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Of ladies and mechanics!

Of ladies and mechanics!

The challenges single ladies go through are enormous to say the least. Do not get me wrong, it is fantastic to be in this stage. Looking forward to the next stage, whenever it may come; Just being you; Eating cake for supper and not feeling guilty, because of-course you have hidden the guilt so far in, you convince yourself you do not feel it! Being single allows you to sleep over at your girlfriends house without worrying about anyone or what may go wrong at home. There is no one to walk outside with bathroom… Continue reading →

*newsflash* Ladies, men are choosy too

*newsflash* Ladies, men are choosy too

Wow…its been a while! I know, I know…no regular ‘work’ or ‘busyness’ excuses, children running riot underfoot, meetings in and out of town. Naah, your life’s too organized to ever really warrant explaining distance, long silences, unrelenting work schedule…right? Well, mine’s been hectic. Real hectic! Had to do my fair share of growing up..uh huh! And I found out that this multi-tasking thing, can sometimes take the FUN and excitement out of life. Juggling many balls can have a downside too. And more so for the organized, choleric types like myself. We don’t know how… Continue reading →

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 →

5 Ways to look naturally look younger

5 Ways to look naturally look younger

1. Exercise According to Dr. Oz Mehmet, the one thing that a person can do to reduce aging is exercise. Exercise helps maintain healthy weight, improves muscle mass, improves blood circulation and produces endorphins that help with stress management. One should aim for an hour of moderate exercise per day .A fast walk round the neighbourhood would suffice. 2. Skin care The first step for younger fresher skin is a great daily routine that includes; sunscreen, cleansing, moisturising and hydrating. It starts in the morning by cleansing applying a vitamin C antioxidant cream and then… Continue reading →

Teach me how to say NO

Teach me how to say NO

It is human nature or so I believe to have a difficult time saying no, we always give in to spending money or our time in activities we have no interest in. recently I spent so much money buying a book which I probably will never read, but I just couldn’t say no to the sales man. There he was with a bunch of motivational books and there I was the new kid on the block, I have only been at my new workstation one month. The first time he came I promised I’d listen… Continue reading →

HOW TO: Answer the Question “When is Your Turn?” at Weddings & Baby Showers

HOW TO: Answer the Question “When is Your Turn?” at Weddings & Baby Showers

You are an eighties baby. You have gone to so many weddings and baby showers that you mutter words like ‘fascinators’ and ‘fuchsia’ in your sleep. It is at one of these weddings that you will meet a  former high school mate  you have not seen since the Just a Band’s Makemende video went viral will often give you one of those “cheek hugs”(Because she has not fully mastered the  pretentious hug which, if  done extremely well ,should be  a mid-air hug, or something). Your high school mate will smile and ask; Where have you… Continue reading →

Sticking to your happiness goals

Sticking to your happiness goals

Early this year, I set out some goals for myself. I wanted to walk more. I wanted to learn French. I wanted to take care of my hair. I wanted to go out and do interesting cultural things in Nairobi. While these were all things that I knew would make me *happy*, sticking to them was the challenge. On a scale of 1 to 10, my attention span is … by the way have you ever noticed when you say a word over and over it loses meaning .. cultural. cuuulturall… Surprisingly though, I’ve had… Continue reading →

HOW TO: Perfect your presentations

HOW TO: Perfect your presentations

The other day I happened to be invited for workshop by one of my superiors. I was called as a “last minute by the way you are also meant to attend this one,” and I hurriedly picked my stuff and made it to the lift in time. The workshop was interesting and I got to learn a lot of operational stuff that I had no clue about, yes I stayed awake and it paid off. While at the workshop, the two day session entailed a part of working in groups and thereafter the group makes… Continue reading →

Wear boots and look good in them!

Wear boots and look good in them!

Over the last century only one type of shoe has remained timeless in a woman’s wardrobe, the boot. The boot has been around since the 16th and 17th century and was mainly worn in the North America due to rough terrain. However it was popularized by the American cowboys in the 18th century and up to today it is widely associated with the Wild Wild West. Over the years the boot has evolved, and once worn out of necessity has become a fashion item in our wardrobes. Boots come in various materials, shapes and sizes… Continue reading →

How To Wear Sandals and Look Good

How To Wear Sandals and Look Good

I was at a chamaa meeting last week and it seemed like I spent most of my recess time leaning against the refreshment table. It’s not that I was waiting to see who would take the last of the appetizing black forest cake or for extra helpings, but I had a rather peculiar reason. You see, I had worn very uncomfortable platform pumps that were causing me to lose my balance. The lean against that table was my shameless disguise as I tried to find my balance. This went on for long and at some… Continue reading →

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