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My Mum Misses Me 💜

Since I gained admission into the university, this is the first time I’m staying back at school and not traveling home for the holidays. This is a change in my routine and although I miss home, I really like it here ‘cos I’m just chilling and doing nothing except working on my project ‘cos it’s the main reason I stayed behind in the first place. Honestly when it comes to chilling in your own space with food, electricity, data and movies, there is no argument that it’s a safe space and with the stress of exams, it’s exactly what I needed. The only disadvantage right now is that the guys in my lodge have managed to successfully convince me to become their cook. 😂 It’s all part of the fun anyways.

Pree the fine girl 😌💜

Currently listening to Nobody by Dj Neptune, Joeboy and Mr. Eazi. Update your playlist dears.

Now, where was I? Okay I was talking about the holidays. When you’re in 100 level, there’s every tendency that you’ll be rushing to go home after exams (and honestly, when you eventually get used to the school system, you’ll be wondering what used to chase you to the house). Don’t get me wrong tho’, there’s no place like home and most times, we tend to miss our family but as we get older, we gradually begin to become independent hence our reluctance to rush home immediately after exams.

I’m not in 100 level anymore.

My mum misses me. She told me to come home and honestly I’d have gone but I have so much work to do and the holiday is pretty short so I just decided to stay back and be useful to myself. I miss you too mummy, I’m coming. The perks of having cool parents like I have is that they understand my reasons for making some decisions and they totally support me except they feel like there’s a better option. Some of my friends were surprised that I stayed back and some of them were like “their family will not hear of it”. 😂 I don’t exactly blame those families because some of us actually need to be threatened before we go back home. Others are begged to come home while others are handed an ultimatum: “I want to see you at home by Friday” and who are you to say you’re not going home? 😂

I’m not trying to snitch on anyone 🌚 especially not myself but we know that most of us that don’t go home during holidays don’t go home for other reasons that are not school related 🌚🌚🌚. I’m stopping here abeg 😂😂😂 All I’m going to say is that you should be good. That’s all. That’s all oh. End of story.

Moving on, my birthday is exactly a week from today and I don dey old 😫😂. I was beginning to feel like I did last year when I was scared about entering my 20s because I was basically IN BETWEEN choices and feeling like I hadn’t achieved enough but then I told myself that if I was able to survive this past year, I’d survive anything. I was listening to Hillsong’s 2013 album, We are Young and Free yesterday and I could relate to most of the lyrics of the song and I realized how faithful God has been.

Hair, Makeup & Photography by Padora Morr

I had a makeover today, guys. If you know me, you’ll know how much I love makeup but you won’t catch me on it because I honestly cannot draw perfect brows or do anything makeup related so you only see me like this once in three or four months. This particular makeover is a birthday present from my friend and course mate, Padora Morr. You can check her Instagram here. She was so nice and she entertained all my gists. She also kept saying “dooh girl”. She basically turned me into a princess!

One more 💜

These were supposed to be pre-birthday pictures but they leaked already because my friends can’t be trusted smh. I’m dreading the ugly pictures they’re going to upload on my special day 😫

I just realized that I didn’t say a proper hello when I started and I’m sorry. I really hope you’re good ‘cos I’m doing great. I told you I was going to be back to remind you about my birthday and that’s exactly what I came to do. Now, I’m going to make myself useful. Till next time, everyone.

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

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You Don’t Rate Me 😏

You don’t rate me sha. If I should think about the amount of insult and disrespect you’ve brought to my name, I wouldn’t even be around you. I mean, what gives?
No, how do you expect me to feel? You toss me out of your mouth all the damned time and you’re not sincere about me. Do you think I’m like her? No babe, check well. I’m totally 1Cor. 13 and she’s the opposite! You know this so don’t you dare lie to me.

One would think that once you’d found me, you’d change and you’d eventually take me seriously but I’ve been wishing hopelessly because it’s obvious that you’re out to to shame me. I don’t even understand how you can paint her to look like me when it’s obvious that she’ll never be me. It’s like they’ve sworn for you. Yeah, they have. Those wicked village people of yours have decreed that you’ll never take me seriously, you’ll never appreciate me. Shame.

It’s no secret that you’ve used me for deceptive purposes, battered me with lies, caused me to lose my value in the eyes of people because of your unfaithfulness. They basically think I’m her now. There’s no difference anymore and it hurts. Why can’t you see me for me? Why can’t you present me the way I am? Why is it so difficult for you?

Just tell me what it is that you want. If you wanna be with me, be with me. If you’re choosing her, let me know but don’t confuse yourself or confuse people because I am done with this game.
Sincerely, if being with me is so hard, let me go but stop hurting people in my name because it isn’t fair and I can’t take it anymore.
So dear, choose. Yes, I said choose. Choose if you wanna be with LOVE or LUST ’cos I’m way more than all this and you’re gonna rate me.

Heeeeyyyy everyone!! Thank you for reading up to this point. In fact, thank you for sticking with Ruonaahsculture because guess what?! I am back like I never left!! Okay, I know I left but I had exams and if you’ve been keeping up with me, you’d find that I mentioned it in my previous post. Haven’t read it yet? Please click What’s Your Passion?

Meanwhile, just in case you didn’t totally get the raving and ranting above, I was trying to create a scene where someone was cheating on love with lust. You see, it’s common practice these days because people tend to clothe lust in love, totally disregarding the qualities of love itself and settling for lust instead. If you ask most people in relationships why they’re in love with their partners, you’d be amazed at the things you’d hear. I mean, how do you love someone because he or she has money or is fine or has dimples? Lol. What happened to the things inside that make up the person? Those ones are just ’jara’, really.
I know we’re learning every time and no relationship is perfect but it is what it is.

So, I was supposed to publish this on the 13th or 14th of this month but my exams that were originally supposed to end on the 14th started on the 17th and I had to give my best to school and I’m honestly glad it’s over. I actually woke up very early the day after I finished exams to read and then I realized that I was actually done 😂
I decided that I didn’t want to keep this in my draft unpublished especially since February is the month of love. You all know that there’s God in every move ’cos He gave me one more day to publish. Lol. Also, happy birthday to all the people I know that are born on the 29th of February!! It’s so cool that we get to celebrate you this year.

In other news, my mum’s birthday is tomorrow!!! Happy Birthday in advance, Mrs. Asak. I love you so much, mummy. God bless you and everything that concerns you. ❤️

Still on birthdays, mine is on the 18th of March (I’ll be back to remind you, don’t worry).
I actually have so much to say but I guess I’d stop here and give you the rest of the gist later. Hope you had an awesome February.

Love,

’Ruona ❤️

P.S:

”You don’t rate me” is a slang for ”no respect”, ”no value” or ”no regard”.

How was your valentines day?? Please I need gist 😩 I was reading for exams 😩

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MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

So I started writing this earlier today, thinking I’d publish before I’d go to the event I was assigned to cover but the WordPress app in my phone decided to deal with me because every single thing I typed vanished. I couldn’t cry so I just went to my WhatsApp status to lament.


If you’ve experienced this before, you know how painful it is especially when your ideas were flowing at that point in time. Anyways, nothing will stop me from uploading today. I cast and bind all my enemies by fire!! Okay, I’m joking 😂

Moving on, yesterday was my very good friend and number one fan of Ruonaahsculture (after my parents of course), Kelvin Edimeh’s birthday!! 🥳

Kelvin Edimeh

So, Kelvin writes on his own blog “The Amateur Pen” Check it out! and he’s so nice! He’s always one of the first to get notifications, like and comment on any of my blog posts. He’s been subscribed to Ruonaahsculture for two years now (Please if you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now’s a good time to do so. You’d find the option at the bottom of this post).

Kelvin encourages me to keep writing and he always makes suggestions to make my work better. He also calls himself my dad. Yes Kelvin, I’m putting it here so my real dad will see it 😂 but you’re a great dad because anytime you’re around and I see you, Ice-cream and Shawarma is a goal.😂😂
You should see his babe, Kaine. They have this kind of relationship that singles like me will observe and be like “God when?”

Pure joy! Sigh.

Anyways, I trust he had an amazing day yesterday. Happy birthday again, Kelvin. I’m really glad you’re in my life, God bless you.

Me, my dad and his babe the last time we went out 😂

So, today’s issue:

I was on my own yesterday, being nice and quiet, scrolling through my contacts status updates and bam!! What do I see?

This is a prefect example of temptation.

Why? The fact that I will not be able to ignore something like this is why. Rowland Dominion, thank you for making me abandon the work I was supposed to be doing in order to reply your status update. 🙄🙄
It didn’t stop there. I started thinking (random thoughts guys) and trying to get People’s opinions on this controversial issue. Some of my contacts were very happy to argue in my dm 😂 and I read and listened to what they had to say.

Majority of them said that indeed, religion has done more harm than good in our society and even our country at large. A response to my question was that Religion is supposed to uplift people and not bring them down or brainwash them but it is sad because people tend to commit several atrocities in the name of religion which is to the detriment of the believers and the society at large. It is no news that one of the causes of death in the country is disagreement between religious groups but I’m not going to dwell on that.

I’m a Christian and I do not know much about other religions so I’m just going to talk about what I know. Hallelujah? Amen!
Some Christians have taken religion to extremes especially in our country, Nigeria. I have so many examples to give and it’s funny but it’s annoying at the same time.

Okay so, you’d find that some people actually believe in their pastors much more than they believe in God. Some of them listen to anything and everything these pastors say without even bothering to check if it is in line with the scriptures. They also allow these same pastors to get away with crimes, forgetting that these pastors are humans and they are not above the law.

We know that our pastors should be revered because they’re representatives of God on earth but we should also beware of false Prophets! Sometimes, you’d find pastors who exploit their members in the name of seed sowing. There are also others who have turned the church into a business place and will collect money from people not minding the source. It’s no surprise that in churches today, there’s room for politics, bribery, scam and other forms of scandals because of these people and it’s no surprise that some pastors are among the richest people in the country while their members are in abject poverty. Don’t get me started on those churches that own schools that the children of their members cannot go to because they cannot afford the fees. What happened to the love? What happened to giving?

Ruona are you done? No, dear, Not quite.

We’re discussing the members now. Some of these people have forgotten the main reason for religion. They’ve forgotten the real reason they are Christians or maybe they don’t know and that’s why they follow blindly. I mean, you’ll see that someone is dying and you say you have Faith and you won’t take him/her to the hospital? I’m not saying that there is nothing like Faith but Faith without works is dead! Or you’ll say you’re waiting for God to bless you with a job and you’re chilling on your bed, expecting the position of a Managing Director to fall on your laps without working towards it? All in the name of religion.

My friend said that some so called “churchy” people tend to be so narrow minded and they’re literally blind to potential issues outside what their pastors have said. This makes them miss chances to learn. How about those ones who dabble in all sorts of negative things (and I mean all sorts of things) to make money and they have the nerve to say “it’s God that is blessing my hustle” and even pay tithes? Some of these so called Christians have become materialistic that it’s heartbreaking. Most people these days are just looking for what they can get from the church. They go for their own selfish reasons, sometimes become men pleasers and not to worship God. No, tell me how their outlook on religion isn’t harming the society?

Okay, I’ve said enough. There’s one thing I know tho’ and that is the fact I do not feel that religion in itself has done harm in the society. I know for a fact that it is the people that have painted religion in a bad light. For Christians, the Bible says in John 4:24 that we should worship God in Spirit and in truth. That way, we’d be able to live as true Christians and not tarnish the image of our religion, thereby causing harm in the society.

Ejiro Asakitikpi

So, with these few points of mine, I hope I’ve been able to share my thoughts in a way you’d understand. Thanks for coming to my Ted talk. We’ll see later. I’m going to eat spaghetti.

Love,
‘Ruona. ❤️

P.S:

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