The speed of Time 

beaubavardelle

Alarm beeping***⏰, mum screaming..”Kaysie!!!! ”

Oh shit!!! im late again,mum is going to kill me!! Why didnt I iron my clothes,polish my shoes, my goodness i have not even finsihed with my science homework!when did the weekend end?mum is right im the laziest person on earth. As Im finally prep’d to step out of the house and get to school I begin to think of what my excuse would be this time for my lateness. I got to school, or I thought I had because I had thinking so much,I didn’t notice I had entered the wrong place. I entered through the gates…💭💭💭but wait this is not my school! How did i get here? What is high school and how did I get here? Screams from here scolds frome there..before I could get an answer a knock brings me back to reality “herh!you dont respect start weeding,U think you have…

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🐓 sauce 

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Hi guys, so I decided to share a post on how I prepare one of my favorite meals. Rice and chicken sauce. 😋 In this post however , I’ll be focusing only on how to get the sauce done. 

P.S-I’m not a professional cook, I just thought this was worth a share. Sooo…. let’s get started😊.Ingredients 

Shredded Chicken 

Chopped Onions

Chopped Bell pepper

Chopped Carrots

Flour

Soy sauce

Brown Sugar(optional)

Garlic and ginger powder 

Salt

Oil

Apple cider vinegar( optional)

Process

 Shred your chicken in tiny pieces and in a large bowl marinate it using pepper,onions,garlic, ginger,salt and any other seasoning or spice of your choice. Should be done to suite your taste. Allow mixture to sit for about 30mins. In order to allow the chicken properly absorb the seasoning. 

After this, pour some oil into a heated frying pan , and leave to become hot. When this’s is done evenly pour about 3 table spoons of flour into the oil, following quickly with your shredded chicken. Make sure to place the chicken one after the other, and leave them spaced out. 

Fry until it’s golden to dark brown. ( I nearly got mine burnt 😂). And in the end you should get something like what’s in the image above. When u are done frying the chicken, take them out of the frying pan. And pour some of the oil out. 

With just a little of the same oil you used in frying the chicken, sauté your vegetables for about 2mins. Carrots go in first (because they are harder) and about a minute later your onions  and finally, your green pepper. Generally veggies shouldn’t stay long on fire no matter what you cooking 🔥. 

So after quickly sautéing your veggies. Pour them out of the frying pan  and now you can turn the fire off for a bit. 


Making the sauce-  this step is practically the most easiest,  but quite technical. In a mixing bowl, add 4 teaspoons of flour, a teaspoon of sugar(optional) , a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a some water. Now you just whisk the mixture, until you obtain a smooth consistency throughout. Your mixture shouldn’t be thick, it should just about the consistency of liquid milk. This’s because the flour would thicken once it gets on the fire. After whisking it all up, place your pan back on fire(low heat) and allow to get hot. When this’s done pour ur mixture into the pan and stir continuously to avoid sticking and thickening. If your sauce gets too thick you can add a little more water. Moving on, you add you fried shredded chicken to the sauce after it’s gotten thick enough and keep stir the mixture for about a minute. This will allow the chicken to absorb the sauce and become juicier 😋. You then add your veggies to the chicken sauce and stir that as well. By now your sauce is already almost done cooking, and wouldn’t need to sit long on the fire. In less than 2 mins your sauce should be cooked and ready to serve…🍲. 

Special thanks– The chicken that helped to make this meal a success . And of course to my hungry self. 😁

        🌸THANKS Y’all. Kindly comment how it turns out when u try it.

Beauty tips

How to make a peel off face mask at home.

Ok so I’m not a beauty blogger. Lol! But here’s a pretty simple and cost effective beauty tip I found and thought it could be useful. Soooo… moving on erm I’m not going to say to much,( because I’m known to be a talker🤷🏽‍♀️) ,I’d just move straight to what you are here for. Lol! 

To begin, what’s a facial anyway? A facial is a beauty/ skin care treatment for the face. Including steam, exfoliation, extraction,facial masks etc. They are normally performed in beauty salons and spas. In this post, I’ll not just be writing on how to make a face mask. I thought I’d just go through the whole procedure, on how to apply/use  it after making it for a complete facial treatment. All in the comfort of your homes.☺️ Face masks are the perfect skin care treatment to help you with your skin care concerns. The right face mask can help in hydrating the skin, removing excess oils, improve the appearance of facial pores and help pull out impurities. 

Things you’ll need

Oats( cooked), lemon, olive oil, egg white, a bowl of hot water( PLS PLS BECAREFUL WITH THIS), face wipes, face masks, lotion.

Now let’s get to the main deal🔥Drumroll pls🥁…. 

Step 1- steam

Our very first step would be to clean our faces with face wipes or a warm wet towel ,to make sure we get rid of all dirt. To start steaming, we would get our bowl of hot water. Now, carefully bend slightly over the bowl of hot water. (No DIRECT CONTACT ❌). The bend should be close enough to allow the steam from the hot water to reach your face yet avoid scalding or burning your face. Do this for 5-7 mins. This process allows your facial pores open up and also deep cleanses your  tissues.

Step 2

The next step is masking. 


In a large bowl mix together one teaspoon of olive oil, about 5-7 drops of lemon juice, ½ a cup of cooked and cooled oatmeal and the egg white. You can use a wooden spoon for this. Keep mixing till the mixture becomes really smooth. After this, evenly apply the mixture on your face. Gently rub the mask on your face in a circular motion, making sure to reach all parts of your face. After, leave the mask on for 20mins, before peeling it off.mmm… (What to do with yourself for the next 20mins with a treatment mask on your face?lol 🤔any ideas?) . When your time is finally up, rinse your face thoroughly with warm water. Be sure to rinse the mask off completely because the eggs would make you feel a bit sticky and discomfy.

Step 3

Ok, we sooo are almost through the entire process. Flawless skin is on its way!  #yaaay! . Told you it was quick and easy 😁. After rinsing , by now your face should be clear without any mask residue. If so, your face should be feeling pretty smooth( I got the same effect post-facial). Apply a hydrating lotion on your face, to prevent your skin drying up and VOALÀ!!

Thank you! Hope you found this as useful as I did. 

Are we fighting right?…

Ok I’m a woman. I’m a proud black African woman. Even if I’m not happy of that fact, there’s not much I can do about it. Bleaching myself till I loose every ounce of pigmentation wouldn’t change my true lineage. It will just give me mental liberation . So then if I’m going to be ‘black’ I might as well be a proud one. Lol! As a black woman, I know our fight for gender equality has been endless, especially due to the stereotypical views of women in Africa. I’m proud to be an African woman but I’m not proud of our fight.

Growing up It’s not come as a stranger to me when I hear of gender equality, feminism, we are all equal! Bla,bla, bla… the list is endless . But in our patriotic fight to sabotage men for our rights, have really given a thought to this question. Are we really equal? I mean, hey before I bore you out don’t get me wrong, at least read on to the end of the next sentence maybe I’d make some sense to u. Since It seems making sense is virtue I’m short of. Iv been told that the place for a woman is in the kitchen, she needs an able man to take care of her. All she needs to do to pay for her comfort is to become literally his “domestic slave”.  This to me, personally is highly contextual. Most people who share contrary views to this are often people who have attained some level of comfort in their lives. They have their views geared towards some perspective of a sort ,and can’t think anything otherwise. A 21st century woman, tho illiterate would embrace such a claim without disputing. Another 21st century lady, however literate ..would not be able to bear the thoughts of such a claim. Do the disparities then lie between literacy, illiteracy or level of literacy? My take on gender equality is centered on women being worshipped as “kitchen goddesses” because it’s often the spark that starts the flame. Woman are not equal to men, we never have and we never will be! The earlier we acknowledge that fact the better it will be for us all. I’m a staunch egalitarian , but not a strong feminist. I’m a Christian , my belief I would say, to an extent doesn’t condone such movements.

I used to not be bothered about such things, but I realized women are becoming more and more comfortable being equal. I believe what we should be striving at attaining is equity. Yes!, gender equity. That’s a fair deal. Gender equality means we are to be treated in the same way and manner in all things. How is this even possible when from the very beginning our bodies are not equal, our emotional competences are not equal, our physical strengths are not, our ways of life are not, our interests are not, our choice of clothen are not, we don’t even want to be treated the same when it comes to certain tasks or job offers or applications just because we feel it won’t be fair .Equality aims to promote fairness, but it can only work if everyone starts from the same place and needs the same help. So lets just be realistic, we just can’t be equal. But giving everyone what they need to be successful, ensuring fairness, taking measures to compensate for women’s historical and social disadvantages and making sure women understand their gender roles, not stereotypes thus prefer to play relevant societal roles …equity. Then and only then, EQUITY will eventually lead to EQUALITY . So I ask again 

ARE WE FIGHTING RIGHT?

    Coba’s commandments

    To be number 1, start by being yourself. You’ll never make it past number 2 trying to be like someone else.

    🌸Coba

    Life is a game with no restart button.Play wisely!

    🌸Coba

    Forgive easily, and forget..but not so easily for some ‘things’ never change.

    🌸Coba

    Pay no heed to sweet talkers they’ll remain forever just ‘talkers’.

    🌸Coba

    It’s one thing being a Christian and another be-ing a Christian.

    🌸Coba

    If you ever doubt the existence of God,worship Him!

    🌸Coba

    When you are depressed talk to God, when sad praise God, when you are happy praise God

    🌸Coba

    Emotional unintelligence

    Mr man, u make her cry and u think it’s fine ,just because u were a victim of a road she didn’t ply.

    She does it all everything she has to do, and more. You marvel at her efforts , but u Mr man still choose to repay her with stupidity. 

    Is it her fault Cupid struck her?

    Is it her fault u deceived her?

    Is it her fault she is a woman,and is swept off by what she hears?
    She never even wanted to know u!

    She was happy without you.

    You cajoled her, and drowned her in soothing words!
    You deceived her till she fell, just so u satisfy your stupidity.

    A poor victim of your emotional unintelligence.

    If your gratification lies in the hurt of others. 

    Then You Mr.man are the weakest species after all.

     For what really makes us strong is our emotional resilience in the end.
    * The toughest battle we have to fight, is between what we know and what we feel.                                              

                                         -unknown

    Ugly costly bag

    Dear diary,12-12-14:Today I heard a discussion and it was nothing new,in my part of the world it was abhored for a girl to make the first moves on a guy. She had to be hopefully nd count on her luck praying he would notice her too..

    13-12-14:Today i had no money but I bought this really costly bag.it wasn’t a pretty bag maybe a bit classy it wasnt worth my money.then why did I buy it? I never wanted to, I guess i needed to..

    14-12-14:Its been a year and 5months but he still hasnt said a thing,today I watched him again silently from behind the class he is always to busy to notice me when I pass,I didn’t mean to track down the time I guess I happened to..

    15-12-14:Today I went shopping,I got furious in all the stalls they didn’t have those clothes,those exact ones she wore. I saw how you stared at her and i saw she noticed too…see I never even wanted to buy those clothes I just needed a stare too..

    16-12-14:Today I delayed to class, late enough to make sure everyone ,You! saw me in my new clothes. Was an hour and half into the lecture i could barely breathe these clothes adorning my body were extremely uncomofortable but I couldn’t leave. You still hadn’t seen me and the thoughts were killing me. I hoped u were ill or your pet died or..u don’t wanna know🙊 ,because you didn’t make it to class but I noticed she didn’t too😣..

    17-12-14:Today the first thing i saw when i woke up was this costly bag and i made a decision to use it. I had loads of stuff that needed packing up and at least it could serve to wrap it up. But after i had to make a delivery not because I wanted to, because it was time and I had to..

    21-12-14:Today after he opened the bag he thought I was a psycho,he thought I was an obsessed freak. how could someone he barely knew like him soo much he couldn’t even speak. I don’t know where I found all these pictures of him but I happened to have them..this collection in his hands was all that i lived for and I cherished them. hearing my own words made me want to puke so I made for the door.I love you! Is all I could say and I died and resurrected waiting to hear him say he did too..

    24-12-14:Today i saw him and I hid, he tried sitting next to me in the bus but I got off,he left flowers on my desk but I didn’t understand,he left a note in my locker asking for my number but I was too embarrassed and I didn’t want to remember. I was a disgrace to women in my part of the world.what was I thinking? Papa would be disappointed:|.

    25-12-14:Today he had been out in the cold for long so I finally let him in,besides he couldnt spend christmas on the front of my door with me pretending to not hear him. He said he had been doing some thinking and finally came to a conclusion.He wanted to be friends with hopes for the best, he smiled and said “Hi my name is Nolen.”

    This place I want to go

    There’s this place I want to go far from her down a lonely road.lots of travelers stumble and fall I tried helping them up but I might fall.There’s this man who knows a route, way much better than this route so cruel.I find myself following him with pleasure only seeking to find my treasure.There’s was soo much fun on this path, sooner than later I’d forgotten my task.I got so blinded I never even asked” where’s this place I want at last?”..engulfed in sin and self-inflicted pain begun the dawn of my awakening..”oh no I’ve lost my bearing,I fell for this path all wearing”, I found myself crying, kneeling in tears and pleading. In my guilt I asked Him to have mercy and give me His direction. He took a haste in answering and wiped my tears saying “darling never leave me.” In no time I had found his leading and my transformation was breathtaking.:-) Im still on this path unraveling all the gifts of His love abounding. With His unfailing promises as assurance,I’ll get to this place I want to go at last!

    The speed of Time 

    Alarm beeping***⏰, mum screaming..”Kaysie!!!! ”

    Oh shit!!! im late again,mum is going to kill me!! Why didnt I iron my clothes,polish my shoes, my goodness i have not even finsihed with my science homework!when did the weekend end?mum is right im the laziest person on earth. As Im finally prep’d to step out of the house and get to school I begin to think of what my excuse would be this time for my lateness. I got to school, or I thought I had because I had thinking so much,I didn’t notice I had entered the wrong place. I entered through the gates…💭💭💭but wait this is not my school! How did i get here? What is high school and how did I get here? Screams from here scolds frome there..before I could get an answer a knock brings me back to reality “herh!you dont respect start weeding,U think you have all day?!” I realised there was a cutlass in my hand and I begin weeding like I have been trained all these years for the job. But when did I even learn to weed?.Soo many scenes flash before my eyes but so vaguely and I still couldn’t get any answers. And wheres my phone I need to call my parents…but I realised I wasnt in the clothes I had early on. A scream”its P.E time!!” Caught my attention and this time I find myself in my sports gear trotting to the school’s field. Could this get any worse?whats happening?I begin to wonder..after P.E it was time to change ,I bent over to untie the lace on my sneakers and they had changed to a cute pair of Oxford’s and my phone begun to ring..Ian? Finally someone I know!I exclaim in relief..hello,hello Ian?..”hei Kaysie,u done now? come downstairs and pls dont make us late this time!”..Ian late for what come down where?jeez.. hello? Ian?..”Kaysie we are running late u can play in the car later just come out**beep*”Ian ends the call”. I manage to find my way downstairs and there was Ian all grown up looking fine as ###. I run to the car hoping to finally get answers but before I could say jack he smiles gives me a kiss “baby why do u play soo much? lets go…” after seeing the entire galaxy I finally found my words..Ian when did u grow up? Where is Mr.Asamoah?I never finished my science homework!,when did we fall in love? When did u get this car? Where are we and where are we going?…Ian-hahaha!babe ur hormones tho!u on your period again?thats twice this month!we would check it out at the doctor’s after lectures yh.cos u acting up again#kiss’smyforehead,turns down the music ok we’re here. Just be cool Kay I got u..u got some gum?”

    Im totally confused but..but.. Ian im fine im very fine and dont talk about my period,how do u even know about it?#reaching into my bag for the gum..my bag had changed. Oh no!no! no!not again!! It had changed to a clutch a white clutch. And me I had changed,not just my dress had changed I couldn’t recognise myself in the mirror. When did my transition take place?why this gown? Why the preening?where from the bridesmaids? Im still a kid but why dont I look it anymore? Mum walked into the room and breaks down into tears of joy”my baby is all grown” ..no mum dont say that pls dont!I miss you mum Where have u been iv got loadz to tell u!why am I getting married and where’s Ian?.. wiping her cheeks carefully so she didnt ruin her make up she said,”my love I was you not long ago but look im marrying u off now.”..I dont understand Ma! ..with a warm smile she sat me down calmly and said”life as you see my dear is very short”..but Ma!I said nervously..im not ready for all of this how did time fly so fast?..”you are still alive my baby make the best out of life while you can.”

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