Monday, December 7, 2009


Coming back home was something i wished for during the strang moments in norway
but my last month in norway, i felt norway was i home i would never want to walk
away from but.heeeeey,i was just dreaming because even if at that time a miracle
was to happen, it would not stop me from saying bye,bye norway. on the last day we
had a farewel party and i remeber the last song of our presentation that opened
the doors of everyones eyes tears traced down on every handsome and beautiful me its always fresh on my memory.i wished if the ground would open up
and swallow me so that i could remain.that night, no eyes fell a sleep because it was
the last,i mean the last smile,talk face to face.i wished tomorrow would delay by
some months but in the next blink of my eyes,the bus to take us to the airport
appeared in its white colour.i then knew i was just dreaming and accepting was
then before me.but i never wanted to get to the bus actual i was not alone because
there were other poeple who were just forced to enter the bus.everyone was now
trying to force out the last tears from their eyes but at that time sak li remained
as a fun hero in all of hald.i smiled when i looked at sak li rejoicing because he
was going home and making people smile with his funs.on getting to the bus still
people were crying and after a distance the driver was in the same moods crying.
no wonder why they say where two or three are gathered,God is in their midst.i noticed
that the driver felt the pain and the tears his passengers were going through...
when we got to uganda,i felt the same thing i felt when i got to vennesla when me and
moses tried to walk around in the small town that we were going to stay for
six months. i felt the people who chose vennesla as where we will be taking our practse
from ,were unfair.well,came out from the airport and there was one man i knew
as our project driver was waiting for us.we got to uganda at 8pm but it took us good
african time to get to bed.we actually slept at 1 am is when i then realised i was back
to african time.i was hurt because i had got to norwegian time.7 is 7 and not 9.on geting to
the hotel we were meant to stay,i could not sleep because there was this dog in the
neighbourhood barking and i was shat up..... i then dont know how i was taken by
asleep.we woke up in the morning for break fast and it tasted strange.the bread and tea
at that time i expected brown bread and cheese but i remembered i was back in
uganda where brown bread and cheese never existed.
it took us long time to cope up again with ugandan life and upto now life for me
is still hard.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Well,well for sure iam not ready for goodbye.all i have seen,learnt,felt can't let me learn off Venesla. this week is my last stay in venesla and if any body could enter inside my heart,he or she would tell how much i still want to be in first venesla to me was the opposite of this but because time changes what we hold in our hearts,i want to be in venesla. Today was my second last day at samkom skole and it was not the not as usual since i was to say goodbye to some classes most especially the young children in grade two. I was speechless because they all felt i should not leave.they had written some letters for me in norsk and in english,how iam to them. i was really touched by their drawings of me.i didn't want to read them at their sight because my eyes would have started raining.i put them inside the bag and read it from home,i cried after reading every letter and drawings.some wrote'josh du er kul, jeg kommer til savne deg,ikke går,huske meg'.all these has never prepared my heart for goodbye.jeg må sier at unnskyld meg jeg har å og jeg kommer til savne dere alså.Adjø!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Having come from a winter that seemed not nice to me since i cuold not do anything nice like playing football outside, to a nice sunny days without snow, today it surprised me. i work up late today since its a easter holiday which means no working. it was about 12 p.m when my friend Moses wake me up to tell me what was going outside. i asked him what is the matter because i was still enjoying my a sleep with a nice dream, do you really think i can tell you what was my dream all about. forget it...... he told me that its snowing outside. i thought it was only a joke because since last month we had no snow at all. it was only sunshine with clear skies. never did i expect to see snow again untill i get back to my little warm country without snow. but only to pull out the window catains, Moses was true it was snowing. i really wanted to cry but had to cry inside my heart. i never wanted to get outside my house but i heard children playing from outside. since i do not have some photos of me playing with snow, i asked Moses if we can take some. he said sure. we dressed on our vennesla bokusa and we out to take photos. Moses had to come back to the house because it was cold for him. i decided to make some snow balls and other young children joined me and we started throwing balls to each was funny to see me play with young children. people watched how we played and it was interesting chasing after each other. after playing, we decided to make a snow woman and this is how it looked.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


I can see clear the rain bow in the sky after
A long period of darkness even as early as
3:00 p.m, you would feel like going to bed since
It was night before the real night. This would
Be normal for the Norwegians but for a person
Who has come from a country where darkness
Falls at 8:00 p.m, this will be strange. Now I can
Feel the sun and the clear clouds in the skies and
Now Darkness falls at round 6:00p.m not so strange
Like in the early November where I could go to bed
At 3:00p.m and by midnight, I was a wake with no
More sleep, watching movies was the only thing
Could think of that time of the night.
My life has never been the same since I came to Norway
I have learnt a lot from the people, environment, and climate
I really believe this is going to be part of my life and my country.
Life here is cool and I hope some time I will come back to

Thursday, January 17, 2008


December was the most interesting month for me here in Norway. Why am I saying so, because all the time there was a song being sung by all the people in Kristiansand including the e-mails that I received from my Norwegian Friends had this same song
Called “GOD JUL,GOD JUL” The first time I heard this word god jul I was totally confused since I didn’t know its meaning and also when people said this song to me, I would just look at them and didn’t answer anything. Then one day and bed Hus sorry this
Word may seem new for you but the Norwegians know it. Well it’s a small church that most youth in Norway like going since they look a church as a boring place. The reason as to why they like going to bed Hus is because there is no much preaching and also they have some games in this place including café. I have been to bed Hus and its fun to there. Well a friend of mine said to me god Jul I asked him what is the meaning of this song called GOD JUL? He then told me it meant merry Christmas. Is when I came to understand the meaning of god Jul and then I also started singing this chorus of god Jul.
Christmas celebration in Norway is different from that of my home country Uganda. At least in every house in Norway you would see a sign of this song that I didn’t know ‘god Jul’ including the compound showed the Christmas time. Every house had lights and Father Christmas and how is it different from my country? In Uganda Christmas is celebrated on 25 of December and decorations is on 23 of December and not every one can afford to decorate their homes with lights and Christmas tree. Here decorations start in November and every home has decorations.
I and my family contact went to church for prayers which were very brief compared to that of my country. It was full of god Jul songs and a short verse from the bible about the birth of Jesus Christ. We then went to my family’s home for dinner and guess what it was, it was a whole turkey. We sat around a big table and we were about ten people I was then served my pierce of turkey including Jul soda. After eating this innocent turkey, we sat down and had some ice cream. The most interesting part was the time for receiving our Jul gifts. The gifts were lied under a Jul tree I was surprised to see that the gifts were to be opened right then. It looked so blue for me and Moses because in my country you open gifts at your home. Since we were adopting the Norwegian culture, this was part of it and I got my gift and opened it to show every one but what I got you can not show it to other people most especially the elder people. I never wanted to show it but they asked me to show them and guess what it was? It was under wear and woman who was sited to me got a G-string and she held it with her to hands almost to my face and said I like this and I was what!, in my country such things are personal and they can not be showed to public. That day I and Moses got many gifts from friends including bed Hus. Jul was really nice for me.