Not So Express—The Supermarket Edition

I hate shopping. Nay, I detest shopping. Know how everyone assumes all girls love shopping? Not me. It is definitely not one of those things you can stereotype me on as a female. When I go to the supermarket, I know what I want and most times I even know the lane I will find it in. I pick it up and make a beeline to the first free cashier I spot. I live with my sister, so most times I let her do the bulk shopping. So if I go to the supermarket I will usually be there to buy not more than five items. Enter the Express Counter. When supermarkets in Kenya introduced the Express Counter, I knew there was a God. This meant I didn’t have to stand in line to watch rich housewives with two huge shopping carts pay for their extravagant wares. But wait. Continue reading

Hallo 2012! You Look Gorgeous…

2012 is finally here!!! Yaaay!!! I am so EXCITED about 2012!!! Ahh 2012, what took you so long? I love how the digits in 2012 are even numbers. 2012 just has a good ring to it, a huuuuuge contrast from last year. I have told everybody that this will be the year that I win the lottery. If I were you, I’d pick now to befriend me. Neh, I’m just kidding. I bet I’m coming across as chatty, loquacious, jumpy and stuff but I just want y’all to pick on the excitement I’m feeling for this new year, and I hope that it’s infectious. Happy New Year friends. Continue reading

My Story: Of Blood Donors & Life Saving

December is upon us again. Woop! I always say December is the Friday of months. TGID 🙂 Every single day in December always feels so holiday-like and the pressure that one feels through out the year tends to subside. It is usually a month of celebration in my family because both my siblings and my nephew were born in December. And what do you know, thee boyfriend was also born in December. *giggles* Throw in some Jamhuri Day, Christmas day and Boxing Day and you have seven days of celebrations. That’s before we even count the eves, hehehe. Continue reading

Twitter: If I Knew Then, What I Know Now…

I joined Twitter on 22nd April 2009. Facebook was all the rave back then but I had this friend who couldn’t stop talking about “Twitter”. I couldn’t wrap my head around why anyone would want to join another social network when Facebook was “IT”. So one day, this friend of mine made me promise that I would join Twitter on that particular day—even if I wouldn’t be active—then I thought, what the heck! I obliged. Fast forward to February 2010, I NEEDED to leave Facebook. This need to leave Facebook was up there with food, clothes and shelter. So I left Facebook. With no place to write my thoughts anymore, a void was created and that is when I got my aha! moment, I remembered my Twitter account and knew it was time to acquaint myself with it. Continue reading

Golden Days: A Poem

I DON’T get poetry. Before y’all poetry heads start writing me hate mail, pelt me with stones, then consequently lynch me, allow me to indulge you. I find folk who are into poetry and verse to be quite the deep and cultured folk. I surmise it’s a talent. If that’s the case then, it is possible that when God was apportioning talents and it was my turn, the poetry boat had sailed. Maybe he gave me a talent in prose? I want to get poetry so bad! I have tried a hand in listening to poetry even attending poetry gigs. How I understand it, when poetry is spoken, it becomes spoken word. I know a girl who speaks poetry in such a beautiful way. I even get her. Continue reading

Guest Post: The Destruction of Libya and the Murder of Muammar Gaddafi

I get terribly affected by the kind of things that are happening today, and confess to not being able to be dispassionate.

But some important facts we should keep in view if we want to remain sane and work out a saving response to European and American criminal aggression against us are the following. Continue reading

Apple Trees…

We woke up to the very sad news of Steve Jobs’ demise after he lost a long battle to pancreatic cancer. If you are just reading about this now, you can find that story here. Steve Jobs was the mastermind behind Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes. As is the custom when someone dies, I wanted to read anything and everything about Steve Jobs. His Stanford University Commencement Speech was outstanding, I think it deserves a notable mention. Everything he said on this speech was mind blowing but what stood out for me was this: Continue reading