Sunday 4 November 2018

STORY TIME:Drug store chronicles of a black eyed woman

Gist time

I walked into a pharmacy to buy drugs since malaria started paying me monthly visits. I stood there over the counter trying to haggle the price of Amatem when this slender light-skinned lady that looked nothing short of disheveled came into the pharmacy, from the lines on her forehead and the paleness of her yellow skin I could tell she had seen rough days.
There were three nurses available to attend to people but aunty sat patiently, waiting.

I wondered why anyone would be sitting comfortably on the pew despite the over-exaggerated stench of what seemed like expired hydro-peroxide, me that just wants them to reduce two hundred naira from the money so I can be going.
I had already imagined dragging her to the counter because drug store is not a theatre where you come and watch people buy drugs bikonu! for some reason I was just on her case, just to add it was a guy attending to me. This caramel tall guy with brown eyes chai! it's not as if I didn't have extra 200, it was a planned motive to keep admiring this carefully sculpted man.

well, I turned to look at this lady again and I noticed she had a black patch on her left eye.ah! she looked like she just auditioned for a slot on www championships league, see black eye! I silently cursed whoever did this to her and if she got into a fight I needed to see what the other person looked like because👀..I was just physically analyzing this woman then I saw a  ring on her fourth finger, no offense but from the washed-out nature of that ring i was already convinced the marriage was having issues.hian!ring that is now oversized and almost brown. change it!  Forgive me for jumping into conclusion. 

I had to hear the end of the story. So  I started asking my future boyfriend's look-alike about weight loss and healthy eating habits I even pretended to be jotting he was so impressed that he kept talking as per let me finish my degree on this girl.
10minutes later  I am still standing, the lady starts looking around, looking at me lol

if she thinks am going without knowing what she came to do she will have to come back in the night because I have time.

Usually, the nurse would ask her what the problem was, but she was busy looking for a battery for the BP machine. Everybody ignored her since her fine legs cannot carry her to the counter. I was almost giving up waiting when I heard
 '' abeg oh make una come  attend to me o, give me something to clear this face before they say my husband beat  me.''

why oh why all her coding and hiding down the drain, did she have to add the last part.
''Okay I am coming, the pretty dark-skinned battery searching nurse said as she approached the counter

"madam how did this happen"

  oya truthfully state the obvious lemme be going o 
"I don't know o nurse, i woke up and saw it like that"

in the most sarcastic voice, I have ever heard  the nurse
 " just woke up and you saw it like this, come inside"

me: singing i woke up like this I woke up like this in Beyonce's voice 

 well, the nurse gave her pain relievers and skineal among other things, just enough to restore her swollen face near to its normal state. I took my Amatem and told my yummy nurse I'll be back for more questions.
''bye, make sure you eat lots of fruits and veggies okay" he said waving at me.
veggies ko fruit ni

...I  think its really obvious what happened to this Woman. Her husband beat her and I get that she is probably ashamed of it. Hence the drama. Society handles domestic violence with stigma e.g stupid questions like "what did you do."

 I pray she heals and finds peace and wisdom to handle her current situation as for me she should report him haba how will you beat a person and change their skin color. I told my cousin about it and she said I should not be too certain about what happened to the woman. In her exact words "not all married women with a Black eye who come to buy pain relievers were beaten by their husbands"

If you have any suggestions on what you think might have happened please feel free to comment .lets chat↓↓
 ps; this picture was gotten from the internet


Saturday 3 November 2018


A girl with big dreams

A girl is allowed to dream. I interview myself a lot. It's for my big day, when I become that great person. I will probably look at this in the future and laugh. Now sit back and imagine you are watching me on CNN or YouTube. Cheers.

Please tell us when where you born?

I am a '20s' kid. My teenage years are almost finished.

What is your full name and are you proud of it?

My full name is Roseline Mgbodichinma Anya Okorie. I am proud of it. I am particularly in love with ''Mgbodichinma'' it translates to ''when it pleases God or surrender to the divine."

Where are you from?


Do you love playing sports or do you like watching?

I'd say both. I am not much of a sports person I try to work out sometimes and I really love watching women Olympics or gymnastics because I get to imagine running and somersaulting. I am an athlete in my mind, I run marathons with my Imagination. I only enjoy watching football when Naija is playing as a patriotic Nigerian citizen lol.

Which one is better basketball or baseball?

I think basketball because basketballers are hot (the guys with carefully crafted 6 packs of yummy goodness.)

Who is your favorite musician from the 20th century?

I do not have a favorite musician, love for music for me stems from lyrics and beats so it changes over time. I admire artists like Tasha Cobbs, Tye Tribbett, Travis Greene,waje, Cohbams. The personalities of the artists draw me into their song and my preferences change over time depending on my mood.

 Are you proud of your points in high school?

yes! I am very humbled by it. God was too good.

What's your favorite drink?

water, ok I am lying, still battling with Smoove(Chapman) and vita milk, buy me a carton of these drinks and we are married.

who is your favorite writer?

It goes without saying CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE,  have you read Half of a yellow sun! I read it twice. 

If you have children what will you name them?

I'll give them long Igbo or Yoruba names, especially my daughters I will give them difficult names, they can thank me later.

Which business do you want to have and why?

well,  I am a bit uncertain about this now but I know I want to own a fashion/beauty place. I am interested in beautiful fabrics, outfits, make up, etc because looking good is good business. I want to own a writing/publishing house too. 

What is your favorite scene from movies?

when an actor says something crazy, random, or cool I keep re-watching the scene. I like romance scenes because I love love.

How tall are you have you dreamt of being taller?

I think I am 5'7, and yes I have dreamt of being taller.

What is your favorite number please tell us why?

 I never thought about this before  but now I think it is number one 1, maybe because it represents unity.

Have you ever dreamed of being a successful lawyer?

yes! I am a law student currently and I dream of myself landing mergers, going to trial and closing deals, that's how havard started doing me after watching suits(I recommend you should watch it.)

Where do you want to travel?

Everywhere! Right now I really want to go to South Africa (to my south African readers👋heyylowww)

Can you describe yourself in three words?

Caring, Assertive, free-spirited.

How many books do you read during summer vacations?

Three to five then lots of poetry.

What was the reason you cried the last time?

I was asking God for forgiveness, cos I messed up big time.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10years I would have published my book, finished law school. The rest is up to God

Do you have pets?

Nope, after a dog chased the skin out of me I took a conscious decision not to be a pet person.

What's the color of your eyes?

It is pepper red when I am angry, and black normally.

What's your favorite pass time?

watching music and dance videos I can do it all day.

If you can eliminate one limitation in your life what will it be?

It will be uncle and aunty procrastination.

Do you sing in the shower?

YES, I release my debut albums and singles there.

I interviewed myself

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