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Christmas, Chicken, and Vibes!

Crown me “Best in Multitasking” because I’m frying chicken, singing, dancing, and writing this. No, I’m not lying.

Currently listening to The Spirituals.

Merry Christmas, loves!! 🎉 It is with joy and gladness in my heart that I announce that today is my daddy’s birthday and I’m his favorite child so I’m receiving gifts 😌.

For the record, Dr. Asak’s birthday is in April. It’s Jesus, my sky daddy we’re celebrating today.

I didn’t think that I’d be happy today, considering the fact that I’m alone in Gombe and I miss my family. My friends traveled and I’ve just been chilling on my own. I’m even going to the radio station later today for a programme. Who works on Christmas day?

Chicken stew don ready.

Anyway, I woke up happy and so far, the highlight of my day is that my Muslim neighbour bought a lot of chicken for us to celebrate with. I got drinks so we’re just going to have a feast. I’m not expecting visitors and I don’t think he is either. We move! 😂

So, quick one yeah? This isn’t supposed to be a motivational speech. We’re just talking okay? Some of us have a lot of reasons to be angry, sad or frustrated this period and it’s easy to allow all the negativity consume you but the truth is, no matter how frustrated you are or how much you frown or complain, whatever issues you have will not magically disappear.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with optimism. Nobody is saying that you shouldn’t be realistic but what use is anger and complaints when it won’t change anything? You’re just wasting your time. Instead, lets take one day at a time. This is what I’ve slowly begun to learn and tbh, there’s a lot to be grateful for. Anytime I start thinking that I’m broke or stressed, I remember that there are hungry children on the street but I have a roof over my head, I have an education and I can give to people. That’s a lot to be grateful for.

I almost burned the rice.

So, in our festivities, let’s remember to be happy because problem no dey finish. Let’s also give back to people if we can. We’ll be fine eventually.

Time to gbedu. Ed Sheeran made this song his own!

I’m almost done cooking. I still don’t get the concept of cooking for over 2 hours just to eat for 10-20 minutes. Come on! Anyway, it’s Christmas.

Merry Christmas, again. Don’t forget that Jesus is the reason for the season. I love you and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

P.S:

The featured image above is of my beautiful friend Lauren, captured by my other friend, Dennis (Dennography).

How are you spending Christmassss?

What do you think of this Peru remix with Ed Sheeran?

What music are you currently listening to?

Please leave a comment in the comments box below. You know how much I love reading from you. Have a great day! 💜

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What do you want for Christmas?

Merry Christmas Eve!

How did we go from “all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” to “just give me money please”? I mean, it used to be easy for us. We didn’t need to ask. We always had Christmas clothes and shoes, there’d be rice and chicken, decorations, we’d also have music from Bonny M playing in the background but now… E be things.

These days, the excitement that comes with Christmas isn’t there anymore and I wonder if it’s only at my end. I’m grateful for the season and the reason for it but I still can’t help but feel that it’s because we’re slowly outgrowing Christmas. Can one outgrow Christmas? I can’t say for sure but it’s almost like the spark is no longer present. I mean, no decorations, no carols, no Christmas clothes and shoes. Who even said that you stop getting Christmas clothes and shoes when you’re done with secondary school? If you’re my age and you’re still getting Christmas presents, now would be a great time to share your secret.

I’m almost 22 and I still need Santa in my life. I’ve been a good girl this year (well, most of it) and I deserve gifts too. I cannot remember the last time I got gifts for Christmas and I do not think it’s fair at all. In fact, this is a state of emergency and I’m not even smiling. I have needs, dears, needs!!

Here’s my Christmas wishlist:

You see the most important wish don’t you?

Put your Christmas wishlist in the comment section. Your Santa may just find you between now and tomorrow.

However, do not forget that Jesus is the reason for the season. I hope you have a really splendid holiday!

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

P.S:

What are your plans for Christmas? I know I’ll be chilling at home all day. What about you?

What are your favourite childhood Christmas memories?

What do you want for Christmas? Anonymous Santas read this blog.

Please make use of the comment box. You know how much I love hearing from you! 💜