Ok, I just had a whole essay and stuff written and somehow lost it! UGHHHH… annoyingdotcom
Hi Lovelies, Happy New Year… I’m back! Feels so good to be back to civilization and where things operate!! Gawsh, did I become frustrated and annoyed after all the strike nonsense and so many other things wrong with that country I had to deal with. But all the same, I enjoyed it… don’t have plans on going back anytime soon but would if there’s a need for me.
Since the last time, a lot has happened. I’m still in Nigeria, although all events did not turn out the way I had foreseen or planned it.
On January 1st, the president removed fuel subsidy that caused fuel price to rise from N65 to a staggering 100+% increase of N140. Needless to say the whole (ok minus the ppl balling extraordinary from the money they’re taking from the govt) country was POed. So on January 9th there was a nationwide strike, with the hope of getting the govt attention. Everything was shut down, it was a dead zone all throughout the country for a week.
The most dreadful long boring week of my life. No one was allowed to go outside, open shop, go to work, nothing! Where I was at the time was SO boringgggg, I nearly lost my mind. The weekend after, we were allowed to go outside (Saturday and Sunday).
I took that opportunity to drive down to our towns. It was the longest road trip ever! The roads were terrible, the policemen were as corrupt as expected, it was all a nightmare. (more…)
What’s up??!?! haha. So today is the day I bounce outta this cold weather, pretty intense right now with time but somehow I’m chilling here as if it’s “noffin”, SMH. I still have to drop off scripts at the pharmacy and fill them before I leave today, mind you these can only be done an hour away from my house …time is so not on my side with that bit.
At this point tho, I cannot stress myself.. why you ask? Well that is because more than likely when I stress myself I somehow end up in the hospital.
**this post was written and not finished btw on 12/28 but I’ll publish it anyway**
I’m reporting live from Lagos, I finally figured my way around this mobile blog it is actually exciting. So glad I could come on wordpress and blog, this is the coolest thing ever (I think, lol). I woke up at 3am Nigeria time and have since been up for unknown reason so I figured I’d blog!
My trip has been going great. I’ve been up/down, in/out from one event to the other. New Years was a blast, spent my last moments in church and the mass was incredible, it was so lively. Went to another morning service (1st sunday service of the year if you will) hours later, it was divine. Then swiftly made our way to Southern Sun for brunch, before taking naps to end up at a party in the evening…so it was good! The weather is beautiful! I could definitely get use to this. Spent the whole of yesterday at a wedding, it was spectacular! (more…)