Bugs on Table mats

I’ve always believed that the reason why they make table mats with pictures of fresh fruit and delicious dishes is to whet your appetite or at least put you in ‘food mood'(my favorite mood) and trick your mind to believe that the food served on the mat is the most delicious thing you’ve ever eaten.

So  imagine what happens when I stroll into this nice restaurant with a friend and the waiter places this shiny table mats before us after taking our orders…

…and there’s a bug on it!



yup, there it is. bottom left, sitting cozy on the apple

I could not stop myself, I just had to take a picture.

Not that I lost my appetite or anything, but this picture just gave me a culture shock.  Apparently, there are some people on this same planet who find bugs appetizing.

All the while we were eating, I kept glancing at my new table-mat-bug-friend and then i thought: “stupid me, it’s just a picture! Not like it was going to become real and bite or something..”

I realize now that everything can’t always be as we imagine it is supposed to be, or as we grew up knowing it should be. It’s the beauty of life; it would be boring otherwise.

Look how a thing as small as a bug on a table mat changed my life! 🙂


Its Coffee Tasting Day!

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Its May 4 and its also coffee tasting day in Cameroon!

Souvenirs of the special beverage day


L-R  Zita and myself


Yup, that’s me. hmmmm…  nothing like a good cup of coffee with friends to begin a school day….

“but you don’t have to wait till May 4th to drink coffee..” they said when they served me my cup at the stand and then gave a litany of reasons why coffee is the best thing I should injest. The most interesting was that about caffeine increasing smartness; the word they used was ‘intelligence’. Well,I don’t know, so they say.

But thank God anyway for May 4th. And for coffee.