Hello all, the credit has been sent to the winners. So i had a decent flight, more decent than i have had in a long time. Flew on one of the older double decker 747 jets. Yes i sat upstairs – more leg room, and i had a sort of ledge by my side, so i put my feet up and tried to sleep. Despite having only two hours of sleep the night before, i only managed two hours of sleep. Also had barotrauma on the flight, i actually flew into Newark, New Jersey airport and boy oh boy the immigration there is slow. The officer was also a bit chatty, wanted to know how long i had been away from home, how to pronounce my name, why i had been in the UK so many times in the past two years etc. All i was ready to do was sleep.
Fortunately for me, i found my baggage fairly easily. I borrowed my husband’s black suitcase, worse decision ever. Every traveller has a black suitcase. I am resolved to buy maybe polka dot luggage for my next purchase. My own actual suitcases are easier to find on the belt, but they are reaching their end as they are about 4 years old now. Buy decent luggage and you won’t have to replace them for a few years. Been trying to explain this to my mother, but she doesn’t quite get it.
Met my new nephew and my 4 year old one has been hanging onto me for dear life. lol. He needs attention. My mother also decided to show up in America the same day as me, she has already started telling me how i have to help her do x,y and z. My father already called this morning something about his health insurance and i should make sure it is valid. I want to turn off my phone and ignore all of them. Cant wait till my husband gets here so i can move to a hotel for one week. I love my family, but sometimes i just want to sleep abeg.
Lets just say this, etisalat is the best network provider in Nigeria. No this isn’t a paid advert or anything. I also wasn’t coerced into typing this. I roam my Nigerian number in both london and America. All i have to do is make sure i have a minimum of N5,000 on the phone and when i get to the said destination, and activate by text message. And i run wifi whenever i am home or in the hotel etc. So no need to pay for calls. Skype etc are free over wifi and the few people who love me anyways can get in contact with me have nigerian numbers.
I am happier in America, food is cheaper and tastier than London. Sue me, i love my IHOP, Think Grill, and Walmart.
I was supposed to blog about flight behavior.. i will one of these days.
How is your week looking?
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Also is it true that it is people who have the least that give the most?
Was having a conversation with my brother who is 5 years younger than i am. We were talking about all the people we know who died last year – young people and we were saying – “no one ever said – i wish i had worked more- on their death bed’. It is imperative to understand that life is for the living. Live your best life now without overtly compromising your future obviously…this deserves to be a full post which i intend to share my own thought on real soon.
PS: Enjay i havent forgotten your birthday gift oh, something for when i get back to Lag in a few weeks a beg no vex. lol.