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Getting Married – Y&B

(Y&B stands for Yegwa and me, Bibi aka Neogogo)

A million years ago (Nov 10th, 2008) I put up my first ever Sugarwater blog post. In those days the blog was on blogspot and it went a little something like this:

I’m a neogogo. And this blog is going to be about all the silly inconsequential stuff that we never talk about here. And by here I of course mean Nigeria.
As my header suggests, this will mainly consist of manga, gaming, foreign films and, since I don’t have a cat, my boyfriend.
Hope you like!
x

So many things have changed since then. My life, my interests, me – but this post is really just to talk about one particular change…my marriage!^^

For those who follow this blog (As BigBang said: “Thank you and you.”) you may have noticed that my posting went sort of downhill for the last several months. This was mainly because of the count down to my big day which was on Feb 12th. The funny thing is that I did mean to document the whole thing. I even took the pics! But at the end of the day the wedding was huger than me and took over completely and I was lucky to even find time to breath!

But at the end of the day it’s just cool to note that the person who started on this blog as my boyfriend and then became my fiance is now my hubby! 🙂

So without to much more ado here are some pics (Scanned and one’s I stole from friends on FB), my only regret is I gained all the weight I lost while I was actively working out (sigh) but all that withstanding, we had a pretty rocking time:

My Mom-in-Law on the left!

We are flanked by my Mom and Dad (sorry! So fuzzy!)

Our Civil Ceremony, bro-in-law, sis, me, hubby (we got married thrice!^^)

If you want to see what it was really like, I have bonus Videos!!!!!!! This was done for us by my bro-in-law who is a film maker in the UK (more on that later).

Part 1.

Part 2.

So many people suffered so we could have these moments. Our parents, our siblings, our relatives and our friends. I know we can never adequately thank everyone but we’ll keep trying anyway!

Finally, many people have asked me since getting back from our honeymoon (another post!) what it’s like to be married. To them I say, since Y and I worked together and were almost always in each other’s company before, the main difference now is that we live together in our own little place.^^ So for me marriage is kinda like before but now with sleep overs! hehe!

Hopefully I will be better at posting as I get my life back in control.

Still love u all madly.

xx

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Neogogo is Soooooo Tired

Between Bobs. So tired and it shows! =_=

(this is my second pass at this post. There’s been no power since yesterday so I did the first one from my BB but it spazzed and instead of publishing it, lost the entire post. The ENTIRE post. *sigh* Third world blues y’all.)

I’m having fatigue issues y’all but that doesn’t stop me from missing this blog. And I miss my Kpop too!!!

I was watching the 3rd episode of 2ne1 tv yesterday (Yup, all in Hangul too. I swear I’m beginning to pick it up!) and I just about died when they showed GD and Teddy jamming in a YG studio!!! Skinny Gorgeous GD baby in a typically stylish cap and Teddy Oppa, wrapped up like a mummy with only his cute, mischievous face showing (thug life, baby!) SQUEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!>< And I think we got a preview of BB’s comeback song? If so, the sound is madly sexy and I fully approve!!!!!

(Screencaps cos it’s been a while and you deserve ’em)

Where I want to be (See space between Teddy and GD)

Oppa is so talented!!! *___*

Thug <333333333!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lips, throat...mph!

He. Is. Tryna. Kill. Us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He's Singing! *sigh* Look at those cheek bones! *melts*

Throw ur BigBang gang sign, boo!

Oh but I’m loving the second season of 2ne1 TV even without the subtitles!! YG Ahjussi is the best for giving us this show! The girls are adorable and there’s so much interaction within the YG family which is just AWSOME!!! I love when GD makes fun of everyone’s choreography! I love how you could see different YG members in the audience at Taeyang’s solar concert (that choked me up a little! Lol!) In episode 3, Se7en-nim describes Minji’s turn in the “Can’t Nobody” MV as “Ero Minji” which made me almost fall out of my chair! For any true YG fan, this show is COMPULSORY WATCHING!!!!!!

(Moments from Eppy 3)

Rolling with my homies! The girls in LA!

He got teary at the end! Young-baeeeeee T.T!!!!

Bommie torturing her trainer! Lol!

And I have to say that I’m completely gay for 2ne1 girls! I just cannot express how utterly cute they are to me! And you all should know by now that I’m a complete sucker for cute. Yup. Can’t resist it, period.

And everyday my rankings for them changes. Today it’s: Bom, Minji, CL and Dara (wait, wasn’t that it yesterday too?<<). Anyway, it’s not that Dara is my least favourite, it’s more like I have extra soft spots for Bom and Minji and CL is just the BOSS!!!!!!!! In the show, I think Will. I. Am. liked CL and Minji best. He shook everyone’s hands but then he grabs CL and hugs her! And then he kept going “Minji!!” in this funny voice! Lol! I’m pretty sure he was hit by the cute too!

But enough with the fan girling. I had to get my behind over to the Club (like a country club not a night club!) so I could charge my batteries enough to make this post. I’m happy to say I’ve been a good little fan-girl and have been working on chapter 6 of my fanfic. Because of the power situation I’ve had to resort to the ancient methods of pen and paper which was kind of interesting. Haven’t done that since high school, really! Lol!

Anyway, now that I’m here, maybe I’ll transcribe. I’m really aiming to finish up by this weekend so please wish me luck.

Finally, it was my real live sweetie’s birthday on Oct 6th, so just want to say to the only man more beautiful than idols to me: Sang il chukhae hamnida! Sarangheo!

PS: Ooh almost forgot. Has anyone read this manhwa called 100% Perfect Girl by Wann? It starts with a quote from a Haruki Murakami short story? I’m reading it now and let me tell you it took me by surprise! I was expecting a sweet, funny and light love story because that’s what it looks like and starts like but boy! Was I wrong! What I’m getting is a disturbing, dark, twisted obsession story. Oh such a happy surprise! This is delicious dark chocolate! A perfect guilty pleasure read! Lol! (Yes, I’m mildly depraved, but we still love me, right?^^)

 

No Power!!

3rd world woes!!! Having managed to maintain a semi decent 2ne1 countdown, I’m gonna miss the main event of launching the new vid due out later today because of double whammy bad luck coincidence.
1. Random Powercut (dunno when it will come back)
2. After running on my batteries all evening I left my power cord @ fiancees house so even if power returns can’t do nothing about it.
Pissed.
Really wanted to be part of 2ne1 global celebration:(
Ooh! And the girls have trended twice on twitter since yesterday!!!!
Cool beans for them. Sux biggie for me. T.T
Update: Seems this is tradition with me and highly anticipated stuff. Just noticed I posted Taeyang stuff from BB too. Lol!

Korea vs. Nigeria T.T

I knew it was coming since Nigeria and South Korea were put n the same group but I just decided not to think about it.

Now, it’s come home to roost.

Not only is Nigeria going to play against my Sukkie’s country, Sukkie will be watching and expecting his eel’s support. I discovered the evidence on sears blog today!

courtesy: shiro401

This is a dilemma! My loyalties are divided! Do I support King or country?

What if Nigeria loses??? What if Nigeria wins??????

Will his Sukkieness forgive this eel if she stands against him just this one time so she can stand for her country???

I can’t even watch this match. I will stay far away not having a heart attack.

And hoping selfishly for a draw!

PS. Yes, I noticed they spelled Nigeria wrong and no I will not be making a big deal of it unless they spell it wrong in Hangul. (Just kidding. Frankly don’t care how they spell it. I know I can’t say or write ‘Korea’ in Hangul!)

Mo’Cheddah Spam^^

So I finally got my lappy back with a new hard drive and I am slowly rebuilding it from old back ups (that will teach me to be too lazy to back up in over a month!!T.T). This has been the main cause of my unexpected hiatus.

In the meanwhile, the ball has been set rolling towards my getting married and we’ve set the date for January. My family and Y’s family recently went through the traditional rite of Introduction where the families get together and intentions ae made known.

Y moved into his new place. It looks great! He has quite the cute domestic side!

Have I seen anything in anime, doramas or Asian Pop worth spazzing over? Certainly! But, sadly, It’ll have to wait till I have more than five minutes at a time to post on the blog! Same goes with my fanfic though I’ve been working on it.

*sigh*

Anyway, since I hate to leave you with nothing (whoever you might be! Lol!), here’s a a mashup vid I did of my fave Nigerian Hip Pop act, Mo’Cheddah. Someone called A1 actually did a track called, “I’m Obsessed with Mo’Cheddah.” I couldn’t believe my luck when I heard it. I immediately hunted down all her videos and did a mash up to it!^^

This was done on iMovie. Enjoy!

Are there African Bishounen?

This is a question that my significant other, Y, and I have pondered awhile.

We’ve tried many time to come up with examples (Maxwell? Tyson Beckford? Prince???) but none seemed to satisfy that unique criteria that made up that category the japanese so aptly named bishounen. Despite the fact that willowy male physiques are not foreign to Africa we could not place one single public figure that looked like he could have stepped out of the pages of a shoujo manga.

That is, we couldn’t until now.

I have to thank Gamine for this because it was a post she made on FB that led me to this amazing discovery.

People, the answer to the question is YES. Not only are there African bishounen, apparently there is a NIGERIAN bishounen.

Behold:

From Fashion Spot thread.

From Black Super Models Chronicles.

From Black Super Models Chronicles.

From Black Super Models Chronicles.  From Fashion Spot thread.

From Fashion Spot thread.

This is is Ty Ogunkoya.

He’s Nigerian and he’s very much a Bishounen.

I don’t get it.

Is it really that weird???

That I’m a Nigerian woman that loves Korean Pop Music???

Or K and J Doramas and the entire culture that comes with it?

I ask because of the reaction I keep getting when people see me watching my music vids or my shows. I actually never really think of it as strange till I see their expressions when I try to explain to them what I’m doing. It’s like this careful blank look you give someone when you are surprised by the realization that they might be mildly disturbed (see weird, obsessed fanatic).

I mean sure, I am passionately involved with the genre now; as in just about every vid on my ipod is korean and my screensaver is a vast slideshow exhibition of Jang Keun Suk (with the occasional BB, 2ne1, CNBlue and DBSK members). But I’m a passionate follower type and that’s how I show my colors! No one looks at Manchester United fans like their crazy when they do the exact same thing!!!

credit: http://www.theotaku.com/wallpapers/view/169742/jang_keun_suk

My Sukkie!!!: The second most beautiful man in the world (after my fiance^^)

Is it because I’m Nigerian? From West Africa? Should people from Nigeria or Africa only watch and listen too a prescribed set of things? Am I outside of our safe stuff to be into zone?

Would it help if I said that just as I’ve been taking in Western media content my whole life I’ve also been consuming eastern media content in one form or another for most of my life? That before I let myself get into Kpop, one of my favourite genres of music was anime soundtracks?

Is it because they’re talking and singing in a different language? Don’t we do the same thing here? Is non-english pop or hiphop only real or okay or acknowledgeable if it’s in our own languages? Does that even make sense???

If I can recognize hotness in people who are black, does it mean I may not recognize it in others who aren’t? And if I do, is that a cause for concern? If my admiration rests on artists who also share the condition of not being black and part of my appreciation is physical is this, because I’m black and West African and Nigerian, a sign of oncoming dementia? A symptom of an ignorant or badly brought up girl?

Is one really not supposed to like an artist even if they’re really good because they use a different word to say “hello,” or because they just don’t look enough like you?

If I think he’s hot…

…does it mean I can’t think he’s hot???

I actually, seriously don’t get this!

Sorry to rant but it really dampens my enjoyment of these things a little bit when people act like it’s soooooo odd and weird. Why do they jump to the conclusion that I’m weird for liking something that they have no idea about? Shouldn’t they be the weird ones? Why is it that on encountering something they don’t understand, rather than curiousity, their reaction is judgement?

This year I discovered K-Pop and it’s all I listen to because it de-stresses me, gives me great joy and is better than my former habit of junk food in bed. Last year I was listening solely to alt. rock. At one point I was only listening to anime and gaming music. I have no idea what I will be listening to next year but I do know that I will probably listen to it passionately and almost exclusively because that is how I deal with the things I love.

Thank god for the internet and being able to reach across the globe if that’s what it takes to find like minded people.

But I have to say, it would be really nice to find one person in Nigeria who doesn’t think it’s weird to love KPop cos  they love it too.

ps. I’m only half as pissed as I sound. I’m telling myself it’s like the anime/manga scene around here. Less and less people these days look at you like you’re crazy when they see you watching cartoons with people speaking japanese and there is actually quite a big community to indulge one’s enthusiasm in the genre with thanks to the overwhelming popularity of franchises like Naruto and Bleach.
So, there’s nothing like that for Asian Pop or Doramas. Maybe I’m just early to the party is all.