Anchor

I do not worry so much when faced with a storm because I have an anchor that keeps me steadfast while the billows roll.

There is so much in life to make one worry. However there are also many things in life to make a person smile. For example the air that we breathe, the very fact that we are alive, family, church, water, food, work, just being able to live a normal life and all.

I think of my anchor as my supporter, my strength, my comforter, my security and my safe pair of hands. I may be feeling weak internally but I put my faith in my anchor because I know that I will go through the storm no matter the outcome.

Having an anchor does not mean that one would not stumble or perhaps fall in the midst of the storm. Having an anchor also does not mean that one will not get hurt or even die.

Having an anchor means the storm won’t break or sink the ship. So even when all is not well with you there is still something to be grateful for.

Do not throw in the towel when the going gets tough. Trust me I have reached certain points in life when I have felt like giving up and pulling out because of a hiccup or two. Wanting to bury my head in the sand and just quit!

But my heavenly father reminds me daily that there is so much more to be happy for and to not allow myself to be discouraged when faced with trouble. It is right to say that God is bigger than the trouble we face so why should we worry.

3 Nights Ago

3 Nights Ago is a short film, a psychological thriller starring Sika Osei and Mawuli Gavor. It is about a woman’s one night stand with a mysterious stranger. Written by my very good friend Gene Adu, directed by Idowu Okeniyi,  cinematography by Apagnawen Annankra and executive produced by Sika Osei.

3 Nights Ago specifically broached the subject of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The film gets off to  a relaxing start with Ewurama making a huge confession to Cobby, who surprisingly remains calm. It has  a recurrent thematic element, the motif being evinced through an engagement ring, which at first looks like it’s made from silver then in later scenes it appears to be yellow gold and then in the latter scenes it goes back to silver (hard to miss this). My initial thought:

Was this a mistake? How could this have gone unnoticed?

Well, I just carried on watching the film and the plot twist was absolutely incredible.

Watch 3 Nights Ago here:

Toogb33 (bofrot) – Ghanaian Breakfast

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I haven’t made these bad boys to perfection yet, but this was the closest I got. Found the original recipe on Willie’s Kitchen’s Facebook page and I got the look I was after but the taste was a wee ‘yeasty‘ so might have to reduce the amount of yeast next time (originally 2 and 1/4 tsp). Also, I would suggest adding a tad bit of salt to taste. What I am going to do now is to tweak the recipe in this post. I hope you will find this recipe helpful.

 

 

Ingredients

3 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp yeast

1 cup milk

1 large egg

1/4 tsp salt

 

Method

  1. Put all dried ingredients (except yeast)  into mixing bowl and mix thoroughly
  2. In a separate cup/bowl warm milk and add yeast  and stir
  3. Add wet ingredients including egg to the dried ingredients and knead into soft dough
  4. Add a little bit of water if dough is too stiff.
  5. Cover dough with cling film and place in an oven tray filled with warm water and place into warm (should be off/ or previously heated) oven until dough rises.
  6. Heat oil in deep pot and then scoop mixture into generous sizes, gently dropping them into hot oil. Start with small medium scoops and adjust if necessary.
  7. Fry until golden brown on all sides turning them frequently

 

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Haussa Koko and Bofrot