Posts by Category: Life

Losing a friend

April 04, 2013

I’ve dealt with death many times in my life.  I’ve written post about it before.  From a very young age I’ve had close friends and family members pass and I guess I’ve been able to somehow deal with it and move on.  Till now.



March 03, 2013

It’s the 40th year of my parent’s marriage.  When I think about this great milestone it almost brings tears to my eyes mostly because I’m not there to celebrate with them.  I cannot begin to express the admiration and immense love I have for them.  They are the greatest examples of love and respect and best expressions of the vows: for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health.


Ignorance is not bliss

February 11, 2013

“There’s no health, without mental health”.   It’s this singular reason why I’ve been wanting to write a post about mental health (awareness) for a while now.  On Feb 12, Bell will have their ‘Let’s Talk’ Campaign, which encourages consumers to talk about mental illness and while I definitely support this initiative, I think mental health awareness should be carried out everyday.


An Ode to my Dad

June 16, 2012

I haven’t forgotten, Dad, about our long silent trips to school on the dusty road to Masaiti.


I haven’t forgotten about how the car would break down and you would recruit the locals to help change the tire. I would be embarrassed, but it would also make me giggle because it was typical you.


Entering the world of Mum

May 13, 2012

It doesn’t take getting pregnant for me to appreciate my mum.  I always have, often quietly, thinking about how she put up with me, let alone my two older siblings.



May 11, 2012

She looks like me.

She’s young and she’s old.

She’s short and she’s tall.

Her skin is soft, sometimes wrinkled, and sometimes not.


Her eyes are dark hazel like the smooth mocha chino that she likes to  drink,

And that I steal sips from.


I get that old feeling when it comes to communication

January 28, 2012

I text, I imessage, I BBM, I Facebook…


Are we becoming more and more disengaged and losing our personal touch and our voices, and replacing them with our fingers?


The sound of music

The sound of music

January 14, 2012

Anyone who knows me well knows that my I savour my childhood.  I also have quite an obsession with music.  I couldn’t sleep last night and I started to think about my history with music.


One of my favourite memories is watching the Muppet Show, particularly the one that had Elton John as a guest star.  I think I might have been five or six and it was my first introduction to music or at least, the ability to pay attention to it.  I know every song Elton sang from that episode and at the end of it all I was probably more in love with him than Miss Piggy was.  I’ve been a huge  fan since.  I could probably do a presentation on him. *Nerd Alert*