1.15.2015

Before the Elections!!!!!!!!!

1.15.2015
Hello there, whatagwan?????  Yo mehn ! Whats up!

The cold here makes me feel like I’m in the states……..lol *in my mind though* hahahahaha
It’s really difficult to relate with the residents of a city if you do not understand the language of the people…..
I went to the local market some time ago,  after my shopping I stopped a keke (a tricycle) told the driver where I was going and he said I should enter………I did……….when he got to the nearest junction, he asked the other passengers to go down……..the only word I understood was a “a drop” (meaning I will pay extra charges for transportation  I didn’t budget for or atleast that is first thing I thought of)…………..hold up! hold up! hold up!

When did I tell him I wanted a drop?? If he knew what the word drop means, then why did he not understand me when I told him where I was going………….
My reaction: I quickly came down too and told him I was not paying him for a drop when I could get a bike ride to my location for a cheaper rate……..The driver started  talking in his language, and got a lot of attention………….as fast as my leg could carry me I was out of  the place without being noticed, found a bike and went home.
It got me thinking, what would happen if I understand the local language………

1.       I’ll be able to communicate properly with the driver.
2.       He would have known from the market where exactly I was going to and how much I was willing to pay for it.
3.       I’ll freely visit the places I wish to visit.
Now the Election is approaching  you will be needed  to help out and I’m thinking what will happen if your  officer in charge of payment  cannot speak English and you do not understand the local langauge???? Lollllllllzzzzz
I can’t even think of it…………hahahahahahahahaha
You might get an interpreter that will help you fill up the communication gap but what happens when it’s time for payment?????
Elections, 2015, Nigeria, Safety, Voting

My advice:  know the meaning of the following words in the local language of your location;
"KILL,MONEY, DON’T, PAY, KIDNAPP, SHOOT, SLAP, BLOW, FIGHT"……………………..you can add  your words………hahahaha.
If you hear any of these words, you know what to do but if your wise like me don’t just get involved at all…………….As in flee from every appearances of Election.....#my opinion#.

Alright guys, I’ve given you something to think about abi??
While you are on it, I’ll be making plans to buy my dream car with my own big share of the money, cuz with these few points of mine  I know many of you will back out……….lol

BE CAREFUL, STAY SAFE!!
XXXO

52 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Why was Kill your first word o? I added learning Twi, the ghanaian language mostly spoken in Accra to my year goals cuz it just makes things easy, especially in the market. At least, understanding the language before the year runs out wouldn't be bad.

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    1. i'll add it to my to do list for this year......so help me God,
      Mobolaji, your welcome to my blog:)
      xx

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  2. hahahhahahahhaha! Ugo eeee! RUN, GUN

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    1. abi??? Run should be among the list too oh.
      lol

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  3. yes o..i agree..kidnap,kill,gun,shoot shld be learnt sharp sharp..lol
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  4. Lols. Funny read. Please learn those words ohhh. Beautiful picture by the way.

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  5. Please be careful during the elections o.

    Atilola's World

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  6. See the bad words you listed now people are scared
    Language barrier is a terrible thing, you're lucky you didn't even try to speak the language and then something somewhat insulting slipped out instead

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    1. it was not to make anyone scared but to encourage everyone to be careful:)
      Until i learn the language well i won't say anything oh, i don't want to visited.lol

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  7. Ugo, you've Impressed me with your Intelligence/Wisdom! Again Smart move Girl!

    Be Safe and Keep the Faith! Wishing you Godspeed and His Many Blessings upon you! :)

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  8. Loool...Waddup mami...I started giggling until I read this part, "KILL,MONEY, DON’T, PAY, KIDNAPP, SHOOT, SLAP, BLOW, FIGHT".....hahahaa...Goddamnbullshit!...mami, I think when you are talking bout Africa, then Yes! you need to learn these words...mami, don't be scared eh...God will keep you safe....I think you should just stay indoors eh...

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  9. I can relate to that as i also served in the north lolol.. It was so difficult communicating with them.
    You just find yourself somewhere else just because they did not understand where you asked them to take you.
    Nne mange it is only for a while oo. After this experience, trust me you will see life differently.
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    1. it will be a plus for me to see life differently, i'm hopeful:)
      xx

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  10. Loool very smart idea o. Please add trouble to the list

    P.S: I wonder why i don't see your updates on my blog roll anymore :(

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    1. hahahahaha.......
      try adding the address to your blog list again:)
      let me know if it works:)

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  11. Nice write up Ugo. i so agree with you, when in an environment and you do not understand their local language, start by learning common words in the language.

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  12. Kill and kidnap is definitely the first two to be mastered, cos you can never be too sure.

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  13. Applause to you for being brave in speaking your mind. Be careful y'all always! :)

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  15. You berra be safe ooo! If you like Stay there and be learning language.. **Shines teeth.. My kind advice: if you hear kpaakam.. Bubba dont wait for narration o!!!, take off ASAP biko.. may GOD keep you safe Bubba.. Its always a delight reading from you Ugo of life, you know how to make us your disciples smile like a fishes shaaa All time every time..... :)

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    1. As in eh! i won't waste any minute oh...lol
      awww thanks dearie

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    2. Hiya Bubba, we miss you oh! Happy new month oh! :( I am crying oh! Oya bye bye oh! **Walks away with head dropped.

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    3. Dear Ugo, we miss you like missed call.. **Crying in French...

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    4. hello finest........i'm always here Bubba.
      i miss you too dear, don't worry i' settle down fast and everything will go back to better:)

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  16. Lovely post. Stay safe. http://sophialastyles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Ugo.. I've been waiting since all this while an u haven't sent a word to my email..

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  18. Eagle baby for where you see GUN, KILL, RUN???

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    1. Check the meaning of those words...lol
      And if you hear them run oh.

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  19. Lol surviving in lagos requires understanding yoruba and I can't even speak or understand to see my life
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    1. Get friends that will teach you.... Be safe dear

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  20. Nice post!, stay safe dear
    i'm following you, kindly follow back
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  21. Lol. Very funny and interesting but yea it's important to know some basic things as u said. It's also a good feeling knowing that you're a polyglot.
    Missed you boo

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  22. Haha, kill and money are the most important words :))))

    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

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  23. Not being able to understand other people's language is a barrier so learning those aforementioned words are crucial. Nice post!

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  24. You should learn hausa. I can communicate in hausa to am extent now.

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    1. i should make an effort to learn the language fast or maybe you can start a grammar 101 in hausa......*wink*

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