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|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by baslone: 3:19pm On Mar 26, 2011|
I was goin to say same. . . . I think you are to young to be consuming alcohol! Stay off the ice!
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Atreides(f): 3:21pm On Mar 26, 2011|
kloma_k:Haha. . I'm not complaining. .
naijangel7:I think the legal age is 18. But,you don't have to show i.d to buy alcohol,so it doesn't really matter. People hawk canned alcohol everywhere. Directly opposite my house is a store that sells beer,Smirnoff,assorted alcohol etc,and they've never asked for my i.d. I can't take any alcohol that's bitter so it's mostly Smirnoff,Bailey's occasionally,etc etc-as long as it's sweet. But legal age doesn't matter much.
@All,i'm gonna write in paragraphs. Thanks for pointing it out!
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by scantee(m): 3:31pm On Mar 26, 2011|
spot -on am loving it
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by oncolor: 3:31pm On Mar 26, 2011|
This is quite interesting I must say. Takes me back to my Uniben days, so many adventures in my time there. It's good you are recording them as they are happening. Nice
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by vkings: 3:47pm On Mar 26, 2011|
This is nice. Another CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE in the making.
As a Uniben alumni, this brings back some nostalgic feelings to me having stayed in Osasogie and frequently did my weekend shopping in Uselu market.
Please, in the world of today, don't be carried away only by your course of study but balance it with your talents because there lies your star.
I will surely be following up on this thread.
Great my dear, Keep it up.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Atreides(f): 3:49pm On Mar 26, 2011|
New Entry: Political awareness.
3:22p.m,Saturday March 26th.
Some of my uncle's friends are in the parlor,and they're talking politics.
Buhari,Ribadu,Jonathan,the pros and cons of each candidate,etc etc. I must admit,i don't really give a damn one way or the other. You know why? I don't care about politics/governance/whatever because no matter how much i care,it won't change a thing. Not one bloody thing. Bad things happen in Nigeria;that's a given.
Sometimes when you hear bad news too often,you sorta get used to it. Like sure,it's such a horrible thing to happen,yadda yadda yadda,but it doesn't really get to you,y'know?
I hear about kids not being able to go to school,people not being able to afford decent meals,people who can't pay their hospital bills,accidents,deaths,etc etc,and it's all really sad,but it got to a point where i didn't really feel it. Does that sound cold? Well there you have it. I'd say to myself;"Wow,that's really bad",but then after a while it'd leave my mind. I'd go to school,i'd gist with my friends,i'd read a good novel,everything was right in my world. Everything is right in my world,and sometimes i forget that someone else's world is upside down. The last time something really got to me was during the Jos crisis. When it started,i was properly horrified. What's wrong with all those cutlass wielding Hausa mad-men?,i would ask. How can they do those things to their fellow humans,i wondered. Even then,i didn't really feel it any more than on a surface level.
After a few weeks,i grew numb. Sure,what was happening to them was bad,but it didn't directly affect me. I didn't know anybody in Jos-none of my friends or family lived there,so it didn't directly affect me. And i stopped bothering my head about it. I'm not proud of that,but there it is. I continued in my blissful numbness,until something happened to shock me out of it. I saw a picture. It was a picture of a mother and her child. I say child because the two of them were so burned up i couldn't tell whether that kid was a boy or a girl. Even the mother's corpse was pretty burned up too-i only guessed from the size of the body that it was a woman-the damage was too extensive for me to be sure. I don't know whether they were actually mother and child,and in the scheme of things,it didn't really matter much. All i could see was that they were people,or at least they had been. That child was someone's son or daughter,was someone's brother or sister,someone's cousin,someone's niece or nephew. That woman was someone's wife,someone's mother. And they were dead-just like that. A chilling thought ran through my mind:"That could've been me".
What if i was living in Jos when it happened? That could be me,all burned up to a crisp. That could be one of my sisters. That could be my brother. That could be my mom or my dad,and they'd be just as dead. Just as dead. I cried that day. I don't cry often,but i cried that day. And then i asked myself what kind of person i was. How could i have been so uncaring,so deadened to others' pain that it took something as gory as that picture to get a reaction from me? What did that say about the kinda person i was? I was in a black mood for a while,because i let myself care. I let myself care about the crazy poo that happens in this country,and guess what,as much as i cared,NOTHING CHANGED. Caring about something so much it's like a physical ache in your own heart,caring about something that deeply and being unable to do a single thing about it? The utter helplessness that gnaws at your soul?
That's a special kind of hurt.
So i don't care,because when i let myself care about stuff,i just end up hurting myself. I know how people say oh,we the youths have to change the system,blah blah blah,and that's crap. Maybe it isn't crap,but i don't believe it anymore.
I used to,a while ago,but i don't anymore. I can't point out the exact moment when i realized that nothing will ever change in this country,but i have had that epiphany. Hope is a fraigile thing,and when it's gone,it's gone.
That's why i'm not the least bit interested in Politics. Whether it's Buhari or Jonathan or whoever-nothing's gonna change. If it does,i'll be pleasantly surprised,but i won't believe,i won't hope that things will get any better. I refuse to set myself up for that dissappointment,a dissapointment that will inevitably come.
The only thing that means anything to me is my family. It's going to school,making good grades,getting out and working. I suppose i'll work in the corporate world for a while,but my goal is and always has been to build something of my own. Higher education teaches you how to be an employee,not an employer. I want to break that mould,think outside the box,be my own person. I want to make something of myself,to help my family and others as much as i can.
I depend on me,my God and my family,because they're the only ones who'll never dissapoint me. So whatever happens in the political sphere is not my business. They can all go up in flames for all i care. Politics? Count me out of it.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Atreides(f): 4:06pm On Mar 26, 2011|
baslone:Really? You should see the way people drink!
I don't have any vices-i don't smoke(because i like my lungs just the way they are,thank you very much),i don't smoke pot(because pot turns your brain to mush. Plus,it makes you fat),i don't have random sex(okay technically i don't have any kind of sex. I mean i know it'll happen in the future but for now i'm not ready for that),i'm not the clubbing type so i don't go to clubs and party all night(like my uncle would let me out of the house even if i tried.),etc etc.
My point is i don't have any vices;the ony 'bad'(and i use that word under advisement)thing i do is drink a bottle of Smirnoff ice every now and then. I drink in moderation-the last time i got wasted was at my graduation but that was special-i mean after 6 years of secondary school torture,getting out of school deserved some (mild)craziniess,and i didn't even get drunk outside! I came home,entered my room and proceeded to get wasted.
I read,i make excellent grades,and i honestly don't see anything wrong with my Smirnoff ice habit. My parents are well aware of it and don't have any problems with it since i do it in moderation.
@All who like this,thanks! @All Unben alumni,get ready for more memories! If i'm able to keep this up till i graduate,it would really be awesome. Think of all the memories it would bring back!
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by eros(m): 4:08pm On Mar 26, 2011|
Lovely journal and i must also add that you are very smart for your age to write the way you do.
Keep it up and will always follow your write up closely and don't get too carried away by giving out your personal info on here. It's a public forum and there are perverts lurking around looking for teenage girls to devour
Seriously, never give out your personal contact details anyways. Stay safe.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by 190: 4:09pm On Mar 26, 2011|
i paid your school fees till date and u simply havent mentioned my name
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Atreides(f): 4:28pm On Mar 26, 2011|
eros:Ahaha. . i know there are lotsa pervs on Nl and everywhere. Did you notice i didn't give out my real name? And i just gave a general description of where i live-just Uselu,not my street name and not my street number. Besides,Esohe and Kayode may not be my cousins' real names.
I try to be as safe i can be online,so the only details i'm gonna give away are those that are necessary. Thanks for reminding me of that!
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Atreides(f): 4:35pm On Mar 26, 2011|
New Entry: Burial.
4:29 p.m,Saturday 26th March.
There's a burial going on nearby. They're playing all those useless Bini music(now don't get me wrong-i'm Bini and i don't mind Bini music as long as it makes sense,but the stewwpid music they're playing is ho-rri-ble). Ho-rri-ble!
And are they playing it at normal sound like other sane people would? Of course not. The decibel level is soo high it feels like my eardrums will soon burst.
(some)Nigerians are BAD neigbors. No sense of fellow feeling,i tell ya.
All things being equal,this assault on my senses will prolly continue into the wee hours of the night. I find myself contemplating mass murder. I'm a bit stuck on the proper method though. C4? Dynamite? Or a nice automatic assault rifle? Just put it on and spray it into the crowd,cackling with unadulterated glee? Or the satisfaction of watching everything go 'BOOM!'? Choices,choices,choices. The mind boggles.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by pDude(m): 4:45pm On Mar 26, 2011|
@poster- which kain tori be this one sef. na so-so dentist i dey read for the thing sef. well nack the tori dey go.
you know what would make this tori more interesting? it is your deepest thoughts. tell us ur deep thoughts on any issue and since u r anonymous, feel free to express yourself. this is what Stephen King does and thats why he is so successful.
tell us your DEEPEST fears, ideas, love, hates, likes, dislikes, and u could be a bit intimate (my bit.lol). tell us what you wanted to do to the dentist deep within you. draw us into your head and believe me, it would be a good read. just let it flow.
Im here listening and expecting more.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Basseti: 4:51pm On Mar 26, 2011|
Ok, this Atreides chic can write!!!!!!
I like the flow, very different from the prosaic manner of writing on NL.
Plus, very funny This thread just gave me a reason, apart from my personal interests, to peruse NL again.
And at the risk of sounding judgmental, I have to say u need to slow your row on the ice. U dont have to show no ID but U need to show some restraint. Ok, imma get off my soap box now.
Good luck to your write-up, I will be reading.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by pDude(m): 4:52pm On Mar 26, 2011|
one more thing, tone down your language a bit and be less technical. yes, its quite good that you can express yourself in almost-perfect written English; but try to get a bit rough and informal. express yourself with the first words that you stumble upon and try not to be too technical cos your story might jus sound too formal and less entertaining.
you wanna entertain us right? pls keep on doing that.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Atreides(f): 4:53pm On Mar 26, 2011|
Pornodude:Hmmn. . This is interesting;the whole likes,dislikes and inner thoughts bit.
Why am i not surprised that you'd want me to be a bit intimate? Your username pretty much says it all.
I'm acually kinda conservative,so i can't see myself talking about sex in relation to me(not just yet anyway).
I really like the whole drawing you guys into my head part though. I have a lot of stuff going on in my head at any given time(i have been told on occassion that my battery never stops, ).
I think imma work on that-revealing more of myself where necessary,as far as safety and my continued well-being will allow.
And i didn't really want the dentist to do anything. I mean he was cute and all,and he did have rather nice lips(not that i was looking-i just sorta saw them )but the fact that he could converse intelligently was a big plus. I didn't really go further than that though-he was just eye candy. I like looking at cute boys. They're pretty.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by jitolala(m): 4:54pm On Mar 26, 2011|
You are really a bit of a brain.I really like your write up,especially ur usage of words.If u do not mind pls,foward some of ur peoms to email@example.com[color=#000099][/color]
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Atreides(f): 4:59pm On Mar 26, 2011|
Pornodude:Oh well this is a first. I sound formal? Hmmn. . That's the first time i'm hearing this. This isn't a story-i'm just recounting some of my experiences. I write the way i think-i've not written down any of this stuff anywhere;i just post it on Nl as it enters my brain but i don't think i sound too formal.
As for tryna to sound a bit rough. . Well,you did say try. There's no guarantee i'll actually end up sounding 'rough'. That's not my usual style,but let's see (if)where it goes.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Mobinga: 4:59pm On Mar 26, 2011|
You fine sha. But, err where's your email?
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by pDude(m): 5:03pm On Mar 26, 2011|
We who are blessed with the gift of writing have this as a common trait (lotsa stuff going on in our heads). just try to draw us in cos when you do, we can relate more with your feelings and picturing the situation/scenario becomes possible and integrated into the reading.
let me sharraap now.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Mobinga: 5:05pm On Mar 26, 2011|
That's your web messenger link on your profile. I've sent a request.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Atreides(f): 5:06pm On Mar 26, 2011|
Basseti:-Aww. . Thanks!
I still don't think there's anything wrong with my Smirnoff habit sha.
And please keep reading. Readers are the balm of a writer's soul.
Mobinga:Ogunfe! I did not write it for you!
My email? Open my profile again and search real hard. Open only one eye(your right eye) and close your left one when you search for it. Truss me,you will see it.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by TCD: 5:11pm On Mar 26, 2011|
After promising to paragraph you still posted entries without paragraphs. Are you allergic to paragraphs? lol
Couldn't read most of your entries. they were just too jam-packed. cant strain my eyes.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Atreides(f): 5:13pm On Mar 26, 2011|
Erm but wait oh. . I actually lost that first money. Can you send it again?
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Mobinga: 5:13pm On Mar 26, 2011|
Atreides:Come on now, you know this thread is entirely dedicated to me. Seen. I appreciate
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Limaoscar: 5:15pm On Mar 26, 2011|
You took those words right out of my mouth.At that age, She must be a phenomenom.
@ poster, where did you go to do High School?
And BTW i think you should consder stopping the alcohol thing even though you say you do the smirnoff ice thing in moderation. Alcohol can gradually become an addiction like most other drinks and with the kind of incredible gift i sense inside you, you need to really keep away from anything that can harm your future. Great style of writing and good flow too. I'm sure in future you will learn the paragraphing thing and that will be really cool.Good job!
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Atreides(f): 5:16pm On Mar 26, 2011|
TCD:okay lemme go and edit it. Just for you!
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Odunnu: 5:17pm On Mar 26, 2011|
You must have taken a peep at my journal before I pulled it down last month.
The descriptions of DrCutie, big mommie and daddy are just spot on. My words I tell ya.
I extractd a tooth too and boy was I scared until Dr Cutie showed up. Lol.
Nice write up gurl.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by pDude(m): 5:22pm On Mar 26, 2011|
@MOBINGA- IF YOU DEY FIND WOMAN TOAST, GO TO THE DATING SECTION. NO COME SPOIL TORI FOR US. OYA MOVE GO THERE NOW.
@POSTER- OYA THE PRAISE WHEY WE DON GIVE YOU DON DO. YOUR APPRECIATIVE MSGS DON DO OYA NACK THE TORI BEFORE THIS THREAD TURNS TO TOASTING AND GISTING THREAD. TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF.
DONT LET ANYONE DERAIL YOUR THREAD BY TRYING TO TOAST YOU. MOST NL GUYS ARE HORNDOGS WHO CANT GET SOME.
OYA NACK THE TORI.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Mobinga: 5:22pm On Mar 26, 2011|
I'm borrowing Atreides for a while.
I'm not a paedophile.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by yuzedo: 5:24pm On Mar 26, 2011|
When do we get to the sex part?
Get to it already! We want sex. . . We want sex. . . WE WANT SEX!!
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by pDude(m): 5:26pm On Mar 26, 2011|
OBLIGE US THIS REQUEST. IF YOU HAVE ANY, THAT IS.
|Re: Journal Of A Teenage Nigerian Jambite. by Atreides(f): 5:27pm On Mar 26, 2011|
@Limoscar,i went to high school here in Naija. A private school for the first two years and when i got a bit stubborn,a military school for the last four years.
I didn't go to any of those fancy high schools,if that's what you're thinking.
I think the way i write has something to do with how much i love reading. I've been reading since i knew how to read-encyclopaedias,Enid Blytons,and when i got to pry 4,my dad bought me my first Hadley Chase. I haven't looked back since. Reading was always a big deal in my home and my parents cultivated that habit in me,plus i just love reading naturally.
I read all sorts of stuff now-John Grisham novels,legal thrillers,conspiracy theories,classics(i'm talking the original Sherlock holmes first editions),Greek mythology,war novels,crime novels,etc etc. . Infact don't get me started on novels sef cos you won't be able to shut me up.
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