Growing up, my birthday/birthdays weren’t much of a big deal for me, there were some level of celebration at home, but it wasn’t ever like a big deal.
Photoshoots became a thing for me in Uni where my roommate and I, together with some of her friends would go take pictures during our birthdays, beginning of a new semester or when there is a new cloth/event either at Motion Ground, Megatrends or Clicks (shout out to OAU Alumni, they can relate?)
Anyways, after Uni, I kept up with the photoshoot tradition and this year’s birthday was no different. Seeing that I share the same birth month with my housemate/aburo (she doesn’t like me calling her that, but ???), we usually plan our photoshoot for the same time, this helps to double the ginger and ‘manage’ cost some times.
For this year’s shoot, I wanted to do something different, a playful theme unlike the serious poses from previous years. Thankfully, my sister makes dresses, so we shared ideas and came up with the different themes for this year’s shoot. I knew I wanted balloons, confetti, turtleneck and even an outdoor shoot (which I didn’t later do). My sister made two of my outfits (shown below), while I mixed and matched outfits from my wardrobe for the third outfit (got a new turtleneck though). We used the same studio from our last year’s shoot but we advised them not to over-edit as they did last years shoot. The pictures did come out well and I loved it.
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My birthday celebration started even before the birthday date with prayers, calls and serenading from my friends and family. For the main day, it was a work day, so I was mostly working. Yet I was overwhelmed with the love shown both from my friends, family and even social media followers, it was massive. I got some items ticked off my birthday wishlist and several other gifts. Indeed, I felt loved.
Since I couldnt go out on Friday, I decided to go out on Saturday. Initially, the plan was to go to a play station/game arcade, but plans changed and so we went for food instead.
It was my first time at an Ocean Basket Restaurant, but since I loved seafood, and based on online review, I knew I would like their food.
So, we ordered their popular Fish and Fries, an extra fries and a side of Prince Prawns. For drinks, I went for their Ocean Basket Special Mocktail while my sister ordered their Strawberry Milkshake… the milkshake was yummy ??? I loved the moctail too (especially as it was served frozen).
On ratings, I think they did great with the fries compared to other fries I have had and the ketchup was sweet and tangy, the fish though, could have been better but I loved the prawns (my sister didnt have any prawn, she’s not so much of a seafood person).
Calamari is next on my to taste list, the waiter advised on the taste, so I thought to pend it till another time. Have you tasted calamari before? Would you recommend I go for it next time?
In all, it was a beautiful birthday and I’m actually excited about this age, I feel strongly that God has beautiful things in store for me this year and I can’t wait for the unbundling of the amazing things He has in store ???
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Giveaway Alert: My friend, Mary Ogundimu, launched a new book on her birthday this month and I’m giving out a copy of the book titled Suffering and Smiling.
To win the book:
1. You must be a lady
2. You must reside in Lagos
3. You should be navigating a career transition, planning on that, planning to leave your paid employment (basically someone that the book will be best suited for)
4. Write in the comment section why you should be the one to win the book.
The winner will be selected randomly, also, the delivery logistics will be on the winner. May the odds be in your favour.