"Do you know who I am?", the older man yells with his nose scrunched up like I have never seen an African nose scrunched up before. "Who the hell are you? Who cares who you are, Oga? Don't touch my bag again. I have warned you", the younger lady dressed in a baggy, brown T-shirt … Continue reading Cabin-ish Fever
Waxing in 2023 & major lesson from 2022
Call me Fifi the futuristic babe and mama because before 2023 was here, I was already in it as of December 2022. I had already begun living out my 'new year resolutions' and learning from the gong show of early to mid-2022. I was fully in mommy mode, focused on writing & career improvement, was … Continue reading Waxing in 2023 & major lesson from 2022
Book Review: Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta
I find the author, Buchi Emecheta, very interesting. I often wish she were alive so I could have a chit chat with her. The trick to splendid writing is honesty and honesty is often best drawn from our own experiences. We feel it so deeply that when it's spilled out through words, it is simply … Continue reading Book Review: Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta
Patience is key!
Can I eat in you?
'I'll quit right now if you insist', I said looking my co-worker straight in her ocean blue eyes which looked bigger behind her thick rimmed glasses. She knew I was serious and I was. My earliest memory of how a toilet should be was when I was in Nursery school. I had been escorted by … Continue reading Can I eat in you?
Book Review: ‘And The Mountains Echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini
When I came across "Do you even know how strong God has made you?...How strong and good He has made you?" as I read this book, I stopped. I placed the book, open but down turned, on my thighs as I sat in bed and a tear came to my right eye. Despite the many … Continue reading Book Review: ‘And The Mountains Echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini
9 months later…
9 months ago, two people were born. My ever-smiling son and me, Fifi, the fiercely loving mother. Perhaps one of my greatest traits and weakness (ironical, eh?) is my propensity to love the heck out of people. Motherhood, however, opened up an insane truckload of excess and overwhelming love. If you gaze closely at me, … Continue reading 9 months later…
Battle of the proverbs
For some reason, both English proverbs have been dancing in my head the past few days. In some cases, one of the two proverbs applies to two people in a sticky situation. Imagine a rocky friendship: Person A is taken for granted by Person B and decides to stop being friends. Often times, "out of … Continue reading Battle of the proverbs
Two peas in a pod?
"The end justifies the means, Amy!", Kat yells. Amy can see the large veins at the side of Kat's neck pulsating with her clearly fast-racing heart. This was meant to be a light conversation but somehow it had made a dangerous detour. Amy knows she can put an end to this, especially seeing Kat gulp … Continue reading Two peas in a pod?
A September to be
Yesterday's devotional was around the bible verse of Galatians 6:7 which states "For whatever a man sows, that and that only shall he reap". September is a special month for me. It marks a very sudden and colourful change. From whining about the scorching heat, we are ushered into the beginning of cooler toward freezing … Continue reading A September to be