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Day 7: Does My Zodiac Sign Fit My Personality?

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According to astrology and all that spooky stuff, I am a Taurus.

I have always enjoyed that fact. Partly because at some point in time, it helped me understand myself better & partly because it maked me feel closer to people I didn’t really know. Yea, it sounds weird, I know. Anyway, there are many characteristics that have been used to describe Taureans so I’ll go ahead and list some of them:
● Determined or headstrong
● Lover of beautiful things
● Realistic
● Lovers of stability & simplicity
● Very practical
● Values sensations over feelings & thoughts
● Stubborn
● Could be jealous & possessive

OK, I think that’s enough.

Now that I am looking through this list, I think it defines pretty well, to some extent. Though, it could also be the fact that I have read up a lot on this in the past. But honestly speaking, from all my reading, I am a typical Taurean. I don’t really know if that’s a good thing or not, but it is true for now.

I am proud of who I am & I wouldn’t change my birth date or star sign for anything in the world. This doesn’t mean I will begin to look up my horoscope or anything like that. It also doesn’t mean that I will excuse my negative traits & blame it on my sign. I know better than that. It just helps me understand myself better.

Till next time.

Taureans rule. Dueces.

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Posted by on June 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Day 6: My Ideal Date

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I haven’t really thought about what my ideal date would be. I’m sure everyone is thinking dinner and a movie. Or maybe even just a movie. Well in as much as I am a little bit conventional, I am not that conventional.

Well, I guess I should just dive right in.

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He didn’t tell me where we were going. I hate when guys do this. How do I know what to wear. Is it a jeans & t-shirt event or do I wear my best LBD. The worst thing that happens is that I will either be overdressed or under-dressed. None of which is a good option. I decide to go with a nice mid-point. I wear my cutest pair of jeans with a nice shirt and i top it off with some heels. This way, I’m good no matter where we go. My phone rings and it’s him. The butterflies in my belly begin to flutter in excitement. I gather my things and I gracefully walk out the door.

He comes out of the car to open the door for me. This is not typical of men and I appreciate the gesture. It makes me feel like such a lady. He gives me a hug before I get into the car. He gets into the car and we begin to head to the venue. Of course my curiosity won’t let me be so i begin to ask questions about where we are going to. His steel mind wouldn’t succumb to my feminine wiles, so I had to let the matter go. We are having an interesting conversation as we drive and I’m loving it. Then Banky W’s Yes/No comes up on the radio and I smile. I really love the song. As the song plays, he puts his hand on my lap gently and I feel slight tingles flow through my body. I love how his hand feels on me.

We pull in to the car-park of an Asian restaurant and I smile. It is no secret that I love food and I am not ashamed of it. We go in and the environment is amazing. The lights are dim to create a romantic environment but not so dim that you can’t see yourself or what you’re eating. It’s really cozy with wooden partitioning to create an atmosphere of being alone while in a restaurant with others. The waiters are very polite and know how to avoid being seen while still being present when their attention is needed. It was a lovely dinner. The light music playing created the perfect mood for falling in love. Our discussion was light, funny and awesome. I really enjoy talking to him.

As dinner ended, we walked to his car and I was filled with elation. Or maybe it was all the fried rice and calamari that I had eaten. As usual, he goes to open the car door for me. As I make my way into the car, he stops me gently and places a light kiss on my lips. I was smitten. He knows exactly what to do. He knows when to push to get his point across, and he knows when to just relax and take things slow. As I sit in the car, I am caressed with the lyrics of Tonight (Best You Ever Had) by John Legend. Just as I think the date is over, we drive into Terra Kulture.

I can’t believe it. He actually got us tickets to watch a play. I love plays, but he is not really a big fan of the theater arts. It really means a lot to me that he would go out of his way to make me happy. He is such a sweetheart. Everyday I thank the Lord for bringing him my way. The play is a fantastic comedy that has me in stitches by the end of the night. I cannot remember the last time I was this happy.

Now this was a fantastic date night. Yea, It wasn’t a far variation from dinner and a movie, but I was elated. He knows exactly how to make me feel like a lady and to do what I want even if it isn’t what he wants.

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There you go. I just described and idea of my ideal date.

Peace out guys.

 

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Day 5: My Current Relationship Status

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Status, status, status. Why must we always be focused on status. Goodness gracious. Lol.

OK, let me get serious. Relationships and I have come down a rocky road together, and it is not the sweet kind of rocky road is you catch my drift. If you didn’t catch that, God bless your heart.

Anyway, relationships are a funny thing. Sometimes you want to define exactly what it is, and other times, you just want to go with the flow. You are enjoying how things are in the moment and you worry that if you try to define it, you will mess it up. You will constrict it and it won’t have room to grow and become something beautiful.

I used to be a big proponent of defining relationships. I liked lines and guides. I wanted to know exactly what I was getting into. What should I expect from him and what he would expect from me in return. I thought this would help prevent heartbreak. Because I knew what to expect, I was always prepared. Well, it didn’t turn out that way. I still met surprises along the way (mostly bad) and most of them never lived up to my expectations.

Now I am a go with the flow kinda chick. This relaxed approach is working for me now. I don’t have too many expectations so disappointment is kept at a minimal level. I take what you say at face value and don’t read any extra meaning into it. This prevents my mind from wondering and coming up with ridiculous conclusions. I am really enjoying this. I can work on myself at the same time and get a proper feel of the other person.

So for all of you just sitting on the edge of your seats waiting for me to declare a status, sorry to disappoint you, but there isn’t one. 😛

*putting on my headphones to listen to Clarity by Zedd (ft Foxes)*

Holla!! (2 fingers)

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Day 4: My views on Religion

ImageSo today’s (OK, it was supposed to be up yesterday) topic is about my views on religion.

There are several touchy subjects that people tend to avoid generally as they lead to a lot of controversy. Politics is one, and Religion is another major one. I don’t really like talking about religion but I must.

In my Day 1 post I wrote 30 things about myself which included the fact that I am a Christian. Now if you ask some Christians, they will tell you that Christianity is not a religion but a way of life. I have to agree. Now, don’t judge me, I’m not just agreeing with them to be part of the team, I really believe it.

Let’s start from the basics. What is a religion? According to the Oxford dictionary, religion is:

  • the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods:ideas about the relationship between science and religion
  • a particular system of faith and worship:the world’s great religions
  •  a pursuit or interest followed with great devotion:consumerism is the new religion

So if we go with the dictionary, Christianity is a religion because we believe in God. The proponents of the fact that it is a way of life have an issue with the word religion because of the regimented connotations. We don’t just do things for the sake of doing them. We do what we do because we understand (to some extent) the reason behind it. We give to God because we understand that when we give, we will receive from God. We pray, because it is our way of communicating with our maker, father, provider and God. We don’t pray because we are expected to do so at certain times or there will be repercussions. To us, it is a relationship between us and God. It is more than just rules and regulations.

Anyway, enough talk about Christianity and whether it is a religion or not. I am here to talk about my views on religion in general. I believe that sometimes people take religion to the extreme. I know the first thing to come to people’s minds would be terrorism and how people are killing in the name of Islam. As horrible and terrible as this is, we Christians should come down from our high horses thinking we are above reproach. If we remember our history correctly, the Crusades was a witch hunt done by Christians. A sort of jihad in its own right. Every religion claims that it is one that is of peace and not of violence, but they have all gone through phases where violence was necessary. I mean, King David fought so many wars, God didn’t let him build His temple. 

I find myself drifting again. This is why I try to avoid discussions on religion. The problem with religion is the focus on procedures versus the principles. We are so focused on going to church, making all 5 prayer times, being seen as doing the right thing, yet we neglect the basic things like loving our neighbors, giving to the needy and being our brother’s keeper. Like someone once told me. The problem with Southern Nigeria is that there are too many churches and not enough hospitals, while the problem with Northern Nigeria is that there are too many mosques and not enough schools.

Religion, no matter which it is, needs to go back to the basics. We need to improve our lifestyles and become more like who God wants us to be. Be honest, seek peace with all men, love without hypocrisy, don’t be vengeful, he humble, seek wisdom, etc. If we could all follow the basic tenets of our religions, the world would definitely be a better place. So let us all stop, think, and re-trace our steps.

Phew. I’m glad that was over. Hopefully the other topics won’t be as ….. I’m lost for words. Crap!

Aiight. See ya, catch ya, lara. 😉

 
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Day 3: Drugs & Alcohol

Image*singing* They tried to make me go to rehab, I say noo, noo, noo.

As I begin to write this post, the image in my head is of a lady standing on a bar, twirling her shirt above her head as she dances in her bra and a pair of short shorts.

Honestly, I’ve never been a fan of drugs or alcohol, but that does not mean i haven’t tried them.

OK, I think I should separate both. This way I can give proper analysis.

The idea of taking drugs has never really crossed my mind. Partly because I am sure that if I try it, I will get addicted. Then we would have a real problem on our hands. See, I kinda have an addictive personality. I get addicted/attached to things/people easily. I always thought people that get hooked on weed are sorta foolish. I mean, all you do is sit around all day and talk about retarded stuff that sounds really profound to the stoner. Speed would be a dangerous idea as I am already a very hyperactive person. I would probably die if I tried it. I remember once when I drank a whole can of Monster Energy Drink, I could feel my thoughts racing so fast. They were racing faster than my lips could speak them out. My heart was beating so fast, I actually thought I was going to die. I was acting so crazy, my friends banned me from drinking energy drinks after that. I think I should stop here before you begin to question my knowledge of illicit drugs.

Moving on to alcohol. My saving grace in this area has been the fact that I do not like the taste of alcohol. So unless the drink is sweet, I will not be drinking it. Again, my hyperactivity also comes into play here. I am already almost a loose canon, so I don’t really need anything that will reduce my inhibitions anymore. I have had 1 bad experience with alcohol though and that was because I didn’t eat before I went out drinking with my girls. I learned my lesson after that though. No food in the stomach means no alcohol in my stomach either. I do remember a funny episode when I had a lot to drink. No, I wasn’t dancing half naked on a bar, silly! I did end up talking a whole looooot. Like I was seriously saying nonsense. So much nonsense, I don’t even remember what I was saying. Ended up on my cousin’s lap acting like I was in love, made out with my boyfriend in public and almost walked bare-footed out of the club. It was quite hilarious.

On a more serious note though, drugs are stupid and are really bad for you. Alcohol should be managed if taken at all. Make sure you do it around friends that you trust and if you can’t handle your liquor, stay away from the bottle. This is my 2 cents on the issue.

See you soon, baboons. Hahahaha. 😀

*singing* Cheers to the freaking weekend, I drink to that.

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2013 in 30 Day Challenge

 

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Day 2: Where I Would Like to be in 10 Years

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10 years seems like such a long time. I can hardly plan what I will be doing next week, not to talk of 10 years. I guess the point of this is to dream. To have a sketch drawing of what that future would be. I have a few ideas of what I want to have achieved by that time.

I know for a fact that I would be married, and by the grace of God, I would have at least 2 beautiful children and at most, 3. Yes, I don’t want more than that. Children are a big huge responsibility and I don’t want to overburden myself. I would be married to a wonderful man. One that fears God and loves me.

Also, I would be developing a successful career in Human Resources. Yes, I have finally managed to narrow down what field I want to build a career in. I might be working in the HR Department of a large organization or I might be part of and HR Consulting Firm. Wherever I am, I want to be making a difference. I want to do something that actually matters. To help create an environment that will foster the growth of the human capital of an organization.

I want to have a strong relationship with God. One in which all my direction & guidance comes from Him. Where I have peace with all the decisions that I make and I know that no matter what storms I face, I can get through them with His help.

I would have started an NGO that would help improve the lives of some of our youths. I would be making a difference in my nation. This would all be part of my plan to become a prominent name in the nation.

In my dream/fantasy world though, my plans would be different. In that world, I would have my own TV Show in 10 years. I would be a popular TV Show Host with a fantastic show that would reach an audience of millions of people. The show would be educative, entertaining and life changing. I would have also acted in a major box office movie. Not your typical Nollywood movie, but a movie that is cinema worthy. One that even Ebert & Roper would give at least 4 1/2 stars. I know it sounds out of the world, but it really isn’t.

Well, that’s all I can think of for now.

See you later, alligators.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Day 1: 30 Things About Me

I found a random list online and I’m going to use it.  Today’s challenge is to write 30 things about myself. I hope I can think of that many things to write about myself.

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  1. My name is Adetola Temitayo Adetayo.
  2. I am a female.
  3. I am the oldest child.
  4. I have 2 younger sisters.
  5. I am Nigerian.
  6. I am Yoruba.
  7. I am Egba (ask about us, we rule :D).
  8. I love being in love.
  9. I act like I’m hard & tough, but I’m really soft & mushy.
  10. I am smart.
  11. I am funny.
  12. I am beautiful.
  13. I love Ribena.
  14. I prefer salty snacks to sweet snacks.
  15. I am a sucker for food.
  16. I like guys that wear glasses.
  17. I love to read.
  18. I like writing even though I don’t do it as often as I should or as often as I would like.
  19. I love to act.
  20. I dream about being a triple threat on Broadway.
  21. I love my family.
  22. I love my family. Yea I know i said that before, but I repeated it for emphasis. Not just my nuclear family, but also my extended family.
  23. I have amazing friends. Some of them have even become like family members.
  24. I love dancing.
  25. I love music.
  26. I love watching plays.
  27. I love movies.
  28. I love gadgets; phones, laptops, tabs, etc.
  29. I am really nice, but I can be short-tempered at times.
  30. I can be stubborn sometimes, but with a soft non-confrontational approach, you can get me to change my mind.

 

Well, that’s all folks. Hope you now know me a bit better.

Day 2 coming up shortly.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
 
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