My KEKE Encounter

“Corper Ebee ka ị na-aga?” (where are you going?) the keke guy asked me
Twitching my face, I gave him this “I don’t understand Igbo”
(You know, serving in an igbo land can be very funny sometimes, they all expect you to understand the language)
“Where you dey go?” He asked again noticing the expression on my face
“I dey go NOWAS, but I no get change oh”
“How much you get?”
“I get 1000naira”
“No worry, enter I get change na just 200 naira you go pay”
I was okay with the amount so I got in…
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“Corper e be like say you no understand our language” he said amidst laughter
“No I don’t” I really wasn’t ready to start a conversation
“Make you learn before you comot oh”
I didn’t say anything, just nodded my head.
We finally got to my destination, I quickly brought out the 1000naira note, that was when I noticed the keke driver checking his pocket and the pigeon hole….he obviously didn’t have change, this ensued for about 3minutes before i said
“Oga, give me the change please, I’m already late”
“But I been get change na, where this change con enter” he was talking to himself
I just stood there with the 1000naira note in my hand looking at him, I was trying so hard not to get upset.
“Corper biko I no get change abeg buy something, so you go fit get change”
“But you told me you had change” I said with a harsh tone
“Abeg no vex”
This guy didn’t understand that this was my last card and buying any item was not in my agenda. I walked away with the keke driver following, I stopped at a shop to buy a drink, but the sales girl didn’t have change giving me the “I just dey open shop” reply. The other stores were closed, I looked at the keke driver and told him I had tried, there was nothing else I could do.
Time was going….my change wasn’t forthcoming, the keke driver was still busy ransacking his keke like it was one evil spirit that stole the money. I was already late for my CDS and the keke guy instead of asking for change from his fellow keke drivers he just stood there staring into space, I was already upset.
“Corper, sorry say I don waste your time, no worry about the change again make you dey go. Infact make I drop you for the local government where your CDS dey hold”
My face lightened up….I quickly got in and less than 30mins, I got to my destination without paying. I thanked the guy and forgot all about my anger immediately.

I know most of you reading this would be wondering why I didn’t walk away when my change wasn’t forthcoming, reason is I had respect for the keke driver because he looked old and besides home training won’t allow me to walk out and again I was actually scared that he was going to create a scene. But all things worked together for my own good, I even got to my CDS venue and they were about to start, so I didn’t miss anything *yaaayy*
I know keke drivers could be so annoying atimes but it would look somehow arguing with a keke man because of change..
This was my own Keke encounter what’s yours??

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PS: I’ll be giving free gifts from next month to my loyal readers and those who leave comments, so don’t be left out.

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THE BIG QUESTION

Hey guys!! I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in a long while, a whole lot going on, I’ll tell you all about it in another post. So today, I decided to drop a question for y’all and your answers are really needed. Here we go:
If you have been dating a guy/lady for a very long time maybe 4years or more and you guys finally get married, only for you to discover that the person you have been dating all this while is married and your real spouse is a bed ridden person, would you walk away or stay?

My “Beggars” Experience

Hello!!
It’s another day to thank God for making it possible for you to be alive. This post is going to be about something that i wanted to actually put up on the blog a long time ago, but first let me ask a question: When you see a begger or someone who’s handicapped, do you give them money or you just ignore them?
Think carefully before posting your answers in the comment box.

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While growing up, i use to see my dad or mum driving on highways and most times when there’s traffic, i see alot of beggars using that opportunity to move from one car to another begging for alms and most of the time, i see people give them money including my parents.
But as i grew up, that changed….
Let me share an experience:
There was a day, together with my siblings and parents we were traveling, and while we were going we got delayed by this really crazy traffic. I noticed a particular begger who was just begging for alms from people driving expensive cars,  the taxis and buses were left out, then it was our turn for him to beg us for alms. My mum brought out a 50naira note to give to the begger, but just as she was about to wind down the glass to give the beggar the money, my dad said something that made me laugh. This is what he said
“Don’t tell me you are going to give the money to him, because most of them are really not beggars, while the rest actually use the money they get from people for ritual purposes”
I was shocked and it also sounded funny to me.
But this saying has stuck with me all these years… I don’t give beggars money and I’m sure I’m not the only one that does this. Well…truth is I’m scared! And again I’ve heard alot of stories about these beggars, i really don’t want to be a victim.
So yeah… I’ve finally let it all out, so please I’ll love to know your experience with beggars and also if you share the same views with my dad, just leave a comment in the comment box below. Have a great weekend xx

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The Liebster Award

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Hey there
My second hair crush @tonyeigbani nominated me
for the liebster award. The
Liebster Award is a fun way
to recognise and promote
new up and coming blogs of
a good standard with less
than 200 followers. This should be like the third time i get nominated for an award, thank you so much Tonye 😘
For the nomination.
The rules of the Liebster award are pretty simple. All you have to do is…
* Thank the blogger who nominated you.
* Display the Liebster Badge on your site.
* Answer the questions you were sent.
* Choose 5 (to 11) blogs to nominate.
* Send 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

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AWARD ACCEPTED.
So let’s get started
The Questions And My Answers :What inspired the start of your blog?
Hmm… okay i think, it had to be the first time i wrote down a story or poem can’t really remember, and i showed it to a friend who acknowledged it and said i was good, i kept on writing and I was the only one that kept reading my Writeup, so i decided to open a blog so I could show people my Writeup.
Got any pet peeves?
Yea….i don’t like cats.
Do you consider yourself an extrovert or introvert?
Introvert… to a certain point
If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
I’m Fabulous!! I ain’t changing nothing *black American accent*
How would you describe your personal style?
Simplicity
What’s your favourite time of the day and why?
Evenings … It’s the best time for me to think, inspiration comes at that moment
Do you ever get “writer’s block,” and, if so, how do you deal with it?
All the time…. well the only thing i do is Pray… and when i don’t get an answer from God, i forget about that Writeup and wait for another inspiration to come.
What would be the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
Give my tithe
With the money?
Get my parents a gift, invest some, open an orphanage home (this has been my dream), get a few stuffs for my wardrobe and travel with the fam
Which talent don’t you have but want?
I want to be able to dance! I suck at it.
What inspires new ideas for your blog?
Humans
Three words that best descibes you?
Shy, Friendly, traveller

I did it! *cleans sweat*
As for the people I’m nominating
funkeolotu
theblackwriter
Oluwanifemi
Meeraah
esedavid
Fredah
Caleb’s pen
Xceptional43
Theresa
Gina’s blog
Eefoma
The questions I want answered are same as the ones I answered. There’s no rule against that 😁😁
Hope to see me on your blogs (referring to the people i nominated ❤❤❤

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BRIDGE TO HAVEN (Book Review)

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“The only way love can last a
lifetime is if it’s unconditional.
The truth is this: love is not
determined by the one being
loved but rather by the one
choosing to love-
Stephen Kendrick”

Over the weeks, I still have not recovered from this book by Francine Rivers titled “BRIDGE TO HAVEN”.

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I love everything about this book from the introduction to the epilogue, this isn’t my first time of reading her books but this one really got my attention. So i did a little review on this book and i tried as much not to give too much info, so y’all can go and grab your own copy lol *sticks tongue out*. So here we go:

1) Abra: The major character, describes alot of us…Ambitious, stubborn, feeling unwanted, and proud.
2) Pastor Zeke: God, ever loving, always ready to forgive us.
3) Joshua: Jesus Christ, always interceding on our behalf, never stops hoping we come to know the Lord, just like God he’s always willing to take us back.
4) Dylan: The devil, always cunny, a deceiver, steals us away from the love of God (John 10:10), ensures we do not go back to our first love, keeps us in bondage and kills our soul when he’s done with us.
5) Franklin: Devil’s agent, always ready to help achieve what the devil couldn’t achieve through us, leads us to do the wrong things that we would regret later in life.

This is not all the characters though but they are the major ones, i would like to place emphasis on. This book reminded me of the Prodigal son (Luke 15), Francine Rivers modified the characters in such a way that intrigued me and also annoyed me, I kept reading the book and shouting as well lol, don’t blame me,when you read the book you’ll understand. But one thing generally i wanted to point out is that temptations would always come, even Jesus was tempted but he gave us a solution in Luke 11:4 (check it!)
This is a book i would reccomend for anyone who thinks God doesn’t love them or feels God does not answer prayers.
As for the other two books, I’ll also reccomend them as well, although i just started reading the Changed man but Joyce Meyer’s Knowing God is also a great book.

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So this brings me to the end of my book review (first time I’m doing this) ,hope i was able to convince you to get a copy for yourself? I’ll like to know if any of you I’ve read any of this books before and please share the lessons also, just leave a comment below.
Happy New month, i pray June would be good to us all xx

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Photo credit: @mydadsboss

“I pray that you will understand
the words of Jesus, “Love one
another as I have loved you.”
“Ask yourself “How has he loved
me? Do I really love others in
the same way?” Unless this love
is among us, we can kill
ourselves with work and it will
only be work, not love. Work
without love is slavery-
Mother Teresa”
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