Month: June 2015

Random musings about random lovey-dovey conversations

My father is very doting. As old as I am, he fondly whistles songs into my ears, pulls my cheeks, and sings for joy whenever he sees me again after a long time. Sometimes, my mother teases him that he loves me (and all my siblings, as a matter of fact) that if he could, he would swallow us so that we could all be inside his stomach and never leave him again. This evening at mass, I sat behind a family that had of two young girls- probably 8/9 years old and 6/7 years old. The younger girl was soon hitched on her father’s side, and I wondered why the father would carry such a big girl, who was obviously heavy. In my mind, I was like “see this old woman acting like a baby”, and then I imagined if I would oblige Lucia, my sister, had she made such a demand. When I realized I probably wouldn’t, something else came to my mind. Why would such a big girl want her daddy to …

Forgiveness seems Lazy; am I really expected to forgive Dylan Roof?

I spend a lot of time on the phone with my family. Because I am the first child and the only member of my family in the US, so it’s very important both for my and my parents’ emotional and mental health that we talk very often. In one day, I can call my father and have a one hour long conversation with him, then call my mother and talk with her for another hour, then call my sisters and talk with them for another hour. Also, I more or less talk with them every day. Ours is probably an extreme need to talk on the phone, but honestly, I relish the hours I spend on the phone with my family.However, I do not call my family on Thursday evenings because they are always at bible study. The devastation of Charleston did not hit me quite as hard until I had a conversation with Priscilla whose parents, too, are active in their church and regularly attend Bible study. She asked me to imagine that my family members had …

A few nice things

Hello everyone, I must apologize for discontinuing my 30 day challenge. I realized that the challenge was asking me to share a lot of useless information. I know its ironic that as a blogger, I’m saying I wasn’t comfortable sharing information. However, I started blogging to talk about God, and to share my walk with God. As much as I would love to share my pet peeves and comfort foods with the world, this blog is not the avenue. Here, I will share things about myself that are related to my relationship with God, and not some random and probably boring information. Before you read on, please take a moment to pray for the repose of the souls of those who were killed in South Carolina. But can we think about this- what better way to die is there, than to be shot dead right in the house of your Heavenly Father. But that’s not the point. The point is that this world is filled with hatred and evil. It beats me that someone can hate another squarely …

Comfort Foods

I’m not huge on comfort foods, and I’ve never really had to eat comfort foods- have I always been comfortable or whaaaaa? Nah, I just cry and pray and sleep and talk to my friends for comfort. But here are a few things I crave a lot: 1. Steak- actually just barbeque meat dripping with sauce and whatever else makes it taste great! 2. Ice cream- lots and lots of it! 3. Cake- Yeah, I have a bit of a sweet tooth! Interestingly, when I was a serious fitfam adherent, my comfort food changed, and were largely replaced by fruits, I kid you not. Also, I don’t think comfort food is a big deal where I come from. I don’t think we really eat for “comfort” per se– you simply eat because well, you need food to survive. Or you want to celebrate, or you eat food with family. But for comfort? nah, I only heard of that when I crossed over to the US of A. Have a lovely day ahead guys! See you …

Religion. Big bad Religion.

Today’s question asks my views on religion. Sigh. I don’t like having these kinds of conversations because it always gets so complicated so quickly. But I will tell you this- I am a Christian, and my faith (AKA my relationship with God)  is the most important thing in my life. I am also Roman Catholic. Some people have challenged me on being a catholic, the same way non-Christians challenge Christians, and non-religious people challenge religious people. And that’s okay. Because we should question everything and believe nothing blindly. Quite honestly, I’m really tired tonight. I fell asleep really late last night because of the roommate’s endless bedtime stories were just too sweet for me to sleep off. So maybe another time, I shall share my views on religion. However, I do know this one thing to be true: God is real. He loves us. And He literally died to have a relationship with you and I. I was going to leave it at that, but I just realized that saying “God” is very ambiguous. I’m referring specifically …

It’s the little things you do…

For today, I’m supposed to share my top five pet peeves. Once again, I am not sure what those are, but in no random order, here are some little things that get on my nerves. English Mistakes. I’ve recently seen one too many. I don’t know if being an English major has contributed to this, but I greatly dislike it when people don’t use proper english, especially after they’ve finished forming for me and using big grammar. I mentioned this to my summer roommate yesterday, and she retorted “that’s your privilege speaking”. She was right. Perhaps this irks me because I was privileged enough to have Mrs Smith and Mr Kolawole and Mr Eke teach me correct english, or whatever. But I also went to a school where you were laughed at if you made a grammatical mistake. I remember leaving the dining hall one day and I blurted “Ibukun did you lost weight?”. Time stood still and everyone turned to look at the public spectacle that I had become in that second. Luckily, I was in …

Please stop asking me; I don’t know where I want to be in ten years’ time!

Where do I want to be in ten years’ time? To be very honest, I have no idea. I understand that my response should indicate the perfect scenario in my mind, if I had a wand to make all my dreams come true. Even at that, I don’t know. If you asked me this question last year, I would have provided a full rundown of exactly where I wanted to be in 5 years’. But I’ve realized that life doesn’t always turn out as you want it to. I know, I know. I’m being annoying because this questions is asking for the perfect scenario. But to be honest, this year has thrown one too many curve balls my way, and I think I’ve become slightly afraid to dream. Or maybe I’m just too superstitious to say my dreams out loud. Fine. Even at that, there are three things I want to have in my life. 1. Some sort of family. I may or may not have my own biological family, but I do want people to take …

30 Day Writing Challenge

I’m changing the questions for my 30 day challenge, because I find these new questions more evocative. Also, I feel like I’ll share more/ learn more about myself with this new set of questions. I’m starting tomorrow with my challenge. Don’t get bored of me lol. I’ll try to keep the longest posts at 500 words.   Actually, I can start tonight. 1. Discuss your current relationship- I ain’t got one! Stay tuned for #2 tomorrow! Image from here.

Home and Love, Love and Home.

April and May update Hello everyone, I didn’t post an update at the end of April- I think that has been the most stressful period of my entire year. Finals almost killed me, but more so, I had a very emotionally turbulent semester. But thanks be to God, he literally reached out into my very dark hole and pulled me out. Today, I want to write about one very special week in the month of May- and that pretty much was the highlight of my entire month. I worked in school for three weeks after finals. I got some money to buy work clothes for my internship, and to travel down here and settle in. I’m grateful to God for that- for the opportunity to work and basically fend for myself. God has done great things, so we bless His holy name! But today, I want to talk about two of the things I find most important and fascinating- home and love. I was privileged to spend the last week of May with some of …