Yesterday morning, I braved the now inevitable traffic to Aguda, Surulere to get my hair done by the woman who’s been plaiting my hair for nearly ten years. Because my hair is thick and springy and my scalp is ridiculously tender with a negative pain threshold, getting my hair done elsewhere is nearly unthinkable as she understands how to handle the strands and how to comb it without causing excessive pain.Continue reading →
When I turned 15, I got a diary for a birthday present. It was a slim book with black covers and I was enthralled by it. I religiously recorded everything which happened to me in the tiny spaces between the lines. I had forgotten about the diary all this time, until I saw a post on Facebook yesterday about using a gas cooker for the first time and I remembered how my diary died.
When I woke up this morning I had Arnold Schwarzenegger on my mind for some reason and it was related to an answer to a question about him which I read on Quora last month.
I don’t like Pawpaw…
I don’t eat either of them. When I was a child, the sight or smell of peeled and cut pawpaw could induce nausea. I can eat pawpaw seeds though, after they have been washed ten times. Continue reading →
I saw a very interesting article on the National Geographic Magazine about a doctor whose ideas on hand washing was scorned for decades. You can read his story Here. In the wake of Corona virus being declared a pandemic and as the death toll rises, his story gains a greater urgency and poignancy. His name was Ignaz Semmelweis. Continue reading →
This year seems to be running on a different time scale, I blinked and seven days have already sped by. How has your year been shaping up? Great, I hope.
I’ve decided to be more serious with this space in 2020 and one of the ways I’m going to do that is committing to a posting schedule that ensures that I create content for the blog on set days whether I like it or not. I have to admit that I giggled a little when I wrote ‘create content’, I will write a whole blog post on what I feel about terms like that, maybe it would be the next post. Continue reading →
This was supposed to be a pretty short post, I hope it ends up being as short as I’d planned.
Welcome to a new year, there’s serious confusion on whether this is the start of a new decade or not but no matter what side of the divide you are, you have to admit that 2020 is a pretty special year.
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear” is a popular Chinese saying and its enduring popularity is hinged on the truth of it. If you are not ready for a lesson, a phase in life, anything really – you wouldn’t get it. Continue reading →
December is my favourite month of the year, there’s no way it wouldn’t be my favourite month when it has both Christmas and my birthday. My next favourite month is August, it would have been my favourite month if my birthday wasn’t in December. Continue reading →
There’s a new show I already really love, it’s titled Bob hearts Abishola. Asides being groundbreaking in having a Nigerian immigrant as the principal character, it’s interesting, funny, quirky and it pulls at the heartstrings with great force. It was also created by Chuck Lorre and that tells you a lot. Continue reading →