Saturday, October 25, 2014

It's alive!!!

Hello world!

Once again, I'm going to attempt to return from an extended hiatus and bring some life back into my blog.

A lot has changed over the last year and a half... I'm married now, to an awesome lady... :-)

I've changed jobs... not voluntarily...

A few other things have gone on that I think I'll hold off on for a little bit. All in all, life is happening and I will try to share some of that on here...

Have a nice day y'all. Talk soon

Monday, April 1, 2013

What would you do?

Here's the dialogue I had entering the US from Canada at the Pacific Highway Border Crossing on March 29, 2013... What would you have done if you were me??

Me: Hello.
Immigration Officer 1: Where are you heading today?

Me: Seattle
Immigration Officer 1: What for?

Me: To visit some friends
Immigration Officer 1: How do you know these people?

Me: I lived in Seattle for about 5 years
Immigration Officer 1: What was your status in the US?

Me: H1B
Immigration Officer 1: Where did you work?

Me: Labinal
Immigration Officer 1: What did you do there?

Me: I was an engineer, working on the 787 wiring
Immigration Officer 1: Where did you go to school?

Me: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida
Immigration Officer 2: Is that a little bit inland from the beach?

Me: It's about 3 miles from the beach
Immigration Officer 1: Wow, so your parents must be rich... (holding my Nigerian passport)

Me: Well....
Immigration Officer 1: ... or criminal!

Immigration Officer 2: Sometimes, they're one and the same!

Immigration Officer: Yeah, but you seem like a good guy!
Me: <Silience>... collecting my passport and driving away.

Nigeria really needs a new image! I'm tired of being suspected of being a criminal or a terrorist when people find out I'm Nigerian.

Don't get me wrong, I'm proud of how, and where, I was raised... but having to deal with all the negative aspects of Nigeria's image is getting a little bit old. There are lots of good things about Nigeria and in my life, I've met so many Nigerians that make me proud to wave the flag... but I have met people that make me brush up on my 'oyinbo' accent... :-)

There are so many beautiful things that Nigeria has to offer the world and I wish we could do just that, without have to explain or make excuses for the bad things.

Nigeria WILL be great! I believe it! I just hope it's in my lifetime.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Watch this space...

Hello world,

A new blog post is long overdue and I will be doing one soon... a lot has changed since I was last on here... stay tuned for the juicy details...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sounders 4-1 Comunicaciones. Great game tonight. If only the Sounders could play like this every week.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A letter to my cousin…


I was just about to go to sleep and I stumbled on your facebook page and I was reminded you were gone. I will admit, I don’t deal with death well… I try my best to fill my head with as many distractions as I possibly can, whatever it takes to avoid confronting the fact that I will never again see your face again on this earth. I know this is probably a cowardly way to deal with losing you, but I really don’t know any other way to understand this situation.

The day I found out you were gone, my world was shaken. For the first time in a long time, I cried… I felt like part of me had been ripped away… painfully and suddenly. I know people say that everything that happens is the will of God. I refuse to believe that the loving God that we serve would take you away from us so cruelly… for what reason? What could He gain? Did God want to rip out the hearts of your parents and sisters and then trample on them? No, that’s not our God… This is the doing of the evil one. The one comfort we have is that our God is the ultimate comforter.

These wounds may never heal completely, but I know that eventually, the pain will subside. I will always look back on your life with fond memories. I want to take this chance to thank you for looking after my parents for me and my brothers. I wish I could do the same for you… short of bringing you back, I’m not sure anything I could do would ever completely alleviate their pain… but I am praying for all of us left behind, who love you, especially the women who’ve always loved you, your sisters, and your mom. I’m praying that God WILL comfort us

I love you man. You were such a wonderful person and I will miss you greatly.

RIP Tommy Sho…

Friday, August 6, 2010


Do you ever have a day that starts out really bad... almost looks like nothing is gonna go right for you... then, somewhere along the line, something happens that tips the scales in the other direction? Not neccesarilly a big event, just something that puts you in a good mood. At the end of it all, you really can't say it's been a good day... or a bad one, even. I guess days like that, yesterday for me,  are proof that life isn't always black and white!Have a grey day!

Friday, July 30, 2010

… and if life is just a highway …

The next bit of this song goes, "then the soul is just a car." I don't really think that is entirely relevant to what I wanted to say here, but I thought that might be a catchy title... But I have recently discovered from a new reader, that my amazing titles aren't always so amazing... lol.

So, have you ever been a road so long that you forget why you're on it and where you're going? I'm speaking figuratively of course... with current prices for fueling up your car, that probably doesn't happen to most people. What I'm really trying to say is, have you ever done something for so long, that you really don't know why you're still doing it, but it just seems right? You try to justify it, but can't really think of a good reason to stay on that course... Well, I'm there... But, I've decided to take a chance and get off this highway and see what there is to be discovered.

I'd like to go into detail and not speak in code, but let's just say, if I did that, I might end up getting run off the road and it might not be so easy to get back on... But hopefully, I'll eventually be able to speak out, once I get on my new course... this is gonna be one hell of a road trip!!! ;-)