Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Before it becomes 2 Lies and 1 Truth



I enjoyed reading your responses to the 2 Truths and 1 Lie meme. I really ROTFL for some. But here is my story…

1. I have celebrated valentine’s day only once
Ever since JSS 3 when it seems everyone around me started having Mr. Valentines, I always wanted to celebrate valentine’s day. To me, Valentine’s day meant chocolates, teddy bears, perfumes, etc. It was really frustrating when no one asked me out on Valentine’s day let alone gave me those dream gifts. I assumed it was because I was "araless".

As I grew older ("arafull"), the people to ask me out were available. Somehow, the heartbreaks happened either on December just before the next year’s valentine, or on February 12th. Probably the amendment of the break up would happen on the 16th of February. Mr. Valentine was lucky to escape the expenditure.

As I drew closer to God, I learnt that Valentine’s Day was just a day like every other day in the year. If I wanted love, I needed to sow love. And love was not meant for only one day in the year. It was meant for every day of the year. So I began sowing seeds of love in people’s lives. Only last year did I celebrate Valentine’s Day. By then I had learnt that the benchmark for love was intangible, and if we want love, we have to give love [Luke 6:38].

So lest it becomes a lie, I had to put up this post before 14th of Feb, 2009.

2. I remained a science student because of a crush on my physics teacher
To be or not to be a science student? This was the question I pondered on when my chemistry teacher sent me out of her class for not having a note. My note was stolen by my 1st mid-term in SS1. I did not care about the choice I was going to make. I felt I could be an excellent art or social science student. Not until my mother sat me down and told me she knows I will do very well in the sciences. She made me sit at home one day, copy the note from beginning to end and write an apology letter to my chemistry teacher. Grudgingly, I went to my chemistry teacher and showed her my new up-to-date note and the apology letter. She allowed me back to her class. Today I am enjoying the dividends of remaining a science student.

Would I have remained a science student because of a crush on my physics teacher? I don’t know. My mother may not have allowed me to if she knew it was not good for me.

Beloved people, let us take out time this valentine season to appreciate our parents who helped us make decisions that have brought us this far. [Ephesians 6:1-3]. They sent us to school, they corrected us in ways we did not like, and they gave us food.

Therefore, No. 2 is the lie.

3. I am a 23 inched-waisted woman
Since we have identified the lie, we know this one is true. Yep, the waist has always been a reason for conversation when I wear those big-belted outfits. Maybe it is because of my slim stature.

I used to joke that if I ever get up to 50kg, I would do thanksgiving. To keep to my words [Ecclesiastics 5:4], I want to thank God for my weight. I came into marriage 45kg and currently I am fluctuating around 50kg (depending on how I march the scale, it can be 52kg). And guess what, the waist still remained the same.

That’s all for my 2 truths and 1 lie. Those who got the lie, you have done too well. You have passed the entrance exam for the FBI.

Kafo, you sounded too sure I was beginning to doubt myself…
Naughty Eyes, hmmmmm…We'll take it offline...

Happy Valentine’s Day in advance to you all...

28 comments:

bumight said...

First? Will be back to read...I'm in class!

Afrobabe said...

imagine Bumight came just to say first...I am first jare...

Firssssssssssssstt..Babe, I so envy your weight...

Funms-the rebirth said...

ur 50kg???????? im so jealous right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not fair! not fair!!!!!!

Buttercup said...

yay! i got it! :D

happy valentine's day in advance to u too!

Kafo said...

hmmmmmmm
i had to sound that convincing to convince myself

well we will live to play another day

Reverence said...

you have a 23 inch waist? *sigh*

Rita said...

@Bumight:- Expecting you back…

@Afrobabe: - please oh, don’t envy the weight yet…you don’t know the height…

@Funms-the rebirth:- I’m currently on a diet- “An Add Weight Diet”

@Buttercup: - thanks dear. I did not see your break light in December. See what “love” caused…

@Kafo: - yes oh…but no more lies pls…

@Reverence: - what can I say :-)

Dee! said...

You mean your waist is really 23 inches wide????? Na wa o!

Believer said...

Hello Rita...kiss..kiss
Thank God for parents, sometimes their eyes see beyond the ordinary. Happy Valentines day to you too...
Lol at araless and arafull!!!!

fantasy queen said...

i'm not good at guessing so i kept numb:)

your waist....wow! good for you. i can imagine how many of us are dying to get it....

poeticallytinted said...

MY Goodness! I want your waist!!!!!! lol. I am glad number 2was the lie.

~Sirius~ said...

Hey! I failed (again)
I shall no longer guess anybody's meme.

I'm in trouble oh! 23" and 50kg!!!!! My goodness, some of us can never get there- I'll disappear literally!

Well, Lemme console my voluptuous self, at least I know I love my body as it is (if I can loose just 4kg)..........hehe.

Happy Valentine's Day Rita!

Femi B said...

50 kg, thats a bag of gari.....wow
happy valentines day in advance to you too

OluwaDee said...

We ar the same weight, but I'm sure you are older than I am.

Writefreak said...

You're kidding me! Your waist is 23? I am so jealous..lol..can't remember when last my waist was that but come to think of it, i think i would look ill if i was that slim...(not like i'm fat, she consoles herself...lol)
I was so sure that wasn't the truth!

The url for the other blog is www.soulsistasheart.blogspot.com

Enjoy!

Debbie said...

Most people will give an arm and tooth for your size, love, it hug it enjoy it.

Woomie O! said...

Hey!! have I been here before?
I see you everywhere I turn in blogville.
Suprised we're not friends...lol.
Nice blog. Science student? What are you doing with all the science you've leant so far, huh? Poems? LOL.
xoxo.

StandTall-The Activist said...

I got it!

Uzezi said...

hmmm. i like ur lie and ur truths. long time rita.

need ur number. lost it. if u still ve mine can u txt?

Buttercup said...

hehe abi o!

how r u??

Geebee said...

I guess I’m good to go afterall . . . I said No. 2 was the lie. Thanks for clearing the air soon enough. Keeping your 23-inch waist the same must be a miracle though. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s day?

Parakeet said...

Hahaha...that means I was in good girl then. Didnt crush on any teacher. How u been?

mike said...

hmmm. still thinking. Very hard

Smaragd said...

lol @ ur truths and lie, trueth be told, my valentines have been pretty much like urs...lol

nice size jare, keep it up, i'm sure ur husband loves it *wink*

Vera Ezimora said...

LOL!! And there I was thinking I was crazy. I will not like any teacher that much ooo!

23 inch waist??? Woah. Don't even know what that looks like. Hehehe.

rethots said...

Wow!!! ....how did i miss this?

doug said...

Ummm I shall attack the last one first. I am totally clueless about all the various dimensions of women's sizes!!! I have no idea what a 23 is supposed to look like.LOL.

That being said, you sound like another Jaycee.LOL. I mean that as a compliment. Forgive me for making comparisons.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. And thanks for the love.

aloted said...

shucks i missed it :( i so thot u had a crush on ur teacher..lol


Am not surprised at ur waist size i weigh 54kg (was 49kg for a long time), not sure what my waist size is but sometimes size 8 pants still dey drop for my waist.