Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Nominated for a Liebster Award

Hiya friends!

Yaaaaaaaaaay, people in camp are leaving today/tomorrow!!!!!!! I hope everyone had an okay to good time in camp. I've been stalking different NYSC/Corper Twitter accounts via my account (@Berrychocolatte). I'll post up some interesting tweets soon.

So I was nominated for a Liebster Award! I've seen one or two go around, so I was excited to be included! It's basically a 'Getting to Know You' type of thing, and I hope everyone enjoys it. The rules and the premise of a Liebster Award are as follows:

The Rules:

  1. Thank and link back to the giver
  2. Answer the giver's questions
  3. Nominate 5 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers
  4. Ask five questions for nominees to answer
  5. Post it on your blog
#1 - Vote of Thanks

So Relentless Builder nominated me for a Liebster Award! Thanks ma'am for nominating me! 

#2 - Q&A

i. Name one little thing/activity that is guaranteed to make you happy
- Hugging my family and friends. I LOVE LOVE LOVE hugs! And holding hands :)

ii. If you could go back in time, what would you change about your life?
- Hmmmm. I have one answer in mind, but it's personal, so let's go with: I would have majored in [International] Business from my undergrad. And stuck with my French class in secondary school. 

iii. Facebook or Twitter and why? 
- Facebook! Even though Mark Zuckerberg's getting more and more annoying with the constant changes and updates and privacy violations! I like Facebook because it's easier to keep in touch with old friends. AND I can set my privacy settings, so that only certain people have easy access to me. 

iv. What is a deal breaker for you in a relationship with your significant other?
- Cheating. 

v. What is the relationship with your siblings like if you have siblings?
- I LOVE my siblings! And I miss them like crazy. I wish I could see them at least 2-3 times a week :(

#3 - Nominate 5 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers

#4 - My questions to nominees

i. What are you most thankful for, right this second?
ii. What (if any) is your greatest fear?
iii. How many pairs of shoes do you have? Honestly?
iv. If you could have a conversation with any celebrity/famous person (dead or alive), who would it be?
v. Would you rather go back in time or way into the future?

#5 - Post to blog... erm, isn't this a given?

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Monday, March 18, 2013

NYSC Camp Review: Ogun State

Hi friends!

I've borrowed another review from my girl at Review Naija. This time, it's the Ogun State camp that the corper wrote about. I'm sorry but the Toilets part is just GROSS!!! DEEZGOSTEEN!

Anyways, as usual, if you want to read directly from the source, click HERE.

Hello everyone, this is Paul Anderson reporting from Ogun state!! Yes, I underwent my three weeks NYSC orientation course at Shagamu, Ogun state. It was my first time visiting the State too. I picked up my call-up letter from the NYSC secretariat in Lagos and started preparing for camp almost immediately, as I had a week to get my stuff together. The annoying thing about preparing for the camp is that you'll hear different stories about what to bring and so on. I actually made 16 photocopies of my certificate, transcript and call-up letter but at the end of the day I only used two photocopies of each document. But, aye, it's better to be safe than sorry ... so make as many copies as you deem necessary.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Style Post! Re-using your NYSC kit :)

Hello berryful gals n guys!

How's everyone doing? The new batch of corpers have been in camp for 1 week now - I hope everyone's faring well.

Today, I wanted to show you how I've reused different things from my NYSC kit - the white shorts, my belt, and even the jacket. I didn't throw everything away - the boots are still sitting in my car trunk - but some of the items can be worn with everyday wear. So take a look and be inspired :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

2013 Batch A Orientation Camp starts tomorrow!


OMG, I totally thought March 5th was next week - blame the cough/cold that's refused to leave me since last week. Awww, it's time for the new batch of  corpers to report to their various orientation camps starting from tomorrow. I just want to wish everyone of you the absolute best! Try and have fun with it. It's "just" 21 days and it'll be over before you know it... after you've screamed and cursed the very soul of NYSC at least once or twice.

Don't forget to read up on the following posts. They'll give you a much clearer picture of what to expect.

  1. Guide to surviving NYSC Camp - Items you need
  2. Guide to surviving NYSC Camp: What NOT to bring
  3. Guide to surviving NYSC Camp: Arrival and Registration
  4. Guide to surviving NYSC Camp: Platoon Registration and Accommodation
  5. Day and Night in NYSC Camp
  6. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of NYSC Camp
  7. NYSC Anthem and Drills
Take care to everyone - buttery or not. God bless and much love from moi!