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Yes, Kenyans read but…..

By now most of you know my stand on the debate about whether Kenyans read or not. A lot of the mainstream conversations claim that we do not but I am of the contrary opinion with regards to the matter. I believe Kenyans read. Or rather most of the Kenyans I know are avid readers. We can also expand this demographic if you include social media (as a micro-blogging platform), blogs and newspapers/magazines. If you bring all these to the table, it is ignorant to assume that Kenyans do not…

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FOOTBALL THOUGHTS 

Can Arsenal turn things around in 2018?

.My initial intention was to write and publish this article last week but couldn’t find time to do it. Or rather, procrastination got the better of me. Then Swansea happened last night and all the Arsenal fan were brought back to earth. Myself included. Being an Arsenal fan has always been an emotional roller-coaster. You move from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other in the flash of an eye. Take yesterday’s game for example. One minute, we were celebrating Ozil’s vision and Monreal’s unexpected goal scoring run.…

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Taking Stock: 10 Things I’m looking forward to in 2018

Over the past few years, the first of January has always been just another day for me. The last year was one of the “longest” I’ve experienced but it came with lots of lessons that set me up better for this year. For once in a very long time I am excited and anxious for what lays ahead. Let’s hope 2018 will be good to all of us. Here are a few things I am looking forward to this year. 1. Control Have you ever found yourself in a position…

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FOOTBALL THOUGHTS 

What chances do African teams have at #Russia2018? by @anj_116_

December 1st was a great day for 32 nations that had qualified for the 2018 World Cup. Among the 32 Nations five of those nations came from our motherland Africa. These five nations carry the pride of one of the only few continents never to have produced a semi-finalist nor a world cup winner. Part of this reason has been credited to the fact that our continent is not at the same competitive level football wise with the rest of the world. This theory could be true in a sense…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

The Pursuit of Happiness

Find your happy place. That mental oasis you escape to when life hands you lemons and shits all over you. The place you go to so you can camouflage that middle finger with a smile that gives toothpaste ad models a run for their money. I am still looking for my happy place. Or rather I am on the pursuit of happyness. PON (“point of note” for future reference), I am not the most optimistic of people. I see things as they are. Which is both a good thing and…

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Review: World Cup Group Draw #Russia2018

The much awaited World Cup group draw happened on Friday with all the 32 teams being drawn into 8 groups of four teams each. This year saw major players miss out on qualification with teams like Italy, USA, Chile and the Netherlands not taking part in the tournament next year. Having done an introduction to the World cup here, let us look at the groups. GROUP A Teams: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay The group saw the hosts, Russia, drawn first with the rest of the slots being filled…

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Little Victories #FightingDepression

One of the things I have come to realize in my struggle with mental health is that, at times, the reality your mind makes you believe you’re in might not really be the one you’re living in. Everything around you is shaped by your perception of it and, boy oh boy does, this make a big difference. As they say, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. For me, depression is a constant battle within myself. There are mornings when I wake up on top of the world. On…

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Introduction: Road to the World Cup #Russia2018

by Eric Ananda The last time the world gathered for the global football extravaganza, it was in the Amazon in 2014. The beautiful cities of Porto Alegre, Sao Paolo, Belo Horizonte and the jungle in Manaus all played a great part in the beautiful spectacle of football. The tournament in Brazil will be remembered for causing Kenyan’s sleepless nights as the games were played in ungodly hours. People were awake as late as 1am to catch the games. The hosts Brazil ended the tournament in fourth place but nothing can…

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