Thursday, 18 December 2008

Ive been around!!!!

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!

34 comments:

Ms.O said...

This is exactly why I want to move back home. In this land its too cold to even start venturing outside for great events *sigh*. Glad your having fun and making friends. P.s I added you on facebook!

exschoolnerd said...

shey ull send me a msg on facebook so ill know its u!!!

FineBoy Agbero said...

2nd! i try!

BTW, who's Rukky? She was at Writers Anonymous? I didnt know o...

exschoolnerd said...

shes a classmate i introduced to blogging

http://journalofalilwoman.blogspot.com

check it out

yeah she was dere,she had this short hair-do and was sitting near ISI...she was wearing a dress shirt n jeans...u remember now????

CaramelD said...

I can't believe it! I never thought this day would come! If I take out your comments XSN, then I am third! Whopppppeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

Ehe back to serious talk! Welcome , were you dey since? it's good that you are honing your writing talent. Keep it up! Unlike people like me who have a blog so they can make noise, you have great skill and talent so go, go , go!

Buttercup said...

hmmmm yup, u've really been around!

sorry ur teaching practice aint over o..

i also find it quite easy to make friends online than in person n more so with guys..

oh yea, i've been wanting to ask bout the desks n chairs project..

exschoolnerd said...

u deserve a prize for being 3rd and being this excited about it!!!!!!!!!

what do u want for xmas? lets see if i can mk it happen..lol..

exschoolnerd said...

@b.cup

yes oh am really burnt about the whole t.p matter.

would blog about the chairs next dear..hows naija been so far?

Funms-the rebirth said...

wow, ur having alot of fun...... i need to come to nig asap........

Temite said...

urghhhh I never get to go to fun stuff like this. Moi is JEALOUS o!

LG said...

eku'gbadu :)

NigerianDramaQueen said...

I'm so proud of you for stepping out of your comfort zone and reading your work. It can be intimidating to read your words in front of an audience-but you did it! Yayyyyyy!!!!

Gosh I wish some of these events would take place in Abuja. I would have loved to be at the Farafina event. Looking at your pictures it looks like it was a very nice atmosphere. Big ups to the organizer.

Yeah let us know about the school children 1ce you get the details together!

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

you becoming a real socialite
soon we will be reading about you on the who's who list of Forbes magazine,
Im not too good at making friends
my shyness is often associated with snobbery,
people think im a stuck up b*tch coz when i go to events I stick close to the one or two people i know and dont really interact much,
I get nervous around people i dont know coz i have always been judged negatively all that snobbish ish

bArOquE said...
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bArOquE said...

glad to hear you went through with reading your work...good for you...

...maybe one day i'll get into the groove of real names & meeting bloggers in person...then someone will notice Baroque at some events...hehehehe

princesa said...

I see you guys have been having a blast!
Wanted to come for the Farafina event but had some other engagement that day.

babes i thot i was your friend?? How come i didnt get an invite like others? Take time o:)

Afrobabe said...

wow...sounds great babes...would really love to attend one of those events when I come home...with you holding my hnd tightly of course...

olu said...

Yeah, you sure are quiet during the first meeting, would have thought you were boring, if I didn't know better.

Afrobabe said...

LMAO>..just imagining which of my posts I would read at this event...Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

exschoolnerd said...

@Funms...yes o!! naija's wer its at?

@Temite...ui never used to get to do stuff like dis before..i jus made up my mind to stop complaining about being bored n go out n have some fun!!!

@LG..thnk u ojare

@NDQ..yes dear i did it and m proud of myself tooo....u in abuja? m sure there r some fun events going on there too...will def kip u posted on me students!!

@MDM...Amen o! to d forbes list thingie..lol...yeah i understnd people always assume am a snob too cause m quiet...dnt mind dem jare..na dem get their mouth...

@Baroque...thnx dear!! if i invite u to one of dem events u go come?

@Princesa u know u r my person now...haba! ok m sorry for not inviting u..i really am!just tot ud wanna rest on weekends since weekdays ur at work!!! pele dear.

@Olu..so u noticed.

@Afrobabe..lol..itd be crazy bt u shud really read some of ur stuff...sumone once read a raunchy post at a WRITERS ANONYMOUS event...

olu said...

How I no go notice! It was the most obvious thing that day...well, except for the fact that your height made me feel so short. I know, I know. LOL!

Naughty Eyes said...

TP extended? Does your supervisor want you people to teach lizards during the hols?
I see you're answering comments more nowadays. good.
Hmmm... Quiet, snobbish, fits what people think of my profile too. Plan on taking in some of these events when I hit Lag. Need to sharpen my writing mojo too that's why I'm trying to blog more frequently nowadays.
I ask again: what happened to Rukky's blog? I even mentioned missing her in a recent post of mine. Tell her I'm checking everyday to know when she'll update.
And I'm so not calling you again! Our phone discussions are like dancing the tango on landmines! Oya, beg me!

exschoolnerd said...

@N.E...lol what do u mean i always reply comments...u monitoring me?

I sent u a text about rukky guess u dint gt it...internet acess expired n shes working on it...

Truth be told, u always call at the wrong time..mostly when m in d staffroom...hw i go dey tlk freely for staffroom with like 12 eyes on me.

Tisha said...

ok
so when you are going for your next writing event,
let me know
that is assuming i am not booked
otherwise
(was that English correct?)
lol
whtever!

Tigeress said...

FB carnival- wetin be dat?

Anonymous said...

Everytime i read your blogs am captured and amazed at how you write its almost as if a friend is telling me how her day was..lovely laide..lola jaiyesimi.

LG said...

helloooooooooooo' anybodi home????
i ve got sum hampers 4 u :)
*merry christmas dear' have fun

simplegal said...

Wow wish I could actually attend such an event...I'm not much of a writer, but I love to hear and read the works of good writers!

Wow you met Chimamanda Adichie?!! I love her work!

And I'm really happy you read your work...you're REALLY talented you know, and I'm sure many are happy to share that talent with you!

La Reine said...

You know, we probably should have meet each other at least once, what with our similar circles. Though I've missed the more recent outings.

I'm sure we know some of the same people.


-Have a Merry Christmas!

~Sirius~ said...

FB Carnival Ke?
Sounds like you had a lot of fun at these events.

Merry Christmas Darling......Mwuah!

exschoolnerd said...

@Tisha...there a WRITER'S ANONYMOUS on jan 10th at no 54 raymond njoku street,Ikoyi.3PM-7PM be there..ull have a fab time...ill remind u before the day.

@lovely lola...thnx for stopping by..i really really appreciate it..

@LG.i hope u r not joking about the hampers oh!! if not ehn..na me n u go enter the same pant!!!

@Simple Gal..u shud attend one of the events...u in naija? WRITERS ANONYMOUS....its on the 10th..try n make it dear.

@Tigress and Sirius...Yes o didnt u hear about the facebook carnival..it was a 3-day affair..cudnt attend sha..bt i heard it was nice!!! Merry xmas to u too dear...ur sis around?

@La reine...yeah we probably know the same people...U shud try n make it for the next WRITERS ANONYMOUS...scroll up for address!!!! I bet ud hv a nice time...Merry xmas to u too...have a fab holiday season!!!

miz-cynic said...

im rily happy for u tht u read ur work. ur very talented girl,and i wish u luck plus u deserve it

wellsbaba said...

ehn ehn so HE IS THE RIFT??? lol n he was hidin his blog frm me but basket mouth don open mouth LMAO! its great bin a 9ce guy oh,ladies first! lol i2happy wen u told me lol

dhayor said...

sorry dt's how ur hols went,anyway u had fun.lol,i sent u a friend request on facebook earlier today.