Social Etiquette

That Dance Face

If you’re anything like me you love music. It doesn’t matter what type be it hip-hop, jazz, pop, rock, traditional, classical or any other classification out there. You like to listen, play and maybe even dance to it! You also have your views about what’s been touted as ‘music’ nowadays but since choice is available you don’t begrudge others theirs. …

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Phones are Us

We all have relationships, in one form or the other. Personal, professional, intimate, not so cordial and even the downright hostile, some of us have experienced some (maybe even all) these in our relationships. Studying human interactions makes people even more interesting than they already are. However, when a spotlight is beamed on how they relate with inanimate objects…that’s a …

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Must a Girlfriend cook for her Boyfriend?

Kids say the darnest things, is a pretty old show but hilarious and also thought provoking if you look at the flip side. It gives you insight into how children think when you stop to think about it. Sometimes the initial reaction is mirth and gales of laughter because they’re pretty funny too. In real life various scenarios occur worldwide …

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Party Paroles: Party Food

There are just some things one cannot forget no matter how far away, the smell of firewood cooked jollof rice is one, but more importantly THE TASTE! Everyone that has every eaten the jollof rice cooked by this method knows that there’s no taste in the universe that can contend with or compare to it. The word delicacy was specially …

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Party Paroles – Mo gbo, mo ya!

A comment (the only one so far!) on party paroles actually inspired this piece. Tmone pointed out that the ‘invited to’ phrase in the dictionary definition of party couldn’t be applied to these parts. It made me smile because the point was quite valid. I’m sure that more than a few of us reading (I’m guilty too!) this have attended …

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Party Paroles

For those unfamiliar with Nigerian parlance, the title has no relation with prison, its inhabitants or crimes of any sort. The only crimes associated with it are those commensurate with having a good time, friends and other things for which parties are known. Now that we’ve cleared the air let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what it means to party! …

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Salutations 2

Now that we’ve learned the social graces of how and when to greet what comes next? We now know that waiting for youngsters to greet would (sometimes) be tantamount to waiting for hell to freeze. Although there are some in this group that actually go against the prevailing culture of their generation, a pleasant surprise when it does happen but …

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Okada Etiquette

Moving about in Lagos is a tricky business, especially if you don’t have your own car. This simply means that you’re at the mercy of the public transportation system, such as it is. So you must include the time lost for soliciting passengers, dropping them off, traffic en route etc in your arrival time to any destination. Your patience quotient …

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The Handshake: When should you shake a woman?

I’ve puzzled over this for a while and finally decided to share it. Well I also guess it was ripe to discuss and most importantly the words had finally come together. I’ll now try and set forth my thoughts in articulate language and pique your interest simultaneously. I believe that even though you may have differing opinions on it or …

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Just Friends

The age long war of the sexes has been with us since the beginning of time, precisely since the time of Adam and Eve. The roles of the hunter and the prey have been interchanged with the advent of the modern age! Modern man and woman have inculcated certain characteristics into the traditional roles of male and female. Despite the …

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