That’s a size too small- Big Girls Dressing Badly

Ever walk down the street and see a plus size girl on a dress that is way too tight, emphasizing her folds and large stomach. I am sure we all have. As a plus size girl myself, it saddens me to see them. Some of my friends are guilty of this (I would like to…

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Wrestling Heartbreak-Reality Bites

Growing up, there were two things that I loved to watch more than anything. WWE and Hindi movies. Like everything I am interested in, my love bordered on obssession. They gave my young heart profound joy, but of course growing older and no thanks to Google and Wikipedia, the memories of my childhood loves have…

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Every food can kill you!!!!

I am very grumpy right now. Why? I am having a sugar craving. Yes, I am on one of my numerous trying to eat healthier plans again. And you know what? it sucks. What an awesome world it will be if we could eat whatever we like, whenever we like, without worrying the health consequences?…

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Beat that kid….a little…..

Daughter- Mummy i don’t like you anymore Mummy-(drops her magazine) Why dear? Daughter- Because you are always flogging me and Junior all the time. Mummy- (picks up cane) How dare you? I am going to beat you until you like me. True story. The lady telling me this was a mother of three. I am…

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Overcoming my Zombie Phobia……………Maybe

I have four phobias that I am currently aware of. Two are regular and common. (Claustrophobia and Acrophobia). The other two are quite unusual. The first of which would be discussed another day. The second are Zombies. I am petrified of Zombies. Yes, I know they are not real. I sat down today and tried…

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The Most Exclusive Club Poo

Back in 2009, a Facebook friend got married. All the online congrats were flying in. Then, one comment caught my eye “Welcome to the most exclusive club in the world…..”. Then, as a single girl (using single in the context of single and married. Engaged or in a relationship doesn’t count here), I didn’t like…

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Don’t Call us fat! Call us Plus-size.

A few months back, I was at a Max shop in Manama with some Nigerian ladies. We were looking at some baby clothes and out of the blue, one lady says ‘Shey you know you are fat’. Raising my eyebrow,I responded “NOO!! Really??’ and she nodded “really”. (I really hate it when people don’t get…

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Child Dedication Almost Gone Awry

Hello everyone. If you had read my article on “first Fridays in Bahrain”, you would recall that I posted that, events hosted by Nigerian wives usually involve a variety of dishes from jollof rice to fried rice, salads, rice flour with egusi or efo riro soup, right. Well, last friday, the hostess was able to…

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The Moral lion of Kabira

I am sure by now, most of you have read the news of the lion that killed a lady in Kabira town, Zimbabwe. No, You haven’t? Oh ok, a lion killed a lady in Kabira, Zimbabwe. Most of you are thinking……So??? It is Africa and there are lions in that region. These incidences are bound…

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The racist dogs of Al Burhama

One hot sunny day in September, I looked outside my kitchen window, and saw an indian labourer walking down the deserted street. Nothing unusual until two dogs started racing towarda him barking ferociously. When he turned to face them, they started retreating slowly but still growling. When he turned to resume walking, they became to…

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What is your poison?

So my husband had a friend over. I wanted to serve him a drink and asked what I considered one of THE coolest slangs ever. “What is your poison?” He gave me a double stare and asked “Se o fe pa mi ( Yoruba for, do you want to kill me). Then I realized that…

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