Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day #9: Education is NOT Important...

Hi Me Darlings...

How's everyone doing? Hope great! Hope you all are enjoying your weekend...chilling, bbqing and all. My weekend has been chilled so far. Kicked of my morning by tuning in to the Verastic show, then got out of bed at about 1pm, ate breakfast/lunch, and ermm yeah that's all I've done today. Heading out to a friend's BBQ later this evening, and maybe we might all head out to a club or lounge afterwards. But at the moment, I'm not really gingered or excited about heading out.

So today's post challenge is How Important I think Education Is...
And my response to this post's title is yeah right! Of course education is important, and very important in my opinion. Yes, yes, I know Bill Gates and the likes have been lucky to make fortunes and build empires without finishing college and all that, but please how many people make it like that? Probably less than 1% of the population.

I believe a well rounded educational background provides an individual with the basic/foundational tools to make something of themselves in this world. If you decide after college that a 9 - 5 isn't your thing, and you would rather branch out and open your own business or pursue a diff career path then that's great! But, at least have that degree so that if things don't go well with that other career path, you have something to fall back on.

Now take note that a formal education with a certificate from an institution isn't the only form of education in this life! Your day to day experience is an education in itself, and if you are just going through life without taking notes...then that's your loss. Also, whether you have a degree or not its your personal responsibility to continue to educate yourself via other mediums such as reading up on industry publications, other literature, listening to educative shows, traveling to acquire new experiences, interacting with people from diff walks of life, and generally trying out new things etc

Educations is important for both sexes! It empowers us women and provides us with a multitude of career options. And as for the men it gives them the means to provide for themselves and their families. In other words, it gives helps them to not become a weissstt to the society and to their loved ones. But not having an education is NOT an excuse to become a weissst either! I can't stand these people in America who can't even finish high school...talking about its too hard! Lol, oya now come to Africa and go to high school and give me feedback, mschew! It's the system that provides welfare and all sorts of living assistance and aid that gives them the audacity to be spitting out such nonsense! Get a freaking education and better your life! That is all!

Aiight me darlings. I'm off to try and have a good time. I made a decision that I think I might be regretting, not really sure. :( I love you!

Have a blessed weekend y'all!

Hugs & Kisses,
Miss Enigma!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Day #8: What Did I Eat Today

Hi Me Darlings,

How's your day going? Hope great! So yes, yes, I haven't been regular with this challenge of a thing but I ain't quitting! I'll continue to hang in there. I made a very hard decision today, and I honestly don't even know if I made the right decision, but as they say time will tell. But I just felt/feel like I didn't have more to give and maybe, just maybe I might find happiness and fulfillment on this side if I gave it a shot. That's all I'm gonna say for now. Put me in your prayers please, cos I'm at that point where I feel like the child who only comes to God when my chips are down, and I'm too ashamed to even talk to him or try to connect. SO please intercede on my behalf.

Now let me tell you about what I ate yesterday July 14th...

- At about noon I had a Dannon Light & Fit strawberry yogurt.
- At about 3.20pm I took my lunch break (I always take lunch late when normal people take lunch at about 12-1) and I had a McDonald's Quarter Pounder, no pickles with a medium coke, no ice and Fries.
- Came home and then made orishi rishi spaghetti with sardines. Drank ribena.

So there you have it. And it is on this useless eating habit of mine that I intend on gaining weight...I must be a joker! I need to move in with Lohi so that she can be stuffing me up with all her goodies :) 

Doesn't it just suck when you ask people for their opinion on something to help you with a decision, and everybody keeps saying "do what makes you happy" *sigh* What if neither option really makes you happy? At times like this I miss childhood when decisions were easy as ABC literally.

How do you define happiness? How do you measure/evaluate your happiness? 

Neways, it's Friday! Thank you Lord! Another week has come and gone. Have a great Friday and weekend ahead y'all.

Hugs & Kisses,
Miss Enigma!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day #7: My 5 Pet Peeves...Happy Birthday to Me!

Hello Me Darlings!

Happy 24th to me :) Yes, yes I am that old! *sigh* but for the most part I feel younger. There are moments I feel 16, 21 etc :) I'm grateful for today! Somehow before the day I always feel like I'm not as excited about it, and then as it draws closer the excitement builds. Even during the years when I didn't have a party or celebration I still find myself excited on my birthday! 
I think my birthday is the coolest thing about me...cos of the date :) 07/07/ innn perfection toh bahd! The Lord took his time and created me :) So I'm special!

My phone's been going off since midnight! I knw sme ppl dnt dig the whole ppl changing their statuses for you and all, but I find it humbling and it makes me smile. To look at ur bbm updates and 3/4 of the pics are pics of me?! C'mon a girl's gotta feel special :)
I love presents but none so far there better be something in the mail! 

Can't wait till tomorrow to kick off the fun weekend! I'm just excited to see how the whole party bus works out smh it's gonna be a mess!

Thankful to the Lord for howfar I've come this past 24years. Dang! :) Thank you for your GRACE!!! I owe all that I am to you Father, ALL that I am.

Now on to today's 30 Day challenge...7 Pet Peeves!

- SPITTING IN PUBLIC: I've blogged about this before; I don't understand why people have to spit and then deposit their nonsense in plain open sight. Why can't you do it in a paper towel and put it in the garbage! Why do I have to be playing hop-scotch when I walk because I'm tryna avoid stepping on phlegm, sputum etc Like I'm in a freaking land-mine dodging bombs! It's all sorts of gross!!! 

- WHITE UNDERWEAR: Except you're blind, I think every normal person knows that white or multi-colored underwear underneath white pants, skirts etc is big FAT NO! Thongs, black pants and even bikers shorts still exist so why any one would put their underwear on display I don't know! Also for tights too. Yes your tights are black but you know butt area stretches and makes your panties visible, so please ensure to wear a top that covers ur butt! I just find it tacky and ghetto! Please desist!

- DISHES/SINK: I don't like when people finish eating and leave leftovers in their plates and then put the plate in the sink! Can u please scrap whatever food is in your plate into the garbage before putting the plate into the sink. And I dnt like when plates in the sink are pilled unevenly. Yes, I knw they are dirty dishes but it dsnt mean the sink shd look so disorganized that I dnt want to put my hand in it to do the dishes. Please put falt plates at the bottom bowls on top and cutlery inside the bowl so that way even though the dishes aren't done the sink isn't an eye-sore. 

- SMOKING: So I don't like the act of smoking, yes I've tried it out of curiosity but I just couldn't understand why people did it. Neways, if you choose to smoke all I ask is that you do not do it near me! The worst case is people who smoke while waiting for the bus. You know the bus is gonna be here any minute now, you light up and puff and then bring all that smoke with you on the freaking bus! Y must I kill my lungs with you? Y must I sit and marinate in smoke for the duration of that bus ride? Why? Please smoke in a corner and freshen up before coming close to me, please. Thank you!

- COCO-POPS: I don't like when guys don't get a hair-cut and begin to develop coco-pops. It's just unattractive. I love that fresh cut with the waves in it...but there are waves and then there's over doing it sha.

- SLURP: I can't stand when people make that 'slurping' sound when drinking hot tea, coffee etc. I just can'

- DIRT/DISORGANIZATION: I don't like clutter, dirty environments and just unnecessary untidiness. Things don't have to be perfectly arranged and color coordinated no, I don't have that kind of OCD but just neat and tidy. 

So yeah this post is about 5days late *sigh* longggg story will tell you guys how the birthday weekend went maybe tomorrow :) 

Have a great day.

Hugs & Kisses,
Miss Enigma!        

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day #6: I Think Today's Music Is...

Hello Me Darlings,

I'm happy for this blogging challenge 'cos it has forced/gotten me to blog by force :) Thanks for the comments...but yeah that's honestly how I feel about the ex. No regrets. Just lesson's learned. :)

Moving on, today's post asks what my views are on Today's Mainstream music. I'm not a music critic, and I'm not one of those people who updates their music player/collection regularly. My latest addition to my music collection are SuperStar by Wizkid and 4 by Beyonce. 

I listen to a lot of Nigerian music and the usual ermm popular American songs on the radio. The Nigerian industry has grown in leaps, but there are still bounds of improvement to be made. I think creatively the artists are not pushing themselves enough, and I honestly don't know if this is the fault of the artists or we the listeners who seem to like the cheesy, cut and paste kind of songs and are not as receptive towards diversity.

If we plan on going international which I believe we do with the whole Kanye signing Don Jazzy and D'Banj...I strongly believe we have to up our game even higher. From the music, to production, to video concepts and even the over way and manner with which we handle our business. That "naija business mentality" of unprofessionalism will not carry us far internationally. Tardiness, in ability to put together a decent press release, handle crisis, media presence and carriage etc... these little things matter, because it's all in the details.

Also, there's sooo much talent out there. But we are all sleeping on them...even the well established acts should begin to find ways to structure the industry and offer opportunities to these talented unknowns. It can be a win-win for everyone if properly managed.

I'm just glad that the industry has grown and continues to grow...I mean now a DJ can DJ an event and play Nigerian songs from start to finish without running out of songs! :) 

In other more important news! It's my birthday tomorrow! July 7th 07/07 Perfection toh bad! :) I'm excited for this weekend, I'm happy and somewhat sad about certain things. But I've told myself my birthday doesn't come everyday so I'm gonna suppress the sad thoughts and focus on the good and just bask in it and then handle the other stuff later.
I'm getting old, next thing I'll be having quarter life crisis lol smh. 

Neways gotta run and go get my hair done! Thank you to everyone again, especially the new followers!!! :* Kisses!!!!

Currently playing: Gidi Girl - WizKid :) 

Hugs & Kisses,
Miss Enigma!!!!   

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day #5: My Ex Should Know That...

Hi Me Darlings,

So I fell off track with my 30 Day blogging challenge, but I'm not quitting! I had a crazy 4th of July weekend; ended up not going to Orlando. Flight issues. Felt so miserable at the airport, after waiting for 7hours only to be told oh, the flight is fully booked and you can't get on! *sigh* I broke down in tears, I guess it was all the frustration from other stuff. So instead of going home to be alone, depressed and sulking I took a cab to my friends place in Jersey City...and I had an awesome weekend with friends. Chillin', shopping for things for their apartment, movies (Transformers 3...loved it), fireworks, and I cooked for the bunch of us a couple of times! I don't get a chance to cook for people and entertain, it was nice to cook, have people eat and just be happy! Looking forward to spending my b'day weekend (this weekend) with 'em again. Finally decided on what to do. :)
No we are not going out to dinner.
No I am not having a house party.
No we are not hitting the club.
We are bringing the club with us anywhere we decide to go :) ....Party-bus!!

I wanted something different, and this is def different...we've never done this before. Will let you know how it goes! 
PS: The bus we booked has 2 stripper poles lol...that is all! I'm getting old and getting to the age where certain things I can't be doing as often, so I'm gonna enjoy this birthday and have a good time. 

Now on to my 30 Day Challenge: Things I Want To Say An Ex:

Here's the thing, I don't have a handful of exes. I honestly would say I have only one. This is because my rships have been long, and by long I mean at least 2yrs. And I began dating at about 17/18 so I've only had 2 rships since then. So that being said there's only one ex, and honestly I'm not sure what I would wanna say to him at this point but I'll try sha...

- First off, I'm sorry for the way things ended. There's never a happy ending or a fun way to  handle a break-up but I'm sure I could have broken the news to you in a better way. It was my first break-up, and I cared for you so much that I too couldn't believe it was happening, couldn't fully wrap my head around how and why all of a sudden I wanted out. I wish we had maybe talked it out more, I don't know if that would have helped tho.

I think it would have helped, because I would have figured out the real reason why I wanted out...and I would have (maybe) given it more thought before entering into another relationship, because I would have been aware of certain things that I wasn't aware of earlier on in this rship. 

I don't regret breaking up with you, it was def bound to happen at some point. Your life-style was wrong, regardless of how much I tried to justify why you did what you did, it was wrong. And me helping you out with was even worse *sigh* 

I also wish we still talked or at least say hi, but people say its selfish for the one who ended the relationship to always expect to still be friends or watever...but some form of cordial communication would be nice because I shared certain memories with you that nobody else would understand but oh is what it is right?

Neways, I hope you're doing good. I'm doing great! Life has it's ups and downs, but I think I've done good thus far. :) Wish you the very, very best! Ciao!

Hugs & Kisses,
Miss Enigma!