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I am a cliché

My favourite flowers are roses – yes, the red ones Old couples make me so happy, and young love makes me think, “Dear future husband, what’s taking you so long? I want to have adventures with you too! Don’t you think you have tested my patience enough?” And smiling babies with a cool afro, and […]

Missing the Silver Lining

When we moved back to Malawi some years past, I remember my parents telling us we were going to be living in the house they had been building. We were excited to move into our own home, something we had looked forward to for years… until I remembered that the house wasn’t done. The house […]

Tailored to Perfection

tailor-made adj. 1 (of clothes) made by a tailor for a particular customer. 2 made or adapted for a particular purpose or person. The other day, I went to the Bend-Down Boutique kozipepesa for some retail therapy, and as I was about to finish kusankha my shopping, I noticed skirt yapa hang’ala sold on hangers […]

Catcalling is NOT a compliment

When I was still a student at Chancellor College, my hostel then was in Chikanda. Behind our hostel was a shop where guys (mostly Chancellor College students) usually met to socialize; sometimes smoke and drink cheap booze. When the guys sat there, I was terrified of going anywhere near the shop. They would stare. I […]

Of Elephant Poaching and the Importance of Local Consultation

I recently watched a documentary which looked into elephant poaching in Mozambique, and how the illegal trading of ivory is likely to make elephants extinct if no sustainable intervention is found in five years. It was sad, to say the least. The presenter/researcher/prober of the show (from a first world country) went around, trying to […]

25: I Am Still Learning

The weeks leading up to my 25th year were the hardest for me. It was like someone had just dropped a tonne of bricks (lol) on me. I started to feel really old, and anxiety kicked in. This time, it wasn’t necessarily “what have you even achieved, Fai?” but, “wow, time is going by so […]

Rocking Coats Modestly

Hello loves! It’s been a while since I posted modest outfits. No, I haven’t stopped modesty blogging… Two reasons:  I usually forget to take pictures of my outfit(s) because I’m almost always in a hurry because I’m usually late wherever I’m going (I need to work on my punctuality). I haven’t been going out much […]

On “thoughts and prayers”

I think if there’s something modern man has found so easy to do, is to type “thoughts and prayers” and hit “send”. “Thoughts and prayers” to console a friend who’s loved one has gone on. “Thoughts and prayers” to a sick friend. “Thoughts and prayers” when disaster strikes a certain country. Thoughts and prayers are […]

Journey to the Peace of Loving You EP

The journey to the production of this EP started a really long time back. 2016 to be precise. After I recorded my debut album, I didn’t want to record music anymore. Why? Because I felt that the reason why I was recording was done and dusted, which was to record the special songs I had […]

Staying afloat: On the Journey to a Breakthrough

I usually don’t do a month catch up, or something regular to talk about how my life is going (because I don’t want to commit to something I won’t follow through. I also don’t have an exciting life to keep that running), but hey, I think I need to sit down, breathe, and talk about […]