Who reads long things anyway? Here is my version of Twitter like thoughts, away from Twitter
As the new week starts, don’t be scared to fail or to be wrong.
The only way for you to make a meaningful splash in the water, is if you risk drowning.
I ended 2023 and started 2024 in a bad way. I felt condemned for the sins I had committed, things I never thought I would ever do in my life.
But that was wrong.
Satan condemns (makes you think there is no hope for you, continuously makes you live in guilt, steals your joy, it hurts, it burdens) While God convicts (Gives you a clear enough path to move towards repentance, conviction gives you hope that you can do better)
Proverbs 24:16 KJV For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: But the wicked shall fall into mischief.
So despite the past, I wake up today (and you should too) with the hope that this is the day I finally defeat sin. If not today, then tomorrow. If not tomorrow, then the day after.
Never be defeated by sin and lose conviction.
Now I understand that there is a lot in the background of an app other than the appearance but…
Before I started programming apps, I always hated app updates that didn’t come with any visual change.
Like what’s this for?
Not even a font change? Or even colour? Are you just wasting my data and time?
“If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment.
If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but what I will call the artistic life, if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know, you will never become anything, and that is your reward.”
You simply can’t afford to be a Christian, sometimes.
You can’t call yourself a Christian and say contrary things, or live an opposite life.
No matter how low you feel, how defeated you feel when you wake up in the morning, always make your bed.
If UZ is a “global chii chii” as it says in the picture, from today, I am a neurosurgeon.
In fact, a global neurosurgeon.
In the modified words of the eminent African novelist and critic, Chinua Achebe…
“Look at our collapsing public utilities, our inefficient and wasteful parastatals and state-owned companies… If you want electricity, you buy your own generator and solar panels; if you want water, you sink your own bore-hole; if you want a valentines gift,…”
Why white businesses are more successful than Black businesses
White person to friend’s business: “You said $100 for the scan? Let me Zipit to you.”
Black person to friend’s business: “Ko uri wekuziva wani?”
Nothing is more fascinating than…
…calculating profit yekadhiri kaunenge wafunga, uchinyatsoziva kuti profit yepaCalculator neyeReality haifanane
With the pictures they post, vakasungirira maStethoscope muhuro nemaScrubs, ungatofunga kuti ndivo vanorapa pama Ward Rounds acho.
When this song came out in 2016, I was 15. And yainakidza.
Now that many of my peers are turning 23 and me soon, song yakubata-bata in a way it never did😂
There is no such thing as Multi-Tasking
Conclusive evidence shows that what you are doing is “Task Switching” i.e. switching your attention repeatedly among the tasks you are doing.
Multitasking may seem efficient on the surface but may actually take more time in the end and involve more error.
A British accent is a get-out-jail-free card for public speaking.
Tell me that the earth is flat with a British accent and I will take it as gospel.
I didn’t think I’d be the one to use the following excuse to justify why I am not reading books and listening to as many podcasts.
Can’t find the time
But I will find a way to balance everything😂 I have to.
I intentionally make myself feel bored.
Discipline & Consistency
You won’t end the year the same person.
Discipline being the ability to do what you have to do even when you don’t feel like it and Consistency meaning you do it always when you have to.
I have gone from being called “dhunda” in primary
To “Iwe mukomana akawonda, ehe iwewe. Huya kuno.”
With the way my laptop overheats, left to it’s own devices, I will one day find its metal components swimming in a puddle of melted silicon.
It really is heartbreaking seeing people on hospital beds at Pari due to diseases that are easily avoidable in old age if people are health conscious in their youth.
Problem is we think we have time so “I will start eating better, exercising later”
Another thing is seeing fruits and yoghurts next to the beds… If you ate more of them before, you wouldn’t be here.
My worst habit by far is telling myself
“I will catch up on the weekend.”
You grew up telling me that 1 minus 5, it can’t. Then I got to form 1 and you said “dummy, it can.”
And you also told me that HIV can’t be cured in primary. I’m now 22.
Any day now…
I feel old when I realise that most of my age mates don’t share the same nostalgia as me in tech.
Very few remember back in 2008/09 when 3G was still new. And there was no hotspot as we know it, so to connect a laptop to the internet, you’d have to use a ‘dial-up’ connection and 56kbps was blazingly fast.
And what website was the boy going to? winxclub.com because the boy loved Bloom from Winx Club
Hapana vanhu vanondibhohwa sevanhu vanobaya sausage paBraai.
Saka mukuda kuti iibve sei?
The time you start appreciating pen and paper combinations depending on how they feel when writing is the day you become a weird nerd
And I am now there.
Don’t lie to yourself that you don’t have time to do something.
It’s either the thing isn’t a priority or you just don’t want to do it.
I am part of a small group of people who dislike both Android and iPhone and are waiting for the day Windows Phone comes back.
So pharmacists in Zimbabwe also train to sell event tickets in Booties and MedOrange?
There is no greater dummy than one in which the person leading the prayer says “in Jesus Christ’s name we pray”, then continues with the prayer as if everything is normal.
Ini ndinenge ndatokoka Amen kare.
Why I dress like a homeless person and like someone who doesn’t care about his appearance is I can’t pretend to look good outside when I know I’m not good inside.
There is very little good in me considering the weight of sin I carry. Why spend hours in the mirror trying to look good outside? That’s hypocrisy!
Are we sure that sipo yemuHotel ndeyekugezesa? Inonetsa kukwizira paTowel seRomi pachingwa.
Anyone have a book recommendation on how to stop messing up stuff?
“Can you do this task that takes 10 minutes but is repetitive?”
To save time, me spends 10 hours coding a program to do it.
I think what hurts the most is that reading history, you see how prosperous Zimbabwe once was. The breadbasket of southern Africa. The Zimbabwe dollar being stronger than the rand, almost equal to the USD. Having one of the strongest economies in Africa.
I don’t want to romanticise the past as if everything was perfect though. It’s just a thought.
For example, you bump into your pastor in Chicken Inn pama10 days, vachitsenga drumstick
As a broke Zimbabwean child, when I am asked at the bank for my sources of income, can I write “change yechingwa yandinoba from my parents?”
Wodzimisa mota paIntersection apa mota yako iri push to start isina button.
Because I dislike Twitter and threads (too much violence that the govt of Zimbabwe would be jealous about during election time), I decided to bake in a Twitter like function into my website, for me of course.
It’s all about me, me, me