Tuesday, 30 June 2015

If

If I say I love you
Would you reciprocate?
If I say I need you
Would you always be there for me?
If I say my heart throbs
Would you believe me?
If I say forever
Would you encourage me? 

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Stereotype!!

Good morning lovelies.. Wetin dey sup?? I didn't plan to post today but I'm actually typing this post angrily. Normally, I write, read, reread and edit before I type but this? I'm typing directly.


Yes,  today we'll be talking about stereotype. I talked about common misconceptions sometimes in January and the two are intertwined. How did we arrive here? I was chatting on Facebook last night with a friend and he said I changed the stereotype he had about EGUN people (you might look it up).
A stereotype is a preconceived notion about something which may or may not be true. For instance,  in Nigeria, a particular tribe is infamous for producing house helps so if you bear xyz name, people automatically assume you are a house help. Also,  a particular tribe is popular for prostitution so every lady from that part of the country is considered to have her ultimate goal as going to Italy; sadly,  this is not true.
Growing up, I was taunted because of my tribe,  it didn't really rub off because I was "mixed", my mum being igbo so I was pardoned if I did  anything stupid as my blood wasn't really contaminated with the egun ish and so I took pride in calling myself igbo.... It went on till my final year in secondary school when I stood up and had to prove everybody wrong.  It wasn't easy but I let my results do the talking for me.
What did I face you might wonder?  If anybody was dull,  they were called egun,  if anything stupid was done,  the next thing you'll hear is egun.... That's just a glimpse into the taunting I faced.
I made up my mind to prove the world people wrong so I find it amusing when people say to me "you speak good English, I can't believe you are egun"  and in my mind I'm like uh uh...
Fine our parents/society  might have "brainwashed"  us with stereotypes but then,  it's up to you to find out the truth because that stereotype you joke with kills the self esteem of many people.
My name is SEYON HUNDEYIN and yes,  I'm EGUN. 

Saturday, 27 June 2015

GRAMMAR 101

Hiya lovelies, wetin dey sup? Any turning up last night?? It's that time of the week when we take our grammar lesson and our lesson today will be like the last one.... With pronunciation guide.











Thursday, 25 June 2015

DREAMS

Hiya lovelies... I really don't know how to start this but I want to thank Duru for talking me out of closing this blog down.  I had gotten to the point where nothing else mattered, I mean I had my fill already and I started the recoiling process... Oh well,  I'm back.


What was the first thing that came to your mind when you saw this topic? The imaginations, images,  etc that your mind processes albeit involuntarily when you are asleep or the aspirations you have? 
Today I'll be touching the latter. 

I'm sure while growing up,  we all had dreams of who/what we wanted to become.  I always wanted to become a medical doctor; I'll daydream about me in my lab coat making ward rounds but as I became older,  I realised I hated that antiseptic odour of the hospital, I hated blood (I still do), in fact the sight of blood freaks me out,  I can't stand seeing a deep gash.... When I finally knew I didn't want to become a medical doctor again was when I learnt I'll have to do practicals with dead bodies (cadaver), I just told myself it's not lily livered people like me they are looking for there. 

After that,  I started deceiving myself that I wanted to become a pilot (smh), then something else I can't remember. In 2003, I met a guy *side eye at all of you* and after our first conversation, he told me about food science and technology and I wrote it in my diary that I was going to be a food technologist but I didn't discuss it with anybody because of course it was not one of the top choices which included medicine, pharmacy, engineering, law, etc. Three years later, I was out of secondary school and it was time to write UME, I bought the form, filled food science and technology as my first and second choice and put the form on the centre table waiting for my parents to come from work and do the final vetting. 
As anticipated, all hell was let loose! My mum said no way was I going to study FST as I've always wanted to be a doctor and I calmly explained to her (which was hard to do considering the fact that I was very stubborn with my high pitched voice)  that then I didn't know what I wanted but now I know and she stood her ground.  My dad on the other hand was indifferent but told her to let me study whatever I wanted. We went on and on that fateful Tuesday evening, eventually I cancelled it out and filled nursing against my wish. I didn't fail UME but was 9 points shy of the pass mark for the post UME (I filled OAU)  maybe that's why I'm always crushing on Ife boys and eventually I went on to write UME the following year,  however I filled medicine but I was one point shy of the cut off. After 18 months,  my mum let me be and today I am a qualified food technologist *shines teeth*. 
For some of us,  the dream of what we wanted to study was cut short by almighty UME, for others,  they eventually got in but couldn't cope with the rigor, some didn't even bother to try before giving up among other reasons.  
One of my favorite stories is that of Abraham Lincoln, there is much to learn from him; in 1832, he lost his job and was defeated for state legislature,  in 1833, he failed in business,  in 1835, his sweetheart died,  in 1836, he had nervous breakdown,  in 1838, he contested for speaker and lost,  in 1843, he was defeated in his bid to be nominated for Congress,  in 1846, he was elected to Congress but lost renomination in 1848, in 1849, he was rejected for the post of a land officer,  in 1854, he was defeated for Senate,  in 1856,  he was defeated for nomination for vice president,  in 1858,  he was defeated for US Senate but in 1860, he finally made it and he became the president of the US! Dreams come true yeah? If the story of Abraham Lincoln doesn't inspire you, I don't know what else will do really.
I'll end this post with a poem composed by Langston and I want us all to remember that no matter how hopeless your situation seems,  your dreams are still valid. 

Hold on to your dreams 
For if dreams die 
Life is a broken winged bird 
That cannot fly 
Hold fast to your dreams 
For when dreams go 
Life is a barren field 
Frozen with snow 
Your dream dreams about you 
You are your dream come true. 

Monday, 15 June 2015

Time

When as a child I laughed and wept
Time crept
When as a youth I dreamt and talked
Time walked
When I became a full grown man
Time ran
Then as with the years I older grew
Time flew
Soon I shall find as I travel on
Time gone. 

Saturday, 13 June 2015

GRAMMAR 101

Hiya hiya!!! How was the turning up yesterday?? As for me, I'm on low key oh. The state government paid us last in February so you can imagine what we're going through.

Two days ago I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and I saw something I know will be useful to us all so we'll be taking a break on our cognate classes. Enjoy.











So I hope we'll start pronouncing the names of some of our favourite designers well, me inclusive oh! 

Friday, 12 June 2015

TGIF

Hiya dovies... It's another Friday!! My favourite day of the week when I get to sleep as much as I like and groove if there is any turning up *shinning teeth*

Yeah we'll be looking at another teaser today, drop your answers in the comment box as usual.


Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Lyrics of the day

ARTISTE: WIZ KHALIFA FT CHARLIE PUTH
TITLE: SEE YOU AGAIN

It's been a long day without you friend
And I'll tell you about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh,  I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again

Damn, who knew?
All the planes we flew
Good things we've been through
That I'll be standing right here talking to you
Bout another path
I know we loved to hit the road and laugh
But something told me it wouldn't last
Had to switch up
Look at things different, see the bigger picture
Those were the days
Hardwork forever pays
Now I see you win the better place

Uh
How can we not talk about family when family is all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gon be with me for the last ride

It's been a long day without you my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I'll see you again

First you both go out your way
And the vibe is feeling strong
And what's small turn to a friendship
A friendship turn to a bond
And that bond will never be broken
The love will never get lost
And when the brotherhood comes first
Then the line will never be crossed
Established it on our own
When that line had to be drawn
And that line is what we reach
So remember me when I'm gone

How can we not talk about family when family is all that we got
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gon be with me for the last ride

So let the light guide your way yeah
Hold every memory as you go
And every road you take will always lead you home

It's been a long day without you my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I'll see you again.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Candle in the wind....

Hiya lovies... This is going to be one of my shortest posts ever.

Yesterday morning I woke up and as usual went through my instagram feed and I saw something that caught my attention; a corper lost her life. Yes,  people die everyday after all it's one debt we all owe nature but even with the knowledge of this, it breaks my heart each time I hear youths that obeyed the clarion call lost their lives in the course of duty. She died on her way to report to her place of primary assignment.  Immediately I read that I got this feeling of nostalgia because my ex died this way too last year.
I'd not gotten over the shock when I saw on my bbm that three other ladies lost their lives on their way home after camp too and really I've been sad since then,  I wish I can type something, I wish I can console their parents,  no I wish we'll wake and this will be a dream but no,  it's not a dream.
May God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss and may their soul and that of other faithful departed rest in peace.


Monday, 8 June 2015

Greed!

Good afternoon dovies *big grin* how did our weekend go?? I have so many stories from this weekend but that can wait.

Today we'll be talking about greed. The online dictionary defines greed as "intense and selfish desire for something especially wealth, power or food".



Greed, greed! Hmm...Sometimes, I tell myself what motivates most men is fear and if you look at it critically, it is fear or should I say latent insecurity that causes or drives greed??

Take a situation where a rich man is still trying to acquire more wealth when the one he has accumulated can never be exhausted in this life. Yes,  I know the pyramid can never be at par but I don't get it especially in Nigeria where most ogas at the top keep slashing and storing wealth.

Talking about greed for power, o don't get it when old men who most times are expired and have nothing new and refreshing to add to the nation come out to vie for elective positions. It is simply greed that will make a local government chairman to contest for governorship and after spending 8 years there he proceeds to the Senate where he'll most likely be for donkey years till either he dies there or is voted out.


You see,  greed is present in all facet of our lives.. In my lodge, there is this lady whose disease I think falls somewhere between jealousy and greed. If anyone buys anything,  she will go and buy the same type. Really,  you need to enter her room to see the amount of junk she's got and funny enough,  no one is competing with her. Honestly I pray she gets well soon because only sick people act that way. 

Now the funny thing about greed is that the more you acquire stuffs,  you'll be like after rhus I'll stop but that thing called greed has got no chill. It is very dangerous that you'll keep wanting to get more and more and considering that resources are limited, greed is the cause of most of our problems and the unequal distribution of wealth. 


The truth is all of us have that element of greed in us,  yes,  you don't have to accept but it's the truth. Now the bad news is that it cannot be completely eliminated but the good news is that it can be controlled and controlling it does not mean you should not have high hopes, expectations and aspirations but instead you should know how to control them and control your ego most importantly. 
Thoughts? 

Saturday, 6 June 2015

GRAMMAR 101

Holla holla holla... How was the turning up yesterday? How's the weekend coming up? Well, it's not like I'm having 100% fun but I know I'm not bored..

We'll still continue with our lesson on cognates and if you've taken note,  you'll see I'm taking them alphabetically so we still have a long way to go before the end of this lecture *teacher mode activated*



  1. Canvas and canvass: Canvas is a cloth or fabric while canvass means to conduct a survey or examine thoroughly or to seek votes. 
  2. Censor,  sensor and censure: Censor is to prohibit free expression, a sensor is something that interpretes stimulation while censure is rebuke,  harsh criticism. 
  3. Cite, site and sight: Cite means to quote or mention,  site is a noun meaning a place while sight is a noun meaning views. 
  4. Coarse and course: Coarse is an adjective meaning rough,  big grained, not fine while course is a noun referring to a direction or series of lectures on one subject. 
  5. Collaborate and corroborate: Collaborate means to work together while corroborate means to support with evidence.  
  6. Complement and compliment: Complement means to supplement or make complete while compliment means to praise or congratulate. 
  7. Conform, and confirm: Conform means to be similar to while confirm is to make sure or double check. 
  8. Corps,  core and corpse: Corps (pronounced core) is an organisation of people dedicated to a single goal, a core is the centre of a fruit containing seeds while a corpse is a dead body. 
  9. Council, counsel and consul:  A council is a group of people called together to meet on an issue, counsel is advise while a consul is a diplomat appointed to protect the citizens and commercial interests of one country in another. 
  10. Custom and costume: A custom is a cultural tradition while a costume is the outfit worn to represent a particular time,  event or culture. 
......... And that's it for today my lovey dovies. Any question? 

Friday, 5 June 2015

TGIF

Hiya lovey dovies, how una dey? I'm sorry I didn't post yesterday, we've not had constant light for days now and even the one they manage to bring for few minutes didn't come on.

I've been complaining about my health for days now and I dragged myself to the hospital on Tuesday and tell you what it was not funny. After the doctor attended to me, I went to the laboratory to run some test and the attendant told me that they had closed and I should come back on Wednesday. I was shocked like seriously laboratories close by 2pm? Ok oh,  on Wednesday I dragged myself there. After my blood was drawn,  I was told to come back on Thursday, that's where my madness started and I started yelling and making a scene, apparently the lab people knew I'm not from around here because of my tight Jean, braids and fierce make up so they started begging me and told me to come back by noon. The result came and I was given plenty drugs of which aquaclav is one. That drug ehn! I now wake up in the midnight to eat because of it. Anyhoo let's go to today's post.

Simple enough yeah??
And that's it for today, remember to go out and unwind after work after all it's Friday. Bless.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Lyrics of the day

ARTISTE: LABRINTH FT EMELI SANDE
TITLE: BENEATH YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL

You tell all the boys no
Makes you feel good yeah
I know you're out of my league
But that won't scare me away,  oh no

You've carried on so long
You couldn't stop if you tried it
You've built your walls so high
That no one could climb it
But I'm gonna try

Would you let me see beneath your beautiful
Would you let me see beneath your perfect
Take it off now girl,  take it off now girl
I wanna see inside
Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight

You let all the girls go
Makes you feel good,  don't it?
Beneath your Broadway show
I heard a boy say please don't hurt me

You've carried on so long
You couldn't stop if you tried it
You've built your walls so high
That no one could climb it
But I'm gonna try

Would you let me see beneath your beautiful
Would you let me see beneath your perfect
Take it off now boy,  take it off now boy
I wanna see inside
Would you let me see beneath your beautiful
Tonight.... Oh... Tonight
See beneath... See beneath

I'm gonna climb on top your ivory tower
I'll hold your hand and then we'll jump right out
We'll be falling,  falling but that's ok
Cause I'll be right here
I just wanna know
Would you let me see beneath your beautiful
Would you let me see beneath your perfect
Take it off now girl,  take it off now girl(take it off now boy, take it off now boy)
Cause I wanna see inside
Would you let me see beneath your beautiful
Tonight, oh, oh, oh tonight
See beneath your beautiful, oh tonight
We ain't perfect, we ain't perfect no
Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight? 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Judgmental people

Hiya lovey dovies?? Wetin dey sup?? I'm just there oh,  I'm yet to recover from the stress,  I mean I've been having this head splitting headache that has defied panadol extra so I have to go for something higher. Asides that,  the heat is killing,  it's so bad that I slept outside last night because the fear of meningitis is the beginning of wisdom(I'm still scared to go and get vaccinated oh!).  Ok before I deviate too much,  let's move straight to today's post.

Yes,  you guessed right! Judgmental people. You see,  they are everywhere you find yourself, they are the miss goody two shoes of the pack,  the untainted ones,  the infallible ones. 
The fellow that thinks I'm a nympho because I like to talk about sex,  yes I like to talk about it, don't we all indulge in it? 
The woman down the street that is always looking at you with a sneer when a car drops you off every evening,  you can tell by the look on her face that she's concluded you must be infected with some badass STIs because she assumes you're having sex with these men,  she must think you a bad influence because other girls in the hood will start looking out for the car driving dudes and I can imagine her drawing her daughter's ears while telling her never to be seen with you because you are no good. 

The dudes that called me proud and not fit as a wife material because I was always taking my clothes to the laundry.. No,  darlings I'm not proud neither am I lazy,  I simply hate washing. 

The colleagues that think I'm full of myself because I supposedly speak "big grammar",  they be like "what is negotiate a bend?", babes,  your own is too much,  are you the only one? Ahn Ahn... Honey,  I attended a public school but I decided within me that what is worth doing is worth doing well so I decided to upgrade myself besides,  it's mediocres that hate on people who have a good command of English language. 

The housemates that think I'm a bad girl because I am always behind closed doors with a guy for a long time... Hello??  I'm 24 not 17, besides,  if your mind isn't twisted,  you'll understand that my closing my door means I need my privacy from busybodies like you and it's not evetytime a guy and a girl are behind closed doors they do something sexual. 

You see,  I'm sure y'all share my sentiments and have been victims or even the judgmental people and so I've come to conclude that people tend to be judgmental when they see you living the lives they wish was theirs and since they cannot have it,  they tend to loathe those happily living it. 

Thoughts?? 

PS: Today is penultimate clearance and am I excited?? The answer is yes!!!!! 






Monday, 1 June 2015

Jealousy (the conclusion)

Erm hiya lovey dovies.. I know Chuka is still protesting my absence and he promised to accept my apology only if/when I become consistent.. There is God oh.

So we touched the emotion of jealousy sometimes ago here and here so today we'll be wrapping it up.



3. Jealousy among siblings.
Jealousy among siblings is somewhat related to siblings rivalry and this is mostly fuelled by parents. When parents begin to compare children, resentment creeps in,  jealousy too.
I remember when I was still waiting for admission into the higher institution and any wrong step I take,  my mum will quickly compare me to my elder brother and how he was admitted immediately after secondary school. Oh the hurt I felt then!!
When parents also place expectations on children and one meets it while the other fails to,  jealousy creeps in and in extreme cases can tear families apart.

For steps on how to handle jealousy click here because it is not an emotion that is desirable.