Category: Budapest Chronicles

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Budapest Chronicles: It’s all about hair!

By Brian Friday Bwesigye: There is something about hair. Remember Mary Magdalene wiping Jesus' feet with her hair? Okay, Delilah disempowering Samson by shaving his hair? Okay, let us talk about the more contemporary times. The symbolism of the Rastafarian locks for example. Now that we have gone political, let us also talk about the natural hair movement. Anyway, people […]

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Budapest Chronicles: Language Disabilities!!

By Brian Friday Bwesigye Ever since I started my three or so hours a day internship at the Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) Budapest, life has become one long 'routinised' process. When the hours spent at MDAC are added to those spent in class, and those spent doing assignments that have razor-sharp deadlines, the days of the week become a […]

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Budapest Chronicles: A birthday in class and naked trees

By Brian Friday Bwesigye This week started well. No, let me put it more accurately. This week was meant to start well. My birthday was Monday and Birthday weeks are usually great weeks for me. But this year's has gone beyond greatness. Since August when I started this course, I have had a crowded class schedule to follow for the […]

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Budapest Chronicles: Eating time

By Brian Friday Bwesigye It is 1305 hours, the thing inside wants the thing in the pot (ekyomunda nikyenda ekyomunyungu). Prof. Roger O’Keefe’s class starts at 1330 hours and dude keeps his time! Hit the cafeteria then. But isn’t the line in the cafeteria long? Students of other CEU departments have just reported, or maybe they have not yet figured […]

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Budapest Chronicles: Homeless on the Metro, an Unusual Wedding and Free Hugs!

By Brian Friday Bwesigye Outside the student community here, it is not very easy to find someone speaking English. I have not met and talked to many Hungarians who know the language, most times we have to use sign language. But even those who know English seem to prefer to speak their own Hungarian language – a good thing for […]

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