Tales of an Otondo: From Here to There

<Tales of an Otondo: On Public Transit in Kano>

I may have gotten to the NYSC Secretariat Gwarzo but unfortunately we were no where near Kano camp. I still had an hour and half long journey to embark on before arriving Karaye, Kusala Dam where the permanent orientation camp was located.


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Spoken Words

I am a helpless case. I always fall in love every now and then. I am in love again! ¬†This time with Poetry. A particular genre of poetry popularly known as ‘Spoken Word’.


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In the End…

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

– Theodore Roosevelt

Couscous and Chicken Breast Chunks

I am in love. The question should be ‘with what?’ rather than ‘ with whom?’.

On one of my shopping expeditions, I found some sales items ¬†I was excited to try out and trust your girl I quickly purchased these items. Among the stash was the star staple for today’s meal. *Drum roll*, Couscous!!¬†Ever since my first attempt it has been a Geemayree – Couscous love affair.


Couscous is a traditional Maghrebian  dish of semolina (granules of durum wheat) which is cooked by steaming. It is traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it. Couscous is a staple food throughout the North African cuisines of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania and Libya. The couscous that is sold in most Western supermarkets has been pre-steamed and dried, making life easier for people like me who will otherwise never have had the opportunity to try this dish.

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