Friday, February 23, 2007

Lost in snow

Sometimes when I am on a bus, or train, suddenly, I feel.......lost. I look out of the window, aand I see houses, beautiful quaint houses with chimneys and I imagine the perfect family inside. Mum, Dad, two blond kids, a plate of ginger cookies, milk, dog lying by the fire, post-card experience. I imagine this and suddenly I see the opposite, I see Warri, Enerhen junction, the market at Effurhun, and I think to myself........what the hell am I doing here? I think about this for a second, and I panic. I wonder if I have made the right decision, leaving Nigeria, the country which for some darn reason won't leave me. Yesterday, as I was coming home from the gym, it started to snow a lot! I was happy, I was singing and skipping in the snow when suddenly......I saw Warri! I laughed hysterically because at that moment, if only for a second, I was totally and completely lost.

21 comments:

LondonBuki said...

You can take the Waffy Girlout of Warri BUT you can't take Warri out of the Waffy Girl!

Okay, that was DRY!!! LOL!

I saw your comment on my fitness blog... I hope you are not overdoing it o!

Waffarian said...

Hehehehehe! I hope not too, but I need to do it regularly or else.......na so i go siddon house! so I want to get into the schedule as quick as possible before laziness sets in!

UnNaked Soul said...

Enerhen Junction ke? wetin e dey find for London? lol. Warri would have been (case of would-have-been) a lovely city if they can get their shit together... haven't been there in the last three yrs. was born an raised there... *sigh*

Waffarian said...

heheheheheh! so unnaked soul, you too you be waffy, which ones? yeah, I know, warri is so fucked up now, with all the shit going on, last time i was home, it was curfew, and military presence everywhere. All my childhood friends had moved to Port-harcourt or Lagos. The place was dry like hell.

Waffarian said...

@unnaked soul:By the way, which primary school did you go to? dis one wey you sabi english like waffarian hahahahhahahahahahhah I am sure its not ogborikoko primary school, definitely not orhuworhun and 100% not ogbe hahahahahahaha!

Ubong Da said...

shoo u still dey mis dat place, where dem dey gbege any how. Small time Ijaw and Itshekiri go begin their own, burn down all the houses for Okumagba avenuea ann ajamogha dem go retaliate scatter pesu market and water side after dem finish Ovie youths go start dem own.

The 6 years whey i spend for warfi no easy o! By 6pm all the shops go close before warfi boys tie neck dem. e get one time whey dem begin dey raid churches on sunday after service to collect the offerings. dat town harsh o!

Ubong Da said...

I been dey fear warfi babes dat time o!. I no gree chase any one before dem Kolobi me, clear my house when i no dey. warfi babes dey do guys strong thing then o!.
dem eye too chuuk.

If warfi boy wan fight dat time e go say bros make I show you demo first, then im go carry beer bottle break for im head before e face you.

Chameleon said...

i love the way the speak broken.. like in that old naija movie 'Domitilla'... its very sing song like..

UnNaked Soul said...

@waffarian: LMAO!!! no oh, I no go ogborikoko primary school, but it was to where we use to live in the 80's (Bendel Estate)LOL... I first go Ajamimogha Primary School (Pri. 1) and moved to Auntie Rose (Pri. 2 - 5) and then finish for Twin Fountain. Then come jump enter Nana College, the rest na history... LOL

what about you? na you be that babe wey i dey sight for okere junction when i dey treck come back from school?

tt said...

Wow. you took me all the way back. Enerhen rd, airport road, NNPC etc. Been a while oh. Used to live not too far from leventis (sp?).

confusednaijagirl said...

Aww waffy girl is missing warri . ee yahh !! in time you wil see your beloved wari again

laspapi said...
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laspapi said...

Story book stuff. As a child, I dreamt of living in the world of "Peter and Jane".

Now, it's Lagos I see in my flashback(s)

AbujaBabe said...

AWWW!!.... Theres no place like home thats for sure..

I have never been to warri and although all the trouble down that side ur stories make it very very pleasant and like LondonBuki said

"You can take the Waffy Girlout of Warri BUT you can't take Warri out of the Waffy Girl!"

:)

Waffarian said...

@ubong, hahahah, abeg, make you no kill me with laughter chei! that breaking of bottle thing, na im dem dey take fear people chei! as for waffy babes, we too dey, but you are right, that town na helele!

@unnaked soul: chei! chei! see as you just raz anyhow!!hahahhaha!Auntie rose? chei!,i fit be dat okere market babe oh! those days, i dey get free hair cuts for dat side! ahahaha! anyway, I be aje butter,(coughs) na DSC primary school I go! Went to secondary school in Lagos, boarding house, i no wan talk the school name , cos dem dey plenty out there! heheheheheheeheheh!

@chameleon: Dat their pidgin english don finish my "forming" many times oh!

@confusednaijababe: heheheheheh1 not too much sha, I hear say "militia" don land dat side!

Waffarian said...

@laspipi, yes oh! oyibo stuff!
@abujababe, hehehehhehehehe!

Waffarian said...

@tt, so you mean say you too, you be waffy? na wah oh! we dey plenty for blogland!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

That is the plight of immigrants/expats/foreigners. We see the land we love wherever we go.

UnNaked Soul said...

@waffirian: small by small I go know who you be... DSC? or THS? I go soon know who you be? LOL

damsel said...

Wow, cool to see that there are quite a few waffi people in the house. As jagga jagga as that my hometown can be, I definitely miss it and the chaos... I spent 4 months in Warri last year and I enjoyed every bit of it... Chaos does fill our lives, but it's the spirit of the people and town that makes Warri special

ijeoma obu iheoma said...

indeed, it seems that we remove ourselves from naija.. but our Nigerian "ness" if i may refer to is as that.. can never be removed from inside of us. TO tell you the truth. i would not have it any other way. Cheers!