Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
With you still on my mind
I've tried but just can't find a way
To leave the past behind
I still miss you
And how I used to tease you
I hug my pillow tight,
When there's no one in sight
I spy my phone
Hoping you'll make that call
Or show up at my door
But sadly, you never do
So why do I dream of you?
They say its pathetic,
I swear I'm fine!
So when I call another,
By your very name
I see my failure,
In this love battle
Baby, its official,
I'm stuck on you....
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
With no stars in sight
We lie in each other’s arms,
Content with life’s charms
I sigh with desire
As the scent of his perfume
Caresses my nostrils
My body shivers at his touch
As his hands find my sensual spots
His kisses create muscular spasms
My back arcs with yearning,
As natural forces propel me
My mind tells me no
But my body screams yes, yes and yes
Is this the right time? I ask
For I have known no man.
One part of me pleads yea, yea!
And the other screams, Hell No!
But then, I have more time to decide
For the rudely interrupting phone call,
Was my saviour in disguise.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
So my question is : What the hell is going on this year? Have you noticed how the big shops in town never seem to have traffic? And its like most children may have to wear last year's clothes and shoes since the children's stores don't seem to be making sales.
You hardly hear the radio stations playing Christmas carols like the they did in the past years. And most employees have doubts about receiving any bonuses this year.
I guess "chao" people won't be "flexing" with lavish parties this year...
Hmm... I sincerely hope we all have a Merry and not a Dreary Christmas..
Monday, December 14, 2009
And that was when I noticed him. Guys, could you believe that a man seated two chairs from me had been sleeping since the service started? He only woke up to give his offertory. Wow!!
As I caught a glimpse of him enjoying his trip to dreamland whilst the pastor was preaching the sermon for the day I asked myself this question.
Then again, the spirit might be willing but I must say that in his case, the flesh is sooo..... definitely weak.....
Friday, December 11, 2009
DJs who keep talking when the song is playing.
HP 3-in-1 printers; They take forever to respond to a print command.
People who doze on your shoulder on the bus (Is my shoulder a pillow?)
Salon attendants who tell you the wig you bought can't be used for the style of your choice just because they can't do the job.
CDs that skip after playing them twice.
The empty pay points at GAME and SHOPRITE; Remove the damn things if no one is gonna be there to serve customers.
TV stations that repeat telenovelas shown by their competitors; Copycats!
Dispensing chemists who glare accusingly at people who buy condoms ( why sell them then?)
Squatters who decide to build pit latrines right opposite your home.
People who feel they are too important to join queues and wait for their turn.
People who call your phone and ask "who is speaking?". Ewurade!!
People who waste time at ATMs especially when there ar long queues.
Las Palmas Int. Restaurant/Chop Bar. I don't know why the owner has decided to always put up branches in crowded places, and their dustbins are always in front of the building. Oh! and their architect is just full of @$@^#.
When people take your phone and change all the settings without telling you.
Celebrities who feel its important to give dosages of LAFA (Locally Acquired Foreign Accent) on TV and radio and end up messing things up (Is it by force?).
Have a great day y'all!!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
So, I'm off to do some serious work...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
And with the case of sewage waste disposal, many people have resorted to easing themselves in open places as well as in black polythene bags and dumping them everywhere, often in gutters which end up getting choked. These gutters often leave a disgusting sight with its accompanying stench.
The accompanying consequences of such actions are more than obvious. Incidence of contagious diseases like Cholera and Tuberculosis have a field day preying on the lives of innocent people who probably played no role in degrading the environment. Not to mention, the environmental challenges- drains are choked, streets are heaped with refuse and emit unpleasant odour. In addition, the chocked drainage system has resulted, time and again, in flooding due to the inability of rain water to run its was long drains and smaller water bodies.
In the end however, it is up to us to, in our own small way, find ways to manage the waste we produce by ourselves...
Burn what can be burnt
Bury stuff that are organic so as to provide manure
Sort out plastics so that they are sent to their producers for recycling...
Now, is that so hard to do??
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Bisap is rich in Vitamin C, which helps in the healing of wounds and also improves iron absorption from the gut. This in turn promotes red blood cell formation and prevents anaemia.
It may have some anti-hypertensive properties. Hypertensive patients can also take it to control their blood pressure.
Bisap is rich in antioxidants which help in neutralizing FREE RADICALS that are responsible for causing damage to our cells in the form of cancers.
- Bring the water to a boil. While it's heating, put the 2 cups of hibiscus flowers in a metal strainer in the sink and rinse them lightly with water to remove any sand or grit they might contain (the dried flowers bleed immediately, so make sure you keep the strainer in the sink).
- Put the rinsed flowers into the pot of boiling water and it boil for 20-30 minutes.
- Strain and let it sit for at least 4 hours.
- Then make your sugar syrup and add the flavoring.
- After both syrup and drink cool, mix and put in fridge to chill.
And Voila!!! You are ready to savor this tasty delight.
Friday, October 23, 2009
- There are lots of carbs in our staples- rice, cassava, yam, potato. etc.
- Vegetables are very expensive here and one can't always eat kontonmire and light soup.
- Our lifestyles usually leave us eating very late at night and going to bed afterwards.
- They tell you to lose weight and later tell you there is nothing with drinking soda drinks which are high in empty calories. Where is that contradiction coming from?
- They buy pastries as presents for you instead of healthier options like fruits.
- They laugh in disbelief when you try to share your progress and achievements with them.
- Some even go to the extent of gossiping about you and cooking up reasons for your decision to lose weight such as, the love of your life left you for a slimmer babe or that you have personality issues. Imagine that!
- I distanced myself from all those who only said negative things about my goals.
- I worked harder to prove to them that I could accomplish anything once I set my mind to do so.
- I talked to people who supported my decision to lose weight.
- I accepted the fact that people are always gonna try to pull you down no matter what.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Its amazing how babies behave. I came across this clip and thought "there's no way I'm leaving this site without sharing "
Seeing this clip made me realise how smart, funny and interesting babies could be. It also reminded me of my childhood; which my dad is always talking about. Apparently, I used to stand in my cot and take sips from his glass of beer when he wasn't looking, and then laugh hysterically as he playfully spanked my bottom. Hmm.... Great memory.
Anyway, I decided to talk about the funny things that I've seen babies do. Hope you enjoy.......
- They do the wrong things and try to extend their arms for a hug.
- They listen to music and dance perfectly to the beat.
- They pull at your bra when they see your breasts sre the same size as that of mom's.
- They poo on themselves and put on this face which tells you they're uncomfortable.
- They pout their lips for kisses when they see women.
Enjoy the day
Friday, October 16, 2009
Cracked Illusion (1996) : This movie gave me an idea of what happens in boarding schools. After all, people always claim to be what they aren't and even hurt those close to them in the process.
Dangerous Game: I have only two words for this movie and Victor Lutterodt's role. Papa Ninja
Escape to Love: We all loved Kwame Sefa Kayi in this love story.
A Stab In The Dark: We all agree that this movie shot Pascaline Edwards to straight to stardom.
Loving You: I can't call Commando Schwarzznegger, so I call him Schwaabanana...ha!
Who killed Nancy: I'm always thankful for Monegram and Western Union na, ya bre pein...
Justice: Who wouldn't commit murder when after going to prison for David Dontoh, he jilts you and takes your friend as his bride in your stead. I loved the tragic ending.
You Can't Laugh: Sha La, Sha la la. Eshe wo sisim.... MacJordan Amartey really did his thing then....
The Police Officer: What do you do when your family house is robbed, your father killed, sister raped, and younger brother crippled? The answer is simple; you join the police force to take revenge on the culprits. Ah! how I miss Brew Riverson Junior.
And lastly, Out of Sight, Out of Love: My advice to men is that if you can't satisfy your wife sexually, travel abroad and come back rejuvenated or better still, let David Dontoh satisfy her needs... just kidding....
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Well, here it goes..........
- The touchpad mouse on laptops
- When I use my tigo to call an mtn or zain subscriber and the annoying lady says "the tigo number u have dialled cannot be reached at this moment"
- People who hawk and spit in front of others without even apologizing
- Computer viruses that come back even after your antivirus claims to have neutralised or deleted them.
- Power failures when you don't have your torchlight or candles nearby. And you end up hitting and bumping into things as you search for them.
- When hiplife artists use stupid phrases and senseless words so that their lyrics can rhyme.
- Troski mates who conveniently forget to give you change.
- Banking halls with so many empty teller booths.
- Ghanaian movies with characters named after foreign artists. Since when did we know that names such as Ciara, Rihaana and Beyonce even existed?
- When tv stations rudely interrupt programs or movies with ads
- TV ads which fail to show the benefits of a product's usage.
- Reckless troski drivers
- When someone is about to tell you something then goes "never mind".
- People who take forever to respond to your instant messages on yahoo messenger and facebook.
- When you call the MTN hotline and follow the voice prompts only to have that annoying tone blaring into your eardrum before the call ends itself.
- Traffic caused by police officers who claim to be directing traffic.
- People who dont ensure that the toilet is clean after they have been there.
- People who talk loudly when they receive calls in the troski.
- Mechanics who take troskis in their dirty work clothes and end up making yours dirty before you even reach your destination.
Hmmm..... so many things piss me off. Maybe I would have to continue this list next time. Please do not hesitate to tell me the things that piss you off.
Hope you have a good day.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The Westerners feel no shame in showing off different parts of their body in public. But when i see a Ghanaian following that which does not agree with our (Ghanaian) cultural standards, it saddens my heart.
These days, many young Ghanaian ladies, in their bid to show that they can look like people who shop in the foreign stores by going to Kantamanto,end up being subjects of public ridicule and ostracism by showing their body parts we wouldn’t like to see like that.
Since I always paste such articles based on real life scenarios, I would take the opportunity to share my experiences with relation to this subject.
I had just managed to secure a seat in a troski after a hectic day of shopping in the central busibness district of the capital when the crack show begun.
The lady, who wore a very short camisole and low waisted jeans, spent half of the journey trying to pull the top down ( as if she didn't know that was gonna happen). I smiled as I watched her try to cover her unattractively cheap nylon panties with the short top. Unfortunately when the bus reached her destination, in her haste to get down she dropped her coins and had to bend........... you can imagine the rest.
Now as I sat in another taxi heading towards my residence at Dome, I noticed three ladies sitting in front of a kiosk with their backs towards the road and guess what; all three were giving a live show of butt cleavage... Eiiii!!!! The taxi driver who couldnt stand the sight screamed at them in Twi " Ad3n? Mo nim s3 mo tromu go ho? Me dea mon kata adie tantan na mo di tshree ye" Forgive my poor writing of the language..
I then burst into laughter as the driver continued complaining about how these days young ladies who usually have bad skin tend to show their cracks and leave the men with sour tastes in their mouths any time they had to eat fufu at the chop bars ( u know they usually divide the fufu into two)..
But on a serious note, I asked myself these questions as I got off the taxi:
1. Are these ladies intentionally showing off their butt cracks?
2. What do they aim to achieve by doing so if it is intentional?
3. Don't they realise that it automatically gives them negative images?
Maybe you can answer these questions for me. Sorry for not putting up an image but i feel it would be in bad taste and I respect my readers so much.
If you are into the butt crack thing, then all i have to say is:
WE DON'T WANT NO CRACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Two months ago, as I entered the fully air conditioned premises of my church at North Industrial Area, looking forward to a great sermon by my pastor (who by the way, cracks the best jokes ever), I didn’t realize that the sermon was going to be a “scented” one for me.
So, I took my seat beside this neatly dressed gentleman and immediately realized my mistake. The kind of perfume that was emanating from his armpits had the distinctive smell of stale sweat combined with a cheap brand of perfume that had probably failed to do the trick (disguise the awful smell). I thought….. great. I have to take two and a half hours of this.
Well guess what? I was totally wrong. Not only did he keep raising his hands unnecessarily throughout the sermon, he decided to give a double dose by opening his mouth and shouting each time he felt “moved by the sermon or, holy spirit”… Ewurade!!!!!
Think about the Korle Lagoon to have a fair idea of what I’m talking about. And don’t even for a moment think “this is just a story.” It is totally and completely true.
So, the service ended with me going home with nothing other than a severe headache (I couldn’t enjoy the service since I kept praying for it to be over).
But seriously, how can people not know that they smell bad? Can’t they examine themselves or ask friends to do so for them?
This story is just one of many that show the experiences that people go through because of others’ ignorance. Can you believe that I don’t take the Metro Mass Buses as a result of a similar experience? (The culprit, who wore a sleeveless blouse, raised her arms to hold a pole for balance and gave us the scent of hell…). Eyee asem oo.
It’s true that nobody is perfect. We all sweat. However, there are a few ways to avoid bad body and oral odour.
Please use deodorants that are anti-perspirants. They reduce sweat and mask unpleasant smells.
Don’t wear the previous day’s clothes. No matter how clean they are, they will still have the smell of the previous day’s sweat in them.
Brush your teeth frequently.
Use mouthwash if you have to and don’t forget the PKs and other minted gums (They shall never fail you)!!!!
Follow these tips and remember, You have the right to smell heavenly!!!!!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Every day, as I walk down the street I see several Ghanaians doing so many filthy things but the one act that I cannot bring myself to understand is the hawking up of phlegm.
Seriously, do they have to make that irritating sound all the time? And as if that is not enough, they spit it out and do not even bother to cover up their mess with some sand. AARRGGHH!!
I remember my mother telling me about how someone sitting next to her in a tro-tro stretched his body across her and, spat out of the window. Would you believe that the idiot hawked up some phlegm and wanted to repeat the same action? Unbelievable!! My mom stopped him before he could and asked him to swallow his gob of slimy mucus. Thank God!!!!
Public spitting is a serious issue which is widely seen as a social menace, but rarely condemned! Spitting in Ghana happens in practically every locality, by nearly all levels of society from the labourer at the site to the conductor of a bus/trotro mate. Most of the time, the “spitter” is not even aware that this is a nasty habit, which can annoy or even injure others. Spitting phlegm, along with other habits such as blowing of the nose, and sneezing without covering the nose are harmful to public health. It is quite well proved that diseases such as tuberculosis, influenza, pneumonia, chicken pox, diphtheria, endemic fever and whooping cough are spread rapidly by phlegm and spit.
Above all, spitting in the open shows a strong lack of civic sense and a disregard to public property and shared resources. I personally believe that the Ministry of Health as well as other organizations that seek to promote health issues should, structure out a program that would create awareness among public about the diseases spread through this act of spitting in open places, and encourage people to abstain from such habits by practicing oral hygiene and self control.
Oh, and please stop the hawking and spitting if you are guilty of this practice.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
These pageants have not only become a form of entertainment, but also a topic for debate in many forums.
The first time I watched a beauty pageant was in 1994 and, as I watched the different ladies from the different regions in Ghana during the talent part, the first noticeable thing was that these ladies were helping the tourism industry by promoting the culture of the various regions that they represented. Looking at pageants from this angle paints a positive picture since promoting tourism brings in more visitors which also acts as a boost for the economy.
The prize package for winners often include scholarships, laptops, wardrobes for 1 year and a spot in an international beauty pageant that has a linkage to that particular pageant. Winners are also given the responsibility of picking issues that affect society and finding ways of improving upon the subject of concern.
Pageants may also help in boosting the confidence of the ladies since they do go through intense interview sessions during these pageants.
However, is the price that these ladies have to pay to become beauty queens worth it? The first question I keep asking is why these ladies have to wear swimsuits on stage. Some may say that it boosts their self confidence since it takes a lot of courage to model one's self half naked to a crowd of about 1000 people. But honestly, doesn't that rather put pressure on these ladies to have a certain body type or weight which may not suitable for them?
I remember watching the Miss Ghana beauty pageant auditions about a year or two years ago and gasping in shock as one of the judges told an already slim girl that she needed to lose some more weight. My God! Do we want anorexics as beauty queens or what?
These ladies who want to be queens of beauty would only resort to bad eating habits which, in the long term could have devastating medical effects on them.
Now that doesn't imply that all contestants have eating disorders. You must agree that some of these ladies push themselves to the edge in order to achieve the kind of results required by these pageants.
Don't these pageants look at pretty faces? Why did Kate Menson of Face of Africa have to lose weight in order to win.
I think its time Africans stop following the people of the Western world blindly. Pageants that promote education, tourism and the development of self esteem are highly lauded. However, organisers of pageants that force women to kill themselves slowly just to be in the spotlight should restructure their requirements. After all, even the slim ones couldn't tell us what Euthanasia was.
I end here.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Have you ever heard of a mate getting drunk at as early 6am? Yes, that early.................................
The lady beside me burst into laughter as i tried so hard not to laugh.
Now, the driver who had been quiet all his while got angry and asked the mate to quit the nonsense as the passengers were the main reason why they were on the road. What happened next was something i have never seen in all my years of being a trotro passenger; the mate got angry and asked the driver to take his place. What made it funny was what he said a few minutes later.
"Massa, eye edwuma na yee ye. Enye sa anka wo ti pein ne me anaa?" I am sure you know what happened next. Yours truly, the driver as well as the other passengers had a good laugh at the mate's expense. He only ended up looking foolish in the trotro.
Well folks, I hope you enjoyed today's tale. Enjoy the weekend but don't overchill. Till Monday its ............................
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This morning, as i was heading to the office i couldn't help but enjoy the nasty exchange between the trotro driver and a passenger sitting next to him. What i couldn't believe was that the reason for the exchange was five pesewas (old 500 cedis). This usually happens when the prices of fuel keep changing but on this day, these prices were supposed to have stabilised.
As if that was not enough drama, the gentleman sitting beside me suddenly felt there was the need for him to switch on his radio. "Don't these people know about earphones?" was the first question i asked myself.
Just when i thought things would get worse, something very interesting happened; a lady who was in a giving mood, gave us a full dose of the crack of her buttocks as she was alighting from the trotro. That was when i burst into uncontrollable laughter and guess what? the other passengers as if on cue also started laughing.
On a serious note however, women must be very careful when dressing and should not follow the trends of the west blindly by revealing their private parts in the full glare of the public. They only degrade womanhood by doing so.
And that's where i leave you. I hope you visit next time for more interesting stuff.
There is inside you all of the potential to be whatever you want to be, all of the energy to do whatever you want to do.
~ Donna Levine ~