7 lessons I have learned over the past 7 years: My immigrant story
7 lessons I have learned over the past 7 years: My immigrant storyKeep reading
Self care is not what you think it is…
It’s been a while since I took time to write… maybe even years. Glad to be back. Sometimes we get too busy with life and forget about the small things we do that make life what it is for us. I love to write – but I was too busy making life happen. Or maybe…Keep reading
8 ways to ‘skyrocket’ your self esteem
My sister and I spend hours sharing our deepest thoughts with each other – often. One of the things that come up often is self esteem – but what the heck is self esteem? Oxford languages dictionary defines self esteem as confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect. Self-esteem is generally how you view…Keep reading
28 things you must do in your lifetime!
I woke up the other day yearning for some flavor and excitement in my life mainly coz I had kind of elapsed into a sort of routine for a couple of weeks. Some times we go through life just existing… truth is, there’s more to life regardless of whatever circumstances you find yourself in. If…Keep reading
28 scrumptious Ugandan foods that you must eat!
Uganda has a wide array of food (locally grown) that is thoroughly enjoyed by the locals. Some of the food in Uganda has been influenced by the Arabs, Asians and to a certain degree by English lifestyles over the years. The cuisine generally consists mainly of traditional cooking styles. The food listed here is a mix of…Keep reading
THE ROLEX MAN; UGANDA’S UNDERDOG HERO
You’ll never see him wearing tights or with long flowing capes strapped to his shoulders. You will never spot him flying over the trees or floating on the breeze. You will not even see him fighting the pick-pocket who just stole from the helpless old lady crossing the street. But you will find him stationed…Keep reading
28 mind-blowing facts about Uganda!
Uganda is commonly referred to as the Pearl of Africa which is not far from the truth considering her natural resources combined with a very hospitable population. Here are some crazy facts about her; Caesarian sections were being performed in Uganda way before 1879 when R.W. Felkin observed his first successful operation by indigenous healers…Keep reading
LET HIM KNOW…
I ‘googled’ up the meaning of the ‘brown’ (the colour) today and the displayed results put a smile on my face. Brown, the color of earth, wood, stone, wholesomeness, reliability, elegance, security, healing, home, grounding, foundations, stability, warmth, and honesty, is a natural, neutral color that is typically associated with the seasons of fall and winter. The color brown…Keep reading
How African are you? When was the last time you supported an African business?
The T-shirt/blouse you’re putting on is made in Thailand and you bought it from an Indian, your shoes are by Nike…designed in USA but made in Vietnam, your watch is made in Switzerland and you bought it at a duty free shop in Dubai, your underwear is by Primark in the UK, oh…I’d completely forgotten…Keep reading
BORN A CRIME: (what Trevor Noah wants you to know)
We all know the saying, “when life hands your lemons, make lemonade.” What do we say when life hands us different colours? With ranging shades; some bright and others blue… To answer this question is Trevor Noah’s colourful story in his book, Born a Crime. Trevor Noah is host of the Daily show known for…Keep reading
Single and browsing… What goes through my mind as I date?
I feel like the ‘settling down’ phase gets harder as we grow older. It’s suddenly way more complex with deeper nuances. It’s no longer just what he looks like or how dresses or what he sounds like. I remember back when I was 22, I was a stickler for men who formed their words correctly…Keep reading
My Freeway Adventures – The ROCK.
It was probably a big stone… maybe not… probably a BIG rock, but it sure felt like a huge boulder when I drove over it. I will name it THE ROCK. I think I was going at 70mph… deep in thought… going over my bedtime prep… LISTEN – I am a grandma – staying awake…Keep reading
5 ways to stay motivated
I’m not sure about y’all, but staying motivated is not as easy as it sounds. Also I’m not a self help guru, but I can add my voice to what’s out there. 4 decades on earth has given me some gray hair wisdom. To put this in context, I am natural creator – my head…Keep reading
Hi, I’m Mary. I’ve been an educator most of my adult life. Outside that I create custom streetwear, and enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking and camping. Running this blog is my personal effort to change the narrative about Africa. Through this channel, I share my thoughts, opinions and experiences both in Africa and outside Africa from an African’s perspective. I love people and I hope you do so too! Hit me up with an email! I’m never too busy to make new friends.
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