HAPPY NATIONAL DAY QATAR

I remember back in June I received a panicky call from the husband. He asked that I quickly go stock up the house. That Saudi, UAE,  Bahrain and Egypt had cut ties with Qatar. Then, a huge percent of our perishable items were ordered from Saudi and UAE and it was Ramadan. So he feared…

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A taste of Macabre- My Zombie Obsession

What is it with me and Zombies I cannot define it. I cannot watch zombie movies anymore It is sure to give me nightmares. Yet I read every zombie novels out there. It is great. Came across some great books in the past year. From the great World war Z, to the Rot and Ruin…

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The Reluctant Cat Lady

I am not an animal person. I don’t like cats. I don’t like dogs . The only pets I have ever had,were my gold-fish, Hassan and Hussein and you remember how THAT turned out but for a period of time, I become the relunctant unofficial owner of five….. FIVE!!!!!!! cats. February 2017. Someone moved away from…

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All Fish/Fishes Go to Heaven- An Ode to Hassan and Hussein

Happy New Month People. Sorry, it has been a while since I posted. The hard life of sitting at home in front of a computer finally wore me down, but I am feeling relatively much better now. Over the weekend, I grilled some whole fish…fishes for my husband and his drinking buddies, but they did…

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Dinner with a President

My husband got a mail last week. The one and only Olusegun Obasanjo, popularly known as OBJ, Uncle Sege or the General; former president of Nigeria was heading to Bahrain for a conference. Ofcourse I was super excited because well…………he was my president. He agreed to have dinner with the Nigerians in Bahrain at the…

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Rant- Mi o Gbo Yoruba. DEAL WITH IT!!!!!!

“So you don’t speak yoruba?” She asks incredulously “No.” I respond “Why?” “Because I am not yoruba” “But every one speaks yoruba” “No, Everyone speaks English” The above conversation is something I have heard my whole adult life and it is really starting to get on my nerves. Let me back track. Yoruba happens to…

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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 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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First Fridays in Bahrain

Hello everyone, well its Friday again. You would wonder what is so special about the first Friday ad every month. Two things- it is the day where the entire country (we are just a million plus residents) go to the  three major markets and it is the day of the Nigerians in Bahrain monthly meeting….

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