Taking inventory of my bullshit

Better grab that pen and paper and probably, seat It’s going to be a long one Unusual, as well, to what you’ve probably been used to, all your life   Photo credit: lilinhaangel.com   Let’s begin....clock's ticking!   Photo credit: ifastingph.com   Are you dependent? On anything or anyone? How happy are you, here and…

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Nile Village Hotel, Jinja

Back in August, I was in Jinja, on official duty with the SRHR Alliance of Uganda And I was getting to the rendez-vous point of meeting up with Olly, my most immediate boss, on the boda-boda, We ride past this nice-looking place bearing a huge signpost, “Nile Village Hotel, Jinja”!!!   Photo credit: SRHR Alliance…

Migration

I’ve listened to the Global Goals Cast so many times and I love all their episodes But episode 3 has always stood out for me For a number of reasons like these below Photo credit: oneyoungworld.com   “The world is on the move and we are going to see more of that, in the near…

Handmade with lots of love from Jinja!

Handmade with love from Africa ~ that’s our slogan at Tugende Design Switched it up a little to, “Handmade with loads of love from Jinja”. A little too specific, ya think?     Here’s why…   On the 15th of August of 2018, I happened to go on a road-trip with my fam to Jinja…

0 – 75+ = Your life journey

April 2018…. Allow me take you back in time, to this very interesting training I was part of Photo credit: mospensstudio.com   Organized by Reach A Hand Uganda and on invitation from them, We were all gathered in Ntinda Journos, Law practitioners, sexuality education specialists, bloggers, writers….simply put, educators of all kinds For 2 days…

Peace, Love and Unity

TBH, can’t you use more of these, one of these days? Can’t our family use one of these or all of them? Can’t our nation make good use of these, one of these days? Photo credit: rastaempire.com   Gosh, there’s so much narcissism outta here Everybody drenched in greed and vanity and fulfilling of their…

Beating my challenges

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had challenges in whatever I do I guess, just like anybody else that’s still breathing and human My biggest challenge to that has been beating my challenges…those very same ones I suffer from   Sometimes, I overcome them Other times, not And on many occasions, not…

Locs and not dreadlocks

It’s hair….seriously, HAIR, that’s been loc’ed down And not because it was done out of fear, like they made us believe all this time …by the black people in “those communities”   Photo credit: respectmyhair.com   They never told us that “black is beautiful” My inspiration to write tis came from a story I read,…

Who are you waiting for?

ME: Guys, let’s get going already THEM: Eeeehhhhhh bwana…..chillax a bit….you’ve said that already and we are literally stuck up to the throat, with it.   ME: That’s what you guys always say THEM: Aaaahhhhhh….be quiet, naawe   ME: Do you guys even know where exactly we are going? THEM: We will see when we…

Prioritize me today

“Where’s your school fees-slip?” “Where’s the shopping-list for the weekend? Mpozi nga you people don’t want to eat some kuku”. “How much money do you need for your pocket money now?” “Are you okay up stairs, kweli?” “You didn’t even graduate…..shut up already! Graduate first and then, you can join us in these meetings”. “I’m…

Add value to thy

Adding value to thy Hhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm…. Interesting statement it is, right? Photo credit: oecs.org   Let’s try breaking it down a bit….adding, to begin with By default, we are all valuable individuals, to each other, in our respective capacities No matter how rich or poor or loud or quiet or deceitful or honest we are Photo…

I can only take so much!!!

… “I’ve had enough of this….I’m only human…..we all have our limits”…   You’ve probably heard this sentence and particular choice of words, from somebody or a group of people, during those times When everything was so not going their way Or according to the plan, for that matter, right? Photo credit: drhurd.com   Do…

Say you love me while you still can

Don’t hesitate now I might not be around the next minute I could be somewhere else Photo credit: hilltopshawnee.com   Life is that short and unpredictable, yuh know That goes for whatever happens in life, as well You just can’t tell what will catch my eyes, heart and ears the  next minute Somebody just might…

Speak the truth

The truth and not your truth So simple to tell and take into the ears And yet, complicated to many So bitter in the ears of many Photo credit: lifechuanyuan.org   Never has to have a foreword or background Not a conclusion, in the very least Never has to be explained Photo credit: fcpaprofessor.com  …