Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CAMEROONS OWN FRIDA KAHLO-->SHIRI ACHU ART

I've gotta say, good things DO come out of Cameroon o!
I've silently followed her art for a while and just could not resist blogging about her after seeing the art work below.


Her Name: Shiri Achu
Profession: Artist Extraordinaire
Blog: http://shiriachuart.blogspot.com/

Because I am lazy and don't want to do her injustice, i'll let you read her blog/her words on your own but below is a picture of  her art work...Simply captivating


Photo courtesy: Shiri Achu

WONDERFUL PALAVA!





I go hear don for this American! I no fit laugh!

Friday, July 13, 2012

#TEAMUSA OLYMPICS FOR FASHION!

So I woke up this morning to amazing news....Ralph Lauren's US Olympics Team outfits are OUT!! RL never dissapoints in the Classics arena and let me tell you...if I could afford most of his clothes, I'd preorder the Summer Olympics line right this moment!! (Berret is $55, Blazers $598-go figure)

The Blues, Whites and clean lines he uses are *picture hand to the lips-french style* chouette. #TeamUSA will most definitely have my vote for BEST DRESSED-COHERENT Team...

1st row second from  left...I see you Lochte :-D
The "Pantalon sotee" "high waters"  aka (pants) with the kicks...Simply awesome

Les "yor" et les "yoryette"
#TEAMUSA

weh eh which time Caneroon go reach this level? make we start contract our own designers them for sow we own ashwabi noh! I can picture the African teams with their Ankara/Print bottoms or tops or shoes or..or...
This is definitely an Idea I think an African designer should think about...Especially nowadays when major  designers are using African print, can you imagine the media attention if #TEAMAFRICA showed up in Ankara/print...

Sigh..if wishes were horses
BG

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CAMEROONIAN ATHLETES OLYMPICS 2012

A few African Countries are sending teams to the Olympics starting in a few weeks. Cameroon has about 44 athletes competing in: rowing-1, boxing-4, , swimming-2, table tennis-1, and weightlifting-2.

YESSS putting all that Fufu to work Lol-Hugo Mamba-Schlick
Annabel Laure-Wrestling
Come game day, I'll be #TeamCameroon!!

Rep-ping the Red White & Blue!...oh oops I mean't Green Red Yellow sorry Lol slip of tongue

BG

SWEET LITTLE LIES...

A long time ago, I remember reading an article about African Prostitution in Europe. The things that happen are quite revolting to say the least. Anyhow I came across a video/documentary by an African (Cameroonian I think) studying at the Sorbonne Paris about "Cameroonian Women looking for White husbands online". I will post the video below so you can watch for yourself, but Ive gotta say this and after watching the video you'll understand why.

Many people in Africa not only Cameroon think that the hardest part about "falling bush" or Migrating abroad is actually getting the Visa. When you get the Visa then everything else will be smooth sailing. Unfortunately, getting the Visa is just the tip of your problems. I won't blame the ones who want to come over by all cost because just like the woman in the Video said, when the "bush fallers" come back home to Cameroon they "look fresh, happy, good looking, drive cars, have Euros" etc etc. But what those bush fallers fail to explain is that the display of "wealth" came from working double jobs, sweeping floors, cleaning old peoples rubbish in nursing homes, working 12-13 hours a day without time to eat a complete meal not to talk of family time, all for what?? to show sey you don "reach"?. By the time they go on holidays back home they have worked themselves to the bone. Of course it would seem then as though they have all the money in the world to spend, "America come down". When family members and friends see this show of wealth, what mentality do we want them to have?? Yet when we come back to "bush" we start complaining at the number of people who call us for "send me small thing". This cycle just wets the appetite of those we leave behind to want to fall bush (move abroad) as well. To the point that even if we tell them  life is hard they will also say, let us come and experience it first hand.

In the same vein many African/Cameroonian women are running online to find their own "white skin" who fills their heads with fake marriage promises. Sweet little lies. At the end of the day, when their "White Man" brings them over to the West, he uses them as sexual nonsenses before Pimping them out on Europe's streets...then they experience the hard life first hand. My people, wahala dey o

 Enjoy watching...

~BG. 
*humming*  Mignon-cite mignon

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

VIDEO OF THE DAY

This video was brought to my attention by my friend. Its quite hilarious to say the least, REAL Yaounde girl, its in French, so enjoy!

 

Lovely day to you lovelies
BG

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

GIRLS IN WHITE DRESSES WITH BLUE SATIN SASHES...

Dress: Sonia Rykiel

This 4th day of July has brought on an itch to blog  again. Its HOT outside, I'm stuck inside, nothing to do,  oh did I mention its HOT :-). Lazily browsing the web, I came across a few of my favorite things...If wishes were horses, I'd have a stable full Lol:

Photos Courtesy Phil O-Paris Fashion Week (Street Style):

I LOVE shoes, I LOVE Prada, and these Prada shoes have been causing waves:
Price Tag: $800+


Paris...Je t'aime

Stiletto Power: Louboutin

The Coat color "Amazeballs"-'60's chic-Jackie O

In other news:




 

 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

FOOD DIARIES...

Someone once told me I should open a restaurant...oh yea, my Mom did. Lol Who knows, it might be a great idea. But I think it must run in the family because all the ladies are GREAT cooks, I mean finger licking GOOD food! Always with an African twist of course. So what's in my pot this weekend? Pics below. Organic Pasta, beef Sausage (Never use to like it), Mixed veggies, Green & Red Pepper, Pasta Sauce (Basil & Dried tomatoes), and there you have it, a $7 meal for the WHOLE week! Yes, Lol I am mistress of stretching a buck!








OH HAPPY DAY...

There's just something about weekends that gives a feeling of optimism!...maybe its just a psychological change in how you approach each day...? Oh well, my first real Saturday off and I must say, appreciating it to the fullest! Sunny, bright, easy breezy Spring-like day *running barefoot, through a sunflower field...in my mind*

As you can see, typical Texan landscape, not much of a view.

At least the trees are still green

...and the sun is shinning like no man's business :-)

So moving on. This Nigerian protest thing is really making the news o hm! Definately mixed feelings about it. My thought is, what the governemnt is trying to do, theoretically makes sense, but practically I don't see how taking such a sudden step will benefit the masses...But I'm no politician, so I'll leave the discussion to those who know best. On the other hand, what exactly is the criteria for joining the Nigerian police?? or should I say most African police forces? For people who are supposed to protect the masses, their brutality is more than common criminal sef. The pictures which have been circulating online are just...just...*lost for words* Imagine if we had a 911 system, abeg, I'd think twice before I call am! You don't know what kind of person will be showing up at your door. But not to generalize, I know there are a few good ones left. On a side note, who knew the President of Guinea Bissau died last week in Paris?? Its funny how certain things don't make the news, or maybe its just a side effect of listening to American run news stations...? Oh well, have a blessed weekend guys.. For those in Naija wuna stay safe.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

iCook

If you're hungry, I'm just gonna warn you, don't read my blog, all you'll see is FOOOD. I love cooking...I love love love watching food come together, but don't call me a fatty! Lol.

Ask me for anything, and I'll make it for you, even if I've never made it before. A while ago, I made Baked Chicken (Hen) stew with potatoes...it turned out Ok. But one thing I'm working on is cutting back on the buckets of oil I use when making stews...I end up having to sieve it out! Enjoy




Food Diaries

Happy New Year!!!...8 days later *laugh*

There's something about an even numbered year...something wholesome.Hopefully that would mean no more procrastinating! *Yea right* Lol

Oh well, I do what I can. Needless to say, the World is definitely self destructing. From Nigeria to Syria. Terrorists causing havoc every where even for village sef...Na real wa. In the meantime, ...I've been wanting to blog about my food adventures, I have tons of pictures but for what ever reason can't seem to log into blogger...can I get a *Lazy* Lol. Anyways...The week after Christmas, I had an inspiration to make kwakoko & Banga soup (My very FIRST time)...Needless to say it ALMOST tasted like the real deal. I have resigned myself to eating substitutes till I take another trip to the Mother Land! The pictures below will speak for themselves you be the judge Ha!On a side note, I can now see why Africans are plagued with Cholesterol! I felt like I was eating something, highly oily/fatty/urgh but it was soo good. If I'm really serious about this New Year Calorie counting diet (Lol) I won't eat it again! we'll see...

For the Soup, I got canned palm nut cream, Cocoyams (which I grated...Ive got grated fingers to prove it :-). I got plantain leaves, which ended up being a waste of money because between warming them on the stove-cleaning-trying to keep it all intact, it ended up in a huge pile on the floor. I got frustrated and wrapped the rest in aluminum foil.


















Et voila!