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!
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.
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 ?
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.
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.
Hey Creatures, (Okay this is a new thing. I want to start having a fixed intro but I’m not sure so I want to try a few posts and see if it’ll stick)
In today’s post, I will be giving my thoughts on The Tinder Swindler on Netflix and lessons I learned from this documentary.
Starting this off , I didn’t know what to expect. I actually thought it was a movie like a fun, relaxing, entertaining movie. Almost like the ‘YOU’ series on Netflix. I’ll tell you now, It was not. and I blame Simon for that.
First of all, let’s talk about Simon. He kept on telling these women that his ‘enemies’ were after him. How Ironic because now his enemies are after him-the women he scammed. Like honestly ,how can someone be this evil? How can someone live comfortably off of people’s money, that they stole?!
These women were ultimately victims in this situation. However, I cannot imagine my self ever being in this situation because of my relationship with money. This documentary was literally an eye opener for me. It taught me some things about life and confirmed some of my ideologies as well.
So let’s get into it
1. Do not lend out money you cannot do without
I am honestly surprised that people don’t follow this ‘rule’ in the first place. If I have £1000 and someone asked me for £900. I cannot lend you that money because if you can’t pay it back, I will be stranded. So it really surprised me that Perlina was willing to lend Simon 30,000 dollars that she was supposed to use to buy an apartment. Even though she could afford to give him the money at the time, clearly she couldn’t do without it if she has a GoFundMe open with the other girls he scammed.
Bottom line: If you can’t do without it ,don’t do without it.
2. Research everyone to the best of your abilities.
I have had this done to me before but I just thought it was odd. After watching this documentary I realize how important this is. Before meeting someone you meet online, research them. This obviously didn’t work in this case because he had changed his name and edited pictures to back up his lies and fake Identity. But, I still think this is important because it might save you from your very own swindler and it’s just a great idea to me.
3. Never leave a conversation with the other person knowing more about you than you do them
This is something I am currently working on because I talk ALOT. Granted that most of the information I tell people about myself are general information. However, I realise how easy it is for someone to learn about me and possibly manipulate me along the line. Also, I think talking less in a conversation will improve my listening skills and make me ask more meaningful questions.
4. Always get your friends involved at some point in your romantic life
Obviously you do not need to take advise from anyone on what is best for your relationship but you should at least have someone to confide in , in situations like this. It could be your mum, pastor or even your therapist, if not your friends. My point here is , it is good to hear out opinions from people around you that genuinely want the best for you. Even hearing opinions from people that don’t like you can be helpful too. Just listen because everyone cannot be talking shit.
5. Do not take out a Loan for anyone
Please do not take out a loan or in the case of Cecilie-9 different loans- for anyone. You know what? Love is blind so let’s say you take a loan out for someone. Make them pay it back before taking out another. Simon was able to forge documents making it seem like he had sent the money so this was part of the ‘scammery’ that Simon did. So I get it. Now here’s why I cannot imagine myself in this situation. The first point I mentioned, I cannot give you what I do not have. Second point, if I don’t have it someone else will and that’s not me.
Okay that’s it for today.
if you haven’t watched The Tinder Swindler, I highly recommend it. If you have, feel free to share your thoughts!