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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by obiaguna(m): 11:26pm On Dec 08, 2016
See as to go obodo ndi ocha dey hungry me.. Na money dey yab me so o..chai..lol..

Nice gist Op. I bet you feel brand new and rearing to start a new life.

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by FrankNetter: 11:33pm On Dec 08, 2016
Originalsly:
Lol.... it's good for skin toning! Kidding. Try use organic eggs... they are natural... brown she'll and yellow yoke...but twice as expensive. Bro..... you said it's mad cold ...and been snowing. .. but I'm sure your mom be getting up and going to work. Always be aware of her struggles and try to make life easier for her. While you're settling in.... if Permanent Resident... apply for a Driver Licence. We can hang out... if you have the time ...but ehmmmm.... I first have to get a visa! Following!

Yeah.. working on getting my license asap.

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by gentleiphy: 5:36am On Dec 09, 2016
FrankNetter:


Yeah.. working on getting my license asap.

Welcome to the other side of "living life" away from the other side of "merely existing"....cold no dey kill..you will adapt and good thing you have the wood behind you but no go hunt thier squirrels and rabbits cos animal right dey o...ehe try sharply to get a job to start helping mumsy with the bills and reduce her hustling...obodo oyibo no be come and play o o....you must work at the same time have enough to enjoy....settle down first i go come carry you hit Vegas make you feel the groove...thank me later.

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by vickertony(m): 6:58am On Dec 09, 2016
nice one op grin
will join you soonest.

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by gbaby4live: 7:36am On Dec 09, 2016
Hi Op,
please, how long did it take to process the immigration Visa? and did you guys do DNA test to confirm that your mum in the States in your real mum?

I heard from someone that they are collecting DNA as means to prove maybe the relationship record is real before issuing the Visa..
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by FrankNetter: 9:31am On Dec 09, 2016
gbaby4live:
Hi Op,
please, how long did it take to process the immigration Visa? and did you guys do DNA test to confirm that your mum in the States in your real mum?

I heard from someone that they are collecting DNA as means to prove maybe the relationship record is real before issuing the Visa..


Nah men. No DNA test needed. Once you have childhood pictures and all, I don't think the test would be necessary.

The process was quite lengthy, your petition has to go through different phases with the VISA interview being the final phase. We were checking ours on one website https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by FrankNetter: 9:39am On Dec 09, 2016
JetLagged?

I keep waking up by 1-2am (which coincides with when 9-10am in Nigeria)

Right now, Im awake just because of this same reason. I find it hard to go back to sleep when I wake up like this. Thankfully, I came over here with my Ps4 console, I'd just play master league till morning.

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You think Mtn or etisalat are fast? grin grin

think again!

if you see the download speeds I'm getting over here, you'll cry grin grin
too bad torrenting is illegal here in the USA, if not, by now i for don empty their data base cheesy

Ive been checking out a few websites where I can do some proofreading/editing work so I can earn small change (I tried this sometime ago in Nigeria, but with the whole IP changing thingy, I lost my zeal). With the power of a USA IP address, Im willing to have a go at it again.

Any ideas? smiley

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by jaysmallz(m): 10:19am On Dec 09, 2016
FrankNetter:
JetLagged?

I keep waking up by 1-2am (which coincides with when 9-10am in Nigeria)

Right now, Im awake just because of this same reason. I find it hard to go back to sleep when I wake up like this. Thankfully, I came over here with my Ps4 console, I'd just play master league till morning.

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You think Mtn or etisalat are fast? grin grin

think again!

if you see the download speeds I'm getting over here, you'll cry grin grin
too bad torrenting is illegal here in the USA, if not, by now i for don empty their data base cheesy

Ive been checking out a few websites where I can do some proofreading/editing work so I can earn small change (I tried this sometime ago in Nigeria, but with the whole IP changing thingy, I lost my zeal). With the power of a USA IP address, Im willing to have a go at it again.

Any ideas? smiley


Ride on bro.....The same God wey do am for u,go do am for me

#FOLLOWING

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by FrankNetter: 11:17am On Dec 09, 2016
gentleiphy:


Welcome to the other side of "living life" away from the other side of "merely existing"....cold no dey kill..you will adapt and good thing you have the wood behind you but no go hunt thier squirrels and rabbits cos animal right dey o...ehe try sharply to get a job to start helping mumsy with the bills and reduce her hustling...obodo oyibo no be come and play o o....you must work at the same time have enough to enjoy....settle down first i go come carry you hit Vegas make you feel the groove...thank me later.


Lol. Thanks for the tips cheesy

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by gbaby4live: 12:05pm On Dec 09, 2016
FrankNetter:


Nah men. No DNA test needed. Once you have childhood pictures and all, I don't think the test would be necessary.

The process was quite lengthy, your petition has to go through different phases with the VISA interview being the final phase. We were checking ours on one website https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do


Thanks bro..

But, for how long did the process take?
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by DDeliverer(m): 12:50pm On Dec 09, 2016
Only very few people live in Nigeria willingly. Most of the people here have been thrust here, irreverently, by the vissicitudes of fate.

Congratulations FrankNetter.

#Following.

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by TrollTrap: 2:19pm On Dec 09, 2016
I remember my first time...dem good times dere..
My boys are planning a trip to America next year, can't wait fam grin

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by FrankNetter: 3:06pm On Dec 09, 2016
They have groundnut grin

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by ferhyntorlah(f): 7:11pm On Dec 09, 2016
FrankNetter:

I've been checking out a few websites where I can do some proofreading/editing work so I can earn small change (I tried this sometime ago in Nigeria, but with the whole IP changing thingy, I lost my zeal). With the power of a USA IP address, I'm willing to have a go at it again.

Any ideas? smiley

Try Fiverr, PPH (people per hour), Upwork, Freelancer, Truelancer etc. Google for more.

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by ethnicgirl: 9:18pm On Dec 09, 2016
FrankNetter:
NIGERIA


So, I was a fairly popular guy in my school area back in Nigeria (not because of any extraordinary feat or something) but because I was to techy guy, the go-to guy when you have any issues with your laptop, phone, Internet or any thing technology. My course of study was nowhere near this field though, it was more like a hobby.

I didn't graduate though. I left my course of study (a professional course) and ran away. grin

News about my "janding" has filtered round, people whom I don't know have started blowing up my phone lines and social media accounts, even the girls who pretend not to see me have started jumping into my dms.
Nigerians are hypocrites though.

Lol.your story is very similar to mine and I can relate to a lot of things.though am here on vacation,people have just been sending messages of 'how u take do am' and 'help me'.even people that we dont even talk on norms.hope you are enjoying the Chicago weather?

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by fergieboy(m): 11:13pm On Dec 09, 2016
FrankNetter:
JetLagged?

I keep waking up by 1-2am (which coincides with when 9-10am in Nigeria)

Right now, Im awake just because of this same reason. I find it hard to go back to sleep when I wake up like this. Thankfully, I came over here with my Ps4 console, I'd just play master league till morning.

============================================================

You think Mtn or etisalat are fast? grin grin

think again!

if you see the download speeds I'm getting over here, you'll cry grin grin
too bad torrenting is illegal here in the USA, if not, by now i for don empty their data base cheesy

Ive been checking out a few websites where I can do some proofreading/editing work so I can earn small change (I tried this sometime ago in Nigeria, but with the whole IP changing thingy, I lost my zeal). With the power of a USA IP address, Im willing to have a go at it again.

Any ideas? smiley
Since you are in obodo oyibo

Visit the nairaland technology section and create a thread offering buying of stuff and shipping service..

U can start with Craigslist Chicago eBay offer up and let go

Nigerians will send you cash.. U order to your house.. Ship to naija ..collect your commission

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by lindaayim(f): 3:17am On Dec 10, 2016
welcome to USA bro enjoy ,,,,,,,,

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Izzystevens: 5:15am On Dec 10, 2016
smiley
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by classichsy(m): 3:32pm On Dec 10, 2016
Bloody Temite...lol grin

FrankNetter:
Food


One thing I've noticed here is that food is everywhere, at every corner, on every street there's an eatery (or something of that nature).

On the first day we got here, we ate out at one Chinese looking restaurant (I think I mentioned that earlier)
It was a buffet-like setting. In my characteristic gluttony, I took a bit of everything and put on my plate grin

After a few bites of my meal, the sauce from one of the ngwongwo I put on my plate mixed with the whole meal and I had to abandon the whole plate. Went and took another plate and took chicken, chips and fish this time around. Then took fruits later.

I'm rearing to go to the popular eateries like kfc, McDonald, Burger King, etc etc
(Yup, I love food like that) grin grin

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by FrankNetter: 2:36am On Dec 11, 2016
Settling in


Slowly, my biological clock has normalized. I sleep as at when due and wake up normally. It's been a week (or so) of uninterrupted power supply, uninterrupted internet connection, uninterrupted food and water. One week of feeling relaxed and not getting scared anytime you're in a tricycle (Keke) and an overloaded trailer pulls up beside you; one week of not wondering if your school would lose accreditation when NUC comes knocking; one week of not getting scared that frat boys would come and rob your hostel; one week of not giving a fvck about buhari and his wonderful economic policies, one week of not wondering if things would ever get better. One week of peace!

Do I regret leaving nigeria? Not one bit.

My friends keep asking me why I left my professional course of study to start afresh in the USA. I just laugh and shake my head... If only they knew...


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Weather forecast has it that there would be a blizzard (Snow White) coming soon. So we went grocery shopping today and stocked the freezers -at least we aren't bothered about nepa or about buying petrol for the generator set.

stew cooking in progress grin

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Opez4real: 2:58am On Dec 11, 2016
which professional course were you studying
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by FrankNetter: 3:08am On Dec 11, 2016
Opez4real:
which professional course were you studying

Judging by your profession, you should know. Otherwise, my moniker would give you a clue. Google it

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by DrAnie: 4:34am On Dec 11, 2016
Nice move Frank. Congrats! It's a different ballgame living in a western world most esp the US or UK in terms of food, weather, advancement in technology, lifestyle etc. Seems you were studying medicine before migrating. However, you dont really need to pursue a career in the medical field in the States to make good money unless you have a passion for it. I would suggest you delve into computer science or information systems and you will never regret you did, since you already have a penchant for computers. Once you get your SSN, DL and GC you are then "ripe" for the job market lol. Please dont be so excited in getting a job and then grab just any kinda job you find. Some jobs may not be worth doing.. lol. Although, you have to start from somewhere. God bless your hustle!
Please do go back to school asap. That would put you at great advantage in the US. Also, the friends you keep would either make or mal you.
#Shalom.

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Opez4real: 7:05am On Dec 11, 2016
FrankNetter:


Judging by your profession, you should know. Otherwise, my moniker would give you a clue. Google it

ok . you studied medicine. I asked because dentistry,nursing and physiotherapy guys used franknetters too. Enjoy America

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by lionlee216(m): 8:59am On Dec 11, 2016
See as i dey read your posts with smile.

God bless you

God bless America

God bless Nigeria

Nigeria will be great again

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Nobody: 10:57am On Dec 11, 2016
FrankNetter:
Weather

Being someone who has low tolerance for cold, I'm finding it hard to adapt. The snow has been falling nonstop, im afraid of turning up the heater too much so as not to increase mum's bill.

The day we touched down in O'hare international airport, it wasn't snowing. But from the next day onward, I has been snowing nonstop.

I (and my siblings) were fascinated by the sight of falling snow on the first day. Believe me, you have to witness it, with time though, we've gotten used to it.

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The next person that hits me with the "you didn't tell me" line would get it hot from me. This is becoming very annoying. There's this particular female that was wonderfully rude to me the last time we had a chat, I kept my distance.

Woke up this morning to see messages from her, telling me nonsense about not telling her I was traveling. Being the savage I am, guess what I did?
i also repeat Nigerians are HYPOCRITE'S.. pls biko kindly tell us what u did... I love savage replies esp to those guild set of girls forming I2F #i.too.frosh

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Ademat7(m): 7:05pm On Dec 12, 2016
OP how much is tomato per KG? Indeed we hv better variety of tomato here compare to Dis one u post(not forming o) omo9ja proudly.
I'm an agronomist so I know what I'm saying

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Teddywhiz1: 12:49pm On Dec 13, 2016
FrankNetter:


Judging by your profession, you should know. Otherwise, my moniker would give you a clue. Google it
Please I'm new to nairaland..... What is moniker?

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Nobody: 1:34pm On Dec 13, 2016
I'm rearing to go to the popular eateries like kfc, McDonald, Burger King, etc etc
(Yup, I love food like that) grin grin
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Can u like It more than i do?
Menh, you cann't compète with me!
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by jaysmallz(m): 1:55pm On Dec 13, 2016
Teddywhiz1:
Please I'm new to nairaland..... What is moniker?

it's the person's username....


For example, your moniker is TEDDYWHIZ1

get it ? wink

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Nobody: 1:58pm On Dec 13, 2016
Nice post ni.
You are really a funny dude.
What i enjoyed most is thé simplicity and real nature of your writeup. Being thé real you and not trying to be whom you are not.
REAL VILLAGE BOY INDEED.

Congrats!

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Nobody: 2:09pm On Dec 13, 2016
Nice post ni.
You are really a funny person.
What i enjoyed most is thé simplicity and real nature of your writeup. Being thé real you and not trying to be whom you are not.
REAL VILLAGE BOY INDEED.

Congrats!

NB- please let us learn to accord our fatherland her due respect irrespecting of whatsoever and try not to generalize an issue just because of few people. Thanks.

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