Monthly Archives: September 2016

Daily Prompt: Cake

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caketail cupcakes

Are you even kidding me right now!! All I want to do now is to bury my face, Ears deep in cake!! Like all types of cake, every single kind you can think of. Like a CAKETAIL… get it…like  a cocktail of cakes!!! With creamy!!!creamy!! creamy!!! cream and sugary topping. Then pour some chocolate sundae on top,throw some cherries dipped in white chocolate sugar syrup  on there and BAM!! I will be about 5000 calories bigger!!! but ABSOFREAKINLUTELY WORTH IT!!

CAKEGARSM RIGHT HERE.

Meanwhile all this could be the talk of a sugar starved person. Am on a diet BTW.

hahaha 

Love Vidah

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TEN DAYS OF UGANDA NATIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE/NATIONAL THEATRE

Hello Reader.

Two weeks ago I resurrected my blog that I had ignored for a solid two years and the whole reason for this was saving the UNCC. I blogged about it and 64 of you shared and 23 of you read it and honestly I was happy.

However I have come to realise many of us do not know the depth of what exactly is going on, or even the magnitude of what we are bound to lose. It has not yet fully settled in our minds that the UNCC is one of the things that make up Uganda’s very core. Every single Ugandan even those of this generation have a personal story to tell about the National Theatre/UNCC, some more than others but still an overwhelming number of us have attachments to This place and some of these we hold very close to our heart. I For one met my very Good bordering on sister friend there, and now am also horribly crushing on some dude there (SEE VERY VERY PERSONAL INDEED haha).  But on a more serious note when UNCC is “re developed” I can guarantee you that this is going to shake  each and everyone  of us to the very core of who we are.

 

Any way what is 10 days of UNCC  all about. Simple. I took  Nine core reasons why I think National theatre should not be “re developed” and now I am dedicating a blog day to each single one to expand on them and explain why exactly they are a reason to save UNCC. The 10th day however is today, and  today I will give general knowledge and roles of UNCC.

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The black, yellow, red and a shield placed before the UNCC structure logo. That shield is a double symbol, it symbolises culture its self and also it being placed before the UNCC symbolises the need to always protect the very culture it symbolises.

So going  to the point, UNCC was established by the UNCC act in 1959 (that was later amended in 1965). It was inaugurated  under the act and it was tasked with three major roles:

  1. Providing and Establishing Theatres and Cultural centres in the country
  2. Encouraging and developing Cultural activities
  3. Providing a home to societies, groups and organisations that deal in Culture, Art and entertainment.

MISSION 

To preserve, promote, popularize and develop Uganda’s Culture and Art through setting standards, building capacity and implementing relevant national policies.

VISION

A vibrant institution guided by unity in diversity, integrity and relevance to national development. nourishing, celebrating and promoting Culture and Art.

The Official Website of the Government of Uganda describes the UNCC/National Theatre as a statutory body that is tasked with the responsibility:

  • To preserve, promote and popularize Uganda’s cultural Heritage locally and Internationally.
  • To educate and entertain public through Theatre and Film.

So one may wonder why am i Going through all this mission and Vision Statement mambo Jambo. I mean no one reads this stuff atleast I don’t!!  But my reason is in a very simple question:

WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE UNCC ROLES, TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AFTER IT IS LOST?

What happens to the cultural promotion locally and internationally? What happens to the Heritage it is supposed to protect, promote and preserve? the History embedded in its old wash down walls? the Freedom of diversity it stands for or the freedom to be Ugandan that we all fight for everyday? the Love for nation?  the stories we tell about it or those we were told? And what happens to the  Ugandan Cultural Identity, when the UNCC is gone?!! Where will we stand together as one to say, we may have different ethinic backgrounds but at the end of it all we are one…UGANDA!!  WHERE? So what do we do now? Do we just let it all go, do we just let FIFTY SEVEN years of Ugandan Core Identity  get washed down the drain? Or do we just transfer all this to another theatre that is not even a decade old and does not have a leak of regulatory experience?  WAY TOO MANY QUESTIONS WITH NO ANSWERS!

Whoever speaks on behalf of the “re development” project keeps saying that they are not demolishing the place but redeveloping it however I need you to put this in mind, they do not intent to touch the UNCC whatsoever, but instead build a massive Mall/ offices/ apartments twin tower building in the parking lot and crafts village. At one point we all studied  deforestation and re-afforestation RIGHT? So lets look at it this way:  Mabira is an old and perfectly diversified forest right? So  Scenario one: someone comes cuts down three quarters of the trees and plants pine trees around the quarter left . Keep in mind Pine is as expensive as hell so that is  guaranteed monetary value after and for a long period of time. Scenario two: Some one comes looks for all dead trees in Mabira (which I must say that being an old forest are many) cuts them down and replaces them with Pine but  at the same time leaves the other trees in place. At the end of the day, who will benefit more? I think it’s scenario two cause he Preserves and develops at the same time!!

NOTE: Pine forests Unlike our Mabila have no base value  whatsoever I MEAN THEY ARE ALLERGIC TO AIR POLLUTION. Isn’t that the whole value of trees, you know take in the bad and give out the good??  I mean people cut down pine trees every day and no one cares but Cut down Mabila and Indians will die!!

Day #1  lets think about this. and Day #2 we shall look at HISTORY: HOW 57 YEARS  OF OUR  HISTORY ARE GOING DOWN THE DRAIN!!!

#10days_of_UNCC

#SAVE_UNCC

Vidah

 

THE DRAGON HAS GOT THREE HEADS! WHO WILL THEY BE?

HI AGAIN,

A simple TV show created by the genius GEORGE RR MARTIN, and honestly considering the craze this Show has put me  and a bunch of other crazed up  fans out there through, I believe it is safe to say that there is absolutely nothing simple about GAME OF THRONES!!

Honestly I do not go a day without juicing on G.O.T tidbits and and wishing with at most passion that 26TH JUNE 2017 gets here fast enough. So now since writing is my vent I will collect all weekly G.O.T news and make my crazy report here.

SO FOR LAST WEEK’S HEADLINES.

  • Bran Stark will Warg into a dragon!
  • Bad Girls (like me and cause of this, I have never been more proud) Go to Castle Black…WITH JON SNOW!!
  • Jon and Deanerys Likely to meet?
  • THE DRAGON HAS GOT THREE HEADS! WHO WILL THEY BE?
  • House Stark slowly becoming the strongest house in G.O.T!!

Last week am checking my Facebook and I see this. BRAN

I was like wait a minute…noooo wayyyyy….. For us who follow we all know Bran is now the black eyed raven and he can warg,  he warged into Hodor which kinda ended into his death..(I loved Hodor). However him warging into a dragon cannot kill the dragon right!!  So he may never walk again thanks to the Lannisters but HE WILL FLY!

Then I even loved God more because normally we are told we are going to go to hell for being bad girls. However this time around God has an even “WORSE” Punishment. Go to Castle Black with JON SNOW. Ohhhhhh the things I would do!!

JON SNOW
Sooo Glad am BAD

On to the next. Jon Snow and Deanerys Likely to meet. we who watch all know that these two are actually related, she is his aunt or something. Snow may still be  a Snow since he is still a Bastard but he is a Damn Targaryen and  in the final episode of Sn 6 Snow was pronounced King in the North ignoring his Bastard status, I believe that was GRRM way of proving to us that if he can take over the North being a Snow he can definitely take the Iron Throne being a Targaryen Snow. So this leaves two Targaryens….the ice, Snow  and the fire, Dragon Mother Deanerys. Well lets wait and what happens see when Ice and Fire meet!!! but will it be peace between the two or a full fledged war to save westeros, as much as I hate it, i have to believe it is a war…..(but this for later)

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FIRE AND ICE

The three Dragon Riders  who could they be?

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The Dragon has three Heads, WHO ARE THEY???

 

Of course Daenerys on Drogon….but who rides the other two. BRAN, TYRION or JON!!! lets wait as for me I want Starks to ride the other two. I love you Tyrion so much but…I love Starks more.

ARE  THE STARKS REALLY WEAK NOW!

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We all know for six seasons now, the Starks have been the weakest, beloved? YES!  but Weak. their Head was killed in season 1. and they were scattered around Westeros. In season 3 every single standing Stark  was killed by Walder Frey leaving only Arya, Sansa,and Jon who were each weak and lost in their own right. how ever at the end of Sn 6. Jon is King in the North, Sansa at his right hand and we all know she is going to take over the North since Jon has to go South. Arya is a skilled assassin now.. I mean “The girl” killed Walder frey ( at his own party in his home) and left with no one being the wiser. and I have to mention the irony of him being protected by the Lannisters.

Speaking of Lannisters, Cercei is now Queen of Westeros, but with Danny on her way with Three dragons and a horde of all Dothraki tribes as one….ohh she ain’t staying there….

SOOOO June 27th 2017 PLEASE GET HERE EARLIER

#WINTER IS HERE!!

And for you all who don’t watch G.O.T “what you don’t see”  strongly advises you to!!!