5 Favorite Things This Week

Hello guys! Peace and love to you all. How have you guys been doing? I’ve been okay, somewhere in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo state where I’m serving my nation. Today, I’m going to be telling you about my favourite things this week. From what I wrote here on the blog back then

I remember telling myself I was going to try to write on a weekly basis but sometimes, you say A and B happens. So here’s what I came up with, since I go through a lot on weekly basis, why don’t I try to be positive and tell you about my best things this week (some weeks, it might be worst things) but all the same, I get to express myself freely without any form of struggle humour or literary criticism.

 

I do a lot of reading on the internet and cyber stalking (in a good way always) and I’m prone to discovering new amazing stuff. So in no particular order, here’s mine this week

  1. The Ellen Show

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I’m not one to keep tabs on a talk show but watching Ellen’s show is probably going to be the beginning of it all. I subscribed to her YouTube channel and I have been catching up on a lot of amazing moments from the show. From her favourite games, to the giveaways she has on her show, to the amazing celebrity guests and the cute, interesting kids she has. Really, I think you should be keeping tabs on her if you’re not. Best thing about her, she doesn’t struggle with her comedy.

  1. Revenge

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So this week, I sent the Revenge videos on my laptop to the recycle bin. I’m super late (I’m always late when it comes to discovering amazing series), but better late than never really. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the show and I kind of liked how it ended – Victoria died, Emily and Jack got married while Nolan got a new friend to work with. I think the series was dragged really. Victoria’s late death didn’t really make it feel so good you know? But their spin for keeping her alive was a good tale nevertheless. Anyway, did you know Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman) and Amanda Clarke (Emily Vancamp) are dating? I WAS SO SURPRISED WHEN I FOUND OUT (honestly, I went on Josh’s Instagram and liked all pictures of both of them since Emily doesn’t have insta). And they are so cute really.

  1. Alone EP

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If you know me, you’ll know I’m a big fan of Nigerian music. I listen to them all, the ones you have to wait for a meaning from the artiste, the ones you wonder whether they were done by Nigerians and the likes. During one of my random music searches on Soundcloud, I found ‘Gele’ by Nonso Amadi (which happens to be my favourite on the EP) and then I looked out for the full EP named ‘Alone’. First cool thing about this guy and his music is that he’s my namesake. My native name is Nonso too. Other than that, he gives this cool vibe that I really love so much. I look forward to hearing more from him really.

  1. Learning Yoruba + Alakada

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So since I’m in a Yoruba speaking state, I’m trying to utilize this opportunity to learn the language better than I know it. I know the little bits and I can start a decent conversation. I can also insult you in the language, and I know when you’re insulting me too. But in depth knowledge to the point where I cannot mix English words? Not there yet. I’m taking lessons from my colleague at work and a language guide NYSC gave us back in camp. Still on learning Yoruba, I’m trying to watch more Yoruba movies (the ones subtitled in English please). I started off this year with Alakada by Toyin Aimakhu. Very funny movie, similar to Jenifa but still very funny.

  1. Learning on the Internet

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To conclude this list of five favourite things this week, I’m learning a lot of things on the internet right now. I started with a course in Grammar and Punctuation on Coursera, I’m also learning to design a newsletter for the NGO I volunteer for using Mailchimp. Also, I’m taking design classes and learning to use Canva because I need some of those for times when I write on the blog and my social media clients too. And I won a giveaway on The Alaroro and so I’m going to learn Social Media Marketing from Shaw Academy.

 

So here’s till next week – hopefully I find five things to tell you about.

Until then,

Frank.

 

 

 

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5 Favorite Things This Week

Hello guys, good day and happy new month! Today is the 6th Day of March and it’s my little sister’s birthday. I think she’s 11 today. Happy Birthday Sheila, have a great year ahead of you and be more ( I won’t expose your secrets on my blog). Anyway, this week I’ve been very lazy. I saw Selma this week and I was like “I was going to write a review on my blog” but you know how you say one thing and do another. So I’ll do Selma next week, mid week hopefully. This week, I’ll be telling you about my favorite things and as usual, they come in no particular order. You can try them out or take a look at them when you feel like.

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5 Favorite Things This Week

I remember telling myself I was going to try to write on a weekly basis but sometimes, you say A and B happens. So here’s what I came up with, since I go through a lot on weekly basis, why don’t I try to be positive and tell you about my best things this week (some weeks, it might be worst things) but all the same, I get to express myself freely without any form of struggle humor or literary criticism.

This week for me, was quite stressful. Started out with a few hangouts and ended up with work. (And I was moved to a new office by the way) Anyway, in no particular order, here are my favorite things this week:
1. Scandal

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So this week, I got everything about Scandal in my palms. I hadn’t been following it up, but now I was ready to. Despite my busy schedule at the office, I was able to watch all episodes of Scandal and damn, I’m impressed. (I actually can’t wait for more, Shonda). First, I miss Harrison but anyway, I love that Aby and Quinn have more serious things doing. They used to be basically Olivia’s puppets all along. Then, I think I love Olitz rekindling (even though Olivia needs to stop that unnecessary serenre sometimes). I also love Cyrus and his new lover (they’re so cute!) And damn, Rowan Pope is the devil himself.

2. Tabula Rasa

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I like to say without mincing words that Brymo’s album is the best album of 2014. Best because probably I wasn’t expecting such from him. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying he can’t deliver or something. This album is the perfect mix of everything for me and at least, I play once a day just because I can. My favorite song is track 4, ‘Dear Child’

3. The guys at Stand to End Rape (STER)

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I totally enjoy my time hanging out (meeting) with the guys at STER. The last time, we went out to buy food and it was so funny because I actually just found out there was something sexual about ponmo. Like I was like, “Is your ponmo soft” and Ayodeji, Lade and Dasola pounced at me. I hope we get to hang out more! Oh, Olaomo and IJ are very cool people too (Before they slay me for not mentioning them)
In case you were wondering, Stand to End Rape Initiative is a non-profit organization which I volunteered for. As the name implies, we’re standing to end rape and we’re calling on everyone to join us in this cause.
4. These Words Expose Us: The Naked Convos Anthology

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I’ll probably do a proper review later on before the TNC event which holds on 21st December (I think) but for now, this should work. The book is amazing! The speed at which I finished it was alarming to me also. I loved the cover art by Tokunbo and I must commend the editing by Wole Talabi. A lot of great writers penned down in the book, so you should probably get yours and read. I must also famz that I talk to a few of these writers, and I will get autographs. My favorite story is ‘The Thing with Mr Lawal’ by Pemi Aguda. There’s something about that story, that made me love her. I had to actually search and read through her stuffs on BellaNaija. She’s good people!

 

5. Leopard People

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If you’ve read ‘Akata Witch’ by Nnedi Okoroafor, ‘Leopard People’ shouldn’t be a new word. But it means way more, because my book club goes by the same name. We had a meet up at Coldstone on Sunday and it was fun talking over beautiful cupcakes (which I managed to get home), ice-cream, drinks and glasses (yes, when I uploaded a picture on Instagram, someone said almost all of us had glasses.) We also had a book exchange and it was fun and we hope to do it again next month.

Peace, love and whatever you wish for!