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
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…
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?
Restarting my #fitlifestyle in our condo’s mini gym has been exhilarating and very convenient. I am enjoying the hour and half sans baby where I can listen to great music and bask in the euphoria of released endorphins BUT I can’t help but miss the conventional public ‘gym’. Prior to having my baby, every gym … Continue reading Gym Peeps
A Walk to Waterfront
Like a gluttonous seagull successfully grabbing a tourist’s pizza with its beak and flying away triumphantly with the cheesy loot, W was gone. My girlfriend visited Vancouver last week and as a wonderful hostess, Baby A and I decided to indulge her photo-taking obsession by taking a walk from Granville down to Waterfront. It was … Continue reading A Walk to Waterfront
My whole world
I had a nightmare last night. In it, strong hands were around my slim neck. A hard slap caused my teeth to break the skin of my inner right cheek. A forceful shove and I was face down kissing the earth. Except when I now put a hand on my face, I know it wasn’t … Continue reading My whole world
Over a pot of stew
‘Ha!’, Nkoli exclaims and scratches her scalp under her newly installed weave covered protectively in a large bonnet. Her thick thighs open and close rapidly to the beat of her racing heart. She’s seated on the edge of her bed facing the closed door. She’s waiting. She’s been waiting for the knob of the door … Continue reading Over a pot of stew