Welcome to The Tonight Show
I'm your host Chung Lao.|
yes, Kiara. Where
do I begin? Akua
(a DC native),
is a person with a unique blend of style and wit.
She is a really interesting person to have a conversation with,
she's quick on her feet, and has her head on straight to
I must tell you, every 17 years, she gets the urge to run into
the forest and capture cicadas. Nice.
May 31, 2004
Lao: Hey Akua, how are you?
Lao: What does the name "Akua" mean?
is a traditional name for a girl born on Wednesday
Lao: Give us your take on George W. vs. John Kerry?
I’m a bit biased, considering my absolute disdain for George dubbya’s
ignorance and leadership style if you can call it that. I do not appreciate the
way he avoids responding to
questions by answering in a round-a-bout way; why not just say “I dunno” I
wasn't prepped for that. It would be an honest answer. I also do not like the
way he is using his so called “success as a leader” during 9/11 as a
campaign strategy. What success!!??? So you found Sadaam hiding in a whole
after just about blowing up every bit of the Middle East, using that to
distract Americans from the real question at hand: where the heck is Osama Bin
Laden (Side note: In my parents dialect – Twi. Ghost is Osaman hmmm… i.e.
Osama is Ghost. lol I digress) As for John
Kerry, I’m not really sure how I feel about him. I am still trying to
get past his face J
Lao: What do you think of IndaPhatFarm.com?
I think it is an
interesting, informative, and entertaining site with something for everyone.
Lao: Name some countries you would like to visit, and why.
would love to visit Greece, Monaco, South Africa, Japan, Bali, and Hawaii. Each
place has a unique cultural and aesthetic aspect that I would love to
Lao: Sources are telling me that you can cook.
What’s the lunch special?
what sources? No but I can cook a little somthin somthin, although breakfast is
Lao: So does that make you, or Ama, Queen of the kitchen?
definitely a better/ more experienced cook but I wouldn’t call her the Queen
Lao: Do you agree/disagree with the sentencing for the serial snipers, John
Allen Muhammed – Death, Lee Malvo – Life in Prison
I feel like they are equally responsible for the shootings and should be equally
punished. I kind of feel a little sympathy for Lee Malvo, considering he was
heavily influenced by Muhammed: one of the adults in his life that he respected
and looked up to that led him to this fate at such a young age.
Give us your
take on interracial marriage.
I love to see interracial couples. I think it is a beautiful union of diversity
that has both advantages and disadvantages. Forget about all that pure race
crap. (my apologies if I offend anyone) Ex: Advantages: gorgeous children who
are able to experience and learn about diff. cultures; Disadvantages:
possibility of family opposition; confusion with identity of children.
Define the ideal church, even if its not realistic.
I have never been to one and I don’t think one exists; I would assume that it
would be a church were the love of God is first and foremost and therefore allow
everyone’s hearts to be fully opened to receive of the word of God, and
worship is a willing offering that ushers the believers into the presence of the
What is the role of the woman of the house?
love, support, respect, and care for her husband and children
What is the role of the man of the house?
love, support, respect, protect, and provide for his wife and children
What is the role of the pets of the house?
know I don’t have any.
I would like to conduct a shopping with Akua Pipim piece, similar to the
shopping with Paul Moses adventure. You
bring it on. The question is – are you ready for me?
Honey BBQ Ribs vs Krispy Kreme chocolate covered custard filled donuts.
about both?, but I only eat the original glazed Krispy Kreme’s (mouth watering
at the thought J
Do you think that the trait of intelligence is passed down from parent to
child, or is it an earned trait?
believe it’s learned
What are the most important things in life?
but true: God, Family (even the crazy ones), friends, and having fun &
If a girl punches a guy. Is
the guy then authorized to return fire?
no, I think not.
How long until Joe Gibbs brings the Vince Lombardi back to Washington?
who? I mean just because I watch the game by default (Dad & Kwaku vs. Akua)
does’nt mean I’m actually paying attention.
Name your favorites:
Pantene,Herbal Essences Fruit Fusions.
C. Book(s): Anything by Mary Higgins Clark andAtonement Child.
B. Gum: Trident strawberry breeze and Winter fresh.
Movie(s): Sound of Music, Lord of the Rings, Bad Boys
II, Monsoon Wedding,
and the Count of Monte Cristo.
Friday’s and Frankie’s (both in Ghana), Carolina
Kitchen, Siri’s Thai cuisine, Mayor Mayol.
Land Rovers, Acura TL, and Audi’s.
Earth, it’s the only one I’m vaguely familiar with.
Target, the Limited, Victoria’s Secret, Arden B, Gap,
Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Daymon Wayans, Lucille
Ball, and Monique.
Are we living in the End Times?
the signs are everywhere
Give us a fond memory of your Grandmother.
Grace and Vinod got married, she would go up to them every Sunday after church,
smiling, laughing, and chanting, “Don Doh”.
I asked my Mom what in meant and she was like, “oh its just something
we say to newlyweds”. I recently found out that it actually means, “You
don’t know,” (hint: what are you getting into) but she did ;-)
Do you ever walk outside, look up at the
stars, and dream?
can’t see any stars here!! lol but honestly, I can dream my most
imaginative dreams no matter where I am.
Lao: What is
something you can’t stand in a person?
Lao: Describe your
land, 5 bedrooms (all master style), with furniture from around the world, a
large dining room and kitchen, with an indoor recreation room, and an outdoor
Lao: What is the
best way to witness about Christ?
Through your life and the way you treat others.
Lao: So how is
your Ghanain coming along? How about your Malayalam?
You mean Twi, (pronounced Tree) which is the dialect that we speak. I still
understand more than I can speak. My Malayalam is minimal, I know the
been a long day at work, and as you step on to the green line train, and glide
into your seat (with your handbag FIRMLY in your grip)
;), all you can think about is a warm meal, and a warm bed.
As you lean your head against the rail and are about to drift off, you
notice a strangely dressed, but familiar looking woman entering the train, and
looking straight at you with wide eyes. Sitting
down right next to you, she begins a conversation.
“My name is Hannah” she says. “Hi,
I’m Akua, my mom’s name is Hannah too actually” you reply.
“I know” Hannah replies.
What’s that supposed to mean?” After
some more conversation, you come to realize that the person you are talking to,
Hannah, is actually your daughter. She’s
come back from the future to see the mother that she never knew.
The only thing is, she can only stay for a few minutes, before she is
forced to travel back.
Give us your
thoughts. What questions would you
Nice little insert about my purse lol (inside joke) Wow, I wouldn’t even know
where to begin, I suppose I would ask her about the future, why she never met
me. Then I would probably be a little suspicious of a women who tells she is
from the future, and I’d have to rebuke that !! lol
Lao: Lastly, leave us with a
Akua: Live life for
God and no one else
Thanks Akua. Next up on
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