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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by SAMBHOSS(m): 10:45pm On Nov 28, 2017
TochiPhotos:
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.


lol.....may the love last oh...gringringrin

Ezigbo nmadu!!!grin

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by BoyGenuiz(m): 11:17pm On Nov 28, 2017
Hello, I'm Leo and I just arrived in Moscow yesterday and I have only one person that understands me. Frustrating for a person like me. Sent you a request on Snapchat. Would really love to communicate more with you cuz right now, I feel alone cuz even my roommates at the moment don't understand me. One word, frustrating. I literally had to join NL for this

Other than that, a very helpful post. I wore my PUMA boots on the first outing and apart from feeling like my mum forgot me in my freezer at home, I was cool.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by shakol91(m): 10:22am On Nov 29, 2017
@ OP, this is really interesting and I wish you more and more happy life. I registered my comment to start following your thread.
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Ijyoung(m): 11:21am On Nov 29, 2017
TochiPhotos:


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.
please get the link asap...thanks
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by edehgeorgeC: 11:24am On Nov 29, 2017
Your story is very interesting bro. I wish you a successfully stay in Moscow. Enjoy ur life sha while it lasts. After all, life is too short. Honestly, I can't wait to leave this dungeon of a country called Naija. Thumbs up.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by olahero(m): 12:38pm On Nov 29, 2017
TochiPhotos:
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.
Thanks baba for the updates, wanna ask you about the procedures you take, are you sponsord or you DIY? the reason why i am asking you this is? i wanted to do it myself to Russia but i don't know steps to take? your Visa and trips how much does it cost you? sorry man, I want to study abroad by God willing. Excert amounts it takes you please to be in HSE. thanks.
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Eleniyan15: 1:56pm On Nov 29, 2017
Love in the AIR!!!!!

Nothing is in possible wink

Just don't rush things with her!!! No go price market wey you no fit pay for ooo

Remember d hustling spirit #Money #Money #Money

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by s3nn2x(m): 3:43pm On Nov 29, 2017
BoyGenuiz:
Hello, I'm Leo and I just arrived in Moscow yesterday and I have only one person that understands me. Frustrating for a person like me. Sent you a request on Snapchat. Would really love to communicate more with you cuz right now, I feel alone cuz even my roommates at the moment don't understand me. One word, frustrating. I literally had to join NL for this

Other than that, a very helpful post. I wore my PUMA boots on the first outing and apart from feeling like my mum forgot me in my freezer at home, I was cool.

You will get used to it.
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by MCzubby247(m): 5:52pm On Dec 04, 2017
BoyGenuiz:
Hello, I'm Leo and I just arrived in Moscow yesterday and I have only one person that understands me. Frustrating for a person like me. Sent you a request on Snapchat. Would really love to communicate more with you cuz right now, I feel alone cuz even my roommates at the moment don't understand me. One word, frustrating. I literally had to join NL for this

Other than that, a very helpful post. I wore my PUMA boots on the first outing and apart from feeling like my mum forgot me in my freezer at home, I was cool.
@leo and @tochi, please can you help us on how you guy got the visa my brother who's about to come to Russia lived and studied in Belarus before and now he secured a business invitation to Russia .
1.how much did you guys had in your account?
2. was there interview and how was it?
3.can a business visa travel on one way ticket?.
I will appreciate your response a lot
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by BoyGenuiz(m): 10:18pm On Dec 04, 2017
MCzubby247:

@leo and @tochi, please can you help us on how you guy got the visa my brother who's about to come to Russia lived and studied in Belarus before and now he secured a business invitation to Russia .
1.how much did you guys had in your account?
2. was there interview and how was it?
3.can a business visa travel on one way ticket?.
I will appreciate your response a lot




He would have to go to nigeria.mid.ru for more information. You can also call +234 812 139 3721. That's the Embassy's number. Abuja office
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by MCzubby247(m): 10:27pm On Dec 04, 2017
BoyGenuiz:




He would have to go to nigeria.mid.ru for more information. You can also call +234 812 139 3721. That's the Embassy's number. Abuja office
thanks @ boyGenuiz, for the response, we have been communicating with embassy but we just wanted to know at least you guy have eхperience of things there.
like what was your account history like?
interview is it the scary type
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by BoyGenuiz(m): 12:28am On Dec 05, 2017
Your account history has to be convincing enough for them to grant you visa. Be prepared for the interview. All I can say. You are applying for a different visa

I'm sorry, I thought Toochi said there's another thread about this?
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by BlowJobs: 12:12pm On Dec 07, 2017
TochiPhotos:

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.)

Bro, those Nikon are super expensive. I have bee checking on Facebook markets and there are so much Canon than Nikon.
Do you have canon recommendations. I really need a camera. Now that i have less things to do, i wanna take photography to occupy myself.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by emmancecute(m): 9:09pm On Dec 09, 2017
I enjoy your thread.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by continentalceo(m): 4:47pm On Dec 10, 2017
I enjoy your tread. Hope to read more about the n sisters and your new love affair
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Ugosample(m): 10:22pm On Dec 10, 2017
*Following*
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by hybeenoni: 11:04pm On Dec 10, 2017
I'm so much enjoying this thread.

keep it up bro
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by PrinceCEE(m): 5:36pm On Dec 11, 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

Are you an undergraduate?
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 12:36pm On Dec 25, 2017
Happy Christmas everyone! May the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ bring peace, blessings, love and happiness into our lives. Seasons greetings form me and B and have a lovely Christmas and new year celebration.


I’m sorry I have not been updating my thread, I have been really busy with school and other side projects. So much has happened in the past few weeks. My school is on a 2 week winter break now but I’m still not free because this is the only time I have to dedicate to an app I’m working on.

It’s so difficult dating someone who doesn’t speak your language and my relationship with B has not been a bed of roses because we misunderstand each other some times and disgreee and have minor quarrels once in a while mostly because of the language barrier because my Russian is still not as good or near fluency.

One thing I really like about her is she’s understanding especially about her expectations from me. She knows I’m a student and I’m not able to buy her anything or provide because my school is priority and she understands that but the problem now is she often jokingly tells me I will leave her later when I am done with school and I start working because I will go and look for a more beautiful woman. That I am dating her because I don’t have money, it pains me when she says this even tho I keep reassuring her I genuinely like her. I confronted her about this and she said it was because her friend told her African men are fond of abandoning their white girlfriend when they start making money. Our relationship hasn’t been easy because of the language and cultural difference but we try our best to make it work.

For Christmas I don’t have money to buy her any gift so I gave her a Dashiki I brought from Nigeria and she loved it so much. Even her mom loves the Dashiki. It feels so good when someone truly appreciates your gift no matter how little it is.


I’m spending Christmas and new year in her place and we plan to go skating soon because I have not experienced ice skating before and I look forward to doing that.

Have a happy holidays guys!

See you guys soon and I’ll try and make out time to update my thread.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by SAMBHOSS(m): 1:02pm On Dec 25, 2017
the above post made me lmfaogrin......

with time....language will no longer b a problem.....

welcome back oh.....Season's greetings.....

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Nobody: 1:04pm On Dec 25, 2017
You two look good

The dashiki looks good on her too

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by edehgeorgeC: 1:44pm On Dec 25, 2017
Nice one. She is beautiful.
Jigba:
You two look good
The dashiki looks good on her too
Nice one. She is beautiful.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by edehgeorgeC: 1:46pm On Dec 25, 2017
TochiPhotos:
Happy Christmas everyone! May the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ bring peace, blessings, love and happiness into our lives. Seasons greetings form me and B and have a lovely Christmas and new year celebration.


I’m sorry I have not been updating my thread, I have been really busy with school and other side projects. So much has happened in the past few weeks. My school is on a 2 week winter break now but I’m still not free because this is the only time I have to dedicate to an app I’m working on.

It’s so difficult dating someone who doesn’t speak your language and my relationship with B has not been a bed of roses because we misunderstand each other some times and disgreee and have minor quarrels once in a while mostly because of the language barrier because my Russian is still not as good or near fluency.

One thing I really like about her is she’s understanding especially about her expectations from me. She knows I’m a student and I’m not able to buy her anything or provide because my school is priority and she understands that but the problem now is she often jokingly tells me I will leave her later when I am done with school and I start working because I will go and look for a more beautiful woman. That I am dating her because I don’t have money, it pains me when she says this even tho I keep reassuring her I genuinely like her. I confronted her about this and she said it was because her friend told her African men are fond of abandoning their white girlfriend when they start making money. Our relationship hasn’t been easy because of the language and cultural difference but we try our best to make it work.

For Christmas I don’t have money to buy her any gift so I gave her a Dashiki I brought from Nigeria and she loved it so much. Even her mom loves the Dashiki. It feels so good when someone truly appreciates your gift no matter how little it is.


I’m spending Christmas and new year in her place and we plan to go skating soon because I have not experienced ice skating before and I look forward to doing that.

Have a happy holidays guys!

See you guys soon and I’ll try and make out time to update my thread.
How is Christmas celebration over there?
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Yhemzylee: 10:42am On Dec 26, 2017
Wow she looks good on her ......nice thread and God bless your journey....
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Fish123(m): 11:10am On Dec 26, 2017
Amen and welcome back man, merry Xmas to you and miss B bro
nice local outfit broda......
TochiPhotos:
Happy Christmas everyone! May the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ bring peace, blessings, love and happiness into our lives. Seasons greetings form me and B and have a lovely Christmas and new year celebration.


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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by InyinyaAgbaOku(m): 11:01pm On Dec 26, 2017
You are better off without that girl.

Leave her

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by iNewton: 1:02am On Dec 27, 2017
InyinyaAgbaOku:
You are better off without that girl.

Leave her
y ?

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Saintsquare(m): 7:52am On Dec 27, 2017
that girl is so beautiful
Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by InyinyaAgbaOku(m): 8:41am On Dec 27, 2017
iNewton:

y ?
Fake love

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by edehgeorgeC: 7:17pm On Dec 27, 2017
InyinyaAgbaOku:
Fake love
What does she has to gain by faking love for the guy? I'm sensing jealousy here. As for me, am happy for them.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by Jorussia(m): 7:41pm On Dec 27, 2017
In my personal opinion, i think its too early for the op to get entangled with a Lady.Anyway,i wish the op well in mother Russia.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigerian Student living In Moscow, Russia. by InyinyaAgbaOku(m): 7:52pm On Dec 27, 2017
edehgeorgeC:

What does she has to gain by faking love for the guy?
I'm sensing jealousy here. As for me, am happy for them.


They sense guys wey go make am in the future

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