Tourism in Nigeria (and summary of traveling to Nigeria)

I’ve written a bit about some topics related to traveling to Nigeria. If you regularly visit your homeland and don’t wait 14 years between visits like I did when I finally went two years ago, then the info below is not useful. But if you have never been to Nigeria, or you haven’t been in a long time, here are some entries that you might find helpful as you plan your trip. Don’t focus on the entries as much as the COMMENTS. The readers have so many excellent suggestions and helpful info, and I’m sure you’ll learn a lot from them as I did: Vaccinate me Gift ideas Traveling to Nigeria – bathroom “necessities” Traveling to Nigeria – clothing and accessories Flying (within Nigeria) Thankful and Lagos hotel hunting You can also read about my frustrations with the N@ija High Commission if you’re so inclined. But what I wanted to … Continue reading

Just in case

I have challenged myself to blog regularly about things that I am thankful for. We all have something in our lives that we can be thankful for, it’s just a matter of thinking on it. Life can be hard and is very stressful, but as long as you’re on this side of the ground and not below it, I think life is good. Fine, life is good but there are so many challenges, so many things that disappoint us or go wrong, lots of unanswered prayers that cause us to lose hope or overshadow our thankfulness. We all face them. When you see an entry here that is all about thankfulness, don’t think everything in my life is perfect and I’m completely satisfied (in some instances I should be, but I’m a typical flawed human). In many cases I have to think hard before I come up with more than … Continue reading

Weight, dates and confidence

I’m a big girl: not thick, not plump, big. And it affects my dating life. Being a bigger person doesn’t have to affect your dating life, and I’ve seen women my size or bigger who date often or have left the dating world behind for marriage. And on the flip-side, there are many slim, fit, toned ladies who are single and may have gone on fewer dates than I have. So what then is the problem? Many will say that it’s all about confidence. I’m sure most single women have been told that they just need to be more confident and men will approach them because confidence is sexy. But before you can be confident you need to be comfortable with whatever causes you to lack confidence. For me, that’s my weight. My belief is that even if I don’t shed a single ounce, I am worthy of finding love … Continue reading

It was Thursday when I started this…

::First off, thank God that the 2010 Nigerian Blog Awards are over! Hurray! I had a blast running it with happyBBB and tinuo, with lots of generous input from Sting, and I look forward to what the 2011 awards will bring, but for now, I’m glad to have my life back! I can read blog entries again and update my own blogs more regularly. I’ve spent the past two weeks volunteering at a music festival so I can see Drake later tonight, but starting Monday, my evenings will be my own again. I have more to say on the topic of the awards, but I guess I’ll save it for that blog. If you have any comments, and I’m sure some of you do, please leave them here or on the awards blog. ::I’m thankful for the people I’ve met through blogging. My dad told me sometime last year that … Continue reading

Let’s help each other

I’m all for sharing best practices. If you have found something that works for you and you think it’s the best kept secret, I beg you, please share it. To help you out, here are the areas where I’d love your input: Best way to remove armpit hair Best exercise for flabby arms and stomach Quickest healthy meal How to wrap relaxed hair The essential spices for cooking most Nigerian dishes Least expensive way to call Nigeria (I think my current deal ($2.50 for 35 minutes) is ok but I wouldn’t mind something better) Best blemish-control regimen for the face How you keep up with your to do lists and get things done In other news, I’m trying a new hair salon tomorrow morning for hair relaxing (I’m done with my old place). I’m hoping my scalp doesn’t get burned and I don’t get gouged financially! Ms. O and Bob-ij, … Continue reading

Reading for the single life

Still reading? You deserve big kudos. I will blame the Nigerian Blog Awards for my absence from this site. Updating that site and fielding requests for blogs to be added to the list of Nigerian bloggers is time consuming, not to mention the facebook and twitter publicity that is required. But enough about that…how are all the single ladies doing? Some of you might no longer be single; if so, hurray (well, as long as the guy is decent and worthy of your time. Getting coupled up with a guy for the sake of being hooked up is not something to celebrate in my opinion.)! I can’t remember how I came across the book but I bought Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye? Trusting God with a Hope Deferred a number of months ago and started reading it this week. I’ll be doing a guest post on a blog about the … Continue reading