I hate Nairobi when it's raining. No amount of convincing can make me change my mind about this. It is chaos on top of chaos. Extra work scrapping mud off shoes. Extra clothes in your bag just in case the temperature drops abruptly or you fall in a pool of water. Extra money just in … Continue reading Rainy Nairobi
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Writing here feels so alien now. Almost how I would feel if I was talking to myself but this time, with people watching me from a distance. It's been that long since I put down something. So if I'm a bit rusty, good people, you'll all forgive me. If you rest, you rust. But it's … Continue reading Of Experiences I Should Have Learnt From Others
I strongly think that one of the things that makes Kenya Kenya and not any other country on the planet is the matatu culture. Matatus unite us because the experiences we share regarding them are almost similar. Mostly rogue drivers. Their ability to break many traffic rules (only second to the motorbike association who actually … Continue reading Matatu Matters
Great. So April came with a beautiful start. And a great realization too. That I'm dumber than some 5th graders (who I, after a bit of calculus, realized are just class 5 kids) somewhere in the world. Well, if you have watched the movie Wonder, you probably already know where I'm headed with this. So … Continue reading Precepts
Lately, I've been an emotional being of sorts. Any small thing that can trigger emotions has been the hallmark of me for the past few weeks... Weeks or days? I can't decide. But quite a while. And no, emotions, is not me crying bitterly into my pillow in the wee hours of the night because … Continue reading Spain, Egypt and The Sahara
Goodness goodness goodness. It's been a while since any activity took place here. I've had to get some sweeping done by the way. I've also changed the vitambaa on the sofas. The amount of dust that had gathered here in this house, can be described by only one word, horrendous. Anyway, I'm here to seek … Continue reading Almost
I don't know when I'll ever finish writing this because (1) I'm a procrastinator. (2) I'm slow. (3) I have a messy brain. So many things are always jumbled up. One moment I think , "Val, it will be a great idea to write." The next I'm like, "Bleh, I'm not feeling this story. It … Continue reading Quiet
My life is falling apart. Best believe me when I say that. Let's allow the magnitude of that statement to sink in. I know I know. You must be thinking... "Noooo. But who will write stuff for us yearning souls if you let yourself crumble and fall...?" Guys. Guys. Relax. I'm not going anywhere. My … Continue reading Misery Loves Company
Hahahahahahaha. Today the devil stares at me and laughs. Yet again. To my face. And for the first time I actually laugh along with him. I laugh at myself because I never thought he would be right about such a thing. I woke up each day and gave life a second chance. I was not … Continue reading Daring Devil
For some reason, we all hate school. Even those people who claim to go back to school to read for their second degrees or masters or even doctorates, hate school. They will claim it is doing them a lot of good but wait until you pull a chair while they are reading in the room. … Continue reading It’s Monday. Stay out of my Lane.
It was a boring lecture. Honestly, I am not a social media addict (my pages do not even get 100 likes, why would I worship it?), but I found myself in Instagram. At this point, I feel the cursory eyes you all are casting at me (especially if you are an adult, oh no, especially … Continue reading Single,and sad?
I stare at that phone like I have been anxiously waiting for a text since the day water was discovered. Actually, I have been really waiting for a text. It is definitely not a death announcement. I really don't have the skill needed to plot a murder without making it so obvious. If it were … Continue reading Love, Text me back!