Friday, October 24, 2014

INSPIRED: LIZ OTON RUNS FOR DAD

Hello people..It is Cancer Awareness Month. This is a cause dear to my heart because I have lost close family and friends to this terrible disease. Cancer is among the top killers in the 21st century so anything that can be done to get closer to a cure needs to be done.

#Inspired to help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to stamp out the disease, Liz Oton is Running For Her Dad who passed away from Leukemia. She will be the flag bearer of the Cameroon flag at the Opening Ceremony on November 2nd in NYC. 


Someone asked why I’m doing this and what inspires me.  Well, I think it’s easy to see that what brought me to this place was a desire to honor my daddy in a special and memorable way.  To show the world that his spirit lives on through me. I made a pledge to train and do this race and thus far, I’ve kept my commitment. And through each gruesome mile logged, my daddy has continued to watch over me from above.
In addition to my dad, I am inspired and fueled by the following:
1. An opportunity to make an impact towards stamping out this horrible disease called leukemia.  This may be one of the few opportunities that I may ever have to do something positive for humanity and I’m going to seize it. I’m inspired to run by those who would be delighted to run but can’t. I don’t think I need much convincing here nor do I need to elaborate…
2. My amazing sister, friend, and running coach Randi Elisabeth- who has been with me each step of this journey. She’s encouraged and challenged me to do the work that it takes to be a better, stronger runner. When I’ve been discouraged, she’s been quick to remind me that keeping “1 foot forward” was the simplest, yet ultimate goal.
3. Many friends who have donated to my fundraising efforts and offered kind notes and words of encouragement. Reading your notes often brings tears to my eyes and is quite humbling the faith you’ve entrusted in me to accomplish this. You inspire me more than I could ever offer to you.
4. My amazing, kind and patient husband Akan who hates being away from me and not being able to spend most of our non- working time together. I’ll soon return to being his exuberant, Flywheel  and fashion obsessed  wife who loves to cook, cuddle and dote on him- the wife who does not spend all her time talking about strength training, mileage, Garmin watches, nutrition, hydration running negative splits and pacing.


Leukemia 101

Pictures Courtesy of Pinterest #1 & #2





Liz's Donation Page: http://pages.teamintraining.org/nyc/nyc14/runfordad




Way to go Liz. Together we can beat Cancer!!

Y.M,
IRepCamer

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MUSIC THURSDAY: DJ SKEEPER @ GIAMA AWARDS 2014

Hello People, TGIT...Some good news from the Houston,TX

Franco Records Confirms Dj Skeeper for GIAMA AWARDS 2014 

The multi talented Song writer/vocalist/Instrumentalist: Dj Skeeper is set to thrill the crowd at the upcoming GIAMA AWARDS scheduled for Saturday October 25, 2014 in Houston Texas. The GIAMA AWARDS is an annual high powered, iconic and reputable event filled with Glitz and glamor with much surprises from Africa’s best coming from all over the world. The Most anticipated African Movie Awards in North America, this year hosted by Comedic genius Julius Agwu. The GIAMA brand is a mark of excellence in organizational effectiveness based on merit. 

Unconfirmed sources have it that the event will be sold out making three years of growing success and counting.The  event is scheduled at Stafford Center @ 10505 Cash Rd, Stafford, Texas, 77477 from 7-11pm on Saturday October 25, 2014, Red Carpet walk with celebrities stars at 5pm Get your tickets www.giamaawards.com or visit Southwest Farmers Market, or Trinity restaurant, or Wazobia African Market. Get your VIP, Platinum VIP tickets now before they run out…. 


Contact 
Dj Skeeper: Email: info@francorecords.com 
 Instagram: dj_skeeper 
 Twitter: @CleoJerry


The GIAMA Awards is usually fun. Lots of African Celebs and well dressed people..lol.


On that note,here's my Fav's playlist of Camer Music.




It's almost the weekend.Enjoy the Music.


Y.M.
IRepCamer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NEW APP ALERT: "CAMNEWS" BY CAURYS SOLUTIONS

Hello people..The week started on a very positive note. Caurys Solutions based in Germany just released an Android app "CAMNEWS". This is such a laudable  #237Proud concept and initiative.

Can't wait for it to be available in the App Store (*wink*).






They are currently seeking RSS feeds to feed into the app. Blogs/Websites/Magazines. Please comment with your RSSFeed links.

Thumbs up to Krystine & The Caurys Solutions team. Camers doing great things around the world. Let's get to the Android store and CamNews!

Y.M.
IRepCamer

INSPIRED: FOUNDER & EDITOR, PAMELA ASOBO ANCHANG FEATURED IN THE LA TIMES

Hello people..Another week and an inspiring story to make us #237proud in the LA Times. 

"I did not feel represented. All the stories about immigrants were about illegal immigration and how immigrants were a drain on the economy". California based Editor of the Immigrant Magazine, Pamela Asobo Anchang 

The full story here http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-immigrant-magazine-20141020-story.html
The Immigrant Magazine Online. "Voice of Immigrants in America"


#Inspired #TrendCamer. Check out the article and show some love!

Y.M.
IRepCamer

Monday, October 20, 2014

BREAKING DOWN MEDICINE IN PIDGIN: ASK DOCTA EPISODE 1

Hello people,I love sharing positive stories and initiatives and here is a very laudable one!!

Introducing "Ask Docta". A  program which breaks down medicine to the masses in Pidgin English!

“Ask Docta!” is an innovative program by the Cameroonian born General Surgeon, Dr. med. Emmanuel Anyangwe Ngassa. The idea is fairly simple. With “Ask Docta!” Dr. Anyangwe Ngassa introduces a new instrument for executing the task of educating the general public on medicine and health care thereby taking efforts one step further by using the most powerful language available to most West Africans, namely Pidgin English, on the one hand and the every growing medium of the internet on the other hand. By default “Ask Docta!” or ask the doctor in English aims at reaching people of all works of life independent of their education level. Although the videos are in Pidgin English, all feedbacks from the general public can be done in Pidgin English, English, French, German and Italian."





Thumbs up to Dr. Emmanuel Ngassa and his team.

Dr. Susan Enjema Aweh ( who also blogs at A Sister In Germany) did a great job in this inaugural episode about Diabetes!!

Looking forward to more episodes. Please check out the videos and website and spread the word.

Y.M.
IRepCamer

Monday, October 13, 2014

INSPIRED: #237GUYSWAG

Hello people..This post is as a result of feedback!! Celebrating Camer Guys

Media Personalities, Entrepreneurs, Artists, Bloggers, BWOAB (Bloggers Without A Blog)..etc.







OK people..Identify anyone? Share a link/comment/story.

Y.M.
IRepCamer


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