Cigarette smoking is not a majority choice of leisure in Africa.
Monday, 17 August 2015
Monday, 10 August 2015
Six years ago, I went for a massage session in the Kinondoni area of Dar es Salaam. I remember the woman masseuse in the parlour asking me if I wanted to “go all the way” or not. By going all the way, it meant having a sexual service. This is how massage is perceived by most. There are two major types of massages.
Healing, clinical and therapeutic massage and erotic massage. The erotic massage sits in the minds of many. That if you are touched –with oils and so on- there must be a sexual conclusion.
Author gives upper body massage on a special mobile chair, to an elderly client during Health Champions Festival in Thamesmead, South London, July 2015. Pic by Yub Mulyasanga
Imagine you are driving a car on a busy, major road.
Apart from several vehicles to the rear and in front, you are equally aware of pedestrians and cyclists on both sides. Carefully observing speed limits, your panorama is spot on; you are in harmony with your surroundings. As time goes on you become distinctly conscious of a particular motorist right behind. You can even tell the colour of his shirt, his facial features and the anxious, restless attitude through your rear view mirror. This is an impatient driver. And edgy, impatient motorists must be noticed (precaution for accidents) as we operate and steer these expensive, dangerous machines.