Archive for April, 2007

Weekend of over achievers and monday is here!

Does it look like I only post on Monday? Well I better start liking the day then!

Anyway, I am glad to report that I had a very good weekend. It rained which means the temperatures are at a managable level. And just to make the weekend even better, MAN U WON, CHELSEA DREW! he he he he….Swiftly moving on.

Don’t you just Hate overachievers?
They make everyone else look sooo inadequate. Think about planet Australia for example, on Saturday they won the cricket world cup for the third time in a row! That sax! When they white washed England in the Ashes, I was happy (well mostly coz I never support England in any sport) But to win the world cup three times in a row? That’s just plain rude!
That is the reason I stopped supporting Roger Federer until the day he was beaten! Now I can support him again. Because now he seems human.

I just don’t understand the need to be that perfect. Is it an inferiority complex, or a need to prove something to the world? Is it enough to be the best and leave it at that, or do we need to prove over and over again that we are the best? Is it so wrong to be average?

People like Federer, Schumacher, Planet Australia, Sergey Bubka, are they that exceptional or is everyone else just not that good?

Spent the weekend watching House: You gotta love that guy. He is rude, abusive, arrogant but alas a genius.

Final thought: I heard a story about some archaeologist who has discovered that our great great great grandfathers were just as frisky as we are now. Threesomes, group sex, bestiality! Ooooh am trolling the Internet for that report…….Finally we have an answer to those shoshos who shake their heads and say “watoto wa siku hizi wame haribika.” Its inherited!

Listening to: Over my head- The fray
Reading: (Just finished) Alone – Lisa Gardner (check Bookworms for my request!)

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April 30, 2007 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

NINETEEN THINGS THAT IT TOOK ME 50 YEARS TO LEARN

Ok I must confess I didn’t write this (heck am not 50 yet!) but I wish I had!

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

2. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “meetings.”

3. There is a very fine line between “hobby” and “mental illness.”

4. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

5. And when God, who created the entire universe with all of its glories, decides to deliver a message to humanity, He WILL NOT use, as His messenger, a person on cable TV with a bad hairstyle.

6. You should not confuse your career with your life.

7. No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.

8. When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.

9. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.

10. Never lick a steak knife.

11. Take out the fortune before you eat the cookie.

12. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

13. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

14. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

15. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.

16. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

17. The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to annoy people who are not in them.

18. A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.)

19. Your friends love you anyway.

April 26, 2007 at 5:26 pm Leave a comment

I hate mondays all over again!

You know how you wake up one morning and just feel like shit? Well, that is how I feel this morning…….Nothing major has happened (well except for the man U draw) but I feel like I hate every single person I meet this morning. And no its not PMS! (shidwe) Then I remember this quote that I read somewhere:

“All things come to those who wait, provided he knows what he is waiting for”

Then it hit me: Iam sooo fed up with Sudan, my job, my boss and my colleagues, am just waiting here for something to happen. Unfortunately I don’t know what that is. I have reached a point where I really don’t care what happens as long as something does. I do realise that I may have to make something happen, but I don’t want to. I don’t have the energy it will take to get off my ass at this particular moment. And I strongly suspect I will wake up kesho feeling slightly better. Well will wait and see.

Meanwhile I made this list just to cheer myself up:
You know that program “wife swap”? Well here are some people who should swap

  • Justin Timber(lake) and Lenny Kravitz (JT thinks he is black and Kravitz has multiple tattoos and piercings)
  • Beyonce and JLO (B thinks she is white and JLO has a black ass)
  • Kamotho and Tuju (need I say more)
  • Eve d Souza and Shanice (Eve knows black music better than most blacks while shanice should just go)
  • Rick Dees and Walt baby Love
  • Oprah and Ellen (In what must be the only joke 50 cent has ever made, he called Oprah an Oreo- black on the outside, white on the inside, LOOL. While Ellen does have black fun)

Please cheer me up and add some more Swaps!

Ok am off to wallow in my misery!
Enjoy your week Y’all

Currently reading: Jackie Collins: Hollywood Kids (I know)
Listening to: Blue October-Hate me

April 23, 2007 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

The Bush, the Love and the corruption

First of let me declare that I love Sudan (south-couldn’t give a F**** about the north) and all its people. (realise how we do that when we know that what we are going to say next will not be very flattering?) They have adopted me in a way I can not imagine or believe that Kenyans would. But the fact that I love them does not mean I can’t see the wrong that is going on.

In the last 3 months I have been to almost every corner of this vast country (and it is big I tell you). The peace signing was hyped so much and it was seen as the second coming. It was like manna was gonna start falling the moment peace was signed….Every villager believed it. Everywhere you go they tell you the same thing. How they knew their lives would improve. Unfortunately this euphoria has turned into despair and distrust for the leaders- who are unelected.

This is the third year since the CPA was signed and nothing is happening. No schools are being built, no roads, no hospitals.

Many of the official are people who had fled the war to countries like Kenya, unfortunately they learnt a little too well from our Kenyan politicians how to get paid to do nothing. There are rumours that some government officials receive a salary but they live in the US and UK………..HOW ????????? Another rumour has it that ministers are paid 35,000 USD to go for treatment abroad. SERIOUSLY? whether this rumours are true or not, the fact remains that they are in the public perception and this is how the public views them.

What is not a rumour is that the equivalent of a Provincial Commissioner drivers around with almost 8 cars and more that 20 security guards. This show of affluence in the face of people who can barely afford one meal a day is unfortunately only matched by NGO’s. Aaaaach African leaders when shall we learn.

Well, I better stop there before I get arrested like the so called Rumbek 6. Apparently there are quiet a number who have been arrested and remanded bila trial for eons……..and try being arrested in a country without laws!

April 18, 2007 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

still Kenyan

* SIGH*
Anyone who had any doubt that I was cured of my bloggaddiction just needs to look at the date of my last entry. I am happy to report that I am back to civilization- though am not very sure it is civilization after seeing the mount elgon clashes !

How is everyone?

Kwanza I would like to thank Bants for holding forte over at bookworms. (despite the fact that he was asking people to do reviews in Sheng……………………*SMH*) Bants you are by far the most talented and probably the only sheng writer in the Kenyan Blog sphere. And am glad to report that he did not pull a “nation”Asante Bants.

Haya I believe you need to leave this country to appreciate the changes that have happened, the moment I landed my first impression was how clean Nairobi had become- but again that could be due to the fact that I had been in the bush! A few other things I have noticed:

  1. Politicians are still trivial, pointless and Oh so irrelevant. Whats with the stupid hummer debate? People, human beings are dying in Mt Elgon…….and these guys are talking about some ugly car? And suddenly all of them are getting self righteous: ati how can you spend all that money on a car and you are the MP of the biggest slum in Africa. Its not even as if had he not bought a hummer he would have spent that money in Kibera. Besides Ryan Sycreast and Simon Cowell will develop Kibera!
  2. At any given time in this country there is a station playing a song by Akon. To be fair the guy has many songs. I wish he could just go away and take Rhianna with him.
  3. Raila is still up to date with the movements of the Artur brothers. How? Why?
  4. We still have no president.

Now that I have reported arrival, shall be catching up with old friend here and looking forward to making new ones as well. Thanks everyone.
Enjoy the weekend

April 13, 2007 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment