Week 3

I apologize for posting a day late. Again!. This time was my fault tho. I totally forgot until yesterday morning and I just got time to type this.

I can’t remember anything that happened on Monday. Very boring day.

Apart from Maker Faire 2012 -Tuesday and Wednesday- (which I talked about here(Maker Faire Africa Workshop) and here(Maker Faire Africa)), this week was pretty much uneventful.

Mum made me stay home on Thursday. She did lowkey somethin and told me that I needed rest. She just wanted me to do house chores.

On Saturday, I started the makeup classes I talked about here. It was fun. I learnt a lot and I met fun people. We’re eight students. I think I’m the youngest there.

Sunday was GREAT. I did something that I had been afraid of doing and I had been putting off even when I had the opportunity to. And it was worth it. After that, I went for makeup class. There were 2 new people that joined the class so we’re now 10.

We got a new gateman last week. I didn’t even know until like Tuesday.

I guess that sums up my week.

Oh. The Experience is coming up. December 7th. Tafawa Balewa Square. I’m über excited. I’ve been wanting to go for like 4 years now and there’s a high possibility/probability that I’m going this year. YAYYY!

I wanted to start uploading all posts with at least one picture but WordPress for Blackberry wouldn’t allow me. Blackberry sucks.
I typed this yesterday but etisalat didn’t allow me upload

Grace & Peace!
Have A Lovely Day 🙂

On Virginity and Business

On Virginity

People keep on asking: “why are nigerians obseesed with virgins and virginity blah blah blah?”

So I was reading “Arrow of God” by Chinua Achebe. I’ve had this book for about 3 years now. Never read it. Anyways, I was reading it and I got to the part where Obika’s new wife came then I realized why Nigerians are always talking about virgins and keeping virginity.

From days of old, virgins were held in high esteem. They were highly sought after. Virgins were allowed to be proud. Mothers were proud of their virgin daughters. Being a virgin was the height of success(before marriage sha) and if a girl was found as a virgin, the husband(and/or his family) would send gifts to his new wife’s family. Non-virgins on the other hand were ridiculed. It was practically an abomination to not be a virgin(if unmarried).

I think that sense of pride in being a virgin that was etched in our forefathers is still in us.

On Business
So I went for the Lagos Makeup Fair. It was FUN. I was bored at first sha. That Saturday was probably the best Saturday ever. A friend of the family was having a party 2 streets away from where the Makeup Fair was going on. So apart from the free makeup I won, I ate party jollof rice, small chops and took lots of drinks. Did I mention that that was the best day ever :). Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures. (Didn’t take my camera with me)

The day after, I did a mini photoshoot session with my sister. Me being the makeup artiste and photographer and my sister being the model.