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Emotional Rebirth

Emotional Rebirth

Once upon a time, the world was a quiet, lonely and cold place devoid of emotional expression. People rarely expressed sentiment and those who did were careful about how or to whom they did it. One only ever heard I Love You from one’s parents or from one’s partner, and not[...]
Must Eat Sally

Must Eat Sally

It is very likely that I have one of the most ferocious and untamed appetites in the whole of East Africa. I can have four or five heavy meals a day and still go to bed feeling hungry. Sometimes I will wake up late in the night to fix myself[...]
Men at a Shower

Men at a Shower

Attending birthdays, weddings, cocktails and other such fun gatherings is generally a great thing to do in Kampala. If you are an unemployed sworn bachelor surviving by the mercy of the Universe, not only do these gatherings give you an opportunity to enjoy free meals and thus cut down on[...]
A Two Year Promise

A Two Year Promise

It is September 17th, 2016. I am scrolling through Facebook and looking at joyful posts by successful people, affirmations of sentiment by couples fresh in love and deep quotes by self made motivational speakers. All this I do while on my bed, in the wee hours of the morning. There[...]
Open Letter to Epolon YKM

Open Letter to Epolon YKM

Yoga noi Epolon YKM, In my native tongue Ateso, epolon is an old man. I come from a lovely place named Serere where old people are treated like royalty; they are respected, treasured and accorded utmost honour. There are two ways one qualifies to become epolon. One becomes epolon by virtue[...]
An Island of Nonchalant Monkeys, Concoctions and Artistry

An Island of Nonchalant Monkeys, Concoctions and Artistry

A long time ago, before I went bald and before I left my parents’ house, my mum worked tirelessly hard teaching me to read and write. She spent countless hours shoving impossibly difficult writings my way just so I could some day maybe become good with words – both spoken[...]
A Hawk's Eyeview of Lake Bunyonyi

A Hawk's Eyeview of Lake Bunyonyi

The first and only time I had ever been to Kabale was brief and it was a few years ago when a client who could not travel to Kampala requested that I meet him in Kastone. As a lover of travel, I thought it would be an awesome idea to[...]
Customer Care - The Unexplainable Curse

Customer Care - The Unexplainable Curse

Any time you ask a Ugandan about what they think of other Ugandans, they will most likely tell you that Ugandans are generally peaceful and welcoming people. They might even go as far as saying we are the friendliest people in the world. Every nation tries to hold onto this[...]
Social Media Tax - A Middle Finger to Ugandans

Social Media Tax - A Middle Finger to Ugandans

The month of june in Uganda is usually a month of reflection. It was in the month of June in 1974 that Palestinian terrorists hijacked an Air France flight and forced it to land at Entebbe airport. The events that proceeded have been well document over the years with the general acceptance that[...]
Stepping Up To The Plate

Stepping Up To The Plate

For the average African, life is no smooth sail. If anything, it is a horrible mix of harsh waves and dangerous tides that one must somewhat navigate or risk drowning. Right from one's birth to one's death,  there is a huge chance one’s life will be plagued with trouble, worry,[...]
Only In April

Only In April

It is a little after 2 am somewhere in Kanombe, right next to Kigali International Aiport - in the Eastern part of Kigali City. The rain is coming down with noisy relentlessness and it seems apparent that everyone in the neighbourhood is dead asleep. Why wouldn't they be? Such weather[...]
In Bed with Francine

In Bed with Francine

While on an impromptu visit to Northern Rwanda sometime last year, I nearly died. I bumped into an experience that would bring me face to face with death, giving me an opportunity to appreciate my homeland. Now, it is likely you will instantly assume that I was either attacked by[...]
A World Cup Templar

A World Cup Templar

Last week I promised some strangers on the internet that I would write about the magical discovery that is the hot water bottle. I stumbled upon this magical discovery sometime last year when I was in the Virunga Region of Northern Rwanda. The reason I stumbled onto the hot water[...]
Black Panther? That's NOT a Movie!

Black Panther? That's NOT a Movie!

Last week before the Republic of Wakanda allowed visitors and cameras into its borders, there was much global discussion about Black Panther. Expectations were high and everyone was falling over themselves because it seemed like something huge was about happen. The trailers had done a good job creating all the[...]
7 things you MUST do on the internet this year

7 things you MUST do on the internet this year

If you often spend countless hours staring into the sky, wondering when aliens will finally make contact with the human race, please calm down and do something else – the aliens are not coming. If you have wondered how we can venture into planets like LV-426, Pandora, Cybertron, Xander, Krypton,[...]
Let's talk resolutions, shall we?

Let's talk resolutions, shall we?

At the start of every Gregorian Calendar year, the world generally agrees to begin counting from the 1st of January onwards. There is substantial enthusiasm, near euphoria, a bit of madness and a whole load of promise from the 1st of January. We are now a few days into this[...]
A Case for and to the Influencers

A Case for and to the Influencers

In 2009 when I was joining Twitter, there wasn’t much in the way of a plan of action for this son of man. As is always the case with social media sites, the idea is to get on one of those much talked about social networking sites, bump into a[...]
Lessons from a 10-year-old

Lessons from a 10-year-old

When you are over thirty years old and talking to fellas under thirty, you regularly volunteer pieces of unsolicited and often half baked advice on matters such as relationships, finance, personal growth, career and whatever other areas of life you feel a guru at. Most times, the under thirties will[...]
A Date With Myself

A Date With Myself

When you go out on a date with other people, you often want to pull out all the stops. A borrowed shirt here, a rented car there, a stolen accent over there and a strangely expensive cologne worn. Basically, you want to stop at nothing to impress the other person.[...]
Letting Go of Monica

Letting Go of Monica

For the average human being today, owning a mobile phone is something of a necessity. In fact, most people would rather skip a few meals than go a day without their mobile phone. Unless you are a bushman in the jungles of the Amazon who might not see much use[...]