LIFESTYLE 

Dear 16 Year Old Me #30DayChallenge

Day 4 – List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could. At 16 years old, the world was my oyster. I still harbored dreams of doing a major course in campus and making it in life. A decade plus later, life has taught me a lot and there are a few things I wish I knew at 16. 1. Failure is not defeat Dear 16 year old me, you’ll succeed at some things and you will fail at others. Please not that failure is not…

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LIFESTYLE 

Mama’s Love #30DayChallenge

Day 3 – Describe your relationship with your parents This post was meant to be up last week but the past week has been rough on a brother. I thought writing this would be easy but the right words don’t seem to come to me. It shouldn’t be a struggle describing my relationship with the most important person in my life at the moment, should it? Anyone who knows me well, knows that my mother means everything to me. After my father passed away, she’s been the backbone of the…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

My Fears #30DayChallenge

DAY TWO – Decribe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears Kakorrhaphiophobia (mild) Having grown up in an African household, my first fear has to be failure. Though with age I have come to accept failure as part of the learning process but the scars from my childhood are still quite visible. Back in the day, second best was not acceptable. Not just with my parents but my teachers as well. 98% in Mathematics got you a beating. Sometimes more beatings than the person who was…

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ABOUT ME LIFESTYLE 

20 Random Facts About Me #30DayChallenge

Let’s get straight to it then. 1. I am a few inches short of 6 feet. Why God?! 2. After 14 years of wearing glasses, I recently had laser surgery to correct my short-sightedness meaning I can finally dance without the fear of breaking my glasses. 3. Arsenal till I die. 4. I finally bought a guitar. Youtube has been of great help in learning the basic chords. 5. Football and rugby are my sports of choice. To watch or play. 6. I sing. In the shower mostly. 7. I…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

7 things that should be okay in your 20s

I used to think I’d have everything sorted out by now. You know how that goes; dream job, fancy car, awesome partner and life to be jealous of. Whoever said people in their 20s are grown ups must have tricked us a good one. And it’s not just me. Being in your 20s has never been more difficult to navigate. The world has become smaller and the pressures of society have grown exponentially. These days you head to college immediately after high school, meaning you get to graduate in your…

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LIFESTYLE 

Let’s talk about the D #MentalHealth

One thing that gets me riled up is when people don’t take the time to understand the difference, no matter how subtle, between stress and depression.  To most, those two are one and the same but this can’t be any further from the truth and once we’ve learnt to internalize the two then we will have taken a great step in understanding mental health. Statistics show that depression has been on the rise going with the demands of modern day society. It’s becoming more and more prevalent among teens and…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

The Color Purple #LupusAwareness #PutOnPurple

I’ve never given much thought to the colors of my clothes till today. My friends have been running a lupus awareness campaign online (#SheBlossoms) and it so happens that guys were to wear the color purple for a walk at the Nairobi Safari Walk or wherever you are if you’re not able to make it. I am part of the latter. Finding the color purple in my wardrobe has proved mission impossible but I figure I could do just as much by educating you, my reader, especially those of you who’ve never heard…

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TECH THOUGHTS 

Where do Kenyan businesses stand on customer data protection?

After reading a friend’s blog post on whether Kenyan companies train their male staff on how to interact with female clients a few things came to light. Other than the vulnerability of women in our society, as was highlighted by her experiences of harassment, there was the issue of whether these establishments and Kenyan companies/businesses in general bare in mind the safeguard of customer private information. It is not uncommon to be asked to leave private information when you visit an office or event in Kenya. Most will say that…

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