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Update – Half year Mark

27 Jan

Hello beautiful People,

Happy New year(I hope it is not too late). I must apologize  as I have not blogged in such a long time, moving home has been a bit over whelming(I should have taken a few weeks off). It was off the plane and straight to work! Which has been a roller coaster ride.I probably carried on way too much in the first couple of months but I thank God all is well and he has been faithful in so many ways.

I have had so many things go on, I have played in two tournaments since I got home, joined a gym(yes I know) and can fit in a bikini(ok, I could always fit in one) but I am more confident walking a round the pool in one hehehe.

I fell in like with probably one of the hottest men I have ever met, gosh he is movie star material with a temper to match, we started out with an awkward silence/friendship and in the last month or so we are over the awkwardness and now we are in a comfortable friendship which is great(my sister keeps pressing me to do more) but I am not that type of person. During our conversations I found out he is not that intelligent and I love intelligent me, geeks just do it for me(but he is hot!). Yesterday I was seated under a tree waiting my turn to play and he comes and tries to make me wear shades I gave him the brother please look hehehe (I guess I should have been a little more open) I am working on it. I think dating outside your race is a challenge because what I might find appropriate might be totally inappropriate to him. I am trying to find middle ground to get out of the uncomfortable zone. (I never thought I would even consider dating out side my race but I guess with age comes maturity)

Yes I finally moved out of home, I lived with my parents for a few weeks and moved in with my brother(who is amazing!!).

One thing that is still pending is catching up with all my friends, because of the work schedule it has been almost impossible to meet up with my friends(hopefully the wedding season coming up will be a good one). So this year I am putting more effort to met up with my friends.

Lastly I have embarked on a 40 day fast with my Church(never done that before) day 8 is here and I am super excited, only good things this year.

I hope to get married this year(I shall get back to  you at the end of the year, so keep me in prayer)

Have blessed week

Bisous

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Update

2 Jul

Hello Good people,

My apologies for not writing. So much going on in my life right now.

For one i got promoted with in the group and i move country, to my beloved Uganda!!!

Looking forward to great things to come.

Will keep all of you posted on the happenings in my life.

Three decisions

12 Apr

Good morning Beautiful people,

How is the new month treating you?

I am well, so much has been going on! Yesterday i read a friend’s blog and one post in particular caught my eye, she was talking about writing our autobiography and how we shouldn’t  wait till we are old and tired to write them but rather start now, every day, one post at a time.

Over the last couple of weeks i have been trying to sort my life out, not that i have a disorganized life but rather, just reevaluate my goals. But i have been praying mostly for guidance in a lot of things

I did my exams recently and i was asking God to help me pass and secondly if i should continue with the course i am doing. I applied for grad school and i have been put on a waiting list, i hope i shall be admitted and granted a scholarship. Either way i will be studying i just need God to open doors for me.

My company asked me to apply for a job opening in Uganda and the way things look i might be transferred  I do want to go home but not right now, i want to move to another country for another two years then i shall settle back home. the thing is the company the group wants to move me to has liquidity problems, i already asked God a long time ago not to employ me in companies that do not pay employees on time. I had a bad experience once, i had backlogs of salary of up to 6 months. So if the company can not pay me on time i am not interested in working for them.

Lastly, i met some one, (ok not really)  but i finally clicked with a Christian man! Gosh, it was such as beautiful moment to meet a man who not only loves God but we have so much in common, yet we are so different. We met about a year or so ago at a friend’s event and i never even looked at him twice. He was the skinny quiet guy in the corner. Then recently i found myself seated next to him on Sundays. Then on Easter we had a group lunch(us single people lol) and we hit it off. Since then we chat everyday. Then yesterday he told me he likes me! I didn’t know what to say because it was on whatsap!

Now i have a bone to pick with dating today, what happened to good old phone calls? Everyone seems to be using whatsap to date! I am very old fashioned and i would prefer to be asked out in person on a date or some thing.

So my dilemma is i might be moving country soon and i have no idea what to do about the man. It is has been very tough for me to click with a guy at this level that i have resorted to God(as always)to help me out.

I have been on a soul, Jazz and blues phase, i realized that i listen to music in a very systematic way. For example i will have a reggae and ragga phase, then worship 101, then world music then a Deitrick Haddon phase. The man in question found me in a soul, jazz and blues phase. poor him he can’t reconcile that i am such a dance hall fan! Any way lots of learning to do.

In other news my birthday is coming up soon and my Boss has already booked to take me to dinner, since he has resigned, he is giving me half of his library of books as a parting gift! I am super excited. The man in question is also looking for a plan for my birthday and i have no idea what i would want to do with him. All i want is to spend it with friends.

Have a great weekend

 

Is this love – Corinne Bailey Rae

Office Drama

27 Sep

Bonjour Mon amies,

I want to put this out there and find out from all of you if i am being paranoid or i am normal, because i find certain things should not be done by people in my age group(though to each his/her own)

My department has only two people(with me doing the donkey work) but my colleague for some reason thinks every one is against her! From the audit department, MD etc it pisses me off that she is using her beauty to gain favors from the big bosses(office gossip is that she slept with the big man) but gossip is wrong as i have been given an office boy friend.

Her and her faithful followers have made it a habit to wear the skimpiest outfits in the name of corporate wear(even my night out outfits are not that short) i get so embarrassed, sometimes when she sits down, her dresses ride up to her butt! My fellow women must we walk around naked all the time? What happened to dignity and self respect? Why do you blame men who hit on you when every day you walk past them half naked?

One day after lunch with one of my guy friends, as he dropped me off at office, the powerpuff girls where standing outside the building and good Lord you could think the company uniform was short skirts. In fact he joked about how i missed the memo as he only see my knees(if he is lucky).

Blondness. I probably work with the blondest person i have ever met. Lord have mercy, i need intelligent people in my life(Please Lord). She can’t read and write properly, you wont believe she had people writting every thing for her, all she does is smile at them(yes, i end up doing the donkey work). I am not hating but i need some one to challenge me mentally.

Vanity: I have never met any one who takes countless pictures like her and her friends. Even the photographer in me id tired of taking their photos. For example for the last week she has taken photos every day(of her outfits) and posted on Facebook. Why not simply start a fashion blog?  When she has a new outfit, the entire office has to know9because she visits most of the departments and struts around the stairs). Even worse every one expects me to be like her! I politely tell them off(in this case i use sarcasm)

Last but not least, copy cat behavior. To have some one copy things you do is very irritating, i am all for learning from people but copying is a bit too much, the last straw is when she started wearing the same perfume as me! I flipped, now i wear three different scents. My male friends said i was being petty but to share an office with some one who smells exactly like you is a no,no!

I am being paranoid?

Update

19 Apr

Just a brief update. I am back in the slow city after a week of over indulgence(i even missed my flight!) and reported to work a date late. I love my friends, not until recently did i find out how down to earth they are, after living in a city of pretentious people it was refreshing to go hang around real people.

We threw a bachelor party for the groom, that was so much fun, i had an important meeting in the neighboring country and had  to fly out and back that day, that made me a bit late for the party, i found a bunch of drunk friends convincing the groom to jump from the first floor of the bungalow!! True to his crazy self the groom was about to jump!! We left the party on the way home there was major traffic jam of people going to work and school!! The wedding was too much fun, i swear my brother needs to get married again.

I honestly do not remember what i did the entire week in Uganda but i know i had a great time! I miss home already!

Before i left, my boss decided to terminate my contract, to be honest he beat me to it because i was going to hand in my resignation as soon as i came back from the holiday. I was just waiting for a few things to fall in place, he actually did me a favour because at the end of the month it will be my last day and i will be growing older and moving on to a much better job. The day i came back, i met my new boss to sign contracts and the offer is way better!! Like my girl says, i will have servants lol. Yes this time i am actually a BOSS and only report to the MD.

So yesterday as i was finalizing pending work, i needed to meet the boss with one of the suppliers, he had no clue what we where talking about, he then asks if i could remain and work with the organisation as he had made a mistake terminating my contract!!!! KTM!!  Mbu he listened to the wrong people.

No way i would have gone back even if i was unemployed. i was already going to resign with out a new job.

One by one.This song reminds me of Uganda and my Nigerian friends who surprised me with a visit in Uganda. We even had a one by one dance.

God i pray i will be a fair boss, be open-minded, not quick to judge and understanding.

Oh i think i sort of ended up in a relationship while on holiday……….

 

10 misconceptions

2 Apr

Yesterday i made two years in blogsville(and i am yet to get to 100 posts! eish, kyaba too hard). It was one of my girl friend’s birthday. Happy belated my sister from another mother, it took you to teach me the true value of girl friends and how many years i wasted not making enough of them. Today happens to be one of my long time girl friend’s birthday as well, Happy birthday Mrs B!

Over the weekend, i attended this really cool party and it hit me how lots of people totally don’t get who i am(not that i care) but it was funny. In no particular order the misconceptions

1. That i date only white men(this has to be one of top misconceptions). Last year after i cut my hair, one of my best friend’s mum commented on how we are alike, i later learnt she meant, our love for white men(sorry sweetie you are alone in this one). Another incident was at the party over the weekend, one of my white friends came to say hello and you should have seen the dude in my circle, hahahaha i burst out laughing and did not bother to set the record straight. Oh yes the biggest reason for this is because i play Ultimate. No i do not like white men, i like MEN! White, chocolate, caramel, dark chocolate, blue, yellow, orange, purple pink etc!!

2. I am boring(usually people i do not interact with socially). On various occasions people who meet me at a professional level think i am uptight and probably too strict lol(if only they knew). When we finally get to hang out they are in shock, that is how i got the name the mad Ugandan.

3. I am a tough cookie, yes i do think part of me is tough but those who know me really well know i am such a softie and romantic! and yes they use it to walk all over me. To be honest i am so afraid to fall in love because it might be my down fall……….. may be not!

4. I am well-traveled, i might have visited more countries than the average Ugandan but i am just getting started, i really do not consider my self as well traveled.

5. I am a snob(at all levels). I found this very funny but when asked a friend why he had thought so, he said i never acknowledged him when we passed each other on the street. Truth is, i am most likely absent-minded when walking, thinking up great ideas, thinking how i missed a wonderful photo opportunity, replaying conversations in my head(and analyzing them lol), so next time you find me, stand right in front of me or chances are i might not see you. When i had just started driving i found it hard( still do) have to work double to keep my focus on the road! It is worse that i drive like a maniac, 3 out of 5 times when i drive in this slow city, i get stopped by the ever efficient police(almost got arrested once).

6. I can’t cook to save my life. I always wonder why people come to such conclusions, today i got a text for one of my many suitors ‘Do you cook as well as you dress? ‘ not sure if it is a compliment to my style(which i think is pretty fabulous). But i consider myself a great cook, going by the return rate to my dinner parties :).

7. I am a party animal, this goes out to my friends, for some reason when i arrive at  a party it ‘catches fire’, so i always get invited to parties(who am i to say no?), i do love to party but i value my me time a lot more, i would rather hung out on my own and listen to some soul, jazz, blues, afro soul, soft rock, classical music.

8. I am very hard-working, yes i do work harder than the average person but truth is i am very, very lazy. I would rather sleep than write that report but since i know if i do not do it now it will affect my sleep time, i will do it really fast :).

9. I only choose cool people to be my friends. How is it possible to only have cool friends? I only have special friends, gifted in many ways. It does matter where you are from, what you do but where are you going? what are you doing to get there? If we get along, you are welcome to be my friend, there is always room for a new friend.

10. Last but not least, i drink like fish, smoke, do weed etc, i do not indulge any of the mentioned activities. water is my preferred poison(with lime and ice). I blame on my friends making me look like i am in the pombe clan.

So what are the most common misconceptions about you?

Happy new month! Especially all the April babies.

A special dedication to the April babies. Daddy Cool – Boney M.

What’s your vice?

8 Nov

The day i quit, my friends decided to go celebrate (something about me looking like a sick puppy while at work) and my eyes had finally lit up. So we hit up a club(on a Wednesday) to celebrate(who was i to say no?). An interesting conversation came up, every one wanted to know my vice, mbu i am too clean for an insane person(they call me the mad Ugandan). Apparently dancing(while sober) till 6am in the morning does not count. To be honest i couldn’t tell what my vice was! After that night i went home and really thought about it.

My vice……….(drum-roll) …….. WORKAHOLIC, yes, one of those people who will work till midnight and be the first in office the next day. But yesterday got me thinking, may be i am not a workaholic after all because by 2pm, i was so ready to go home, 3pm i was in bed(yes, my job rocks like that) 7pm i was up working and studying till 1am.

Just got an email from my tutor, he is disappointed with our progress and  thinks we do not value early preparations(i need to send him my research). Eish guy can over want… as if.

So what is your vice?