TGIFridays!!!

Thank God It’s Friday!!!

minions

I am excited about

I had no idea this song had a video, love eeet. Check out her album to, spectacular!

Today I am Feeling

My Funky Friday Theme Song Is

This Weekend I


minus the love part, haven’t found that yet lol

I am craving

I wish

I was at this concert! Epicness!

I hope


Follow Owl City on Twitter, dude is a hoot!

Today’s Inspirational Quote Is


Live it like you own it 🙂

Have A Fab Friday 🙂

26 things to ponder about: Advise from me to me

This being my last day as a 26 year old and the last time I will ever utter my real age forever and ever I thought it would be a good idea to maybe list down a few things which I need to change or be keen on on the eve of my new year.

  1. I should probably write more life experiences, be more funny? I blame this blog and it’s funny stories. I really am suffering from writers envy because I was thoroughly entertained. It’s always cool discovering new blogs, especially interesting ones. Definitely inspired to do better.
  2. Let things go. Dont carry dead weight. Keep it moving.
  3. My job requires me to be very patient, this is a virtue which I am still trying to nurture. I told a friend of mine how I pray for patience but I dont think my prayers were being answered because I never felt like I was being a patient person. She told me that God was answering my prayers by presenting situations where my patience would be tested. This made a lot of sense, because how else will I learn how to be patient? Needless to say, I stopped praying for patience, I can only be put through so many tests. But I do need to learn how to handle people when they are testing my patience.
  4. I am a Meru, and I do have that temper we are synonymous for. It only rares it’s ugly head when people are late, lie to me, treat me like shit or make me do stuff that i do not like. Anyhuuu some of these things may happen unintentionally, so in reference to number 2, I really need to breathe out, take a chill pill and not blow someone’s head off.  Though I think when someone does something wrong, it’s important to let them know that what they did wasnt cool. Right?
  5. Treasure all your loved ones, always, everyday and in every way. On this particular day, I torture myself every year over the loss of a relationship I never had a chance to form. I have no memories to celebrate about, as a result I just have to make a conscious decision not to feel bad about it.
  6. Listen more. We always talk and rarely listen. I especially hate being told what to do, this needs to change.
  7. I tend to be stubborn sometimes too. Reduce.
  8. Drake lied when he sang  about no new friends. New friends are awesome, make more.
  9. Leave the past behind, where it is meant to stay.
  10. Quit comparing yourself to others, you are your own person and you will go through your own triumphs.
  11. Reach out to people you have lost touch with.
  12. If something feels wrong, it probably is.
  13. Make more of an effort to dress well always, not just when going out. Instead of shying away from attention, beckon it.
  14. Not everything is personal.
  15. Stop trying to please everybody, do you.

ok I cant reach 26 things right now, these will have to do for now. I’m off to go enjoy the last few hours of this day.

 

TGIFridays!!!!!!

Thank God It’s Friday!!!

frai

I am excited about

birthday week coming up 🙂

Today I am feeling

happy with a side of niggeritis.

My Funky Friday Theme Song Is

This Weekend I

am sleeping in, then kicking it with some cool kids.

I am craving

cat eye glasses

cat eye

and this cool mug

male tears

I wish

I was normal…

I hope

I spend my money wisely, and that my car behaves for the next couple of months.

Today’s Inspirational Quote Is

“He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”
— Socrates

Have A Smashing Friday 🙂

Humpday Musings

wonder

 

There are two ways in which I view myself, what I see when I look in the mirror, and what other people tell me. Sometimes I like what I see when I look at myself, and sometimes I do not. As a result I am a bit wishy washy when it comes to what I think of myself.

It is always interesting hearing about what other people see. It’s funny how when I get compliments I blush at first and then say something in disbelief to negate what they said, but when I am told something negative I take it as the gospel and wallow in it.

I definitely want to work on my self esteem this year, I really need to love myself and embody every sense of that word. I do love myself… sometimes, and I need to make this all the time. Many of us have body issues because of what society has deemed to be the perfect body.

My body is far from perfect, I have enough scars, cellulite and stretch marks to prove that. Imperfection is beauty. I have my days when I flaunt them with a lot of pride, not really caring who sees them or what they think. But sometimes I see pictures taken of me and grimace because there are some things filters cannot hide.

They say if you dont like something about yourself, then change it. This is definitely easier said than done. Life and good food tends to get in the way. Anyway I will try my best to change some things, so help me God.

It’s been a great month so far, it definitely rocked more than last January. I feel kinda sad for all those people whose year hasn’t started out too well, but if any of you are going through tough times, just know God is preparing you for something bigger and much better. He is always in control.

Did I tell you guys I started going to church again? I haven’t missed mass this year *taps self on back*. I have my parents to thank for this, they discovered a nice little church in our hood and I really like it. I intend on keeping this up, no excuses.

Now that I am delving deeper into my late twenties 😥 I think it is time I actually make some definitive goals. Today I realised that the one goal I had for the longest time may not come into fruition, but I am okay with it because the situation is beyond my control.

I am going to start my Masters this year, probably in May, I am still deciding which school I should go to. The thought of turning 30 without a Masters is utterly terrifying so I must get that out of the way.

I went for a financial management training a few years ago, and the trainer gave a good saving tip that I want to try again. He said each day save a certain amount of money, it doesnt matter how little it is, and after a certain amount of time, increase the amount you are saving. (This is of course in addition to your regular savings account).  Thanks to innovative creations like MShwari, I have decided to open an account and be saving Kshs 100 everyday.  That’s 700 shillings a week, 2800 a month, and hopefully 33000 in a year. Wish me luck 🙂

Everyday I keep reading about young people causing ripples in the world and making millions because of something they have created, or things they post on social media, or a craft they have specialised in etc. Reading their stories is always amazing and highly motivating, and one day that really needs to be me. For now I am currently planning world domination, if Lupita could do it, who am I not to try?

I am stuck on level 140 in Candy Crush and it is driving me insane!!! It’s been like 5 days already grrr.

Anyhoosmu have yourselves a lovely day 🙂

TGIFridays!!!

come here you!

come here you!

Thank God It’s Friday!!!

Like finally!!!

I am excited about

sleeping in tomorrow.

Today I Am Feeling

a bit lethargic, woke up at 2am and couldnt fall asleep again because of mosquitoes :-/ Im getting insecticide today!

My Funky Friday Theme Song Is

So this week Kenya Nights announced that Diplo would be performing in Nairobi on the 7th of February. I have been exploring his music and he is uber awesome!! I love how his mixes range from dancehall, to EDM to Rap to funk. He is the epitome of versatility, I cannot wait to see him perform live.

This Weekend I

will be hanging with people I usually hang with during my vacay, so I am looking forward to seeing what hanging with them in Nairobi feels like.

I am craving

a bacon burger from Tamambo Karen.

I wish

I was back in Mombasa … le sigh

I hope

I get cool birthday gifts.

Today’s Inspirational Quote Is

Q

 

Have A Fab Friday 🙂

 

2013 in review

It is the 12th of January so I think it would be very played out if I wished yall a happy new year. But I really hope 2014 has been good to you so far 🙂

As for me, 2014 seems to be going great so far. Strangely enough I have very high hopes for this year, and Lord knows I am not the most optimistic person in this here green earth, but it’s just a gut feeling that this year will be epic.

So I stumbled upon some questions on tumblr  which I thought would be an awesome way to review last year rather than using the 1st of the month format.

1: What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?

I went for a boat ride with my friends in Mombasa at Moorings in December and watched the sunset over the Indian Ocean. The view was amazing and we were such a fun bunch.

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I also went for late night paint balling in Mombasa at the Gp Karting place. One word, never again. The bruises I got are finally healing after I was ambushed by the opposing team. It was dark and because of how humid Mombasa is, the helmets kept misting up and you could barely breath because of the heat. To be honest I did not enjoy it much and will never do it again, but I am glad I got it out of my system.

2: Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Judging by this post, I guess I did keep my resolutions to be happy and laugh a lot? I am still not into the whole making resolutions things. I am more concerned about doing things before I grow older seeing that my birthday is at the end of January.

3: Did anyone close to you give birth?

I can count like 5 women in my life who gave birth to ironically bouncing little baby boys. It is rather reassuring that once I jump on that mummy train, there are more women who I can turn to for help 🙂

4: Did anyone close to you die?

My uncle passed away earlier this year, and some acquaintances. Death sucks.

5: What countries did you visit?

Sadly I never got to leave Kenya in 2013, but that is changing this year for certain.

6: What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013

Stronger faith, wiser decisions, better health and less weight.

7: What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

July 28th 2013. I know why and that’s all that counts.

8: What was your biggest achievement of the year?

I studied for a professional qualification and passed.

I exhibited my stuff at a local fashion fair.

9: What was your biggest failure?

Losing 2 phones in the dumbest way possible smh.

10: Did you suffer illness or injury?

I got stung by a bee in February and it got infected. My leg got swollen for days. That and the regular flus and tummy upsets.

11: What was the best thing you bought?

My Samsung Tablet. Best thing ever.

12: Whose behaviour merited celebration?

I have some amazing people in my life. I really should celebrate them more often and frequently.

13: Whose behaviour made you appalled?

The fact that I had an answer for this question before number 12 goes to show that I need to stop dwelling on the negativity and focusing on the good things that people do.

14: Where did most of your money go?

Food, alcohol, concerts, and gadgets.

15: What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Passing my exam, I screamed when I saw my results.

16: What song will always remind you of 2013?

There are too many songs, 1 would not suffice to be honest.

17: Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer?

Happier, more or less the same weight, and same level of brokeness :p #Njaanuary

18: What do you wish you’d done more of?

Spent some more time with some friends who I have sort of lost touch with, and spend more time with my family as well.

19: What do you wish you’d done less of?

Drinking alcohol.

20: How did you spend Christmas?

We went to my uncle’s house and ate a whole lot and got to kick it with my extended family.

21: Did you fall in love in 2013?

Not love, more like falling in like and lust.

22: What was your favourite TV program?

Scandal #TeamOlitz

23: Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

Hate is a strong word. Let’s just say I saw a different side to some people which I did not fancy much.

24: What was the best book you read?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

25: What was your greatest musical discovery?

Zedd, his album Clarity is everything!

26: What did you want and get?

Nothing comes to mind apart from buying food and drinks lol Clearly I need to improve on my go getting skills this year.

27: What did you want and not get?

him … (s) … Them?

28: What was your favourite film of this year?

I didnt watch too many movies last year. ummm Olympus has fallen?

29: What one thing made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

I honestly cannot think of anything right now.

30: How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?

More dresses and accessorising is everything.

31: What kept you sane?

Tumblr, Buzzfeed, Thought Catalogue, Elite Daily and Paulo Coelho. They helped me leave my mind when I felt like my thoughts would drown me.

32: Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Brian, his music is just awesome.

33: What political issue stirred you the most?

The general elections in Kenya were held in 2013, and after that I vowed not to pay attention to politics. There was a time I used to fear someone would die and I wouldnt know if I didnt watch the news or read the paper. Now my cup of care is empty. I do not follow politics at all.

34: Who did you miss?

Him, no matter how much I try, he hasnt left my system completely le sigh.

My friends who live abroad.

My friends who are here but I dont hang out with because life apparently is in the way.

35: Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.

Anyone who wants to be a part of your life will find a way to be there.

36: Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

I dont care! I love it!

Feel free to take these 36 questions, they are quite thought provoking and  I promise you will not regret it. Make sure you share the link once you take them.

Big shout out to Nymmoh, I am sorry for neglecting the blog lol and thank you for always encouraging me to blog more 🙂

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