the floor cause i didn't clean the water up after the rain
i was just tired and pushed it 'till later'
then i fell, nursing the pain on my bed doing up a logo for a friend...

i hurt my knees tho

I'm listening to Ed Sheeran's thinking out loud, before that was
the pogues love you till the end, before that was watching Love and Basketball...

So much on my mind... Life has it's moments

I''m in the place where i feel stupid for doing something that should never have been done in the first place. Then there is the war of the head and the heart over another issue, then there is simply being an employee in the current nigerian economy.

Jesus be a shield, Lord be good to me

olmeca ad playing

so i have just completed my first 24 hours stretch working on some illustrations
I don't feel tired but my voice has gone completely deep

got a cup of ovaltine to send me to bed...

it has been real. I have youtube keeping me company, hence the title of my post, the Olmeca Tequila ad just came up


Anyone watched the olympics? Me being the sports fan watched a couple of games
then i 2 weeks ago i got tied into the illustrations i have been working on and life happened too

I love you Brasil regardless of bad press and other nonsense but somehow I kept going back to Beijing...this time it is for real, I promise myself to be in Japan come 2020
I will be team Naruto there too

Here's to tonight's rain..., this morning's rain, my laptop battery at 5%, the cool ting that is Wacom and a great week ahead...
smooches

and Rio 2016 isn't in the near future anymore

I am so excited, yes you know how i went on about being in Brazil this season... well
i am so far from Brazil as I type.

To be honest being a Nigerian in Lagos at this moment and these olympic tales have been *sigh* chaos, being a Brazilian in Brazil now sounds like even more chaos. I say this as the honorary brazilian i like to think i am :)

tales of strandedness and the lack of proper planning, tales of teargas and demonstrations *sigh* again

zapping all that olympics happiness i tell you...

I am still excited...
glad for the 'dream time' - landed, played and succeeded...
opening ceremony in a few...
I still think Beijing's was a thrill, loved London 2012, and honestly twas a good time to be in London
lemme go back to London 2012, cancelled trains, alternative bus routes, construction woes... and then the olympics and then after the olympics and things just went by

O Brasilia, please make this work, obrigado!

here's to an amazing games season, to joys of winning and …

black lives matter, what is your real take? pt1.

When you take a moment to think about life in general, it feels like your heart is about to lift mount Everest! You may think in parts, the weight is still err weighty

Life is bitter sweet sometimes, totally sweet sometimes, wholesomely bitter sometimes too.

This issue of killing people - Black, Dark skin, of African heritage didn't begin today, or even in this century. The rot goes a long long way and the fact that society has unashamedly pushed down this race/class of people has made it even worse off.

My heart goes out to families who have been thrown into deep dark mourning because of trigger happy men. They need divine comfort

When did Black lives stop mattering that people need to be reminded now that Black lives matter?

This is heavy...

The other day at Taruwa, M.I said there is an agenda against black people, i began to ponder on why he said so...

current events hav pushed these thots i am penning down

The slave Era preached these messages
1. Black, Dark skin, of African h…

for adventure's sake

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I went to the harbour town of Portsmouth about 2 weeks ago.

It dawned on me that I'd love to travel the world in 80 days. You know see the sunrise in Bolivia and the sun set in Georgia Europe. Get beaten by the heavy rains in Abidjan, snowed in in Alaska. See butterflies in Vancouver, smell perfumes in Marrakech street markets, speak with a random fellow aircraft passenger... The list goes on...
In Portsmouth, I spoke briefly with a couple who gave me an unpaid history of the Jutland battle while we stood on the queue at the 100th year anniversary opening event. I wandered briefly around the town and Emily led me thru to Cascades shopping centre. I loved the Sherlock Holmes exhibition best.

I love the life of the adventurer not because I am restless, but because life's too short to experience the world from just a little part of it.
Ps: I found that book in a bookshop kinda opposite Greenwich station
Ps again: travel my friends, there is a reason the earth is spherical and has…

good wins

There is still some good left in this world...
I needed ginger, the best thing that happens to all my smoothies, so I decided to head to where I can get ginger from. I'm back in Lagos btw. 
I was also hoping to get it by the road side...  Basically this was what happened.  I parked next to a guy selling garden eggs, groundnuts and usoji out of a wheelbarrow. Beckoned to him and asked if he sold ginger turns out he didn't and asked how much I wanted. What he did next was amazing. He asked  the guy selling oranges to watch his goods and told me he will go into the market to get some for me. 
He got me the ginger. He crossed the road, went into the market and bought me ginger...
It has been a series of random acts of kindness for the past couple of days
There is still some good left in this world where people take the lives of others simply because of wicked thoughts, mindsets and ideas
Good wins
Ps: Always glad about the June rains and corn 

this is not permitted

The shooting of the Gorilla has got me. I went to see Show Boat last night and i was thumped up to type all about it this morning. But the shooting of the gorilla still has me....

This has absolutely nothing to do with human rights, animal rights or any other rights, it seems the gorilla was killed by a trigger happy zoo official and although no punishment can bring back the poor beast's life, the event can't be swept under some bridge somewhere.

If the gorilla was going to attack the boy, things will have been a lot different. That gorilla did not attack the boy. Animals have feelings too

Life is unfair some times...

this moment

I am sitting on my bed after the day's work, issues and just being the passing day.
I am reading a book on the pod, and lots of thots run thru my mind

this moment i am thankful for my friend...
I realise i actually never say how much he is appreciated.
So we have the most cray cray arguments but then we have the most amazing conversations ever. A total information cube he is, and I have tons and tons to learn from him.
Oh well... past memories fuelled my current thots
funny how that happens.

I also realised how Lagos is really really causing me to lose my smile. What's with the mahd heat tho?
The world we know is changing, anyone notice how time really flies by each day?

sometimes i am simply afraid...

super duper red beet

This may sound ridiculous however I am going to talk about it...

My sister got me eating beetroots a couple of years ago when our GP complained about our low iron levels.
A big kudos to Tesco for hooking us up too.
We sort of phased it out of our diet here in Lagos, twas borrowed culture any way
Alas!!! *Shakespeare's voice*

Beets are grown and sold in Abuja. Today my mom brought a large supply of beetroots. I haven't been this excited since i got my citrus juicer.

I honestly believe I don't have to follow some written down smoothie recipes, I just make my things my way and it works for me.

My smoothie tonight was made up of

a little gingera little slice of an avocadoa celery stalk (soaked in ACV for a couple minutes)one whole medium beetrootorange juice

Amazing! or what!!? I am super duper red beet!!!

Ps: whenever I have some avocado as part of my dinner, I sleep so well all thru the night. It may just be a remedy for insomnia too. Refined sugar begone!

nothing about Mr Darcy

I will still say I haven't by any means neglected blogger...

Funny things happen on the bus to each Sunday Service i attend, and i 'note to self' i must blog. Sadly this is never the case...
this morning's funny story
a couple in front of me on the queue,
wife in front of husband with zip pretty low
husband failed to observe this
how!? I do not know
Me: bemused, couple squabbles are real...

What book are you reading?
I am currently reading - you guessed right! - Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

I believe the book should be read once every decade, or more (avid readers)
between ages 11 and 20 - Just so you can brag about having read it
between ages 21 and 30 - Just so you can say you have a good understanding of how English language was spoken then
between ages 31 and 40 - because you will learn a whole lot about flirting in this book

don't ask about the other ages... when i get there, i will let you know

Ps; it has rained again tonight, here's to freshness…

Odourless, colorless

We welcomed the first rains yesterday with gladness.Did we get to dance in the rain, no but we were glad it fell mightily. It fell in the morning as we went about our businesses, oblivious to those who  had no protection... But we had prepared and we welcomed the first rains...
Remember how water was defined in primary school intergrated science class? Hence, my title.
Writing prose in an African way will be fun. Yes it rained yesterday and some people were beaten by the rain. I always look forwards to the first rains I am the grand child of a farmer so I guess I have learned to watch out for...
January has gone on by, tis the month of "agbalumo" here and mangoes will soon start popping up soon. The fruits cycle...
I have amazing news I hope will get even better, happily looking forward to October already *smiles*
I was foolish to have a conversation with someone, a couple of months ago, who's it appears loves going about with tall tales. I have learnt my lesson, no to the weig…

living warped but living still 3

I'm not a people's person when I choose not to be or when I am just tired of the people. I need to unlearn some of these habits that are just not good...
One of my goals this year is adopting 'niceness' simply put as being nice.
It's the first working day and I have to pretend I am particularly glad about seeing some people. Don't misunderstand me I just don't want to have to work with them. I guess i am being uppity and I have to suck it in.
It's going to be tough, this goal of mine. Unlearning things are harder than learning I have come to know.  It's just a start, clash of two determinations..., I'll rise 
I'm also ditching unfriendly friends with their mentally straining conversations and emotional brouhaha Lol. I took those words out of my mom's vocabulary. 
I am excited about the year, events coming up, travel plans and projects to carry out. Here's to actions and achievements...
Goal #3 & #4
Ps: I enjoy watching Productjunkiexozo&…