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We spent 9th April 2013, following up on the presidential inauguration process for those of us who weren’t able to attend it physically. Well, because we didn’t receive V.I.P invitation cards…lol. Truth be told though, there’s no way I would squeeze my way into the crowd to watch it and the media has ensured that the whole event was being aired live. I think you even get to witness it better when watching it from the comfort of your couch. You can switch channels when a boring choir comes on or when there’s a delay in arrivals, better yet snooze then wake up for the speeches or go grab some snacks in the kitchen you get what I mean. All the same, a historical moment that will go down the books happened. So it’s a date worth remembering. Also, for the sake of your kids, you’ll probably have to narrate this story sometime in future.

On a non-serious note depends on how you look at it I like that our president and vice presidents are eloquent. You know, very convincing, audible, precise and most of all young and hip aka “the dynamic duo”. There will be no more cringing during national or informal speeches. Is it just me or did you ever have moments of “I don’t know what you’ll say next, but please be subtle” when Kibaki made informal speeches. I know they were humorous and all, but I think I’m kind of relieved. I don’t have to wonder anymore how he converses with dignitaries and the likes. Things that keep you up at night…ha ha!

Kibaki Hands Over

Source: Outgoing President Mwai Kibaki hands over instruments of Power and Authority (the Commander-in-chief’s ceremonial sword and the constitution) to President Uhuru Kenyatta during the State Installation of the 4th President of Kenya at Kasarani Sports Complex, Nairobi.

We saw the new president-elect being sworn in as Hon. His Excellency President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and the Deputy President William Ruto. I’m happy that this finally came to be. It had been a long time coming. With so many doubts and unsurities along the way we were able to come to an agreement of who deserves what. I guess fair trial in the end. I wasn’t also so sure about how everything will turn out but since inception I had prayed for the best outcome and for a peaceful election. I didn’t know who was the best presidential candidate, we all had our opinions and a choice of 8. As you know, for each person, their opinions rules and politics is pretty sensitive. If there’s one discussion I didn’t enjoy, it’s that of politics. I hated the analysts on T.V. too I don’t know why the bring them on. They didn’t help my judgement in any way, the debates on the other hand really did.

I’m glad that whole politics things especially in regard to elections is over. Who’s with me here? Now we can deal with more pertinent matters. Like how to make better our economy, fix things. The new government has made promises, many promises. The frameworks, the policies, but most of all the reforms. I am one of those hopeful Kenyans. I want to see and experience how all these promises will be executed and how they will involve the common mwananchi who doesn’t have links in the government while at it.

Congratulations Kenyans for a job well done and for the bright future ahead of us.

StateHouse

As Uhuru enters the national State House he already did, also enter your own State House and run with it. Yours is not the actual presidential State House *quips* with the a million and one rooms, I mean the proverbial one. You’re the president of your life. I don’t know where in the bible it says but I’ve definitely seen it and read it. That God gave you dominion over your life (the power and the authority to govern and control it). So even as we wait and expect the government to develop the country, they will probably play their role in doing so, I believe. But they will not come to you as an individual and develop you. You have to do it yourself. You have to work harder than ever, you have to push yourself to the limits.

Nothing comes easy. You want a good life? You have to chase it. It’s that girl who plays “hard to get” or that man who’s not akin to commitment. Quite slippery, but it can be caught eventually.

If you think about it critically, even the president worked quite hard to get to where he is. His team mates worked even harder to make sure that they get him to where he is. So we are no exception. The reforms they’ll make will create opportunities for us, which will mean that someone has to take them on. Opportunities are like a gold mine, do nothing and nothing will come off them. It will just be land like any other. Do something and you’ll have gold and other minerals at your disposal. Dig deeper and deeper until it becomes the opportunities become something tangible, that have a positive effect in your life.

I’m also not too sure how this will go for me as well but I am all macho. Let me start thinking how I can develop my personal and professional life via this opportunities. LOL, definitely not the babies one at least for now, they said free maternity in public hospitals and free laptops for class 1 kids in public schools. I foresee a baby boom next year. Wololo, there’s more to babies than that don’t be deceived. Don’t forget to analyse some of these opportunities before taking them up. All the best while at it and God bless Kenya!

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Friday Fives

Some Thank God It’s Friday Loving! The beginning of the month couldn’t come on a better day than Friday. Maybe that’s a sign that March will be an easy breezy month. Plus we get off all week next week, work can’t get any cooler that huh! Hoping that after elections life resumes back to normal on Tuesday so that we can relax for the remaining days.

TGIF, Friday

1. Oopsies!

Yesterday was my baby sisters (Clara’s) birthday. And she turned the age that gives here lot’s of gateway *wait for it* 18. Are you one of those culprits who scream out “18 till I die” when Bryan Adams song comes on? Haha well, she should take advantage of this age, 18 only comes once and the rest of the time, we just pretend to live life out like an 18 year old. I can’t believe she’s grown up that fast, just the other day we were telling her what to wear, what not to. Now she’s shopping by herself, taking herself places and so on, we freak out sometimes most of the time but then let her be. I can assure you that we’re still in denial but absorbing it bit by bit.

Baby, Sister

Then, her results were coming out today. So you can imagine she spent her birthday all tensed up. I was even thinking at some point maybe I’d made her mad, or someone had. And then *bulb light* the results were to be announced today. Poor girl! They’re now out and she totally Aced it, way better than I did during my young’in days. So I see I set the pace well and she’s definitely the upgraded version of me, you can almost imagine my JOY. I love that girl. Oh and my parents are more than proud. CONGRATULATIONS!

2. Weekly Crackers

What’s cracking you up this week? February was an awesome month and short for that matter. On a normal month today would be 29th with 1/2 more days to go. Then again, we’re not complaining.

Check out this song – Kamua Leo Remix – Kidis ft Amileena, Wyre and DNA. That’s my Friday Jam, very much on replay … LEGOOOO!

3. Faves and Craves

Shoes…shoes…shoesazy *shoe crazy* I want some nice pair(s) of stiletto pumps. I decided, well not really I, but with some external intervention by him, to give out most of the shoes on my rack. Why? Because I don’t wear more than half of those pairs. Why? Because I just don’t feel some of them, others are worn out, others I’ve outgrown their sense of style. So am stocking up litto by litto. Just in case you feel philanthropic, am a size six (6) or thirty nine (39) and I can’t walk with 6″ heels, so either 3″ heels or kitten heels *cheeky grin*.

Wouldn't mind me one of these beauties.

Wouldn’t mind me one or all of these beauties.

On that note, a big S/O to all philanthropists (I try to be once in a while) out there. It’s not easy to give up your own stuff to others and have them look pretty in them…lol but that’s the beauty of it. Knowing that you made someone else happy even if for a moment.

4. Stupendous Snippet

Of late it’s been almost all political, and boy is it real. Politics is real, a lot comes off from it. We have watched the debates, and the more I watch the more I get confused about who’s the ideal person to lead the country (of course execpt Dida) because they all have their own strengths and weaknesses. It’s sad how how politics is dividing, not just in Kenya but everywhere. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on who you think is the best leader based on your own reasons, which we all have. However, I don’t think that should be so personal to the extent you hate someone or ruin the life of another.

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In all honesty, they say the the power of the vote is in me as a voter, but I think it’s in the people of the country as a whole. It’s not much about my choice, but about who comes off as president at the end of the day. So putting aside all our opinions and our political stands, let’s vote wisely and peacefully. Then pray that once that’s done, we’ll all accept the outcome and start making better our Country. Ain’t it? There’s life beyond politics, that’s what we shouldn’t forget.

5. T.G.I.F Inspiration

Don’t be belittled by things you don’t have, if you really want something, you will get it, not necessarily now, but you will eventually! That’s because you will work towards getting it. So don’t lose hope, it’s somewhere around the corner.

Sometimes life operates like a road with traffic lights. It’s not every-time you’re on the go, sometimes you’ve got to wait and other times you need to stop and give others way or even help them get to where they’re going. “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”~ Zig Ziglar

To more laughing, living and loving. Let your weekend be nothing short of interesting, blessings!

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Upcoming Event: ZIADA Nairobi

I don’t mean to brag, but the one of the female vocalists (Rosie) for Adawnage Band happens to be my desk-mate at work. Yes, I know, I know direct access, you can pass all the messages, like how you’re a big fan and I’ll make sure they reach. Yes, I get the chance to ask her to do for me the start part for Uwezo…uwezo, yes, she can randomly pull those notes comfortably without the, “listen to the words and not the voice” excuses. Now if only that ability to sing could just rub off on me. You know what I mean, I would definitely do a vlog. But it’s not yet happened so I remain a cheerleader.

ZIADA

 A Swahili word meaning to ‘increase or have in abundance’, is a series of revolutionary musical events organized by award-winning Christian musicians, Adawnage and Zidi The Band. While Adawnage and Zidi the Band exist separately as fully-ledged units with outstanding female & male vocalists, instrumentalists and support teams, their paths often intertwine. With similar objectives and vision, they have come together to form ZIADA (a compressed version of the bands’ names) to achieve much more impact together.

ZIADA is committed to changing lives and perceptions. Literally. They’ve lined up brilliant works of photography on the beauty of our country captured by talented, professional and widely celebrated photographers. The photo exhibition will precede the musical event. This event is dubbed to create  a relevant and socially conscious music experience that connects impresses upon the 25-year-old adult to play their part in promoting peace in their circles.

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ZIADA NAIROBI: PEACE EDITION

Nairobi town will get to experience the joyful sounds of hope on December 12, 2012 at the Parklands Baptist Church from 3PM from ZIADA. The event will take on a PEACE theme with the hope of uniting the public ahead of the polls next year. Featuring strong leads and additional home-grown artistes such as the amazing Mercy Wairegi, Nasara the poet, Carlisto and Makena. The worship experience is set to be one whose impact will linger on long after the date.

Date: 12th December 2012

Time: 3:00 pm

Venue: Parklands Baptist Church

By: ZIADA and Number 8

Featuring Artistes: Mercy Wairegi, Nasara the poet, Carlisto and Makena

Entrance: FREE

Adawnage

Adawnage Band is Kenya’s 2011 Group of the Year in the just concluded Groove Awards, for its popular releases, Uwezo and Safari.

Adawnage Band is a vibrant unit of energetic individuals from different established professional backgrounds who have come together with the sole purpose of reaching out to the world with positive, electric, realistic and inspirational music. The Contemporary Gospel Band which traces their beginnings to May of 2008 has as its mission statement ‘Transforming lives through God-inspired music and lifestyle’. The band released its debut album, Safari (The Journey) in December 2010 which comprises of 10 songs and it is a depiction of the journey that the band has taken since they started and the challenges and inspirations they have encountered through their walk.

Zidi, Ziada, adawnage

Breathe, the Zidi the Band’s flagship song won the team the title Group of the Year, in the 2010 Groove Awards.

Zidi the Band is a Christian music ministry, with a mission to ‘Transform and root our generation in God’. The name Zidi, is a Swahili word for exceed and is taken from Psalm 23:5 . In its seven years of existence, Zidi The Band has continued to churn out fresh afro-fusion music targeting young professionals. So far, music from its debut album, Motisha (Motivation) has received generous airplay in local and international stations sold out several times since hitting the stores in 2010.

Off the stage, members of Zidi The Band are pleased to be professional influencers of society in different capacities and collectively as sponsors of the Destiny Children Centre, Mombasa. In addition, partnering in local peace initiatives and music training programs present band members the opportunity to imapact community.

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Are you rooting for peace in our country but you lack a channel through which to promote it? This will be a good one, through photography, music, poetry, spoken word, writing among others. Spread the word and mark your calendars!

Well oh well…

I vouch for peace, always will.

I love the Kenya where I walk or drive freely without fear.

Where I sleep knowing that my family and friends are safe,

Day or night.

Where there is no discrimination,

Tribal or gender related.

To see and embrace the beauty that it holds.

I believe you also do.

Peace is possible.

Not bad huh! Maybe I could try a little poetry *joke*, just felt a little convicted. However, I also think “when the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace”. With that in mind, have a beautiful week ahead and be blessed.

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Youth and Politics

So today I’m going all political because I’m really saddened by where we are headed to. Actually let me just say, I was one of those people who thought the youth would be the greatest leaders of today, but now I get the saying

“We must do all that we can, to give our children the best in education and social upbringing – for while they are the youth of today, they shall be the leaders of tomorrow.” ~ John F. Kennedy (1917-63)

Emphasis being on the youth of today, shall be the leaders of tomorrow… Meaning that they shall not lead while they are in the youth, they shall lead “Tomorrow” when they are more mature and have already passed the youth stage.

Now so today I take a sneak preview on one of our very Youthful Leaders:  Gideon Mbuvi Kioko aka Mike Sonko.

Pic: Courtesy of izvipi.com

Photo Credit

Well I don’t have history on him now that he ain’t on Wikipedia, plus I can bet he doesn’t have a biography. And neither I’m I willing to do any research. To know how he was able to acquire all his wealth, though I shall without doubt eradicate the thought of him engaging in unscrupulous activities.

But really how did he acquire his wealth? Well, he says he hustled and worked for his dad where he earned his first 5million Kenyan shillings, then from the on he’s been on different businesses, garbage collection, matatu business, real estate blah blah — just but a few that i managed to grasp during his press conference  at some point on the radio.

Anyway so much about his wealth which has now become the main bone of contention, that people forget he was chosen to be a leader not because of his wealth but because of what he can give back to the society in terms of developments and so on…or so I think. But I guess I’m all wrong.

Gone are the days that I thought a youth can lead an entire nation and my example of youth being mr.Sonko who is a man of the youth, while at the same time being or acting like a youth. I mean he in bars half the few times I’ve heard him be mentioned (f2, Hornbill and I guess many others) that to me, to be honest is not the role of a leader. Maybe he should borrow a leaf from the others old ones who we criticise.

Instead he should be somewhere cracking his head on innovative strategies in which he can create employment to the huge mass of unemployed youth in his constituency. Instead of busy spending his 1000bobs or petty cash on buying youth alcohol.

I think a leader who is visionary comes in with strategies. And if he had the youth at heart, his mission would be to develop them, from the word go. As I say education is important in this case. There are some values one learns that guide you through certain aspects of live. Mr.Sonko wants to run for the senate position come 2012…YAAAY! To be honest given an opportunity I would vote for him NOT!

I read somewhere that he volunteered to serve as Member of Parliament without drawing a salary. Dude is a Milli/Billionaire…if he was poor and he did that, I would be very perplexed. Being an MP is not a voluntary job *Ask Margaret Wanjiru, John Michuki, Njoki Ndungu, Martha Karua* —> It’s not voluntary, you’ve got to work for it maen and also work at it!!

I would really like to hear the reasons as to why people voted Sonko in. Because so far I have heard nothing that would make me vote for him. And I do not see any prospects of him doing anything in the next 3years I hope he proves me wrong. Besides wearing bling and looking stinking rich and attending teenage events to give awards, or 1000bobs to youth to paarttey…so far those are the only ones I’ve heard.

His first major hit being assaulting a Dj. A youthful leader, of whom majority of his youth counterparts vote him in would not in his right mind watch someone be beat down, considering his bodyguards are armed and way stronger than the opponent. They could’ve just hustled the Dj down and questioned him before throwing blows with an 8yr old screaming at the background. But that’s my view anyway.

And at that point, is where I actually thought about it and I was like such a small instance whether it was true or not and I’m not judging him okay probably I am he doesn’t fit in to be a leader otherwise he would’ve handled such a situation in a different manner.

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.

Since I’m not hating, let me just say, so far the leaders who I have seen do much for the country are those that are past the youth. They have experienced the school of life and as much as we criticise most of them, they are way better of than some of the young people we have brought in.

QUESTION!

Just to do a bit of comparison. As much as we complain and criticize, I would love to hear what the old leaders haven’t done that the youth leaders have made any effort to rectify, or are in the process of making any effort??? What different strategies do they  have so far?

Old Leaders: Youth Leaders
Mwai Kibaki K.J
Martha Karua Mongolo
John Michuki Sonko

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Repeater of the quote at the top

“We must do all that we can, to give our children the best in education and social upbringing – for while they are the youth of today, they shall be the leaders of tomorrow.” ~ John F. Kennedy (1917-63)

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

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My Purple Pinky Swag *Kenya Decides*

My Purple Pinky Swag

So yesterday (4th August 2010) was the day Kenya Decides whether they want to continue being governed by the old constitution (NO) or be governed by the new constitution (YES).

In the case of countries and autonomous regions of federal countries the term refers specifically to a constitution defining the fundamental political principles, and establishing the structure, procedures, powers and duties, of a government. (Reference: Wikipedia)

According to this site, the Kenya Constitution is the supreme law of Kenya. The current Constitution of Kenya was enacted on Independence Day, December 12th, 1963. Since then, the Constitution has been amended several times, with the most current and effective Kenya Constitution being revised in 2001 . In November 2005, in a nation-wide referendum, Kenyan voters rejected a government-backed, proposed new constitution.

With reference made to Wikipedia, The Proposed Constitution of Kenya was the final document resulting from the revision of the Harmonized draft constitution of Kenya written by the Committee of Experts initially released to the public on November 17, 2009 so that the public could debate the document and then parliament can decide whether to subject it to a referendum in June 2010. The public was given 30 days to scrutinize the draft and forward proposal and amendments to their respective Members of Parliament, after which a revised draft was presented to the Parliamentary Committee on January 8, 2010.

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) revised the draft and returned the draft to the Committee of Experts who published a Proposed Constitution on February 23, 2010 that was presented to Parliament for final amendments if necessary. After failing to incorporate over 150 amendments to the proposed constitution, parliament unanimously approved the proposed constitution on April 1, 2010. The proposed constitution was presented to the AG of Kenya on April 7, 2010, officially published on May 6, 2010, and was subjected to a referendum on August 4, 2010.

MY VOTING EXPERIENCE

First I must say, congratulations to the IIEC (Interim Independent Electoral Commission) for a job well done(free and fair election), I mean their organization caught me by surprise.  I have never voted before *shame, shame* so my mental image of the polling stations was a disorganized area, with long queues and rowdy people, missing names, confused people, BUT it was almost perfect I must say. I voted from Kabete Primary School which is just like a meter or two from our main gate.

I went to vote with my mum, we ate a seriously heavy breakfast (tea, eggs, toasted bread) and dressed warmly because we were expecting to find a long queue. So as we walked in my mum jokes “There are no lines, I feel like going back to sleep and come back when there’s at least a queue…lol”. There were post signs showing surname names in alphabetical order, eg A-D with an arrow indicating the direction.

The place was sparkling clean, no liter. It was secure with the AP’s in place (they didn’t pull scary faces, they were actually friendly), and we were directed on where to go, after having a look at our ID based on our sir name. When I went into the ballot area, the officials there were polite enough to tell me what to do *Soo Clueless*, yeah and I finally got “My Purple Pinky Swag”.

I felt like I’m actually contributing towards the change of our country, I played a role in it. Now I’m hoping that the people in power will be polite enough to Implement all those principles that have are envisioned in the constitution, seeing as “Ideas without Action are worthless.”

#ReliefIsWhen you wake up in the morning and find that #TeamYES is leading. This were the results that were displayed on the t.v screen the better part of the morning from the Bomas of Kenya grounds, where the reults are being tallied (yeah, they are automated this time round #goodstart):

YES – 4,165,596 —– NO – 2,066,948….. from 17 constituencies confirmed YES leads at 74.74%

Currently:  New tally YES- 5.054,075 (67.9%) ——–  NO – 2.233,599 (30%). (Reference: Twitter)

Am so happy that Kenyans are mature and will take whatever results come. I mean we treasure Life more than any constitution. Right? at least I do.And Social websites have played a huge role in ensuring that people from every coner of the world is the know of what is happening *thumbs up Twitter*.

Life goes on as normal on the 5th August, business as usual. Though I woke up thinking our President Hon. Emilio Mwai Kibaki will be so excited and announce today and tomorrow to be a holiday. But Nothing, continue building the nation #thatsthewaytogo those are signs of good governance already.

Is it just me or today there was no traffic whatsoever, it took  me 30 mins from Kabete to Wilson Airport and I was using public transport #howsthat. I mean if everyday was like that … I wish. And our floor is the only one with people on the whole block.even the parking lot is not as busy i.e. countable cars.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is making a positive difference.”

So can someone take up the “M-Kura” Idea and do something about it…I wish I was really good in coding and system development…lol *i’m serious* you can count me in.

To celebrate here is a plan:

See you all at WAMATHAI’S EXCLUSIVE, It’s a spoken word gig, was at the launch or the premier about a month ago and it’s something you would want to go for. Good poetry pieces and music as well as a social platform with very cool and interesting people’s – See you there :)

DETAILS

Location: VIP Secret Lounge (View Park Towers)

Date & Time: Today (5th August 2010)  at 7:00pm

Damage : Ksh 300 ONLY

Get Ticket : Interlink Cyber 3rd Floor World Business Centre (opp Odeon Cinema) or mpesa 0722352239

Have a splendid day my good people.

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Practice what you preach, maybe the world would be a better place!

Have you ever wondered how the world would be if, peace, love and unity were actually a reality. Yeah we all preach it in our talk, in our churches, schools, work places, homes, parliaments and all but clearly as it is, we don’t practice it.

That would by my kind of near perfect world. Peace, love and unity if practiced, would streamline everything else. Things like corruption, war/violence would not be in existence. We would be watching them in movies — conspiracy and horror movies, but seeing as most of this movies are clips from the real world. It’s so sad, the directors of movies aren’t given the chance to be creative anymore.

What are the chances that people came to a consensus of opinion? In this day and age, seeing as everyone is an “I know it all”. That decisions were made based on everyone’s contribution without fights and major disagreements.

PERFECT EXAMPLE:

I love my country “Kenya”, which is only a very small part of the world, but we have the suckiest leaders of all times. We are trying to formulate a new constitution here, the CoE (Committee of Experts) and the PSC (Parliamentary Select Committee) as they call themselves have a decade of well paid *read hefty* meetings. And they come up with the draft constitution — *YaaaaY* I mean they have reviewed the current constitution seen its errs and now they have come up with a new one to help tackle the issues that were previously identified. We are a democratic country, we all take part in the decision making of such major issues such as adopting a new constitution. I would actually call this consensus decision making.

Anyway, so my dear leaders decide to form two groups “YES” and “NO” note that, most of them were involved in the formation of the new constitution. And as countrymen and women, we are supposed to either support the new constitution(yes) or go against it(no), they are all seriously marketing their product or is it service, branded them (yes=green and no=red), and formulated some seriously expensive strategies to win votes from the confused common man.

Now you tell me, there is some contentious issues in the constitution *So what exactly am I supposed to do?* go rub them out with my Helix Rubber? Like really. You tell me the clause in the abortion leaves a loop-hole, do you realize that when a woman is planning to abort they barely think whether the clause leaves a loop-hole or not or do they even care whether it’s legal or not? ask them

They say about  Kadhi Courts being included in the constitution? blonde me thinks they’ve always been there, as subordinate courts that determine cases relating to personal status, marriage, divorce and inheritance in proceedings in which all parties profess the Muslim religion, now they are saying it’s contentious like the Muslims are conquering Kenya – like colonial times. #soconfused

IN MY OBSERVATION:

There is already a rift in our small country which is just a very tiny part of the big world. Starting from the people who lead us, they are all sending mixed signals… they preach peace, love and unity but practice violence, hate and disunity.

Starting off, our country would be a better place if, our leaders were united in their decision making before presenting solution to the common country man. I mean that’s why we choose them as leaders in the first place. Don’t start telling me about loop hole’s, go ahead and rectify them then bring for us the final product. I mean if our leaders disagree from the top, what makes you think that at any one point the common man will be in agreement or have unity.

IN CONCLUSION

It’s the case of the shepherds and sheep, we are the sheep, and we will always follow our shepherds (our leaders). If they preach Peace, Love, Unity and Practice it, I believe it’s going to rub onto their followers. It’s called leading by example.

For me, I believe that’s the only way to make this world a better place…

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

Go back to the basics, “Practice what you Preach” and “Walk the Talk”

Plus a change is always better than a rest #justsaying – Especially when you are so unaware of where you are resting *Wise Words*…lol YES!!

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

My Take – Draft Constitution

Over the weekend, I was having dinner with my folks as we watched the 9 o’clock news. And as usual the ‘Draft Constitution’ at the moment being the hot bone of contention. It really amazes me how we humans deal with issues, especially those which we are so clueless on how to solve.

First, my dad who’s quite interested in politics(I always say it’s because he studied political science), has read through the whole constitution, highlighted, understood the pros and cons. My mum and I are the clueless… hehe we haven’t bothered to read it as a whole, i mean she’s a nurse, am in IT..it’s not an excuse I know but I mean it’s just not in our line, some terms are just a bit twisted. Though I must give us props, for the fact that everything anyone says, we are smart enough to first go and read that part they are speaking about and try get what exactly is stated there before we blurt out our thoughts.

A good example, is the issue of abortion, whoever said it’s legal…its so ILLEGAL in the constitution, we read it loudly, it says something like, I don’t have it word for word but at least I understood it.

“Every person has a right to life, and that life begins at conception. It allows abortion when, in the opinion of a trained health professional, there is need for emergency treatment, or the life or health of the mother is in danger or if permitted by any other law.”

Anyhow, so as the news went on and there’s the two campaigns – The YES(green) and the NO(red) … and they are all really campaigning so hard, as they all say things that are so out of the draft constitution. It beats me, why they would spend so much campaigning while 80% (guessed statistic) of us do not even understand the content of that draft constitution.

So MY TAKE, although it’s too late and not that I have the tiniest inch of influence in this country, I wish, instead of taking so much time and money on campaigning YES and NO, they could have spent say 15 minutes or so everyday, explaining and teaching the contents of the Draft Constitution, then we would all be on the same page. And we can vote wisely.

Personally, as long as I have not been explained to and taught what’s contained in that new constitution, I will just vote i think ‘YES’ because am tired of seeing this MP’s of ours meeting every now and then to come up with something that they end up rejecting. Not that the old constitution made a big difference in my life anyway, as they say :

“A change is way better than a rest”

I know you would call this utter stupidity, but as for now I really don’t care. Because even the people you argue with are either so clueless themselves, they haven’t read it or are just biased. For the ones who have read and fully understand the document like my dad, usually stay Put and are waiting to vote.

Oooh read how the leaders of the churches are campaigning for the NO camp. What I think, we cannot combine Religion and Politics, it’s just wrong, they should be preaching the word of God #period and using it to reach to people and through the word of God, people make informed choices. They should not tell their congregation what to do or vote. There’s just something wrong with that picture, and where are they removing that money to go campaigning? #justasking? #iwonder And that’s the reason I like my pastors (Ps.Ambrose) — I give him props!

Finally, if they just concentrated on Civic Education and reduced the who know’s what where… The referendum would be the smoothest process ever, but clearly, we’re in for a ride since we are all “Know-It-Alls”

Inspirational Quote, is a chinese quote, no wonder those guys are organiszed.

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.

Signing off — *Kawi*