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Chronicles Of My First Two Weeks As An Ajuwaya!

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Ah, my people! How una dey ooooh!
It haff tey when I write live post oh! Na only previous post wey I write for other blogs I be dey post here since. Hope una nor vex?

Ah, is anyone wondering about the pidgin English? Oya read my some things about me post to know say I love pidgin english.
Seriously sha, I’ve missed you all. Writing/blogging is a big part of my life yo! I almost cannot be still without writing.
Ehen, like those who aren’t new followers here know, my blog is also a place for my personal stories. I chronicle stuff like my first week at law school and last week at law school and for today, it’s my first two weeks as an ajuwaya!
Hehe!

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So I went to Lagos from Delta State on the 2nd of November. I and my friends went to Balogun market on 3rd November and set out for Ekiti, the State where I was posted to on the 4th of November.
You need to see journey, full of plenty matter.
First, my friend bought wig and gown the previous day which wasn’t her size. So she had to return it and still travel that same day and you know as Lagos be, plenty traffic!
I sat on my traveling bag for more than 2hours while waiting for her. I had Joyce Meyer’s book to keep me company but still, I was feeling somehow/angry jare. Patience isn’t my best suit.
After all the putting load on my head, and trekking to the park, I still come wait, siddon on top bag for 2hours. My people, I suffer. But its my fault sha. My dad always tells me not to carry much load when traveling but I don’t know why my stuff just seems to pile up.Wetin dey dey inside biko?
Anyways, we finally left Lagos by 4pm, come see gbege. The bus nor good. The bus stop for road for more than 5times with the engine overheating. The silly driver nor even gree carry water and he know say he motor nor good.

Me and what kept me company at the park...

Me and what kept me company at the park…

We even stopped in the middle of an empty road for about 30minutes by past 9pm at night. But nothing happened. We were even gisting. Ah! I don’t take it for granted oh. God is faithful.
I heard of a certain bus that a corper entered, that caught fire when the engine started bringing out smoke. Ours did that more than 3times, nothing happened. Na my power?

We got to Ado-ekiti by past 10pm at night and I had just called a friend I hadn’t spoken to for a while who told me she was posted to Ekiti, Batch B, that’s how we got a place to stay oh.
And oh, before then, one man in the bus wanted to take us to a hotel to spend the night. That he will help us. Ah! The bus people just started shouting “corpers dey loss oh, una know am?”
Hmm, I find my level to my friend place fast fast. It was a corper’s lodge,family house of catholic students.
We got to camp the next day and they punished us with squats that same day.
And morale wey low before come high as we do frog jump. Lol.
After we settled in, after the drama of someone stealing my mattress (ah, I suffer), it was normal, whistle after whistle.
Next day was swearing in ceremony and ah swear, I was darker and my eyes were red after the hours under the sun.

See as the trouser big for bottom

See as the trouser big for bottom

From then on, it was one parade after the other, whistle after whistle.
I didn’t like the alarm of 5am, ah, those soldiers can disturb. Kai!
Our soldiers were even lenient sef oh. I like them. Banga banga the main man. Lol.

I joined MDG for training and missed parade for a week sha, and I was sooo happy. Hehhhe.
I also met such wonderful people that I am certain God orchestrated my paths towards people I needed to meet.
I will do a post on that soonest.

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And uhm, Gracie asked me about love story, there’s no love story oh, there’s just a lot of inspiration bursting in me. There will be some new things on this blog soon but let me just do this post first.
And uhm where was I?

Sundays were my best days in camp as I could feel like a normal person again… Wear normal clothes for church + use makeup that I didn’t bother with during the week + snap plenty pictures… I even joined the drama unit of NCCF and acted on one of the Sundays that I was there.

sunday at camp

 

 

I also joined the skills acquisition programme as I wanted to use it for my personal project in the course of the year but sadly had to leave camp while trainings were still on.
Ahem! After the first week abi first 3days, I(all soon-to-be-called lawyers) got permission to exit camp based on lawyer things nah(winks) but I stayed till Monday 17th November.
Men, as I hold my exit for hand eh, the thing be like visa. Lol.
Lots of corpers were asking that they wanted to hide in my bag. Loools.
Finally came out and wanted to snap farewell picture but my phone was misbehaving. Well, I borrowed from one of the mami traders and snapped. Manage the picture below.

Bye bye to Ise-emure camp

Bye bye to Ise-emure camp

 

Same day, I entered Ado-Ekiti market. Kai! This khaki has advantage oh. My friend said that Ekiti people aren’t friendly, things are expensive, bla bla bla. Me, I nor sabi that one. I smiled at the traders and you need to see the plenty banana I bought for 50bucks.
I will do a post on this negative mind-set thing soon.
I felt at home at Ado-Ekiti oh. I was smiling and saying I will have a great time in this town, no matter wetin others get/say, na them sabi.
Watch out for the real post on negativity and us soon.
Again, I must repeat, I was mega inspired in camp. Inspired enough to want to start a different blog for youths but I think I will just merge it in here.
But let this just be my chronicles, I will write on the other stuff later.

With banga banga. Lol

With banga banga. Lol

 

So that’s my story eh.
And if you see me now, you will weep for me. I’m almost as dark as charcoal. My face is BLACK!
My fellow soon-to-be-called lawyers that saw me at Abuja for call to bar screening were asking me what happened.
Kai! I so wish I brought my ori(shea butter) to Abuja. Atleast, it can freshen me up before my call next week.

 

*clears throat*
My call to bar is next week oh!
God is faithful!
God is faithful!
So, if you want to be used by God to spread some love(gifts) my way, you are welcome oh. I will be waiting 🙂

At the Supreme court on wednesday. Couldn't resist, I had to take a picture even with the stress of screening brouhaha

At the Supreme court on wednesday.
Couldn’t resist, I had to take a picture even with the stress of screening brouhaha

So onto a great service year for me yeah?
And watch this space, as soon as I’ve settled down fully, I will be unveiling the new category that will be starting up on the blog.
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Otondo corper looking like a boi during SAED programme

Otondo corper looking like a boi during SAED programme

 

PS:Notice the change in blog design/template? Please holla, let me know if it opens up as it should in your phone. I’d love to know if it’s responsive/adapts to all mobile devices.

 

With lots of love and plenty sugar,

Frances.

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Theresa Doghor
    November 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Otondo corper
    How are you?

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      I am fine oh Tessa…
      And erm, Shebi I don pass otondo things now nah…

  • Reply
    Presh
    November 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    my darling frances,you look so good on your low cut …Service year is sure gonna be great for you…Happy that God is taking you from step to step…you are indeed imperfectly perfect..Yes I noticed the changes,its cool and it adapted to my mobile device
    CONGRATULATIONS TO MY LAWYER DARLING IN ADVANCE…I can now look for wahala,I’ve got you to defend me ..wink wink

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 21, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Hehhehhehe Presh. Look for wahala oh, look for good wahala that will bring kudi to my pocket. Lolsss.

      And thank you so much for your compliment babes.
      Yes, service year will be mega,tres, mega tres great! 🙂

  • Reply
    Highly Favored
    November 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Francis! You are such a happy person. I can tell you purposed in your heart to enjoy this experience and even through there were challenges along the way you didn’t allow them to define your overall experience. I’m looking forward to your post as mentioned on thoughts. I’m sure your going to confirm that our thoughts often times shape our experiences. Anyway Congratulations on your academic accomplishments and all the best in your career endeavors!

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 21, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Awwww, thank you sooo much highly favoured.
      And yes, I do believe that as we think/what we expect in our minds comes to us in our life experiences.
      I will get to that post soonest.
      *hugs,hugs,hugs*
      Thank youu.

  • Reply
    Esther
    November 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Looking forward to all the additions. Love the way you keep brimming with happiness no matter what.

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 22, 2014 at 8:12 am

      @ Esther, joy overflowing!
      For the additions, *fingers crossed* 🙂

  • Reply
    Chinomnso Precious
    November 22, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Ahem! Now I see why I need to stay with you for just 20minutes and my picture taking self will be revived. You look lovely dear. You’re just rocking that low cut. I can’t get tired of saying ‘it suits you’, because it’s the truth.

    Frances, you’re a joyful being. Reading this post, it is evident that whatever came your way, you had purposed in your heart to rejoice in the midst of all. This joy will be replenished daily by HIM. Amen! Oh! I love the new look of your blog. The new category- I look forward to being impacted.

    Thanks for sharing this chronicle. I always wish I could attend NYSC, but since I know it may not be visible, I enjoy reading about people’s experiences.

    Keep shining sis! Xx

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 22, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Read your comment twice Princess….
      Joy overflowing…I just trust that my heavenly father knows what He is doing with me/where He sends me to so I am content to revel and be happy, be joyful, be impacted, learn from all He is doing with me..cant have it any other way.

      As for my low cut? Awww, nice to know that i’m rocking it well oh.Its blended now I guess…

      And yes oh, you stay with me for just twenty minutes, not only will your picture self be revived, you will snap soo many, you will be tired of snapping. Hehe

  • Reply
    glowingscenes
    November 23, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    loool, why didn’t you sew/adjust your sokoto nau..hehe, see how the thing is big. Anyways, you still look nice though 🙂
    I’m not going to ask if you enjoyed Ekiti cos it’s quite obvious you did. 🙂

  • Reply
    Frances Okoro
    November 24, 2014 at 9:10 am

    @Itunu, ont mind those mami market tailors, giving us ridiculous price to hold trouser. Abeg, I just left it like that.wasnt going to wear it more than twice anyway.

    As for enjoying Ekiti state? 🙂

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