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Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming is Michelle Obama’s autobiographical published in last month. The former First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) talks about her roots and growing up in Southside Chicago, going to Princeton, becoming a lawyer, meeting her husband and finding her voice, having kids and supporting his political ambitions.

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Reading Living: Greenow House Flat and Room Tour

There really isn’t much about Greenow and McCombie House online, so following my previous post: Finding Greenow and McCombie House, this is a general tour of a Greenow House flat. Like I stated, Greenow and McCombie House are “sister houses” and are identical in design so you can expect the same architecture and furnishing in both.

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Reading Living: Finding Greenow and McCombie House

This post is to help prospective students who can’t come to campus on the open-days to see what Greenow and McCombie House on the WhiteKnight Campus of the University of Reading really look like, and new students who may have a hard time finding this hall like I did.

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8 Tips to Get You Through A Boring Class

Learning is hardly ever a pleasant process and there’s always that one boring class you’d rather not attend. Sometimes it’s the topic or the teacher, other times it is you. This post is a list of things you can do, not just to make it through the class without nodding off but to enjoy it!

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Preimplementation Genetic Diagnosis in Nigeria: An Option for AS Genotype Couples

Following my hit post on options for AS genotype couples, I’ve got a lot of questions and comments demanding information, medical options, alternatives or strategies for AS couples in Nigeria to have Sickle-Cell-Free children. So I’ve been making inquiries at fertility clinics.

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Book Review: Books I’m Reading For School

It’s been a moment since my last book review but that isn’t because I haven’t been reading. If anything, I’ve been reading and studying more than ever, just not the really entertaining stuff. Like I said in my previous post Since We Will Be Having Coffee, I’m in school and in this post I will be sharing the books I’m reading this semester.

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Movie Review: Venom

Reporter Eddie Brock stalks his fiancé’s email and attempts to expose Carlton Drake, a wealthy and influential scientist suspected of unethical practices. While snooping around Drake’s lab on a tip-off, Venom, a slithery alien life-form enters Eddie’s body, talking in his head and making him unrealistically strong. They both struggle for power over Eddie’s body and become unintentional allies fighting to save the planet.

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Book Review: Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

Bob has written about 8 past Presidents in the White House including Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama. So even though I didn’t expect he will say anything no one has, I was hoping for a good read with a rich, detailed and verifiable perspective. Let me tell you now that I wasn’t disappointed.

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Reading Living: What I’m Packing

Packing for a 2-week trip is stressful. Packing for a whole year is a nightmare, especially when you are on a budget and have to keep things within the airline baggage weight limit. There’s packing, weighing and then unpacking in order of least necessary and least expensive to replace, until you get a combination that is relatively satisfying.

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Since We’ll Soon Be Having Coffee…

It’s the final quarter of the year, so following my previous journal entry; If We Were Having Coffee…or Not, I thought this would be a good time to take a break from reviews to do a somewhat personal update. First off, I’m quite happy with the progress I’ve made with

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11 Things They Don’t Tell You About Being Your Own Boss

Nigeria still ranks as one of the worst places in the world to do business, with over 90% of small businesses failing within the first 4 years, for all kinds of reasons including lack of funding, poor business policies and the hostile business environment. Those that survive, will be marginally successful and less than 1% will grow into a conglomerate

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Food Review: Wakkis Restaurant, Abuja

Going by its name, I assumed Wakkis was a Nigerian Restaurant serving traditional Nigerian cuisine, since “wakkis” is another word for “food” in Pidgin English. But was I wrong. Turns out it’s an elegant Indian restaurant on Aminu Kano Cresent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

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Book Review: Unhinged by Omarosa Manigault Newman

Omarosa first met Donald Trump when she was a contestant on his show; The Apprentice, and has worked with him on many projects and most recently her job with his administration in the White House. A lot has been said about this book in the media so this review will be in three parts.

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Movie Review: Mission Impossible – Fallout

Now that the theme song has got you in the mood, get comfortable. Released about a month ago, Mission Impossible – Fallout has got Ethan Hawk out here, in what earnestly feels like his 100th impossible mission, and I am here for it!

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Movie Review: Equalizer 2

I have been looking forward to this movie since 2014 when I watched the prequel. Something about the gentle grieving bookworm who is also the neighborhood vigilante struck a cord. Denzel Washington is Mr McCall, a former CIA agent dishing out righteous judgement on pimps and drug dealer, and this time he is here for the traitors.

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Food Review: Yahuza Kilishi (Dried Meat)

Yahuza Suya Spot Nig. Ltd is known for making the best Suya in Abuja. Beef, chicken, kidney, liver, gizzard; You name it? They have got it. Fresh off the grill, briskly chopped and neatly wrapped in aluminum foil, with the choice of raw cabbage, onions and Yaji, they also sell the fluffiest Masa I have ever had. But, this is not a Suya review. I’m here about their Kilishi.

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Food Photography: Ewedu and Yellow Pepper

I’ve been pleased and humbled by the comments and email responses on previous Food Photography posts here and I’m delighted to share more of my work with you. Inspired by an image on Pinterest, I decided to do this shoot with yellow pepper and a fork. I was taken by the simplicity of the concept; minimalist with strong contrast, and the clarity of the message.

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