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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by christejames(m): 6:24pm On Jan 12
TochiPhotos:
Hi guys, Happy New Year to each and everyone of you reading this. I wish each and everyone of you Happiness, God's Abundant Blessings, Divine Favor, More Money, Major accomplishments, Fulfillment, Peace of Mind and every other good thing you wish for yourself. May Nothing happen to any of you that may take away your happiness and good health, May the Joy you shall experience this year know no bounds. In this 2020, I wish each and everyone of you success in all your endeavors, and may all of you achieve your various goals this year 2020. You guys have been incredibly supportive and kind towards me. Even when I don't update my thread, some of you reach out to me to check how I'm doing and that's really sweet. I just want you guys to know I appreciate each and everyone of you and thanks for also supporting my channel. Like always say, nairaland might seem like a faceless forum, but I consider you guys family so thank you for being a beautiful part of my year. Cheers and best wishes for the year ahead.
Thanks for the love and support greenprince, Jorussia, PhenomenalMorgan, NONNYG ,Nonso37, buzritchy, QuietMynd, Calazto, christejames, missKeri, queengift, Fieryy, Ramlette, dredmatthew234, HegenIkomkeh, Drenimarcus, CowbellY, tiptoe1, Joohan, opeey, Lhimeet, Aidejay, jurjes, Mizwisdom, missKeri, Hadampson, odinga1of, naijadrivablog, ibsolarz, Emmyk, austino677, ayomide8990, nonye6194, Royalbloodline, error4040, vicsongreat, Shugah, Vulcanheph, nelem, Aidejay, SaintHilary, danielck22, MMotimo, Joohan, yungmayor02, suyamasta, BikeMan, Four40, opeey, tiptoe1.
Please if I forgot your username no vex for me abeg. Also major shout out to all the silent readers as well.


I want to quickly apologize for the lack of updates. I'm going through a really difficult time in my life. The last quarter of 2019 was really difficult for me. 2019 began well for me but ended up been of the worst years of my life. My friend is still in coma, my dad is sick and was hospitalized just before Christmas, I'm depressed and increasingly lacking in self motivation. I really don't want to go into details but I hope there is light at the end of the tunnel because I'm tired of everything. Forget about the smiles in videos and pics, your boy is going through hell.

I really wish I could write more but my mind is blank cos I'm too sad and depressed to articulate my thoughts and put my feelings in writing.

I'm trying to cheer up and be more positive and I hope 2020 will be a good year for me and for each and everyone of you reading this.

About my Christmas,I traveled to Moscow with my friends, I haven't been to Moscow in over a year so I decided to visit with my friends and also shoot a video in Red Square for my channel.
My Uni's official holiday started on the 27th and will last for one week. Russian's celebrate their Christmas on the 8th of January, so the 25th of December was like every other day. We had exams and people went to work as usual. The biggest celebration for Russians is New Year, lots of fireworks and fancy decorations all through the city. I spent 3 days in Moscow and returned to Saint Petersburg on the 30th.

On New Year's Eve, my friend's family invited me for dinner and we had dinner with his parents, GrandMa and some other relatives and ushered in the New Year together. It was a really wonderful experience, and afterwards we went to a Bar in the city center to dance and celebrate New Year.

There was a video I shot where I asked Russians to mention 10 African countries they know and win $100 it's funny cos I actually didn't have $100 to give them cos I wrongly assumed no one will answer correctly lmao omo the guy that won wanted to fight me sha but we later reached an agreement and I bought him coffee instead lol.

So here is the video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dbjaNcwErc&t=396s

This second video is raw footage of Christmas decorations in Moscow


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiFsHOMvubQ&t=99s





You are welcome brother, a prosperous year for you too.
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by SaintHilary(m): 11:59am On Jan 15
If you know!
If you really know!!
I mean if you really really know!!! You felt the last two posts!!

Spread likes everywhere abeg!!!

Go subscribe to AfroTV for the culture!!

I mean see Cat na!!!!! Cat o!
If i see dat one for night sef why I go run like the usual naija cat

Tochi no b guy man walahi!
Go dey do sermon with stripper grin you won turn her to FWB ni?
Enjoy your life man! Life here ain't easy for the average Nigerian. Even when u dey suffer dere no body go notice cus of picture background and quality.
Big ups to the London Nairalander too!

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 4:00pm On Jan 16
janettee:


I love cats embarassed. What camera do you use?, these pics are nice!.
Taken with my iPhone. Almost all the pictures I posted on the thread were taken with my iPhone 7 plus.

SaintHilary:
If you know!
If you really know!!
I mean if you really really know!!! You felt the last two posts!!

Spread likes everywhere abeg!!!

Go subscribe to AfroTV for the culture!!

I mean see Cat na!!!!! Cat o!
If i see dat one for night sef why I go run like the usual naija cat

Tochi no b guy man walahi!
Go dey do sermon with stripper grin you won turn her to FWB ni?
Enjoy your life man! Life here ain't easy for the average Nigerian. Even when u dey suffer dere no body go notice cus of picture background and quality.
Big ups to the London Nairalander too!


Lol guy see ehnI still dey laugh myself each time I remember that story

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 2:31pm On Jan 19
Something funny happened yesterday. I don't know if you guys know, but this is currently the warmest winter Saint Petersburg has experienced in a very long time. We are currently witnessing first hand the impact of Climate change(Global warming) We've only seen snow 3 times this, and the average weather is -1 degree. This is considered warm in winter cos I remember by this time last year, we already had 4 to 10 inch of snow on the street everyday and average weather was -10 or thereabout.

No be say I dey complain o, it's good for us Africans but to be honest I actually miss snow but the good thing is that according to forecasts, things will return to normal in February and March and we might end up having a cold Spring and cold Summer which will really suck.


So here is the funny thing that happened. I recently made a video to teach some students from my University in Russia how to dance egwu ogene and also how to speak a little Igbo. We recorded the video inside our University's gym/dance studio and I played Ogene music all through the session. When had finished shooting, one man walked up to me and told me he recognized the sound of the Ogene music and told me he heard it's usually used by African tribes to make incantations and appease the gods.

Then he proceeded to ask me the most ridiculous question ever; He asked if I was playing the ogene music and dancing the way I did because I wanted to ask my ancestors to send us snow and make the weather normal again.

Guys see, I couldn't stop laughing. This happened for real and I still literary laugh out loud whenever I remember this lol.

So here is the video I made. I taught some girls in my University how to dance ogene. please watch the video, like, comment and subscribe. I dey beg una biko


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLM9EAHXyAk

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 7:43pm On Jan 27
I recently attended the meeting of the Nigerian community in Saint Petersburg. This was my first time attending the meeting but I was really glad I did because I was able to meet and connect with some very wise and intelligent Nigerians doing good things here in Russia.

The president of the community has lived in Russia for over 25 years, some have been here for 17, 15, 10 years etc so it was really nice to meet them and ask some important questions.

The meeting was also an opportunity for those who have lost or damaged their Nigerian passport to get a new one from the Nigerian embassy rep.

Here are some pictures from the meeting

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 7:44pm On Jan 27
I also made a short video asking members of the Nigerian community to tell me what it's like to be a black person in Russia.

So if you wanna find out what it's like to be black in Russia, watch the video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHRaY_YQlpM

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by AbujaBlue: 12:05am On Jan 28
It's very hard to find this kind of perspective on the internet. Really interesting video - good work!

I like the little mini-video at the end. Do you know what the kid was saying? Youtube auto-translate not helpful!

"you can use Restylane (freestyle?) even though I p****d in my arch if Bobby even sure the rest mine" grin

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 9:24pm On Jan 28
AbujaBlue:
It's very hard to find this kind of perspective on the internet. Really interesting video - good work!

I like the little mini-video at the end. Do you know what the kid was saying? Youtube auto-translate not helpful!

"you can use Restylane (freestyle?) even though I p****d in my arch if Bobby even sure the rest mine" grin

Thanks bro and thanks for watching till the end. Means a lot to me.

Your translation cracked me up lmao. I couldn't stop laughing when I read it hahahaha

He basically told his friend. "Oh wow you're a good freestyler" and his friend replied "Ive been freestyling for two years" then he asked his friend to come and record him so he can play with me.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Lhimeet(m): 12:29am On Jan 29
TochiPhotos:
Hi guys, Happy New Year to each and everyone of you reading this. I wish each and everyone of you Happiness, God's Abundant Blessings, Divine Favor, More Money, Major accomplishments, Fulfillment, Peace of Mind and every other good thing you wish for yourself. May Nothing happen to any of you that may take away your happiness and good health, May the Joy you shall experience this year know no bounds. In this 2020, I wish each and everyone of you success in all your endeavors, and may all of you achieve your various goals this year 2020. You guys have been incredibly supportive and kind towards me. Even when I don't update my thread, some of you reach out to me to check how I'm doing and that's really sweet. I just want you guys to know I appreciate each and everyone of you and thanks for also supporting my channel. Like always say, nairaland might seem like a faceless forum, but I consider you guys family so thank you for being a beautiful part of my year. Cheers and best wishes for the year ahead.
Thanks for the love and support greenprince, Jorussia, PhenomenalMorgan, NONNYG ,Nonso37, buzritchy, QuietMynd, Calazto, christejames, missKeri, queengift, Fieryy, Ramlette, dredmatthew234, HegenIkomkeh, Drenimarcus, CowbellY, tiptoe1, Joohan, opeey, Lhimeet, Aidejay, jurjes, Mizwisdom, missKeri, Hadampson, odinga1of, naijadrivablog, ibsolarz, Emmyk, austino677, ayomide8990, nonye6194, Royalbloodline, error4040, vicsongreat, Shugah, Vulcanheph, nelem, Aidejay, SaintHilary, danielck22, MMotimo, Joohan, yungmayor02, suyamasta, BikeMan, Four40, opeey, tiptoe1.
Please if I forgot your username no vex for me abeg. Also major shout out to all the silent readers as well.


I want to quickly apologize for the lack of updates. I'm going through a really difficult time in my life. The last quarter of 2019 was really difficult for me. 2019 began well for me but ended up been of the worst years of my life. My friend is still in coma, my dad is sick and was hospitalized just before Christmas, I'm depressed and increasingly lacking in self motivation. I really don't want to go into details but I hope there is light at the end of the tunnel because I'm tired of everything. Forget about the smiles in videos and pics, your boy is going through hell.

I really wish I could write more but my mind is blank cos I'm too sad and depressed to articulate my thoughts and put my feelings in writing.

I'm trying to cheer up and be more positive and I hope 2020 will be a good year for me and for each and everyone of you reading this.

About my Christmas,I traveled to Moscow with my friends, I haven't been to Moscow in over a year so I decided to visit with my friends and also shoot a video in Red Square for my channel.
My Uni's official holiday started on the 27th and will last for one week. Russian's celebrate their Christmas on the 8th of January, so the 25th of December was like every other day. We had exams and people went to work as usual. The biggest celebration for Russians is New Year, lots of fireworks and fancy decorations all through the city. I spent 3 days in Moscow and returned to Saint Petersburg on the 30th.

On New Year's Eve, my friend's family invited me for dinner and we had dinner with his parents, GrandMa and some other relatives and ushered in the New Year together. It was a really wonderful experience, and afterwards we went to a Bar in the city center to dance and celebrate New Year.

There was a video I shot where I asked Russians to mention 10 African countries they know and win $100 it's funny cos I actually didn't have $100 to give them cos I wrongly assumed no one will answer correctly lmao omo the guy that won wanted to fight me sha but we later reached an agreement and I bought him coffee instead lol.

So here is the video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dbjaNcwErc&t=396s

This second video is raw footage of Christmas decorations in Moscow


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiFsHOMvubQ&t=99s



Happy New Year Tochi...

Stay strong. It's a phase. It will pass !!!
kiss
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Funjosh(m): 7:05am On Jan 29
TochiPhotos:
Hi guys, Happy New Year to each and everyone of you reading this. I wish each and everyone of you Happiness, God's Abundant Blessings, Divine Favor, More Money, Major accomplishments, Fulfillment, Peace of Mind and every other good thing you wish for yourself. May Nothing happen to any of you that may take away your happiness and good health, May the Joy you shall experience this year know no bounds. In this 2020, I wish each and everyone of you success in all your endeavors, and may all of you achieve your various goals this year 2020. You guys have been incredibly supportive and kind towards me. Even when I don't update my thread, some of you reach out to me to check how I'm doing and that's really sweet. I just want you guys to know I appreciate each and everyone of you and thanks for also supporting my channel. Like always say, nairaland might seem like a faceless forum, but I consider you guys family so thank you for being a beautiful part of my year. Cheers and best wishes for the year ahead.
Thanks for the love and support greenprince, Jorussia, PhenomenalMorgan, NONNYG ,Nonso37, buzritchy, QuietMynd, Calazto, christejames, missKeri, queengift, Fieryy, Ramlette, dredmatthew234, HegenIkomkeh, Drenimarcus, CowbellY, tiptoe1, Joohan, opeey, Lhimeet, Aidejay, jurjes, Mizwisdom, missKeri, Hadampson, odinga1of, naijadrivablog, ibsolarz, Emmyk, austino677, ayomide8990, nonye6194, Royalbloodline, error4040, vicsongreat, Shugah, Vulcanheph, nelem, Aidejay, SaintHilary, danielck22, MMotimo, Joohan, yungmayor02, suyamasta, BikeMan, Four40, opeey, tiptoe1.
Please if I forgot your username no vex for me abeg. Also major shout out to all the silent readers as well.


I want to quickly apologize for the lack of updates. I'm going through a really difficult time in my life. The last quarter of 2019 was really difficult for me. 2019 began well for me but ended up been of the worst years of my life. My friend is still in coma, my dad is sick and was hospitalized just before Christmas, I'm depressed and increasingly lacking in self motivation. I really don't want to go into details but I hope there is light at the end of the tunnel because I'm tired of everything. Forget about the smiles in videos and pics, your boy is going through hell.

I really wish I could write more but my mind is blank cos I'm too sad and depressed to articulate my thoughts and put my feelings in writing.

I'm trying to cheer up and be more positive and I hope 2020 will be a good year for me and for each and everyone of you reading this.

About my Christmas,I traveled to Moscow with my friends, I haven't been to Moscow in over a year so I decided to visit with my friends and also shoot a video in Red Square for my channel.
My Uni's official holiday started on the 27th and will last for one week. Russian's celebrate their Christmas on the 8th of January, so the 25th of December was like every other day. We had exams and people went to work as usual. The biggest celebration for Russians is New Year, lots of fireworks and fancy decorations all through the city. I spent 3 days in Moscow and returned to Saint Petersburg on the 30th.

On New Year's Eve, my friend's family invited me for dinner and we had dinner with his parents, GrandMa and some other relatives and ushered in the New Year together. It was a really wonderful experience, and afterwards we went to a Bar in the city center to dance and celebrate New Year.

There was a video I shot where I asked Russians to mention 10 African countries they know and win $100 it's funny cos I actually didn't have $100 to give them cos I wrongly assumed no one will answer correctly lmao omo the guy that won wanted to fight me sha but we later reached an agreement and I bought him coffee instead lol.

So here is the video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dbjaNcwErc&t=396s

This second video is raw footage of Christmas decorations in Moscow


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiFsHOMvubQ&t=99s



This video show Tells how other part of the worlds know nothing about African countries, don't be surprised some of them might just think Africa is a country and Nigeria is a state tongue
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 9:20am On Feb 09
Good morning guys, I hope everyone is doing well.

I'll start today's update with some upsetting news.

A Nigerian guy got scammed by a Russian girl last week and I'm so angry about that.

So here is what happened.

The Nigerian guy is new in town and he doesn't know the city very well and also doesn't know the antics and mischief of some scammers in this city. Like most major cities in Europe, Saint Petersburg has people that run scams that target tourists so in this particular case, the Nigerian guy met a girl on the street, he thought she was a normal girl and he was so excited he met someone that speaks good english.

They got talking and and the girl suggested they go to a bar and have a drink (mistake number 1) if you're new in any city in Europe, never let any random person take you to a bar, club or restaurant. I will explain why later.

Unknown to the guy, the girl works for an organized syndicate that targets foreign tourists. What they usually do is use beautiful girls to set traps and lure tourists to bars and clubs and run up crazy bills on the person's name and the bar, club or restaurant will give them a percentage later.

To cut the long story short, the girl took the guy to a bar, the guy had a few shots but the girl was busy running up bills without the guy's knowledge.

After everything, the bill arrived and it amounted to over 40,000 rubles which is around N250,000.

My guy was confused and he didn't know what to do. Another mistake he made was paying the bill instead of calling me immediately. I guess he panicked because they probably threatened him. He only told me the following morning and I was so upset because it was already too late to do something.

So this is for everyone that intends to visit Russia or any European city in future. Please beware of such scams and tricks, they are common and in Russia especially you can't do much if you fall into their trap cos they usually work with organized crime syndicates.

Below is a picture of the crazy bill they gave the guy.

They charged him 3000 rubles twice because the girl took the microphone and sang karaoke and she didn't even ask him before doing it.

The entire thing is ridiculous. I felt very bad for the guy but I guess he has learnt his lesson. Sucks that he had to learn through the hard way.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by BelieverDE: 11:42am On Feb 09
TochiPhotos:
Good morning guys, I hope everyone is doing well.

I'll start today's update with some upsetting news.

A Nigerian guy got scammed by a Russian girl last week and I'm so angry about that.

So here is what happened.

The Nigerian guy is new in town and he doesn't know the city very well and also doesn't know the antics and mischief of some scammers in this city. Like most major cities in Europe, Saint Petersburg has people that run scams that target tourists so in this particular case, the Nigerian guy met a girl on the street, he thought she was a normal girl and he was so excited he met someone that speaks good english.

They got talking and and the girl suggested they go to a bar and have a drink (mistake number 1) if you're new in any city in Europe, never let any random person take you to a bar, club or restaurant. I will explain why later.

Unknown to the guy, the girl works for an organized syndicate that targets foreign tourists. What they usually do is use beautiful girls to set traps and lure tourists to bars and clubs and run up crazy bills on the person's name and the bar, club or restaurant will give them a percentage later.

To cut the long story short, the girl took the guy to a bar, the guy had a few shots but the girl was busy running up bills without the guy's knowledge.

After everything, the bill arrived and it amounted to over 40,000 rubles which is around N250,000.

My guy was confused and he didn't know what to do. Another mistake he made was paying the bill instead of calling me immediately. I guess he panicked because they probably threatened him. He only told me the following morning and I was so upset because it was already too late to do something.

So this is for everyone that intends to visit Russia or any European city in future. Please beware of such scams and tricks, they are common and in Russia especially you can't do much if you fall into their trap cos they usually work with organized crime syndicates.

Below is a picture of the crazy bill they gave the guy.

They charged him 3000 rubles twice because the girl took the microphone and sang karaoke and she didn't even ask him before doing it.

The entire thing is ridiculous. I felt very bad for the guy but I guess he has learnt his lesson. Sucks that he had to learn through the hard way.

shocked

Thanks for the heads up
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 2:29pm On Feb 09
I visited the famous Mariinsky Theatre a while ago. I'm a huge fan of Opera, Ballet and Drama and visiting either the historic Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow or the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg has been on my bucket list since I set foot in Russia and I was only able to cross that off my list some days back.

The Mariinsky Theatre is one of the finest Theatre in the world. It has staged some of the most memorable masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, and other famous composers. It currently houses the Mariinsky ballet troupe, Orchestra and Opera.

I visited the theatre with someone special to me, and we saw Giselle, one of the greatest ballets of the 19th century. Giselle is French romantic ballet in two acts which tells the story of a beautiful poor girl who died of heartbreak after falling for the lies of a deceitful nobleman.

I went to see the show with someone whom I consider the most special person I've met since I've been in Saint Petersburg. I haven't told you guys about her yet for a reason but I hope I'll be able to do that one day.
One thing you guys have to know is that she's the most amazing, the kindest and most genuine girl I've met in Russia. No one has ever loved me the way she has, even my first Russian girlfriend B never loved me the way she does. I haven't told you guys about her beause things are complicated due to my Bleep up. We met over a year ago and then I had just freshly broken up with B and I wasn't ready to be in a relationship. I told her I just wanted to be friends with her and she agreed and along the line she fell deeply in love with me and towards the end of last summer I told her I wanted to be alone and stopped talking to her.

I didn't know that our breakup affected her badly. I don't know if I can call it a breakup up because I never officially asked her to be my gf cos I made it clear to her I wasn't ready for a relationship and we agreed to be just friends, spend time together etc but along the line she got too attached to me so that's why she handled our breakup badly.

According to her, when I left her, she got depressed and cried everyday and I didn't even know what was going on because I cut all communications with her. Her mom and entire family knew about it and it took her some weeks to heal from the heartbreak and now her mom especially hates me because of what I put her daughter through. We've reunited for a few months now but things are complicated because her mom still hates me for what I did to her. She herself has forgiven me and wants to be with me and I've realised I also like her and care about her more than I've cared about any girl in Russia but like I said things are still complicated because her mom thinks I'm heartless and I will break her heart again so she has told her to stay away from me cos I'll only bring her pain. Smh.

Back to the ballet. The Mariinsky Theatre was as magnificent as I had imagined. I honestly don't know how to describe the feeling for you but I literally felt goosebumps all through the show. The whole experience was simply amazing and the Theatre is beautiful beyond compare.

Here are pictures from the day at the theatre. Me and special someone.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by HegenIkomkeh(m): 11:15pm On Feb 12
This is some very interesting twist here smileyReally interesting. The first update,thats something really unpleasant to experience.Hope the guy is doing well.
And,beautiful photos bro.Its very good to see you having a great time. And you look great with this special someone. I really hope you guys last very very long wink Man,it seems like you really are a ladies man grin .The coolest chicks always falling for you. smiley You're an original 9ja blood wink keep it up man.
By the way,what's the situation with your friend who's been in coma?
And hope your studies is going great too.

P.S. Your latest videos on YouTube are wonderful as well. The views keep on growing and thats very pleasing to see. Keep them coming.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by BenNash: 11:56am On Feb 13
TochiPhotos:
I visited the famous Mariinsky Theatre a while ago. I'm a huge fan of Opera, Ballet and Drama and visiting either the historic Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow or the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg has been on my bucket list since I set foot in Russia and I was only able to cross that off my list some days back.

The Mariinsky Theatre is one of the finest Theatre in the world. It has staged some of the most memorable masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, and other famous composers. It currently houses the Mariinsky ballet troupe, Orchestra and Opera.

I visited the theatre with someone special to me, and we saw Giselle, one of the greatest ballets of the 19th century. Giselle is French romantic ballet in two acts which tells the story of a beautiful poor girl who died of heartbreak after falling for the lies of a deceitful nobleman.

I went to see the show with someone whom I consider the most special person I've met since I've been in Saint Petersburg. I haven't told you guys about her yet for a reason but I hope I'll be able to do that one day.
One thing you guys have to know is that she's the most amazing, the kindest and most genuine girl I've met in Russia. No one has ever loved me the way she has, even my first Russian girlfriend B never loved me the way she does. I haven't told you guys about her beause things are complicated due to my Bleep up. We met over a year ago and then I had just freshly broken up with B and I wasn't ready to be in a relationship. I told her I just wanted to be friends with her and she agreed and along the line she fell deeply in love with me and towards the end of last summer I told her I wanted to be alone and stopped talking to her.

I didn't know that our breakup affected her badly. I don't know if I can call it a breakup up because I never officially asked her to be my gf cos I made it clear to her I wasn't ready for a relationship and we agreed to be just friends, spend time together etc but along the line she got too attached to me so that's why she handled our breakup badly.

According to her, when I left her, she got depressed and cried everyday and I didn't even know what was going on because I cut all communications with her. Her mom and entire family knew about it and it took her some weeks to heal from the heartbreak and now her mom especially hates me because of what I put her daughter through. We've reunited for a few months now but things are complicated because her mom still hates me for what I did to her. She herself has forgiven me and wants to be with me and I've realised I also like her and care about her more than I've cared about any girl in Russia but like I said things are still complicated because her mom thinks I'm heartless and I will break her heart again so she has told her to stay away from me cos I'll only bring her pain. Smh.

Back to the ballet. The Mariinsky Theatre was as magnificent as I had imagined. I honestly don't know how to describe the feeling for you but I literally felt goosebumps all through the show. The whole experience was simply amazing and the Theatre is beautiful beyond compare.

Here are pictures from the day at the theatre. Me and special someone.

Lmao, all these Slavic girls. If them fall in love like this, you Don enter am.. Please be sure of what you want before you enter into a serious relationship with her.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by CynthiaChi(f): 5:19pm On Feb 13
TochiPhotos:
Good morning guys, I hope everyone is doing well.

I'll start today's update with some upsetting news.

A Nigerian guy got scammed by a Russian girl last week and I'm so angry about that.

So here is what happened.

The Nigerian guy is new in town and he doesn't know the city very well and also doesn't know the antics and mischief of some scammers in this city. Like most major cities in Europe, Saint Petersburg has people that run scams that target tourists so in this particular case, the Nigerian guy met a girl on the street, he thought she was a normal girl and he was so excited he met someone that speaks good english.

They got talking and and the girl suggested they go to a bar and have a drink (mistake number 1) if you're new in any city in Europe, never let any random person take you to a bar, club or restaurant. I will explain why later.

Unknown to the guy, the girl works for an organized syndicate that targets foreign tourists. What they usually do is use beautiful girls to set traps and lure tourists to bars and clubs and run up crazy bills on the person's name and the bar, club or restaurant will give them a percentage later.

To cut the long story short, the girl took the guy to a bar, the guy had a few shots but the girl was busy running up bills without the guy's knowledge.

After everything, the bill arrived and it amounted to over 40,000 rubles which is around N250,000.

My guy was confused and he didn't know what to do. Another mistake he made was paying the bill instead of calling me immediately. I guess he panicked because they probably threatened him. He only told me the following morning and I was so upset because it was already too late to do something.

So this is for everyone that intends to visit Russia or any European city in future. Please beware of such scams and tricks, they are common and in Russia especially you can't do much if you fall into their trap cos they usually work with organized crime syndicates.

Below is a picture of the crazy bill they gave the guy.

They charged him 3000 rubles twice because the girl took the microphone and sang karaoke and she didn't even ask him before doing it.

The entire thing is ridiculous. I felt very bad for the guy but I guess he has learnt his lesson. Sucks that he had to learn through the hard way.
Well, that sucks...
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Omojayejaye(m): 11:20pm On Feb 13
Nice one Toch, i was able to save a friend from falling for this type of scam when we travelled to Poland for Christmas in 2018. Russian syndicate run this crime in Wroclaw.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by pansophist(m): 1:31am On Feb 14
Wow, I just discovered your thread now and I am pleased. Its good to know that you are enjoying Russia though. I tried learning Russian and it was easy at first, especially the Cyrillic but after that, I get an instant headache when I try to go deeper and learn more, like a literal headache. That language too difficult abeg. If na latin alphabet, I go don sabi am tay tay, I speak polish, and they are pretty similar.

Chances are, I will be in Russia for the St Petersburg 2020 Euro league, perhaps, we could go for a drink, if you don't mind. My regards, and keep up with the positivity.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Infamous(m): 8:47pm On Feb 14
Tochiphotos, I love your thread. You're sufficiently expressive in your narrations and I'm happy to be blessed with the opportunity to be part of this.
How's Natshya? She's the small girl you took pictures with abi? Chai. I pray she recovers fully. These things are too painful.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Calazto: 10:16am On Feb 16
Please tochi update us on how you spent your Valentine's day..
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 12:16pm On Feb 16
HegenIkomkeh:
This is some very interesting twist here smileyReally interesting. The first update,thats something really unpleasant to experience.Hope the guy is doing well.
And,beautiful photos bro.Its very good to see you having a great time. And you look great with this special someone. I really hope you guys last very very long wink Man,it seems like you really are a ladies man grin .The coolest chicks always falling for you. smiley You're an original 9ja blood wink keep it up man.
By the way,what's the situation with your friend who's been in coma?
And hope your studies is going great too.

P.S. Your latest videos on YouTube are wonderful as well. The views keep on growing and thats very pleasing to see. Keep them coming.
Thanks for your kind words bro. I really appreciate.

pansophist:
Wow, I just discovered your thread now and I am pleased. Its good to know that you are enjoying Russia though. I tried learning Russian and it was easy at first, especially the Cyrillic but after that, I get an instant headache when I try to go deeper and learn more, like a literal headache. That language too difficult abeg. If na latin alphabet, I go don sabi am tay tay, I speak polish, and they are pretty similar.

Chances are, I will be in Russia for the St Petersburg 2020 Euro league, perhaps, we could go for a drink, if you don't mind. My regards, and keep up with the positivity.

Hi bro. I'm really glad you enjoyed reading my thread. And yes I'll be happy to meet and show you around when you visit in the summer. Please keep in touch my brother.

Infamous:
Tochiphotos, I love your thread. You're sufficiently expressive in your narrations and I'm happy to be blessed with the opportunity to be part of this.
How's Natshya? She's the small girl you took pictures with abi? Chai. I pray she recovers fully. These things are too painful.

Thanks bro. And about Nastya, I have wonderful news. Coming up in next post.

Calazto:
Please tochi update us on how you spent your Valentine's day..

grin
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 12:17pm On Feb 16
Guys, I have some wonderful news to share with you guys. My friend Nastya who has been in coma for months now has woken up. I just found out recently and words alone are not enough to describe how happy I am. I'm really so happy God has answered our fervent prayers. Thanks to each and every one of you that put her in your prayers and may God Bless you guys.

There is still some problem, she suffered memory loss and doesn't remember anyone or anything. She doesn't recognize her parents or anything for that matter but the doctor's said that was expected and she will hopefully regain her memory with time. So we're all hoping for the best. But the good news is that she's awake now and out of coma and I believe that God that started this miraculous recovery, will surely see it through.


Back to what I've been up to.

On Valentine's day, I was booked to cover the African community valentine's day party in Saint Petersburg. During the event, one of the guy's Wisdom who is an upcoming artist and also a nairalander proposed to his beautiful girlfriend Nadiaa and she said yes. It was a really beautiful moment.

The valentine party was really fun and colorful. The club was filled with people and some of the guys brought their Russian wives and girlfriends. It was a really fun gathering. I took some pictures and made a short video of the valentine party and proposal so please check the video out and like it.

Also guys, please if you like my content and haven't subscribed to my channel, please subscribe to my channel and help me reach 1000 subscribers please. Simply click on this direct subscribe button https://www.youtube.com/c/AfroRossiyaTv?sub_confirmation=1

Thank you guys I wish each and everyone of you a wonderful week ahead.

Short video from the valentine party and proposal


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pm-hC6cANw

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Infamous(m): 1:15pm On Feb 16
TochiPhotos:


The valentine party was really fun and colorful. The club was filled with people and some of the guys brought their Russian wives and girlfriends. It was a really fun gathering. I took some pictures and made a short video of the valentine party and proposal so please check the video out and like it.

Also guys, please if you like my content and haven't subscribed to my channel, please subscribe to my channel and help me reach 1000 subscribers please. Simply click on this direct subscribe button https://www.youtube.com/c/AfroRossiyaTv?sub_confirmation=1

Thank you guys I wish each and everyone of you a wonderful week ahead.

Short video from the valentine party and proposal


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pm-hC6cANw






I am so happy and relieved she is out of coma. Further prayers are being made for a total recovery. Wishing you a happy week ahead. Take care
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Mizwisdom(f): 8:50pm On Feb 16
Young man try to date someone of your own skin color for once or don't you like yourself? I'm sorry, but I see mixed race dating as a complex problem. One partner always sees himself or herself as inferior. If your offspring marries a White, your grandkids will be more white than black this means you've eliminated your race from your generation. I hope you're not offended, I don't mean to be intrusive

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by BenNash: 11:10pm On Feb 16
Mizwisdom:
Young man try to date someone of your own skin color for once or don't you like yourself? I'm sorry, but I see mixed race dating as a complex problem. One partner always sees himself or herself as inferior. If your offspring marries a White, your grandkids will be more white than black this means you've eliminated your race from your generation. I hope you're not offended, I don't mean to be intrusive

He's in Russia not in Atlanta!!

I don't think anyone needs to break it down for you. It's common sense!!

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by BenNash: 11:17pm On Feb 16
Mizwisdom:
Young man try to date someone of your own skin color for once or don't you like yourself? I'm sorry, but I see mixed race dating as a complex problem. One partner always sees himself or herself as inferior. If your offspring marries a White, your grandkids will be more white than black this means you've eliminated your race from your generation. I hope you're not offended, I don't mean to be intrusive

He has someone that cares for him that much about him and he feels connected to that much but you want him to ignore her and go searching for Black girls?

What type of backward mentality do you have?

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Drenimarcus(m): 11:17pm On Feb 16
Mizwisdom:
Young man try to date someone of your own skin color for once or don't you like yourself? I'm sorry, but I see mixed race dating as a complex problem. One partner always sees himself or herself as inferior. If your offspring marries a White, your grandkids will be more white than black this means you've eliminated your race from your generation. I hope you're not offended, I don't mean to be intrusive

You are completely ignorant of the African skin smh

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by darfay: 2:39am On Feb 17
Drenimarcus:


You are completely ignorant of the African skin smh


She is actually right @Mizwisdom Rose barkley of Chelsea FC has a Nigerian grandparent, but you wouldn't believe even if he told you himself

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by CynthiaChi(f): 10:34pm On Feb 17
TochiPhotos:
Guys, I have some wonderful news to share with you guys. My friend Nastya who has been in coma for months now has woken up. I just found out recently and words alone are not enough to describe how happy I am. I'm really so happy God has answered our fervent prayers. Thanks to each and every one of you that put her in your prayers and may God Bless you guys.

There is still some problem, she suffered memory loss and doesn't remember anyone or anything. She doesn't recognize her parents or anything for that matter but the doctor's said that was expected and she will hopefully regain her memory with time. So we're all hoping for the best. But the good news is that she's awake now and out of coma and I believe that God that started this miraculous recovery, will surely see it through.


Back to what I've been up to.

On Valentine's day, I was booked to cover the African community valentine's day party in Saint Petersburg. During the event, one of the guy's Wisdom who is an upcoming artist and also a nairalander proposed to his beautiful girlfriend Nadiaa and she said yes. It was a really beautiful moment.

The valentine party was really fun and colorful. The club was filled with people and some of the guys brought their Russian wives and girlfriends. It was a really fun gathering. I took some pictures and made a short video of the valentine party and proposal so please check the video out and like it.

Also guys, please if you like my content and haven't subscribed to my channel, please subscribe to my channel and help me reach 1000 subscribers please. Simply click on this direct subscribe button https://www.youtube.com/c/AfroRossiyaTv?sub_confirmation=1

Thank you guys I wish each and everyone of you a wonderful week ahead.

Short video from the valentine party and proposal


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pm-hC6cANw






I am so happy to hear that your friend has woken up... Her family must be overjoyed... Getting through her memory loss will be a journey but the most important thing is that she is okay... Good news

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