An uncommon confession about Nigeria by an Asian
I really do appreciate you and everyone else who take time out to read and share their thoughts on here. A couple of non-Nigerians read this blog and often share their thoughts about the posts they read or the blog itself. Recently, I read a comment on a post earlier published here, posted by a reader all the way from Vietnam, south-east Asia. I felt encouraged reading that comment. I mean, before I started this blog, I did not know this blog could:
– Change someone’s perception about Africa and Nigeria completely.
– Help someone learn and improve their English vocabulary.
– Help someone begin their day energised.
– Help someone…Alright, please go ahead and read her comments..
See the full text of her comment below:
“Hi, emeka talks.com
I’m Bang, I’m from VietNam. Accidentally, it’s so lovely to have a chance to read your blog.
Fact that in the past, I didn’t have a good thought about Africa. I don’t know much about your country, just something like an insecure policy, high population… And there are some Vietnamese who duped by African… Yes, this title appeared on newspaper makes us be on the alert with African much.
But my thought has changed since the first time I read your blog.
Really that, my thought changed completely about African.
The first thing I regconized that, you are the African and you’re from Nigeria. In VietNam, there are some inspirers but I still choose the blog of foreigner to read to cultivate my english vocabularies. I read ur blog everyday, it took me lots of time to translate with many new words, but I did it day by day. Do u believe that some times, when I get up, the first thing I remember is your blog. Yes, how to begin a new day, it seems you give me much energy, give me the motivation to pratice my english skill, I can feel myself better day by day…
I admire inspirers, and of course, I admire you much Emeka talks.
When we have the positive thought, we bring it to our friends, the people around us. Larger is the strangers, the people we haven’t meet yet… The inspirers give many things that we can not see it by eyes. If a person has positive thought, he or she will begin acting.. Act to make the better world. It’s much great! And I can regconize it from your blog. That is why I read it everyday.
I have ever read somewhere that Singrapo is good when they recognize that people is the main features if they want to develop their country. Saudi too, they know that their mineral oil will become exhausted in future, so they let their people go abroad to study and comeback to help their country… It means, the people, the generation is the main future to decide a country developing or not. Inspire positive thinking for generation, inspirers are making the great thing!!!
And since this day, my thought for African changed completely. I talked to African on the street on my own initiative. I shared them where is the interested place in Vietnam and which food is delicous. I introduce them some import- export service when they want to buy something from Vietnam to sell in Nigeria… I’m happy for this.
I really want to travel Nigeria at least once time in my life. I search about Nigeria and feel something good, interest, and beautiful in places and people. I want to travel and comeback to tell my friends, there are a lot of great things in the country which they think the people live with wars.
Oh, I will bring a coke with your name Emeka to give you, too…!!!
Maybe as a blogger you will be under pressure. Lots of opposite opinions and maybe sometime in your life, you will ask yourself why u must do that… But believe in your dream to contribute to a better world, everything will be Ok.
Thank for you blog, Emeka Talks ( Maybe somewhere wrong in grammar and vocabularies).”
Has your pereception about a country, a person, a tribe, religion etc changed after an experience? Share with us.