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My sePT v-DAY

Published September 14, 2012 by aquahlekkergarla

Well i just love pies hey but there is no pie in the whole world that beats PIE-TIME pie which is a Botswana owened brand.Every friend of mine who visits from all parts of the world knows about this pie,there is that things that makes you say WOW this pie is the real deal and it gave me the confidence to just pass all the KFC,debonaires,Chicken licked and all common resturants and just go get this pie.You must fly to Botswana for this pie and its best when you have it with a Botswana owened juice,Golden fruits juice any falvoure is the way.

Am sure after these last pictures you wondering if this pie does give energy too lol..yes it does hahahahahah anyway hope you will fly to Botswana for this pie.enjoy your weekend as for me am going for a funeral far from where am staying so road trip tomorrow morning.be safe ..much love

Tradition rebooted

Published September 11, 2012 by aquahlekkergarla

History was remade after a 30years gab at the GA-Maelete village(Ramotswa) on the 1st of Septermer as a regime of 334 men was welcomed back from a month long initiation at Tsokwane(a bushy place).This tribe is lead by a female chief and am so proud of her for bringing back something that have been put asside by most of the tribes in Botswana.

At these initiations men are taught and prepared to be real men and no one is allowed in their camp or to know what happens in the camp as the whole country is notified about it and no airplanes are allowed to pass by the camp.In this particular time two young school boys went and spyed on the camp and they were caught,if you are caught spying you have to join the camp,no negotiations.Lots and lots of rules are strictly followed.

It was a big day,happy smiles,traditional songs,ullulations,traditionsal wear every where when they were being welcomed back.we are glad they all managed to come back safe no one died craving cappucinos or salads or missing his blackberry and laptop lol…have some few pictures to show you how it was…enjoy

Proud Mothers,wives,grannies,siters and women of the community wearing traditional wear to respect and welcome the men

These necklaces are made from wild fruits seeds,He missed coke hey…hehehe,they get a piercing,not with the machines but needles and wires..

Here was after the ceremony they take each other half way,like those who are from nearby villages were taken halfway by their fellows

They are wearing leather,even that short is leather and the shoes too are made with leather,ropes

They use these horns as trumpets….to warm the villagers of their arrival when they are still on their way

Choral Music is FUN

Published July 6, 2012 by aquahlekkergarla

A while ago a friend of mine invited me to a music competition and this competition was sponsored by the President Of Botswana,my friend’s choir scooped first position and imagine it was their first time to take part into these competitions am so proud of them.This music competition is choral kinder of Music,i loved different kinds of attires that the groups wore…it was a beautiful day music lovers were going one direction,Choir members not eating anything sweet for several days before the competition to avoid scratching their voices, i think they where even drinking cooking oil instead of water to smoothen the pipe and the voice box lol..am kidding am not sure but at my elementary school we were given cooking oil and half cooked maize to eat,we were told they made our voices to come out nicely we were not allowed to eat sweets and if you happened to eat them a rod was going to cross your butt lol..wow elementary memories hey…anyway lets check the pictures…The winners of the competition… i HEART their colorful attire

                     Me and the guys from another choir

                                                                                                        Me and the boys

This guy is my older brother’s friend and he was in a choir too singing,pity my brother does not have interest,funny because my dad used to sing choral music i dnt know why he is not interest i thought boy child must copy dad aish…anyway am sorry for some photos with bad quality its because i was a bit far at the back and using both my phone and my camera…..

 

xoxoxo

Aquah

Gaborone,Botswana Fashion event

Published June 27, 2012 by aquahlekkergarla

Fashion has seriously struck hard the Land of Africa,the annual fashion event titled GABORONE FASHION WEEKEND has already struck the fashion loving people around africa’s ears as we are just a month away to it.Iam so excited i cannot wait so let me just show you some of the pictures from last year’s event,it featured the likes of New York’s Indashio Batory of  INDASHIO INTERNATIONAL,YAYA Dacosta,Koketso,Sessilee Lopez,Kaone Kario (the winner of face of africa from Botswana) and etc…The outsfits were stunning..different kinds of textures, too much color,both African and eastern inspired..the models were rocking the runway like nobody’s BS (Business in case you dont know lol),lights every where the set up is just too beautiful and theres always a sale…Let the pictures prove it..It was happening….Indashio Batory himself in the bushmen traditional clothing…very nice…be on the look out of this year’s GABORONE fashion weekend….we talking food..fashion…music…sales…jewellery…crafts and more…

Beautiful colours 🙂

MORE AND MORE AND MORE FUN……

xoxoxo

LOCAL TALENT:FREAKS are the ZOIDS

Published June 13, 2012 by aquahlekkergarla

Been weeks wanting to publish this post but work just had to be massive,like my boss took a leave of 3 weeks to India and i was left alone in the office you can imagine the irritating phone rings,i finally finished compiling this post anyway and am stund for days.

FreakAzoid is a dance crew from Gaborone, Botswana, that interpretes music in a very entertaining manner. It consists of 4 lovely,sweet,talented ,hardworking,swaggalicious home breed guys ie;Jones Pierre,Salim L,Linda Blink and Kyar Miel.When they dance you will think they are not Africans because they are too talented,they have taken dancing to another level,very professional and they dont only dance hip hop ,they have incorporate other types of dances that they learned on their journey as they got more experienced and mingled with the revolutionary dance world,a bit of cramping,dance hall,and etc.They have a very intense electrifying display of art, straight up interpretation of the beauty in music, sound and instrumentals with lots of  story telling through dance.I go a bit personal with them because they were my juniors at varsity and we were in a dance club together and they ended up showing interested in my clothing label*Which i will get in to a lil bit later in one of my future posts* and they represented it,wore it to their perfomances and stuff…looking at where these guys come from iam just too excited for them because they started small nd never gave up because they are big dreamers,every opportunity that presented itself they never allowed it to pass them through and iam their biggest fan yey!!*Shaking pompoms*.They have achived a lot besides always winning the battles with other dance crews on the street,they won in a local talent show called ‘My African Dream’ and they took part in the ‘BATTLE OF THE STARS’ competition organised by my African Dream crew,they were featured in a local music video and a local poet’s video and recently have taken the SHAKEDOWN *an up coming tv show that will be on the local television station*auditions by storm and the streets has it that they are currently featured in an on going shooting of a music video of a local artist *Talk about busy bees chasing that paper*.They have built their reputation  in the Botswana entertainment scene because of their high standard entertaining perfomances and working a lot with high rated local celebrities.IAM PROUD of them…#clapHands

All the quard members;from left its;Linda Blink (The reserved one,he allows his dancing to speak for him),Kyar Miel(He is our Chris Brown,He dances,behaves,walks,dress like him),Jonnes Pierre(This one we love his almost chinese eyes,even when he is not on his charming tip he is charming,we can say a born charmer,i think his wife will be lucky in the future and yep he dances like crazy),Salim L(OOOh Salim Salim,you know the leading guy in stomp the yard 1,the one who ends up doing Meagan Good,*cant believe i fogot his name,am crazy about that dude,his name just flew from my mind#sad* yah him,this Salim dude when he dances he always reminds me of that guy,even a friend of mine said it then i figured i wasnt imagining things lol);I love these guys jo…but i dont think they know…

This Dope art is theirs,i HEART it,i imagine it in Green oooh yah…

Yeah Man#usherVoice…;)

Swaggaed up for a perfomance..mind blowing one for sure

I told you *swagged up for a mind blowing perfomance*

VIP section…LOL…

When they were representing my clothing label to a perfomance

The poster of the competition they entered

Rocking them high school baseball jackets

About to blow the SHAKEDOWN judges away

I think they were showing off #rollingEyes…it hurts how they are skilled lol..doing what they do best,my boys for years..

Caught in action

You can catch them on their facebook page,just search FreakAzoidBw and you will find them.Hope you LOVE them too nw…:)

 

xoxoxo

hAPPY LABOUR DAY!!!

Published May 2, 2012 by aquahlekkergarla

1ST of May it was a holiday in Botswana so as i said before we the blacks never rest on holidays ,we are always running around doing our own other stuff that we couldnt do because we get caught up with work.I had to run around the city paying bills and other errands and i went to visit my Grand father#myMother’s Dad in a town 30min drive away from the city..it was fun and it just felf good to spend time with my granny asking me about work..marriage *you know they always have to ask about marriage eish*..anyway i hope my fellow Tswanians enjoiyed this holiday.