Wednesday, October 31, 2012

what it was

It was a piece of cake that took us to that cafe; her craving for coffee and some lovely company that brought us together that evening; my need to see her who I'd not seen in a day that brought me running out of the office

It was a silly children's song that we shared that lifted our spirits; one that brought a smile to both our faces

It was my blubbering mouth that turned the situation sour; my silly confessions that made us get up and leave

It was her simple suggestion to sit on a park bench that brought some calm and brought some small peace to my troubled heart

It was the "ninja jumper" that made us laugh out loud; our theories on the office roller bladers that kept us there for hours; observations on bird toilets and men caressing their legs; until the 20 bob lady made her rounds past us and it was time to go

It was a cool breeze that brought her goose bumps; a great excuse to hold her in my arms.

It was her who kept me there not wanting to ever let go; her warmth and her presence that made that evening beautiful again

Monday, October 29, 2012

happiness and the cost of it

There are days when you sit back and realise that you are happy. This, a Monday; of all days, is one of them After the weekend that was, I realise how happy I am and how much God has blessed me with his gifts.
I managed to spend time with some of the closest people in my life, My family and friends. I loved it. One person I got to spend quite a bit of time with was Lady M. She's brought so much joy into my life and the choices I have made as a result of my feelings for this amazing woman are the reason for this post.

When I decided that it was Lady M. I wanted in my life, it automatically meant that I had to distance myself from other women to some level. This has not been taken well in two instances, but I had to. Lady M is now my no.1 and it needs to be clear. It is not easy to keep away from close friends, but it is necessary both for me and them. And at the end of the day I believe that it is worth it. She is worth it

As often happens in my life, I managed to get myself in a few sticky situations in the past month. I have had a to face up to people and continue to do so on various things in my life. I has not been without its share of pain and tears. Both on my part and on others. Some friendships with the female gender have had to be distanced while others are on the rocks. I would not like them to die, but I at this point I can only do so much

I have had to shoot down people's opinions regarding in my life particularly on relationships. There were suggestions that I should go out with a certain person called K, but I never felt her. I went on to be accused of leading her on. In my honest opinion, I didn't. I did not even hint at having anything more with her apart from mere friendship, but a talk with an older man this past weekend gave me insight that the way I treated this friend of mine might have made her feel special. I take some of the blame for that, but have no remorse for trying to be a good friend. The problem here is that her friends encouraged her that I liked her despite my denial of the same severally. In truth I should have split when I first heard this, but didn't. Tough!

I shall continue to live this life and make the best of what God has given me, especially the friendships. I am neither a saint nor a perfect gentleman, but I do try to be the best me I can be.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

we really don't care

I am neither an avid lover nor follower politics; especially Kenyan politics. However I cannot ignore the importance that it has on my life. I believe that it is one thing to have and express an opinion that is either for or against a certain ideology and another thing entirely to live in ignorance of the impact of politics in the community.

Recent events in the country have made me more sensitive as to whether we the politicians vying for this country's highest office, the presidency have any agenda whatsoever for this country. By that I do not mean having a nicely written manifesto as part of the requirements for their political party to be registered, but whether they themselves personally have a clear vision for their future of the country.

It does not end there. Having a clear vision is one thing (and it is a good thing). But I need to see a demonstration that they also have the a track record of results. Not words and charisma to pull crowds, but actual results that have achieved something in their present community in regards to either education, health, agriculture, employment etc.I could go on and on with this rant, but I think you get the picture.

So, I went online and came across an interview on BBC's Hard Talk where Musalia Mudavadi, presidential aspirant, was put on the spot as to whether he really represents change among other things. I believe these are some of the things the local Kenyans should be exposed to. Not because of the embarrassment that the interviewee went through in this interview, but because real questions are asked, like why an MP, when he bothers to show up in parliament,  sits on a chair that costs $3000 money that could better be used to build schools, hospitals that are badly needed by the common man.

You and I need to make sure that such simple truths get out there for the people. However, I believe that those of us in the know lack the will  to share this information. We are either too lazy or don't care enough.

To download the clip of Musalia's interview (fumble) follow the link below: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/ht/ht_20121003-0100a.mp3