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  • Mon, 17th Apr 2017
    When I first saw this image, it gave me the creeps. I thought the dog had a peculiar skin disease only to realize that it was actually not a disease but just an illusion caused by the effects of  sunlight streaming through a patterned lace curtain, whose pattern flatteringly landed on the dog, causing this eerie looking image. Fear has the same exact effect on humans too. It is an illusion. An... [Read More]
  • Wed, 12th Apr 2017
    Albert Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” But let’s face the fact; sometimes life sucks. When you wake up in the morning and realize only one of your hormones left the bed while all the rest are still sleeping; life sucks Worse still,  you wake up feeling all sore and tired but you still have to go to a job you hate; life sucks. Then you... [Read More]
  • Wed, 5th Apr 2017
    Success is and will never be easy.  Anyone who has ever succeeded in doing something (the right way) will tell you this.  I was looking at this picture of these guys scrambling for the ball and I realized they epitomize exactly what success is…. You have to work really hard to get what you want. There will be a lot of sweating (and probably swearing) along the way. Many times you will find... [Read More]
  • Mon, 3rd Apr 2017
    “Tough times don't define you, they refine you.” ― Carlos A. Rodriguez I couldn’t agree with Carlos more. Imagine the process a carrot has to go through in order to produce carrot juice. It goes through some serious cutting and pressing, but eventually, the end result is this healthy, yummy, thick, fresh juice that cleanses your skin and detoxifies your body. Every one of us has a carrot moment;... [Read More]
  • Sat, 1st Apr 2017
    Watch your thoughts for soon enough you will become what you constantly think about.  That’s why Henry Ford said, "There are two kinds of people: those who think they can, and those who think they can’t. They're both right.” In other words, if you think you can be successful then soon enough you will start seeing the signs of success coming your way. If you think you will never be successful,... [Read More]
  • Wed, 29th Mar 2017
    “Sometimes a majority simply means that all the fools are on the same side.” ― Claude C. McDonald. I know that quote may sound very insensitive but unfortunately it is very true. Many people fear being different; they fear standing up for what is true and what they believe in because they don’t want to be ridiculed or hated by others.  Haven’t you heard what someone said about wanting to please... [Read More]
  • Tue, 28th Mar 2017
    Ever heard or read this version of Story of the Five Fingers?  One day, Sir. Middle came to the realization that Mr.Thumb was different from the rest of them. He quickly whispered to Ms.Ring and Mrs. Index to exclude Mr. Thumb from their group because he was shorter, fatter, and he lived far away from all of them.  While Ms. Ring and Mrs. Index agreed with Sir. Middle to exclude Mr.Thumb, Miss.... [Read More]
  • Mon, 27th Mar 2017
    I often wonder why people hate Mondays. Isn’t it a day like any other day? Doesn’t it have 24 hours like any of the other 6 days of the week?  Then I figured out what the problem was: most people hate Mondays because it is a long way off from "excitement" i.e. the weekend.  I know this is true because the same people love Mondays when it is part of a long weekend, like the up-coming Easter... [Read More]
  • Thu, 23rd Mar 2017
    Whether you like it or not disappointments are a part of life. Just like day and night are a part of life, we are assured that at some point disappointment will happen to you.  That does not mean that you should go around carrying a negative attitude or being a pessimist. No. All I’m saying is that you should not be surprised when it happens. The best way to deal with disappointments is to... [Read More]
  • Mon, 20th Mar 2017
    Not sure how true it is but I have heard it said that no two people have the same finger prints; not even identical twins. I guess this goes to prove the one thing that many people still don’t get; we are all unique! This means everything about you, everything about your destiny was made specifically with you in mind. This means that only you can walk the path you were destined to walk and become... [Read More]
  • Fri, 17th Mar 2017
    "All riches have their origin in the mind. Wealth is in ideas - not money" ~ Robert Collier Many people have it twisted that being rich is the same as being wealthy. You can be rich but not wealthy, but wealth can very well incorporate riches. The main difference between being rich and being wealthy is knowledge. Wealthy people know how to make money while rich people only have money.  Rich... [Read More]
  • Tue, 14th Mar 2017
    So, maybe according to you yesterday was not a very good day; no problem. Today is a new day. What does a new day represent? It represents new opportunities; renewed determination; renewed vigor; restored strength, new ideas and visions, etc. A new day means a new perspective.  Like plants covered in morning dew every morning, every day comes wrapped in possibilities. Similarly, like morning dew... [Read More]
  • Sat, 11th Mar 2017
    If you’ve ever been deeply in love, then you’ll understand the above message. You always get a rush when you receive that good morning message from them; doesn’t matter whether s/he is in the next room, or across the world. When that message comes through, your heart skips a beat and suddenly you feel warm all over, especially if that is the message that woke you up. Why? Because that one message... [Read More]
  • Sun, 20th Nov 2016
    The other day I was listening to a podcast that was quite interesting; interesting because it had illustrations based on the lives of animals in it. Those of you who have been following me for many years obviously know that I love animals and especially dogs. For a change though, this illustration had nothing to do with dogs but all the same it had quite a captivating story, and hence my... [Read More]
  • Mon, 31st Oct 2016
    Sometimes when you go to the market to buy groceries you might feel like going back home without having bought anything. This is the case especially because of some of the things you hear people saying. For instance, you hear people talking about where some of those leafy greens are grown; somewhere around a sewer. Then you imagine that possibly whoever is going to cook those greens at home might... [Read More]
  • Sun, 8th May 2016
    It is 4:30 in the morning. Not so many cars are on the road yet but still quite a number of them considering it is still very early. I’m almost late for my flight but thankfully, I get to the airport just as the first boarding call is being announced. The girls at the counter are very helpful and they quickly process my ticket and I get my boarding pass. As I look around, I realize the airport is... [Read More]
  • Sun, 6th Mar 2016
    It’s unbelievable to think that we are in March already. Isn’t it just the other day we were sending messages of goodwill over Christmas and New Year? What happened to the days in between? It feels like the earth is rotating faster nowadays than it used to before. It is unbelievable that we are in the last month of the first quarter of this year that was new just the other day. Of course at this... [Read More]
  • Sat, 24th Oct 2015
    I have to admit, there are times when even I feel like just throwing in the towel and giving up. Times when uncertainty hits me and I feel like not even my daily dose of motivation will make a difference to me. You know why this is so? Because before I am anything else, I am human first. I do get my lapses, I do get my “human-attacks”, I fear and panic like everyone else. The only difference is... [Read More]
  • Sun, 4th Oct 2015
    Before I finally decided to put my thoughts into words this week, I was divided between writing this article and three others that were bubbling inside of me. Not sure why but this one won the day and so I hope there’s someone out there who will really benefit and be inspired by the words they are about to read. A few weeks ago, I overheard someone saying to someone else that after a very long... [Read More]
  • Sun, 6th Sep 2015
    Every so often I will share something I found from the net that touched my heart for one reason or another. Today’s share comes from the footballing arena, specifically from a lot of people’s football sweetheart. His name is Cristiano Ronaldo, the ladies eye candy… J Anyway, moving on swiftly, this is the honorable and touching story of Cristiano. Moments after Real Madrid Football Club won their... [Read More]
  • Sun, 30th Aug 2015
    I saw a meme on Google recently that had a very powerful impact on me. This meme had a picture of a lion and maybe a less than a month old cab.  The tiny little cab was looking up to the big ominous looking, huge-maned king of the jungle, while the king was looking softly downwards towards the little clue-less and innocent cat. The caption on the meme said, “I thought about quitting, but then... [Read More]
  • Wed, 31st Dec 2014
    Happy Holidays to you my valued reader. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and Boxing Day, and you are looking forward to a great 2015. I can’t complain about my Christmas experience this year but I have to admit it was very different. This year we didn’t do BBQs or eat ourselves to constipation like we almost always do every other year, but we had a lovely time together as a family; yes, that... [Read More]
  • Wed, 31st Dec 2014
    It's that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. This year somehow feels different in the sense that the Christmas mood somehow feels dampened. Actually it seems like as years go by, or as we grow older the excitement about Christmas reduces. I don’t know exactly why but I guess the pressure that comes with the season could be part of the reason. I think... [Read More]
  • Mon, 30th Jun 2014
    As we all know, this last week there were lots of power outages in Tanzania which I hear affected the entire country. Unfortunately those who did not have alternative power sources suffered the most in that not even their phones were charged. As a result, I got quite a few requests from strangers to charge their phones for them while they were waiting to get service at our shop. Not that we did... [Read More]
  • Tue, 13th May 2014
    There are times in life when things just don't seem like they are working out for you, times when everything you touch "seems" to go wrong. I say "seems" in quotes because even though things look like they are going terribly wrong, it doesn't always translate to negative results. The thing is, as human beings we want so much to get results as soon as we want them that patience has become a... [Read More]
  • Tue, 15th Apr 2014
    God is amazing on so many levels. For instance, how He came up with the whole idea of the “Life Cycle” is just pure genius. Right from the process of conception, which for human beings he must have said to Himself, “I’ll make this process enjoyable and addictive for them to want to keep doing it over and over again”, to the incubation period (where ideally the baby stays in the womb for 9 months... [Read More]
  • Wed, 2nd Apr 2014
    So it’s the rainy season again, at least in Dar Es Salaam anyway, and with the rainy season comes all manner of mixed emotions. Some love the rain especially when it rains at night because it somehow soothes them to sleep, while others (like me) dislike it when it rains at night because it terrifies me. I had a bad experience once where thugs broke into our house at night while it was raining, so... [Read More]
  • Tue, 4th Mar 2014
    If people who lived and died over a century ago were to resurrect today, am sure they’d suffer some major culture shock regardless of which part of the world they were in when the exited from it in the first place. One of the things that would shock them most is the realization that people no longer talk to each other but to gadgets. Of course I know most of you reading this might disagree with... [Read More]
  • Thu, 16th Jan 2014
    2014 is finally here with us and if you can read this, it means you and I have been given another chance, another opportunity and definitely another privilege to see the new year. So, without further ado, may I take this opportunity to deliver my New Year greetings to you all, and to wish you the very best of what this year has to offer. Like the gifts unwrapped or unboxed on Boxing Day, consider... [Read More]
  • Tue, 17th Dec 2013
    Once again it is that time of the year we all look forward to having a mandatory break from all the happenings of the year. For those coming from the slopes of Kilimanjaro, they are probably working on ensuring their vehicles are in top shape because as is customary to them, they have to go home for what many jokingly call “the annual census”. The amount of “mbege” that is being brewed right now... [Read More]