Friday, March 28, 2008


Main Entry:1re·cy·cle Pronunciation:\(ˌ)rē-ˈsī-kəl\ Function:verb
transitive verb
1: to pass again through a series of changes or treatments: as a: to process (as liquid body waste, glass, or cans) in order to regain material for human use /b: recover /c: to reuse or make (a substance) available for reuse for biological activities through natural processes of biochemical degradation or modification.


Ever recycled eba?You know,the yellow(or white) end product of the reaction between garri and good old H2O?I have.In these days of environmental consciousness,I thought it was worthwhile to explore the possible alternative uses of left over eba.

Put eba in large bowl.
Add large amount of water.
Soak until done.
Hopefully someone will offer you something else to eat before then.
Scrounge for spare lumps of sugar (always a prized commodity).
Wait.If no fumes from bowl,
try first spoon.
Ensure no gagging(very important,you can't afford to waste).
Proceed to dig in,till hunger propitiated.
Save some for later:D

Joking?Well,the save some for later bit.Not the rest though:just one of several delicacies I was introduced to in boarding school.Believe me,several times I was hungry enough to try pretty much anything.Garri in all its flavours was a staple.Garri with sugar,garri with salt,garri with crayfish and pepper,garri with cabin biscuits,garri without (otherwise known as naked garri).During my boarding school years I drank enough garri to win medals.And I wasn't alone.Anybody eat anything worse?

Currently listening to Rise Against.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Thought I'd Share

A friend sent me this.I found it funny enough to share.Enjoy:)

It was the first day of the session and a new direct entry student,

Mensah, a Ghanaian joined the class in one of Nigeria 's university.

The Lecturer said, "Let's begin by reviewing some Nigerian history."

"Who said 'I shall return to die in the land of my fathers.'"

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Mensah, who had his hand up.

"King Jaja of Opobo, 1875"

"Very good!"

"Who said 'the land use act will feed the nation'"?

Again, no response except from Mensah: "Obasanjo, 1976".

The Lecturer snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed. Mensah,

who is new to our country, knows more about its history than you do."

The lecturer heard a loud whisper: " Ghana must go."

"Who said that?" she demanded

Mensah put his hand up. "Buhari, 1984".

At that point, a student in the back scornfully said,"Hmmm, you think you are smart"

The Lecturer glared and asked, "All right! Now, who said that?"

Again, Mensah said "Babangida to Abiola, 1992."

Now furious, another student yelled,"Oh yeah? Eat this!"

Mensah jumped out of his chair waving his hand and shouting to the lecturer,

"Indian mistress to Abacha, 1998!"

Now, with almost mob hysteria, someone said,

"You little Shit. If you say anything else, I'll kill you"

Mensah frantically yelled at the top of his voice, "Chris Uba to Ngige,2004!

The Lecturer fainted, and as the class gathered around her on the floor,someone said,

"Oh shit, we're in BIG trouble now!"

Mensah whispered, "Chimaroke Nnamani,James Ibori,Ayodele Fayose,Lucky Igbinedon,2007” .

Monday, March 3, 2008

Heartbreakingly Funny

This,for some reason,is heartbreaking.Funny,but heartbreaking.Found it on a Val's Day issue at