Please read the first part here.
My first night in Abuja was almost perfect.
I slept in a cozy room, with air conditioning and an all night power supply – a luxury I didn’t have back home.
Sadly, my sleep was cut short, no thanks to PMS. I woke up with an annoying abdominal cramp.
And to make matters worse, by daybreak, I had symptoms of both malaria and a stomach bug.
My village wanted to frustrate me but thank God for the BLOOD!!
So according to our itinerary, on that day we were to go on a lunch date at one fancy restaurant like that (whose name I don’t remember), and I was really looking forward to the experience. For the love of exotic cuisines!
Alas, I mostly spent the day on the couch, wrapped up from the cold, and HRH graciously purchased the drugs I needed and kept me company.
Still it was fun gisting, watching TV, taking silly pictures and eating a simple home cooked meal.
By evening HRH took his leave, and I continued with my bed rest.
The 3rd day came with renewed energy and I was up and about.
We had scheduled the day to see a movie, play one or two games at a gaming center then hangout.
HRH came to pick me up that morning around 9 a.m, and before leaving for the cinema, we checked online to see the movies showing.
We decided on Angry Birds 2.
I’d watched the first part a while back and found it interesting.
HRH drove us down to the Genesis Deluxe Cinema at Ceddi Plaza, somewhere in the Central District of Abuja.
After purchasing our movie tickets, we grabbed some popcorn, hotdog and drinks, then went in for the movie.
We had such a good time.
The plot was simple, yet intriguing and the characters were very believable. And like most animation movies, it ended on a happily-ever-after note.
After the movie, we left for the Silverbird Entertainment Centre also in the central district, only to get to the game arena and find out that the place was undergoing some renovation.
I was rather disappointed.
But I took the opportunity to pick up a few items from Shoprite, and from there HRH dropped me off at my sister’s apartment.
It had been an interesting day but my body, still in recovery mode, was rather exhausted.
The rest of that evening was quiet.
I had dinner, breezed in and out of social media, and went to bed.
The D-day had arrived.
Like I mentioned in the previous post, the primary reason for my visit to Abuja was to meet HRH’s family.
But before that we had an important business to take care of.
Days after the proposal I was still very terrified of having it slip off my finger.
Eventually, I removed and returned the ring to its box to avoid stories that touch…lol.
HRH good naturedly promised to have it resized during my visit to Abuja.
So on this day, together with his Big Sister, we made our way to the popular Wuse Market.
Wuse Market is a major market within Abuja metropolis, where you can find everything from foodstuff to clothes, electronics, and jewelry.
Although prices of goods in Wuse market are said to be relatively higher when compared to other markets like Utako and Garki, there is more variety of goods to choose from.
I was told there was usually traffic congestion on the way to the market. However, we didn’t experience much of traffic on that day.
I noticed how the market stalls were organized and the environment kept relatively tidy, unlike some other big markets I’ve been to.
After making a brief enquiry, we were given directions to the shop of an Asian Goldsmith. He was able to refashion the ring to my actual size, but the process took forever – roughly 3 hours.
Our next trip was to Bwari, a settlement at the border of Abuja where HRH’s parents live in.
This was my first meeting with his parents and I was hoping to make a good impression.
Thankfully, the visit went well and their reception was really heart-warming.
After having lunch, we visited for a few more hours before eventually taking our leave.
At my suggestion, we went for some Domino’s Pizza and Coldstone Ice-cream to celebrate a new milestine – meeting his family.
Thank you for reading,