Wednesday, 11 November 2015


So my madam cherrywine tagged me and gave me an Award, THANK YOU! It's been ages since i blogged, the last time i made this complain i think i blamed it on Instagram. Now i have concluded its not about Instagram, i have just lost my blogging mojo and it doesn't seem like it will come back.

Now to the business of the day i have been asked to answer the following questions:

1. What is your secret weapon to lure the opposite sex, boy/girlfriend, husband/wife, potential? My secret weapon is good food. That is what i use on my husband and it has never failed me. Shout out to all the food bloggers that keep coming up with wonderful ideas. I owe you guys.
2.What are the components of a perfect sandwich? Bacon, boiled eggs, lettuce, mayonniase, salad cream, shredded kitchen and tomatoes.
3. Texting or talking? Talking of course. Infact i am holding a grudge against someone who missed my calls, the person didn't return them and tried chatting with me. I just ignored.
4.How should people that speak with "a foreign accent with strong H-factor or any other factors" be punished? They should be made it buy a notebook and write "I will never speak a foreign accent with H factor again". they should write until all the pages are exhausted.
5. What does feminism mean to you? Feminism to me is women supporting other women and standing up for each other whenever the need arises.
6. If you could be anything or anyone for a day, who are what would you be and why? I would like to be the president of the united states, would like to know what it feels like having so much power.
7. What was the last book you read? Using a star rating, how many stars out of 5 would you give it? The last book i read was my bible, i would give it a five star. 
8. What is the most ridiculous bit of news you've heard this year? I am blank right now
9. What bit of news saddened you the most this year? I have been saddened a lot by news of premature death. Lost my dear aunt a month ago.
10. Smart, wealthy, faithful.
I hereby nominate the following people.
1. Toinlicious
2. Honeydame
3. Hattylola
4. Okeoghene

So here are the rules;
  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site;
  2. Put the award logo on your blog;
  3. Answer the ten questions sent to you;
  4. Nominate five blogs;
  5. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
I didn't make up new questions , so you can ask your nominees the same questions i answered.


Friday, 20 February 2015


Happy new year my people. I'm not going to apologize for being away for so long because I do not want to sound like a broken record and I cannot predict when next I will put up a post. This is not me trying to be rude, I am just being honest. Honesty, they say is the best policy abi?

I think I will partly blame my absence on Twitter and Instagram, by the time I finish reading tweets and checking IG, I feel like I have had enough dose of social media in a day and the cycle just continues.I can't even remember the last time I commented on a blog, still try to read sometimes and to show you how current I am, I know Atilola is currently in DC or maybe back in Nigeria, I am aware one of Sykik's colleague valed herself and I know that Simple me is considering starting a business. I am also aware of Cherrychatter's Val's chronicles and Toinlicious's open letter. I wrote all of this now without having to check, I cross my heart. I will drop my comments after I am done with this post.

I am doing great, been focusing all my energy on trying to be lepa like Toin and Atilola. Brethren, the struggle is real!!!! I spend my mornings and evenings running because I have a daily target of 1000 calories to be burned and it hasn't been easy. I have also said bye bye to carbs and all forms of "swallow". This is why I have been so busy, as a matter of fact, I am able to blog at work today because my oga is out of town.

I have been itching to tell you all that I met Toin and Honeydame in December and all I can say is that that they are Incredible. In my mind, I am feeling like Atilola who has met everybody except me. LOL. We had so much fun catching up and talking about plenty things. Everything Toin said about HD's behind is true even though she hasn't told me who pounds her yams sha. Lol.

Ok, so that's all the gist I have for now.


Friday, 26 September 2014


I have no excuse this time around i have just been lazy, yes i said it, very lazy. Tried to blog a couple of times and got distracted midway so i have tons of half baked posts still lounging in my drafts. How is everyone doing? Very big congrats to emmalecious on the birth of her baby girl, her baby is so cute, you'll should check her Instagram.

Lately, i have been trying to keep fit and lose weight but brethren, the journey has not been easy. Whoever said it was easy? Loosing weight has to be the most difficult project i have embarked on this year and i am glad that i have started seeing progress. I read Berry Dakara's post about how some people advise women to remain overweight because their bodies belong to their husband. I think that is a foolish thing to say to even start with. Who needs all that excess luggage? So a woman should keep adding weight because her husband loves FAT even though her health is at risk? Do men really say that or i am just overreacting? Does it also count as women submitting to their husband as seen in Eph 5:22? I think women should look however they please, Skinny, fat, overweight, obese, muscular. It is our body and our decision!!!

Anyways, what i have been doing is working out indoors, there is a gym right beside my house and i haven't registered yet because i want to be sure that my subscription will not waste which is why i am practicing at home first. I use fitness blender on Youtube and i ensure that i work out for at least 30-40 minutes everyday. Hubby has started exercising with me and he has really been putting in a lot of effort for someone that detests exercising.

I will also start jogging in the mornings as from next month and hubby has said he doesn't have the strength for that one so i am on my own for now. I found this amazing group of exercise addicts called Truppr who have been my biggest source of motivation. Their name always reminds me of ABBA, you guys know the song "Super Trouper" right? Let me help you remember...

This was taken when i got back from the Truppr5kRUN

Photo taken after the Lekki-Ikoyi Walk

My newest Truppr family 


Can't remember what we were doing here

I participated in the TrupprWALK from stadium to CMS, Igbo Efon to Lekki Ikoyi bridge and the latest TrupprRUN that happened in VI. I have been able to initiate some of my friends who have also remained faithful. Its a lot of fun working out with a group of people, that's the best form of motivation as far as i am concerned.

In other news, someone really hurt me and treated me like a piece of shit for reasons best known to her. It took the special grace of God not to do anything stupid because i was exasperated  and was ready to lash out at her. You know when someone is deliberately provoking you to the extent where you overact and suddenly become the bad person? That was exactly the scenario i found myself in. How do you deal with anger? I would really love to know.

I am grateful for great friends like Toinlicious who helped me calm down. That girl sends the bestest voice notes in Yoruba. LOOOL.


P;S. Did you notice that i changed my blog layout? Yay or nay?

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

How forgiving are you?

Are there people like me, who ignores whoever offends them or believes that the extent of offense is directly proportional to the silent treatment the offender will receive? I don't even know how that works but that description is very much who i am  was. I think its a huge problem most especially because its not christainly. TK also observed this trend in me and spoke to me about it and as usual, i was very defensive and was unwillingly to accept his accusation even though i knew he was right.

I remember the last quarrel i had with him, i was so furious and hurt that i went to bed immediately. I couldn't even sleep, i just kept ruminating on how he could say hurtful words and also wondering how i could hurt him as much as he hurt me......yes, that happens....until i slept off. I woke up before my alarm went off the next morning which was a clear indication that there was something on my mind, i got dressed went to work, half into work, i sent him airtime but i still wasn't speaking to him.

Later that evening, he tried to make small talks like asking what i had for lunch and what we were having for dinner but i chose not to respond except he apologized to me but this young man didn't o. He finally gave up trying to talk to me and was paying so much attention to the TV which even made me angrier. I served dinner and he said thank you but i still ignored him.

The next morning, i woke up determined to vent out my anger so i tapped him and made him realize that he really hurt me and when i was done i demanded for an apology. He apologized immediately and we made up like couples do lol. But in retrospect, i knew i wouldn't have forgiven him immediately even if he had apologized to me at that moment he got me upset. To put things into perspective, i simply forgive when i am ready to which is a very bad habit.

Afterwards, i promised TK that i will never let the sun go down on my anger which is God's standard so its good enough. And to the glory of God and shaming the devil, i have been keeping to my promise,this is only because TK reminds me whenever i start ignoring him. Sometimes when he reminds me i say to myself "Oh shit, why did i make this promise". To crown it all, the guest preacher who ministered in our church on Sunday said whoever does not forgive has not received God's forgiveness, that struck me really hard and made me more determined to keep to my promise.

So over to you readers. Do u forgive easily?

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Testing! Testing!!

Hellllooooo everyone, how are we all doing? Its been quiet here since forever shey? Make una no vex o, Happy new year is in order abi? I have just become very lazy at blogging and there are so many times i really wanted to write but i just never did.

I don't need a soothsayer to tell me that a lot has happened in blogsville but first of all, i am happy New dawn is back, hope y'all  can see  i am still current. I also know that the search for the guy who pounds Toin's yams still continues and Atilola's "Guess the blogger series" has

It feels good to be back and getting to write a post after about 5 months, feels like i just got back from maternity leave. The truth is that i have been so occupied with work and plenty other activities but i am back for good.

Mr. Incredible came up with a pet name for me after sooo much persuasion, i love nicknames a lot, infact all my friends and my colleagues have nicknames that i came up with myself. For example, lets assume your name is Vivian, it becomes Vivi automatically, so its either i make a shortform out of your existing name or come up with a totally different name. So as i was saying, MI came up with "Sweebe", the first time i heard him call me that i was like "swe what"?
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For someone who loves and has multiple nicknames like i do "sweebe" cannot and will not work so i just jejely told him to stick to sweetheart. Let me tell yo some of my numerous nicknames, Atoskin, Toseke, Toskolo, Tosyno, TosTos, sweeti, Sucre Extra boogie should i continue? Lol

That is how some of my friends started asking me why i call hubs Mr. Incredible, they have been teasing me about the word "Incredible" and i have told them that their mind needs to be renewed.

Before i go i will just like to say that if you are in need of a nice nickname, send me your real name and you will be amazed at what i will come up with.

See you all same time same station next.........?

Friday, 13 September 2013

8 months!

Married life has been an amazing experience for me, it has been very sweet so far so good and i am grateful to God for how far he has brought us. I haven't really blogged about married life because my TK discovered my blog and bookmarked so it was kind of difficult writing about personal stuffs not because he asked me not to, i just wasn't sure if i was ready to go that route but i have good news, now i am readyyy!!!

It was eight months yesterday since we got married and it has not been easy but it has been worth it. TK and i were married but living single for a few months after we got married, it was a challenge not getting to be with each other like newly married couple should be after marriage. We made up for it and exhausted all the means of communication but you all know that  "if it is not panadol, it is not the same thing as panadol". People did not even help matters, there was never a day that i didn't hear questions like "Ehen, so what are your plans"?, "When are you going to join him"? "When is he coming to join you"?, "Do quick o"? "How are you coping"?, "Are you sure he is not cheating on you"? and so on. I got tired of answering those questions so i came up with an automated response which was "You will know when the time comes" or i could say "Very soon" depending on the tone of the question. But today, my story has changed and with Jesus' joy in my heart, i am glad to announce to you that that phase is OVER!!! Can i hear a Halleluyah?

Now i have started enjoying what my fellow iyawo; beautiful has been enjoying on the regular. I am beginning to sound like I love making love but i am sure TK will give you a completely different side to the story. Being married is a blessing, feels good to always know that there is someone who has got my back always.

I am grateful to God for so many things and i do not take any for granted. Below are the things i am grateful for;

1. Hubby does not snore
2. He is very domesticated
3. He is not over bearing
4. He is easy on food, you can literally feed him with bread and eggs everyday.
5. He loves to hang out with me and my friends
6. He is very considerate and very thoughtful.
7. He is generous
8. He does not keep malice like i do
9.He is way taller than i am (can't believe i wanted to kill myself on top of that my short ex)
10. He manages to watch Africa magic Yoruba.
11. He now reads blogs, he was too glad to read the post about hairnets and chicken bones by Naijahusband.

I hope i have been able to convince you and not confuse you that God is a good God. Till i come your way again next week hopefully, Keep reading!

p:s TK means Time Keeper.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Back in the days!

I just finished reading Sykik's post and it made me remember a similar situation i found myself in back in secondary school. Thanks sykik for the blospiration.

Back in my secondary school days, CDSS Ikeja to be precise. I had a group of friends called "TRANSFORMERS". We were seven in number and the coolest in our class. We always hung out together during break time and even after school hours. I remember those days when the class captain was beefing us and would write down all our names as noise makers. Soldiers were responsible for flogging the students and as soon as our names are called for our strokes of cain, we would all "chest" the cain on one palm no matter how hard it hurt, yeah, we were hard core like that!

Photo credit : Google images

On a fateful day, the TRANSFORMERS left the school premises during school hours. It was one of those days in school when exams were over and there was nothing really happening in school. Anyway, we decided to visit a fellow TRANSFORMER'S house somewhere around Maryland. We just basically went to chill till school was over then we would all go home.

My dad always picked me up from school and that particular day i planned to get back to the school premises before he came. I left our friend's  house when it was almost closing time while the others waited behind because they lived nearby.

As i got back to school, to my biggest shock, i saw my dad's car at the school gate and i knew i was dead. Different thoughts were going through my mind and i just started panicking. I moved closer to the car and as soon as he saw me he got out of the car and demanded an explanation. My body suddenly turned cold and i started shaking, i couldnt even mutter a word as i was stammering. Before i could say Jack Robinson, my dad started unbuckling his belt and i burst into tears. At that point, i knew my explanation would not make any difference and i just couldn't believe that i, Atoskin the hardcore TRANSFORMER could be humiliated at the school gate.

But God smiled down at me, another classmate saw what was happening and came to my rescue. She pleaded with my dad not to beat me and explained the whole situation to him. My dad didn't believe her but he wore his belt back. The next thing he said was "i will deal with you when we get home" . At that point in time, i didn't mind whatever consequence i faced at home, my only joy was that i wasn't humiliated publicly, everything else didn't matter.

My dad is late now and i miss him terribly. He was a good man.

Looking forward to my next blogspiration.