October 27, 2014

What I Did This Weekend

Hiya!

How are you? How was your weekend? Did you get up to any fun?

Mine was kinda full. It actually felt like the weekend started last week Wednesday for me, cos I got to hang out with the Power Puff Girls after work (we watched they talked throughout, while I watched The Judge, starring the man I want to marry, Robert Downey Jr.); and then on Thursday, Cakes and I watched The Equalizer (blawdy violent movie, but Denzel is a total BAD A$$). On Friday, I was supposed to hang out with my girls, but it got canceled last minute... Boooooooooooooooo!

On Saturday morning, I headed over to Civic Center in VI for a Breast Cancer Awareness event. It was held by the Pink Pearl Foundation, which was founded 7 years ago. The founder, Orode Ryan-Okpu, is such an inspiration. She's 25 or so, and runs this foundation, is getting her Masters degree, has a husband, daughter and expecting one on the way! I mean, I feel like such an underachiever!!! Anyway, the point of the event was the launch of a support group for people with breast cancer. Apparently, there are no support groups out there, for women to join and meet regularly with healthcare professionals (nutritionists, fitness instructors, psychologists, etc). A major issue here is the shroud of secrecy Nigerians have when it comes to illness. I've witnessed it firsthand, but hopefully, there will be courageous women out there who will benefit from this program.






This contraption here is to help with breast self examinations
 I couldn't stay long because Cakes was done with his other To-Dos and came to pick me up. I decided to go and get a pedicure at QM Lounge (my fave place in Lagos so far). Afterwards, Cakes tricked me into watching a football match at his friend's house. Well, with all the sulking I did, we went home during half time :p I was sulking only because my phones were dead and I wasn't given enough notice to mentally prepare myself for abject boredom.

*Oops* Before going to the event, I followed Cakes a-cake-delivering!

Sometimes I wonder if it hurts Cakes' heart to make non-Manchester United cakes :p




This cake is a replica of one from Carlo's Bakery (as in Cake Boss). The bride-to-be wanted the same design.



On Sunday morning, got to church late, and went in even later because there was a baby crying outside the hall, and when I picked her up, she LATCHED ON and didn't want to let go!!! I think it took about 20 minutes before we were able to lure her with toys back to her Sunday School teacher. After church, we headed to my "cousin-friend's" house to nap before going to Terra Kulture to watch A Yoruba Romance.

Just showing off my nehls. I really like this color. 




The play was a comedy, full of laughs and wonderful acting.
"I have a question to ask"

"Please can I marry your daughter?"

"YES, let's discuss dowry"

"I'm about to propose"

"Baby gehl..."

"What is it?"

"Looking hawt for my baby boy!"






I ran into 2 girls from childhood (the actress, and Ije). They were in the same nursery/primary school as me, but in a younger class. Isn't it funny how when you're growing up, you look at younger ones as babies and feel so much older than them, but in reality, it's just a few years between you? Well, it was nice seeing them and I just felt like an OLD woman!

Outside, there was a lady with all these colorful things to sell. Unfortunately, I'm on a strict budget right now and am supposed to buying on an "As Needed" basis.









Our final stop of the day was Ember Creek for One Mic Naija, as my cousin-friend, Chee, was one of the scheduled performers. I've been to Ember Creek just one other time before - yesterday, I just was not happy at all. Without going into detail, I just don't know if I'll go there again. I was so disappointed and their food was a rip-off. The performances were fine - we caught Saeon and Kola Soul as well. After Chee was done sha, we bounced.

And that's how my weekend went. Next weekend should be more fun for me.

Oh yes, I got a henna tattoo at Chee's place while she was getting ready for her performance. Isn't it pretty?!?!?



P.S. Happy 10-months to me and Cakes.

22 comments:

  1. You sure had fun! Am loving your henna tatoo.... Berry! pls...when will you take me with you to one of this your outings esp the ones involving dramas......of all kind!

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  2. I wish i live in lagos already..ur beginning to make me love lagos oh..

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  3. Lovely weekend. any contact details of the lady selling d gorgeous purses? she has a stall @Terra Kulture??? I need one in my life rite now

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    1. Hmm. I'll ask Sisi Yemmie - she was there and I think she took the lady's card.

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  4. WOW!....so much in just one weekend. What time did you get to fit sleep in between all this?...life must be really fun in Lagos. Look forward to reading next weekend's escapades :-)

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    1. Yeah, it was a very busy weekend. Lagos activities are a whole lot, and I don't even scratch the surface!

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  5. Your henna tatoo is lovely! Been meaning to get one for ages but haven't found where especially as I live in Lagos and not the North.

    Please where did you get it done and how much?

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    1. Ooops, sorry I'm just replying. The lady was around from Abuja and has left. Maybe I'll ask around if anyone does it here.

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  6. Cakes is a Man U fan. He's alright by me.

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    1. Lol. You guys are sucking big time right about now.

      *rushes off to look for Chelsea jersey*

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  7. You had a really fun weekend, love the tier cakes and I really have to go to terra kulture, xx

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    1. You should! There are plays every week, the food is good, and the art is nice to look at.

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  8. Looks like you had fun.
    Dunno if my town doesn't show stage plays or its me that doesn't hear about them.
    I think that Arsenal cake has got to hurt Cakes's heart a tiiiiiiny bit. lol.
    The founder of the Pink Pearl is so pretty. And her foundation is a great one.

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    1. Yes ma'am. It's worth checking to see what activities are available in your town.

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  9. Hi Berry,

    The photos of the play made me laugh all over again.

    It was so lovely meeting you.

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    1. Lol, the play was very funny, wasn't it? Nice meeting you too!

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  10. The pictures of the play passes the fun message across.

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  11. Love women
    Love what Orode is doing... and so young too.

    There's another support group called the WOW DIVAS
    You can connect at http://www.i-wow.org

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