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Brave New World Part 5 | Austin, Texas: REUNITED

Brave New World Part 5 | Austin, Texas: REUNITED

Here’s the thing. Ugandans are more willing to look the other way than most people. You can put this down to our friendly demeanor or our desire to make a quick buck… In any case, if it’s the money thing, it kind of makes it easy to smile and drop a hint, “isn’t there ANYTHING I can do to make this go away”. At this point the person on the other end of the conversation will look around and ask you to buy them a soda… or hand you a cream for that pesky STD. Read more

Brave New World Part 03 | NYC – NJ

Brave New World Part 03 | NYC – NJ

You know what’s misleading? Bloody New York City weather in November. As I was approaching the airport exit, the sunlight came streaming through. Naturally, this would suggest warmth, heat, not cold… you get the idea. New York’s weather didn’t. Read more

Brave New World Part 02 | Abu Dhabi – JFK

Brave New World Part 02 | Abu Dhabi – JFK

It’s possible that, up until this point, the biggest airport I’d encountered was OR Thambo  in South Africa. Abu Dhabi wasn’t as straightforward to get around- I put this down to its size. It’s also probable that I’m just crap at finding my way around places, but I will not be the guy that fuels that stereotype. Read more

Brave New World Part 01 | UG – ABU DHABI

Brave New World Part 01 | UG – ABU DHABI

“You sure you still want to come?”. My cousin’s message stared up at me from the cellphone I’d placed next to my suitcase.

As I continued my last minute packing, an angel and devil on shoulder exchange was in full swing. “Dude, you paid twice for a visa. Do you really want to back out now? Oh and let’s not forget the ticket” “Yeah, but is money really more important than life… than family?” Read more

#UGBlogWeek: The Elections

#UGBlogWeek: The Elections

The queue shows no signs of letting up anytime soon and every time they let people into the voting area… they never return. That’s doing nothing for my confidence. Is there a parallel universe beyond that barricade? Does it have a revered lion with Samson’s hair predicament? How about tigers and bears? Oh my… Read more

#UGBlogWeek: The Haircut

#UGBlogWeek: The Haircut

I got a haircut today. So close to the general elections, it’s easy to think there’s a statement being made, but there really isn’t. I figured I was a tad too hairy for my liking and decided to do something about it. Plus, I really can’t stand it when my moustache tries too hard to socialize with my meals.

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The One About The Law

The One About The Law

He: Do you know why I’m arresting you?

She: Kale you’re dry! Am I supposed to do your job?

He: Madam, it’s because you are not supposed to move under the influence.

She: I’m not driving. Be serious.

He: Excuse you please. Even walking is a punishable offense. Read more

ridin’ dutty

ridin’ dutty

I’m riding a boda boda.

Not steering it, just calling the shots from back here, ‘take a left, turn right… But I think that’s where the problem is.

Something seems to keep getting lost on translation. Read more

the moaning after

the moaning after

I have what’s identifies as a hangover, but is really a needy headache. I figure if I keep playing dumb, it will pack its bags and leave…perhaps in search of a more accommodative host. As it is right now, it has seemingly inherited the undesirable traits of a clingy needy stalker. Read more