Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I know it may seem as though the SBR is not going to hold as scheduled anymore but that is not true. The SBR is still scheduled to hold as planned on the 13th of September,2008 at Alpha beach, Lekki.
The change in dates were due to the fact that we wanted to accommodate a lot of bloggers who complained that the previous dates were not convenient for them however there will be no further change of dates. We are sticking to September 13th.

About 20 bloggers have indicated their interest to attend. We however still want more bloggers to be part of the event. You know what they say, the more the merrier! So if you are going to be in Lagos on that date, do well to come have fun with your counterparts. We consider ourselves one big family here in blogville and activities such as these are meant to help us bond with one another.

Even if you are an anonymous blogger, be rest assured your identity will be protected. Ask those who were at the Naija Bloggers Party last January.

Bloggers can come with their friends and relatives but each person is expected to take care of the refreshment needs of their selves and their guests; in other words, come along with your food and drinks!

Due to the fact that this period is the rainy season, we do not want a situation where party people will get drenched by the rain or something so we are thinking of hiring a large tent on the beach so we have a cover over our heads just in case the heavens decide to bless us with rain.

The hiring of this tent has some financial implications. It is going to cost about N10, 000 to hire the tent for the day.

Then there is the Deejay. We can not overlook the importance of music in any party, can we? Therefore, we need to arrange for a capable Deejay who will give us good music we can dance to. We are estimating that hiring the Deejay will cost us another N15, 000.

There is still the branded T-shirts. This is optional for those who are interested but it will be good if we all can afford to get one since it will also serve as a memorabilia for those of us who attend the SBR.
The T-shirts will cost N1,500 each, very affordable abi?
Below are pics of what they will look like.


So here is the deal.
We do not have a Big time Sponsor therefore every blogger who intends to attend is expected to contribute the sum of N3000. This is to cover the cost of your T-shirt and other expenses(The Tent & The Deejay). We need to get the monies latest by Tuesday September 2nd, 2008. This is to enable us pay for the production of the T-shirts.
Those interested should call 01-7768665 or 01-7611609 for details on how to make payment as well as supplying info on your T-shirt size(small, medium, large, X-large)

Please note that if we are not able to realise enough money to set the party in motion. The party will not be able to hold as planned and a refund for those who have paid will be arranged. Please guys, we can do this. Lets make it work!

Hope to see you at the beach!


Thursday, August 21, 2008


We weren’t talking. I and the fair boy, so I couldn’t go ask him if he sent the coke and biscuits. I was however very sure he was the one. I must state it here though that your girl wasn’t in the least interested in Fair boy because it was around the same time that I was enjoying the attention of Francis, my first love and my eyes were only for him. Very fair guys weren’t my type anyway,lol!(as if I knew what was my type then). Anyway, the scenario was this. I was being eyed by two guys at the same time. Although Francis hadn’t made his intentions known then, I knew it was him I wanted. Fair boy’s attentions began to irritate me.

Now, Fair boy had this friend who was almost like his shadow. They were always together anytime I saw them. One day, I was standing outside my class doing the usual ‘amebo’(gossiping) with my friends when Fair boy's friend appraoched us.
“Excuse me, can I please talk to you for a minute?” he was looking at me. Nodding my head, I moved away from my friends and we walked to the back of the classroom. My friends looked on inquisitively.
“Okay so?”I wanted him to hurry up. Standing with boys made me self-conscious then.
He didn’t waste much time. He started preaching, yea preaching o! My guy advertised his friend no be small. I got to also learn that fair boy’s name was Ceedee. That he was dying(yes, that was the term they used then) for me didn’t come as a surprise cos I already suspected. Anyway, I told Ceedee’s friend that I wasn’t interested becos I had a boyfriend already(Ha! Small children! We spoil quick o,lol!)
“Is it that tall dark guy, Francis?”
he inquired. I could see they had done their homework.
“Yes he is the one. Please tell your friend to leave me alone. I’m not interested” I replied.
Finally, when he realized I wasn’t going to budge, he left and I went back to meet my friends. Of course, they asked what it was we talked about and I downloaded the gist for them.


If I thought that was the last I would hear from Ceedee the fair boy, then I was wrong. Ceedee didn’t give up. If anything, he intensified his efforts to get my attention. My younger brother had just come into my school at that time. He was in J.S1 and we usually went home together. Ceedee noticed him and decided to change his tactics. One day at home, my brother informed me.
“Princesa, there is this senior that said I should tell you that he likes you”
My antenna shot up instantly.
“Which Senior is that?”
“One fair senior like that. He always buys me Ice-cream and biscuits during break time…”
“Ennhen! Ice-cream and biscuits ke! Oya come here, come and tell me everything unless I will report you to mummy”

Scared of being reported. He spilled it all out. Ceedee had been lobbying my brother all these while, trying to buy favour from him. The guy bin get scope sha o. I quickly warned my little brother not to accept anything from him again becos if I found out, he’d find himself in hot peppersoup.
“But the senior is nice now...What is wrong with me accepting Ice-cream and biscuits from him?”
“Long throat! Shut up your mouth there! Let me not catch you o. I have warned you o!”
I knew that my threat was entering through one of his ears and flying out from the other one,lol! That boy loved ice-cream to death, I was sure that not even my warning would stop him from collecting free ice-cream, anyway I had warned him sha.


I wasn’t still talking to Ceedee. In fact I avoided him like a plague.

Then the D-day arrived. Valentine’s day.

We were in Food & Nutrition Lab doing practicals that day when one of my friends nudged me to look outside. I did and saw Ceedee standing by the door. I was alarmed. This bobo want put me for trouble o! My F&N teacher Mrs O. was a really nice woman but I didn’t know what her reaction would be seeing her favourite student with a boy. I didn’t want to find out so with a huge frown on my face I waved him off. He didn’t leave. He stood there and gestured for me to come out. Christ, this boy had liver sha o! So there we were. I, pretending to be listening to Mrs O while waving him away and he standing there by the door refusing to leave. Soon enough, Mrs O. noticed.
“Princesa, it looks like you have a visitor outside”
I looked up guiltily while my friends who knew what was up all along giggled like the school girls they were.
Mrs. O smiled knowingly and told me to go see my visitor. That woman was one understanding babe abeg,lol! So I got up, embarrassed out of my pants and went to see the cow outside, Yes he was a cow for disrupting my class like that,lol!
“Ehen? What is it? You want to put me in trouble abi?” I was really pissed.
“Emm…sorry, but I wanted to give you this” he handed out a red package to me. I looked at it and knew what it was.
“Nooo, I don’t want. Please go away…”
Ceedee refused to leave unless I took the gift and I didn’t want to spend more time than necessary time outside. Mrs O’s niceness fit no reach that level. Besides, I reasoned. This was my first Val gift in my entire life. Who rejected their first Val gift? So I quickly snatched the parcel out of his hands and tucking it behind my back, I re-entered the class.
“Ooooooh! I see some one’s got a valentine gift already. Hmmm school love...”
Mrs O exclaimed loudly and all the other girls turned to look at me. Thankfully she didn’t ask me to open the parcel and show the class what was inside. I was almost scared she would.

Later, I hid the parcel safely inside my school bag. Despite my friend’s pleas, I refused to open it until I got home although how I would hide it from the eagle eyes of my detective mother was another issue. I had never gotten a valentine’s gift before but I was sure some ceremony needed to be accorded to the opening of a valentine’s gift. Lol! The childishness!

Anyway, finally in the safety of the toilet at home (I wasn’t going to risk anyone seeing me, even my brothers), I opened the parcel. I don’t remember all that was inside anymore but I think there was a flower and yes, a card! I remember that card. It was a big red card. I opened it and read the long epistle(love letter) that was inside. Most of the words in the card got me blushing and scared at the same time. I wanted to keep the card and read the word at my spare time again but then I was scared of what my dear mama would do to me, if she ever stumbled upon it so I did the wise thing. I tore it into shreds and threw it away far from the house. No need risking someone playing detective and piecing the shreds back together.

The term flew by quickly. I finally hooked up with Francis(my first love) and totally ignored Ceedee.

The guy tried one final stunt though.

It was during the holidays. School had closed for the term and I was at home. That day, I was in my mum’s room with her helping her arrange her clothes when my elder brother walked in. He had this cunning smile on his face.
“Ha! Princesa so you are here! I was looking for you”
“Looking for me?”
I asked warily. I was suspicious of him cos he was always up to some mischief.
“Why are you looking for her?” My mum cut in.
“He he he he he he…” My brother, the big head started laughing.
We were lost. My mum and I. What was causing his laughter.
“Why are you laughing now?” My mum asked.
“Nothing o! It’s just that she has some visitors”
Now I was sure he was up to no good. I was already fidgeting. Who could it be?
“Visitors? Who are they?” Mumsy was very interested now.
“I don’t know o! But the boy said he is her boyfriend”
Oturugbeke o! Which boyfriend is the big head talking about? I wondered. Surely Francis couldn’t have dared to come to my house. Haa…wahala!

“Boyfriend?" My mum gave me an inquiring look.
“At all, I don’t know any boyfriend o!” I quickly answered.
“They are standing outside at the gate. You can see them from the verandah” Information minister(my bros) informed us.
“ Eeeehen? Okay let’s go and see this boyfriend of urs” Mum led the way to the verandah and we followed. The look I gave my brother could kill. He was obviously enjoying the whole drama.

Standing at the verandah, I could make out their faces. It was the two of them. Ceedee and his friend. How did they get my address? Aha! it must have been my traitor lil’brother. That one who would sell me for ice-cream if he could. I’d deal with him later. For now, I had to explain to mum who they were. I explained that one of the boys had been distirbing me at school and i didn't know whow he got our address. Lucky for me, mumsy found it all funny and said i should invite them to come upstairs. So I shouted from the verandah.
“Ceedee! Ceedee!! Why are you standing there now? Oya come upstairs. My mum wants to meet you!”
They looked up and saw us-me, my brother and my mother and the next thing I knew.
They picked race. lol! Even Ben Johnson no run pass dem. The cowards ran like the devil was after them without looking back.
We all burst into laughter. My mum laughed the loudest.
“Ha ha ha ha, he he he, what is chasing them now?”
“I don’t know o! I guess they didn’t expect to see you”
I replied.

Ceedee never spoke to me again after that incident until he left our school.

PS: This is to inform you all lovely people that my birthday's coming up very soon o! On the 31st of August so kindly get your pressies ready. Abeg i don tire for virtual gifts o, Thank you very much,lol!

Monday, August 18, 2008


The first time I noticed him was during mathematics class. He wasn’t in my class-S.S 1G. He was in a senior class, S.S 2E but our classes were opposite each other and sitting in my class, one could see a person in his class.

Like I mentioned earlier, it was during math’s class and Mr. K was teaching his favourite topic-Bearing which I had no passion for. Why couldn’t the man just teach good old algebra or something as easy? Why did I need to be calculating the distance between two points when I wasn’t embarking on a trip to any of those points? I couldn’t wait for the class to come to an end. My favourite subject, English was up next and I was looking forward to it.

Yawning widely, I turned to stare out of the window and that was when I saw him. The very fair boy. He was staring at me intensely. Our gazes locked and he looked away quickly. I was sure he had been staring for longer before I caught him and I tried to recollect if the face was one I knew. No, it wasn't. I hadn’t noticed him before, I was sure. But then how many S.S2E boys did I know? We didn’t mix like that. S.S2 boys hung with S.S2 girls while S.S1 boys chased after the S.S1 girls. It was only when he turned to look at me again that I realized I had been staring unabashedly. I quickly return my gaze to boring old Mr. K. At least, I was sure he wouldn’t have any problem with me staring. Heck…Thirty nine other pair of eyes was on him already!

With each day passing day, I noticed the fair boy in S.S2E didnt stop staring. Countless times I caught him staring at me from his class. His seat was by his class window as mine was so it was quite easy for him to see me and by Jove, was he determined to stare me to death! He didn’t to care if i noticed or not, if anything it was almost as if he wanted me to know he was staring.

It is funny how after you notice someone for the first time, you begin to see the person everywhere you turn. The fair boy in S.S2E began to show up everywhere I went to. I noticed him during morning assembly at the parade ground. I saw him in the school canteen during break time. I saw him while waiting for the bus after school in the afternoon and each time he was always staring at me.


It was the beginning of February and the Valentine spirit was in the air already. In my school, February 14th-Valentine’s Day was indeed a very special day. In fact most students looked forward to it more than even Christmas day, lol! It was that special! Valentine’s Day was the day shy school boys professed their love to those girls they had been eyeing all term. The girls looked forward to all the gifts and love-lyrics filled cards usually bought with money stolen from the boys’ fathers. It was the D-day and it was approaching soon

So it was that one afternoon during break time, I was in the class gisting with my friends when this junior boy walked in. In his hands were a bottle of coke and a packet of biscuits. He walked to where we sat at the front of the class and asked.
“Excuse me Seniors, I am looking for Senior Princesa”.
My friends turned to look at me, questions in their eyes. I shook my head; I hadn’t sent anyone to buy me coke and biscuits.
“Junior boy, why are you looking for her” I questioned him.
“One senior asked me to give her this” he replied, holding out the coke and biscuits.
“Which senior?”
“I don’t know him o. One yellow Senior like this, he just asked me to help him give this coke and biscuits to Senior Princesa”
“Which yellow Senior? If you don’t talk now, you’ll serve punishment o!”
My friend Ese took over the questioning.
“Please Senior, I don’t know him. It’s the truth, I don’t know him…” Sweat beads were already breaking out on his face.
“Okay describe him very well” I cut in.
“Emmm…he is tall and yellow and he has low cut and …I…don’t…know…a……”he stammered.
Collecting the coke and biscuits from the boy, Simi, the oldest of us all waved him away.
“It’s okay, you can go junior boy”
“Thank you seniors” he scampered away quickly without a backward glance.
I expected the barrage of questions that followed. Simi started it.
“So Princesa do you know who it is?”
“At all, I don’t know o!”
I shook my head.
“Na wa o, so you have a secret admirer?!” Ese exclaimed clapping her hands.
Then Chi-chi started the chant and the others joined in.
“Secret admirer! Princesa has a secret admirer! Secret admirer!! Princesa has a secret admirer!!”

Speechless, I sat there looking from the rowdy girls to the coke and biscuits on my desk. I suspected who the secret admirer was.

Who else could it be but the fair boy in S.S2E?!?!

To be continued.
Have a beautiful week everyone!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

An Ode to my eyes and some food for thought.

Okay so I’have been up to my neck in work and really can’t think properly much less type a meaningful post so I dug up something for those who have been asking for an update.

This was a poem I sent in during the Ode Carnival at Daddy’s girl’s blog sometime ago. It’s titled ‘An Ode to my eyes” My entry didn’t win. Our sweet and sultry Castle queen's Ode to her bosom won the competition anyway since I never posted the Ode on my blog, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do so. So here it goes…

They charm...
They disarm...
They are a window to my soul...
Shining with a lustre when i am glad...
Dull and sober when i am sad...
They are beautiful...more so when lined with dark kohl...
They can be as trusting as a puppy's...
Cold as a dead iced fish's...
They are innocently sexy...
capable of arousing to distraction...
Discerning, penetrating...
they can tell when you are faking
Brown and white...
Sharp and bright...
They are my eyes.

What do you think of my Ode? ;)
Then I also got this in my mail this morning and thought I should put it up. Please read and give great thought to each statement. I did and they really make a lot of sense.

1. Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.'
2. A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.

3. If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.

4. Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

5. The best vitamin for making friends..... B1.

6. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

7. The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.

8. One thing you can give and still your word.

9. You lie the loudest when you lie to me.

10. If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.

11. One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.

12. Ideas won't work unless 'you' do.

13. Your mind is like a functions only when open.

14. The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.

15. The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what
you might have been.

16. Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right and forget
about the one's who don't.

17. Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes
we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've
let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we
forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means
until it is too late.

P.S: How do i do the blogroll thing so i can get notification when anyone on my roll updates their blog? Everyone's got it already except me. Help!
*DISCLAIMER: That is not my eye above o, although i can swear mine are lots lovelier(wink)