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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Aww...Birthday party that turned to an engagement party (photos)

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2nd December was my girlfriend (of 20 months)’s birthday. We have been friends for 30 months though. Meanwhile I had planned to propose marriage to her on that day. Thing is, I am resident in Lagos while she is in Enugu. In 2013, a coordinated surprise visit to Enugu wowed her birthday and she never stopped talking about how that was the most pleasant surprise of her life, not until 2nd December, 2014 anyway.
So to douse her anticipation for any form of surprise, I got really involved in planning her 2014 birthday. During one of my visits to Enugu, we had dined at Octopus, an exquisite Chinese Restaurant that has got lovers of good meals in ‘042’ wanting for more. I loved the ambience and the meals were really amazing. We decided to host her birthday there. Hers was to make all the inquiries, invite her friends, have fun and be happy. Mine was to fund the dinner which I did with all pleasure. Of course there couldn’t be any more surprises when she was already aware of the ‘whole’ package. Besides, my work couldn’t allow me time-off on a Tuesday.
Then …..
I arrived Enugu at 4.15pm having been to work earlier on the day and checked into my hotel room. I had the Manager of Octopus come meet me and we concluded on the 3-level surprise.
Level 1.                
 After the starter has been served, she was invited (with her friends) to see a video clip on screen of the 60” television in the restaurant. Behold it was me (JIRO) wishing my baby-girl a happy birthday and apologizing for missing her ‘big’ event. Towards the end of the clip, my sister and cousins joined me to sing the traditional ‘happy birthday’ song. Twinkle was so wowed and crying by the end of the rendition. “This JIRO will not kill me ooo” she muttered in her tears. Then……
Level 2.                
As the video clip ended, I walked into the restaurant! The wow feeling turned into a positive frenzy. She was speechless as she ran to her star. “Baby, why do you always do this to me” was all she could say as she cried in my arms. Yes, am badt like that….hehe.
Level 3.                
 After I settled in and ordered some more champagne, the management of Octopus brought a bowl of what they dubbed their traditional gift to all birthday celebrants in the restaurant. Since I was there, it only made sense that they hand the package over to me (as the boyfriend) to appoint any of the diners to open it or open it myself. And my speech happened…. “… anyway, everybody may be worthy but I don’t see any person that is more worthy than you (twinkle) today to open this special package from Octopus….” By the time she opened the bowl, her friends and other diners  were already gathered by our side to take a sneak peek, my one knee was down and I continued “…there are no better words than the three words that make up ‘I Love You’. You have been a friend, you have been bla bla bla bla bla bla and all dem beautiful things” And … “now I ask you, Chisom Onyinyechi Ogbuji, to make me the happiest man in the world and be my wife, please……
And she said YES!
And we changed into our tees that read “OMG Jiro asked!” with all them smileys for her and “…and Twinkle said YES… of course!” for me.
Love is indeed a beautiful thing. Give love always and appreciate love when you have it. May God make our dreams come true and our earnest desires fulfilled, Amen!
Now we plan for our future, together. See the photos below...

 

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ary said...

Awwww congratulations to them. Wish them more romance and a long and happy marriage

Anonymous said...

Congratulations girl




Amakadarlyn@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

That's so sweet

Bishop Dammy said...

Amazing! Both of you are blessed! How romantic, I urge you to dwell in the presence of God as you abide under the shadow of the Almighty it is well with you both. Deut 18:18. 2tim 4:18. BishopDammy#

Unknown said...

WAOOO THIS GOD IS MYSTERIOUS KUDOS TO HIM.

charlesome said...

Congrats to u both

Anonymous said...

Too cute. She's a pretty girl with a great figure. Lucky too with a thoughtful man.

Anonymous said...

Got this from......

Eugenia said...

May God bless t ur union.

Unknown said...

Wow!!!...I want to ask too o!

Unknown said...

Linda you "got" not "God ", hmmmmmm what a romantic engagement, I can imagine how happy she would have felt on her birthday. esebeauty21@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Arrogant fool! Must u tell how the manager came to meet you n d rest... In fact, u r as useless as the P in psychology.

Unknown said...

Linda pls correct your statement Got not God. Am happy for them.

Anonymous said...

Jiro Nwa

Unknown said...

Damn!! The essay is too much nah. Congrat to them sha....REPORTING>LIVE FROM PORT NOVIA>

Susan said...

Awwwwwwww......sweet! May God bless your home.

DEguebe said...

It's a good thing and a wonderful feeling when a man finds a wife. Mc Baba Oloye says so.

Bonita Bislam said...

Aww i luv pleasant surprise too.I wish them years of marriage as old as methuselah.They look more like friends than couple.

Unknown said...

Dear Lord biko when will my bf give me ring na??!! we go soon enter 2015 oh.. All these leaving one relationship dt is not working out n entering another.. Biko nu God touch this guy's heart to bring forth this ring IJN.. AMEN

Anonymous said...

Abeg park well joor.. Rubbish. Na you wan first fall in love? Make we hear word joor

finest loves Bloglord😍 said...

Awww so sweet,I go love oh,love is realy sweet wen u're wit d ryt 1,baba God be a boo provider lols

snowflix said...

The explanation was much tho, the main point was @ the end I wonder why the long write up. Anyways congratz to them #onelovefromSnow#

zeenee said...

Awwwww, so beautiful #lovestruck

Adedolapo said...

Heee...guy come pwopose oh....marriage dey hungry me

Unknown said...

It's all good..congrats

Unknown said...

It's all good..congrats

Unknown said...

Woow, that was really romantic of him, i wish my bf can give me a bit of a surprise as well, congrats 2 dem anyway

Unknown said...

Awwwwn...this is so cool.

Anonymous said...

Kaiii,when will my own happen God???

favy said...

Hia eeeeeeh!!!!!, Nke am tokwaram uto oooo

Unknown said...

Wow! Lovely.....her friends look very hungry n starved, hope de were well fed....she's such a biuri! Congrats

Unknown said...

Awwww so so sweet.congratulations.
Faceoflib

addicted to lib said...

See me fantasizing to d whole package...choi! I love...

Electropiz said...

That's sweet



....... ROV

@MEETD®EALEVANS™ said...

Isn't DAT bonario...looks like him

Anonymous said...

Congrats. Although am jealous

Luvlyn

lami said...

Awwww nice , congratulations to them.

Unknown said...

Congratulations to u dear u deserve more Dan dat

Mz Lolo... said...

Wow! This is so sweet. I love it

Unknown said...

Happy for u. Good luck

Chilaka C said...

Luv Is Indeed A Beautiful Thing, Cnt Wait 2 Propose 2 D Right Woman, SingleLadies Ready 4 A Serious Date Addup 2bcdd5ed

Anonymous said...

VERY DRY

Anonymous said...

Very lovely, I pray your marriage is blissful than the engagement.

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Congrat bro i wish yu all the best.....
*GLO BRING 3G TO KONTAGORA*
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Unknown said...

Sweet super story

#Commenting thru Glo 4G LTE

Unknown said...

Congratulations to u dear u deserve more Dan dat

Anonymous said...

So sweet....ologunifemidolapo@yahoo.com

Atobatele said...

And I have the same plan o

Anonymous said...

Dry

Zombie huntress said...

Congratulations,mine too will come surprisingly and elegant than dis ijn

Unknown said...

Some crazy ish, quite humorous n worthy of stealin a tip or 2. Bt dude's wears n posture is devoid of Machismo which speaks volumes. Prolly still hidin in the closet. Look b4 u leap.

Unknown said...

Awwwwww so sweet, I wish that I can get this type of surprise engagement. Future husband hope u re listening? Lol

One and only Ada David Omobabalanu says so

McLord Peters said...

Awww.........So romantic. I luv fins lyk dis

Anonymous said...

Interesting n I v been planning on how do execute mine when the time comes. Even though I v not known who....Lol. (God bless Nigeria)™Sp. godblessnigeria.sp@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Nice..

Unknown said...

Congt to them! And hbd!

DIS IS GRACE B

Unknown said...

Ur story would have been more romantic if u didnt add unnecessary details like champagne,hotel room bla bla..who are u tryning to impress ?? Anyway happy married life in advance

Anonymous said...

how do I comment with my name please I need your help

Unknown said...

Am not a fan of this surprise engagement,but anything worth doing is what doing well.i wish them HML

ORACLE SAYS SO

Chukydyk said...

badest guy..nice 1 dude

chinnydera said...

Cool!!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Awww! So lovely.
I just can't wait.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

Oh oh oh... That's lovely.. Congratulation





Watch and pray for the evil days are here

Unknown said...

Awwwwn that's so sweet.

Angels Mummy said...

Awwwwwww I just love love

Anonymous said...

Runs gal later get engaged....

Anonymous said...

Engagement is less important to marriage. Start planing for marriage sooner do not delay coz if u delay your engagement ring may be thrown back on ur face! mjabdulk@gmail.com

linda's fan said...

love is beautiful!!!

Unknown said...

Dats sweet.

linda ikeji's boo said...

hmmmm.wish them the best.just that a surprise engagement may not be sincerely accepted.just to dispel the present environment situation,she may say yes.when God leads,its always the best

Anonymous said...

Bab boy....I love it

Anonymous said...

VERY ROMANTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Love is indeed a beautiful thing. Congratulations to them.

Anonymous said...

Mehn! Am gonna cry...so sweet

Unknown said...

Wow how sweet. Congrats to both of you

Anonymous said...

Ohh wow! Marry me

Anonymous said...

Why is his trouser jumping

Unknown said...

Wow!!!!! I share the same birthday with her. Congratulations to her and may you have a beautiful journey together. May GOD conclude HIS work with you two!

Candid BFL said...

Linda Ikeji...this could be you..
ka i no na publish..i be gi a na me wedding..
no mind me..God is arranging ur special hubby..im sure he wont jus give you any kin hubby
congrats to the couple ...nm ur first child Candid *shines teeth*

Anonymous said...

Do u Propose marriage someone or you simple propose & its called a marriage proposal

Sleezee said...

Love is the sweetest, when money isn't scarce and its involved!
Congrat man!

Anonymous said...

Good for them.hml in adv


@lwkmd_naija
(Twitter/ig)

Unknown said...

Congratulations but super story

Anonymous said...

This guy bragging bucket list full pass Rihanna own oh!!!! Haaa Ogbeni jeje soro nah, haba!!! The birthday luxuries isn't even upto an average unilag studnt birthdays.... Buh is all good, I appreciate a man dt can make it happen even if he has little..... Just tone it down with the bragging and feeling lyk wht u did was "out of this galaxy"..#cheEzyjayne

POPE said...

Lovely!!!
You're quite creative; i must confess. I look forward to tapping from your idea soonest.

Unknown said...

Wow!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! I share the same birth date with your sweet heart. That's very romantic and she's over the moon it's obvious. May you two have a beautiful life journey together.

Bimpe said...

Awww, so sweet. I love LOVE. Wishing you all the best as you take this journey togetehr.

dami said...

Awwwww!That was so sweet of u. Big congrats to u guys

Unknown said...

Love is a beautiful thing, no doubt.

Favoured said...

Love indeed is a beautiful thing....congratz guyz & plz no tey b4 d wedding proper oooo

Unknown said...

Not real. Sounds scripted and acted to me.

Anonymous said...

I was there n witnessed it ooooo. Jezzzz some guys just knw hw to b romantic seriously. We had no idea atall that he'l come anyways so we were just doin our thing o. Trust d plenty pictures lool. I guess d manager n d octopus crew wud hv probably been laughing saying these gurls dont even knw wat awaits them, Then came d video while we were still awwww'n n drooling then came Jiro. Omg!!! Dear bf biko if u dont know how to be romantic abeg ask or even read up. We were jst saying d engagement wud b another drooling moment little did we know it was set 2 happen #BigGrin.Ha!!! As I saw d engagement ring na so I turn 2 photographer. So happyyyy 4 them. Ashoebi mood activated

1st time commenting on this blog since 1950.

*Ugoeze 1*

Anonymous said...

awww am feeling all emotional.. very happy for you guys and I pray God also do it for me.

#miz'avatar
miz.avatar@gmail.com

Unknown said...

OMG, so lovely, I wish u guys all de best, perfect match

ebonydoc said...

Nice one dude!!! Thumbs up....

Unknown said...

I like dizz

Unknown said...

Congrats to them. (•͡.̮ •͡ )

Anonymous said...

Luvly n cute

Unknown said...

wow! congrats to both of you...


#GodblessNigeria

REAL. PIKIN said...

So cute I just wish it Meeeeeeee

ebonyz... said...

Awwh!!! Sweet & HBD gal!

Unknown said...

Love is really a beautiful thing.........how I wish....congrat again

CELEB said...

Congrats

Unknown said...

Lovely...

nekkyville said...

Hmmmm linda all dis love flyin around sha...linda I wnt somtin like dis to hapen to u oh

MasterMind said...

Nice T-Shirts . . . what if she had said No?

Unknown said...

wow! wow! Am so happy for her. Father Lord please I want mine as soon as possible. Linda pray for me biko

Juleslouis said...

Awwwwww. So sweet. Congrats to the latest LIB couple.

*Dee* said...

How romantic!!! Awwwww

Unknown said...

So lovely...wishing you both the best

Anonymous said...

Wow am so happy for them, love is sweet wen u meet the right person. Really missing ma ex cos I tot we gonna end up as husband and wife buh der was a big mistake from the laboratory we checked for our genotype 5years ago. God knows the best. Ryt now is hard for me to love any gal. Well still hoping for the best............diamonddanielz

Unknown said...

Awwwww dats so sweet

Unknown said...

Wowwww, pls God u know wat I want

Idyllic Prince said...

Ebidosia ona ato
ebidosia ona ada
darling darling
onye mazikwanu mgbe oga esu?

elovi said...

It's always d best bday gift given to a spouse

elovi said...

Lovely

Unknown said...

Distance relationship? These b****** aint loyal

Unknown said...

ongratulation, that's a very nice STEP that you're taking, I Wish you people the best and happy xmast Season.

Unknown said...

Awww.
Chisom my class mate.
Congrats babe.
Awww
Wishing you a happy married life

African foodstuff and Raw Materials said...

Wow! Me likey...God let my own joy come soon..

Unknown said...

Dis is sooo lovely!!!

Burberry said...

Hmmmm Baba God please answer my prayers oh Amen.

Anonymous said...

This is the cutest thing I've read in months. I'm so happy for you Dear. Happy married life. I just hope my boyfriend can do more than this.*blushing * prettyprecious0018@yahoo.com a.k.a preCious.

Unknown said...

Awww! Beautiful

Sasha said...

Oh my...this is so sos nice.loving all the three steps. Jiro killed it really

Unknown said...

nice one

Nonny said...

Lovely, she is lucky

Unknown said...

Awwwww sigh so romantic

Anonymous said...

wow***such an exquisite proposal..plan on doing sumtin as dis for my future wife...still a teen tho..lol

gusee said...

So romantic, love is a gud tin

Unknown said...

Happy for them.......congrats to u both..

Mr_SouL Get Naija Twitter/IG followers/7AB109CB said...

how romantic, I tried putting an engagement ring in a bowl of Banga soup for the first girl i wanted to marry, guess what? she ate everything, dropped just a few bones from the okporoko fish n Goat meat, ring i nor see, what am I suppose to do? I kept quiet, we broken up tho #lvmXmasMarket

Anonymous said...

Mtchewww...good for you guys but we didn't need all that long detailed story like some novel with all d 20months n 30months ish! Short n simple gives a better effect abeg!

ubbycute said...

Chai! na dis kind love I dey like, God dey oo.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, xo romantic#spanner#

Ebony Black said...

Awwww...My Ex, why didn't you do your proposal this way and I would have said yes. It's your loss o

Unknown said...

That's so romantic of him, I wish them well..

Anonymous said...

Lol Jiro n Twinkle 9ce 1 I jst hp bae comes up wit sumthn wonderful 4 proposal if nt ehn bt still waitn 4 my Linda #smiles....... NJ

Anonymous said...

Very dry *sighs* yall are one of those hype peeps. Mtscheeew

Anonymous said...

Beautiful....
===Pearl===

Unknown said...

Wow!!! So romantic.

Anonymous said...

So romantic :) :)

Bianca Bruno said...

Good for them.
Put as much effort in the marriage as you did in engaging her.

ij said...

Aww! I don't like suprises but I love this kinda suprise

Moonshine said...

congrat Twinkle and Jiro my own day will come too and its soon Amen!

xquisite said...

Wow!

LGM said...

Loveli,werz ma own husby naao...b fast ooo n commaan propose

Anonymous said...

Very nice.....romantic all d way.

racheal said...

Congrats

racheal said...

Congrats

Anonymous said...

You are a good man that cares about your woman and making memories count, now why won't your woman go the extra mile to please u. Unlike that useless excuse of a baby daddy, does nothing worth the while but wants a party thrown cos he carries out his responsibilities or not lately. Stupid thing. Anyway everybody can't have it all. Besides i guess i burned my bridges trying to prove a point to somebody who wasn't even worth it. You are a very lucky girl.

Elodie O. Mbape said...

Cute. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

OoOooooooooyyeah!
May ur love wine neva run out of its taste!
Put Christ 1st and hope Jiro lovs Christ more than he love u twinkle.
Enjoy! I love romantic guys!

Cindy# said...

Oh boy, u get swag oh, wt a lovely way 2 propose 2 ur gf, i'm alredy feeling jealous & wishing it wz me. Congrat, wish d both of u a happy ending

surshima samuel said...

Wow! Wow! Too cute to a story!!! Wish u guys d best

Wölfe Media said...

Your babe is fine mehn. But it is not d wedding that matters its the marriae. The biggeat proposal and marriage in d world(princess diana). Ended below 2 years

chibaby helen said...

I wish u guyz everlastin hapiness.

Unknown said...

Awwwww...love is a beautiful thing

careen said...

Congratz guys wising u guys so much love together.

Anonymous said...

U seem extremely frustrated....

Anonymous said...

Awwww you are so lonely and depressed.

Anonymous said...

Dont worry Bonario will soon propose...

Anonymous said...

Ask Bonario...

Anonymous said...

Is dat chinny I see..lol her friends dou dem too igbotic abeg..

Karlsson said...

Love is a beautiful thing, congrats. Ubanagum

Nina Queenet said...

What a romantic and unforgetable way to propose..and some ll say our naija guys aren't romantic..I wish my self better one

shine ur eye for black nylon. said...

happy for you make sure you bring God into your life

Anonymous said...

Seriously frustrated! From the entire lovely story see wot u picked out of it! U sound extremely bitter, that kinda attitude gets u nowhere, it's poison! I wish the couple well & may God deliver the pessimist from bitterness.

Mzz_Mary said...

Congrats My classmate..
Long live UNSSEC '08

Unknown said...

Oluwa mo fi iru ife yi Toro oo! Congrats guys!

Anonymous said...

Abeg u get work? Must u comment on every damn post?! Seems ur life revolves around this blog.

yemisi Z10 said...

Congrats girl

Unknown said...

Nice to hear girl may the gud Lord b ur union

Unknown said...

Hater, go and hug that transformer in ur street. U are the P in psychology. @Anonymous 8:22, expunge "seem" frm ur sentence. He is extremely frustrated. Isi ewu ndi umuokereke.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a sweet experience. Congrats to you both!

R. McCoy said...

congrats, man. wish you guys all the best!

Anonymous said...

Yeah!! Hope he doesn't cheat on her anytime soon cos men can be pigs!!!

Unknown said...

Happy her

destinysweet said...

Sweet....i pray my man propose to me in a romantic way

-----#AUNTYLINDAgoddaughter#

Ïşăåçßįļľ Ĝāţёš ǍйЇ said...

Not extremely... .. Seriously frustrated... . Lmao. In France where I live, people are not frustrated like this. Lmao

Unknown said...

Omg...so sweet...not those yeye men that pride themselves on having multiple GFs

Anonymous said...

Lmfao, yes very very frustrated

Sazzy C said...

So lovely. Congrats to you both.

Anonymous said...

this is exactly what i am planing next year

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Unknown said...

Congrats to dem

Unknown said...

Aww so so romantic..she's beautiful without words..buh those her friends like free things. Den no even send the dramas.. na d chaws dem send..happy for u guys. She's gonna make. Good wife

Unknown said...

Lolll my tots exactly e could not summarize!

Unknown said...

Hahahahaahahahahahhhahahahhahaha *faints

Unknown said...

Super sweet! I wish my cuties the best as they become ONE

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of my proposal tooo*awwwwwwaw romantic.
May God bless the union

Bolateethole.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Tell him you love surprises and that when he wanna propose he should surprise you.thats what I did,and it worked*shinesteeth*

Bolateethole.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Haters!who don engage you?

Bolateethole.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Eye witness Toh badt

Bolateethole.blogspot.com

destinysweet said...

Nice proposal


-----#AUNTYLINDAgoddaughter#

Jane Doe said...

Congrats

Lululiscious said...

So beautiful,I cried just reading it


**lululiscious**

Unknown said...

(Yawns) Boring

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:22 I agree wit u.frustration smells all ova d fool.......oloshi buruku bad belle.must u even comment?enemy of good thing

Anonymous said...

Congrats to them so lovely

Unknown said...

Lindo i see your blog turning to magistrate court very soon, and people hosting their court (or blog) wedding here. E go happen!

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