The Free Deadline Planner that you need

Hey creatures,

I have officially become the person for the people…on the internet. Okay dramatic much. I just mean I am going to be sharing my deadline planner to people on the internet. I am a huge procrastinator so I designed this template because it allows me to do the bare minimum and still get work done without rushing or feeling guilty of not doing it on time.

So if you’re interested in using it, you can just click the link below to download it.

Deadline Planner Template One

Deadline Planner Template Two

Why did I get married?| Movie review

Hey Creatures!

In today’s post , I will be sharing my thoughts on the movie-Why did I get married?.

I realize I probably never mentioned this on my blog before, so I’d like to out rightly state that my reviews will always contain spoilers. It might not be major but they will have some key spoiling info. So consider that before you read anything on here. okay? okay.

Summary

‘Four married couples take a week’s vacation each year where the only agenda is asking themselves ‘why did I get married?’ ‘Eight married friends take their annual reunion vacation in the Colorado mountains. Revelations of infidelity involving one pair shatter the amicable mood, forcing the remaining friends to take a hard look at the strength of their own marriages. The couples grapple with issues of commitment, love, betrayal and forgiveness as they try to move on with their lives.’-(This is the summary from google )

My thoughts

Diane and Terry

We hear of cases where one partner feels neglected by the other because of how time consuming their career is. This is how Terry feels about Diane and her work. Diane is a proud career women, who doesn’t want anymore kids. Terry is also a career man but more family oriented and he wants a son, or another child at least. So this was their main issue. We later find out Diane tied her tube without telling him and terry ended up moving out. It was a mess. Terry didn’t like how Diane treated him, and well so did I, which is why I was lowkey hoping he wouldn’t take her back. But he did.

Angela and Marcus

This was the most chaotic couple out of the bunch. I have many feelings towards Angela, but one thing I like the most was that she was outspoken. She will talk you out your shit and back into it. She was a successful salon owner and her husband happened to work for her. I believe their main issue was infidelity and the fact that Marcus has been jobless for 8 years. Angela was really unbearable and It was evident that Marcus really loved her because he stayed. Although I would say that , when Marcus listened to her , she would always calm down and apologize if she was wrong. So I guess it makes sense that Marcus stayed because he knows Angela wasn’t crazy for always nagging.

Sheila and Mike

Mike is a piece of absolute disgusting unforgivable sick shit. While Sheila , is so so breathtaking. She’s so soft-spoken, caring, considerate , she is soo damn fine. I don’t know what she ever saw in Mike. You know how you have people that you like but don’t like at the same time?. Mike did not like Sheila…at all. He would always comment on her weight, her diet and everything wrong he found in her. He made her drive for hours in the cold because the flight attendant said she needed to buy another sit due to her weight. He carried his side chick on the trip for his pleasure of course. I was appalled by his behavior.

Patricia and Gavin

Patricia, who was also a career woman, would always call herself a doctor. I am not really sure if she meant because of a PhD degree or if she meant as an actual medical doctor. I was too busy focusing on other people problems but she actually carried out a lot of research and wrote multiple books including ‘why did I get married?’. Her husband was very supportive of her and her career. He seemed to love her a lot. Their issue was that Patricia got in an accident which killed their only child and since then Patricia moved on as if nothing happened. This was particularly difficult for Gavin because he wanted another child and Patricia was not ready .They seemed like the perfect couple from the outside which is contrary to what is going on on the inside. One thing I would say is that, as a someone that teaches, researches and writes book on self-help and development, she was the problem in her marriage.

My favorite scene

One thing about me, I will enjoy a well deserved revenge. Like a cheating husband getting STD, thinking he got it from the woman he was cheating with, only for him to find out that his wife was cheating first and she was the one that gave it to him. HA! I found a video on YouTube showing the entire dinner scene. I think if you want to get an idea of how chaotic and entertaining this movie is, then just watch this video. This was my favourite part of the movie.

Overall, this was a great watch. It was relaxing , funny and entertaining. I’ll be rating in 5/5. because I will watch it again.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Okay that’s it for this post, see you in my next.

2000 views on my blog!

As you can already tell from my last post. Well, who would have thought?! I am officially a MEGA SUPER STAR or almost one at least.

On the 23rd of January, @ebitimicreates surpassed 1000 views, and about 2 months after, on the 26th of March, she surpassed 2000 views! All this is following, my blog milestone post where I ended 2021 with over 500 views on my blog.

I am really happy about it, super ecstatic. It feels really good that I remained consistent, you know? I remember starting this blog and celebrating 5 blog posts and now this will be my 31st post on this blog.

Last year, between April to March, I published 11 posts. Now get this, between January and March this year, this would be my 20th post. It’s so crazy and amazing to see. In January alone, I had a little over 700 views and over 200 visitors. Like what is happening?!

I am soo proud of myself. I am happy I found something that I enjoy, it makes me feel really good that it’s growing this way.

Moving on, I want to be more intentional about what I post.

Question: How do you remain intentional about blogging. What does an intentional blog/blogger look like to you?

Okay that’s it for this post. See you in my next one!

My blog anniversary. I can’t believe my baby is 1 year old.

I can’t believe that my baby is a one year old. Okay, I can believe it but it’s just an expression. I CAN’T BELIEVE MY BABY IS ONE YEAR OLD!!!. I am truly happy about it and to celebrate, I bought a cake…well, cheesecake.

I have been enjoying the Toffee cheesecake lately and my anniversary was a perfect excuse to buy it again.

Let’s do a mini flashback on my first posts on my blog

First post on Just a taste.

First post on Wins day

First post on Thinkers Thoughts

Okay that’s it for this post. Happy 1 year anniversary to me!

I made Boba Tea at home.

Hey Creatures!

As you can tell from the title , I made Boba Tea also know as Bubble Tea, at home. I also made other forms of drinks with the Boba so not every thing was actually Tea.

It was pretty easy to make and to be honest, ever since I started making my own Boba drinks, I’m begining to wonder why it takes soo much time to get Boba teas made at the shop, especially when I’m assuming they bulk make the Tapioca and all they have to do is make the teas…but I may be wrong.

It’s also interesting how much cheaper and easier it is to make Boba Tea at home compared to buying it at an actual shop. Yeah I understand convenient and preference but from someone who hates spending money but loves enjoying certain ‘luxuries’ in life , you have much more creative freedom with your drink.

I don’t want to sound like I’m throwing shade at people that can afford to buy Bubble tea multiple times… but I am. Teach me your ways, where do you get all that money from?

Anyways…

This is the list of Ingredients that I used to make the different bubble drinks I’ve made so far

Tapioca Boba/Balls/Pearls(google any, I’m sure it’ll pop up somehow)

Tetley Tea Bags(for the tea)

Honey/granulated sugar(I mostly use honey as a substitute for brown sugar)

Milk( so far, I have tried soya Milk, whole Milk, evaporated milk)

Caramel Syrup

Mango and passion fruit juice

This totals up to about £10(#5,479)which is for about 7 large servings before the Tapioca pearls finishes. The Boba tea shop near me charges £4.10(#2,246) for a medium serving of Boba Tea. So you see why I’m shading you all.

I have included pictures of some of the different bubble teas I have made so far.

Results

This is how some of them looked. I would say my least Favorite one was the Mango and passion fruit drink. Mainly because the Juice was too acidic for me but I still loved it because of the Boba.

I think that everything looks good, I loved the tastes of all of them and I am supper obsessed.

I’ll rate all the drink I made 4/5 starts.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

That’s it for this post, see you in my next post creatures!

Question: Have you tried Boba/Bubble tea? what are your thoughts?

Solving student Problems on Reddit

Hey Creatures!

Today’s post is all about student problems. I thought it would be a great Idea to source out student problems on Reddit and solve them on my blog. I’ll be giving advice based on personal experience , as always. So let’s get into it.

How do I catch up at Uni?

I think a great way to deal with this is by creating a to-do list for the week. Pick two days in week and a non-negotiable time period to focus on school work. Try to get through two topics per week so you can catch up on past work. You will have to do this while staying up to date with your current school work so you don’t fall behind.

Look for summaries on all the topics/work online from your subject. On YouTube there are a lot of educational videos on there that summarize or give detailed lectures on topics , so start there. It’ll give you a quicker understanding of what you missed and some topics on your syllabus. To increase your engagement just ask questions. If you’re as behind as you say you are, then you probably have a lot of questions.

‘I have no motivation to do anything’

I was literally here a couple weeks ago. I even posted about it (Dealing with lack of Motivation| Short rant…). Feeling this way every now and again is normal. I would advice you to talk to your personal tutor(if you have one at your college or university) and see if there are any student resources in your University that may help. Such as Counselling, Mental health support, academic writing e.t.c. Also, to avoid missing classes, I suggest you go to school or Library in the morning and don’t return home until your classes are finished for the day or till you’ve done something academically productive. I struggle with this as well, but I find that going to the campus helps me to be more productive and not miss classes. Also, If you have any friends on your course, maybe studying and doing your assignment at the same time will help you remain accountable. Demotivation, I believe is a more mental than physical. So I feel you need to inform you university advice team to get help. Good luck!

‘Take rough notes or thorough notes?’

As someone that prefers paper , I always do rough notes because all the lecture resources are available online to look at after the class. I know Lecturers recommend you look through your notes after the class. I think it has to do with prolonging your memory on the topic or something like that… but this is completely up to you.

Side Bar: Is it just me but I can’t take detailed notes and pay full attention in class? I feel I will miss out on too much because the Lecturer would have rambled on while I’ll be stuck on one sentence he said 10 mins ago.

‘Someone help me with my Housemates’

My advice to approaching them is to write out everything you want to say to them and how you feel about the whole situation or you could make a voice recording of what you want to say-just like this post you have made but just write it ,directing it to them. Then send it to them. I highly recommend taking pictures of the mess and messaging them individually or on a group chat/ Just to make sure you have proof that you have talked to them about this.

Wait it out for about two weeks to see the outcome. If nothing happens then inform your accommodation provider and send your evidence to them so they can sort it out. You can also see other accommodation advice here (My practical advice for foreign students living in a shared accommodation)

‘How do I start my university assignment that I’ve been putting off for three years?’

If you’re struggling to write, Don’t. There are other alternatives. You can record yourself talking about it and transcribe it . Make a video recording and type it out. Finish the essay in whatever format is easier for you and type it out or dictate it to get written down on Microsoft Doc.

You can finish a 4000 word essay in 2 weeks, if you keep calm and get about 400 words down a day. If you can, find a study buddy, someone with a deadline they’re working towards. They’re a lot of people with deadlines and Uni. Set up a Study Date, hopefully this will motivate you.

Side Bar: I remember writing in one of my posts about how, some universities don’t take into account many different assessment styles that suits students and I hope to see a change soon(University Deadlines are approaching).

Okay that’s it for today.

If you are a student of any capacity, this is your time to shine and share your most problematic student experience.

3 Best purchases I made in 2021

Hey Creatures!

As I have expressed may times on my blog, I don’t like spending my money on unnecessary things, in fact, I don’t like spending my money. Period. But when I do spend money , I try as much as possible to make sure it’s worth it.

Anyways last year , I bought many great things , but in this post I will be mentioning 3 of my best purchases I made in 2021. These items have been so helpful and I hope to use them for at least two more years. So let’s get into it.

My Phone Cases

I bought this off of Ali express for £3.99(including tax) which is about ₦2,252. When I first got them I got it in the white and pink colour(Left Pic). After using it for a while , I loved the case so much that I decided to get it in black and green(right pic). My phone has fallen multiple times but with this case I am well assured that my phone safe because of the design of this case. I LOVE IT.

My Hook Earphones

OOOHHH this one right here! Who remembers when I mentioned in my post last year on Wednesday wins about being gifted the left ear of hook earphones (Link to post). Well, I ended up getting my own and all I have to say is money well spent. I bought this off Amazon for £22.92 which is about ₦12,940. I carry this almost everywhere, super convenient. The case is also a charger for the earphones which has proven useful on multiple occasion . It also has a touch feature so I can change the song and volume without touching my phone. I LOVE IT.

My Water Bottle

If you have seen any of my Smoothie post on my blog, then you would have seen this particular water bottle.I bought it from a B&M store for £2 which is about ₦1,128. I have purchased bottles ranging from a 2 litre , 1 litre , 700ml to even 500ml but none has satisfied me like this 450ml bottle. I cannot explain why but I just love it.

To round up, I am really happy with these purchases. I honestly use them on a daily basis and I am happy with the price I paid for all of them.

Okay that’s it for this post, see you in my next one!

Phone Swap Movie Review| Nigerian Romantic Comedy.

Today I will be reviewing the amazing Nigerian movie called Phone Swap. Am I spoiling my spoiler review by telling you on the first line that it was an amazing watch? Yes , I am.

So let’s get into it

I watched this movie the other day and my friend is a living witness. I was actually laughing and grinning like a Cheshire cat. It was a really relaxing and entertaining watch.

Summary

Mary is clearly overwhelmed by work , her boss was taking credit for her designs , her neighbours remained nosy by constantly asking her when she was going to marry. Her father was calling her for conflict resolution in regards to her troublesome younger sister. Her younger sister, physically assaults her husband, in this particular case she had grabbed her husbands pen!s and squeezed it…aggressively. Hence , as the first born , Mary had to come and help beg the husband and his family member to forgive her. Around this time, Mary found that her boyfriend was married. Chaos.

Akin was an arrogant business man, he was trying to go behind his boss back to encourage a merger between departments that may cause a lot of his colleagues to loose their jobs. He was trying to also make his way up the ladder as well. He had a leach for a girlfriend and I think to an extent, he was actually done with their relationship. He had a loquacious assistant, who informed his mum of his daily movement. His mum, who has also been pressuring him to bring his girl friend home.

In addition to these two main Characters were others such as Mary’s family, Mary’s co-worker, Akin’s Mother ,his assistant as well as his co-workers. All these added to the comedic flair of the movie. Although I need to say that , the way Akin and Mary fell in love felt a bit rushed.

Favourite Scene

My favourite scene in this movie was Akin’s first time eating in Mary’s house. A lot of traditional Nigerian meals are eaten with our hands. However, Akin came from a ‘Westernised’ household where he is used to eating with Cutleries. Imagine eating Eba with fork and knife in a traditionally/culturally driven Nigerian household looool. Anyways, I found it funny because everyone was digging into the food with their hands and Akin was there asking for cutlery.

Rating: 4.5/5

I will definitely watch again.

Fruit Cocktail in Grape juice smoothie.

Hi Creatures!

Yes, another smoothie post. I’m guessing you didn’t try the last one. Good. it tasted terrible. If you’re new here, welcome!. I was talking about the Homemade Raspberries and Black Grapes Smoothie, I made last time.

Anyways back to the post…

I was looking forward to trying out a mango and black grape smoothie but I couldn’t find mangoes. Okay that’s a lie. I couldn’t find cheap mangoes. So I checked the canned goods section , hoping to find something(canned mangoes), and there it was…canned fruit cocktail , in grape juice. GRAPE. As, I mentioned in my previous post, Grape-well black grape- is my top 5 fruit. So I just had to buy it.

Result

Okay this is the outcome of the blend.

Appearance

I think this is a great color. Tbh the sun plays a role in adding to the beauty.

Taste

To be honest, I only took a sip out of it an ended up throwing everything away. It smelled soo bad, like it smelled like old, stale, musty fruit. I don’t know how to explain it(even though I just explained it lol). The ‘grape juice’ was absolutely not nice, was that even grape Juice? ugh. Even while blending it , I felt like throwing up(okay that was because of something else but still). Asides from the looks, I have nothing positive to say about this experience.

Rating: 0/5. Never again.

Hopefully the next one I try will be better.

My first ever Vision Board| The actual beginning

I remember seeing a tweet about how the best time to set New years resolution is in march because January and February are just test-run for the actual year. Although I prefer starting from Day 01 to a Day 61. I think I deserve a new beginning right now. So this is me saying Happy New year!!!! again

Starting of the year, I decided to make a vision board. I wanted to show the process of making it but I seem to have lost all the files except the actual vision board. I am just thankful I didn’t loose the actual vison board.

Anyways here are the results

The pictures are pretty self explanatory. I think I’m happy with how it looks . I’m thankful for life and I am super excited for the blessings this year will bring. What are your goals for this year?

That’s it for this post. See you next week!

Things in Europe I did not expect as an International student.

Before coming to Europe, I had visited a couple times when I was younger and I presumed I knew what to expect. However, here are some things I did not expect as an international student studying in Europe.

The very confusing-mostly cold-weather

Prior to me coming here , I had never used or found weather forecast useful. Back home, I believe we have raining season, dry season and Harmattan. Now here I am checking the weather prediction before leaving my room. The thing here is, just when you think it’s really cold, It gets colder. I was really surprised the day it was really cold outside, yet I could feel the heat of the sun. It is really odd.

It gets really dark fast in the winter

This was something that took me a while to get used to and I’m still not used to it. During the winter period , it gets dark very early. I’m talking by around 4pm the sun is no were to be found. This actually messed up by sleeping pattern because I started sleeping by like 6pm.

People smoke a lot

I think this one shocked me the most. Partly because there is a lot of stigma around smoking in the area I grew up in. So It took me aback because my teachers were smoking, my classmates were smoking, there are cigarette bins almost everywhere, there are smoking areas in a lot of institutions AND behind the smoking packet it says SMOKING KILLS.

A lot of homeless people

This is based on my stereotype of Europe though, I guess that is why I did not expect it. There is a certain way a lot of people from western countries talk about most African countries in regards to poverty and homelessness. So I had assumed these countries had no such thing. So I was pretty shocked when I saw a lot of homeless people here. I also think this might be due to the area I live in Europe, but the amount of homeless people I see on a daily basis is shocking.

People refer to Africa as a country

Throughout this post, I have intentionally referred to one country in Europe as Europe when I can. This was inspired by a lot of Europeans(I mean across the the continent not one country), that I have talked to, that refer to one country in Africa as Africa. I find it odd and in certain instances disrespectful. In many of the conversations I have had with Europeans , I have asked them questions about their country but they would somehow reply with a question asking me about Africa. Even though I have clearly stated I am Nigerian. Odd isn’t it?

Anyways that’s it for this post! See you next week!

People I want to thank for purchasing my blog Domain| Wins-day!

This is old news but I realized I never really celebrated this win on here.

For some weeks, I was thinking of ways to better my blog. With many ideas flowing and with soo many decisions to make. One thing I always wanted was to have a blog domain. Not because I want to be a ‘super’ blogger or seem more serious or anything like that. I just wanted to know how It would feel.

So I bought it. On the first day of the year, my blog changed from ebitimicreates.wordpress.com to ebitimicreates.com . How cool.

Awkward Season 2 GIF by Friends

I consider this a huge win and this is super amazing. So as a winner that I am, I am going to point out the wins that I am grateful for leading to the mother win.

God and myself– God because there are many valid reasons why I don’t need to continue blogging, there are many thoughts I could be having that will deter me from this path, but the light of God which shines through me has allowed me to continue this journey. I am proud of myself for being confident, consistent and willing to blog. I am proud of my blog , my blogging journey and my blog growth. Have I said I am proud of my self ?

Black Woman Smile GIF by HULU

My family-The opportunities my parents have given me is the reason why I have a laptop , I have access to a school that has computers , and I also have internet access to even think about blogging as a hobby. My siblings are God sent, I can’t imagine life without them, they are literally my support system. I am blessed to live a life I am happy with and I am also blessed that I have people that contribute to this happiness. The life I have been born into is a privilege that many do no have. For this, I am truly honored and grateful.

GIF by STAR

Obliviously there are other aspects of my life that I am grateful for but I am shouting out these people especially because of the financial role they play in my life. They are the reason why I am able to live life comfortably and at the same time spend money on a hobby by paying for a blog domain that I frankly do not need.

Thank you all with all my heart.

To round up, if you are getting an award soon and you need someone to write your speech for you . Please refer to my contact page. I will be charging a small fee. Enough to renew this membership next year because I just might be broke. It seems like buying blog domain is for the rich.

Kim Kardashian Birthday GIF

What are you grateful for so far into the year?