January 9, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Flights don’t go-o!
Nigerians have caught the “Occupy” bug, and while I think the protests are perfectly justified, I’ve got to admit, the selfish side of me is thinking that the timing couldn’t be any worse.
Because strikes mean no workers, which means I won’t be leaving Nigeria until Friday…and that’s IF things go as planned. Good thing I packed a lot of undergarments…
Tempers flared, and gate agents looked exasperated as angry passengers yelled at them, and cursed their existence. It was serious, but also kind of hilarious lol.
Anywho, I decided to do some recording so you could see how upset people were about their cancelled flights. I guess I too will be doing my own version of ”Occupy Nigeria” although under different circumstances. But who am I to complain??
December 31, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Happy New Years everyone! Since I’m a good 6 hours ahead of East Coast, United States, I’ve been celebrating for a good…4 hours now. And I’m borderline delusional from lack of sleep.
I’ve spent the past 25 years of my life celebrating New Years in church. Now, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that, but this year, I was excited to switch it up for once!
So I told mother dearest, “No mom, I will not be going to the watchnight service at the church with you and aunty, I’m off to a pah-tee!”
Trust Nigerian people though, if there’s one thing they don’t play with, its prayer. Twenty minutes after my cousin and I arrived, we were handed…yes, a “Watchnight Service Order of Events” program! After singing the classic Nigerian favorites (“Now Thank We All Our God” etc, etc), and praying for Nigeria, it was party time! Complete with about an hour and a half of banga aka fireworks of course, including one a kid threw next to my chair. Not funny.
Anyway, I’m actually happy about how it worked out. Wouldn’t have felt right about ushering in the New Year without God being front and center. Be safe out there tonight everyone!