My Birthday In Pictures – 2014

Birthday 2014

As you know, I ended up not having a birthday party as I was originally planning to do. For the actual birthday, I didn't want to do much of anything. I told Igwe that we should just go to The Cheesecake Factory and call it a night. We both love The Cheesecake Factory, and we go there so much that we don't even look at the menu before ordering. Before dinner, I first stopped at Toby's house. Toby is my little cousin and we share the same birthday. He was supposed to be born in April, but he Continue Reading

It’s My Birthday!!!

Happy birthday to me

This is like the weirdest birthday I have had. Unlike me, I have not even been obsessing over it --- like tweeting incessantly. Nope. I feel weird actually. Like, I'm glad it's my birthday, but apart from being grateful to God, I wonder how else I'm supposed to be feeling? I don't know about you, but I always reflect on my life on my birthday. I think about the things I have done, the things I want to do, the things I thought I would have done by now ... and that's pretty much what's Continue Reading

Do You Have To Invite Your Guest’s Plus 1?

My cake

Remember when I was wondering if I should parry or not? Or more like I had decided not to parry and I was looking for validation from you? Well, one of the things I was thinking about was my guest list. I had already made a list of people I was going to invite, and the list was longer than I wanted it to be, but I wasn't going to cut anyone off. However, for some of the people on my list, I was not planning on inviting their significant other - not because I did not know them, but because I do Continue Reading

My Birthday: To Parry Or Not To Parry

My cake

I don't even know if this is a real question because I think I already know the answer. So my birthday is in 12 days (January 14th. Who no know go know) and back in November, I decided that I would host a game night in my house.  The thing is, I never do anything for my birthday. I don't even buy myself gifts. The last time I did something for my birthday was two years ago, and that's because Igwe planned me a surprise birthday dinner [pictures included]. So for this year, the plan was to be Continue Reading

It’s Almost My Birthday And I Have A Wish List!

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My birthday is almost here .... Alleluia!! I always have a birthday wish list every year, and 2014 will not be different. Oh, my birthday is on January 14th ... cause I know you must be wondering. Apart from working on making January 14th a global holiday - of course! - I'm also working on acquiring the following items. I usually have things that I don't even know if I will be able to get, like a Range Rover or a house in Lekki (even though I've never been to Lekki). This time, I'm putting Continue Reading

Happy Birthday To The Igwe Of Life!

The Igwe himself

It's my Igwe's birthday again. I am so grateful to what God has done between last year's birthday and this birthday. It's only been a year, but so much has changed for him, and I am so proud of him. This year's birthday, however, can afford to be a lot better. Igwe isn't here. He's X thousand miles away from me, all the way in Nigeria. So I got to tell him happy birthday over the phone, and I hated it. Just hated it. Birthdays shouldn't be celebrated virtually. And I am a person who absolutely Continue Reading

My Weekend Recount: Layomi’s 5th Birthday & Loads Of Pictures!

Sweet Treats

Firstly, I am so sorry for not blogging for four days. I have been running around like a headless chicken, but I feel much, much better today. Let me give you a break down of my weekend. Friday: After work, I had to run off to the store to fix something. I can't say what because Igwe doesn't know what it is, and if I blog it, he will know it, and I don't want him to know it. After that, I went for a much needed manicure. I had an emerald green shade that I really wasn't feeling, so I was so Continue Reading

My Weekend Recount: I Hosted A 40th Birthday (Pictures & Video Included)

More dancing, more money

My, has this week flown by! It's Friday already, and I'm just doing my weekend recount from Saturday (August 17th). I had the pleasure of MCing the 40th birthday of Ms. Bimbo. I did not know her before the event, but she said I was recommended to her by someone who reads Verastic (Thank you!). The event was in Bowie, and I went alone. This was my first time ever going for a hosting gig by myself. My favorite, all-time company, Igwe is out of the country again. Funmie was supposed to come with Continue Reading

My Weekend Recount: Uju’s Birthday With 6.5 Girls

Uju-Blog

Apparently, I tell everyone who cares to listen that my friend, Uju, is a doctor. And I cannot help it. I am so, so proud of her. She is a fighter. Anyway, Uju's birthday was this past Thursday, and we asked her several times what she wanted to do and she said nothing. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and tell the girls that we should all show up at Uju's house on Saturday, unannounced. Well, I told her that I'll be coming, but I didn't tell her about the remaining 4.5 girls. It Continue Reading

My Weekend Recount: Solachi’s 30th Birthday

L to R: Funmie, Seun [Funmie's sister], Solachi, Me, and Aunt Oma

It's been a while since I did a weekend recount, I know. That's because nothing has really been happening. Either that or I don't take pictures at the event. Well, this weekend was a little better. Friday: I attended an engagement ceremony. Yorubas call this an Engagement. As an Igbo girl, it's more like a traditional wedding. But every time I call it a wedding, people ask me, 'what wedding?' So okay, I'm sticking to engagement then. I didn't take pictures at this wedding engagement, but I Continue Reading