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TENERIFE: MY TRIP

In Travel on November 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm

So, I got back from Tenerife yesterday and all I can say is that I loved the heat, the food, the culture and the friends I made while on holiday. I got to Tenerife on Saturday, last week, and I had to wait a long time to be transported to my hotel by coach. I blame the package holiday. My mum never told me the provider, but I will definitely find out very soon, or simply live to support British Airways.

I got the hotel and of course, I spoke little Spanish. The very first thing I said was Buenos Dias. I felt like a total boss, even though my Spanish was awful. Me, my cousin and my mum got our key cards and headed to our rooms. The hotel was beautiful, very calm, serene and lively. I hope that isn’t a contradiction. The rooms at the hotel were very small, nothing majorly fascinating but beautiful indeed. Three beds next to each other and a single bathroom.

First things first when getting to your destination. FOOOOOD. I was starving by the time I got to the hotel, and so were my companions. We headed down to the restaurant area, that was in the hotel. The food was good, better than English food. I will be doing a special post on food soon.

My next objective after eating in the dining area, was friends, and culture searching. All I can say right now, is that the culture was lively, totally different from the UK and somehow very simple. From reading about the Canary Islands, I knew Brits make up the population, so as I am walking down the beautiful road, I meet this guy from Manchester who lives on the Island. He starts a conversation in patois, and of course, me and my mum start laughing hard. Seconds later, we realise the dude has a strong Manchester accent that is slightly funny. He was majorly social, comes with the job he has. He basically promotes this local restaurant by talking to people passing by. My favourite part of meeting this guy was when he led us from the internet cafe to a Hong Kong restaurant that sells the best salt and pepper chicken. My life was almost complete at that point.

In the next couple days a lot happens. I made a really good friend called Aaron Ward, who is a really cool guy. We first met on the second day, and we become bro’s. My mum accused me of having a bromance. It went from me not knowing anyone, to me finding Aaron in the lobby, finding his hotel room, all the way to eating breakfast, lunch and dinner together. It even got to the point where my mum was interacting with his mum, and family. And then to the point, where he was addressing my mum as ‘mumsie.’ This guy was a joker!  We had this motive to find beautiful Spanish girls (Oh God, they exist everywhere). All I can say is that Aaron was the best friend I have ever made on holiday. I made a lot more friends while on holiday but Aaron was legitimately the GUY!

Tenerife has everything you would want in terms of food. If you want ribs, you can find it. If you want Lebanese food, you can find it. If you want Burger King even, it is somewhere to be found. When you walk down the street you have so many guys promoting a particular restaurant. My best experience in Tenerife when it came to food, was when I walking down the opposite road I usually take. I kept walking and walking. I walk up the road for 5 mins and I have to make a vital decision. Lebanese steak or nice British food joint, with everything you could want. The Lebanese people mentioned Africa and I was taken. The British guy carefully watched me. I was like ‘Deal or No Deal’ at that point. When the Lebanese men mentioned Africa, Uganda (where I come from) and the disjointed history he was trying to show off to me, I had the British guy carefully watching me…..still. Before I entered the Lebanese restaurant, the British guy was like, ‘my pay doesn’t rise or fall if you come or not.’ I felt calm at that point, no hard feeling emerged  A slight laugh between me and him erupted but I was simply taken by steak with onions and mushrooms. The best food I ate the entire week.

I have special dedicated posts coming out in the next week with special themes about my holiday to Tenerife. I can’t give you everything today. Follow if you want to read more about the food, girls, culture, lifestyle and people of Tenerife, in comparison to everyday Britain.

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SOUTHBANK AND BEYOND

In Photography, Self Expression on March 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm

SOUTHBANK has always been my favourite culture spot in London.

Cycle Lady seems to be on a mission.

I think his socks want a kiss.

The people behind only saw his belly for a split second. And so did my side. He loved it. DEFINTELY.

Talent from the street is always surprising.

He seriously didn’t need a drum kit.

This dude reminds me of an actor.

Just before I left Embankment.

They really wanted attention when they saw the camera.

Finally back home.

Some of the photo’s were taken by Sarah Ogole, my lovely aunt who inspired me to go out with her on her little adventure. Carlo, my younger cousin, also joined us on our day out and gave us the laughter that kept the day alive.

Girls and College: Breaking The Ice

In Relationships, Self Help on September 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm

NB. I live in London and college is sixth form, not university. So to all Americans reading this, I don’t go to university. That is in 2 years time. That makes me 16 years old.

Girls and college?

I went to my induction day yesterday at my new college. I found it incredibly hard to talk to the guys in college compared to the girls. I think that just runs in my genes. You can’t ask for nine incredible and insightful aunties and one mum. It’s life. You suck it up, embrace it and take advantage of it as much as you can.

The girls in my college are really cool. Some are beautiful, some are sweet, some are nice, some are crazy (my favourite) and some are just ‘okay then?’ (raised eye brow). The ones I get along with really well with, are taken and the ones that are single, I can’t say much because I haven’t met them or asked them up front. In addition, I have an opinion that the pretty girls that are single, are single for a reason and the reason isn’t always going to be good reason. I also learned from my induction day that the strangest experience you have when starting college and talking to women through out the day is you learn so much about how they operate. The girls I didn’t know at first, I realised they were scared to talk to boys as much as boys are to girls. They were even scared to talk to girls they don’t know.

What does that tell you about male and female interaction and interaction in general? It says we are all human beings and we have to face our fears, no matter how we feel.