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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Lhimeet(m): 12:41am On Sep 06
I dey always land late.

Notwithstanding, I don LAND!

Weldone @TochiPhotos

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 7:19pm On Sep 09
Hi guys, I hope everyone had a great weekend?

The new academic year has started so I've been inundated with assignments as usual.

My class usually begin by 9am and sometimes last till late in the evening so it's been really difficult finding a balance between my academics and the new YouTube channel

Over the weekend, I organized a little penalty kick challenge between Russian girls and Nigerian girls. Florence and her Sister Grace were the girls that played against the Russian girls whom also study at HSE with me.

I'll give you guys a proper update about what else I've been up to soon. I Just need to settle into this new academic session cos it's honestly driving me insane.

Also, I met this lovely Russian girl, she is in her early twenties, owns a beauty salon and is doing well for herself. We're going on a date soon and I can't wait to share the details with you guys )

In the meantime, please watch my new video Nigerian girls vs Russian girls penalty kick challenge.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Z42kmTF2I


Like and share the video if you enjoyed it abeg )

See you guys soon.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Drenimarcus(m): 9:06pm On Sep 09
[quote author=TochiPhotos post=82075262]Hi guys, I hope everyone had a great weekend?

The new academic year has started so I've been inundated with assignments as usual.

nice one bro!

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by danielck22(m): 10:59pm On Sep 09
TochiPhotos:

Also, I met this lovely Russian girl, she is in her early twenties, owns a beauty salon and is doing well for herself. We're going on a date soon and I can't wait to share the details with you guys )



Hmmm new russian girl again.
Well body no b firewood, make sure u wire this one ooh, no be say "shoot bird mama fly".
Hoping to see some nice pics, no censors
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Imustreturn: 9:32am On Sep 10
danielck22:


Hmmm new russian girl again.
Well body no b firewood, make sure u wire this one ooh, no be say "shoot bird mama fly".
Hoping to see some nice pics, no censors
bad guy
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Hadampson(m): 1:53pm On Sep 10
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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Hadampson(m): 1:54pm On Sep 10
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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by KODACK: 8:09am On Sep 11
TochiPhotos:
Hi everyone, welcome to my diary. Many of you might remember me from my previous diary about my life in Moscow, Russia. I moved to Saint Petersburg from Moscow and I've decided to open a dedicated thread to document my life as a foreign student in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

I’m a Nigerian student, I study at the Higher School of Economics Saint Petersburg Russia. This thread will basically document and share my life and daily experiences living in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I hope you guys will enjoy and find my diary interesting.


Chapter 1 - The second coming.

I moved to Saint Petersburg from Moscow towards the end of 2018 and it was mostly because the Saint Petersburg campus had suitable programs entirely taught in english, whilst the Moscow program only had Masters programs in English. The other option would have been to continue studying in Russian language at the Moscow campus, but here is the tricky thing. My university is a very prestigious university in Russia (Top 3 in the country) and the standards are very high. There is this thing in my university called dopsa, so if you fail 3 exams in a year, you'll be expelled from the university and deported. So that means that out of 14 to 20 courses in an academic year, you can't fail 3 courses or you'll be expelled and deported as soon as possible. So I basically moved to Saint Petersburg to study in English because I do not know enough Russian to study entirety in Russian language and not fall behind in class. So my moving to Saint Petersburg was strategic.

A little about Saint Petersburg.

Before I begin, I want guys to know that words alone are not enough to describe how beautiful Saint Petersburg is. I honestly do not have enough adjectives to describe how magical and beautiful this city is. I've lived in Saint Petersburg for over a year now and I'm still awe struck. The center of Saint Petersburg is a Unesco heritage site and there are so many beautiful monuments and buildings all around the center. The center of Saint Petersburg and the city in itself is an architectural masterpiece.

Some nights when I'm sad or worried about something, I just take a quick stroll down the historical city center. Nevsky propekt is so beautiful at night, brilliantly decorated lights, amazing architecture and so on... It's the city of dreams and there is no headache or worry that taking a walk here cannot heal. Saint Petersburg is simply magical and I am a bit sad that I might have failed to accurately describe how beautiful this city is and I hope the videos and pics that will come later will be better.

Life in Saint Petersburg vs Moscow

I've lived in the two cities and I honestly prefer Saint Petersburg. Apart from being the most liberal and European most city of Russia, Saint Petersburg is just not beautiful but people here are much nicer than in Moscow. Saint Petersburg and Moscow are two contrasting cities, Moscow can be likened to Lagos, chaotic, busy and over populated. While Saint Petersburg can be likened to calmer cities like Enugu, Abuja or Calabar. Life is much easier and simpler here than in Moscow and most importantly, things are cheaper too than in Moscow. But like every other city, Saint Petersburg has its disadvantages too. Because of its proximity to the baltic sea, the winter is much more brutal here. It's windier and colder here than in Moscow. I'll do a more comprehensive comparison of the two cities in the future but I'll always advise prospective students to pick Saint Petersburg over Moscow.

Racism.

I know many people are curious about this. I can't pretend or lie racism doesn't exist in Russia but Saint Petersburg is the most liberal city in Russia, so even though some kind of subtle systematic racism exists here, it is still the most welcoming city for foreigners in Russia. I will do a more in depth video or post about racism in Russia in the near future.

Black in Russia.

Like other cities in Russia, it's still difficult to see black people here. Maybe because those that came in illegally during the last world cup don't leave their apartments. But that aside, I think Saint Petersburg has a higher number of black people than other Russian cities. My university has at least 40 or more African students here at the Saint Petersburg Campus.

Last Semester, my university held its annual Culture fest and I was invited to represent Nigeria at the HSE Culture day 2019. I prepared jollof rice and at the end of the culture fest, my jollof rice was adjudged the best food at the fest. It was really exciting to know that many people were genuinely interested in learning about Nigeria's culture, food and way of life. I'll post pics from the event below.

Also with me were my friends Florence and her younger Sister Grace. They both go to my university and they are really wonderful people. Words alone are not enough to describe how amazing Florence and her Sister are. I remember last winter, I caught a cold, I couldn't breathe properly and I honestly thought I won't make it through the night but Florence and her Sis sat by my bed all night, with aboniki balm and prayed fervently for me till I fell asleep and when I woke up in the morning, I was better.
They're super amazing and you guys will see more of them soon.

Also, I just opened a YouTube channel called Afro Rossiya TV. My aim is to document and share my first hand experience as a black foreign student in Russia so please subscribe to my channel.
This is my second video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNAACpu7znM I went on the streets of Saint Petersburg and asked Russians how they feel about Africans and Foreigners in their country so please watch, like and share my videos please. The opening of the video also has some aerial shots I took in Saint Petersbug.

Follow on Instagram https://instagram.com/afrorossiyatv/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/afrorossiyatv

I will write in this thread then share videos on my YouTube channel so abeg make una follow me all platforms.

So this is the beginning and welcome once again to my diary.

Peace and Love always.





Bros calm down.....you sure say na only aboniki them use for you to help remove the cold........... Talk true, which of the sisters are you dikking?
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by tintedniggz(m): 2:26pm On Sep 11
TochiPhotos:
Hi guys, I hope everyone had a great weekend?

The new academic year has started so I've been inundated with assignments as usual.

My class usually begin by 9am and sometimes last till late in the evening so it's been really difficult finding a balance between my academics and the new YouTube channel

Over the weekend, I organized a little penalty kick challenge between Russian girls and Nigerian girls. Florence and her Sister Grace were the girls that played against the Russian girls whom also study at HSE with me.

I'll give you guys a proper update about what else I've been up to soon. I Just need to settle into this new academic session cos it's honestly driving me insane.
Grate Video! Bro, what's the size of the Arsenal jersey you have on?

Also, I met this lovely Russian girl, she is in her early twenties, owns a beauty salon and is doing well for herself. We're going on a date soon and I can't wait to share the details with you guys )

In the meantime, please watch my new video Nigerian girls vs Russian girls penalty kick challenge.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Z42kmTF2I


Like and share the video if you enjoyed it abeg )

See you guys soon.
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by SaintHilary(m): 2:40pm On Sep 11
KODACK:





Bros calm down.....you sure say na only aboniki them use for you to help remove the cold........... Talk true, which of the sisters are you dikking?
And u had to quote d whole post?
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by KODACK: 3:50pm On Sep 11
SaintHilary:

And u had to quote d whole post?




Was that your quote??

Was that your post??

Why complain then?
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Xfactor22: 1:01am On Sep 12
KODACK:





Bros calm down.....you sure say na only aboniki them use for you to help remove the cold........... Talk true, which of the sisters are you dikking?
Bros, you no get joy oh cheesy
Tochi is trying to be civil in his post. grin
Who that one help? Aboniki ko, Robb ni
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by KODACK: 9:40am On Sep 12
Xfactor22:

Bros, you no get joy oh cheesy
Tochi is trying to be civil in his post. grin
Who that one help? Aboniki ko, Robb ni


The bolded cracked my ribs with unlimited lafta .

Who civil help .

Hian, two sisters sat by your bedside and rub aboniki for your body till Dawn.....and he got well the next day..... We're the sisters not sleeping??...wat were dey up doin all night, and how did he know they sat by his bedside all night long.


The matter just dey too funny my brother
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Makaveli1166(m): 8:37am On Sep 13
KODACK:





Was that your quote??

Was that your post??

Why complain then?
oga you need to accept the fact that you are very stupid for quoting the whole post.
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by KODACK: 8:45am On Sep 13
Makaveli1166:
oga you need to accept the fact that you are very stupid for quoting the whole post.

Thanks for pointing that out for me.

Note....only stupid people knows stupid posts

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by kelvinUchiha(m): 9:23pm On Sep 14
kingstide:


No you don’t need any of those documents. Statement of account, admission and invitation letter, application form.and the rest of the documents on the embassy website. That’s all.

Thanks please will i need to legalize my waec in the embassy that same day pf interview . I have already legalized it in ministry of education?
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Fish123(m): 1:51am On Sep 15
Nice one bro, thumb up for you
Keep the latest update coming in
We don over miss you bruv
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by suyamasta(m): 6:58am On Sep 15
But seriously what happened to our wife na, @TochiPhotos abeg wetin really happen na I was so happy for both of you, seeing how they well received you, so wetin Kum happen??
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 9:54pm On Sep 15
Lhimeet:
I dey always land late.

Notwithstanding, I don LAND!

Weldone @TochiPhotos

Welcome bros )

KODACK:





Bros calm down.....you sure say na only aboniki them use for you to help remove the cold........... Talk true, which of the sisters are you dikking?

Nawa o. None of them. They are like little Sisters to me. We're just like family.

Fish123:
Nice one bro, thumb up for you
Keep the latest update coming in
We don over miss you bruv

Thanks bro. School no dey give me chance.

suyamasta:
But seriously what happened to our wife na, @TochiPhotos abeg wetin really happen na I was so happy for both of you, seeing how they well received you, so wetin Kum happen??

Omo life happened. I already explained what happened earlier sad
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 9:54pm On Sep 15
Happy Sunday guys! I hope everyone had a good weekend?

The past 2 weeks have been extremely stressful for me. The new academic year started 2 weeks ago and it's been really difficult finding a perfect balance between my academic pursuits and running my videography/channel. Studying at my university is difficult. The standards are very high and they expect everyone to always give their best. Sometimes we have classes from 9am till late in the evening, and even on weekends when you're supposed to have time to do other things, the lecturers will give assignments that will take the entire weekend to finish. It's like they don't realize we have lives outside the university. Smh.


Sometimes, I get really frustrated, depressed and extremely sad cos of the fact that I didn't get my degree earlier when I was 20 or 21 years old. It would have made things much easier for me. I mean I'd have just dedicated all my time and energy on my goals and the pursuit of better economic opportunities for myself and my family. Sometimes I just want to cry out of frustration because I feel like I should be doing much more with my life than spending my mid twenties at the university for my first degree. It pains me but na condition make crayfish bend and I believe that everything in life happens for a reason and I hope that one day, the dots will connect and all of this will make sense.


My advice to any young person reading this, abeg if you have the opportunity to get your degree at 18 or 20, please do it and know you're done with it and focus on other things. Studying Masters abroad is much more flexible than Bachelors. Masters students have the option of taking their classes in the evening, which means they can work as much as they want in the day and they also have fewer classes than Bachelors students. So guys abeg get your BSc as early as you can it will really help you.


Ehen… about the girl I told you guys about.


So I met this really lovely girl her name is V. She is a beautician and owns a beauty studio in the center of Saint Petersburg. We met at the park where she usually comes to walk her dog every night. There is usually a park/kids playground in every apartment block or complex here in Saint Petersburg and every evening, people usually come out there to play or walk their dogs.


First time we met, we just got talking and walked around the park till late in the night. We didn't actually go on a proper date because we're both busy in the afternoons. So we just usually meet late in the night and have a chat at the park and walk the dog.
I genuinely like her as a person and wanted to pursue a good long lasting friendship with her instead of relationship cos I really like her personality and felt we would be good friends who can add value to each other's life. I never tried to initiate anything se3xual with her, I genuinely enjoy spending time and the good conversations so I was really relaxed and didn't try to rush into taking things to the bedroom.


But as she would later tell me afterwards, my calm and respectful demeanour was a major turn on for her and drove her crazy. She said she never expected such patience from me because from my appearance I looked like a player and as a beautiful girl she is also used to guys always trying to impress her and trying to do anything within their power to lure her into bed, but the fact that I was a complete opposite of that was surprising and hot lol. And she also told me she apparently started feeling sad because she thought she wasn't beautiful enough for me and I don't find her attractive. that's why I haven't made any suggestive moves but kept things casual and friendly. She told me all these after we had already been intimate lol.

The pictures below are from when she made me put on her facial mask to help with my acne lmao.

Guys please subscribe to my YouTube channel http://youtube.com/c/AfroRossiyaTv make una help me reach 1k subscribers na beg I dey beg una biko )

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Drenimarcus(m): 9:57pm On Sep 15
Tochi nice one. All the best in your studies. I am rooting for you on V. All the best man

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by danielck22(m): 10:22pm On Sep 15
TochiPhotos:

But as she would later tell me afterwards, my calm and respectful demeanour was a major turn on for her and drove her crazy. She said she never expected such patience from me because from my appearance I looked like a player and as a beautiful girl she is also used to guys always trying to impress her and trying to do anything within their power to lure her into bed, but the fact that I was a complete opposite of that was surprising and hot lol.

IGBO boys are always patient, we will surely get it.
Pls answer this question with a yes or no, did you kpash the first one??
For Moscow
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 10:28pm On Sep 15
danielck22:


IGBO boys are always patient, we will surely get it.
Pls answer this question with a yes or no, did you kpash the first one??
For Moscow
Are you for real? you certainly can't be that naive. Or are you twelve years old or something?

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by MMotimo: 10:33pm On Sep 15
TochiPhotos:
Happy Sunday guys! I hope everyone had a good weekend?

The past 2 weeks have been extremely stressful for me. The new academic year started 2 weeks ago and it's been really difficult finding a perfect balance between my academic pursuits and running my videography/channel. Studying at my university is difficult. The standards are very high and they expect everyone to always give their best. Sometimes we have classes from 9am till late in the evening, and even on weekends when you're supposed to have time to do other things, the lecturers will give assignments that will take the entire weekend to finish. It's like they don't realize we have lives outside the university. Smh.


Sometimes, I get really frustrated, depressed and extremely sad cos of the fact that I didn't get my degree earlier when I was 20 or 21 years old. It would have made things much easier for me. I mean I'd have just dedicated all my time and energy on my goals and the pursuit of better economic opportunities for myself and my family. Sometimes I just want to cry out of frustration because I feel like I should be doing much more with my life than spending my mid twenties at the university for my first degree. It pains me but na condition make crayfish bend and I believe that everything in life happens for a reason and I hope that one day, the dots will connect and all of this will make sense.


My advice to any young person reading this, abeg if you have the opportunity to get your degree at 18 or 20, please do it and know you're done with it and focus on other things. Studying Masters abroad is much more flexible than Bachelors. Masters students have the option of taking their classes in the evening, which means they can work as much as they want in the day and they also have fewer classes than Bachelors students. So guys abeg get your BSc as early as you can it will really help you.


Ehen… about the girl I told you guys about.


So I met this really lovely girl her name is V. She is a beautician and owns a beauty studio in the center of Saint Petersburg. We met at the park where she usually comes to walk her dog every night. There is usually a park/kids playground in every apartment block or complex here in Saint Petersburg and every evening, people usually come out there to play or walk their dogs.


First time we met, we just got talking and walked around the park till late in the night. We didn't actually go on a proper date because we're both busy in the afternoons. So we just usually meet late in the night and have a chat at the park and walk the dog.
I genuinely like her as a person and wanted to pursue a good long lasting friendship with her instead of relationship cos I really like her personality and felt we would be good friends who can add value to each other's life. I never tried to initiate anything se3xual with her, I genuinely enjoy spending time and the good conversations so I was really relaxed and didn't try to rush into taking things to the bedroom.


But as she would later tell me afterwards, my calm and respectful demeanour was a major turn on for her and drove her crazy. She said she never expected such patience from me because from my appearance I looked like a player and as a beautiful girl she is also used to guys always trying to impress her and trying to do anything within their power to lure her into bed, but the fact that I was a complete opposite of that was surprising and hot lol. And she also told me she apparently started feeling sad because she thought she wasn't beautiful enough for me and I don't find her attractive. that's why I haven't made any suggestive moves but kept things casual and friendly. She told me all these after we had already been intimate lol. The way it happened was that one night after our walk, she invited me to her apartment to drink tea (which is code for you know it lol)



Guys please subscribe to my YouTube channel http://youtube.com/c/AfroRossiyaTv make una help me reach 1k subscribers na beg I dey beg una biko )



******modified********

@tochiphotos

Thank you for editing. As you have honoured that person, God will honour you too. . . . . amen.
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 10:49pm On Sep 15
MMotimo:


@ bolded, you said way too much already. You have the gal’s pic in your post and you’re going on and on about how the sexxxxx was like she’s an object. Show her some respect! Do you not know it’s inappropriate and disrespectful to the girl to talk about her like that while pasting her pics all over the post? You’re in your mid 20s so you should know better. This is very, very “ungentlemanly” behaviour. Post pics or post about the sexual experience (if you must). You can do one but not both.
Please can you modify your post to remove the bolded part cos I've removed them in my original post. Thanks my Chief.

yungmayor02:



Lol abeg o... make the world never end yet,for we that are yet to "do the do" wink

Hey bro, please can you modify your post and unquote me please. I've edited the original post and I do not want that part to appear. Thanks bro.

Joohan:




No one forced you to be here. Moreover, they are putting on a mask which covers their faces.

Oversabi undecided


Chief can you modify your post and unquote him please? abeg!
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by yungmayor02(m): 10:49pm On Sep 15
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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Joohan: 10:49pm On Sep 15
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No one forced you to be here. Moreover, they are putting on a mask which covers their faces.

Oversabi undecided

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by yungmayor02(m): 10:51pm On Sep 15
Joohan:




No one forced you to be here. Moreover, they are putting on a mask which covers their faces.

Oversabi undecided


Asin eh...the thing tire me undecided

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Fish123(m): 1:08am On Sep 16
TochiPhotos:

R
Thanks bro. School no dey give chance sad

Alright bro, just keep pushing it
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by FCBboy: 8:35am On Sep 16
nice job here tochiphotos...

I've been following your thread right from the previous one, really fell in love with Moscow adventure even bookmarked some pages.

what makes your diary exceptional is your identity status, I mean you ain't the anonymous type.


patiently waiting for the new bae full pictures like:

Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by KODACK: 4:58pm On Sep 16
TochiPhotos:


Nawa o. None of them. They are like little Sisters to me. We're just like family.
sad



Hmmmmmm

Kwantinu

Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by error4040: 8:39pm On Sep 16
All this over sabi people sef, wetin concern una Biko ??
The owner of this thread is free to share whatever he feels like. He can even post his D1ck because is non of your business.
Plenty of us never read something sef una don Rush run mouth like Tap! mtchwwwww.
After una read the part OP knack the Kpekus wetin come make una begin talk rubbish wey make am vex come remove/edit the post? lipsrsealed
If I swear for person now una go begin complain angry angry angry
Make una better stop de pour San sand for person Garri jo

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