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  • Sun, 25th Oct 2015
    It is inevitably that time of the season again when we experience little pockets of “madness” as a result of an animal we call politics. I confidently call it madness because according to an online dictionary I use, one of the definitions of madness is “a state of frenzied or chaotic activity” that is only experienced when certain activities are going on. For example, you can say that when... [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, 27th Sep 2015
    Let’s face it, no matter who you are, all what you do, every so often you will have some days in your life when thoughts of self-doubt and insecurity attack you like a swarm of bees. This could be due to certain things happening in your life at that particular moment such as multiple failures in projects you are handling, a bad relationship, stagnated business,etc. Well, we are not super-beings (... [Read More]
  • Sun, 20th Sep 2015
    It’s been a while since I have deliberately taken time to visit Facebook and either update my status message, or just read through other people’s post. So on Friday morning we were in traffic and since I was feeling somehow sleepy, I decided to go through Facebook. I came across many posts but two caught my attention. The first one caught my attention purely because of the title which said: 15... [Read More]
  • Sun, 13th Sep 2015
    It’s not every week I know what I will be sharing with you my readers. Sometimes my thoughts are so jumbled up that I don’t know where to start and to say the truth, sometimes I don’t get a clear direction until a few hours before I submit my article to Guardian. Today’s article is one such article. I wasn’t sure what I’d write about until early on Saturday morning when I was jogging, then just... [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]
  • Sun, 19th Jul 2015
    May I start this article today by wishing all my Muslim brothers, sisters and friends from all over the world Eid Mubarak. May the genuine prayers and supplications you have offered to Allah during your fast be answered and made manifest in your lives and those of your families. Speaking of fasting, I took some time to do a little research to find out what Ramadhan is all about. As I was talking... [Read More]
  • Sat, 11th Apr 2015
    Envy. Jealousy. Bitterness. Anger. Hatred. These seem to be the constant “rulers” of the world we live in today. People being envious and jealous of your achievements, others being bitter and angry because according to them you got “easily” what they have been working so hard to get. As a result, the hatred that fills the hearts of many is so much and palpable that I think scientists and... [Read More]
  • Tue, 6th Jan 2015
    Happy New Year 2015 to you reading this column/article today. Indeed it is a great honor to be back here sharing my thoughts with you but above all, I am humbled that you always take time to read what I share. I hope this year you will share more of your feedback with me and that you will share the articles you read with your circles too. To start the year I’d like us to revisit my school days,... [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, 15th Dec 2014
    The word “Ebola” has been on almost everyone’s lips in the last few months especially after it started affecting people in parts of the world where it was never expected to touch. I have to admit that when I first heard of the disease a few years ago, I never thought it would be such a serious threat to the rest of the world since it was just in West Africa. After all, I lived (still do) in East... [Read More]
  • Tue, 11th Nov 2014
    Wednesday was really not my day.  No, wait a minute, as a motivational speaker I cannot be negative, so let me rephrase that. Wednesday was a very trying day in the sense that by 3pm in the afternoon, nothing had worked as it should have. All the same I chose to stay positive since I was taught that a day has 24 hours and so far only 15 of those had  passed by the time I started writing this... [Read More]
  • Tue, 28th Oct 2014
    There’s nothing I hate as much as being on the road driving behind a driver who is driving at the speed of 10 Km/h on a stretch where he could do 200 Km/h if he wanted to. Worse still, you realize that the said driver is doing this on a segment of road where there’s no one else in front of him, meaning there’s enough road up ahead but he just won’t take advantage of it! To add insult to injury,... [Read More]
  • Sat, 25th Oct 2014
    For the last one week I've been learning a major lesson in adapting to change. I have to admit that at no point in my life had I ever imagined that simple things such as which side of the road one should drive on would ever be a problem for me. Until I stepped out of my usual sphere of operation (read comfort zone) and travelled to the Horn of Africa. Well, let's just say everything about this... [Read More]
  • Mon, 13th Oct 2014
    People do odd things when they are bored. Say for instance the guy I saw the other day trying to run backwards on a treadmill. I don’t really know what he wanted to achieve but if you ask me, that’s more like courting disaster, but like I said, guys do some really odd things when they are bored. Of course seeing this guy doing what he was doing on the treadmill got my ever active mind wandering.... [Read More]
  • Tue, 23rd Sep 2014
    You never know how much “clutter” you’ve accumulated over the years until the day you are moving houses or for whatever reason you decide to re-organize your house or just one of the rooms, say your bedroom for example. In the bedroom, you have your wardrobe full of clothes, but if you are just starting out in life, maybe you don’t have a big house with a designated bedroom and a wardrobe just... [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]
  • Mon, 16th Jun 2014
    Lately I have become addicted to a show that comes on DSTV’s Nat Geo Wild every Sunday from 7pm.  This show is about a man, no, actually it’s about dogs being “rescued” by a man whose mission is to ensure that every dog is paired with the right owner.  The word rescue is in quotes because in the real sense, these dogs are not homeless or stray dogs. On the contrary. It is very possible that most... [Read More]
  • Mon, 9th Jun 2014
    Anyone ever suffered ingrown toenails? Well, I suffer that condition and I can tell you it is not comfortable when it happens. For the sake of those who don’t know what this condition is, let me explain it to you the best way I can. When a toenail is ingrown, the sides or corners of the nail curl down and dig into the skin of the toe, causing swelling, pain and redness. This condition mostly... [Read More]
  • Sun, 1st Jun 2014
    "When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen; either there will be something solid for you to stand upon, or you will be taught to fly" Well, those are the words of Patrick Overton taken from his poem "The Leaning Tree". Unfortunately though, not many of us ever find out whether... [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, 6th May 2014
    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr. If this is not the first time you are reading this powerful quote from the late Martin Luther King, Jr, then I'm hoping you've at least had a chance in the past to think about the impact of those words. If not, let's take a few minutes to think through them together by using an example we can all... [Read More]
  • Tue, 29th Apr 2014
    A couple of weeks ago I saw a clip on YouTube that was quite interesting. A Lioness was hunting and came upon a female ape. Unfortunately and as expected, the ape was no match for the ape and as a result, she became lunch for the Lioness and her family.  Sadly though, the ape had just given birth (hence her being slow and not being able to get away from the Lioness in time) and her young one was... [Read More]
  • Tue, 22nd Apr 2014
    Today I’d like us to try and be honest with each other by answering this very simple question; how many of us take time to read manuals? Say for instance you buy a home appliance like an electric kettle. Do you take time to go through the manual before you start using the kettle, or do you assume you already know how to use a kettle and so you don’t need to read the manual? Better still let’s use... [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, 25th Mar 2014
    Relationships are hard. It doesn't matter whether it is a relationship between two siblings, between two workmates, between a supplier and a client, between a doctor and a patient, mother and child or a couple. Fact is, as long as it is a relationship involving people, there will always be friction once in a while because naturally human beings are complicated. I guess even in the animal kingdom... [Read More]

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