Archive | November 2011

Yes, I’m a Girl

So I was doing my blog whoring here and there. Sometimes I just follow links from one blog to another looking for interesting reads. Some which I can relate to, others I can learn from, others I can critic but not loudly, others make me laugh and I’m sure to bookmark them. I am easy to please, so some become my favorites and every now and then I go back.

There’s this poem like thing going round the internet, “Yes, I’m a girl”. Actually saw it at this blog and later in some fan pages. It totally got me, because from the 1st to last, that’s so me.

Yes, I’m a girl.

I push doors that clearly say pull.

I laugh harder when I try to explain why i’m laughing.

I walk into a room and forget why I was there.

I count on my fingers in maths.

I hide the pain from my loved ones.

I say it is a long story when it’s really not.

I cry a lot more than you think I do.

I try to do things before the microwave beeps.

I listen to you when you don’t listen to me.

And a hug will always help.

Yes, I am a girl

Then after reading, of course I felt like adding others in as much as I thought what’s said basically sums it all up … but being a girl, there’s always much more … lol

Yes, I’m a girl

I ask why even when I know the reason

I say “it’s okay” when it’s really not okay

I say give me a minute when I actually mean 15 minutes or more

I stare at my wardrobe for ages before deciding what to wear

I’m a blubber when excited and keep quiet when sad

I think and act with my heart

My brain comes into play when it’s a bit too late

I say I don’t know when I actually know

The smallest of things get to me

I can go from normal to not so normal in a matter of seconds

I read manuals because I’m clueless

I wait for you to call me or text me first

I keep checking my phone or waiting for a beep once I click ‘send’

I hide behind my colors

If I forget, it was not out of choice

Sometimes I don’t say what I mean, but I mean what I say it’s supposed to confuse you

I have a lot running through my head

I cannot capture my thoughts in a simple sentence

Sometimes just a hug and a smiley face will do

Love makes my world go round

Yes, I’m a girl

 

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Triple TH

THrilling THankful THursday! Ever felt like you want to do something but you don’t know exactly what? Yeah, that’s me today. Then as I was going on about my business *pulls the serious look*, I came across this one right here ↓

Yikes! I know yah! Not many things go right or the way we want them to, but we shouldn’t also forget the things that have gone right or the way we want them to. Mind play, just in case you had to re-read it to get what I was trying to say. So I hope when you answer the above question your things and the people in your life will still remain as they are minus the baggage(s). Considering that it’s our nature to rant and rave about the baggage, then we should simultaneously say a thank you for the good people and things in life.

I’m totally digging this lady’s music … Robyn

She’s weird in a nice kind of way! The rhythm, the beats and best of all,  her LYRICS. She’s quickly creeping into my favorites without so much struggle. Her dancing styles remind me of P.E in primary school, star jumps and the works (check out “Call Your Girlfriend”), who does that? but she pulls it off cool-y.

Quote of the day, as you have yourself a Thrilling Thursday.

To living, loving and laughing . Be blessed!

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Random Snippets

Courtesy of Native Pics

Photo Credits

Yes, I have always wanted to have a picture like this one! Speaks loads about me and I got one @KevDaNative to capture it. If that’s the much fun people have on this random shoots I wouldn’t mind doing one every fortnight *hint hint*.  So @Swambi and I had 3 photographers at our disposal. You know it’s only once in a life time you can get so much undivided attention from three handsome men at the same time. We were so over the skies there were no roofs. Here’s just but a few of the ones we took on Kev’s blog. More to come up, his words, “There will be two more posts from this shoot”, now I’m over the roof.

Daughtry’s album is out *Break The Spell* and I have already over-played it. I’m in love with all the songs in the album. That’s happened to all the others that I have of them. I think they are the only band who I have managed to listen to all the songs in the album and bump my head to them there’s no bad one. Okay maybe I’m biased … but you’ve got to love their music. They always speak to me. I know, the excitement! Thanks to the ones who gave me heads up on this, it’s usually the role of my baby sister … so now you deserve a hi ever day @Theycallmebiggy and @wiselar. Plus you get a mention on my blog, that’s a big thing you know.

Want to listen to the music here’s the link : Click me NOW . Thank me later … Sharing is caring!

My favorite is “Start of Something Good” —> Do I love it or do I love it … definitely love it!

Last but not least, sad news. I lost my dear uncle who’s basically like my second Dad. If there’s one thing you don’t know about me is that I have got nothing but love for my family. So seeing my aunt and cousins sad and imagining that my uncle is no more is just depressing. But hey, it’s God who gives and he’s still the one who takes. So he has his reason as to why he chose to bring him to our lives in the first place and take him from us right now. The best I can do is just be there for my family and always love them unconditionally.

A bit about my uncle, I lived with them a bit for some years when I was younger I think between 3 – 5 years. He spoilt us rotten and treated me like his own. He’s the one who introduced me to all the foreign foods (pizza and what not), how to eat with a fork and knife, going to the sports club and all the fun stuff. They used to tag me along even when I went back home. I was an only kid till I was 8yrs, so my cousins played the brother and sister role very well, they still do … sleep overs and the likes … cartoons, games when were young. Growing up kind of got into the way, school, work, distances … maen! and time is so scarce. The one thing I loved about him is that he always used to hug all of us and give us a kiss on the cheek every single day I lived with them and visited them, he made you feel loved.

It’s not dawned on me that he’s gone, but I hope it comes on lightly. I would love to just understand and accept without feeling so sad or thinking deeply into it. Pray for comfort and strength for our family.

Otherwise … lol, that’s so Kenyan! Can’t go off without the quote of the day.

God bless ya’ll. To living, loving and laughing. Have a Wonderful Wednesday … even the weather is smiling at you, so be sure to smile back yah!

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Now, I Figure *Pooh*

On Friday as I was looking up some quotes for my TGIF, I remembered my favorite cartoon. There was a time I was into cartoons like I am into movies right now. Funny enough, I am one of those people who besides learning from experience, I also learn from what I watch. Actually most of my wisdom, the little that I have acquired so far comes from what I see. I hear people say that movies, series or cartoons limit your intelligence, they say it’s garbage in and encourage you to read a book instead. Oh well, I have done both, and I choose to disagree. For me, movies open up my mind and make me think beyond what is being shown. I put myself in it. If it was me what would I have done, said or reacted … just the same way I do if or when reading a book.

Then again, different people, different preferences. So back to where I was before I digressed. I came across this site here, talking about the real life lessons from Winnie the Pooh. And now, I figure out why I loved it so much. It always gave me food for thought or better yet, it made me admire their lives gullible is me :). On the upside, it was a cartoon out of a book, so I got a dose of both!

They say, “the wisdom of  Winnie can guide a kid from childhood straight into adulthood and beyond. Following are some important life lessons courtesy of  Winnie and the rest of the gang from Aker Woods.” I think that’s just what it did, and going back through the quotes gives me goosebumps. Here goes:

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Love Your Friends

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. i’ll always be with you.”

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.”

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh,” he whispered.

“Yes, Piglet?”

“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw, “I just wanted to be sure of you.””

“I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh.
“I wish I were there to be doing it, too.”

Appreciate the Little Things in Life

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?””

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

“I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit.
“No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t. But there was going to be when I began it. It’s just that something happened to it along the way.””

“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon”

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best — ” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called”

“Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything.”

“Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.”

“The spring has sprung, the grass is rizz. I wonder where them birdies is?”

“Twirl around Piglet,
Step lightly Pooh,
This silly ol’ dance is perfect for two.”

Be Patient

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”

“Wait.”

Don’t Get Bogged Down in Details

“You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.”

Put Others First

“A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.”

Take Care of Yourself

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”

Be Considerate of Others

“Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.”

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

“Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.”

Be Proactive

“You can’t always sit in your corner of the forest and wait for people to come to you… you have to go to them sometimes.”

Be Careful

“Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.”

Be Silly

“If you want to make a song more hummy, add a few tiddely poms.”

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And that my dear friends is just a way to add more spice into your life. It may not look like it’s the best but ultimately it’s the only one that you have … so you don’t have a choice but to make it the best with the little that you’ve got. As my friend would say “there is no such thing as small houses, only small hearts”. I bet so is life and it’s content, nothing is small … it’s always about how you look at it.

To a blessed Sunday and I hope your weekend is going as planned. Mine sure is, I have had an AWESOME one. Today, I am house bound trying to make up for the time I should’ve spent on books. But no regrets whatsoever. Ps: I swam yesterday and did a shoot with the most amazing peoples. I hadn’t done that in ages, the bliss! They will tell the stories better *suspense gallore*

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Friday Feelings

Thank God It’s Friday! Where’s the physical sun already? It’s just cold, grey clouded and drizzly! However, I got a pocket full of sunshine. You are your feelings … You smile, the world smiles back at you. You pout, the world pouts back at you. So you chose how you want to be treated by how you treat others #WORD

Random thoughts

I think it’s really hard to describe what really makes you happy but in essence you know what it is. Sometimes you don’t want to say because you don’t want to spoil the moment, so you just beat around the bush and this two taught me best, then I realize that now. Maen!

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think.  Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called ~ A.A. Milne.

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”  ~ A.A. Milne,

Winnie the Pooh was one of my  FAVORITE cartoons!

I’m feeling

A – Okay

This weekend

I’ll be up to something I like doing , chilling out and books! I don’t even have a choice on the books bit, assignments to be handed in *sigh* now to strategize.

I’m craving

If I could get my hand on some cartoons, that would be awesome! The kid in me is alive and well, and she just needs some feeding.

Songs of the week

Beyonce has totally got it. The ol’ school feel and beat totally makes me want to get up and do a jig *does a jig*

I want and pray

I pray for the sad to be happy, for the sick to get healed, for the poor to experience richness and for anyone who doesn’t have a reason to smile, to have every reason to smile.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

To an awesome weekend, to having fun, living, laughing and loving. Stay Safe. XO!

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Nostalgia Is …


Isn’t it so beautiful? Yes How one minute you have the most beautiful creature on your hand and the next it’s flown away and you just want to chase it and see where it’s going. I remember when we were kids we would go to the fields (It feels good narrating a story like this, looks like I’ll have much to tell my kids … hehe) and as we are playing or just sitted plaiting the grass, yes we did that, a random ladybird would come and perch on your body, funny enough they always targeted the arm. Then you would place it on your hand and let it walk on you. At first I used to get scared that it would bite me or pee on me only to figure out they are harmless little creatures. Then once you just make a move that threatens them, they fly away to their safe haven (which was always on a leaf).

They were deemed as luck and you know how we used to believe in such, I still do in a way. I mean for it come to your arm without you forcing it to … then there must be something welcoming and charming about you. No wonder we would send such messages;

I’m sending luck and wishes
All wrapped up in a hug
Good things should come your way
With this tiny ladybug.
~Author Unknown

I never see them around anymore *sigh* I just thought about em’ little bugs when I randomly saw a pic and it took me way back. Those beautiful lucky bugs that bring good tidings should learn to also perch on concrete so that I can see more of them. Now that the green leafy suburbs are becoming a rumor.

It’s always the simple things in life that bring you so much unbelievable joy! Who thought Kawi’s ever so present question I would ever think of a lady bird and get nostalgic.

Quote of the day

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

The Chronicles of Kawi

I know you were expecting some BIG news, but errrm! Here goes *drum rolls* My interest in relationships and things related has significantly decreased  by a very large percentage. Why? Because that person you want doesn’t want you back and that person who wants you, you’re probably not interested. So you know what happens, we just settle! You settle with someone who bores you to death or doesn’t really tickle your fancy or doesn’t get you or you don’t get them or they make you depressed or uncomfortable half the time.

In short, I think relationships are overrated! Maybe I’m among the people who overrate it…lol. The thought of it now gives me the creeps because the little that I expect always seems too much. Here’s what I expect:

  • To love and be loved back  – It’s an encapsulation where there are other things included but I don’t want to make them so apparent.
  • Exclusivity – this is the only case where sharing is not caring.
  • Respect – it’s a two-way thing. You respect me, I give you back mad respect and maybe a litto bit submission too *wink*
  • Don’t pretend – so that just in case you’re weird I can jump out fast … lol #justkidding
  • Be focused – You’re the man, I would expect you to be way better off than me :)

What I don’t expect:

  • Someone to be all up in my space – some guys become too much , if you know what I mean. Texts and calls every second, eish! Even 3 times a day that being a number just off the top of my head, depends on how you relate :) is good enough, I can give you a thumbs up for that, at least I’ll know you still care and I’ll reciprocate…hehe
  • Insecurity – Why oh why would you be in the first place?
  • Change in character once you start dating – Hmmm! just don’t pretend.
  • Weirdness and discomfort – Now this is just bad … MJ bad.

These are a few of my favorite things *cue sound of music*,  and read few, but so far the most important. The rest can align themselves around these ones. Sadly, you cannot really get what you want, I hope that’s just for want. I hope it doesn’t creep in on the need too. I think I’ve kissed way too many frogs for my own good, now I’ll just wait for prince charming. Yikes! Just remembered that prince charming was also a frog…puh!

I am an optimist by nature, so in as much as I sound like I’ve given up on this venture, maybe I really haven’t. There’s that 5% remaining, and that’s BIG! No? Sometimes I wish I had just gotten into this things when I was young and naïve (which I did by the way) and stuck to the same person even through the drama, when you become knowledgeable it eats you up because now you know what you want, what you deserve, what you need, who you want to be with and those other things that makes you feel like a smart a**.

So I read this somewhere

I swear by a quote from Andrew Carnegie which states, “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” If a person says they like, love, and/or care about you that’s great. Do their actions back up their claims? If so, that’s perfect! If not, take a step back and evaluate your relationship. —> See! Growing up does things to you.

Last but not least … Married folks, please make marriage look like bliss, that’s what I always thought of it. I still need to think of it like that so that I can aspire to get there. Problem is that you keep puncturing my marriage balloon (Yes, I had one that was fully inflated), but the more I see married men hitting on us young girls, the more you just make me think my future husband will be doing the same and the balloon is deflating at a fast rate. At least you had your piece of the cake without being told how yuck or yummy it is, now let us also have our piece without knowing the ingredients, the best you could do is make it look yumm!

I’m on Team Kawi all together, she oozes of awesomeness…yes? Don’t you wish you could stay by yourself and not get lonely? If only it was humanly possible, that would be uber cool, but it’s not!

Note to self

I hope Monday is taking you well? Funny enough this is an awesome Monday. No blues expect for the sky.  Then the number of assignments that I have to hand in this week and the next week, plus read for exams *pouts* , let’s just say this masters will the end of me and education.

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Friday *11.11.11*

Thank God It’s Friday! It’s been a short week now that I took my first ever leave. Tested it with 2 days and it could very well become a habit. I’ve worked for 3 years, but leave had never crosses my mind.

And it’s 11.11.11! I don’t know what the excitement is about, but I’m sure excited about *I don’t know what*. I woke up on the left side of the bed which I always do maybe I did it on a different angle today…lol. So, you could make that epic wish and let’s see if it comes true now that someone somewhere said it’s a valid day to make one (who did?). Considering I make wishes every other time.

Random thoughts

I think when you’re around the right people you don’t have to try so hard, you just blend in with them. For me, that’s what makes a true friend. I don’t have to have known you for the longest time, all that matters is that when I’m around you I am free to be me without feeling any sense of weirdness.

I’m feeling

So bubbly, so smiley!

This weekend

Kutuliza tu (Sawahili for relaxing). In short, I don’t have it planned out.

I’m craving

Some video gaming! I miss the Mario’s, Sonic, Resident Evil, Racing, Street Fighter, FIFA and the likes. Pure bliss is when you give your mate a TKO or just win them … that feeling right there, I miss.

Songs of the week

Those lyrics *Melts*, why isn’t he like a super super star again? *Groupie love*

I want and pray

I want that which I prayed for. I know it’s vague, but I can’t just say everything, you feel me yeah! Though it came along after some reality checks involving pen, paper and a list O_O

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

To an awesome weekend, to having fun, living, laughing and loving. Stay Safe. XO!

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

New Favorite Month *November*

Yes, November is my now new favorite month. I just discovered my awkward, most unexpected firsts happened in November. I make it sound like it’s a list, but they are just very few. Okay it’s just two, don’t get too excited. And I will say at least three special things I’ve learnt from them.

Moving Out

Who would’ve ever thought, at least I didn’t. Let me let you in on my thoughts when I was living with my folks. I used to think that I will be whisked off their house by my prince charming and into ‘our’ house (I blame all those cartoons and Disney movies). I never thought I will pay rent for myself, think about what I’m going to eat for supper or when I’ll get my house and laundry cleaned up, fill it up or not have to ask for permission or alert them that I’m going out.

Then the unexpected or rather “not thought of” expected came and my parents were moving to their house a bit too far from town. Guess who had to look for house…clueless about it. (This would make an awesome series by the way…LOL). The whole process was just … for lack of a better word, new! Described here.  The 3 things that I’ve learnt in that one year from this experience:

Independence

How to be able to rely and fend for myself. Of course no one wants to go back running to mum and dad every other time, I wouldn’t want to. This was a chance to show them that this little girl they brought up has got it and their efforts never went to waste.

Balance

Home, Work, School, Fun … Life. This time round, you have your freedom, no one’s monitoring you, so you really have to be mature about it. Screw up one of them and you are fucked. disclaimer: that was a french word.

Responsibility

Yes, it comes with a tonne full of responsibilities;  from managing your finances, thinking about the future… it could be the near or far future, taking care of yourself. Let’s just say, you are on your own and you need to survive … while at it you still need your smile and laugh.

Blogversary

I started blogging 2years ago, at this particular time. I’m not so good with dates, except birthday days of people who would slaughter me if I forgot, point in case my baby sister. I have come so far, who thought I would ever write this much? I have discovered I ask this question a lot, but really, who would’ve thought? it’s supposed to come out as rhetorical though.

I can be a mouthful, I always have an opinion and try make it known — blonde or bright, the blog was a channel to just bring it out uninterrupted. And it’s worked wonders, it’s my therapy! So the few things I’ve learnt are:

Consistency

Yes, this was a tough nut to crack. Blogging ain’t as easy as it looks, especially if you have many other things that bog you down by the end of the day. Thinking and putting down your thoughts becomes a challenge, but since I started, I might as well keep going. I have had that feeling, where I go to someones blog expecting something’s up and zilch…and I go back with a sad face. That right there, is my inspiration to be consistent for those guys who are my regulars *wink*

This is where I started trying to figure out what stupendoustidbits is about!

Passion

At least in my list of what I love doing, I can proudly add “Blogging” and I have something to show for it. How cool is that? When I was younger than I am, that is, I never knew what my talent was and when someone asked me, I would come up with something from the top of my head … like singing (note that I can’t really sing alone, only in a choir with supporting voices…lol). Then I grew up and now I can say something real or substantial.

Expression

I can say this and that … what I feel, what I don’t feel, what I’m thinking, what I’m attempting not to think. Basically, it is my medium, I can speak in parables and be me, from mind to fingers.

I would really love to try to do some “Do It Yourself” posts. Seen some and for some reason I now feel like going for some tailoring classes…lol

New things to come

I hope I will be talking bigger things in future, like; finished my masters, published a book, travelled across the world, got married blah blah blah. For now that’s it, getting to where I am today for me is one HUGE step. So I still want to grow into something way bigger and better.

Ya’ll can drink to all that … more like a toast to me yeah, sometimes I can be so full of myself. No? And that’s a few of the reasons why  November rocks already. Have an awesome new month and strive to do new challenging stuff.

Finally, from the guys who kept me entertained most of all my childhood. With all the cartoons, animations and movies … they helped develop my mind when I wasn’t busy playing with other kids —> Quote of the day courtesy of Walt Disney.

May this month be a blessing to you. All you have to do is just believe and do your thing to the best of your ability.

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Awesome Friday

Thank God It’s Friday! Friday’s are there to be loved, and that’s exactly what I do … love them! The day could be draggy, long, boring, sucky, but the fact that it’s Friday just disregards all that and makes it AWESOME! It welcomes the weekend so well without trying too hard.

 

Random thoughts

The heart and the brain would make very good team mates … if only they were put in the same team. Only thing is that we always put them in different leagues and they compete against each other. When the brain wins, the heart breaks down, when the heart wins, the brain feels stupid! LOL at that cycle.

I’m feeling

So damn giddy, even the weather is smiling back at me :)

This weekend

Coasta Rica with my home girls … AWESOME!

I’m craving

Can you imagine I have never taken frozen yogurt? And just when I had the opportunity to, more like the yogurt telling me “come get me, Kawi, come get me” such a teaser, it was raining heavily and my throat was beyond sore. So yogurt = nil, and now I can’t stop thinking about it.

 

Songs of the week

Jojo is back, talk of being M.I.A

I want and pray

I want ummm! Do I even really know, what I know is that it all boils down to being happy and content.

I pray for life in general … to live towards my purpose, now that I’m not really sure what it is … I just hope I’m not too far off course.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

These are the kind of things you should be telling yourself every other day. You need all the optimism and positivity you can get in life, and while you wait for other people to tell you these good things … it’s about time you told yourself or you’ll just keep on waiting.

 

To an awesome weekend, to having fun, living, laughing and loving. Stay Safe. XO!

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*