Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Empire State of Mine

I am finally in New York! I'm a stranger here. Everywhere I went, strangers helped me. When they had to leave, they handed me over to other strangers. Jamaican, Ohio grads, French men, Senegalese-American mum ... All the way from Queens to Poughkeepsie, and every city in between.
Thank you New York for the pleasant surprise!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Empire State of Mind


Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard,
Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


I dream of you, New York.
Four days to go and here I am counting down, all giddy with excitement!
It's no secret California has my heart, but I wonder if you'd be strong enough to contend.

Monday, May 19, 2014

New York is meant to break you

"New Yorkers will spread you like butter and they will take advantage of you. Do not be friendly with anyone! Mind your business, just do what you have to do and come back to us when you're done."

"Keep to yourself and don't try to talk to anyone at work about your personal life. Nobody cares."

"You will fall in love ... with New York." 

"I love New York. I think you'll like it. You're smart girl. You'll be fine."

"... Look out for the Italian sandwiches."

"The South is too slow for people like you. you should go to California or maybe even New York."

"Listen, and ask better questions. Be more confident and assertive."

"NY is too hustle and bustle for you. California suits your demeanor, but then again, you grew up in Gidi (Lagos)"


Oh well, guess I'll find out in two weeks!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Conversation of Two Strangers

We talked about:

  1. Top Gear
  2. Embedded Systems
  3. 3D Printers
  4. Drones
  5. LinkedIn
  6. Virtual Computing Labs
  7. Istanbul\Turkey
  8. Facebook
  9. Poland
  10. Nigeria
  11. Rafting
  12. Polish Remover
  13. Children
  14. Mozambique
  15. Zimbabwe
  16. ASUS
  17. Business
  18. Scientists
  19. Nobel Prize
  20. Pavlov
  21. Great grandfather
  22. Vodka
  23. IBM
  24. Africa
  25. Working for free
  26. My glasses
  27. My classes
  28. Sexiness
  29. 'Seven' degrees of separation
  30. Raspberry Pi
  31. Cloud Computing
  32. Client servers
  33. Flip flops
  34. Afterparty
  35. Youtube
  36. Travel
  37. France
  38. The South
  39. New York
  40. Houston
  41. Cousins
  42. Baby shower
  43. Uncle
  44. Surgery
  45. Surgeons
  46. Regrets
  47. Autobahn
  48. Germany
  49. Speed limits
  50. Compilers
  51. Rural Nigeria
  52. Rural Poland
  53. Pilots
  54. Sailors
  55. Ideation
  56. London

We laughed a lot.
And then we stopped talking, and tried to get some work done.
But that didn't work.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Yours Truly, Winner of the Deloitte Technology Consulting Challenge!