It’s Christmas!

Hi guys!

Merry Christmas!

It’s been an amazing year. I can’t exactly describe how I feel right now, all I know is I feel much better than the past week. Maybe because I’ve big chopped! No? Yes! I finally gathered courage to chop it off. My hair was a mess and i wasn’t ready to go to the salon until next year. It felt good honestly. I didn’t feel as much guilt as I did previously. Anyways I rock a mini ‘fro now. Pictures coming soon! My NHJ page will also be updated!

So far, Christmas has been so-so. Woke up to make my famous Christmas breakfast. Gosh! Last night was something else. We didn’t shop until evening. I had to rush to the market and then the supermarket and cold room. The stores were almost empty. I was lucky enough to get a few things I’m glad there wasn’t much traffic. And then, I got on Twitter to tweet goodwill messages. Whether I admit it or not, my followers have become more or less like a family so it just felt right. Later on, I lent a helping hand to my mum in the kitchen. Actually I left her there. There was an argument about the style of cooking. I wanted to try something new but she wasn’t so enthusiastic about it. Eventually I left her to suit herself and helped with minor chores. I wasn’t in the mood to argue.

In all, it wasn’t so much of a fun day,just a regular one with extra food. LOL. I’m glad I don’t attend one of those churches that have mandatory Christmas services. Not that I have anything against them. And as usual, I didn’t expect gifts and so I didn’t receive them. No hard feelings.

How did you spend your Christmas?

Love,food and kisses
EB.

Christmas wishlist maybe? No?

Hi there.

It’s 4 days to Christmas and wishlists seems to be flying left, right and centre. Ibukun of Shesoutofcontrol blog posted hers and it got me thinking.

”What exactly do I want for Christmas?”

Because of the loss of enthusiasm the period brings for me, I’m almost never bothered about gifts. Infact, I don’t think I’ve received any in the last 5 years or so. Wrong friends? Stingy relatives or what? I haven’t even made an effort on my part either. Smh. Be that as it may, I’m still gonna try my luck incase anyone still has me in their heart or is willing to let God use. I’m really skeptical about this because I might probably not get them for Christmas. Whatever the case is, they would move to my 2014 wishlist.

You see I’m a new photographer and I need new gears. Left to me, I wouldn’t mind any gear for Christmas even if it’s as little as a 32GB SD card. Yep! But I’m gonna be specific. Right now, I need
– Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18-55mm IS II Lens kit
– Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens

Other than that
– An android phone with a 4.3 Jelly Bean.
– Skater skirts in all colours.

If everything else fails, these will do just fine
– Hair products. Lots of them. They’re never too much.
-Silk scarves, beanies and spiral rings.
-Makeup!

It’s tangible right? No? Whatever.

What’s on your Christmas wishlist?

Toodles
EB.

When Traditions Become Cliche

Hi.

I think one of the reasons why Christmas or any other festive period has become somewhat cliche is because it’s become a tradition. Something that must be observed irrespective of your stance. You get so used to it that it has lost it’s essence and the only way to regain it is to do it differently.

I’ve never broken the tradition of celebrating Christmas with my family. So don’t blame me when the rants start flowing but for now I’m just going observe some chill. But honestly, I want out. I have no idea what I want presently, all I know is I want something different. All over the world, it’s the time of the year to reconnect with families which I presume have been apart all through the year. But what about those of us that have been stuck with them over the years? Christmas isn’t any different. It’s just one of those days especially in my household. Lucky enough, we don’t attend those churches that have mandatory services on Christmas day. That makes it a bit bearable.

As a young adult, there’s always a constant desire to break free from the norm. Now I mean in a positive way without necessarily throwing your values out of the window. Like celebrating Christmas without the family, not necessarily by oneself but differently. As I’m writing this, I have no idea what other pleasant-and-fun-but-not-breaking-the-bank options there are apart from;
Eating out
Going to the cinema
Shopping
Unplanned visits
Family reunion
Karaoke
Yeah, that’s practically all. Now, it isn’t the wisest thing to visit public places on that day because of congestion and sometimes stampede. So we’re left with no option that to stay home, watch Christmas movies and eat chicken. And then the boring cycle continues.

Sigh.

How else do you celebrate Christmas apart from staying at home with the fam?

Always and Forever
EB.

Its Christmas!

It’s that time of the year again.Yeah i remember what i said bout being unexcited about this Christmas.Im yet to be in ‘the mood’ buh im not going to deprive myself of the happiness and goodness that comes with Christmas so im just gonna let myself out and try & ave fun with the fam!
Once again,Merry Christmas! 😀

Freak out or not!

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It’s Christmas in a week & am not so freaked out about it.I absolutely don’t know why.To me it has become a norm that i don’t really look forward to it.All I want is for the year to end and the new one to begin.Maybe its because of my environment (Lagosians don’t really know how to celebrate Christmas,its the same year in year out) or probably my present situation(its nut bad o :P).In the coming year im really looking forward to a whole lot of things that i want the year to end as soon as possible.Then again I think.Christmas should be a time for sober reflection.There’s a reason for the season,its not just about eating & drinking.(can’t wait :P)It should also be about thanksgiving and celebrations;appreciating God for sending His only begotten Son to die for us,for the previous years and for life in general.The only things i want for sure are the gifts :P. I mean who doesn’t like gifts.In fact Ive started the collection 😀