Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Mi pasión es su pasión.

Ok! I have been having conversations lately regarding my passion for food.... or lets say (apart from being incredibly busy selling booze) I have been cooking up a storm. Trying out new recipes and trying to follow my dream on way or another, without taking my eyes off the ball. I need adequate resources to pursue my passion. I just moved into a spanking new office which is supposed to help me focus more on what I need to do and I am loving it. That aside.

I have had friends, acquaintances... those who I have had the privilege of cooking for tell me to open a restaurant more than a thousand times. Honestly, I find it laughable yet flattering that people think my food is restaurant quality. I think otherwise. Besides, I think there are a myriad of ways to explore the cooking passion/talent apart from opening a restaurant. I could be a food author, Food photographer, Offer cooking lessons, Start a cooking show etc.. The possibilities are even endless. Just because I cook well doesn't mean I can sell food. Not everyone who sings in the shower will go on to make XFactor and sell tons of records... well, that's how life is. Some people are happy just to share their passion with family and friends. Nothing more. If it works out that you make money out of your passion, fine. I started selling booze by chance and I think it worked out incredibly well. Not because I love to drink ;-) Although my mates may feel otherwise. As a child my parents always felt I would make a brilliant lawyer because I could argue and talk for the whole of Gibraltar. Thank heavens I never did. I would have been a crap lawyer! I don't have the patience for it.

In closing, what I am saying is simply to live and enjoy your passion. Not because society expects that you should become something cause you are good at it. Its not always all about the money. Although the money will always come in handy. Just because you are good in bed doesn't mean you'd go on to become a prostitute. Enough said.



HoneyDame said...

Word! That penultimate sentence just killed me! At least the ones on Allen can have something "logical" to back up their professions.....LMAO
But seriously sha, WORD!
How are you holding up?

Nutty J. said...

...or maybe you could actually just open a restaurant... There's one business that would never go out of fashion and that is the food business... people must eat

So if your friends and loved ones tell you that your cooking is that can like to trust that they know what they are saying... try it jare.

Gidan Nodza said...

I agree, life is too short to do things cos people think you will be a killer at it blah! I personally think Naija will be a better country for it.

That said come unwind at the Fashion Lifestyle Fair this Sunday, it will be fun I promise. Come to my stall first and I will make it worth your time *wink*

Time: 12pm-7pm
Date: 4th Dec 2011

Muah!!! Come with a friend or friends....heck the more the merrier ko :)

Ginger said...

You are right in saying passions are not always about money. Moreover running a restaurant isn't all about good food :p I've been to some places better known for the ambience than the highly priced but horrible food :).

your last line jus killed me with laff shaa!

Mamuje said...

Honey Dame: Thanks for asking love. I am keeping un and thanking God for my blessings.

NuttyJ- The same food/restaurant business had the most failure rate in its first year of business. I repeat just because I can cook doesn't mean I have the expertise/experience to run a restaurant oh.

Gida Nodza-Insha Allah, I will be there to see your lovely work.

Ginger-These days I prepare ambience over food. But in Abuja its horrible ambience and even surly staff and ever so depressing dinners.... And ridiculously dear.

Myne Whitman said...

I couldn't help laughing on the quip about being good in bed and prostitutes. What I got from this is that we should think outside the box, sometimes we get fixated on just one route and miss other opportunities. Thanks for sharing.

SHE said...

Its good to have a passion for your means of earning a living, but of course, you dont always have to earn a living from your passion!
(I hope that made sense).

Toinlicious said...

Lmao@ the sex and prostitute thing. Never actually thought about it like that before but it's soo true

Hows Latte bydway?

Anonymous said...

Are you on twitter?

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