Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Southern Africa and the deciding never to give up despite failure

"If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself up and try again", Aaliyah's words truly resonate well with me today....I know this blog is about mastering the art of African Cuisine, but writing a dissertation is no easy feat, and I am not sure if publishing while writing might be a great decision as rejection letters can cause one to falter. But in the words of Aaliyah, I have made up my mind never to quit, and instead, "dust myself up and try again." With that said, I am off to Southern Africa. From Angola to Zimbabwe, samosas to red bush tea, I will be exploring all that I can in the next three weeks. Even though this journey seems daunting as the end is almost in the horizon, I have decided never give up, even on days like today where I failed miserably with making vegetable samosas from South Africa. I am not sure if it was my flour mixture or whether I simply failed to follow directions, all I know is that I almost burnt my apt and so I stopped. It could be that I was a bit distracted with the sad news I received earlier, nonetheless, i will try again tomorrow to see if I can master the art of making samosas while revising my rejected paper.....

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to see you received some less than stellar news. Your perseverance, however, is truly remarkable and something to be admired. You rock!