Tuesday, 15 July 2014


I stumbled on some PhD jokes. Hilarious stuff so i'm sharing and this can count for a mini post *flees*



Friday, 27 June 2014

Things To Consider When Buying A Smartphone By Sage Harman

This is a guest post. I figured it would help if you, like me, find it tasking to make a choice when it comes to phones. I remember my mom bought me a Samsung Galexy (Yes, Galexy. This is not a typo *tears*) S4 phone earlier in the year. I wanted to cry. I'll talk about it in my next post. I'll even post pictures loool. Enjoy the post.

Considering what give the men in your life as a gift? If you're thinking ties, handkerchiefs and shirts boring, why not go for gold and give him a smartphone if you can afford it? You know he deserves it. But before you run off to your nearest store, take time to review your options. Mobile phones have come a long way over the years and with manufacturers constantly inventing new features, the choice of which phone to purchase can be a bit confusing. Here are a few things to consider before buying a smartphone.

Android, iOS and Windows Phone seem to be the most popular options. You can make your choice of operating system based on what's most important to you, or in this case, your the recipient - versatility, user-friendliness, security and customization.

In this day and age of selfie, there is a lot to consider. While most smartphones come equipped with cameras capable of taking 8 megapixel pictures, these days, also take account of resolution, optical zoom, shutter speed, ISO and other capturing settings and features.

When it comes to physical appearance, more and more people lean towards the thin and sleek design. Don't just consider the form factor, though, think about the screen size, weight, keyboard, Retina display, and portability.
It's important to consider the phone's compatibility to apps. Apps are programs that perform different functions. Almost all smartphones have the ability to support applications. Health monitor, GPS device, scanner, TV and video apps, digital wallet, and mobile hotspot are just some of the popular ones you can install on your smartphone. 

Battery Life
Smartphones, with all the amazing things you can do with it, are like mini computers. Of course, you'd want to get one with a long battery life. But you might also want to consider the option of replacing the battery when you're unable to charge up. Some phones have built-in batteries that you can't remove for example. So if you require a lot more power, go with one that has a replaceable battery.

Storage Capacities
Most smartphones carry an option of 2GB to 64GB built-in memory. If you think you would need more storage space, consider buying a phone that supports memory cards.

Since smartphones are portable gadgets, you should take connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile hotspot) into consideration. 

Most major phone companies now offer smartphone plans that fit every budget. There are a wide variety of models and features to choose from. But I guess what it will all come down to is the price you are willing to pay. You don't want to spend a lot but you don't want to miss out on important features for a small price difference either. It's best to take the time to research and consider all your options so you can make an informed decision.

A frugal living enthusiast, wife and mother, Sage Harman runs http://www.no-contract-plans.com, a site dedicated to providing free information to consumers trying to find viable no-contract phone and internet plans.

Thursday, 19 June 2014


I just read Atoskin's How Forgiving Are You post and I was typing up a response, but discovered I had done a mini post. So I decided to come on here to share and then link to her instead. Good idea, right? I thought so too, particularly since some of you don't know if I'm still breathing. I thankfully am. Tongue out to haters. I'm not sure I have haters though. I haven't gotten any hateful emails or anything but I just wanted to feel like a gangster with haters and shii. I hear you haven't "arrived" until you get hateful emails. It'll be so cool :D

Ok, I digress. I think I've just been blog-lazy. Life is busy and all but...sigh. Totally off topic, can you believe Charlie Boy is 64?? By the way, please google Vera Sidika. She's Kenyan and blessed. Do not do this in public though or at work. This is a stern warning! Do Not! But if you're by yourself, google away. I don't know how one person gets to have all that when I'm still struggling to grow my own. Life as we know can be several wraps of rotten Amala and stale Gbegiri and Ewedu *deep sigh*

Anyways, so Atoskin mentioned how she ignores whoever offends her or believes that the extent of the offense is directly proportional to the silent treatment the offender will receive. She thinks it's a huge problem  most especially because its not "christainly".
I have actually touched briefly on how I handle anger in this Elevens post. (You'll enjoy that post if you missed it) I think I'm a little like her in the silent treatment thing and yea, it depends on the gravity of the "sin". I don't gripe much and I try not to  take things too seriously. I usually give people a very long rope because I can't be bothered to carry all that emotional baggage around. It's exhausting. I actually make excuses for other people's bad behaviour which I have been told is enabling. *sigh* Most times, I forget these bad behaviours until the next time the person does it and I remember that they've done something similar. If I see that it's a pattern and it's really grating, I let you know.

Anyway, so when I react, you'll probably see it coming. In my case, though, the ignoring time is not exactly used for planning revenge, although revenge can be more satisfying but see en, I'm trying to make heaven. The ignoring period is more about processing what happened and how it went down. I need to cool off and process. Did I react appropriately? Do you get why I'm angry? Did I overreact? Would I have said the same in your shoes? Etc (Very reasonable girl like me ba? Don't be fooled o. I'm not always like this) Other times, it's just that i need space from the situation. There's no way you'll piss me off and you won't notice my silent treatment (as a chatterbox like me)
If you're a confrontational person, I'd prefer not to talk to you at that point because if I do, I won't hold back. I would probably explode and say worse things. Now, when I'm ranting, please don't tell me to calm down.
I also think being sorry is a process so you can't just say sorry to me at the time. I won't take it seriously, again, depending on the gravity of your "sin". I'll think it's just a way for you to shut me up. Forgiveness is the ultimate thing though, because like I said earlier, I don't care for the emotional baggage plus I have requests with God and I wouldn't want to be in a precarious situation with God. Plus, there's a Yoruba saying that says: Ti a ba gbagbe oro ana, a ni r'eni basere which roughly translates to: "To Err is human, to forgive is divine"

So that's how I mostly manage anger :D How you manage yours?

I'll be back soon.
P.S: Thanks for the concerned emails, calls, SMS and DMs to check up on me. *sloppy kisses*

Thursday, 15 May 2014


So yea, my dad is the coolest. I would marry him if it were possible. I tell my mom all the time that she'll definitly have competition in me in our next life. I should probably blog about him sometime. First things first though, I'm trying to replace my sister; Prim-not. I am finally tired of her. I thought I could manage her but naa, not working anymore. The yeye girl is trouble. Just last weekend, she wanted to put me in trouble. Let me share what happened. So last weekend, during this church service that I attended, my phone rang. Yea, my sister was calling. Of course I thought I switched off all alerts until Rihanna and Eminem's "Monster" rang out in church. Yea, the  one that starts with:

I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed
Get along with the voices inside of my head
You're trying to save me, stop holding your breath
And you think I'm crazy, yeah, you think I'm crazy

In church o! Alakoba. The pastor would have orgnised sharp sharp special deliverance for me. Suffice to say, i've changed my ring tone. Sigh.

So to the matter of today. See ehn, all of you people always looking down on Ibadan…."Ibadan the city of rust", "Ibadan ki ni so?”, "Ibadan the ancient city”, take my word for it, in a few more years, you will be swallowing your words and asking an Ibadan pelzon to give you water to wash it down.

Initially, I was surprised when a fast growing internet providing company started its operations from Ibadan. I wondered why not Lagos, or Abuja, or Port Harcourt as is the norm with these sort of things. Then again, why not Ibadan? Anyway, today is not to talk about that. It is to talk about some of the pure gold in this City of Ibadan. A very good friend recently told me about a place called Orange Fabrics. So I went there and got myself a few things. I love the ambiance as opposed to the sun and heat of Aleshinloye.

Orange Fabrics is a one-stop-shop for all things clothing. I mean that very literally o. Name it and they probably have it. Clothing, shoes and accessories of all sizes and occasions for men, women, kids and babies. Its location is in the heart of the city gaan gaan on 24, Kudeti Avenue, Onireke. That's the area I wish my dad would carry our house to (HD, I'm watching you so stop laughing!) If it were possible, I'd be getting to work in 2minutes flat!

Anyways, the store also stocks lovely Lace, Atiku, Cord, Ankara, etc. fabrics of varied prices right there in the store! Do you realize that this means there is no need to peruse Aleshinloye or Gbagi or travel all the way to Isale Eko in the scorching sun to get lovely and decently priced authentic fabrics?! Though belated, I know exactly where I am getting my mother’s Mother’s Day present from. The woman has been driving me crazy and I need her to love me for another week at least :D

What’s more, I got a deal for my Ibadan readers or anyone of you that have family in Ibadan. If you visit Orange Fabrics and mention that you read about them on Toinlicious’ blog, you are entitled to a free gift with your purchase. Free gift o! As in OshoFREE!

My people, what are you waiting for? Don’t say I never did anything for you guys o! Ilu Ibadan o ni baje…O ba je ti….:D

You can contact them on: (+234) 08095154201

I'll be gisting you guys about my ex-sister (yea, it's that serious) soon.

Friday, 25 April 2014


You guys are my rock! The absolute best *sniff* My head was just swelling anyhow when I was reading comments to my last post. Kilode, see washing. Forget washing, that was a brand new Laundry Service. Thanks a lot for indulging me. It's fun to see me through your eyes. Except HD and Gretel who are my nemesis. Those who said I'm mischievious/naughty though, I don't gerrit. Me? Innocent/harmless me? *hides laugh*.

So I was in Lagos for Easter and I had informed my sister's neighbour that I would be coming. I even shamelessly chipped in that she should feel free to wake us all up with peppersoup (face-palm). Unluckily for me, she was too busy so nobody woke anybody with peppersoup *sigh*. This life is just somehow. She sha finally promised to deliver it to me #Winning

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Let me quickly gist you guys before sharing the toasting story. Wait, y'all didn't think I was pregnant for reals, did you? That was just to get you here asap lool. Anyways, that was how one of my friends said she dreamt that she came visiting and saw I was preggies and I gisted her how it happened. I apparently told her we did it just once lmaoo. I also told her that my baby daddy was madly excited . I told her to please wake up. Me that I am Usain-Bolting from temptation. Alakoba.

Here's a quick shout-out to Kazini Daily who gave me the Sunshine award. It's been a while I did anything like that but I will get to it in due time. Thanks sweets. I appreciate.

So here is the gist I promised. Not the indecent proposal o. That is not ready for sharing yet but all in good time. I've shared some crazy proposal stories in the past so you can check here and here.

On that fateful day, my dad came to pick me from work and my sister (Prim) was in the car. My dad was driving and Prim was sitting in the passenger seat. I was famished. Not peckish feeling o, the real body-shaking, I'll-die-if-I-don't-eat-right-now, hypoglycemia hunger so we stopped to get something from a fast food. I wasn't waiting to get home before eating so I opened my pack and was unstylishly (yea, unstylishly) wolfing down my food. I was still grubbing and there was some traffic when I heard someone say "she's beautiful". I looked up briefly to see who was admiring my sister (because Prim is gorgeous) only to see a guy whose car was just beside ours point to me. Me bawo? With food in my mouth and looking very un-tush?

Anyways, my sister said thank you on my behalf. Not like I could have said anything with food in my mouth anyway (sorry for that visual) I smiled and continued grubbing but Mr. Admirer wasn't letting go easily. He kept staring and pointing at me saying "please tell her she's beautiful". See me feeling fly like iyen, emi naa? (meaning na me be this?) Next thing I saw, he shoved his phone at my sister. All these drama inside traffic o. Prim turned on this incredulous look like, erm, what's going on. She didn't take the phone and he dropped it on her lap. I briefly fiddled with the thought that my dad would drive off or something but he didn't. The guy apparently had some nerve, but my dad is kinda cool so he was just watching the drama unfold.

My dad pulled over and the guy got out of his car, apologised to my dad and asked for my number. I gave it and he called immediately. After satisfying himself, we drove off. My dad was just looking on amused. In fact, the only thing he said with a smile as we eventually drove off was "so this is how things are done now. Interesting".

I was flattered but the guy put a kibosh on our romance by suggesting I resembled one of his ex-es. I wasn't going to be some kind of replacement for anyone so I stonewalled and that was how that story ended. It was funny though because imagine someone giving a toast at the wedding recounting how we met lol. So yea, that was how it went. I have bumped into him about 3ce after that incident, usually in traffic lol.

All you hawt and smoking, drop-alive gorgeous ladies are trying though. So these are the kinds of things you people endure? I mean, I'm not scary looking or anything but I'm not like you know, stop-that-car-cos-I-have-to-get-her-number kind of person.

I actually have more gist but this post is getting long so till my next post, be good.

I'll be back