Of Coffee On Youth Day

If you were having coffee with me, I would welcome you on this day the Lord has made. Have a seat why don’t you, put your feet up, have I got the tea…

I like to behave like I don’t do a countdown to my birthday but as someone mentioned (stares at them as they read this) I have casually been dropping hints about my New Year. I mean think about it, we really should celebrate New Year on our birthdays, what says you? For those who missed the memo, my birthday is on Monday the 22nd of February and its been declared a public holiday, woohoo.

In the grand scheme of things it wont change much as we are still under lockdown, but hey I can pretend everyone is celebrating mine birthday with me. Why is my birthday a public holiday? Because the day before it is a public holiday falling on a Sunday, so the Monday is a holiday as well.

21 February Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that today 21 February is a public holiday, National Youth Day also known as  Robert Mugabe National Youth Day. 21 February is the birthday of late former president and he used to commemorate it with festivities themed 21st  February Movement. Ironically it was first celebrated in 2018 after the aged statesmen had… “resigned” from power.

Mugabe must rest now
November 2017

Its not lost on me that National Youth Day falls on the birthday of a man who ruled the country for over 30 years. They tell you that the future is in the hands of the youth but when will the future begin when for 41 years since independence in 1980 it’s been the same names reshuffled over and over again, because they happened to be there during the independence struggle or they are connected to those who were.

Being young in Zimbabwe is to wish that I could travel back in time to before independence so that I could be a part of the liberation struggle, so I too could claim my stake. When my father was my age he had a wife and a beautiful family with a home in a leafy suburb… and all I have, is a blog and a watch my father left, to see the time run out….

My Father's watch
My Father’s Watch: A Tribute To My Dad

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that I took it upon myself to write a post on the Covid Vaccine: Myths, facts and opinions and play my part in sharing factual information so people around me can make a more informed decision about getting the shot or not, if you haven’t check out my previous post.

Our Vice President was the first person to get vaccinated with the Sinopharm vaccine as part of the vaccine roll out in a move that was hope to inspire confidence in the deployment. Yeah I don’t think they have quite managed to do that as some folk were speculating that maybe he just used a placebo injection like normal saline….  I mean how would we really know?

VP Chiwenga getting vaccine credit ZBC

South Africa also launched its vaccination programme after a bit of a bumpy patch and again the President was the first to get the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The South African government announced it offered its consignment of AstraZeneca vaccines to the African Union to share with countries on the continent not afflicted by the 501Y.V2 variant.

South African President getting vaccine credit REUTERS

Meanwhile in Tanzania, the president still insists that there is no COVID in the country although there is an increasing number of “pneumonia” cases and some travellers from Tanzania are testing positive for the virus. Amid warnings that the country is seeing a deadly resurgence in infections, President Magufuli called citizens to three days of prayer to defeat unnamed “respiratory diseases”.

“Maybe we have wronged God somewhere,” President John Magufuli told mourners at a funeral for his chief secretary, John Kijazi. “Let us all repent.”

WHO Statement on Tanzania
WHO statement on Tanzania.

 And what is truth? Truth is a weaponized commodity, damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

who takes the vaccine first
Vikaso Cartoon

If you are having coffee with me, I would tell you it must be fun being president, how else do you explain how it seems once someone becomes president they will try everything to make sure they stay there… If walls could talk, the stories the government buildings would tell

NSFW Office desk with butt print
just an image from the internet

Our other Vice President (yes we have two have of them) is in adulterous entanglement(s) with married staff from his office. Some might say well, he himself is not married, so what if he drinks two cups of virility enhancement concoctions and romps about with his office staff? (pun not intended) Well, he is the Vice President and we expect better from him, how will we know he can run the country when he can’t keep his affairs in order (ok this one was intended) also sexual harassment in the workplace?

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that Zimbabwe lost a young dancehall musician Soul Jah Love, he was 31 and got a hero’s send-off, buried as a provincial hero. He lived a rough life, made wonderful music and was like those stars that shone the brightest yet shortest.

Soul Jah Love Chibababa
Soul Musaka aka Soul Jah Love

Its national youth day and I am wondering do the young have to die before anyone listens to what we have say?

Whats been going on in your neck of the woods?

~B

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20 Comments

  1. Here in Fargo, ND, after weeks of temperatures 0°F and much, much lower with strong winds, it’s gotten quite nice. Enough sun, yesterday, that I could go barefoot onto the steps and east-facing sidewalk to take some photos. This morning, when I went outside with the dogs, I did put on shoes, but not a jacket, and spent some time photographing winter fruit still clinging to the cotoneaster branches. No shortage of food for birds or rabbits, this winter! So far, at least. Not a lot of snow on the ground, yet. However, March and April snowstorms seem to be a common feature in our spring weather forecasts. 🙂

    No vaccine for me, yet, but my husband got his through the Veterans Administration hospital locally. I am still, actually, enjoying the relative solitude of social interaction via Internet and Facetime. I love it that you are so involved with blogging and the blogging communities!

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    1. Here’s to sun!!
      And as our late president used to say, keep your country with its cold and we’ll keep our Zimbabwe 🤣🤣

      Im almost not ready for the world to go back to its “normal” and loud self.. I much prefer interfacing with the world via internet
      Haha yep i really love blogging and want to make sure i introduce others to its potential
      ~B

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  2. Happy, Happy Birthday!! 🎂 🎉 I toast to you for completing another year on your New Years day tomorrow! 🥂 I’ve seen the hints but wasn’t sure when the big day was happening! I hope you can celebrate, and have an extra piece of cake for me! Lol 😂
    Thanks for the tea, and for filling us in on the vaccines roll out. My son and daughter both have had their vaccines. (One works in a hospital, the other is in the military) my hubby has had his first vaccine, he’s over 65. So my youngest son and myself are way down on the list so am not sure when it’s our turn. Anyways, enjoy your birthday tomorrow! 😀🧁

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    1. Here’s to another year around the sun
      haha the signs where there to read 🤣🤣
      Well, as they say some of us may start benefitting from herd immunity before we actually get the vaccine.

      Thank you planning on having a beautiful day today whoop whoop
      ~B

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  3. How does someone celebrate you right🙈🙈

    Happy Birthday in advance Uncle B.

    Vaccines have quickly become another scuffle 🤦🤦

    In Uganda it’s song and dance you would think we still have ongoing elections yet clearly the leopard ain’t changing the spots he is just marking more ground.

    Still many youth missing prior the elections ,no whereabouts of their location.

    Otherwise am guarding my heart and mind for now hence reading your post

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    1. Thank you Connie🤩

      Here’s to celebrating me hehehe

      Vaccines are the new drama, from corruption, to experiments and just power planning you name it it’s all there.

      We are close to new elections in 2023 and the old ones just eventually got left behind and looks like the same thing that happened to those will happen again and some will just spend time contesting and disputing in a battle they can never win without electoral and constitutional reform but still we hope…

      Thank you again Connie

      ~B

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  4. Happy Birthday!!!! I will send you a wish with my morning coffee and I hope you will keep blogging for many many many years more!

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  5. Not him using a placebo injection 😂😭 why and how are people so funny?
    Are you getting the vaccine?

    Happy Happy Birthday to you 🎉🎉

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  6. The vaccine is definitely a poisoned chalice either way as you say and there’s so many bad press going around about it. Keep well my friend 🙂

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  7. Oh my — Beaton. I don’t know about talking walls, but that table sure seems to have found a voice crying out the misbehavior it supported. Eeww. How are they going to find anyone to clean that up?

    Okay, I’m sorry, but that was one of the funniest butt shots I’ve ever seen, but now can’t un-see it but I salute whoever was paying attention enough to snap a photo of it. Very funny in a bent-moral sort of way.

    Thanks for the laugh.

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