10 years after graduation: Here’s what I’ve learned

10 years after graduation

Unlike many people say, I don’t feel like my graduation was ‘just yesterday’ or that the ‘time has flown by’.  It truly feels like 10 years have gone by.  Although it’s been ages since my graduation from university, I still remember how I felt when school was over, how I got my first job and many other significant and not-so-significant things that have happened to me work-wise in that time.  In this article, I’m going to share 10 things that have helped me get through the last 10 years in the workplace with relatively little drama and a little bit of success.  Here are those 10 things in no particular order: Continue reading

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Nail art: A line in the sky

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I did this nail art on July 7th last year – almost exactly a year ago but it remains one of my favourite nail looks.  I remember I got many compliments about this nail art.  I was also quite thrilled with how straight the lines I drew were.  I did them freehand.  The overall look was simple yet eye-catching.  I loved it.  To see my latest nail art looks, follow me on Instagram. 

In Lagos and want nail art done?  Let me know.  To get nail art done on natural or artificial nails, just send me an email using lape(at)lapesoetan(dot)com

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Picture of the month: Manaus, Brazil

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Thanks to the 2014 World Cup, TV is full of programmes about Brazil.  While I’ve always wanted to go to Rio, I saw a travel feature about Manaus and now feel it’s another Brazilian city worth visiting.  Manaus is the capital of the Amazonas where the Amazon forest is located.  I had always thought the Amazon was all about the jungle but there’s a bustling city right in the centre of it and that city is Manaus.  Generally, one gets to Manaus by boat or plane and it was once the richest city in South America.  The story goes that the wealthy there Continue reading

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Restaurant review: Izanagi, Lagos

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Izanagi restaurant

Izanagi is a Japanese restaurant in Victoria Island, Lagos with dark wood, purple-patterned walls and blue chairs.  The restaurant has soft lighting, a sushi bar and a little room with cushions and a table top on the floor for those who want a more Asian-style dining experience.  I went to Izanagi on a Saturday afternoon and there were only a few diners there but when I stopped by on a different night, the restaurant was packed.  If you definitely want to have dinner at Izanagi on a Friday or Saturday night, I would suggest Continue reading

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Why travel

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Nail Art: Wimbledon Nails

wimbledon nails BOLD nails by lape soetan

Long-time readers of my blog will know that I like (watching) tennis and for me, there’s no tennis competition like Wimbledon.  It’s the one I like watching most.  So in honour of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships which start today, I decided to do Wimbledon nail art :-)

If you’re wondering where to get nail art done in Lagos, wonder no more ;-)   I offer nail art services.  I do nail art on natural or artificial nails and can come to you!  Yes, home service is available.  To book a nail appointment, email lape(at)lapesoetan(dot)com

Check out my latest nail art designs here then book a nail art appointment by sending an email to lape(at)lapesoetan(dot)com

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‘Round the world ticket (June 2014)

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Here are links to some great stuff for you to read and watch on the internet.

Are you making the most common mistake on Twitter?  Check this out to find out.

I’m fascinated by Japan so I found these pictures of everyday Tokyo on Janelle’s blog interesting.

How to win Twitter for those wondering how on earth to get more followers.

This guy was unemployed for 6 years!  Read the story of how he finally got a job here.

How to be a master at anything you do.

 

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Nail Art: World Cup Nails

world cup nails by lape soetan

I’m not keen on football but with all the noise of the 2014 World Cup, I wanted to be part of it somehow and what better way to do that than by doing World Cup nail art.  This nail art took me several hours!  It’s the most ambitious nail art I’ve ever done and I learned a few things doing it:

1.  You’ll never know if you don’t try.  I’ve never tried to draw on my nails before so doing the actual cup was difficult for me.  It’s not the best ever but I’m happy with the result.

2.  Red nail polish always streaks no matter how many hours you wait for it to dry!

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Where to get nail art done in Lagos

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If you’re wondering where to get nail art done in Lagos, wonder no more ;-)   I offer nail art services.  I do nail art on natural or artificial nails and can come to you!  Yes, home service is available.  To book a nail appointment, email lape(at)lapesoetan(dot)com

Check out my latest nail art designs here then book a nail art appointment by sending an email to lape(at)lapesoetan(dot)com

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Nail art: The point of nail art

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I’ve done nail art with points before but I did those ones using tape.  This look I did freehand and I’m happy with how it came out.  I like the contrast between the dark blue and the pink as well.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before but most the nail art looks I’ve put up on my blog so far were done a year or so ago.  To see my latest nail art looks, follow me on Instagram. 

Also, I have exciting news!  I now do nail art on customers so if you want nail art done on your natural or artificial nails, just send me an email using lape(at)lapesoetan(dot)com

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