Oil – ing Uganda

PG-Rating: This isn’t a convo for cooking oil or anything close to it   Photo credit: medium.com   And also, this is not about how this particular oil forms up in the ground….that process just might be too long for this post of ours I strongly suggest you do some Googling on your own  …

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Kampala

The place, the city The buildings, the people, the culture The food, the religions, the joy The sun, the rains, the cool breeze   Photo credit: digestafrica.com   The murram and tarmacked roads The fertile soils, the sand, the dust The beaches, the farms, the fields The schools, the prisons, the barracks   Photo credit:…

I can

If anybody can, you can I can We can   Photo credit: lacreme.ie   That’s not to say that it’ll be easy, eeh!   Photo credit: youtube.com   Keep trying Keep going Keep working your way up there Eventually, you’ll be there We’ll be there I’ll be there     Best believe!!!

Ya better put some respek on those metres!

Those very few yards or inches So intimate that you don’t want anyone uninvited to step “into them” So sacred that you find yourself tight-marking them with your gait, facial expressions and eyes So you that only a select few can be let in at arms-length, depending on the occasion, whether it calls for it,…

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…

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…