Sunday, August 21, 2016

Vlog Episode 7! Little Bro's Birthday| Gabychronicles

After months of bad planning and internet issues! A new vlog is finally out! If you're in Abj and looking for a place to hang out and have fun with your pals, or a next birthday venue for a younger sibling, then this blog is for you! Enjoy.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Baecation! My Trip To Kenya.

  Good morning crew! Originally I was supposed to release this post in a YouTube video, but as I stated in my previous post I have been having internet troubles of recent. I will still be releasing the video version of this hopefully in a few weeks to come, but for now enjoy a few of the photos.
   So about a week after our introduction the hubby and I jetted off to Mombasa Island for a short her away, and relaxation time. We chose Kenya because it is in Africa, and I've always wanted to explore our beautiful continent. Africa is such a huge continent with so many tourist destinations. You would all be surprised at the amazing things our continent has to offer. 
  As we landed at the International Airport in Mombasa, we were chauffeured to our hotel by the hotel driver. We stayed at the Best Western Plus Creek Side Hotel. The hotel had the most beautiful view and was located right on Nyali lake. Not to mention the service was exceptional. We were greeted like executives, and welcomed with cold tropical drinks to cook us off after our journey. After checking in, we were ushered to our room and settled in before coming down for lunch.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Blogging In Lagos Is Becoming Very Difficult.

The internet situation in Lagos has really made blogging a nightmare for me. I'm more of a computer blogger. Which means I like to have my desk, my special comfortable chair, and my computer filled with content. Of course I don't have my little blogging corner set up in Lagos yet, but we are working on it. For now most of my blogging here has been on my phone. My main issue here though is not the blogging corner, it's the Internet. I use an Internet provider that is recognized as Nigeria's best and fastest internet, and when I use it in other areas it works perfectly fine, but once I get home it just poops. This has made life so difficult for me. I have loads and loads of videos edited and ready to upload, but no internet to upload them! I can't use my phone because the files are too big and will eat up all my MB. It's so bad that for the past 5days I've been uploading one video and it still hasn't reached 50%.
  I need help on what to do! Is there a fellow blogger out here in Lagos that has experienced this tragedy and found a solution to it? I have so many videos I want to share with you all, including my introduction. Suggestions needed. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

How I Overcame My Crazy Makeup Addiction.

  A lot of women are pro-makeup. We love it because it serves as a form of self expression. It's fun to be able to do cool things with your face and express how you feel with each stroke of your makeup brush. The things we learn to do with makeup everyday have become countless, from face contouring, to even body contouring. The makeup game has surely stepped up and so have we.
  I can't speak for all but I can definitely speak confidently for myself. I'm a makeup enthusiast. As crazy as it is to say, one of the things that makes me happy is walking into my room and seeing my makeup stand. There's just something about those pretty colors that makes my soul happy. I love to sit in front of my computer and watch YouTube makeup tutorials. They allow me to learn new things, and also help me perfect some of my techniques. As much as I love makeup I seriously believe that makeup should not take the place of ones natural beauty. The truth is that it actually took me a while to get to that point.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Vlog Episode 6! Lagos+Dress Fitting| Gabychronicles

Vlog pisode 6 is out, and this time it's live from Lagos! Join me as I go for my dress fitting!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

You Never Really Know Someone, Until You Start Living With Them...

    The saying you never really know someone until you start living with them has never held so much meaning to me until now. After my introduction ceremony, as the culture demands, I went home with my husband and we began life as one that night. We haven't done the church wedding yet, so by the end of the summer I will be going back to my parent's house, but for the meantime that I have been here, I can say that I truly have learned a lot about living with a person. I've never required so much patience until now. If I count all the times I've had to stop and take a deep breath before acting, I might fall asleep from all the counting. It's kind of like when I was in college and lived with roommates. It was not easy, and most times I acted the way I wanted towards them because they were  not my family members and I did not really have to deal with them on a personal level. But in the case of a significant other such as a spouse, they are someone you share everything with. You deal with them on the most intimate level, and you stick with them always. This means you can't deal with issues concerning them as carelessly as you would a roommate. Even if you choose to turn your back and ignore them, you still wake up to see their face first thing in the morning, they still have the keys to your house and know where you keep all your valuables, and at the end of the day they still have your heart. A lot of times your partner will surprise you by doing things you never thought they could do. A lot of them will be good and we always pray for that, but as human beings some of them might not be so pleasant. The same way our partners surprise us, we also surprise our partners. There are a lot of things we do that take them by surprise, and sometimes has them begging the question of whether they truly know us or not.
  At the end of the day patience from both sides is highly required to cope with the big change, and with patience comes understanding, which is the key antidote to live in peace.

                                                                                                                                                  -Lady G

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Market Tale: "I No Get Change" epidemic...


 So yesterday I did something bold and took myself and my handbag to a Lagos market. I've always been the estate shopper kind of woman. I just go downstairs and buy my groceries from a one stop shop near my house, but this time hubby requested for us to stop eating frozen foods and start buying live chicken, and with that request there was no other way around it. So yesterday morning after staying up thinking about all the things that could go wrong, I woke up early, got my self together, counted my shopping cash, and was off. I went to one of the newly renovated markets around my area. Of course I didn't go alone ( you want make I loss?), I went with my handy dandy baba. Luckily for me the road was newly built and not yet opened for cars, so I had the freedom of walking around comfortably without having to deal with mud on my shoes. The first place I stopped was the chicken slaughter pin. As I stared at the chickens I couldn't bring myself to choose the one I want. Yes I eat chicken and love it, but it's different when you see an animal alive and then the next minute it's dead and inside your stew. But hey, man's got to eat. Baba pointed to the fattest chicken in the cage, and without a second wasted the seller grabbed the chicken and killed it. I closed my eyes as the killing process went on, and decided to go and buy some other things on my list as the chicken was being killed.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Journey To Mrs.

Good morning my people. I hope you are all well and ready to conquer. I am currently on a short holiday in Kenya, and with vacation comes peace of mind. So with that I've decided to make my new blog series announcement officially on the blog. I took to instagram this week to share the news that I will be creating a brand new column on the blog that will be centered around the joys and even struggles of becoming a wife. Incase you have not been able to tell yet I am super exited for this new chapter in my life!

What To Expect  In This New Series

Expect to hear first hand experiences from the eye of newly married girl.
I will fill it with tips and tricks that I have probably learned or practiced.
Personal stories and lots of photos of hubby and I (yes stay tuned for our Kenya vacation pics)
Day to day activities with family.
Family stories and tips.
And lots and lots of relationship talk as we used to do on here!

Hope you are all just as excited as I am, and I can not wait to bring you all along with me!

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