Rookie Tips From A JJC Like Me…

Where I come from, JJC is short for “Johnny just come“. It is a term jokingly used to describe people who have just arrived in a new town and know little or nothing about the place.

Like I stated in my previous post, a change has occurred in my life and I have moved to the States to further my education. Since I got here, it has been an exhilarating experience. My people, A/C no be fan oh! I am learning as I go. Although I was here in March, I have since discovered that visiting is not the same as residing.

In my brief experience, I have learned a few things that I would love to share, some of which are:

1) Do not bother with the accent, just speak like the Nigerian you are and they will understand you. Some of the Nigerians I have met here have the most hilarious mixture of both the American and British accent.

2) If you have to take a cab, insist that the meter be turned on, so you can pay your exact fare. Don’t fall for them like i did in NYC.

3) Be financially savvy and smart, know when and where to shop, you want to save as much money as you can.

4) Pay attention to the bus routes and learn fast(I am still learning though), you might get lost a couple of times but you’ll get the hang of it.

5) Never ever be ashamed to ask a question when you don’t know or find your self in a fix, there’s no shame in asking!

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