Thursday, December 06, 2007

This Christmas...

I can't wait for!!!

While my neighbours struggle to shovel the snow in their driveways, and my friends down incessant cups of coffee for warmth... I'll be in Nigeria basking in the sun.
(It'll be my first time back since I left... THIS IS MAJOR!!!)

I'm packing a bottle of SPF 30 sunscreen, 2 sunglasses and 12 stilletos(maybe more) for my 21 day stay.

Suya for breakfast, snail stew for lunch and Suya for dinner... I won't eat a sandwich for the duration.

I'm incredibly excited but it probably says lot about me that my first thought when I realized I'm actually going to Nigeria was 'dang why did I have to gain weight' (I've never denied being slightly shallow... smile)

I only have a week and a bit, and I still have so much to get in order:
  1. A digital camera... I plan to capture every yawn
  2. A new bathing suit... I own numerous two-pieces but I've decided that I won't show any belly on this trip. I want to avoid being asked how much I charge an hour or thrown in jail (whichever comes first).
  3. Hepatitis Shots... and mosquito repellent (Dancing Queen still has scars from September)
  4. A little black dress... I own 10 LBDs but I have a terrible habit of not repeating party dresses
  5. A music player or some sort... where I'm transiting, they no 'speaky English'

For the next few weeks, my blog will be that of a tourist... the before, during and the after...

I'll see my maternal grandparents for the first time in 14 years... this christmas.

49 comments:

nameless.poetical. said...

darn you!!!i wanna go too :( i havent been in sooo long....i miss the sunlight and im aching to get away from this depressing ass cold :(
hv fun sha...:)

omo-obanta said...

FIRST!!!!! (i hope, pesky moderation) wow i'm so excited for you o

Party hard, Lagos is the place to be for christmas.

Enjoy yourself :)

ebony said...

Wow! Am excited for you. Be safe.

KreativeMix said...

Safe travels chica!!

Anonymous said...

men..u are sure going to have tales wen u get back...culture shock n all...men be prepared sa..have fun..10 lil black dresses..thats serious,Be safe...dont let ppleknow sey na obodo oyibo u dey come from..pary hard!one love

Unbiased said...

Congrat dear. Honestly naija is the place to be this christmas. I'm going myself. Imagine i got my ticket in June and since then they thing has quadrupled in price. lol!!
Have fun and keep the updates coming. Hope i have time to post anything on my blog. lol!!

Ps: Howz ur mum post accident?

Zena said...

I ENVY you right now, (sigh)Have fun ooh!(I know you will)you'll see how much Lagos has changed since you've been gone, there will be soo many places to go, it's christmas period, there are parties like everyday. Bring Gala,cerelac and cowbell back for me abeg.....
Be careful too oh!And be prepared to be robbed by all the cousins, aunts and uncles u didn't know u had b4,

Kira Fashion said...

how great your x-mas gonna be!!!
have a wonderful time there!!
here in Brazil it´s too hot too, but i am happy about that!

a kiss

post pics from your trip ;)

Belle said...

i'm jealous :(

bring back some suya for me, ok?
lol :-/

Jaycee said...

awwwww....are u serioussssss??????

I'll send u a message larrrrrerrr!

Anonymous said...

try not to get distracted by the hustle,hold-ups and slow pace of things,try and get some pics for us to see.

Boso said...

Nice one. Have fun !!

Ozymandias said...

waoh..I'm so jealous...I should have been in naija at the same time, but work no gree..it's all well. Anyway, have fun and enjoy yourself to the fullest..while we battle the snow and cold..enjoy !

SET said...

WOW, NICE, TAKE ME WITH YOU DEAR. I HOPE YOU HAVE SO MUCH FUN. COME BACK AND TELL US ABOUT THE FUN. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO COMING HOME IN FEB/MARCH. HAVE FUN, BE SAVE AND BE BLESSED.

DAVID said...

White Christmas is not something to be dreaming of this 2007. Tufiakwa! *spit*

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

are u sure you are going to naija? this one that your kponciousness is packing SPF sunscreen and bathing suits...Mssstsssthw!
Oniranu
Go and where bikini and see if awon boys don't baptize you at Eleko beach. Oh, you did not know that there is no more bar beach? aaaaah, mo sorry gan-an
anyhows, please check your email for my list...oh, did u think u will go all the way to obodo naija and come back empty handed? now, I know u're delusional

butterfliesandstars said...

Aww dear, you are coming home.
Be sure to have a good time...i must confess, right now, Lagos traffic is GANGSTA...
Make sure you touch all the hot spots on the island.
Let 'em know that Overwhelmed has arrived.

Bubbles said...

Have fun. I wish i could go too. I so want some suya.

Patrice said...

Have a great trip. This will be the primary test, even more than your citizenship exam, of just how Canadian you really are. If you should miss, even for a millisecond, the Canadian winter, especially the snow, then you are, beyond a shadow of a doubt, a true Canadian. I expect you will pass this test with flying colours. Please don't disappoint!

Oh, and I have prepared a care package for you, just in case. Just let me know and I will have a box, and if necessary a case, of Woodland Berry Granola on the next UPS to Nigeria.

d way it is al day erry day said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ur prepared for the trips abi..dont worri there alot of ppls headin down soooo pack them stilettos well well oo represent for T dot ..meanwhile i think i need to go n up my shopin list for naija to...i only packed like 10 stilettos but now m thinkin i need more ..abi awon oppressors!

exschoolnerd said...

was this the good news u wnted to tell me sweets?????

Anonymous said...

You've been gone too long girl. 14 years? Wow. I must confess, my weight puts me in a tizz whenever it comes to going back to Nigeria. Did you get my email?

Ide.

bumight said...

Naija or Bust!!!
I wouldn't be doing bathing suits though :-( Naija no gbadun like that

Uzo said...

LOL....12 pairs of stilettos might be a bit much hon...

Bold and Beautiful said...

...Ur coming to Lag right? Hope ud have time to see some of us and we can trip u some,whats ur email add?

teediva said...

been thinkin of a blogville party here in naija. we all wear masks and no one says their blogger name and u have to guess who is who. just sounds like something to do. have a safe trip here and i hope u have a good time.

BlackRose said...

Ur gon hv so mch fun bbz!
bt derz no nid 4 d bathin suits tho

Kawana Aminata Oliver said...

I need a digital camera myself ;-)

Zephi said...

yes...I dey go naija tooo.excess luggage one kill me. I am leavin this week. So excited mehn

× it` is what is™ said...

Good luck gettin those thingsss!! thanks for stoppin by my pageee!!

The Last King Of Scotland said...

my darling....how now?

Nice Anon said...

Have lots of fun! Bring back groundnut for me.lol

dolly said...

Have fun, but why suya

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

enjoy......

desperate lady said...

Please bring some suya back. Haven't had some in 13yrs. Have fun in Nigeria and be very careful ok. O and you know the more stilletos you go with, the less you come back with.

Chili Pepa said...

Welcome to Naija, may your valuables be intact and your experiences rewarding.

Great blog

Arewa said...

DAMN .. I ENVY U...put me in ur suitcase PPPLLLLEEAASSEE!!
Safe JOURNEY HONX X X XX

Jaybabe said...

WOW! Lucky you...enjoy your stay in Naija.

Fo said...

all the best!!

Afrobabe said...

wow...hope you have fun love...wish I was going, the weather here is terrible...

Suya oh suya how I miss you...

anyone coming to london please bring me suya pepper...will make my own suya..

kokolette said...

aya, i'm so happy for you
have a blast and make sure to come and tell us all about it
...watch out for those Naija boys o...heard they can be pretty smooth talkers! before you carry your wedding IV come back. Not that they'll be anything wrong with that...but shine your eyes well well...lol

~Mimi~ said...

wow 14yrs!!!!!! u must be nervous/excited!

have fun!!

Jen (MahaloFashion.Com) said...

that's amazing
i've always wanted to go to africa especially nigeria!!

Lighty said...

u going to naij? omG! can u please take me with u? oh wait, i cant even come cos ive got all this work and exams due for 7th of january. *sob, sob* i really, really would love a holiday.
a lil break would be good, i really wuldnt mind.

nywayz girlie u av mad fun, and make sure u dont break ur ankles with those heels orite?

can u bring me back sum kilishi, please, i can do with some.
ta!

Waffarian said...

Have lots of fun, merry christmas and happy new year!

BlackRose said...

thnks 4 droppin by babes; hp u hv a blast.

cinnamonqueen said...

capture every single yawn and post them up when you get back. suya for two meals out of three? lucky girl! :)

Simi Speaks said...

ahh. Miss those days of going to lagos and painting the town red!

Have loads of fun and take a ton of pics. Be Safe!

Girlie said...

hello lady!! just came accross ur blog, and i love it, cos its like mine( well a lot batter and juicer), but hey any tips are welcome!!!
Thanks