Tuesday, September 28, 2010

If I told you, you'd never believe

You’ll never believe what I did last night. This season has been a whirlwind of surprises for me. From my brother and Dad suddenly appearing on my couch all the way from Nigeria in what I call the biggest surprise of the century. To the orders that are pouring in, and the invitations to showcase Dione Mauve at events. Even to the bad; where I didn’t not get a job I thought I was overly qualified for.

But what I did last night was even more unreal. Last night, I ATE BOILED GROUNDNUT IN CANADA. Yes. The one and only treasure hunter in Ontario, Miss Eniola Dav!d appeared at my house with uncooked shelled groundnut. And through the rain, she yelled “Boil it for 40minutes” as I stood frozen with the bag of groundnut in my hand.

Flashback 2 years ago…
I was depressed…unbelievably depressed because I realized that due to my absence from Nigeria in the summer, I will not taste my lovely groundnut in a WHILE.

Back to the present…

I boiled the groundnut like I meant business and after boiling it for 45 minutes, I opened and munched one and I died and went to wonderland. It was awesome. 
There is no taste like it. If you have never had boiled groundnut. I’m sorry, I really am.

I then proceeded to open a whole lot as I did when I was a kid….

Then just to complete the experience, I wrapped it in a “LIE-LON” bag. This one would probably have cost 25 Naira.

All I can say is, I’m still floating and dancing on rainbows.

Just thought I should share. If you made you jealous, I sincerely apologize. It's all love. teehee

bob-ij love!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Hey Beautiful People,

The notion of anonymous blogging always seemed unnecessary to me up till now. I understand, I think I get it. It's for safety. The safety and security of expressing yourself without restrictions of being labeled. Maybe even for the existence of multiple selves and alter egos. Fortunately for me, I've never been the rebellious type. Maybe when it calls for a positive change, but I don't think I have controversial opinions. I'm a be-hardworking, get a job, get married, have kids, take them to school, ballet, swimming and tuck them in at night. Yup! I'm pretty conventional, and an extremist may say BORING! lol. Back to the topic, that's why I never thought of anonymity. Now, I see it in a different way. I try not to blog about family visits, locations and all of that because it threatens my safety and those around me. Calm down! I'm not saying I'm a celebrity, but let's be real, there are "special" people out there. So even on Twitter, I try to say "what" I'm doing and not "where" I'm doing it. The only thing is if I'm really being sort after, the "what" can give the "where" but let's just relish in the assumption that it can't =D.

Your Girl Ijay is 21! Yes I'm legal in every jurisdiction...lol! My birthday was on Saturday, August 14th, but my Twin and I stole the entire weekend. :-D We celebrated in Montreal and I have to say that it is such a beautiful city. With designing and sewing, buying clothes is increasing difficult because inasmuch as I'm not satisfied with retail dresses, I don't have the time to make mine. So I'm adopting a new lifestyle...DIY! I'll buy clothes that have potential and make it exactly what I want. Thank God for the gift of sewing....

I pray that my 21st year will be the beginning of my growth; spiritually and mentally. I know I'm not leaving this 5ft 4.5inches....so let's not kid ourselves.