It’s 24th March again tomorrow and you started the low key celebration since Monday, busy eating coconut cake and homemade ginger-spiced Zobotini( you have Dooney’s Kitchen to thank for that).
And when tomorrow comes, it should meet you at the newly constructed Jabi lake Mall. Tomorrow…a day when some ‘annual’ friends make the usual once in a year call. It’s appreciated though.
So you stopped wishing people happy birthday on facebook because you couldn’t just type the usual HBD, WULLNP, GBYNA- whatever all that means. You like typing out real messages or birthday shout outs to people but since facebook alerts you every morning for a new birthday, you soon grew weary altogether and stopped it. So, who would wish you happy birthday now?
Again, you hate coming out the next day to thank people for birthday messages they left on your wall. So, you aren’t planning to do that either. Is it pure arrogance? Or being just weird?
Now, you can’t wait to go on your annual pilgrimage to the west while making sure to sneak into the city at night so that friends don’t start buzzing you for kilishi(peppered meat grilled like suya) or ‘booking’ to see you. You are already fully booked as it seems. (Tinuke Badmus mustn’t read this part).
Since dollar went up, prices of suya and kilishi rose too(don’t ask me how).
So, here is to an enriching life, to happiness, to breakthroughs and to new beginnings. Yeah, this decade shuts the door against past failures, unfulfilled dreams, betrayals and personal loss. A new dawn begins and you are happy to explore it.