Monday, June 27, 2011


Hi Fam,

Before I begin this post, I would like to say that I loved Kelly Rowland's performance. Wasn't a fan of the outfit till I realised she may have been making a statement. That she could be sexy even fully clothed. BIG BIG message for girls today. Good one Kelly. #Riseoftheunderdog. Greetings from a blogger who was so deep in fun that I felt that I was having an 'out-of-body' experience. And then quickly thrown into sorrow. My friend is being buried on Tuesday and I pray for her family. Here's the post I was about to put up before I got the bad news.

So, on June 9th, 2011, My twin and I graduated from Uni. Her with Distinction in Environmental Engineering and me with High Honours in Finance. The ceremony was amazing with my dad barely making it in time for my 9am graduation. He had to drive in from Boston to make it and got in at 5 am. My brother didn't make it though. He missed his flight and after a series of flights cancelled and even one of the pilots saying he was 'too tired' to fly, he got in 3 days later. Even then, my mum and I had to drive 3 hours to Syracuse airport from Ottawa.

After the ceremony we hosted a dinner with 60 of our closest friends and to say that it was emotional would be an understatement. So many kind words, so much love and a bit of goodbyes since my sister and I  are leaving. Our very good friend/big sister, Christal Jeanne from Be Bold and eBusiness News Ghana went as far as reading emails we sent to her from secondary school in 2005. I was bragging about my purchase of my first 'non-brief' panties. Yes! She said it in fron tof 60 people, my dad inclusive. So Shameful! To crown it all, my sister and my parents were featured on our University Website Homepage. So amazing

That being said, I just found out that my twin and I are counterfeit. We aren't REAL twins. I hate to break the news to you but we aren't. Well biologically we are. But I met twins that feel each other's pain. Like for real. I have always been cynical about books that said that about twins till they said one twin had a broken leg and the other twin couldn't walk. YES. Some scary stuff. So I ask, since my 'twin' and I can't feel these things, are we frauds? sigh. The things we find out each day.

Anyways! Here are pictures from our events. I'm all for sharing experiences because I'm hella proud of my friends and family. With the things happening around me, I am learning to celebrate life and share it with the world. God bless you all!

Yours Truantly,


Anonymous said...

Hi! First time commenter over here.

Love your blog and you and your twin are so pretty. Congrats to you both on graduating! Goodluck as you guys move on to make your mark in the world.

Giagerry said...

Jackden I see u!! Hottest momma alive!!
Whoosh Ijay for a brief moment there while scrolling down, I thot it was an all girls event. LoL until the full picture with guys! heheheheh!! congrats again twins!! And Christal be looking really fly o!!

NikkiSho said...

Nice pictures...Congrats to the both you and your dress is gorgeous!!

bob-ij said...

Anon::: Thanks so much! And thanks for commenting

Gee::: hahaha! Right? Well we have a WHOLE lof of girlfriends. Lol$ is that a bad thing? Haha

NikkiSho::: thanks a lot luv.

Anonymous said...

Awwww this is uber cute! Congrats. The world is your oyster now. :)

p.s- Couldn't help but notice your flawless make-up! Pls do share what foundation or powder you've got on. Thx

Myne Whitman said...

Aww....congrats to you two!

Jennifer said...

OMG congrats!
You both are so gorgeous!!
I didn't even know what you were in Canada as well :)

bob-ij said...

Anon::: Hey! Thanks thanks! I actually like that expression. A bit different from the usual. I'm a loyal IMAN user! Pressed powder and blush. Even did a post about it. Join the IMAN fam and get IMANcipated. lol

Myn::: Thanks a lot miss.

Jennifer::: I didn't know you were here either. lol. Good with the make-up. I was once all about that. Changed focus though. Still LOVE it. SO thanks for the updates.


Laurenta said...

awesome post,
looks like a blast...
your parents are a lot of fun by the way
Congrats to you and Ify once again

mizchif said...

Beautiful!Everybody looks so happy.
Your parents must be proud.

Congratulations to you and the twin and goodluck with everything here on out.

Meanwhile you've perfected these your "up in the air" poses. Notice how u jumped the highest in the last picture.

j said...

oh my gosh
you were flying literally in the last pic
you mustve have mad fun
congrats girl

bob-ij said...

Laurenta::: haha! They absolutely are.I am blessed. Thanks a lot!

Mizchif::: thanks tres much! All these well wishes are much appreaciated. God bless! I don't play oh! We call it the Ottawa Leap! Woop woop!!

J::: haha! I must've thought I was an helicopter! Lool! Tenks!!!

neks2U said...

Aww this is too beautiful! Lovely pictures! Y'all looked like you had fun!


Natural Nigerian said...

Congratulations Ij! On to the next thing...

What is the story with this salute that features in a lot of your pictures?

Natural Nigerian said...

Congratulations Ij! On to the next thing...

What is the story with this salute that features in a lot of your pictures?

Okeoghene said...

Congratulations! I dont think you guys are a fraud though cos you dont feel each other the way some twins do.

Madame Sting said... the last picture, you were the only one who jumped. lol. Good luck in all ur future endeavors.

bob-ij said...

neks2U::: Thanks a million

Natural Nigerian::: Haha! Thank you. Good observation. So The fall ladies you see sporting the salute are what we call Musketeers. LOL! Don't ask where from. I really have no clue. But that's what we say we are. Even shortened to iMusk. haha! And we salute as our signature/trademark...we say 'iMusk a slaute'.... HAHAH! Please do not ASK!!! Long story, I know.

Okeoghene:: I'll take your word for it. lol. Thanks.

Madame Sting:::: HAHA! I was trying to win oh! lol.Thanks miss!


blogoratti said...

Awww look at you Mars, you didn't tell me about the graduation...psssh. Congrats to you and your family-all the best always!

Much love dimples*

~Sirius~ said...


I couldn't make it for my sister's grad either (Windsor).


I see a lot of Nigerian students taking their education seriously. My sister also had a distinction.

Sha! keep quiet- lol, at least you two are biological twins- I always wanted one. but i have to make do with my only sister

Love your electric blue dress.

Your folks must be proud of you gals.

unu a gbaliala (hopefully i didn't murder that)

Muse Origins said...

Awwww congratulations!!!! :D

Adiya (formally the corner shop)

Chez Jumelles said...

Congratulation to you both. I am also a twin and it gives me joy when i see stuffs about twins * yes i am vain like that*
On the not of twins feeling tHE same thing my dear your not ALONE. If my tiwn has an pain I DO NOT IN ANY WAY, FORM OR SHAPE FEEL IT. to be honest i think these stories are fake.. really. people keep asking us the same things and we have never felt it. The major freakish thing is that we have the same thoughts. Without even talking about it we always think about the same things at the same time. The first we found out about it it was so scary but now we have gotten used to it. So my dear do not let it bother you.. Gods grace on your future plans.

P.S: Sorry for the long