rock star food behind the scene

when i looked at all the food that this stars order behind the scene i am like they must be crazy people to want these specific things and some of them do not even make any sense to me like cheese on ice what is that, what is the ice suppose to do make the cheese cool that is ridiculous. Most of these foods also say alot about the musicians like Beyonce with her chicken and spices, you can tell for her food choice that she is not a boring person she is very daring and very strong and independent woman who is not afraid to take chances. Looking a Busta rhymes you can tell he likes to sleep around with women alot that is why he would order a box of condoms with his chicken. Maria Carey you can tell she is a very classy lady who likes to  do things very professionally and is also very serious about her work. Looking at all these ridiculous things that these star order i wonder if they do eat regular food that we do eat then again why wont they order all these ridiculous things when they have all these ridiculous schedules and they work without rest. at least they get to have all they want at the end of their busy schedules.

Photography and the early effect

I am not a big fun of the these old kind of movies but then the movement of the people in the movie suggest that the camera being used its one of the earliest camera developed because the quality of the picture is not that sharp and clear and it is really hard to follow. This is similar to the earliest photography as it was also in black and white and most of the objects seem to be out of focus not really focusing on one particular thing. The music in the video is  very destructing and just could not focus with that kind of music playing at the background. this shows how much film has developed over the years as it has got perfect picture and everything seem to be in focus and perfect. I am impressed about how it has film making has evolved over the years and really improved as photography has also improved over the years. With photography the camera has now become very portable and handy and it takes pictures really up close and sharp and everything seem to be focused, so has film it has also changed over the years which is very impressive.

Week 8 Discussion Topic: Photography and Special Effects in Early Film(Leah M)

This music is killing my ears. Who ever chose that soundtrack needs to be fired. I am not a movie fan so I guess I won’t appreciate it like a person who is into movies/ cinema. What am I really looking for? Some one please help me. Ok let me look a second time. After doing some research and looking at the video one more time I found out that this film was based on a few novels and some astronauts travelling to the moon in a capsule. When they finally landed on the moon, the moon had some human features which is creepy, but I guess it is what it is. I’m must say a lot of work went into this film with all those special effects to make them be as real as possible.

Week 9 Discussion Topic: Rock Star Food Behind the Scenes (Leah M)

Looking at the pictures taken by Henry Hargreaves speaks a lot of volume of each of the individuals personality. One picture that stuck in my head was Busta Rhymes requesting  “Twenty-four pieces of fried chicken,( why is that fried chicken so brown?) Rough Rider condoms, Guinness.” Hmm well he sure is a party animal and at least he practices safe sex. (well hopefully). It seems like so many of these performers are kinky with odd request like KY Jelly, too much info.Man next time keep that to yourself. Some of these request I find a bit over board and some of these people request those things just to be mean or bossy. Let’s take Rihanna for example “Hard-boiled eggs, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, at any time throughout the day. Please be prepared!” why would you want that through out the day and she made sure she warned you to be prepared. Well hello there. Then you have the sophisticated Mariah Carey who still has her soft side with her request of  “Cristal Champagne, bendy straws.” so after all not all these performers go over board or just be plain old mean. How ever it is very interesting to see what they eat. I guess after all they’re human. Right? Oh how could I forget the heavy drinker Frank Sinatra. I can’t believe one person can request so much liquor. How was he able to perform? Oh and what was Nine inch nails doing with all that corn starch? Fantastic job done by Hargreaves.


(Leah. M) Week 10 Discussion Topic: Robert Capa and the Greatest War Photograph

If my memory serves me right in class that day some were of the opinion that the photograph was staged. I don’t mind being the only cheese to stand alone and say I believe it is as authentic as authentic can get. I picture this as the soldier running and being attacked from behind hence the reasoning for him falling this way. Why would the photographer put himself in harms way to capture that shot? When you have a passion for something, you tend to lose focus of reality at times, some may even risk losing their lives in that process. Does authenticity matter? Yes and no. Most people would rather be reading or looking at stuff that is genuine. There are times when you cannot capture those photographs in the moment it takes place, but you are given a general idea as to what it is like and you now have to use your imagination to figure it out. The problem is some people are to lazy and just love being spoon fed and don’t want to make their brain cells work. There is nothing wrong with doing a little research every now and then and too see exactly what message the person is trying to bring forth to you the receiver. I was convinced by his arguments. Is either you accept it or you don’t. It was also confirmed in the Spanish government’s archives that Borrell had been killed in battle at Cerro Muriano on September 5, 1936. How much more convincing can this get?


(Leah. M) Week 11: The New American Dustbowl: Documenting California’s Drought

It seems like these farmers in Central Valley , California, forgot about everything that happened back in 1930 the Dust Bowl and what had happened. When land is farmed for several years and not given a chance to rest, eventually you will end up with the situation currently taking place in Central Valley. I won’t say that Americans are not aware of the drought conditions in California and the impact on our agricultural supply.They are aware of it. When you go to the vegetables stands, the price of everything has gone up. For example about 3 years ago I could have gone to the fruits and vegetables stand in my neighborhood and purchase a bunch of broccoli for $1.00. I no longer pay $1.00 but $2.50. One of the main reasons for this is because of supply and demand. There is a high demand, but a low supply due to the water crisis these farmers are faced with. So if you are a conscience shopper like me you will be aware of the change in price items. So I don’t think that is a fair statement (just my opinion).                                                                    The photograph comparison to FSA photography is quite accurate. It brings you right back to that time of the dust bowl. A very sad situation indeed but that’s what happens when the land is not given time to rest. It will eventually give up the ghost. Everyone loses in that situation. Crops are lost, livestock dies, such a sad sad sad situation. I’m praying for rain for Central Valley California.

Week 12: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Photographs from #Ferguson (Leah M)

While reading the two articles, I can understand why a certain group of people can hate. Personally I believe that some of the forced used in Ferguson was a bit to extreme. In the article, Behind the Best Pictures From Ferguson, With Getty Photographer Scott Olson I tried imagining first hand what it felt like being there in person. In my opinion it seemed like a war zone. It brought me back to the memories of operation Iraqi freedom with all those photos popping up on my television. It certainly is not a nice feeling. After reading that article,and seeing all the news coverage, the photos being posted on social media made me believe that down in Ferguson was a war zone. “Ferguson the war against Americans”. Now to compare the incident which took place at Kent State on May 4th 1970 there was so much similarity and that of all the rioting taking place in Ferguson. The body of Michael Brown laying on the ground after being shot by police and the body of Jeffrey Miller which laid in the streets from a single bullet he too meet his fate at the hands of a national guardsman.Reading the two articles brought me right back into history.                      Considering the photos taken by Scott Olson during the early days in Ferguson and that of John Filo famous Kent State photograph and the events of May 4, 1970 brought us back to what our forefathers fought for. Martin Luther must be rolling in his grave.  On the other hand the I can understand why such a stance was taken in Ferguson by the police and national guardsmen after the verdict was given in the Michael Brown case. The police department and all knew that without a guilty verdict there would be a lot of blood shared. I don’t agree with the manner in which they tried restoring peace over there (tear gas, rubber bullets etc.) The looting in Ferguson by the protesters was uncalled for. One can protest without breaking any law and still get their point across. We continue to live in a world of injustice. Black lives sure does matter.

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This is delish

This is and egg benedict with omelet. The sweetness and sourness of the hollandaise sauce makes the egg benedict very delicious. This was my first time having eggs benedict and was simple delicious the poached eggs where soft and tender, the crispness of the muffin was just undeniably tasty i could not get over the taste so much that when i got home i made one and the following morning i made another one and it was so good. I introduced my family to it and they all loved it without a doubt. I have always have my eggs really cooked when boiled or fried, so when i first had the omelet i was surprised how much i liked it. The softness of the omelet and the way it melted in my mouth made all the differences, i always liked my eggs well made and ever since i tasted that omelet i have always made my eggs very tender and soft


Leah M. Why does it look delish?

On the last Sunday in October, the french speaking islands in the Caribbean celebrate international creole day. Being away from home, my family celebrates this day just as we would if we were back in St.Lucia. We prepared food that you would find at the creole festival. Food items such as Pig foot souse, stewed local fowl, lambi (conch) stew pork, black pudding (blood sausage), penny piece, smoke herrings, green fig and salt fish which is the national dish of St.Lucia by the way and lots more. I chose this particular dish prepared by me so my family could enjoy which they did. The dish featured is pig foot souse with a cool cucumber salad. The sourness from the limes squeezed in the cucumber salad and the crushed garlic and salt brought out more flavor in the pig foot. Also in the pig foot souse which is salted overnight, washed the following morning, seasoned and boiled for an extended period of time. Lemon or lime juice is also included in the pig foot. You  will not regret trying it. You may just love it. You can enjoy this dish with local bread, baked in outdoor ovens and local drinks such as passion fruit, golden apple, tamarind and my favorite lime squash just  to name a few.

Pig foot souse prepared by Leah M.

pig foot souse

Around the world, breakfast, photography.

Growing up in the Island of St.Lucia breakfast was very important in our household. My mom made it her duty to wake up very early every morning to prepare her three kids and husband a healthy breakfast. When I entered Secondary school which is known as high school in the US, breakfast went out the door. I had no time to sit and eat anymore or maybe I just felt to grown to indulge in such. A good breakfast would consist of some porridge (oat meal, corn meal, cream of wheat), a fruit, or weetabix cereal, or eggs with bacon, tomatoes , lettuce etc. There were days when my mom would make bake and salt fish, or fried bakes and smoke herrings. We had a choice of fresh fruit or yogurt. Breakfast as many would agree is the main meal of the day. Even our teachers would emphasize on the importance of having a well balance breakfast. After moving to the USA breakfast became extinct in my daily life. For e.g. there are days it’s already 11:30a.m. and then I remembered oh boy I have not even had hot water on my stomach, by then my tummy is speaking in tongues. I have paid a severe price for skipping the most important meal of the day. Now I try my best to have something light even if it is just a fruit or yogurt, or glass of milk or orange juice. Something that would keep me until I am ready to have my lunch.

bake with saltfishBake and Salt fish


weetabix weetabix for breakfast