Hey! My guys! You remember, I said I will talk about the things I don't like in my apartment in my previous post huh? I live in a peaceful and beautiful neighbourhood. Any visitor that comes, likes the environment because it was built with children in their mind. You can't help falling in love with the landscaping and structural design, since it is a new concept with modern facilities. But nothing of man-made is perfect, right?
Captured from the dinner table section,#lazy#
Well, to start with, I did not view the apartment before moving in because, I was coming from New Jersey. I was given the key immediately I signed my part of the lease, since hubby has done his. The apartment was being tided up when hubby came to ask for a lease, because a tenant recently moved out. He couldn't view, due of his work, and simply paid. I entered the apartment before him that day sef, and loved it instantly! After inspecting all rooms, that was when I realized, there was no storage! Why? I asked them. I was told it was because we requested for 2 bathrooms, so such apartments will forfeit their storage! Oh yes! The second bathroom is bigger than any I have seen in most apartments. Since, I don't like clutter, I didn't really mind, but, I still need it to keep few basic things, like the vacuum and buggy. I love my kitchen cabinets and appliances, although, it is an open kitchen design, but the wall is white! COME- ON! The first day, I boiled pepper and made stew, it spurted and splashed on the wall! I cleaned taya dat day ehen! I was advised to put a fancy wall paper on that particular space ... but it will clash with the decor, so I cover my pot partially whenever I prepare stew. HA! No windows in the bathroom and Kitchen! Rather, electric air vents, to be switched on when cooking or doing #2! ME-HN! Dem no think say, some shit smell fit choke somebody, esp, after chopping medimedi or jekunge, huh? Several cans of air- freshener and scented oil comes to the rescue, but the health hazard nko? And no place to dry anything! It makes me miss the radiators in NJ. You are not allowed to dry anything outside! Everything, goes to the laundry! Hmmm ... apart from the open design kitchen, no storage, the white paint and windowless kitchen and bathrooms, I love everything else about the property. But we have to move soon. Yesterday, we viewed 3 apartments, and I came to appreciate this apartment more. But, like everything in life, the only constant thing is change itself. So we are moving out as I explained here. Thank you for reading and have a blessed week ahead.
I nodded a greeting to my neighbour who lives in the second building opposite mine, as I took the trash out on Friday evening ... let me digress here ... sometimes, I do sit outside for a while and have a 'me' time. So, when I came back, I saw that she had gone inside. Her kids were standing by the window, calling and waving to other children outside, and their mother came to close the window!
I was taken aback! Why? I noticed a black kid went to play with her children, when I was passing. Is it safe to assume that, she does not want her children to associate with other black people? or she does not want her children to play with other children at all? If so, don't they play in school with different children? Because there were 2 Hispanic women talking and watching their kids playing, though, they did not near her own children. I think, she is from Africa by her dressing and dialect when talking with her tribeswomen at the car park. And Nope! I don't know her as a friend, nor, have I said a word to her for the 2 years I have been living here. You see, we like to cry RACISM! RACIST! But the bitter truth is that, it is not entirely them! But also us! We don't even like each other! Let me tell you something, the most annoying challenges I have experienced in America, is from us! There is no African community like the Hispanics, Indians and Chinese, that you can see and feel their presences in some places you go. Ours is church and party! Any avenue to make you spend your hard-earned money, that is where you will see Africans! But help, or show others the way, WHOSAI! Why? Because of, your-own-no-go-better-pass-my-own-attitude, if-mumu-no-fall-maga-no-go-chop-attitude, and pull-him-down-syndrome! Sincerely, do I blame anybody for this? NAY! Because, experience have taught many that it is best to go solo or be a loner, to avoid had-I-known-stories! I was always so eager to meet fellow Nigerians, on my arrival, that my hostess, will be laughing and shaking her head at me, that I don't understand yet, but, now, that zeal is no longer there, infact, I avoid 'us' as much as possible, because, the need for survival has turned some Nigerians into something else! You simply don't know who you should call a friend. I am alone at home, no friends, and I like it that way because I am safe that nobody is seeing my family and I as a means to an end, and then keep malice with us! Well, I went in by past 8 ... it's almost summer, so the day was not dark yet. Hmm, talking about apartments, I will tell you what I don't like about my apartment next week. Have a fulfilled week ahead.
I have always had a curious mind about anything spiritual and supernatural, but I curbed the urge because of my bible teachings ... but some events do come up that makes me want to ask questions to satisfy the 'hunger' in me. Hmmm ... so much was said against NOAH ... the movie of course ... HEY! WAIT! Don't click off yet, it is not a movie review ... I just want answers to some questions that has been in me since I became born-again 2 decades ago, but suppressed it because I was afraid, I might be committing a sin, or be held responsible for anybody going astray ... but yesterday, the 'hunger' in me awakened, so I wish to learn from you all.
I have searched and read online many views and articles, but it still did not satisfy my 'hunger' ... just as people asked questions about Christmas, Easter with the bunny rabbit theme, some religious doctrines and practices, which eventually led to the birth of so many churches, and the truth ... I also seek the truth. My questions are; 1}Where did Cain see a wife to marry? It was just Adam, Eve, him, Abel, and later Seth. 2}Who helped Noah to build such a gigantic ark? Even with today's technology, it will be a feat. 3}How was the earth multiplied with only Noah and his family? That we now have different races ... are we not suppose to be the same? 4}Was the garden of Eden destroyed by the flood? Because, archaeologist said they found it. How true? If not true, then the garden of Eden was destroyed with the flood. 5}Why didn't Methuselah go with Noah? He was his grandfather. Please this post is not to stir controversy, or derail anybody from the path of faith and believing in GOD, rather, it is to satisfy this 'hunger' for knowledge in me ... for the bible says; My people perish for lack of knowledge. Thank you.
I was excited when Netflix started showing Nollywood movies, in April. We have watched; Lagos cougar, Forgetting June, Broken, October 1, Matters Arising and Lies men tell. I liked the serious editing done to the first 2 movies, I wept over Broken, I gave a standing ovation to October 1, I had a good laugh at the last 2 movies. I have a problem with the houses used in Lagos cougar and Matters Arising ... the status was exaggerated ... What I mean is that in Lagos cougar, she is a successful real Estate executive, living in splendor from the look of the house, furniture and fittings, but in the last scene, her bedroom did not compliment the luxurious look!
And in Matters Arising ... COME-ON!!!! The state of that mud house is beyond deplorable! I know, the movie wants to portray a very poor man, but it did not 'gel' with the looks of the poor man. The 'because-I-am-a-good-man's bedroom with the blackened wall and mattress on the floor with 2 ankara wrapper on it, looks like a kitchen that was converted into bedroom for the home video! How can an 'Alajo' not be able to afford a decent one room? A fine man concerned about his looks, who gave his lover #15k, do not eat 3 pieces of meat, unless it is 4, is living in such abject poverty? Please, not convincing to me o. October 1, got a 5 star rating from me.