It’s been 4 weeks already!

Ive spent a month here in Bwari. I remember my first hour. Stress-filled, I must say. I remember being told by a dear friend, O, to make sure I was well dressed. “well dressed” in NLS means white and black. And so, goody two shoes Temi showed up in her longest black skirt, a white Zara tank top, a Forever 21 blazer and black Primark flats. So you can imagine my shock when I got to Law School and found out I had been punkd. Yup, it was just about 5 of us dressed in our school uniform lol, there was guy all suited and booted so I felt a bit better.
I spent night 1 in a hotel because there were no rooms available. I was tempted to write Punch or even Linda Ikeji, but I gave myself brain and refrained from doing such. Majority are still staying off campus till the Bar 2s leave. I’m on of the lucky few to have gotten a room. I must confess, the rooms are lovely. They are like The Hilton for those of us who have served (NYSC). Lemme attempt a description: we are four in a two bed flat. Four of us share a toilet and bath. And we get someone (helper) to do the cleaning. It’s really comfortable ( in my opinion). However a good number of people just could not stay there and elected to stay off campus in some of the student accommodations available. There’s Elim, which is actually a hotel and goes for roughly 250k per month. There is redbricks Tamara, Global Village which are cheaper. Elim is bang in front of NLS though. .
Because I didn’t study Commercial Law, I have to take it as a remedial course. Interestingly, a number of students have not even registered. They are those who waited behind to graduate before starting. Personally, I think they’ll be fine. Classes are pretty easy to grasp if you try to study everyday, however short the time spent so doing.
I’ve met so many lovely people from all walks of life, I’ve heard all sorts of accents, from the British to the American to the merger of both. I’m trying to polish my French thanks to the Camerounians with us. I’ve met a number of MCLA readers too. Xoxo to the girl who asked her boyfriend to hunt me down and armed him with a photo of me. I totally appreciate you. God bless.
The hookups have started and it’s Week 4. What am I saying, in our 3 weeks in NYSC camp, some people went through 2 relationships.
The teachers are really good, excellent. Our male Criminal Law teacher is soooo good, he teaches like a preacher.
A downside to being here is the food. I used to laugh at those who complained but now, I get it after saving suffered a bad bout of food poisoning myself- the second case I know of. A friend found a praying mantis in her hollow rice sat week, another saw a stone( the soft crushable type) in her food. Lord help us. I was admitted and was put on drips and all. The clinic has really great staff and the whole episode cost me N350 including blood test!
It’s been so touching watching the present Bar 2s prepare for their finals. In church, that’s all the preacher speaks on. In CLASFON, same thing. There’s even a spiritual Call to Bar taking place n church for them. Looks like it ill be great. See flyer for details. I’m styling back during their exams. I can imagine how excited they’ll be on that last Friday!!! That will be me in a year, amen. I pray they all excel by His grace.
Another week is upon us. God protect us all and give us the strength to be worthy ambassadors of Christ anywhere we are. Amen.

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9 Comments

  1. Olawunmi
    July 29, 2012
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    Praying mantis in food!!!!!*shocked*.All the best sis.Have a great week.

  2. July 29, 2012
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    Wow….. Dear , its not easy…. Know you ll survive till the end tho…

  3. Ibk
    July 29, 2012
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    Glad u’re enjoying law school. Love ur spirit too cos if na me see praying mantis for my food ehn…………nothing will happen sha 🙂
    ‘Nywaiz, All the very best dear.

  4. July 30, 2012
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    Absolutely love your spirit! God be with you and give you grace.

  5. Anny
    July 30, 2012
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    Yay!!!! to my fellow Cameroonians helping you out with French. Bless their precious hearts! I’m an avid Cameroonian muser/reader of MCLA 🙂
    Temi, I love and appreciate the wisdom with which you Muse. May God Almighty continually (re)load you with excellent wisdom – the God of Daniel is your God. May He cause you and your (Christian) Peers at NLS to succeed excellently so – may you stand out 10times better to the glory of Jesus’ Name!
    You are lifted…continually 🙂

  6. Mosunmola Badejo
    July 30, 2012
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    Hi Temi,
    I really love what you do, you are one of the people that help motivate me in my walk with Christ. I wish you the best at NLS. And keep being a GREAT Ambassador of Christ.

  7. michelle
    July 31, 2012
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    Lol, it was the same for me wen I got there. Although mine was Lagos Campus which is far worse than abuja coz we were 4 in a room designed for 2 people, plus some people still had to squat. However it was the best experience of my life and I wouldn’t have traded anything 4 it. Nig Law School rocked especially Lag campus. I really miss my days there. Goodluck in ur endeavours, it gets better.

  8. kasi
    July 31, 2012
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    memories !!! I was in Abuja too. I had my room to myself cos my supposed roommate was a self acclaimed big girl. By the way, where is your curtain? hehehehe. I remember eating indomie and suya almost eveyday for dinner and white soup from the Calabar make shift kitchen for lunch. I also remember people rushing for all sorts of prayers and anointing to pass the almighty Bar finals.
    my hostel was besides the guys’ and my friends and I always looked for cars with steamy windows shaking side to side on our way back from our indomie and suya dinner. hahahahaha
    Anyway, just enjoy your time there and focus, focus, focus.

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