Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Published Post!




And I finally make it here...

Is it me, or Twitter has a weird way of taking one away from blogging? :-(

A lot has happened in the past 1 month, from my mum springing surprising statements, to losing my grandfather and going home for the burial, and now I'm home in bed, literally a walking pharmacy as I have to chug down 10+ pills a day!
Darn you sinusitis, malaria ++ and typhoid and Thank God for the extended weekend, precise timing.

(~The Mister~ is being extra sweet because I'm ill, I wonder if I can get away with extending my illness, LOL- lai lai. I miss being ok)

Thank you for checking on me, you.........yes you, the ones who left me comments and the ones who are reading this right now. Lol

The world is trying hard to kill my timely Internet pleasures.

Speaking of the burial, my granddad survived 86 years on earth, he sure lived well.
My dad being the 1st child had a huge responsibility to live up to and he did so, flawlessly. Burial turned into a 3day carnival. I read the lesson at the church service (English lesson for an Ibo service- *sheepish face), As the Ada(1st daughter) and oldest grandchild around I had to be there for my dad. It went pretty well. My grand dad was called “Onye Nkuzi” by every one (it means Teacher) - he held the kindred together for a long time before and after the Biafra war. It felt good to watch other people celebrate him, I felt good to have come from someone like that.

12 years ago was the last time I was home, Owerri looked pretty much the same to me, so did my village which is about 15mins from the main city. A lot of people thought I was my dad's wife(my mother by the way who is in Sudan right now providing medical aid- lets just say she's quite brave in her choice of countries to provide aid to) but they couldn't understand why i was looked so much younger- like duh! I have the right to grow too!

The funniest thing happened during my short visit home. My dad and friends were cooling off from their running around some where in the village and we bumped into them, my aunts and I, some recognized me and the others were more or less shocked that my dad had someone like me as his child. Then one of them says “I have a son who's getting married soon, he's 6ft tall, medical doctor, good looking”- and I said, “oh, congratulations” (trying to figure out why i was bestowed with such wonderful information), only for him to continue “I’m sure you guys will like each other” and I’m like” huh?” and in a split second I burst out laughing. Literally LOL!


Imagine this guy trying to shamelessly hook me up with his son. Do I look like I have "RIPE FOR MARRIAGE" boldly written across my forehead! I told him I was taken no offense, and he goes on to say, i haven't seen Ibo men in action, right now he's here with my dad, and all he has to do is pay my bride price and everything will be over. LMAO!!! This time, I say thanks for the offer but I'll pass, of course my aunties formed voltron force for me, and trust my dad not to utter a word! We left and I kept shaking my head thinking, what are parents up to these days?!

It’s back to work pretty soon *that sucks!. It’s the end of the year already...

I wonder what the last three months will hold......



29 comments:

Rose said...

Good to have you back!
Awww, May his soul rest in peace!..

exschoolnerd said...

first! i think

sorry about ur grand dad dear..really am!

lol @ the dude tryna hook u up..lol

and yeah twitter is addictive i swear all them social sites...i need help!

Fragilelooks said...

12yrs?? Wish i cld say same. Evry year since i was born,neva once misd goin home if nt more than trice a year.
@for sale: haven't u passed the age of who is ur fada?? LMAO. Get well ASAP.

UnderCover07 said...

Thank God that everything went well.

U dnt blame d guy, who no like better thing for their pikin...lol

Ur Mom's in Sudan? Wow...wish her all the best!

leggy said...

lol@the old man...you should be flattered..me thinks.lol

Fabulo-la said...

LOOOOL!
Pele o..feel better quick
xxx

K said...

Get better honey! My condolences re: your grandad but as you said he lived a full 86 years on this earth...a wonderful thing to be sure.

As for twitter...it steals your blogging soul..for real...lol

rethots said...

Hmmm, *thinking* "...and all he has to do is pay my bride price and everything will be over." he should have simply paid, then, you can tell your 'story' afterwards.

Ouch!!! he wasted so much time elucidating on his 'plans' (oops, proposal), me??? Haaaaa....

sunnyside said...

Hope the burial went well.
Ada eh. . . Welcome to the club
lol @d guy trying to hook u up with his son. Who wouldnt want his son to marry a beautiful lady.lol

Gee said...

lol @ u being RIPE FOR MARRIAGE!

My World said...

Yea,the whole blogger-twitter war is still raging.......
Sorry 2 hear abt ur grandpa n u nt feeln gud.wishn u speedy recovery!

cerberus said...

Get well señora. My condolences once again.

ttlolla said...

Your mum is some brave woman!

Tisha said...

lol
@ them trying to set u up
like you thot it was a myth
you are nigerian gal

uNWrItten* said...

girl u berra go and marry the medical doctor..quick quick! times are hard lol

sorry about your grandpa love..

Myne Whitman said...

You no wan marry medico? Oh I forget there's already a mister in the picture. LWKMD. Get well soon.

Nice Anon said...

Owerri born and bred! Love love that city mehn! Oh your are from there then huh? Ele kpa nu mere? lol I sabi speak gboto owerre well well oo.

Fragilelooks said...

@uNWrItten: LMAO.

Muse said...

english lesson in an igbo service? i wonder how they were looking at you" lol

Muse said...

English at an Igbo service? lol! woulda loved to be there.

And as you guys say, Onye shi l'Owerri ari ya nma, ya para le'e (did i get that?).

Tigeress said...

a son who is getting married soon? i dont get- so u'll be 2nd wife?

anyway i hope u're feelong better. ndo, pele.

sorry hear about ur lose. may he RIP.

CaramelD said...

May his soul rest in peace. Mehn, Igbo funerals are hard work!!! PS you do have a 'ripe for marriage' sign on your head! LOL!

Rita said...

Eh ya...hope you are feeling better "Ada". And thank God for your grandfather's life. LOL @ the man who said "I have a son who's getting married soon, he's 6ft tall, medical doctor, good looking..." getting married to who?

Ebony~!* said...

LOL at ripe for marriage! get well soon oh!

Afronuts said...

Parents do the darndest things

LOL! what manner of set-up be dat?

Its so annoying - to me that is

StR8 UP Desiree'D said...

LOL, but his son is getting married soon nau, or why is he STILL trying to hook you up with his "taken" son!

funny sturvs. check out my blog sometime ;)

ibiluv said...

awwwwww....May his soul rest in the Lord's bosom.....

i no blame the guy-he saw in you just the kinda gal he wants as a daughter in law....*wink*

the last three months??

(bonuses please.....)

Afrobabe said...

Awwwwww didn't know you guys had a bereavement in the family even though I have been speaking with your brother...the monkey!!

So sorry to hear that, he has lived a full life and deserved to be celebrated.., may his soul rest in peace...

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

so because of Twitter, you haven't updated over here, ehn?

Off to find you...