I thought i was finally done with TEACHING PRACTICE..i mean it was great while it lasted and yesterday they had their last paper and me and the other student teacher were given gifts(i now have six tumblers) and the students said bye! The staff begged us to stay and eat rice..only for my partner to call me today and say it was extended...bummer!
WRITER'S ANONYMOUS....i never used to go for events but in the last three months ive been to a lot of events,mostly literary events(I am tryna get my writing mojo back o) and get together’s like S.H.A.R.E and ive met alot of people...who would have thought i was capable of making friends...lol i know that sounds weird but i am not one of those people that makes friends easily...on the internet its easy peasy but in real life....not so much..i made a bunch of friends but alot of them r guys...with gurls its not so easy....except with a few...i think i get on better with people when we r ragging on each other, i dunno it sorta just breaks the ice...anyways ive been to two WRITER'S ANONYMOUS events....the first one was great but i couldn’t stay long...alot of people read their stuff, poetry, excerpt from their book,from their blog and all..a couple of bloggers were present FBA,CHARIZARD,WELLSBABA...and a host of other great people...I of course didnt read anything of mine...lol..am a writer not a talker...the thot of going out and reading terrified me and i put it off saying one day i will....one day being never
The second WRITER'S ANONYMOUS was this month, i invited a couple of friends/bloggers WOOMIE O, RUKKY(JOURNAL OF A LIL WOMAN), WELLSBABA was there, ISI (who has a lovely book titled EKO DIALOGUE, that you should read for details on how to get the book go here WOOMIE ) and so were FBA and RAYO...i also invited my friend JOHN. This time i stayed till the end and guess what i read my stuff...you know i just thought what the hell...okay they made me do it..all of em...pestering me to read something and i just happened to have a copy of SOUNDCITY'S BLAST MAGAZINE which i write for so i just read my column 'PAPER BLOG' and it was funny and they liked it and they didnt have too many questions so right now i am looking forward to reading at the next WRITER'S ANONYMOUS.
I was also at WAPI with WELLSBABA!!!
I was also at Tosyn Bucknor's S.H.A.R.E event and met some more bloggers....the weird one with the beautiful mind-THE RIFT ...we had chatted on facebook but met for the first time there, and his friend JOHN who is so much fun...and an ex blogger too who i found out stays real close to me. It was nice sha, i dont get to do all this, so if was really fun for me actually making friends-without the help of the internet.I know u r surprised!
I am just one of those people who doesnt get along with everybody..am real weird so making friends is not that easy for me..peeps don’t understand me..and i didnt know it was that easy...first time meetings never go well..cause i am quiet and all and people assume am boring...but i am one of those peeps that need to know u first before i open up..some people can be crazy on their first meet...not me!
AND RECENTLY I was at the FARAFINA literary and visual arts events at BAMBUDDHA RESTAURANT (the place is fab by the way, u shud see the toilets)
i stole the pics from THE FARAFINIST CHECK THE BLOG FOR MORE DETAILS ON HOW THE EVENT WENT.
Chiedu Ifeozo read from his book THOUGHTS ON A PAGE…lovely! Another inspiring poetry collection. Timi Dakolo from West African Idols sang and he does have a lovely voice!!!! Really amazing!!! Jumoke Verissimo read from her poetry collection ‘I AM MEMORY’.CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE (she’s gorgeous) and ODIA OFEIMUN were in attendance too. There was some spoken word, Molara wood’s interview with Bank Okri. There were a couple of other writers talking about their novels and the usual suspects were there THE RIFT, WOOMIE O , WELLSBABA, RAYO, FBA….it was great, I had a nice time…oh yeah except getting my cash card stuck in a Zenith Bank….and its all THE RIFT’S fault…if he wasn’t trying to be a bloody gentleman saying “Ladies first!” then his card would have been stuck instead…lol…
All in all its been a blast…the FACEBOOK CARNIVAL is from 19-21st still contemplating whether to go or not….if ull be there..lemme know!
I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN MY DEAR KOSOFE STUDENTS..I REALLY HAVENT..I JUST OPENED AN ACCOUNT TODAY....WOOMIE O IS TALKING TO THE CARPENTER....WE WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN...IN MY NEXT POST ULL GET ALL THE DETAILS!