You found me…

Hi…

I am working on new blog posts. They will take me a couple of days to finish so here are lyrics to my favourite song at the moment. 😊

This song has spoken to my heart for years now and right now it’s my go to song because of the many questions I have that have no answers.

You might as well listen to the song and watch the video if you have time. 😉

THE FRAY – YOU FOUND ME LYRICS. 

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I found God on the corner of First in Amistad
Where the west was all but won
All alone
Smoking his last cigarette
I said where you been?
He said, ask anything
Where were you
When everything was falling apart?
All my days
Spent by the telephone
That never rang
And all I needed was a call
That never came
From the corner of First and Amistad
Lost and insecure
You found me, you found me
Lying on the floor
Surrounded, surrounded
Why’d you have to wait?
Where were you, where were you?
Just a little late
You found me, you found me
In the end
Everyone ends up alone
Losing her
The only one who’s ever known
Who I am, who I’m not, and who I wanna be
No way to know
How long she will be next to me
Lost and insecure
You found me, you found me
Lying on the floor
Surrounded, surrounded
Why’d you have to wait?
Where were you, where were you?
Just a little late
You found me, you found me
Early morning
City breaks
I’ve been calling
For years and years and years and years
And you never left me no messages
You never send me no letters
You got some kind of nerve
Taking all I want
Lost and insecure
You found me, you found me
Lying on the floor
Where were you? Where were you?
Lost and insecure
You found me, you found me
Lying on the floor
Surrounded, surrounded
Why’d you have to wait?
Where were you, where were you?
Just a little late
You found me, you found me
Why’d you have to wait
To find me?
To find me?
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CHOLERA?

Lusaka is experiencing an alarming outbreak of cholera. Quite frankly, I do not recall an outbreak more serious than the one we are experiencing. We have lost lives to cholera in such a short period. My condolences to all the families that have lost their loved ones. May God be your comfort in this difficult time.

Upon hearing and receiving cholera alert messages, I became curious to find out what really causes cholera and how to prevent. This is what I found. I hope you’ll be enlightened and educate someone else too. Together we can kick cholera out.

 

WHAT IS CHOLERA? 

Cholera is a bacterial disease. It is caused by a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae.

WHAT CAUSES IT? 
Cholera is mainly spread through contaminated water and food. Cholera can also be spread through raw shellfish, uncooked fruits and vegetables, and other foods that are Vibrio cholerae habitants. Cholera can also be transmitted from a person who is simply carrying the bacteria or has been infected.
Poor sanitary conditions and poor hygiene practices also increase the chances of infection.

WHAT SYMPTOMS INDICATE ONE HAS CHOLERA? 

Cholera presents itself in the following ways:

  1. Diarrhoea. You can distinguish the usual diarrhoea from cholera diarrhoea by checking the appearance of the stool. A cholera patient has ‘rice water’ like stool.
  2. Dehydration. Due to diarrhoea and vomiting, the patient loses body fluids. Signs of dehydration are sunken eyes, irregular heartbeat, extreme thirst etc.
  3. Vomiting. Vomiting in cholera patients can occur for hours.

IS THERE HOPE OF RECOVERY? 
Yes. If you experience any of the symptoms, it is of great importance to go to your nearest clinic or health post. However, if left untreated, cholera is fatal. Death occurs within hours.

HOW CAN WE PREVENT CHOLERA?

  1. Using boiled or treated clean water. Always boil water or treat it with chlorine.
  2. Washing hands after using the toilet with soap.
  3. Washing hands after changing the baby with soap.
  4. Avoid eating foods from unknown sources, from the streets, from random people you just met etc.
  5. Avoid going to areas declared to have cholera.
  6. Make sure you cook food well. Also ensure it’s covered at all times.
  7. Keep your surrounding and house clean.
  8. Only use the toilet to dispose feces.
  9. Do not dispose feces in water bodies.

 

If you suspect you or someone you know has cholera, please rush to the nearest clinic immediately.

Living with Osteogenesis imperfecta- Deborah’s story.

This was a very hard interview. Deborah is not only my sister but one of my best friends too. She kept on goofing around. The interview was three days long😂 We finally finished.

Enjoy her story😊❤

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What are your full names?
Deborah: I am Deborah Chilinda.

How old are you?
Deborah: I am 22 years old.

What do you do for fun?   Deborah: [laughs uncontrollably] I love ‘mooooozik’ [laughs again]. I am full of life. I love music. I love visiting new places. I love going out to eat with my family. I enjoy treating myself to nice meals. I enjoy TV. I always look forward to taking walks with my family to see the sun set. I love life basically.

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What is osteogenesis imperfecta?Deborah : Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a disease that causes weak bones that break easily. It is also referred to as brittle bone disease. I have had fractures a lot. Sometimes the bones break for no known reason. 

There are several types of OI. I am not sure yet what category I fall in. OI has several symptoms like malformed bones, short or small body, barrel shaped rib cage, triangular face etc.

What causes it?                                   Deborah: it is hereditary, other times it just happens.

You came up with an awareness program, please tell me about it.
Deborah: Oh yes. I started it with my sister. The thing is, osteogenesis imperfecta is not common, especially in my country. I have actually only met two other people with it. I am sure there are others. I’ll find them! [Laughs].       I always get asked what caused this condition and get weird looks from people on the streets. Some actually get scared. With the awareness program, my aim is to educate people about OI and also other types of disabilities.

Where do you see it five years from now?
Deborah: five years from now, my wish and prayer is that I will have reached hundreds of people educating them on disability, I will have started a form of gathering for people with disability. It is important to meet people that are going through the same thing you are going through and to just have mad fun together.

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I can’t let you go without asking you the craziest thing you have done. You seem so full of life.            Deborah: [breaks into laughter…again]. Well…when I was at college, I got on a bus with my friend. We wanted to go to the mall and the bus was our only option. The only problem is buses in my country are not so wheel chair friendly. We actually held up the passengers a bit because we had to figure out where to put my wheelchair and where I would sit. I will always be very proud of myself for doing that. I believe I can do anything and disability should not hold me back from trying or achieving my goals and dreams or just…living.

What is your advice to people living with disability?                       Deborah : my advice would be to just be happy. When laughter and joy are upon you…be happy, enjoy life, spend time with those you love, dream. Also, I consider it one of my blessings that I was able to finish high school and start college despite the many setbacks. I would encourage everyone to do so too, especially my fellow country mates. Develop a skill or advance yourself academically. There are organizations that help us with such things. Reach out.

Thank you for sharing your story. What are you going to do immediately we are done?               Deborah: Snapchat! I love taking photos.

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2017 confessions: A tale of embarrassing moments, love, friendship and disappointment.

via Daily Prompt: Confess

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2017..where to start from. The year, for me, begun on a rather confusing note. I had so much to deal with i.e new semester, broken friendships, unaccomplished goals etc. I had no idea what I wanted or needed to do in the new year. Here are a few highlights of my rather bitter sweet year…

  • The embarrassing moments…🙈

I embarrass myself a lot. It’s sad. This years most embarrassing moments were:

#1

I discovered I do not know how to use chop sticks. If I discovered this in my room it would have been okay. However, I discovered this in a public place 😂 It was hilarious and pitiful. I laughed at my shame…I am still laughing 😂

#2

My wig fell off at my friends house. I went to her place to spend the night (not really, the spending the night thing was unplanned). I unfortunately forgot I had the wig on and when I was taking my Jersey off the wig proved to be an enemy when it fell off. She has about ten housemates by the way lol. The wig war is real!

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  • Love and friendship…

2017 has taught me the value of love and friendship. Love comes from many places and in many forms. This year, I was overwhelmed at how much love I was shown by the people I met. I am grateful and in awe.

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  • disappointments… 

I am naturally a perfectionist. I want things a certain way. Everything has be right, in order, on track etc. This quality and other things made me feel extremely powerless this year. I felt I had no control over my emotions, future, life in general etc. A lot of things did not go how I had wished they would go, I felt a lot of prayers were not answered and I was disappointed in myself for not achieving certain things.

However, I have to admit that this drew me closer to God. I am a Jesus person and I believe in prayer. In my most broken state, I decided to fight on my knees. This year might not have really worked out and poured blessings but faith and hope will still remain wrapped around me tightly 🙂

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However your year was, look forward to brighter days  ☀             Happy new year! ❤

Gas wars

 

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Imagine this…
You are seated comfortably on the couch with your significant other, in his/her arms, watching a movie…then suddenly you let one out! Would you:

a, laugh
b, excuse yourself so you can go to the bathroom and freak out
c, pretend nothing happened

Quite frankly I would laugh my lungs out(’cause I’m bundu😂) lol. But seriously, would you fart in the presence of your significant other without feeling embarrassed or horrible? Is it okay to do so? How would you react afterwards???

Counting sheep

It’s late at night. I am looking at the ceiling like I am expecting it to talk to me.

Loud thoughts, unanswerable questions, wishes, dreams; my mind is a war zone.

When I was young, I was told to count sheep so I could sleep. That doesn’t work anymore.

I hope one day my mind will be quiet and my soul will find rest. I just hope that day won’t be the day I am lying lifeless on a bed.

For now, I guess I’ll just lie here and try to close these eyes for the next five hours. I’ll lie here counting sheep like my life depends on it.