Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Shuttr


Presenting Shuttr, the brand new app from 234 digital. If you like to take pictures and vids and send it to friends, then this is for you, if you like snapchat but hate the screenshot notification, then this is for you .…oh and it’s totally free.
So get on up to apples App Store and download shuttr now. Let’s revolutionize fun.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Have A Great Day


Instead of worrying about having a good life. Let's focus on having a great day...5 of those would make a good week...4 of those would make a great month...12 of those would make a great year and a couple more of those would make a great life.  

  • Appreciate the little things in life
  • Know that God has a plan for you life.
  • Plan and speak life to each day
  • Make little goals for each day and accomplish them. It could be doing laundry, reading, studying for 2 hours, or working out for 20 mins.
  • Don't sweat the small stuff, remember that hard time you had and how it seemed so big then and now its seriously nothing. You're an over-comer...rejoice.
  • Count your blessings.
  • Smile....just smile....yeah, i see you, come on move that lip...oh oh up its moving...awww, look how pretty you look...you're so pretty when you smile. :)
  • In every set back, there's a set up. In our toughest times you have to employ patience to receive your set-up. Setbacks are not the final sentence. God has knowledge we don't have..what we think is a set back would be a set up.
  • The rest of your life will end up being the best of our life.
  • God's love will lift you up.

Random Fact: Lagos in the 1800's

pic courtesy of mamalette.com 
If you’re Nigerian (specifically Yoruba) and your last name ends with Davies, Savage, Macaulay, Shitta Bey, Cole, Leigh, George, Turner, Taylor, Brown, Lumpkin, Haastrup, Wilson, Peters, Coker, Duncan, Wright, Priddy, Hamilton, Samuel, Towry-Coker, Williams, Kuti, Benjamin, Thomas, Allen, Crowther, King, Pearse, Philips, Johnson, Morgan, White, Moore, Luke, Helm, Blair, Wilson, Payne and Forsythe, chances are that your ancestors in the 1800’s were wealthy educated merchants from Sierra Leone called Saros that eventually moved and settled in Lagos.
They were also very prominent members of Lagos society, helping to shape Lagos in religion, business, social, political and economical construct. These very prominent families were culturally different from the native Lagosians that the indigenous people referred to them as “Englishmen” (mainly because they were highly educated by Europeans and their financial status. Also, they neither experienced foreign slavery nor were they required to purchase their freedom). Because they couldn’t assimilate with native Lagosians, Oba Akintoye allotted the oke olowogbowo, yaba and Ebute meta district to daddy savage, the leader of the Sierra Leonians (he was responsible for distributing land to individual saro families). “The Saros also emerged as a dominant commercial group in Lagos. Having developed a migratory forte, they had an edge as travelers who were able to go into the interiors to meet directly with various commodity producers and traders. They were the pioneer Southern Nigerian traders in Kola, a cash crop that later emerged as a viable and important export commodity for the Western region in the early twentieth century. The Saros introduced the crop which was bought from Hausa traders across the River Niger into Southern Nigeria agriculture. The first Kola farm and the dominant trader in Kola, Mohammed Shitta Bey, were orchestrated by Saros. They also did not drop their yearning for western education as they dominated the ranks of professions open to Africans. They were lawyers, doctors, and civil servants.” (wikipedia).
So, do you recognize any last names? I know i do (Haastrup)…If you happen to have any of those last name as a Nigerian, then congratulations, you now know what your ancestors accomplished in the 1800s. And oh, you might be Yoruba but your ancestors are originally from Sierra Leone…oya clap for yourself, lol *pa pa papapa pa*
Ps: Saro Krios were actually enslaved then freed at Freetown,SL then spread through W Africa mainly. There were different sets. Prior to that they were mainly of Nigerian & Congolese origin. The names are essentially “slave names” or names given by British French German Portuguese Merchants & Missioaries whom they were apprenticed to.(thanks for Halfmoonpart for the additional information).

Oops...

...did we just completely forget about 2013 on this blog???? *scratches head*....woahhhhh I think we did.

Sorry 

I guess I'm just going to spam some of my tumblr post here for a moment and then get back on my blog track because i am super duper due for a mind vomit....total mind barf. 

Does anyone still read this.....I think this blog is somewhere in limbo....ah!!! oh my!!!.

*Prodigal daughter's home daddy*

One thing hasn't changed though....my over use of the "..." key... oh well.

happy new year. 2014 would be a great year, but only if you make it so...so get to making it great.

Much love and success
xoxo
Tinymiyo