Yeah, it’s a Friday night. I don’t like the whole Friday night clubbing thing, so I like to just chill at home, watch a movie and drink with the team. But… on a night such as this, where I’m chilling alone, I guess I’ll have to make do with my own company. Which as it so happens, I rather like.
#Day twenty two: Ten Things about Me People Don’t Really Expect
Wow, Day Twenty Two huh?
Hard to believe that I’ve made it this far, but apparently I have. So… let’s get on with it.
I’m not sure what things about me people don’t expect. I don’t understand how I’m supposed to know these things. But… let’s try.
Friendliness: I remember in 2007, I was voted Biggest Snob in this lesson I was going to. I barely spoke to anyone all through the time I was there. I’d just show up, pay attention and all that, and go straight home. I just couldn’t relate with them at all cos… I couldn’t. I would leave the lesson, go into unilag to chill with friends, and come back. But enough with the cool stories jare. I’m a friendly person. I know I may seem a bit reserved around people I don’t know/am not comfortable with, but hey… that’s normal no? I’m friendly. And if anyone disagrees, I’ll give ‘em a piece of my mind. Understand? K
Martial Arts & Flexibility: Okay, so a lot of people see “Capoeira” in “CapoeiraPanda”, and don’t really know what it means. I then have to go into an explanation about how it’s a martial art and all that. This is okay and all, but most people don’t believe it. I can’t say I blame them really. Four years ago I weighed 105kg, and I know if I wasn’t me, I’d find it hard to believe myself. And then when they see me playing… it’s always a lot of fun to see shock on faces when I flip, or kick or… whatever it is.
Singing: Most people see me or hear me, and don’t even believe that I can sing. I like to keep it that way sef. I have absolutely no idea why. Maybe I’m self-conscious, but well, I don’t care so much about what people think, and a lot of the time I’m proud enough to sing at the top of my lungs all day. But… *shrug*
Silence: Around people with whom I’m comfortable, I talk a lot. This is kinda hard to reconcile with my saying that a lot of people don’t think I’m a friendly person, but bear with me. Anyways, so around the people with whom I’m comfortable, seeing me silent is kinda odd, but it happens. I sometimes go into mood swings and just stay quiet for hours. *chuckle*… some days I don’t even expect it. It just happens sha.
Speech: Two days ago, my new boss was saying to me “you speak so well…” with slight shock in his voice. I’m not sure if he was surprised because I truly speak well, or because he’s just a pretentious douche who thinks he’s too good for Nigeria, but anyways, I’ve gotten compliments like this for years. It gets kinda annoying. I mean, because I’m big and black, am I meant to sound like a goat with socks stuffed between his gap teeth? Na wa oh…
Music: My taste in music is… eclectic. Some people say it’s good, but… *shrug*… I think I just like what I like. It’s good music. Isn’t everyone expected to like good music? Are there actually people out there who truly and honestly like Vic-O’s music? Are there? Is the world not truly coming to an end?
Am I ranting again? I’m sorry.
Intensity: Oomph. I stare shamelessly. But wait, that’s not the point. Anyways, I hear my stare’s hard to take sometimes. Like I’m trying to bore into the soul through that stare. My behavior as well can be rather intense. I like to go from being uncommitted about things to being in all the way. It’s in the way I write, talk… uhm, I think you get my point.
Abeg, I’ll stop here jare. I can’t think of anything else. I already feel like I’m washing myself with all this. I dey go sleep jare.
Day twenty two done. G’night y’all.