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How to make your mall experience a free one (originally published with The Shoestring.com)


In Business, Entertainment, Events, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:24

How to Make Your Mall Experience a Free One

Being in a shopping mall can be an overwhelming experience – especially when you don’t have cash to spend. But, there are ways to have a good time without spending a cent.

Before you go shopping, you want to make sure you look good. Visit a makeup counter and get a free makeover and look gorgeous while you walk through the mall. It’s also a great form of exercise. Continue reading

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The Self-Publishing Solution


Getting Through the Publishing Maze by Self-Publishing

There are so many self-publishing sites that can help you to finally get that novel or your dissertation published the way you want to.

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Morning English Lessons Just Published


Cover Design for Morning English Lessons

Cover Design for Morning English Lessons

Welcome to Morning English Lessons! To help you with your English langauge skills – go to http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged to find out how you can buy it. As well, you can check out the other books offered there. My official website at: http://www.donnakakonge.com has been updated too.

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Where I Was Just Published


Cover Design for Where I Was

Cover Design for Where I Was

Check out Donna Kakonge’s latest book at her online store that can be found at: http://lulu.com/spotlight/kakonged. You can find other books there too.

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More Book Talk on ThatChannel.com


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My Roxanne



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Written at the age of 17 and revised later in life, this novel is the story of Roxanne and Lance – an interracial couple who go through their ups and downs.

Being Healthy: Selected Works from the Internet

This book is a compilation of works from the Internet related to health that have been edited by Donna Kakonge.

Do Not Know

This book is a collection of literary explorations of madness. A young black woman experiences the challenges and adventures of mental illness. Continue reading

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Book Launch on June 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and Copies of How To Talk To Crazy People at A Different Booklist Now Available in Toronto


What?: Copies are available and more coming of How To Talk To Crazy People by Donna Kakonge at A Different Booklist in Toronto

Where?: 746 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON M5S 2R6, Tel: 416-538-0889, email: info@adifferentbooklist.com, http://www.adifferentbooklist.com

How?: Go to the store :-)!!!!! Check out the opening hours on the website 🙂

When?:

How To Talk To Crazy People Book Launch at A Different Booklist

June 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: 746 Bathurst Street

Thank You and See You There!

How?: Go to the store :-)!!!!! Check out the opening hours on the website 🙂







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Dim sum for the Murmur Project aired on CBC Radio 3


In Entertainment, Health, Music, Radio Podcasts, Restaurant Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:20

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Murmur Project

Dim Sum & Friends

“Every time I see you falling, I get down on my knees and pray.”

The techno-rhythms and words of New Order blared in Sharon’s car as six teenagers were squeezed inside. We were going down to Kensington Market as part of our late 80’s ritual, coming from “Asiancourt.” Continue reading

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How to make your mall experience a free one (originally published with The Shoestring.com)


In Business, Entertainment, Events, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:24

How to Make Your Mall Experience a Free One

Being in a shopping mall can be an overwhelming experience – especially when you don’t have cash to spend. But, there are ways to have a good time without spending a cent.

Before you go shopping, you want to make sure you look good. Visit a makeup counter and get a free makeover and look gorgeous while you walk through the mall. It’s also a great form of exercise. Continue reading

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The Master Weaver (originally published with Pride Newsmagazine)


Rose Hibbert and Christos Cox creates magic with Donna Kakonge’s hair

The Master Weaver

With her 1992 red and black Volkswagen Jetta, Hibbert drove me up to Hair & Wigs on the Danforth in Toronto to get the 150 per cent real human cuticle hair for the makeover. Her sister Ingrid Hart, who is an actor and had a long-running role on “Train 48,” was seated in the back. Continue reading

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Buy a Selection of Great Books of Donna Kakonge’s


Buy them here today!

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Enjoy August with a Book


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Does Online Education Pack on the Freshman 30?


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Distance education can be seen as quite a sedentary act. If you are sitting at the computer for hours on end, without any exercise…this could be something that could help someone put on weight. Even for people who go to a school that is not online, reports have shown that many young people are gaining 15 pounds from eating cafeteria food in their first year at college or university. What happens if you are studying by correspondence? Does online education pack on the freshman 30?

Many students who are young people and older people who chose to sit at their computer to take their courses lead busy lives. Many times their reasons for not physically going to college or university is because it is simply more convenient for them to study and to take classes from home. They have the advantage of being part of a social network with education at its focus. It is easier to squeeze in the time to do the lessons.

Many of us also know that as we spend a lot of time at home in front of the computer, it is much easier to reach the refrigerator, order a meal or take time to cook a meal. The urge to get hungry could happen often and there may be no one around to manage our eating habits. A student who studies from home could be eating just as badly as some of the food in the cafeterias on the campuses of colleges and universities all over North America. The virtual campus is accessible by a computer, plus a bag of Doritos to munch on while you are doing your homework. Doritos added with too many servings of Kraft Dinner, plus some french fries ordered at Swiss Chalet could end up doing more damage – if coupled with inactivity. At least the freshman student on a college or university campus gets the opportunity to walk around.

The question still remains unanswered though. Does online education pack on the freshman 30? At the end of the day and at the end of your semesters, that may be more a question of how active virtual students are in their lives when they are off the computer. Are they making time to go to the gym? Are they taking time to have broken so they can go on walks? Do they have children that are helping them keep fit by having to chase after them? Do they work in physically strenuous employment? Are they meeting with other online students to study the course material? Is the act of typing alone an exercise more physical than it is mental?

With these questions answered by each student who is studying over the Internet, it would be easier to determine if online students would actually gain more weight than students who actually have to get up and go to classes. I will attempt to use my own experience as an example.

When I was doing my undergraduate education, I lived a fair distance from the school. It would take about 40 minutes to walk there one way. Due to the fact that I did not have a lot of money when I was in school, I would walk to school to save on bus transportation costs. So I did receive exercise walking to and from school. This was different from when I was in my first year of university when I lived on campus. At this time, I avoided eating the cafeteria food and lived on Hickory Sticks and Skor bars in fear of gaining weight. I would walk through the tunnel system and spend as much time walking as I could. I also spent a lot of time in the first semester going out dancing at clubs in a city not far from the school.

In my second year though, and subsequent years, I would walk 80 minutes a day, plus work out at the school gym. This kept my weight down low. As well, when I was in graduate school, my weight was higher than it was in my first experience with higher education, however, I would still take time to exercise.

Studying online is similar to working many desk type jobs. Once I got into the world of work, I would spend a lot of time at the computer and exercise became less important to me. I have found over the years that a lack of exercise is one reason why I am not even close to the weight I was at during my school days. I would imagine that the same would happen to a student who was studying through distance education and lived a nonactive lifestyle. Perhaps it would be possible to gain more weight through the experience of a virtual classroom compared to studying on a campus.

OK, now it is time to discuss solutions to the potential of packing on the freshman 30 through a web course or program. Now that the problem has been presented, it would be important for anyone who is studying in a virtual classroom to also make sure they are doing physical exercise. It would also be important to make sure your food choices are healthy ones, because everyone has to eat – at least most of us. Choosing fresh fruits and vegetables, versus a bag of Doritos or Lays would be the first and obvious choice. Reducing one’s amount of coffee intake to a maximum of one a day would be ideal for your health. Coffee is known to stimulate all kinds of things such as diabetes. If you cannot dream of living without coffee, try tea instead. There are so many varieties out there, I am sure whether it is herbal tea or black tea, you would be sure to find one you like. As well, it is important to minimize the amount of meat you eat. It is always better in general and as a rule for even ruling out illnesses such as cancer that you try to choose fish and chicken over beef and pork.

I know these things are hard to do. I am hardly saying I am perfect at it myself even though I know what are the right things to do. Truly the key is exercise. If you can at least get a half hour walk in every day, and I mean on the weekends too, this would really help you to be healthier. If you do not enjoy walking, you can always choose an exercise that truly suits the kind of person you are. As long as you are keeping active…this is the key. This way you can prevent putting on the freshman 30 and continue to have the convenience of studying online.

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Technology in the Classroom


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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

There is no way to escape it. Technology is making a big splash in education. It will be coming to a classroom near you if it is not there already.

Many classrooms are going digital by replacing old chalkboards with electronic podiums that teachers and professors can use, as well as the students when they are doing presentations.

At the click of some buttons, electronic screens can be lowered, projectors can be turned on and PowerPoint presentations of lesson plans can be displayed to the whole class. Many of these electronic podiums also have the capacity to show VCR tapes, DVDs, play audio from the Internet, hook up a laptop and hook up a video camera. Gone are the days of the slide projectors and green, black or white chalkboards that are still in some classrooms.

This technology is making it possible for all kinds of wonderful things to happen in the classroom. Many schools also have a system called Blackboard where it is possible to post previous lesson notes to students, register the grades, create discussion forums, perform podcasts and audio assignments. Things are a lot different for students nowadays than they were when many of us who may teach was at school. Things are a lot different than they were for many of us who are paying for our children to go to school.

The advances in technology will not stop. There will be much more in the making as changes are happening all the time. Many people in schools are looking forward to the day when every classroom has access to computers for the students. Some people who teach do not like this idea because computers can sometimes be a disruptive element in the classroom. With the advent of Facebook, MySpace, MSN Messenger and other social networking sites, some students spend more time communicating with their friends online than actually listening to what is going on in class. Somehow a balance between the advantages and disadvantages of technology in the classroom will be struck.

Source: http://gminks.edublogs.org/2008/06/13/technology-must-be-transparent/

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Published How to Start Your Own Teaching and Writing Business


How to Start Your Own Teaching and Writing Business: The Purple Book

Using a unique style of story-telling techniques from the pages of one of my journals, I write about the day-to-day life of running your own teaching and writing business.

The introduction includes more detail about how to actually start your own teaching and writing business, and the conclusion brings my personal business to present day and where it is now. The journal entries are taken from a year ago.

You will enjoy this book for this creative style and the mindset it takes to run your own teaching and writing business, as well as any business. You can buy it today at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. It will also be made available on Amazon Kindle.

The download is just $8.00 USD so there is no better time to catch up on your reading and catch up on your dreams.

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