Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ok... I'M BACK!!! I think...


Hello PEOPLE!!!!  Have y'all missed me???  No no don't lie.  If you didn't y'all wouldn't be asking me why I haven't updated my blog in a while.  Good to know I have readers though.  I actually didn't know I had that many.  But how come y'all don't leave comments huh?  You need to encourage a sistah you know...  Anywayz, thanx a bunch!  

So what has been happening you ask?  Well... a lot has happened since what... November 5th?  Oh yes definitely a lot has happened.  Not sure I can remember all though but will try.  Of course y'all know 26 Feb was my birthday and though I wish I could tell you I had a blast and rocked the town, I'd be lying.  Wanna know why?  FEDISA that's why!  I had like who knows how many storyboards to hand in the next day and it was just not the bomb!  Ok... don't even get me going about that school and how heck-bent it is on taking my last bit of sanity away in this final year [lest my Academic Director decides to chuck me seeing he's one of my readers :-)  Thanks A.L... you know I "luh" you... a-hem (clearing my throat)].  But that's another story for another day.  The 27th was cool though... I think.... can't recall what I did though but whatever it was, it wasn't bad at all. :-)

ANYWAYZ....

Lemme begin this post by doing what I always do... Reflecting on the past year...

A lot happened in 2008.  Happy moments, sad moments, scary moments. I have highlighted my most memorable... at least what I can remember... and not in any order of importance...  

- My friend's trip.  We both had a blast... both feeling like tourists... well she was actually.  She was visiting from the UK.  But nothing could beat Pastor Paul of HOTR's birthday in Constantia, the Madame Zingara trip and the visit to the townships.  A classic I tell you.  That was when I really became good friends with Neliswa, a South African diplomat and one of the best Capetonians I've ever met.

- House-hunting.  3 times in 1 year.  Gosh... what an unpleasant experience!  Please let's not even dwell on it.

-  My Crystal gala outfit getting chosen for the show.  Shame the show was cancelled this year.  The 2nd year's came up with some STUNNING outfits this year, much nicer than ours if I must admit...  but then they had a better theme so....  Maybe I'll take pictures and post.

- TENADES...  a dark memory I wish I could forget but can't even if I tried.  Her death was the lowest point in Cape Town and in my life.... I cried till I had no more tears to cry.  I still think about her everyday... wondering what exactly happened.  Only God knows. Sigh...

- The xenophobic attacks.... coming so soon after Tenadess death, people thought she was a victim.  NO she wasn't please.  They were unrelated incidents.

- Meeting the Nigerian Consul General to South Africa... now the Nigerian Ambassador to Israel... a very nice man who is now a very good friend of mine.  

- My President's trip to Cape Town.  Hey... it's not everyday a normal chic like me gets to meet the President!

- Almost getting burgled... we escaped it just by God's grace.  THAT is a testimony for another day!

- My sister's wedding and making her engagement outfit.  Shame I can't post a picture.  She'll lynch me!

- Getting kicked out from my flat for no sensible reason.  Left a very unpleasant taste in my mouth... not to talk about the bites on my skin from the bed-bug infested flat.  What a disappointment that turned into a blessing!  Thank God I found a place in 2 days... but sorry the police had to get involved after she locked me out of the place before the month ended.  Guess she felt very smart.... Funny... do you know she's still looking for a flatmate???  HA!  I laugh whenever I see her ad on Gumtree.  Still saw one like 2 wks ago or so... 

- Moving into and furnishing my living space :-) the lounge turned room.  It's not the conventional living space but I love the space, the location and my flatie!

- Losing another friend and a cousin... Hmmnnn... By then I must've run out of tears, I became blank...

- Getting a lovely HR job in a fantastic company... though I had to stop when my contract ended but it was cool while it lasted... and it helped pay for my brand new orthopaedic-like mattress...

- My 3 outfits getting into the 2008 FEDISA Graduate Show.  A great show that ended all too quickly...  But I'm sure you've read all about the show already...

- OBAMA becoming US President!!!

- Going home and working on a mini contract I got to make office wear and getting help from my 3 adorable nieces visiting from Canada who I hadn't seen in years!!!  I tell you, the best thing I could ever have done was learning a skill.  I thank God for that.

- Clubbing in Lagos at the newest joints.  But getting stuck in traffic at 2am in the morning all because I wanted to catch my fun in Lagos on the last Friday of the year was not fun at all!  Let's not even talk about that night!

- Networking in Lagos during the December holidays.

Actually if I had to write everything, I'll probably be here till next week [which starts tomorrow actually :-)] but I think I'm tired now so I'll just round up.  I dunno why my pictures are not uploading though :-( Will try and upload again.  This is like the 2nd or 3rd time I've tried.

Well my greatest regret actually was ending off the year in front of my sewing machine when I should have been at church.  And 2009 has been a bit of a challenge and I think this is the reason.  But one thing I do know and I'm thankful for is how God brought me through 2008 in one piece.  I couldn't have done it without Him and y'all... even those I didn't have pleasant experiences with because y'all know what they say... "what doesn't kill you can only make you stronger".  And I am definitely stronger!  

Y'all have a great weekend!  MWAH!!!





3 comments:

poeticallytinted said...

I really would love to see what your crib looks like now. (am afraid to say welcome back)

TWayne said...

Hey hey!!! What dost thou mean??? Don't be. I'm pretty certain I'm back....errr... I think ...lol...

I see you've been up to a lot on your blog.

Check out my post of 22nd October, 2008 for the pictures. It's titled "Welcome to TWayne's World...".

Ciao! MWAH!

CKBK said...

Glad to see you blogging again. Keep it up and you should start your own radio show. Trust me, you can do anything!!!!