Friday, December 28, 2007

I have a tan...

Todays my first time at a cafe since... I'll call all the people I'm supposed to.. just got a number 2 days ago(long story). Having a blast... I have a few mosquito bites to show for it

I've eaten a few other Nigerian dishes: akara, akamu(pap), abacha/ ugba, breadfruit(ukwa), egusi soup, snails....
(Theres more to come)

A king in rivers state sent one of his bodyguards to get my number at the airport... crazy stuff(The bodyguards really couldn't believe that anyone could say no to 'his excellency)

Im still yet to go clubbing... probably will on the 30th.. i went to a masquerade festival... even the masquerades were shocked a female wanted to take pictures with them... most others run when they come
They're so ugly they've become beautiful... Lawd

I went to the stream... lol(as a true village woman)
A lot of village girls are scary looking with their overdrawn eyebrows and long boot wearings selves... I almost collapsed laughing cos the entire place was a fashion faux pas
(I decided that the next time I see someone so terribly unfashionable... that I'd actually ask to take a picture of or with them... )
should be fun

I DRANK STAR!!! hehe.. 2 bottles.. im a true alky...
no shaking!!!
and i went on a midnight drinking spree with some friends and family members ... heard so many igbo folk tales and drinking songs... i have never laughed so much in my life.

I have taken so many pictures... even of goats and chickens... I feel as though I dont even have enough time to go the places I want to and see everything.

I have a little more than a week

In general, Nigerians are mostly nice...
I have no time... too many stories to tell and I've fallen in love with a song 'timaya'... its the new yahoozee'

I have a question though: 'Is almost every Nigerian at an internet cafe involved in fraud?'

Im in a cafe with about 50 computers for public use... and every single one of them that I've passed is a yahoo account writing to a mugu...

As Charlie Murphy would say... 'We gots to do better!!!'

... and yeah I have a tan(and mosquito bite on my forehead of all places)

68 comments:

Idemili said...

Ah, bright red mosquito bite on forehead. People will call you 'Sunita' now.

Ms Sula said...

Sounds like you're having a blast. Enjoy!

Great blog by the way... stumbled upon it and loving it!

SET said...

LOL, YOU ARE MESS. HAVE FUN.

Vixen said...

na wa o, u dey enjoy. you even got your accent back in your blog post...lol, can't wait for more updates. sounds like you are having a great time. That will be me in 120 days and counting! hells yeah!!

Girlie said...

Mosquito bites are just the beggining,lol. There are these giant ants, that are black, if they bite u...hmmn.
just be careful sha!!!!
Make sure u ahve a blast on the rest of your holiday.
And check out my blog everyone!!!!
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Toochi said...

where you dey madam?

LurLar said...

Na u dey enjoy o....Happy New Year.

Orientatednaijababe said...

Happy New Year......

femme in a new sachet said...

chick, no dey laff those villagers o, somehow the baffs make sense. glad u are having fun. hope u have a wonderful 2008

Anonymous said...

m glad u r having much fun,n yes most of d cyber cafes r aware of wat goes on i.e yahoo yahoo(dats wat internet scam is called locally).lol@d bodyguards of d rivers king who culdnt believe smone will say NO to thier king.HAPPY NEW YR THOU.love u blog.wuld want to b ur friend.n NO m not gay or anything like dat

Uzo said...

LOL.....You know u owe me a call....Let me catch you...

Afrobabe said...

I can see you are having fun with the goats and chickens and streams...gosh I wish it was me there...

anyway babes, just stopped by to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Hope all your dreams come true...you deserve them.

teediva said...

good u're having such a blast.have u met any bloggers yet?

Unmodern said...

lol....haba ...what were u doing reading their screen ...u for face your own now

sounds like a fab holiday

Mamarita said...

Coconut head we waited a bit for you at the airport o, our plane was delayed, yours was too, and Awilo was on our plane, I bumped into him, tralalala.
I see you are having fun, I'm leaving soon, please find me CHOCOMILO, they don't have it in the west....:(
Better marry a prince and get it over with, I want to say my friend is a princess o, and it will pay you, you seee...:)

Chika said...

I love that Timaya song as well....its really cool.you're making me homesick oooo.....have fun gurl!

Belle said...

lol at the mosquito on your forehead...
sha don't head back west with malaria :-S


happy new year!

SapphireAster said...

Overwhelmed i jut got back from naija and the song I heard from every gutter and pothole is "Do Me I do you' by P-Square...them don play that song finish for naija o.
lol..as per the yahoo people at the cyber...the same thing happened when i went to a cafe in dec 2006. lol i got scared i refused to check my email there. Thank God we got internet at home this time. Are you going to the blogger party?

Arewa said...

LOL..nah u dey enjoy.. those Naija mosquit0s are very skillful...and bite u in oddest places...i also had a bite on my forehead during my last trip and the yeye bite refused to go down for 2 days and left a red spot on my forehead that i had to cover with makeup.. i was fumming!!

Fo said...

just shown some L.O.V.E :D

jinni said...

Why mosquitoe no go bite u?abi u prefer militants?

In my head and around me said...

Happy New Year! All the Best.

Simi Speaks said...

ahhh, the mosquitos! cant say i miss 'em.. Post pics!

NikkiSab said...

Welcome to jamrock -9ja flavour!!!!! If u wish hard enuf d mosquito's mite do a matrix and pass u by lol!!!

bumight said...

Lol! good to know that u having fun. Razz babe! of all the songs in naija its "Timaya" that u like now shey? don't mind me jare, the one I looooooooved I'm so ashamed to say the name!

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Daddy's Girl said...

Are having fun or are you having
FUN!!! Glad you are enjoying Naija. Would love it if you participated in the carnival set to run on my blog - check my spot out for details.

Through these eyes said...

Glad to see u r in the motherland. Just got back from my trip a few days ago after an 8 year hiatus. Was a so-so experience. Will gist more. Tk care.

InCogNaija said...

I think those quitoes just know how to identify those from the diaspora and they just GO FOR THE FOREHEAD!!! I am a witness, the same thing happened to me when i went to naija and i was so mad.

The Last King Of Scotland said...

someone had fun......happy new year

Patricia said...

yeah that Timaya song is awesome!! In fact his whole album is pretty good!

Ariiyike said...

Lucky u, the king didnt ask his bodyguard to kidnap u instead.. lol!

For the love of me said...

okay looks like im the only one who can't stand the Timaya song, my hubby loves it and plays it over and over. It's funny i live in naija and use cafe's frequently bt ve never noticed that most ppl are sending scam mails, did you just walk round nearly 50 pc's checking what ppl were up to?
Happy new year.

Calabar Gal said...

Happy New Year Girl! Have funa dn enjoy your holiday.

babe said...

NIGERIA, MY BELOVED COUNTRY....WASSUP GIRL, IM BACK FROM THE DEAD

Jaycee said...

ONB, did u take any malaria prevention medication before u left? When u're coming back buy some anti-malaria medication, just incase u get any symptoms after u're back and settling in.

Glad u're enjoying naija o!

~Mimi~ said...

ha u said no to His Excellency? naughty girl!

lol. agbaya. rubbish.

Obinwanne said...

nice write-up...think i met u at the party....i arrived pretty much later tho...happy new yar

The shopaholic. said...

Happy new year my dear, where you been dey na? Come and update o.

NIGERIA POLITRICKS said...

Timaya is da bomb diggity! I love all dem Timaya songs to bits. it's now on a heavy rotation in my cd playa. Timaya hawt like fire!!
Naija is mad fun. Enjoy it!!!

bumight said...

come back!!!!

Kafo said...

a ha

come back safe ooooooooooo

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princesa said...

LOL!
Too bad i missed u at the bloggers bash. Left before u arrived.

Glad u are havinga swell time tho.

and to ur question, most peeps at cybercafes are either hooking up a fraud deal or browsing porn. The one who do decent stuff operate have internet in their homes/offices.

There are still exceptions tho.

Naija Vixen said...

awww i miss naija..even d mosquitoes lool
happy nu yr Onb

Aloofaa said...

I'm luvin' ur blog.
U should win 'Best Naija Blogger' in during the next Future Awards.

lol.

madam t said...

Na wah o. when are you coming back? please update and let us hear the concluding part of your vacation

wealthyjack said...

my dear,not every Nigerian at the CyberCafe is in involved in fraud...I was almost asking, why are you so overwhelmed? Your blogs nice...

Afrobabe said...

still missing in action???

Naabilahh said...

I didnt go home for the holidays and i think you're the first person I'm not hating on for travelling anf having a good time

Uzo said...

So...missy...when r u going to update already?

Fo said...

hey...has been ages sis...how u?? missed u alot...so hows ur visit to nija??wen u gon update??
much love...
**kisses**

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

sweets can we get the naija gist already, you know, the mede medes and shit..lol
I have been waiting patiently and I am afraid I am running out of patience...I want to know about all the boys you saw and conquered..lol

DAVID said...

OMG, do people like live on your blog? lol Sooo many comments. I'm an addict too =)

Omosewa said...

I know that you know, that i know, that we all know, and you know, that we know, that you are around blogville leaving comments but not updating, how dare thee? LOL, too much book, no mind me.

Happy new year babe! Abi one Igwe has made you wife no 3? Lmao, update biko!!

bumight said...

babe now!!!!
I KNOW that u're back.
u better come out of hiding or else...

SouLBoutiQue said...

lol, try a mosquito bite on your ear. Naija mosquitos are lethal!!!

NikkiSab said...

update!!!!

disgodkidd said...

well update already!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gorgeous Black Women said...

Wow. Makes me miss Nigeria but there's so much going on with my family that just hearing about it makes me tired.

AnyaPosh said...

I'm glad you had a great time. I haven't been to 9ja in almost 5 yrs so I'm hoping when I go back I can bask in all the local nightlife & chill out village-style like you did!

Queenzy said...

I see you had loads of fun.
But that was last month

WHERE ARE YOU!!!!!

COME BACK OOOOOO

Nadia Ahmed said...

yaaaaaaaaaaay for you. i bet you are having fun, i would.

2ndCorin5:17 said...

u had funnn!!!!!!!!!!!! dts good...

Oya update

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This girl has abondened her blog, I am very superised and very sad.

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Zena said...

OYA PLS NOW...UPDATEEEEE!!!!

Oprah said...

Well written article.