Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Getting to know Bijouxoxo (TAGGING)

Vera and Diamond tagged me, so let's see what i can come up with.


FOUR JOBS YOU'VE HAD IN YOUR LIFE
1. Cashier at BJ'S Wholesale club
2. Conference Hostess at ECOWAS, Abuja- Nigeria
3. Statistics, Chemistry and Biology Tutor
4. Helpdesk Assistant at Academic Computing in School


FOUR FICTIONAL JOBS YOU WISH YOU HAD
1. Being paid for doing absolutely nothing
2. Being paid for dressing up and looking pretty
3.
4.


FOUR MOVIES YOU COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN
I never watch a movie twice, except it has a somewhat romantic theme to it, u know?
1. Brown Sugar
2. Sound of Music
3. Raising Helen
4. Maid in Manhattan


FOUR CITIES YOU'VE LIVED IN
1. Lagos
2. Pennsylvania
3. New York
4. Maryland


FOUR TV SHOWS YOU LOVE TO WATCH
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Law & Order (SVU)
3. Trauma on Discovery Health
4. Monk


FOUR PLACES YOU'VE BEEN ON VACATION/TRAVELED TO
1. Abuja, Nigeria
2. Lome, Togo
3. Benin Republic/ Cotonou
4. Ghana


FOUR WEBSITES YOU VISIT DAILY
1. Blogger to do my blog rounds
2. Yahoo!
3. Facebook
4. Hotmail


FOUR OF YOUR FAVORITE FOODS
1. BEANS with corn, of course (KOKOROEWA). Made with palmoil, crayfish, smoked turkey
2. Pounded yam with my specially made Egusi soup
3. Eba (Garri) my other nick name, is "SEBALESE" with my aunt's special ogbono soup. She adds bitter leaf/ ugwu leaves in her ogbono with cut up pieces of "kpomo", "saki." It makes it so rich and thick. I MISS HOME.
4. Bologna sandwich


FOUR THINGS YOU WON'T EAT
1. A truckload of veggies like Brussel sprouts, Mushrooms, Whole tomatoes (if it's blended that's fine as long as i don't see it), squash
2. Olives
3. Heart, kidney of cow
4. Lafun and Fufu. Lafun is made from a type of flour dunno which one. It's supposedly the favorite food of people from Abeokuta


FOUR THINGS YOU WISH YOU COULD EAT OR DRINK RIGHT NOW
Most of them are "buka" food, and since i love food, they'd be more than 4

1. Amala Shitta in Surulere-Lagos with loads of fried beef (eran dindindin)
2. Bankolemo rice also in Surulere
3. Ghana High's jollof rice, beans, dodo with loads of fried meat
4. Aunty Kemi's rice from Tejuosho market
5. "Zobo" that red drink, freshly tapped palmwine "Emu" from my joint near St. Savior's Ebute-Meta. It's not alcoholic, not yet fermented so don't come and preach to me. I remember after school, we'd stop by for a glass of Emu
6. Mr. Sule's wife's "Boli 'n epa" (Roasted plaintain and ground nut) at the back of St. Savior's
7. Ewa agonyin and Agege bread from Aguda market
8. Akara burger from Student Union building at OAU- Ife (Bread stuffed with Akara)
9. Moin-moin "elemi mejo" (Moinmoin with loads ingredients like corned beef, egg, crayfish etc.
10. Rice "alata gigun with iru" from Aguda market (Rice with shredded pepper and locust beans)

I'd spare u guys, 'cos i could go on and on about food. I'm sure some of u are shareholders at the buka joints listed.


FOUR THINGS IN YOUR BEDROOM
1. Bed... DUH!!! That's why it's called a bedroom
2. Radio, permanently on Klove radio station
3. Books everywhere, on the floor, on my desk, even half of my bed is occupied by books
4. A full-length mirror to practice my smiles and dance steps for that special day. LOL. I've been told by my sis that i don't know how to dance and that i give fake smiles 70% of the time.


FOUR THINGS YOU WISH YOU HAD IN YOUR BEDROOM
1. A maid to clean up after me.
2. More space to store my junk
3. Pink wall color or wallpaper
4. A bookcase to store my books, but that would take up most of the space


FOUR THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW
1. A red sweater and a black blazer
2. Black pants
3. A wrist watch
4. My million dollar real smile


FOUR PLACES I'D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW
1. On vacation in France and Italy
2. At home with my parents and siblings
3. Hanging out at the movies or anywhere romantic with "him"
4. In dreamland


FOUR FICTIONAL PLACES I'D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW
1. In Zamunda
2. Wherever
3.
4.


FOUR PEOPLE YOU'D REALLY LOVE TO HAVE DINNER WITH
1. Oprah
2. Him
3. My family
4. My friends, Bunmi, Busola and Yetunde from waaaaaaaaay back, eating and engaging in some "girl" talk
5. My blog pals, Diamond to know what goes on in her head and to confront her about Blogger Boo, Miguel to figure out how he knows so much of what he knows and what makes him tick, My big sis Temmy to hear the unedited version of her gists, Sapphire and her crazy friends, Naijabloke to entertain us with his jokes while we have dinner and so many others.



FOUR THINGS YOU ARE THINKING RIGHT NOW
1. How best to utilize my time before enrolling in med school
2. Where to get a job, i really do want a job in New Jersey
3. I need more fun in my life
4. I need to travel more often
5. To fashie him or not?


FOUR OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS
1. Jewelry
2. My hair, i can brush my hair a zillion times and hair accesoories, luv 'em
3. My cell phone
4. Lip gloss/ lip balm can't do without it.
5. Perfumes, don't have a favorite it's just too hard too choose. Kenzo, Allure by Chanel, Very Irresistible Givenchy, Tommy girl, True Star, Curve (the one in the purple bottle), Angel by Thierry Mugler, CK's Euphoria. Those are some i have in my collection.


FOUR THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME
1. I don't care about cars, as long as i can get from Point A to B, i'm fine
2. I'm very reserved, quiet, not very outgoing. An introvert to the core
3. I don't make friends easily
4. I'd rather be on my bed at home reading a good book with music playing in the background than going out
5. I've been to a club just once and hated it. Clubbing is really overrated
6. I love being a mentor especially to teens
7. I really don't care about watching TV, only watch Grey's Anatomy whenever
That's all i can think of for now


FOUR PEOPLE YOU TAG
1. ABBEY
2. Miguel
3. Dipo Tepede
4. London Chikito
5. Overwhlmed Naija babe
6. Belle
7. Olawunmi
8. Queen B
9. Ms. May
10. Madam Teva
11. Kulutempa
12. Rose tinted glasses.
13. Stranger called me

I know i'm breaking all the rules here, but hey! Just work with me.

24 comments:

Biodun said...

u sure broke all the rules, I love law n order (SVU), last nite episode was nice too, u too like food, lol

SapphireAster said...

hmm...hehe didnt know you were an ECOWAS conference hostess o. How did you hook that up? Hope the pay was good.
hehe...you are always welcome to dinner...if you ever visit me!

DiAmOnD hawk said...

girl...im feeling you on reading a good book and staying up. Im always accused of being boring....

so you want to know what goes on in my head...when you become a licensed psychiatrist i will come and sleep on your couch.. so gbo?

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

How comes Law and order (SUV) you know criminal intent is da bomb -
You have successfully reminded me of what Ive been missing - my stomach has been rumbling because of moi moi - pls where can I buy beans.

LOL - what is Ngozi - Pink Wall!!!!!! - xoxo - what do you want a pink wall for - LOL -

Zamunda - its paradise - Hie Hie.

Beautifully Human said...

stats, chemistry and biology tutor? this girl you sound like an efiko, oh! lol

NaijaBloke said...

Na God save u say u put that last note abt breaking all the rules cos I was abt to come lambast u for here.

So now I dan turn to Joker or na clown now ...LOL

Who u dey fashie o,cos this is news to me? and hmmm ..to needing more fun in ur life

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

LMAO.. U NO EVEN OBEY ANY OF THE RULES AT ALL... 10 FAV FOODS? 7 THINGS WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT U.. LOL

whao girl ur realy burning the midnight oil.. stats and chem tutor? i go hit u up in case of any future questions trust me on bio especially cos its kickin my ass like a donkey

i say hell yea 2 gettin paid 4 dressin n lookin pretty.. maid in manhattan is very sweet.. lol u dey make me hungry with these ur foods when u dey mention oh

Whaooo.. zobo used too be soo good.. ur bringing me memories.. but girl how cum u didnt add suya?

great write-up as always... i BEEN TAGGED!!!

Vera Ezimora said...

Bijouxoxo, tell me, how often do you fart?

Yes, I know this is a strange question but all this ur beans eating sef...ah ah! I wuldn't dare sniff under ur comforter/quilt/blanket

ChiefO said...

vera talk about urself and stop making her feel like she is worse than u are.

Nyemoni said...

U R a real surulere gal!!!!!!!!!
man.. Bank olemo rice eh?? I remember when I used to braid my hair in Twins... that was the place to eat then!

Anonymous said...

I love designer rice from Alade market. Ghana high used to be good but they are slipping...seriously!

Belle said...

dang girl... you broke all the rules..lol

thanks for the tag...will try and put mine up soon :)

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Arghhhh... just did mine.. this was soo long!!!! some fun sha

Calabar Gal said...

You dislike brussel sprouts, mushrooms, olives etc. u r missing babes. Its the food to eat when u want to lose all the extra inches. Yummy to me but one man's meat ....

LOL @ books all over ur bed. When I was writing my assesment, there were books everywhere - the sitting room floor, opened and marked in various places, the bed, the bedroom floor, the dinning table,in short every available space. Whewww thank God that phase is over. Hubby knew better than to touch them until all the assesments were submitted. Call it organised chaos!!!

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Anonymous said...

6. Mr. Sule's wife's "Boli 'n epa" (Roasted plaintain and ground nut) at the back of St. Savior's

oh my lawd jesus. when did you go to st saviours? lol yeah mr.sule's wife's boli was the shiznit mehn hehehe and and corn too. me and a coupla ppl used to hustle by giving her newspapers and nepa bill paper and sometimes even notebook paper when we were hungry so she would give us boli. heheh she would just shake her head and dash us the thing...lol im always teasin my razzoid friend on fbuk about boli and st.saviours lol

do you remember that lovely old colonial house right opposite the school, my friend lived there i was soooooooooo jealous lol.

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temmy said...

My fav aburo, booo youlike food o. You are not like your egbon at all. You know what ehn? I am looking forward to the day you and i will have breakfast, lunc and dinner together. We have to include Belle and Mosaic. Will drag Desola along as well.Did i forget london buki? Infact all the london crew!

TaureanMinx said...

I had Bankolemo rice last weekend with loads of meat...Nice!

Desola said...

Some people are just not bureaucratic at all! They make their own rules o and i think i've just found a perfect example of one of those people. An-anh! Kilode?!

Kokoro beans, it's meant to be four meme's now? Infact, for breaking the rules, I am hereby banning you from blogville for a period of 8 weeks! (If you know what's good for you, you'll come and settle me in my chambers before today's close of business) under decree 21 of Desola alaso ofi's constitution. Nonsense & Ingredients!

Teva said...

I wan fear say you no go put me for list...LOL.
Good to know you love Grey's anatomy too & maid in manhattan...

ABBEY said...

u still not sure if u shd dump him....?

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

Y'all are wickeeeeeeeed. I obeyed all the rules until i got to the food part. At least gimme credit for that. How in heaven's name do u expect me to reduce my fave food to just 4. You want all the bukateria mama's to ban me from my regular "jaras" if i refuse to give honor ro whom it' due?

@SA: My aunt worked there so she hooked me up. The pay was nice considering i was fresh out of QC then plus i got to rub shoukders with the movers and shakers in Abuja.

Diamond, so we've some things in common, eh? That's why i sorta kinda like u.

LOASCM: I'm a pink panther (lol), luv all dem lacy and frilly pinky things.

BH: Efiko ke? Na photo trick jo.

NB: My personal entertainer (lol). Mr. OF is the eprson nau. It's 'cos of pple like u that i quickly put the P.S there.

ONB: Anytime my sista hit me up if u've questions. You'd help me proof read my essays sha u no nothing goes for nothing (lol). Suya should've been there it's my favorite especially with garri.

Vera na u sabi o, i luv beans but gal the after-effect is deadly.

Nyemoni: I lived in S/L for 15 yrs of my good life. U used to braid ur hair at the twins, small world eh? I think one of them is even in Yankee or Jand now.

Anon: R u serious Ghana high is slipping? Kai! and i planned on going there to chop when i come home.

Abi ke, calabar gal i feel u on the books thingy.

Anon: U mean u were one of those that used to give Mrs. Sule paper. Girl, me too. I left St. Savior's in 94.

Egbon dada, anoda egbon na serious counterfeit. Looking forward to that blissful day when i'd chop till i drop (God forbid) at ur place.

TMinx: Thanks for rubbing it in o.

Aunty Desola nau haha u be the delegator (sp) of punishment for blogsville? I'll report u to Mr. Pro if u don't pardon me.

Teva: How i no go include u, a whole Madam Teva my paddy.

Abbey: Dump him? Nothing was really going on, so it kinda sounds funny when u say dump him.