Friday, April 24, 2009

Honest Scrap Award [2] – Honestly Speaking

In response to your questions and comments, I have put up this long post [pls bear with me]. I hope you can find your answers here. If you need further elaboration please drop me an email on esurunma@gmail.com *wink*. Thank you, all of you who helped me recall some honest things about me and also to those who explained the Honest Scrap Award thing.

  1. Friendship: - In primary school, I remember gossiping about a friend to another friend. It was not a small fight that resulted when I got exposed. I learnt from that experience. I cannot remember gossiping about a close friend to another. What I know I might have done is talking to my man about a close friend. It might be when I need some advice or to complain about something.

    With my friends, I am very open. 90% of them can give you my life history from the time I met them. No surprises for them.

  2. Marriage: - 12 days ago, I was one year in marriage. I feel like I have been married all my life because most of the time it is so blissful that I forget the days, anxiety and worry I had when I was single. I am not a mommy yet. It is also my prayer that every single one of you desiring a husband should get married to a man who exceeds your dreams and expectations.


     

    Marriage is really the place to enjoy lovemaking. If the venue will not make the act pleasurable, I will quickly react. One of such places was on the floor. It was harder than I expected it to be.


     

  3. Talking career things: - I am a Petroleum Engineer. I enjoy the job 95% of the time. Some days could be challenging but I have learnt not to break during those times but to learn something new. You can read about my job experience on this blog here. I have been a very mobile worker. Within the last one year, I have flown a minimum of 48 times. With my move to Lagos, I hope to be more settled.


     

  4. Meeting bloggers: - I have spoken to a few bloggers on phone and chatted with a few. I tell you, these bloggers are wonderful. I do not want to leave them as virtual. I would love to meet them and other bloggers physically. The only bloggers I have met are those I knew before I started blogging.


     

  5. Embarrassing moment: - I happened to be a late bloomer though now no one can tell. There was once I put tissue paper in my undies and went to school to feel like my peers who had started menstruation. I stained it with red ink in case we go to the toilet and anyone wanted to have a peek. At that time, there was this boy that had been on my case and I was forming hard to get. That day, he took me to the tuck shop to buy me some snacks. Just after he paid and he was talking sweet nothings to convince me he was the one for me, the tissue paper fell down. In front of him and everyone. One girl pointed out that the stain could not be blood. I shamefully picked up the tissue paper, threw it in the dust bin and ran back to my class. I never agreed for the guy.


     

  6. Regrets: - Daddy once asked me for N12 (equivalent of $0.08). I refused. This was money I has saved. I used to keep the money in one book by my bedside but after he indicated interest in the money, I moved it from there. The day he died, I saw the book in his room. It suddenly made me realize that though the money seemed small, he must have really needed it. I still wish I had given him the money.


     

  7. Things I like: - My favourite colour is purple. Physically, I love my body. About myself, I like my strength. People are amazed at what I can do despite my stature [but I cannot carry load]. I also like my ability to learn on my own and my creativity, which my job has helped me to improve on. I love cooking and feeding people.


     

  8. Things I cannot do: - I cannot multitask except in the kitchen. I admire people who can take phone calls, type a mail and watch a movie at the same time. I do one thing at a time. I am still learning how to dress a bed.


     

  9. Why God: - Have you ever stopped to wonder the very beginning and source of all things? Have you ever reflected on the perfection of things surrounding you? Have you thought about the beauty, the coordination, and the purposefulness of those things that do not have self-will? Have you thought of the intricacies and uniqueness of yourself and how it could have come about? Have you ever imagined the miracle of babies? Surely there must be a source, a beginning, and a creator. Whoever He is, He is worthy of my respect and admiration because I do not know a pinch of what He knows.

    I delved deep into physics and geography yet I could not explain some things. I felt a void which nothing could fill. I decided to go and find out for myself about Him. Not until I made the move did I realize there was God who had taken miles to reach out to me. He was one I could develop a relationship with. I have seen Him at work in others but more importantly seen the transformation of my life because of Him.

  10. My walk with God: - I first gave my life to Christ in 1993. A classmate of mine prayed with me and I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. I continued living my life as it was. No reading of bible. No praying. No going to church. After all, neither my father nor my mother was a church-goer.

    In 2005, I rededicated my life to God. Yet, that same 2005, I backslid. Not when I had to deal with temptations like Big Boss, not when I had to face friends who knew me before and the fact that my flesh could not deny the pleasures of the past.

    In 2007, I yet again rededicated my life to God. This time, things had to be done differently. I studied the word, prayed and guarded my heart. Initially it seemed like there was no benefit, but as I look back I realize that staying on God's word helped me to know and love Him more, helped me with overcoming temptations, especially in the area of keeping my legs closed until marriage. I could not have done it on my own. It was from 2007 that I started learning scriptures in the bible.

    If I look back 5 years, I believe I have come a long way in terms of who I have become and what I have achieved.

  11. Looking forward: - I am very optimistic about life. I look forward to seeing my King and I with our children [4 biological and 2 adopted-twins]. I should be managing the best training centers in Nigeria for the oil and gas industry. Following my Christian Writers Training, I look forward to writing God-inspired books for His people. All by His Grace.

Have a blessed weekend ahead.

37 comments:

Danny Bagucci said...

WOW.. Nice insights.. Kind of in the same place you were between 2005 and 2007 with God.. I hope it works for me this time... Thanks for sharing....

poeticallytinted said...

Nice answers.

Thanks for answering my questions.

Lol at the embarrassing moment.

Olufunke said...

Engineer,
I enjoyed reading this.. . . . a fresh approach to the honest scrap posts.
I thank God for your life, for how far He has brought you, and your path would shine brighter and brighter ........like the new day.
Sharing your life in this post is very inspiring.

Writefreak said...

Great Rita! Very great!

Lol at your embarassing moment...must have been really embarassing!!!!!!
May the good Lord bring to pass all your plans..
Mwah! Have a great weekend!

BSNC said...

happy belated wedding anniversary... you will soon be a mummy

lol that was really an embarassing moment o. why did the tissue decide to fall that moment..

have a wonderful week

Rita said...

@Danny Bagucci: - You're welcome...No matter what, please do not give up...

@ Poeticallytinted: - Thank you. I hope I tried with your question.

@Olufunke: - Amen. Thank you so much.

@Writefreak: -Amen. Have a great weekend too.

Rita said...

@BSNC: - Amen. I am still asking myself why and how the tissue fell that moment.

justdoyin said...

nice twist 2d honest scrap thingy, Rita...n I'm inspired by ur walk with him...all d best with ur future plans as well.

doll said...

nice

jhazmyn said...

That embarassing moment was just hilarious, i dont know what i wud have done if it were me.

The regret was touching, do you still miss him bad?

Feel you on the marriage part, it really is a wonderful place, 4kids eh, u try o.

Love your openess..enjoyed the post

downtheaisle said...

I enjoyed reading this, the best "honest scrap" post I have read, and I think I like you more now. I like ur outlook on life. Also, wow at planning on adoption.

@lovemaking on the floor, I actually tot I was the only one dat felt it was hard place.

Rose said...

Thanks for answering my question...
Congratulations on Marriage....You'd surely make your Hubby proud...

Kafo said...

number 6 got mii

babajidesalu said...

Hi Rita,

You see, this is what I appreciate about you, your honesty. For you to have been that revealing says a lot about where you are coming from and those who God Almighty is directing you to speak to.

Excellent stuff. Really admire you for who you are. I pray that God Almighty will continue to shower you with his wisdom.

Have a fabulous weekend and God bless you.

1 + The One said...

lol @ embarrasing moment..
Congratulations on your one year anniversary, hope you and your husband celebrate many more years to come together with (all) your kids (wow you're really a strong woman, all tose kids you plan to have?? more grease...)
..I used to think I was the only odd lady out who couldnt multi-task..I am soo bad at it..I cant even be online and be on the phone at the same time properly lol...

NigerianDramaQueen said...

One of the most insightful honest scraps I've read...

I think it's super amazing that your a petroleum engineer! It makes me happy when I see women in predominantly male fields...go you!
That's great you plan to adopt...I plan to do the same. I also enjoyed reading your salvation story...you are an inspiration!

Original Mgbeke said...

Wow, Rita this was a very interesting read. I just read the Big Boss story too, thank God for overcoming temptation. You are an inspiration for real.
Happy one year anniversary in arrears, I say an big AMEN to your prayer.

LOL @ your embarrassing story.

miz-cynic said...

hi.very nice insights to rita...i feel i know u a lil bit more,my bro too read pet eng in u.i

Nice Anon said...

Made for a very pleasant read. Thanks for sharing with us. All your plans are going to come true. Amen!

chichi said...

very deep, very personal a testimony in itself of what God CAN do thru us , with us and for us. God bless ya. xx

Omo Oba said...

#5!!! rotflao!!! lol. Thank you for being honest about your walk with God - I am not where I want to be and I just thank God for His grace and patience with me. Adopted twins? I likey!

Omo Oba said...

ooops, also meant to wish u a happy anniversary, and many more years of happiness ahead!

Afrobabe said...

Welldone...
Wow a petroleum engineer...did some one say smart girl??

princesa said...

Long one but nice.
:)
How u dey?

O'Dee said...

Congrats on your wedding anniv.

lol! at the ink stained tissue.

Uzezi said...

i like ur answers. the slow bloomer really got me laughing bad. u r in Lagos now? How come Im just finding out? I lost your number and I need it again ASAP. have a nice week.

aloted said...

awww i missed asking my question in part 1

seems i know more about u already...my best colour is also purple...nnow i know why we once had the same blogger template :)

congrats on ur wedding anniv

ehn hen 4 biological and 2 adopted..men u must adore children

Debbie said...

Thanks dear,
very honest response.

Naughty Eyes said...

Hi Rita,
Funny but this post answered a few questions I had about you. Like everyone says, I like the honesty. Your embarrassing moment had me laughing MAD(Sorry!) And here I was thinking my school moments were the death of me...
Concerning meeting bloggers, we'll surely see since you're in Lagos now.
By the way, check out phoneparazzi.blogspot.com. I'm sure it would answer some questions you had about me too...

Oyin said...

wow...really loving your new look!!

Rita said...

@Justdoyin: - I like the way you put “thingy”… reminds me of a friend of mine. Thank you.

@Doll: - Thank you.

@Jhazmyn:- I can’t imagine what is funny about it, lol, but I am glad you found it hilarious. I miss Daddy sometimes.

@Downtheaisle: - wow…I am blushing…thank you. Yeah I went to an orphanage once and saw twins n triplets without mothers. That memory touches me whenever I think about it.

@ Rose:- You are welcome. God bless you.

@ Kafo: - thanks for being able to share and feel my regret

@Babajidesalu: - I really appreciate your comment. Amen to your prayers on my life. God bless you.

@ 1 + The One: - Thank you and Amen. Great so I am not alone in the multi -tasking thing…

@ NigerianDramaQueen: - If I ever had any regrets about my course of study your comment has made me appreciate being an engineer. Thank you.

@ Original Mgbeke: - Thank you. Cannot imagine what my life would have been if I had given in to Big boss.

Rita said...

@Miz-cynic: - Thank you. I was at UI a month ago and I was really impressed with the school especially the pet engr dept. Your brother sure went to a great school.

@ Nice Anon: - amen. Thank you so much.

@Chichi: - I am ever grateful to God. Thank you.

@ Omo Oba: - God will always be with you on this journey. I Pray you experience fulfillment in your walk with God. Thanks for the anniversary wish.

@Afrobabe: - Nobody said smart girl oh! Thank you luv. Hope i answered your question...

@Princesa: - I tried to edit it but no way oh! I am fine dear. Thank you for checking up on me.

@ O'Dee: - Thank you. Your own too is coming :-)

@ Uzezi : - lol you are just finding out because u are in Abeokuta…will send u the number…

@Aloted : - I don’t know what you could have asked sef…lol… I adore children.

@Debbie: - You’re welcome and thanks for asking the No. 1 question…

@Naughty Eyes: - So you have been revived, lol…running off to check out phoneparazzi.blogspot.com.

@Oyin: - Thank you.

seye said...

You love your body? Don't be like the narcissist Seye o.lol
Damn, multitasking! I can't even think about the reason why i am typing this comment...while i am thinking abou the post

Rita said...

@Seye: Nooo, it is not like that. I just appreciate the gift God gave me :-)...I hear men do not multitask as much as women...dont know if that is true

StandTall-The Activist said...

Congrats on your wedding aniversary!

Poeticallyytinted and I were delighted to speak to you on phone, your voice was so shooting and angelic

Good Naija Girl said...

Oh, I loved learning more about you...you are a true inspriration.

Co said...

I just love you.