LESSON #90: Methali…#8

“Ponda mali kufa kwaja”

Ponda- crush

Mali- wealth/money

Kufa- dying/to die

Kwaja- is coming/cometh

As you may have already figured out this means spend/enjoy your wealth/money because eventually death awaits you. Very sobering message if you ask me! And thats my message for the weekend, live life but live it wisely cuz death does await you 😉


LESSON #72: Methali…#7

“Mficha uchi hazai”

Mficha- a person that hides

Uchi- nakedness

Hazai- doesn’t bear children

So literally this means if you refuse to strip infront of the midwives then of course there’ll be no baby born (God help you!) But of course the deeper meaning is that if you hide your problems and not seek help then you wont be able to solve them and suffer alone. It’s very much related to the English saying, “no man is an island”. (Note to self: ask for help relocating this blog, or it’s never gonna happen 😉

LESSON #58: Methali…#4

‘Mtaka cha uvunguni sharti ainame’

This proverb literally means ‘if you want something that’s beneath the bed you have to bend’ (in order to get it)

And the wider meaning is that if you want something, as in really want something, then you’ve got to break your back, so to speak, in order to get it…nothing comes easy. This is more of a Monday kinda post, cuz I don’t know about you but am never the most motivated person come Monday so a little encouragement could go a long way for me! Read More