RzxpwR61w18mAw4dwL9HngFa3TQ Life Of A Warri Girl

Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Naira

How do we value the Naira? Some years ago, the government made it known that spraying of Naira at events or occasions is a devaluation of our currency.

My fellow Nigerians, is this going to be possible to stop? It is a norm for celebrants to get sprayed by their guest, some world people sef even rate the calibre of the celebrant by the amount of money he/she is sprayed.
Spraying is like an essential in Owambe, we are accustomed to it. But what do you say when the Naira is reduced further than we are use to.

What would you say, when guest at an occasion finish spraying the celebrant and decide to throw money in the air for other guest to stumble and scrap to pick a few free bucks.

Most people have witnessed what I'm taking about when, the so called big boys just start throwing money in the air. They start popping money.

Some people call it LEVELS aka Big boyz tinz, others see it as arrogance. My own is that, 'Is it necessary???'


INFO OF THE DAY: Naira Fact
The naira was introduced on 1 January 1973, replacing the pound at a rate of 2 naira = 1 pound. This made Nigeria the last country to abandon the £sd currency system.

Chai! 1 pound to 2naira in those days, that's like another life if you compare our present day exchange rate.

WAG readers, what do we say about the value of our currency.......#reasonthematter#


Stay Sharp
Warri Girl.


Info source: Wikipedia
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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Touchlight Phone That I love

It's an era of smart phones. It's all about smart phones, if you don't have one you aren't smart in this generation.

I remember when we just started upgrading on phones in 9ja, using a big phone then was to use a phone that could accept memory card, snap pictures and maybe browse the internet. Nobody knew anything then about internal memory, skpye, instragram or youtube. The only small thing looking big when we know that time was Facebook.

I was a one phone person in that upgrading era, I had just one phone which I used to do everything.

Then came the era of Blackberry, na then person start to dey hear the phrase 'battery low' like national anthem. Omo having only one phone, a Blackberry for that matter, for pinging and calls no work then o. It was frustrating, it made most people locators of sockets anywhere they went. (Thank God there are power banks now)

So in that Blackberry era, I knew one phone wouldn't work for me, I decided to get one of those Nokia touchlight phones for my regular call, and my Blackberry strictly for chatting and browsing to mitigate my battery problems.

Moving on to present day, I still operate like that, touchlight phone and Blackberry. So you can imagine how I felt when yesterday of all days/mornings my touchlight phone decided to go bad.

It mistakenly fell from my hands and didn't come on thereafter. I was like ha na!, not on my birthday when my whole world would be calling me and majority don't have the number in my Blackberry, me sef I nor know the number off heart.

So I begged a friend to help me fix the phone sharpaly yesterday morning. I was feeling a bit disconnected from the world since nobody could reach me. An hour later, my friend returned with my phone that it couldn't be fixed, so he got me another touchlight phone instead as a birthday gift.

You need to see how relived I was and the joy I felt at that moment, e be like say na S5 dey dash me. I had a touchlight phone back, I was back in the world of communication. What a relief.

INFO OF THE DAY: The Term "SmartPhone".
Devices that combined telephony and computing were first conceptualized in 1973, and were offered for sale beginning in 1993. The term "smartphone" first appeared in 1997, when Ericsson described its GS 88 "Penelope" concept as a Smart Phone.


Smart phones come with effizzy. The effizzy when people dey do ontop am nor be here o.

Officially, I think I'm the first babe to publicly declare that I got a touchlight phone as a birthday present and I'm loving it *biggrin*


Stay Sharp,
Warri Girl.


Info source: wikipedia.

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Monday, 5 May 2014

I Feel Special

♫I feel good♫

I feel special. It's my BIRTHDAY! I'm plus one today.

Don't you just love my birth date, 5th of May. Imagine how cool it was in 2005, 05/05/05.

Birthdays are a good cause for celebration and also reflection. Most people look back and see how their lives panned out.

Is my life the way I planned/dreamt it would be? NO, it's not. It's better than I imagined, thanks to God Almighty. He took me under his wings and guided me to better paths. Seeing another year is because of His Grace. I give all thanks to God.

Thinking...., what's going to be the plan for today? Dunno yet o! This one when e fall for Monday so, when everybody go dey hustle dey busy, I never know how e go be.

In 2012, my birthday was on a Saturday, omo I partied hard nor be small thing. Last year, it was on a Sunday, I partied less but had good fun.

Now I'm going to sit back, enjoy all the goodwill messages and maybe hangout with my friends later in the evening.
I sha know that I must to enjoy my day, it's me WAG, the Kpokish 1, never a dull moment, I must ginger fun for myself :)

#Proudly Taurus#

Stay Sharp,
Warri Girl.


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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Red Fairness

New things/slangs/phrases keep coming out everyday in this Warri. A funny phrase can just spring out of a normal conversation. Trust me WAG and this my blog where everything and anything goes, I'm sure to share them as they unfold.

So the phrase for today is, Poverty yellow/ Red fairness.

Fair people, has anybody told you before that your fairness is poverty yellow or say you dey red? Well if you haven't been told before thank God.

My P.I.C just nacked that term just now when she stroke one girl say she get poverty yellow, say she dey show herself anyhow with her red fairness.

According to my friend, the term Poverty Yellow/Red fairness is for people that are light in complexion but their skins aren't glowing. If the skin of a fair person sort of looks dark like it has a shadow over it, that person is RED. She say the skin don comot from fair in complexion to red in complexion. This babe wan kill me with laugh.

Financially I know it's not cheap for fair girls o, the capital they use to maintain their skin in order to avoid a situation of redness nor be small capital. I hope they yield a good return on their investment.

I know say now when I don talk money matter for cream, charcoal..sorry black girls be like, 'Black is beauty' #ebony#. Indeed black isn't just beauty, black is cheap. Hahahahahaha


DISCLAIMER: I didn't advise people to burn their skin(bleach) in order to avoid red fairness.

There are creams which help maintain your natural complexion without bleaching your skin.
Trust me, I'm sure of this because majority of my friends are light in complexion.

Back in our university days, I take pleasure watching them battle with how to eco their allowance to be able to afford their cream, or how to avoid sunburn. Me, wetin concern me, concern sun then.
Solider go, solider come, barrack still remain, as a 'chocolate in complexion' person I wasn't scared of the sun as much as they were ;)

In general sha, it's good to take proper care of your skin.

Stay Sharp,
Warri Girl.
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Monday, 7 April 2014

Cinema Review / HBD My Diva

Wondering what's up with this damsel? It's her birthday #screaming# Hurray!
Happy birthday, to Darkdiva my Diva. She gave me coconut candy when I was 5years old and since then I have been on her matter. Onome, the Jazz for that candy strong o! cos I'm stuck in love with you.
I wish you long life and prosperity, dearie.


Now, to my cinema review;
I told you guys, I would be going to the cinema one of the weekends, well I went with my girls yesterday.

When I stepped in, I was impressed with the size. It's really big, bigger than the one in Port-harcourt and I think almost the same size as the one in Abuja.

It's still a work in progress because there are some finishing touches that have not been put in place and the shops are still empty(so window shopping hasn't started yet).

Me sha I nor send, my own na make I watch film. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The tickets are really affordable, 800naira on weekends and 500naira on weekdays.

So I got a ticket, pop corn and a drink, and was off to see a movie. The first thing I noticed in the theatre was the signature rug of Silverbird in all its cinemas, that blue colourful rug. The seats where also nice and comfy.

By the time the movie started I had forgotten I was in Warri, I thought I was in another city watching a movie.

We experienced a brief power failure for some few seconds which was quickly restored, I liked the quick response.

In general, it was a nice experience and I was impressed. I enjoyed every bit of the movie.

Warri peeps who have been looking for somewhere to chill for the weekend, this is goodnews because you can go and relax now at Silverbird Cinema.
I know, I would definitely go back to see another movie next weekend. Inshort I would soon be a regular customer, because I'm a Big Movie Freak.


APROKO OF THE DAY: Genesis Cinema Scheduled To Open In Warri.

Now I used aproko instead of info because I never confirm the gist but news reaching my ears said Genesis Cinema is scheduled to open in Warri November, 2014 and it would be located at the Delta City Mall, the same place where Shoprite is also going to be.

If this is true, it's not bad. Let all of them come, I dey de wait them, lol.


Stay Sharp,
Warri Girl.

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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Silverbird Cinema Opening In Warri

Dear WAG readers,

I wish to inform you with profound joy that Warri now has a Cinema.

Silverbird Cinema has landed in Waf city and would be officially opened tomorrow, Apirl 4th 2014.
The Cinema which is located at PTI junction opposite Woodridge Hotel, was actually scheduled to open sometime in March but was moved forward.(I can't give you guys aproko/reason about the change in date just that I know it's finally opening)

Ooh! And I have good news for all the Osho-free lovers. There would be free ticket for everyone until 11am. Osho-free-ers(people dat like free tinz), isn't this a good thing. If you are free on Friday morning, a free ticket awaits you.

The movies which would be showing are as follows;
- Robocop (not the olden days own o, the lastest robocop)
- 47 Ronin
- Shadow Recruit
- 300(Rise of an Empire)
- The Best Man Holiday
- When Dreams Fall Apart (a nollywood movie featuring Uche Jumbo)

For the cartoon/animation lovers, you have
- The Nut Job (No Nuts No Glory)
- He's Leaving His Mark on History

And, finally
Oscar Award Movie,
- 12 Years a Slave.

I have been dying to see 2movies on the list, 12 years a slave and 300. Thank God for the weekends, I would go and check them out one of these weekends.

So what do you say, Warri based peeps? Should we throw backy and dance that we have an entertainment center? Please don't throw back literally o, lol but just be happy that small small things are coming into the city. Shoprite sef is even under construction in Warri which is also cool ;)


INFO OF THE DAY: The Movie '12 Years a Slave'
'12 Years a Slave' won an Academy Award for Best Picture.

The movie—based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free Black man abducted and sold into slavery—also took home Oscars for Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o) and Best Adapted Screenplay (John Ridley).

This makes it the first time a film by a Black director (Steve McQueen) has won Best Picture in the Academy's 86-year history.

One of the actors, Chiwetel Ejiofor is also a Nigerian.

Now you see why I want to see this movie, the rating for it is just too gbaski.


Stay Sharp,
Warri Girl.

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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Shout Out On Mother's Day

Last night, I strolled down memory lane where I remembered how my mum used to shout and reprimand me when I do somethings she didn't approve of, even though they seemed normal to me at my little age. Sometimes she used auto-correct on me(smacks).

Was my mum right? yes she was. I was very-very playful when I was little, I nor dey gree hear word.
Then I would wonder why she couldn't ignore everything I did, why she had to force me to do things against my will.

Now, I look back and see that I was too young to understand her actions, she was shapening me to be someone special in life.
My mum is the best I could ever wish for. Without her guidance I won't be where I am today, she made me who I am and I keeping thanking God everyday for her life.

Mothers are unique gifts from God. That's why I chose today to celebrate my mother and give a shout out to all mums.

Happy Mother's Day to my mum and her fellow Super Mums around the globe.


INFO OF THE DAY: Mother's In Space
Shannon Lucid was already a mother when selected in 1978 to be an astronaut. She remembers being questioned by the press at that time on how her children would handle her being a mother in space and she went on to set an American record for time spent in space. During an 188 day stay in space, she sent daily emails to keep in touch with her family.

Another recent example is astronaut and mother Nicole Stott, who made history in 2009 when she sent live Twitter messages from the ISS(International Space Station).

Lovely, that shows that a mother's love doesn't just cut across borders or continents, it's so strong that it can cut across planets too.

Reciprocate the love, celebrate your mum today.


Stay Sharp,
Warri Girl.



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Info source: Wikipedia
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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Short or Long?

Should I tag year 2014 as the' Year of Relationship' ...... #thinking#

Relationship things keep entering my eyes anyhow. There are so many trending gists that I can yarn(talk) about. Yet what is on my mind is relationship related.

I saw this on one of the social media and decided to share it.

"ANY GIRL YOU CHASED FOR ONE YEAR BEFORE SHE SAID YES TO YOU, GUYS HOLD ON TO HER COS SHE MIGHT JUST BE THE RIGHT ONE UNLIKE THE SHARP SHARP"

I dey reason how to analyse this matter. Whether from the toaster's (boy's) or the toastee's (girl's) perspective. I think I would observe the matter from the toaster's angle briefly and leave the rest for you guys.

You know I always say that there is no fixed rule to relationships. If there was any fixed rule, there wouldn't have been any single lady apart from Nuns.

So from the toaster's perspective here is what I think - biko, na role play I dey do o! I'm not a lesbo - that said, over to the analysis.

Analysis 1: You may find out that after toasting the chic for one year and she finally agrees, she may no longer appeal to you.

Analysis 2: Someone else might have been doing the servicing for that one year while you stood at the road side as onlooker.

Analysis 3: Your bond with the sharp-sharp babe may just be love made in heaven and you would be grateful you didn't have to wait for one year to experience such bliss.

Analysis 4: After one year, the wait may be worth it, she could be the best you ever had or dreamt of.

Every mallam with he own kettle, do what best suits you. If you like spend 15years toasting a babe, you are OYO.

So Over to you WAG readers, what do you think?
Should toasting be short or long?
Guys, do you think a long chase would make her the right one?
Girls, should we gree quickly, not immediately o, like gree after a month/some months or drag the toasting long for 1year to show that we are wife material?

INFO OF THE DAY: Significant Other
Significant other (SO) is colloquially used as a gender-blind term for a person's partner in an intimate relationship without disclosing or presuming anything about marital status, relationship status, or sexual orientation, as it is vague enough to avoid offense by using a term that an individual might consider inappropriate (e.g. lover when he or she considers him or her a boyfriend or girlfriend).

Oyibo and their terms. 'SO' indeed#eyesrolling# abeg I won't liked to be tagged 'SO' if una like call me bush gal, I prefer defined tags, like 'girlfriend or fiancee or wife', before they mistake someone for concubine or mistress, lol.

So back to the main question,
Relationships: Lengthy Chase or Not?


Stay Sharp,
Warri Girl.


Info source: Wikipedia

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Sunday, 16 March 2014

ILLITERATE WAKA

"Let's go out!!!", that was my restless feet talking.

I have been indoors resting since I got back from church and now these feet were disturbing that they wanted to go out. So I decided to take a stroll to my sister's house and I ended up doing 'ILLITERATE WAKA'.

Wondering what that is? I would explain. 'Illiterate waka' is a situation where you do a waka that shows illiteracy. In these modern days of communication, it's illiteracy to go and visit somebody without calling to confirm if he/she is home. It was in the days of our forefathers that mothers would just wake up one morning from the village and head to their son's house in the city without informing the son of their trip, not knowing whether their son is in town.

So back to my gist, I placed a call across to my sister informing her of my visit but her number wasn't going through. After many failed attempts, I just decided to blow to her house like that, with the guarantee that my sister is always at home on Sundays.

On arrival, I was disappointed. My sister wasn't home, the thing pain me chai!
See me when nor dey do illiterate waka, I always make sure I call to confirm before I step out, the only time when I try am the thing don back fire.

Please peeps, avoid illiterate waka o! Especially those babes that like weekend paroles/waka, make sure you call before you step out.


INFO OF THE DAY: Restless Legs Syndrome.

Restless legs syndrome is characterised by the compelling urge to move your legs, particularly when trying to sleep. The strange sensation in the calves has been described as a crawling ache. The cause is unknown, but it is thought to involve a nervous system malfunction. Iron deficiency is an important risk factor.

Thank God, my eyes were wide awake and sleep wasn't catching me when I decided to take a stroll if not some people for yab me say I get this syndrome, lol.


Stay Sharp,
Warri Girl.


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Info source: betterhealth.vic.gov.au
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Sunday, 2 March 2014

Wash and Gum Your Mouth

"Wash and Gum your mouth
0806xxxxxxx"

I saw this written on a fence just now on my way back from church. I feel that it's JAZZ!, maybe because today's sermon was somehow about the avoidance of fetish practices.

But I'm still reasoning 'wash and gum your mouth'. What exactly does it mean? Does it mean when you jazzically(spiritually) wash your mouth anything you say would gum and be final?

Is it like 'talk and gree'? whatever you say to someone, the person would just concur to it.

Nawa sha, so if that wash and gum advert is jazz, someone would just open his two korokoro eyes and call the number to wash and gum his/her mouth.

For the fact that they even did advert sef, is what should make you doubt/fear the more because crude/local things no need advert. Garri and Kpomor nor get advert, yet na them sell pass for market.

Hunger is wiring me here. Therefore, I'm off to wash my mouth and stomach with a nice meal. Happy sunday darlings.

INFO OF THE DAY: YOR KE
Garri in its dry form mixed with soft cooked beans and palm oil is called 'Yor Ke' in the Ga language, in Ghana.

I doubt if there is any name for that combo in Nigeria, most people refer to it as 'beans and garri'.
Garri has been a good substitute for many great men in beans situation where there was no dodo to accompany it.


Stay Sharp,
Warri Girl.


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