Name: Maureen O. Blaq

Given Name: Maureen Ogechukwu Umeh

Interests: Reading, Writing, Singing, Movies, Jewelry Making.

Belief: You can always do better

Best Movies: 3 Idiots, Maid in Manhattan, Pretty Woman.

Favourite Series: Boston Legal, Criminal Minds, Burn Notice, One Tree Hill, Grey’s Anatomy.

Favourite Authors: James Patterson, J. D. Robb, Patricia Cornwell, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, Nelson DeMille.

Favourite Colour: Purple

Turn On: Humor and Intellect

Turn Off: Insensitivity and Arrogance


91 thoughts on “About

  1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ogechukwu is a beautiful name. Hi there, I think anyone who openly admits to liking Maid in Manhattan and Pretty woman is okay in my book,lol
    Come on, this is the stuff diehard romantics are made of…we hope beyond hope love conquers all ๐Ÿ™‚
    Patterson,Grisham,Clancy,….you deep sis! I love them all. It’s cool what you are doing here, I’ll stop by often.

  2. Hey there! Thank yo very much for recently visiting our blog and liking a recent post! It’s been a great experience being part of this expat community. Talking abut being an expat, I’d like to invite you to visit our article on ‘Bolivia for expats’, our current home…. at least, for a while!
    It’d be great if you could leave your feedback for us – thank you very much and wishes for a great holiday season!

  3. Simple and sweet intro, thanks for dropping by my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ You posts look really nice to me. Looking forward to see more from you ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great year ahead ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Hello Maureen!
    I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministries. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian

      1. I take it you live in the east, Awka am guessing. I believe Yorubas and Igbos do get along nicely considering the rate of intermarriages between both people.

      2. I suppose, just figured Onitsha was more commercial then again I haven’t spent that much time in the city. The last time I passed through the main highway connecting the Niger Bridge from the NE was under construction, so that might account for the griminess I was referring to.

      3. I wouldn’t know. Haven’t been across the bridge all year. But rainy season is over. Prolly just one more rain to usher in the harmattan season. Water level should be fine. I haven’t heard otherwise.

  5. You had me at Tom Clancy fan, look forward to reading more of your posts. I’m an American and the only things I hear about Nigeria are generally negative or derogatory due to our lazy ass media.

    1. I get that a lot. And some of our Lazy ass citizens who can’t pick up a newspaper to read or turn on the “national” news channel think the high point of their argument is “I heard it on CNN!” just because. they could afford cable subscription.
      Be seeing you, Skipah.

  6. Maureen,
    Thanks for the follow! I don’t know Nigeria first-hand. Only through books (novels), former students, colleagues at the seminary where I worked, and my husband’s travels. I just read your piece about the up-coming election, now the past election. Maybe you’ll do a post-election piece? I pray this finds you well.

  7. Thank you for liking “Baby Birds” and “Wild Seeds.” After reading some of your posts, it sounds like serving in the National Youth Service Corps is really challenging. Good luck and best regards to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I love what you have going here! I’m rubbish at about me’s and yours I found quite a nice, simple way of doing it! I commend you! May I use your categories?

      1. Ugh I must totally look different now ๐Ÿ˜€
        Okay, we were of the same set. Uju Okonkwo, Games prefect?
        It’s so nice to finally find a familiar face here. I’ve been smiling all day ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. lol it’s aite if you don’t remember much. I’ve been thinking your pix looked familiar but didn’t place it until i saw your name. Remembered you looved Government ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Thanks so much for the visit to my blog today and following along. Am quite flattered! Popped over to have a quick look (my life is chaos again right now) at your site……I love how your posts are all so personal (about you) and short enough to take in quickly (did I mention my life is chaos?) I think we’re going to enjoy each other on here!

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