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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE!

We went to my brother-in-law's house to celebrate the Christmas as we did last year because it has now become a 'tradition' in our family. They celebrate thanksgiving with us and we all go and celebrate the new year with another Nigerian family friend. 

How did this tradition come about? I seriously don't know! It just happened my sister-in-law came to help me bake my first thanksgiving turkey since I didn't know how to do it and we celebrated together, the next thanksgiving, I did it myself and invited them over to come and see it ... then I began inviting them with our mutual friends. They in turn invited us for Christmas when hubby told me I should not stress myself cooking when I was heavily pregnant for my son who is 3 years old today, so, they invited us over,  then we went again, and again ... our mutual friend celebrates her eldest son's birthday during new year, so we all go there ... now, it became a tradition! You see how certain traditions came about? And next generations will now hold strongly to it, likely adding their own and say, that is how our 'fathers' did it in the olden days ...  as some Nigerian cultures came about!


pounded yam

ogbono soup

jollof rice


We all chip in to make it less stressful for the hostess. Our mutual friend brings pepper soup, I prepare ogbono soup while my sister-in-law prepares jollof rice and pounded yam, and small chops. These are aspects we are each good at, which I believe life should really be about; Maximizing our good aspects to complement each other, be it in our homes or work places, and letting go of our flaws. 


New year is 4 days away, and we shall all cross over by HIS GRACE and MERCY through CHRIST our SAVIOUR.  This should be a moment of sober reflection by looking into the mirror and seeing who we really are and improving on ourselves. 
Take care everyone and see you all in 2017.




Sunday, December 11, 2016

SLEEP APNEA.

HA! First time to have a weekend off after 10 months! Instead of me to be catching up with all the sleep I missed during the week, I was tidying up the house! I have finished, watching Tv and my eyes fell on my laptop......
SO! I want to talk about sleep apnea! The first time I heard these words were the early months when I started working overnight and a Nigerian guy advised me not to do it for so long, because it has it effects! This guy suffered from Sleep Apnea, not related to working overnight o, he just mentioned it.

 He worked overnight for a long while before doing day job. It all started with the heavy snoring, that made his wife to either sleep in the parlour or use earplugs! And the gibberish he said when sleeping! Then he began falling asleep on the wheel during the day, that he would park in a gas station and nap for 10mins or more to clear his head. His wife began praying fervently, because they believed their village people were on his matter!

It was not until he gave a ride to his wife's friend, that they came to know what his problem was! The friend told his wife that his heavy breathing sounded like that of her cousin's who was later diagnosed to have sleep apnea, that he needed to go and see a specialist. His wife opened up to her, and his friend said her cousin flat-lined twice before they knew it was very serious! He went to see a specialist, after sleeping 2 days in the clinic under observation, he had narrow nasal passage and his sleep Apnea was severe!. A minor surgery was carried out to correct the nasal passage and the gadget was ordered for him to be sleeping with, everyday! He said, 'I slept like a baby, the first day, I used the mask, and woke up without a headache!' He does not snore heavily again or talk gibberish! But it did not come cheap! Medical ain't cheap here, bruhh!


source


It became a topic of discussion and we realized, this is probably what some people are suffering from, back home and we point accusing fingers ..... Many religious people will say,' NOT MY PORTION!' But the truth my fellow Nigerians, is that, not everything is spiritual! And atimes, it is good to talk about your pressing problem, because you don't really know who has the right info to give out. And never wave aside anybody as inconsequential! One word or one direction can save a life!

Have a blessed Sunday, y'all. 
P.s Christmas very close now...beautiful decorations everywhere. I might stop and take pictures one night on my way to work.
P.s.s..Lemme go and bake a cake then.




Monday, December 05, 2016

MY COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS.

December has rolled in like play, like joke!
HAPPY NEW MONTH OOO! 
Here are thoughts that would have made different posts throughout the year, but...

I read a lot of quotes on  fb, like 'Nobody wants to see you progress, except your parents.' I was tempted to tell the poster including you! Apart from your parents, you also fall into the group of NOBODY! And some so-called inspirational stories are so unrealistic! Infact, I skip such 'far-fetched stories'!

Toke's book brought in a lot of reviews. My own candid opinion on it, is that, everybody have their own story to tell, so if she chooses to tell hers, please let her be! What goes on behind closed doors in many relationships is like her story if not worst sef! Yet, she is being called names! WOMEN! I fear and hail us o!

A 3 year old boy was beaten to death by his mother's boyfriend because he soiled his pants! I wept reading the news. Men cannot tolerate children from other men, especially boys, but expect women to love and care for his own children from their numerous baby mamas! This is one of the reasons, some families don't encourage women to divorce their husbands or be having children for different men! 

How wicked can someone be to poison a fellow co-worker's food that was kept in the fridge? I now understand why some of my co-workers leave their lunch bags in their cars! Why some will throw away coffee in the pot and make a fresh one! I read how a male teacher was peeing into the coffee pot of his fellow teachers because he disliked them! Why some go out o buy snacks! I will be leaving my lunch bag in my car now o!

My co-worker dislike me ehen! Why? I dunno! I asked him if I had offended him in any way? He said, No! Then wetin I DO YOU? Na him body go pepper and bite am tire! I was trained to take over the position of his partner that asked to be transferred to another branch. This guy was sabotaging my work! When I found out, I requested to be taken off that particular task! I no fit shout abeg! Another guy is being trained to assist him. 

Is it by force to help someone break 'egusi'?{gossip} A co-worker brought 'egusi' for me to break, I stylishly dodged it! She has a grudge against a co-worker, since, I have a good rapport with my ogas at the top, she wanted me to snitch. WHOSAI! Instead I shifted her 'load' to her fellow parapo person.This worker said, she was the one that told her in the first place sef! OTURUGBEKE!  You see as these people want to rope me into their web of wahala? She come dey carry face for me. This time, I know why someone is keeping malice with me.  Infact, she recruited her friend to join, by the time I boned both of them wella, her friend head come down and she tried to be cool with me again ... but that is not gonna happen ... that 'ship' don sail go sinceee! I am the only dudu in our department o. Abeg, make dem carry their 'loco-loco' vamoose!


Alright my guys, daz all. Gracias.



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