Sunday, 30 August 2009

Classic Sunday - Taylor Dayne Tell it to my Heart

this song brings me back to when my sisters and i where dancing the chicken (remember that) to this song.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Short people

This is too funny...


I love this poem.. I feel that she is talking about me.

When I am an old woman,
I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go,
and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension
on brandy and summer gloves and satin sandles,
And say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
and gobble up samples in shops
and press alarm bells
and run with my stick along public railings,
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick flowers in other people's gardens
and learn to spit!
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
and eat three pounds of sausages at ago,
or only bread and pickles for a week,
and hoard pens and pencils
and beermats and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry,
and pay our rent
and not swear in the street,
and set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner
and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me
are not too shocked and surprised
when suddenly I am old,
And start to wear purple!

---- Jenny Joseph -----


So i wanted to write this because of an conversation i overheard between two women in a store.
The first woman says in this voice which is a combination of pity and gloating to her friend: "If only you had a boyfriend than he could buy you things too. My boyfriend always buys me everything".

And i don't know what struck me most, the fact that she had a rich boyfriend buying her everything, are the fact that she single-handedly turned back a 100 years of women emancipation; are the pitied way she talked to her friend for not having a boyfriend.

Let me set it straight. I am not knocking any women that wants to have a sugar daddy, someone who buys her everything, that is her choice. But didn't somebody tell her that the Sugar daddy is dying.
That statistics show that single women and gay men are the target group with the most spending capital now a days.
Its seems that it is foreign to this young woman that a woman nowadays does not need a sugar daddy to buy her things, that there is such a things as buying it for yourself. That the whole concept of purchasing stuff is not out of your reach just because you don't have a boyfriend.

But to make it even more ironic: the girlfriend was the one who walked out of the store with a E. 137,00 bag. While she was waiting for her boyfriend who was nowhere to be found to buy her stuff.

I dont know if the girlfriend did it just to prove a point, but for whatever reason she proved that independent women can and will purchase their own stuff. So more power to those that do.

Friday, 28 August 2009

New stuff.. crochet earrings..

I wanted to try something new.. so this is it.. crochet earrings..

Jacob Miller.. love his music

Swapping with NOMi STYLE

This is the result of the designers swap between me and NOMI STYLE.
Im lovin it.

Africa in the Picture

Coming week is the annual Africa in the Picture filmfestival. From 9-14 september 2009 you can watch films made by are about African subjects.
To start things off there will be an free outdoor screening of the Movie Terra Sonambula. A movie about a young boy growing up in the war thorned Mozambique, who finds a diary of a woman who lost her son at sea and he is convinced that he is that son.

Be sure to chek them out.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Foodie Moment


Isnt this mouth wathering. Well this is Enjera, Eritrean food. Want a taste? Chek out FENAN KLEIN AFRIKA. J.P. Heyestraat 147 in Amsterdam.
Be sure to tell me what you think after you had a taste.
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Flygirl of the Week - Kinderbloom

I am going to big up my little sister right now. About a year ago she started Kinderbloom , a web based store where she sells her handmade children tutu's and pillowcase dresses. Her stuff are amazing. The way she uses colors and fabrics, the creativity jumps of the screen.
It makes me wish i was a little girl again, running around looking hellah cute.
So please feel free to spread the word. This stuff is worth it.

Love Poema

P.S. The pretty little model is my niece Sophia.

African hiphop in Secret Garden

As some of you may know. I am a big fan of African Arts & Culture. I am inspired by the creativity that comes from the different young people from Africa and the African Diaspora.
So last sunday when i was asked to join their celebration of i was honoured to join. The celebration turned out to be a relaxt, warm get together with artists like Zwart Licht, Pan Africans, Selah Adin, my girl Esperanza (she is amazing). To name a view.
And all of this is Amsterdam Secret Garden: Tolhuis Tuin.
Its the most beautifull garden in the North of Amsterdam. And for one day. Africa came and took over.. :)

Track of the Day

I heard this track after a long while.. And its funny how lyrics can touch you even after you've heard them a thousand times.

Miss Nina Simone;
My baby just cares for me.

Just for my and your pleasure