Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Face of Jesus

Some friends just seem like Jesus. They turn up when you just need someone to comfort you. I have been in turmoil over the past few days due to events at the work especially my superior. Among other things he doesnt quite seem to like me carry around my iBook G4, and suggests that I don't measure up to the expectations! I wonder why and how I rose to the position I occupy now.
My long-time friend Michaella came today to see me. She just gave me a great hug after learning about the story. She wore the face of Jesus.
Hey! God is good. What more when you meet with the comfort of God??
But a person grows up by meeting and overcoming challenges. I pray for challenges to come my way so that I grow up...God grant me the overcoming annointing.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Mothers' Day

Malawians were marking Mothers' Day yesterday, to appreciate the role mothers play in bringing up children and nurturing the family in general. I was at my home..I mean where my roots are in Chilomoni, a small township in Blantyre. My granny danced a few steps to express happiness that I was there...I havent visited the place for three months! It was good to chat and see Mom and the rest of the folks, and of course give them gifts. Surprise surprise, Mom had gifts too for us children, saying she doesn't take her children and their presence for granted. That was awesome!
Many have commented that mothers seem more important than fathers, and when a child loses a mother, it is like the child is an orphan.
The semester is drawing to a close at Polytechnic. I have finished teaching the fisrt and second year students, english literature. It has been fun. I will miss the students.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


The summer heat is hitting us hard in Malawi. Some areas are recording 42 degrees celsius already. By three oćlock one feels like knocking off, and going to sleep. Feels like beingbaked alive, sweat triclikng down the whole body and making you look like you didnt wash.
The situation is a bit tricky with the current water woes in the city of Blantyre. In my township we have had to go three straight days without the vital resource. This week, the waterflow has improved alot and we hope for better days.
One wonders whatś up with the rainy season they claim that trash is blocking the pipes or dams, in dry season they attribute power and water cuts to drying up of reservoirs. Then they engage in shifting blame! The water company says power cuts lead to interruption of water supply, and in turn the electricity establishment blame its reduction in power supply to inadequate water at hydro-electric plants! For how long I wonder.
Then my work place is really reeling from financial problems. It is stressing to work with a prepaid telephone line for interviews and internet, considering the nature of our work. How can you limit telecoomunications facilities in a national broadcaster???