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Friday, May 25, 2012

My Birthday Pictures : read, enjoy & drop a comment :)





Oh gosh I'm just going to say it. I turned 27th!! WOW my number's running without me. I remember when I was younger I joking told people that if I turned 27 and I was still single, they had the permission to set me up with ANY GUY: short, tall, fat, skinny, cute, not cute and I would willingly go on the date.

I always said it jokingly knowing that there was no way on earth I'd be unmarried at 27, ha ha ha ha. So now I'm 27. 27 isn't  really a desperate age so I'll have to retract that. New Statement: maybe if God forbid I'm single when I turn 34 (in 7 years) I'll take any date, I swear & promise! Considering now I'm 27, still never haven't ever had a boyfriend as we all know, though ive gone on dates... I hope the odds are in my favour. Well if I get to  29.5 I'll have to get proactive: fasting & praying, OH GOSH and i may have to reduce expectations???? OH HECK NO, can't go any lower I hope! Anyways enough about age, Nigerians make you feel super old, and want to keep rechecking & updating  your biological clock to make sure it's functioning. *sigh*

Remember the Boyfriend Application Form post from 2008: HERE fun times, might bust it out this year.

Anyways onto my birthday. 

I hadn't partied since February cause I gave up various stuff for lent like alcohol, parties etc. Friends though I was beyond boring, but I was perfectly fine staying home or going out and drinking water. Ejeme also hadn't gone partying since January. Well lent's over, Easter's passed. And we planned to over-party and over-rock that night which we did. Drinks everywhere, Old friends, New Friends, CRAZY fun. Shout out to everyone who came!!! Love you guys soooooo much!!! I had an incredible time.

Took all these pictures with my macbookpro before we left to party at Likwid.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog hope you enjoyed this post!

people tell me I dance like a white girl or a stripper. not sure if it's a compliment or diss. or if i have rhythm, eitherways i know I sure have fun!

What We Are Wearing & Hair Info Below:



My Hair
Did you notice I changed my hair!!!!! FINALLY It's now Long & Black!  (still using SheizaDiva brand) I tried the peruvian this time, 4 packs: 12", 18" 22" & 24".  I decided not to dye it, and leave it's natural color, which is also my real hair color. (SheizaDiva bb pin:2202E1BE , 08157146639 )

My pink dress 
is an "ASOS Mini Dress with Double layer skirt" also in navy blue (ASOS site)However i bought mine from NK in Lagos (NK Swiss Collection bb pin:285D2336, new blog)

Ejeme's Orange dress is from SheizAdiva (bb pin:2202E1BE , 08157146639 )

Nk carries more jand/ U.K stuff and sizing, while Sheizadiva has more yankee/ U.S. stuff and sizing. They've both restocked & are affordable so check em out. 




EDIT: did i forget to tell you my birthdays April 19th. omg been 27 for a month!! LOL *taking deep breaths*

Saturday, May 19, 2012

NYSC Camp Diaries Week 3. (The day we collected our Allowee & CRAZY GIST)

Dec 1st: Week 3 (thursday) 

Today is going to be the Mr NYSC & Ms NYSC pageant. Yesterday on wednesday we had Project fame/ Camp idol ( i skipped that).

My favorite part!!! Today they PAID us 19,800 naira Allowance or "Allowee" as some call it ($125)! woot woot!!! The N200 notes make it look huge! (fast forward to the future in real time right now NYSC hasnt paid us since last month, rumors are that they're having cash flow problems, I choose not to believe that and I am patiently waiting to receive my minimum wage of N19,800 from the government)


In line for our money: Geez they had "ghana must go" bags of money!!! (whats the real name of that bag??)

This is a pretty short line by NYSC standards
MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!!!!!!!! N19,800 or  $124.94
they actually give you various allowances while on camp like N1,500 but... this is the big one :) who doesnt like free money no matter the amount?


GOSH camp life!!! *sniff* still sexy boo. 
Was super!!!! tempted to photoshop my picture, but the truth is, heaven help you if you look decent by week 3. I know people who marched under the hot sun, everyday for 3 weeks of camp, and I swear a year later it seems their tans never fully left. I also know people from different batches that got super sick;  a lot of people get sick. So I cant complain if I look like this, especially with the heat.

PS: about my last post with manual village, my little sister can't wait to do it, hahahaha and a bunch of people commented asking how on earth people climbed such. To be honest I don't know, I was busy pretending to sign the "Book of life" with a different platoon and didn't wanna get caught (yup that was the picture I took under the canopy in the last post!). HAHA can u imagine me climbing that wall?? U would have to place an Hermes bag, juicy double quarter pounder with cheese burger & a Nigerian Single version of Boris kodjoe up there for me to climb it. Abeg!

Today a bunch of corper are leaving campus, they probably got exeats to go and deposit their cash so they don't "blow it" in mami market and to prevent it from getting stolen.

Grabbed a drink with some friends in Mami Market. Signed my book of life (the later the days passed, the less people in line). and faded with my money!

bumped into my friend Paul. HAHAHA #camp memories actually knew his twin brother from the states

in Mami Market: where you can eat, sew clothes, make photo copies, hide, etc lol.

My darling kemka!!!


yup the happening spot! be happy the fan works, it'll help blow flies away. One of the spots in Mami Market

My boo, MJ (Who took the pics of manual village, and youve seen before on my blog)

other customers.


so that's it with camp but...

OMG LET ME GIST YOU!!!! Would you have sex in our gross camp?

*in my gossip voice* SO one faithful morning everyone was called downstairs to be punished. Yes punished!!! Those army people don't play, you better serve your punishment. Guess why!! They caught 3, not 3 people but 3 COUPLES having sex!!! in the courtyard!!! CRAZY HUH! CRAZY! apparently the guys escaped and the ladies were caught. I have no idea if these people knew each other before camp, if they were in 3 different corners, why the same day, and why on earth in the courtyard where both the guys & girls hostels could see them. Cant remember the time it happened like between 10pm - 5am, historical amnseia. But crazy! so everyone got punished. LMAO. typical nigerian school punishments, "Kneel down", "frog jump" etcThese apparently never ever happens, the authorities were furious! Other campers were like "gosh it's just 3 weeks, couldn't they wait just 3 weeks with sex" hahaha I guess not!

NEXT STOP: Graduation/ Passing out Ceremony and hello workforce. During these 3 weeks the government is deciding our primary place of employment and we'll find out on our passing out day.

Hope you enjoyed my experience
Love Bombchell

Monday, May 14, 2012

CAMP DIARIES: DAY 2 - WEEK 2



So as most of you know I'm currently doing my National Youth Service NYSC. And being a great blogger I blogged about it & Ok soo I posted my camp diaries: Day 1 (Camp Diaries Day 1, 31 roommates post). Then being a bad blogger i didn't finish talking about the experience. Soooo..... Im here to tie loose ends since a lot of people have asked about it, and I feel guilty, like in relationships you gotta close old chapters to move forward right?

previous post, refresher:
The Abuja drama I had when I wanted to register for NYSC



So now we've had a refresher :) Let's proceed to day 2. I took my cell phone, and actually typed my "camp diaries" in my memopad.

so lets go back in time to November 2010

IYANA IPAJA CAMP (lagos)

Week 1, DAY 2:

Whoops it rained today. lol that's what happens when you live in the tropics. I've given up and deleted my weather channel app, cause it definitely doesn't work for Nigeria. So far the itinerary has been wake up 4.30am, be ready 5am, bla bla bla (for those in camp who don't have an exeat, or those who get there 5am). I just want my uniform!


the guy I wouldnt let in Line, that later became my friend after I used his stapler, and later helped me get shoes lol


my point & shoot camera




Crap, I finally got my uniform, but found a way to lose one leg of my white canvas. Great and unlike most people who get random sizes and have to try to trade with strangers for their right size, mine was my perfect size. Having big feet finally came in handy, I was able to get a new pair from a male friend in my group (the guy i used his stapler/ Eddie/ Endurance).

My roommates are really cool (well the 5 out of 31 that I spoke to). Actually I like most people I've spoken to. This feels like pledging a sorority/ fraternity... the process makes you click with a lot of people. flash forward: Im still friends with 3 of the girls from camp and super close to 1, I guess you can actually make friends in camp.


Week 2

People signed the book of life ( tip: the line is crazy long, you go platoon by platoon, people suffer to sign, even if your on exeat you better bring your butt to camp and sign, don't know why it's important, nor do I remember what's on it, but you sha have to sign it. I think later theyll print a book with our info, horrid passport pictures etc, but till then I honestly don't know. THE TIP: last day, passing out, book of life is still open, and there's no one in line, good luck sha if this changes, but if you were never in camp, lucky you)

Tobi, Tomi, Kemka

OH DEAR GOSH!! look at me in that shitty uniform! LOOK AT MY PANTS! DEAR GOSH!! Camp makes me look like a suffer head!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!! UGH!!! other pics are worse. I swore to bring my sexy camera for passing out/ grad day, so my REAL beauty can show. LOL.
My pants: Jumpay! Short! whatever you wanna call em. and the buttons wouldnt close well, geez talk about trying not to pull a britney. I had to buy some other pants with a zip. the material of the clothes they give us are beyond cheap. Some people never wash their cuz it shrinks, some buy the material from mami market and sew theirs.



Also Manual Village happens. hmmmm what's that, well my buddy MJ took some pics with his iphone: see for yourself:








hope you enjoyed the post & pictures, I'll put up week 3's post up on Saturday.
Have you dont NYSC? how was your experience? & shout out to all my current corpers, past corpers, and future corpers.

And a huge shout out to those who fully stayed in Camp and never left for even a day!

Love Bombchell

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Arise Fashion Week Sunday. last day pictures... Oh yea.... better late than never!

Yea yea... we know I'm that girlfriend in the blog world that's always late! but... you know she'll always come thru, just needs a clock. lol. Working on it :) Admitting you have a problem with time management is the first step, 2nd step is change, yea.... that's what I'm working on.
me! braces come off in 4 months!!! & I'll start cheesing again!! Cant wait! Cause my smile's been soooo freaking odd for a year and half since I got braces (i pray it wasnt like this before braces lol)
So... last day Of Arise fashion week: Sunday.  Sunday was soooo packed!! There was barely any parking space available, like friday and other weekend days, people had to park outside the hotel. I got there took a few pictures, then ran out headed to Evening  Mass (I had a high waist skirt in the car, so I put that on top of my shorts, ran back to Federal Palace, and circled it for an hour while begging for a parking space so I wouldnt have to park outside the hotel again).

Oh gosh show was Mar- and Im not sure where i dropped their card! (hides face) But these lovely twins were super sweet!!!! they designed everything, their clothes & jewelry & I believe their based in NYC.




Nkoli


LOVE THE BACK!!!! (I'm such a stalkerazzi. wish i knew who made it, or where she got it)


The show was packed. Remember those VVIP tickets that guaranteed you'd be front row, and the awesome pictures I took on previous days, Well that was all gone. It seemed liked every soul in the tent had VVIP tickets, but not everyone can fit front row. Luckily while I was in church Nkoli held the fort down and saved me a seat when they moved tents. Unfortunately my seat was so close to the runway entrance/exit that lightening and pictures didn't come out great. For you guys I tried!! I swear I did, I stood at random places, tried to get space where photographers with media passes stood, I tried so much to get pictures, that I finally gave up and watched the show. OMG Oswald Boateng was there!! NICE. Next year if I decide to go, I'll go on a weekday after work, get great pictures, then if I choose to bother on the weekend, I'll ask for a media pass, and get good pictures.
I tried this location for pictures



Her Shoe came off, and she handled it like a pro

Notice the shoe in hand?



Do you notice I changed locations?? and left my seat?

CAN YOU SEE THE CROWD!!!!!!!!






Our Rihanna guy










OH YEA... finally went back to my seat.





Alek Wek (OMG world class model, Like Tyra! but African)  modeled & presented & Oluchi (Victoria Secret & Nigerian/ International Model) also modeled on sunday too. Huge African / International models!! 


So as i end this post about Thisday's Arise magazine Fashion week I'd like to send my sympathies to all those affected by the Thisday bomb blasts/ attacks in both Abuja & Kano, and other media companies. It's a hard for many in the country, and my heart goes out to everyone dealing with the loss of loved ones, job insecurity, injuries and so much more. It's a really difficult time here, and we all and go about trying to live life and praying it gets better.

meant when & how i dyed it, not where. Oh well. Forgive all the errors of todays post. Or just take a shot of tequila for every mistake, and i pray you don't get drunk

Oh I didn't go barefeet. CK wedges. Love em. Of course theyre not mine as usual, mums closet, but Ive rocked em sooo much, they might as weel be ;)



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Bombchell.