Anchor for the soul

Anchor for the soul

I had decided to be hopeless about relationships just because one guy ruined me. I had decided to believe that all the good men were taken and the ones around are still trying to figure out what they want to be when they grow up…which for some it’s true. I had lost the point of relationships wondering how the hell I was going to trust someone again. So for months I’ve been living with a dark cloud hanging over my head. It’s funny how when you lose hope in one small thing you end up… Continue reading →

When it rains, it pours

When it rains, it pours

These past few weeks have been trying. I have learnt the very hard way the value of a good backup system. I lost all my data –essential chapters of my book included – owing to my stone age devices. I have been kicked out of the house I was living in, owing to my all too trusting nature. Next time, I will be less of a lazy bum and pay the rent myself. As I write this, I am nursing taste buds that have been aroused, albeit unknowingly, but aroused nonetheless by my best friend’s… Continue reading →

Is polygamy the answer?

Is polygamy the answer?

Why would a law that allows a man to take more than one wife be passed in a hugely Christian nation? Then an answer came to me loud and clear; the reason is the majority of the members are middle aged men with a serious case of the mid life crisis. Less than ten percent of the Kenyan parliament consists of women so they have little or no say on issues that matter to women. The law should be a reflection of the culture of the nation and according to Kenyan politicians, having more than one… Continue reading →

Lunch with my “boo”

Lunch with my “boo”

“So tell me about your terrible morning,” He knows how to cut to the chase this man. However I am too engrossed in my greasy piece of chicken to think of the day as anything but blissful and the morning anything far from a distant memory, long gone and forgotten. “Almost did not get to work but I am here. Tell me about your skinny girlfriend.” She is actually the ex-girlfriend but I have this strong inclination to annoy the hell out of him regardless. This city is starting to eat at the few sensitive… Continue reading →

The concept of love

The concept of love

My dad has been trying to make me understand the concept of love and marriage. He keeps telling me that God chooses that perfect person for you. You fall in love deeply. A situation comes up and you break up/divorce that person. You go on dating other people and getting married but after years of marriage you divorce the person you are married to and you end up getting back together with that woman/man that you loved deeply. My dad gave me a few examples and I want to share some of them. The first… Continue reading →

Getting hit on in matatus

Getting hit on in matatus

I am typing away at the computer. This is my favourite part of the job. Not the data entry, that makes me feel like the Epson machine next to me. I laugh at that very techie joke in my standards and think about Wendy back in high school, the girl’s idea of studying was making a replica of her notes in a different exercise book. Oh well, we can’t all be interesting. I draft, edit and save all documents and would you look at the time…4.00 pm. This is starting to get old, I think… Continue reading →

Pancakes and Kima

Pancakes and Kima

Flour is a tricky ingredient because it needs precise measure. That is why I do less baking or any food that flour is the main ingredient! But when the tummy calls, I have to answer. Pancakes Ingredients 4 cups of Flour. 8 cups of warm water. 1 teaspoon of salt. 3 eggs. 1/4 cup of sugar. 1 tablespoon of Cumin seeds 1/4 cup of Cooking oil. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Procedure In a clean bowl, add the flour, baking powder, eggs , sugar, salt and stir.. Gradually add water into the mix to the thickness you… Continue reading →

Personal decisions

Personal decisions

Lately I have started applying makeup and dressing better. Most of my friends and people I know keep asking which guy is in my life that has made me change so much. My dad even asked me whether I was getting peer pressure from my friends with the whole makeover. It’s really disappointing when people attribute my change to a guy in the picture. Well, there is no guy and there is no peer pressure. I made the decision for a makeover all by myself. For years I had always dressed as a tomboy. Then… Continue reading →

10 fashion trends rocking Nairobi

10 fashion trends rocking Nairobi

 1. Ankara/Kitenge This is the African fabric that is very popular in West Africa and for the longest time has been associated with older women. The kitenge has evolved to become a fashion titan to be reckoned with. You can spot young women in the streets of Nairobi rocking it in different creative design from skirts, jumpsuits and dresses to blazers and accessories like earrings and bangles. Don’t be afraid to experiment and play with these African prints. If in doubt of how awesome this trend is, look to high profile fashionistas like Beyoncé and Solange… Continue reading →

Of Rat Races and Fast Cars

Of Rat Races and Fast Cars

It seems everyone these days is trying to get out of the rat race. I keep seeing all these articles shared on Facebook and Twitter about the “golden handcuffs” and the endless fruitless rat race. I guess they are supposed to open our eyes; make us stop being fooled by the flashy cars and surface lifestyles that hide the quiet desperation of employees worldwide. It’s a trap, they claim. Do I agree? Can I plead the fifth? I’ll be Switzerland on this one. Picture a lab rat running around in circles in a maze or… Continue reading →

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