Let me first of all start by saying, all of you that said you were going to come but didn’t come, I am so very upset. You wanna know why…
…because you missed small chops. Correct international small chops. O dun mi ganni.
Anyways, back to the matter at hand. The Hangout was legit fun. Again, if you missed it, you missed. Let me not bore you and just scratch my highlights though.
I was curved
Remember I said I wanted to meet 5 new people today? So, I decided to post it in our single’s group. While in the café, one of the guys sent me a private message and I described where I was seating to him. Somehow in the flood of people, I knew it was him as he approached my table.
This young man was standing right next to me and I watched as he scanned the table, his gaze particularly fixed on one very fine chick in the corner (apparently, she had her phone in her hand and he thought she was the chatee.) I could see the excitement in his face as he brought out his phone to confirm. Then I decided to put him out of his misery.
I asked if he was so-so. He said yes. “I’m Yemi,” I said. Baba just shook me and took off back to his table. I won’t pretend it didn’t hurt me though, I mean I know the girl is not fine but can you just pretend to care enough to ask for what I do and what I think of pineapple pizza? I didn’t let it ruin my day though. Osi lo ba.
On meeting 5 new people
And speaking of networking…did you all seriously think I was going to walk up to absolute strangers, talk about how the moon looks bigger in February than in September and then pretend to laugh at their jokes when I really want to go swim in an active volcano?
*flips imaginary hair*
Hell to the no. Even the games sef, I only played a little and left the others to do their thing.
I did catch a new name though. Clement. But that one sef introduced himself for introducing sake because he forgot my name almost immediately. How did I know? Video man came to our side and asked us to say something about each other. This was how the crickets came out to play. To think this was caught on camera. Smh. I guess I’m really forgettable.
I accidentally drank soda!!!
As some of you may know, I started a no-soda challenge at the beginning of this month and I’ve been faithful. Up until this morning.
We had small chops and what I thought was chapman at the café. It looked like chapman, tasted like chapman, so it had to be chapman, right? Apparently, I got to discover later it was a mocktail of several sodas. If you see the way I wanted to vomit my intestine ehn? I felt really terrible. Like…did I come this far just to fail?
I can still feel it on my breath. But sha, what has happened has happened. Tomorrow, we begin again.
I had mad fun
Lord Jesus…I had so much fun. I didn’t let anything hold me back. Nothing. Zilch. Nada.
The performances by Tim Godfrey and Frank Umoh were electric. Lanre Olusola’s session was just beyond this world. I ran into an old friend who was looking so fly but I couldn’t tell him because his already big head will double in magnitude.
And I saw my usual peeps from church too. It’s really nice when I see them because having conversations with them helps me build my boldness. And someone gave me one hug that was like heaven on earth (pun intended). As if he knew I needed that hug.
No decent photographer
So, the lady that took my picture was behaving as if we had quarrel from our previous lives. Couldn’t even take a decent picture and was like ‘gba phone a jarey.’ Na wa o. But when I snap people, you’d think it was Kelechi Amadi who did. No wahala. My God will fight for me.
So, in summary The Hangout 2019 was lit and I learnt so, so much. I feel like I emerged a new person and I’m so excited about what the future holds for me in all spheres of my life.
And yes, my body is sore from all the dancing. You don’t even want to see me throwing my moves. Ehn…gbe body e joor.
A maa see-saw later