PPK Tuesdays: Indecent Proposals

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Indecent Proposals; offers that you would rather not get from certain people. Ideas that make you uncomfortable, challenge your morals and make you question human nature.

Bold proposals that make you blush and then let that second question come to your mind: Where is the harm? The answer(s) tothat question is what separates the risk takers from the proper ‘goody two shoes’. So, is Gaby a risk taking free spirit or is she a proper girl who will stick to human expectations and the moral standards that are  requirement at St. Hilary University…..

Indecent Proposals

‘What’s a beautiful girl like you doing in the ugliest part of Nairobi?’

‘And you?’ She sniggered. ‘What are you doing in the ugliest part of Nairobi?’

He lied that he lived somewhere around the block and had stopped off on his way home from campus—by sheer chance.

From that simple but calculated surprise, his spontaneous visits to the bar to see her graduated into statistical proportion. He even took to inventing workshops, and seminars in mitigating the new absences to his wife.

It went much further, for when you allow a leper to shake your hands beyond the elbow, they’ll be dying for an embrace. He talked about his boring marital sex life, sleeping in the same conjugal bed, and rousing at wee hours to his wife’s foul breath. If he had his democratic vote, he’d have chosen a bed for himself. The matrimonial bed is still the metaphor of the selfless nuptial union, and metaphors, for a prince to a pauper, are sacrosanct.

‘Every time I lie down next to my wife in that bed, I think about you.’ Said he on one occasion. ‘I fancy and fantasize about you lying down on my chest, and that makes me feel ashamed of myself.’

‘Is that the reason you want to sleep in a separate bed?’

‘You read my mind so easily. Yes, as far as East-is-to-West possible, for even to make love to you in my wet dreams gnaws my scruples to go on sleeping in the same bed as my wife.’

Read the rest here.

Aside from the Creekside story,this week we have a review of the TEDx event, held in Nairobi. Chiira Maina gives us a very good report on what happened there. If you don’t feel like you were actually there after reading this, you most probably will wish you were there. A win-win situation (so to speak).

On Poetic License, this week  is Poetic Wednesday: Proposal 2; We have poetry by Alfred Ochieng’, Dennis Kebu and Ikweri Anariko.Don’t hesitate to read and vote. These are three very profound poems.

Then there is the book review by Gideon Chumo. He gives us a very good preview of  Lysistrata, a play  by Greek Playwright Aristrophanes. A comedy that addresses some very weighty issues….issues that are very close to a woman’s heart and extremely close to a man’s mind. Indeed!

Finally, Marvin Tumbo is back this week and this time he has a bone to pick and break with the Kenya Tourism Board and it’s embarrassing effort at embracing social media. They made an equally absurd effort to defend their laxity with their presentation at the E-Tourism East Africa Conference. Read and get astonished….Kenya Tourism Board Slaughtered at E-Tourism East Africa Conference

Have a lovely weekend!

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Wamathai Spoken Word – October Edition

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Wamathai.com presents Wamathai Spoken Word – October Edition on the 7th of October 2010 from 7PM – 10 PM at Secrets Lounge (Ground Floor, View Park Towers. Utalii lane, Nairobi). An entrance fee of Kshs. 150 will be charged at the door.

The event will be hosted by Afro fusion Singer & songwriter Dela and will feature poetry performances, the reading of poems in support of breast cancer awareness month by Chiira MainaJames OchweriRobert Kunga and music by Afrology the Band and Pozi & Mbaluka.

There will be a screening of the short film ‘Trance’ by Zippy Kimundu.

The charity we shall be supporting this month is Sitawa Wafula’s Campaign for sanitary towels for disadvantaged girls.

*** Poets intending to perform at the event should register by sending an email to wamathai@wamathai.com

*** For regular updates of the event check our twitter page and our Fan page on facebook.

*** Spread the word about the event by tweeting about it (use the hashtag #WamathaiOct when doing so) and by inviting your friends to the event page.

See you all there!

(See the pictures and a review of the previous event here)

You can view the tweets about the event here and at Wamathai.com.

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TGIFurahidays!

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Thank God Its Furahiday!!!

Today I’m feeling…

Am easy. Just fine. Nothing much. Is that good? Just to be easy? Fine? No. I need excitement in my life! I still haven’t gotten drunk zile za I’m actually falling over! Am yet to see that happen! so… fine for now.

On this weekend…

There is a thingy am attending on sato afternoon. I have to be at the salon in the morning 😦 imagine.. am doing a shoot over so for continuity purposes I need to rudisha the same hairstyle I had then. Huh! Is filming for me? Lets wait and see. Then sunday I need to also attend another meeting. Hopefully some needed spring cleaning shall be done before that. (I just gave y’all my weekend itinerary!!! haiya!!)

I just wish…

…people would be people. I mean, no hate, no being judgemental, tolerance, and most of all love! Why is it that every day we hear of so and so killed their wife and kids, so and so raped their 2year old daughter, so and so committed suicide? Is there a way to curbe all this? Couldn’t we just be? Just be?

Inspiration for the week…

Have a FANTABULOUS Furahiday y’all!!!!

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My Mombasa Trip!

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I got some inspiration to FINALLY do this looong awaited post! >>My Trip To Mombasa. Yeah yeah.. I know I’ve stayed loooooong before writing it but I thought I should just do it so I don’t feel bad. Mind you, am as busy as ever here and I just feel bad (sometimes) when I do a post and I know just how much work I’ve to do… sigh!

Old Town Mombasa

I went with my friend to Mombasa. Lemme call him BYH. So I and BYH got our way into Ocean Bus. The ride was cosy, I loved the seats. He didn’t. According to him, the bus was crowdy. The seats were too close together. I on the other hand actually thought that that way, there was more seat space for everyone. Anyway… we arrived in Mombasa the morning of Friday 27th August, AKA, Promulgation Day! Clearly, no promulgation was to be promulgated that day!

The hse we were staying in at Diani Beachalets

We went straight to book ourselves a ticket back to Nairobi so that we could not miss out. We went to Horizon (his fave) booked. Mash, booked. Aish! Finally we landed on Mordern Coast and voila! A ticket was found. We booked for the 12pm bus and left. Coincidentally, the reason why many buses were booked is because that weekend was picked as a getaway weekend by many a Nairobian!

We went and boarded the ferry to southern side of Mombasa. Don’t even ask me for names because I simply cannot remember! All I know is that that was the southern side. And we were headed for Diani! That trip from the ferry area to Diani was like a trip from Nairobi town to Thika! I swear! There were places we passed that seemed like we were not anywhere near civilization! #Whylie!

Mombasa's famed old n rusty ferry!

Diani Beachalets' view of the Ocean "magnificent!"

Did I mention how beautiful Diani Beach is? We were staying at a nice place near the edge of the beach called Diani Beachalets. That place is so nice. They are simple cottages made to suit your needs.

Isn't that beach amazing?

The beach was amazing! Gosh! I just cant believe that I was only gonna stay for a while!

We slept for a few hours and woke up in the evening. We decided to visit a bar or joint and we landed on a place called Ushago! Ushago imagine! The place was nice. Big and not crowded at all. We had some choma that was out of this world! It was steak choma and I simply cannot describe the taste! Waah!

Saturday saw us head to Mombasa Old town for a visit. Because of the distance from Diani to town, we arrived there at around midday. And of course we were not disappointed. Beautiful scenery all over. I made sure I bought some sandlas… which made me wonder if they were just gongaing us on the price considering there were similar sandals in town… but did I care? I also got myself some jewellery. Am a jewellery freak!

"Mombasa Old Town"

After we left the old town, visited the old port, took loads of pics… we went to town and indulged in some biriyani and that nice sweet fruit cocktail! By then it was late and we had to get back.

In Diani, I went and changed and then we headed to the famous Forty Thieves Beach Club! That place gets really packed. And (no offense) them beach boys n gals were all over! But the most beautiful part of it all was that it was a beach club! Half the area was submerged in sand and it was right at the beach! We ran across it at night, drank cocktails and made merry…got drunk in the process LOL! But am yet to get really really drunk. That’s for another day though.

How 'old' is Mombasa Old Town?!

Sunday we were coming back 😦 I was sad. But also happy. Did I mention how humid the air is in Mombasa? Its like its stuck! Immovable. And hot! I was practically in sleeveless the whole time! Not what am used to! The only thing we did that morning was go play in the beach and sea. BYH swam. I didn’t. I don’t swim. But this was when I took that amazing jump and he managed to capture it! Oh I was so so happy!

Which reminds me… I have a beef with Modern Coast! They gave us a crappy bus with (sic) leather seats that wouldn’t retract backwards, were not even spacious! I felt like i was in a (sic) pimpled Citi Hoppa! Couldn’t even compare to Ocean! And mind you we paid 700bob for Ocean and 1K for Modern! I was so pissed! It didnt even help ati them giving us peanuts, water and a pack of juice for the trip! I was still pissed and I highly doubt am ever ever gonna use them again!

Yahwoo!!!

That was my trip to Mombasa. Cant wait to go there again. I promised my friends I would and it will and shall happen!

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30DC Day 2: The Meaning Behind My Name

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Disclaimer: I know I’ve neglected this but for me, I shall do them (the 30DC posts) when I can and shall finish eventually!

Anyway, so Day two of the 30 Day Challenge is The Meaning Behind My Name.

So here goes…

Barbra, most-times spelt Barbara, is a female given name used in numerous languages. It is the feminine form of the Greek word barbaros (Greek: βαρβαρος) meaning “foreign” (see Barbarian). In Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox tradition, Saint Barbara was martyred by her father, who was then punished with death by lightning. As such, St. Barbara is a protectress against fire and lightning. Other saints of this name include Barbara Avrillot (Barbe Aurillot, known as Marie of the Incarnation) and Barbara Koob (Marianne Cope).Today, Barbara remains among the top 100 most popular names for female babies born in Hungary, Chile and Slovenia. It is among the top 10 names given to baby girls born in both the Czech Republic and Georgia in 2009. Its popularity in the United States has declined from third place, in the 1930s, to 757th place, in 2008, though it rose again to 656th place in 2009 in the United States.

Jolie is a female given name of French origin and its meaning is pretty. It is pronounced zhoh-LEE. The name has also became popular after American actressAngelina Jolie used it as her surname (it is really her middle name). It can be also spelled as Jolee, or Joli.

So .. Barbra Jolie then would be (by definition) pretty foreigner!

Huh?? That aint me??!!

OK. Jokes aside. The real reason why I picked the name “Jolie” is not because of my obvious obsession girl-crush on Angelina Jolie, but rather, because of its name: Pretty. I am pretty. And I don’t mean just physical. But in and out. Its a trait most girls have and cherish and is cherished by others. I believe I  befit this. Also, Angelina Jolie is quite an inspirational woman to me. She’s beautiful (read: pretty!) she’s strong, and best of all, loves humanity! #OhSoLikeMe!!! Hehe!

The Killer Couple 😉

There  you have it.

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