The TV station just got Internet, so I am killing some time since I can't edit until Edwin arrives. He was supposed to be here at 9:30 and it's 10:30 now. I'm not surprised though because he's been an hour late for the past 3 days. That's how time works in Ghana: if you're told to meet someone at a certain time add at least an hour to it, and you'll still show up before them. I'm very time oriented, so I'm having a hard time with it. And TV is all about deadlines, so I don't even understand how the station can run properly if everyone does this. Unfortunately I've done all I can on the show without him because the rest is in Fante, and I need a translator to be able to put it together.
Yesterday I tried an indigenous food called fufu. It is a mixture of cassava and plantain beaten to a smooth texture, then served in a large chunk in a bowl of spicy red soup containing various pieces of bone and meat. It does not look very appetizing, especially when you have to dip your fingers into the soup to pull off a piece of the glob of the cassava/plantain mixture. The first few bites were good until Edwin told me I wasn't supposed to be chewing, just swallowing my bites whole. After that the smooth, slimy texture started to get to me a little. I also tried something called koose. It tastes like a hush puppy with a little bit of spice, but it's made out of beans. It's supposed to be served with a spicy white colored soup, but Edwin didn't bring me any because he knows I don't like really spicy things.
So Edwin finally arrived around 11:00 and we edited the episode as best we could. I realized that I do not like having to rely on someone else when editing, especially when it's really only a one-person job as far as I'm concerned. Unfortunately the language barrier messes that up. I think it came out well considering it is our first attempt at the show. All I have left to do is put music in, which I will have to do on Monday because the music we need is at someone's house. Oh well, as all the girls in the house say, T-I-G: this is Ghana.