Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Positives:

I’m happy and healthy.

I’m here.

(plus I still have all my own teeth... lol)

I’m gonna write something about my best friend Jamal later on today or tomorrow… I wrote this cos I just wanted a breather from the 'last post'

I guess all I can and should do is to keep being the person I am… love the people I love… and bask in the positives of my life.

Ps. I’m craving sushi and cranberry juice

And for the hell of it... I'll share a couple of wise sayings that I was telling Ide on her blog yesterday...

  • The Igbo people say that if you wake up in the morning and a chicken suddenly starts 'purshuing'(lol... spellcheck londonbuki?!) you... you better run because you never know if it suddenly developed teeth overnight...
  • When you're walking on the street and you suddenly see someone stop in the middle of the road and start dancing... don't laugh... there has to be something beating drum for them somewhere. You might not be able to hear it... but they sure can
  • The frog does not run around in the day time without reason... it is either chasing after something... or something is chasing after it.
  • The child who says his mother will not sleep... will also not sleep
  • If your face is swollen from the severe beatings of life, smile and pretend to be a fat man.
  • A man has to hold his 'manhood' for his urine to have direction
  • the stick that the husband used to flog his old wife will sooner or later be used to flog the new wife

36 comments:

snazzy said...

right then, love the igbo proverbs. The one i used to hear alot was... the fly who has no adviser follows the corpse into the grave... still the chicken one was priceless, not sure i get the last one though.

um good luck with the sushi and cranberrry.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@snazzy: lol please complete this wise saying... 'if i have to explain a proverb to you,___________" lol... i think i'll go out for sushi later on today... abi you want to mail me some(come to think of it.. do y'all have sushi in NIgeria.. i guess you probably do but at some seriously exorbitant prices...) but i know you can handle the cranberry... if you no find.. just mail me some zobo!

Darlo.com said...

...then the bride price paid on your mother's head is lost..lol...my fathers favorite proverb!!

Jaja said...

Hey babes..
thanks for stopping by..

was nearly out but am back
Cheers..

Waffarian said...

warri proverb:

Follow who know road oh make u no go fall inside hole!

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Ugo Daniels said...

Let me try this: what about this one;

There are various leaves in the bush, but people go in to look for okazi leaves.

Do have a nice evening!

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~Mimi~ said...

lmao!!!! i loved the 'pretend to be fat one!! say what??????!!! thats just .... am speechless!

Idemili said...

This your spelling of 'pursuing' tells me that you were my classmate at 'Isi okporoko comprehensive secondary school.

Idemili said...

I have some for you ONB.

"You cannot look for the black she-goat at night."

"An old woman becomes uncomfortable when dry bones are mentioned."

"If I wink [a signal] at you and you not understand, it is when I pull open my eyelids that you will?"

"After the dance, the pain goes to the waist."

"If a finger gets dipped in palm oil it stains the rest."

"If we all urinate together, we will successfully make it foam."

"What an elder sees when he is squatting, a child cannot see when he stands up."

"If an elder picks fleas off a child's body, he should show it or the child might think it has merely been pinched."

"A fly which follows a corpse into the ground has no kinsman."

"A grasshopper carried off by the Okpoko bird must be deaf."

Ok, I'm done for now.

Idemili said...

You this bush ishi ala ngwa woman, I see yu figured it out.

RJ said...

"When you're walking on the street and you suddenly see someone stop in the middle of the road and start dancing... don't laugh... there has to be something beating drum for them somewhere. You might not be able to hear it... but they sure can". VERY TRUE. I don't know why excatly, but I love this one - priceless.

Hiya babes! Been a while.

Nigerican said...

Igbos always have some cool sayings oh. I luvd them all mama.

Diva-sta said...

aaa i wished i knew sum proverbs

Pink-satin said...

lol at this proverbs...er...
if a leopard stays under the rain it cannot wash off its spot!lol.. does that pass!

there is a voice comment u left on d blog ville idol page!is that that one

Pink-satin said...

yeah so will u be singing

LurLar said...

You can't scare a old woman with a big penis.(she has seen it all)

Nilla said...

Yes, madmoiselle.....bask in the positives of your life.

Ciao.

Simply Gorgeous said...

Love it. Just love it. Where would we be without these proverbs life wouln't make much sense nor would it be as humorous...

Anonymous said...

girl, are you sure you are not yoruba. aaanyway, me loves your blog. you are a spellbinding writer, if you decide to be an author --- fiction or nonfiction---- i will be in line to own it. love your blog.

My 2 cents said...

I love igbo proverbs as a daughter of the soil and I am proud of the fact that you know them. They make a lot of sense and imbibe culture.

The Last King Of Scotland said...

your singing was too funny, bet u can really sing tho. cracked me up

bibi said...

babe..ure a a fool mehnnnnnnnnnn..bwhahah bobo no go die unless to ba darugbo..bwhahahahaha u are crazyyy dangg yello yello...bwhahahahah....

omgg u need help..i was cracking up in the lab mehn..choi

The Mistress said...

Well I am just thrilled to hear you have all your teeth.

That is a blessing.

ROFL!!!!

temmy tayo said...

Ok, biko why all this proverbs o.

I love the ''a man has to hold his manhood for the urine o get direction. true talk!

יש (Yosh) said...

lol @ d wise sayings. Mom used to give US #4 when we gave her wahala...and #6 I heard from one Osuofia movie...so funny!

Naija Vixen said...

cranberry?dont lyk the aftertaste...and sushi? you hav "oyinbo-ed" finish!!! Luv the sayings aswell.

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Pink-satin said...

got ur voice message on d idol page..tanx for stoppin by girl

Bella Naija said...

Loving the igbo proverbs....Igbo kwenu!!1 LOL
Meanwhile, I just heard ur message on T-Minx's blog....girl u r a NUTTER!
Tooo funny!
Anyways, kisses!!!!!!!!!!!
U rock

fluffycutething said...

These sayings are really hilarious...

I'm cracking up here you know!!!

butterfliesandstars said...

hey! hope u've had ur sushi and cranberry.
these proverbs just have me wondering - the folks that came up with them, "WTF were they thinking?"

lost-not yet found said...

Are you Okonkwo in disguise?

laspapi said...

"When you're walking on the street and you suddenly see someone stop in the middle of the road and start dancing... don't laugh... there has to be something beating drum for them somewhere. You might not be able to hear it... but they sure can"

That's an adaptation of Thoreau's theory of non-conformity. "The fact that a man does not dance at the same pace with his companions does not mean there is something the matter with him. He might merely be listening to a different drummer".