Journal #3: March 2015

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Welcome to April. And just like that, March, too, is over. March was an eventful month. For starters, Igwe and I became god parents to Solachi's 3rd baby, Amaka. See her pictures and read about it HERE. Unlike February that sped past me with a blur, March had a number of days where all I wanted to do was stay in bed. I didn't want to work. I didn't want to blog. I didn't want to do anything. There were times that I didn't want to take a shower sef, and I cannot confirm or deny if I Continue Reading

Let Me Tell You About My Yoruba Neighbor, Kemi

My neighbor Kemi

Ehn ehn [in high pitched voice like my mommy], Ndi Yoruba relax, I am not here to disrespect your korshor (culture). So remember my neighbor, Tatiana? Well, she's been gone since 2014, thank God. She was a nuisance. Now, I want to tell you about my Yoruba neighbor, Kemi. I don't know how long she's been my neighbor, and she lives in the building next to mine (no, she didn't take Tatiana's space), but Kemi makes my heart go paulina-paulina. She makes it yori yori. She makes it go kpo kpo di kpo Continue Reading

The Thing About Being Igbo Is That I’m Not Yoruba

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I'm Igbo. Have I told you that before? Probably. Igwe, my husband, is Yoruba. By the way, this might be the first time I have referred to Igwe as "my husband" in a blog post. Aaarrrggghh. So weird. Yes, we've been three years married, but it's still so. darn. weird. Fine girl like me, how can I be referring to someone as my husband? Anyway, the difference in our tribes has never been more obvious to me --- until now that I'm married. Between Igwe and me, we don't ever remember that we come Continue Reading

New Video: Maybe You’re Just A Bad Friend

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Hey Sweets! Remember I promised to do more videos? Well, I have a new one now. It's called, Maybe You're Just A Bad Friend. Watch, enjoy, and share. Pretty please. I started in this post trying to explain what the video is about, then I remembered ... it's a video. They're going to find out what it's about when they watch the video. I'm still learning how to be a vlogger, so please, bear with me. Thank you for watching! Please don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and share Continue Reading

Journal #2: February 2015

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Welcome to March. Bet you thought I already abandoned my monthly journal, huh? Well, I didn't. Not yet, at least. How did February go for you? For me, it was a complete blur. For one thing, I forgot that it's only 28 days, so when the date on my phone read March 1st, I was shocked. March 1st??? Where did February go? Other than the blur, February was a pretty good month. I haven't been fired from my 9 to 5 (ha!) and you guys are still reading the blog. Then I received quite a few Dear Vera Continue Reading

What Feminism Means To Me — Because I’m Just A Girl

Verastic---Feminism

When I was a child growing up in Nigeria, I knew nothing about feminism. I knew that men were more powerful than women because it was what I had observed, but I had never heard of feminism. Ironically, I attended an all girls’ high school. Then I came to America as a teenager, and one of the first classes I took in college was Women’s Studies. That was when I learned about feminism. And at first, it sounded like a great idea. I might have even considered myself a mini feminist. But the Continue Reading

Dear Sweet Potatoes, I Need Connections!

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My mom always says that it's only an open mouth that gets fed, so today I'm opening my mouth because I want to get fed. I'm talking about getting fed with connections. I've been blogging for nine years now, and its been great. Oh, my God, nine!  I am so grateful that among many other things, Verastic is now also financially rewarding. From sponsored posts to sidebar ads to reviews to videos, I have been doing them all. However, now I want more. I take my time a lot when I want to do Continue Reading

Finally … My Video Response To All Your Questions

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My Sweet Potatoes! Firstly, thank you so much for all the questions you asked on my anniversary post. And secondly, I'm sorry it took so long, but I can explain. We actually recorded the video three times. The first time we recorded it was about a week after the post went up. We recorded 20 minutes (and I was speaking so fast because I didn't want the video to be too long), and then, his royal highness, Igwe mistakenly deleted the video. We recorded the video a second time, but I didn't Continue Reading

Journal #1: January 2015

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Welcome to February. Last year, I did as I always do at the end of the year: I sat down and thought about my life and Verastic. I wrote down a long to-do list for Verastic that I hope to accomplish before 2015 is over. Some of the things are quite easy, like changing my profile picture on my about page (done), while some other things are more intricate and complicated, and will take a lot more time, creativity, and patience. But I'm happy that I'm working on them. One thing I'm also doing Continue Reading

Why Didn’t They Teach Me About Biafra In School?

Biafra

I was going to title this post, "Why didn't they teach US about Biafra in school?" but I realized that I cannot speak for everyone. Maybe you were taught, but I wasn't. This past Saturday - January 24th - it was my grandma's birthday, so Igwe and I bought her a yummy cake and took her out to dinner. While waiting for our food, we somehow started talking about politics. We talked about upcoming election in Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, Buhari, what Nigeria used to be, and then, Biafra. Grandma Continue Reading