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Celebrating 50 Years of James Bond Films

Global James Bond Day is being celebrated today to mark 50 years since the world première of Dr.No which introduced author Ian Fleming’s suave, sophisticated secret agent to people. The franchise went on to produce best-selling Agent 007 films and making legends of of actors (source).

Credits

“My name is Bond … James Bond!”

Remember the infamous phrase? How we all looked for ways to rhyme it with our names, but of course it never did. Always been excited about 007 classics from back in the day before I even figured it all out. Talk of being influenced by the right people. Now, I’m a Bond girl so to say.

The 22 previous James Bond films have seen six actors play the title character (from  Sean Connery in the first official film Dr. No in 1962, who played 7 sequels before passing the baton to the  5 others who have played the role after him. And from the look of things, they have achieved paralleled success if not more: George LazenbyRoger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and finally Daniel Craig,  who stars in the most anticipated movie of the year ‘SKYFALL 007′  to premier later this month.

Also ten different car brands piloted by the MI6 spy. But one facet that has remained since the beginning of the franchise is Mr. Bond’s signature drink: a vodka martini, “shaken, not stirred.” But for the 23rd installment, Skyfall, Bond will sip on a less potent potable. He’ll be drinking a Heineken (source). I know the Heineken guys now have every reason to brag, and there goes your punch line to Malt guys. I know it’s been a back and forth battle…lol

Advertising Age that Britain’s best known secret agent is going to change the habits of a lifetime and drink beer in the new Bond film, Skyfall. Heineken has struck a deal for a Bond campaign. There will be a new Heineken ad tied to the Bond film and Bond will reportedly be shown drinking Heineken in at least one scene in the movie itself (source).

James Bond ditches vodka martinis for Heineken

I know you’re wondering, now that Skyfall 007 is premiering, when does it happen in our neck of the woods after that breathtaking trailer? Well, the premier here in Nairobi is on 25th October 2012 at the IMAX theatre. That’s for the chosen few but at least the movie is finally out yeah! See you the following week at the cinemas.
Just that am not a beer person, otherwise I would have joined the Heineken bandwagon and be one of the cool kid on the block.  On that note, they should come up with a yummier version of it. Don’t miss out on the film though! You never miss out on 007 films, that’s a sin *serious face*.
Forgot to ask, for a friend though. Are they serving free Heineken at the theaters?
Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

WamathaiEx *Event Review*

Speaking of firsts, this will be my first event review. I don’t even have the slightest idea of how to do it, but hey since I want to post it, might as well just write what I experienced.

WAMATHAI’S EXCLUSIVE, aka WamathaiEx is a spoken word gig that is powered by wamathai.com which from my point of view is a site  that hosts or features poems and short stories from different authors. According to his website, he’s collaborating with over authors at the moment.

CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE

Big Up to Wamathai for coming up with such an innovative channel through which the short stories and poem authors can gain recognition from the wider fraternity. Check this site out.

Also for promoting originality, and aiming to be the no. 1 source of original poems and short stories. For banking on creativity, I give you a 10 out of 10.

EVENT REVIEW

The event was held on the 5th of August 2010, at the VIP Secret Lounge. Wamathai.com had previously held it’s launch there, so it was easy to locate where the event was.

The advertising was widely done through the social networks, which is how I got to know of the existence of the event. They were charging Ksh 300. Well it had put a limit to the number of people who were to attend, I think 100. Brilliant idea because this is an easier group to manage. I would say they did their analysis well based on the 1st event (oh, this was the 2nd.) which was over-packed

The entry to the event was as smooth as it gets, it’s either you had a ticket, or you had booked in advance. It was pretty organized I must say.

I really liked their target crowd, they were all organized and clearly knew what they were there for. Basically, the first like 30 mins was for socializing around with the most HILARIOUS and amazing people, as they give time for arrivals which I found very considerate…lol, being african timers. Also as they set up and organized stuff.

Dela was the MC, she had quite some life…I liked. She makes you have psyche for the event and gives a head up for the person coming on stage.

STANDING OVATION – PERFORMANCES

@Antoneosoul doing what he does best - as we oogle *literally*

So there were “The songs that make your heart melt” from Jemedari and Antoneosoul … whoooa this guys can sing, no lie! Like you just want to shut up and just listen to them. Jemedari has this deep voice … yes deep bass-like, on the other hand, Anto has a mellow voice … i don’t know what to call it, if it was a girl it would be soprano (Plus I think he’ll be having a neo soul thingie at Club Sound every last Tuesday of the month). #TOOFRESH

Jemedari and his band "Skiza"

Then there are the poets who got me giving a standing ovation : Wanjeri Gakuru and Wanjiku Mwaura, this two ladies keep you’re ears and eyes glued to them #nohomo, by this I mean, the own a poem and present it to a non-poetic person like me and it sounds COOLEST, they put life to it, expression and gist. #ILike

Then there are this two gentlemen:  Kevin ‘Nemesis’ Gachuma and Daddie Marto. This dudes made me laugh off my chair…like literally. They are poets cum stand up comedians…they were imitating the likes of a 40yr old Kikuyu man trying to vybe a young girl, Kibaki and Raila conversing…then the killer is when Daddie or is it Marto was singing songs and joining them …i.e if they have the same beats or words PS: YOU NEED TO HEAR TO UNDERSTAND … I laughed to rib aches.


CONCLUSION

I’m speaking from a non-poetic point of view, I never thought I would attend a poet reading/recital and enjoy. The only poem I wrote, was a lame one on life…lol

WamathaiEx proved me wrong, that I can actually go for a poets events and enjoy to the fullest. They are funny, witty and hilarious. Trust me, it’s fun. Maybe you should just look out for the next one, which I bet is next month or soon, but I’ll let you know the moment it’s advertised, if I’m in the know.

Otherwise it was a job well done.. and I have no complaints. Though am sure with time it will get better and better.KUDOS!!

Lovely weekend my peoples.

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Keg Fest In the Wild on 29th May 2010

Well I can say I’m particularly choosy and very selective when it comes to out-door activities. And I’m sure am not the only one who is like that. Any how, there’s this group called “SHANGHAI TELEPORT” , Started out as a joke where they do random barbeque and excursion plans mainly.

Well, they’ve invited me to a few, a barbeque at Uhuru Gardens, one at Rolf, and National Park.

Here’s a pic of the barbeque at Uhuru Gardens, happened on some holiday that landed on a Monday and since guys wanted to chill and gang up with others on Sunday, Shanghai Teleports brought up this random barbeque plan at the most convenient place #UhuruGardens. Met cool people from different places, made it a platform for interaction, it wasn’t crowded, had the right chilled out pips , the FOOD which is usually my most important part was sooo YUMMY! Everyone blended in well.

And after that I was like any other event I’m invited by them am soo IN. Like no second thought, no doubts. Because everything was just on point.

Anyhow so this time round they decided they’ll do it a bit differently so that they can organize better…and well, so I was told to invite some of my friends and am so green when it comes to inviting people to something…oops!

So here goes, it’s taking place at the National park, one of the picnic places there. Been there before with them and it was just too freesh!! I mean, for all the barbeques i’ve gone with them, I always go home thinking, “OK! When’s the next one”. The crowd, the FOOD, the environment (includes surrounding, music). I TOTALLY DIGG!

Anyhow, just in case you want to tag along, maybe you can hala at the no’s at the image or you can tell me a bit in advance. Details are on the pic, charges are Ksh. 2000 to cater for everything, and i mean everything.

You know the kind of : No stress, No Sweat once you’re in!

Signing Off — *Kawi*