once again its on

I have been sooo MIA my blog grew webs. lol. Boy oh boy have I taken my life in LA for granted. All I have to say right now is wowser. How people survive in NIg baffles me, aside from being around loads of activity and never being bored I really do not see the point. I guess everywhere has its ups and downs but dang, the govt really need to step it up a couple of tousand notches..

So, I made the final 3 of the future awards, hooraay for me, I did not win but I heard I had the second highest votes. Congrats to the duo that won. I dint make it to the awards cos body refused to cooperate with me on that day.

Sidenote: Im supposed to be on vacation but Im soo restless, not working as much is starting to frustrate me. I sat in the store today for a few hrs and could feel myself needing the activity like a crack addict needs crack. I guess Im not cut out for the slow paced life so I shouldnt force it.

Ahan. the issue of internet, ooooooooooo dnt get me started. besides them wanting me to pay an arm and a leg for crap speed, they also asked for my life history just to get connected. Gosh if I start rambling on and on about how many things I see wrong out here yall will think Im a whiny brat. Customer service is NIIIIIIIIIIIL. majority are sooo friggin SLUUUGGISH, like half the time I feel like saying “you are fired”.lol. A fine example are the so called employees at starcoms. So I went there to buy their crap broadband thingy for 31 thousand o. Imagine, I did the conversion in my head and almost fainted. Over 200 dollars for equipment and over 100 dollars a month for access.

The sad part is you have no option, unless of course you go to these cyber places ( mind you all these yahoo boys may get them raided the day you decide to visit).. sighs!.. so on with my rambling, yah so the first time I went to starcomms, all the told me was I needed to buy bla bla bla. I said cool, went back, then the story goes you need to bring, passport copy, passport photo, bill, bla bla. so Im like huh? What the hell? at first I was annoyed because they could have told me that from the jump instead of making me come back, so I said ok, what If i live in a hotel and dont have a bill, what do I do? She’s like “ehen you shud ask ya landlord” hehehe.

Needless to say, I gave up and decided its best for me to take the time out and shop around. I can access internet at blue sea if im not tooo lazy, guess i wanted something I could carry around so dont have to use the net when Im dead tired (mind you, from doing nothing, hehehe)If im gonna be paying so much I might as well get one that wont crash during peak hours.

Gosh!. I really could go on and on and on about NIG but I won’t. as im typin Im hoping I wont get a page cannot be displayed page. lol. ooooooo and lets not talk about fuel scarcity. HA!.. Its a wonder our gen is on at all times when there is no power with this whole there is no fuel hooplah. An oil producing country that has no fuel. gosh!

I dont know why with each trip, I feel like a tourist, like everything is brand new. LAG is such a place that, even if you have lived here for 20 yrs, things will still seem new to you. This trip is a defining trip for me so lets see how it goes. on the positive side, I love being around soooo many people and you cant beat how raw the place is, basic amenities like water and power sha should never be an issue. Dang I feel like pimp slapping the pres (can i get arrested for saying that? lol).

and no I dint have the time to proofread so pls enjoy all the typos if any, you never know agungun may just zap my internet away. lol.

If im feeling up to it, ill blog tomorrow and get some more stuff off my chest. lol.. errr anyone who wants to reach me, yetty and co, call my LA number, my NIG number is on the VM.

PS:.. regardless of all the drama around me, I seem to be very happy internally. hehehe maybe that gist will come later, maybe not.


  1. naijagal

    glad to see you back online! how is the shop going congrats on your nomination!

  2. SET

    Hi Toni, I like your site and admire anyone who is driven and hard working. I have your blogspot as one of the blogs I like. Below is a link to my new blog please add me to yours, for I need it is since mine is a new blog.
    Keep up the good work.



  3. Naija Vixen

    Welcome back!it’s been a looonnnng minute!!!i envy u plenty from 1 hot place to another…we hav to deal wiv snow in london!!!!cough cough,whatz wiv the “internal happyness”?spill!!!

  4. Ms.Minx

    U’re in dis Naija?? F’real? Ok o!!
    The internet thing is the pits,
    I’m suffering thru dial-up @ home, and slightly faster dsl @ the office, lol. It’s the pits!! Gimme a call one of these days 🙂

  5. Chic

    This girl, dem swear for you abi? One day na discussion, next thing u don land, let me not hate sha, that’s how things get accomplished in this life. Ugh I swear you’ve missed so much drama, you know where to find me if you’re at all interested in the updates. Anyhoo, I’ll be there in a couple of weeks, but considering my last experience there I will not go to that “disgrace of a city” you call “home”

    Ever so productive, now that you’re gone.


    TP when the hell did you get to Naija!!!???? Were you there during christmas/new years? You cant tell me you were or else i will faint.

    Have fun babes!!!


  7. Icy

    you want me to call u omo ur bills shhuu I was even being nice am bout to call u lol.. I’ve told u Ghana lol!


  8. chidi

    i luv ur blog! very inspiring.ur blog is on d list of blogs i like

  9. Vera Ezimora

    Ask your landlord of the hotel?? LOL. Sucks 2 be you, no doubt. $100 a month 4 internet is a hellll no!!!!!!! Wat da freak!

  10. iKE

    Hey, Miss Toni, How is it going? Just read your blog, quite interesting. Kinda missed you, but it’s all good. Hope Naija is treating you fine.


  11. Toni Payne

    @naijagal, technically im not, cant deal with the speed.

    @set.. thanks a whole lot, will check it out soon as i can

    @vixen, mehn, tell me about it..sighs!

    @minxy darl, im gonna get your number from bola..ill call u b4 sunday, we should def hang out.

    @chic, wait wait wait.. now u got me all confused.. anyhoo holla at my la number, my nig number is on there

    @bgt.. hahaha, haba! if i were u would have seen my mug

    @icy, im gonna put credit in the retel phone i just got and clal u tonight or tomorrow, plenty gist.lol.. btw, thnx for burning all my credit the other day

    @chidi,awwww thanks a lot..see me blushing

    @vera, dont mind them, i swear they amaze me out here sometimes. like wth

    @ike, i told dee to ask you to call me, he said he did. Yeah I def miss you too. Call me!

  12. pamelastitch

    that is what happens when you have been outside the country for so long. I know i will have the same complaints when i go home. So my prayers, will be Lord give me patience to accept the things that i cannot change and a sense of humor to laugh at things that makes me want to hit somebody!!


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