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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Muluzi's Arrest

When I heard our former Head of State was arrested (Sunday) my first reaction was, "that sounds familiar." I figure now that the first Head of State, Kamuzu was arrested and served a House Arrest Sentence, hence the familiar bit of it. Two different charges however. I cannot begin to pretend to explain to you the charges, I'm not a journalist. Just a word of warning to sensational journalists out there: "No, there are no riots and no this has nothing to do how safe it is to travel to Malawi right now." Some of us are expecting guests from abroad and we'd rather have them now than later so write truths.

On an embarrassing note, I was in the line to catch a bouquet last weekend. I never thought this would happen to me but I actually fell flat jumping to catch the bouquet. I didn't catch it. Was it in good fun or was the there a touch of desperado, this buckaroo needs to go into a quiet room and answer that question honestly. Ahem, facing myself as it were...
End note:

HOW TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BUGGING YOU ABOUT GETTING MARRIED
Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next." They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.


Friday, May 23, 2008

Manchester United for LIFE



I should probably be ashamed that as a Malawian I should feel so strongly for a team I may never see in real life. An English team but NO, I LOVE Man U. So glad that we got the cup. Man U For Life. Go REEEEEEEEDDDDDDSSSSSS!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Antsy


I feel very, very ANTSY. I'll let you into my world a little bit. I am what you may call, an unobvious control freak, unobvious because I know the disastrous effects of being a control freak but I have the tendencies so I mask, ahem, very well. Lately I have found myself in an unwelcome personal conflict. Unfortunately I am not the only person involved in this "personal" conflict. There are other "persons" and when there is more than one person involved in a personal conflict, there is a plethora of angles.
My angle would be good and stratagem would be adequately developed and executed but because of these other persons I am paralyzed in certain areas that are essential. Tssk, tssk, wish Dexter was real, he'd be the right partner in crime... Hence I'm so antsy...it's a good African hair doesn't cascade otherwise I would be chewing on it right now...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

On the Play

I did end up going to view the play presented by My Brother's Keeper last Sunday. The play was titled "How to get a man". It had three levels, The Story of Esther in the background, the story of various couples in the foreground: the jealous husband, the absent father, the good couple, the aggressive wife, the airhead date, the seeking man, and eventually the good potential wife under someone's nose...and of course the relationship between Christ and the Church as the overall theme. I enjoyed it fully. The cast was excellent..big up Guise Pemba, Mwizaso, Zexin, Hebrews Misomali...all y'all...and of course Connie and Chris Taylor...great writing. Congratulations all y'all for pulling of an outstanding play.
Cheers!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Coup d'etat...

You know I won't make mention of the coup d'etat situation here, I'm wary of being coup d'etated myself so I'll go on ahead and say please read about it from reliable sources, speak to people who are in the know and pray that the nation will get over this with minimal damage. There is so much that needs to be done in Malawi, I hope to God a coup is at the very bottom of the list, we don't need fighting to solve anything. We need development, "divide and rule" perceptions of life won't help. Meeting at the table does....good luck our politicians from both sides.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

First Kamuzu Day...for me at least.



As we remember Kamuzu today and not just goofing off coz it's a public holiday, let's not forget what it has cost us to have what we have today in Malawi and thank God for His goodness. And let's forge ahead so we can make new history for future generations that love and appreciate Malawi. Big up to Kamuzu Academy kids for sitting in the sun attending the memorial at the mausoleum in full regalia: boaters, blazers, ties, togged socks, leather shoes, pleated skirts and pants...wow kids, Kamuzu would be proud of ya...we are!

Monday, May 12, 2008

"How to Get a Man" ...it's a play dangnabbit!!!

So this week-end there will be a play running of such a title: "How to Get a Man". It comes from My BrothersKeeper School of Dance and Movement (I hope I got the name right) a ministry of MissionAfrica ('hope I got that right too, lol). Check them out at: http://www.missionafricaonline.org/brothers_keeper.html

Anyways, My BrothersKeeper has been around in Lilongwe for a bit more than a couple years and this is their second play. The first one was called "Justice" if I had seen it instead of brooding at home over how expensive it was, I would have discussed the social aspects it tackled but I'll have to be content to watch this second play and share my thoughts next week. I am intrigued by My BrothersKeeper because it's not so often that you get Africans and African-Americans working together on projects such as these here (as far as I know). I'll be interested to see this play and observe the inner-workings.....
L8a

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Say NO to politics on the week-ends...

How was your week-end? I had a fabulous one, spent a lot of time not thinking about our world's decay...I save that for Mondays. Parliament is still stalling, Southern Rhodesia is still sorting out who's worth being President and Obama is not a clear winner yet. So what else is new?

I am keeping my eyes peeled for a business venture, I've come to realize that when you are available for the business world, opportunities begin to open up really well, it's kinda freaky. There's two that interest me the most: both in providing a service, i think that's a good switch considering this is an Agricultural economy. The more service provision the more there will be a balance, there is only so much our soil can do. . .

Friday, May 9, 2008

Weekend Forecast

The weekend is back already. Caught me kinda off-guard. I have my work lined up for me, I hope I can wisely divide my time so that I can get everything I need done done. See you on the other side.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Jealous Down, Ethel Mutharika Memorial a Success, the Stars Roll in
























I'm not gonna let it slide, the fact that there was a mega show (word has it that there was a turn-out of 10,000 people) in Blantyre. Should I only comment when there is a no-show like K-ci and Jojo. No, the stars showed up last week-end for Malawi's Tay Grin's first album launch. Just check them out on the pix, plus the Malawian stars were there too. I couldn't make it but I can blog it so we're square......and please, don't nobody shoot me for using copyrighted pix. My bad...












Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Humble Pie, the Superstar, and the Light of Stars…

We all need to be reminded of life's value. Every so often someone comes along in life to teach us a lesson. they may hurt us but even in that we learn that our life, in Christ has such value, so much value it's not worth throwing away the desire to live.... so pick up the pieces and LIVE ON!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

My new basketball shorts


I'm saying, what is it about something new, in this particular case Nike shorts that makes me feel all brand new. It's Labor Day and I had this craving, not for food but for basketball shorts. Now the last time I remember shopping for sports clothes in Lilongwe was where the widest selection is, the Flea Market.

So I got into a taxi and headed to Bwalo la Njobvu (Elephant Court, I wonder why it's called that). I spent some minutes looking for the Flea Market AKA Bend Down Boutique AKA Sunshine Boutique to no avail. See it's been about 3 years and I realized I hadn't been that end of town for clothes, street vendors and open air vendors were removed from the streets in '06 so there was none in sight. So I went into the covered market, plenty of clothes but I think that's the classier and pricier section. End point, I don't know where the current Sunshine Boutique is but I still got me some shorts. Paid an arm and a leg for them but you can't stop a woman's craving. I console myself with the fact that it's like I got two for the price of one, it's those nice ones which you can wear inside out and outside in.
Big up to Flea Markets, now tell me where you moved all those people who sold J.B. Futhi?