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  • Tue, 5th Jun 2018
    I am not sure what the parents of this kid did to her when they found out what she had done. I am not sure where they were when this was happening in the first place. I am not sure whether by the time they found her, whether she had already meticulously cut out the heads from the notes and nicely arranged them on the table, being very keen to ensure the heads were all on a straight line. All the... [Read More]
  • Sun, 15th Apr 2018
    Animals never cease to amaze me, and when I say animals I don’t just mean dogs because they are my favorite animals but I mean animals of all kinds, except creepy crawlies like snakes and crabs which creep the living daylights out of me. I don’t know why but this past week I received a lot of animal-related clips and messages from friends, all having some very interesting takeouts.  For instance... [Read More]
  • Sat, 7th Apr 2018
    Today I want to take you back to 1993, and specifically to a film called Sister Act 2. If you haven’t watched that movie you need to get online and watch it.  Speaking of going online, isn’t it amazing how innovation and technology has made life easier (yet more complex) for us? Today you can Google the movie and watch it online without having to go down the road to borrow the movie from the... [Read More]
  • Sun, 25th Mar 2018
    Last week was a very weird week for me. I kept waiting for CATS that didn’t happen, and as I result I couldn’t make any concrete plans on any of my other activities because I was expecting those exams to happen any day. But at the end of it all, I was informed that they will not happen last week, meaning they might happen this coming week. As a result of being in a state of limbo, stuff I was... [Read More]
  • Sun, 11th Mar 2018
    “Someone’s opinion of you does not have to be your reality.” This quote from Les Brown forms the basis of my article today. But first, as always, a little background. A few weeks ago I had to go for a very important dinner meeting, and as I was leaving home heading to the venue of this meeting, I gave a couple of passengers a ride. Even though I knew them, I wasn’t really talking much and so I... [Read More]
  • Mon, 19th Feb 2018
    For some strange reason this past week has had events that led me down memory lane more than I have been in the recent years. Some memories were good while some were not so good. But there was one particular memory that got me so pensive to the point of almost getting me emotional (read crying).  Let me shed some light for you to understand what I mean. This last week I was engaged in a training... [Read More]
  • Sun, 18th Feb 2018
    Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time, and it seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.  Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen, filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to... [Read More]
  • Sun, 18th Feb 2018
    Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time, and it seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.  Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen, filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to... [Read More]
  • Sun, 3rd Dec 2017
    Happy new month, the twelfth and last month of the year. Today I’d like to start by sharing a trivia question. As you read the transcript below which I got from the Goal Cast YouTube channel, see whether you can try and guess who the story is describing before you actually get to see his name. Here goes... “My father was a spy and my mother smuggled drugs. They abandoned me when I was six. I was... [Read More]
  • Fri, 5th May 2017
    Today I’ll let Calvin Coolidge speak for me:"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." Determination will go further than your skills, your... [Read More]
  • Sun, 2nd Oct 2016
    It is the first Sunday of the final quarter of the year. Not sure you’ve noticed this, but we are already in the quarter represented by double digits, and the festive season is just around the corner. This is normally a defining moment for many, where one person suddenly realizes they’ve wasted a whole nine months, while another jumps in jubilation because they are actually doing very well on... [Read More]
  • Mon, 26th Sep 2016
    The other day I heard some Swahili sayings that reminded me those days when I was in school. We used to have this Swahili teacher who would consistently use Swahili sayings to instill the fear of life in us. Looking back at those days, now I realize that her intentions were right but her approach was somehow off. She should not have been using the sayings to scare us, but she should have been... [Read More]
  • Sun, 18th Sep 2016
    Every day I go out jogging, I encounter things that really amuse me, from people telling me “pole kwa uchovu wa mazoezi”, others whistling at me to try get my attention, then of course there are those drivers who just flash their headlights at me assuming I will interpret the meaning of the flash, then there’s that mad (insane, lunatic) guy who is extremely physically fit because he is always... [Read More]
  • Sun, 26th Jun 2016
    For the last couple of weeks, I’ve found myself inadvertently writing about dreams and goals. This being the last Sunday of the 2nd quarter of the year, I thought I should continue on the same subject so that we can all be mentally prepared to face the second half of the year. I don’t know about you but I can tell you I do need some motivation right now and hopefully, this article will do exactly... [Read More]
  • Tue, 21st Jun 2016
    “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho
  • Mon, 20th Jun 2016
    Remember the story I shared with you last week about a boy called Monty Roberts and what he went through when he was a kid at the hands of his teacher? If you didn’t get a chance to read it, then you’d better look for last week’s Guardian on Sunday, or you can check out the story here.  The reason I’m telling you to look it up is because today’s post has a co-relation to that one and so if you... [Read More]
  • Sun, 8th May 2016
    There is no reward for finishing life first. However, there are many rewards for living life well. Something wonderful happens every day if you pay attention. But if you are zipping along life at breakneck speeds, how will you notice it? Life is a journey. Like every journey, you are bound to experience various obstacles along your path. Will you give up on reaching your destination because of... [Read More]
  • Sun, 8th May 2016
    Be grateful for all the obstacles in your life. They have and will continue to strengthen you as you continue with your journey.
  • Sun, 1st May 2016
    If you are in the region, then you must be experiencing the one season most people dread; the rainy season. It has been raining elephants and lions lately and the roads have taken a major beating owing to the frequency of the rains. But the worst hit areas are not even the main roads but the in-roads that lead to most residential areas, except of course if you leave in Masaki, Oysterbay and the... [Read More]
  • Sun, 17th Apr 2016
    “Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways. For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts. And once the pain subsides, the gifts remain. These gifts are life's true treasures, bought at great price, but cannot be acquired in any other way.” ― Steve Goodier
  • Sun, 17th Apr 2016
    Just because Fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn?t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential  - Les Brown
  • Mon, 11th Apr 2016
    It’s funny how some things never make sense when you first read them until something happens that triggers a memory and alas, suddenly what didn’t make sense before now does. Joyce Meyer, one of my favorite televangelists, in her book “Battlefield of the mind” said this, “Our past may explain why we're suffering but we must not use it as an excuse to stay in bondage.” The first time I read this... [Read More]
  • Sun, 17th Jan 2016
    It is sad how people go about life clueless and purposeless, forgetting that there is no way they could have been created if there was no purpose for them to fulfil. I know I have said this several times before but as I was thinking of what to share with my readers this week I was compelled to remind us all about living a purpose-led life, a life where you wake up in the morning not because your... [Read More]
  • Sat, 24th Oct 2015
    I have to admit, there are times when even I feel like just throwing in the towel and giving up. Times when uncertainty hits me and I feel like not even my daily dose of motivation will make a difference to me. You know why this is so? Because before I am anything else, I am human first. I do get my lapses, I do get my “human-attacks”, I fear and panic like everyone else. The only difference is... [Read More]
  • Sun, 27th Sep 2015
    Let’s face it, no matter who you are, all what you do, every so often you will have some days in your life when thoughts of self-doubt and insecurity attack you like a swarm of bees. This could be due to certain things happening in your life at that particular moment such as multiple failures in projects you are handling, a bad relationship, stagnated business,etc. Well, we are not super-beings (... [Read More]
  • Fri, 5th Dec 2014
    If there is anything that is challenging, it is losing fat, especially belly fat after you have accumulated enough of it. It reaches a point where you get disgusted by the image you see in the mirror when you look at yourself because you just can’t believe how much fat you have accumulated around you. Well, I guess not everyone feels this way but I have to admit this is something I have been... [Read More]
  • Mon, 15th Sep 2014
    Earlier this week I had the rare opportunity of going through a few things basketball. Actually, I have to admit it all started when I went looking for some inspiring and motivating video clips on youtube. I had no specific category in mind but then somehow I landed on sportsmen. There were quite a number of them but the one that really inspired me was one about a 6-6 sized basketball legend who... [Read More]
  • Tue, 15th Apr 2014
    God is amazing on so many levels. For instance, how He came up with the whole idea of the “Life Cycle” is just pure genius. Right from the process of conception, which for human beings he must have said to Himself, “I’ll make this process enjoyable and addictive for them to want to keep doing it over and over again”, to the incubation period (where ideally the baby stays in the womb for 9 months... [Read More]
  • Fri, 4th Apr 2014
    “Replace the word can’t with can. Know that you can, believe that you can, and know with ALL of your heart that you will. You will succeed in spite of any obstacles that may try to hinder you! There’s so much power in having a positive attitude, positive mindset, and positive outlook.” ~ Stephanie Lahart
  • Tue, 18th Mar 2014
    I have watched this movie close to ten times, and even though it was released over a decade and a half ago, I have to admit that Air Force One is one of the best movies I’ve ever watched. It grips you from beginning to end, and even after its over and the credits are scrolling on the screen, the tension you just experienced in the movie makes you feel like something might just happen in between... [Read More]

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