Wednesday, October 31, 2012

YAY!! REPORTING LIVE (OR RATHER WRITING LIVE) ON MY NEW HP 655 LAPTOP


Hi guys, I know it has been a while I have written but I refused to write anything on my old laptop. Since I had paid for my new laptop earlier, I made myself wait till I got the new one before writing this.

What can I say about my new laptop? Not much yet as I just started using about 3 days ago. Let me use for a month then I can do a non-technology geek review. However what I can say as of now is that I love writing on this laptop. It is such a breeze and I love that I don’t have to wait 5 minutes before I can switch programs.




I know I asked you guys on your opinion about the HP 635 or Compaq and now I say I have a HP655 but it happened that when I wanted to pay for the laptop, the sellers did not have the HP 635 anymore. They had this! I checked the net on this and compared to the former, this was said to be quite okay. What I know I am going to love about this is the BATTERY LIFE. It is supposed to last from 4-5 hours depending on what you are doing. Can you imagine that? That means if there is no light for a couple of days, I can still write an entry each day till there is power supply…….Whoop! Whoop!!

I gotta go. Not feeling too chatty or writty today. Got family issues but I trust God to intervene in the situation. I refuse to believe any other report but his. Maybe I would be better tomorrow and chat about the webcam feature of my laptop and the mischevious things I intend to do with it.


Luv ya,
Petite Diva

Saturday, October 20, 2012

CHALLENGES: SPIRITUAL, HAIR, FINANCIAL, EMOTIONAL, PROFESSIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELL BEING



Yep! I think it is time for me to step out of my comfort zone and set some challenges for myself. While surfing the net on how to grow my hair, I saw that some people would set challenges like a '6 month roller set' challenge in which people would agree to roller set their hair every week for six months and they post the 'before and after' pictures and probably win a prize.

That got me thinking, why not set challenges for myself in some aspects of my life? And see how far I can stretch myself. I figured if I can do all my challenges say 90% completely, it might become a part of me and I would definitely be better for it.

So here are my challenges:

Spiritual
None of ya business! That is between God and I but I intend doing something extra every day for the next 6 months. I really hope and pray that I am granted the grace to follow through with my challenge. I really want to follow through 100% because I know that once my spiritual life is on a greater level everything else would fall into place.

Hair
So I have cut my hair and have been on a quest to grow healthy hair. One way to grow healthy hair is to do protective styling. I was going to do lots of weaves but when I loosened my last weave I saw that my hair was thinning in a place that usually had hair. I remembered that braids usually helped me retain length but the issue with single braids is the weak hair at my hairline that it cuts.

The hair at my hairline is so weak/thin and right now so scanty. However I figured I could do Ghana weaving/cornrows in front and single braids at the back but Ghana weaving also cuts my hair at the hairline. In Lagos, my hair stylist used to leave some of my hair at the hairline and start the cornrows about 1cm from my hairline and that used to help with the hair at my hairline to stay put. So I figured I would get whoever is doing my hair to do that and I might not experience so much breakage and shedding.

With all that said I am on a 6 months braiding challenge. Every time I loosen the braid I intend to put a protein treatment to prevent breakage, deep condition, pre poo, moisturize and seal for a week before I do another braid. I would try to take pictures to document my progress.

Financial:
For the next six months I intend to stop all buying of any expensive or unnecessary stuff. I intend to save at least 70% of my salary (that is after I have bought my laptop and my paid TV.....star times...yay!). I really need massive grace to follow through with this one because I am not just that disciplined. However I need to try and do it because I have got too much dreams to achieve and I need to stop thinking about myself for a while.

Professional:
I would soon start my fellowship program and I realized that I have not been reading a lot lately. So I have decided to dedicate at least 1 hour everyday to read my books. 1 hour might seem small but once I get used to it, I hope I would be able to increase the time.

Emotional:
I really need to work on myself so that I am a better person. I know it is only God that can give me the grace to be a better human being. To help me achieve this goal, I intend buying and reading books that would help me grow as an individual. I really need to find myself. I would like to read at least for 1 hour everyday for the next month.




Physical
I plan on eating at least 3 times a day with snacking time included and also to take my multivitamins everyday so that I can gain a bit of weight and have a healthy body.

So there you go guys, my challenges for the next 6 months. I leave everything in the hands of God and I would continue to ask for the grace and determination to carry through all my challenges. I really hope that all that I desire he helps me with so that I can do things t hat would give him the glory. Do you any challenges that you might want to embark on? Why not start with me and we can grow and encourage each other.

That is all for now folks. I hope you all have a beautiful week ahead.
Luv ya,
Petite Diva.

Friday, October 19, 2012

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP! IT IS A NATIONAL EMERGENCY!! I NEED A NEW LAPTOP!!!



Hp 635

Compaq cq57

Arggggggghhhhhhhh!!! I need a new laptop! I am literally fed up with my laptop. The thing has been giving me serious issues lately. I had been managing the thing for a while but now I am through with it. I feel like throwing it away. I might just get really mad and buy a new one next week. And give this one to my mum so that she can play games and probably surf the net when she buys a modem.

However the issue is that I don’t know what kind of laptop to get. My budget however for a laptop (should that be budget or something else? I dunno) is 70k. I ain’t going above that amount. No sire, I am not willing to spend more than that on an electronic device. Yep! I know what you all are thinking but this gal is technologically backward and she likes it like that.

What I do know is that I want a 15.6 inch screen, I want a big screen. I ain’t getting any mini computer because it is more convenient to carry. I would carry my biiigggg computer like that, thank you! I want a computer that has a long battery life lasting for more than 4 hours when there is no light. I want a computer that I can watch cds/dvds.
  
I want a laptop with 3 or more USB ports and a memory card reader. I want a cute laptop too cos you know the diva’s new laptop has got to say ‘FABULOUSITY’. Above all, the laptop has got to last for more than 4 years (this one was 4 in July so the new one has got to beat it). You’all can say what you want to say but that is what I want.

I tried browsing on laptops based on the things that I want and I think HP 635 seems like a good laptop. I know there are other brands of laptop but the one I am presently using is a HP computer so I guess I am kinda of loyal to the brand. I was recently told about Compaq cq57 but I don’t like Compaq.

Do you guys know a better type that I can get based on my specifications? I would love to get some ideas from you and then I can compare the brands/types and get a great laptop soonest (not soon but soonest). This thing is super annoying. I wanted to get the laptop later, after I had gotten a fridge and generator but I can do without those. However I can’t do without my laptop. How would I entertain you guys with all my adventures?…….lol.

Well, that is all for now guys. Hope I get some great suggestions from you.
Luv ya,.
Petite Diva

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

TEST RUN: UPLOADING A VIDEO

Hey guys, i am excited to see if i can upload a video this night. The video is a random one i selected from my phone, hopefully i would be successful. Here goes:
video
OMG!! I think it worked. I Chose Voltron intro. Let me publish it and view it. 
Later Guys,
Petite Diva.

MY FAMILY MIX….A COCKTAIL OF PERSONALITIES AND RELIGIONS

So Ileya is right around the corner and that got me thinking about my family. I am a Christian but I have muslims in my family and I am grateful that I have a blend of religions in my family. It has made me a little more tolerant of people. In akwa ibom, people are of one religion and maybe a little bit too quick to judge other religions.

I guess it is the whole 'boko haram' bombing of churches that made me realize that things are not always what they seem. Yes, a particular religion may seem violent but that does not mean everybody following that religion is violent. I guess before I judge based on what I see or hear, I always remember my family (though some of them I barely know) and my friends who are great by the way and tend to understand there are bad eggs in every religion.

My venerable/priest said something on Sunday that is so true and when I was coming back i kinda had that revelation/thought. He said that we should not look at the shrine priests or idol worshipers and think that they would go to hell, that they might hear the word and repent but we that think we are so righteous might end up going to hell. My personal revelation came when I was thinking of all the great men of God and that they are seriously aging. I wondered what would happen to the churches of Nigeria and Nigeria as a whole when they are no more around to intercede for us. And what I was made to understand is that I shouldn’t judge people on what they appear to be. That I might end up shocked about the people that would do great things for God. That I should learn to view people as potentially great and fabulous people no matter how they might appear.

I hope you guys understand what I am trying to say. Let me see if I can state my points. Learn to tolerate people. Learn to understand that you are not better than anybody. Try to work on yourself and believe that there is a good trait in everybody. I know it is hard but try to be at peace with all men. I recently saw this, ‘expecting everyone to be fair to you because you are fair to people is like expecting a lion not to eat you because you don’t eat lions’. I don’t know if I agree with that but hey, you can still go out of your way to be fair to people even if they won’t be fair to you.

That is enough babbling for one night. Hope I would be super inspired to write a better piece tomorrow (actually think this one is a little drab).

Oh well! Have a nice night or day (based on whatever time you are reading this).
Luv ya,
Petite Diva.

Monday, October 15, 2012

NIGHT CALL THINGS

I am on call and absolutely don’t feel like being here. I want to be at home watching my ‘the adventures of superman’ series, eating cake and drinking a tall mug of hot milo aka choco since it has been raining tigers and lions for most of the day and night.

I could barely sleep because of the rains. It was terrifying and too noisy. Just thought of when I have kids and that kind of rain happens we would all be running under the cover or hugging the husband tightly…….lol.

I happened to watch the clip of Stephanie Okereke’s Wedding on you tube (yeah, I know, it is stale) and I was so jealous. I absolutely loved her make-up. It was simple and classy. She was practically glowing. I am so on a mission to discover how to get that look. You tube/ make-up videos, here I come. The palace was hmmmm..... too beautiful and fairytale like. I wonder how much it cost to have an event there. Not a fan of her dress though but so in love with her veil. Anyways, I wish her all the best with this marriage and hope they spend many, many beautiful and fruitful years together.

So I am currently at the inpatient pharmacy which is located in the pediatric building. It is disheartening to see babies sick, helpless and in pains. Earlier today I got a feeling that a very young baby passed on. The baby’s mum was causing such a scene. I really felt sad for her. I couldn’t understand what she was saying as she was speaking in Ibibio but she mentioned something about getting a vein to set up the infusion line. Don’t know what the problem was or what it had been.

Sometimes I wonder how the doctors feel when they are trying to save a life and the person still passes on. Do they think that they could have done things differently and the person would still be alive? How do they feel when the relative of the person blames them for the death of the patient? I guess after years of experience they learn to deal with it in their own way and understand that they are not God and also understand that the relatives are grieving.

I think I should probably watch a movie and record drugs dispensed. I really hope it would be a calm night especially in the labor ward. It never cease to amaze me why most women give birth in the night.

Till my next write up, have a lovely week ahead.
Luv ya,
Petite Diva

Sunday, October 14, 2012

CAN SOMEONE SAY .....'UNINSPIRED'?

I have been so uninspired lately. I switch on my computer and can’t think of anything to write. I have been so lazy about my blog lately. I am really amazed that you guys keep checking up on my blog.

Lately I have been crappy (PMS things) so I really don’t have anything to write about. I have been checking out a lot of you tube videos on how to prevent my hair from breaking and I gotta say I didn’t know that black hair required so much work and nutrients/moisture/products. No wonder my relaxed hair never grew!

I was so lazy with my hair. I would practically go for over 4 weeks without washing it. I was using a lot of products that were harmful to my hair. Anyways, now I know better. If I was to relax my hair again, I would do things differently. However I don’t think I would relax my hair anytime soon. I would probably relax my hair when I know I can self relax it. Watching the videos made me realize that a lot of Nigerian hair stylists are the reason why most Nigerians don’t have long hair. They simply lack the skills to take care of black hair. Most of them should just stick to braiding.

With what I have learned I feel like I should open a beauty school and teach them how to take care of black hair or even open a salon …..hmmmm is that a money making idea? Dunno…..lol. Hopefully applying all I have learned to my hair would help my hair grow then maybe I can give classes to people on how to grow their hair in our environment with what is readily available because some of the products used in the videos are not readily available here. I was tempted to buy some stuff online but I need to see if what we have here would work first before I order anything online.

Well, that is all folks. I need to prepare for work tomorrow, I am on call (*wailing…… ). I am on call twice this week, Monday and Friday (*mega wailing)….lol.



Luv ya guys,

Petite Diva.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

THE LAST 30 DAYS: LAPTOP CRASH, RELATIONSHIP CRASH AND SHOPPING……MEGA SHOPPING STYLE

Okay folks, I know you have been wondering where I have been for the past one month or so. Well I was in Las gidi aka Lagos. Actually the week before then I had gone to Calabar, Cross rivers for a scientific conference and I had a swell time (would be posting pictures soon).

I was on leave for a month and I went home (Lagos), it felt so good to be back home. I had not been home for almost 6 months and I really did miss home and my family. However, while I was at home my laptop crashed and my relationship with babes seemed to be going nowhere. For those who don’t know about Lagos, Lagos is the economic capital city of Nigeria. That means that you can get anything in Lagos and the best part is that most things are usually cheaper in Lagos than anywhere in Nigeria. With that noted and considering the state I am presently residing in, I went super shopping crazy.

I have decided that I would write this entry in a comparison way, which means I would state the good and bad of my little adventures. I hope you enjoy.

Laptop Crash

The Good

My laptop crashing was an annoying setback to me. While I could have repaired it in Lagos, I didn’t know anybody I could trust and I am a bit skeptical of giving people my laptop considering all the reports I have heard of people coping their files (not like I have any nude pictures on my laptop but I want my crazy worthless files to be mine alone).
However by it crashing and me not repairing it in Lagos, I came back to Akwa Ibom and gave it to a wonderful guy that changed my operating system to a windows 7 and also uploaded films, games and the best part, a reference book called “martindale” that I was wondering how I would ever get it. Because he knew I was a pharmacist and he was used to dealing with pharmacists he put it on my system for me. I was so delighted and touched and that made the laptop crash a good thing after all. *smiling…….

The Bad

I couldn’t update you guys on my escapades and I just remembered I didn’t take any pictures to show you guys. What a major mess up!


Shopping till I dropped
The Good


I literally shopped till I dropped actually it should be shopped till all the money I had left was transport fare and feeding money for a few weeks. Everything was super cheap and I compared the prices here in Akwa ibom and Lagos and just knew I had to buy a lot of things so I don’t need to buy anything here. The good part of buying things in bulk was that I ended up saving lots, lots, lots of money since things here are practically too expensive. I guess that is been financial savvy. I loved every bit of my shopping. I loved getting good bargains for wonderful items that I needed. I guess I am a bit of a shopaholic.

The Bad

I was super, super broke that I couldn’t afford any excesses. My mother paid for the cab that took me to the park and helped me take my bags to the cargo service. Then I had too much load that I was weary of carrying them. My mum actually laughed at me and complained that I had too much load. She said I was going to get billed a lot (surprisingly I wasn’t billed that much). I also wondered how I would carry the load to where I could get a vehicle but in the end God took care of everything. So it wasn’t that bad.

Relationship Crash
The Good

Babes and I had been having issues for a while but I guess going home made me realize that we really needed to work on the relationship. When I came back, I thought we would see and talk but his work and attitude decided that we couldn’t see, I just flipped and quit the whole thing. Someone said something that day, ‘sometimes some hardships or challenges have to happen for you to get great outcomes’ (paraphrased).

Basically he was talking about some challenges causing you to let go of things that were problems for you so that you can get greater things. He was actually talking about a senior colleague’s brand new car. The good part of the break up, at least when I am doing things alone I know that I am without a boyfriend. And when I am calling or initiating a chat, that he doesn’t need to answer and I am fine with that. And also now I am free to do whatever I please, my time is my time.

The Bad:
I miss him a lot. I am sad that it didn’t work out. I guess you can’t change a person, you either cope with it or move on. He can only change himself. I don’t know if it is the military that seems to make him worse than when he was in school or his past with other females or it is just who he is but I just wish things had worked out. However I trust God to do what is best for me. I am determined not to think it is my fault but just the way things have to be for now.

Well, that is all folks. I am sorry it is super long but hey it is a recap of more than 30 days.

Hopefully I would post a shorter write up tomorrow. I am back to work so I hope I won’t be too tired.

Love ya guys and missed you a lot,
Petite Diva

P.S: I am 5 months post relaxer (for my hair) and planning on chopping the remaining relaxed hair on my head this weekend. I am excited and anxious. Hopefully I would be able to have the long healthy hair that I desire. Wish me luck folks.
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