Ndewo, aha m bu Kelotachukwu. A di m aru itoli. Enwerem umu nne abụọ. Ahurum nne m na nna m na anya rinne. Amutara m isu asụsụ igbo n’ụlọ ma na Virtual Igbo Learning Program a. Ọ na sọ mụ usọ isu Igbo. – Blogger: Kelo Onyejianya – Age: 9 Years Old
…to a chunk of Nigerians and according to its official dictionary definition. The other day, someone referred to my kids as silly. Was meant to be a compliment but I was a tad conflicted. Had to clarify it was innocuous and tell them it usually has a negative connotation in Nigeria… Didn’t mention the official… Continue reading Silly Means Stupid…
Language, language, language. We have been focusing mostly on language as it’s a key aspect of our heritage. Our kids are being taught and exposed to the Igbo language, Nigerian English (lol), Engil-Igbo (haha), and very tiny Pidgin English. The need to get them to not only understand Igbo but to speak as well led… Continue reading Beyond our Language
Dear single lady, This letter is for you. If you are desirous for marriage, then keep reading. There was a Contemporary African Women (CAW) discussion thread on Facebook asking how single women are preparing for marriage, and I found an array of interesting perspectives and thought I might extend my thoughts via a CAW article… Continue reading Marriage is ‘the’ Eye Opener
So, a couple Sundays ago was the 2018 Houston marathon race and coincidentally, I had worn my 2014 marathon finisher shirt for some in-home workout. Got me thinking about training for a full marathon and how I was able to cross the finish line of ‘no return’. Yeah, no return cause no more marathons for… Continue reading Igborize: Just like a Marathon
Happy New Year fam! Hope the year is treating you great already… Are you having a great holiday season and enjoying having your kids home? 😊 Or are you already back to the grind? If you are back to work, ndo (sorry). We’re still in holiday mode over here although my kiddos sort of started… Continue reading Santa or You?
The kids requested peanut butter and jelly (PB&J) sandwich for dinner the other evening… I obliged with generous heaping of peanut butter and jelly spread meticulously on their lightly toasted slices of honey-wheat bread. My 4 year old son, Kehz, usually eats 2+ slices while his 2 year old sister, Azah, barely finishes 2 hence,… Continue reading Is Overfeeding Child Abuse?
I have always loved foreign accents. When I was little and watched Disney cartoons, I tried to speak the way Ariel from the little mermaid spoke because I thought it was so cool. I went to live in France as a kid and although my school was British, we had so many foreign nationals there… Continue reading LAFA – Locally Acquired Foreign Accents
A few nights ago, I was seriously trying to get the kids to settle down for bed. You see, they tend to have different preferences for bedtime reading and after reading both kids choices, Kehz was adamant on re-reading his selection. I calmly stated that it is well past their bedtime as it was 9:15… Continue reading Why Add AM, PM?
So, I have had what you might call writers block for approximately one month. Should probably point out that is more of an ‘authors + publishers exhaustion’ than a ‘writers block’. As I have had quite a few bloggable* encounters/moments within that period but unfortunately almost no time to pen down thoughts… Well, until today.… Continue reading Sleepover or Nah?