Saturday, August 6, 2011


This girl sef would not kill me. I'll call her Tana for the purpose of this post. When she started work in January she could barely converse in English language but now she's improved a lot. When she speaks Yoruba she sounds like egun (she's actually one). I like her for one thing; she takes care of my 15 months old lil woman so well that I’ve heard a lot of testimonies of her good behavior towards her. Being a working mom and the one that lives in Lagos for that matter, Tana is my lil woman’s playmate, sister amongst other things, so I wasn't surprised that "nana" ( Tana) is the next word lil woman could pronounce after "Memmy" (Mummy) and "Deddy" (Daddy).

However, my fear about this nana is that she is not schooled nor lettered, she just speaks whatever form of English that she could express herself in without worrying about its correctness or not. I pray my lil woman won't pick her bad English oh 'cos her niece that is a little above 3 years has been picking some wrong words from "nana". My lil woman’s niece mum complained to me some weeks back that "nana" had influenced her dotta's spoken English, I made light of the issue and told her right away that the nana is trying despite the fact that she's not lettered but deep down in me, I’m worried for my lil woman. To be honest nana’s pronunciation of some words like “lemove it” (remove it), “bling it” (bring it), “nothing blin my hand” (nothing is in my hand) etc gives me worry about my lil woman.
Another thing "nana" does to escape my chastisement most times is to begin to tell me about lil woman's activities of the day. She knows that no matter how tired I am, I would always love to hear anything about lil woman so when she knows she's flawed one of my orders, she's always very quick to tell me about lil woman, over time I got to know her trick and once she goes on to say " Mummy, Tofunmi o sere gan l'oni oh in egun dialect (Tofunmi played a lot today) the next thing I say is “ki la tun ri gbo oh (What is it this time?).
You know naturally kids are attracted to kiddie’s jingles on T.V, oh my “nana” knows a couple of these songs and would thrill my lil woman with songs, I don’t know if you know this Ovaltine ad Nana will go on and thrill the “whole house” by singing “I’m walking on “shoneshine” oh oh (I’m walking on sunshine oh oh), the indomie ad, the cowbell ad to mention a few. I just love this girl ‘cos she brings smile to our faces at the least expected time. God bless Nana.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


The rate at which school fees is going now, I cannot help but to think its the best form of family planning. When you remember the exorbitant school fees you'll  have to pay you will call yourselves to order. The funny thing about these schools is that they all claim to have "high standard", they give tedious assignment to little kids and their parents would end up doing it for them (A way to justify the high school fees, i can't be fooled, na today) They give a 5-6year old an assignment that would require them surf the net, tell me, how many of these kids truly know how to move around the Internet, the parent after a busy day instead of going home to rest ends up racking his/her head on how to go about the assignment.

The one that inform this post is a friend's son's  school, the lil' man is about 3 years old and the boy was given a note home to bring an Ethiopian meal to school that they are teaching them African meals, (tell me how a boy who barely knows how to pronounce his name would know how to pronounce Ethiopian meal let alone remember) when my friend hinted me over the phone  i was like shuo! when dem never finish to eat naija meals (All na to proof "high /international standard" oh) these schools tends to psyche us up to have this kind of feeling that my child(ren) school is of international standard.  There's also this school in my neighbourhood, a friend of mine was asking if i know the school and i  was yes i do and she went on to tell me how they teach the kids German and Spanish and that she really likes the school bla bla.... so i then ask her if she understands any of the two languages so she can continue teaching the kids, she said no i just shook my head.... back to the main gist...   I then asked my friend the type of meal she'll make for her lil' man  (someone you have to pacify before he eats the normal food he's used to) then my friend goes on to say:

My Friend:   Is there any African country wey no dey eat bread?

Me:  the country no dey map

My Friend: Any one wey no dey eat pasta?

Me: None that i know of

My friend : Thanks ore (friend), i have a clue on what to make already. I'll make Indomie garnish with Ugwu, Egg and other things i can think of. Ethiopian meal here we go.

I just scatter laugh over the phone and say "sharp girl".

That takes me back to my growing days, i didn't attend a very "expensive school", my parents had five of us and didn't have to break the bank to send us to good schools and by His Grace my siblings and I are not doing badly in our various world but these days i think School fees is a better family planning oh.

I keep wondering what our education system is turning to, in my days, the best schools you have around are the FGC's, Air force, Command, Navy, State Model Schools to mention a few but  a parent at this age and time would not dream of taking his/her child(ren) to any of these schools because the schools have all became a shadow of what they represented in the past. And to say the least the "very good school" are no where to move close to due to what you'll have to cough out as school fees, the one that made me laugh was this one. i won't mention the name of the school though, application form to signify interest alone is 20k so i leave you to imagine what the school fees itself would be.

Enough of my rumblings jare, all i pray for is that God should bless Me in other to be able send my kids to the best school around not minding the cost because in actually fact "Good Education in itself is not Cheap".

Friday, June 24, 2011


I'm not the author of this but when i read it, i consider sharing it so we all could learn a thing or two from it. So enjoy.....

A Couple have been married for 5 years now. They have a 2 year old daughter. Like any couple they have their ups and downs, that's life. One day just after they had a fight over their differences of opinion, the wife went shopping at the local mall, where she bumped into her ex-boyfriend from varsity.

After a chit-chat, she discovered he was doing well for himself in business. They exchanged numbers. From that day on, they started talking daily over the phone. Plans were made to meet, but where, when? That's when the ex-boyfriend came up with a plan that they should meet in Cape Town to spend a week together.

The ex-boyfriend would organize everything; the plane tickets and a nice beach holiday resort for them to enjoy. She would have to lie to her husband, saying she is going to a conference in Cape Town for a week.. Her husband took her to the airport on Sunday evening. 2 hours later she was met in Cape Town by her ex-boyfriend who had arranged a very romantic evening with her.

After the romantic evening they went back to the resort, made love without a condom, of course they have known each other for a very long time. For the next 5 days they had a wonderful time jollying / quad biking, up the mountain in the cable car, swimming and sun bathing etc, wining and dining at the Capes top cafe's and restaurants, something she had rarely done with her husband. They enjoyed everything money could buy, until she left on Saturday afternoon back to Johannesburg They used different flights to avoid being seen together (you know people talk). She was waiting in the airport for her husband to fetch her, when she received a call from her ex-boyfriend, who told her he was HIV-positive and that it was not a co-incidence when they met at the mall.. The reason why he infected her with the disease was because he was jealous of the family she has and the beautiful woman she had become and the fact that he was financially successful but he is not happy because he knows that he is dying.

At that moment she just stood there and froze; thinking about what to do, as it was already too late to take anti-retroviral. She could lay a charge against him; it would only expose her for cheating on her husband. That's when she took a taxi to her best friend's house. She told her friend everything that had happened and ask for advice. The friend advised her to come clean with her husband, tell the truth, she has just lost everything and has nothing more to lose.

She then phoned her husband and explained every thing. To my surprise, the husband picked his wife from her friend's house; he sat down with her and told her how much he loves her and reminded her of the vows he took at church and that it was a terrible mistake she has made, which unfortunately she has to pay for it with her life. He told her that he is never going to leave her, he has forgiven her and will stick by her side no matter what happens.

Now she stays in another bedroom and he shares his bedroom with their daughter. What is currently happening is, the wife is terribly sick and might die at anytime. He told me this because he was asking me for prayer support, because he believes that a group of friends praying together, the stronger the prayer might be.

The other reason was that I should let you all know of such happenings as a warning to anyone contemplating cheating, to weigh up if it's worth it! As I sit and think about this experience, I thought to my self: why him?But I can not seem to come up with an answer. Then there is a lesson here;" You never know what you've got until....

"The morale of the story is? As people, we tend to undermine those who love us for a moment's pleasure (we are never aware when we are loved).We keep on chasing waterfalls rather than sticking to the rivers, where we can swim with ease. To all my brothers and sisters, love the one you are with... ..

Monday, June 20, 2011


Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, are excessively mischievous.They are always getting into trouble and their parents know if any mischief occurs in their town, the two boys are probably involved.The boys' mother heard that a preacher in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys. The preacher agreed, but he asked to see them individually

The mother sent the 8 year old in the morning, with the older boy to see the preacher in the afternoon. The preacher, a huge man with a deep booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, "Do you know where God is, son?"
T...he boy's mouth dropped open,:/ but he made no response, sitting there wide-eyed with his mouth hanging open:s .
So the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner tone, "Where is God?! Again, the boy made no attempt to answer. The preacher raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy's face and bellowed>:O , "WHERE is GOD?!"
The boy screamed & bolted from the room, ran directly home & dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, "What happened?"
The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We are in BIG trouble this time!:'( " "GOD is missing, and they think WE did it!"

Friday, June 17, 2011


Its been a while peeps, I've been so busy at work and i wonder what qualifies me as a blogger.I just started and I've been flouting the laws (May be the award got into my head lol :)) ) Cos i noticed the award was the last thing i blogged about. Its been over two months and i haven't breezed in to even say hi. I certainly missed you guys so much and can't wait to be fully back with my blogs ville family. I've got several things to blog about i hope i won't lose memory of them. I promise I'll be fully back and better sometime soon. I sincerely appreciate The Real world that ask after me while i was away "thanks a bunch sis" i know you got my back and i got yours too.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Amazing Thots: GUESS WHAT!

Amazing Thots: GUESS WHAT!: " Guess What! Amazing Thots got an award...Hurrayyyyyyy!!!So delighted when I got an alert on my phone that i had been a..."



Guess What! Amazing Thots got an award...Hurrayyyyyyy!!!
So delighted when I got an alert on my phone that i had been awarded the 'One Lovely Blog Award' by Remiroy. That's so humbling and encouraging sugar, thanks a bunch (catch my kisses).
The rules thus are:

1. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award (Done)
2. I have to tell you seven facts about me you don't know (Done)
3. Pass the awards along to as many as fifteen blogs I have found recently (will do)
4. Notify the bloggers of their awards.
Now to the 7 facts you might not know about me:
1. I love looking good (and u know looking good costs u some good change.I know i need to work harder to live my dream)  Get me a pair hair bow & you'll make my day.
2. I can be mischievous, unassuming, and sarcastic atimes ( one bad part of me i''m seriously praying to God to help me CHANGE! Guess what, i just love ME!
3. Hypocrites disgusts me, i just can't stand them. Lies, oh arrrrggghhhhh!
4. I am FRIENDLY. (I 've got testimonies on this from several people) 
5. I just cant have enough of my daughter (before nko?)
6. I love my career but the pay isn't encouraging. ( Looking for a job in a good industry like oil and gas telecoms etc, i know you'll say the grass always greener at the other end. Keep your advice pls! (hope that doesn't sound rude, trust u know i don't mean to be rude, will share my 1st cheque with u when i get my dream job)
7. On my soft side (love or romance or whatever u choose to call it.) still on a discovery road. (even after a child you'll say, i marvel at myself atimes).
.....and now the Oscars goes to: 

Off to notify the winners.