Monday, May 18, 2015

Dilemma: Sewing Machines

Hey Guys,
how are you doing?
been a while..

Just an FYI so that this makes sense to you, i sew as a hobby.
i don't produce red carpet worthy clothes yet but at least i have a back up plan in case the company i work for decides to pack up and i become to lazy to apply anywhere else.

i learnt using this rural "Obioma" sewing machine
which, trust me, will give you back ache after a while.

the back ache didn't even deter me, when my neighbors started knocking on my door by 1 am and the apartment directly below started using mop sticks to hit my floor, from their Celina, that was when i realized an upgrade was due.
i literally sounded like an old train.
man cant be waking the whole neigbour hood up to sew up patches on le brothers clothes.
how do you want to start explaining that the tear was happened when he farted someday ago and hes not ready to buy a new pair of jeans....

then i started looking, and researching and scheming.

I checked far and wide, near and close and found nothing. the sellers in idumota didn't have what i had in mind, Jumia and Konga nkor, Mbanu.

this was what i wanted.

the holy Grail of sewing machines.. The Brother CS6000i

and i found nothing close my dears.

i decided to ship it from Amazon US cos then the exchange rate hadnt gone bipolar and we were still flexing. \i didnt mind that it is made for the USA and our electrical voltages do not agree in anyway. I still obbught it.

i wish that was what stopped me o. you guys wont believe that the shipping company i "tried" to use to  bring it in held it hostage... til NOW.  Shippy Me, I dont have your time yet. 
i contacted them befor i bought it and i was told shipping fee is $80 and i hapilly agreed.
when it got to them the fee movedup to $150 and i told them to send it back that i cant afford that shipping fee. they didnt answer.
mind you, this machine cost $143 o.
they now sent me a mail recently that my money has moved up to $500.
i just loled and closed the email.
they should come and steal it na,
i honestly do not have their time.
theirs is story for another post.

so my dear bros and sis, my journey has started again.
now that Konga and Jumia have something in stock (Praise Master Jesus.)

The challenge here is that i have a budget that musnt exceed 35,000 Naira and i must get the best buck for my money.
i cant purchase an item unless i see it work myself, use it, see a video or read testimonial from a reliable source.

so my people, PLEASE HELP !!!!!!

if youve used any of these machines before of you have a video(English pls) somewhere, pls help a sister...

Butterfly Sewing Machine costs 28,000 Naira.

i called the seller of this machine and she kinda convinced me to go for this but i need another opinion cos its her market shes selling.


another brother

whats amazing is that when i was searching for sewing machines in November, none of these sites stocked all of this. Just a gentle reminder that no condition is permanent o.

When i want something, it occupies me totally and this is all on my mind!!! need to get it out this week, latest..

So if you have any ideas, questions or suggestions, leave in the comment section below.
looking forward to your response.


Monday, March 2, 2015

Book Review: The Devils Intern

I literally just dropped this book. Azin I just finished it and its amazee balz.

Who thinks about a setting in hell fire if you are not JK Rowling?

I loved it because it tells a story from a different narrative.

It was not as winchi winchi as I expected and even spirikoko me was even going, maybe hell is not that bad after all.
Lol. Jokes, I'm going to heaven and nowhere else when I die. Thanks Donna, ya'll can have your hell.

Its about a 17 year old boy, MJ, who finds himself in hell as an accounting intern.
He is tired of being dead and he finds a time travel device that takes him and his friends back to earth to change their deaths.
different things happen, the twits and turns here and there, they make unexpected findings, I even went 'whao' and 'sht in some places and the 'ending' was unexpected but nice.
I love the love stories of the different character.

you can read reviews on good reads here or buy on amazon here .

I don't know the luck I had that I got the book free on amazon  during some sale but its $7 now :( totally worth it. trust me.

I have this challenge on good reads where im to read 50 books this year and I just started middle of February.
I quickly gave my self brain and reduced it to 24 sharp sharp. .

I think I can still do 2 (proper books) per month without skipping meetings at work.

Next book is Inferno by Dan Brown. its supposed to be my second book for February and im carrying it over to march.. :(

Gone Girl is for March and ill decided on a Nigerian book soon.

any suggestions?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Blogging Platforms.

Ive been struggling between what blogging platforms to use for a very long time.
i started with word press but all the people i was following were on blogger and it just seemed easier.
so i ported.
now i'm having issues with blogger o.
i don't understand why i cant un-follow blogs.
i went crazy stalking and following blogs at my blogging recession earlier and now i'm bored with most some of the blogs.
A lot of them just make noise and sometimes all man needs is peace and quiet.
I've goggled all the ways and methods to un-follow blogs and its looking like a long thing.

WordPress is looking sexy again too me. look at those themes and the pretty websites and the analysis it does for you (droolssss)

I'm listing pros and cons of both platforms.


  1. very easy to use especially for beginners
  2. its hosting by Google. they can be trusted for security et all
  3. i follow a lot of bloggers who use the platform.
  4. i'm used to it. 

  1. its literally not controlled by you.
  2. the word processor is honestly crap.
  3. the themes are quite boring and not many
  4. you cant edit your blog list. once you follow a blog o pari.
  5. Tech support forum is very poor.

  1. its cool
  2. themes are beautiful and plenty. 
  3. beautiful mobile app
  4. nice word processor.
  5. i love the comment tracking notification.
  6. following and un-following blogs is a breeze.
  7. may ghen ghen website use it.
  1. can seem complex and techy
  2. too many plugins
  3. i don't know the owner.

Honestly i'm just confused.
any help/advise/suggestions???
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