08.20.18 On this day, I paid my final respect to my fellow comrade. It wasn’t a sudden death, instead, it was expected. “Twas the case of aging gracefully” There were signs and symptoms. Each diagnostic visit, was a comeback for great victory! Except for this time, I felt a different aura as we left the […]Read More Forever August
It was my first job in a corporate body, here in the States, therefore, it felt good! I mean really good, to have job security and guaranteed paycheck, every two weeks. Ha ha! Won’t he do it! Excuse my manners lol, I don’t think I mentioned the name of my school in my previous blog […]Read More Coming to America , Episode IV- Come! O Taste and See !!
“What is the big deal about losing your job in a clothing store? How much money were you making anyways?” One might ask. When I was in Nigeria preparing to travel to United States, I was under the impression that, a job and a place of residence will be available, before my arrival. That was […]Read More Coming to America-Episode III- There’s God O O O!!!!!!
“You made it! Welcome to America! How was your trip?” The voice of my host ringing, with so much excitement, as though I just won a lottery. I was too tired to say a word and not in the mood, to listen to the long instructions of do’s and don’ts relating to my new living […]Read More Coming to America! Episode II- Life in a Foreign Land
I left Lagos, Nigeria on the 19th of December, 2009 and arrived New York on the 20th of the same month. I wish I could write how exciting I felt about the journey. Honestly, I wasn’t. When my flight left Lagos, I didn’t get the memo that I had a connecting flight in Dubai enroute to New York. Don’t get me […]Read More Coming to America! Episode I- Johnny Just come!
I vividly remember my clienteles reactions as soon as they realized that December 2009, will probably be the last time , that I would make clothes for them. (The ones that I confided in). It was a bitter -sweet moment for the most part. My clienteles were excited, at the same time worried about the […]Read More Gifted hands – the finale !
“How could you stoop so low to become an apprentice in a sewing shop? It’s not a professional job! You’re going to end up in poverty! You are a disgrace to the lineage of this family!” If you’re reading this blog, I’m pretty sure, you’re surprised at the comments above. What if I told you that in […]Read More Gifted hands part VI-“to be or not to be”