Friday, 22 June 2012

Ghana's plan for world domination: Azonto?

I'm posting this a little late but...anyhoo

It seems that the BBC has also gone azonto crazy...or should I say azonto-curious?
Azonto has officially gone global:

Plus Youtube is flying Ghana's flag today!!!

Now the whole world will know this is true,lol:

Before ruling the world, Azonto first won obroni hearts:


Got an ivy league education:

Inspired craziness in Scandinavia :

[smh @ those boxers]

I'm stopping now or I'll repost all my beloved azonto vids, check them out here:

But even thought it's been travelling all over the world, I still think these Ghanaian high school kids rock:

The higher Azonto flies, the further Ghana music goes #winning!

Sarkodie has been nominated for a BET award this year:
 let's hope he brings it back to Gh!

I'm waiting for Azonto to make it into the dictionary and for Microsoft to incorporate it into their programs so Word doesn't correct me all the time, now that'll be TOTAL world domination!

Ps. I feel like Pinky and the Brain could have some use for azonto, Brain may finally succeed in taking over the world...

Thursday, 21 June 2012

State of Mind: Fretting

5 papers down and 1 to go.
*whew* Thank God.
Hopefully these will be the last papers I write for quite a bit. It's been almost 7 years straight of education: 
I think I'm tired.
Instead of the usual joy that should accompany the impending end of exams I'm weighing myself down with the uncertainties of what's beyond the papers.
Will I pass all my papers so I can be called to the bar?!!!? 
Will I have time for a break before 'life' starts?
Where'll I work? Will I like it?
What about my other plans?? Will I have the time?
My plans have plans, how'll I implement them?
MOney, money MONEY! *sing song voice*
I tend to think in leaps and bounds, clearing months, even years at at time...complete with details, plan B,C, D down to G.
It's not easy being my brain.

My Current State of Mind: 
 Wondering what the next 90 days will bring
Feeling as if I may be missing my calling,
 Feeling as if I am living in the wrong country, 
Puzzled by all these feelings
looking for  a that way out, 
wondering if this is PMS, LOL!

reminder to self:

All Shall Be Well. 

Monday, 11 June 2012

Offside rule for women - in ENGLISH!

I intended to write a summary of the unprecedented week we had in Ghana: aviation tragedies in the sub-region, a gargantuan slap which is dividing public opinion, trials of public interest and interesting agitations.
But alas I decided to commit myself to preparing for my exams so I couldn't [i'm so tired of talking about it, and i'm sure you're tired of hearing about it too! shame we can't boycott them]. This is the point where you chime in and encourage me and say it will all be worth it, wish me well, pray for me blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda.

The World cup qualifiers have started, I haven't been watching the matches simply because I forgot the times. I have been studying. That said though, I love the World Cup. Note that I said world cup, and not football. Because I CANNOT stand the constant emotional stress that people put themselves through, several times a week during football season, to support their teams as they play league matches.  The time, the effort, the hope, the suspense, the disappointment!. It beats me. My heart is not cut out for such vigorous work. I save it all up over a respectable four year period and go football crazy for a little over a month. I think this is sensible and a judicious use of emotion, time and screams.
I always get entangled in this particular series of unfortunate events:
Unfortunately, because I spend so little time on the game I do not understand some of the rules. The one that baffles me the most is the offside rule. Most unfortunately, I forget all about it until it comes up in a game. But I never get a clear explanation because the ones to do the explaining are all so caught up in watching the game! The game ends and I forget all about it until the next game....and the vicious cycle continues. Sometimes someone has pity on a poor soul and attempts to do me a favour by explaining it at half time, but I never get it. They never speak English, they always speak football...which I'm not as fantastically fluent in.
This situation has persisted for years now. Till today!!! God bless Rachael for sharing this on Facebook and the writer for finally clearing it up [ and he used a shoe scenario! I can sooo relate :D ].
I can't wait for the next football game to demonstrate my new [clear] understanding of the rule!!! #winning. Go forth! dazzle and impress fathers, brothers, boyfriends and other ladies. Don't forget to annoy the (smug) women who understood the rule before you did.

Offside rule for women:
'via Blog this'

In preparation for the World Cup, the "offside rule" explained for women:
You're in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the till. Behind the shop assistant on the till is a pair of shoes which you have seen and which you must have.
The female shopper in front of you has seen them also and is eyeing them with desire. Both of you have forgotten your purses.
It would be rude to push in front of the first woman if you had no money to pay for the shoes.
The shop assistant remains at the till waiting.
Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop and sees your dilemma.
She prepares to throw her purse to you.
If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk round the other shopper and buy the shoes!
At a pinch she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and "whilst it is in flight" you could nip around the other shopper, catch the purse and buy the shoes!
BUT, you must always remember that until the purse has "actually been thrown", it would be plain wrong for you to be in front of the other shopper and you would be OFFSIDE!
finally! Enlightenment has come. 
Thank me later.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

The Sky Fell Down

I didn't watch the news reports or take any of the pictures myself, but 10 people have been confirmed dead tonight as a cargo plane crashed into the Hajj Village near the El Wak sports stadium in Accra (which is alarmingly close to a filling/fuel station, as well as thousands of people and millions of dollars in infrastructure).
The plane flattened some cars on its way down, including a trotro ( 207 benz bus), killing its passengers. The crew of the plane, 4 I think, survived.

It seems a lot of unprecedented things are happening lately, first the black out during the match and now this. I feel sorry for Poor president Mills who will in some way be blamed (I've already received a broadcast to the effect that it was because he was watching Music Music, a popular TV show and not paying attention to tower control at the airport). Perhaps someone could lessen his burden and fire or suspend the parties responsible [ok,  now I'm taking the piss, I'm sorry ,lol ]

There is no point going over the fact that our airport is badly located, it's waaaay to close to a huge number of people in case of an emergency (that is even if we had the required emergency response for such a situation). I shudder to think of what would have happened if the plane had caught fire and, fanned by the wind, had reached the filling station on that road...
I was informed that the 'rescue' emergency services reacted quite commendably to this disaster. They secured the fuel leak with foam and took other timely measures to save a bad situation from getting worse. I hear the fire service was on point today! Kudos to them.
Thank God that it was a cargo plane and not a passenger one and that this didn't happen during the Hajj season...and that it had just rained so there weren't as many people about...just thank God.

Here are some pictures:

Nana Kofi Acquah of has put up some pictures as well (spot the difference between a professional and phone camera photos) :

What are the odds of taking a trotro and being flattened by a plane[!] on your way home?!? oh hoh! That's some awful, rotten luck, especially for those who haven't even travelled in a plane before. My heart goes out to the families of the victims. Let's pray that their deaths will be the catalyst to bring some major changes much sooner than much later, as is usual of us. May they not be forgotten.

but ps. those who were there taking pictures, ad3n??? what if the plane had caught fire? ehn?? because you want to know and have something to say abi??! please don't take unnecessary risks with your lives.

Apart from the dangerous location of the airport and the probably preventable nature of this event, which we have all known for years (analysts please don't disturb us on the radio stations), there's something else that's reallllly bugging me. In the surrounding circumstances it is terribly trivial and perhaps finicky of me to even bring it up...but I have to or I won't be me...
A plane CRASHED...but you might not have known it from the Facebook and twitter updates that were 'released' as people heard about it. It became a plane crush...0_o who crushes on planes instead of people?? hmm, it's not by force to update your status on social networks for all the world to see, especially if  your spellings are suspect. "a plain had crush" " a flight has crush" "crush landed plane"
oh hoh! 
I'm  informed my good people are saying a prane clash landed, but I cannot confirm this.
Please take note that, thanks to the internet, everything you write on Facebook or tweet or however you release it into cyber space can probably be seen by the rest of the world. Try to spell correctly ok. Please.
Apparently, even the station of the nation was guilty of this offence *sigh*
can you see GTV saying crushed too? smh
God help us.

Thank you!!

 I didn't make this, took this off tumblr:

4000 page views!!!
I will borrow the [edited] words of  @Mister_bobo (if you wannna follow him on twitter)

"...this is my big chance: Hi Mom and I want to thank my family, my friends, my parents, my uncle, my aunt, my grandmother, my grandfather, my friend, my. .. "Friend," my neighbor, my compadres, my gossips, my Muse, my, my colleagues, my girls, my babies, my parrot, my dog, my cat [it was killed] ,my squirrel, my fish, my refrigerator, my TV, my computer,my facebook, my twitter my youtube channel [does not apply], my mother, my father, this is a great opportunity are giving me...and really want to say that thanks, infinite thanks and I will never forget this special moment I want to wish a special greeting to the Asantehene...wish all that in as much as the bottom of my heart never lose that feeling that many can not read this message as long as a bastard but I do not care I'm very happy of this event, do not fit with excitement and my lifetook an unimaginable sense, I applaud and I go for, aplaudanse yourself for giving me such a great opportunity...and these small and short words that come from my heart just expressing a minimal part of the impressive emotion, thank you all and I hope they're right, oh I forgot, thanks to friends, the amixers, the goats, the sheep, the Goloms all those people that make me feel special to know I'm not as stupid as them, deep and sincere thanks. want to say more but time I can see, all these few words  [emphasis mine] express my greatest feelings and I hope I can present more opportunities in life, and continue to succeed, I love you all those people who read this...THANK YOU SO MUCH"

Simply, thanks for coming by and reading and keep coming!!!, even if you got here by mistake.