So, since I passed out from NYSC in April and came back home, the person that seems to feel the pain of my unemployment (I think even more than I do) is my mother. Mostly because na she dey suffer am pass. You see, she takes it upon herself to help me financially, sometimes even… Continue reading When You Have Long-Leg That You Cannot Use
On Thursday, I called my little sister, Butterfly, to my room. She had been too quiet for the past three days, moving around with a sullen face, practically dragging her slim, perfect body around, smiling at things she would ordinarily laugh at. I asked her if she was OK. She said yes. I asked if… Continue reading The Relationship Between Bullying and Depression
I remember an exam I had once written back then in school. It was the toughest! In the end, I packed my things up and made for the front of the lecture theatre where I submitted my answer booklet. I walked out. It was hot but I felt a cold shiver travel through me. I… Continue reading Throwback: The Toughest Exam I Ever Wrote!
The time is 5:57am. Today is the D-day. And yesterday , I received my last alert from the Federal Government of Nigeria. A total sum of #41,100 comprising allawee for both April and May. Sigh... My people, when this alert came in, I was not excited about it, just as news of my passing out… Continue reading Reflections of an about-to-be Former Corper: Receiving My Last Allawee
I'm really passing out next week. It was supposed to be 23rd but for some reason it's coming earlier. I'm like, when did I start sef? How did one year fly so fast? Two days ago, I was at Keffi for the finale of the Job Awareness and Creation (JAC) week that began on 28th… Continue reading I am Passing Out Next Week
1) Iron the most important and strategic part of your shirts first. If you wear suits a lot, just iron the shirts' collar and cuffs. 2) Your money is enough to buy a phone, but not enough to get at least, two powerbanks with it? Don't buy the phone. It's useless. 3) If you have… Continue reading 20 Life Hacks for Every Nigerian
I just came across something I wrote many years ago. I've been laughing nonstop and I honestly can't believe I wrote that because it's an eyesore! Like, who writes "Daphne now rose up and went to shit because the thing was worrying her too much"? This is something I wrote over 8 years ago. I… Continue reading Want to Make Your Blog Even Better?
Since my undergrad days when I went days without even #5 to use and buy pure water (because the water the school provided was liquid disease), I haven't had a day as frustrating as today. Two reasons. Let me tell you. Firstly, today is my CDS day, the only day I am permitted by law… Continue reading 5 Things no Corper Should Spend Their Allawee on
We left Gembu around 7.30am for the six hour journey to Jalingo. The journey was uneventful and not as scary as when I first came up. After the first time, you pretty much get used to the terrain of that area. It was still beautiful to watch though, but not scary anymore. We got to… Continue reading My NYSC Experience: Azaya (10)
The call to NYSC... the call to service that changes everything; the call after graduation that seems like jumping from college frying pan to service fire for so many graduates except for a few who are opportune to serve their fatherland in nice places of the nation (and by nice, I mean places where corps… Continue reading 5 Great Tips to help Corps Members Spend Less but Eat More
Here in Africa, some shades of love have a peculiar meaning. Within a tribe. They dated. And. They married. These two from Eastern Africa. They loved each other. And. Respected each other. So they respected culture and tradition to the extent that they eschewed pre-marital sex. And. On their wedding night, she was bathed and… Continue reading An Angel’s Shade of Love
I'm not a fan of the sun. It's heat on my skin is dreadful... I am dark enough as I am. But I like how it shines. It intimidates every other light when it shines, because really, none equals it. They can only wish! That is why I am so excited that Sim of Sim's… Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award
If you are like me, then you're one of those people who do not find it necessary to drink water while eating until you're done; and only if you remember. May I ask, why do we even do that? Because the consequences involve slow digestion, bloating, constipation and in the long-run, strong shit. Really strong… Continue reading DIY: How to Sheat that Strong Shit!
I sincerely apologize for the Break in transmission of this series. Enjoy! SETTLING DOWN. The worst thing you can do in Gembu, during November/December, is to sleep alone. The temperature at the period we arrived was around 9-11 degrees Celsius. It was so cold, that we had to wear triple layers of thick clothes and… Continue reading NYSC Experience: Azaya (9)
To be honest, 'four' is not the right number, and neither is four and half but it is closer to the truth. The end of every relationship comes with, most of the time, a lot of hurt and pain, so much that all we can feel at the point is only the unpleasantness of the… Continue reading 4.5 Lessons from 4.5 Exes
My mother and other significant personalities have been pressuring me to come back home for the weekend since I have been away for about three weeks now. One would think it's been three months, the way they make it sound. Being the good girl that I am, I decided to come over. Not just to… Continue reading My Sister is Embarrassed of Me!
This year begins on an alien note for me. And this post is all over the place. Bear with me. After the first few hours of the new year, with all the excitement and joy, I was plunged into a sea of wonder and uncertainty, just like it had been throughout the month of December.… Continue reading What is My Purpose in Life?
I grew up around a lot of politics. My father was, and still is, a hardcore PDP member. Before PDP came, he was in a party called SDP, I think. He left his job as a teacher to go into politics full time and even got himself a political office where he served for only… Continue reading A Slice of Me: Me vs Politics
Yesterday, I lost another (second this year) dear family member. An Aunt. The day before, I got emotionally shuffled. I guess I just flared up. The pain and anger were locked up somewhere inside of me. I was mad at everything at the same time. It was weakening and stressful. I was losing strength and… Continue reading Of Blisters, Rage and the Perfect Pounded Yam
Have you ever been in a place full of intelligent, beautiful/handsome and confident people who all know each other, with you being the only stranger? No? Yes? Today I attended CDS (Community Development Service) here for the first time. I gave a full description of the kind of Corps members here in this post. It… Continue reading My Confidence Starter Pack