What kind of music do you listen to?

Practically everything. Western African, western, local anything as long as it sounds good to the ears. Sometimes i will listen to music in a language i dont understand but connect.

Other times i will do Country,gospel especially when i am working or thinking. But music is music for me as long as its good, the genre or artist doesnt matter. For Example am lately listening to Amel Larreiux,Angel Benard,Carol Nantongo,MBdogg.

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What are your top five favorite books and why?

The lady, her lover and her lord by TD Jakes. Very mind opening.

Americana by Chimanda – the illustration, imagery, description. The detail of everything makes one travel with every sentence

When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi. The Selflessness of Paul and learning how he suffered the same disease he treated for years. Very interesting

Fate of the banished by Julius Ocwinyo. Because its Ugandan, the Biblical illusion. And the subject matter is perhaps even bigger than the novel’s clear attack on the church: it includes stories of people living in a world of limited hope. I wonder if he has more books

Jack reacher books: Now i just love this guys fiction so his books i can read anyday

What do you do when overwhelmed by life?

I sleep.

I listen to some Jazz, gospel or country

I pray. I have a soft spot for psalm 23 in Luganda. The words give me deeper understanding and confidence

too overwhelmed, i cry.

I talk to my self. Yes i tell myself. All will be well especially when its the things that are out of my control but still my mind is racing and my heart worried. Ecclesiastes says Its all vanity. So i do console myself. Because even if i crawled and its not in my control, am simply burning energy

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Since You Left

sometimes the sky cries night after night
sometimes the cold hugs me, evening after evening
I sit in hope the sun will come out
I stay awake in hope i will hear you when u decide to come home
but then night after night
my loneliness itches
my love feeds on me
thoughts preoccupy myself
night after night I soak my pillow

a lot has happened since you left
my cheeks need no contouring,
my body needs no gym
you absence has done great making me a size 4
my heart?
I don’t feel it
am not sure if it’s still inside or you left with it
am not sure my blood pumps because even when the sun is out i am covered in blankets
do I still go to the mall?
no. am afraid they will ask why you didn’t come
so I am waiting on you
nothing has changed but
I still make dinner for two
wear my twin shirt on Fridays
and watch all the ball games on tv.
I still listen to your fav music and make you best dish every Wednesday

Am I lost?
No. My hope is frail
am withering
my breath is fleeting.

Where would you like to live? Why haven’t you moved?

Italy. Italy.Italy

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Because it’s too serene. the flowers, the architectural work, the atmosphere, the water (even if am water phobic) I love to watch and listen to the sound of the ocean and sea. Italy is just so beautiful. Why havent i moved?  The cost of living is high Jeez. That means i have to find a job that bays above $20,000 a year.

Washington DC because I dream of living on such a street

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and walking to work. or riding a bike. Pick up coffee by the roadside. Enter office in my short round skirt and stockings and boots and am doing something I love. And going home to my simple studio apartment and the street isn’t exactly quiet. I just want to live in a city that’s is a little bit faster than my Kampala yet less Chaotic.

Why I havent moved, I havent yet..please note the yet. got a job because i wouldn’t want to move and then spend 2 years trying to find a job i would be frustrated. And the winter season freaks me out especially that even in kampala sometimes i need double warmth. but bodies adjust.

What stands between you and your happiness?

How do i even respond to this question!

Well one person said nothing and i believe her for i know her determination and energy. Nothing should be able to come in between yu and your happiness but sometimes life happens and we cant avoid but slide in an obstacle.  Many times we also think its the best way to live (be sad while you have others happy). Well, you cant pour from an empty jar, you will realise later that those people you sacrifice your happiness for are also not happy because i mean emptiness cant fill emptiness.

But like i said, sometimes life happens and self happiness is tucked away and we sulk. Happiness is like self love.IMG-20170415-WA0049

Are you a Quitter

Well, It depends on what. Mostly I fight till the last drop. But i also know how to choose the battles i fight. I refuse to lose sleep over things that are not in my control (that’s not quitting because i don’t even begin).

So, I might call myself a coward but not a quitter. I don’t easily give up. However, sometimes i take long to deliver so one might think i have given up. But mostly i know that it’s not about who wins or loses. We are all winners at whatever level we choose to drop off. Trust, some things we think we can and then along the way Patience, energy,strength, team work, fail us.

My Facebook people didn’t respond to this. So I will ask. Are you a quitter?

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Is it okay to be the one that loves more?

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Hey!!

I kenat keep calm, Is my Birth Month!!!

Henewe. Last year, same month. I had #questions that I was asking on Facebook. I don’t recall responding to any but some people did share their ideas. This yea i shall respond and i shall start with the 5th  question.

Mostly, they said its okay. Some went ahead to say if you aint the guy in the equation. Another said those that usually love more get hurt more….Love is a commitment and at least should be respected.

well, one response got me thinking. This gentleman said “Col.3.23. Whatever you do,work at it with all your heart as working for the lord,not for human masters…basically you do your work and let others do theirs..if love is what you have in your heart, do it to your best”.

I agree with all this and this is what I have to say. Love is unconditional, It doesn’t matter who loves more or less. Give and give and give until you can give. Going by the holy book, If Christ had thought of who loves more or less, Calvary would have never covered a pinch of anything. Love even when its hardest to love. Love when it snows, love when it shines. Love without expecting anything return. Love like your whole life depends on it and never walk out regretting you didn’t love much or loved less. Give it your best. Do it to the best of your potential.