Thursday, 27 December 2007

Christmas wasn't really Chrismasy!!!

Hey blogville folks..how was xmas?

Almost everyone I spoke with really wasn’t feeling this festive period, and well they were all adults. I think as we grow older the magic of Christmas (if there is) becomes lost on us. You know as a kid you imagine the roads are paved with flowers, and the streets have decorations, you actually are not annoyed at the sight of Father Christmas, and everything is so beautiful and everybody is at home with their families sitting down to the perfect meal all happy and yada yada yada. And you grow older and you become wiser, for some people Christmas is just like every other day, the streets are most definitely not paved with flowers if they are,not intentionally…and not the kind of flowers you envisage. More like the rotten ones blown from trees. Yeah some people are probably having the time of their lives, but they are others begging on the streets, okada riders are out and about, bus drivers and conductors have to make that money….its not all rainbow and cookies.

And what about bangers (knockout) I so wanted to light one of those things and throw them, as a kid its acceptable and all.I miss those old times, back in the days throwing banger with my friends on our estate…we were never short of supplies…we’d stay out till like 2:00am having the time of our lives…disturbing every other person with our banger throwing….but with age…banger throwing is sort of a no no..frankly when I think about it now..i don’t see the point (that’s the problem with getting older…u fail to see the fun part of things-the fear of being an agbaya is the beginning of wisdom) I just think its such an annoying, senseless act now and when am walking down the road and I see little kids throwing banger all that’s in my head is “If one banger venture touches me ehn, ma no sege lati ara omo yen(I will beat that child silly)..lol…I can only imagine how many adults felt like that about me during my banger throwing days…and the noise..oh the noise..Just go to bed already.

I have to throw one banger before the year runs out sha, it something I need to get out of my system. I just need to.

So how was Christmas day?

Woke up quite early, nah wasn’t expecting presents under no Christmas tree..that will be the day..plus I already got an early Christmas present from my dad so wasn’t really expecting anything. Apparently they were having some kind of party on my estate for the kids(shocking) anyways since I aint no kid, that didn’t apply to me…but really people should really watch the kind of songs they play for kids…I mean is a song like “u’ll be a good girl if u back that thang up” really appropriate for a kids party or tyrese and dabrat’s “what do u like, me on top”…and the useless MC’s were really prodding the kids…”common back that thing up, back it up, shake it”…and am like oooh kay!...i mean I am a good example why kids shouldn’t listen to dirty songs at a young age…I had an insane obsession with Adina Howard’s’Freak like me’….led to alota thangs…so not kool.and kids nowadays are sharp, they take in everything they hear, I mean these kids know that 69 is more than just a number…I think its important to censor what our kids listen to(our kids?....em…well when u have kids sha)….

What else happened…I ate till I was too full to move, borrowed some movies to watch…’knocked up’, ‘devil wears prada’ et al

Had visitors, okay I didn’t fancy that part I just wanted to be alone with my family on xmas day and not have anybody come over..yeah call me a grinch or whatever but any other day vistors are welcome but on xmas day….not really digging that…but anyways they came, they ate..shortened our ration.,.but sall good…sharing is caring….pepper soup was flowing…and all the regulars..rice….boring…salad…boring..chicken..boring…drinks…boring!!!

Watched more t.v, I really wanted to go out, I was really determined to have a nice Christmas day… but I didn’t do that..but all in all it was a nice day….okay! I tried not to forget the real reason for the season.

Here’s a text message a friend sent to me:

I thought I’d share.

“John 15: 13

Christ wore the clothes of flesh, came, died and conquered for us. May the purpose of Christmas be beyond Dec 25th, may He remain real to us and our families forever.”

19 comments:

Afrobabe said...

Christmas seems to have lost all its speldure for all of us adults but on the other side you make your own fun...

Christmas to me now 2 free days from work but in the uk its not even worth it as you dont get paid for those 2 days if you are in a per hour job...

Adina Howard's Freek like me and Jodeci's I wanna freak you also messed me up big time.

Anthony Arojojoye said...

Merry xmas missy.
How u dey?

Zephi said...

ehn christmas was blaahh for me..went to church, came backa nd cooked my ass off, ate, and went to sleep. just blaah..

Sha said...

...and i thot xmas wud be interesting in naija. Oh well... ma xmas wuznt too bad, just chilled with d fam, had loads to eat n wot not.. looking forward to the new year tho.

Happy holidays!

little miss me said...

lovely msg at the end
lol@ the banger bit.

Ms. emmotions said...

compliment of the season to u gal

desperate lady said...

Girl christmas to me is like everytoher day, this is the 1st christmas that i didnt work and i was bored.
Happy holidays.

Orientatednaijababe said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR DARL....My christmas was not exciting at all....but year 2008 Christmas will be different, to make sure of that i don dey plan for am already....

KemiMamaLopes said...

For some reason, the unfestiveness of the last Christmas was noticed by all. Must be an age thing :( We thank God for the new year. Now I am off to read all your posts1

Atutupoyoyo said...

Christmas has definitely lost that sparkle it once had. I dunno maybe we are just getting older and more cynical..

Happy new year my dear

Arewa said...

I feel u on this Christmas thing...
It was soo dry...and seems to get worse each year...I gues its up to us to try and liven it up..by doing things that we enjoy doing..
I spent the day watching Naijas movies ohn my laptop...so much for christmas ei?

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

Happy New Year....

Not being a Christian, Christmas is another day for me.
I do agree that some of the lyrical content available to children these days is alarming and if you have seen a four year old's attempt at a "wynd" then you will know just how alarming it is....

Afrobabe said...

Happy new year love...give us an update abeg...

Ugo Daniels said...

Oh, christmas day was banging, had too much fun i almost passed out. Yea, it was dat BAD! ;)

Meanwhile, happy new year, though we already did on facebook...Cheers!!

princesa said...

Hey Laide.
Been a while dearie.
I guess Xmas has lost its magic for all of us agbayas!

Maybe next xmas, i'll go on a vacation to the bahamas or honolulu.

Happy new year!

desperate lady said...

update!!!!

יש (Yosh) said...

I've never seen a Christmassy Christmas as far back as I can remember.

Thx for being in touch!

exschoolnerd said...

gosh i need to update

Taiwo said...

Hey....................... its really gud to see sum1 like u sharing herself with others and also to know how u feel with things around u................well its really funny and besides that its good....... gud job u have done and i know more is yet to come........keep the flag flying and be focus...........Taiwo (Gunners4life)