Beewol’s Blog

Stepping out of the Financial Pits of the Lockdown

Stepping out of the Financial Pits of the Lockdown

When I opened my first bank account in the early 2000s, there was little that I needed it for, in all honesty. At the time, owning a bank account was something of a prestigious affair. And with the advent of flashy ATM cards, it was a class act to move[...]
Saving the World One Tree at a time

Saving the World One Tree at a time

During my days at Bat Valley Primary School, in the 90s, there was a sense of urgency with which teachers made us embrace our love for the earth. We had teachers who took us through the paces, making us appreciate all the goodness of nature and making us pay attention[...]
Finding a New Partner

Finding a New Partner

While growing up, there was a level of certainty regarding the brands we held close to our hearts. The drinks we took, the TV stations we watched, the clothes we wore, and even the bread we ate were of specific brands. This, for many people, is why there is a[...]
Tales From Diani

Tales From Diani

In 2002 when the trailer for Die Another Day was released, most if not all menfolk anticipated the movie with bated breath, having been wheeled in by the great action, massive explosions, and clips in which Halle Berry repeatedly looked like an Angel. The trailer showed glimpses of Halle looking[...]
Tales From Diani

Tales From Diani

In 2002 when the trailer for Die Another Day was released, most if not all menfolk anticipated the movie with bated breath, having been wheeled in by the great action, massive explosions, and clips in which Halle Berry repeatedly looked like an Angel. The trailer showed glimpses of Halle looking[...]
Flickering Dreams of Diani

Flickering Dreams of Diani

On 21st March 2020, Uganda was plunged into a sort of chaos that had eaten through many parts of the World but had taken its time to wiggle its way into the beautifully resilient Pearl of Africa. The little East African nation had for days been praised for having no[...]
The Year 2060

The Year 2060

The Year 2060 is such a crazy year, it really is. Anyone lucky enough to be around now will tell an extremely frightening and almost impossible-to-believe story to their children. Having survived and outlived the Global Pandemic of the 2020s that ravaged the world, turned economics upside down, and ripped[...]
There Shall Be No Funeral

There Shall Be No Funeral

December is traditionally a month of good cheer, happiness, and merrymaking; at least in most parts of the world. In Uganda, the situation in the past has been twice as intense with people suddenly volunteering gifts, presents, and all kinds of giveaways during the festive season. Companies often dig deep[...]
A Blindman's Painting

A Blindman's Painting

I’ve never quite fancied myself as a businessman. The few times I’ve engaged in what one would call business, I’ve often ended up losing several thousands of shillings, my temper and one or two friends. Therefore I've since resigned myself to watching other people make the big money. It is true[...]
Loki, I made it!

Loki, I made it!

In the early 90s, my family lived in Bukoto White Flats, a neighbourhood that was pure heaven for any child growing up at the time. Of course, back then, we fancied the kids who lived in the Kololo areas, Upper Naguru side as well as those in the Ntinda region.[...]
A Tale of Chicken

A Tale of Chicken

The period between 4 BC and 2 BC was a tough period for many people. Folks struggled with life because of one reason or another mostly due to the numerous conquests that were going on. It was around this time that Alexander the Great died (Probably around 323 BC). It[...]
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[...]