Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tips, Hints and Advice

So this blog is really random today BUT here are a few things I have learned over the last few months...Let's affectionally call them my Tips, Hints, and little pieces of Advice...take em or leave em :)
  • Ants may be small but if you cross a path of "pinching" ants...beware...their bite is much much bigger than they are!
  • Ants in your pants (or trousers) really are a reason to jump...
  • When preparing to take a boat that launches from a port with no dock...trousers, not a skirt, really are the best option
  • Motorcycle taxi's (boda bodas) wont take you anywhere when its raining BUT if you are already on one when it STARTS to rain...be prepared to arrive at your destination looking like you just took a bath with all your clothes on.
  • Be prepared to pay a private hire taxi extra if its raining otherwise be prepared to stand under the building walkways and wait it out with the rest of the city...
  • Don't ever expect immigration to give you clear directions or answers but rather be prepared to visit every open window in the place as they toss you around like a yo-yo.
  • Stay away from large spiders who's webs are stronger and more elastic than fishing wire
  • Know that almost anything can be purchased...for a price...
  • Don't rely on electricity...it always disappoints
  • Traffic is everywhere...there really is no avoiding it
  • Everyone has a boiling point but some people's thermometers don't work as well as other's do
  • A smile and a handshake usually makes for a pleasant day
  • Sometimes in despiration you will consider eating things that you never thought you would.
  • Ugandan men can paint toe nails just as well as chinese women
  • You know someone has captured your heart when you miss them like crazy when they are gone
  • true friends know your quirks and enjoy calling you on them...in a loving and kind way that is...
  • kids love to talk about anything...for as long as you will let them
  • pepper eating competitions can be fun at the moment but you WILL pay later for the title of "Pepper Eating Champion", whether you like it or not!
  • A public taxi will never be full in Uganda, even if all the seats are taken...
  • bug bites, bruises, blisters, sunburns, scraps, infections, sickness, and worms are all a part of life...Its best to get used to them and roll with the punches
  • If it hops like a frog, talks like a frog and acts like a frog...it's a frog...and just for the record, they aren't the best overnight guests...
  • A florescent light and a torch (flashlight) is adequate and effective roach replenant...for the most part
  • A voice is 100% more personal than an email from a personal friend.
  • A good mocha can bright almost any day
  • The best sleep always comes when you are in your own bed...no matter how hard your pillow or lumpy your mattress is...
  • A computer that needs more memory is a great test of your patience and endurance...
  • Day planners and busy schedules are okay BUT no one really knows what tomorrow will bring
  • God has a great way of changing our plans, the key is to be flexible enough to change with them...

2 comments:

Ivo Serentha and Friends said...

My compliments for your blog,I encourage you to photoblog,

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Greetings from Italy,

Marlow

CrazyKaters said...

HAHA! Love this Lena. You're so funny :D