”Are you serious?”
”For what reasons?”
”Are you even Nigerian?”
”You’re not done with English talkless of French”
These and many more are the reactions I get from people when they accidentally[I know better than to put myself in that spotlight] know I study French in school. For the past two years now or thereabout, I haven’t had a positive encouraging comment from anyone[My family and some friends exclusive]. It’s like people don’t expect you to be studying French in Nigeria. Amean what the hell is ”Are you even Nigerian?” Duhh! I am. Ugh! And I’m like get-a-life-and-stop-sticking-your-nose-into-my-business because it’s getting really annoying. What if I was studying say like Spanish,it’ll be an exclusive on LIB. *rme
Yep! I’m studying French and International Studies and I totally didn’t plan it.. It just came plus my mum sorta had a hand in it and I had to settle with the avaliable.
Then again, there’s this guilty pleasure that comes with being different. You’re not one of the tons of females in the Mass Communications or Comp Tech department. You’re one of the very few people that is bold enough to step out of the norm and just dare to be different. That’s how I feel. So irespective of the not-very-nice reactions I get, I also enjoy the ”wows!” and the ”can you please teach mes” and the priceless facial expressions that comes with the territory.
Always and Forever
The day started on a good note. I had to go to school[after skipping a whole semester] for registration and course materials. *Phew! The crowd wasn’t very sexy at all. After settling with the avaliable, I took a back seat with some freshers and before I knew it, we were having a convo.
Yeah before that, on my way to school this morning; I took a bus, as I was trying to get comfortable, get my fare out and indulge myself in some soothing songs, Andrew just popped out for nowhere. My facial expression was priceless!
1.) We live in the same estate and we came out almost at the same time[I saw him] but went opposite directions.
2.) I did not expect to see him talkless of sitting beside and paying my fare or even speaking to him. This was someone I’ve known for quite a while now and thought he was always bothering me. I usually didn’t give him breathing space to even talk to me. I had ignored his Whatsapp messages countless times. But here I was sitting right beside him, I didn’t even know what to think. For a while I was just numb; avoided any form of eye contact and just feigned normalcy.
After a short awkward silence, he started a convo. *sigh All shades of awkwardness. Anyways fast-forward to some 10-15 mins later, we were both saying our goodbyes as I had to get down at my bustop. Okay, it wasn’t totally awkward. We talked. He seemed cool, calm, and gentlemanly.
When I was done with school runs, I was ready to go home. I don’t even know how to describe the-whole-walking-in-circles-almost-losing-my-way charade. [Not that I wasn’t familiar with the route, I just couldn’t decide on which way to go] Anyways I got home safe and sound under the rain and still don’t forget to invest in two neckpieces.^_^. That basically made my day.
I’ve had one heck of a week. I think it should count as the worst week in my entire work history. [not that it’s been long anyways]. That kind of week you wish you could just walk out, walk away from everything even your paycheck. Yup! that kind. Considering it’s almost the end of the month, I’ve had to just stick around,endure and listen to good music. I’m really really trying to hold back my sauciness and not leave a bad impression.
In other news, Photography classes start soon! Whoop!!! I’m so so excited. I love the fact that I’m gonna be able to cover events,shoots and all. There’s nothing as fulfilling as being able to do something you’ve grown to love and be paid for it. Awesome! And yeah I’m gonna create another blog for my works.
School’s just there. This year’s has been a sorta gap year for me. I needed to make certain decisions that would affect my future. I’m really hoping the results are pleasant enough to make up for the hiatus.
I’m returning to Alliance Francaise to finish my French course and probably bag another diploma [my mum’s so gonna make sure of that ]. I’m pretty excited about this too. Amean there’s conversation class [ the only time I get to practice my French] and free Wi-Fi. Can life get any better?! *sigh.
Makeup classes should start soon too. Hopefully before the end of the year.
And then writing continues. I’ve been writing for http://lifestylewithjay.com incase you didn’t know. So all ye DIY-natural-junkie-wanabees, you might wanna join me there.
Lest I forget, I was featured on African Naturalistas’blog. Whoop! You can read my interview here
and won a giveaway here too
http://themanecaptain.blogspot.ca/2013/08/31-natural-hairstyles-in-july-31-places.html?m=1. Finally! LOL. Yeah it’s been a pretty good month.
As usual no dramas of any sort,i live a peaceful life. [that’s what you get with no boyfriend and a tiny circle of friends].