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  • Tue, 22nd Jan 2013
    When I was growing up, I used to say I’d be a veterinary doctor, simple because I loved animals so much that seeing them in pain would make me shed tears. As I grew up into adulthood I realized that there is a difference between doing something because you like it and doing something because you have a passion for it. I discovered I really did not have a passion for the practice, though I was... [Continue reading]
  • Thu, 17th Jan 2013
    I've been thinking of writing this post for the longest but I didn't have the right introduction for it until last evening. I love music and despite the fact that I have thousands of different genres of songs on different portable storage devices, I enjoy the element of surprise provided by the radio. There's nothing like tuning in to your favorite FM dial only to find one of my favorite songs... [Continue reading]
  • Mon, 14th Jan 2013
    When I was growing up, among the many things I wanted to be was a pilot. Why, because I used to find planes fascinating. I still do and I'm not ashamed to admit it. This therefore means that I get overly excited any time I board a plane, and for me, the bigger the bird and longer the journey, the greater the enjoyment. I know by now those who suffer from aerophobia (the fear of flying) must be... [Continue reading]
  • Fri, 11th Jan 2013
    If you were on Twitter on Wednesday, 9th January 2013, then I am sure you must have seen some very "dark" (no pun intended) tweets from Kenyans On Twitter, aka #KOT, targeted towards one Brian Mbunde. Prior to this date, I didn't know such a person existed until I checked my Twitter timeline (TL) and found it awash with tweets about him. Waaah!   My first thought was that he must have been a... [Continue reading]
  • Thu, 10th Jan 2013
    If you are reading this then it means you definitely made it to the New Year. From me to you, I wish you a Happy 2013. The festivities are over but for some reason the festive feeling still lingers on. Well, maybe because we still have colorful shops and malls, Christmas trees all around and generally, a celebratory mood all around. Besides, it is still hard to write “2013” on documents; somehow... [Continue reading]
  • Thu, 27th Dec 2012
    What happened to this week? One day it was Monday, and the next thing I know Friday was already here with us. It felt like the days in between just disappeared and all the hours were merged into one long day. All the same I am glad we made it through another week, and what a week it has been! Obviously, if you are reading this, then it means the world didn’t end on Friday the 21st like the Mayans... [Continue reading]
  • Wed, 19th Dec 2012
    The testing period is over and now we are just about to start the festive season. In fact I should have said the festive season is here with us because if we are to be honest,  for most of us our minds are already on holiday; the bodies are just there to be counted by the bosses.   In Tanzania, the festive season started by celebrating Independence Day on the 9th of December, which was... [Continue reading]
  • Mon, 17th Dec 2012
    You may have read this article before somewhere on the net, or maybe you never have. Whatever the case, it won't hurt going through it quickly. It might just salvage your marriage or relationship, and if you do share it, it might save another person's marriage.   When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, "I've got something to tell you". She sat down and... [Continue reading]
  • Fri, 7th Dec 2012
    I've been listening to Maina Kageni and Mwalimu King'ang'i for a few weeks now since I discovered I could get them online. From the topics they've been discussing on their segment "#MITM - Maina in the Morning", it is clear that relationships and marriages in Kenya are no longer what God wanted them to be... not sure this is a unique scenario to Kenya, but then again, that is not what is up for... [Continue reading]
  • Wed, 5th Dec 2012
    So what really happens when it rains in the region? I say the region because regardless of whether it is Dar es Salaam, or Nairobi or Kampala, the reaction is the same. It baffles me really. Do the roads suddenly become smaller? Or do drivers become dumb? I ask these questions because the things that happen on the road when it rains are unbelievable. If you were on the roads this last Thursday,... [Continue reading]
  • Mon, 3rd Dec 2012
    I don’t follow English football as closely as I used to before but that is not to say that I’m in the dark. I still do from a distance. If you are an English football (aka as English Premier League - EPL) fan, then you know that Arsenal has been having a draught season that has prolonged for too many years to even bother counting; and therein lays my reason for not following the EPL as much as I... [Continue reading]
  • Fri, 30th Nov 2012
    I was in Nairobi recently and while I was there, besides registering as a voter, I got a chance to talk to many people and pick their brains on what they thought of the political scene in Kenya right now. Strangely enough though, most of them had no qualms whatsoever having an UhuRuto presidency. On following closely, I found out that most of the people I was talking to were older conservative... [Continue reading]
  • Tue, 20th Nov 2012
    If you missed the recently concluded Tigo Mama Africa Circus that was held in Dar, then you have no idea what you missed. The sponsors did a good job of promoting the event but I guess many people ignored it thinking they’ve outgrown such events. I'll be honest and admit that I too had chosen to take the "ignore-route" until a friend visiting from Nairobi tweeted a photo of some "impossible"... [Continue reading]
  • Tue, 13th Nov 2012
    Today I am in a somewhat somber mood as I reflect on the recent repercussions of Super Storm Sandy that hit various states of America, New York being the worst hit. My heart goes out to all the victims of the ferocious storm and hope that with time, they will rebuild their lives and move on. For those who lost loved ones, I wish them peace and strength during this trying period. I have been... [Continue reading]
  • Wed, 7th Nov 2012
    It is a few minutes to 7pm. I just left the office hoping by now traffic would have subsided, but I guess everyone must have been thinking like me meaning the road is jam-packed. If you are a visitor here, you'll be forgiven for thinking we are a bunch of primitive Africans who think roads are to be used as parking lots. It's been a long wet, coldish Monday and as tired as I am, I have chosen not... [Continue reading]
  • Wed, 24th Oct 2012
    A while back I just decided to surprise someone with a bouquet of flowers, and contrary to what most women think, I have proof that men love flowers too! Forget all that macho-ness and strong front they put up for us (women); a bouquet of beautiful flowers works like heat to a candle.... :-), but that's not what my post is about today....   So I walked into this flower-shop and for a minute... [Continue reading]
  • Mon, 15th Oct 2012
    Relationships are hard. It doesn't matter whether it is a relationship between two siblings, between two workmates, between a supplier and a client, between a doctor and a patient, mother and child or a couple; fact is, as long as it is a relationship involving people, there will always be friction once in a while because naturally human beings are complicated. I guess even in the animal kindgom... [Continue reading]
  • Fri, 12th Oct 2012
    I still have that conversation on my chat, I look at it every day I get online and regret why I didn't go an extra mile to help him.... I keep telling myself that maybe if I had been less busy things would be different today; maybe that one day he sent a hello message but I was too busy to respond would have made a difference.... yes, now I know how it feels to be on the receiving end. You see, I... [Continue reading]
  • Mon, 1st Oct 2012
    I always look forward to Sunday afternoons because that's normally my time to relax my mind, reflect on the week that was and make mental notes for the next week. Besides that, I also take this time to catch up with repeats of TV shows I might have missed in the week. So this weekend was no different and as I always do on Sunday afternoons, I  tuned into Citizen and found was delighted to find... [Continue reading]
  • Thu, 27th Sep 2012
    This morning on my way to work we happened to have stalled in traffic (nothing unsual there) not so far from a beautifully built buidling I had visited one Saturday almost two years ago; actually I remember that day vividly like it was yesterday..... I had come from a certain meeting in town and passed via my office in Mikocheni. While at the office, certain events took place that really pissed... [Continue reading]
  • Mon, 17th Sep 2012
    I'm not Dr. Love, neither do I have a "Talk to Dr. Liz" column in any newspaper or magazine (maybe some day I will); in fact, the closest I ever came to being a doctor is when I felt sorry for hurting animals and thought maybe I could do them justice if I become a veterinary..... well, that's way before I lost my innocence. Anyway, as I was saying before I digressed (as usual), I am just a normal... [Continue reading]
  • Fri, 14th Sep 2012
      Farmers understand the concept of reaping what you sow very well, and that is why if one wants mangoes they plant mangoes and not tomatoes. Similarly in life, whatever you sow is what you shall reap. If you sow hatred and bitterness, the same shall be your portion, but if you sow kindness and love, you will reap tons of it. I came across a short story earlier today that I would like to share... [Continue reading]
  • Thu, 6th Sep 2012
    Anyone ever watched "License to Grill"? It's a cuisine show that comes on DSTV every so often hosted by Rob Rainford. One thing I can say is that he is really wicked in the kitchen (and quite good looking too…Ahem) The guy whips meals that are sure to make you hungry as you follow him around his kitchen from the comfort of your living room …. Just thinking about those meals is making me hungry... [Continue reading]
  • Thu, 30th Aug 2012
    As usual, every minute of my day always presents me with an opportunity to learn a lesson or two. The most interesting thing is that these lessons happen in the most unexpected moments, and through the most unexpected messengers. My latest lesson happened at the supermarket, delivered to me by a cute, little, startlingly adorable not-more-than-3-years-old-boy. He had this mop of shockingly black... [Continue reading]
  • Mon, 27th Aug 2012
    They say if you are receptive and open minded enough, then every minute of your life offers great opportunities to learn a lesson or two. Yesterday's opportunity came through the most unexpected quarters.... A cat.... Yeah yeah yeah..... My love for animals knows no boundaries. I bond with them all (well, as long as they are not planning on having me for breakfast, lunch, dinner or any in-between... [Continue reading]
  • Wed, 22nd Aug 2012
    When was the last time you took time off from your "complaints time table" to thank your creator for everything going on for you in your life? This is a question I had to ask myself last evening after spending time with a certain lady, young enough to be my mother, but so bogged down by excessive baggage from her past that she looked like my grandmother...... In 2004, this lady lost her husband... [Continue reading]
  • Tue, 7th Aug 2012
    Isn't It Strange Isn't it strange how a $100 dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to the temple, but such a small amount when you go shopping? Isn't it strange how endless an hour seems when we are serving God, but how short it is when we watch a Football game for 60 minutes? Isn't it strange how 2 hours seem so long when you're at the temple and how short they seem when... [Continue reading]
  • Tue, 7th Aug 2012
    The Alphabet was not just a set of letters we learnt in school to serve as a basis of word creation; I have recently discovered that if well used, these same letters can create a road map to help us lead a less stressful and more fulfiling life, as explained below..... A - Accept:  Accept others for who they are and for the choices they've made even if you have difficulty understanding their... [Continue reading]
  • Tue, 7th Aug 2012
    Over a week ago, I remember seeing a highly confident group of #TeamKenya athletes at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, about to take off for the London Olympics. In fact, they were so over optimistic that when asked, the national coach confidently (almost to the point of sounding arrogant) stated that his team was so ready that this time round, there would be more than 10 gold medals and... [Continue reading]
  • Tue, 31st Jul 2012
    Life has a way of throwing surprises at us when we least expect them; but then again that's why they are called surprises, right? Some of them leave us on top of the moon while others leave us rock bottom. Either way, I can bet my last dime that we have all passed through these surprises at one time or another in our lives. For instance, today I was in the office working on a document when... [Continue reading]

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