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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Ijyoung(m): 12:51am On Nov 25, 2017
@tochiphotos...
The $2k-$4k, you mean for an academic session?? Quite cheap though...I checked for the department of mathematics, but couldn't see information regarding admission and fees
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Nobody: 12:07pm On Nov 25, 2017
Good day

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 4:20pm On Nov 26, 2017
Freshemzy:
Good day please do you have any idea of any medical University that offers scholarship please help a brother
Most Nigerian students in Russia are medical students but most of their schools are around Siberia region and I unfortunately don't know much about schools there.
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 4:23pm On Nov 26, 2017
Red Square Ploshchad. Moscow, Russia.

B took me on a date to Red square, haven't been to red square since I arrived so she took me there and I took these beautiful pictures ☺️�

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 4:50pm On Nov 26, 2017
Yesterday was really fun, B took me to red square and we had lots of fun, exploring and visiting various museums around the square. Red square is one of the most iconic place Russia and thousands of visitors go to red square every day.
It was -9 degrees yesterday and at some point when I was taking pictures of the square,my hand got so cold and I wasn't able to click the shutter again.
For more than 3 minutes I could not feel my hands anymore and I literary felt like my hands were amputated.

Asides the freezing cold, yesterday was a really memorable and magical day, B is such a darling and we spent the whole evening holding hands and playing in the square. She doesn't speak English yet so communication is still a bit difficult for us cos some times I run out of words, my Russian is still basic but thank God for google and yandex translators.

I must admit I always feel a bit shy whenever we are walking in the streets together but she doesn't really mind and is always playing and holding me and I think I'm slowly getting used to not caring about all the eyes staring at us whenever we are taking a walk.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 4:55pm On Nov 26, 2017
Wasn't able to start my street photography project this weekend so will hopefully start next week. Busy week ahead, I have another test during the week angry

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Saintsquare(m): 5:02pm On Nov 26, 2017
you guys look good together, chai see enjoyment

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Nobody: 5:15pm On Nov 26, 2017
Wow shocked Moscow is beurifuuul cry

When I won leave naija ooo cry cry

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by BenNash: 6:15pm On Nov 26, 2017
TochiPhotos:
Wasn't able to start my street photography project this weekend so will hopefully start next week. Busy week ahead, I have another test during the week angry
I want to ask a question. How easy is it to visit other European countries from Russia??
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Clefayomide: 10:14pm On Nov 26, 2017
Nice view, + I think aunty B likes you oo. I know that look

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Nobody: 4:30am On Nov 27, 2017
TochiPhotos:

Most Nigerian students in Russia are medical students but most of their schools are around Siberia region and I unfortunately don't know much about schools there.
OK
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Garshyzee(m): 9:06am On Nov 27, 2017
Clefayomide:
Nice view, + I think aunty B likes you oo. I know that look

aunty B.. Lol

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Ajibesin(m): 9:37am On Nov 27, 2017
Hello Bro,
I'd like to make some enquiries about master programme in Russia in PM.. thanks

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by henrydadon(m): 9:51am On Nov 27, 2017
TochiPhotos:
Yayyyy!!! TGIF! Shakes bum bum lol. Hope everyone had a nice week?

Finally wrote the assessment test I've been preparing for all week, the results would be released on Tuesday. I tried my best so fingers crossed lol grin

This week has been one hell of a week, I told you guys I bought a camera right? I purchased a used canon 7D from avito ( avito is like OLX and is Russia's biggest classified ad website) in the ad the seller said the camera had under 5,000 actuations (shutter count) which means it's basically like new.

When I met her at KFC, I checked out everything in the camera and the body and everything worked fine. There was no way to confirm the shutter count in her presence because unlike Nikon, you can't do that only with just a picture but have to use the cable and some 3rd party software since Canon doesn't write the shutter count on the EXIF file. When I met the Lady, we got talking and I found out she's one of Russia's best Fashion photographer's and was selling the canon because she already has 3 other cameras. Knowing she's a public figure made me feel more at peace and I paid her and went home.

On getting home, I quickly installed the software to check the shutter count and to my surprise, it was 20 x more than what she told me. I was so angry and disappointed and I immediately sent her a message on whatsapp registering my displeasure and told her I'd like a refund.
She didn't respond for like an hour, I started panicking and thought I had been scammed because it was my first time of using avito. Even though I was previously relaxed cos she’s popular , I started feeling uneasy and my roommates were making matters worse, it was that time they remembered to tell me stories about people getting scammed on that site, instead of to trying to calm me him dey make my blood dey pressure dey rise more lmao grin and he went on and told me to forget it, that she has probably scammed me because avito like olx has lots of fake adverts etc.

I was really angry and disappointed because the money I used to purchase the camera was all I had and I've been saving up for it for a while and I really needed a reliable camera for my upcoming project. I just said a little prayer and handed everything to God and went to sleep.

The constant buzzing on my phone woke me up some minutes later and I saw lots of apologetic messages from her, on how she genuinely didn't know and didn't intentionally try to deceive or lie to me. After some back and forth she told me I could return it or she could send me back half of the money I paid while I keep and use it like that.
I went for the second option because giving me back half my money no matter how high the shutter count was, is a really good deal so I took it. My roommates were surprised because they had already concluded she scammed me. Lol after 2 mins I got an alert and got half my money back.

She called and apologized again then we talked further and I told her about my upcoming project, she liked it and gave some advise and asked me to keep in touch and always reach out whenever I need help with my photography grin


In more good news, I have this 2 Sisters in my class N and N. The older Sister is my closest friend in school and we do everything together. This week was really tough for her cos her mom had some medical conditions and had to be hospitalized for a few days, I haven't seen her this way before, she was so depressed, cried all night and was such a wreck.
She's a really amazing individual and it hurt me to see her that way because she's one of the strongest woman I know, and seeing her like that affected me as if her mom was someone I knew personally too. To the Glory of God her mom has fully recovered and is fine now.

Let me tell you guys a bit about N. She has the kindest heart of any lady I've met in Russia, she and her sister are the most amazing individuals I've met since I arrived and from the first day we had class together, we've been inseparable and always do everything together and they help me a lot in with my study.
I remember when I was broke and depressed and she would always be there for me and send me uplifting songs and words of encouragement all night.

Not only does she bring food from home to share with me in class, she was supportive emotionally as well and always reminded me I was never alone.
She's such an amazing lady and whenever I see her, no matter how angry or sad I am, I always forget whatever it is bothering me within a few minutes, cos she always brings out the happiness and peace in me.
Whenever something is bothering me and I come to class looking sad, no matter how much I try to hide it she always knows something is wrong and she gives me a hug each time and tells me not to worry that everything will be all right. There is something so peaceful about her hugs, whenever she hugs and holds me, I usually feel time stop, as if I’m floating into a different universe where everything is perfect and peaceful.
I gave her an even longer hug today after our test cos I knew she needed a hug too after the difficult week she had. Let me stop here before una go begin think say na another thing lol

And for those who are planning on asking, No we are not dating, she's a bit older than me even tho that's not really a problem but she has a BF she's serious with and I too met someone so we decided to be friends because we both cherish our friendship and to tbh I'd rather be her friend than date her, we might break up later and I'd lose out on a great friend so I'm content with just been her friend.

Bottomline I'm so happy her mom is okay now; it was the best thing that happened this week not even the camera lol.

Whew! Just finished working out from the gym now (my dorm has a really nice gym and I workout there on weekends.)
About to boil macaroni and eat with my Nigerian stew lol

I have a date tomorrow, I haven't been to red square since I arrived so my potential bae (we've been talking for a while) is taking me to Red square and to see Justice league later.

I haven't really started using the camera because I was really busy this week but I took a few test shots so will post that and some pics I took with my phone. Haven't really done much photography and I have not actviely used a camera in almost 2 years and I can't wait.

1st pic, KGB HQ in Luyanka. My school is in Lubyanka street so KGB HQ isa few meters away from my school. I walk past the building everyday.

2nd pic, One of my schools building

3rd pic, Moscow towers/biz center

4th picture, I, N and her younger Sister N, in class.

The rest are I and some of my friends in the canteen. And the rest are random pics from my school’s street and a picture of some cakes.

I will make out time soon to go out and take more pictures.

Take care guys and have a nice weekend everyone.


Follow me on snapchat username = kincito for videos and more everyday pics.

Add me on Snapchat = Kincito


oga you sure say you never begin catch feeling

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by henrydadon(m): 9:59am On Nov 27, 2017
finally a thread from someone abroad who isn't anonymous..till today we don't known what Franknetter look like

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Iamsheye(m): 11:18am On Nov 27, 2017
henrydadon:
finally a thread from someone abroad who isn't anonymous..till today we don't known what Franknetter look like
abi oo

even Mackynaija and blowjobs sef

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by HiredGames(m): 12:12pm On Nov 27, 2017
Glad to see you're doing fine Tochi.

- A fan from way back wink

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Funnyguy83: 12:34pm On Nov 27, 2017
Is well.
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Eleniyan15: 12:53pm On Nov 27, 2017
Iamsheye:
abi oo

even Mackynaija and blowjobs sef

Lol i just weak for there matter!!!

But the picture above looks cool ooo hope say dis nigga no dey catch feeling already!!! If e even catch Gan how e take concern me all man for himself... Nobody wan come Naija back!!!!

Enjoy bro!!!

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Nobody: 1:24pm On Nov 27, 2017
TochiPhotos:

Most Nigerian students in Russia are medical students but most of their schools are around Siberia region and I unfortunately don't know much about schools there.
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by MCzubby247(m): 1:49pm On Nov 27, 2017
TochiPhotos:
Wasn't able to start my street photography project this weekend so will hopefully start next week. Busy week ahead, I have another test during the week angry
please @tochiphoto, how easy is it to get English teaching jobs and temporary resident permit in Russia?
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by BlowJobs: 3:00pm On Nov 27, 2017
Iamsheye:
abi oo

even Mackynaija and blowjobs sef

grin grin

Maybe it has something to do with people living in America. Make una no cast us. grin

Nice thread OP. Your pictures are amazing.

What should i look out for when buying a digital camera?
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by MackyNaija(m): 10:18pm On Nov 27, 2017
Iamsheye:
abi oo

even Mackynaija and blowjobs sef
cheesy Baba, I will release a photo soon. Stay tuned. cool
Make yankee winter freshen my skin small.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Iamsheye(m): 10:20pm On Nov 27, 2017
MackyNaija:
cheesy Baba, I will release a photo soon. Stay tuned. cool Make yankee winter freshen my skin small.
cheesycheesygrin
patiently waiting
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Nobody: 12:25am On Nov 28, 2017
grin
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by klexycole(m): 1:08am On Nov 28, 2017
BlowJobs:


grin grin

Maybe it has something to do with people living in America. Make una no cast us. grin

Nice thread OP. Your pictures are amazing.

What should i look out for when buying a digital camera?

Baba mi I greet you. I'm also interested in the bolded. Planning on getting one. wink

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Fish123(m): 6:24am On Nov 28, 2017
Bro this your handle get me gringrincheesy
NB: nice updates plus beautiful pictures @Tochi
cowleg:
grin

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by aguizm(m): 10:42am On Nov 28, 2017
Love reading diaries of Nigerians living abroad. Me no fit wait to enter obodo oyobo oo.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 8:46pm On Nov 28, 2017
Ajibesin:
Hello Bro,
I'd like to make some enquiries about master programme in Russia in PM.. thanks

In as much as I'm willing to answer any questions and be as helpful as I can, I really do not want to turn this thread into a question and answer or Russian visa enquiry thread, there is already a thread for that from a few years back on the travel section but if you must ask, I'd also prefer you guys post any questions you have on here instead of mailing me privately, if it's something I can answer, I'll answer it on here so it would also serve as reference and help other prospective students. I'll try and post the link of the other thread if I find it again cos it helped me.

BenNash:

I want to ask a question. How easy is it to visit other European countries from Russia??

I haven't really been here long enough to know this but I think getting Estonia visa here is the easiest and fastest and getting other European country visa is easier than from Nigeria as long as you have the necessary docs.

Freshemzy:

Do you have Contact to anyone who's study medicine over there

Most Nigerians studying medicine are in Siberia and other far cities and I'm new and haven't been able to get acquainted with them but will def try and reach out to them and get a contact for you.
MCzubby247:

please @tochiphoto, how easy is it to get English teaching jobs and temporary resident permit in Russia?

Like I said earlier, jobs are not readily available and combining study and work is very difficult but it can be done and people are doing it. About RP, No idea yet, I just arrived here recently I never tey for here so I never know all these things.
BlowJobs:


grin grin

Maybe it has something to do with people living in America. Make una no cast us. grin

Nice thread OP. Your pictures are amazing.

What should i look out for when buying a digital camera?

I assume you'd be shooting mostly landscapes and people right? I'll recommend an entry level dslr Nikon D5200 with the 18-55 kit lens and the 50mm 1.8 prime lens would be perfect for landscapes(kit lens) and getting beautiful bokeh when shooting people (50mm) The combo would set you back under $400

The Camera I'm using right now is a 6 year old Canon 7D, before that I used the D5100 and I will strongly recommend the Nikon D5200 if you are on a budget and the D7300 with the lens I mentioned if you are not on a budget. If money no be problem lol then go for a full frame the Canon 5d mark IV and the 24-70 f2.8 mark ii is every serious photographers dream combo for all round shooting (landscapes, portraits etc.)

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 10:09pm On Nov 28, 2017
It's getting colder and colder these days, it snowed today and everywhere was slippery.
I don't have winter boots yet and I was advised to get one because the snow has some salts and they damage ordinary shoes so I need to get a new shoe specifically made for winter. As I no get money, I have started searching online for second hand winter shoes but if I don't find I'll have to manage the shoes I have till the winter discount sales begin next week.

I haven't really been feeling too well; I've had cough and catarrh for the past week.
Mucus are kinda normal here and everyone is always snorting in mucus when outside but these past few weeks mine has been excessive and it's really annoying because you can't just blow your nose on the floor like Nigeria because everywhere is clean and no gutters so I always have to wait till I get to the restroom before I can blow my phlegm. angry

My cough and catarrh got worse and my Vietnamese classmate gave me one very strong essential balm so I put a little inside hot water, covered my head with towel and inhaled the vapor from the hot water and I swear that thing worked like magic cos it cleared my noise instantly. This was what my dad usually did for us when we were kids so I quickly thought about it and put that essential balm to good use grin

I'm increasingly starting to feel like the days are shorter here in Russia. I always start off my day with a list of things to do each day etc. and since I arrived here it has always been difficult to complete each task I have on my to do list because I always run out of time.
Wake up, go to class, eat do assignment before you know it's already 1am and you have to try and get some sleep before preparing for your 9am class.
I'm really not happy because I haven't been able to make out some time to start working on an app idea I've had for a while and I'd hate to wake up one day and see someone else already beat me to it.
There is so much going on right now and 24 hours isn't enough for me and I hate always going to bed knowing that I wasn't able to accomplish all I set out to for the day.


I really miss the days I had lots of free time in my hand, to be honest if you have free time right now better start using that time to do something useful instead of waiting and procrastinating.
Put that free time to use right now and do something productive because a time will come when you're realize you don't have that luxury anymore.


I woke up to a really beautiful message yesterday morning from B, she said she's been thinking about me every min and she wasn't able to sleep cos she kept thinking about us and she really wants to see me soon cos she can't wait till Saturday when I told her I would have time for us to see again.
I missed her a lot too so I told her we'd see in the evening when I come back from class.
She hasn't been to my dormitory before because I stay in a tiny dorm with 2 other roommates and she said she would feel uncomfortable having my roommates around so we decided to see in her place since her parents wouldn't come back from work till much later. She lives with her parents and her house isn't far from my dorm but unfortunately her dad was home early so she texted me and we decided to hangout in the park in front of my dorm.

When she arrived, we had a long warm hug for a few mins and kept telling one another how much we've missed ourselves.
Then we played in the park, I carried her and spun her round and round and we had lots of fun in the park.
We got so cold and decided to go to my room in the dorm cos it was freezing outside and luckily when we got to my room none of my roommates were around so we had some privacy to talk.

I spent most of the time introducing her to Nigerian music, started with mad over you by Runtown. Simi's Joromi etc and she's already in love with Nigerian music.
She said I make her feel how no one has ever made her feel before, her past relationships have been with Russian guys and guys here are always serious and I'm someone who plays a lot especially when I like someone, so she said she likes how impulsive and full of energy I am and she's finally getting to experience the kind of love she thought only happens in movies.
We held each other and slow danced to some cool John Legend and Adele then called it a night.

To be honest I don fall yakata for this girl, I'm so happy we both feel the same way about each other cos if I start saying how she makes me feel no be today e go end I swear. I call her Olanma and yesterday I was teaching her how to say Olanma and it was so so hilarious; D

When she got home last night, she texted me and told me the most beautiful moment she's had recently was when she finished asking me some questions about how I feel about her, and I looked her in the eyes and reassured her I genuinely like her then brought her in for a hug then kissed her forehead.
She said when I kissed her forehead, it was the best feeling ever and she felt so safe and so loved and didn't know if too cry or something because she felt so good in a way she hasn't felt before and it was the most beautiful thing ever and she still thinks about it and she misses how I whisper sweet things in her ears and kiss her neck when we were slow dancing.


She told me she's the only child of her parents and I just found out she told her parents and friends that I'm just a new acquaintance that wants to teach her English.
I'm actually legit feeling sad cos I already know her parents won't approve of our relationship cos they'd want her to marry a Russian man obviously and continue their family line. Whatever to, meeting her has been the best thing that happened to me so far in Moscow and even if it ends today, I'd forever cherish the little time we spent together. But I hope it doesn’t cos I really don’t want this to end.



About to have dinner, study then get some sleep.

See you guys later.

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