Monday, October 06, 2014

The Month of October

In 2008, I was preparing for a trip to go to an academic conference in Mozambique. I have commented about this in a previous post.

In 2009, I finished my Master of Science Thesis on a day like today: The 6th of October 2009.

In 2012, there was a launch of the Bible week by Malawi Bible Society.

To my discomfort, there were a lot of gun shots yesterday, the 5th of October, 2014.

The 4th of October was, there was supposed to be the coronation of M’Mbelwa.

I am very sure the trip to Mozambique turned me an enemy to the Malawian Authorities.

Mozambique and Malawi seem to have suffered sour relations due the wars and possible attempts of revolt which have always seemed to start from across the Mozambican Border.

The Month of September is already a major difficulty due to the war on terror, the month of October started to be difficult in 2008.

What follows? I don’t know.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Being on The Internet

The internet has been to most people a communication platform. To keep in touch with friends and other activities that distance and cost does not allow them access to.

When you have a friend who has been ling in a life of danger. You almost always want to know how  they are every few seconds of the day. I have about 200 friends on Facebook, and 200 friends on Google. These are mostly people who have been around my life as I have been growing up. They always want to see how I am when the day is today on every given day.

For I do face challenges that I should normally face.

There have been several times I have tried to be offline for a while but I find myself getting back online every now and then. To say something to someone. For the local location I am in does not have much friends for me.

Every single thing of pleasure to me is easily taken away unreasonably it is like someone is determined to see me unhappy.

There was once, I managed to see how my friends possibly react when I get offline. It was a disaster on my heart until someone passed to me a message that the person I was concerned with is ok.

When I am absent from the internet, it is possible that I am block, or busy with something else, or possibly have an internet outage. But I tell you, the absence makes some send money to me so that I should not be block. if I am busy with something else, it only give peace to other people if they know I am busy with something that makes me happy.

I wanted to get on Facebook. Someone seems to have been keeping me away from the internet because I should be weaned off the concerns of the world. But at the time, I have been sensing that someone is worried about my absence.

I thought perhaps, I should see if I can find something alternate. I typed and found a King James Bible Version on the website.

I was happy. Just looking at the preface makes you want to know more about King James himself and you read and read and read….

Can I ever keep off the internet?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Abstention from the SAMSA Conference of 2008

When you sponsor someone on a trip to some event; when the trip happens, you do know that the sponsorship has been consumed. Suppose you do realize that the person has not managed to go on that trip. Do you grudge the absence?

In 2008, I was sponsored to go to Conference in Maputo organized by SAMSA. Due to some logistical reasons, I failed to attend the conference but my presentation was done by my classmate in my absence.

Assessing the difficulty of attending, the Conference in Maputo, Mozambique that year, I resolved to attend another organized in Lilongwe by OSISA which attracted people of similar interest so that if I completely fail to attend the Maputo Conference, I would still have interacted with some who may have had interest in my work to attend the Maputo Conference.

The Social-Political relations of Malawi and Mozambique attracts greater scrutiny and suspicion which to me proved of greater difficult being descendent from a political family.

I am sure my absence should not be grudged for such a long time. If I did not meet the sponsors expectations in that they may have wanted access to my work, my email address was made available on the abstract recorded for presentations in the proceedings of the Maputo SAMSA Conference at Maputo, Mozambique. I may still have a copy of the presentation and also perhaps, my thesis supervisor may have kept some copies.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Proposition Season

Feeling like I was feeling, I was feeling like I was 7 years ago. No mistake, they were perhaps recalled memories and feelings. But evident, I do have a need: My other half is still missing.

It is said, Zingachuluke Njuchi; Yokuluma ndi Imodzi.

There was a day, a day which had a lot of bees at my home buzzing around that I got stung by a bee. Only one bee stung me on that day. All of them buzzed around and went their way.

Yesterday or the other day, I was passing by some location with bees buzzing around none of them stung me.

It is perhaps true the statement is true, Zingachuluke Njuchi; Yokuluma ndi Imodzi.

How do you get to know which one? Yesterday, I found out which one.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Where I do come from.

In 2001, there were parliamentary debates, a call on students, a famine(absence) of maize in Admarc, and strike on the university grounds and deaths of two students.

I reading my everyday verses at Chancellor College, and I stumbled upon a verse Amos 5:7-15. Since it was an everyday verse, it meant nothing but an addition to my bible knowledge until I found on the notice board outside the Library an issue so much like the verse I had just read that morning, scheduled for discussion by Students of Law. I made up my mind to hand copy that verse, and deliver it to the place of discussion.

Yesterday, I was listening to Music by Wambali Mkandawire from the Album which won an Award in the year 2001. The Album Title, Zani Muone. The song I was listening to, Vya Kuchidika. He is quoting from the Book of Ezekiel. It just occurs to me that I may not have been the only one who had a revelation from the word of God concerning the time and the issue under discussion at the time.

I have met many young men and women who seem to have been affected by this time most of them seem to be Christians. Strong in their faith and not compromising. From their countenance, they seem to have endured a lot.

“Pakuti Nyumba Iyi nja Chigaluka”.

Considering Amos 5:7-15. The House of Parliament debating on the issues at the time might have been what the words meant.

Necessarily, the laws being set up during this year of 2001, were not good laws.

These laws which were being established under the campaign of democracy, some seem to have responded to the change with the collision of the two planes into the trade center towers in United States on 11th September, 2001.

I am sure these laws do need thorough review.