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Last minute Christmas gift shopping

So guys it’s been a minute and then some! I started work a while back and it’s been crazy busy plus i’ve been crazy lazy about writing :p (X_X) Anyway it’s almost Christmas and i’m super excited!!!
*dancing shoki*
He he he! Now it’s that crazy period when you need to get gifts for people and time is running out its NOW or NEVER!! Fear nit because Easy Gifts as a subsidiary of Biskab Enterprises is here!

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You know you can hit this Ghanaijachic up on twitter @Ghanaijachic and join the Ganaija family on Facebook! Leave a comment, drop some love! Remember to get a hamper for someone this Christmas!!! And it’s Christmas it’s all about love, family and the big guy Himself, Jesus!!

Have an awesome weekend!!

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Who says ‘I love you’ first? – Day 11

Today’s random love thought is  by another amazing RANDOM writer. Someone (my mum X_X) told me to check out the blog and I saw a great piece for Love One Four so enjoy! Visit the website as well, its amazing!

P.S. Its another boss who has left blogging for the small children like me *sigh*

Love One-Four

I’m not sure how this applies in the Nigerian dating culture and I would be glad if someone enlightens me but I know in the western world, saying “I Love You” for the first time is a really big deal, I mean a huge deal in relationships and I’ve never really understood why people place so much emphasis on who says it first, how soon you say it and even where you say it. Now, I know this affects men and women in different ways so I’ll address the both angels.
Ladies First…
So here comes Angela and Segun who have been dating for 5 months and Segun is yet to say the three magic words. Angela starts to panic, “.. does he love me..? … should I say it first..? maybe he’s too shy to say it..? .. Oh God, he’s seeing another girl….” All these and even worse are the thoughts in Angela’s head. So what should she do?
Here is Segun, enjoying the relationship that he has going with Angela. Everything thing seems to be going well and he really does care about her but he is not yet at the commitment stage. One day, they are on a romantic date when Angela tells Segun “…babe, I have something I’ve been wanting to tell you..” (Segun begins to think.. Oh Oh….)

Angela: “Babe, I want you to know that I love you…”
Segun: Oh! .. **awkward silence**

Angela feels hurt that Segun did not say it back while Segun is scared that he’s now in trouble and the

relationship just got complicated.

See what I mean? Way too much complication. We attached unnecessary value to irrelevancies in our relationships. Who says I love you first is irrelevant and has nothing to do with the success of a relationship. You know why? Because people lie! All the time! What if Segun says “I love you too..” but he really doesn’t? People can say and do anything just to get what they want and to please the other party. Saying I love you these days is not a guarantee of anything. So stop complicating issues and just go with it. On the other hand, what if Segun starts acting like the sun rises and sets on his behind all because Angela said the words first?

Someone once said that whoever says “I love you” first in the relationship is in the weakest link. DogShit! That’s a whole load of crap that people just feed you without even understanding your own scenario. You have to understand that relationships vary from person to person. What works for A is not necessarily going to work for B. So don’t run your relationship the same way Sade does hers, you’ll only get one result: disaster!

Here’s what I think, it’s not even an issue; just say it! If you are convinced enough that you feel that strongly for that person then just say it. You can only get three responses:
(1) I love you too,
(2) The person is almost at the same place with you, and
(3) the person doesn’t love you now, and isn’t going to any time soon.
Based on whatever the response you get is, just keep on moving. And even if he/she says it back, talk is cheap. It’s the person’s actions towards you that will tell you whether he/she really does love you or not. But either way, stop treating your relationship with some 12 steps that you read in a book and attaching meaning to who says it first because if you are both meant to be together, such things would be irrelevant.

Most importantly, If you love someone, just tell them because today is given but tomorrow is not guaranteed

Tomorrow, Love One Four continues with ‘So whats the point of Love’ by Nkechi! Bye guys 😀

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My Love Word I – Day 4

Our next writer has asked to remain anonymous. Its an amazing piece and I absolutely loved it – still do. Well no intro necessary here. All I have to say is that on Val’s day I’ll post days 7 and 8 so we’ll get all caught up! Enjoy!!!

When I think of love, I think of Paris, the city of love! In Paris, PDA, public display of affection, is the in thing. It’s everywhere!!!! It might even be an offence if you have a lover and you don’t publicly display your love for him/her sef who knows? Hehehe anyways, when I see lovers holding hands or kissing or cuddling or saying I love you or calling themselves pet names, I’m like awwwwww. I think it’s really cute. Probably one of the cutest things ever. They aren’t ashamed to show the world that they’re really in love and unavailable. I just think it’s something special. I mean you can’t just hold hands with or kiss any random person on the road (except its Mario Gotze then it’s allowed :D) so obviously that person means something to you.

When I think of love, I think of spending more time than necessary with that special one. You know how in movies, when lovers are on the phone and they’re like “you hang up first” and then they’ll be arguing on who should hang up first and all, yeah I like it. I think it’s sweet, a little cheesy but still sweet. They don’t want to be separated or be apart or whatever. When someone is constantly calling just to check up on me or just to hear my voice, or just wants to spend the whole day with me whether through instant messaging or face to face, it gives me chills down my spine :$. Its one thing to love someone, and it’s another thing to love spending time with someone. Its best if it’s the person you love that you love spending time with. That’s some true love baby!!! Hehe 😀 Besides one of the ways to know people is by observing and how can you observe someone you’re hardly with? Its not everything you’re told that is true. Just saying!!

When I think of love, I think of gifts. Y’know Valentine’s Day, anniversaries or just a surprise gift on a normal day. I’m not a gold digger ooo!! As a matter of fact, it’s the littlest gifts I appreciate the most. It just shows that you know me and that you listen to me and that I’m on your mind and that’s all I ask for ;;) But that’s just me. I know people who believe the more flamboyant the better. You just have to know what the person you’re loving likes.

When I think of love, I think of somebody I can share everything with without feeling like a burden. Yuuup!! Eeevuhrythanng 😉 😉 You can only know how a person thinks and why the person thinks that way by knowing what the person has gone through or is going through and by getting to know how a person thinks, you’re getting to know the person. I hope I didn’t confuse you there? Basically, you should be able to tell what your lover likes and dislikes or what she would do or say in a particular situation. You should know the ways he/she handles correction or advice best because you know no one is perfect. You should just know each other like you know yourself. Afterall, they say “and the two shall become one”!! There’s this family friend of ours that comes to sleep over sometimes with her husband and I think they’re the coolest because even if she’s not there with her husband presently, she’s able to tell what he’s doing. She can be like “ahh he’s doing so so so and so” and then he’ll come out and say that’s what he was doing. It’s just AHMAZING!!!

I’m a sucker for the romantic!! :$ :$

When I think of love, I think of my mother, father, brother, sister, uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandparents, basically everyone in my family both immediate and extended. The best example of family I’ve seen has to be my mum’s family. My grandpa and his brothers behave like they married the same wives. They raised their children together and in the same way. You can even mistake my aunties and uncles for my grandpa’s children. We have particular days where everyone just goes to my grandpa’s house to chill (he’s the Oloriebi-head of the family). They’re soo close to the extent that my mother can be like she doesn’t have money to pay my fees and her uncle can tell her to leave it that he’ll handle it and then her siblings would go ahead and give me pocket money. It’s just a beautiful family and I love every one of them to pieces.

When I think of love, I think of the selfless acts people do like giving kidneys or donating blood or building orphanages or giving money to the less privileged and things like that. I just think being selfless is one of those things that people should engage in at least once a month or a year. It’s a really beautiful thing to do and it’s something that gives not just you, but other people, joy. Besides God says love your neighbours as yourselves. This is a way of doing that.

When I think of love, I think of God. I mean what greater love is there? He sent his only begotten Son to die for our sins that whosoever believeth in him shall not die but have everlasting life. And all He asks for in return is that we love Him and keep His commandments. That’s true love abeg. And even when we sin or are stubborn, He’s faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness and it’s not even like He owes us. As for me, it’s only when I owe somebody that I can overlook their wrongs ooo!! He’s trying big time!!

Oya I’ve almost reached a thousand words so I’ll end. I wonder what the 419th word was. Haha anyways, when I think about love, I think of the little extra mile we go just to let some one or people know that he’s/she’s/they’re special. If you haven’t guessed, my love word is special and that’s why I mentioned some things that we do only to/for people we love or want to love. Everyone loves to feel special and I think that’s why love is such a beautiful thing. Its fills that longing to be special and for some, it can even help with their insecurities. They’re like if someone can love them then maybe they aren’t so bad afterall (I’m only guessing).  There’s nothing better than loving and being loved. I love love!! Loool!! Sha sha enjoy this season of love and if you’re a forever aloner and you have no one to show love to, you can perform selfless acts and make people feel special. It attracts people to you I tell you. Interesting people 😉 😉 Thank you on their behalf in advance and I love you:*

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