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This Time Last Year... (Hello December!)

Hey people! What a time to be alive!!!

I don't know why but I'm so excited. It's the first day of December, the last month of the year. 

I woke up really early this morning, I missed my morning exercise because I had over 300 messages to catch up on on WhatsApp and that seemed like more fun than hitting the road to break a sweat. 

Most of them were from group chats, and a few from friends and clients. I took the time to read each one. One of these messages was from my friend Ahmed. He said if I remember correctly it was around this time last year he met me.  

And I remembered that night, it was the night I took the picture above. I'd just come back from the club with the boyfriend and we were really pissed off. We had to pay about $100 each to get into the club. Imagine that! 

But this time last year $100 wasn't as crazy as it is now sha, still it was ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. Just to get into the club! To make matters worse, inside the club you couldn't sit at a table unless you bought a bottle. The cheapest liquor they had was vodka and the cheapest bottle of vodka they had was about 1000 dirhams. We couldn't afford that (or we just didn't want to) so we bought beer and had to stand. And since we were standing in the club, we were forced to dance. And that was where the problem was. 

They were playing only Indian music. 

Bobo and I, the only black people inside the club btw, shuffled our feet awkwardly until I told him "Dude, I know that money we just spent to enter here is painful, but being inside is even more painful". And that's how fifteen minutes after parting with cold hard cash, we left the club, downtrodden. LOL. 

On getting back to the hotel we met this guy smoking outside, he was on the phone and he was speaking Hausa. A Nigerian!

My friend asked him for a stick of cigarette and told him what had just happened to us. He tsktsked and said he wished we had met him earlier; he would have advised us not to go there. He then offered to take us to a better club and even invited us to join him to Abu Dhabi the next day for the Formula 1 race. That guy was Ahmed. 

So that's what I was up to this time last year. I was preparing to come back to Lagos and I was really looking forward to it. It was then I realized that I'm one of those people that miss Nigeria after being away for just a few days. (The horror, I still can't explain it but I couldn't wait to get back to Lagos even though Dubai was a dream). 

Do you remember what you were up to this time last year?

Come on, let's swap stories. I'm sure we all remember πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. 



  1. This time last year..
    1) Same stuff, different day. Sleeping while driving every morning to work. Hated my boss.
    2) Filled with hope tho.
    3) Planning road trip for later in December 2015.
    4) My babe's stomach was big. Kon scored.


    1. Correct guy!!! πŸ˜‰ @ Number 4

  2. This time last here was just there. I was teaching in a school after getting the rude shock that I was not going for service with that batch.
    I also just heard that my convocation would be two weeks from that day.

  3. I forget easily these days that I can't remember what happened last year.

  4. No, I can't remember what I was up to. It most likely was work, work, work.


  5. This time last year,I was carrying my heavy stomach everywhere with this severe back pain..And today I looked at her as she was walking and I just sighed...This year is fast mehn,if you borrowed money in January and promised to pay back in December,it's time baby...Happy new month y'all ..TNHW

    1. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚TNHW, thanks for the reminder ohh cos you so right. Lol

    2. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ is well dear..TNHW

  6. I was at work I guess....


  7. This time last year, same routine but the only difference is I didn't wake up in the same environment like I did today, I guess I slept out and was still battling with the hangover from my B-Day party.

  8. You look really smashing in your pic. I woke up really excited this morning cos I love December/Christmas, funny enough le hubby was also happy. This time last year I was really sad cos I didn't get the promotion I worked hard for, I was just sitting at work and staring even my boss had to call me and ask me whatsup that ive lost my shine. Anyways this year has been amazing so yes I got my shine back. @yetunde I tap into your testimony too, I sure wont mind the back pain.

    1. Awwww...From you mouth to God's ear my dear,but yours would be so smooth you won't know you a nine months gone...I don't wish my enemy that kinda is well dear..TNHW

  9. This time last year...

    My younger sister just died and the pain was still very raw.

    I was preparing for my birthday and was filled with hope.

    Both don't correlate but this was it.

    1. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— I still owe you a big hug!!!!!!! Since I didn't get to see you the next day 😊

    2. So sorry for your loss. This time last year...I don't remember.
      A Girl

  10. By this time last year I was in school typing my research proposal report.

    okay between last week and this week I am typing my Siwes IT report

    what a cycle ?

  11. I was on a HIV/AIDS awareness rally on 1st December last year. We were wild and it was fun.

    kene francis

  12. This time last year, I was at the beach with 4 of my friends, they all had a date except me


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