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Liz Wachuka

  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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,... [Read More]
  • 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"... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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,... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • 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... [Read More]
  • Tue, 26th Jun 2012
    I don't know about you but sometimes life can be so *tiring* for lack of another word to use! However, like I discovered, it is not until you reach a point where you decide "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired" that you make the necessary changes to your life.... One of the greatest motivational speakers of our time, Les Brown, shares with us how you can do this...
  • Tue, 26th Jun 2012
    They say a change is as good as a rest and so for me, when I am tired, I stop doing what I was doing before and look for another distraction. One of the distractions I enjoy is reading clean wholesome jokes as a way of relaxing my mind. I recently stambled upon an interesting joke which I have shared with you here below: A guy from England, named John, had just arrived in New York for the first... [Read More]
  • Sun, 17th Jun 2012
    The first half of 2012 is almost gone. How are your New Year resolutions coming along? Or are you  still trying to work on last year’s resolutions? Whatever the case, the past is gone never to come back; you can decide to have a New Year any time you decide to. It’s all a matter of attitude. Speaking of attitude, have you ever realized that the attitude you wear each morning when you wake up... [Read More]
  • Tue, 27th Mar 2012
    On Friday 11th March is a day I will never forget. I did what the street lingo in Kenya would term as “roundi-mwenda”…. I air-crossed this beautiful country called Tanzania like my life depended on it. If you are one of my friends on facebook, you must have seen my status message which read something like this: “Woke up in Dar, had breakfast in Arusha, lunch at Kilimanjaro and mid-afternoon tea... [Read More]