Thursday, June 18, 2009


In all my sojourn and journeying on the road to discovery, of myself that is, I have come to find out that I am not like others of my kind.
I am not your average female, not your typical demography, not your stereotype daughter or sister, not your off-the-rack friend, not your everyday born-again Christian and definitely not your run-of-the-mill African Woman.
So I don’t enjoy the same things others of my kind do, so I don’t go the way people like me are supposed to , so I don’t like what they like, I don’t act like them either, so what?
Does it make me different? Definitely
Does it make me a freak? I don’t think so, but that is mostly dependent on your definition on ‘freak’.
Of course, it means I’m unique, special, human, a female human specie exercising the God- bestowed right of free will and capability of choosing what I see fit.
From when I can remember, my siblings, family and even friends have called me an Oreo, saying I do not behave like or belong to the typical African setting ( saying I think more kindly towards the White man’s perception in most things). I’ve searched myself and I’ve realized my mentality/ideal is not typically western so I know I don’t fit in entirely into the ‘western’ setting either.
I choose to be who I choose to be fully guided by the Holy Spirit and my conscience (even though I must admit I’m somewhat of a rebel against silly rules and senseless traditions) and if that means I do not fit into any set ‘mould’. So be it.
Living life and loving it. No regrets, knowing it’s what I really wanna do and how I really wanna be. It’s fine by me.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Diagnosis: Despondency

(n) a physical pain in/around the heart, felt just about the upper left region of the torso.

Emotional distress, loss of a loved one, estrangement from a lover, disagreement with/ between lovers and/or love and distance between love or/and lovers.

Most common symptoms include shortness of breath, increase rate of heart-beat, mild insomnia, slight loss of orientation, inability to ingest properly, loss of appetite, tenderness in the chest region especially around the left side. All this may or may not be followed by a slight headache.
Migraine, fever and twitching may be observed in more severe cases.

Recommended treatment:
The most common forms of treatment include; Ice cream binges (but be advised not to get addicted because the side effects are disastrous especially to the hips and mid-section), another form is splurging and shopping (side effects of these are very costly which could make complete treatment unaffordable). The third form of treatment involves a procedure called Prayer, this course of action although not as easy as it seems is most definitely not as hard as one might think, more so it’s the only procedure the patient is allowed to get addicted to and doesn’t have side-effects( it comes highly recommended from both patients and other practitioners)
Two other less recommended forms of treatment are; going on a rebound, and therapy, but these are still experimental as their efficacy cannot be vouched.
My personal recommendation would be to write: Journal it or blog it, whichever suits you better (It’s working for me).

If symptoms persist then be advised to wait for the ‘inconvenience’ to run its course, with a coupla good comedies and movies (especially Indian ones:-)), chicken soup, long walks and some R & R, you’ll be fine and dandy and on the road to recovery ( not to talk of normalcy in no time).

Dr. Bliss ;-)