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Yay Glasses!

This night, we stood before the Hubmart food seller; He pointed at me and said ‘I’ll serve you an extra piece of meat because I like your complexion and you look like my mom with the glasses and I normally wear glasses too.’  I smiled and said ‘thanks‘ So I passed my glasses to Sarah beside me, and she wore it and smiled at him. And he laughed and gave

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My Inconvenience 

I was sitting in front of my date and thinking, ‘Now what have you gotten yourself into?’  Earlier, when the menu list was brought to the table, I chose beef, moin-moin and salad. I liked it because it seemed like a healthy choice. Not the beef though. I chose the beef to not seem too prude and uptight in my ways. Dangerous beef eh? Just before the food was served

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Bitter-Sweet

Who would think that the Ofe Onugbu we are drooling over was once the most unthinkably bitter bunch of leaves in the forest? Who would think that our adorable ibeji were once two huge discomforts in the womb the size of a fist? Who would think that our enviable wealth was once only alive in our tired minds and hungry stomachs? Who would think that our amazing marriage was once

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On F’s

On Failure People who fail and get back up are my heroes, because it’s so difficult!  Me? Even ordinary network failure when I call someone makes me so depressed; I never try the second time.  On Farming ‘Daddy, why are we planting our food instead of buying them?’ ‘Son, have you ever seen anyone get paid because they bought something in the market?’  ‘No sir’ ‘Exactly. People only value what

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Please, Shift

Veronica always surprises me. Never failing. Her bio on every social media platform reads, ‘I’m the Muhammed Ali of food paradigm shift. You can’t take my place, I don’t run shifts. If you don’t understand me, please shift’ (Yes, I know.) I’m just going to dedicate this post to a number of things she has advocated for in her lifetime: Anti-Ice Cream Dates: According to her, couples who lick ice

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Too Many Questions

Prompt:   28 Feb First Light Remember yesterday when you wrote down the first thought you had this morning? Now write a post about it.     ‘What is the time?’ I once flipped my Bible open and read the book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3. ‘To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die;

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Jacob: The Burning House

Prompt:  Jan 30 Burning Down the House Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab? My home is on fire but it isn’t burning. Or is it the other way round? It is burning but it isn’t on fire.  My name is Jacob and I’m running more miles/hour than I have ever run before. I do not even know

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Skills and Health

Skills Acquisition Towards the end of the AMAD project, we organized a skills acquisition program for the people of the village (but of course, only the women showed up). The program was intended to help the villagers see a whole new entrepreneurial world outside Garri making and selling sweets. In the village where I worked, we were only able to teach eggrolls and soap making because the women arrived really

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Owambe!

I have never been a party person. But lately, circumstances have led me to three different parties in just about three months (I know.. for some people that’s not a lot). These parties have led me to some conclusions – Nigerians are interesting and beautiful people. They spend money. They eat. They give souvenirs. They DANCE! I love Owanbes (Nigerian parties), because you’ll find: Food Food And more food Old

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