Wednesday, August 31, 2005


i have a weakness...when i'm rich and bathing in money, i will have a ring collection to make the queen mother go gaga!! I love silver, chunky asymetrical type rings and jewelry as a whole. Having said that, if anyone would like to start off my collection with the above...i would be very grateful!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I've had bloggers block for a while, so i post songs and cool stuff...thats my new phrase by the stuff. School starts thursday, i move into my new room this week,i'm excited bout going home in december.....yes i know its a tad bit early, but i cant wait!! Summer is coming to an end so like today i had to put on a sweater coz the wind hits you like whoa!! Apart from that I'm fine. Ok, i have to share this really funny story. My dad was in the congo and apart from doing some work, he went to see the gorrilla's. Apparently, Lord knows how, but he got a jigger in his toe! Then my mum had to take it out once he was home and they realised that it was a jigger. Then, to add to that funny story, the closest thing they had to alcohol to disinfect it, was one of my dad's cologne' that how you spell it?...Anyway, yeah, so the whole house smells of the stuff, but more than that, i just cannot believe my father had a jigger!!! It's more than hilarious! Oh and just a random point...Is pride always a bad thing? did i say that i sooooo love the john legend cd...? I do. its on constant repeat!! this post random or what?

Friday, August 26, 2005

Just spoke to my boyfriend, so I'm feeling all happy and sunshiny!!! So I'm spreading the glow to all of you! Smile!!! I just sprinkled some happy dust on all of you!!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2005


A friend of mine read about this in a science magazine that he subscribes to. I'm not good with all this space jargon and stuff, but some euro scientists are launching some....uhm...thing to orbit the earth for 50,000 years after which it will crash. Everyone is has the chance to pen down something about themselves for the future to do this and learn more, click on the following link...i think it should be really interesting!

It's alright

Just got the John Legend C.D....its soooo lush!!! I love this song. It just talks bout what kanja does for me. It's like it was written for us!....

I pray for better days to come
I pray that I would see the sun
Cuz life is so burdensome
When everyday's a rainy one
But suddenly there's no more clouds
I believe without a doubt
That heaven sent an angel down
And then she turned my life around
You know and I know
Friends come and friends go
Storms rise and winds blow
But one thing I know for sure
When it's cold outside
There's no need to worry cuz I'm so warm inside
You give me peace
When the storm's outside
Cuz we're in love I know It'll be alright
Alright it's alright
Now peace is so hard to find
We're terrorized and victimized
But that's when I close my eyes
And think of you to ease my mind
You take me to another place
There's no more war (no more war)
Just love and grace
Baby you restore my faith
I know the struggle's not in vain
You know and I know
Through all the battles
Baghdad to Israel
There's one thing I know for sure
When it's cold outside
There's no need to worry cuz
I'm so warm inside
You give me peace
When the storm's outside
Cuz we're in love I know
It'll be alright
Alright it's alright
Alright it's alright
Alright it's alright
Alright it's alright
When it's cold outside
There's no need to worry cuz
I'm so warm inside
You give me peace
When the storm's outside
Cuz we're in love I know
It'll be alright
Alright it's alright
Oh it's gonna be alright
Cuz you give me peace I
n the middle of the storm
When it's cold you're keeping me warm
It's alright It's alright
I'm never gonna leave
You give me what I need
It's alright, alright

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Thank you

I dont think I want to talk about my weekend and what inspired the words in my last post. But, thank you all so much. You made me feel sooooo much better! Thank you for all the lovely words that ring so true, the funny comments that made me smile and for that ...''come here'' nick....i would definately be running for that hug if i was near you...despite your profession!!! So a great big thank you again! You all make my existance that much easier to handle!!
I thought of posting a picture of a bouquet of flowers, but y'all are too good for that! Here's a whole field of flowers!!

Monday, August 22, 2005


Thursday, August 18, 2005

ok, could somebody please pay for any holiday for me on this link...? I'm not asking for a trip out of Kenya! what do you say? huh, huh, huh? wouldya?

hmmmm....let me go back to dreaming!

This is exactly what i feel like today, exept try more...much more hair all wild. You know how i said my hair was going au naturelle. Yeah, bloody great idea!! Curly roots and darn straight tips! Not good! Wash it, put in some moisturiser and mousse to keep the curls in. Yeah, keeps the curls in and the straight tips straight too! Major mess! So I washed it today, didnt bother combing it, just did this toss thing...i get sooo frustrated with this mop thing thats a sorry excuse for hair, got out of the house, passed one of those offices that has mirror like windows that women stop to look at themselves in. Oh my good God! What the hell was all that on my head? So with not even a hair clip in my oh so huge decathalon bag, i resorted to putting it up with the only thing i had at my disposal...a pen! A PEN people!! An orange bic pen! So I look a notch better, but i would clearly not have a dying chance at being in the same sentence as the word glamour! Going on to other you ever do something thats not really classed as being good for you, you say you wont do it, then hey presto, you turn around and do it again! Its like I'm being paid to perform this self destruction ritual! Almost like I'm hypnotised and I'm walking right off some 104 storey building and i just keep walking! But hey, i've got the house to myself this week as a result of travelling house mates! lucky ducks! And hey, at least i didnt get electrocuted by the kettle last night while i made my tea or fall in the shower and break my neck. So I'm alive, breathing, bad hair day, but at least i still have hair! its not as bad as it may seem. This ranting session is officially over!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

May it be...

Goodness. I just posted enya lyrics and i didnt post this song!! the shame that just fell upon me when i realised!! I think it was from lord of the rings...i think...! I'm not too sure. But its such a peaceful song!...

May it be

May it be an evening star
Shines down upon you
May it be when darkness falls
Your heart will be true
You walk a lonely road
Oh! How far you are from home
Mornië utúlië
Believe and you will find your way
Mornië alantië
A promise lives within you now
May it be the shadow's call
Will fly away
May it be your journey on
To light the day
When the night is overcome
You may rise to find the sun
Mornië utúlië
Believe and you will find your way
Mornië alantië
A promise lives within you now
A promise lives within you now
Wow! It's been drama up in our blog world....u know the whole papa smurf and nicky boo domestics. I see its come to an end and up have gone the white flags for peace! Let the peace reign! Other than that, my two friends left yesterday for a mini eurotrip. Mini, i mean like sweden and france, maybe italy. Couldnt go coz school starts on the first of september and I'd like to be here for that. But next this space!! Other than that, I'm doing alot of nothing, but looking around for candles! I have a sneaky feeling that my room is going to be full of candles. Cant wait!!! You know the way people say alot could be told by the music you own....well, i doubt anyone would come up with anything bout me. I listen to everything...well apart from lingala. But i've got everything and anything. One of my favorites is Enya. Thank you Kanja for bringing her music into my life. Right now I'm listening to "Now we are free" from the gladiator soundtrack. I absolutely love it, so i was looking at the lyrics....

Anol shalom
Anol sheh lay konnud de ne um {shaddai}
Nom de leeshHam de nam um das
La um de
We de ze zu bu
We de sooo a ru
Un va-a pesh a lay
Un vi-I bee
Un da la pech ni sa(Aaahh)
Un di-I lay na day
Un ma la pech a nay
Mee di nu ku

(Fast tempo, 4 times)
La la da pa da le na da na
Ve va da pa da le na la dumda
Anol shalom
Anol sheh ley kon-nud de ne um.
M-ai shondol-lee
Flavu… {Live on…}
Lof flesh lay
Nof ne
Nom de lis
Ham de num um dass
La um de
Shom de nomm
Ma-lun desDwondi.
Alas sharum du koos
Shaley koot-tum.

Hmmm.....Doesnt make much sense but I love it! Here is another favorite of hers...this time apart from being a great song, i can understand it...

Only time

Who can say
Where the road goes
Where the day flows-
Only time
Who can say why your heart sighs
as your love flies-
Only time
And who can say why your heart cries
when your love lies-
Only time
Who can say when the roads meet
that love might bein your hear
tAnd who can say when the day sleeps
if the night keeps all your heart
Night keeps all your heart
Who can say if your love grows
as your heart shows-
Only timeAnd who can say
Where the road goes
Where the day flows,-
Only time
Who knows-only time
Who knows-only time.....

This was a very random post, but thats just what is on my mind at the moment.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

hair cuts

This is how my hair gets cut in Finland!!! At the dining table, no mirror...for that out of bed, rough edged look! Very funky!!!
I had a soul search last night. Hmm...lets see. So before I was with Kanja, I didnt really feel the need to share anything with anyone, especially coz i felt i was at risk of it being not as wow or not as important to others as it was to me. so I acquired this amazing talent of dodging questions, deviating from things, fronting and not telling people what is really going on in me. But! and this is like a really BIG BUT italics, underlined and highlighted! - for some reason...(i think its love), i just cant do it with Kanja! I'm like this little girl showing her teacher the pretty butterfly she drew, so she can get a "Wow...kipepeo...thats so pretty"! So all my pride falls out from under me, i go running to him with stuff and if i dont get the desired response, i pull away in a "push him away" way!...I suddenly become all defensivly cold and hard faced! Its like i realise what i was doing and my pride comes back and i need to feel like im in control again. Like I dont need anyone's approval! Its the most weirdest, stupid, petty thing. But it happens. And i dont realise it, till its happened! Then I kick myself and tell myself to grow up!...then it happens again! Its like this vicious cycle that i cant break out of! Geez i think i need a holiday...maybe even a shag!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I love the sunscreen rings so true...even the random "be kind to your knees" part!

If I could offer you only one tip for the future,
sunscreen would be it.
The long-term benefits ofsunscreen have been proved by scientists,
whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.
I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.
Oh, nevermind.
You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded.
But trust me, in 20years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now
how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
You are not as fat as you imagine.
Don't worry about the future.
Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind,
the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Don't be reckless with other people's hearts.
Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Don't waste your time on jealousy.
Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive.
Forget the insults.
If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters.
Throw away your old bank statements.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life.
The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.
Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to your knees.
You'llmiss them when they're gone.
Maybe you'll marry,
maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll have children,
maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll divorce at 40,
maybe you'll dance the funky chicken onyour 75thwedding anniversary.
Whatever you do,
don't congratulate yourself too much,
or berate yourself either.
Your choices are half chance.
So are everybodyelse's.
Enjoy your body.
Use it every way you can.
Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it.
It'sthe greatest instrument you'll ever own.
even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
Read the directions,
even if you don't follow them.
Do not read beauty magazines.
They will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents.
You never know when they'll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings.
They're your best link to your past
and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go,
but with a precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle,
because the older you get,
the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
Live in New York City once,
but leave before it makes you hard.
Live in Northern California once,
but leavebefore it makes you soft.
Accept certain inalienable truths:
Prices will rise.
Politicians will philander.
You, too, will get old.
And when you do,
you'll fantasize that when you were young,
prices were reasonable,
politicians were noble
and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you.
Maybe you have a trust fund.
Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse.
But you never know when either one might run out.
Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.
Be careful whose advice you buy,
but be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia.
Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal,
wiping it off,
painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


i like...tiramisu,waking up at 6 to the sound of rain and knowing i can just stay in bed, eating jelly sweets in bed with kanja and reading a magazine,butterflies,lemonade,martini and lemonade,water,candles,red walls,color co-ordination,african jewelry,just any jewelry,rings,trying on gloves,shopping,juice,highlands juice,chicken pies,potato soup,nail polish,body shop,stars,my cell phone,old love letters,sunglasses,body boarding,malindi,festus's (the cook at the house in malindi's) food,the cork,my parents house,my room,my armchair,my boyfriend...actually thats a love,sandals,my toes,sound of music,chocolate,fresh towels,drifting off to sleep,fingers in my hair,my maasai watchman watch strap,reading blogs,laughing,crying,nice people,singing,talking to myself,doing my eye makeup,road trips and train trips with friends,parties,clubs,dressing up,good books,watching people,watching drunk people,making up theories,nice hands,my dog kiko,dancing,going home,walking in the rain,music,my discman.....

thats all i can come up with in one hates!!!

Death by office management!

Someone sent me this. I think its hillarious!! enjoy and thank your lucky stars you dont work for this organization!!

Staff Notice
Dear Staff,
It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary.
If we see you wearing Prada sneakers & carrying a Gucci bag we assume you are doing well financially and therefore you do not need a raise.
If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes and therefore you do not need a raise.
If you dress in-between, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.

We will no longer accept a doctors statement as proof of sickness.
If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Operations are now banned. As long as you are an employee here,we need all your organs....and should not consider removing any....We hired you intact. To have something removed constitutes a breach of employment.

Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year....Namely Saturday & Sunday.

All employees will take their vacation at the same time every year.
The vacation days are as follows:
January 1 & December 25.

RESTROOMS... Entirely too much time is being spent in the restroom.In the future, we will follow the practice of going in alphabetical order.For instance, all employees whose names begin with 'A' will go from 8:00 to 8:20, employees whose names begin with 'B' will go from 8:20 to 8:40 and so on.If you're unable to go at your allotted time, it will be necessary to wait until the next day when your turn comes. In extreme emergencies, employees may swap their time with a co-worker.Both employees' supervisors must approve this exchange in writing. In addition,there is now a strict 3-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes,an alarm will sound, >the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open and a picture will be taken... After your second offence, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the "Chronic Offenders" category.

LUNCH BREAK... Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch as they need to eat more so that they can look healthy.
Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure. Fat people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim Fast and take a diet pill.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience.....
Therefore,all questions,comments, concerns,complaints,frustrations,irritations, aggravations,insinuations,allegations, accusations,contemplation,consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.

Have a nice week.

Friday, August 05, 2005


I love Dolphins! They just have this air of calm around them. I also love this irish blessing...its the most peacful piece of writing according to me...

May the road rise to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the sun shine warm upon your face

The rains fall soft upon your fields

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of his hand

May God be with you and bless you

May you see your children's children

may you be poor in misfortune,

Rich in blessings

May you know nothing but happiness

From this day forward

May the road rise up to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the warm rays of sun fall upon you home

And may the hand of a friend always be near

May green be the grass you walk on

May blue be the skies above you

May pure be the joys that surround you

May true be the hearts that love you

Thursday, August 04, 2005

just funny for one of those days!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Weird post!

Afropean...I like that! Sums it up. I hate people who judge. I've learnt not to. Maybe its the way i was brought up. I could judge if i wanted to, but i dont. So its not very nice when people go and do exactly that! - ...judge me. Worse still if they have no clue of exactly who i am and where im coming from. I guess the lesson i need so desparately to learn is to take people with all their "judges"(...can i say that?) in my stride! hmm! oh and uhm, nick, if ur reading this, i need help!!! I am pulling the classic damsel in distress due to my total ditziness with techno matters!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Passing of a great man.

If you're reading this, please take a minute of silence to remember, appreciate and acknowledge the late John Garang. His was a hard life, lived to the fullest till the end. May his soul finally find and rest in eternal peace.