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So, whom/what do you turn to?

While we are on the topic of unrequited love… Meet my bed. Check out my throw pillows; there’s tens of ways of arranging them! That’s where I lay my weary … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

okay universe here I am

Open up your eyes and look says the universe, our time is short and I am yours, you just need to take a chance and enjoy it all, do you … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 4 Comments

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March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

የሀበሻ ፬፻፲፱?


March 3, 2015 · 6 Comments

on betterment

Imagine attending a couple of lectures on a Sunday night. That’s what I  did after having spent the day, the weekend, on Skype and Viber. Not that I regret it. … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

battle songs

“Gonna keep marchin’ on, to the sound of her own beatin’ drum” One

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Am I the only one in this b________ who loves p_____?!

The way place names are written in some Russian novels like “in the province of R______” ወዘተ:: P_______ could stand for Pepsi for all we know. I did some search … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 4 Comments


Some of the following might seem like nitpicking but… vs Psalm 46 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

የእህት ቀን

Have I ever told how amazing my sister is? All of my four sisters are amazing in fact. But she is the one I could tell anything and everything to, … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

እንጃልህ! Proceedings from the equipment room

You want to woo a professor, read a few of their papers beforehand. You want to hit it off with a person who comes from a place/background different from yours, … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

Film quotes – machines comment on humans

While re-watching one of my favorite TV series Battlestar Galactica (2004), I came across a great dialogue that was too good to move on from :) When I first watched … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

ሙዚቃ ሙዚቃ ሙዚቃ


February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fancy እንግሊዝኛ

I get home every night with my English-o-meter pointing dangerously low, all beeping and shit. And it is not like I spend the day conversing with a lot of people … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

ሙዚቃ ሙዚቃ መዝሙር

ወቅታዊ ዘፈኖች: ጥር, ጥምቀት, ብርድ, ብቸኝነት, ሠርግ ህዝብ ለሕዝብ -still the shyt after all these years. Among the many amazing things about it: the transition from song to song One

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

ሳምንቱ እንዴት እንዳለፈ

I may have spoken too soon when, a few posts back, I commented on how time seems to be flying recently. ያለፈው ሳምንት አላልቅ ብሎ በስንት እግዚኦታ,,, በመደበኛው ጊዜ ሁለት … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

the music continues: an impromptu playlist


January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

survival and modern… (cont)

I think what the author is trying to say is that we had a system that had worked for us for thousands of years. There was an unbroken line of … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

jazz amba

The place where I spent one of the best nights of my life burned down. A lot of history went up in flames there.  Sad. Looking forward to checking out the … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

survival and modernization

I am a simple dude; I like simple explanations: Why weren’t we colonized? Cuz we the shit Why is our country underdeveloped? Shit happens What do Etyopians have to do … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

five months

That’s how long I have been here. A semester down. They say that the time here goes by fast with all the ሩጫ:: Then I made inquiries as to how time … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wegesha my Christian Grey

I wish Wordsworth was here to teach me some poetry to express what I feel; it would show the romance through all this, and may be it would get through … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

የሌሊት ወፍ

እነሱ ገና አንድ ወር እየቀረው have yourself a merry little Christmas ምናምን እያሉ ሲዘፍኑ እኛስ ቅዳሴ ብንሰማ ከለካይ አለብን እንዴ? ሆጵ ሆጵ ሆጵ The ቅዳሴ came on my earphones while … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 5 Comments

stuff that happens when one thinks one is strong

Almost got it down to an art, barely floating Hanging on to straws, the little things Then a little something comes and Breaks me down So tiresome, being a second-rate … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

the secret behind why some people run (well)

I recently got introduced to a new theory on why (East) Africans are very good runners. መቼም ጆሮ ለባለቤቱ ባዳ ነው እስካሁን ሳልሰማ:: Three different people from three different countries … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

immortality (ኢመዋቲነት) and other… (cont)

Actually the song I was looking for was the one that went: በለው በለው በለው በለው በለው በለው በለው በለው በለው በለው በለው በለው በለው በለው በለው በለው አትለውም ወይ … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

immortality (ኢመዋቲነት) and other curious associations, many of which only make sense in the writer’s head

Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts et al is that shit. Excellent text and figures –what more could this student of the life sciences ask for in a book? Who … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 2 Comments
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