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Aside

Chemo Problems

1 Feb

Shoulda stuck with ensure or boost. I ate chicken and white rice earlier, now I’m uneating it, and I don’t think I chewed it thoroughly enough. Hindsight is 20/20.

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Habari Gani? Imani!

1 Jan

Imani means faith!

Light the previous candles and in same way and order as the previous nights, then light the remaining green candle. The last candle! This is the last night, guys! It’s also New Year’s. 🙂

Discuss faith and what this personally means to you (whatever religion you practice or if you don’t practice a religion…this is personal to you). After that call out “Harambee!” seven times. Then, guess what you do? You give zawadi (gifts) to immediate family members to encourage growth, self-determination, achievement, and success, and promote or reward accomplishments and commitments kept. Haha, gotcha!! Gifts are usually handmade (self-determination, purpose, and creativity, remember?) When you accept the gift, you’re implying that you’re willing to follow through with the principles taught during Kwanzaa. And uh…then you eat! ^_^ You knew it was coming.

This has been a Kwanzaa celebration with me, thanks for joining, and I hope to see you next year :).

Habari Gani? Nia!

30 Dec

Nia means purpose!

Light the previous candles and in same way and order as the previous nights, then light the second candle from the right. The green one!

After lighting the candles, discuss what purpose means to you. Then grub on some food, you guys! Oh yeah, grab some drums, play some music. People usually do that at Kwanzaa, too. Silly me…I forgot to mention that sooner. You all have been missing out! Sorry!!!

Habari Gani? Ujamaa!

29 Dec

Ujamaa means cooperative economics!

Light the previous candles and in same way and order as the previous nights, then light the second candle from the left. The red one!

This principle is about building and maintaining stores, shops, and other businesses and profiting from them together. Discuss what this means to you. Then guess what you do? You betcha! Eat. ^_^

Habari Gani? Kujichagulia!

27 Dec

Kujichagulia means self-determination!

The black candle is lit first, and then the red candle on the far left is lit using the black candle.

Then, you think about and discuss the principle of the day. The goal of self-determination is to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves. Whatever this means to you personally is what you discuss. Then…dinner time!

Habari Gani? Umoja!

26 Dec

Umoja means Unity!

Tonight’s principle means to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, and nation. On this night, the black candle in the center of the kinara is lit. The kinara looks something like this, although there are variations in the base:

On this night, only the black one will be illuminated. Unity is the basis of success, and that is why it is the candle in the center, and the first night. It’s the candle that is always lit first and used to light all of the other candles. Once the candle is lit, you talk about unity and its importance…and that sounds like a perfect excuse to eat, right? Right. Dinner time!