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Friday, 24 December 2010

Random Rambling Series...Little Things

8:05am on the 24th of December, I've been up for three hours doing a lot! Actually, that's a lie. I've been up for three hours yapping on twitter and listening to Invincible by Tinie Tempah ft Kelly Rowland... In other words I just spent three hours doing absolutely nothing and so it just occurred to me that I could actually update my random rambling series. As usual I have nothing to write about, I have been toying with the thought of writing on the topics "Is it worth It?" but then I asked myself if its worth it? so I settled for "Little things". This may as well be my most personal (BORING) post and maybe not so random so I'd warn you to read and ask no questions. Some references may actually be about you and if you think its about you, then it most likely is about you. Now I've got your attention because you'd want to read to the end and find out if I'm gonna talk about you. oh well!!! Eat your heart out.

2009 was better than 2010 for me. In 2009 I was fortunate enough to complete an Msc in Computer Forensics which is the hardest thing I've ever tried in my life (and I wanna do a Phd), I was the model for Multilinks Telkoms top up card and I wasn't even in Nigeria to sort that out neither did I need long legs to do anything. I got a job immediately after I finished school which I held on to for 3 months then quit because I was bored of doing the same thing everyday. It took me six months to understand that no one is "really" happy with his/her job as much as they claim to enjoy it (ask around). It just occurred to me after 6months of being voluntarily unemployed that the job you have and hate may just be one of the little things I'm trying to talk about. Some people won't mind earning half of what you earn while they do double the work. We complain a lot and in most cases we are just being lazy. I'm guilty of complaining too much too. for instance, I've been whining about having the flu for a week now and too be honest if it was someone else I'd be pretty irritated about it cos I'm not the first to have the flu. to be fair I've never felt this useless and helpful and It has been a tough week.

LITTLE THINGS
We take a lot of things for granted, for example, you never know or appreciate the gift of life until you lose someone close to you. You never appreciate good health until you are ill and something as simple as opening your mouth to eat becomes very difficult. Enough about illness, lets talk about YOU! You are very petty! everything pisses you off, you are quick to judge people, you hate the smallest things. did I say You? I meant Us. Its human nature. I can stop talking to someone for just telling me "Whatever" (Cos I think its very rude), I also think its very rude to see someone and say "see how fat you've become, etc", I also hate being PINGed or BUZZed on my Blackberry or yahoo even though the phone is permanently on silent. Well, as much as I am very Nigerian, I just realised my mum has this very British thing about her where she feels there are some things you just shouldn't do or say and she has put it in all her kids. We still tell her that she is too specific. However, this has made me see things differently of late.

We all have our little things, I have a couple of friends who have these little things which I think (or I thought) are totally senseless. I know someone who hates being told "Hey" but prefers "Good morning", I have another friend who hates when I say "aii" instead of "Alright" or "yup" instead of "yes", I remember some naija big man giving someone stick for saying hi to him rather than hello (on the phone). He went all ballistic asking her (The receptionist) if he was her mate. Someone kept malice with me for a full day just cos I playfully sent her the BBM "talk to the hand smiley" after she had warned me previously. Once again I found it totally shocking that these little things mean so much to all these people. Then it hit me...

You don't have to understand everything, we just have to learn to respect people and their "Little Things". We expect people to respect our little things, but how much do we want to respect theirs? We've lost a couple of friends just because they warned us about this little things which we ignore and in return this slowly pushed them away. Have you ever wondered why some people are very close to you and slowly you find that you guys don't even talk any more? Its those little things. I know someone who keeps sleeping off when we chat at night but is that reason to be mad? NO! Its hard but I'm learning to cut people some slack and respect them. You don't need to agree with some people but you may as well mind your business, you don't need to understand but you could compromise. Maybe relationships will last longer if we pay attention to these little things.

I said 2009 was better than 2010, I lied, no year is totally easy, I dint lose any close family member in 2010, I had good health (Until last week), I had so many second chances in 2010, I got closer to some friends and lost some...and in 2010 I met "HER" (for the amebo people).... In 2010 #iBlend happened and I met the loveliest and crazy people ever. "2010 (was) my year of the Thought"... In 2010 I learnt to that the little things could make or break you.

(9:23am... I've got a train to catch in an hour)

Have a Merry Christmas and a fruitful New Year.


Randomly Yours,

Andy
24th December 2010
#iBlend



Ps, Ignore the typos, I've got a train to catch and proof reading my rambling gets torturous as I end up deleting everything. Cheers

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

"SORRY"... Random Rambling Series!!!

I hurt her and I really feel guilty, I literally used her and I knew it from the start that I would do that but I was so attracted to her booty that I really couldn't be bothered if I'd be breaking her heart when I walked away...

AMEBO PEOPLE!!!

Now that I've got your attention, I love words, I'm a coward and I cant call names or be specific with my blog and so I just ramble randomly with the hope that someone may actually read it to the end and maybe pick a line that may make sense to them. I use my readers as a psychological experiment and I'm sorry. Am I? Maybe not. THIS IS A SHORT AND 100% RANDOM ONE

On a serious note though, I don't feel like a wicked or unforgiving person when I say "sorry" or "thank you" are the most overrated words sitting next to "Love" in the dictionary called Life. I made a very foolish decision while booking my ticket to naija in May and that decision is here to haunt me in December. I take full responsibility and I was just whining about it to a friend and she said "you made your decision". In my head it almost translated to funk off, mumu boy... actually it dint, I was saving N20k and I got a fixed ticket instead of flexible one (and I really have no regrets). The funny part was that after giving me a bullocking about my choice, she said "PELE" (Sorry) and it immediately calmed me. I realised the calming effect I got from being told sorry and I shook my head and said "Shame on you Andy". That word sorry influenced this random rambling which is actually about YOU!!!

My last post was titled WHO CARES, I've thought about it objectively and most times the things we claim not to care about are the things we care about the most. I claim not to be bothered with a lot of issues like apologies and appreciation but I just figured that maybe I do. Maybe its ok to want to feel appreciated and maybe its a mental sign of surrender when people say they are sorry. Its an admission of guilt, remorse and or defeat amongst many other things. But seriously why would someone hurt you so bad and come up to you, keep a straight or sad face and say "Sorry" and that alone can bring a smile to our faces...C'mon, there's got to be more to it. Well there isn't. Your partner cheats on u, you catch them and they come back later and say sorry and everything is fine. "Sorry" may as well be nature's Jazz (Voodoo). Sorry is a start, its a means of showing emotions, sorry and thank you may as well be Verbal kisses.

We expect to much from the next man and sometimes we give too much. But asides being to inquisitive and wanting an answer to everything in life, maybe we should just accept things as they are. We cant know the answers to all the "why's" in life, Andy would never know why sorry means so much to us and why one word can wipe away a millions hurting thoughts and a mind stained with anger. Does this mean we shouldn't be sorry cos it's just a word? But hey, they say in pidgin "na "no" de cause fight".

It may just be a word but sometimes, "SORRY" is all we need to hear.


I've got a lot to write but the winter freezes my brain and turns down my randomness, my duvet is calling my name like a nude lingerie model in its own way its telling me sorry about the cold weather....and yes I will succumb...scroll back to the 1st paragraph where I broke her heart, cos I walked away

#iBlend...do you?

Randomly yours
Andy
Dec 2010

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

WHO CARES... RANDOM RAMBLING SERIES

I love to write, play with words... pick a line it may make sense to you

We worry to much, we care to small, we give ourselves reason to hurt cos in reality we let ourselves to be hurt. Sometimes we sit down and whine, cry and frown then we complain of how much Mr X has hurt us or how much Ms Z doesn't appreciate what we did for them... but who cares ?

We are victims of societal context, trying to mirror ourselves in the way society sees us, its gone so bad and grown sewn deep we don't even know who we are or what we stand for. We do things to please people, we go out of our way to seek acceptance not considering the tugging reluctance we feel inside of us asking us...who cares?

We hate the thought of certain people, we resent anything that has to do with them. yet we find ourselves going to their facebook pages twice everyday, checking their tweets once in everywhile stupidly thinking they may have something bad happening to them so we can blame it on karma or to see if they still care about us and then you cause yourself more hurt cos' they dont even think about you .... but who cares ?

But yes we care too much, yeah we expect to much and yea we shouldn't stop. Truth is some people aint worth the fuss. some things we lose are the things which help us see the bigger better and brighter things we couldn't. Sometimes we hold back to nothing and it fills us with the seemingness of something, preventing us from getting that one thing which is really ours...


TRUTH
Some people don't give a hoot about you and never will

Some people who have hurt you will always hurt you again

Some people hurt you but change their ways and become better people

Some thoughts are not worth holding on to, cos' they take the place of better thoughts

Sometimes all we need to do is weigh the good time and bad times and make the logical decisions

SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES IS JUST A WORD RANDOM PEOPLE USE TO CONFUSE YOU AND GIVE YOU FALSE HOPE.... SOMTIMES, ALL WE NEED IS TO SIT AND WAIT FOR THE WORD ''SOMETIMES''



Randomly yours....
Andy 2010

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Life - Love - Leaving - Living...stupid sensible sequence #RandomRamblingSeries

I love rambling cos it makes me seem smart and geeky (insert smiley face) ... If only these people know that i've never come first position in school; well except at M.Sc level where I just liked the sound of my Masters award: Computer Forensic...sounds very gen geun, but its my LIFE and my blog so please stop reading. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM GOING TO WRITE BUT PICK A LINE and define it to suit you, cos I call it:

LIFE
There's no definition or explanation, no smart words or philosophies. Life is Life and weather you like it or not, most of you were born as a result of unprotected sex, valentine sex, mistaken sex, supposed love, constant tries, the need for a male or female child, societal pressure and most times a "mistake". Don't even try to make sense of that cos I really just wrote crap and we still wanna rationalise or disagree and that's why it is called life. We are alive and we will die someday so big deal: live with it and make the most of it. Don't try to be to smart about things, learn to see them for what they are. No one really cares about how smart or dull you are, they need your acceptance as much as you need theirs...I call it Life!

Who are you? I ask myself that question all the time and truth is, we define ourselves based on other people's definition of us and in most case it may make or break you cos 99% of the time we are busy worry about what a certain person or people will think about what we are doing, who we are and why we do what we do. Seriously we don't know who we are cos life is a discovery and we learn everyday. Sadly, we will always care about how we are viewed by the next person, the society or a certain person... The fact that you give a flipping hoot about a particular person's opinion more than every other person around you makes you wonder sometimes if this is LOVE...

LOVE
Love is not overrated or underrated, Love is the most lied about word in the world. Why? I don't know...but someone already agrees with me. People Lie that they are in love, People lie that they are not in Love, some lie that it does not exist, some say love is equal to stupidity, some say I love you but they really don't. I just realised that the reason why the word love is the most lied about word in the world is because I had a moment when I heard Eminem and Rihana in the song, "Love the way you lie"... frankly, that on its own was a lie but some of us in our heads felt we could relate with the song cos of its deep lyrics...what they meant is... "I hate the way you lie" (ok I'm digressing). As senseless as it sounds, Love is lied about cos we know the truth and it is just one of the factors that define us in "Life".

I believe in love, I also believe I dont know how to define it cos it doesnt have a definition. It is what it is and its a feeling you get. Its realer when you cant explain it cos true love is not explained, it is something you live and in most cases you outlive it before you know you lived it...this is the point where I tell you about my recent experience where I fell in love and bla bla bla and this is where you are wrong (amebo people). I'm crazy cos I feel you don't have to say it or know it, Love is Love and it exists based on your definition...now the annoying part is that with love, comes a lot of opposites: hate, Indifference, tolerance and at some point ..."LEAVING".

LEAVING
Life is like a motor car, it comes and goes, it arrives then it leaves. REPHRASE: Love is like a car, it comes then leaves (at some point). But really does it? does everything come and go? Do you really need to understand what I just wrote? Life and love gets annoying when you have to leave. it may be leaving love, leaving life or just leaving one place to another, then another. I've had to travel a lot in the past 3 years and I realised how much you miss people and places when you realise that you have to leave. oh well, that is Life... sorry, that is Love! whatever!!!

I really don't know what I have to write about leaving cos its a sad topic. I always have to leave, I push away people who hurt me, I push away those who love me, maybe its cos I'm scared of what it would be like when the leave me! But truth is, everything is for a reason and everything lasts for a season (e.g friendship). funny how you are all cozy with someone but you look back now and notice that someone had to "leave"? Its interesting that we keep "Living"...

LIVING...
I believe in the future, I believe things will get better, believe in a lot of things but most of all I believe in Living. living an exemplary life, Living in a way that I won't be in the other man's way. I believe that the only reason I can believe in anything is because, through it all, with all you've been through or you are going through...At least you are still living. you have the opportunity to correct your errors of yesterday by not reliving them... the truth is

Life
Love
Leaving
Living

I started writing this without thinking, I just felt I could use 4 letters and make sense out of them... After-all I'm among the living and I am thankful. I call it RANDOM RAMBLING SERIES

PS
Good luck to Uti (BBA5) ...http://bigbrotherafrica.dstv.com/Vote/


ANDY
October 2010
... iBlend! Do you???

Friday, 6 August 2010

GEEK NETWORK vs SOCIAL NETWORKS

Warning: I write randomly and you may see a lot of typos or words which don't exist but I really cant be bothered.


I was a customer service representative in a call center for British Sky Broadcasting limited for a couple of months after I finished my M.sc in Cardiff and I had this Team mate called Nicole. She had this fine Dolce and Gabbana glasses which looked real chic and cute. There's something about a lady with recommended glasses especially when she is Hot. I called her geek once and Nicole took it so personal, she reported me to everyone. What I meant was: GEEK is the new CHIC. You hear about GEEKS and all that comes to mind is someone looking scruffy, large ugly glasses and infront of a computer.

The geeks are responsible for most of the luxury we enjoy in life right now. For business and or pleasure, some geek was ridiculed for that invention which you are enjoying at the moment. some were bullied and beaten up. Schooling in the UK made me remember the movies where you see the jocks in their jerseys and the cheerleaders in their barbie garb while the geeks... you hardly see them, or if you see them, they are at a corner looking so out of place and looking like GEEKS!!!

The geek is insecure with little or no friends. The only friends are fellow geeks. They created a virtual network to communicate with themselve and to update their ideas how people of ancient time used scrolls. They noticed this was pretty cool. They thought about creating a perfect image and profile whc makes them cool so other people will like them. This boosted their confidence and with time if u met them in real life and dint like them, you may have loved their mind... Social networks. This was a geek's outlet and preserve. Cool thing with these social networks is that you can create a perfect image of yourself and live a lie. I know people who have gone on dating sites and facebook in search of love and they found it. I've had some "Online friends" who I got to meet in real life who were still cool, while some were...wrong. (#NoteToSelf - Andy stop digressing).

Mihalis "Mike" Lazaridis, OC, O.Ont (born March 14, 1961) is the founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), which created and manufactures the BlackBerry wireless handheld device. He is also a former chancellor of the University of Waterloo, and an Officer of the Order of Canada. he dropped out of University to start that company #GEEK

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American entrepreneur best known for co-founding the popular social networking site Facebook dropped out of Havard #GEEK

William Henry "Bill" Gates III, KBE[3] (born October 28, 1955)[4] is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author and chairman[5] of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. Dropped out of Havard #Geek.

The 3 people I just wrote about, I din't have to, I din't even know their dates of birth but I just got it off wikipedia and posted it up here to show that I did some research and I can be a Geek too... and that is what social networking has become today. All you need to do is google up some excellent research or facts and put it up as your status on any social network and people will think you are smart...That is stealing. Plagiarism is using someone else's intellectual property without referring to the creator = stealing. That's what I see on the Geek network which has now become Social Networks


But the cool kids with capitalist interests and the need for primitive accumulation of wealth (capitalism) got interested in this virtual networks whc evolved into hi5, myspace, facebook, twitter etc, stealing the geek's closure and pride and makin them insecure once again? You find people having larger than life images on twitter and facebook, the one's who are untouchable and can chat whatever crap, those who wanna be subliminal to the not so popular and have their fellows in the upper echelon laugh at others. These geeks who hid their faces are now being forced to shut up even on twitter and facebook.

I have over 3,000 friends on facebook and so I really don't have that closure I registered for, I cant say what's on my mind cos it may seem uncool and not nice to certain people. This made me flee from facebook to twitter where I can say whatever and won't be bothered about hurting the next man's feelings. In conclusion, Facebook was my social network while twitter was my geek network but of late, those Cool kids who I ran from have come to my geek network where I have to butter my words and speak responsibly. You wanna know the truth?

There is no truth, there is no right or wrong, we are a creation of the society's perspective and we will keep on trying to impress the world. It is in search for this acceptance that the geeks had their networks which are now the social networks... Be nice to them, be nice to people generally and most of all : MIND YOUR BUSINESS...

Damn I've lost track of what I was writing... TO BE CONTINUED IN MY NEXT BLOG: "Why I hate the word and people who say #GBAGAUN"

RANDOM RAMBLING SERIES (AUGUST 2010)

Sunday, 30 May 2010

TRUST; ... RAMBLINGS OF A SLEEPY MAN WORKING.

T - Take my hands
R - Run with me
U - Understand me
S - stand by me
T - Tell me the truth.

Its funny how the weirdest things happen in the bathroom, gravity theory was discovered there, kinky things can be done there but most of all, you get the weirdest thoughts, that is if you are Andy. I just love playing with words and I thought of TRUST this morning and why its hard for me to give that out. Perhaps this is because it means a lot to some of us. I take risks [a lot] but when it comes to trust, its like a guilt free pass saying this is yours, use it sensibly. The reason why a child can let a father or an elder one teach him or her how to ride a bicycle, its because they expect all the things which I said above about the letters in trust. When the child falls, he may get scared that it would happen again.

Now I'm getting bored of my own writing, back to my random thoughts. Certain things in life are not like light switches which you switch on and off as you please, for example Love and Trust. when it's lost, it takes a while to regain it and when it's found you may get so foolish and you won't notice it has deserted you. I'm not exactly a trusting person and this is because it means all these to me. I'm not a hypocrite either so I find it amusing when people try and say it means you are jealous or insecure or possessive that's why you can't trust, or when some people bring religion into it and say, the Bible says this about trust. In some cases, a trust is like giving a cake to a fat kid cos' you want to see what he/ she will do with it.Life is a game, life is a battlefield and life is a test... can you

T - Take my hands
R - Run with me
U - Understand me
S - Stand by me
T - Tell me the truth...

If you can do that, then I can trust you. If you can't then I wont bother...this is life this is who I am.
Trust can always be regained and at the point when it is lost, the onus is on you to win it back..this time by being sincere to yourself and whoever trusts you.



have a nice day, its a ramblings, it may make sense, it may not...I'm crazy but its all in the head.

RANDOM RAMBLINGS SERIES - WHO CARES?

Wednesday, 13 January 2010 at 10:46 |
I love to write, play with words... pick a line it may make sense to you

We worry to much, we care to small, we give ourselves reason to hurt cos in reality we let ourselves to be hurt. Sometimes we sit down and whine, cry and frown then we complain of how much Mr X has hurt us or how much Ms Z doesn't appreciate what we did for them... but who cares ?

We are victims of societal context, trying to mirror ourselves in the way society sees us, its gone so bad and grown sewn deep we don't even know who we are or what we stand for. We do things to please people, we go out of our way to seek acceptance not considering the tugging reluctance we feel inside of us asking us...who cares?

We hate the thought of certain people, we resent anything that has to do with them. yet we find ourselves going to their facebook pages twice everyday, checking their tweets once in everywhile stupidly thinking they may have something bad happening to them so we can blame it on karma or to see if they still care about us and then you cause yourself more hurt cos' they dont even think about you .... but who cares ?

But yes we care too much, yeah we expect to much and yea we shouldn't stop. Truth is some people aint worth the fuss. some things we lose are the things which help us see the bigger better and brighter things we couldn't. Sometimes we hold back to nothing and it fills us with the seemingness of something, preventing us from getting that one thing which is really ours...


TRUTH
Some people don't give a hoot about you and never will

Some people who have hurt you will always hurt you again

Some people hurt you but change their ways and become better people

Some thoughts are not worth holding on to, cos' the take the place of better thoughts

Sometimes all we need to do is weigh the good time and bad times and make the logical decisions

SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES IS JUST A WORD RANDOM PEOPLE USE TO CONFUSE YOU AND GIVE YOU FALSE HOPE.... SOMTIMES, ALL WE NEED IS TO SIT AND WAIT FOR THE WORD ''SOMETIMES''



Randomly yours....
Andy 2010

Random Rambling Series - Drowning and Smiling but still Drowning

I dint get inspired to write this in the shower as usual. I got inspiration to write after my first night When I woke up in a pool of my sweat. Reason - power failure and heat (NEPA, I choose not to embrace PHCN). Call it forming or whatever, its your business, but waking up in a 44degree weather after spending the last night in -2degrees is somethin to complain about. So yes I'm whining.

DROWNING - I used my head and decided to go swim in a pool where there were more watchers than swimmers. If you know me, you should either love or hate my confidence... With the confidence of a lizard, I JUMPED, not dived...into a pool which was meant to be 9feet deep (i can swear it was 12feet deep). The problem was when I landed in the water and my feet refused to touch the ground and my hands refused to surface @ the top. ... That takes us to my lizard confidence. Apparently everyone tot I was showing off new swimming skills especially the 4foot tall lifeguard who I'm sure I'd have drowned if he came close to me. Lesson #1 : after not swimming for 2 years... go figure

I got to Benue state to see my family members, and I reached the Madaki house surprisingly I saw my maternal grandmother who referred to me as "Andy's friend" and the usual moaning about Ohhh you are so fat, see your cheeks, Ohhh are you lifting weights (that @ least was a compliment) my parents also said I have added weight (lesson 1B: as a guy, don't bother hitting thru gym, people will still call you fat)... BACK TO BUSINESS: the next question always was : how are you coping with the heat? My answer: I'm still not coping.

NIGERIA DROWNING: we are the strongest and happiest people in the world regardless of the polls and media. I watch as we offhandly go off to switch on the "generator set" while we have major rivers Benue and NIger. I watch as we drive Jeeps rather than fix our roads. I remember a supposed ex minister suggesting we buy bicycles when there is fuel crisis, in a country which is the eight largest oil producing nation in the world and yet we smile, drink and ... Do other things.

Look at Niger where the a president suggests tenure elongation and is removed through an organised coup by some youth barely my age mate but here in Nigeria a family called Mr Turai or Mrs? Will hold the country to ransom for 90days and our legislators ( except the sensible few) will push and pull 150million people like we are foolish until they illegally make the vice president an acting president... Then Husband to madam Turai is sneaked into town in the night like a james bond movie... (that part is to be continued)

We drown and still smile, only happy people can do that. But truth is that "the boys are not smiling" and some smart person asks, "what does that mean?" and I say "people are frowning -stupid. from my bsc in sociology one quote I learnt from school was "the poor will continue to be oppressed until the realize their plight and revolt" - karl max, he said that and its working and that is why the niger-delta militants can revolt and govt will beg them. That's why young urns can kidnap people @ will. So yeah we are drowning, but it doesn't make us stupid.

We still smile, we still party, we still do all we wanna do, we are now used to suffering, drowning, smiling but drowning... I'm rambling as usual, but someone amongst you understand something I am sayin and we are saying the chain is now a rope which has thinned to a thread, before is breaks, please give us back our happiness cos the rambling has just begun...

Andy Madaki
2010

100 days in Nigeria with iBlend moments (Random Rambling Series)

So as usual i feel the need to write, with no idea in mind but hoping that randomness may come to my aid. If you are reading this correct my grammar, then quit now or enjoy my randomness.

After studying sociology in my undergrad, being a tv presenter and news reporter/presenter and model, it was only expected that I would get bored and move on to the next one. The next one being an Msc in computer forensics (Information security and Computer Crime). After which I worked in a "SKY" call center which I classify as slave driving for 3 months (for goodness sakes how did i spend 3 months of my life pacifying adults acting like infants/angry customers?)... SORRY I'M LOSING FOCUS HERE BLABBING ABOUT ME... BUT ITS MY NOTE.

I hate cold weather, I hate heat too... but after my last job, all I had in mind was to go back to Nigeria and search for greener pastures and thicker pounded yam cos truly, there is no place like home! but what i dint expect was to go back to Nigeria and 2minutes into my stay, the airport announcer goes "Annonucement, we are now switching from generator to normal power supply"..."now" became 10minutes without electricity and a beautiful welcome party arranged for us by Abuja Mosquitoes, at this point i knew that I was home. After being ripped off N1500 just to buy an MTN SIM pack, thankfully my-not-so-twin Eddie Madaki came to get me from the airport to sort me out while in my head i was writing my TO EAT list
1. Pounded yam @ Jevniks
2. Pounded yam @ Cattigan
3. Yahuza chicken suya
4. shawarma @ Exclusive, 212 and Shawarma King
5. a whole lot of other stuff.

Yes i checked all i had wanted on my to do list, settled in and the courtesy calls began. I started callin people to let them know I was in town cos i literally entered Nigeria like a thief in the morning without informin a whole lot of people, many of whom I dint see in the 3 months either because they were pretending to be busy or maybe they really were busy and those who just dint bother to see me. Whatever.1st point of call was actually Chocolate City to hola @ Audu, Terver, Doosur, Lindsey and Mickey. Then the parties began...and continued and continued

I went to Benue to visit family and ...simply put, I almost died of heat, I almost drowned in a 12ft pool cos i had not Swam in a while and i had my Benue Pounded yam craving sorted. met old mates, got tired of the town, avoided being in gossip then I returned to Abuja to a group of people called BLENDERS

iBLEND
Is it a club? is it a group? is it like a secret thingy? is it a social network? or a group of happy drinkers?
have you ever been to a club in Abuja? you may not have to pay for a ticket to get in but by the time you are done tipping the club security, you will regret leaving home (PLAY and AQUA mgmt i'm talking about you guys)

Rather than going out and spending a whole lot of cash with and on strangers while they all squeeze their nose in fakeness (typical abuja crowd), why don't you get a group of like minded young upwardly mobile professionals together, have a small exclusive party where everyone comes bearing gifts (being alcohol and suya) and get to network with people who can add value to your life? and that is just a part of Blender... the other part is where we have some crazy custom cocktails called "DECEPTION and SAFE SEX" ... Ask Oche Ejiga and Q about that. and so it was 3 months of fun and networking. DISCLAIMER: All these happy drinkers are very successful in different fields of life... and just come back home (to blender to unwind) ...iBlend, Blender, Blendarena, et al.

Nigeria Lost her President, Dora retained her position, Lucky Jo got what he wished for (i'm not impressed with the 2011 plan tho), our football team is still doing poorly, I met a lot of nice people, We started our Company Decy-4 Technologies, I startd managing Artiste "2shotz, I came back to the UK th handle other ish,

I'm stopping this note cos it just got boring and I wonder why you are still reading

Its Random Rambling Series

Too be continued after some vodka...