Sunday, October 14, 2012

Blogging tip: blog from your heart!

     One mistake some bloggers make is that they don't blog from their heart. When you decide to start blogging, don't go into it for the money. Yes, it is true that blogging can be a source of income for some. If that's your primary reason for going into blogging, you can get discouraged when the money doesn't roll in.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Please what's the best hotel in Ibadan? It can't be Premier hotel!!

     I told you guys that I would be telling you about my trip to Ibadan in bits n' pieces.  (that's a blogging tip for you bloggers out there). While I was there, I stayed at the Premier Hotel Ibadan and this is my candid review.

My reason for the trip
I travelled to Ibadan to write an exam at the University College Hospital and I spent 2 nights at the hotel.

Type of room I stayed in
I stayed in the Classic Double Room for  ₦16000. Before I left for Ibadan, I did an online booking for their Superior Double Room for  ₦17000. When I arrived at the hotel, I was told that my booking had not been received. I had received a booking confirmation! I was also informed that there were no available Superior Double Rooms. If there were none available, why were they portrayed as being so on their website? Apparently, there was a disconnect between their website and the actual hotel operations.

Main review
     The hotel is located on top of Makola hill and I really liked the view from the reception lobby. However, I wish I had known that it was a bit off from the main road: you couldn't walk into town. This wasn't too bad because the hotel staff graciously arranged for a local taxi to pick me up.
    The concierge was very helpful and  polite. The cleaning staff were prompt and my room was cleaned daily and the towel changed. I question the effectiveness of the cleaning because when I took my bath, the water did not drain out. On closer inspection, I discovered that there was some hair and other dirt clogging the drain. In addition, when I bent down to pick something from beneath the birth, I observed that it was dirty.
     A complimentary buffet breakfast was included in my stay and this was a plus for me. However, when I went downstairs for the buffet breakfast, I completely lost my appetite. There was a complete lack of variety and the food did not look attractive at all. I eventually settled for yam and egg stew which was surprisingly tasty. I later learnt that they had an 'A l'a carte' breakfast.
     On the first night I arrived, I was given a free internet coupon but this expired by midnight. When I complained to the reception staff, I was informed that the person in charge of the internet wasn't available to print a new coupon. I had no more internet for the rest of my stay! This was really upsetting to me!

The view from the lobby

Hotel rating

    Overall, I would say that it's an average hotel but I would rather not stay there again. Anybody who knows Ibadan relatively well? What other nice hotels can I find in Ibadan?


Friday, October 12, 2012

Bobbi Kristina is marrying her brother-turned-boyfriend!

     The latest celebrity buzz is that Bobbi Kristina, late Whitney Houston's daughter, just got engaged to Nick Gordon, her 'adopted brother'.

     The story is that  Nick Gordon, who is now 22 years old, was unofficially adopted by Whitney Houston when he was 12. He and Bobbi Kristina have been living in the same house: they basically grew up together. Now, they have romantic feelings towards each other. I'm thinking to myself, "Have they always had some inkling of attraction or is it a recent thing?". 
     Whatever the case is, since they are not actually blood related, I don't think it's a crime for them to get married. In fact, since they have known each other for that long, the issue of trust would probably not be a problem. After all, many people have gotten married to their childhood friends.
     Is it wrong for them to get married?


What guides you?

     I just thought to share my devotional today. The main verse is "For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God." - Romans 8:14 NAS.
     Who guides your decisions? Your personal emotions intelligence or wisdom? Desire for fame, money and power? Friends or family? Or the Holy Spirit?


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Blogging tip: Pictures are so important!

     If you've ever written a blog post without including a picture, I would like to tell you never to repeat that. If you want your post to look interesting, always put a picture.


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