I cut my hair. Ready for rentree scholaire

I decided to get a low cut. I do not miss long hair yet. Below are few pictures of my low and long hair days. Which do you like?

Between, I am feeling the “breeze to my scalp”

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She Tells Her Grandma That She’s Just Been Cheated On So Grandma Tells Her To Do This

This is a good lesson for all of us, no matter what stage of life you’re in. You’ll see what I mean.


A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her – her husband had cheated on her and she was devastated. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as soon as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.

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In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

Turning to her granddaughter, she asked, ‘Tell me what you see.’

‘Carrots, eggs, and coffee,’ she replied.

Her grandmother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The grandmother then asked the granddaughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the grandmother asked the granddaughter to sip the coffee. The granddaughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The granddaughter then asked, ‘What does it mean, grandmother?’

Her grandmother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

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“Which are you?” she asked her granddaughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity? Do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain.. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level?

How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?


May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can’t go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

May we all be like the COFFEE.

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“RHYTHMZ – ME&YOU” SINGLE

“RHYTHMZ – ME&YOU” SINGLE

RYTHMZ is a Cameroon based duo that specializes in a new genre f African music trending all over Central Africa called Afro-Bikossa (a blend of Bikutsi, Makossa and Afropop). The group is made up of 2 male singers (Diyani Bill Munyenge and Fongap Etienne Nkeng) in their early 20s, Rythmz is currently signed to one of Cameroon’s biggest record label (XM Music) and managed by UK based management and marketing company (DCMedia).

ME & YOU is Rythmz latest single which was produced by phill bill beats at NoHits NoRecords Entertainment, as always their music is meant to captivate the ears with a unique blend or French and English lyrics and instrumentals. The single is a follow up to the Central Africa Hit “Dancia” which featured XMalaya of XM Music.

Listen & Download here: https://soundcloud.com/nohitznorecordzent-1/me-u-prodphillbillbeatz
Twitter: @rythmzofficial | Instagram: @rythmzofficial | Facebook: Rythmz Cameroon

Bookings & Enquiries: princeenobi2005@gmail.com

Help out! Sick Cameroonian woman. A fight for Esther’s Life

A fight for Esther’s Life

On August 8th, my dear friend Esther went to the emergency room because she felt very weak and had almost fainted at home. Esther had been having what she thought was prolonged periods for a few months but the bleeding had become excessive in the week prior. In the ER she was found to have a hemoglobin of 6mg/dl and an exam revealed a large mass on her cervix.

She was told that she most likely has cervical cancer and more tests and exams revealed that she had a 7cm mass confined to her cervix. A mirage of tests, exams and biopsies revealed that she has Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the cervix, stage 3a. She was told that the immediate treatment would include a weekly dose of sensitizing chemotherapy in conjunction with 25 days of radiation.

Radiation was started immediately and she received a total of 6 days of radiation, but she received none of the very important sensitizing chemotherapy because she had no money to pay for it. On August 19th, after applying to Medicaid and several other cancer funds for coverage and being turned down, the hospital financial officers told her that she needs to pay $5000 down before they can give her chemo and continue radiation. Because she did not have the money nor does she have insurance, Esther’s treatment was withheld and she was sent home.

This is literally the fight for Esther’s life. Without this treatment she will die.

Esther has worked hard all her life. She is the backbone of her family. She has worked harder than most people I know and she does it with a smile on her face. She put herself through pharmacy school while raising three children and taking care of a sick husband. A few years ago she had spinal cord surgery and was almost paralyzed and had to undergo months of physical therapy to re-learn how to walk. During that same period of time her husband took a turn for the worse and his kidney failed and he has been on dialysis ever since. In the mist of all this, her oldest son lost his voice due to some growths on his vocal cords and has undergone several surgeries just so he can breathe. Esther gave up taking care of herself because she had to take care of everybody else.

Esther’s dream was to open her own pharmacy and be her own boss and the last few years she saved money and in April of this year she left her reliable job and benefits behind and used all her savings plus a loan to open her own pharmacy. She never predicted the turn of events that was about to occur. She told me that for 4 whole weeks she sat in that pharmacy and not one person came in even just to say ‘Hi”. The pharmacy has been opened for 4 months and she has averaged about 2 customers a week. She is drained. Her credit cards are maxed out, her utilities are being shut off, her 20yr old had to withdraw from college, her mortgage is in the red and now they have stopped her cancer treatment. This is as bad as it gets. This fight is for life or death! Please join me let’s fight for Esther’s life. Her 3 children, 20, 15 and 13 need her to be around. Her husband who is on dialysis is too sick to support her. This family needs a miracle.

There are 4 ways you can support this family

1. Pray: This family needs a miracle. I believe in the power of prayer, so please say a prayer or two.

2. Donate: No amount is too small. Esther needs to put down $5000 in order to continue chemo and radiation, so anything will be very much appreciated. Your donations will go to help pay medical bills, get the family back on their feet and start a savings account for the children because neither Esther nor her husband have life insurance.

3. Share Esther’s story, with your kids, your family, your coworkers, your colleagues, your community, your neighbors, your friends, your social network, your clients or your customers, you get the idea! Together we can change this family’s future and the future of many families.
4. Don’t take your health for granted. Good health is a privilege. Quit taking the one body you’ve been blessed with for granted. Schedule an appointment and get your regular check. Ladies, get your regular pap smears and lets all work together to make sure not one more woman gets this disease. Get insured!!! Get health, disability and life insurance, today! You don’t know what the future will bring so please do not procastinate.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of Esther’s Miracle team!!

Sincerely,

Fri Mofor-Eta

A Cameroonian Wedding

Cameroonian wedding by MYDOUALA

Douala Women's International Group

We were invited to the wedding of  Zédou and Julie in Foumbot on Nov. 19, 2011.  Zédou (a branch manager of Advans Cameroon) and Julie are based in Yaoundé, but they both hail from Foumban and Foumbot (West Cameroon), hence the wedding ceremony was held there, 5 hours away by maniacal car-driving from Douala, where we are living. I say “maniacal” because that’s how Frank, my frustrated-Formula-1-driver of a husband, drives!

On Friday, we drove for 4 hours to Banjoun where we stayed at our friends’ house for the weekend. Our gracious hosts, Bart and Christine, welcomed us in their lovely home. It was my second visit to their house and each time, I’ve been impressed by how big yet cozy it is. Banjoun has a lovely cool climate and their garden is such a refreshing oasis of greens and a variety of colors from the different flowers that Christine…

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Life is tough for trans and intersex Cameroonians

Transgender Cameroonians

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By Erin Royal Brokovitch

Transgender people are becoming more visible in Cameroon, despite the legal repression of homosexuality and the fact that LGBTI people in Cameroon are often convicted in unfair trials because they look different.

NAOMI AND DELORES

Franky Djome (Photo courtesy of France24) Naomi (Photo courtesy of France24)

For years, Naomi and Dolores have been well-known names in the city of Yaoundé, gaining a reputation that has spread beyond the LGBT community. Naomi, 25, whose real name is Franky, and Dolores, 23, with a given name of Jonas, both look so thoroughly female that they attract attention whenever they appear in public. Clothing, jewelry, hairstyles — every detail is feminine.

And in a homophobic country like Cameroon, where people cling to rigidly traditional views of gender, those who appear to be transgender or transvestites are at risk. They are automatically labeled as gay, which is condemned by Cameroonian society.

However, for the past six…

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