Last time in Ghana we made much progress building on the alpha loft, lodges, atelier & more. The further we get now… from the time we got the land… till all we have achieved in just almost a year since the land was acquired in 2015 "now 2016" the more amazed I am in the ability to achieve something big, if only the will and drive is there. It feels so long ago but it must be the fast pace in which we are building. The last time we visited Ghana for building progress was for some weeks in december 2015 I flew over with my boyfriend which you can see in the images. who was a great support and help. Next time we flying down will be 2016 keep tuning in for exact dates. As we plan to go down each year till the entire project is finished and we can actually start with production on the compound icl. all other business& creative ventures we plan to do their upon completion. .
From the beginning what was meant to be just a trip down to pay for a land that was already agreed on ...it became something else as I got down weeks past and without going into further details the 5 weeks I booked where over and I just had received the indentures and papers for the land. Yes this might all seem like I'm jumping in in the middle but on other pieces you might be able to piece together that this all has been a process of two years looking for the perfect spot to be your host in Gh Africa, as in be my guest literally. I don't want to go into to much details about the concept but I have a clear vision of the direction this project is going in. And after the first half went much faster building then I anticipated with my own 100% hands on approach in 3 weeks, I know now it's just a matter of time money and the same effort for me to finish this project on the service. So wright now I'm back in Germany.
As I was working on the fense door on a sunny sunday morning I asked my sister to lay down the foundation of the security room as you can see here the fense had not yet been build and the room had not yet been build amongst allot of other things that came to be in just 3 weeks I extended to the 5 weeks prior. This is not a project I've giving order to have build for me. No I personally love creating , being the brain behind this project and going the journey is as much as part of what I love about it as everything else. I have never been interested in letting creative work being taken out of my hands cause I simply believe we all got born with a brain and an own natural flow and ideas & visions of how those ideas are best visualised. And specially when it comes to something so elementary as a living space who else can say best what i'll like then me myself.
July 4, 2015
As we drive from Kokrobite back to Tema..... After a long day...its been allot of walking. We are moving forward in all directions. There is allot to do but for now we are here. I'm blogging from the phone so rest later. WHEN I'M IN THE LAB.
Reposting this post here on where@ before I get to head & heart this week cause initially this is where I wanted it to be posted, Yet oddly enough this is the one blog link that doesn't show up on my phone app with which I can refresh this blog. Allot is going on wright now on the entire land matters. Some mistakes have been made by my sales man and they are doing their best to compensate me for the trouble. Don't want to go into any deeper detail here on record until all matters have been posetively resolved! Else I'm still @ happy privately though separated these weeks from my boyfriend that doesn't seem to get in-between our good chemistry and connection, so naturally it's where i'm at even as I GO THRU ALL THESE PROCESSES DOWN HERE IN gH it's all very demanding and more work then it seems. So let's not loose more words on it. till there is more to say. Images of me in kokrobite on land matters with the ppl managing all dat and my guests witnesses. Yesterday when I posted the entry I was sitting in the trotro.
So yes Arrived in Gh since two days concerning land matters. Here for 5 weeks and the intention was simple, pay for a land of which a contract has already been made and signed. then next step do some small structure. But as History has it there is a reason why Africa remains a third world country despite great efforts of people like me poring our love and time into pulling more attention towards this place. Long story short we arrived and Frankly It all has been stressful so far so for me it's the last drop of what I have to offer this place. As we all grow older in life we think of legacy and as I think of mine I know I'm of more then one world since despite that I was born here I grew up in Europe and these last two years have been an adventure for me. An adventure with good and bad sides. But what ever remains of it all. One thing I've learned well These two past years, How to get out of my comfort zone. So what happened with KLM below and more pics, yes wife is a bit unpredictable here but we on it.
So what exactly prompted this nice image with these lovely ladies from the KLM well long story short as I left the first plane that flew from Berlin to Amsterdam, I for forgot my macbook retina on the first flight. It was in my hand luggage trolly and I took it out for a little work " watching movies" and preparing this piece on board. But as the time came for landing "I'll get to the story how soon" I left my mac retina on one flight and walked over like 20 halls and gates further to the next flight from Amsterdam to accra. And as I got on board there and looked in the side bag of my trolly to take the mac out again before putting my luggage away the baggage department I realised it was gone and it made click in my mind suddenly I remembered exactly where and how and the process of how I forgot it on the other plane. Luckily though I was flying business class this day and the Attendents were already there so I was totally panicked and began to tell them what had happened and that I need my mac back To go the Ghana,cos I need it to work and also entertain myself hallo, they said well they'd try but couldn't delay an entire flight for me and it was short before take off. Well luckely after all of them putting in allot of effort making calls to the terminal where the other plane was to try to get it back, despite the fact that the plane had already been cleaned by a cleaning service. But this is why I fly with KLM they are a very trustworthy Line and I was maybe a bit to comfortable. Thanks KLM really I don't know what I would have done if your sherlock program wasn't so on point. Trust between customer and Service makes the world of difference I always say this but many don't get it. Sure you pay a bit more for KLM but when something Like this happens it's all in perspective and I know it's worth it. Other then the great service friendliness and better airline food and entertainment this incident had made me an even bigger KLM lover then I already was prior.
So after my mac book was found, retrieved & returned, to me, I had a wonderful flight with great service allot of food. When I Arrived my family picked me up and on land matters later more. I'll see what is to tell after all not everybody is KLM. But in case what trustworthy behaviour is in business this was a clear example this is the type of behaviour I trust, an over 3000 euro mac and they return it without a scratch. Keeping your word and matters like this show me the type of world I want to live in. So In the end I exchanged email, with my new work related friends and we made a deal that if they ever want to visit Berlin or my resort In korobite they are welcome.
So after arriving I been fit, got a new bike for staying fit was walking allot and visiting Family etc. Just all the things that had to be done, Haven't slept much. But It's sort of still 5 weeks left to catch up on that!
The day I left Netherlands I knew I was going to have only a couple of days left to prepare to take off for gh. And that I'd have to use most that time to rest which was the main reason I was so intense in the Netherlands but the body needs rest before the 4 week intensiveness in Gh starts. Well I reached Berlin and had a million and one things to do why resting was limited. and then Honestly my new romance has kind of taken me by surprise and though I haven't hit's not assif an architect is gonna live there when it's done, I mean take the Appartment I live in in berlin it has allot of space I feel should have been build different, only difference I can't tare down those walls and build it how I see. fit. So do you really think that if I get the chance to do that in any place i'll give the most fun part of it out of my hand...NO! In light of land matters I have allot to be happy about and at the same time ...
Walking daddel the last day was really hard, I held this dog as a baby and raised it till it grew day in day out it was just the two of us for years. When I arrived in Holland where he has been the last two years with my mom and little brother and family who all care for him, I though he would not recognise me as I've been off in Ghana searching for land etc. It nearly made me cry the way he came smelled me and then the next 7 days wouldn't leave my side again. He also started doing something he did as a baby, always laying in front of the outside door when I woke up in the morning to make sure Nobody incl. me would leave the house without him knowing, I'm sure I raised him to be smart but he is a bit to smart. But in all honesty it brakes my heart when I think of spending more time without Daddel.
Currently I'm in Rotterdam, longs story short traveled from gh to take a 45 day brake from african climate & different world and decided to visits the Netherlands for a week, the place I grew up & My mom and many family members live as well. There is so much to say about this short trip but to be honest that's going to gonna have to continue at a later time in point. today is time out as I have been working out allot and have much to do tommorow which is sunday on head & heart matters, which needs preparing and a good sound mind body spirit & soul.
IN ROTTERDAM NOW
WEEK BEFORE IN GERMANY BERLIN
& WILL BE IN BERLIN AGAIN ON
17.06.2015 TILL THE
25.05.2015 / 8 DAYS
PRIOR TO BERLIN & NEXT DESTINATION GHANA
Here below airport
Landmatters Life & Lifestyle
Long morning, we've been on the move allot past six month & this weekend of valentines 2015 was just another edition of a long Journey on a journey to find the perfect spot in paradise to build our bridge and foundation in Africa “GH”. Now for many hear the question is why not just any plot there is so much land in this country one could still purchase or in my case get for free “ Family land” as my own Family owns land in different regents in the country. But well if it was just about any land then that would mean I don't have a vision at all, of what it is that I am trying to build. And anybody that knows Missalpha aka Anna Adonu Reynolds well enough knows I do nothing without a clear vision!
On this morning after a long weekend we are leaving but shortly before we do, I decided to take my sisters for a fast bite, @one of the many local spots I some times hang out @ when staying in my home away from home, “room apartment” in a family house. So as we sit down to eat a small bite knowing we still have a long trip ahead of us, (good traffic “one our” bad traffic 2 tops).
And as we sit down, I realise I seriously need to regroup myself and write down a couple of words on this entire ordeal, as I reflect not only on the long trip ahead of me that I am going to have to drive myself, but also on the long Journey behind me, where I have made many friends & frienamies all in pursuit for a fast buck but no serious transactions so far, and the root of it all, well when people are hungry it’s hard to concentrate on a bigger picture that might sustain them for a longer period then “dinner for that week” but that seems to be the overall problem in many places I from a superficial judging point view as beautiful.
Despite the god given nature and surroundings jobs are rare or non existent, “which from a social point rather motivates me to proceed” but from a busyness point I personally wonder about many things concerning the maintanence of this place with time, by the locals,
the plans are still moving but step by step we shall see in which direction and if the wasted time should be a motivation or a reason to let go and move on cos how much is enough “in a life where we all race against time”.
And as things move towards a more direct approach I now reduced my time concerning the amount of time I take per person claiming to sell land I simply have come to a point where I have to budget the time of my remaining year 2015 and lack the luxury or time to waste on anything going no where no matter my impulse to want to believe in all put before me, common sense tells me this is the year for concrete steps & weather my foundation & bridge here will be engraved with concrete of my own, or only based on periodical stays remain to be seen.
Never the less it’s all been a life changing experience as many I had in this life, which are all different but eye opening just the same. And now with eyes wide shut things are moving faster!
Sadly so far we come across many who also simply don’t understand the laws and rulings on the procedure in a country with ever changing laws. Illiteracy & education background all add to these problems of missed opportunities for the busyness pros parities of the people in this place, but as I know myself things will change if I stick around the only question is, where is my heart leaning towards. In all honestly wright now, I could say, but would rather not, lets see if there is a chance on a total eclipse of the heart or what else will arise.
So as we sit in the car on the way in accra then from where we'll head for kokrobite I'm updating what's up on latest developments. First thing concerning plot etc. search ... Well I'm not searching as such but let's just say I'm on it still seriously! As for those who know my current outfit here in the car today on nov. 3th 2014 is a piece of Alphabetix 2008 collection .... Covering the old.... N the new wld be the bright orange blue and white jacket I'm rocking on the images below in tema comm.1 as I interview my mom and dad shortly before my moms departure after a long visit, visiting my residence over here. What else is going on... Stay postet!
Oh.... And who we is.....weeeeeelllllll that's for me to know and for you to wish you did.
First off to all bubble speakers who love to include me to their species on earth … I kindly decline the offer and so I dive wright into the facts and inform the rest of my fans that, the Journey to karma loop as a project itself as the journey itself is still on. till “open end”, but as far as the included releases go, all those have been cancelled permanently! That doesn’t mean that I’m no longer doing music or writing It simply means that I have no interest in sharing what I will be releasing ahead of time so all idiots can copy that by the time I get there in a way that is rather insulting to the project then up lifting. And I personally don’t like to be predictable. Again all planned releases are cancelled for the simple sake of my life quality and creative flow and energy to go in a free direction. No apologies cos I don’t apologise for my life choices and as I see it I make the choices so am I free to change them as I please. And who ever has an issue with that can suck it!
The Story to Kokrobite the next place the Journey has been leading me: As I arrived at the door with my sister and cousin she was surprised she hadn’t yet been to this place that I had kept from her for almost a week, while going back and forth. Coming to this place Kokrobite then back to Tema she wondered what was going on as I had told her I’d surprise here the days before knowing what I had in mind. Yes I had taken the final step that this was going to be the place where I was to build my further residential and commercial habitat at the sea front or maybe a bit back. Several negotiations for this venture had gone on already but so far I’d not yet 100 % come to the final point of purchase do to different reasons & location flaws, I do not wish to go into those now though.
But the journey for land had already started previously in other places. But without satisfaction, after all that lots of time passing & energy wasted in pursuit, one morning I woke up and said.. well what is meant to be will be, so I took my phone and checked on the map of Ghana along the coastline, and though I had never been there before and at this point didn’t know the endless beauty Of Nature and people that I ‘d come to meet here I set out to drive to this place Kokrobite.
And that was it. After a week of looking at land I did some online enquiries and found a room to rent additionally to my residence in Tema & other places . Me knowing I was now sure this be the place of destination where I’d be staying and building, I knew a move would be needed to insure a steady pace of work ones it starts. And also to get to know the locals as a new part time local myself in order to better get along during this process.
So on this morning in the first weekend spend in Kokrobite I decided we’d have a treat on the beach eating fresh local fish cot out of the sea plus mokko and kenke. So this is the process you see on the pictures bellow. As the food was getting prepared I decided we shoot some nice pictures of the enjoyment that morning before the days work started for me. Me and my sis enjoyed ourselves as you can see and now it’s on to some hard work for the next years stay tuned on the Journey and what’s up next. Also more about kokrobite the town and history itself bout me and the artist here a community mainly of rastas one would say faith had a hand in this, when looking back on my history concerning the radical change in direction after many years of working for record companies before & then suddenly independent videos such as Konträr tracks such as sinner, bra & “who can I trust” send a sense of direction that artistically also best find a place of resignation from such a place as here as I now move into another faze of my life & music moves with me, breathing in new inspiration, not only for my future construction but as well new influences to my music and artistic direction music fashion & lifestyle writing etc. They say a picture can speak thousand words and they do enjoy mine… the pics and the thousand words they say that is ;-) .
I’m back in Ghana , The moral of the country is down and so is mine and I think it’s the game that Gh lost, but at the same time it’s not just the game, I feel it’s everything that the game represents. The non unity that was there even before they left for the games FIFA 2014. But then again who’s to blame for that and what good does blame help any struggle, I mean the moral of the team really does reflect on the country for people always rely on hope to metaphorically be transcended from something beyond themselves before it hits home. And what better then an internationally represented game to demonstrate the strength which apparently is here despite all the hustle. But then again it somehow became clear that even the games only reflected on that which seems to be the ongoing objective that the financial aspect, the gain of it all is the only objective that matters for some individuals to even give it half their best. I mean seriously look at the Ghana Germany game and what the players displayed to have in em, then look at the final game where it looks like, losing didn’t really matter as long as some money is made in the end of it all. I’m not saying black and white that this is how it is, I’m just saying from a personal point of view looking from the outside in all that on the field, that is the vibe and taste I couldn’t get out of my mouth after I got on a plane on the 25.06.2014 from Germany, Amsterdam and arrived in Ghana that evening only to see that game the next day from Ghanaian soil. I had the feeling of victory but feeling something and the reality of it obviously ain’t always the same thing, but then again as a writer and artist I figured that part out a long time ago abut life, So hey whatever thumbs up I’m focussing on my thing, music and all thy above that’s still to come for me here next months.