Thursday, July 31

First it was Obama now it´s Michelle´s turn

The International Best-Dressed List now out and the article published by Telegraph is as follows:

While Senator Barack Obama’s wife came first on the list, Senator John McCain’s wife did not make it on to the list at all and was dismissed by critics as being too conventional to be stylish. Mrs Obama joins French first lady Carla Bruni, Kate Middleton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tilda Swinton, Daniel Craig and Angelina Jolie on the list.Notable among those missing was Victoria Beckham. But given that Mrs Obama topped the lot, it was Mrs McCain who stood out most among the American absentees - and critics appeared to relish the fact.

“Clothes make the woman, after all,” wrote the New York Daily News of the snub.
“Like it or lump it, the personal style of each candidate’s wife has become an important part in establishing individuality, likability and power. Michelle Obama, who has her own favourite high-end designers, has made sure to advertise her everywoman-frugality every chance she gets.”

Keren Eldad, New York fashion manager of the Los Angeles Times, said: “McCain’s style is like the political style of her husband: conservative and outdated. It screams 'safety’ and escapes any nod to change, to risk, or to bravado. She may throw on a tailored leather jacket every once again, but through her pearls and all that hairspray, can we really detect any semblance of inspiration? Of fun?

“Obama, on the other hand, gets it. She is a modern woman, she has fun with fashion, she embraces life with fury and grace - making apparel choices so varied, that time and again signal this woman never sees anything in life as constant. That’s change. And that is the essence of what fashion is all about”.

Vanity Fair’s style connoisseurs deemed Mrs Obama ready for the crown of the world’s best-dressed woman for her ensemble of a Maria Pinto purple sheath dress, with a black Azzedine Alaïa belt, worn when her husband claimed the Democratic presidential nomination. “She’s our commander in sheath,” the magazine said.

When Mrs Obama appeared on the popular US daytime talk show, The View, wearing a black and white Donna Ricci dress that cost $148 (£74), the dress sold out overnight and made the designer a household name.

Mrs McCain, on the other hand, has been criticised for her stiff appearance and dress — her hair until recently was always styled in a rigid “up-do” - and is often compared with a Stepford Wife or a cyborg in the media and on blogs. When Mrs McCain made an effort to soften her image and literally let her hair down for a Vogue photo shoot, the Washington Post ran a feature on the transformation.

Do you think Michelle is well dressed? Write in and comment guys!

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Monday, July 28

The zwTube crew reviews Eric´s win








Check out the headline story on New Zimbabwe

African Idol battle FINALLY over Eric WINS!

The competition maybe over , but for Eric Moyo, a fabulous career has just begun! The tension and excitement at The Bomas in Nairobi was off the hook as the Top 2 and the rest of your favourite contestants performed an unforgettable set.

The heat was on in Obama Kampla as the finale got underway. The 27 year old guy from Bulawayo versus the 19 year old girl from Kampala was the battle of the day.

The finale proved to be an extremely emotional culmination to the hectic Idols calendar and while singing his choice for the night, “When A Man Loves A Woman,” Eric’s cool as usual façade crumbled, his voice cracked and he was choked up with tears as he noticed his parents in the crowd for the first time this season.

Buoyed up by the good energy in the audience he managed to collect himself, earning a huge round of applause, but the tears were back as Lebo revealed that he had won. For the second time that night, Eric performed the song specially written for him by the guys at SonyBMG - “This Is My Everything” – and for the second time that night he cried openly, hugging runner-up Nicolette and the rest of the Top 10 as they emerged from the wings to congratulate him.



Now winning this show may be the highlight of his life, but, that is only the beginning. Now that he has won, the hard work really starts as Eric will be flying down to SA to record his single, heard first on Idols, and to start work on his much anticipated album.

Congratulations Eric you truely deserved to win! You were in a league of your own. All the best in your music career.

Friday, July 25

Weekend Special... the 17 year old strikes again

What a shocking story! Why? How? When? This is unbelievable! This is just a disaster for all involved... Don`t you think so? Guys write in and let me know what you think of this....
Have a nice weekend!

A teenage girl from Argentina has given birth to female triplets - for the second time! The teenager Pamela Villarruel poses with her seven children on May 11, 2008 outside her parents' home in the town of Leones in Cordoba Province , central Argentina . Pamela had her first set of female triplets aged just 15, giving birth to the second set a year later. As she gave birth to a son when she was just 14, that means young Pamela is now a mother seven times over, all before her 17th birthday!!
All seven children were born prematurely but without any kind of fertility treatment.

Pamela and her children currently sleep in the living room of her mother Magdalena who supports them all by house cleaning. The father of Pamela's first son abandoned them, the father of the first set of triplets was forced out of the house by the family for beating her, and Pamela refuses to identify the father of the more recent triplets. The young girl's mother, Magdalena, requested to have her daughter's fallopian tubes tied to avoid any further pregnancies, but was denied as Argentine law prohibits the procedure to be done on minors.

While doctors say the three newborns and their mother are well, the case has sparked debate across Argentina , the BBC has reported. In bars, cafes, and newspapers, there has been widespread criticism of Pamela's alleged promiscuity. Her family already receives help from the provincial authorities, which donated land and built them a house when the first set of triplets was born. But some Argentines are arguing that perhaps what Pamela needs is not financial help but more advice on contraception. Pamela's mother says they will now have to seek more assistance from the government. The teenager will be 17 years old on Monday.


Thursday, July 24

One of the beautiful homes in Africa

Hi guys!
How is your week going so far? Check out this beautiful home in South Africa. Everything really fits well, the location, the tasteful interior design and most of all the beautiful infrastructure. I love the way the African details are carefully placed giving a well balanced look without dominating the the overall look.

Write in comment on what you think of this beautiful home...




Tuesday, July 22

Its Nicolette vs Eric in the final

The results for idol are out and this is how it all happened. Eric is said to have skipped across the stage to illustrate how “over the moon” he felt as Lebo, with a pretense at suspense, quickly announced that he would take the first spot in the only 2 safe seats reserved for the finalists.

Long tension-filled minutes later Lebo announced that Nicolette would be joining Eric in the Top 2! At first his announcement was greeted with absolute silence. Trinah was completely lost for words eventually admitting the results were a “shocker”. She looked absolutely stunned as she remained on the stage while Nicolette, just as surprised by the results, made her way to the safe seats.

Well, well, well ...That´s the name of the game you win some and you lose some sorry Trinah. We are in for a real final, full of good music. Bring it on guys. Let the best man win!!!!!!

As a farewell to Trinah, here is her last perfomance. "Goodluck in all you do Trinah"!

Monday, July 21

Project Runway finally embraces an African

Hi everyone!
How was the weekend? I was working so it was not much of a weekend.
Project Runway is underway and finally an African, Korto Momolu managed to secure a place as one of the contestants on Project Runway Season 5. She is originally from Liberia but was fashion-trained in Canada. She later moved to Arkansas to pursue her passions which include weaving traditional African designs into contemporary clothing.

Friday, July 18

Making it in Hollywood

Hi everyone!
How has the week been? Mine has been alright! I just think it went so fast. Anyway......
As you´ve noticed Africa has invaded Hollywood big time. It all started with Hotel Rwanda, then came The Last King of Scotland , Constant gardener and Blood Diamond topped it all off. Still more movies are to come, I know for sure.

With that the promotion of black actors/actresses has enhanced but especially for actors with an African origin. Check out the 44 year old Benin model/actor Djimon Hounsou who´s career went sky rocketing when he was featured in Blood Dimond. He is currently Calvin Klein´s latest underwear model. On top of it all he is dating the gorgeous Kimora Lee Simons, making them among hollywood´s hottest couples. I know things were going up for him even before Blood Diamond but more publicity came his way, with the film.



An actress that has also really impressed me is 36 year old, Thandiwe Newton, who has Zimbabwean blood. I first noticed her when she was featuring in ER as Dr. Carter´s girlfriend/wife. Another thing is, I also like Thandie´s consistancy in fashion, she always looks lovely. For a mother of two, Thandie is truely an inspiration for all women especially mothers out there. Work it girl.
The 33 year old Charlize Theron, who has come from a tattered background "Mother killed alcoholist father, cold blooded when Charlize was in her teens". It was self-defence though but all the same,what a nightmare for any teenager! This South African actress has risen against all odds that come with the industry and managed to secure an Oscar for the movie, Monster. Charlize has proven that she has strong will and that she exerts excellence in all that she does. Don´t we all just love her?


A new comer to Hollywood is Benu Mabhena who played Jessy in Blood diamond or was Solomon Vandy´s wife. Benu is said to be a determined actress who has spent most of her life on the run, living in exile. Benu's family roots are with the Ndebele Tribe. Her parents and five brothers were born in Zimbabwe, while younger Benu and her sister hail from London. After spending four years in London, the family traveled back to Zimbabwe, where they stayed for two years. Then, they went to Botswana for a year; South Africa for several years; then back to Botswana; back again to South Africa, and on to Lesotho. Finally, the US government granted the family asylum, and they settled in San Francisco, where Benu spent her teenage years and began acting. She has done exceptionally well under her circumstances. All the best to Benu.

Guys enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, July 16

"Loyiso from nothing to success"

Guys,
check out these two videos about Loyisa. I was really impressed by his classy perfomance the other day, when he teamed up with Jamelia to sing As by Stevie Wonder. Nice, smooth voice he had. I, therefore decided to check him out and here are some interesting videos I found about him.
Loyiso is South Africa´s Prince of R`n`B. Cool isn´t he!

Here, Loviso talks about his life and how he managed to get out South Africa´s worst enviroments.



This is Loviso perfoming with Jamelia, I saw this and liked his way....



Be inspired by this guy and enjoy his music!

Monday, July 14

AFRICAN IDOL TOP THREE announced

Eric, Nicolette and Trinah are in!

Best perfomance this week!


Adiona unfortunately has been voted out. I blame it all on her song choice. Rihanna´s Umbrella is a big NO NO. I think it´s not serious enough. Another thing is she sang one of Celine Dion´s masterpeices and come on we all know you never attemp to do a Celine Dion reproduce unless you are Celine Dion herself. Some artists are just not to be sang in such competitions otherwise you will forever be compared to them and unfortunately will never compare to them.

I am a bit dissapointed with Adiona for this poor choice of songs. I really thought she had a chance of being in the last two. All the same "Adiona , I wish you all the best in your music career and I hope you find your niche... Adios".

To be honest though,
I really was not impressed by any of the girls perfomances this week, I didn´t quite feel them. Shape up girls for real... We expect better song choices next week.

Now on a positive note, I just want to say, " the perfomance of the week was by ERIC when he sang End of the road by Boys II Men."
I seriously got chills like when I heard him sing When a man loves a woman by Michael Bolton. This guy can pull stunts only a pro can. Enjoy the perfomance.

All the best to the top three!

Friday, July 11

Some black female celebs in Sweden

Hallo!

I just thought of showing you pictures of some black celebrities in Sweden that I find interesting. Here they are....

The current winner of Sweden´s Next Top Model Hawa Ahmed, 18 years old ,

Blossom Tainton, model and fitness guru,


Haddie Jallow, an actress,


Katarina Sandström, news ancor and finally the gifted...


LaGaylia Fraiser, who is a musician.

Have a nice beginning to your weekend people!




Thursday, July 10

Video of the week

Just get ready to laugh, this is so funny. Have not laughed like today in a very long time...

Wednesday, July 9

The billionaires of Africa

Hallo everybody!

Check out the list below. Do you know anyone below?
Africa does have magnates, wealthy and they can be rated among the world´s richest. They are indeed loaded and are billionaires in US $. Here they come. The list starts at No. 10 with...

Patrice Motsepe (South Africa)
African Rank No.10 – World Rank No.503 – Wealth $2.4 billion
It has been fourteen years since the end of Apartheid and Africa’s largest economy South Africa has finally produced its first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe. The Pretoria raised lawyer was born into a relatively well off black family for the time, his father ABC Motsepe was one of the wealthiest black business men in the country. Motsepe specialised as a mining law and this paved his way into the industry that was to make his fortune. His company African Rainbow Mineral is today one the largest mining concerns in South Africa. Motsepe is also the owner of one of South Africa’s most successful football clubs Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Mo Ibrahim (Sudan)
Africa rank No.9- World Rank No.462- Wealth $2.5 billion
founder of Mobile Telecommunications giant CelTel which operated Mobile Phone services across Africa. He sold the firm in 2005 to Kuwaiti Investors.


Samih Sawiris (Egypt)
African Rank No.8 – World Rank No.396 – Wealth $2.9 billion

Samih Sawiris is the first of the four Sawiris family members we meet in this list. It has been a good year for Samih as his interests in tourism and leisure have seen his wealth rise from $1.6 billion to $2.9billion. Probably his most significant investment over the year was his commitment to invest $500 million in a luxury alpine resort in Andermatt, Switzerland his first venture outside the Middle East. The resort will comprise a 5-star hotel, apartment and villa, an ice rink all spread over 37 acres.

Aliko Dangote (Nigeria)
African Rank No.7 – World Rank No.334 – Wealth $3.3 billion
Another débutante on the list and the first from Africa’s most populous nation. While the average man on the street in Nigeria would insist that the country has produced many billionaires’, mostly former heads of state and their cronies, Dangote represents a break from this tradition as a man who has created his wealth in a comparatively transparent manner. His interests in sugar,cement and food have propelled Dangote to the top of the pile in Nigeria. His close relationship with former Nigerian President Obasanjo some argue has fuelled his wealth and Obasanjo’s exit from power last year saw Dangote’s influence wane somewhat typified by the revocation of his purchase of former-state owned refineries by the new government.

Johann Rupert & family (South Africa)
African Rank No.6 – World Rank No.284 – Wealth $3.8 billion
Johann Ruperts and family have seen their total wealth slip by about $500 million and drop three places down the list of Africa’s richest on the back of challenging global economic conditions and downturn in the luxury goods sector where his Richemont group is a major player. The tough economic conditions had not stopped rumours of Rupert looking to pay millions to purchase the English football team Blackburn Rovers, a deal Rupert has categorically denied.

Nicky Oppenheimer & family (South Africa)
African Rank No.5 – World Rank No.173 – Wealth $5.7 billion
The Oppenheimer fortune is facing challenging times as investment pours into Russian extensive mineral resources fuelling competition, resource hungry representatives of China and India scour Africa looking to secure their supply lines and back home the Black Empowerment policy has meant changes in Anglo American Corporation the mining giant founded by the Oppenheimer family. Despite these challenges the family fortune has grown but not enough to keep their position in last year’s list as they drop three places to No’5.

Mohammed Al Amoudi (Ethiopia)
African Rank No.4 – World Rank No.97 – Wealth $9.0 billion
Last year year’s list omitted Mohammed Al Amoudi but this year the Ethiopian born billionaire takes his rightful place. Al Amoudi migrated to Saudi Arabia from Ethiopia in 1965 and made his fortune in property before diversifying into petroleum interests. Al-Amoudi was one the biggest sponsors of celebrations earlier this year to mark the the start of the millennium in Ethiopia. The centre piece of his sponsorship was the construction of the multimillion dollar Millennium Central Hall in Addis Ababa.

Onsi Sawiris (Egypt)
African Rank No.3 – World Rank No.96 – Wealth $9.1 billion
The list has already seen the first of the Sawiris family and the top three positions are all taken up by family members, the Sawiris father and his other two sons. Onsi Sawiris despite being in retirement and having divested most of the Orascom Empire he built to his three sons has seen his wealth almost double from $5 billion in 2007 to $9.2 billion today. Interestingly the combined Sawiris fortune of $34.7 billion would see the family at No.7 amongst the world’s richest.

Nassef Sawiris (Egypt)
African Rank No.2 – World Rank No.68 – Wealth $11.0 billion
Of all those who made this list Nassef Sawiris has had the most spectacular rise in his wealth, last year his wealth was estimated at $3.9 billion but he starts this year with three times that fortune at $11 billion. Nassef Sawiris runs the construction arm of the Orascom empire and soaring oil prices have ensured his target market of the Middle East is awash with development funds. Orascom Construction signed some big deals last year including building a $1.8 billion fertiliser plant in Algeria, a $110 million Solar Plant in Egypt and part of a consortium building Cairo’s new metro.

Naguib Sawiris (Egypt)
African Rank No.1 – World Rank No.60 – Wealth $12.7 billion
In gloomy world economy the growth of telecommunications, the internet and the media have been one of the few bright spots. In the emerging market it has been no difference and Naguib Sawiris has benefited tremendously from this. In particular the mobile telephony part of his empire has shown strong growth although not without controversy as investments in North Korea and investigations into the purchase of an Italian Teleco.


As you can see Egyptians dominate the list due to the Sawiris family being so successful. Note also that no women in Africa are billionaires, but hopefully this will change with time. Write in and comment on this list.

Thats all for today guys!

Information has been provided by :
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Tuesday, July 8

Footballers and their partners

Hi guys how was your day? It was raining in Stockholm, gloomy weather....
All the same today its footballers' day!These guys actually have lives too apart from when see them playing on TV I mean , I tend to forget that they have other things going on, relationships with their mothers, fathers, brother, sisters and not the least GIRLFRIENDS/ WIVES.....
....and look what I found today the interesting ones are below.

Rumors have it that Nadia Buari the Ghanaian actress is now engaged to Chelsea´s Michael Essien. How far true this is, I don´t know, however I think they make a lovely couple. Look how in love he looks as he gazes at her in the picture. Unfortunately for Nadia one of Essien´s "ex-girlfriends" recently came out and accused Essien for being a serial cheater as she claims he had cheated on her for over 50 times while they were together and that´s why they broke up. That sounds really sick.... if he did this. BUT all that one hears/reads must be taken with a pinch of salt, right especially where celebrities are concerned! Please rate them for style what do you think?



And how did you imagine Drogba at home with his MRS... Well here are they, looking very happy and content together. This is Mrs ALLA Didiér Drogba, his wife for 7 years now and they have 3 lovely babies together. I love this couple. This is Africa´s own version of Posh and Beckham many have said, but I think she is too shy and therefore she won´t qualify for Posh status but I like here down to earth attitude. Big ups ALLA.

I am glad that Samuel Etoó is staying in Barcelona and I think his place is there. His reasons for staying though are thanks to his girlfriend Georgette who does not want to move to England. That is the lovely woman with a baby in her hands. That woman is as good as MRS ETOÒ guys and they even have 2 children together though it may not seem so as Etoó is not looking at her in that way. What´s going on between these two?

Who is the other beauty on the picture below? Certainly not Etoós sister I can assure. The beauty in this picture is Elizabeth. Samuel has been linked to this lovely lady who is from Cameroon as well. She was born in France and lives in England where she is schooling to be a judge.

Samuel and Elizabeth are said to have met many times but wanted to keep a low profile as Etoó is still in a relationship with Geogette. From what is said, Samuel was supposed to sign with Chelsea but his current girlfriend did not want to move from Spain because ..... you guys can connect the dots!!



Which couple is loveliest if the three oh no four Etoo is a double entry hahahaha
write in and comment....

Monday, July 7

Ammara Out of African Idol

The results were announced today and I am sad for Ammara she is out of the competition. I thought she would at least make it to the top tre or even the finals anyway that is how the competition goes as we all know. "Ammara, you were among my favorates in the competition... I am a big fan can´t wait for your music!"

On another note I just have to say, I was blown away by Eric´s stunts the guy can sing I am sooooooo proud of him and Adiona you too can sing girl. Keep doing what you are doing guys and you will both go far even after the competition. You really are representing Zimbabwe doing a great job. I am soooooo proud. Nice with some nice PR for Zim for once...

This is Ammara´s last perfomance and I would like to say to you girl "you have nothing to regret you did a GREAT JOB".


Friday, July 4

Weekend Special (Help ailing relatives)

Hi guys!

I just wanted to share some good news good news good news people....
This is what I got a hold of recently. As we all know there is a shortage of certain resources back in Africa. Medicine being among the list of items. As a future pharmacist, I was compelled to ask if there was any opportunity to provide medicine for those ailing back home.

Well, I talked to one of the managers of the state owned pharmaceutical company Apoteket AB which runs a chain of pharmacies throughout the country. This is what he told me, "if a person back home does not have the opportunity to buy a certain drug because it´s too expensive or that the drug is not available in their own country an arrangement can be made". What one can do is that a valid prescription can be sent to a relative in Sweden who then goes to the pharmacy to claim and pay for the medicine. The thing is that the relative or acquaintance can not take out the medicine but the medicine is directly sent to the relative who is ailing...


I thought this was fantastic news for those who have sick relatives, who can not get hold of the required treatment.

Have a nice beginning to your weekend

Thursday, July 3

World map of happiness now out

Toping the list is Denmark, with its democracy, social equality and peaceful atmosphere, leading to it being the happiest country in the world, researchers in this World map of happiness project have said.

Yet Zimbabwe a country , torn by political and social strife, is the least happy. I became really sad when I read this and even more to read that as the rest of the world is getting happier, the African continent is becoming sadder .

This is what they say causes happiness:
"I strongly suspect that there is a strong correlation between peace and happiness," said Ronald Inglehart, a political scientist at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, who directed the study.
Inglehart said, "there is a strong correlation between happiness and democracy".

Why Denmark then?
"Denmark is prosperous – not the richest country in the world but it is prosperous."
They add also the following highly ranked countries Puerto Rico, Colombia, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Switzerland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada and Sweden.

The united states ranks 16 even if it´s ranked the world´s richest country.The researcher Inglehart said, "Though by no means the happiest country in the world, from a global perspective the United States looks pretty good," . "The country is not only prosperous; it ranks relatively high in gender equality, tolerance of ethnic and social diversity and has high levels of political freedom."

What determined who are happy or not was the extent to which people were free to choose how to live their lives, Inglehart said.

Really sad to read even if Sweden is in the sixth place felt sad for my fellow Africans. To cheer me up though, this is what I watched at got a laugh at least....

Enjoy this courtesy of ZWTUBE
West Africa idol auditions
video

The results are out (Yippie)

Hallo Universe!

As you have noticed added to the blog is a Live visitor tracker, and by that all reading the blog can see where the other visitors are coming from. It´s a fun tool.

Guys now to something else. I just want to know! Did anyone of you have a strict English teacher like I had in primary school. If not, I will tell you a bit about mine. This lady had a glossary of words and terms that were a big NO NO.... Among those was this one word I totally LOVE and its ehhhhhhhhhhh -flabbergasted. Yeah thats the word, I still find it hard to use the today even if it has been more than decade since I had contact with that woman. I mean her voice still echoes in my head. What an impact, right? Do your teachers voices still surround your thoughts at times? Let me know, if they don´t maybe I might need to get some professional help......hehehehhehe!

Anyways the reason why I have to against all the rules of English I was taught is that today I was flabbergasted by the results of my End term exam. I passed , I passed, I passed..... I cant believe it. For this exam I felt as though I had just put 10% input yet reaped 100% output. To be honest I am FLABBERGASTED. I cant understand how and why I passed. I still have not seen the answer sheet and my passing mark. All I have right now is just the confirmation letter that I got a pass. There are no grades in the program I am studying. Its either you pass or fail. One more thing only a mere 26% passed the exam can you believe it, it was that hard...

It was such goods news I just felt compelled to share.

Sweet dream to you all....

The GI diet (Food for a better lifestyle)

We all do want to lose weight, right? This we want to do without struggling at all in other words without having to starve to death and without having to lose any concentration levels... A miracle diet is what we want. But just hold on, what miracle diet are you talking about isn’t it The GI DIET? The diet that has come to Sweden and that has exploded to levels no one would ever have imagined.... Of course, it is and it works like wonders!

What then is The GI (i.e. Glycemic Index)?
This index ranks foods based on their effect on blood sugar in your body. Each food on the Glycemic Index receives a "score" according to how much your blood sugar level increases within a few hours of eating it. When following any weight loss diet based on this concept, you'll be choosing from foods that have a low GI rating. By avoiding starchy foods with fast carbohydrates like pasta, rice, potatoes and basically any foods that are not wholegrain you will I guarantee you DROP weight like crazy……

Before I go further you might make a link to the Atkins diet but they are not similar at all, so don't get this wrong. The G.I.Diet states that you must eat carbohydrates but the right ones that come from fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans and low fat dairy products. All these can be eaten without letup while saturated fats and fast carbohydrates are eliminated totally from the diet. This diet is what all health, medical and nutritional GURUS have recommended for years now. How many times have we heard Gillian McKeith (You are what you eat) emphasize the need to include loads of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, lean meat/fish and whole grains in the diet as this is essential for a long-term good health? The G.I. Diet is what we all need to eat to feel fabulous.


More positive things say about GI: For all those with diabetes read the following statement slowly and carefully ”this diet has helped many keep the sugar level in tact helping them to improve their quality of life ". How about that? Why not give the diet a try, its worth it especially if you are having problems with sugar levels. What I like mostly about the GI diet and i think this you should all hear about is that the energy levels are high all the time because the sugar levels are constant and never will you feel drowsy after eating a GI meal, I love GI diets.

Guys you need to try out GI and if you do so you will stay healthy....

Wednesday, July 2

Career guide a ticket to Sweden

Good afternoon to you all! How is it going out there?

Stockholm is pouring, cats and dogs, spoiling a lovely sunny day. Anyway what to do besides just accept that it´s the way it is. Probably some of you are wondering why I am complaining but believe me if you have spent almost half of the year in the winter here in Sweden I am sure you would be complain too, at the slightest weather change that deprives you of the sun. Oh the sun a precious commodity here in the north.

Enough about the weather lets talk work opportunities in Sweden.... Anyone who needs to find employment is never satisfied with just one job application but applies for as many vacancies as possible right. How does the saying go by the way? Yeah, "If you search you will find" and definitely the attitude to have whilst looking for employment here in Sweden.

Where then to start one may wonder but it´s simple start of with a CV, get acquainted with some websites I will show you below and make very good use of google and start some serious job hunting. Always make a good presentation of yourself attach it to your electronic CV, so that you can send it to as many vacancies as possible that fit in to your qualifications. Here is some very practical information to read and it´s in this link Looking for work in Sweden?

Where to find work check out the following sites that have a number of job vacancies:
The Local
Career jet
Sweden Jobs

I recommend that you visit Ericsson , Teliasonera, Astra Zeneca and Scania and leave in your CVs. There are other more swedish companies the list is endless. I suggest that you google them.

I hope this has been helpful like I have mentioned make use google to search for other sites that provide similar services.

Enjoy your day

Emilia

Tuesday, July 1

Blackness continued...

Hi guys! I hope your day has been wonderful. Mine was quite hectic and it´s only now I feel I can sigh of relief. I am so glad the day is over you can not imagine.

So once again I would like to say it´s really amazing how much response I am continuously getting from you and the feedback is awesome! Thanks once again, for all your support. Before I continue with this week´s theme I would like to answer a question that has been reoccurring a number of times since I launched the blog. These are some of the comments I got regarding the issue:

"Good start. Please let us know how people react to black people there ........".

"What is the general attitude towards black people? .......... are you accepted or are you seen as a species exhibit?"

This is apparently a concern that most of you have regarding Sweden. To clarify I would like to say that what I say here and now is based only on my experiences about the Swedes so far. So if you maybe ask someone else they will probably relate another point of view regarding this matter.

To really understand this issue it might help with some background information about Sweden´s immigration history. Sweden does not have a long history of black immigrants due to its geographical location and its non-colonial history. However, immigrants have come to Sweden and they have mainly come from the Baltic states. So, Sweden is used to taking care of foreigners and a system has been established to help all who have newly arrived to integrate into the country. Well, I can not compare this system to the other European countries´ since I have no access to their integration policies. What I know for a fact though is, that Sweden has taken in most foreigners i.e. Iraq refugees compared to the rest of the EU countries all put together. This says that Swedes are alien friendly.

I would like to say that I have not experienced any racial prejudice towards me from a Swede because I am black. However, I have had encounters with other non-black foreigners and those have in way tried to put themselves above me as a black person by saying that I as black have the tougher situation in Sweden compared to them. I disagree totally with this, because there many blacks who have worked hard and have established themselves in the society. What I have realized in Sweden, regardless of what many say, it is like this, as long as you are determined and you know your facts the doors are unlimited despite what your background is.

What I would like to point out lastly is that how you dress and present yourself is very , very important as a black person. In this aspect a Swede can get away with a scruffy , shabby look, however not a black person. It is unfortunately like this, however as a shabby black person you give Swedes the impression that you have struggled and still is struggling either financially, emotionally or psychologically. I think this is influenced by the pictures shown of Africa in the media. This is not a fact however it´s just a quick link they make, I presume. So now if you would like to get a more positive response, I recommend a clean, neat and well arranged appearance for every black person . You definitely need to be an African with Style. This beats the hurdles that make come with a pre- judgmental attitude.
African-Swedish Marcus Samuelson a grounder and shareholder in Aqua white (exclusive restaurant)

On an overall I would like to say Sweden has a lovely system for foreigners, and I would hesitate to move here if the chance arose because a lot has been done to make foreigners feel at home. As a black you need to prove yourself though, compared to a Swede.

Hope you liked this, do you agree or disagree? Write in and comment on your own experiences.

P/S I will continue with the article on job hunting in SWEDEN tomorrow