Thursday, January 26, 2017

15 Questions with Adaeze Obiako

Happy Thursday, folks :)

Here's the second post in the "15 Questions with Adaeze Obiako" series; with questions in pink and answers in blue. Read, enjoy, and leave your answers to the questions down in the comments section below. 


Q1. What's one book that positively shaped your life?
A. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. It reshaped my thoughts, mindset, and even the words / language I used. Speaking of that, a dear friend gave me a second copy as a gift recently -- I should read it again. 

Q2. What's the last book you read?
A. The Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu -- really good read. I fell behind on reading in 2016; cheers to picking back up in 2017 :)

Q3. What's the next book you plan on reading?
A. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 

Q4. What's the worst job you ever had?
A. I once worked as a cocktail waitress in a nightclub dealing with rude customers and their never-ending drink orders, plus the routine coughing bouts I had to endure since it was a "smoking allowed" location and everyone felt the need to light and puff their cigarettes / cigars on a nightly basis. Oh, the agony. 

Q5. What would be a great first date idea?
A. Going to the theater to watch a live broadway play in New York or going to a Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas (with dinner included of course)

Q6. What are you most excited about these days?
A. Attending more women-centric social events and revamping the "Get CRAZY" series on the blog :)

Q7. What's your favorite TV show from the last 5 years?
A. Luther (showed on BBC) -- one of the best acting performances I've seen from Idris Elba to date. I still need to watch his performance in the movie Beasts of No Nation.

Q8. Favorite award shows to watch?
A. Emmy's, Oscars, BET Awards. 

Q9. What's your favorite restaurant in Abuja?
A. Hmmm...I'll say Tulip Bistro in Wuse II. I really love their Chicken Ceaser Salad and Louisiana Chicken pasta (my homage to New Orleans a.k.a "The Big Easy")

Q10. Favorite blog for career women?
A. Career Contessa. 

Q11. What are three things in your bag you don't leave home without?
A. Lipgloss or vaseline, my ID card, and my cell phone. 

Q12. Chocolate or Vanilla?
A. Vanilla abeg...although I'll always make an exception for the German Chocolate cake with Coconut frosting (the Betty Crocker mix is too delicious for words).

Q13. Android or iPhone?
A. Either one -- never had an iPhone though. 

Q14. One life lesson you are constantly reminded of?
A. Change is inevitable whether you like it or not. If I can come to full terms with that, then I can attain a heightened level of peace. 

Q15. An important act of courage you're practicing more of?
A. Saying "no". 


4 comments:

  1. Interesting post. Purpose Driven Life changed my life to real.

    I can say I know a bit of you now. :)


    Heart Rays 

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post and got a little more insight about me; also super geeked that we have similar book tastes :)

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  2. Ha! If I posted my responses to all your questions, It would be almost as long as your blog post.

    Books! For me, one of the books that positively shaped my life is rich dad poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Thinking about it now, the book contains lots and lots of repetitions but at the time it was quite revolutionary to me because it made me realize that being wealthy or comfortable was not really down to luck and that with careful planning and financial discipline, you could get out of debt and want. I also like Eat that Frog By Brian Tracy (One of my all time favorite authors), its great because it taught me how to prioritize, avoid procrastination and become incredibly more productive and achieve more of my goals.
    I also love two books by Rick Joyner: The Call, and the Final Quest. I love those two books because they opened my eyes to the fact that we are all going to appear before the Judgement seat of Christ one day and we'll receive rewards commensurate to our love and dedication here on earth. It also opened my eyes to the fact that the way God measures importance is quite different from what men generally esteem.

    Tulip Bistro is great! You should try the choco mousse at Dunes Center in Maitama! You'll be catapulted to chocolate nirvana!

    An important act of courage i'm practising more of? Humility, I need to grow in it daily!

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    1. Thanks for commenting Don, I always appreciate your thoughtful points.

      "rich dad poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki" -- I have been told to read this book by several friends (I guess I'll finally add it to the list :)

      "Eat that Frog By Brian Tracy (One of my all time favorite authors), its great because it taught me how to prioritize, avoid procrastination and become incredibly more productive and achieve more of my goals." -- spooky alert! We discussed this exact book today at my workplace today...if I didn't know any better, I'd have to say you're one of my co-workers that was in the meeting :)

      "You should try the choco mousse at Dunes Center in Maitama! You'll be catapulted to chocolate nirvana!" -- oh goodness, I'm trying to stay away from sugars, chocolate, and candy; but, if you insist I try it...

      "Humility, I need to grow in it daily!" -- I'm right there with you.

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