Life is a Time maschine

Life…

life is counting down on your internal clock, 

Memories flashing  in your mind like in a movie theatre 

But we all know out time will come, 

Before we go,  let’s take a moment, roll back our memories..

So that, when we part, we will part with a smile on our faces.  A smile of relief and of great satisfaction.  đŸ˜Š

Life is a mystery, it comes with a time limit.  Use it wisely.  

#Photography and Poem by Maureen Lermer

05.2017

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As I began to love myself by Charlie Chaplin

With the ups and downs in life we are sometimes turn between who we are and what we are. Loving oneself is a challenge but when you do, it can bring about true healing and transformation. This poem truelly did inspired me. Charlie Chaplin, on his 70th birthday wrote this poem. Hopefully this poem helps you to begin to love yourself.

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time
was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this
person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens
at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in
my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for
my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew
me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude
a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since
I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry
about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING
is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my
mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this
connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

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Each day gives me a reason to celebrate life to know myself and to love myself.

One love. Peace!

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MERING STRICK MIT

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Mering strick mit. – Mering knitts

FĂźr den guten Zweck – und alle die einen Beitrag leisten sind Herzlich zu unserer Begegnungs Weihnachtsfeier am 04/12/2015 um 17Uhr im Papst
Johannes Haus in Mering Willkommen!!

MERING Knitts for a good course❤
You are all invited to our Christmas party, on the 04/12/2015 at 17pm at Papst Johannes Haus in Mering. A day to mingle with people with amazing diversities. Come one come all!
An initiative of IKM e.V Mering
Yours sincerely
Maureen Lermer

The Halls – SoundCloud

Listen to The Halls by Nerdrx #np on #SoundCloud

This was done by my eldest son. I promised myself to search for many likes as possible on this song. Firstly because I think it is his best song so far.
And because he really does deserve it.
Share with your friends and let us collect as many likes as we can.
I really wish to surprise him.
Thanks for your support one and all.
One love

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The Stranger in ME – Dedicated to those who seek better themselves, regardless!

Caught between who I am and who I want to be

A battle of the past still fought in the present

The struggles to be and the longing to move on

Thoughts to give up, wishes to survive

Caught in constant fear, as the fright within pushes me away

A battle long finished, still goes on within

Then… comes a twist,  on the battle field

The battle is mine to win

Setting my strategies to suit my grounds. moving to the next level

A battle is won, but,  I am left with more battles to conquer within,

as i battle hard to survive another day. Suddenly!

Seeds sowed,  starts blooming into beautiful flowers, on rigid soil, which was once declared barren

Here I am,  a Hero of my Kind

The Stranger in me is none but me again

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***This poem is dedicated to Soldiers, who are caught in between who they are and want to be***

Never give up, there is always hope!!

Especially if HOPE is yours to mold!!

July 2015 by Maureen Ndemela Lermer

Around the block with Njamy Sitson – Songwriter-Singer & Actor

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Brief Professional Highlights of Njamy Sitson

Njamy Sitson was Born in Cameroon.
A singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Musictherapist, actor & storyteller, he has appeared in numerous festivals, concerts, performances, seminars & workshops.

Numerous solo & group concerts in Europe ( with the “Njamy Sitson group ).

Story telling & performances at various academic institutions , schools & kindergardens.
Conducts vocal workshops and seminars in African percussion, singing, vocalpolyphony for Universities, choirs and classical orchestras . Member of the ” European voice Teacher Association ” E.V.T.A
What is your name?

My Name is Njamy Sitson

Where do you come from?
I come Form Cameroon

Where are you based
I am based in Germany

When did you first start singing?
I started singing at an Early age 4 or five years. My Mother director the church choir, music was At Home.

What does your family do to encourage you?

My family encourages me To sing for passion but not To be a professional musician, because making a living as a musician  in Africa was difficult and it wasn’t easy.

Who else in your family sings?
My lovely Brother and Mentor Gino SItson , based in New York is a Master singer, my two of my brothers and sisters sing very well, although they are Diplomats and Translators.

Who are your musical inspirations?
My Brother Gino Sitson is my favorite singer, I also like Pygmies music, Al Jarreau, Bobby Mc Ferrin , Hukwe Xahose,   Anne-Marie Nzie, Ravi Shankar, Bach,Thelonious Monk!

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* What kind of music do you listen to today?
I Mostly listen Tod indigenous music Form Africa, European classical music, Jazz, African Pop music . I am opened minded.

*Have you ever faced any bad moments in your career?

The Bad Moment in my career is when there is no job, it can create a depressive Mood. But it’ s life ” Rain doesn’t Fall everyday”

Another Bad Moment was when I felt exploited by a producer 6 years ago. I discovered how music business can turn into Jungle fever.

*Where would you like to perform mostly

I would like to perform everywhere polite people who have the culture of listening are. Cameroon is of course my favorite ” home is home”

*Who would you mostly like to open for?
I would like To perform with Charles Ewanje Epee, Pierre Diddy Tchakountė , Guy Mbiro, Georges Seba, Gino Sitson.
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* Do you play any instruments?

I play African Percussion, Ngoni, Kalimba, Berimbau. To compose, I mostly use Piano

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* If you could dabble in another genre of music, what would it be?

It would be Overtone singing form the Tuva people.

* What genre of music can’t you stand to listen to?

I don’ t like too noisy and aggressive music.

* What hidden talents do you have?

I like both ( writing music & lyrics ) how can you dissociate the head from the neck ? I do act and paint as well.

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How do you get people to take you seriously as a musician?

I like when the audience take time to listen To the music because the music is a story telling, like painting, Pull of important Details.
Of course when they feel touched and you feel connected to the audience.

* Do you enjoy writing music and/or lyrics?

Of course, the music has such a power it embodies spiritual vitamin, it can relaxed me when I am anxious, the music, remind me what love is, so I have to catch the Nest flower for my darling.

What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?

 Being a musician is a Devotion, it needs to give the best of yourself, being surrounded by positive and clever people.

What are your future plans?

I am Working in different projects, with ” World Percussion Ensemble ” for the second recording CD and the World Tour, with my lovely brother Gino Sitson
I will be playing with one Barock Orchestra Form Bologna Italy , then a duo project with a virtuoso Kamanche player and singer Negar Kharkan Form Persian music ( Iran ).
I Tour now in Trio with Daktarimba ( German Jazz masters ), also AS a solo performer.

You are acting in quite a number of series and plays, tell us about them?

I did Co-Acted with Barbara Rudnik in the movie “Oktober Fest” as well as main actor in “Mein Deudshland” .
Co-Acted with Maximilian BrĂźckner, and with Charles Huber (Der Alte) in the ” Mandela, das Musical”.
Co-composed soundtracks for the films “Oktoberfest” and “Blutige steine” with Donna Leon for ARD television.
and Artistic director of the “Malaika Afrika Festival” in Augsburg.
Below Njamy Sitson playing in  ” Bitterer Honig”  A. Gon Theater and ” Oktoberfest film “
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I appreciate you taking your time for this interview! Please do well to always update us, your fans asked us to tell you!

Yes i will, thank you very much Maureen Lermer for this amazing interview and many blessings To you and all my Tour fan !

Breaking the Mold with Tony Tambi – Actor

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.Hi Tony… how are you?
I’m doing great Maureen and thanks so much for the interest and interview.

. What are your full names?
Anthony Tambi Kelechi Mbuagbaw

. What else are you called? (nickname?)
Banderas

. What is your sex?
Male

. What is your age?
I’ll be 37 in September 2015

. What is your height and weight?
6’1 and 195 lbs (not sure what that is in Kilos)

. What about your ancestors and heredity?
My mother is from Nigeria and my father is from Cameroon. I was born in Nigeria, moved to Cameroon when I was 7 and 14 years later moved to the U.S.

. Where do you live? (city, state, country)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A

. What is your title?
I don’t have a title but I like to say I am in the entertainment business, principally as an actor but I write, direct and produce as well.

. What show/shows are you currently working on?
I’m starring in a short film called “55 AND 7” written and directed by Ari Dassa. A feature I worked on last year called “Filmmakers Anonymous” is in post production.
I’m currently writing several feature film scripts as well as a TV pilot. They are all in various stages of completion with one – Letter From The President, ready to go if financing becomes available.

Collaborating with fellow Cameroonians is something I love doing and I’ve had the opportunity to really get engaged in the collaborative process on two projects recently: Ben Tubuo, Gerard Ngwang, Doh Daiga and I are working on an Animated Show about a judgmental guy from Cameroon who comes to the U.S. and does what he does best – judge everything and everybody.

The second project is adapting the short story Ananda into a screenplay. Ananda was written by Bernice Angoh Lakota and we hope to shoot the feature this summer in Cameroon.

. In one sentence, describe your job.
It’s so hard to describe what I do in what sentence. Actually I’ll do it in four words: Abundantly satisfying; Exceptionally frustrating.

. What skills are necessary for a person in your position?
I would say some amount of talent, lots of patience, a decent amount of good luck and a willingness to work hard.

.What special abilities do you possess (languages)?
English is my first language and I also speak Pidgin English. Then there’s what I call Conversational French or the ability to sound like I know how to speak French. I can also do a few accents if the role calls upon someone with an accent.

. What kind of training did you go through to get to your position?
A little bit of everything. I’ve worked with various acting and dialect coaches over the years to keep honing my skills.

. What was your first job in theater?
Professionally it was a play called “The God Botherers” with the Furious Theater Company in Pasadena, CA.
Non-professionally, will have to be in Kindergarten. I played Joseph in the Nativity Scene.

. Why do you think theater is important?
That’s where it all began and there’s something very exhilarating about performing in front of a live audience.

. What is your profession’s greatest challenge today?
I would say diversity.

. If you could change just one thing about the industry with the wave of a magic wand, what would it be?
One wish? Hmmmm. Make Tony Tambi a household name like yesterday, hahaha.

. What advice would you give to someone who wanted to do what you do?
Think twice, then think again. After thinking, if you still want to do this, start early and commit to being the best that you can be. It’s going to be tough but you should embrace it and enjoy the process.

. If you could work with any of the great, who would it be?
There’s too many to name – Let’s see, this is crazy but I’ll like to collaborate on a screenplay with Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino, be directed by David Fincher, Lee Daniels and Ava Duvernay, and work on this same movie with Forest Whitaker, Denzel, Meryl Streep, De Niro and Sidney Poitier.

.What are your hobbies?
I watch and play soccer, basketball, movies, tv. Just being home with the family.

. I saw you had a role in the series Scrub, how was it working with them?
Scrubs was tons of fun. The crew was nice and the cast had as much fun as you see on screen, off screen.

.As far as i know you were also nominated for NAACP award a few years back, tell us more about it.
It was a great, great, great experience and moment. My nomination was for Lead Male in the stage play “The God Botherers”, which also happened to be my Los Angeles stage debut. It was my second year here, and it felt like validation for my decision to follow this path. There’s nothing more encouraging than your peers telling you ‘good job’ and saying you excelled at something you did at a particular moment in time.
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.Most of your scripts are written by you, where do you get your inspirations from?
My brain is constantly throwing different scenarios and possibilities at me based on my personal experience and what I see and read about. Some of those stories just need to be told. In addition, my goal is to bring more stories of the African born immigrant to the limelight. We are so much more than the poor confused refugee, kind simpleton or child soldier that is usually portrayed in the media of today.

.Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Ideally, I’ll be at the point in my career where I’m working everyday and creating work for other like-minded artists. The best case scenario would be me asking myself where did the last 10 years go, because I’ve been so busy working.

.I know you are a very busy man, thanks for making time for this interview. One love. Peace
NO, it’s been a pleasure. Thank you for your time and have an excellent day.

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Have a glimpse of some of his movies:

Check him out at http://www.tonytambi.com

The AWFUL German LANGUAGE.. by Mark Twain

A person who has not studied German at all can have no idea what a difficult language it is. A usual sentence in a German newspaper, for example, is a quarter of a column long, and the verb always comes in the last line. Then you find out for the first time what the writer is really talking about.

Often they put the verb away over on the next page and sometimes, when they are in a hurry they go to press without getting to the verb at all..:) Then, of course, the reader has no idea what it is all about.

After the verb and before the end of a sentence there are quite a number of “haben, sind gewesen, gehabt, geworden, sein”.

I don’t know what they mean actually, I don’t think they really mean anything, they are a bit like a special signature – not really necessary, but pretty..

Every noun has a gender, and there is no system. In German a young lady has no sex, but a potato has. Horses are sexless, dogs are male, cats are female. A person’s mouth, fingers and feet are male, his nose, lips and hands are female and his hair, ears, eyes and heart have no sex at all..

Lots of German words are very long and really difficult for a foreign student to understand: ‘UNABHÄNGIGKEITSERKLÄRUNG’ or ‘STADTVERORDNETENVERSAMMLUNG’  are not words, they are alphabetical processions: you can see the banners and hear the music

Personal pronouns are specially difficult in the language. For example, the word ‘SIE’ means ‘YOU’ ‘SHE’ ‘HER’, ‘IT’, ‘THEY’ and ‘THEM’, sothis poor language has got only one little word of three letters for six different words in English.

When a German finds an adjective, he declines it. In our language we speak of our ‘good friend’ (which can also be meinen guten freundes’ for ‘of my good friends’, ‘meinem guten Freund’ for ‘to my good friend’ – and the plural is even more difficult. It is better to have no friends at all in Germany than to have all this trouble with them..