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December 01, 2014

FATHER CHRISTMAS



Did I mention that I am now an Aunty, yes oh...my brother’s wife had a bouncing baby boy some months back and this is the beginning of a new generation in my family. Papa Sykik and Mama Sykik are first time grannies and their excitement can’t be contained. The baby is so cute..... God forgive me, I wish babies don’t grow up... the cuddly, chubby, sweet looking face...they look so innocent, I feel like “sin” beside any baby.

Anytime I buy gifts for anyone I make sure I buy something I love and won’t mind using....I have often times “kolobied” gifts I bought for people because my longer throat won’t let go of the item. I then go buy something else.....Sykik is a nut case. Who does something like that? I plead guilty, some items are simply irresistible.

Who ever made it compulsory that rice (in whatever form, jollof, fried or white rice) and chicken are the official Christmas meal? I am so looking forward to eating firewood jollof rice this Christmas; I think Christmas rice tastes differently.  Can anyone remember visiting Father Christmas, going to amusement park, shopping for Christmas cloth inside Lagos market? Kai, I don old finish oh. Back in the days, we use to go from LTV8, NTA channel7, channel 10, channel5 e.t.c for Father Christmas. Wait for this, I was the cry baby of the house.....Father Christmas scared the shit out of me...I would, scream, scratch, claw and everything because I just didn’t want to be left alone with the Father Christmas...if Mama Sykik say make I no enter the Father Christmas grotto, na wahala be that, because I wanted the gifts without having to see the scary Father Christmas....it was always a battle, but someway somehow....I survived each year and came out with my gifts....hahaaha.... I scare easily till date, forget all this my mouth.  

Christmas was a season of gifts, Papa Sykik and Mama Sykik knows how to give gifts oh, my brothers and I got lots of gifts each year. I couldn’t wait for Christmas to come then, but I don’t know why my parents refuse to give gifts again now that I am older and married...after all I am still their child nau....abi do people outgrow Christmas gift and Christmas cloth ni? Maybe I should sue them, for reneging on their parental duties. Abi, they think have handed over to Hubby ni, I no gree, Hubby is husband, Papa and Mama Sykik are my parents...I will start protesting from today.

Dear Santa,

2014 is gradually wrapping up. It has been an eventful year and I can’t begin to count my blessings.

I have tried to stay cool, kind, calm and good this year. I have played by the rules and even stopped applying the “an eye for an eye” rule. I tried not to allow the “evening go down on my anger” and also had a kind word for my mean colleagues. Above all, I reduced my chocolate intake and now play #teamwater....... it was a tough call, but I remained faithful to the cause. I also shopped less, so I got to save more.

I know I will have the best Christmas this year if you will be kind enough to reward me for being a good girl.  I am all grown up but I still believe you exist; I am not like some people (side eyes to Toinlicious, and Simply mee) who don’t believe you exist.  Kindly prove to them that you do make dreams come true. I know you come in through the chimney (we don’t have chimney in Nigeria sha)...... I will leave the kitchen window open so you can still sneak in and drop my gift.  It won’t be a bad idea if you came calling with a gift bearing “Sykik, darling. You have played fair, you have stayed true and though I saw you act like an asshole some few times, you deserve a memorable Christmas this 2014” :) 

PS:
During my days, na Father Christmas we know oh

#Ajepako......Father Christmas
#Ajebutter........Santa Claus

23 comments:

  1. Ehen! Side-eye to me Madam Sykik? Nah lie! I will write my own letter to defend myself O!

    Dear Santa,
    It's not that I don't believe you exist , but I am yet to see you face to face o!
    Why do you always come at night through the chimney ehn? By the way, we don't have Chimney in 9ja o! Unless, you cut off the burglary proof from a window and jumped in ke?
    So, Mr Santa, until I see you, and personally hand over my list of items I want for Christmas, nathing for you o jare!
    Yes ni! Seeing is believing ke!, shikenah!
    Yours doubting fan.
    New dawn, aka simply mee.

    p.s, yes, Sykik ahs been a good gal, give her all her wishes :D

    AHAHAHAHAA ....congratulations Aunti oo. What of Iya Omo?
    Hmmm...you are a wicked tease oo....firewood jollof rice is hungrying me! Chei! #homesick tinz# Kolobi, gift you bought? SYKIK! No problem, kukuma, dey buy it in twos! Sue papa and mama sykik ke? Ajebutter!

    Happy new month sister :D

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    1. Oh my days......hahahaha.....

      I love you to heaven and back...hugs

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    2. I was scrolling down jeje to type and post my comment and...and...I just had to read your comment...you had me in stitches over here....ND + Sykik = Da Bomb....lol. Nd, you're something else o.

      Haha. So, ND = Simply Mee...I too dey carry last for blogsville

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    3. Simply Mee and New Dawn na one and same person oh......oya type the comment make I read :)

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  2. Sykik! I have missed you o.

    loool You don't know you're now an old woman. Stay there and be looking for Christmas gift o. hahaha oya come and visit me i'll give you plenty gifts but no firewood to give you proper jollof rice o.

    Wishing you a merry christmas darling.

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    1. No matter the age, I still be someone's pikin......Christmas without firewood jollof rice is not complete.

      How are you preparing for the holidays?

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  3. Congratulations Aunty...Dear Santa please answer aunty Sykik oh

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  4. Hian, see how Sykik will allow Santa (whoever s/he is) vex and drop my gift. I dinor say i didn't believe in she/him/it o...but what am i even saying sef. Biko erm i don old abegi. make nobody drag wool over my eyes jare. Ojoro Santa. Waited endlessly for that doll when i was 8.

    This one that you want to open your window for Santa, it's alright. Wishing you an amazing Christmas because you have been generally a good girl. Amebo-ing in the restroom is not your fault so Santa can't use that against you loool besides, you were doing that for us, your readers. #GoodDeeds

    Firewood jollof though...ojigbijigbi

    P.S: Saw your footsteps on my blog. I promise to do the needful soon

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    1. Are you sure the doll wasn't stolen in transit......Santa delivers oh...hehehehe.....or maybe you were too naughty when you were 8 years old...:)

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  5. hheheheheheheheheheheheheheh Me i dunno why i cannot come here and hold my laughter ooo..:) You need to see me smiling like a stock fish here. I mean Mzz Sykik you ehn, you will not kih us ooo.. So you used to follow Father Christmas from NTA 5- NTA 7, you were diligent disciple ooo.. I went for that NTA 5 thing once, and when i did not see my face on the repeat broadcast on TV, i swore that they were doing Ojoro biko, and i lost the enthusiasm.. You sure had a great growing up oh, i can so imagine. Congrats on the New pikin Bubba, your CV is rising oh.. :)

    Was it me, or the hands of all those Father Christmas guys were always too cold?! that was the koko that even scared me sef, thought they were spirits. :) Nice one Sykik, its never a dull moment coming out here.. i always have my Mr. Nigeria smile on all through all of your posts. You rock Bubba aswear. :)

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    1. I also never saw my face on TV oh, Kai.....those TV stations chop my parents money plenty....did you ever witness Apapa amusement park in the days of its glory.....

      Don't know why Naija Father Christmas always looks like egungun

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    2. heheheheheheheheheheh @ Don't know why Naija Father Christmas always looks like egungun.. Dont mind them jo.. Onyibo own are frosh, our own be scary! it is well oh! Merry Christmas in advance Mzz Sykik. :) xx Make sure you turn up wella oh, we would like to see a picture post of thee.. hehehehe **Winks.. I think i speak for the masses on that :) Cheers.

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  6. Loooll. My parents never took us to TV stations or amusement park o. In fact, my parents never took us anywhere, lol.

    Cry cry baby, you want to see your mummy..... SHAME!!!!!!

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    1. *covers face* ...them sing that song tire for me oh....

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  7. Blessings...
    congratulations on becoming an aunty.
    yeah they grow up, free will and choice those shape us and sometimes not for the better but as long as we live there is hope for change.

    Christmas, I don't get into the commercialism of it, I keep it simple and don't live beyond my means only to be hungry the next month and can't pay my bills. I keep it real and humbly thankful.

    peace....and blessings throughout.
    Rhapsody

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    1. True words, spend within a budget. January is always a very long month

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  8. Congrats on your new "auntyhood".
    As for father Christmas, he comes back with a new look every Christmas and his Stomach was always shifting to the saide. Oh let's not forget his Igbo accent which those of us who lived in Aba had to deal with. Mind you, every NTA branch had a Father Christmas that had the accent that was pre-dominant in that area. NTA Channel 6, Aba went further to provide us with a Father Christmas that wore rumpled, oversized clothes. All these didn't matter because he was Father Christmas and not Santa Claus.
    I hope we all get amazing surprises this christmas.
    www.negrifille.blogspot.com

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    1. Lol, those were the days, with no worries.

      I am certainly sure we all will get amazing surprises this Christmas

      Welcome to my world, dear

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  9. Kai! Sykik!!

    Yes oh, firewood jollof rice..i go go wedding just for am.lol

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    1. Firewood jollof rice is on another levels, it is just not comparable with anything else.

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  10. ahem.. I am in the santa clause generation! I said I was only going to buy gifts for my nephews this year, but then I came across this lost my name book and I just kept buying and buying till my account dried up lol now most of the kids I know have that book. I will email you a link.

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    1. Wow, you mean say you didn't visit Father Christmas, Santa claus needs to learn scare tactics from him oh.....back in the days Father Christmas was equivalent of ojuju calabar

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