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  • 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]
  • Fri, 27th Jul 2012
    Not to say that there's any good way to die, but I think death by water is just too painful. Why do I say this? Because in my earlier days of learning how to swim I drunk enough pool-water by force (hoping it hadn't been peed in), and the feeling was just wrong! Besides the water drinking, there's that part where water gets into your nose and it is a horrendous feeling! Can you imagine how the... [Continue reading]
  • Sun, 22nd Jul 2012
    What really happened? When did the paradigm shift occur? And what is going to happen next? These are some of the questions going through my mind as I try to recall how it all started …. Let’s travel down memory lane together. Flashback to over 25 years ago <<< <<< <<< I remember when I was growing up I had a real childhood; where I used to play outside with handmade... [Continue reading]
  • Thu, 12th Jul 2012
    Not all days are the same and whether you want to believe it or not, even I have my moments of feeling low… I’m human after all, ain’t I? And Thursday the 12th of July was such a day….You see, the previous morning my gym instructor SAS had taken me through a killer program and needless to say, when I woke up on Thursday morning my entire body was screaming at me to the point of feeling feverish,... [Continue reading]
  • Mon, 9th Jul 2012
    "Ng'ombe wewe"....... "Muone, anatembea kama bata" ........ "Kichwa ngumu tu kama baba yake" ..........."You are just a useless human being" ....... "another poor excuse of a human being" ..... etc etc  These are some common derogatories I am sure you must have heard in your neighbourhood at some point; maybe those neighbours who are always fighting, or some idlers sitting at "Jobless Corner"... [Continue reading]
  • Wed, 4th Jul 2012
    I don't know who it is who said this but I remember reading somewhere that "Two people can look at the same exact thing and have two totally different perspectives ......". Well, I don't know about you, but this story here seems to have captured this quote to the letter.    One day a father took his son to a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing him how poor people live. They... [Continue reading]
  • Sun, 1st Jul 2012
    I am no Mutahi Ngunyi the very vocal Kenyan political analyst but when I look at the campaign trails we are being subjected to on a daily basis, I think its a total fail. In my opinion, the campaigners seem to have missed the point totally.   If I may ask, these guys who are going around telling people to re-elect them, what reasons do kenyans have to do so? What qualifies and quantifies... [Continue reading]
  • Thu, 28th Jun 2012
    If we were to go by what self-made dieticians and other such advisors tell us, then we would never eat cooked food. We would live like the guys before homosapiens did; i.e. keeping it raw and cold. But then again, we have another group of people telling us that eating raw food could cause us more health problems e.g. bacterial infections, the existence of worms, etc. Scary! Speaking of raw food,... [Continue reading]
  • Thu, 28th Jun 2012
    As my friend was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages, just a small rope! It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, they did not. My friend saw a trainer nearby and asked why these... [Continue reading]
  • Wed, 27th Jun 2012
    Like Al Pacino in the movie “Insomnia” I suffer this disorder a lot, though not for the same reasons as he did. Some time back I suffered this and my mind went wandering……Do you ever wonder why we are such a reactive people as opposed to being proactive? Take our governments for example – why do they wait for disaster to strike before they act on something? For instance, in Dar Es Salaam, the... [Continue reading]
  • Wed, 27th Jun 2012
    A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Savior appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. This the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely... [Continue reading]
  • Wed, 27th Jun 2012
    Today has been quite a frustrating day for me. Enough times I came close to screaming; literally! But I was in the wrong place all the time. You see, I live in Dar es salaam, a city known to have temperatures of up to 35 deg Celsius sometimes. Then the infamous TANESCO decides to cut power at midnight, when I was just about to go to sleep!!! How does one sleep in that heat? Anyway, I managed to... [Continue reading]
  • Wed, 27th Jun 2012
    If you were to ask me, I think the most challenging job is that of a Brand Manager. Why do I say this? Because this person is responsible for ensuring the brand (s)he is dealing with has the right image at all times; even when it misbehaves. It is their responsibility to ensure that even when the image is at the greatest risk of being tarnished, the brand still stands out. Just to show you what I... [Continue reading]
  • Wed, 27th Jun 2012
    About  3 months ago I had to come face to face with harsh reality, when I realized I was beginning to “grow” a pot-belly. You know for a woman that is not very good news and so obviously I had to do something about it. I had two options; either to adopt a workable diet or to hit the gym and burn the annoying fat that had crept up on me “unnoticed” (but what did I really expect after I started... [Continue reading]

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