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Budapest Chronicles, Series

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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Reflections

Halloween, All Saints Day or European (western) Witchcraft? Why would I not practice African Ancestral worship instead?

By Brian Friday Bwesigye: It is the time of the year when Halloween parties and related events are held. They are several pumpkin shells all around, some with candles inside, and very many other scary things. Halloween for the uninitiated like me is an odd thing that leaves one with questions and some curiosity. What makes the process of finding […]

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Budapest Chronicles, Series

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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Consequences of moving the boundaries

By Brian Friday Bwesigye: For the ambitious, boundaries are never static. And haven't we learnt from Bill Bradley, the American retired NBA player and senator that Ambition is the path to success and persistence the vehicle one arrives in? The Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, has also said that Ambition is like love. So, what about boundaries, […]

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Loving without guilt – pure love.

By Brian Friday Bwesigye: There is a path you loathe without necessarily personally treading it. You may have trodden the path through others, after all, don't we Africans say, we are because others are? So, when another treads the path, it is not only them that experience it, we also experience it through them. That is the African philosophy. This […]

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