Monday, 16 February 2015

Love Out Loud

I organised an orphanage visit yesterday on behalf of Valentine's Day to spend time with the kids and show them love. It was truly an amazing experience. Despite how hot it was, we couldn't even stay indoors, the atmosphere was generally jovial. The kids were truly happy to see us as we were happy to see them.

We met different characters and I'm pretty sure from the pictures, you can tell the one boy who stole our hearts. His name is Meshach and he's too adorable for words. He kept laughing and running around, so full of life that his attitude infected all of us. There was also a 3 day old baby in the orphanage which was just sad to witness. I can only pray that these kids get a better life and make good use of the opportunities they have now. We were informed that they all go to school and some have even made it as far as the university. So that's really encouraging to see the orphanage give this kids a sense of family and opportunities. We got to talk with the grown ups and encourage them with some of our life lessons.

And then most importantly, we got to give. Give of our time and our resources. Truly there's joy in giving especially when you give to someone who can't give you anything in return because you know that came from the heart.

I don't think this post could have come at a better time because tomorrow is 'Random Act of Kindness Day'. In your own little way, show love.

"At the end of our lives, we would not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made or how many great things we have done. We will be judged by 'I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in"
- Mother Theresa

"Religion that our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their times of distress and to keep oneself pure from being polluted by the world"
- James 1: 27

Photo Credit: Salama

Friday, 13 February 2015

50 Shades of Grey Indeed

No this post is not about the movie, even though it's hitting the cinemas today. It's about Lance Gross' latest shoot with Angela Simmons, Terrence J, Rob Riley, Don Benjamin and many others. As if Lance couldn't get any hotter, to know he's actually a good photographer makes my ovaries do the shoki LOL.

Came across this new shoot he titled, '50 Shades of Bae', UGH, Can he come photograph me please? #CrushingHardRightNow

Check out the full shoot at his website It is really sexy

Book Club: Letters To The Men I Have Loved

This month I'm reading 'Letters to the Men I have Loved'. Now I must confess, this isn't my first time reading this book, it would be my second but I chose it because well, February is the month of love. And I've somehow found myself single yet AGAIN this valentine's lol and the way I connected with this book when I first read it makes me want to revisit the memories again.

It was like Mirtha Michelle took several pages out of my diary and put them together to form a book. Know what I mean? When you can relate so much with a book, poem, song that your soul instantly connects to the art. I was lucky to get an autographed copy for myself and a friend, which makes me feel so special knowing that she personally signed it. Hehe. Anyways, my copy has so many pages underlined, with hearts and asterisk in places I really connected with.

So here's to getting lost in the art again and mentally writing letters to the men I have loved in my own life. The book is available on Amazon and if you're in Nigeria, worry not because Mall for Africa delivers here now. So in Nollywood terms, "grab your copy now". LOL

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Blogging Hiatus

I'm sorry I've been away and that the Brunch Series hasn't been as consistent as it should be. I might have underestimated what being an adult is like. We all have clashing schedules and so many responsibilities as we are all working, so it's been hard to fix dates and times that fit our schedules. I haven't had as much time to sit and just blog which I feel bad about because blogging is my thing and I haven't been as committed to it as I should.

However I've started work properly as part of my primary assignment for NYSC and it's not so busy so I'll blog as often as I can. I would make the time for it because it is something that I love. And I'll make sure we do finish up the Brunch Post. I'm even slagging behind on some of the things I set out to do in my version of New Year's Resolution (LOL) and that sucks but I will try harder at time management.

Other than that, my life is good (sometimes I wonder who I'm actually talking to). My MA graduation was three weeks ago, I should probably share pictures from that. That's another achievement I'm grateful to God for and also really proud of. I'm starting French School next week monday so very soon I'm going to be really fluent in French. Ugh I'm soo happy. I've really been looking forward to French School. hehe.

Alright random post over. Just wanted to apologise to the faithful readers of this blog for my hiatus and to say I will try harder to blog more. Thanks for understanding.


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Brunch Series: The Quarter Cafe

Bondi: The Quarter Cafe popularly known as Q Cafe is tucked away in a corner in British Village, quite easy to miss if not familiar with the address or the autograph black and white walls that differentiate it from other buildings in the area. My favourite part of Q Cafe is the interior and the decor in general. I find it "Oh so French" with the monochrome palette and chic arrangement. It was a quiet afternoon when we got there and we happened to be the only ones there so we made it our place.

The food was average, found the sausage and beef ham too salty but the waffles were awesome. After all, it is what they are popular for. I was not impressed with the presentation of the food as I found it quite basic but maybe that's how the French do it. BUT the drinks are amazing, the lemonades to be specific. I had the Strawberry Mint Lemonade that was really yummy. As for the customer service, it's nothing to write home about. The host looked a little disinterested in relating with us which doesn't really make for good customer service. Customer service and food presentation could be improved upon.