Wednesday, 20 July 2016

On Politics and Christianity


There is and was a reason for separation of church and state and i would advocate it in any other country that wishes to take it up. Why because i am a strong believer that politics and religion are not a good mix. As a christian in Uganda i feel that this is something that i can highlight justifiable by the fact that most of my brothers and sisters just back a political candidate just because he showed up on Sunday morning a few weeks before elections and "lifted him up, hallelujah".


"You will Know them by their fruits"  - Matthew 7:16

Then when Trump stands at a christian convention and screams over the PA system, " Are there any evangelicals here tonight" and all the christian fork agree that this is a man after God's own heart just because he is a self proclaimed lover of God . Than there is a problem. In my limited African mind I see he stands for segregation, racism, closed boarders , hate and many other such things that the bible that we all doesn't advocate for.  I ask myself why can't the elite Americans see through him like i think i do.


My people have a saying that " yechusiza mu kitti ng'embazi "  loosely translated to " He twist and turns like an axe in tree on a chopping board". It like he woke up in the middle of the night and found that he was running for president . He at one point stood for abortion - then declared that all women that abort should be punished.  We could say that he saw the light or we could say that Christ said love all so punishment is not the solution. His strong stand on Islam - and entry of Muslims. So what happened  to love your neighbor as you love your self.

Love your Neighbor and yourself - Mark 12:31 

I cry for my African brothers that believe that Trump is the answer to Africa's problems, kid yourself not !!!. He is the very same as the presidents that you pray he saves you from.

To my American Christian friends - do not vote like we do , do not vote words but look at the actions, looks at policy and vote with your eyes wide open . This is the only way you can peacefully lay tomorrow in the bed you make today.
 
That said - America pray for your leaders - Romans 13:1
  
“Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.” - Robert A. Heinlein

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The Rebirth of Ugandan Girl

Its been a while since my last post- actually about 3 years,to be exact 2 years and eight months.
Why ?! That's something not to dwell on at this point in time. However during this while i have lived my dream, travel the world, got a nephew, married the love of my life and joined the largest family i would ever imagine.

Time and time again i have thought of a comeback till today. Why today? Two words  - Charles Buskowski . 

As his inspired me let him inspire you . An abstract from So you think you can write;
"don’t be like so many writers,

don’t be like so many thousands of

people who call themselves writers,

don’t be dull and boring and

pretentious, don’t be consumed with self-

love.

the libraries of the world have

yawned themselves to

sleep

over your kind.

don’t add to that.

don’t do it.

unless it comes out of

your soul like a rocket,

unless being still would

drive you to madness or

suicide or murder,

don’t do it.

unless the sun inside you is

burning your gut,

don’t do it.



when it is truly time,

and if you have been chosen,

it will do it by

itself and it will keep on doing it

until you die or it dies in you.



there is no other way.



and there never was."


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The Best Friend Test


As per Urban Dictionary;
The unwritten rule that states that before any man can date a woman, her best friend must approve of him. If the man fails the best friend test, the relationship will either 
a) cease to exist 
or 
b) exist in a miserable state until said best friend finally convinces her friend to dump the man

Today I walked up to her , he was already there – I looked him in the eye and smiled acknowledging his presence – I forwarded my hand for pleasantries. He seemed nice .He couldn’t keep his eyes off her. He seemed nervous every time I caught his eye . Thirty minutes in he seem abit more relaxed. I tell myself,  I aint messing I need to either like him or take the high road – but my girl’s heart  has let its guard down and I have to make sure that his not like the past tom, dick or harry. By the end of the evening his won me over, my girl’s happy and so am I – atleast for now .

This got me to realize how much my girl and her happiness means to me

Thursday, 11 April 2013

So you want to be a writer



If it doesn't come bursting out of you




in spite of everything,
don't do it.
unless it comes unasked out of your
heart and your mind and your mouth
and your gut,
don't do it.
if you have to sit for hours
staring at your computer screen
or hunched over your
typewriter
searching for words,
don't do it.
if you're doing it for money or
fame,
don't do it.
if you're doing it because you want
women in your bed,
don't do it.
if you have to sit there and
rewrite it again and again,
don't do it.
if it's hard work just thinking about doing it,
don't do it.
if you're trying to write like somebody
else,
forget about it.


if you have to wait for it to roar out of
you,
then wait patiently.
if it never does roar out of you,
do something else.

if you first have to read it to your wife
or your girlfriend or your boyfriend
or your parents or to anybody at all,
you're not ready.

don't be like so many writers,
don't be like so many thousands of
people who call themselves writers,
don't be dull and boring and
pretentious, don't be consumed with self-
love.
the libraries of the world have
yawned themselves to
sleep
over your kind.
don't add to that.
don't do it.
unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don't do it.
unless the sun inside you is
burning your gut,
don't do it.

when it is truly time,
and if you have been chosen,
it will do it by
itself and it will keep on doing it
until you die or it dies in you.

there is no other way.

and there never was.
 by Charles Bukowski
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/16549#sthash.7E2GIrWk.dpuf

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Fact or myth


Fact/ Myth - By the time a white, clearly straight man tells you that, “you should do something with  your hair “ brace yourself things are bad ..In this scenario the only line I could deliver was – “I just cant be bother “ Dang!!!!!! And I thought I was doing alright.. #bad hair days

Fact/Myth  – so when you have been in a relationship for a while you start to let you guard down , in my friends words – you stops shaving your legs, starting going to bed with thing on the head – apparently this is what his married friends told him .. I cry myth and I say it depends on the girl – I never grew up with a ssenga but I know one thing – I want to be a lady in the street and a freak else where and heaven forbid I loss my mojo because say I am having a crazy week or I get too comfortable. I told my girl to slap me upside the head. Because I aint married never been but I know I have seen sixty year olds who still get it on like they just met yesterday.  Its called keeping it fresh and it’s a two way thing .. so when that day comes  that Mr right walks into the house ten years down the line if he met me showing off my long legs in red high heels I will still great him with the same smile and kiss only this time they will be dark blue swede heels. Being in a relationship for the long haul doesn’t  mean the spice is taken out of it . if you man accustomed your man to seeing you like you just walked off a photo shoot for Cosmo  they you should stick to it till the end . Being with some one after the honey moon period doesn’t mean it’s a done deal – its just the beginning of the rest of your lives , and that is a long time – so keep him interested and he will return the favour...

Fact/ Myth  - On the way home from carnivore one of my friends introduced us to meat sweats . We all cried myth, till we checked it out here http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=meat%20sweats . And realized that 80% of us were on the way to experiencing these while the remaining 20% thought well if you can’t beat them then might as well eat them. 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

This too will pass


I cyber stalked my ex- crush on FB and then it hit me – crushes come and go and this too will shall pass. The fast beating heart pace, the tongue tied-ness, the uncomfortable surreal feeling of wanting to be in his presence and yet you rather the earth swallow you whole.. this too will shall pass.  A wise man told me once – never to let the crush know, the crazy in me is like, what the heck life is short – what’s the worst that can happen – and also it hit me that this too will, i mean shall pass.

So last weekend as I danced my heart out like no one was watching  I thought to myself 26 years of experience should come with something  and a hint of my carefree-ness throw it all into perspective . So what if he knows, what’s he going to do, cry slut!!.. … not like I am asking him out or asking him to be the father of my babies ( though they sure would be good looking babies) – Countless women before me and I am sure many more after me have and will come to the realization that this too shall pass. I chose not to make chase of what is not mine for the little naivety in me sail’s down with power play by Eunice Hargett -“Sitting center ice, as skaters chase a black puck across the frozen white, It’s you I imagine. I am the puck. You chasing me like your life depended on the capture, while I slowed down just enough to be scored “

Last weekend – throw a lot of things into perspective, I remembered to dance and that I will not sail in a boat with anyone entangled lest it capsized just before the shore. All these years of experience still a learning curve but I am wiser today than I was yesterday.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Its official

Today, i am officially 25+ guess its time to act my age ...

Thank you Jesus.. :-)

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

V day

A box of chocolate  - a bouquet of flowers , maybe a candle light dinner by the Nile, or a weekend surprise flight to Paris, or watching the sunset seated on the Spanish steps. definitely a delightful note with three words said since Adam but from you seem more original than a chocolate fudge cake with my middle name crafted on it.. how about a night on the roof top watching the city that never goes to sleep go about its business - may be home grilled baked salmon with a glass of wine and soft music. maybe just you showing up ...

Once a romantic, always a romantic - My love is too unconditional to be thrown back at me


"In melody divine,
My heart it beats to rapturous love,
I long to call you mine."
~Author Unknown.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Ha

To the next married, almost married or engaged to be married man, who walks up to me and tries to audition for a spot in my heart or in between my legs - I swear i am going to chop your balls off ..

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The Ending and Then The Beginning

when it is said that there is still a reason for you in this world - that is why your life has been spared - you stop and think.

31st Dec - It might as well have been on gun point ...for it felt like exactly that - hence leading to the loss of my bag, wallet with all necessary identification and of course a phone - so  i spent the last hours of 2012 moving from one police station to another - from one department to another, though my bank gave me reason to smile Kudos Barclays

1st Jan - As we ushered in 2013 with fire works an hour into 2013 i parked at my destination - i credit myself to being a safe driver .. but as i leaped out of the car a few seconds on i realised that the car was moving backwards on its own .. my first instincts were to stop this happening so i  try to jump in and all efforts are fruitless the car gains momentum down the slop i am in between the car door and the outside world - The only thought running through my head is this "this is how Pinto (my parents next door neighbour) died." I let go of the car, it chooses its path and stops at a mango tree. I stand frozen, trembling , in shock with no thought running through my head .....I looked death in the eye.

I have never written a post on the 1st of the year - usually i can barely keep my eyes open - for the morning after effect but then again i have never been robbed or stared in the face of death. So i guess there is a first for everything .

I now know 2013 is a year of greatness and excellence.

"When the enemy comes like a flood, the spirit of the Lord will raise a standard against him" - Isaiah 59:19