They are more than just foreigners; STOP CALLING THEM “MAKOEREKOERE”

  “Makoerekoere” pronounced as “Ma-Kwere-kwere” is a term commonly used to refer to African immigrants from other African countries by some Africans in the Southern part of Africa (South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana). I will not go fully into details about the origins of this term as I have heard too many tales, thus I’ll … More They are more than just foreigners; STOP CALLING THEM “MAKOEREKOERE”

My Return Home After Study Abroad : “A Mixed Bag of Emotions”

It’s almost five months since my return from Turkey. I don’t want to sound dramatic but ***k this weather, it got me all shivering  and navigating reverse culture shock in below freezing temperatures. I know you have all been anticipating my “re-entry updates” and according to some of you, I should’ve told you all about … More My Return Home After Study Abroad : “A Mixed Bag of Emotions”

TURKISH PEOPLE AND THIER RACIAL IGNORANCE:  Africans should Pump Themselves with MUBARAK’s Energy

DISCLAIMER I will say that not all the citizens of Turkey ask Africans absurd questions but the majority who refuse to pick up a book and read do ask silly questions. I hope I’m not too late to weigh in on this story. I vowed to myself that I would never ever write anything concerning … More TURKISH PEOPLE AND THIER RACIAL IGNORANCE:  Africans should Pump Themselves with MUBARAK’s Energy

As we Travel, As we Learn, As we See-This is it: Thank You Turkey!

Isn’t it interesting how one’s first few months of studying abroad can be awful and then somehow turn out to be well at the end? I cannot help but recall my first day I showed up here; It was a totally novel experience for me. I got off that plane right in front of the … More As we Travel, As we Learn, As we See-This is it: Thank You Turkey!

WELL….HELLO 2016!

Yes, Yes, and Yes!!! Fresh start, a new beginning ….that‘s what some of you are all about right? Me too!  Another year over, a new one has just begun. Well…..Hello 2016! We are set and ready, what have you got for us? I guess we will have to wait and see. I get so much … More WELL….HELLO 2016!