Blogger Spotlight: The Ufuoma

I've realized that I just cannot keep up with blogging twice a week right now so I've decided to post only once a week from now on. A new post will be up every Saturday until further notice.

So far, there have been three instalments of the Blogger Spotlight on here and all the guests have been fashion and lifestyle bloggers. I decided to switch things up a bit this time around and bring in a travel blogger! 
I discovered Ufuoma's blog through Kachee (another fantastic blogger that you should check out). Her blog is a mix of her travel adventures, beautiful pictures, travel advice and lifestyle bits & bobs. I really fell in love with her blog after reading her Cuba travel diary. Her writing is fun and engaging and her pictures are to die for, literally. I reached out to Ufuoma and asked if she would like to feature in the series and she agreed. Here are her answers to my questions, I hope you enjoy. And as always, if you don't check out her blog after reading this, I am so judging you. 


Why You Should Consider Learning A New Language

If you read this blog constantly, then you know that I've been learning French with Duolingo consistently for about a year and a half now. I always enjoyed French, right from primary school.This was partly due to my mom as she likes French too and even took classes for a while. I discovered Duolingo (honestly, they should come and sponsor me because I talk about them a lot on here) when I was in Year 11 or SS 2 as we call it in Nigeria and I was hooked. I was learning Italian and French but I wasn't consistent or anything. It was just for fun.

My plan was to take French as a fourth A-Level subject but that didn't happen. In hindsight, I'm so glad it didn't. I still wanted to learn French properly so sometime in 2016 I went back to Duolingo and started afresh. And I'm still at it up till now, slowly but steadily.

I know we all have different interests and that some people would rather watch paint dry than attempt to learn a new language but I've come up with a list of reasons why you should consider it. And please bear in mind that learning doesn't always have to be 100% fluency. 


Hey 2018, What's Good?

Happy new year guys!

The new year is finally here and I actually really love that the first day of the year was a Monday. There's a lot of motivation and excitement in the air right now and it's oh so infectious. Everyone's super driven and ambitious and I love it.



Three Life Lessons I Learned in 2017

EDIT: I've decided to make this my last post of the year. I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season and I'll see you guys in 2018. Which at the time of typing this, is in two days lol. Thank you so much for all the support on the blog this year, it is highly appreciated. Lots of love! 

It's that time of the year where bloggers churn out seasonal and end-of-year content so I understand if you're rolling your eyes at my very typical post title.Nevertheless, you should read it. You just might take something out of it 😊

2017 was definitely not my best year. Like I just want it to go away you know? And yes, the start of a new year isn't going to make all my problems vanish magically but there's just something about a fresh start that's so appealing.

The year didn't go like I wanted it to or like I planned but that's okay. That's life for you, right? 2017 was a year of learning, unlearning and growing for me. And for that, I'm really grateful. I have way more than three lessons but this post is going to be long as hell if I do that lol. So let's dive into it, shall we?


Four (More) Podcasts To Listen To

I discovered just how awesome podcasts are this year alongside a lot of other people. They make doing things like your commute to school or work, house chores, etc so much more enjoyable. And there's pretty much a podcast for everyone out there. I tend to listen to a mixed list of them; some just for entertainment, some for news, some for knowledge and some for a mix of all three.

I already have a post on four podcasts you should give a shot, now here are four more! 


December Goals

Happy new month guys!
We're actually in the last month of the year, wow. I say this pretty much at the start of every month but time really flies. It's kind of scary you know? Time really waits for no one. 
When December comes around it's very tempting to laze around and not want to do much. Sometimes, I have this mentality that I'll just wait for January to come so I can start afresh. I'm trying to challenge myself this month and not slip into 'lazy mode.' There's still time to achieve some things, no need to wait until January. Having said that, here are some of my goals for the month:


Disappointing Beauty Products of 2017 (+ A Brief Word On The Libya Crisis)

Before I go into today's post, I just want to talk about what's been happening in Libya briefly. Anyone who's seen the news in the past week or so has probably learned about the slave auctions happening in Libya. Black Africans are being sold as slaves for a few hundred dollars. If you didn't know about it, you can learn more by doing a Google search. I'm so glad that the outrage is worldwide and something really has to be done. Slavery in 2017 is completely appalling. I read this post on Bustle about how to help stop this and I decided to share it. If we all come together, this can be stopped. Thank you.

Now onto today's post. I was looking through my blog recently, just evaluating really and I came to the realization that most of my blog posts fall under the 'Life' and 'Books' categories. I barely have anything in the 'Wellness and Beauty' category and I do not know why. Well, I'm going to change that one post at a time, starting with this one.
The end of the year is fast approaching and this is the time when 'content creators' do all sort of lists and recaps of the year. I'll be doing one of those today about some products that I felt were disappointing. Doesn't mean these products are bad, I just feel like they didn't live up to my expectations you know?



Life Update: Where Did I Go?!

Hello beautiful people, it's been a quick minute since I've been on here. More like just over a month haha, very happy to be back though. This blogging break started as an intentional one then spiralled into an unintentional one when I had to travel and then at a point my internet connection wasn't so great and to top it all off, my laptop charger stopped working.So many things huh?  What have I been up to since my last post you're asking? Well let's jump right into it, shall we?

I'm currently in the US of A (as I like to call it) on a visit. The perks of having so much free time haha. In the short while that I've been here, I've drunk more soda than all the other months of the year put together, experienced an American Thanksgiving for the first time and also experienced a black man being racially abused. The last incident had me pretty riled up and reminded me of my rant.


Oil On Water : A Book Review

Yesterday I saw a tweet talking about how you're not a blogger if you've never started a post apologizing for being inconsistent. That made me chuckle and now here I am, finding myself doing the same thing. I do apologize guys, my posting this month has been a bit sporadic. Life just keeps happening and I've been a bit under the weather this past week.

I was at my local library searching for new books to borrow, my eyes and neck were hurting as I had been bending my neck for quite a while to look at the books on the shelf. Does that happen to anyone else? That's when I spotted the name; Helon Habila. Two years ago, I read my first book by this author; Measuring Time and it was such a surprising read. I thought it wouldn't be that interesting and my friend Moni who I borrowed it from thought the same thing. Turns out we were wrong and I ended up liking the book. Which is why I was really glad when I came across Oil On Water at the library.


Connecting The Dots Backwards

Hey guys,
Today's post is quite short. I had this yearning in my heart to share this with you all, I hope it helps someone out there. I apologize if everything isn't coherent, sometimes it's difficult to write what I feel haha. Enjoy. xx

Recently, I was talking to my friend Chiamaka and we were reminiscing about our high school days. We laughed at ourselves, about how naïve we were and moaned about how life was so simple back then compared to now. It got me thinking of all my friends.  We had so many plans you know? Our entire lives were mapped out completely. We knew what we wanted to study, the grades we were going to get, what schools we would go to, where we would go on holiday and so many more things.

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