Saturday, 15 October 2016


I started the 22-day challenge, complements of Rex Harawa PhD, a highly successful but humble gentleman. A self made man.
Today I am proud to nominate my brother Doug Ndawambi Kasambala. Ndawambi and I go back decades! In 1987 at a time like this, we found ourselves sharing a room at the College God Loved the Most: Chingwe 18. Strangers became buddies and brothers. We bonded. Being both Top of the Class (Quiz) Secondary School players rekindled memories of battles fought in the past! We went almost everywhere together. And we had the same passions, basketball, dancing and ntchezi. Ndawambi also had a way of converting the cafe beans to a salivating delicacy! I wonder where that green pot went to? Remember the prank we pulled on M-KM? The huge Eddie Murphy poster? We were bad! Or was it Ufulu's idea? I think it was yours! We went to the mountain together, to the Comp together, and we never missed a party! Oh yes we partied hard! Ndawambi, Ufulu and I were like the Three Musketeers (ha ha ha). During our time we used to receive K12 as monthly allowance from the Government. All male students has tax deducted and we were left with K10.80. Out of this 80 Tambala went to the budget for buying buns for burning the night oil and the K10 went to pay for a party. Somehow there was almost always a party around each month end. In our rooms while listening to Whitney Houston we wound lie on our small bunk beds, look at the blank ceiling and dream of becoming Medical Doctors! We partied hard but we also studied hard! Ndawambi graduated in computer science and I in physics. Talk about dreams! Last time I met Ndawambi was at a funeral in Essex 2 months ago. We hugged and giggled throughout like kids! I also noted that he and his wife Tsankho (Daphne) still continued finishing each others sentences! How romantic! 
Ndawambi is the only person I know who is naturally strong. He never went to the gym but I recall him challenging the then biggest biceps on campus to an arm wrestling contest in the Great Hall! And Ndawambi won and the rest as they say is history. From then on, we were the untouchables on campus! Thanx to Ndawambi my protector!
The rules are simple:
Once you are nominated, your 22 days start.
Every day you must record yourself doing 22 pushups. Try your best to reach 22. If it means doing assisted push ups on your knees,or stop to take a break, that's cool, but make sure to get them all done, all 22 push ups in one video.
From your Day 1, every day after you do your work-out, you must still nominate a different person. Try to choose people you think need this.

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