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Except you missed it last Friday (read up here), you know the new way forward on the blog every Friday! We talk about the previous week, weekend plans & share fun links from all the web!

As hoped, I took Tee to see the movie Hidden Figures – and he did not sleep! That’s one indicator for how absolutely awesome it was. Honestly I enjoyed every second of it. It’s so important that these stories are being told. And if I manage to finally put my thoughts together, I may share the lessons I picked up! (I’ve only ever talked about movies on the blog once – it was the movie JOY & the awesome lessons from it!)

On a lighter note though, I ordered a medium size bowl of nachos to munch while watching, and almost choked when I googled & found out it was circa 875 calories! This fitfam business isn’t an easy one.

The rest of the week wasn’t as productive as hoped, even though I was sort of on a break from work. I’ve realised I’m much more productive when I have more to do! Thankfully, I did get a lot of rest. The blog obviously suffered as well as I didn’t write & couldn’t promote that much. But we announced the one year blog anniversary giveaway winners, so many thanks again to the sponsors! I realised a lot of people didn’t like the idea of reposting an image for the giveaway, so for the second round soon, I’ll skip that. If you’d still like to sponsor and giveaway and item, let me know!

It was also International Women’s Day on the 8th. I didn’t write a post for that this year but the one from last year here is still very relevant as a lot of men were still asking about International Men’s day! Nonetheless, it was so inspiring to read about great strides women are making & see more seemingly support for other women! I’ll be honest though and say some of it definitely made me ask myself “what are you doing!? You should be doing more!?” But hey, different people, different lanes. As long as you’re striving daily to improve and make an impact, you’re doing great!

Well, let’s see what’s interesting around the web:

Having just seen Hidden Figures, it was exciting to find out that that Lego, the popular toy company have chosen to immortalise the female heroes using lego blocks! It’s a great way to keep these stories alive, and they shall be hidden figures no more!

So cute! This Japanese couple wear similar matching outfits every day! They’ve been doing so for the past 37 years, and have over 80,000 followers on Instagram!. I think this kind of matching is one I can totally do. Not too over the top!

Speaking of couples, Tee read this first and then sent the link to me. It’s gut-wrenching. A woman creates a dating profile for her husband so another lady can marry him! She describes him as the perfect man and after being diagnosed with a terminal disease, wants him to have another shot at love. It’s so similar to a movie I saw recently “Be my Valentine” except that this is real life.

I’ll always think women are super super heros for child bearing. Chrissy Teigen shares all of her (see what I did there?) experience with Post Partum Depression. People are beginning to speak more about this and it seems it can happen to anyone. Although, someone argued that women in Africa (and more communal societies) are less likely to have this because they probably have more family support after child bearing. Thoughts?

Still of mother & child, popular Nigerian broadcaster & journalist Funmi Iyanda shares this conversation with her late mum and there are no words to describe how we feel.

It’s another sad one guys sorry. But if you haven’t seen it already, you’ll absolutely love this short film Bariga Sugar.

In a world full of so much content & information constantly being thrown our way, I loved this short piece on create more, consume less. Everyone is called to create something in some way. What’s yours?

And if you’re intending to create or start a small business, the lawyer in me loved this piece on 4 essential documents every start up needs. It’s easy to read, straight to the point and really helpful.

Ending on a light note – ever wondered why it has become convention for men to kneel while proposing? Here’s the reason and good to know it’s from a place of love & respect.

That’s it from this end this Friday!

Re weekend plans, I’ve had my hair out for such a long time & I’m hoping to get my Irresistible Me Hair clip ins re-installed. Tee & I are also planning to spend a couple of days somewhere in southwest England and have a mini break. Our last break was Abu Dhabi which has been a while now. If we get up to anything nice, I’ll be sure to share some photos. I’ll also be formally admitted as a UK solicitor this week! So thankful for that.

Many thanks to Afoma again for sending some of these links my way. Despite her busy schedule this past week spending 10 hours in surgery as a medical student, assisting on some corrective plastic surgery procedures for kids. She really does find time too send me some awesome links and I think we should just make it a thing somehow! So please let us know what sort of links you’ll like to read.

How was your week? Weekend plans? Share with us!

Love,

Kachee… xx

Ps: Do you guys listen to podcasts? Please share your faves if you do. And if you’re reading any great motivational books at the moment, I’ll love to hear your recommendations.

PpS: Remember Kemi O, and the 30 countries before 30 Interview we had with her? She mentioned Singapore was her next destination if she got a visa! Well she did! Read her post here – it’s such an interesting one of inspiration & faith! Plus she says I’m her blog crush *insert butterflies*. She’s definitely our travel crush & so much more!


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  1. Toyosi

    March 10, 2017 at 11:12

    I lovedd Hidden figures. I have watched it twice and made my friends and bosses and colleagues watch it lol.Lmao! I burst out laughing at the calories part lool…pele not for me too..Thanks for some of these links!!Congratulationssssssss! Greater heights in Jesus name :)On books the present one I am reading is “Shoe Dog: A memoir by the creator of Nike” and I also have ” A-Z of personal finance” by Nimi Akinkugbe as well.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 10, 2017 at 11:16

      Thank you girl!! Ohh that memoir should be interesting. I was going to include a link about Nike – how they’ve created a pro hijab for Muslim Athletes! I thought that was innovative & should meet a need. Hope you have a great week! 😘

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      • Toyosi

        March 10, 2017 at 12:16

        You welcome :). So far it is interesting. Yeah I saw the Hijab one really nice. Thanks love and you too 🙂 :*

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  2. Endaline

    March 10, 2017 at 12:11

    Glad you enjoyed Hidden Figures. Feel like they should keep showing it till the end of the year. And also teach about these women in history class.On post partum depression, a lot of women in Nigeria go through it, but I guess they’ve not given it a name. Its mostly seen as an anomaly here forgetting that its a medical condition.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 16, 2017 at 15:36

      I think I agree with you re post partum depression. We would often tend to down play it.

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  3. Afoma

    March 10, 2017 at 13:51

    I really don’t think there’s anything wrong with consuming tbh. “Consuming” inspires us to create. When we create, we expect people to consume anyway. If we’re all creating and no one is listening, do we really get the full measure of joy? It’s okay to create and it’s okay if you want to consume. I doubt there’s any human not creating, whether consciously or not. lol that article just rubbed me wrong 😂. I hate that concept. It’s a symbiotic relationship. Everyone doesn’t need to be creating at the same pace or sharing at the same level.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 10, 2017 at 15:49

      I was going to try to explain a bit further. I absolutely agree with you & it’s the same argument I make when people say “more people should be entreprenuers or start a business”. I don’t think everyone is called to be an entrepreneur, rather, some people are called to be employees and that’s absolutely okay. If everyone were entrepreneurs, who would be the employee? But in this create consume case, my thinking is that we’re made to create – not necessarily on a large scale or for profit. Or maybe create isnt even the word. But to seek that thing that gives us joy from within. Many times, it comes off as some form of creation – writing, speaking, art, etc.On the consume bit less, again I don’t think the intention is to make people consume less than they create. I read it as just taking a bit of time from all the consumption that we do in order to ‘create’ as well as ensuring that we’re consuming the right things.I hope you kind of get, and thanks for raising this and letting me explain a bit! 😘

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      • Zinny

        March 10, 2017 at 16:39

        You both are correct. I also don’t believe that everybody can be an entrepreneur and I’m sad when people air out that opinion because it passes out the wrong message. If you ask me, entrepreneurs also work for people: their clients, and so in one way or another, they are still employees. Working a career isn’t as easy as some people make it seem, and some employees really love their career path too.I just read the article and my conclusion is that the world needs both consumers and creators. I also feel that everyone ‘creates’ something, no matter how little. Let everyone do what pleases them.www.zinnyfactor.com

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        • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

          March 10, 2017 at 16:50

          I agree! Entrepreneurs clearly work for people. And even as employees these days, in order to be the best – there’s a certain amount of “entrepreneurship thinking” required. Thanks Zinny!

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  4. Zinny

    March 10, 2017 at 16:01

    My favorite podcast for now is the one with DJ Envy and his wife: The Casey Crew. I love love it!! They are just the best, you should totally listen to them soon.This was a lovely read Kachee! Have an awesome weekend!www.zinnyfactor.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 16, 2017 at 15:36

      Definitely checking it out once I have some time. Thanks Zinny!

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  5. jennifer ijeoma

    March 10, 2017 at 16:44

    I saw hidden figures too. It’s good to see how much things have changed since then. That matchy dressing cannot work for me. Hubby will only wear matcy outfits unconsciously so when it looks like we are matching it was clearly unintentional or i waited to see what he was wearing before picking mine….lol. As for post partum depression it happens in Africa just not well documentedwww.ijefinelivin.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 16, 2017 at 15:37

      Lol @ matchy. I don’t think I could do it everyday oh. But once in a while would be good.

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  6. Berry Dakara

    March 11, 2017 at 00:00

    Wasn’t Hidden Figures such an awesome film? I mean, I tried to tell everyone I came across to go and watch it. I almost wrote a post on it too, but I guess I still wasn’t ready to come back to blogging.And please, post-partum depression happens in Africa. We just don’t like to talk about “negative” things. The same way TTC is hush-hush. I’m so glad I was able to open up and speak out about it. A lot of African women don’t realize the sense of community there is in such down times.P.S. I wish I had an Afoma in my life sending me links. I have to look for my own links every week :(www.berrydakara.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 16, 2017 at 15:38

      You’re back to blogging now, so write your post B!And I agree with you re depression. We do downplay everything. These days more people are speaking up about TTC which is helpful and taking away stigma.Lol. I do find some links myself, but Afoma helps with some I’d clearly not have seen. But you do a good job with the Berry lovely links!

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  7. Demilade

    March 11, 2017 at 14:08

    I saw Hidden Figures as well last week and I loved it. It’s a movie that really moved me. I’ve heard lots of good things about Bariga Sugar, might watch it this weekend. I recently got into podcasts myself. So far I like What Mom Never Told You, Dear Sugar and Girl Boss Radio. Black Girls Talking is also good. xxCoco Bella Blog

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 16, 2017 at 15:39

      I’ll check out your podcasts! Did you see Bariga Sugar. It’s just about 20 minutes. So touching!

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      • Demilade

        March 16, 2017 at 18:33

        Omg , yes I watched it and it made me cry so hard. I was bawling. Absolutely brilliant film. I have one more podcast in addition to this, Black Girls Being. Started listening to it this week and I really enjoy it.xxI also just discovered a Nigerian podcast called We Just Got Back if you want to check that out?

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  8. Desire Uba

    March 11, 2017 at 23:20

    Loved, loved, loved Hidden Figures.. So much power. The ‘An-Co’ Japanese couple are so cute and quite stylish too.I like this new format and I really enjoy Afoma’s links too.www.desireuba.wordpress.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 16, 2017 at 15:39

      Thank you Desire! We love this format too & Afoma is the real gee!

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  9. Kemi

    March 12, 2017 at 11:08

    Haha I always have that issue when it comes to the food I eat! Could literlaly be the smallest porition of anything and its packed with 1million carbs and 1million calories… not ideal!I actually nreally want ot see Hidden Figures, have heard such good things about it! Gonna put it on my list for next week :)http://skylish.co.uk

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 16, 2017 at 15:46

      It’s so frustrating because I am such a foodie!!You should see it. It’s a good good one!

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  10. Precious

    March 13, 2017 at 14:14

    Awww, I’ve not seen the movie, Hidden Figures. Would love to see it.I read the article written by the woman who wants another woman to marry her husband last week. So touching.Lol at the Nachos!Thanks for sharing, Kachee! Hope you have a great week.preciouscore.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 16, 2017 at 15:47

      So so touching that article Sis, and the sad bit is that she passed on earlier this week. Sigh.I hope you’ve had a great week!

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  11. Live In Ibadan

    March 15, 2017 at 19:34

    Fitfam ke? Kachee, I am not understanding. For heaven’s sake, you are slim! Like, what fitfam are you doing bayii?www.liveinibadan.blogspot.com

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  12. Abby

    March 17, 2017 at 09:08

    Kemi is Travel goals. I’ve told her she has to put me in her luggage next time.Hidden Figures is a really good movie, it was a strong reminder and learning opportunity& I enjoyed watching, I keep sharing it. You should write about your lessons, I read Sinmis post and I thought it was valuable.The Japanese couple are so cutee. I had to follow them on Instagram.They remind me of a couple in my Uni that used to wear the same thing everyday, they pulled it off for about two years I think.Funmi’s post ❤️️Congratulations on being admitted as a U.K Solicitor! You’re such a Star ⭐️⭐️⭐️Keep Shining🤗

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  13. Aisha

    March 25, 2017 at 12:33

    Just had to comment. I always have to catch up on your blog because no time to come here daily. I wonder how Afoma and people like her do it. 😭😭😭Thank you for Funmi Iyanda’s piece. So profound. Absolutely loved it. ❤️❤️ And well done to you.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 25, 2017 at 13:25

      Awww thank you Aisha!!! Loved that piece as well. Have a great weekend. ❤️

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