KAMPALA PEDESTRIAN part 2

When in Kampala for my last holiday, I rediscovered something. Foreign exchange is the devil. Never in my life have I had to do so much longwinded arithmetic since the day I lied to my dad that I hadn’t gotten back any balance for buying a kilo of meat at 300/- and yet I had... Continue Reading →

PEDESTRIAN’S KIND OF LOVE

The other day, I decided to have a friend over for lunch so that he could bring me a copy of Agatha Christie’s ‘A Mysterious Affair at Styles’. It had been promised months ago but with the malice of 2016, circumstances conspired to ensure I wouldn’t get my book until so late in 2016 that... Continue Reading →

KAMPALA PEDESTRIAN Part 1

  My trip back home from Kampala was supposed to be uneventful. But much like my wishes to lose weight by eating double chocolate ice cream for the rest of my life- that went unanswered. I was startled awake by that blasted horn of the bus, which I was certain was some kind of prototype... Continue Reading →

2016, YOU GOT PEDESTRIAN GOOD

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Bus terminuses are blessedly empty. Shopping malls are draped with starry twinkling lights. Huge Christmas trees adorn the lobbies of malls and hotels. Delightfully teasing us with wrapped empty boxes as though daring us to get lost in the abyss of their shops to buy even more... Continue Reading →

…introducing THE PEDESTRIANATOR!

  Things aren’t going well in the world of pedestrian. I have hit a snag in the quest to afford Manolo Blahniks. And I am not handling it well. Regardless, it’s to be expected. There’s a reason why Rome wasn’t built in a day. After careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I... Continue Reading →

BROKE IS A PEDESTRIAN STATUS, OFTEN

Thomas Tusser wrote, “A foole and his money be soone at debate: which after with sorow repents him too late." Or in another words, “a fool and his money are soon parted.” These are very wise words to live by. Especially if you are a spend-happy nincompoop like me. Here’s why: A couple weeks ago,... Continue Reading →

PEDESTRIAN’S RIGHT TO IMPERFECTION

WARNING: THIS IS A RANT Lately I have been under a vast amount of pressure to deliver perfection. The stupid thing is- it seemed I was achieving these unspoken levels of excellence beforehand but now something seems to be amiss. The even stupider thing is that these parties who are demanding this of me won’t... Continue Reading →

PEDESTRIAN MISADVENTURES IN PARENTHOOD

Sherlock Holmes said, "I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues...” However, as we grow up we are told not to brag. Let others declare our accomplishments and wait for congratulations. This, conversely, was not always observed when it came to intellect. If you said you were bright, smart or intelligent, it... Continue Reading →

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