Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

Naija reunions


While we’re on the topic of (me) networking with fellow Nigerians, something that I haven’t found particularly easy to do in Canada, I want to talk about Naija reunions. Back when I was on a US-based Nigerian forum, I would hear about reunions that were happening, usually in the DC/Maryland, Texas or Georgia areas, and […]

In the last while, there have been bloggers who have been mixing reality with fiction on their blogs, doing it so well in fact that many readers believe what they are reading to be true. I am impressed with the talent that so many of these writers have, that ability to move seamlessly between reality […]

Tag: I’m it!


I was tagged by Sting and when she tags, I dare not refuse. The rules: i. link the person(s) who tagged you… ii. mention the rules in your blog iii. tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours… iv. tag 6 following bloggers by linking them v. leave comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs […]

I’m not spoiled. When you’re the oldest of four children, one thing you are not is spoiled. As the oldest you’re expected to be perfect, and those three words that will haunt you for the rest of your life: a good example. It’s bad enough that your parents expect you to be a good example […]

One of my favourite movies is My Big Fat Greek Wedding. If you haven’t seen it, you should. It tells the story of this Greek chick who is not the most attractive girl around, mostly because she just doesn’t care about her appearance. She’s inches away from turning 30 and she works at the family […]

“Let me cook for you” Someone please tell me they have had their Naija man cook for them? An entire meal where you did not have to make any of it. Bonus points if he: served the food too tried cooking oyinbo food for you (at your request, or because he knows you like it) […]

Body issues


So, let’s talk about our bodies. I’m generalizing again, but I know a lot of Nigerian women who are proud of their bodies: big or small, stick thin with no breasts or voluptuous with gravity-defying cleavage, I have talked to women who like their bodies. How have I determined that they like their bodies? Well, […]