Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cameroon this Week: Tears and Cheers

Hello beautiful people, I should have posted yesterday but one thing led to another and I missed posting. Well here is a collection of some news from Cameroon this Week:

Cameroonian asylum seekers in Ireland have called off their protests after some justice officials promised to look into their complaints this week. The asylum seekers, who include other Africans were requesting for citizenship, the right to work and allocated houses. You can read the full story here.
*Is it not a waste of life to intentionally leave your country and go and fight for 'rights' in another country?

The United Nations Children's Fund in collaboration with some local health workers are currently battling a polio outbreak in the country. Some victims of the disease include refugee children from neighbouring Central African Republic residing in the eastern region of Cameroon.
*This is a call to all parents to get their children properly vaccinated. Most of these vaccines are free!

Cameroonian fashion designer Kibonen Nfi made history this week as the first Cameroonian fashion designer to hit the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City. She showcased her 'Multifarious' collection on September 9 in the Theatres at Lincoln Center. Kibonen received support from fellow Cameroonian and NBA player, Luc Mbah, who attended the event.

Cameroonian songstress, Zinnia yesterday published her test run single titled, "The Way Ie Dey"on youtube. Listen to it HERE and drop your feedback.

Have a great weekend, people!

Judgement Day

How many people live life constantly thinking of the 'judgement day?' It is very easy to forget about what lies ahead but a constant reminder of the future will keep you in check.

For we shall not all sleep but one day, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, we shall be caught up to be with the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:51-52) This scripture talks about the rapture, which is one of the ways men will leave the earth. It shall be an 'unsurprising surprise'. I use the words 'unsurprising surprise' because in the Bible, Jesus clearly tells us the signs to watch out for that indicate that the end is near. We have seen these signs and we are seeing these signs: rumours of war, families tearing apart, epidemics, sicknesses, etc (read Matthew 24 for signs of the end). So the signs are there already and the end could even be now!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Delicious Coconut Rice with a Cameroonian Touch

Coconut Rice

Hello everyone,  hope the week has been unfolding nicely. Well, it is Wednesday and that means time to share another recipe on Precious Core. This week, I bring to you my version of coconut rice.

Coconut rice is a one pot dish that is mainly made up of coconut milk and rice, as the name suggests. If I were to choose a dish among fried rice, coconut rice and jollof rice, I would definitely go for coconut rice! The 'coconuty' flavour that surrounds the rice makes it so mouth watering. Coconut is one of my fave flavours, I enjoy almost everything made with coconuts; coconut drinks, coconut cookies, coconut cake, everything 'coconuty'!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

You're Still Single, And so What?

It puzzles me how some people lament over single hood as though it is a disease. The desire to get married is different from the desperation to get married and unfortunately, a lot of singles are desperate. The Bible says to he who is hungry, everything bitter is sweet (Proverbs 27:7).

Friday, September 5, 2014

Cameroon this Week: From Ebola Scare to Movie Making

Hope your week has been good so far. It is Friday again, and this week, Ebola and Boko Haram continue to make news in Cameroon. Here is the scoop:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Quick and Easy Home Made Milk Bread (Pain au Lait)

So I was supposed to put up a recipe yesterday but my internet connection failed. I was disappointed but well, that still worked for me because I spent my time bringing a bakery right into my kitchen. It was baking day for me. So instead of posting the recipe I initially planned, I will share with you what I baked yesterday.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Meet Penjo Baba: a Photographer Making the Difference

Penjo Baba
When it comes to photography, one could safely say that there are two photographers in Cameroon; Penjo Baba and others. Tall, dark and handsome Peter Njodzeka commonly referred to as "Penjo Baba" has used his cameras to tell stories, defy stereotypes and inspire change. In this interview, he tells me about his exploits as a photographer, philanthropist and his hilarious appearance in a movie. Enjoy!