Monday, November 24, 2014

Tulip Bistro Abuja with Friends! (Sunday Fun Day!)

If you know me, or you've seen me around you know i make this face, Almost all the time!

This is much better about my angry! I'm not trying to scare anyone by posting my angry face. Getting ready for church, Lunch planned with friends & fam. I'm excited! lady in white. but guess what? my dress was super rumpled, and the iron was no where to be seen!!! "Someone" had the iron & it was locked up so I couldn't get it (insert very angry face... which then turned into my above face!).

Last Minute had to change out to something less rumpled. Whole day was "interesting" I ended being late to brunch, which became lunch, then... something around 4pm... that's life.

Everyone arrived at different times, ate at different times, hence very few food pictures. (However I have the menu.. to give you an idea of the price). And oh for some reason they don't serve alcohol! so be warned!!! but... they make up with this Amazing Ginger / Pineapple drink. (thanks to @chinnyco for introducing me to this Lovely Restaurant, had to back a few days later ). (and mizchif also suggested it over here & some other places I need to visit asap)
Ginger & Pineapple drink! the way i boasted about this drink to friends u'd think i have a cut in it

Amazing food! (i liked the smoked salmon with mashed potatoes few days ago/ it was Pretty good.)

couldnt decide which pic was better, b&w or color below

someone's hiding!

I don't know how if I'll ever be able to gather same exact people again for lunch, and i definitely wouldn't have been able to do it last year or 2 years ago. We've all lived in so many cities & countries, and now some of us still live apart. So it's pretty cool to be able to hang with old friends/ family in a new city (even if it's for a short time).

ok now this pic & the below are actually different!

omg!! i should do a horrible blog throw back to 2010!!! LOL in Maryland. ok... back to nov 2014.

exact birthday mate!!! cray.


Restaurant: Tulip Bistro
Address: 7 Atakpame St, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria (opposite ascon filling station)

Site:  (well as of today now website is down) 

instagram's fine (@tulip_bistro)

Phone Number: 092914833

Kenny got this, and i got extra cutlery

get an idea of the price:

yea baby! *sings* Salmon!! & mashed potatoes!!!

Tilz's food: hmm the dressing of this was similar to the ceasar? or something i dont remember, nice though.

So if y'all have any restaurants/ spots here in Abuja you think i should check out let me know.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Keep Inspiring/ Motivating Yourself - E.T the HipHop Preacher

So right now summer is over!

 Step 1. I went back to school for a second masters.

People look at me and think: boy she's so lucky, or she's so good at school. no! That's not the case AT ALL. I hate school, I hate school so much. Don't get me wrong I LOVE learning, and it excites me but the work at school is so tiring! Grades annoy me. I procrastinate, I hate subjects that I'm not good at. I'm more of a creative person than a mathematician so when you give me subjects like financial accounting or econometrics I struggle.

When I was young I used to judge my self and my worth based on how well I did in school. If I aced my classes I'm a good person and I'm smart. If I didn't do well I felt stupid, and it messes up your esteem. I chose to actively seek my self worth outside of school, and evaluate myself with other things.

Perhaps you don't evaluate yourself with school, maybe it's with your weight, wealth, relationship, kids, etc. All I'm saying is better watch what you use to evaluate yourself because it might not be fair.

Anyways circumstances made me go back to school. I felt it was a test, and I prayed, I tried and i succeeded.

Step 2. I'm now working a great 9-5

However I have other aspirations and it's easy to forget them and get lost. So I have to keep motivated.

My fave fave fave person this year to listen to is Eric Thomas the hip hop preacher. Amazing and motivating. He was in a workout playlist I listened to randomly and I fell in love. Now I listen to him a lot.

Try him out. Tell me what you think. These are some of my fave tracks:
Question for you! What do you do to stay motivated? What inspires you?

Ps: if you know some motivational person/ movie etc should check out lemme know.

Check it out! some of my fave's listen & then decide if you wanna download his stuff

he has 4 free Mixtapes you can download here on his site ETinspires

hope you're inspired! (& enjoyed the double post)
have a fun week

Love bombchell

Sh!t Moms/ Dad Say (Non Mundane Mondays - Funny Videos)

So it's Monday.... yep looking forward to Friday already.

i decided to bring back Non Mundane Mondays today, which basically entertains you & adds a few minutes of happiness to your week with 6 Funny Videos.. (I'll do a double post today)

Sh*t Pakistani Mums say by MalumTV

Sh*t Nigerian Dads say by TheBaskerian

Shit Caribbean Moms Say by LaToya Forever

Sh*t Punjabi Mothers Say by SuperWoman

Things You Cannot Tell A Nigerian Parent #12  by Juanito Rodriguez

 1 more for Nigerian Parents by WoWo Boyz

It's so funny how all these stereotypes work whether it's an African or Asian Parent & one day we'll be those people, infact some of you are already parents.

Hope you enjoyed this :) have fun

Love Bombchell

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pictures from Plays 9th Pool Party (18th OCT 2014)

So last month we had the Play Pool Party.
selfie's by hotel window (great light huh!)

Play's a club here in Abuja & they were planning to throw a pool party. Interesting concept because the party was advertised, but the location was a secret. Through referrals etc people got to be on the guestlist, and they actually called to confirm each person (they must have a lotta credit/ good phone plan). On the day of we were to get another confirmation text with the location (Never got that, friends just said where it was about 4pm).

Soo... it's abuja, and we've had very random experiences based on how we are dressed so.. we definitely hit our sheer/ crop tops under scarves until we got to the location.
covered up cause abuja loves drama & we didn't want none

A video posted by Bombchell ( Michelle ) (@lovebombchell) on
i barely knew anyone, but i had a blast! the location was stunning, set up was nice, people.... well i had to get over the fact that people kept using water guns to soak us. If someone threw me in the pool that would have not been funny because they did it to a bunch of people. I'd have to pray hard not to see "carrie red" and snap (so i left my camera & my cell phone in cousin's car). I don't understand the fun in throwing people into the pool, especially when you dont know them... but to each their own.

At the end of the day, I had a blast, i had drinks, there was music, and i met a few people. (skip the awkward part of me bumping into someone at work. I hate when my personal life & work collide... odd but true , a different time i saw a boss at the gym... just awkward for me)

NOW... since I wasn't bold enough to risk carrying my camera & have it thrown in water... all the pool party pics below are by photographer George Okoro (site, insta). So that's it folks... getting into the swing of things in Abuja.

it got dark! it got good! by 11pm I was on was on my home home to sleep! went with my girls, we are probably somewhere in the dark running from water guns/ being thrown in the pool.

Shout Out! to the play manager for giving me permission to take pics (i thought his name was BK, but i think it's Dike), and then hooking me up with pictures by George when I left my camera behind!!
& a better shout out to all those that found me what i wanted to drink & protected me from bring thrown in the water!
Grazie Mille!

Love Bombchell

After last week, can't have y'all thinking I wont post on Monday :)

soo.. got any restaurants or events you think i should check out in Abuja... lemme know before my social life goes into oblivion lol. so far it's aiight.