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Rant 201?

I believe all Nigerians should be subjected to psychiatric evaluation monthly. A lot are mad people, they just haven’t hit the streets yet. Either that, or we are born idiots.

How do you explain driving a bus whose fuel filter is dangling and hitting the ground? When common sense tells us that if that thingy should split, there is trouble.

Or not fixing your tyres properly and it comes off with the rim?

Or the dude who decides to “sleep” and chooses the back of a moving bus, is unstrapped and just enjoying his “sleep” forgetting that with the kain traffic we were in, if he rolled out of the bus, the next car/bus/trailer/tanker would have crushed him before realising someone fell out of the bus.

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Or those who see a burning truck, didn’t bother calling Emergency Services nor try to get the driver out. Yet stood to take pictures. Or the even sillier ones. Those who decided to “save” the bags of rice in the truck. Reminds me of the frequent pipeline explosions we had at some point.

Or the Policewoman who “decides” to “hang” on a bus because the driver “refused” to pay her N700. Driver tok decides to be “smart” and starts driving haphazardly. In the process, Policewoman gets flung, right into the path of the same bus and as driver no fit stop, crushes her to death.

When would we stop putting ourselves (and others) in harm’s way ON PURPOSE? Preventable accidents and deaths. And when such happen, some people would be quick to blame one witch or wizard or one family member that didn’t want the fellow to succeed.

Oh, another group I don’t know what to label them. You come to camp, pray and bind all enemies. Then once the programme is over, you lay your mats/clothes/whatever on path ways. Knowing that a zillion people are trying to leave camp at the same time. Then once you get hit or stepped in, you resort to curses and asking if said people were blind. What were you doing “sleeping” on road pesin suppose walk on?

That said, I must say with the kain chaos on that Lagos-Ibadan expressway especially after any HGS, it takes special skills, extra grace and patience. My God, the air, land, noise pollution? Now I remember one of the reasons I haven’t been to Redemption Camp in more than 6 years. The waka alone….

I need some serious scrubbing and a full body massage yo!!!

Off to bed (yes, I just got back home and I need my sleep) before gatecrashing a wedding later in the day (don’t judge me).

Showerella and four other things

Whew, 99th post… Drums rolling…..

I promised to do something on showerella. Hopefully this would be one of many ish on young entrepreneurs.

Showerella was born out of a passion to entertain. It was founded by Ike (my girlfriend since 1987, I shall famz) a graduate of Chemistry from University of Sheffield. Showerella is the place where you find exquisite products to create a pre-wedding party to last a life time. You can read more about the story behind showerella on the blog. Starting with perfumes, Showerella has grown to include other products to make a bride-to-be’s day memorable. With the help of her sister and a childhood friend, they have been able to create Scentelier, a ready to go activity box set. The Scentelier perfume making party box set contains all you need to host a stylish perfume party for 10, 15 or 25 guests. It is now available online and would soon hit stores in the UK and US. More activity box sets are in production and would also be hitting stores soon.

You can visit the website showerella, follow on twitter (@showerella), like on facebook and join on pinterest. I have seen and I know how much work is being put into this business and I can assure you it would be worth it. So MOHs, sisters and sisters-in-law to be, bridesmaids, even mothers/mothers-in-law to be, there you go. Treat that friend, sister, daughter to a fabulous bridal shower.

Life is too short for boring parties.

Four other things

Sea/ship themed bridal showers

Not ended on bridal showers. No, just not yet. Saw some pictures of a sea themed bridal shower over the weekend. Lawd, it was gorg. Ladies dressed as sailors. Got me seriously thinking. I want a beach themed bridal shower. Enough of in the house, at a restaurant, bar ish ish bridal showers. Let the bikins out.

Reading

It is amazing that I have a 9-6 job and I still find time to read. While I was home with nothing to do, I found it hard reading the Point Man. I get a “job” and I find time to read a chapter every other day. Updating in a few minutes.

Hustle 

I was about entering into my car yesterday when some dude greets me. I look at him from the side of my eye, answer BUT spent a few seconds sizing him and his car (unfortunately, the part of the car I saw made it look a late 1990s, early 2000s car). And the kind of thoughts that entered my head ehn, I am ashamed. Right after, I heard clearly in my mind, “don’t knock another man’s hustle. Do you know how much he saved to buy the car? Because “wan gbe moto si e nidi” (dem dash you car for house), you are disrespecting others”. I wanted to cry. Just entered the car jeje and drove off. Only to see it was a 2008-10 thereabout Avalon  (I saw the car from my side na). I spent the journey home thinking about how easy it is for one to knock another man’s hustle especially when you have had things easy. The “curse” of having a car to drive. Now am beginning to look at people based on the car they drive (I seriously still feel bad about what happened and the kind of silly thoughts). I was seriously reprimanded in my spirit. It was a “na because you get moto you dey look down on another, moto wey no be your own” kinda ish. Funny I have never thought or looked down on another based on the car he/she drives. Where that silly thought came from yesterday I dunno.

All bark no bite

I can no longer bite. You may not understand. I am one of those who when things aint going their way, I could easily lose it. Throw tantrums, sulk, I am just a drama queen. Selfish I know. Working on it biko. I do all I can to get things done my way. When something bad/wrong happens, I can also quickly lose it. I kinda bully people. However, in the last 2-3 months I have been somehow subdued. Like things happen I could easily go over the edge and I am just calm. Seriously calm. Like a friend said recently about an issue, “I am surprised at your response. The person I know would have…..”. My iPhone fell into water at the salon while getting my nails done. Old me would have flipped. I actually just picked the phone, tried draining the water and dropped it in my bag. Everybody kept saying aunty sorry and me I was just smiling. I just had this “what can I do” feeling, it has happened, it has happened, you can’t change it ish. Got home and told my elder sister what happened and she was like “and you didn’t do anything?” I replied “kini mo fe shey?” She was shocked.

Things happen and I just let it go… I am beginning to think they all think there is something wrong with me at home. I was talking to mumsie the other day and she said my sisters reported me to her. And then she goes on asking if am sure all is well. I would have raked for my sisters that day (normally) but somehow I just let it slide. *sigh*. Am I sure all is well?

Side note: Maxwell is coming to town and I can’t go. For a zillion reasons. Maxwell isn’t the kind of person you go see with someone of the same sex. Neither should you go with someone who isn’t your significant other. I am seriously sad just thinking about it alone. Forgot to mention that the 2nd anniversary competition is now closed. The winner would be announced on Sunday 10th. Gift is a 50 quid pound Asos voucher. So all those who commented before 31st, keep praying. Won’t pick the winner till Sunday. Funny how my blog’s anniversary falls on one of my le boos birthdays. Popman too is celebrating his birthday on the 7th. Excited much.