who am i?

"I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself." - CS Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms

Friday, June 27, 2008

a breakdown of eldorado

why inyamu's eldorado? cos eldorado is that special place, a significance of my fantasies so far off from reality. although i'm more real than i've ever been here, it feels more like a surreal life when i write them down. it makes things actually better than they were when i read back.
the books describe eldorado as a legendary story in which precious stones were found in fabulous abundance.
to me its all that and more, for precious stones are precious but what else do they entail? they arent precious without happiness and those little things that make us humans, without the feeling of joy and love at out beak and call.

to me its that place splashed with the color of my dreams because realty somehow has found a way of becoming intolerable, so bleak that everything appears in black and white, from the little kids in the streets with no food, the women strickened so bad by poverty it feels like a curse, to those women and children(and maybe men who are abused daily)
eldorado is my life outside reality. those bleak moments that go blissful immediately i hear the laughter of my family when we all are more than just family but friends, where issues are put way way behind, where we're cool like that and replenishing on our love tank...

its that place i am when i let myself breakdown and more than just 'sigh' over a guy, flush at our conversations, think beyond the crush, beyond my boundaries....dare i say it be love? but what exactly is love? eldorado to me is that feeling.
eldorado to me is the tingling i feel in my toes and the tears i try to conceal as i listen to will youngs 'who am i'(it always gets me mushy). will youngs voice knocks me off, and the lyrics murders me. it says a lot i want to say, a lot i want to be told. if a guy sings that to me, i think i'll be up and over him in no time.

eldorado is the feeling of adrenalin in the moment when i go beyond the first minutes of fear as i do something ranked amongst my fear factors....like flying in a chopper, riding in a water scooter(once, and never again).

i know withdrawal into ones dreams/fantasy, blocking out cruel realty could be dangerous, but its exhilarating the feeling of oblivion to all that should be mattered about.
except i am dragged back to earth a little too soon, pulled back to reality with the sound of mom screaming my name to come change the channel(while the remotes lying on the coffee table in front of her), or my leg hurting, or my tummy grumbling for cheese and yogurt(which obviously i could get with just a snap of my fingers in eldorado.)
eldorado is my escape thus inyamus eldorado.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

musical tag

MEME Rules:1. Put Your iTunes/ music player on Shuffle
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER WHAT!!!
After you’ve answered all of the questions, tag 5 other people and then let them know they’ve been tagged to do the meme themselves!

i wasnt tagged, came across this on queens and i remember how i loved doing this a while ago with radio stations.
i love to cheat sometimes when it comes to games and quizzes, but i didnt in this, and dang i think i should have some of this stuffs scary.

IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?
you've been wrong...Toni Braxon.

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?touch it(remix)...Busta ryhmes(lol, more like 'dont touch')

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL? Brown eyes...Destiny child. being that i love to cheat sometimes, i couldn't have come up with something better. i got brown eyes too. lol

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?year of the cat...al stewart. the words of the song are breezy and easy, so i guess it follows. cos i kind of feel that way right now(i lied, i don't feel breezy and easy right now, but so what?)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?moist...Janet Jackson( well we could say there's never a dry moment with me)

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?falling in love with you...The Corrs(i guess they cant help falling in love with me..i wish)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS? Toxic...Britney spears( ouch, but i guess in a good way yeah)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
cazy in love...Snow patrol.

WHAT IS 2+2?
2000 watts...michael jackson

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
love dont love me...Justin timberlake(thats what she thinks of me, cos i bully her to death)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Larger than life...Backstreet boys(lolololo he is actually)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
i'm your angel...Celine dion and R.kelly

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Under the sun moon and stars...Jimmy cliff(i never knew this song existed till now)

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
the last time...Rihanna(that figures, no wonder i always run from them.)

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
can i have it like that...Pharell featuring Gwen stephanie

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Game over...Psquare..of all the songs to pop up, whatever happened to John travoltas 'only one that i want'?

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
if you died i wouldn't cry cause you never loved me anyway...Mya(say what, now i know theres a problem with my shuffle)

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
when am i going to get over you...leann Rimes(probably translated to gushing over cute guys and timing self on when imma grow out of crush)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
its raining on prom night...grease soundtrack

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
step in time...walt disney crew(embarrassingly so, i have a walt disney mix of donald duck, mickey and the crew on my pod)

WHAT SHOULD YOU POST THIS AS?
share my world...mary j blige

thats all folks. i'm not tagging anyone cos i'm not doing the tag chain thingy.
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update on Lacasa cutie.... becareful what you wish for, you just might get it. and trust me, sometimes that saying could be right in a wrong way. ouch, dude called before the end of the next day, declined dinner but had drinks with him. he was still cute and he still sounded hot. but the vodka veil that made my eyes pop was all cleared up. as we talked i kept wondering and forcing myself to feel a little bit of likeness....it didnt work out as i planned.
so i've dusted off the dirt from the fall i had for him, but as i'm getting cleaned up hes falling all over again,. it sucks. he wouldnt leave me alone always calling my phone...fi le. lol. thats the only thing i can bare to sing when i think of him. i'm teased mercilessly by those who held my hands as we waited for his call.lol. i'm trying to figure out how to get rid of him without hurting his feelings, after all, i stared the trouble for myself. dont get me wrong, he's not that boring if at all he is, but sometimes not every good thing is meant for us, not every good thing fits right, thats why we cant have every nice pair of shoe we sight even if we've got the money to pay. the friend who tried to play cupid has claimed she carries no blame as she acted in my best interest at that moment of my temporal insanity. bless her, i still love her though. not nice i tell y'all. i feel really bad when i dont answer his calls, and when i do,its almost disgusting the way he whines and gushes all over, and nothing short of pleads for another date. crap.this was supposed to be the perfect 'crush' story. girl meets boy, happily ever after. *sigh*
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people, cos you love me so much and i love you so much(or maybe just because....). i need y'all to check out this site and rate it daily or whenever you can. help a brother out, who knows he'd be the next milton greene, and we can smile smugly cos we know we helped in jump starting his famousity(excuse the word) and we might get him to take a shot that'd shoot us up as a cover material for vogue http://www.artistwanted.org/mayiimayowaogunnusi
heres a video i just had to share. i laughed myself silly.

kudos to the brother who made this clip, although in my opinion he over americanized the hero, should have made him darker, more nigerian, a lil bit thugish with all the slangs and stuff.
have a nice weekend, cos i intend to have a blast.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

long post i know, but who cares?

the july edition of truelove west africa was delivered to me. there was a bag post, supposedly random ladies with contents of their bags displayed. so i emptied the contents of my bag and took a picture.
lots of people have done the bag post, so why not me?on this day my bag had the following contents
*2 books: great gabsby(one of the best classic love stories ever) and the secret. thats a book everyone ought to read. it tells all this wonderful things of positivity of the mind being the key to achievement and happiness and positive results.
*true love note pad(i write lists all the time, to do list, i want list and whatever random thoughts) july edition of true love,a copy of the price list of the nigerian stock exchange as at friday.
*wallet, inside the wallet is:drivers license, id card,atm cards and a master card that's on red...lol, family photos, business cards, and a cool 1215naira.
*makeup bag(in it is a nude lipgloss, compact powder, face brush, liner and a caramel lipstick)
*hand cream, mini touch of pink perfume, and 5ml van cleef &
*a pink book marker, 2 pens, a red flash drive
*scarface dvd.
*a pack of half eaten oreos
*trident gum in tropical twist flavor
*sunglasses in its case(couldnt find my case so used my sis case.i take the case around cos i could be so careless and sit on my bag), black hair clip, hair brush. optinet(cleaning wipes for my glasses)
*my ipod and 2 phones n72 and an iphone(sometimes i wonder at the point of carrying an ipod and an iphone together)
*Tylenol extra, and a pain relief spray for my leg
*pampers baby wipes(i love the scent) and 1 Kleenex pack
my bag is a lot bigger than it appears in the picture, i couldnt get it to stand without the contents in it.
thank God i didnt do this on one of those days i had a pack of frosties in my bag or a bottle of groundnut. it was fortunately one of my 'almost posh' days.
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went for mode magazine black night dinner thingy last night. i felt really drab and unpretty. was in an orange dress and silver accessories to go with the dress code of silver for ladies. my friends and some told me i looked 'really' nice, but i felt like it wasn't my best or near my best.
went on to a very late dinner at prime Chinese restaurant by 12am and then to the new place penthouse or something in Victoria island. ended up at lacasa, twas asa's after concert thingy.
there we were and there he was, this really really cute dude that left me speechless in the middle of my banter with my kind of best friend miss A. she followed my eyes and we both giggled like i haven't in a long long time.
i followed him with my eyes all through and almost stabbed the girls he flirted with,i caught his eyes once.
we walked out the door later, ready to go home, hes coming back into the club as i'm stepping out, we stare for the briefest of seconds and i walk on, before i get to the last flight of stairs out of lacasa i hear a voice so beautiful call "FQ' i turn around and who else but cute dude in a black shirt and miss A smiling sheepishly by his side, up till that moment i didn't realized she wasn't behind me, i thought she was in front with the rest.
anyways he got my number, i couldnt get his name when he said it cos my heart was beating so loud i couldn't hear a thing. i'm keeping a crossed finger hoping he calls.
i asked miss A what she said to him and she goes, 'i think my friend thinks you're cute' as she walks away he grabs her and asks 'which one? the one with the black shawl?'(she said he asked hopefully) i felt good when she said that, meaning from the crowd of girls she was with, he noticed me. he gets my name off her.
as angry as i pretended to be at her i'm glad she did it. i'm not going to hold my breath waiting for his call, but it'd be nice if he called.

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earlier in the day, i was stuck in traffic on my way to lekki and this bus driver called my attention, i put down the glass to hear what he was saying 'aunty you fine well well'. it made me feel warm all over cos i knew he was sincere, he wasn't one of the guys around who would tell me that cos somehow they expect something in return. this driver expects nothing from me, suddenly tough woman me had tears streaming down my eyes. couldnt figure out why but i felt so good and thankful and i dunno, emotional. i smiled and mouthed thank you to him, put my sunglasses on to cover my tears and continued to nod to estelles 'American boy'.

my dream phone of the moment is...the nokia N96, now that's one baby i cant wait to carry in my hands, come august i'm somehow going to get it.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

dont get daddy mad!...for lack of a better topic.

TOP 5 AFRICAN PARENT CONVERSATIONS[Speeches of parent to be read in African Accents]
i extracted this from a group wall on facebook, twas so hilarous i had to share, wish i could post the whole freaking wall here, but i cant, so selected a few faves. crazy what some parents say, and the stubborn children proudly narrate. lol
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me: Mum can i have money 2 do ma nails
mum: (nodding her head) okayy...very good!! (takes her purse out and counts da notes) here take it...(holding out da money for me)
me: (going to collect the money)
mum: (slaps my face wid da money) KWASHIA!!...M--M-MONEY TO DO WHAT NAILS... NOT EVEN MONEY TO BUY BOOK....NONSENCE...NAILS....(kisses her teeth)...NAILS...COME AND TAKE IT TO DO YOUR NAILS...IF YOU LIKE COME AND TAKE 100 POUND .....NONSENCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! (putting money back in her purse)...NAILS...BOW-SHIT (BULLSHIT IN HER TERMS LOOOOOL)
''I WANT MONEY TO DO MY NAILS'' <>
FITI...FITTTTIIIIIIIII...FITTTTTTTTTI!! move that your stupid face away from here
me: SORRY....(Running upstairs)
by D

(this definately is ghanian, innit)
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though my parents arent african there worse...IRISH! My mum beat me within an inch of my life - fav quote of my mum - theres only two things you should be scared off in life God and me holding a bambo stick..... didnt sit down for a week .
by ms .......

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Why when african people are angry we all of a sudden become friends lol

"My Fren are you madddd?"

"My fren will you Shut-up your detty mout"
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Friday night family meeting: atmospheric TENSION!
Dad: son this ur school report is discouraging (slowly unties his belt)..explain yourself
Son: (fear grips him)...the school teachers no like me sah...they gang up against me...
Random supportive Grandma: (thick Naija accent) Dont worry, God will scatter them with Holy Ghost dynamite. (LMAO - I nearly wet myself) lololol
..by M.
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Dad: What do you mean you have detention?

Me: But Dad it werent my....

Dad: SHARRUP! Dont talk to me in that tone. Rafat I BROUGHT YOU INTO THIS WORLD, AND I CAN TAKE YOU OUT FROM IT AS WELL
by.........
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dad: foolish boy, going about doing ganster here and there, "I'll send you to the village, one way ticket - then you'll see!!!"
by nana
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i could be outside or in my room and get called to come find them a pen, get em water, or hand em the remote or something. why i ask they say "back home we had to walk a mile to school so me callin u 4 dis is nothing. you're ungreatful. " lmao.
by......
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this ones my personal story. dad just finished giving my brother, some mouth lashing(they never beat us, well moms slaped me twice, but their mouths are just as painful)
my brother is seating in his room, very sober and all when dad walks in.
dad: are you angry with me
brother: yes(feeling all smug that hes going to get an apology and maybe some compensation to rub in our face)
dad: then you can go to hell, stupid idiot(that was dads fave insult, stupid idiot)
we laughed our arses out at the poor and visibly shaken boy.

whats your most hilarous parent scolding story? lets here it.
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