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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by CanadianNurse: 6:41pm On Aug 16
orbis:
Hey @CanadianNurse....are you an RN or LpN
I'm not even a nurse lol
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by orbis(m): 6:46pm On Aug 16
CanadianNurse:
I'm not even a nurse lol


Hahaha.....why you come de claim nurse for your moniker....them need to flog you small cane oh
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by CanadianNurse: 8:09am On Aug 18
orbis:



Hahaha.....why you come de claim nurse for your moniker....them need to flog you small cane oh
lol... My name NA nurse cheesy
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by bxcode(m): 9:48am On Aug 18
Page 1-106!! Thumbs up Frank for opening such a thread, hopefully I will be in your shoes within two years. I've told myself that I will never make any derogatory or negative remarks about Nigeria no matter the urge to gripe and complain, things are terrible and depressing yea, but it could have been worse. It has nothing to do with being patriotic, it's just a mindset. Am grateful for how bad things are already, knowing that am not defined by the environment or my circumstances, but how I react to them. Time and chance will happen someday and I will tell my own story too, but till then..... we will stay positive against all odds.

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by badtlimo: 3:03pm On Aug 18
bxcode:
Page 1-106!! Thumbs up Frank for opening such a thread, hopefully I will be in your shoes within two years. I've told myself that I will never make any derogatory or negative remarks about Nigeria no matter the urge to gripe and complain, things are terrible and depressing yea, but it could have been worse. It has nothing to do with being patriotic, it's just a mindset. Am grateful for how bad things are already, knowing that am not defined by the environment or my circumstances, but how I react to them. Time and chance will happen someday and I will tell my own story too, but till then..... we will stay positive against all odds.
you get mouth

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Josh4wod: 4:05pm On Aug 18
Thanks for sharing Bro and Nice Job







Please check my signature
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by abduldope(m): 11:53am On Aug 19
Frank is missing oOo
if FOUND please return to this thread

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by austinelex: 6:53am On Aug 21
helloo my gud pple in d house is dia any way one can work with a tourist visa in d us or do under table job with a tourist visa or is dia a wat one can adjust his tourist visa in d us and start working pls gurus in d house i nid ur advice
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Fish123(m): 10:27am On Aug 21
It's illegal working with ha tourist visa in the US bro...Your best bet is to go with immigrat visa or student visa.my 2cent
austinelex:
helloo my gud pple in d house is dia any way one can work with a tourist visa

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by FrankNetter: 1:02am On Aug 22
Hey guys, I just opened an Instagram page.

@obinetter

Follow the page, let's see how this goes

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by ichommy(m): 2:33am On Aug 22
FrankNetter:
Hey guys, I just opened an Instagram page.

@obinetter

Follow the page, let's see how this goes

Welcome Back.
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by smithsydny(m): 6:33am On Aug 22
FrankNetter:
Hey guys, I just opened an Instagram page.

@obinetter

Follow the page, let's see how this goes
just followed u on IG ff back asap.

Remove your account from private so people can see what ur showing the world.

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Josh4wod: 9:34am On Aug 22
FrankNetter:


Some days back, I had the opportunity to tag along to the burial of my Mum's colleague's husband.

We met the service at when people were giving eulogies for the dead man. Haven not known the man even for a second, I was touched to the bone marrow by the good things said about this man. What brought almost everyone to tears was when his 8year old son came up to the podium to give his own hand-written eulogy. Though tears were running down his cheeks, he stood tall, with his head held high and gave his speech.
After the eulogy session, a wonderful saxophone rendition was made.

This was followed by a homily of sorts. One striking feature of the homily was the simplistic tone with which the preacher preached. The man, though somehow old, gave soul stirring solos (accompanied by the church pianist). He alternated beautifully between the preaching and music.

Another thing that struck me was the design of the church itself. Arguably one of the finest I've seen in a long while.

On our way home, I took some pictures.

Trees without leaf
What kind of tree is that?
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by quinine24: 12:20pm On Aug 22
maternal:
PlayaOne is one of those people who came abroad and didn't plan his life. After years of being a "playa" while his mates were grinding and built a good middle class lifestyle with assets, he has finally opened his eyes on the opportunities he had and eventually wasted. Now ashamed and embarrassed he needs to make excuses for his successful or lack of it abroad. So now he's running around discouraging people from coming abroad, and blaming racism and everybody for his lack of success abroad. Notice he hasn't taken any responsibility as well? Is someone putting a gun to his head and making him stay in America ? I'm 31 and in Canada, all my mates who came here all own houses and drive nice cars within 6 years after arriving. My cousin who just came here 4 months ago as a skilled worker just landed a entry level job at a major bank taking home 2600 Canadian dollars per month after taxes. You do the conversion. That's a entry level position. And he has his own apartment and about to get a car, not to mention he has the luxury of living in a country that provides everyday amenities (running water, constant neppa,etc). How many 31 year old can accomplish this in naija in 4 months unless there papsi was one big politician stealing money ? The funny part is, my uncle (his dad) was originally against him migrating here. Now he thanked God he did. He use to be one of those naija patriots (like playa), even he can say youths in naija have a future with a straight face anymore.

Playaone is a fool. Original onye ara. Don't mind him. Come abroad and you will not regret it, I promise you! Your destiny is literally in your own hands here, no bullsh!t. You work hard you'll be successful period!
Which part of Canada are you bro??
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by quinine24: 12:24pm On Aug 22
maternal:
Will DM you bro.

Calgary to be exact.
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by quinine24: 12:45pm On Aug 22
Its you and your grand parents who exploited us for centuries ,and still you dont want us to come and share the sweating of our grandparents,the great american your seeing today is the fruits of our mother land Africa,we have all the rights to come And share the cake with you as long as colonial history hold the truth.
Nigeria is FULL of opportunity . what u mean is America is ready made so u don't have to build it up.

U want 2 work a regular 9-5 job own a big house,car,eat out... live in luxury.

and put no effort into the country . Yer country.

Nigeria is a frontier, a untapped mark where as America is flooded.
U could own all kinds of business in 9ja improve the economy, improve the living and become wealthy


But u who leave the country for "opportunities" actually don't

•••Its why business men from Russia dig oil in her land and u miss the wealth
http://energymixreport.com/russian-oil-and-gas-firms-looking-to-invest-in-nigeria/

••Its why her Choca is imported by the Hershey chocolate company and has made them fat an wealthy


Nigeria is full of natural resources and materials.
Opportunity 2 make something bigger than that wage labor all you go to America looking for
Because THAT'S what u and those who go there do.


Work a regular white collar job u could do inyher own country and live fairly decently in 9ja undecided
not opportunity. Or u'd stay home

Cc . muteEcho
Cc pidgin2
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by ttmacoy: 3:15pm On Aug 22
Four seasons...The leaves start to get brown and fall off in Fall (or Autumn), and by Winter they have all fallen off because of the cold weather. They start to grow again in Spring and by Summer full bloom.

His post was in January so middle of winter.

Josh4wod:


Trees without leaf
What kind of tree is that?

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Tiwanna(f): 9:33pm On Aug 22
0 to 106 wow i have really read, through the humble words from the op and looked at some breath taking pictures, seen some debate btw people and comparism btw country's. All in all this thread rocks and am happy i took out time to read through. And the op is so down to earth bc most people would have long forgotten about this thread but he is still here. Btw i have followed u on ig please accept my follow request.

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by gnykelly(m): 10:33am On Aug 23
Tiwanna:
0 to 106 wow i have really read, through the humble words from the op and looked at some breath taking pictures, seen some debate btw people and comparism btw country's. All in all this thread rocks and am happy i took out time to read through. And the op is so down to earth bc most people would have long forgotten about this thread but he is still here. Btw i have followed u on ig please accept my follow request.

i remember this moniker. DV lottery. i guess you are in US
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Tiwanna(f): 11:30pm On Aug 23
Yes dv lottery. Nope i dey naija e dey pain me grin
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Hushee(m): 10:40am On Aug 24
Tiwanna:
Yes dv lottery. Nope i dey naija e dey pain me grin

Wetin happen?
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Tiwanna(f): 4:17pm On Aug 24
Hushee:


Wetin happen?

For where shocked
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Satansadvocate: 11:40pm On Aug 24
[quote author=quinine24 post=59716580][/quote]



i want to dm you brother. I want to apply for the canadian skilled labour visa. Will be looking forward to your reply. Thanks in anticipation
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Welcomme: 12:59am On Aug 25
progress69:


Thanks jare. People wey never get visa before not to talk of travelling out before go con dey form super advisers dey rude on top am. Blab like every thing is as easy as ABC.
I am not desperate, I know no one will disturb u as long as u stay away from crime and troubles that can land you in police wahala. But all tru then, one has to do all these little jobs to sustain. But those little jobs still makes more sense compared to Nigeria, plus the standard of living and the relative peace of mind.Perhaps with time, one will get a spouse. U only have mouth whe. U have that green card. Will make a solid decision next year, God help me!
Egbon, are u back to Nigeria ?
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Hushee(m): 12:33pm On Aug 25
Tiwanna:


For where shocked
As you talk about dv lottery, u come talk say you still dey naija.
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Tiwanna(f): 3:37pm On Aug 25
Hushee:

As you talk about dv lottery, u come talk say you still dey naija.

Free me jor grin
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by FrankNetter: 6:13pm On Aug 25
Moving on

My time with Mr. J (my client) has come to an end. A dramatic end, I must add.

For some weeks now, I had become increasingly aware of the fact that my present job(s) offer no growth whatsoever, same repetitive actions day in day out; that these jobs do not in any way tally with my goals in life. So I made moves to change that, I dusted my CNA certificate and applied for some CNA job openings. Only for me to be informed that the CNA academy I did my classes was not a "good" one. I'm currently scouting for "good" ones around.

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

My Transcript has arrived at WES (the evaluation body) and they sent a letter to my previous institution to verify the transcript. I was jittery with excitement about going back to school. Only for me to hear that ASUU has gone on strike. I don't even want to talk about it, I don't want to get annoyed.

**Back to Mr. J

My Mum, uncles, aunties and relatives had always warned me to be wary of akatas, that 99% of them don't have sense. I was kinda hoping MR. J was among the 1% that has sense. Well, you be the judge.

I had informed him (Mr J) that my transcript had arrived and I may be going back to school anytime soon, I guess he didn't want to be left without a helper if I leave suddenly (as it had happened before) so he told me to inform my agency about the situation of things. Some weeks back, when I went to pick up my check, I spoke with them and explained everything to them, I was told to call back by the end of the week so they'd give me a concrete reply. I gave them a week, and called back on Monday (21st), I was told that there's someone in training to take my spot, that I should continue till friday and the new guy would start by next week.

On getting to work that Monday (21st), I updated Mr. J on the situation of things, informing him that he'd get a new helper by next week, basically, he'd have a seamless and hitch-free change of personnel. His countenance changed suddenly, throughout the rest of the day, he just seemed angry and was giving me bad vibes. I shrugged it off, hoping he'd get over it soon. I finished my shift that day and went home.

Like I said sometime ago, the drive from my home to Mr J's house is 45-50 mins depending on traffic.


So, the next day, I had started my "journey" to his house, I had driven for 40 minutes (or thereabouts) and ran into a traffic jam, so I texted him to give inform him I'd come in a little late. Only for me to get a reply, that I should not come to his house, that he doesn't need my services anymore. I called my agency and informed them of the situation of things, re-routed my gps and drove to McDonald's, got myself some stuff to eat, and drove home. No be my day you go ruin. undecided


When I got home and told my Mum what happened, she was like "Didn't I tell you?" undecided

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by FrankNetter: 6:17pm On Aug 25
Have you ever gotten in a situation where you have absolutely no clue how to handle it?

Picture yourself like in a spaceship where there are lots of buttons and you don't know which one to press, well, that's where I am right now.

I'm currently seeing (not dating) one white girl and for the first time in a long time, I'm confused grin grin grin

I go knack una gist on how it goes sha cheesy

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by providencia(m): 6:23pm On Aug 25
kiss

Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by FrankNetter: 7:02pm On Aug 25
Garri or Gritz? grin

I took beans and Garri to work one day, I mixed the garri with milk and put it in a ziploc bag, then I put some sugar in another ziploc bag. When I wanted to eat, mr J's son saw my garri and said "Hey Obi, you're having some gritz?" I was puzzled, not until his dad came, brought out a pack of gritz and we started having an argument on which is which.

see if you can tell the difference?? grin


Which one is garri? Plate A or plate B


**video on my instagram page @obinetter

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Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by alfonso36(m): 7:11pm On Aug 25
Frank is back
Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Josh4wod: 8:08pm On Aug 25
FrankNetter:
Garri or Gritz? grin

I took beans and Garri to work one day, I mixed the garri with milk and put it in a ziploc bag, then I put some sugar in another ziploc bag. When I wanted to eat, mr J's son saw my garri and said "Hey Obi, you're having some gritz?" I was puzzled, not until his dad came, brought out a pack of gritz and we started having an argument on which is which.

see if you can tell the difference?? grin



**video on my instagram page @obinetter


Garrii is the last one
I mean A
FranNetter

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