Simple pleasures In Lagos City

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In life, pleasure can be derived from many things.  It could be a new car for some, jewellery for others and money for some. But I’ve gotten the privilege of experiencing the most basic pleasures we often over look.

I recently moved bases, like I said in my last post here, for a school program I’m currently doing. I won’t say it’s culture shock  (as I’ve lived in this town before), but having to relearn the things that were normal for me, isn’t as easy as I thought. I’ve been here for about week and I feel as though this has been going on for an hour or so. But I really must say, there’s beauty in the chaos that is Lagos city.

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I’m back to having to be alert 24/7. Hopping buses and the occasional . Constantly having change. Having a pair of bathroom slippers in my bag (I learnt that the hard way). Having a surge of adrenaline constantly, waiting for the slightest indication of trouble. (Lol).

Simple pleasures in the midst of the chaos;

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  • The hot loaf of agege bread I had for breakfast. Sold at N100 as opposed to the N50 I was used to.
  • The  super yogo I bought at N70 on the road while stuck in traffic. Who else knows and has experienced the delight the sachet provides?IMG-20130817-01280
  • Begging the keke man to take me across the road because I was too scared to cross and the also because the road was murky. He ended up taking me across for free (bless his soul).
  • Yelling out ‘o wa’ when the bus reaches my stop.
  • The conversation I had with the ‘ewa goin’ (I don’t know if that’s the correct spelling) vendor on the street about food hygiene  (she sold her food near a trash can)

 

The basic/ most simple things can bring pleasure, at least for me.

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Happy fathers day to all the wonderful fathers out there. We love and appreciate you!

 

What simple pleasures have you indulged in?

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