Originally posted on refinedpalates:

Over the Halloween weekend, Lake Victoria Serena Resort hosted an inaugural two day golf tournament, which officially opened the first nine holes of their eighteen hole golf course and 24 boat marina. The event culminated in a prize giving ceremony and dinner by the marina, which I was privileged to attend with a couple of friends.

LVS Marina

Located 12 kilometers off Entebbe road in Lweza – Kigo, the resort sits on 275 acres of land with beautiful Mediterranean architecture, each block painted in vibrant colours ranging from pink, peach, blue and green. The marina is located by the lake, at the golf club house. Being an event, the obvious buffet spread was expected. I must however note that no sooner had my friends and I found a table than a waitress approached us to take our drink orders, and she wasn’t the only one. We were waited on hand and…

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#TotalStartUpper: A Fixer Upper’s Delight


“Why I’m suiting up today”

#KoiKoi – Ndya!!! or is it Ngya??! e – ne -way…

I’ll start from the end – this is all I know so far so follow the conversation on #TotalStartUpper because there’s a cocktail and me i want 130m.


Once upon time the French and Dutch fought over these oil-thirsty streets. Alongside, UPET, Kobil, AGIP the battles were not fought with bayonets – but prices and amenities.

Then fuel cards and technology meant only the strong survived and Bonjour Monsieur we had tyres for African Terrain and fuel for african engines alongside a never-ending promise of more!

Now they’re going mobile – clean energy, oil discovery, apps…..Aluta continua..


Monsieur Florentin de Loppinot *insert french accent* MD Total Uganda (pronounces my name Deniellllle)

Enter, Florentin de Loppinot, the Managing Director of Total Uganda with the new innovation – #TotalStartUpper challenge.

Mbu “The Challenge is aimed at identifying, rewarding and supporting the best projects in enterprise creation and development in Uganda and 33 other countries on the African continent”.

“We have put an age limit of 35 years because we believe the youth are vital in realizing the social economic development of this country,  the Challenge will support pioneering projects which are less than 2-years old.

The winning projects will be granted the “Startupper of the year 2016 by Total” label, with a financial support of up to Shs130 million and a coaching from Total Uganda.”

So I ask, what if all i have an idea (whose time has come)???

The application process started on 1st November 2015 (8.00 AM GMT) and is directly available on the website: http://startupper.total.com/. Candidates will be able to apply until 31st January 2016 (11.00 PM GMT).

Even you who has just the light bulb can apply

A jury of professionals will preselect up to ten of the best projects in Uganda based on the following criteria: how innovative, original, daring the project is, its development potential and its capacity to improve the living conditions of the populations.


Professionals, but not our jury

The finalists’ list will be published on the website of the contest, after the final selection phase, which will end by March 15th, 2016.

The 10 finalists shall present to the jury that shall choose the best projects – three maximum – and the results will be announced during the awards ceremony.

The whole contest rules are freely available on line on the dedicated website (http://startupper.total.com/).

So my fellow wanainchi that are still on the correct side of time, lets put our heads to #ThingsICanDoWith130m.



Is she eligible?

A mother’s prayer- Tina Fey


Originally posted on chatter:

First, Lord: No tattoos.

May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.

May she be Beautiful but not Damaged,

for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty.

When the crystal meth is offered, may she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half

And stick with Beer.

Guide her, protect her when crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony…

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Being average – not for you! #GetPut

Originally posted on Mark Maish:


I’m seated on a wooden bench under a makuti shed located at a vantage point deep in the heart of a national reserve watching a herd of elephants grazing peaceful below, oblivious of the chaotic world out there. A fortnight ago I handed in my final year project which marked the end of a 5-year pursuit for my Undergrads. Faced with the biggest dilemma of my life, I traveled down to this remote camping site in south coast to strategize on my next step. The decision I’m about to make is to either take the job offered or turn it down and instead follow my passion which happens to be unconventional.

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Mr Price comes to Acacia Mall

Mr Price comes to Acacia Mall

Originally posted on fashionpolice256:


On Thursday evening, the Mr Price and Bossini brands at Acacia Mall will be launched in pomp and colour at an invite-only event to be headlined by a fashion show dubbed – Mr Price and Bossini Feel Good Collection 2015.

The Challenge

For the first time ever, 3 of Uganda’s renowned fashion stylists will go head to head to put together fashionable combinations from Bossini and Mr Price.

The fashion show will host 3 top Uganda fashion stylists namely:

  • Brenda Nambi
  • Brenda Maraka
  • Rafael Kasule

The above three will be competing for the position of best/ leading fashion stylists in a fashion show featuring Mr. Price and Bossini brands. 
The over all winner will receive a cash prize of Shs 4 million the first runner-up will receive Shs 2.5 million.

Fashion Show Themes

Mr Price Collection Featuring:

  • Smart casual working attire
  •  Sporty theme – Majorly create sporty inspired looks that can…

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He giveth and taketh away.. Learning to still give praise


It was the best of times it was the worst of time,

4 months ago my nephew Ronald had a boda accident at home in Rubanda, Kabale

With no broken bones, thank God, he checked into Mulago on 10th December 2014.

I spent almost every night at Mulago Hospital fearful, waking up before dawn to shower and go about my daily duties – a few noticed the lack of sleep, many had no clue.

Some of my best shots I took out of the hospital window, sharing on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/dannyt_ug.

I even wrote about the rot (pun intended), the mess and the meds on my silent blog 

I learnt patience and humility, to be grateful for small mercies for hospital food – to make friends and be nice to strangers – you never know what struggle they are going through.

People passed on to the left and right, Ronald could breathe on his own without the lobotomy tube, smile at his sisters’ jokes and move his arms but was never really conscious. He was off medication and under palliative care – fighting bed sores with all we had.

Last Thursday, Ronald checked in at Kabale Hospital. Yesterday 8th April 2015 he checked out, a 28 year old man in the evening of his life, now lost to us….

We are grateful for all that stood with us during this time. May God Bless you all.

He giveth and he taketh away, (even when it is hardest ), may His name be praised.