TRJE : Tamie’s Random Journal Entries.
Happy Sunday ! *crings a bit*
How has the marching been in March? Hope life has been playing beautiful rhythms for us all to march to.
I miss my monthly T’journ posts I ran last year. My bujo, and now my planners, stole my heart and time. Random posts like this one would become more regular to make up. And they will be in the menu under the T’journ category.
I finished reading Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie recently. I know. #Lastma badge in place. I dunno why it took me so long to do so sef. Well I’ve read it now, and simply put it was a great read! Really she’s good. I loved almost all the main characters and some minors. I thoroughly enjoyed how so many issues were touched at the same time : love, race, hair, culture, pretense,emigration, family, societal pressure etc. I love a full book. A book that has more than one thing to chew on. A book that’s playing in my head like a movie or serie. A book that though fiction, delivers a message even though I may not agree with all the messages therein. I laaaiiiiked eet!
I’ve never done a book review and would have wanted to do one but no time… maybe I still will. I’ve always loved Chimamanda’s writings . Her first work I read was half of a yellow sun. It was a borrowed copy. A few years later I bought my own copy cos I wanted to read it again and I remembered while reading it I kept saying to myself I will want to have this in my library. Same sentiments with Americanah..I read a soft copy, but imma get a hard copy.
Chimamanda once had this interview with Wana Wana.. There’s the transcript and audios. It was an interesting one Find it here
Currently I’m reading Fervent By Priscilla Shirer (reading it again in a group) , A.D 30 by Ted DekKer and Yobachi (a novella) by Tunde Leye.
Remember my driving school test story? I’m now ready to actively use all I learned. I’m both nervous and excited. Each time I see people driving on the road I encourage myself in the Lord. My dad says drive like you’re the only sane person on the road. Lwkmd. Indeed. My car is a female ,cute and petite like her mama and has a full Nigerian name. First name- a name from one of the 3 major ethnic groups in Nigeria. Last name -my vernacular name,two semi long names. (The type of name wey dey full register) They both mean the same thing. I think I’ve mentioned both names in some old posts. Who can guess? (Itunu, ya not included oh. You already have expo) lol
So, Mbok, y’all pray with me. I shall jam noborri and noborri shall jam me. Amen. 😁 😁
I was in a taxi going to work a few days ago and some students (undergrads) were talking about school this and that and in that moment I missed being in school. I just missed the less “adultingness” and freedom that I had during my undergrad days. I was surprised it (missing school) hit me the way did. All I actively worried about then was to read and pass and that was never an issue for me,cos I enjoyed reading. It’s in this old age and adult schooling that reading has become a problem.. Deep Sigh!
I was reading John 1 this morning. In verses 19-28 the Jews were all up in John the Baptist face asking him: Who are you? Are you Elijah? Are you the Prophet? What do you say about your self? Why do you baptize if you aren’t the Christ? And Bros John went ahead to answer them. That passage and questions made me reflect. John had a purpose and he knew it and he was walking in it. So when those questions were thrown at him he served his answers hot. #ReflectiveMode
I found this blog, Sister Bisi ,and I loveet.Its a beautiful and inspiring spot. You should Check it out.
I have this colleague and friend who writes so well and always has a message. He shares his posts mostly on facebook (Ovundah Nyeche) . I’ve been telling him to start his blog already. Despite being an “ordained” #HearWord Patron he has refused to #HearWord. Lol. Check him out.
How has your month been?
It’s the beginning of a new week. Cheers to a blessed week.
Bubbles of Love 💕💕💞💞