Sunday, April 29, 2012

Love yourself enough to....

Love yourself enough to earn the money that is required to take care of yourself and feel good about yourself. We all are not going to have Oprah or Bill Gates’ money but we can try to make a decent amount of money. Now if you are presently unemployed, it doesn’t mean you don’t love yourself though. Love yourself enough to seize every opportunity to prove yourself to the world. Love yourself enough to keep trying to get there without quitting. Because if you quit, you probably won’t ever own that car or live in that house or provide for your family. Prove to yourself [not anyone else] that you love yourself enough to want these good things for yourself and would work to get them.

Love yourself enough to appear good all the time. It might not always be the case but love yourself enough to try your best. A smile and a compliment here and there are too good not to get from people from time to time.

Friday, April 20, 2012

I am Phabiluscious...

 I am moving the contents of Phabiluscious to this blog. So you’d be seeing some reviews on beauty products and fashion stuff.  I would also feature some beauty and fashion businesses once in a while. And fashionable people too.  I figured I could do that here without the stress of managing another blog.

Click here for more information.

Have yourselves a fantastic weekend.

Lily Johnson
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

The cake and the controversy...

So I saw this news somewhere online. The picture is for a fact the weirdest thing I have seen in a long time. A cake shaped to look like an African woman. And Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, the Swedish Minister for Culture was cutting the cake at the very core of womanhood and laughing so hard.


This is not a very good picture Madame

The explanation goes thus. An Afro Swedish man Makode Aj Linde who has been against female genital mutilation for years came up with this concept to draw attention to female genital mutilation. 

"The cake eating party was intended to highlight the problem of female circumcision”. 


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Today is my birthday...

Yeah, I got a year older today. I am grateful to God for all HE has done for me and I am so sure HE is about to do more because, well I have a few more that I am asking HIM for. [Baba God, You know how far o! Na Your own miracle pure pass]

 I followed my mum to a small village called Esepe around Oku afo area in Badagry where she is supervising a survey job. I took a few pictures.
The only church in the village i think. Check out the age of the founder before he died.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Get off your high horse and reach out!

Some of us tend to be wrapped in our own world with our jobs and rather busy schedules that we tend to forget our family and true friends. No calls. No text messages. Nothing. We leave all that for them to do because we are too busy to. It is only sensible and mature to try to create time for your loved ones despite what you might be going through.

Individual A: He loves his family and close friends but scarcely has the time to reach out to them because he is wrapped up in this time and energy consuming project. However, when they call, text or ping him, he would reply. But he won’t do that first though because he is too busy to. If they don’t, then oh well! He may not reply your message in two days. And when he does, he acts like you didn’t send him any message at all. You should know he is a very busy person.

Yeah, you look cool in your suit and all. Be civil while at it

Lily to Individual A: Good day sir. I understand your situation. You are a very hard working person. Can you devote 10 minutes out of 24 hours to talk with your family. Not every day of course but maybe once a week. When you are in the rest room doing your business, could you reply your pings and return last year’s Xmas greetings? Could you apologise for not being in touch for a while? We understand you are busy. Be civil while at it. Stop making your family and friends feel they are disturbing you each time they want to make a call or send you a message to just to know how you are fairing.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter everyone!!

May The Good Lord guide and protect and bless you all. And grant you all your requests. Just as HE conquered death, so have you conquered all your problems in Jesus Name, Amen

Have a good one. Hugs.

Lily Johnson.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Diamond in the Rough

Hey Mister, listen to me I am talking to you.
I know you have your reservations but listen to the truth
I got no suit, observed no rules, but I will be of some use to you.
Don’t lose your cool, I know you’re through, but I got to say something to you
So before you throw out my papers saying I don’t have a second class
Could you calm down and let me tell you things they don’t even teach in class

Cos I am a diamond in the rough
Uncut. Unpolished. Diamond in the rough.
A little cut here and there and I am a world wonder
Diamond in the rough.

Uncut. Unpolished. Diamond in the rough
Dear lady, stop for a while I’m trying to catch up with you.
You said I couldn’t sing for beggars, you didn’t want a green horn with you.
I got no tape. My voice no shape. You wonder what I want with you.
You feel my pain but it’s a shame, there’s really nothing you can do.
But don’t hasten to write me off because I don’t even look prepared
I got something to show that I shouldn’t have left reserved.

Cos I am a diamond in the rough
Uncut. Unpolished. Diamond  in the rough
A little cut here and there and I am a world wonder
Diamond in the rough....

I wrote this piece some years ago. It’s actually a song. I wrote it after listening to the experiences of people that believed that they were better than the society saw them and they actually had something to offer. Bitter experiences I tell you. These people had only one thing going on for them; Belief and Hope.

April is the month of Diamonds. You are a unique in your own way. Just believe in yourself and explore all the possibilities within your reach. You are a star and don’t you dare stop pursuing your dreams.

Happy New month and may all your dreams come true. Much love...

Lily Johnson
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