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 (
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|
*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"|
|"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.