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Thursday, October 20, 2016

YOU THESE DIASPORAS SEF!

Good morning everyone! It is 3.23am, wide awake, and what a good time to blog as the house is very quiet and my baby is not climbing all over me. I was gisting yesterday with a friend , I just have to share what she said because I  wondered if I will ever get tired of talking about the wrong impression my fellow brother and sisters back home have about living abroad.

A woman called few weeks back from Nigeria to say, she wanted to stay with her friend for 2 months, and work for that short period because she heard, she can get a job for $20/hour and she intends to get 3 jobs! She will use the money to buy items back home for sales, and while coming abroad, she will bring plenty Nigerian food for sale. Her friend told her first, she cannot stay with her for 2 months, secondly, there are many African shops, and thirdly, where was she going to see 3 jobs within 2 months? More-over, for $20/hour?

I really want to laugh, but this is a serious matter! My guys, this is 2016, and I believed most Nigerians have access to internet and have any information they need. 3 jobs? Yes! Some do it, but not within 2 months and how they do it, I don't know, because there is 24 hours in a day, most I see is 2 jobs ... work in the morning and night, or weekdays and weekends. I know a co-worker who is doing 3 jobs, he is always sleeping every little break he gets and have heavy bags under his eyes, walking sluggishly, because he is always tired.

$20/hour? For an immigrant doing survival job? Talkless for one with a visiting visa without work permit? Of course! Many diasporas earn more than that but NOT on survival jobs! And what are survival jobs? Simply put, non-professional jobs or menial jobs to put food on the table and pay bills until one can break into the corporate market or get their desired job! Hence, some do 2 jobs, at the end of the day, they total between $20-$30/hour, but, remember, the higher your income, the higher your tax, and during tax returns, if you don't have dependents or much expenses, you will pay the government back!

How do this wrong information get out there in this era of knowledge that is being shared everyday on different platforms? Is it possible some diasporas exaggerate or lie to impress or intimidate or oppress people back home? OR  Those who come visiting, see vacancy adverts for certain jobs and assumed it is same for every job and when they go back home, they tell friends when narrating their holiday experience? PLEASE, I REALLY WANT TO KNOW HOW THIS WRONG INFORMATION STILL GETS SPREAD OUT IN 2016? SO IT CAN BE ADDRESSED! 

This wrong mentality need to be changed ASAP! That was how another friend asked to be housed for 2 months by her former hostess, so she can work, the request was declined! Another wanted his friend to accommodate him for 2 weeks holiday, the friend refused! A man asked a friend to host a pregnant lady who came to give birth, out-rightly, the diaspora said NO! The man was surprised and angrily said, YOU DIASPORAS SEF! OH! Just last week, 2 siblings had a major fall out when the younger sibling invited  a pregnant woman from Nigeria  without his elder brother's consent, to come and stay in a house where he does NOT pay rent or any bill! He relocated barely a year ago, he still has that entitlement mentality, since, his brother made everything comfortable for him, so he did not know the challenges immigrants undergo before settling down!

Alright guys. Daz all! See you next time, and thanks for visiting always.

Monday, October 10, 2016

SHORT PEOPLE SHOULD STOP BREEDING!

Good morning everyone! 
Imagine! The 3 interesting topics I have written inside my head just went, FI-AM!  ME-HNN! I need to re-negotiate my contract with my muse o. While waiting to wake up my muse, I went to check my stats out of curiosity because of what Atilola said about traffic declining after Thursday ... and nope, that is not why I am posting today ... I am cooking my all favourite ogbono soup right now, since, I was so tired to do so after church service yesterday, so I am multi-tasking! I will be off tomorrow morning, but oga want to chop iyan with ogbono this night when he comes back from work ... he don try sef, he has been eating rice for 2 weeks straight! Lemme go and turn the soup, I dey come..... I did not understand 'jack' about my stats ... I joke! Thank you all for always visiting my blog, it is very encouraging regardless of veryyyyy few comments. OH! Atilola made a good observation and valid point, but I will continue to update when I have any gist to yarn you guys. Atilola nah efiko abeg! SHIOR! NA WA, for that babe sha! I can just picture how organized her wedding will be. EKU palemo oo.{If she has chance to read this post sef, with all that preparation going on}.


The pastor yesterday said, if he was born far back in the 18th century, he would have been killed as a baby, because any form of deformity on a child was not acceptable or it was as a result of sins committed by the parents. His left hand is smaller. There was a moment of soberness when we imagined how life was then. My thoughts trailed to a comment I read few months back in an entertainment blog, where an anonymous commenter said, AS people should stop breeding! I read that comment again to make sure a human being actually typed those words! INDEED! OUT OF THE ABUNDANCE OF A MAN'S HEART, HE SPEAKS! And, NO! This post is not about Sickle cell anemia, before unah say, I don come again with my 'righteous anger!'

The fickleness abi shallowness of some human mind is astonishing!!! He or she is probably not the only one with such thoughts! Some people believes only certain individuals deserves the best things in life either because of their looks, complexion, education or money. In lieu of this, may I also recommend that short people should stop breeding! Ugly people should stop breeding! Fat people should stop breeding! Poor people should stop breeding! Illiterates should stop breeding! Infact, dark people should stop breeding 0 jare! So that, we can have tall, good looking, slim, fair, rich and educated people alone! And Nigeria the world  will be a better place to live happily ever after! 

The human race is so consumed with aesthetics and materialism that some people suffer body image problem and depression! That some will go to any length to fit into the 'mould.' GOD'S mercy and a person's character goes a long way to make an individual what he or she becomes in life! For it is not by our power or might or what we do, nor is the race for the swift, fast, strong, beautiful, handsome, slim, fat, short, tall, rich, poor, educated, illiterate, fair or dark, but to WHOM GOD chooses to pour HIS grace upon! Amen! 

SHALOM!



Saturday, October 01, 2016

IT'S THE SAME!

The only constant thing is change itself! I supported the change in my father's  land regardless of who was bringing it! I have read so many negativity about the new administration, that whenever I tried to be objective and encouraging, I am told, it is because I now live abroad, that is why I am 'just talking!' 

Please, ex-squeeze me! I spent my 38 years in Nigeria, I was not born with a silver spoon, nor did I marry a Danjuma! I am still very much in contact with my family back home. We discuss everything ranging from food to the recent happenings in 9ja, so I know whats-up!

Do you guys think people don't hunger in diaspora? Or there are no poor people? Or no deprivations? or beggars?  Many people are on food stamp! Organic food is expensive to buy! Only genetically modified food are very affordable, which researchers say are harmful to us! But wetin man go do? We must chop!

SO! Where am I going with this? Well, it is to tell my fellow Nigerians that even in overseas, diasporas are managing like you! See, ehen, forget all those beautiful pictures unah dey look for social platforms o, until you come to live here, you will join in counting the nickels before you purchase anything! PRUDENCE is the key! STOP frivolities! Separate your NEEDS from your wants! This is a time to set BOUNDARIES and PRIORITIES! This is not the time for 'I- just-come-visit-you'! SENTIMENTS DOES NOT PAY BILLS OR PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE! Find very simple meals to prepare! Find substitutes, like okro for draw soup instead of obognon. Cut your meat or chicken or fish into smaller bits, dem no dey chop meat belleful abeg! FOOD should be the most important thing in your home than clothes or jewelries aso-ebi or owambe! 

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO Y'ALL!
GOD BLESS NIGERIA!