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Cunning house helps: A true story

This blog post was not planned in advance like my usual output. But I have decided to share it as a warning to others.

We already know most of the cunning scams some domestic staff perpetrate against their employers in Nigeria.  410 more words

Expat World - it's very weird

“Where do you go for a new tyre on a golf cart?”

This was one of the questions posed on a local expat forum last week. 632 more words

Expat Life

Letter 2: Unfamiliarly yours in a familiar place

My dear N,

You must be getting ready for your holiday in Europe I guess. I believe you are leaving soon? Hope you see a lot of new places, try cool things, visit all the art galleries, eat great, authentic food, take a cruise in Venice and create rechargeable memories of your moments with your friends. 2,565 more words

Expats

EVEN MY MAID IS HUSTLING!

Na wah O! The matter is getting serious on this ‘hustling’ of a thing…everyone seems to be doing it! There are hustles, and there are hustles…meaning hustling get levels. 695 more words

NHW Tales

Expat life and domestic staff: from the outside looking in.

This week a friend of mine who is not an expat, has never been an expat and probably never will be an expat, asked me a question about one of the topics I cover in my book. 921 more words

Expat

SHOULD HUSBANDS BE INVOLVED IN MANAGEMENT OF DOMESTIC STAFFS?

THE GIST:

Mrs Okafor is very angry right now, ¬†because according to her, her husband won’t stop interfering in domestic affairs. She says her husband undermines her authority in front of their maid, which is probably contributing to the maid’s insolence towards her. 281 more words

Maid

Why I don't have a househelp...and why you shouldn't

I hate sterotypes, strongly, maybe because I am a victim myself. There is a sport I cannot play, the sport of generalising, of using a one-size-fits-all approach to matters. 604 more words

Relationship Matters