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|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Calazto: 5:41pm On Dec 10, 2019|
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Hello toch if I am been accepted into a bachelor's degree program for a particular course is it the tuition fee for that particular course I will pay or for the preparatory course,please ��� explain further I don't understand..
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by buzritchy: 9:06pm On Dec 11, 2019|
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by buzritchy: 9:08pm On Dec 11, 2019|
Not studying there at the moment, yes in the nearest future by God’s grace. Have been pursuing a scholarship for over a year now. Do you mind sharing some tips and hints on the school scholarship?
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 12:39pm On Dec 12, 2019|
Calazto:If the course is in English then you don't have to do the preparatory program but if it's in Russian language then you have to do the compulsory preparatory program in which case, you will have to pay tuition for that preparatory program and after successfully completion of the program, you will proceed with your BSc and pay the normal tuition fee for your Bachelors program.
buzritchy:The Msc scholarship is straightforward. You don't have to do anything on your part just submit your BSc certificate and they'll evaluate and if you graduated with a good GPA you'll get the scholarship. There are limited places tho that's why it's a bit difficult. This link has official info about scholarships at HSE https://admissions.hse.ru/en/graduate-apply/financial-aid
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|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Calazto: 5:47pm On Dec 12, 2019|
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I'm really sorry to hear this. I really feel bad for them cos that is one painful and sad thing to experience. But the situation is actually common, I mean stopping first time travelers into Russia till they have their hosts call the airport.
I remember my first time, I flew in from Moscow and myself and 20 other people from different nationalities were detained for hours. Only thing we had in common was that it was our first time in Russia. They let other black students who have been in Russia before in without question and I had to wait for hours before they were able to reach my University to confirm they were expecting me. I wasn't alone in this cos they made the other foreign students from Brazil, India, Italy and so on. They made us all wait till our University called to claim us.
So bottom line, for students Universities always asks first time travelers to Russia to inform them of their arrival date and time so they can call the airport when they arrive and release them. Russia is filled with so many Bureaucracies.
I'm not sure if your friends were on student or tourist visa cos their school should have taking care of things. But to answer your question I think it's the same in Moscow as long as you're a first time visitor, they will hold you till they call and confirm from your host (They usually don't do this in your presence) so maybe they tried contacting your friends host and they could not be reached.[/quote] tochi about the breaucracy in Russia as you said if my school is in Siberia and I arrive in saint Petersburg airport how will the immigration officer contact my school?,will a representative from the University pick me at the airport?
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Calazto: 5:50pm On Dec 12, 2019|
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by buzritchy: 2:00pm On Dec 17, 2019|
Thank you. Will work on the application
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Calazto: 12:59pm On Dec 26, 2019|
buzritchy:tochi pls update us on what you have been through during this Xmas period can wait,thanks.. Merry Christmas ����
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 4:23pm On Jan 01, 2020|
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
This second video is raw footage of Christmas decorations in Moscow
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|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 4:32pm On Jan 01, 2020|
First picture - At Red Square for my next video ( I asked Russians to tell me the capital of Nigeria) video will be out soon.
Second picture With my very good friend S overlooking we just returned from an early morning Hike.
Third picture - The Church at Red Square
Fourth picture - Inside the Moscow Metro
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|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 4:34pm On Jan 01, 2020|
New Year dinner with my friends family
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by SaintHilary(m): 4:59pm On Jan 01, 2020|
Mah G TochiPhotos
Every man goes through a tough phase in life. How you crawl, walk, or run through that phase doesn't matter, what matters most is for you to see the light at the end of the dark times because one thing I can assure you is "it can never last forever " if you keep pushing.
It's a new year, new vibes, new opportunities, you've come too far to give up now. Na small time remain Stamarrer go call him papa name cus for this life no be stone we dey cook, na Beans, e no get how the fire take low reach. One day e must don. Happy New Year Bro♡♡ No go dey promise watin u no get mk dem no beat u one day o
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Drenimarcus(m): 5:32pm On Jan 01, 2020|
Happy new year to you too bro. May it be your year of breakthroughs and fulfillment.
So sorry about what you going through now, please do remember tough times don’t last but tough people do. May your dad and your friend be healed in Jesus name. Take a day one at a time. Don’t be depressed, there is something to always cheer on. Wish you a prosperous new year bro. Stay blessed.
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by BikeMan: 5:47pm On Jan 01, 2020|
I'm sorry about conditions now TochiPhotos. Please stay strong!
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by greenprince(m): 6:38pm On Jan 03, 2020|
That 100 dollar guy is funny oh.
Bro, I'm happy that despite everything you're going through you can still voice it all out and hope for the best. I understand how just typing out those sentences can be like the most difficult thing to do sometimes.
But like the other guy said, it's all a phase and you may think you've already had your fair share of challenges ( I thought so too at some point in my life) but struggles are part of life, and they're what makes our life a better story to tell and inspire others. Just be strong, you really don't have an option. Tell yourself that this phase will pass and you don't want to be forever broken when it's all over (you will seem like someone who saw a promised land but didn't enter it).
Stay strong bro, it's all you got, find solace in God, don't be ashamed to seek help from him even though you two haven't been in best terms before, he actually doesn't care and he's always ready to help. Calm your soul, one day you'll come back to all these messages with smiles.
Keep serving us our videos hot hot.
Enjoy your Russian christmas and happy new year. Goodluck with the exams and everything.
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Hadampson(m): 11:59am On Jan 04, 2020|
Sorry about whatever you are facing now. It's a phase and it would be gone soon
I want you to know that there is a dark cloud covering the great sun you are. After it lifts, you’ll be shining.”
Everything is going to be fine bro. Be happy
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 12:48pm On Jan 04, 2020|
SaintHilary:Thanks my brother. I really really appreciate.
Thanks my man
Onye Okada hahha thanks bro
The support I get from you guys keeps me going. Just want you to know I appreciate your words man. May this 2020 be our year of open doors. May God's abundant blessing locate each and everyone of us Amen. Thanks once again bro.
My main man. Thanks a lot.
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 12:50pm On Jan 04, 2020|
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the love and support. I always feel so renewed and stronger each time I come here and read the wonderful supportive messages you guys write.
I really pray this year favors all of us cos I'd really like to visit Nigeria this year and I'd definitely love to meet some of you. We can plan a December tour and visit my village in Enugu. I just pray this year will be good so this will come to fruition.
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by CynthiaChi(f): 11:30pm On Jan 08, 2020|
Wow.... You have had a lot to deal with this new year and it's hard having to start a new year with all that but I am happy that you can still smile and laugh and not let it beat you down... Everything will work out for the best
Just keep being you and smiling...
I hope your dad is fine and I'm saying a prayer for him, your friend and you
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 11:55pm On Jan 10, 2020|
CynthiaChi:Amen o. My dad has been discharged from the hospital so he is recuperating at home now. Nastya is still in coma but we're praying for the best. Thanks for your good wishes. I really appreciate.
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Calazto: 4:05pm On Jan 11, 2020|
Hello tochi how are you able to adapt to the lecturers teaching?Are they Friendly to black students? If you don't mind,what course are you studying? Sorry for asking too much questions.
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 12:03am On Jan 12, 2020|
Chai, I just finished serving my ban. I updated my thread yesterday about my meeting with a fellow nairalander and the anti spam bot banned me and hid my post. I didn't even include any link just text and pictures. Let me try and repost it if the stupid bot likes make e ban me again
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|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 12:06am On Jan 12, 2020|
Before I re post the update about my meeting with the nairalander, let me post this lovely picture of the Smolny Convent in Saint Petersburg. I visited the convent for the first time this week it such a beauty.
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|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 12:07am On Jan 12, 2020|
Also I've been cat sitting my friend's cat since the holiday. She traveled home to spend New Year with her parents so she gave me the key to her apartment so I can check on her cat and change her food at night. Took some pictures of the lil cutie. It's so funny how I absolutely hated cats when I was a kid back in Nigeria especially one very black witch look cat that used to cry like a baby in our area in Enugu that time. I never imagined that I'd ever start adoring cats hahahaha
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|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 12:14am On Jan 12, 2020|
Now make I try post the story and pictures with the nairalander I met and I hope the bot no go ban me again. I still don't understand what triggered the ban the other time cos the post is just text and pictures no link or any kind of spam
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 12:16am On Jan 12, 2020|
So yesterday I met a nairalander. He lives in London but decided to visit Russia for a few days and I was happy when he told me my diary heavily influenced his decision to visit Russia.
He arrived at Saint Petersburg Yesterday morning and I went to meet and show him around the city after my lectures ended in the evening.
He initially bought flight tickets to Moscow and back to London, but when he found out I'm based in Saint Petersburg he changed his itinerary so we could meet for a day before he continues to Moscow and then back to London on Sunday. So he will spend 3 days in Russia which I think it's a really short time to explore and truly experience the beauty of Russia.
After my lectures, I went to meet him and we started our night with a short walk around Nevsky prospekt, he wanted to visit the faberge museum which is also located near Nevsky but we couldn't make it there before the closing time, so we decided to have dinner first cos we were both starving hahaha.
I took him to this really nice Chinese restaurant located in an obscure market that is the Lagos equivalent of Idumota market hahaha. It's one of my favorite places to eat because their food is spicy and delicious, and most importantly, they serve really large portions just like jevinik for Naija hahaha. Funny thing, I ordered my special for him and when they brought the food, he told me he was allergic to one of the ingredients, so I ended up eating two portions of that large meal while he ordered something else. I won't lie I put fear for my guy face cos the speed wey I take finish that big bowl of Chinese my guy go dey wonder whether I been dey starve before hahahaha but i'm just a foodie with high metabolism.
Afterwards, we walked to the Hermitage. We couldn't enter the museum because it was closed. We headed to Dumskaya street. Dumskaya is a street in the center of Saint Petersburg that houses all the major bars and nightclubs. We got there around 11pm which is too early because most of them open by 12 so we decided to go to a Strip club. It was my first time visiting a strip club in Saint Petersburg so I was a bit shy and didn't know how to act. It was really fun and exciting but something really funny and embarrassing happened. I don't know how to act in strip clubs cos it's kinda my first time so when one of the girls came to dance for me, instead of vibing with her and having fun, I turn I'm to therapy sessions.
She first started it by sitting on my lap, been all flirty, asking my name, telling me cute things, I come forget say na her work she dey do and I think say we dey relate normal, so I started asking about her life, her dreams, her plans for the future etc, before you know am, na so we come forget dance siddon dey get deep conversation about life hahaha and plans for the future hahaha. After an hour we left the place and we to a bar.
Most of the bars were empty because it was a Thursday night and still too early. We went to the only bar that plays American hip hop, danced, the na black guy so he played some Burna Boy for us. We met two lovely girls afterwards and invited them to our table and got to know each other better. It was a really nice night
That's what I was up to yesterday. Mr L, the nairalander is currently in Moscow now but he said he will visit again in the summer so I'm excitedly looking forward to his next visit. He is a really nice guy.
Whew, so school don start it's back to the crazy busy schedule and deadlines smh.
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by afrorossiyatv: 12:24am On Jan 12, 2020|
For some weird reason the anti spam bot has banned my Tochiphotos username again for a post which contains no form of spam whatsoever. It banned me for 24 hours yesterday, and after I served my ban, I posted my update again and I just got banned again by the bot.
Could you guys please look into this and possibly unban my username and unhide the post. This the link to the post https://www.nairaland.com/5366565/diary-nigeria-student-living-saint/9#85719766
And I luckily took a screenshot of the post in question before the bot banned me and hit so please help me look into this cc @seun @justwise @Dominique I also mailed the mod yesterday about this but no response. Help please.
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by janettee(f): 1:24am On Jan 12, 2020|
I love cats . What camera do you use?, these pics are nice!.
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by CynthiaChi(f): 9:35am On Jan 12, 2020|
TochiPhotos:Lol... You turned a dance session into a therapy session? I wish someone took pics of that... I reckon it would make for some funny memes
|Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by greenprince(m): 5:42pm On Jan 12, 2020|
That strip club girl part made me laugh so hard. If I was there, I'd laugh at you mercilessly
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