Just (Keep) Do(ing) It!

A couple of days ago I decided to take a walk round the beautiful city of Vienna, enjoying some fresh air and beautiful final sights before heading back North to Sweden. As I walked about, I was careful to look around and lock eyes: if there was someone in need and I could help, I would. Eventually I did…

Loving Lovely London

If there is one thing I am constantly reminded of, it is the fact that I am LOVED. With all the tragedies that are happening around the world, it has sadly become very easy to forget just how blessed one truly is. We hear heartbreaking stories of pain, loss, natural disasters and man-made conflicts, and fail…

Congratulations, Jeny & Arun!

Last weekend was a super special day and I would’t have missed it for the world! One of my dearest and most precious beautiful friends, Jeny, got hitched in Vienna! Well, in a way anyway.. She celebrated her (Indian) engagement and it really was an extremely wonderful affair! I was probably as excited as I…

Chic Copenhagen

As I hadn’t been back to Copenhagen since I moved away in 2007, I was extremely excited to spend some time re-exploring the chic city and finally catching up with a long-time friend again before travelling on to Vienna. Isn’t it just amazing how cities – like people – change with time? Quite nostalgic in a way…..

Exciting Stockholm

I just got back from a trip to Stockholm and must say that I really did thoroughly enjoy myself! And when I say “thoroughly”, I really do mean to the fullest extent of the law. You see, I was not quite satisfied with the prospect of spending much time by myself, and – not totally convinced…

Pretty and Peaceful Gothenburg

For my birthday two weeks ago, my wonderful friend My and I decided to visit Gothenburg. I hadn’t been there in over six years and was thus thrilled at the prospects of visiting a city so small and pretty again. There were a number of people who successfully managed to make a perfectly normal and…

Trips to Öland

It’s been such a long time since I shared anything on here, and so – in the spirit of gratitude – I’ve decided to share again today. Unsure of whether I have already announced it: I have moved to Sweden to embark on yet another study programme, and I’m so far loving it. From the…

Une ville très belle!

Some weeks ago I spent some study-related time in France and had an absolutely fantastic stay! From living in an amazing part of Paris to eating out and going shopping, visiting companies and attending lectures, I simply cannot wait to go back again! Although there were a few downs too (one was particularly bad), I had…

Beautiful Lagos | La Campagne Tropicana

As I’m getting ready to once again relocate, I am consciously making an effort to enjoy every single (of my remaining) moment(s) in Lagos. With Ramadan over, the extra-long weekend (aka brief holiday) was spent relaxing both in- and outdoors: My pumpkins and I decided to finally visit La Campagne Tropicana! From us finding a…

Lagos Wine Club

Every yearly quarter the MD of Exxon hosts a group of wine-lovers to pre-taste an exclusive new (American and/or South African, or any company really that wishes to sponsor) wine. It really always is a delightful evening of live music, small-chops, people and- yes- wines! Last weekend was another such event sponsored by the South African wine…

Masterclass with Chef Fregz!

On Saturday the Food Network (our connect group for foodies at myWaterbrook) had an awesome time with Gbubemi Fregene, or as he is popularly known: Chef Fregz! Quite a few of you would have had the privilege of enjoying one of his amazing creations at the Chef Fregz Special which he typically hosts at the GET Arena…

Sumptuous London | Celebrations at Gilgamesh

Part II of Sola (that’s my sister)’s surprise for Demola (that’s her husband) was a surprise birthday lunch at Gilgamesh in Camden. (Yea, I guess we all have something for that tiny little spot in North London..) Unfortunately, however, the surprise didn’t quite turn out as hoped/expected, as it was once again disclosed to the…

Colourful London | Paintballing in Camden..?

My days in London have been super busy and hectic, but a lot of fun so far! Prior to my trip to Paris I went to Camden (as stated in a previous post) and did some shopping at the absolutely wonderful Stables Market. Although I did not take many pictures of my new possessions, I did of…

Beautiful Paris | The Tower, The Dame, The Louvre

On Day 2 my sister and I started off by making sure we saw and climbed (to the middle of) the Eiffel Tower before leaving Paris. Fortunately for us we also had time to visit Notre Dame (really beautiful), walk around the Louvre Museum, do some more shopping and rush back home to get our…

Beautiful Paris | The Arc, The Champs, The Church

My sister and I rented a cute but tiny apartment right at the Arc de Triomphe and were literally just 10 walking minutes away from the Champs Elysees. We did some shopping, found Laduree, took a “keke” (for lack of knowledge of correct word lol), ate some typically French food, and did some sightseeing. My…

Beautiful Paris | So much beauty in just two days..

Hey lovelies! My past couple of days have been very exciting and I’ll tell you just a bit about what’s been happening.. Alright, so I left Lagos Monday night. Although my initial plan was to spend a day in Istanbul before continuing my journey to London, I decided to cancel my stay in Turkey. I changed…

Beautiful Lagos | Speed-Dating!

Alright, so the highlight of my weekend was definitely last night’s speed-dating event at Whitespaces in Ikoyi! In the spirit of Doing Something Radical, I decided it was time to get off my lazy-bum and actually do something. If I wasn’t going to be found in my bedroom, I reckoned I would probably doing myself…

Beautiful Lagos | Bon Voyage

Following my meeting with Eniola at Wheatbaker, a good friend of mine and I decided we’d have a mini-photoshoot at Bon Voyage in Victoria Island. It really is a wonderfully hidden spot which offers interesting views of Eko Atlantic (in the making..) My sister had her wedding pictures taken there last year, too. It really…

Beautiful Lagos | Wheatbaker!

Alright, so I was actually getting ready to tell you all about my Lagos Car-Bashing Experience this morning, which almost landed me (the innocently violated victim) on the floor, but have decided to share some pictures of my beautiful weekend instead! On Saturday my sweet friend and I once again had our Bible Study, this…

Beautiful Lagos | Lages Babes..

I had quite the weekend! It was filled with activities, laughter, fun.. and pictures! From the jazz night at the Banana Island Patisserie Friday night, to my usual Bible Study with a new cherished friend, a hangout and love-feast with some folks from church on Saturday, dining out, and games night at a friend’s home,…

Bautiful Lagos | Yellow Chilli

Last night I decided to be a bit more open-minded and try out some proper Nigerian food (again). Actually, that reminds me of something.. During one of my silly conversations with Chinedu back-in-them-dayssss, right after moving to Shanghai, intelligently observed.. Now that you don’t cook, you must be eating a lot of Chinese food. No,…

Beautiful Lagos | Ice Cream Factory

I have a sweet-tooth. A very sweet one. And although my parents claim not to, I believe mine is hereditary; and so, I shall fight my genes no longer. And so, to meet and still craving, sweet myself or spoil myself.. I must know where to go. I’m no ice cream fan(atic), but as a…

Beautiful Lagos | Afropolitan Vibes!!

You know, I can be an extremely particular person. I’m particular about the clothes I wear, the places I eat at, the music I listen to, the people I call acquaintances or friends, or just people.. But as particular as I am about words and beards (as described here) I must confess to not having particularly…

Beautiful Lagos | Dreams & Desires

We all know the feeling of being way over-due. Whether it be for marriage, relaxing your hair, or a simple treat. You know, sometimes you really just want to treat yourself because you deserve it. If not that, at the very least because you can, right? Well, last Friday my sister and I decided we…

Beautiful Lagos | Bungalow

One of my greatest worries when I moved to Nigeria last year (apart from my wardrobe which had to be radically changed) was the issue of nourishment. How would I survive without my usuals? What would I eat, where would I go; and how much would those regular going-outs cost me? Needless to say, the…

Beautiful Lagos | A Journey in Pictures

A couple of my friends in Vienna and London asked me to show them “what Lagos looked like”. I was ashamed to have to admit I couldn’t show them much; at least not in pictures. I think, coming from Europe and being used to architectural landmarks, beautiful parks and gardens, a stunning city-centre, I felt…

Beautiful Istanbul..

On my way back to Lagos, I decided to stop by in Istanbul and do the touristy thing there too. Although I landed the evening before and got into the city centre quite early the following day (at 6am) to see as much as possible in one day, I realized that most places (museums, stores, etc.) did…

Beautiful Vienna..

Alright so, I travelled back hOme over the Christmas/ New Year break and had an absolutely awesome time! It was a beautiful relaxing and joyous family-reunion (minus shOwdem, sadly) and as there was a newby in our midst- the latest addition to the family clan, Gb- we did quite a bit of touring/ sightseeing. You…

Strictly Nigerian

A couple of days ago, the weirdest thing ever happened to me! I say to me, because I personally found it super weird, funny, strange; not because it happened to me per se (it didn’t) but because I simply could not but take it personally. I was affected. You see, sometimes in life, you just…

Time to shO(w)dem!!

I apologize for my absence! However, I have had a very good reason for it: my sister’s wedding! I got to London Friday before last and was busy preparing for the hen night and still sorting out the bridal shower with Toyin Tomatoe (both were absolutely amazing!! Sorry but I shall not share pictures (for…

Your Own Shall Be Next

Exciting times! I’m in London right now; having an awesome- and very busy- time preparing for friday’s event: my sister Sola’s wedding! Just a few weeks ago we were all (all, being my nuclear family minus baby bro, he had exams, and a few other hundreds) in Nigeria, celebrating her traditional wedding; and now we…

Birmingham

Although my limbs and back hurt immensely, my dear friend Toyin (girl in the stunning golden dress at the wedding) and my pretty self decided to take a trip to Birmingham. It was my first time and I was adamant we walked around the town center. As we arrived rather late (we took the fast…

Vienna’s Summer Night Concert: Dances and Waves

My past couple of days have been busy but wonderful. On Thursday I ran a few errands for my folks, as it was going to be my last (full) day in Vienna, met up with my cousin and had Frappucinos at Starbucks (never knew they did Happy Hour! Got 1 + 1free.. yay!); afterwards met…

Brothers Behind Bars

Another post that’s going to be more personal than beautiful; but oh well.. since I can, I will.. A couple of days ago (He Heals Me) I announced that I would soon share another short-story, with its message surprisingly much in line with one of India Arie’s beautiful songs I’ve been hooked on lately. Today,…

The (Kind of) People I Know

Sometimes I feel the need to pause, look at myself, take stock of my life and the people therein, and just shake my head.  At times I laugh, other times I cry. Often I scratch my head too, or simply lower my gaze. But every single time, really, I shudder and wonder.. and feel sorry for…

A Beautiful Encounter

Something beautiful just happened and I simply had to blog about it. *** I took the underground back home from wherever I was coming from, and “met” those two guys. There were empty seats beside them but- not wanting to give the appearance of wanting to sit close to “fine boys” I chose a seat…

Broken Heart…

I have felt many emotions; some more, some less intense; but this was a somewhat new one. I have loved many people; once again: some more, some less: but this was something completely different. You know how it is: you meet someone new, and you’re not sure of what to think of him (alternatively for…

义乌, City of…

I just got back from 义乌  and it was absolutely amazing! “Where or WHAT is 义乌?!” you ask? – A city in China of course! Do they have pretty places? I’d say No. A vibrant night-life? Erm.. I wouldn’t really know. Do they have nice parks? Can hardly say, as there really wasn’t much green. Beautiful…

His Heart in MY Hand..

***Disclaimer: This post is really not about race. It is not about racism!! And it is to an even lesser extent about Chinese politics!!! *coughing* As some of you may already know, my trip to the Exit-Entry Bureau of Shanghai (in common English: Immigration Office) on the Lord’s faithful day, the 12th of September 2011,…

On Prostitution and Tripping…

As promised, here’s today’s post! Sorry to disappoint you, but it’s not half as controversial as the title initially suggests haha.. It’s still all true, valid, and factual tho’! No lies..  😉 Today, I’ll be sharing two things with you. 1. Extracts from an amazing book; and 2. Pictures from my trip to Hanzhou! Firstly,…

All Smiles Going Out!!

Hey girls and guys, First things first: Happy New Month!! *danCing* (yup, it’s MY month) I’m aware of the fact that my recent posts have been a bit impersonal- i apologize! Over the past couple of weeks I noticed an influx of unknown visitors, so decided to write on a few things even those who do not…

Sex (Not) for Sale..

 A picture of 789 Nanjing Lu Bar & Lounge on the 65th floor of the Le Meridien Hotel, Shanghai. Venue of yesterday’s networking event (FC Club: Fashion, Art & Luxury), offering a 360-degree view of beautiful Shanghai. Amazingly beautiful bar, spectacular views, a decent mix of international and local professionals, delicious finger food… and shitty drinks! Yes,…

What really matters…

There are so many things on my mind right now. Things I wish I could share with you- my faithful “followers” and readers- and with the entire world at large. But for fear of who might read this blog- be it now or in days/weeks/years to come- I sadly refrain. And no, I am really…

Something to write hOme about…

We just got back “home” from a night out at the JZ Club (jazz club) and I have to say: Kudos to my London/ Nigerian/ Austrian artists, singers, song-writers.. in short, talented individuals active in the music industry as a whole! (One might of course choose to discuss “talent” at this point.. I refuse to) I’ve always…

tip-toeing…

I know it’s been a while since I wrote last, so I decided to leave a quick note: My past days have been quite alright as I have now started work. I work as a marketing researcher (*gasp.stretch.close-eyes.yawn*) at an American- Chinese Media company, with really lovely employees and a wonderful boss. It’s obviously not…