I woke up to my mum rubbing my back and whispering prayers into my ear and I promise you, that’s one of the best things in this world. My day was very chill, I was home with my family and partner and we just ate and watched multiple episodes of “The Good Wife” – yooooo how come no one told me about this show? I love it-. I was pretty upbeat in the morning enjoying the phone calls and just relaxing… then power went out…
The calls kept coming in and my mood started to drop, everybody kept asking “Where the party at” “Where is the cake?” “Is there rice at your house?” As soon as the pattern became clear I began discouraging people from coming over because I really hadn’t made any plans.
I realized in Nigeria, your birthday is not a day for you to be showered with presents and goodwill. It’s a day for you to celebrate (AKA show your friends and family a good time) and entertain. In fact, saying you didn’t have anything planned meant that though you might not be bringing out the champagne, there would be rice and chicken and small chops for anyone who stopped by.
I guess we live and learn, later that evening my partner took me out to dinner at La Mango in GRA Ikeja, I had read about it on the lovely Kene’s blog, post here (it was a great review, go have a look, I love her blog!) and I wanted to check it out.
We opted for the Thai menu, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much they had to offer.
Sorry I only remembered to take a photo of our appetizers after we had finished eating them, hey, we were hungry and they were yummy.
The strobe lighting was really distracting, in fact we had to ask them to turn off the one beside me. Also they were playing really loud Nigerian dance music and we could barely talk and eat. Next time I go there will definitely be in the daytime.
Hey! A for presentation (minus those straggly lettuce leaves), Pineapple fried rice