30 Days Vegan Challenge – Day 03

I started this third day with an amazingly delicious breakfast of Avocado and Mango/Orange smoothie. A combination I just decided to try and it worked well. Definitely in my menu now. Here is what it looks like:

I then snaked on some dates and peanuts.

For lunch, I had some Lentils with some carrots and green pepper. It was quite hard to swallow since I am not a big fan cooked carrots. 

Around 5pm I started feeling a bit weak and hungry. I am not sure if it’s the diet or not. 

For dinner, I cooked some mushroom with tomato sauce to go with some Pasta. It did not turn out well. I used to much tomato sauce and the taste was bitter. I tried my best to finish the plateful but could not. So I ended going to bed after eating a banana, an apple and few dates. But feeling a bit hungry. I need to better plan this diet.

See you tomorrow!

30 Days Vegan Challenge – Day 02

I am on the second day of my 30 day Vegan diet challenge and I have to say that it was not easy today. Not because I was craving for meat or some kind of dairy product like eggs, cheese (I love cheese) but more due to the fact it was hard to find something suitable to eat.

I usually go to a small cafe every morning where I have Apricot/Pear Croissant plus some Hot Chocolate. Since I could not do that I ended up having a late breakfast of Fruit Salad (Apple, Mango, Banana, Dates).

Around 11pm, I went to the local supermarket to get something to eat. The selection of vegan food was pretty low so I ended up just buying some dried Prunes, a can of chickpeas (I know it’s processed food, I am working on that) and a bag of whole grain rice.

For lunch, I had some leftover rice with some sweetcorn and peanuts plus half the can of chickpeas. I had a hard time eating the chickpeas, too sweet. I am guessing it’s all the processing.

For dinner,  I made myself a salad (Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Potato) and some lentils cooked with some green peppers, garlic and carrots.

One thing I am learning being a vegan, you actually have to start learn how to cook. It’s very easy to repeat the same meal every day so you got to be creative and look for as many recipes as possible.

As I am closing the second day of this adventure, apart from the difficulty to find the right vegan food in Conakry, I think I can do this. Well it’s just the second day, let’s see how I will feel in a couple of weeks. Good night!

30 Days Vegan Challenge – Day 01

I woke up this morning at 4am and turn on my AppleTV. As I was browsing through all videos available on YouTube, I came across this documentary entitled Food Choices 2016 Documentary. It’s a very interesting documentary about the benefit of Plant-based diet and everything that’s wrong with meat, fish, processed foods, etc.  Being one of those people who like to experiment with myself and push my body to the limit, I have decided to undertake a 30 day vegan diet challenge the author mentioned. I will keep you posted every evening on my progress through this nutritional journey and how my body responds to it.

Day 01:

  • Breakfast / Brunch: Apple, Mango, Banana
  • Lunch: Rice, Beans
  • Snacks: Dates, Peanuts
  • Dinner: Rice, Peanuts, Sweetcorn, Oignon

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad is a classic in the world of personal finance literature. I first read this book in 2002 after moving to London and I have come back to it ever since every two or three years. It’s an amazing book that will set you on the path to financial freedom. In only 100 or so pages, you will learn six lessons:

  1. Why the rich do not work for money?
  2. Why financial literacy should be taught?
  3. Why you should mind your own business?
  4. The history of taxes and the power of corporations
  5. How the rich invent money?
  6. Why you should work to learn, instead of working for money?

Give this book a try and let me know what you think.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Rare are books that I can read more than once but I have read The Alchemist multiple times already since it was first recommended to me some time between 1997 to 1999 by a cousin of mine. And since then, I have read this book in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese and I am hoping to read it in other languages in the future. The Alchemist has been here to remind me to follow my dreams, that trials will be part of the journey but the most important thing is to never give up and keep my eyes fixed on the end goal. This book has changed my life and I hope it will do the same for you too.

Have you read this book? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Learn DHIS2 – Maintenance: Data Element

Data Element:

Create, modify, view and delete data elements. Data elements are phenomena for which will be captured and analyzed.

Data Element Group:

Create, modify, view and delete data element groups. Groups are used for improved analysis.

Data Element Group Set:

Create, modify, view and delete data element group sets. Group sets are used for improved analysis.

Learn DHIS2 – Maintenance: Other


Create constants which can be included in expressions of indicator and validation rules.


Create, modify and view attributes.

Option Set:

Create option sets which can be included in data elements and produce drop-down lists in data entry forms.


Create, modify and view predefined legends for maps and other visualisations.


Create predictors which can be used to predict future data values.

Push Analysis:

Manage analytics to be emailed to specific user groups on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

External Map Layer:

Configure external map layers for use in GIS.

Learn DHIS2 – Category

Category Option:

Create, modify, view and delete data element category options. Category options are options with in category.


Create, modify, view and delete data element categories. Categories are used for disaggregation of data elements.

Category Combination:

Create, modify, view and delete data element category combinations.

Category Option Combination:

View and edit data element category option combinations. Category option combinations are break-downs of category.

Category Option Group:

Create, modify, view and delete category option groups, which can be used to classify category options.

Category Option Group Set:

Create, modify, view and delete category option group sets, which can be used for improved data analysis.

Learn DHIS2 #5 – Organisation Units

Organisation Unit:

Create, modify, view and delete organisation units, which can be departments, offices, hospitals and clinics.

Organisation Unit Group:

Create, modify, view and delete organisation unit groups. Groups are used for improved analysis.

Organisation Unit Group Set:

Create, modify, view and delete organisation unit group sets. Group sets are used for improved analysis.

Organisation Unit Level:

Create, modify, view and delete descriptive names for the organisation unit levels in the system.

Hierarchy Operations:

Learn DHIS2 #5 – Users

User by Organization Unit

Create, modify, view and delete users which are assigned to a given organisation unit.


Create, modify, delete and view all users. A user is associated with user roles and an organisation unit.

Create a new user

  • Click on the Add new button
  • On the Create new user page,
    • Enter the following information
      • Username
      • External authentication only (OpenID or LDAP)
      • Password
      • Retype password
      • Surname
      • First name
      • E-mail
      • OpenID
      • LDAP identifier
      • Mobile phone number
      • Interface language
      • Database language
    • Select the role(s)
    • Select organisation units for
      • Data capture and maintenance organisation units
      • Data output and analysis organisation units
    • Click on Show more options to access the following options
      • User Groups
      • Dimension restrictions for data analytics
    • Click on Show fewer options to hide the above options
    • Click on the Add button to create the user
    • Click on the Cancel button to cancel the new user creation

Modify an existing user

Delete an existing user

View users


User Role

Create, modify, view and delete user roles. A user role has a set of authorities in the system.

User Group

Create user groups for functionality that should work on a group of users, like notifications.