Thursday, November 25, 2010

Oh Oh Give Thanks!

 Oh give thanks unto our God for He is good and He's so good....I have every reason to be thankful to God on this this day. I thank God every day of my life but since today is set aside I figured  its about time that I post  21 things i'm thankful for mentioned here.

1. The gift of Life : Many do not have it, many have it but can't live it as they would have desired
2. Health: I can't remember the last time I have gone to a doctor for something more than a common cold
3. Sis PJ: My beautiful eldest sister, understanding and caring, she has proved to me that we clearly don't have to be biologically related.
4. The best parents in the whole wide world
5. Friends: I've made so many and lost so many but never regret any of the friendship, each one has deposited something positive in my life or teach me something I never knew
6. The Winner's Chapel Family
7. Christian Student Fellowship (CSF): Living on campus in an American university with thousands of unbelievers around you not understanding the reason you do things you do, its not EASY! but with my CSF family everything is easier and I know I'm not on this Journey Alone.
8. Amazing extended family I've been blessed with
9. Strength to carry on as an Engineer Major: 1st semester freshmen year I never thought I would still be an engineering major, but I have seen unlimited favor with people that help me to come this far to almost graduating.
10. Baby Marvelous: My 5 months baby cousin who brings joy to my family
11: Safety of my best friend in Afghanistan fighting
12: Living in a land of opportunity: Several things and places I've never dreamer of I have been given the opportunity to enjoy them 
13: My Employment: In this economy, I am thankful for all of my jobs.
14. Living a single life with a difference
15. The fact that I'm never alone or lonely because God is with me and in my heart always
16. That Him that is in me is greater than they in the world
17. Food: Yeah I love food and many don't have but I have more than enough
18. Power of Worship and Praise: I can barely pray for more than 15 mins but been able to Praise and just worship God for hours is a blessing because "He that sing praise twice."
19. Blog-Ville: I have encountered some amazing blogs on here that have been such a blessing. These include Blessing's outlet, LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR, From the Heart of a loving father and many more.  Every time I read them I'm always encouraged and inspired and I pray God will continuously use you all.
20. For Wisdom: Been able to know what is true or right have definitely help me to stay out of trouble with my actions and words.
21. His one and only Begotten son: I can never show my gratitude enough for this where would I ever be without Him

What are you Thankful for?

Since I've not gone home in a long time I decided to go on a Cook-a-thon Enjoy!

Round 1 - Breakfast/Brunch
Egg, plantain, Potato

Round 2 - Lunch

Stew with lots of meats
Caramel Apple Rice
Fruits fruits

More plantain 

Finally Table is set

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friendly Friday #4 (Just had to...)

School has been busy planning 2 big events one for my work study and the other was a big fancy banquet by one of my student organization of which I am an officer.

Many people usually assume I’m Hispanic or mulatto or half-cast (I sure remember those days in Naija been called half –cast ) at first glance but lately I have got quite some interesting once and I just had to share …. So my second event which was the banquet happened on Friday night at a really nice fancy ball room. After much planning and running around for the past two months all I wanted was for the banquet to be over . The night started out with me having my own little dinner knowing well that I will probably not have chance to eat considering I was a co-host for the night.

The night started out amazing with people coming in gradually and late as usual. Chei African-time is too much! Anyway so 7:30 food came and then presentations and performances including an awesome magician, He was making people things disappear and reappear in his hand or mouth and it wow so impressive.  Just around 10:00pm I was set on duty for ticket sales and there was a group of three guys that walked in. They all walked in majestically and had the audacity to pretend that they did not know we were selling tickets to get in. Half way through of them came and then paid.

The night went by jeh jeh till I finished co-hosting the best dress award session. On my way back to my seat one of the three guys that came in extra late stopped me to start a conversation.
Guy:  something keep telling me you are Kenyan.
Mz YSU:  are you serious?  really? for real?
Guy: yes i'm very sure you are Kenyan
Mz. YSU : ..........No i'm not sorry! I'm Nigerian  are you Kenyan?

This guy claimed that I look familiar like someone from his church. Trying to be polite as a one of the host I kept on with the conversation and all I could really focus on was the big alcohol smell that I could not open my nose properly to inhale. Anyway after we talk for about ten minutes or so, Guy: where is the after party at?

See me see trouble o! This event is ending at 1am and after all this planning, and running for a successful event the last thing I want is to sleep in my bed till Saturday morning. I told him there is no after party at least not for me. After a while with me trying to explain to him there is no after party, guy goes“lets go for a drink after and then we can go to your place.” I replied “I’m sorry SIR I don’t drink, it is strictly against my personal morals and even if I did I will not be going out with a well to do older looking guy like you.” I just had to put him in his place. Thank God before he responded my friend interrupted because she wanted to take picture with me. I just had to put him in his place. First of all when you see a Kenyan you cannot miss it and him been a Kenyan should be able to know well enough that I do not look Kenyan and me been Yellow Sisi should have given him some hint. Kenyan men in my community are known for drinking and he look old enough to be married with 2 kids.

This brings me back to Boys/Guys/Men of now a days, everything has to be about the physical. Whatever happened to the days of knowing a person as an individual and their personality? Guy mentioned he got a home church and yet must have missed the portion "Don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?” Guys like this disgust me and these are the type of people that makes my heart tremble when non-believers refuse to even hear the word of God I try to share because it always end up with “how come so and so did such and such if he is a Christian.” Pastor’s children photos in club houses is definitely the growing trend these people make it embarrassing me to claim pastor’s child as the day grow.

Anyway this week is thanksgiving and momsy traveled to naija yesterday which means I shall be doing all the thanksgiving cooking at my house. I have not been home in a while so have not cooked since like summer ending so I’m excited. Is Black Friday really worth t? I need me a new Sony Vaio. HAPPY THANKSGIVING in advance!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I am highly favored,Praise is what I love to do, and out of my mouth comes thanksgiving. This is why my middle name is success and my last name is Testimony because I have been extremely Bless...What is your name?

From the reservoir's of the heart the mouth pours.I've got so much joy and relief in my heart right now word cannot even express it.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Amazing Randomness...

Fall is in the air and I absolutely love it. With the leaves changing colors, it's  looking extra beautiFULL. It takes a beautiful person to create Beautiful things and every beautiful creations He made never seize to amaze me and think how beautiful God is.

This was taking on the drive to the mall
Time change....If you live in the country you sure know fall/winter = time change. This means I get extra hour of sleep tonight since the time will be shifting backward. 

Speaking of fall means a new wardrobe. Time for me to get a little Parisian, Layering leggings,coats, blazers, cardigans, tunic, berets, scarfs, gloves, legwarmers, ankle boots, tall boots and everything else to keep extra warm and still fashionable :)

Friendly Friday or not so Friendly #3?
Every man is fearful, wonderful and uniquely made, with each man given a task or talent that is exceptionally unique. A talent or art that set others amaze. Its been said that "Master of all is Master of none." The problem is I enjoy doing so many stuff, Fashion, Music, Numbers, Science, braiding, sowing, dancing, I could go on and on. I absolutely love to braid when a person just sit down and say "work the magic" This Friday I had an opportunity to "Work the magic" so I spent my whole Friday night in a braiding/fixing hair marathon for my Nigerian girls on campus. 2 fixing and 1 single braid that lasted till Saturday morning.

Song in my head: I'm a friend of God - Israel and New Breed (Have you notice how many times I used amazing already in this post? thats because part of the lyric is "it's amazing" and its stuck in my head.
Currently Reading : How to be a Nigerian Peter Enahoro - can you believe I've never read this book until now? I'm definitely slacking big time.

Thankful for: All my new followers - Sometimes I just write for the sake of writing but to have people actually visit my blog let alone read it is amazing!. With that said, Ms. Yellow Sisi Unspoken was mentioned in blog gist earlier this week. Check it out Here

Question in my Head : Do women REALLY have it Easy? somebody please help me here!

Verse of the day : Exodus 14:14

Advise of the day: Never forget to smile! A Smile either draw you near or pull you away from people. To my ladies smiling does not only make you look younger but it makes you more attractive. To the mens, A lady never fail to notice how you smile. To the workers/Students, A smile can always get you to be favored by your boss or professor. I either heard or read this from somewhere " happens in a flash, and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever." 

If I stay here any longer this post would become a lot of run on sentences. Therefore I shall rest my fingers here. Hope you are all having a lovely Saturday night. Enjoy the week ahead!