Hit the breaks!

So it's been a while, I know.  It's been more than a while sef, if there was a word more serious,  I'd use it.
I was so overwhelmed with so many things that I just had to hit the breaks
I've missed you guys like crazy, I've missed writing and I've missed being here. A lot has happened and I need you guys to stay with me cause I have a lot to tell you.  I get gist.
My intent was for this post to be quite short and I think I did it!
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I’m mad.  I really am, koko just told me something I didn’t want to hear. Seriously what is wrong with all my friends. You already know koko has a boyfriend Click to read that story what you don’t know is that she’s added another one to her collection. You won’t be able to guess who if you tried. It’s dave, yes that Dave, the same one that came for Tricia  (Click here for Dave and Tricia's story) and now he’s saying he’s saying he’s saying he’s found true love in koko. For goodness sake, we already know this guy’s story and yet you’re actually listening to all his crap? I don’t get girls anymore. But, that’s not the annoying part, what’s annoying me now is that I had the feeling she was hiding something, she was acting in a really weird manner and it was really suspicious. The first person my mind went to was Dave. I knew they had been seeing themselves more and more regularly and so I jokingly asked her where they went after she left school yesterday. She said she went to an eat…

The girlfriend rule

The girlfriend rulebook is an unwritten constitution; it covers everything about girls ranging from gossip to quarrel to guys. Our koko has broken a very important rule in this book, “DON’T DATE YOUR GIRLFRIEND’S EX” even if she tells you to.  Koko didn’t date him, she did way worse, she slept with him.  After Tricia hung up, she called koko and told her a lot of things. I know it must have been bad because koko called me back crying. She started asking me why I told Tricia, I didn’t mean to tell Tricia but, it just somehow got out. I succeeded in calming her down with the promise that I’d call Tricia. I didn’t really get why Tricia was so upset, except of course the only obvious reason which was the fact that she still had something for Dave. I called her anyway, she said she felt really disappointed and hurt, that she didn’t except koko to do what, that it felt like she was sneaking around. After much talk, she calmed down, she said she had forgiven her shaa, that shit happens somet…

Love Oh Love

Before now I hear people saying that there's an age limit to love. You'll hear them say things like "at her age she's still planning on getting married? '' and I must say that I used to have that ideology too. But as I'm typing this now, I'm somewhere in akabo, IMO state ( I dunno the exact place) at a traditional wedding. The decor is beautiful and the aroma of the food is too inviting. I've already ordered my own food, a plate of ukwa (breadfruit) with fried fish and a tall glass of palmwine( trust me nah). So in this beautiful place with the beautiful decor, I saw something beautiful (feel the rhyme?) I saw LOVE.
I can't really say how I'm related to the lady but according to mom we're related. Before today I didn't even know her but from what I was told she was once married and unfortunately it wasn't to the man of her dreams, she was a victim of domestic violence and barely made it out alive. They were married for 13 years…

That kin boyfriend

Why do we date? Why do we need boyfriends/girlfriends? Is it because we haven’t felt heart break in a while and we just want to or is it because we need a reason to cry. A lot of people have lost the reason why they entered into that relationship in the first place. One of such people is my friend koko. She’s always complaining of her boyfriend. Okay according to her this guy is not caring, not romantic, really secretive and suspicious, lies a lot and she suspected he was cheating on her. And she’s still there, hell only the first two is enough to repel me. I didn’t even like the guy from the first moment I saw him and from that day till today, he hasn’t proven me wrong. Initially there were two guys in koko’s life, I liked the first on better probably cause he was easier to see through, he was also way much nicer than this one. But when she needed to choose, she chose the one that was better in bed. Akwaibom girls and straf ehn…
Now the one that bags everything is obviously a douche…

The chyking game

There are times in a girl’s life when you can’t keep guys off you. You just seem way more attractive to them than any other girl. They’ll start chyking you from all angles and they'll come in different categories. After a while everything calms down and once again you walk the streets and not even one guy takes a second look at you.  That hot time that I’m talking about is what Tricia is experiencing now.  Guys no wan gree her rest oo!  They’re all up in her base. She gets chykers everywhere, in church, in the market and supermarket, in class, and even keke drivers are after her.
She keeps on telling me hilarious stories of her recent escapades . But out of all these people, there was one guy she kept on talking about even a week after.  Hmm, I felt there was something going on but she kept on insisting that there wasn’t so I let it go. Like play like play, they were seeing almost every day after school and she was seeing her boyfriend even less. Idong is my friend too and I felt…

Is being single a crime?

Why are people so scared of being single? It’s seriously disturbing. I feel anyone who’s scared of being single has serious esteem issues. I once went for a single forum in a church and a lot of things were said but one of the things that I won’t forget is When the preacher said the first step to getting a partner that’s meant for you, the partner that God has designed for you is to discover yourself, and that can’t happen if you’re already attached to someone, you can only discover yourself when you’re alone.  A lot of people don’t even know what they want in a life. Some don’t even know have a life again. What happens when your partner leaves you? You’re broken; you don’t even know how to pick up the pieces again. You’re in pieces, that’s what happens when you wrap your world around another human being.  I asked koko when last she was single and she said she couldn’t remember. Can you imagine that? As she’s dropping one she’s picking another and apart from the sex being great, I th…

Making comparisons `

One of the things I hate in my life is people comparing me to other people. I hate comparisons, like when my jamb result came out and my parents were like “what do you mean by you got 265 in jamb? Chijoke that got 286, does he have two heads?”
I haven’t yet seen anyone who was good at comparison like Nigerian parents, that changed when I met uwem. Uwem is someone I can relate to. We talk without lacking topic. She’s really cool and we blend well but I have one problem with her. She compares a lot,I mean really stupid comparisons. I used to get offended but now I just wonder how she manages to find a way to compare everything. I can give you some examples. My friend called me and I picked to answer (I say my friend cause we haven’t actually started dating, that’s a story for another day) after I finished talking with him, just as I dropped the phone she was like “hmm your boyfriend cannot even disturb you more than my own, I even get tired of his calls self but, what can I do he can’t…

The return of our boyfriend!

I’m sitting under a tree with my girlfriends Tricia, uwem & koko. We’re talking about a variety of things ranging from boys to makeup to gossip to entertainment gist. Tricia’s boyfriend calls and she steps aside to talk. Yea, that’s true…… I didn’t tell you Tricia got a new boo. Well she did and I really like this one. He’s cool, he’s nice, really sweet and really good looking and the best part of it is that he likes her, I mean he’s crazy for that girl! I’m really happy for them. I can remember how she was fresh out of that her bad relationship. He came along, with his promise of love. She made him go through hell during the ‘asking out’ process. He made her smile again after her ex-boyfriend dumped her for no reason and they look so good together that I feel good just by looking at them.
          She comes back glowing (lol, proof that it was definitely boo she spoke to) and tells us she has a date. We all laugh and tease her a little before she leaves. It doesn’t tak…


Noun (plural jinxes)
1. A hex: an evil spell
2. A person or thing supposed to bring badluck
> (hex) curse, voodoo, Indian sign, spell.               Well all these is what my dictionary told me, but the way I remember this word is quite different. Thinking of it now takes me back to secoundary school, whenever two or more people said the same thing at the same time, whoever was faster would scream jinx! and hit the other. I believe it all started from Mr Thomas, our biology teacher telling us that when two or more people said the same words at the same time that it'd bring badluck and so to cancel that badluck you should scream jinx ( I have no idea who added the hitting part). Since it involved hitting another person and lots of running, we were more than happy to oblige. It was years later that I understood that Mr Thomas was pulling our legs and we took it all too seriously.
         Now you're wondering why I'm suddenly talking about jinx right?