Black girl back in Africa…

It has been about 3 months since I returned to the motherland and it has been quite the eventful return. I have been on a bus more times than I care to be, have reunited with friends I hadn’t seen in years (literally and not figuratively), have had many bouts of mid life crisis like…

Conversations with Chinese people….

In a country of 1.3 billion people, 92% of them being from one ethnic group, foreigners stand out like unicorns. Especially dark skinned foreigners. Though I have been foreign in other countries, all have been countries where black people are the demographic majority. People would only react to my foreignness after hearing my accent or…

Black girl in China….again.

I am leaving…on a jet plane…I don’t know when I’ll be back again… Ok, so that last part is a lie, I know when I’ll be back. I am going to the east yet again. I am going to China and will be there studying for 3 years. I’m not the only one, nor am…

Museveni’s anti-gay law and Arizona’s Anti-gay bill

Some things we will never understand while living on planet earth. Or rather, some things – as obvious as they may be to certain people – are hard to understand to we mere mortals. At least that’s what I think…this post is yet another reminder or confirmation why I deeply dislike the paternalistic and somewhat…

2012 Ideas Expo Botswana – Recap Part 2

This is looooooong overdue, my apologies, life has been hating on my blogging hobby recently. This is part 2 of the Ideas Expo recap. In part 1 I discussed the presenters that presented on the first day, not all, just those that stood out to me. After listening to Kevin Aspoas, CEO of the Jupiter…

2012 Ideas Expo Botswana – Recap Part 1

So I mentioned some time back on my Facebook that I had attended the 2012 Ideas Expo Botswana and intended to write a mini recap of what went down. I have finally gotten around to it! I took notes during the speakers presentations and although it won’t be as effective as watching their presentations, it’ll help…

Learning Chinese (Mandarin)

Anyone that knows me reasonably well knows how enamored I am with Asian culture, it intrigues and fascinates me. By Asian I literally mean every Asian country aside from the Arabic/Indian ones. Their uniqueness is what draws me. Their cultures are quite distinct and odd to everyone looking in from the outside. This fascination of mine began…