Monday, December 17, 2012

Hometown Glory


The last time I visited Nigeria was in December 2005 into January 2006, and so after 6+ years being away from the Homeland, I am finally reuniting with my country this December. For the past 6+ years, I have not heard word from my parents about visiting home. Everyday my mams will say “come home so that people can see you”…or “All your friends came home this Christmas, but you didn't” or “Aunty so and so said that you and your sister should come home and visit so that husbands will find you” (LMAO @ that one). In fact ehn, last Christmas…my dad who is normally more nonchalant on this matter apparently ran into my friend at a wedding and asked her to beg me to come home and visit. Oya naa…I am finally going home so that people and these so called husbands can see my face. I don’t think that my prolonged absence has been terrible sha…after all, I know people that have not touched ground in Nigeria for the past 10-18 years. Now that’s gangsta. One of the key reasons that I’ve put off visiting Nigeria is that my parents visit Yanks every year. Sometimes my mom visits twice a year sef, and my sister is in the UK…so it’s not like I have mad family in the homeland that I need to go visit. This year sha, my parents put their foot down (not like say dem dey pay for my ticket ooo), and insisted that I gats visit, so I said okay o.

The last 2 times that I visited Nigeria, I was a college student and just bought the bare minimum on my broke college student wages. This time around, I’m a working gal, and I haven’t been home in a while so man o man, prepping for this trip has been quite expensive. I have spent quite a bit of money on gifts, and random necessities like a visa and a much needed luggage set. In fact, speaking of luggage, My two boxes are dangerously teetering over the 50lb weight limit, and I'm done even done packing. I have bluntly refused to spend any kind of money on excess baggage so whatever can’t go will be left behind.

My parents live in Port Harcourt, and so I will be mainly based in the PH zones. I don’t expect to have any sort of a bubbling time like my “just gat becks” counterparts that are heading to Gidi. To my knowledge, PH is a very dead zone. Heck, all my friends who lived in PH have moved to Lagos sef…so ummm, any plans for some “cool funs” is looking very unlikely. I had planned to escape from PH and ze parents and engage in some Lagos paroles and bubbling, but logistics aren’t looking likely. Gotta attend some weddings around the East, which doesn’t fit in too well with the time frame of my paroles. I've jejely resigned myself to my fate and decided that I’m just gonna take one for the team this time since I haven’t been back in a while and let my parents have their way on this. But like I've already told them…the next time I enter Nigeria (hopefully not in the next 6 years) I am leaving you guys and doing my thing according to my own schedule.

All that aside, I am really looking forward to my trip. It will be nice to go  and reacquaint myself with my beloved country, bask in some sunlight, eat suya, see people, be spoiled by my mother dearest (who is so so excited that my sister and I are going to be around) and just enjoy a straight 2 weeks off work. I do know a few people who will be in PH for short time frames so I don’t anticipate that it will be an entirely dead trip. Meanwoos…everybody keeps telling me to shine eye on the husband issue….LOL. Quite amusing advice, if you ask me.  Like I always tell them, the babes that are in Naija wey never snatch the so-called husbands nko?

All yarns aside, this will probably be my last post for 2012, so I just wanted to touch base with everybody who actually reads this blog. I appreciate each and every one of you. Thanks for keeping up with my lazy azz, commenting, and what have you. I pray that 2013 will find us all safe, healthy, and happy. Have a very wonderful holiday season and God willing, I will catch each and every one of you in the new year. Happy Holidays y’all *shines my 32*

Peace, Love, and all the fantabulous things that you wish for yourself!

19 comments:

Sarah Ukot said...

Merry Christmas. And you just might have fun in PH. :D

NikkiSho said...

Please stay safe o. Merry christmas in advance and enjoy yourself :)

Avid Reader said...

Cannot wait for your post-visit blog entry already.

Please manage ur expectations and please be safe and always observant of your surroundings. Not meaning to scare you but it is what it is.

Atoskin said...

Merry christmas to you too and have a safe trip. Have as much fun as you can but please stay safe like NikkiSho said.

Cheers!

Sabirah said...

Have a great time in PH! I always have fun there! I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay! Merry Christmas and Happy new year!

Tori said...

Berra come back and do "Taking Stock 2012" jo.Please eat 2 boli and fish on my behalf.

Zena said...

Nne Biko be safe, and eat enough for both of us

Toinlicious said...

Merry xmas & be safe o! Kidnappers aren't joking @all *muah* Waiting in husby gist wen you return

Myne Whitman said...

Happy holidays! Have a safe trip and see you in 2013 :)

isha said...

Have a safe trip, and try to have fun. A lot of people say a lot of fun stuff about PH. You just need money. Shikena.

Merry Christmas! I wish you a wonderful new year, and all the fabulous things you wish yourself.

miss e said...

Please be safe in PH, that place get as e be. Have fun babes!

Mwajim Al said...

yay! *hugs* have a safe trip!!!!

Tobechi Daniel said...

Mgbeke, don't call me a soothsayer, but I see us have a celebration after this trip.Mark those words!
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'Lara said...

wishing you safe trip and biko thread jejely in that zone...Naija's sun awaits thee...Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

lia lia ph is dead. my bros that just came bck after 7yrs says d same thing. unfortunately, im going to be in ph for a long while.!! boring city

air-mecca said...

PH is a dead zone sha and the traffic na die! Spent a few days there. Gidi on the other hand na just undiluted shakara and effizi, Abuja is ideal :) Enjoy the fatherland! U for try reach village o :)

Beulah! said...

Hey Mgbeks, hope PH is not so dry afterall and u r having fun? Infact many nigerians i knw travelled home this year so i'm sure una dey jam una sef for road dia :)

Happy Newyr in advance & pls share ur Naija experience wen u come back *wink*

Ginger said...

knock knock. O nwere onye no n'ulo?

Just wanted to say Happy New Year!!

franni said...

I agree my PH is for touts mainly. Happy new year. Nice blog.