Beggars: To Help Them Or Not To Help Them

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I'm a Nigerian who lived in Nigeria, so I am not new to beggars. Although it's not anyone's image of America, there are beggars here, too. Remember when I saw my former high school mate on the street begging? I have not forgotten that incident yet. It's like every other time I stop at Walmart, there's someone begging for something. I used to just indiscriminately give to anyone (if I had it) because there was no way for me to know if they were lying or not, and I figured it's God's business to Continue Reading

That Time My Money Saved The Day

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My mommy always told me very early on to save money. She told me to never spend everything, and to save some of everything, just in case. She also told me to always have cash in my wallet, just in case I spill someone's oil. While saving money and not spending everything has proven to be very good advise, the same cannot be said for having cash in my wallet. I find that here in America, there isn't anyone hawking any kind of oil that I may possibly spill, and in the event that I do spill oil, it Continue Reading

Dreamer’s Dream: What Would You Do With $100 Million?

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This is a question that has been keeping me up at night: what will I do with a hundred million dollars? Choi! I have been picturing going to bed as a "normy" and waking up as a millionaire superstar. The odds are against me, I know, but it always seems impossible until it happens. Ehen, so what will I do with $100 million? 1.  Quit my day job. 2.  Stay home for one week, and all I'll do is sleep, eat, watch TV. Repeat. And that is where my fantasy has reached so far. There's so much Continue Reading

Adele Turned Down £12 million To Be The Face Of L’Oreal? L’Oreal, Pick Me, Please!

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Sweet baby Jesus, what is this world turning into? Now, you know that I love me some Adele. Well, maybe you didn't know, but now you do. Apart from the fact that she is disturbingly talented, she is also a curvy girl who doesn't get naked for the sake of entertainment. I relate to her. And I think she is very, very beautiful. Yes, I am biased. I know that. Anyway, L'Oreal approached Adele to be their face and take over from Cheryl Cole in 2009 (and Cheryl gets paid £500,000 per year). Continue Reading

My Classmate Is Now A Beggar On The Street

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Sometime last week, I was driving on Philadelphia Road and just as I was about to make a right turn into the shopping center (where Walmart is), I recognized the walk of someone that I used to know. I did not see his face, but as soon as I saw him walking, I concluded that it had to be my former classmate from high school. As far as I can remember, the last time I saw him was sometime during our 12th grade. I don't even remember if he graduated. I honestly don't remember his name, but for the Continue Reading

Men Are Never Ugly. Only Rich Or Poor – Vera’s Mom

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I met a man. He's unmarried and in his early forties. I have never been less attracted to a person. And it doesn't matter that I am not attracted to him because we don't have a kind of relationship where I should even be attracted to him. As much as I would love to, I cannot give more details about him because there are people who read this blog that know him. And err, I am not anonymous. This man - let's call him John - has a girlfriend who is young and beautiful, and when you see two of Continue Reading

Attention! Western Union Has Changed Their Policy For Nigeria

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I had to send money to Nigeria urgently on Sunday, so I went to Giant to use their Western Union service. The guy who was helping me told me that as of the day before (Saturday, October 5th 2013), Western Union had changed their policies for sending money to Nigeria. You can no longer send the money in US dollars. Your loved one has to receive the money in naira. What's so bad about that, you ask? The problem is, the bank converts the dollars at a rate that it lower than the market. From what Continue Reading

Jon Gosselin From Jon & Kate Plus 8 Is Now A Table Waiter?

Jon Gosselin

What the what! I remember when their show - on TLC, I think - was the talk of the town. Then, I don't know when, why, or how it happened, but all of a sudden, Jon and Kate became enemies. I don't know how couples go from love to hate, and I often wonder why there seems to be such a thin line between them. One thing I know for sure is that I don't ever, ever want to know what that feels like. Anyway, in spite of all the money they made, Jon is now waiting tables. And he lives in the woods. Continue Reading

Why Do People Think Igbo Girls Are Gold Diggers?

Gold Digger

This is one of those things we grew up being told, but no one has ever given a valid reason why they think or believe that Igbo girls are gold diggers. I'm not a fan of just lumping everyone into a group, but for the purpose of this post, I will do just that. As an Igbo girl, I'm all kinds of curious. I've never asked any boyfriend of mine for money. I don't particularly think it's the worst thing a girl can do, but I just haven't done it. I have never felt the need to because (1) I could Continue Reading

Let’s Address The Issue Of Ads On Verastic

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I can't find the post now, but I do remember it was not too long ago that I wrote about monetizing this blog. The thing is that I have been blogging for about 7.5 years now, but it was only recently that I opened my blog up to advertising. And even at that, it was even more recently that I really started the actual advertising. My sponsored post from yesterday got a couple of complaints in the comment section. Thank you for the comments. I take your comments very seriously, and that's why I'm Continue Reading