Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My latest visit to Kampala City

Just yesterday i went to the city centre in a long time.
Was for a friend's wedding meeting which was so much fun and miserable as well.
The fun bit came that i met so many long lost campus friends and not fun
coz i was fined so heavily that i almost went home with nothing. Crime being i
was holding small meetings within the general wedding meeting that everyone had gone for.

Anyway, i realised that there are so many changes in Kampala city after a long time without being there.
There were so many new buildings, i saw a beautiful green park around railway house.That place infront of club rougue. And my God, traffic jams are still massive in Kampala. I also saw a new Bank directly opposite Kenya Commercial Bank. The way i gazed one would think i was from Kabale and in Kampala for the first time. Mateos looked so lovely that i had to drop by for a sweating beer.
Okay, i am not from the village and neither am i coming from outside countries. I am from Nalya and i work in Kampala. I work just near new Vision offices. Every morning i leave home for work and stop just after Lugogo. In the evening i return home after making the occassional stop over at my bank, supermarket, and bufundas all located in Ntinda trading centre. There is absolutely no need for me to go to the city centre. All i need ranging from groceries, recreation, medicines, banking services, laundry services, house brokers, schools and cinema i can get. Ntinda has its problems like the occassional traffic jams, the very poor state of roads(which part of kampala has good roads), poor drainage but they don't match upto what is in the city.
Its only last evening that i sat down and pondered what real development could look like. Just these few facilities and services i get from my local town make me feel so good. I save alot on transport costs, i can plan my travels very well, shopping is less tiresome and i dont have to scramble with alot of people for good services. Wonder if our country was really developed. How happy and healthy we would all be.
But again kudos to all the Ugandan people for always having a smile on their faces and ever looking so beautiful regardless of all the hard times we go through.

In a related incident let me tell yu about a very close friend who told me a very fuuny experience he went through. This dude was born in Mulago and raised in the Makerere flats. Was always dropped and picked from primary school, went to Kings college Buddo and Makerere College school for high school. While at University, he was commuting from home. His parents then shifted to Ntinda and he now works with Bank of Africa Ntinda Branch. A stone's throw away from his home.
One day this dude is at Crested Towers and has an appointment at MTN Towers but he doesn't know where it is located. He parks his vehicle and decides to use a boda boda. Boda guy asks for ugx 1000 to get him there. Dude rides past the crested towers round about slopes down to the road leading to shimoni(ex-shimoni), turns to the lower entrance of crested towers and heads to MTN towers.Time to pay the ugx 1000.Was that worth ugx 1000.
So i dont know what to call that, being spoilt or overly spoilt.
One or two of you may know this dude. Please go ahead and tell him i shared his story here. I'll settle our score over a "Uganda-wa" at our fav. kafunda in Ntinda this evening.

This dude has too many crazy experiences. I'll tell yu about him soaking and washing his suits and ties plus the results obtained.

Big love..............

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The strange turn of my life

Of late i just can't explain the twist my life has taken.
I am not the old very charming and outgoing person i used to be.
No more pretty girls around me. Of late its the not so good looking,
very hard working and ready for marriage chics that seem to be attracted
to me. All these are so well off financially and holding very influential
positions of responsibility. All these ladies i met as my clients and due
to my excellent customer care skills we became friends. I wonder if they
were never educated on the fact that biz and pleasure dont mix.
To be precise three of these ladies have confessed their feelings and the
idea of us being an item and an envy to many.

Am wondering where did all my bu-lovely, ready to have fun, friends with
benefits go. Am working now, dress so fine, very very mature, focused, very set carrer wise with a place of my own. I have never lost ma rich sense of humour but things are falling apart. Back in the days i didnt have all these things but " I was the man".
About ma social life, i don't have a thing for classy places anymo. I go out
almost everyday of the week but it is to my kafunda in ntinda and then home.
I always keep company of the boys and its only on a few weekends that i may
be in company of a very tight marking old time fling.
There is a way these mamas have failed to let me go even when i dont call them, don't flatter them as i used to my bu-flings, and never remember their birthdays. One is 38years with a 8 year old son and believes we can still have something. She has pleaded with me to keep one of her rides but ive refused giving all kinds of excuses. She promised to fuel and service it on a regular. That one ive refused to fall for. I can still stand the conductors' smelly armpits untill i buy my own ride. These ladies shower me with niceties and i feel so bad coz i heard some ladies discuss that men are nowadays detoothers as well.
Am getting so fed up with this life. When i meet the bu-flashy chics i simply look(not stare), appreciate and move on without saying a word. These are the nice things am looking for in life but my once over flowing confidence is gone. Those who knew me a few years back can testify.
Am very worried coz i seem to be loosing grip on life. I just cant say anything nice to anyone, rarely appreciate good things, and don't spend on people no more. This is because i dont have anyone to do goods things to and for. Only nice thing left in me is the "please" and "thank you" words and an expensive gift to ma kid sis once in a while. Otherwise am so indifferent.

Just wanna get back to ma old self. The old party loving geezer with so many niceties around me. Yes, it was expensive but less taxing and worrying than being sorrounded with old "minyamas" all waiting for the day ill propose to them. You may wonder why i dont assure these ladies but i have. Told them of my fiancee and 2 kids living in France and coming to Uganda on holiday on January 3rd 2009, but none seems to remember or show signs of withdrawal.( Okay it is a lie, i have no kids but truth is "SHE" is coming for holiday on that date)

Its only last evening that i seemed to regain my old touch. Went to the cinema to catch "Quantum of Solace" and met some of my old nice things. Managed to interact with a few of them and get their digits. Hope that is the return of my favourite personality otherwise i am loosing it.

At times i wonder if i had too much fun too early in life or that this is the reward i get for the very many hearts i unintentionally broke years back.

Anyone been here before? Advise please