We all have that friend or group of friends we absolutely love to hang with, yes? But ever found out if you really know them into their deepest secrets?
Watched a movie the other day that brought this to the fore. Titled “Nothing to hide”
Now, it’s about a bunch of old friends who decided to play a ‘game’ during a dinner night hosted by one of the couples.
The rules of the game were quite simple – everyone has to place their mobile phones at the center of the table and every text message, phone call, email, Facebook message, etc. will be shared verbally with everyone else at the table.
This is clearly a recipe of disaster. A typical example of ‘if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it’.
As the evening proceeds, It unravels a whole lot of hidden issues as they all had something to hide, phones go off, bitter truths are revealed, feelings are hurt, and old friends quickly realize they really don’t know each other completely.
My favorite scene was the father – daughter conversation – Daughter called her dad about losing her virginity and he said “If it was just for me, I’d say don’t do it, don’t ever do it. Stay my little girl forever. But that’s impossible.”
“Nothing to hide” is a good balance of funny, touching and dramatic moments. I particularly loved the plot twists, the ending was unexpected.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend this.
This movie just reiterates the fact that mobile phones and social media allows us to build a life that is probably far from the truth.
IMDB rated it 6.8, I’ll rate it 8/10.
What would happen if your private messages were read in public? Will you play this game?
It’s been a long minute, right? Seems like we were gone till November, no? We have no legit excuse for our little disappearing act but let’s just say life has been overwhelming, in spite of that, here we are!!!
Thankful for good health and life, we hit the streets again.
The backyard Lagos has been on our “to go” places for a while but somehow it just never happened. Maybe the name made us believe we could just access it whenever, but reality hit and it was a struggle finding the free time to make this happen.
But then, look at God!
He made a way and we found the time to embark on this long-postponed visit. We started off a bit skeptical because a previous visit to one of our ‘to go’ popular places turned out an entire let down as the food was ridiculously poor and our fuel spent was non-refundable. So yeah, you see why we were a bit nervy -There’s no money to waste please.
Delightfully dressed down in denim dresses (see what we did with the letter ‘D’ there?) sourced directly from our store – oh, you don’t know we have a store?! Shame. Please keep up and check it out here – We opted for the simple, casual look to easily blend in and be as comfortable as possible. By the way, our outfits are very very affordable. You really should check them out Here.
Locating “the backyard” was pretty easy thanks to google maps. Our stomachs seemed to scream with excitement soon as we got there and we rushed for the food menu faster than you pull out your cash from a dispensing ATM. After going through the menu we both decided to go with TBY’s chicken burger and Chapman.
The item prices weren’t over the top. With an average of N6,500/7,000 you’ll get good food and a drink.
Guess the surprise guys? We did not have to wait for years for the food to arrive. In fact we were a little shook by how fast it came and the fact that it was sooooo goood. (Major points here!)
The burger was very juicy and yummy. We absolutely loved it. Tosin ordered wedges and it was really one of the best wedges we’ve had in Lagos. (Please we’ve not been everywhere yet, if your wedges are better, invite us and we’ll come)
Having said all that, it’s one thing to have good food and it’s another to have ambience. The backyard actually nailed both.
Overall it was a really good day and we will totally visit again! Money well spent.
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A lot of people keep asking what I’m doing now that I’ve finished housejob. Honestly, I wish I had like a focused/deep answer to tell y’all but the truth is I’ve basically been trying to gain weight, hanging with my family, meeting new friends, reading a whole lot – non medical books. (Stop judging me! Sheesh!), working on making the blog better, watching YouTube videos on photography, trying to explore Lagos.
If that isn’t focused, then I don’t know what is.
On Saturday, we went to the beach. Now a lot of you should know that I love going to a good beach. Unfortunately, Since I’ve been back in Nigeria – 3 years now, I’ve honestly not been to a good beach. I know my standards are high coming from the Caribbean – beach heaven but i’m really not asking for too much. Nice clean white/black sand, clear blue water- okay maybe that’s a reach, tiki bar or a beach bar/restaurant, shade, nice blue sky is also not a terrible addition for the sake of the pictures and the gram! . I mean, is this really too much to ask for?
It’s very hard to see a clean beach in Lagos. I’m not sure why people are so dirty and think it’s normal to throw stuff in the ocean. Like have some self respect. Sheesh.
Let’s not even talk about how hard it is to get a nice picture on the beach with the background looking like a refuse ground.
Due to my terrible experiences, I barely go to the beach. In fact, I don’t think I own a bikini anymore. Totally not related to the fact that my ‘six pack’ abs is like one pack now.
This is almost turning to a rant. Typical.
Anyway, Last Saturday trip to the beach was initially supposed to be me going for my boyfriend’s friend’s birthday party but my people also decided to go to the beach- impromptu. I was already conflicted like damn. How will I divide myself now. Lo, and behold. It turned out to be the same beach. Look at God.
It wasn’t so difficult to locate the beach as one of us had already been before but we still had to get a bikeman to lead us there for N200.
On getting there, we paid N1,000 each. My nephew obviously did not have to pay so I assume it’s free for kids?
There was a car park area which I think is quite nice. The hustle to park cars in this Lagos is real.
It is super family friendly. There was a playground for kids. There was also a fun ride for adults/kids which we eventually decided to go on- turned out not to be free. It was N500 per person. I don’t know why I feel like they just looked at us and gave us price but maybe that’s just the Lagos babe in me talking. N500 is not too bad tho.
There were different bamboo shades with tables/seats where you could chill. The joke was when a random guy came and said we should pay N15k for the space. Super cute.
We did not pay because he said we could stay but we shouldn’t put our stuff on the table so people will know the place isn’t occupied. Lmao smh
There were different people selling stuff from bracelets, earrings,headbands, to goat meat -asun, chicken and chips, and coconut water.
The coconut water bit reminded me so much of the Caribbean. I miss the Caribbean so much.
There was also free music and random guys offering horse rides – Not free obvs.
Loved the fact that there were nice places to take pictures. However I Didn’t like the fact that the beach was crowded but who no like better thing? I heard it’s never really crowded normally though.
I really really like this beach and would definitely go there again.
Name of the beach – Atican beach.
Location – Somewhere in Ajah.
What other beaches do you know in Lagos?
Have you even been to Atican beach? And did you like it? Let us know in the comments section.
P.S – who is looking forward to part 2 of the wedding series?
So as I said in my last post, I’m in the children’s emergency ward this month and it’s a shift like system. So guess who has the day off today? Yea, me! I have more time now to chill with friends, eat, sleep and just live. One of my friends decided that we should go for breakfast on Sunday but I did night shift on Saturday and wasn’t able to leave till past 11 am on Sunday. So it sorta became brunch. She told us about this place where they sell bomb pancakes. We eventually got there around 2.
I really liked the decorations and the way things were set up generally. It’s such a cozy place.
Sadly, we were not only too late for breakfast but they pretty much did not have any of the food I wanted. So I was already a bit depressed. They were somehow able to get pancakes for my friend which turned out to be shit.
So, I ordered spaghetti bolognese. It took forever to get ready. I was really over it at some point and we all know I’m not the most patient person. My other friend ordered a burger. After the one hour wait, our food finally appeared.
What I ordered turned out to be okay. Somehow I ended up having diarrhoea. I’m not saying it was caused by the food o. *Coughs*.
We later went to get ice cream so that might have contributed.
Overall, it wasn’t a bad place to eat. I just think we went at the wrong time. The chef was probably different. It’s a cozy place to spend time with your partner, friends, or parents. I really liked the décor but they definitely need to work on the quality of the food because we are not paying money for decoration and fine environment.
I’ll go there again. I’ll give them a second chance….. I don’t know why I still think theyre not so bad. My friend that ordered burger feels differently. Lmao the bread literally divided as she lifted the burger. It was tragic.
Anyway, here are some more pictures.
It’s almost Christmas and it does not feel like it. I’m thankful for this year and everything that happened..good or bad. I think I need to write a post of the things I’m thankful for. It’ll be a good way to wrap up the year.
Are you excited for 2017? I am because I’ll be finishing my internship next year.
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This post has been sitting in my drafts for a while. I actually wrote it along with the bay lounge review but somehow ended up not posting it. I went the same day too.
I’d already been there before like three times. I saw some reviews online and figured why add another review to the numerous ones already out there but on my fourth visit there, I was like nah! I have to review this place.
I always get the same burger tho but the last time I went, I got fried chicken and sweet potato fries. It was so good. It sort of reminded me of the KFC in Dominica. I couldn’t finish it though so I took it home and ended up forgetting to put it in the fridge and the ants in my house decided to have a feast but yeah it was really good.
I love Road Chef because its so cozy, the service is great and they always play good music. Shout out to the owner of the playlist. You sabi the thing! Also, you can go upstairs if you want more privacy. I noticed it’s always empty or almost empty every time I go there. I wonder why. I’m hoping its because people take their food home instead.
The prices are reasonable, they have a breakfast menu, quesadillas, burgers, wraps, desserts and so on.
Anyway, Road Chef is located near Ascon filling station off Admiralty road. Very close to the lekki-ikoyi bridge.
I’d definitely recommend going to road chef. I heard they make pizzas now.
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Not too long ago, I stopped by at bay lounge with a friend. this was my second time going there.
I absolutely love the place. The best time to go is right before the sun sets. Gosh. that view is what you’re paying for tbh and no regrets.
the music is good. sometimes they have live bands (like the first time I went there).
The waiters are really nice (even if its because of tip, still remarkable).
I’ve not tried their food. The first time I went, I got long island, the second time I got pina colada.
the cocktails are 2k (not bad). Of course there are some expensive drinks on the menu but hay, my eyes went to what I could afford.
Here are some pictures I took with my friends phone (Samsung s7)…. I need this phone in my life! I should’ve put it on my wish list.
if you’re looking for a place that’s not so crowded to get drinks with your friends or partner with a view that’s to die for, in Lagos? Then I’d definitely recommend Bay lounge.
They might have slight problems now that’s its rainy season sha but it reminded me so much of the Caribbean and I loved it.
What your favorite place to get drinks with your friends in Lagos?