I started the whole trip with my 3 day visit with my former trichology tutor at California. On the first night, I went to the Poets In Autumn (PIA) tour, when my spoken word people Ezekiel, Janette…Ikz, Jackie Hill, and Preston Perry of P4CM were doing their last show on the tour. The show was a great blessing, and mind-blowing.
After three days with my tutor, I had one last day to flex, so I decided to go for a tour, which I later judged to be a waste of my money because we hardly had enough time to get a feel of one place before we had to jump to the next. To be honest, I am supposed to do a separate post on my LA tour, but mehn, no time to pick beans. The world has moved on.
|Hand and footprints of several celebs|
|Because I love Hugh Jackman|
|He's one of my favourite actors|
|Struggling to take a selfie. I was so shy, gosh. |
I hate taking pictures of myseld
|Hollywood, through the lens of my phone.|
|A lineup of the best oscar movies for those years, |
There were several pillars of them
|Dolby Theatre, where the oscars hold.|
There are somethings in life that cannot be explained, no matter how hard we try. They can only be experienced first hand. And one of those things is Walt Disney Concert Hall. You just have to see it to understand. Here is a picture below.
Then we moved to the Avila Adobe, the first house in LA, built in 1818, and now a museum. I watched the history of LA for few minutes on a video, how it became part of America, formerly being part of Mexico... So insightful. History is such a revealing thing.
|People queueing to watch the live viewing of a TV show|
|Can you spot me?|
And then, straight to Beverly Hills...
Went to Rodeo Drive, used to be the most expensive shopping street in the world before, but has been overtaken by some street in Dubai, I think. Currently the most expensive in the US. All the shops were empty. This is because you can't just walk in, and shop there. You can only be invited by appointment. Na wa o. This is to tell you that there's money, and then there's MONEY.
|Me on Rodeo Drive. I don't care what they say, |
I'm more expensive than this street
|Giorgio Armani signature. |
This is the Hand and print version of Oscars
|Streets of Beverly Hills. |
I'm guessing this was Fashola's vision for Lagos.
Some celebrity (I've forgotten who) paid millions of dollars to make his house look like this (a village house in Africa). You can imagine. When he can have this for almost free in Echama village in Benue State. This is what happens when you don't know what to use money for.
At this point, I was already running late, as the tour was overrunning, and I didn't want to be late for my next appointment. Later that night, I went out with my friend, Ezekiel, and we basically gisted, and talked about many things, including the upcoming rhyme and reason concert. Are you guys ready for it? It’s gonna be the bomb
And that was it for California. I packed my load to Baltimore, and went to visit family for 5 days. It was basically just me and my cousin around all through. I had mad fun with him, which ended up with him thrashing me at the bowling alley at Dave and Busters. Everywhere we went, people kept assuming he was my boyfriend. At Dave and Busters, the waitress even called him my husband when he stepped away for a while and she dropped his change with me, which is very funny considering the fact that we both look young, and I am 5 years older than him.
|My and my cousin/boyfriend/husband/whatever|
|About to do damage to the bowling alley, lol.|
For the sake of my reputation, I have refused to put up the final scores, lol. While I didn't do so bad, my cousing thrashed my to the last, lol.
From Baltimore, I moved straight to Connecticut to stay another cousin, the sister of the one in Baltimore. I was there for 5 days, and basically stayed indoors all through, watching TV. I only saw sunlight the day I was leaving for New York, seriously. So the only picture I have from this trip was the interestingly served food I had at a Thai restaurant.
So off I went to New York, where my holiday just started for real (10 days). I don’t have family or friends in New York, and I had only been there once in the past, when I had to get a bus from port authority to Baltimore. This time, I knew I wanted to go there, so I asked my mum to get me a host. My hostess was really accommodating and not intrusive. Perfect for the kind of person I am. Since I had no friends, and no real home to stay, I was forced to go out every single day, which is unlike me. But I am really glad about the experience.
Unfortunately, I must stop here, because it would really be unwise to continue the New York experience in this post. It is extremely packed, and this post is already packed as it is. See you guys next Monday, when I would conclude. Please, don't vex. I really tried.