Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.

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A Year on Blogger

By on June 14, 2007

I almost missed this, but looked at the calendar and realized that this week marks my first year anniversary of blogging on Blogger.
I had not prepared a lengthy write-up or anything remotely celebratory…but I think I can say, so far…so good. I started blogging because I love to write. It is that simple and I have loved this journey so far and I hope to continue for as long as is possible

I snagged the following MeMe from Omodudu‘s blog a short while but never got a chance to complete, maybe now is a good time

FOUR JOBS YOU’VE HAD IN YOUR LIFE
French Teacher
Nursery School teacher
Receptionist / Telephone Operator
Call Center Operator

FOUR JOBS YOU WISH YOU HAD
Editor of Newsweek International
Tintin’s job (journalist/adventurer)
Anna Quindlen’s personal assistant
Working at a major bookstore – Barnes & Noble, Borders, WHSmith, Payot

FOUR MOVIES YOU COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER
A Lot Like Love ( Amanda Peete and Ashton Kutcher) – A very special love story
I am Sam (Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer) – I think Mr Penn should have won an Oscar for this role
The Untouchables (Kevin Costner, Andy Garcia, Robert DeNiro and Sean Connery)
Ti Oluwa Ni Ile – all three parts (Kareem Adepoju a.k.a Baba Wande)

FOUR CITIES YOU’VE LIVED IN
Lagos, Nigeria
Bath, United Kingdom
Geneva, Switzerland
Washington, DC, USA

FOUR TV SHOWS YOU LOVE
Lost
Heroes
Gilmore Girls
The Cosby Show

FOUR PLACES YOU’VE BEEN ON VACATION/TRAVELLED
Vienna – Austria
Cotonou – Benin
Nice – France
Isle of Wight – United Kingdom

FOUR WEBSITES YOU VISIT DAILY
Google
Blogger
Yahoo!
World Health Organization

FOUR THINGS YOU WON’T EAT (I could only think of three)
Anything that has kpanla (stockfish) in it
Sushi (raw fish…ewwww)
Anything that has pork

FOUR THINGS IN YOUR BEDROOM
A Humidifier
A Vaporizer
A Space Heater
A Crib

FOUR THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW
A Watch
Wedding + Engagement Ring
A Pair of Earrings
A Pair of Glasses

ONE PLACE I’D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW
At home in bed

ONE FICTIONAL PLACE I’D RATHER BE RIGHT
In Tintin’s world

FOUR PEOPLE YOU’D REALLY LOVE TO HAVE DINNER
Wale Adenuga – Fountain of Praise Music
Wole Soyinka
Rolake Odetoyinbo
Omosewa

FOUR THINGS YOU ARE THINKING RIGHT
What are we going to have for dinner?
It has been a year since I have been blogging
How am I going to coordinate what is shaping up to be a busy weekend
I need to call Naija

FOUR OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS
My Laptop
My Blogs
My Collection of Books
My Collection of Music

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  1. Reply

    Kafo

    June 14, 2007

    editor of Newsweek International

    hmmmm
    that sounds fun and controversial all at the same time

    hmmmm

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    Anonymous

    June 14, 2007

    Happy anniversary

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    naijagal

    June 14, 2007

    congrats! on your one year! thanks for stopping by my blog I really appreciate it!

  4. Reply

    Jola Naibi

    June 15, 2007

    @kafo – I know…can you imagine how neat that would be…if only…

    @anon- thanks for the well wishes and for stopping by

    @naijagal- the pleasure is mine. I love your blog

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    Gbemi's Piece

    June 15, 2007

    Congratulations! I am looking forward to reading all your posts. I didn’t know that Sting and will.i.am had a song out together. He does really good collabos – I like the one with Craig David.

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    CareTaker

    June 15, 2007

    Congratulations and a ton of grease to your elbows!

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    Omosewa

    June 18, 2007

    Aunty J, you dont know how special i feel *head swelling uncontrollably*:D. WE Congratulations, i hope i last as long on blogger. Have a great week ahead *hug*

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    Omodudu

    June 30, 2007

    Now we know you, in and out. Great

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