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Woman Crush Wednesday – Lulu Haangala

So its day two of my zed blogger challenge and I thought its Wednesday what better to write about that a female who inspires me. Now I won’t pretend to be deep and all that picking on someone whose name I can’t pronounce or spell right. No. I have decided to pick someone close to home. My big sister the beautiful 🙂 Luyando Haangala.. 

To some she is just some annoying loud little girl who jumps up and down in front of a camera making noise, to others she is a person they look at in awe and aspire to be like but for me she is my sister who is an amazing Mother to an even more amazing little girl, she is an amazing friend and she is an even more amazing sister.

the gorgeous Asante

What is so inspiring about her you may wonder? Her story. She may be an annoying loud little girl who jumps up and down in front of a camera making noise, but she had a dream to get behind the camera and she worked hard until she got that dream. I would like to go into depth about her struggle to get where she is today which is as one of the few delegates selected to the Washington Young African Leaders Fellowship, but I am not sure she would permit me to do so. She is probably saving that for her memoirs and I would not want to preempt that ;-). 

I remember her singing when she was 5 years old, in an off key voice of course (not every 5 year old is blessed with talent at that early age) but she knew what she wanted and guess what that 5 year old ended up being invited to sing for Zambia’s 1st Republican President!!!

the five year old with a voice that sings off key and a dream!!!

When she came back to Zambia, she had a dream of a future she wanted, many looked at her as a dreamer, others, laughed her off, others helped 🙂 and now she is slowly but surely watching her dreams come to light. 

Walt Disney said “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” I am grateful for my sister because she gives me the courage to pursue my dreams. She truly makes me believe that impossible is nothing. 

My name is Lweendo and I am a Zed Blogger x

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Mythical Muses

When I received the challenge for this month, I must say I was quite excited when I opened my mail and found it was an email from Martha, until I opened the email and I read it over and over and over and over again and I came up empty…. I was struggling to find what inspires me to write down my thoughts, to find my muse…I always say I am not the most creative person on the planet, in fact all my blog entries are nothing creative just me writing what I know personal experiences and all… thus the struggle to find what inspires me… I looked up the word muse, it is a mythical creature that inspired literature, poetry blah blah blah and for some reason certain works  portray muses as being sex goddesses and I can definitely say without a doubt that I do not have that!!!!! LOL…

My inspiration to blog, to write or to whip up something magical in the kitchen (yes cooking is art too!!!!) is self preservation if I am being honest. Its simply me trying to find a way not to let my thoughts and emotions bubble over and lead me into a downward spiral of depression and despair…lol…

So unless there is such a thing as inspiring yourself to write and I dont think such a thing exsits, lol, muses in my life are mythical..

Those are my two cents on the matter, my name is Lweendo and #Iamazedblogger Inline image 2


My first..

I received my first #IAmAZedBlogger challenge for the month of January and I must say I was quite excited.. The challenge was to do something new and well write about it.. Well, I couldn’t think of a more befitting subject than my journey into the beautiful thing that is motherhood…

I met my son on the 25th of September 2013 and my life hasn’t been the same since, in a good way :-). Because of him I have experienced a lot of firsts like the first smile, the first poop diaper, yes even that was fun!!!!! Lol…. Anyway, I’m looking forward to many more firsts with him xx……

The reason for a lot of firsts to come :-)

The reason for a lot of firsts to come 🙂

My family.. Love these two to bits....

My family.. Love these two to bits….

My angel and I on our first vacation....

My angel and I on our first vacation….

I am a Zed Blogger

I always try to start a blog with a smart opening line so as to captivate the reader, or put a smart tag here or there to grab peoples attention and get more views and blah blah blah.. None of that here I’m just gonna go straight to the point cause this is something I’m actually quite excited about. Not that my other blog posts don’t excite me…. Lol.. Anyway recently came across a blog post from one of the blogs I follow Miss Kundwe, if I wasn’t using my phone I would have posted a link to the said post..  No that’s a lie I have just forgotten Lol… But here is a direct link which you can use ONLY AFTER you are done reading this one :-). Anyway so it was a little project called #IAmAZedBlogger.. Every artist needs some sort of muse and direction yes? Yes! This comes at quite the perfect time cause I have been slacking in the bloggosphere, hmmm is that a word? Oh well, in my world it is.. So slacking basically because I’m not ready to ‘journal’ my life for the ‘whole world’ to read so to be able to write with direction is something I’m quite looking foward to.. Additionally I get to meet and read a lot of blogs from fellow Zambians, they are quite a few out there we could have a little ‘artist’ blog party.. Lol.. Anyway all I wanted to say is Hi, my name is Lweendo and #IAmAZedBlogger 🙂Image

What should I post about today?

So I have not blogged in forever and a day, it has been so long that who ever gets a notification about this entry will probably have to delve deep into their minds to try and figure out who exactly is blogging. I kid, I kid… well at least I hope I do. So what do I wanna write about today?? Honestly as the title suggests this is one of those entries that will say nothing but at the same time so much more. I must warn you that at the moment I am sitting in my office, mind having shut down about half an hour ago and patiently counting down to 5 o’ clock just so that I can do a system reboot.

Again back to the question, what should I post about today? I can enlighten you on recent thoughts I have had on certain issues, like ummmm soul mates  how I think one of my bestfriend is my one and true soulmate like I should just marry her and all and get it out of the way. ey don’t judge me, I mean What makes a person your soul mate is something I have never truly understood. My understanding of it is someone that I don’t know you click with on so many different levels that things with me just I don’t know make so much sense that being without said person does not make any sense at all.. Spending hours on end chatting about anything and everything and by the time u dont u like ummm what were we even doing?? lol…I believe in the ‘birds of a feather’ saying more than I believe in the whole ‘opposites attract’. so me and said bestfreinds soulmates right?? haha slow your horses guys no need to find out when “civil unions” will be legal in Zambia. I am just kidding.

hmmmm what should I post about today?? I could write about I recently read that made me realise the thin line between fact and fiction and seriously disturbed my day that I almost had trouble keeping down my lunch.. The key word being almost yeah ;). In as much as that story hit a little close to home, I managed to move on from it in a blink of an eye something which the me of 4 months ago would never have done.. So, am I saying I am a new person or I have found new happiness or any of that?? No. That would be an over-exaggeration of fact. A lot of things just don’t seem to phase me they way they normally would at some point in my life. I can’t say that I am a different person because of things that have happened in my life but I feel like I have grown up tremendously over the past couple of months. other people call it changing, I call it growing up (you should try it.. lol) They do say with great power comes great responsibilty. not that I have any great power or do I?? *giggles*  

really what should I post about today?? maybe the saying that everytime you point a finger at someone there are 3 fingers pointing back at you, no contrary popular belief its not four fingers its 3.. go ahead try it.. told ya! So as I type this out my filter has immediately initiated and told me that it would be politically incorrect for me to finish typing my thoughts on the matter and I might end up a social pariah if I do cause truth be told I haven’t the slightest of ideas of how to separate facts from fiction and cannot for the life of me spin a web that will seem like fiction…true story.. though truth be told being a social pariah would not be such a bad thing ey but sadly social interaction dictates that one should have others to interact to have a errrrr what is the point of social interaction again?? lol I forget.. really I do although the thought no man is an island pops into mind.. although I won’t say much, I do feel strongly about people who comment on other people’s life when they do not have the slightest idea of what is really going on, the saying do not judge a book by its cover comes to mind for instance I can be driving a US$ 100,000 but living in a $100 apartment for which I have to pay rent orrrrrrrr I could be using public transport looking all ragged because I am in the process of building my self that dream US$ 100,000 home.. all I am trying to say is do not judge me..

Back to my question, what should I post about today?? honestly I have no idea and I am terribly sorry to have wasted 3 (5 mins, damn you a slow reader) of your time.. It is way past 5pm now ok not way but it is past so good bye and big balls *giggles* xx

Weekly Photo Challenge : Today

I promise I did not cheat on the photo challenge. LOL. I did take this photo on the day of the challenge 1st June, except because of the time difference by the time I got the challenge, it was evening in my country. I took a shot anyway but I wanted to wait to get a better picture but then I was like what the hell.. Plus I didnt have the time to get a better picture so here it is.

this is the entrance of my University.. I know you cant make out much but yeah I promise you it is.. LOL

The day I got the e-mail on the challenge I was feeling all kinds of emotions with my last exam about 48 hours away.. I felt like I was about to say goodbye to something that had been part of my life for an extremely long time, memories have been made along with new friends and heartbreaks have been suffered. tears have been shed and laughter has been shared.. They say your college days are the best days of your life, I could not agree more..

My Beautiful Country, Zambia

After reading a bucket list where someone has listed visit Africa and go on Safari, I cannot help but try umm *pimp out* my beautiful country and I will try not to copy and paste aside from pictures of breath taking destinations.

Located in the heart of Southern Africa my country is a nation of peaceful and loving people whose Aim is to make our visitors feel welcome and right at home..

If you came to my country and asked me to be your tour guide, the 1st place I would take you is Livingstone where you find this beauty.



isn’t she lovely 🙂

sights so beautiful they they must have been gazed upon by angels in flight..

well the quote is something to that effect by David Livingstone. The Victoria Falls is a majestic sight, one of the seven natural wonders of the world 🙂 it truly is beautiful and I am amazed with each visit.. Here one can bungee jump, white water raft, kayak and lots more if you are that much of a thrill seeker 🙂


1, 2, 3 BUNGEEE!!!

Did you know that David Livingstone actually died in Zambia???

The David Livingstone Memorial.

My Country also boosts the 5th largest river system in the country 🙂 THE MIGHTY ZAMBEZI 🙂

Its is quite the majestic sight with breath taking sunsets

view the gorgeous sunset while aboard a cruise on the majestic river

wow so much to write so little time.. Let me turn this into a picture story 🙂

walking safari in one of our many national parks

Horseback Safari..

Ntumbachusi falls, the country has a total of 13 large water falls and numerous smaller ones..

Lake Bangweulu, picturesque wouldn’t you say??

who says you need an ocean to surf??

Honestly they is so much I can say about my beautiful country, but ypou might think I am lying or even bragging a little. So here is an idea why dont you come on down and see for yourself. *whispers* oh and we are more civilised than we let on 😉 xx

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