I’m not here to state universal truths or create controversies, far from it.
I’m interested in opinions and thoughts.
So please feel free to comment on anything that interests, provokes, inspires or generally makes you think.

I am 29 years old, of Finnish origin but part of a Swedish speaking minority. Having lived more than half of my life in Tanzania and Kenya, East-Africa is a big part of who I am and therefore I do consider it as a home. I am very fortunate to have traveled and experienced so many different people and things all over this world. With this has come the realization that I really know nothing and therefore I try to stay humble.

I am currently residing in the Balkans but still traveling a lot for work.

I really cannot (or at-least should not) complain about my life. Obviously there have been ups and downs (heartbreaks and losses) but that is expected and all a part of this beautiful mystical existence.

Personality wise I am somewhat shy and slightly introverted but once I get to know you this changes.

I love to create, I am a dreamer as well as a thinker and have many random ideas pop into my head daily.

A bit about this blog.

As I did grow up in Tanzania, I learned Swahili as well as the culture and from this the blog name Kamakawida came.

Kamakawida (or Kama kawida) means “as usual” or “same old” in Swahili. Similar to the way you would answer someone who asked you how things are going. My username “mightymasai” came from the idea of combining two nicknames I have been called. Locals in Tanzania would call me “nusu masai” (half masai) because of my height and a few friends in Finland call me “mighty” because my real name is the name of a Norse god.

As for the blog itself, I know my content does not follow any specific structure, I kind of post what I feel like whenever I feel like. Also the point of this blog was perhaps a more personal challenge rather than trying to gain tons of followers and views.

But please do let me know what kind of content interest you and I can start adding more of it.

68 comments on “About
  1. Thanks for visiting my site and the like – so have repaid favour with like and follow and will visit again 🙂

  2. Thank you for following “A Way With Words.” I find great joy in writing and my joy is made more complete when people read what I’ve written. While I write primarily about faith & mental illness, I am always looking for new topics to address. If you have anything you’d like to see, please let me know.
    I pray you are blessed in your life and writing.
    Tony Roberts

    • mightymasai says:

      Thank you very much for the comment. I look forward to reading more of your posts. I will definitely let you know if there is any topic I would like you to look at as you seem to have a great deal of knowledge.
      Best regards,

  3. Hi there. I just saw a like from you over at my place and stopped by to see your site. Your a student of conflict resolution? (assumption that is what your Master’s in Conflict is). One of my volunteer gigs (with my hubby) is small claims court mediation. We do that every Friday. It’s been so interesting and expanding for me in particular.

    Wishing you good luck with completing your degree. Paulette

    • mightymasai says:

      Hi! Thanks for stopping by:) Yes my masters deals with a wide range of conflict based matters and one of them is conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction. It is a very interesting topic and I’m glad you have found it interesting as well. Especially since the way things are in the world today, we need more individuals who can grasp the intricacies of conflict mitigation and management.
      Thank you for the comment and I wish you and your husband all the best with the volunteering program! I am always very impressed by people who take time out of their lives to help others. We need more people like yourself 🙂

  4. annetbell says:

    Yes, life is full of thoughts and mysteries. . . . . Thanks

  5. It is never too late to dream a new dream! Welcome to Turquoise Compass!
    Jessica, Turquoise Compass

  6. gpcox says:

    It’s a pleasure to meet you.

  7. leggypeggy says:

    Thanks so much for visiting and liking my travel blog. Delighted to find your blog in return.

  8. Sheila says:

    Thanks so much for visiting and following my missions blog. I’m curious. What does your blog title mean?

  9. Nishita13 says:

    Hey there!
    How are you? I’m not here to state universal truths or create controversies, far from it.
    I’m interested in opinions and thoughts.
    This line defines everything . Stay Beautiful. 🙂

  10. Interesting…very interesting you seem to be.

  11. Yoshiko says:

    Thank you to follow my blog and like my poetry. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

  12. wingedprisms says:

    What a lovely person you are. Wise for your years
    Thank you so much for following my blog. 😀
    cate b

  13. Naomi says:

    Dear MightyMasai,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and following along.

    When you get a spare 5 minutes, could I encourage you to read the following article on my site:


    I hope 2015 is a happy and blessed year for you and your writing.


    • mightymasai says:

      Dear Naomi,

      thank you for taking the time to write to me. It was a pleasure to visit your blog, keep up the great work.
      Thank you for the link, I will be sure to take a look at it.
      Wish you all the best for this year!

      Warm regards,

  14. Jude says:

    Many thanks for stopping in at my blog and liking it enough to follow! 🙂

  15. ywwp says:

    Glad you follow my blog – http://YourWellWisherProgram.wordpress.com
    Your Well Wisher Program is No NGO setup, No big costs, No team formed, No copyright protected, No solution patented, individual effort in an – Attempt to solve commonly known problems.

  16. petrel41 says:


    I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at


  17. Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading yours.

  18. Su Leslie says:

    Thanks so much for following Shaking the Tree and introducing me to your blog. I’m looking forward to reading more.

  19. rigmover says:

    Hey thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow, Hope you enjoy my blog, you have a great blog here.

  20. Patrice says:

    Thanks for the ‘Follow’! I look forward to reading your work work 😀

  21. Patrice says:

    That should have read… I look forward to reading MORE of your work!!! (Read twice before posting eh?) 🙂

  22. Uncle Spike says:

    Hello from Türkiye… just wanted to say “thank you”, I appreciate your recent ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs there are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my little corner of the world tries to offer an eclectic smattering of posts, from basic amateur photography, to sharing my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day-to-day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also throw in a few of my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff for good measure.

    You are more than welcome to have a look around, stay a while and have a trawl through my collection. There are plenty of categories within the drop-down menus to help in said digging process.

    Hope you have a great day…


  23. Uncle Spike says:

    “…the point of this blog was perhaps a more personal challenge rather than trying to gain tons of followers and views….”

    Just about sums it all up – some folk take it far too seriously! I follow perhaps just 15% of my own followers (not enough spare time for all of them; but I’m interested to see what you have to offer. Being also of mixed heritage (in terms of worldly experience), I think I’ll like visiting here. Spike

  24. Patrecia (with an E) says:

    oh by gosh..you do have a lot of folowers and now you have one more. I would thank you for visiting God’s Creatures and I hope that you enjoy what I write……I hope that you will have a really lovely day, and if the raindrops should fall upon you think of them as a blessing from God…..

  25. fornalutx says:

    MM many thanks for liking my blog. I’ll most definitely follow you and watch your development with great interest

  26. Hi there,

    Thanks so much for the blog follow. It led me to your blog, which I am now following.

    I am fascinated by your story. I haven’t traveled much outside of the United States and love learning about other countries.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts.


    • mightymasai says:

      Thank you for the great comment, glad you liked my blog:)

      I similarly found your blog very inspiring. Really love your layout too by the way!
      Keep up the great content.


  27. Kamakawida. I like it. Always enjoy crossing paths with other travelers who have adopted a second (or third or fourth!) culture. Look forward to reading more, and thank you for the follow.


    • mightymasai says:

      Thank you for stopping by! And apologies for the delay in responding. Have been on a bit of a blogging break (but back now:)
      I enjoyed you blog very much! Cheers

  28. katsmiao says:

    Hi, I’m Kat from Katsmiao.com, and I wanted to let you know that i’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award, because I enjoy your blog so much.

    Here is the link to the blog post http://katsmiao.com/2015/06/05/beautiful-bloggers-award/

    all the best, Kat.

    • mightymasai says:

      Hi Kat,
      Thank you very much for stopping by and for the nomination. Very honored that you would do that!
      I really enjoy your blog. Keep up the great work!

  29. Hello! This is Amreen Shaikh from Paint The World With Words and thank you for the follow!
    You’ve an amazing blog and wonderful posts!
    I wished to contact you, but did not find a suitable contact ID, so could you please drop in your email ID on painttheworldwithwords@gmail.com

  30. Diana says:

    Hello! it’s so great to have stumbled upon your blog! 🙂 ~ Diana

  31. Laura says:

    Hi! I wished to contact you, but couldn’t fine a possibility but this 🙂
    Please send me a short e mail, so I can send you my request (laura.imhof@sky-frame.ch ).


  32. tonyroberts says:

    Hello, well traveled soul! I hope this finds you doing well.

    I see you have been a follower of “A Way With Words.” Great! Thank you.

    We have now transformed into, “Delight in Disorder: Faith & Mental Illness” (delightindisorder.org). I hope you will join us there. On the left sidebar, there is a box (below “Get More Delight”) for subscriptions so you can get the most of our mission.

    Take care & God bless,

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