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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 4)

Life here reads like Ecclesiastes 3 in the bible. There’s a time for everything. A time to come onboard and a time to go home. A time to come on shift and a time to close. A time to eat and a time to sleep. A time for tea breaks ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 3)

Getting out here is usually by one of two means. Boat rides or helicopters. Helicopters are majorly used for those of us who are drilling deep sea except the location is really close to shore. “Where exactly are you guys?” some ask – to which I reply, “Middle of nowhere.” ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 2)

On a rig, there are several companies carrying out varying tasks, working together to achieve the same goal, which is to drill an oil well. Oil can be found on land, shallow water or swampy areas and deep sea. How they found out there was oil in the deep sea ...

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The Offshore Diaries

So here’s the skinny on what I plan to do with this so called offshore diaries. I plan to tell stories and/or the ramblings on my mind, from the other half of my life. The half spent at sea. You may not glean eureka-like wisdom from whatever I write and ...

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THE DADDY DIARIES (Entry 18)

FOREWORD: Here’s another open letter from Anyibaba’s pikin to me. Lol. (For the first open letter, click HERE) Enjoy. * Kids need parents, not visitors without gifts. – Anonymous Dear Uncle Shishe, How are you doing? I hope you travelled well? Mummy said your name is spelt as W-A-L-T-E-R. I don’t ...

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THE HUSTLE OF A RAINBOW (Episode 8)

I was pretty excited for this year’s Valentine; y’all know what happened last year.  For the first time in my life, I actually have a Valentine – who likes me and isn’t playing me. So yeah, I’m pretty fucking happy. So my girlfriend and I spent Valentine’s Day together. Yes, ...

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WHY ALWAYS ME? (The B.O. Okoji Experiences: Episode 15)

I woke up on that July morning last year, a cold and gloomy Sunday, even before my alarm did me the honour. I methodically carried out my morning routine as though my rote, and it wasn’t long before I was dressed and ready for my day. I stepped out of ...

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THE HUSTLE OF A RAINBOW (Episode 7)

Have you ever been in love a second time? Have you ever been overwhelmed by a crushing feeling of affection towards someone? Have you ever just wanted to spend eternity looking into someone’s eyes? Have you ever seen eyes that hold galaxies – eyes that unraveled all of time and ...

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IMPRESSIONS

1. I came to like football as a careful choice, unlike many of my friends for whom the sport was a natural favorite. Growing up, the sport that came to me naturally was basketball. Of course, there was wrestling from TV that I tried out with my younger sibling; that ...

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THE DADDY DIARIES (Entry 17)

“Making a child laugh is all fun and games, until they beg you to do it over and over again while you lose your freaking mind.” I like to think I’m a pretty hands-on dad. Yes, I really love to think so. I mean, have you seen me with my ...

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