Friday, 23 June 2017

#Life lately: EP9 7 months later,how I survived!

Good morning darlings!what have you been up to? Lately I have been reminiscing on my experience 7 months ago and what I went through Here   and Here
It wasn't what I expected but I can say that I have adjusted pretty well.
So my place of work is located in a village which I think is quite thoughtful of the government so that they have access to quality healthcare and don't get left out of development.
Problem is there is hardly light,haven't been for the past 3 weeks and you have to walk some distance to fetch water. The closest market is about 45 minutes away even that does not have all that you need.
I can't believe I have been here for 7 whole  months already.
 I can remember cancelling out each day from my calendar, counting down to the end of this programme.  Goodness! How time flies!
I actually came unprepared and I feel obligated to give you tips on how to survive if you get posted to such place for service,job or whatever.

1.Rechargeables are non negotiable. Light is a luxury so be prepared!

2.you need a laptop. While  televisions  are cool, you need light to be able to watch it but once you can charge your laptop you are good , at least until the battery goes off then you are back to square1

3. You need a bestie,or two. You see this is not the kind of place where you fly solo because you will be bored out of your mind. A few good friends to gist and hang out with will make it easier to endure.

4. You need to have lots of money in your pocket. Yo would  expect that since you are going there to work you will survive with your salary, well we all thought so until we were hit by the harsh reality of the country we live in. First of all from my experience I spent a whooping sum trying to make it "livable" and then the salary didn't come as expected until much later when we were almost eating grass. So make sure you have enough stacked in case of eventualities.

5. Be sure to fleet the entire house with insecticide after cleaning, before you move in, very important!

6. Keep the porshness  away it won't do you any good. You can't be in Rome and be acting like a Ghanian ko le werk!

7.Get acquainted
I had a cab man who gave me a sort of orientation about where not to go at certain times, where to hold my purse tight. What kind of people lived where and how to blend in and that was quite helpful. Study your environment.

 With these few points of mine I hope I have been able to convince NYSC that I have payed my dues hence should be posted someone fancy for my service while also getting you prepared in case you find yourself someone similar.
I hope this helps you start your day on a beautiful note.

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Top 5 fun ways to spend the weekend!

With the weekend and public holiday ahead of us, must be nice to do something fun don't you think? Got any plans yet? I have taken the time to bring right to your door step 5  fun things to do to make the best out of your break.

1. See a movie
If you have a cinema in your town this could be a really cool way to catch up with friends and have fun. If I were in Abuja i would definitely use this opportunity to see Isoken and 10 days in sun city. unfortunately there is no cinema in my city phewwww!!!! Please who else is in Enugu and isn't finding this funny at all? Signify by leaving me a comment below.

2.Go sight seeing
You could go somewhere you havnt been in your city or you could travel if you can. In Enugu I will surely recommend Nike lake resort. Its  absolutely beautiful,natural and the best part you don't get charged a dine to go in. I did a review on it Here You could have a picnic or just enjoy the beautiful sight.

3. Make something new
This is also an oppourtunity to connectvto your inner chef.
The kitchen is my laboratory, at my free time I like to make something new,I source for recipes online and I have fun bringing them to life.

4 read a motivational book
This not only keeps you occupied, it motivates you. My favourite of all times is "How to get from where you are to where you want to be " I did a review on it Here

5.volunteer
If there is an opportunity to volunteer do well to avail yourself of the oppourtunity you will feel good afterwards.

What's your plan for the holiday?

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Saturday, 17 June 2017

HAPPILY EVER AFTER!

I couldn't resist  putting up this post because as clichĂ© as it may sound,we can never get enough of good advice. While there are so many rules,guidelines and keys to building and sustaining a relationship. you need to have the following points encoded in your DNA if you are still single and genuinely want the "happily ever after"

1.You need to get out more , no one is going to see how awesome you are if you are always stuck in your comfort zone.

2. Know what you want. You can't be guessing or let the wind throw you where ever it pleases. Get it together, define what you want and go for it.

3. How is your personal hygiene? Always put yourself in the other person's shoes; would you want to come close to you if you were the other person? If yoou sweat a lot have your bath at least twice a day and use deodorants,check your breathe too,very important.

4.Smile more, Its totally free, it makes you appear more friendly and approachable

5.you can't make all that money and not spend it on yourself. I don't care if you are saving to build a mansion if you can't be nice to yourself with your hard earned money then its not worth it.

6.Don't be too quick to turn down love advances, at least give it a thought.

7.Don't go sliding into anyone's DM. It may have worked for some but you have 90% chance of regretting it. Its so uncool for a lady. You can drop a hint but never make it look like you are the one chasing

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Friday, 16 June 2017

The TRUTH about my 1st month in paediatrics!

Hey guys!  I promised in my last post to take you through what I have learnt in my first month in Paediatrics department and I haven't forgotten.
 So I got posted to nephrology unit which happens to be the busiest,which is both good and bad  depending on how you look at it.
 OK let's dive right into it shall we? So in no particular order here we go.

1. Word to the wise, If you don't like keeping vigil or having people  wake you up late at night please don't even bother about paediatrics.Most days when am on night call ,i don't sleep all through, reason being that their is always something to do. Whenever there is a critical case you have no business with sleep for that day.

2.The loud,high pitched piercing cry that can even deafen an already deaf man are a constant in the paediatric ward, It's more annoying when you have to deal with that at night.
Good thing is with time you will get so used to it that it will be like music to your ears trust me.

3. I have been perfecting my kid friendly language and accent.This one kid keeps looking at me like
 " what is wrong with this one" 
and the last time I give him a pen and paper to write just so I can do a quick examination and he threw it in my face like "ogbeni don't bribe me jooorrrr"

4.When a child is sick it takes a toll on the parents. It can either bring the family together or tear them apart which most often is the case. Most  mothers nursing a sick child get really frustated and  take it out on the the husbands,doctors and the nurses. When dealing with such people, patience and understanding is key.

5.Money is very well important, I mean very very very important. In this recession nobody is giving out free "anything".The hospital has helped in the past but such patients absconded blocking the way for others.
I will not say outrightly that you must marry rich or that you have to have so much money before getting married, but please before babies start coming into the mix make sure there is a reasonable amount of money stashed for emergencies.

6.You never stop reading as a paediatrician, there is so much to know,you don't  come for ward round unprepared. Questions will be asked and you don't want to look stupid before your patients.

7. With good food, immunisation,good hygiene and environmental sanitation kids are less likely to fall sick.

8. Life generally is unfair you get what you get and make the best of it. If you disagree then can you explain to me why a 6 year old should be suffering from cancer?.....Life!

9. In all I think kids are adorable I love them am excited when I see them in the morning especially the ward president chidera ( 2 years old) . kid is as lively and playful as they come. We call him that because he has stayed longer than all the other kids, though he has being discharged his mum has refused to go.

10. Will I want to be a paediatrician?....am still thinking about it!

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The kids and I

Things
are looking up way better than my first week in paediatrics department and even though am not totally loving it just yet,it feels way better than how I felt the first week.
So this kid keeps crying whenever I come close to his bed for anything and I can see him giving me the side eye whilst clutching tightly to his mum's bossom.  Hmmmmm!!!! I think I need a new look, maybe a new hairdo.
Its always so cute when you run into them in the clinic after they have been discharged and they give you that big hug like" now we can be friends"
.......... Kids! So adorable!
Am still thinking about where to specialise really, paediatrics is calling but mehnnn!!! Can I deal with the stress? hmmmm!!! Kids are not exactly the easiest to manage, sometimes all you want to do is listen to their chest but then all hell breaks loose And then comes the yelling!!!
 Aside being uncooperative about the simplest things, you have to be extremely careful as all the drugs and fluids are tailored to each child's specification.
I have being in the unit for about a month now and I have learnt quite a lot which I will be sharing in my next post so keep thy fingers crossed. One thing for sure is "I love being around  kids doesn't equal I should be a paediatrician".

Thanks for stopping by

XOXO
Cee

Monday, 5 June 2017

Dear Zenith Bank!

I woke up this morning after a laid back,peaceful night call/duty( such calls are not easy to come by)and the first thing I saw was an alert from Zenith bank.
hmmmmm!!!! 
Credit alert right!!!!What a way to start the  week, I was excited!
 been waiting for that alert like kilode.
 I opened the message and much to my greatest displeasure
 the content wasn't sexy at allllllll
It was a debit alert for monthly MasterCard fee or something.....(this early morning?....ha!)
All these annoy me to no end, upholstery fee,service charge,e.t.c
  on top the small money am just saving in your bank ni?
kuku collect everything.
If not for their wonderful customer service and how reliable they are( which is why i love my bank) i would have reverted back to the old days; dig a hole and save my money there, at least I will not pay service charge, what do you think?
They cannot even surprise someone for once and say take this bonus for being a good customer or take this #50k as we celebrate customers appreciation day or even take this #5000 for your transport fare to our bank because we value the space your account occupies on our database ( rolls eye) .......yelz!
I cannot even keep calm about how the hospital generator was on all through yesterday, I mean from morning till the next morning! Big deal!
If you are "in the abroad" you will not understand. Putting on the generator all through the day is a big step up even if its just for one day and that kind of upgrade should be commended.
OK shift over! Time to get ready for work again because "na the work wey we dey do"
Have a blessed and successful week darlings.

"If you can think it then you can make it happen"

Thanks  for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Saturday, 3 June 2017

What life has taught me #1: Trust your gut!

Kisses my darlings! How was your night?
Awesome?.......yeah! I thought as much,you  You know what they say about being away from a loved one right? the heart will not rest until its back to its love, well i missed this space and missed you all too.
  (covers face)
 Consistency is definitely top of my list for this month.
In between carrying a consult to the paediatric surgeons on call from one end of the department to another And the team avoiding it like a plague and having to dodge being asked for money for the umpteenth time, I had some time to reflect and long story short I came up with the idea for this blog post.
You see, Life is a school( don't ask me if its a grade school,high school or college) we make mistakes and we learn everyday.
In my twenty something years in this institution I have learnt some valuable lessons that sometimes I wish I can rewind and start all over again, with what I know now I will be on fire! 
I know a lot of teenagers and young adults read my blog hence I will be sharing lessons that will help you be better informed,take wiser decisions so we can all be great together.I decided to make it one lesson per post so  it doesnt get too long and we can easily digest the information.Is that OK?
1. Trust your gut! Don't be a push over
Hmmmmm!!!! Where do I even begin?
I mean this is the most important of them all because its the foundation for a lot of other things.
Have you had people make jokes at you for wanting to be more? well I have and my mistake was I let it get to me and in the long run I realised that I was on the right track to making a huge difference and achieving awesome things but "I chickened out" because other people's opinions mattered instead of trusting my instinct.
If you are passionate about something you really want to do,dont go about asking for people's approval because guess wgat you are more likeky to be discouraged than encouraged.... true story!
just do your research and get to work already. What's the worst that can happen ?you don't hit your target or according to society you fail......pick your self up and keep it moving eventually you will get thereand you will be glad you didnt give up not to mention the knowledge you would have acquired on the journey.
Don't be scared to set a trend,don't be scared to try new things.
Some people are born leaders,they lead and others follow don't make yourself a follower when you are a leader.
Even when its not making sense just trust the process and keep pushing. Occasional re-evaluation, little adjustments here and there and you are good.
Its not as easy as it sounds trust me I understand but if you persist you will be glad you did.

 Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee



Saturday, 20 May 2017

Ovie's voice and a cup of gratitude!

Have you ever had that OMG! moment when something just clicks in your head, and gets you in deep thoughts, questioning a whole lot of things.
Well..... if you haven't, you need to pay more attention to your inner voice.
That moment for me was after watching "ovie's voice".
 Not a lot of movies get me emotional......oh well...... Indian movies do.
lawwddd!!! I could cry buckets watching them.
But I had a sort of epiphany after that movie. I thought to myself, I can see, talk, hear, walk and I still find a dozen things to complain about. I still have requests tabled before God each time I pray. Whereas there are people who cannot see, hear yet they wake up everyday and live their lives normally,they have not killed themselves. How many times have you been grateful for the free gifts that though seem little but are really huge and important, like the gift of sight, hearing, breathing and walking without?
How often do we take a break from wealth chasing wealth, making demands, complaining of what we don't have, to appreciate the things in life we have gotten freely?
You see, while you are worried about not having a lot of shoes someone somewhere just wants to be able to walk...!!!!Don't get me wrong Its noble to be ambitious, dream big and spoil yourself every now and then.
What am saying in a nutshell  my darlings is, it won't hurt if we are more grateful and appreciative of the little gems in life that make it beautiful and make our dreams achievable.
I can say without a doubt that I experienced a new kind of peace and joy that come with being appreciative even when a thousand things are going wrong when I started practising this principle.
It keeps your mind, soul and body in a healthy place until you work things out.
I pray the lord will strengthen those around us with physical challenges and put in our hearts the grace to be grateful for what we have.

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

If life had a PAUSE....

Happy "not workers day" darlings!I see you re-reading and wondering to yourself what the hell does that mean?
 I know that's not a real thing, but hey! any reason to be happy is good enough ain't it?
To think that I woke up this morning not in a hurry to get ready for work is pure joy!
......In my mind,am practicising for when I become  the CEO of a multinational company Chai!!! I can go to bed and wake up whenever I like without fear of getting a query.....
hmmmmm!!!! *jots down an important prayer point*
 Can I get an Amen somebody!

Am on leave but technically i still have a ton of things to do.
 I finally got a website and soon we will be upgrading from blogspot to our very own personalised  site. Yayyyyy!!!!!!
that's growth right there and am grateful. To think that this started as a joke but has enjoyed  tremendous growth over the last 6 months is a blessing.

Am taking a leap of faith today to register for driving lessons; oh yes!! Faith without work is eye service!
That's my own way of saying :

Lord I am ready for an upgrade oooo my miracle car locate me!!!!!!!
we have trekked enough under the rain,under the sun even under the thunder sef
Its time for divine compensation.

If I were to make one wish now it would be that life had a PAUSE button so I can really enjoy this one week I have to pay attention to me.
Now that I have this chinkini ( small) break see how the day is running faster than Usain Bolt.
Someone cannot even close her eye in peace and the next thing its 10 hours later.

 How is your day going? Great i hope but if you are having a bad day just remember its just that- a bad day, not a bad life!
Many people will give an arm to be where you are today so be grateful and make the best of it, for only so will you receive bigger and better blessings.

"People who are secure in themselves don't pull others down,they lift them up "

 Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee


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Monday, 1 May 2017

Guys get in here! 5 things to avoid when meeting her family

Happy workers day to every hardworking Nigerian may the lord bless the works of our hands.
Remember when I did the post on meeting the in-laws for the first time for the ladies Here
Well to be fair I decided to do a long overdue sequelae for the guys ( better late than never right?)
It's much easier for a guy to impress his prospective in-law than for a lady to do so  but even so making a good impression and winning her parents heart is a very big plus 
Basically this post will be to highlight the things you should avoid when you meet the parents of your girlfriend/fiancée.

1. You see those pants with lots of pockets and zips that you like to sag and feel like a gangstar with.....??? Oh yeah ! You know the one ...... Trash it!!!
No family wants to give their daughter to a man they ain't sure of.
A simple t-shirt decent pants and sneaks will do if  you are going for a casual look

2. Cut down the Public display of affection. Its good you let them know just how much you love their daughter but they don't want to glimpse you two sucking face and groping each other so until you are out of the house keep all the mushiness away.

3.Don't come empty handed
This is a non negotiable part of etiquette 101. Showing up empty handed you might as well have a tag on your forehead saying  hey! I have no respect for you, I am  ill mannered, please think the worst of me.
A bottle of fruit wine, a loaf of bread to say the least will go a long way.

4.It is not all about you
lots of guys are guilty of this maybe out of nervousness or sheer arrogance; they spend a better part of the meeting talking about themselves , their achievements and how well they are doing maybe in a bid to portray themselves as hardworking and a good prospect, this pisses even the most arrogant person off.
While they will want to get to know you don't just go on and on about yourself. Answer  specific questions thrown at you, be modest and ask about your host too.

5.Don't leave your manners at home
In at much as you should feel at home don't go picking your nose at the table,chewing with your mouth open,sitting with your legs on the table, be in your best behaviour and dont forget to thank your host.

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Sunday, 30 April 2017

#life lately: EP 8 first of all....!!!!!

Hey darlings !!!!! Mehnnnn! I miss this space I have been MIA for too long ( my apologies!) Let me reintroduce my self
Mmmmhhhmmm. *clears throats*
 Hi my name is Cynthia Osigwe ( the stylish doctor) I am Nigerian and i  love jollof. lol!!!!!!
Am actually in a good mood..... Why wouldn't I be???.... the lord has been so merciful and gracious to me.
So I was seriously ill  thats why i couldnt put up any post  ( when the doctor becomes a patient). I don't fall sick often, in fact  I haven't in years , so it was almost like a new feeling for me lying down not being able to help myself and taking drugs. But am much better now.
While I don't ever want to fall sick again let me share with you a few things I learnt in the course of my "hiatus"

1.Doctors make the worst patients .

2.Health professionals should pay attention to their own health as well. Sometimes we get so busy taking care of patients that we ignore our own wellbeing.

3.Good friends cannot be bought, they are special gifts from God. If you have such friends you are blessed.

4.Life is precious,good health is a blessing never take it for granted. Everyday you wake up hale and hearty be grateful.

5.you owe yourself the exclusive right to be happy. Make everyday count.
Expect  More posts "back to  back" to make up for the long absence.

How is your day going?
What do you hate most about being sick? Feel free to leave a comment below .

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Dear TEENAGER.....!!!



 I just got off the phone with my teenage cousin whom i haven't spoken to for almost 6 months pls dont ask me why.
Since my call has been uneventful I decided to ring her and we spoke for long.
 Talking to her today took me back to  when i was a teenager.
Its a very delicate and stressful period for both the teenagers and their loved ones that should be handled with care.
I will like to share some useful advice I gave to her and I hope other teenagers find this helpful.

1. Find and develop  your talent(s). It might be silly to others and even to you but as long as its not something negative build it and have fun doing it.

2.Dont bother yourself too much about being liked. Focus rather on being yourself being a good friend and building lasting friendship with people who care about you.

3. I know it is the era of computer, social media, entertainment and all that bt the truth is Education is very important, yes it is but it should not limit you.

4 you are not too young to start building your dream business,or too young to make a difference

5. Use your holiday for something productive. Learn a skill, learn how to play an instrument, take cooking, makeup or sewing classes. Learn as much as you can.

6.Don't be in a hurry to have sex. There is plenty of time for that in the future( did I just say that?.....yes I did!) Don't let a few minutes of pleasure ruin your life forever.

7.Treat your body well,exercise,eat right and lay off  sugary foods. Your present self will look and feel good and your future self will be thankful.

8. Pay attention to how you look ,you are not too young to take your personal grooming seriously or to make sure
that you look smart and beautiful.

9. Get a mentor; someone you can talk to and get good advice from. Could be someone in your family,church,school but preferably someone older whose life inspires you.

10. Confidence not only attracts people but opportunities as well . keep working at it.
 You don't have to fit in,embrace your uniqueness. No one is you and that's your selling point.

11. Its OK if you don't have life figured out, life is a journey things will fall in place at the right time. But in the meantime smile,smile,smile .life is beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Monday, 17 April 2017

About the holiday X Nike lake resort

Goodmorning darlings! Still sleeping?the holiday is over and guess what time it is. Its  get up smell the coffee and get to work o'clock already, so let's get excited. But before then here is a summary of what happened over the weekend.
I started marking my calendar for this long awaited 4 days  holiday( Friday to Monday) long ago.
I couldn't wait to sleep for as long as I wanted without waking up the next morning and rushing off to prepare for work.
So you can imagine my disappointment when on Friday morning I got news that whilst it rained the night before some hoodlums had gone to vandalise the transformer and because it was a public holiday the chances of getting it fixed before the end of the holiday was less than 50%.
Mtchewwww!!!!!! Holiday without light is that one holiday?
Thankfully it was restored Saturday.

My appetite was on vacation as well, it happens that when am stressed, every food turns to medicine in my mouth.
I wasn't having that, I couldn't afford to not have appetite for Easter rice and chicken one bit. and since am not a big fan of taking drugs (*covers face* ) i mixed malt and mix and drank of all it . It worked like magic!)
After taking it,I dozed off and when I woke up I was energised and my appetite returned.
I finally got across to watching " the wedding party"
Yeah! I know am late to the party ( pun intended) but its better late than never right?
Zainab Balogun  was amazing, she really played the part. Adesuwa (as dunni coker)was gorgeous. I think she should just date Banky W........  thats if they aint already. They will make really cute kids that's for sure .
Iretiola Doyle (as Mrs Onwuka)was born for that role
 damnnnn!!!! she embodied class,sophistication and Elegance with so much ease. I could watch her all day long!
I have watched the movie over and over and it cracks me up the whole
time. Did I forget the white lady?(Adesuwa's bridesmaid cant remember her name now) she is a  doll!!!! Each time she tries to pronounce "Gbegiri" I can't help myself.
 too hilarious!!!!
I finally got to visit Nike lake Resort.
 I have been meaning to go for a decade but never found the time.
OMG! The place is divine.
If  you need a beautiful place to just relax and appreciate nature in its purest form,Nike lake resort  Enugu is the place for you.
I think in all I had a pretty decent time And am so happy I did.











How did you enjoy your Easter holiday?
Did you go someone fun or did you spend the time indoors.
I will love to hear all about it in the comment section below 

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Product Review|| ARGUSSY GREEN TEA SPA SALT

Who doesn't want the holiday to be over? Me,me,me and me I don't know about you but holidays are my favourite thing.....and this Easter was lit!!!
One of the reason why I can step out without makeup and not feel awkward is because of my skincare routine and one product that has been of great help to me is the ARGUSSY Green Tea spa salt.
 I haven't been regular with  it because most Mornings are a marathon but the break has afforded me time to do so

The product
I came across this product when I got tired of trying different products on my rough and "pimpulated face". I was highly skeptical about trying it only because I had tried on a dozen others with no significant improvement. I reluctantly decided maybe one more trial might make a difference.
Its ingredients include tablesalt(Nacl),olive oil,vitamin E,glycerine.

How much does it cost?

Its pretty affordable which is what I love most by the way, I got this for eight hundred naira From a cosmetic shop.

How is it used?

I take a little quantity and because its dry
I add a little water to make it easy to apply.
I exfoliate my face with it gently, with more attention the the areas with blemishes while making  sure not to forget the crevices like the sides of the nose and underneath the nose.
I do this until the crystals dissolve on my face after which I wash it off with water. You don't have to wait for it to stay in before washing out which is perfect for when in a hurry.
This should be done daily for a faster result.
 Effect
Unlike many products I have used in the past, the effect was very visible immediately I washed my face.
My face felt softer,clearer and smoother after the first use, you could tell that there was a big difference when I applied my makeup it wasn't bumpy as usual it kind of gave my face that primer feel and made my makeup blend completely on my face.
With subsequent use my acne started clearing and I have never had to look back again.

 peep that glow
 wink!!!!
 THE VERDICT

I absolutely love this product,it really lived up to its promise of a smooth and radiant skin. I love the fact that its natural, affordable, available and has a sweet "almost edible" fragrance.
I wish it came in a cup instead of a satchet to make it easier to store as I had a hard time balancing the satchet on my dresser.

Are you struggling with acne,blemish or a rough face? Have you tried this product? Are you willing to try it.
Leave me a comment on your thoughts down below.

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Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee




Saturday, 15 April 2017

Happy Easter celebration || The true meaning of Easter

Happy Easter darlings! In the spirit of this wonderful celebration i hope you are happy,blessed and thankful. For today our lord Jesus christ is risen and our hope for sslvation is sure.
To help us celebrate better, i will like to throw more light on the essence of Easter and why we celebrate it as christians.

What's Easter all about?

For some its a holiday period while for others its a time to rest from the daily hassles of life, work e.t.c
Easter celebration simply put is all about the DEATH and RESSURECTION of our lord Jesus Christ and a reminder of our redemptive blessings which includes salvation of souls, healing, deliverance, mercies, material provision, wisdom, strength and honour which are also the long lasting effect of Easter.
The resurrection of Christ is the anchor of the Christian faith; for the purpose of his death would not have been complete if he did not rise again.
His ressurection reconciled us back to God and restored our position in God before the fall of man
Furthermore  its a reminder and celebration of the devil's defeat forever.
The devil lost all the power he had over Christians the day Jesus resurrected and an understanding of this empowers us as Christians to challenge the enemy and exercise our authority over him in every areas of our life in Jesus name.
Easter is more than eating and drinking , its a day to praise God and thank him for his great wisdom for salvation.
Therefore don't make it only about exchanging gifts,Eating or spending time with family and loved ones but also a time to Celebrate Jesus,reconnect with him and appreciate the redemptive power of his resurrection.
Have a beautiful Easter celebration and may his resurrection be the beginning of great things in your life bring to life every testimony that you desire.

Thanks for stopping by

XOXO

CEE

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

#lifelately EP 7:blackberrypalava! 2

Good morning loves, yes we were in the middle of a gist yeah?
OK give me a minute, let me adjust my pancake properly .........
*clears throat* and sips on a glass of water.
So where were we?
If you are just joining us ,its a long story. The gist started Here
So she was so certain she would be able to identify the robber because his face was not covered  and she had the time to get a good look at him whilst begging for her sim card.
As a sharp girl that Stella is, she had a plan who wouldn't? Is it easy to loose a BlackBerry phone at that time and let let it slide? Hell no!!
I even forgot to tell you the guy was still using her bbm oooo
She showed his dp to my roommate to know if it was the said robber and she said Yes! She was sure it was him.
 OK continue!
Sharp babe finally convinced the guy to come visit her on campus after flirting with him and they fixed a day. On that day she informed the sheriffs ( campus security) and they were at alert.
The dude finally showed up in the evening, in his mind he had come to see his hot new catch. Stella showed up and when she had identified him and talked briefly with him she signalled the sheriffs who surroundef him and made sure he didn't escape. While they were dragging him to the security post Stella's friends and onlookers pounced on him and gave him the beating of his life.with shouts of thief! Thief! In the air
On getting to the security post, he was queried but he denied being a thief ,that he has never stolen anything in his life.
My housemate was asked if she was sure of her claim and babe just fell everybody's hand

Emmmm!! Am not that sure.!!
Maybe he is not the one but he looks like him somehow but am not sure!
Whattttttt!!!!!!!!!
When they have beaten blood out of him?
Are you for real?

That was when people calmed down to listen to his own story.
He denied being a thief or a robber and  when asked how he came about the phone he said he bought it (as fairly used)from a guy at a phone repair shop he didn't know the guy prior to that day and only bought it because it was sold to him at a lesser price.
The sheriffs blamed him for buying a phone without making proper enquiries about the owner. They tried to see how he can help them find the robber but he still maintained that he knew nothing about the seller and had only seen him on the day he bought the phone.
Long story short, the phone was collected from him and given to the rightful owner (Stella) I think they still tried to trace the robber to retrieve the second phone but I didn't follow up on that.
Why did I bring up this story? It shows how nothing is permanent now there are even better,more sophisticated and more expensive phones than BlackBerry today.
Moral of the story? Look before you leap to avoid stories that touch
Don't sell yourself for material things be it cars,phones, watches,e.t.c because better ones will always come and you will look back and see that it was never worth it.

Have a blessed day ahead, spread love to all.

Thanks for stopping by

XOXO
Cee

#life lately EP:6 Blackberry palava!

Good morning huns am in a good mood today I literally woke up singing and that doesn't happen very often on a week day. How was your night?
Let me take you down memory lane to a day I will never forget. It was  during my undergraduate days, I was sharing a room with 2 housemates. We were quite close and planned to get a room together which we did and fixed up the room (it was really lovely)
We were having a swell time until something happened.
At about 8:00pm  one Friday evening my housemate Went out to have her bath outside bear in mind that we had been warned against bathing outside but some people feel its freeing and  relaxing.
She got to the door after having her bath only to realise that she was being followed by a man with a gun pointed at her.
She was so scared. Standing there wet wrapped in a short towel.
He asked her to go in and followed her.
The man asked for her phone and that of our other roommate then proceeded to ask her
"who has a blackberry phone in this flat?"

The person I know is in the next flat her name is Stella"

He asked her to  lead the way ,somehow she was able to convince the robber to give back her sim.
They got to Stella's room and he asked her to knock which she did
The occupant of the room asked
Who is that?
"And she replied its me"
When the robber was sure Someone was coming to open the door he asked her to go.
The door was opened and the robber got in and made away with 2 black berry phones.

The next morning the hostel was agog and a number of people had gathered around Stella's room talking about it my roommate already told us what happened and we kept it to ourselves only for her to go out and probably out of excitement she told someone about how she was robbed and how she led the robber to Stella's room.

Before we could say jack Robinson Stella stormed our flat went straight to her and gave her a dirty slap
"So you are the one that brought robbers to my room"
We had to intervene to prevent someone's head from being broken.
It wasn't easy calming Stella down but luckily it was resolved and everybody went their way
She started chatting with the guy and managed to convince him to come and visit her on campus, this was a plan well orchestaraed to catch the robber
She had asked my housemate if she would be able to identify the robber to which she said yes.......
This is getting too long, I will complete the gist in my next post.
Have a beautiful day ahead darlings and may your today be better than your yesterday.

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Monday, 10 April 2017

Based on LOGISTICS.....!!!!!!

I have still not gotten myself after screaming my lungs out yesterday when  Efe ( the man of the moment) won big brother Nigeria, based on LOGISTICS!
You need to see me yesterday,It was as though I was the person who won the money. I have always wanted efe to win and I was even more confident that he was going home with the money after the last time they had to address voters and campaign for votes.
He was real, Nigerians love real.
He was totally relatable Nigerians don't have time to support someone who is perceived to be forming, and to top it all warri no dey carry last!
Trust them to throw their weight to back him up.
I saw this more as a Lagos versus warri battle and the warfarians killed it.
 Big ups to Efe,he is highly favoured . This is the kind of favour that one should pray for where men and women fall upon themselves to favour you. You are at one spot and people who don't know you take it upon themselves to go extra miles against all odd to fight for you. That my friend is FAVOUR! I don't know what Efe means but I have concluded in my own mind that EFE=favour.
Bisola tried sha but I have always thought it was cheating putting her in the same game as newbies knowing that she had a strong fan base before the show, unlike her counterparts. But she will go far despite not winning because she is an entertainer tested and trusted and big brother has only expanded her brand.
Please when is the next big brother Nigeria lemme go and buy ticket I can't shout.
 Yes am kidding and no am not (winks)

The OBS and gyne unit organised a 2 day seminar for which started really well at about 8am. I was supper excited but its 5pm and we are still listening to talks and lectures (phewwww!!!!!)
How is your Monday going guys! Sorry i have not been posting regularly I will do my best to correct that. I love this blog and I don't take it or my awesome readers and followers for granted.expect  more from me very soon . I love you guys muaahhhhhh!!!!!


Thanks for stopping by

XOXO

Cee

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Its April! We made it!



Happy new month guys! Its April already! We are indeed so blessed  to be counted among the living on this day.
Am grateful for life, for love ,good health and God's mercies upon everyone of us.
I pray that this month will be better than the last for you,every desire of your heart will be met and your expectations shall not be cut short.
Spread love,laugh,dance and live in peace with all men. Have a beautiful month
I love you


Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Friday, 31 March 2017

LIEBSTER AWARD

Hi darlings! Its the last day of the month of march, how time flies right? Are you excited? Just the other day  we were marching into the month of March now we are matching out already.
Am so excited to be wrapping up the month with this wonderful nomination forLiebster award.
I was nominated by an amazing blogger Ijefinelivin
thanks darling! Am glad to be a part of this awesome award.You guys should check out her blog she is absolutely amazing.
Ok let's get dive into it shall we?

The rules
1.post 11 facts about yourself
2.Nominate 11 other bloggers
3. Ask them 11 questions
4.List the rules so that your nomines know what to do and answer the questions
To find out more about the liebster bloggers award check Here

11 FACTS ABOUT ME
I am the 4th child and 1st daughter in a family of 7 children.
2. I have a slightly unhealthy obsession for pink (there is something magical about pink)
3. I published a fashion and lifestyle magazine in my 5th year of medical school
4. I can't stay a whole day without my phone,I think I might fall sick if I do, am I addicted?
5.Am the most emotional person I know,the most insane things drive me to tears. I think my tear glands are closer to my eyes than most people.
6.Am a picky eater my taste buds are quite sophisticated it takes a lot to impress them
7.Am  an extroverted introvert
8.If I weren't a doctor I would be a Fashion designer
9.I have been drunk once in my life ( judge me not) but I must say it was quite an experience.
10. I love to swim and by swim I mean sit by the pool,dip my legs in the water and just RELAX!
11. I lost my mum few months to my final MBBS and that was the lowest point in my life.

I NOMINATE
1.The style cheapskate
2.Just porsh
3.My style diary
4.In fashion I trusttrust
5.Staples and style
...i could only come up with 5

QUESTIONS FROM Ijefinelivin

1.If you were to put one song on repeat,which will it be?
African queen by 2face idibia. Call me old school but I can't get enough of it.

2.What scares you most about life?
Not fulfilling my purpose on earth.

3.Are you a movie or a book person? Whats the tittle of your most recent?
I used to be so into movies but these days I have developed a soft spot for inspiring books. My most recent is " How to get from where you are to where you want to be"by Jack Canfield
4.What special powers do you wish you had?
Maybe the ability to communicate with loved ones who are no longer with us.
5.Can you share a pet peeve or sweet spot with us? 
That would be chewing with the mouth open . 
   
6.If you were to be featured on a blog which/whose blog will be your ideal?
Hmmmmm! There are a whole lot of them I don't think I will have enough space to write them all out. Nigerian bloggers are breaking the rules and taking blogging to a whole new level and am so proud.

7.What do you think of children?
absolutely love them and am hoping to specialise in paediatrics

8.If you won a money lottery now what will you do first? And afterwards invest or donate to charity?
Wow! Am so taking a vacation to paris or maybe somewhere in the Bahamas . I can already picture myself lying by the beach and sipping on some margaritas. I will definitely donate to charity but I will invest a large chunk of it so that I can keep blessing people.

9.What is the wrongest first impression someone ever had about you?
that will be that I am a snob,I  understand because when I find myself in a new place am usually quiet and keep to myself until I get comfortable and that gets misinterpreted alot

10. Do you sleep with the lights on it off?
Lights on! am scared of the dark. When there is power failure I put on my rechargeable lamp all day till the next day

11. What three words  that best describe your personality
Smart,stylish, reserved

 

My questions for the nominees
1.what's on your mind right now?
2.Name 3 things you can't leave the house without?
3. Tell us one thing most people don't know about you?
4.what do you love most about blogging?
5.what's your biggest pet peeve?
6. If you could go on a lunch date with one person who would that be?
7.what do you think of pets?
8.What will you never be caught doing?
9.what is your perfect definition of love
10.apples or oranges?

Feel free to answer any of the questions in the comment section, i will love for us to get to know each other better and share fun facts.
I love you guys mmuuaahhh!!!!

 Thanks for stopping by
 XOXO
Cee






Friday, 24 March 2017

Truth moment!

Hey lovelies!
This is a quick spontaneous post,its very important to me not to derail from the real purpose of creating this blog,among which is to discuss crucial everyday issues, share our thoughts and encourage each other in life's sojourn.
While there are all kinds of bullies everywhere- at work,at home, in school e.t.c
I will like us to pay more encounter to work place bullies because they not only threaten your peace of mind but your source of income.
Please i implore us to be as honest as possible,your contributions are most welcome and remember that they can encourage and teach someone.
Have you been a member or victim  of bullies at the workplace? you know the type where the "uncool kids"come together and Pick on some others for silly reasons
If you are or have been  a member of such cliques please I have a few question for you
1. Why do you do so
2. Does it make you happy
3. How can such people be free from your wickedness( for lack of a better word)
If you have been a victim , I also have  some questions for you

1.what did you do that brought their attention to you
What effect did it have on you.
2.How did you handle it
3. How did it end?
4.what advice will you give to someone going through similar problems
This is supposed to be insightful,fun and  truthful.No judgements!
So please send your contributions in the comment box below so we can all benefit.
Thank God its Friday and I wish all ye kings and queens a beautiful and productive weekend ahead.

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Something BIG is coming!

I made a firm resolve to write more posts in 2017 and so far i don't think am doing badly.How far have you gone with your new year's resolution? Are you keeping up with them or have they gone into the files of "Abandoned promises"?.
Yesterday I learnt a valuable lesson that unity is strength. We can achieve a lot when we come together and speak in one voice against oppression, intimidation and neglect. Am so proud of the strong and courageous people I work with.
Am presently working on a new project to be unveiled very soon.Am seriously pinching myself to be still and not let the cat out of the bag . Its exciting,educating,fun and will keep you glued to your screen. Oops! Did I just spill?
OK that's a clue.
You don't want to miss out on it I assure you.
Skater dresses are my " thing" I love how they make you look all cute and" princessy" i paired this with my  black heels and black bag and of course a statement neck piece. This is perfect for work unless you work in the hospital then you might need to have a pair of flats in your bag as well.






 let's be friends!
 follow me on Instagram- @dr
Facebook- diaryofastylishdoctor
Email-  @officialcynthia123 @gmail.com

Outfit details:  
Dress - Gifted
Shoes -Next ( old)
Bag- Prada ( old)
Neckpiece- Random store

Love you loads!


Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Sunday, 19 March 2017

5 smart moves for a more productive day for champions

Goodmorning Sunshine,are you happy to be alive today? Of course you are!
How was your night? Short? I can totally relate.
Mondays are usually a drag especially if like me you are still wondering how the weekend went by so fast its almost as though you close your eyes and open them and bam! Its Monday
Often times I wake up and ask myself why am I not the CEO of a billion dollar company so I can take a holiday or stay in bed whenever I wanted.
Other times I just pray to win a billion dollar Lottery so I can be my own boss( you do too... dnt lie) until my "every30mins" alarm rings and jolts me back to reality meaning I have to be up and about because......well, bills have to be paid.How do i still manage to make the best of my day despite these? simple!

1.Morning prayer
FirstGone are those days when I woukd give the excuse that there was no time, but I have time to have my bath right? Its always better when you commit your day in God's hands and ask for grace to sustain you. I always feel better and more confident after this

2.plan your day
I expect that you have a rough sketch of what your day should look like. What you plan to achieve for that day but its always better and more realistic when you have this written down say in your organiser or a piece of paper you are sure not to loose
With the time you want each task done written down too ,so there is no stone left unturned

3.A light exercise
This will warm you up and the endogenous morphines released in the course of this make you happier and ready to conquer. And of course keeps you fit. It takes only 5-10mins for this

4.A light breakfast
Ever since people started fainting at work due to hypoglycaemia, it has become a necessity for me to have breakfast before dashing out.How can you be productive or concentrate when your brain is starved of glucose. Even when you are working to loose weight,studies have shown that skipping breakfast only makes it worse. Even if you are quarrelling with any form of carbs, you can opt for healthy glass of smoothies like Here

5.Ready to go
Have your bath,get dressed put your things together,grab your bag or suitcase as the case may be and go be great.

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Thursday, 16 March 2017

What are you toasting to?

Hi guys ! I hope your day is going better than mine. I have been up on my feet all day moving from one end of the hospital to another and my feet really hurts.
I envy all of you who wear cute heels and work in an airconditioned office with a view and fancy desk .
you are living my dream! 
But I can't complain knowing what I went through to land this job, you can read all about it Here and Here and also my first week experience Here
 Consoling someone when they are grieving is not exactly my strong suit because am ridiculously emotional. The most insane things drive me to tears.
Worst still is a mother grieving the death of a 3 days old baby after 9 whole months and all the drama that comes with labour.
What a tragedy!
But God knows best and we mere mortals cannot question God.
On the flip side my registrar said I eat too much( jokes!)
to be fair he happens to walk in when am eating
Am one of those who like to  pack breakfast to work that's because am a picky eater unless its any of these Here ,Here and Here  because i eat like a princess (takes me almost an hour to finish eating)
I always squeeze out time to eat no matter what.
I cannot come and collapse because of hunger
I only wish it was true because while others are starving to loose weight I force myself to eat to gain weight ( I don't fancy being skinny at all) can't have the world thinking you are anorexic or suffering.
Close of work is happy time for me. I can come back to the comfort of my bed and sleep all I want.
Phew!!!!!!
All is well that ends well,am grateful for today and for you my awesome blog lovers
Raise up your hypothetical glass of the most expensive champagne and let's make a toast to friendship, goodlife and of course more money in the bank. Cheers!!!!

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

For the love of jumpsuits

hey huns, it rained today for the first time since this year,i guess I can now officially say the rainy season has arrived.
So guys am adding a brand new segment to the mix just because variety is the spice of life and fashion is a huge part of who I am. My diary will not be complete without it.
My style is comfort, chic and classy.
Fashion doesnt have to be uncomfortable or defined. Its a form of  expressing yourself, and having fun at the same time.
How cool are jumpsuits?
They have always being my go to outfit,never goes out of style for me. I love how versatile and easy to style they are and they are suitable for all body types.
I picked out this number while shopping for a wedding  about a year  ago. I wanted something beautiful, sexy and yet decent and when i saw this beauty it was love at first sight. 
I love how it hugs me in the right places and the cutouts gives this really sexy and chic vibe that I absolutely adore. I paired it with chain strap red heels  and a red clutch to make it pop. This is a perfect look for a wedding guest and a party.
 Have a beautiful and blessed day ahead dear.




What do you think about this look? Feel free to leave a comment below.
Outfit details
Jumpsuit- random store similar on asos Here
Clutch- similar on jumia Here
Shoes- similar on shoespie Here



Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

#Life lately Ep5 my experience with caesarean section

There is nothing as beautiful and heart melting as witnessing the birth of a baby. Its a miracle. If you are still in doubt of the existence of God you would have a rethink after witnessing this.

What I find most fascinating is caesarean section.

Let me share with you one experience I had  with this beautiful couple the other day.

Last week we had a case of multiple gestation with placenta previa . she was scheduled for an elective caesarean section.
On the day of the surgery my colleague had cross checked her surgery list to make sure she had all that was needed for the surgery, blood was also made available in case of emergency
I had been instructed to go and get the patient form the ward
Keep in mind that this is a fast procedure but any kind of surgery is scary for most people.
She was prepped and as she was being moved to the theatre the husband carried her things and walked behind us

"Pls I want to talk to my husband "

she said just before we got to the entrance of the theatre.
We had to stop and grant her request

Call prof X tell him we are going into the theatre
Call my mum, make sure.......
Are you crying?

We turned to look at husband, his eyes were red with tears running down his cheeks
 He couldn't hold it anymore.
They had only been married for a year and this was the first pregnancy. He was obviously scared.
Looking at him I saw a man who was in love and scared of loosing the one he loves.
She spoke in Igbo and said

Are you helping me by crying? What do you want me to do if you are crying.

For the next 10 minutes everybody's attention was on the man encouraging him that all will be well.

You have two of the best consultant obstetricians on your wife's case you have nothing to worry about

We got to the theatre and he could be seen sitting quietly at a corner while an eldely woman sat by his side praying.
The operation was veryfast and  30minutes after she was delivered of 2 beautiful healthy looking male children. When I passed the corridor to get oxytocin from the pharmacy i saw a nurse with him who already broke the news to them he was so happy  the woman by him was ecstatic she started singing and praising God she turned to the man and said in igbo

I said it! I had a feeling  she  was goung to havre twins!
You are now papa ejima
Chukwudaalu!!!!

He was so grateful . He asked to see his wife and was told to wait a while.
Doctor thank you very much,nurse thank you very much he was practically thanking everybody passing by.

What I learnt from this is Make sure you marry a man who really loves you and will be there for you.

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee


Monday, 13 March 2017

BOOK REVIEW: How to get from where you are to where you want to be

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable,you disconnect  yourself from what you truly want and all that is left ia a compromise.-jack Canfield.

I picked up this book from a book stand at work after trying to make up my mind on which book to buy from a variety of them. What captured my attention was the title "How to get from where you are to where you want to be".
I don't know anyone who is satisfied with where they are, as humans we want to be better ,we want to improve. 
Now how can you do that if you don't have knowledge.
Aside from my medical books and of course the bible I don't read a lot of books. I get bored easily if am not connecting or making meaning out of the message in the book.
But as I picked this up it became almost impossible to drop it. Its inspiring, Educating and worth every penny.
It highlights 25 practicable principles of success with activities at the end of each chapter to help you apply each principle to your life and also how to find what you love to do and make a living out of it. Its a must read for people of all ages.


If you are bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things,you don't have enough goals

Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
Cee


Saturday, 4 March 2017

What you don't know about oge okoye's alleged "dog thievery"

My attention was drawn to a picture of the cutest puppies and the story making headlines is that they belong to a ex American beauty queen kenya moore and that a  certain nollywood actress by the name Oge Okoye took the said picture,posted it on her page claimed ownership of the cuties and even did naming ceremony for them  see picture below


  nollywood actress thief ordinary dog picture can you imagine?
Trust Nigerians to weigh in on this without wasting time


First of all why are Nigerians so judgemental? Somebody cannot make a wish again and they will be the first to scream lies! Fake life!
 Even if it is,so somebody cannot tell small lie to feel posh  in peace in this recession ni?

What if she was wishing and claiming in faith,Were you not taught to call forth those things that be not, as though they already are?
Ehen? 

What if she was rehearsing a script,got so into character that she had to bring some of the drama on Instagram or haven't you heard acting is intoxicating?
What if her account was hacked?
What if she just joking?abi someone cannot play with you again?
Whatever be  the case please let's not bully people away from social media. its not that serious.


#Life lately: EP9 7 months later,how I survived!

Good morning darlings!what have you been up to? Lately I have been reminiscing on my experience 7 months ago and what I went through Here ...