Thursday, July 18, 2013

Westminster chronicles

Palace of Westminster! courtesy: google :)

This is a story of a Botswana public school (aka Setswana Medium School) product. In the mist of private school fees review in Botswana, there has arisen a debate over the differences in the quality of education and caliber of students from these schools. In defense of public schools: I am a proud Setswana school product and thanks to my fierce, strict and close whipped teachers who forced me into extra curricula activities including debate, public presenting, volunteering, I am now a part of one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the world.
Through being a Chevening scholar I have attended several interesting events and met some incredible people including David Cameron, William Hague, Speaker of House of Commons John Bercow,Lord Speaker Baroness D'Souza, Lord Browne of Ladyton and many others. I had never been to the UK before and yet I felt very familiar with the UK particularly London: I had grown up with the James Bond movies and some which showcased the amazing architecture and skyline of London. In all of the movies and pictures, there was always a constant; BIG BEN of the palace of Westminster. Naturally when I finally made it out here I had to see this building thus 'validating my arrival'. I was in absolute awe, not only of its beauty, but also because my mind rushed through all kinds of times this building had been through; from being the primary monarch residence, to being brought to ashes by a fire, world war bombing… this is truly an iconic building. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd get to see the inside of this building and certainly not the private halls that are not open to the public.


My first time at this time defying building was at the invitation of House speaker at his private halls for the centenary celebrations of the existence of the ACU, the body dealing with commonwealth and Chevening scholarships. The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world's first and oldest international university network, established in 1913. It has in 100years has sponsored tens of thousands scholars from over 163 countries. Being a part of such a celebration humbled me: as I am just a drop to this sea and it’s every drop which is able to majestically magnify  these scholarships. https://www.acu.ac.uk/news/view?id=57&x[0]=news/list



The next time, I was at the invitation of Baronness D'souza Lord Speaker for a private one on one conversation. This is a woman of formidable force, a trained scientist who became a human rights and development professional. You know what they say ' charity begins at home', she gave up her international career to work back at home in the House of Lords, as the speaker she intends on improving the public's perception of the house. One of the things I took from our chat is that accessibility humanizes you; when people see you as human they can relate to you and will help you in reaching your goals, this makes one’s job easier. She gave me an opportunity to do what I love best; sell Botswana! I pretty much told her all I know and love about my country and as you can imagine, that was a long conversation. J


  My last time (for now) was at the esteemed invitation of Lord Browne of Ladyton. I was barely hours from visiting Barcelona (which was a whirlwind, a story for another time!) and to be honest I was exhausted and didn't have great expectations because I was unprepared. The thing is I have a routine for pre-meetings, I psych myself up and make some talking points and all but because I had just landed, I did not have time to do all my crazy preparations. However, this visit turned out to be a real treat! As we walked through the halls of Westminster I got a nice introduction to British history, the history of the building, for example the architect responsible for the rebuilding was Sir Charles Barry who worked with Pugin and Grace for the interior. After an insightful and interesting look into Britain delivered by one of those that know it best, we settled into a tea room overlooking the Thames and just for a second, I lost myself in that elegant view. Here we continued our conversation which covered everything from the British Empire, the Commonwealth and development, all with a strong base on leadership. Lord Des Browne's political career started in 1989 when he served as MP in parliament, he later held several cabinet portfolios such as Secretary of State for Defense under PM Tony Blair and PM Gordon Brown . A lawyer by training, Lord Browne was very frank and honest on issues discussed and this left me dumbfounded at times. One thing I'd like to share from this meet is a statement he said or implied more than once: 'real change needs real leadership'. This wasn't the first time I'd heard this statement, however, coming from a leader of his stature, it was comforting to hear him say it with such a passion. There was definitely something different in the way he said it. He joined politics not for the fame or money but because he wanted to do more for what he believed in and his country. He also said ' Political leadership is very important; we need people who are willing to go beyond their needs and who will recognize a requisite for change'. I get and believe that Political inertia stunts development and progress, we need to catch up with the times and reduce the years we take to create change for the better. At this point I thought I had reached the climax of my visit and I was totally unprepared for what came next. I was shown to a special gallery where David Cameron delivered his statement to the house on Afghanistan (the dates the army would leave) and additionally on youth unemployment. Those who know me, would understand my excitement; how coincidental that the house debates an issue close to my heart when I'm there.


Since Im already discussing politics, I might as well share one of the contentious chats over the months with scholars and professionals. We always seem to touch on the need for MP term/service restriction. I mean we have one for the president; in Botswana the President can only serve for 2 terms, all the while with MPs who have served for 30years! I greatly value experience and the wealth of knowledge that comes with serving for that long; however there is a challenge of breaking away from habit, the norm and the tradition. We limit innovative ideas and debates in our parliaments; we need some 'fresh blood', people who can challenge the status quo. Isn't it just a great time to be a youth right now, particularly in developing countries? Most debates are about us and in some countries the regulators are fairly accessible and there are ways in which one can contribute to policy in various aspects that titillate one's interest. I think if we miss this opportunity to challenge governments and hold them accountable we would have not only failed ourselves but our future generations.


Not too bad of a story by a public ‘Setswana medium’ school alumni, eh? I have been warmed by these experiences and I thank Chevening scholarships but most importantly Meepong CJSS and Ledumang Senior School. Personally I don’t think I’ve been disadvantaged by the school system I’ve been through but rather molded to have thick skin, to know that sweet success is paved way by torture (referring to those butt whips!!), to find opportunity in the desert (mabudula ka archar! Hehe, innovation right there!), thanks Mr Adams, Molapong and others for your services. Tota ke lebogela le nyola e e nkgodisitseng (I also thank the public school break time beans that helped me grow)! haha 

One last thing; May the parents of our children be diligent, responsible, successful and rich!

Till I write and you read,
B

Lord speaker Baroness D'Souza 

Lord Des Browne of Ladyton

ACU Centenary celebrations

House of Lords Throne





ps; Cameras and phones are not allowed inside so I dont have pictures to show you just how beautiful the throne in the house of Lords and the halls are.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

26 on the 26th

I wonder if 26 years, 1 month and 7 days ago at noon on a  Tuesday my parents knew the kind of person they had just brought into this world. As devout christians, they decided to name their 3rd daughter Bogolo jwa Modimo ( the greatness of God!) And ofcourse that was such a long name and it had to be cut short to Bogolo. There is a setswana saying 'Ina lebe seromo' which means the name bestowed upon one defines their life, and what a grand name I have been given!

This past year has been incredible for me, I know I write and say  this a lot but what good is being blessed when you can't share it with people you love and the world? Iv had my dreams come true and beyond, plans unfold to unbelievable levels; I am in the UK doing my masters and last year I got an opportunity to work with a team on capturing the lives of some phenomenal women, women who now have become close to my heart and well, a whole lot happened which would really take the whole year to write out.

 My 26th year began high paced: I was invited to Debeers diamond centre in London where I got to see and hold some of the world's rarest diamond (which I'll own some day :P ), I attended an FCO reception as a Chevening scholar where I got introduced to some important people who later invited me to their offices for tea and stuff. I got to see the insides of Parliament not open for public tours where I was hosted by the speaker of the house of commons for the ACU centenary celebrations. The special room where we were I swear had whispers of greatness and I was humbled to be in such a 'history museum'; I mean, when in such old buildings I think of how many people have been there, their dresses of the periods, crazy! In the same week I was invited by the Lord Speaker of the house of Lords for some chit chat (more on this on another post) :). My birthday was unfortunately during exams but some few special people made my day extra special by joining me for dinner, my flat mates threw me a bbq party and I was also later treated to an amazing (celebratory) lunch in London.

If the beginning of my 26th reflects the rest of the year then I'm super excited and I can only hope that more years be as good to me as this first month. I'd like to thank those who wished me happy bday despite my absence on facebook!! Your calls, emails, watsapp messages, BBms, gifts etc. I am lucky to have you guys. A quick shout out to the one person who believed in giving greeting cards for every occasion: Laydie my beloved sister, your birthday card was missed this year!

 Some words I heard Dr Chiepe say to my mother have stuck with me not because it boosted my ego but because it came from such a genuine place and a giant. Whenever there's a cast of doubt in my mind I remind myself of these words she said:  ' you have an incredible daughter, she is such a blessing to this world'. Since I like sharing, remember that you too are a blessing to this world so do something majestic to show it!

Till I write and you read!

A tout
B







Thursday, April 11, 2013

Be a proud 'Strange fellow'!

I have been in the UK for about 8 months now and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I love Brighton and I love the fact that the world unknown to me is so close and I can just jump on a train/bus/plane and be there in no time, Iv had loved ones visit me and so I haven't been really home sick, I try to call my family at least twice in a week (my parents have serious withdrawal symptoms even though I haven't lived with them for a while) but its never enough. I miss being able to talk to my mother for an hour and not caring how much it costs me, I miss chatting with my nieces and knowing I could visit them next month if I wanted or if they begged me to. The other day I called home after longer than we can both can deal with and of-course my youngest niece who's 4(Her mother passed away a year and a half ago and she now lives with my mother.) had something to say about this; 'Ntse o le kae? Diplane di fitile di le dintsi mme ga o goroge. Kana ke lapisa mama waitse!? ke kopa o tle go ntsaya' basically, calling me to order, I have been gone for too long and she wants me to come get her.  She's such a smarty pants! I deserved that whip back to reality after my spring break trips! :)

Anyway, the point of my post today is to talk about how important parental guidance is, no matter your age. Since I cant sit having tea with my dad and sip on some wisdom, Iv been searching for it in various places and one person that I can always count to get some of that needed guidance from is a certain 'ordinary man' Ndaba Gaolatlhe. What ever this man writes on his facebook page has a way of speaking to me and I think I really need to share his latest posts: A chat with over 25s and a chat with under 26s. I share both first because I'm a little confused about where I stand on this age issue (my bday is fast approaching!) and 2nd because I have friends who fall on both sides. Hope you find this both enlightening and entertaining. The Chats are quite similar, so only read the one relevant to you.

Till I wite and You read,
B

A chat with the over 25s

When you send a youngster or anyone to make a purchase, don’t ask about the change, ask for the receipt. In this way you don’t have to ask for change, it will come on its own

Do not ask for money, or borrow money, ever, unless you are asked if you are desperate, and even so, hesitate to

Always have a plan of what you would do with money, if you had any, if the money w...as P100 or P100 or P1 000 or P 10 000 or P100 000 or P1 000 000 or P10 000 000 or P100 000 000 or P1 000 000 000 so you don’t panick when a miracle comes your way, and the plans should be solid

You must always have a big idea, but don’t flaunt it, keep it in a safe-box in your heart, keep visiting it, water it, decorate rate, shape it, over the years

Do not try to archive your big idea over a few weeks, or months – if it is the real deal, it is worth a lifetime of work

Do not borrow money to start a business, if you can help it, start small, incrementally, with something else, which may not be the real big idea you have and don’t tell me you are from a poor family because all the best businesses were started by people who had nothing from their families, and did not borrow money (you can borrow later, to expand the business)

Surround yourself with others who are knowledgeable, and you don’t have to like them or be drinking buddies with them (and I do hope you don’t drink. Drinking izimnyama is not a good idea..okay I am deviating from the point)

If among your friends you don’t have a lawyer, an accountant, an artist, a person who likes talking to people, a planner, a skeptic, a technowhiz, an engineer, a spanner-boy do or die fellow, and an economist, (all of these) then for sure you don’t have enough friends. This means you are not serious about making friends If you never invite these friends for tea, or moraka, or a “gong” (I hope not) to chat about the future, then you are not a friendly man or woman – so you will not be able to “make things happen”

If you have never stopped someone you don’t know, or called or visited him/her to ask them what it takes to achieve the big ideas they have achieved, and be humiliated and embarrassed by it (because it is like that), then you are not serious about making things happen If you have not spent more than two weeks per year “all-nighters” (this is excludes working on the ideas during normal hours) sketching your plans, and re-doing them, then you are falling far behind doing your part in this lifetime

If your friends don’t make fun of you for being a “strange fellow”, then you are not hard at work If you have not been accused or blamed for something for which you are innocent, then you are not doing enough with your life If you do not reach out the younger ones, and give them even what they don’t want at that time, and even breathe down their neck, then you are not doing enough

Pray.

Do not spend less on or love less, someone during their lifetime than you intend to after their lifetime

Do not crave for someone’s belongings or wish to be them, for you have within you the power to be what no one else can be, and be admired by someone more than that person or persons will admire anyone else

Speak the truth, at all times, at all costs, by all means and at every place necessary

Be terrified of the trappings of power or of financial fortune, but be not afraid of the burden of responsibility that come with these, or the duty or the obligation to be an exemplar

Embrace who you are, and be thankful for it, and give thanks to everyone who put a building block to who you are

Do not assume the ones you meet, or see, or live with have reached their final station, no matter how lowly their occupation may appear to be, for they may grow to be the pope, or president or king or a magnate or nobel laurette or historical figure – so treat everyone as if they would be king or queen

Do not assume tomorrow will come or live as if you will live forever – so give hard, love hard, cherish hard, forgive hard and appreciate hard
If you are privilege or you possess prestige, do not abuse it at the expense of others or your enemies, but use it with restraint and for the benefit of the less privileged

Don’t join politics unless you are certain it is for the purpose of making a difference

Join politics so that others will not have to, and so the children of others will become scientists, artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs without them having to feel guilty that they are flourishing while their people perish

Never give up on a conviction that is true to you and that will inspire others to make a difference, never, ever renege on a noble promise

Keep learning, always, with your mind, and hands, and invent things with both that others will find use for

Learn Herero, Sesarwa, Hambukushu, Kalanga, Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu, Swahili, Sesubiya and all the languages of the African people – and in the same way learn other languages too

Enjoy the company of your people, laugh with them, dine with them, commune with them, dance with them, sing with them, play with them – your family, your friends, your comrades and your so called enemies

Do not respond to provocation - if you do, then be slow to respond, and even so, respond only if your response will build someone including the person to whom you are responding

Do not participate in that which is destructive to someone or others, even when this person or person do not know they are been destroyed or are on course for destruction

Do not respond to those who view your as an enemy, let them respond to you and your work

Stand by your convictions, especially when they will build others in the end– stand firm, stand like a rock, stand tall, be unmovable, be unshakable, do not bow, and be unbending for conviction, principle and the truth
Offer a way out for those who do not like you, or have a grudge against you, or are jealous or hate you – harbor no ill-will towards them. Shake their hands, offer them opportunity to bring out the best in themselves.

Choose your battles carefully, sparingly and with restraint – and do not take even those that you think you will win, if it will harm the big picture. Choose a few, and far in between battles, and only those which you will win overwhelmingly – and only do so to show the big picture is possible, not to flaunt your strength or might.

Be consistent, steady, tenacious, courageous and persevearing - don’t blow like a wind.

Do not allow the hard times, disappointments, grief, tragedy, criticism take away the best talents and attributes God gave you. Do not go down - See it through, all of it, stand tall and wither all the storms without sulking, complaining or blaming others.

Work smart, no matter the pressure on you, do it all quickly, patiently, efficiently and effectively

Take some long walks, drink some water, and take on a vegetable and/or a fruit everyday

Sing a few tunes in the shower, and dance a little before you jump on your bed. If you don’t have a shower, you can still whistle a melody

Tease your friends and tease those who think of you as an enemy. Tease them all the time.

Skip some conversations, in fact many of them, don’t entertain them, don’t comment

Keep a distance from social trouble. Be a fool in this matter. Be like a child who knows nothing except a wink (wink, wink).

Hold dearly to your value system and the people who are dear to you, through all seasons, and to the end
 

my chat with the under 26s (the older ones this is not yours)

Always bring back change when you sent by bagolo, with a receipt from the shops

Do not ask for money, ever, unless you are asked if you are desperate, and even so, hesitate to ask

Always have a plan of what you would do with money, if you had any, if the money was P100 or P100 or P1 000 or P 10 000 or P100 000 or P1 000 000 or P10 00...0 000 or P100 000 000 or P1 000 000 000 so you don’t panick when a miracle comes your way, and the plans should be solid

You must always have a big idea, but don’t flaunt it, keep it in a safe-box in your heart, keep visiting it, water it, decorate rate, shape it, over the years

Do not try to archive your big idea over a few weeks, or months – if it is the real deal, it is worth a lifetime of work

Do not borrow money to start a business, if you can help it, start small, incrementally, with something else, which may not be the real big idea you have and don’t tell me you are from a poor family because all the best businesses were started by people who had nothing from their families, and did not borrow money (you can borrow later, to expand the business)

Surround yourself with others who are knowledgeable, and you don’t have to like them or be drinking buddies with them (and I do hope you don’t drink. Drinking izimnyama is not a good idea..okay I am deviating from the point)

If among your friends you don’t have a lawyer, an accountant, an artist, a person who likes talking to people, a planner, a skeptic, a technowhiz, an engineer, a spanner-boy do or die fellow, and an economist, (all of these) then for sure you don’t have enough friends. This means you are not serious about making friends

If you never invite these friends for tea, or moraka, or a “gong” (I hope not) to chat about the future, then you are not a friendly man or woman – so you will not be able to “make things happen”

If you have never stopped someone you don’t know, or called or visited him/her to ask them what it takes to achieve the big ideas they have achieved, and be humiliated and embarrassed by it (because it is like that), then you are not serious about making things happen

If you have not spent more than two weeks per year “all-nighters” (this is excludes working on the ideas during normal hours) sketching your plans, and re-doing them, then you are falling far behind doing your part in this lifetime

If your friends don’t make fun of you for being a “strange fellow”, then you are not hard at work

If you have not been accused or blamed for something for which you are innocent, then you are not doing enough with your life

If you do not reach out the younger ones, and give them even what they don’t want at that time, and even breathe down their neck, then you are not doing enough

If there is no place for prayer, even if it is a minute per day, then mhgmm..

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Supersonic Speed

Where has the year gone? I cant believe its March already and I havent posted anything this year. This year started at massive speed, maybe its because we started the year with exams and that alone made it feel less of a new year; a new day, yesterday's commitments. What makes it such an awesome, new year of fresh beginings, a new lease on life, etc? Do your commitments change when we transition between the 31st of December into the 1st of January? Do you no longer need to pay your bills, wake up and go to your job (whether you like it or not?) Does the world economy suddenly boom because its a new year? I am no perssimist but the whole notion of over excitement over the new year has always gone way past my head except for that im thankful to see another digit added to my life and to grow old, some havent been as fortunate. I dont think I need to wait for the 31st for me to make a change in my life, take charge and change direction of this ship im steering. Everyday is new and everyday may be a new year if your mentality is fresh. Iv just come to terms with that if I have to wait for the 31st to make resolutions, commitments to myself then maybe I dont really want to make it happen. I mean think about it, you make a resolution to go to the gym and ofcourse on the 3rd you are on it but come March, your foot prints  can barely be found at the gym; you then say to yourself..'ahh, il try again next year' and this is only because you dont really want to make that resolution!
 
My resolution-less year started jam packed as I said! I live in the UK (which I am thankful for) and work (including community service) in Botswana; right after exams I flew to Botswana to launch one of my favorite projects, a documentary 'Molaya Kgosi HerStory'. A documentary featuring the founding mothers of my beloved country Botswana; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CbyzVcTjKc  sponsored by US Embassy in Botswana, the Dept of Women's affairs, Gaborone Sun and President Hotel. The documentary once 'perfected' will be distributed to secondary schools in Botswana and some additional screenings will be done across the country and the world. See pics below. I also got a chance to visit my family; every child living abroad's dream! :)
 
On a more social note, I had a reunion with some of my French girls; Marie Line and Sarah who once upon a time lived in Botswana. The last time I saw them was in 2010 in Paris. It was magical meeting them in London and feeling for them as I did when we saw each other almost every day in 2009. Some friendship just know how to stand the test of time and Im happy these one stand the test of silence. Though this was completely silly, I loved it when another friend called me Ban Ki Moon the SG of international friendships; I have friends everywhere and from everywhere whom I love and cherish. I know I dont say this often, I thank you for making me the individual I am today! :) and I particularly L.O.V.E the ones who will come visit!! 

I have also been pleasantly surprised by how many Batswana live abroad particularly in the UK. For a country with a population of 2million, its done a great job of producing adventurous, globe trotin beings! Well done Bots! :)
 
As always, enjoy the pix below.
 
Till I write and you read,
B
 
Dr Chiepe, Prof Mogwe, Ms Sefhako



Rre, Mma & lil Kenewendo

my lil one, always happy to see aunty ;*

view from my parent's garden


Frenchies in London!
workin my skills :)
Batswana in London!



 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

so much to do, so little time

some people have a mind so powerful that they can think of  a million things at once. they want nothing less than the best, they go out and work tirelessly at it and then when they finally get it there is only a short moment of celebration if any because, remember, there are still a million-1 things left to accomplish.

its very difficult to cruise through life, I keep trying and Iv decided Im really bad at cruising, i need a plan! what are your ambitions and as someone once asked, what is this idea of success that people will do anything for? what are your dreams? sometimes its really hard to put all of these into paper or atleast align them in my head.

i used to have a friend who was so clear headed he had his whole life mapped out. he had clear goals of what he wanted to achieve by the time we were 18, 25, 30 etc. Being friends to such a person made me feel like a slacker and of-course I had to jump on that saddle too. I made plans, set goals for the following years and the last one at that time (when I was 18) was : to be an economist, thats it. ha! funny how life works out. 

when you are a student I find it easy to set goals and achieve them but after that what comes next, i mean when you have achieved all your wildest goals, where do you go? when you get your dream job at 21, what`s your life after that to be? yeah the world is so big and there are endless opportunities out there but how many people do you know who will give up a comfortable setting for an adventure, walking blind into the unknown? but then again, who want`s life without an adventure? Forget forever, tomorrow is not promised to you and your loved ones so how do I choose what to do first? `you have set yourself a base, no amount of falling can lead you to be below your base..`again, some people are just gifted with words and sometimes they confuse me even more. ahh..Growing up!

anyway, I was watching this movie called Finding Forrester and they say over and over again in it that a writer just writes and doesnt think. i have taken the liberty to just write what comes to my head without necessarily thinking if it gels or not. these are my thoughts at this particular moment. make what you will out of them, at-least I can now concentrate on the studying Im suppose to do without these thoughts distracting me.

until I write and you read,

Cheers,
B


a flashback from my first year working :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

pecadilly line!



Its a beautiful day in Brighton today! its nice, bright and sunny! I had such an awesome time walking through the downs and discovering a beautiful spot for sun bathing and more.

I have finally made it to London! I got to meet Sophie a friend from Pitzer College I hadnt seen in 5 years, we had such a nice time celebrating Bon fire night for FREE instead of the 6 quid recommended, hahah! I obviously went all touristy as weel! :) Here is my mini guide to London in 2 days:

  • My number ONE pick has to be the Borough market. This is a wonderful place tucked just towards the end of  the London Bridge just adjacent the london brigde station. at this market you can find FOOOOOOODDDDD! food of all kinds, we wouldnt make up our minds on what to eat, what to buy and what not to! everything was so tempting from cheese blocks to chocolate delicasies, we hit a diamond mine and we wanted all of it! I actually dont think we took any pictures, we were so preoccupied. anyway, you can find it at http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/

  • everything else comes second. We did the touristy stuff with a twist! we named our weekend in London "Walk London". I think its pretty self explanatory. We walked around Londont o see all monuments, I think the longest we had was for about 6hours where we saw. We visited the Tower bridge, Camden Market (another crazy all sorts market), Buckingham palace (and other near by palaces) , westminster, the parliament, St Paul's, London eye (and its graffitti), oxford street (and its beautiful Georgian style buildings) and well...London! I mean the city is a living museum. Amazing! Pictures below tell a story and are a great guide. You'l notice that Mafe did a good job of taking pics which is why, possibly for the first time I am in them.

  • There are lots of nice pubs around London. Drop into any and a good time is promised...depending on your company ofcourse and I was in good company :)

Enjoy!

Till I write and you read,

B


Drinkin chanpagne may cause delirious happiness!


Shaka Zulu in Camden market

Fireworks :)
video


One of King Henry VIII's palaces


The Brighton Marina

sometimes, all u want is a lil African food..courtesy of Chichi

yep!

Felt like Mary Poppins

Getin creative with Sophie's fam

'Big Ben'

it was freezing and Windy!! wt Mafe
Camden Market

crowd outside Buckingham Palace..Its not worth it people!!
 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Rat King

Iv been getting some smack from friends who thing im slacking (yes, You know yourself!) and so Iv decided or been pressurized to atleast make a picture blog this time around.

its been almost 3 weeks since the last time I posted and I do have a very good reason of why im slacking. I got really excited when I got the opportunity to go back home and present at the National Business Conference on Youth Unemployment and Enterprises. I was back in Botswana for a week and by the time I got back, I was a week behind my school work so you know hard work needed to be put it. I wont bore you with the details but hopefully you will enjoy this picture story.

Till I write and You read again,

Boroko (good night)

B
Arriving at SSKI airport, Botswwana


OR Tambo Business Lounge
Finally a big bed! :)

Cathedral in Arundel
lovely walk in Arundel

Home of the Duke of Norfolk


Arundel was so dreamy

Flat mate's halloween special



Eyad's Eid party

humbled...
 

The Dubai airport Jungle, no place does fake better than Dubai

Arundel

some softy walkies, LURV :)

Nothing says welcome home better than 'Segwapa', yum!
Could the answer be 'C'?