Month: May 2016

~2016 – Epic Carla_6.2

By reBlogger: 160529tko

Dear Wife,
I’m writing you this letter to tell you that I’m leaving you forever. I’ve been a good man to you for 7 years & I have nothing to show for it. These last 2 weeks have been the worst ever. … Your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today & that was the last straw. Last week, you came home & didn’t even notice I had a new haircut, had cooked your favorite meal & even wore a brand new pair of silk boxers. You ate in 2 minutes, & went straight to sleep after watching all of your soaps. You don’t tell me you love me anymore; you don’t want sex or anything that connects us as husband & wife. Either you’re cheating on me or you don’t love me anymore; whatever the case, I’m gone.
Your EX-Husband
P.S. don’t try to find me. Your SISTER & I are moving away to West Virginia together! Have a great life!

Dear Ex-Husband,
Nothing has made my day more than receiving your letter. It’s true you & I have been married for 7 years, although a good man is a far cry from what you’ve been. I watch my soaps so much because they drown out your constant whining & griping Too bad that doesn’t work. I DID notice when you got a hair cut last week, but the 1st thing that came to mind was ‘You look just like a girl!’ Since my mother raised me not to say anything if you can’t say something nice, I didn’t comment. And when you cooked my favorite meal, you must have gotten me confused with MY SISTER, because I stopped eating pork 7 years ago. About those new silk boxers: I turned away from you because the $49.99 price tag was still on them, & I prayed it was a coincidence that my sister had just borrowed $50 from me that morning. After all of this, I still loved you & felt we could work it out. So when I hit the lotto for 10 million dollars, I quit my job & bought us 2 tickets to Jamaica But when I got home you were gone.. Everything happens for a reason, I guess. I hope you have the fulfilling life you always wanted. My lawyer said that the letter you wrote ensures you won’t get a dime from me. So take care.
Signed, Your Ex-Wife, Rich & Free!
P.S. I don’t know if I ever told you this, but my sister Carla was born Carl. I hope that’s not a problem.

Just sayin

2016 – @NorbertMao On Lazy Ugandan Kids_6.2



Let me add the benefit of my time as a student and then resident in the UK-and I  live in Kampala now. The first thing that I discovered about UK-born,white, English undergraduates was that all of them did holiday or weekend job to support themselves-including the children of millionaires amongst them.  It is the norm over there- regardless how wealthy their parents are. And I soon discovered that virtually all other foreign students did the same-the exception being those of us status-conscious Ugandans.

I also watched Richard Branson (owner of Virgin Airline) speaking on the Biography Channel and, to my amazement, he said that his young children travel in the economy class-even when the parents (he and his wife) are in upper class. Richard Branson is a billionaire in Pound Sterling. A quick survey would show you that only children from Uganda fly business or upper class to commence their studies in the UK.  No other foreign students do this. There is no aircraft attached to the office of the prime minister in the UK-he travels on BA.  And the same goes for the Royals. The Queen does not have an aircraft for her exclusive use.

These practices simply become the culture which the next generation carries forward.  But there’s one core difference them and us (generally speaking). They (even the billionaires among them) work for their money, we steal ours!

If we want our children to bring about the desired change we have been praying for on behalf of our dear country, then please, please let’s begin now and teach them to work hard so they can stand alone and most importantly be content, and not having to “steal”, which seem to be the norm these days.

“30 is the new 18”, which seem to be the new age for testing out the world in Uganda now.  That seems to be an unspoken but widely accepted mind set among the last 2 generations of parents in Uganda.

At age 18 years, a typical young adult in the UK leaves the clutches of his/her parents for the University, chances are, that’s the last time those parents will ever play “landlord” to their son or daughter except of course the occasional home visits during the academic year.

At 21 years and above or below, the now fully grown and independent minded adult graduates from University, searches for employment, gets a job and shares a flat with other young people on a journey into becoming fully fledged adults.

I can hear the echo of parents saying, well, that is because the UK economy is thriving, safe, well structured and jobs are everywhere? I beg to differ and I ask that you kindly hear me out. I am a UK trained Recruitment Consultant and I have been practicing for the past 10 years in Uganda. I have a broad range of experience from recruiting graduates to executive director level of large corporations. In addition, I talk from the point of view of someone with relatively privileged upbringing.

Driven to school every day, had my clothes washed for me, was barred from taking any part-time job during my A-levels so that I could concentrate on studying for my exams?!   BUT, I got the opportunity to live apart from my parents from age 18 and the only time I came back home to stay was for 3 months before I got married!

Am I saying that every parent should wash their hands off their children at age 18?
No, not at all, of course, I enjoyed the savings that I made from living on and off at my parent’s house in London – indeed that is the primary reason for my being able to buy myself a 3 bedroom flat in London at age 25 with absolutely no direct financial help from my parents!

For me, pocket money stopped at age 22, not that it was ever enough for my lifestyle to compete with Paris Hilton ‘s or Victoria Beckham ‘s. Meanwhile today, we have Ugandan children who have never worked for 5 minutes in their lives insisting on flying “only” first or business class, carrying the latest Louis Vuitton ensemble, Victoria ‘s Secret underwear and wearing Jimmy Choo’s, fully paid for by their “loving” parents.

I often get calls from anxious parents, my son graduated 2 years ago and is still looking for a job, can you please assist! Oh really! So where exactly is this “child” is my usual question.  Why are you the one making this call dad/mum?

I am yet to get a satisfactory answer, but between you and me, chances are that big boy is cruising around Kampala with a babe dressed to the nines, in his dad’s spanking new SUV with enough “pocket money” to put your salary to shame.  It is not at all strange to have a 28 year old who has NEVER worked for a day in his or her life in Uganda but “earns” a six figure “salary” from parents for doing absolutely nothing.

I see them in my office once in a while, 26 years old with absolutely no skills to sell, apart from a shiny CV, written by his dad’s secretary in the office. Of course, he has a driver at his beck and call and he is driven to the job interview.

We have a fairly decent conversation and we get to the inevitable question-so, what salary are you looking to earn? Answer comes straight out- UGX 2,000,000.
I ask if that is per month or per annum.

Of course it is per month. Oh, why do you think you should be earning that much on your first job?

Well, because my current pocket money is UGX 1,000,000 and I feel that an employer should be able to pay me more than my parents.

I try very hard to compose myself, over parenting is in my opinion the greatest evil handicapping the Ugandan youth. It is at the root of our national malaise.

We have a youth population of tens of millions of who are being “breastfed and diapered” well into their 30s.   Wake up mum! Wake up dad! You are practically loving your children to death! No wonder corruption continues to thrive. We have a society of young people who have been brought up to expect something for nothing, as if it were a birth right.

I want to encourage you to send your young men and women (anyone over 20 can hardly be called a child!) out into the world, maybe even consider reducing or stopping the pocket money to encourage them to think, explore and strive.
Let them know that it is possible for them to succeed without your “help”.

Take a moment to think back to your own time as a young man/woman, what if someone had kept spoon feeding you, would you be where you are today?.
No tree grows well under another tree, children that are not exposed to challenges, don’t cook well.

That is why you see adults complaining, “my parents didn’t buy clothes for me this Christmas”, ask him/her how old they are-30+.
Because of the challenges we faced in our youth, we are where and what we are today, this syndrome-my children will not suffer what I suffered is destroying our tomorrow.

Deliberately reduce their allowance or mum-don’t cook on Saturday till late afternoon or evening, do as occasion deserve.

Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.-( Henry Ford) .
Hard work does not kill, everything in Uganda is going down, including family settings. It is time to rebrand our children, preparing them for tomorrow. We are approaching the season in Uganda where only the RUGGED, will survive. How will your ward fare?

If the present generation of Ugandan pilots retire, will you fly a plane flown by a young Ugandan pilot, If trained in Uganda?  People now fly first class, who cannot spell GRADUATE or read an article without bomb blast! Which Way Uganda!, Which Way Ugandans!!

Is this how we will ALL sit and watch this country SINK?

Pls forward to as many  parents as you know

~2016 – The Magic of Words_6.2


We all are sorcerers, and the word is the main ingredient of the cauldron. From what is said or written, we can invite people to dance, sowing joy and hope, or to build walls, spreading hatred and fear. This is the power, and it is yours. Each manifestation is an act of magic, and defines the type of sorcerer we want to be.

Since ancient times, it is taught that there is power in the word. Each word contains an idea in itself. Different cultures have taught valuable lessons about the care one must have with words.

Christianity claims that words reveal what goes on in the heart of each one. They reflect precisely the level of consciousness of those who voice them.

The cabalists tell a beautiful story of a teacher who, to correct a student who had slandered a classmate, asked him to write the slander on a piece of paper. He, then, asked the student to rip the paper into pieces and throw the pieces against a strong wind; finally, he asked the student to collect all the pieces. “That is impossible”, says the student, who cannot see the pieces, scattered and lost. “The same goes for the words”, explained the kind teacher, “once they are voiced they no longer belong to us, and we don’t know what will be of them”.

– Pay attention before you speak. Listen to all sides involved; in every dissent there are at least two versions in addition to the truth!

– Think about the feelings that move you: hatred, jealousy, revenge, envy or love and peace?

– We must be careful not to conceal our wish for revenge under the clothes of justice. Not seldom, under false and pretense noble action, we vent our most dense and darker hidden feelings.

– Speak clearly and straightforwardly. No means no; yes means yes. Present your reasoning with serenity, and respect those who think differently from you. May your heart never forget that the good seed is never wasted; in the right time, it will sprout.

– The wisest words fall into the abyss if they do not mirror the attitudes of he who voiced them.

– Always be sincere and never fake affection; remember, however, that love is the most powerful force there is. Love is the raw material of all miracles. The word brings Light to the blind.

Buddhism teaches that the Universe is a living being in ongoing transformation, and reacts in the precise proportion to our actions. The best way to commune with It is by spreading joy to everyone. For that purpose, the word is a powerful and cheap seed.

Wisdom lends its colors to the philosophy of different traditions. To recognize the tree from its fruit is another beautiful picture drawn with the same paints. You being the tree, the fruits are your words (and attitudes). You must decide if you are going to poison or feed humanity in its spiritual suppers. You define yourself with each action or word.

Kindly translated by Carlos André Oigheistein

~2016 – Ultimate ways to reduce blood sugar without pills

reBlogged: 20160522tko

What’s the ultimate way to reduce blood sugar without pills?
Sunday, May 22, 2016 by: J. D. Heyes
Tags: #BloodSugar, #Diabetesmedication, #Natural #treatments

(NaturalNews) Naturopathic medicine and alternative health treatments are much more than just a fad; they are legitimately becoming the go-to form of healthcare for millions of people all over the world. And why not? Many of “today’s” natural treatments and remedies have been around for centuries and were well known to medical practitioners of old.

Natural control of blood sugar, as opposed to controlling it with pills or insulin, is one of the areas where naturopaths are making inroads.

It may be obvious to some people, but the health benefits of getting good, regular exercise are almost immeasurable. Certainly, one of those benefits is helping keep blood sugar in check.

Physical activity via exercise causes sensitivity to insulin and enables muscle cells to take in more glucose, notes As such, this ensures there is less excess glucose circulating in the bloodstream, both during and even after your physical activity.

Frequent exercise is key in ensuring regular management of blood sugar levels. Various studies have demonstrated that exercise for someone with chronic high blood sugar levels can help reduce the incidence of related problems like retinopathy, neuropathy, kidney disease, heart disease and cardiovascular problems.

“While exercise is a natural way for lowering blood sugar naturally, you should ensure that you have made physical activity to be a key part of your lifestyle rather than just a tool for making fast results,” noted. “It will be necessary for you to get the recommended tests to help you and your doctor to determine if the control of blood glucose in as targeted. In case you are using a home meter to do the test, check whether there are any patterns in those results.”

The foods we eat:
Changing our diet is also critical to curbing high blood sugar or preventing metabolic problems from occurring in the first place.

“Any form of carbohydrate is eventually broken down by the body into glucose, a simple form of sugar,” the Wellness Mama explained. “While the body can use glucose for fuel, levels that exceed what is needed are toxic to the body. … [W]hen the body senses glucose in the bloodstream, the pancreas releases a hormone called insulin… to signal the body to store the glucose as glycogen.”

Rather than processed or snack foods like chips, cookies, breads and other carbohydrate-heavy foods, your blood sugar-conscious diet should consist more of low-carb, nutrient-dense foods like grass-fed meats and butter, pastured eggs, fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds, and raw, full-fat dairy products, as we have reported.

Chill out:
Another great way to reduce blood sugar levels naturally is by finding ways to reduce the amount of stress in your life. That may not seem like a big deal, but our bodies don’t deal well with high, continuous stress levels. Excessive stress leads to the production of too many stress hormones, for instance, and that can cause severe damage to your endocrine system. Powerful hormones are not being produced and regulated properly, leading to a loss of metabolism of nutrients and sugars.

“When stress occurs, whatever the source, the hypothalamus signals the adrenals to release cortisol (and adrenaline),” says Wellness Mama. “Excess cortisol can contribute to hormone imbalance in the body since the body uses hormones like progesterone to manufacture cortisol. Excess cortisol… can also interfere with the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, reduce fat burning ability, raise insulin, suppress thyroid function and cause gain in belly fat.”

Learn about more ways to naturally manage blood sugar at the Natural Medicine, Healing & Wellness Summit!


reBlogged: 20160522tko

~2016 – I am a BritishColumbiana

You might be from British Columbia if:
1. You know the provincial flower (Mildew)
2. You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.
3. Use the statement “sunny break” and know what it means.
4. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
5. You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
6. You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
7. You stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the “Walk” signal.
8. You consider that if it has no snow, it is not a real mountain.
9. You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Blendz, and Tim Horton’s.
10. You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
11. You know how to pronounce Squamish, Osoyoos & Nanaimo.
12. You consider swimming an indoor sport.
13. You can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai food.
14. In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark -while only working eight-hour days.
15. You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.
16. You are not fazed by “Today’s forecast: showers followed by rain,” and
Tomorrow’s forecast: rain followed by showers.”
17. You cannot wait for a day with “showers and sunny breaks”.
18. You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
19. You know that Dawson Creek is a town, not a TV show.
20. You can point to at least two ski mountains, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover.
21. You notice “the mountain is out” when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.
22. You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 5, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.
23. You switch to your sandals when it gets about 10, but keep the socks on.
24. You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
25. You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
26. You recognize the background shots in your favourite movies & TV shows.
27. You buy new sunglasses every year, because you can’t find the old ones after such a long time.
28. You measure distance in hours.
29. You often switch from “heat” to “a/c” in your car in the same day.
30. You use a down comforter in the summer.
31. You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them.
32. You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
33. You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer) & Raining Again (Fall).
34. You actually understand these jokes!