• Life

    2019 the Movie (plus a few cute pics)

    Me looking at food throughout 2019. They say the decade is coming to an end. They say we’re to start planning for the new year, and the next decade, writing down and drafting up goals and aspirations. As much as I’d like to do that, the honest truth is that I am fatigued. I just finished my Senior Pediatrics rotation, and it was eight intense weeks of stress and anxiety. It tired me out and now I am taking some time to rest. For the most part of the holidays I have been eating to stupor and sleeping at any chance I get. At some point in pediatrics. Look closer…

  • Life

    Thank You For The Music

    I. Oh all alone, when I think about the good times that we shared together baby… Some days ago, I left the heat and darkness of my room to go hang out with friends. Amidst all the banter, someone played Never Far Away by Lagbaja, and it felt like I had stepped into a time machine. Nostalgia came knocking. She took me back to younger days and simpler years. She took me to the house I grew up in, and to times spent playing with my neighbour’s daughter, Chiamaka. We spent an awful amount of time in each other’s houses. When my parents weren’t in, we would play Lagbaja’s CD…

  • Life

    We Move (Literally)

    I am too ashamed to say how long I have procrastinated making the switch to my own website, but you should know it’s been a long time coming. Last weekend I decided to finally put my village people to shame and just go through with the plans, and here we are! Thank you to everyone who has stayed with me from my wayward, inconsistent days on WordPress till now. So what has happened since my last blog post? Currently, I’m rotating through my last week in Community Medicine, and it has been mostly a light and super chill posting. It lacks the intensity and insanity of clinical rotations, and for…

  • Life,  Medical School Saga

    SEPTEMBER BLUES

    Or Summertime Sadness. But summer isn’t really a season here so we’ll just stick with September Blues. For a good part of this month, I didn’t feel quite like myself. I felt very unmotivated and disconnected from myself. At first I thought it was the usual, me being dramatic and in my feelings over absolutely nothing. But this was a wave that refused to pass. It was ironic as I had started the month so ambitious and motivated. August had been a good month and I was going to take things to the next level in September. I had even written out a to-do list for the month so you know…

  • Life

    This is Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Hairstylist

    Last Sunday, I had a taste of the Yoruba wickedness Africa Magic has been trying to teach us about all this time. Now, a couple of months ago, I decided I wanted to make faux locs. This was a hairstyle I could have done in my room with the aid of a video, but because I wanted the best outcome, I carried my head to the salon. I had called my hairstylist in advance and he told me he could make it. When he was done, it looked really good and I believed I had made the right choice. To think I had been doing fine girl all over the…

  • Life,  Medical School Saga

    Razzmatazz: Of Air Conditioners and Mother Tongues

    I will take you to three places. First, to an office reception, some years ago, where I sat with my aunt, shivering. I did not have a fever. I was shivering because the air conditioner was set to a temperature of 16 degrees. Please note that the average outdoor temperature is 27 degrees. When asked if the temperature could be adjusted, the receptionist gave us a cold ‘no’, that it was just fine. I was in utter confusion because she was visibly uncomfortable as well, as I could see her trying to keep warm, rubbing her palms together.

  • Life

    IT’S NOT BY FORCE

    Hi guys. It’s been a minute. Like a lot of millennials, I have my own small scale business and I will now proceed to do some shameless advertising. I’m available to bake amazing cakes for all occasion. I have a business event coming soon and I am already stressed in advance, thinking of the physical work ahead. I’ve had an interesting timeline. In my first year I tried out lots of new things. It was exciting testing out a cake design for the first time and getting it right. Getting cake orders from out of state. Getting positive feedback from customers. Also, because I had been a victim of terrible…

  • Life

    A WEEK IN HISTORY

    One of my least favorite things to do is cross the road. This time last year, I was hit by a vehicle and broke my hip and one of my legs. I was in the hospital for some weeks, and also had to spend a few months at home. HOSPITAL The first thing I remember is pain: the worst pain I had felt in my life, when a doctor worked to immobilize my broken leg. Later, my sister told me she had never heard me scream that way, and I don’t even recall screaming. It was mostly a painful blur. The first days were filled with so much uncertainty. I…

  • Rants

    I’m Upset (Not the Song by Drake)

    Good morning. Someone has done something silly and I’m not very happy about it. I was scrolling through Twitter yesterday, and I came upon this tweet: I really want to flog the person who wrote that tweet. Really bad. When I first saw it, I read it over again and again hoping it had some other meaning I couldn’t grasp. “Pretty female honourable.” What does that even mean? ‘She’s pretty and that’s what really matters, not her name?’ It’s saddening that the person saw nothing wrong with describing her as pretty alone, diminishing all her other attributes.

  • Medical School Saga

    A TALE OF 2 WINTERS

    My MB 2 story begins with panic. The weekend before my exams started, I got a couple of calls from my lecturers, asking if I had written some tests because my results could not be found. I was pretty shaken up as that was the last thing I needed to hear days to my exam. And how do results even go missing? At long last, on a cloudy Monday morning, my winter finally arrived. MONDAY The first paper was Pharmacology, and we wrote all the papers: the Essay and Best Option Type(BOT), in one sitting. The BOTs went well as a lot of the questions looked familiar, save a few…