• Life

    Thirty Over Thirty

    Now playing: Celebration by Kool and the Gang🎵 We did it guys! 30 days of writing. Do I feel a bit smug? Absolutely. On a hot afternoon in October, I said here that I would start a 30-day writing challenge. A couple of days in and I was already lamenting. Just what kind of problem had I gotten myself into? Who sent me? But through various trials and afflictions, I persisted and here I am finally at the finish line! Since that afternoon in October I have written about all kinds of things: this sensational one about why you’re still single, this one about pet peeves, this one about places…

  • TV and Movies

    Neflix and Thrill

    Hi dearly distinguished. I couldn’t post yesterday because the internet pretty much evaporated into the heavens for the whole day. Many indeed are the afflictions of the righteous. It’s Day 29 of 30! The Yoruba in me thinks this calls for a party, no? Sequel to the last post, today I shall share the top scintillating TV shows and movies I watched last month. They entertained me and helped me escape this space and time we exist in, even if briefly. Here we go! Ragnarök The show is a very modern retelling of the Norse apocalyptic legend known as Ragnarök, where the giants killed the gods and submerged the earth…

  • Books,  Christmas

    Do Partridges Even Like Pear?

    Happy new month y’all! Bring out your ancient Christmas trees, tangled Christmas lights and those red and white hats. December is here and I am very excited: my Christmas playlist keeps getting longer, and I am now watching Hallmark Christmas movies every other day – expect some content on that soon. I am also living vicariously through pictures of people in Canada, wearing red sweaters whilst standing in the snow. Such a wonderful time! Fun fact: I looked it up and apparently, the 12 days of Christmas don’t start on December 1. They actually begin on December 25 and run through January 6. I know, it’s ridiculous.

  • Life

    Always On My Mind

    “How many c’s are in ‘necessary’? But when will this coronavirus era end? I haven’t had shawarma in a while. It’s also been long since I heard Pretty Girls Rock by Keri Hilson. I should download it. What am I doing with my life? What’s my matric number? 183.. What did I come to get in this room again…?” There are usually about 3,058 thoughts going on in my mind per minute. How did I come up with that number? I don’t think it matters. Until recently, I used to think that things like ‘practicing mindfulness’ and ‘meditation’ were for our most beloved, most serious professional friends, also known as…

  • Medical School Saga

    On Missing

    Day 17: Something you miss. I’d like to talk about how I miss simpler days, my childhood and allathat, but I’ll always have that to rant about. Instead, I’ll talk about what I miss due to the present apocalyptic situation we find ourselves in.  I miss going out at night, as going out during the day is for the birds. I am all about that night life.   One time my girlfriends and I went to see Hustlers late at night and when we were done and ready to leave, we couldn’t because… the mall was locked. It was raining heavily and we had to search around in the rain for…

  • Life

    Aspire to Perspire, or Something Like That

    Helloo again. Today I’m to write about some words of wisdom I’ve come across that speak to me. Though naturally, you might find me laughing my head off to motivational speaker-centered jokes, the truth is somewhere in the midst of all the aspire to acquire and respire, you find some words that never leave you. These are three of them that have stayed with me, and that I go back to remind myself ever so often. 1. Advocate for yourself. We usually say ‘life is too short’ when we’re referring to enjoying life’s pleasures, but I think life is too short to not ask for what you want. Not the…

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    Life

    What Now? (Not the Song by Rihanna)

    I am both scared and excited to see how the coming days will go. I hope I go through with this, as if I don't I will have no choice but to run away in shame and start a new life in Indonesia. Please do not look for me. Allow me to live a quiet life with whatever shred of dignity I have left.