From what I’ve observed, Nigerians aren’t big pet owners. A former Nigerian blogger I knew had three cats, Seye has at least one bird, and Ruthie has fish (as I recently discovered), but most other Nigerians I know don’t have pets.
My mom is not into pets for reasons of practicality: with four children she didn’t really want to Continue reading
I like wearing Nigerian clothing outside of Nigeria. One thing I always bring back from Nigeria is freshly-sewn clothing, most of it in colourful ankara fabric, and on rare occasion, something in the more expensive lace material. While I’m in Nigeria I tend to lose weight thanks to limited access to sweets, more walking, a reduced appetite, and tons more sweating. Months after my return to Canada I have difficulty fitting into my new clothes due to my reintroduction to a more sedentary life and to my true size!
June is my favourite month: the weather is warm and it’s my birthday month as well and being alive to share a thankful post is always a good thing! Without further ado, on to the thankful points!
::one:: I have to start this thankful post off with a huge shoutout to my brother-in-law. He really went the extra mile for me this month, investing his time on a project that I could not have done without his help, because the work had to be done in Lagos. I’m so thankful that he was there for me. He’s been a good in-law from the beginning, calling to say hello and encouraging me with Continue reading
Who likes waiting for something they really want? Not me! But thanks to my parents I can handle delayed gratification. Learning to save and invest are among the best things my parents have taught me: my mom is thrifty and is good at stretching a dollar, especially at the grocery store (all Nigerian women must be born with this ability!), while my dad is into investing. Because of my mom I love sales and find it nearly impossible to buy things at full price. I also inherited from her Continue reading
36 years ago, at 1:22pm EST, I entered the world and the world was never the same! That’s not conceit: I believe each of our arrivals on earth has changed the world forever! Happy Birthday to me!
I had to take the last few minutes of my birthday to write something. I thank God for my life. I thank God that I’m still alive. We all know how fragile life is, how someone’s life can be Continue reading
A strand of my hair that perfectly shows the relaxed and unrelaxed parts
It’s been almost six weeks since my last hair-related post and I’ve been dreaming of the day when my hair will return to its former fullness and thickness (like when I was around 10 years old or around age 17). This is the problem: I want to get from point B to A quickly, forgetting the time it took to get from point A to B. Continue reading