Today is my maternal grandmother's 14th year remembrance, with each passing day... i miss the woman who formed and moulded me, I was the only grandchild she raised and who lived with her...seems just like yesterday but it's 14years already...it happened on a Saturday, late at night...my aunt had just left her for a couple of minutes and by the time she came back she was gasping for breath. Thing is she was asthmatic but had not had her attack for many years, so the surprise on every one's face when they saw her having an attack...I remember my mum coming over to her friends house, where I had gone to spend my summer break, with eyes that refused to stop tearing telling me, mama was gone, I refused to believe, i refused to cry,i was meant to see her that day...I was not allowed to attend her burial, because everyone felt i could not handle seeing the dead, i was just 11...everyday I pray to Allah to forgive her sins and grant her Aljannah Firdaus (heaven).

On Saturday, was at the airport to say farewell to my cousins(Detola, Deola and Kabirat), who were travelling to the UK, not sure when next we would see, but thanks to facebook, at least we get to keep in touch. The airport was filled due by 6.30am due to the environmental curfew, ran into Bukky Wright, one of Nigeria's finest Yoruba actress, my family friend wanted to have a picture of her, so i became photographer.

Also saw this little kid at the airport, she is pretty i must say, but what caught my attention was the skirt, it is really short, as in the girl was busy pulling down the skirt.

Also, wrote my masters qualifying exam at Unilag and I would say it's a 60-40 chance of me getting admitted. Am so not keen about studying the course, but my intended course requires 3yrs post graduate experience.  At least I did not waste my energy and money buying, the past questions, as the questions were so 360 degrees far from what most people crammed in the past questions.

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Back to work and life as i know it for now...a wonderful week to everyone.

♥ Lara

Molara Brown


  1. Yeah, they start by wearing extremely short skirts at3 yrs old. Sad, right?

    I hope you do well on the exam :)

  2. sad right and thanks for the wish.

  3. Sorry abt your grandma, it's never easy losing a loved one..take heart!

    Lag and that their exam..it seems tho that the pass rate is always high.wish you d best!

  4. sorry about ur grandma. The short skirt doesnt surprise me, because lots of little girls i see have on that and much worse!! g'luck with the results on ur exam, ill be sure to check out the blog

  5. may you continue to find solace in the lord,dear :-))
    love the pictures...

  6. umm sorry about your grandma

  7. Aww I am so sorry to hear abt ur grandma. It is always tough to lose someone you love. *sigh* life!

    Congrats on ur 60-40 chance of getting into d masters program @ unilag (my mom's an alumni there).
    I'm sure u will though!
    Goodluck on ur exam.

  8. Sure hope ur name makes the list...as for kids and dressing, saw a lil kid once wearing a halter top that exposed everything she did not have :)...i just wondered what the sense was in putting the top on in the first place...lol

    As for Grandma...she sure lived a great life...cos you remember her and miss her, even after she's gone :)

  9. Kids clothing these days are rather interesting, to say the least.

    Sorry to hear about your grandma, and all the best with your exam

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  11. Good luck with that exam. U'v got to believe Lara. God will give it to you if you believe.

    Abt d skirt... funny. U shld go to Asia, tht's so normal. lol. It good how the girl is pulling it down though, it means something on her inside does not appreciate it. what do u think?

    Sry about ur grannie :(

    - LDP