Beewol’s Blog

Lockdown Silver Linings

Lockdown Silver Linings

Several months ago, before the world disintegrated into the Coronavirus armageddon, the human race enjoyed extreme comfort and relaxation. We were (and quite possibly still are) the only race that ravaged through the resources on this earth, unbothered about the adverse effects of our lives on this earth. We toss[...]
Empty the Cages - End Wildlife Trade

Empty the Cages - End Wildlife Trade

In a few years, when the world has recovered from the Coronavirus Pandemic, stories of how we survived these wretched times will be told. Children will be told of how the human race was brought to its knees by a Pandemic that wiped out nearly half a million people. Books[...]
Stop the Hate!

Stop the Hate!

While growing up, there was a narrative that was taught in schools, homes, churches, and mosques around the country - Ugandans are a friendly lot. In fact, during class lessons, when asked to describe Ugandans, many students would confidently answer ‘Friendly’ and get full marks. The friendliness is talked about[...]
Sad Tales from Rubindi

Sad Tales from Rubindi

Surviving during the lockdown has been an absolute nightmare for almost everyone everywhere around the world. Having to change your way of life after getting used to years of a specific routine can be a daunting task especially when you’re not sure when the forced change will end.  For many people,[...]
The Lockdown - A Silver Lining

The Lockdown - A Silver Lining

It’s been a couple of weeks since the world saw its normal routine go out the window and get replaced with an unprecedented strange lockdown. We can no longer freely move around doing whatever the hell we want to whoever the hell we want, whenever the hell we want. Right[...]
Dancer on Aisle 8

Dancer on Aisle 8

Before a few months back, I never really liked shopping. I didn’t care for supermarkets and I rarely stocked up on supplies for my house. I survived on the buy-what-you-immediately-need lifestyle. I purchased what I needed exactly when I needed it.  This meant that on many occasions I’d have to squeeze[...]
The Death of Compliments

The Death of Compliments

When I was in Kindergarten back in the 80s (Yes, I am that old), I had a teacher named Aunt Nora. She wasn’t a sister to any of my parents or any other child’s parents for that matter but we called her Aunt Nora all the same. It was the[...]
The Story of Mburo

The Story of Mburo

A very long time ago, before you and I were ever born, there were two brothers who lived side by side in a Valley. The two brothers, Kigarama and Mburo were very much alike but also strangely different. Kigarama was the older, wiser and very thoughtful one while Mburo was[...]
Hacking the Finance Hoodoo

Hacking the Finance Hoodoo

There is a widespread school of thought that proposes that to make it in this life, one must be prepared to fake it. Unfortunately for many people, faking it has become a mantra by which they live, so much that they have now forgotten how to actually be genuine and[...]
Street Questions

Street Questions

In almost every town you visit in Uganda, you will bump into kids lining the streets, not to welcome you or wish you well, but with their hands out - in search of food and money. The phenomenon of street kids is one that has been with us for decades[...]
A BeyHive of Property Owners

A BeyHive of Property Owners

When the world was struggling through the Global Financial Crisis in 2007/8 teenagers at the time were more interested in the phenomenon that was Beyonce. At the start of the crisis, in 2007, Beyoncé embarked on The Beyoncé Experience, her first worldwide concert tour, performing in 97 venues and grossing[...]
Cash-strapped Parenting

Cash-strapped Parenting

Parenting is a nightmare - one that you very rarely wake up from. Nightmares are often bearable because at some point you wake up and swing back into the real world. Parenting is something else, it is a never-ending series of odd jobs with little yet irregular pay. The day you[...]
An Opera at the Campsite

An Opera at the Campsite

A few years ago, while on one of my camping escapades somewhere on the hills of Kabale in Western Uganda, I came to the realization that camping is a way of life for brave men and women. People who often go camping are the ones who will be allowed into[...]
The Marriage Games

The Marriage Games

One of my fondest memories growing up was playing the ‘mummy and daddy’ game. This, for those who have no idea, was a game designed for young kids to experience the thrills of marriage without enduring the stress of huge budgets, actual responsibilities and demons of divorce. For a few[...]
The ViGIRLantes - Part 1

The ViGIRLantes - Part 1

Hannah waited in the shadows as the three men approached. She had mastered the art of quiet patience and could easily and stealthily lay in wait for hours - if she needed to. Tonight was no different from the previous nights. The neighbourhood was different, the targets were different, the[...]
Tears for the Uganda Cranes

Tears for the Uganda Cranes

The first time football ever made me cry was in 1994. That year’s World Cup brought tears to my eyes for several reasons. Yes, the final was a tear-jerking spectacle, especially if you were rooting for the Azzurri but the game that really made me cry like an infant was[...]
Your Life - Your Death!

Your Life - Your Death!

As a storyteller who makes a lot of noise on the internet, I get invited to a number of events in and around the city. The reasons for being invited usually vary - some being noble and kind, and others being sneaky and underhanded. Sometimes people invite you to their[...]
The Joy of Growing Up

The Joy of Growing Up

Growing up in Africa is so much fun. The vast majority of African kids enjoy an interesting childhood littered with wild dreams and aspirations that could swing from one end of the spectrum to the other with no warning or procedure. When I was a little boy reading books like[...]
8 Ultimate Pleasures

8 Ultimate Pleasures

One can never truly live without experiencing some of pleasure or displeasure. There are thousands of pleasures we usually attain in this life and each pleasure creates a different level of satisfaction within. Some pleasures are really just little bits and pieces of joy while others are deep and fully[...]
Q Balling to Win

Q Balling to Win

The internet has proven over the years that it is a great resource for acquisition of many things including knowledge and skills, relationships and partnerships plus all manner of opportunities and benefits among other things. With the advent of online shopping, one can be able to access goods and services[...]