So You Just Allowed A Yoruba Man To Carry You Away? She Asked Me

My man crush

I've always known that there is tribal tension among the tribes in Nigeria, but nothing has put it in perspective for me as much as being an Igbo girl married to a Yoruba man. Some of my [Igbo] people look at me like I'm crazy and naive for marrying a Yoruba man, and some of Igwe's [Yoruba] people look at him like he's some kind of god for being bold and strong enough to marry an Igbo  girl. Ah, Omo Igbo??? They treat him like he just told them that he'll be deploying to Iraq to fight the war Continue Reading

My Secret: Igwe And I Are Married

Funmie made us strike this pose

Yup. That's my big, bad secret. A lot of you already guessed as much, but what no one guessed was how long I have been married. Sit back and enjoy the long post ahead. 2011: Igwe and I were still dating. He talked about marriage like every other day, and a lot of times, I shut the conversation down because as much as I loved him, I just felt like there was no point talking about it so much since we weren't planning on doing it yet. Fast forward to November 2011, Igwe just randomly told me one Continue Reading

Igwe & I Were Bamboozled At The Mall

Deja Vu Skin care products

So the other day, Igwe and I went to the Towson Mall because we had to go to Macy's for me to return a top and buy it back. The top originally cost $50, but I returned it and bought it for $20. Yes to coupons! We could have gone to Macy's in White Marsh, which is a lot closer to us, but we went to Towson because I wanted to stop at H&M to check for a belt. We were at H&M couple days earlier and I had seen this beautiful belt. I picked it up, then I left it at the cashier, but when I got Continue Reading

I Have A Secret … And I’m Ready To Tell You

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I've been keeping a secret, y'll!!! But I'm ready to tell it yo you. Remember when I did the 20 random things post? The first random thing I listed was that I have been keeping a secret, but will be telling you what it is before the end of the year. Well, I am finally ready to tell you --- but not today. I will tell you what the secret is exactly one week from today: next week Tuesday, December 2nd 2014. So I did not really start off by trying to keep this secret, or perhaps, a better way to say Continue Reading

Happy Birthday To The Love Of My Life, Igwe

Igwe

It's Igwe's birthday. Woot, woot!!! I think I had a post in my head, but now that I'm sitting in front of the computer, I don't know what to write. I'm just very grateful that Igwe's birthday is here again. I'm grateful to God for keeping him, for watching over him, for protecting him, for blessing and favoring him. The past year has been tough, but again, thank God for favor. I got Igwe some gifts that I know he will just LOVE. I hid them, but not too much because remember Igwe never Continue Reading

About Last Weekend: I Was So Lazy!

We were waiting for our table at Chili's

Happy Monday, Sweet Potatoes! I don't know what happened to me this past week, but I was so flipping lazy. I literally slept for most of the time. I'd wake up in the morning, eat breakfast, and go back to bed. Before I know what's going on, it's past 3:00 PM. That was how my week went. I can't tell you what I accomplished. And the irony is that I had so much to do. Instead of doing anything, I'd think f all I had to do and my solution would be to go back to bed. It was like why do today what Continue Reading

Why Men Can Never Find Things. Does Anyone Know?

Men

I remember my mom always complaining about my dad not finding things. She would accompany her complaints with a solid tufia kwa, which would be followed by a dramatic rise and drop of her shoulders. I didn't get it then, but now, I do. Igwe and I have been living together since 2011, and I'm finally starting to share my mom's sentiments. Igwe would go into a closet to pick up the biggest, brightest, most strategically placed item, and he would come back and say he did not find it. And I would Continue Reading

Igwe Has Finally Taken My Last Name

Igwe's new last name.

In most cultures, especially in the Nigerian one, a man does not take his woman's last name. Maybe it has happened in Nigeria before, but I have never, ever heard of it. Until now, that is. After church yesterday, Igwe and I went to Sam's Club. I had not had a Sam's Club card in forever, so I had to apply for a new one. After I got one, I figured Igwe should get one, too because what if he's on his way back from work and I need him to stop by real quick and get my something very urgent like Continue Reading

Dear Vera, How Did You Know Igwe Is The One?

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Hey Vera, I want to know how you became certain Igwe is 'the one' i.e how you became so confident to share his pictures on social media and things like that. I don't know if you know what I mean. Also, how can I be more sensitive to my Boyfriend? He thinks I'm too laid back and nonchalant. My Sweet Potato, Surprisingly, this seemingly simple question is much harder to answer because there are elements of our relationship that I don't want to talk about yet. That said, how did I know that Continue Reading

The State Of My Love Life – According To This

Bared To You - Sylvia Day

I don't even remember where I saw this thing, but I instantly saved it and promised myself to come back and do it, just to see what the state of my love life is. Who wouldn't want to know? I love doing these things. Now, to be completely honest, I didn't have a book next to me, as I am not currently reading any book (shame on me). I barely have enough time to blog as it is (and let's not even talk about writing my book. Yeah, that project isn't dead - yet), so reading, well, there's no real Continue Reading