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Wednesday, February 04, 2015


Remember, I told you guys here, about the new style of packaged moin-moin that I saw in a wedding party? Well, last weekend at a birthday party I learnt a new tip of using empty caprisun sachet as a pouch for moin-moin for home use. Simply cut the top of the empty sachet, rinse it, and pour your moin-moin mix into it. Before putting the pouches inside the pot, place the usual protective layer inside the bottom of the pot, pour your water, and arrange the pouches standing upright and balanced. Then cover the pot with foil, before placing the cover of the pot on it and cook. So, mothers, don't throw away those caprisun sachets again!

My pipo, wetin dem dey call this item for 9ja? No be cotton bud? Well, I went to an AA Saloon for the first time on my arrival in 2012, and the lady was giving me make-up tips and said I can use Qtips to...I stopped her and asked, what was Qtip? She showed me. The Nigerian lady that took me there said; 'Don't I know Qtip?' That she felt embarrassed when I asked! I told her that, in our papa' s land that both of us relocated from it is called cotton bud! Shikenah! My pipo say, if you ask for directions, you no go lost! I am never ashamed to learn and ask what I don't know! One day, I will talk about the things I dislike so much in Nigerian diasporas in yankee! I tell you! Some are more oyibo than the oyibos sef! I just tire for some of them o jare!

This morning, as I listened to the radio, a woman was arrested for defrauding the government. She runs a care-home and was not truthful with the total number of people her home cares for. She had 'ghost' consumers! Hence, making more money from the government, who pays her for running such a facility. Guess, who the woman be o? A NIGERIAN! Mschew! I just don't know why some people think they can outsmart the system here in yankee huh? Yes! It can take years, but they will surely get them, and they will pay through their nose! Some will do mago, mago with their tax returns, when IRS catch them, they will vomit all the extra money they stole to the last penny! They will not live within their means o! Denging posing and doing effizy here and there! Dem think say, here nah 9ja, where ghost workers plenty for government offices?

Ha! My pipo! My ITK, don put me for another trouble o! Wait! Make I first talk, before unah yab me! HUMPH! Na so, FB send me birthday notification about somebody whom I know reach house o! I look the date and month, it was wrong! Abi, FB, make mistake? Or I no remember this person birthday date again? Nah so, I message the person say; Egbon, but your birthday no be this date and month? As I dey write, I still dey wait for reply since 3 months ago! Infact! E be like say, the person don block me sef, because I no dey get any news feed from am again o! It was later, it dawned on me that, I be wan pour san-sand inside this egbon garri, with my over-sabiness! My hubby laff tire, when I gist am! He told me that I should learn to mind my bee-wax o! Fb and it's wahala sef!

How do you guys place your forks at home? Upright {pix A] or downright {pix B}. Well, I do put mine like Pix A [upright] until I was corrected that it should be downright; Here, people are advised to put forks downright because the protruding tongs can impale/injure anybody who mistakenly slips, and falls on it in one of those freak unexpected domestic accidents in homes.

Well! That is it, my friends! Good-morning to you'all. Lemme see if I can pet my baby to's midnight and the bobo is running around and his eyes still dey shine kakaraka!


Good Naija Girl said...

We have a habit of calling things by the brand name rather than the actual generic name for the item, even if it's not actually the brand name that we're using. So people call all cotton swabs (or buds—didn't know that!) Q-tips, and all tissue for blowing your nose Kleenex! I like that you ask when you don't know: how else will you increase your knowledge?

I put my fork like the way it is in picture A when it's in the dishwasher or when I hand wash and it's drying in a rack, but that's a good point regarding the potential harm. Having children should make people look at things with a much more cautious eye, because you never know what can happen—better safe than sorry!

Have a great week, New Dawn!

@ilola said...

Yes, we call it cotton bud in Nigeria, you are not bush, lol. We put all our cutleries like picture A, to drain.

I never knew people lie about their DOB on fb. Its not by force, they can just make their birthday private, instead of lying.

Okeoghene said...

Yes we call it cotton buds in Nigeria and the fact that they call it Q tips over here doesn't make cotton buds wrong. It is just a different way.Why should she feel embarrassed that you asked, instead of assuming? Forming levels.

Toinlicious said...

Oh yea, about the brand mane thing. Just like we people call all buillion cubes Maggi.

I the cutlery like in Pic A but after the point you made, I'lld switch to Pic B.

As for FB, people lie a lot on there o. I'm not even surprised at all.

That Caprisone idea makes sense sha but wont it be small though (see me opening my yansh outside as a proper foodie lol) Good tip.

sykik said...

Abeg cotton bud na cotton bud, idea is need and there's no shame in asking when I don't know something. We learn every day.

I use pic A for my forks oh, though I understand the theory of it being dangerous that way, I feel it's better to air dry them that way sha......I go try change my mindset.

Facebook na fantasy land for some people, that's where they live their fantasies. I am quite aware of people who falsify age, relationship status and also are trolls there.....I have learnt to take everything there with a pinch of salt, after all people filter and enhance their photos sotay you can't recognise them again on Instagram or Facebook wetin remain again.

New Dawn said...
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Nitty-Gritty said...

Yes, I observed that. Hospitals call it cotton swabs. Thanks Jummy

Nitty-Gritty said...

Neither did I! I know the year might be altered, but month and date? Haba!
Thanks Lola.

Nitty-Gritty said...

The forming levels of some 9jas for Yankee dey amuse me no be Small! Thanks Okeoghene.

Nitty-Gritty said...

Small? No! Just right. FB lies and scripture quoting by every tom and jerry leaves me baffled! Thanks Toin

Nitty-Gritty said...

Yes o. We all learn everyday. Nobody knows it all. Ahaha @ Fantasy land for some people. My sistah! I have few friends and do I visit often. Thanks Sykik.

Nitty-Gritty said...

I 'don't' visit often...typo..sorry.

Nitty-Gritty said...

I 'don't' visit often...typo..sorry.