Archive | March 2013

Well, hello St. Maarten…

There’s so much one can do while waiting for five hours at an airport. You can dance around, after all, no one knows you, you can fart out loud, you can call your friends over Skype and just entertain them….I won’t say which of those I’ve done, but I’m almost embarrassed of myself…. 🙂

My morning started a bit shaky with tears and the likes. All that didn’t last long. After I cleared security and was waiting to board the plane. A guy came and sat right next to me. After a few minutes, he asked if I was going on the same flight as he was. I said yes. He looked like a visitor to the Virgin Islands, so i asked him if he was visiting.

I found out shortly after that he is Nigerian… my tears stopped flowing (Saying good bye to my two closest friends wasn’t the easiest thing, the thought of traveling across the atlantic after so long didn’t help)

Naturally, we began a conversation about Nigeria and about my trip. He’s actually due to be Nigeria next week. We ended up sitting right next to each other on the plane since the plane had open seating. He is a pediatrician, he came to the VI to work for about six weeks. He seemed to have enjoyed his stay… so that’s great!

During our flight, we spoke about his experience in the Virgin Islands and I told him a bit about my job, then we spoke about Nigerian money. (I got some Nigerian money from a friend  a day before my trip and the way the money looks is still baffling to me…anyhow, that’s another blog topic right there) We spoke about a few Nigerian writers and of course, that included the great Chinua Achebe who passed away days ago.

So, I got to St. Maarten and he stayed on board. He was bound for Barbados via Antigua. 40 minutes passed by so fast, I enjoyed conversing with him.

Still in St. Maarten. I got four more hours. Thank goodness there’s wireless at the airport. I’m uber hungry. I’ll get food soon. I’m almost done psyching myself into paying an arm and a leg for airport food….

Actually, i’m only going now coz there’s a flight going to Tortola from St. Maarten and i’m going to see if there’s anyone I know going on it….. Oh the things i can do with five hours waiting at an airport….lol

type to you soon…..


well hello blog of mine….

I got some exciting news coming realllllllly soon! In a matter of days soon!… I can’t wait myself… I’ll be blogging from a different country!

Okay, Bye

I’m a Liar!

Wait! Don’t judge me yet. stop contemplating which Bible, Torah and Quaran verses to pelt at me.

But for real. I am a liar. I lied this morning, I’ve been lying a lot lately. I’ve lied each time anyone asked me “how are you?”
I’ve lied by replying “I am fine,” or “I am okay.”

(For those who might have a problem with me blogging about not being fine or sulking, before you read anymore, please take note of this blog address -“Vou-Vents,” not “anyone-else’s-vents)

So for the past say four to three months, I’ve been playing and acting the role of superwoman- whoever that is. I’ve been doing a heck of a job stifling my emotions. I’ve held on to my tears instead of letting them go. My fears have almost taken control of my life. Sleep almost doesn’t exist in my bedroom. My point here is, I’ve been emotionally constipated.

That can’t be healthy for anyone.

On my way to work this morning, I uttered the usual lie “I am fine, thank you,” and for some reason, it just didn’t sound right.

I’m really not going to mention all that isn’t right…but I plan not to be a liar anymore. I’m making up my mind now to be truthful in my answers…. Among other plans also is, being grateful for things as they as right now. I’m sure someone else has got it worse than I do.

I know…. this post really doesn’t make sense and is/was probably a waste of your time… but thanks for clicking anyways…



I’ve been doing a whole lot if thinking lately. There’s been a lot of great things going on in my life as well as not so great things. So any blogs posts that will follow this photo post will speak to all that “thinking.”
I’m thankful for life!