This is probably the first time i am sincerely following up a meme. I know i haven’t in the past and like to apologize to all those who tagged me and i didn’t follow up. I’m sure there was an explanation why i couldn’t. This time around the very talented and beautiful Annemarie of Ambrosia & Nectar has tagged me for a 7 Random Things Meme … and watch out i gotta pass it on to 7 more. I cant do all 7 … or u’ll be reading forever, I’ll try as many as i can.
While i was in Ethiopia, i had trouble finding staff that spoke english. Somehow i had to settle for a house maid who could understand sign language … as in when i needed her to sweep the house I’d have to catch the broom in my hand and show her what i wanted her to do, when i needed her to make the bed every morn i had to literally go to the bed, touch the sheets n show her how … u get the idea right. Fortunately for us she knew the number zero and that it resembles a circle, so every time we need her to cut onion in circles/slices, I’d hear my hubby shouting in the kitchen, ” Cut onion zero zero !”, ha but thats hardly funny …. in that house for some weird reason the stupid architect had decided to make the kitchen outside the house. So every time i cooked, she had to carry the food to the sitting room. So one fine day I happened to make some Chinese and rushed the food to the sitting room from outside and when i reached the table i realized that she forgotten to put bowls on the table. Now we were bloody hungry and the food was getting cold so i didn’t go myself and instead told her pls bring me the bowls … she didn’t understand … then i said the one u put on the table everyday … round round … shaking my hands fanatically … zero zero … i stared at her hoping she understood … and then she said … oh yes … i bring …. and we waited .. what was taking her so long … almost finished our meal …. and then she walks holding a basket ball in both her hands …. ” madam u say ball , this ball ?!”
haha my hubby n me were on the floor … i swear u should’ve seen the expression on her face. It was a really funny moment.
Yes, thats how i felt on the 15th of July last year. My hubby n me were leaving from Mumbai to come to Ghana. We were having a real tough time getting bookings and after chasing the travel agent for days together and changing the dates a couple of times we decided either 15th or 16th would be good, whichever booking we got.We got a booking finally and the travel agent had the tickets sent home. I collected them with my very own hands and didn’t bother to re check as i assumed they were correct and besides i was busy doing something else. So i packed up, said our goodbyes and my in laws came to drop us at the airport. We x-rayed our baggage and went to the airline counter and presented the tickets. The guy looked at the tickets and then looked at us, then looked at the tickets and looked at us …. and then said … ” u are one day early !” WHAT !!! how can that be… pls chk u are making a mistake .. by now realizing i could be the laughing stock of my family for the rest of the year. And yes I was. I had got us to the airport one day early ! I read the date wrong or something … but all i know is that from a seasoned traveller like me this was not expected and felt real stupid, and had to go back home. My in laws were still waiting out, they usually do till they see us walk into immigration , but this time around they took us back home ! yes everyone was laughing – except me !
I’ve been a bit busy lately, u can call me productive. I have been supplying a couple of sweet goodies to a local Cafe and Salad bar, here in Ghana … think i mentioned it before. But before it was just a trial kinda thing, this time I’ve started all out. Here are some shots, of some of the things I’m making and supplying. Nothing fancy, but it sells.
I’m just not good with them ! Tell me a number and i assure you i cant repeat it. If you talk to me i will absorb everything but if theres a number in there somewhere I’ll not even register it. Dunno why but its just a terrible problem. Cant remember prices, telephone numbers even after few seconds of reading it, cant calculate a discount when i get one in the store, just not good at anything with numbers …. and thats probably also the reason why I’m not making a killing in the share market and just blogging with all the spare time i have! “P
I’m tagging Eva of Sweet Sins, The Homesick Texan, Mansi of Fun and Food , Rachel from Tangerines Kitchen Hangout , Mohini of Mango Power Girl , Zen Chef from Chefs Gone Wild , Sara from MS. Adventures in Italy,