Some Questions I Can’t Answer

Allow me to talk to you as my friends and get personal. Recently, I wrote about what it’s been like to be “that girl that gets sick a lot” and how it has affected the way I look at life in general. I wrote about how this year alone, I’ve been admitted in several hospitals […]

Guide to Thrift Shopping (Kaunjika Strategies)

I was out here living my quiet life, when one of my good friends, Angasa, sent me this: This girl pushes me beyond my limits, you guys. I have never considered modest style blogging but I told her I would think about it. So, I am literally starting my “modest clothes blogging section” thing (I’ll […]

Circles in the Ceiling

For a long while now, I have been that girl that goes in and out of hospital. Since first year of uni, I have had so many visits to clinics, hospitals and gone through scans and tests and met numerous doctors. I’m grateful for all the help I have received, and that I am fortunate […]


I think one of the best examples of income inequality in Malawi is found in the city of Zomba. There are two schools that are next to each other. One is called Mponda Primary School. The other is called Sir Harry Johnson Primary school. Even by the name, you can tell which is for the […]

How to be Unhappy in 5 Easy Steps:

1. Compare your life with your neighbor’s, your friends, classmates and right about anyone you meet. They have a new car? Quick! You must get one better than that! If you can’t, be sure to whine about how your life sucks and how “good things don’t happen to good people”. 2. Surround yourself with people […]


If there’s one thing I commend my father for, is the reading habit that he instilled in us. When we were in primary school, he made us go to the National Library. He made us members and we would borrow 2 books at a time. The National Library in Zomba is located at Luangwa Parish. […]

Life After University

Ever since I successfully managed to endure four years of university torture, I’ve had the very same question flung my way… “Nde ukutanino?” Honestly, this question annoys me. For so many reasons. I don’t mean the people who ask me are annoying per se, but the question annoys me because of personal reasons. I know […]

What if I died?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you died? If you think too much like me, then you probably even imagined your funeral. I have. A lot of times. Especially when I’ve collapsed, or fallen ill. Recently I got so ill I told mum I was going to die. But she replied, […]

For Richard Mussa (PhD)

The news that Dr Richard Mussa has passed on is very very hard to believe. Surely, this is a mistake? I just bumped into him in town the other day! He was alive and well, he looked very healthy. What was this? It took me so long to accept it; heck, I don’t even think […]

The Wrong Route

Last week, I was by my friend’s home in Blantyre, and I had to return home on a Wednesday morning. Dad was also in Blantyre and he said he would come by and pick me up early in the morning. So I got ready and waited for him to pick me up. Within minutes, we […]