Instagram Beauty

I have been rewatching HOUSE M.D, the series. Dr House’s honesty is brutal.  It is difficult for him to have a relationship because of that. Relationships are difficult though. One evening, I sat in a smoky café (everyone was smoking) with a friend who kept asking me, “Kendi why are you single?” “You are beautiful, [...]


Beauty Slap

The memory is stuck with me. I was meeting my cousin for some Easter kuchafua. I woke up late on that Sunday. I did not even make an effort to go to church. Mum was not pleased but she did not say anything. I think she has reached that point where she would rather pray [...]


Charity Luxuries

Charity is not a luxury. Yet it is. It shouldn’t be an entitlement. Yet many people view it as such. I am not rubbishing charity and charitable acts. Quite the opposite. My friends and I run an initiative to make CBO’s more visible online. This would enable well-wishers and donors to give to the right [...]


Who are we?

At 12:00 noon, I turned again in a strange bed. Comfortable but strange. I had walked into my hotel room at around 4:00 am. Sober but exhausted. The events of the previous night came tumbling into my brain. Apart from the occasional glass of wine I rarely imbibe. The previous night was no different. We [...]


He’s fancy

I miss my fancy hat. But the manager at my hotel more than covers for my fancy hat. He is fancy. He has this fancy hairstyle that I cannot achieve even when I rock bantu knot outs. His edges are laid smoothly. Licked back like a new born baby. Ecostyler gel has nothing on him. [...]


Going for my Mogaka

Hundreds of people were at the boarding station. Half of these were there to wish their loved ones a safe trip and try to squeeze in a last word. Among them was a father and son duo or what looked like it. I stood next to them and eavesdropped on their conversation. They talked about [...]


Scattered Brains

I haven’t written in a while. Wait no, I write every day. I haven’t updated my blog in a while. And I have good excuses. Let’s start with Hplylori, remember that. During that one week I felt like I may not wake up in morning when I went to bed. I woke up, I always [...]


No Shit

Tuesday evening. I had serious stomach cramping and loose stool. Wednesday morning. I made a long Facebook post about it. What else do you do when your ass has spent the better part of the night and morning on a cold porcelain? You make fun of it. Simply because you can. Around midday I went [...]


I am expecting

It was time for our monthly coffee date. I was meeting Mary and Jane later in day. We talked throughout the day and of course reconfirmed our date. At around 5:00pm Mary sent me a text to meet her at Jubilee Insurance Center. This is the building next to city hall. If you have never [...]

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