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The Farm Visit

I had been going on about how I couldn’t wait to go to the farm and see the current developments. To visit, we did. Although my baby sister pulled out, it was an awesome trip all together. Got to hang out with the parents, get some tips from them as with regard to our responsibilities and all. Which I thought was quite important because the main reasons parents work so hard is to make sure that their offspring lives comfortably truth? When they’re doing all this good work, they expect that the offspring (children, in-laws, grand children) will be able to manage that which they have worked so hard for when they’re not there or when they are and not as able as they are now.

I felt like that was what the trip was about. It was about exposure to what my parents have put their blood and sweat in to. To show us that this is ours and yours. It’s our responsibility to make sure that we manage it well, after all it’s ours and we’re the one to reap the benefits from it. I love parental advise, especially advise that makes me become a better person and know a little more about myself, my family and what they expect of us. It’s always an eye opener and makes me look into the future. You know more like give you hinted on how to connect the jig saw pieces of the puzzle.

Farm visit

Farm visit

The farm is like a maze, hence the name. It felt like one especially now that they’ve made a makeshift entry. Yeah we grow miraa (aka khat) among other things in the farm. You can see the mode in which they are transported and the speed is insane, you’d think they’re transporting some extremely delicate produce. Those drivers have a rally of their own every few hours so woe unto you if you’re on their way, they’re worse than psv drivers. They can really harass a driver, the tailing, overtaking, flash lights. Then there’s my aunties duck. The thing that crossed my mind when I first saw it was “duck face”. That made me attempt to do it, and whoever started this “duckface” pose is a winner. Is it that it makes one look prettier or what?

Farm Visit

Farm Visit

If there’s one person who loves taking and being taken photos, it’s mother dearest and me of course by virtue of being her daughter. Her genes were pretty strong…lol. So we did some (ok, I’ve lied, a lot) selfies as we bonded and toured “the maze” and viewed the other developments. She’s an amazing tour guide, she knows her agriculture. It was so cold and windy that I only keep my coat off for the duration of the snap shot. My dad was having his chit-chat time with the elders, you always have to be in their right books there. I suppose that’s for every culture, no?

Farm Visit

Farm Visit

I had a photo session with the goat…haha. It kinda smiled and came a little closer to pose for it, and no, I am not kidding. I thought goats were afraid of people, not this one. Kept my distance though, I’m not that animal or pet friendly. That includes cats and dogs, I don’t see myself ever owning pets (I hope the boyfriend is reading this), they freak the hell-out-of me. The following day, breakfast was special, porridge. I haven’t taken porridge in ages, that’s what happens when you live alone, there are some things you just don’t cook. Only mothers can make you take this for breakfast, but it was yumm!

I also had some time to snack, read and listen to music. As I say, “some food for the tummy, mind and lots for the soul“. If you’re feeling low for some reason, this can be a good lift-me-up. Kind of works for me. That was my weekend in a nutshell. This was the main lesson learnt after meeting my parents friends while at the farm and hearing them talk about their kids. The pride they carry around because of you is unbelievable, sometimes, that is what gives them every reason to smile and feel alive.

Proud Parents

Hope your week is closing in well? Thank God for life today because there are some who didn’t manage to see this week. My prayers go to our family friends who lost their mum. Life is short, let’s live it out to the best of our ability.

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

One of those Weeks

Ever had one of those weeks where you feel like the world is on top of you and not the usual “am on top of the world” feeling, boy don’t I miss it. Like all the forces *not dark ones though* are against you and those that are with you as you fight your battles, are at the far end of the sidelines shouting out your name and telling you “take it easy, you can do it, it’ll all come to pass”. While you are in the battle field, everything seems bleak, even when you’re trying to do everything right. Funny enough, what we tend to forget when we’re in any kind of battle is that we’re not perfect beings. I always forget that. I want to do everything to the best of my ability.

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Such that even when am doing whatever it is to the best of my ability, I still feel like I need to put in more effort. Maybe it’s not nice, maybe it has errors, maybe I’m not that knowledgeable, maybe it’s just not right, what will they think, how will they find it and on. Perfect example is when handing in a document *my thesis* that I’ve done for a few months that’s a lie, I meant a few weeks and your supervisor has to review it as you stare blankly thinking, “I hope my research makes sense”…lol. I mean if it doesn’t make sense to him, how will it make sense to anyone else and there are deadlines to be met.

I had a very rough week, to say the least. Through it,  I came to realize that sometimes you’re the only one who knows/feels/experiences the pressure you’re undergoing. Everyone else, expects things to be normal or even better than normal. Those are the forces I was talking of, they all pulling you from every corner and you the hub has to be a diamond through it all. You know, still maintain your shine despite the being under all that pressure. Of course, sometimes you’ll break down when you feel like there’s just too much on your plate, I got there and you even wonder how you got there. Then again, I was like am a special kind of girl to have all that kind of pressure and still manage to crack a joke or two, converse, hand in my deliverables (I handed in my thesis research proposal *sigh of relief*). Once you make that 1st step, the rest is shouldn’t be rocket science. Yeah, I’ve given myself that “really?” look on your behalf.

This is the week I caught a bad ass flu, I lacked sleep, I lost my appetite, I felt so exhausted, I cried a lil’ bit here and there, I felt alone,  and like I had so much on my plate. No usual, take a chill pill and relax. Well, sometimes you’ve got to take it all in, work around your situations and come out a winner in your own way. Just never say “I cannot do”, because you can. Even when you do it your own way, that’s not the universal way, at least you tried. You have been put in your situation because one way or another you can handle it, it may not seem so obvious then, but it does sooner or later.

On that note, I defend my thesis proposal next week *cringe,  prayers please*, this one is one hell-of-a ride. How do people even get the motivation to do a PhD? Good Lord! That piece of document is pure stress. Now add work which is almost as crazy (since half the time I feel like am back to school handing in assignments and so on) and the other aspects of life.

Well this doesn’t sound like the “happy Friday” y’all are used to from bubbly me. It’s actually the best day of my week this week and am glad that I came to the realization that I was stressed to my toes and I need to take it easy. But who knows how to take it easy anyway? Well, at least I can now talk and laugh about it.

Diamond, Pressure, Oaks

In other very unrelated news, it’s my friends hen’s night tomorrow, whoop whoop! To make her last weekend as a bachelorette most memorable. Thank God for awesome mixes – here, that I am currently sit-head-bumping to as I write this post.

Live, laugh and love a little more and be there for those people who matter to you. It’s people who are there for you, not things. Blessings comrades!

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

The Mighty Thorsday

Counting down to 5:00pm like it’s closing day. If you went through 8.4.4 I bet you get what I mean. Not that I have anything really constructive that I’m going to do, but it’s holidaaaay it’s not supposed to be constructive *bliss*

Wonder what ”no good” people are going to be up to today? For some strange reason it even feels like December holidays, so sad that such days fly and next thing you know it’s Monday morning and you’re on your office desk toiling feeling like your weekend was just whisked away.

Random Thought

So I’ve been made to read “The Alchemist” . Let’s start from I have had the name of that book being thrown around. I’ve also heard it’s a nice book and now I’m experiencing it. You want to know why I never read it before? Because I could not really pronounce the name of the book leave alone the author…Paulo Coelho. But considering the emphasis on how I should read it, I am now on it.

And quarter-way through, I think we share some views ↓

“…The Soul of the World is nourished by people’s happiness. And also by unhappiness,
envy, and jealousy. To realize one’s Personal Legend is a person’s only real obligation.
All things are one.”
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve
it…”

Let’s see and figure out what it’s about and maybe I’ll do a review and work my way through the pronunciations as well. If you read this and you know me and have my contacts, you can give me call and tell me how.

Song of the day

Doing the Azoto dance already \o/

I’m craving

I didn’t really get the spare ribs last week so I’m hoping that by all means, I get them today *crossing fingers* might just end up going there solo but that’s too sappy so nooo! Sure there are people down for that.

And then #TeamTeam100 :-)

I want and pray

Today I’m on that Serenity prayer a good one. I think it basically puts everything in a nutshell :-)

 

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

 

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr


Quote of the day

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

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Monday, Oh Monday!

I know it’s Monday. That day we’re not so fond of especially when your alarm goes off in the morning and you think, “It’s morning already, feels like the night just flew by.” You’re already used to sleeping in till late over the weekend and now you’re back to the weekly routine. To make it worse,  you have 4 more days of that same exhausting routine. That’s why Monday feels so blue. Maybe we can look at it from the perspective that we have 4 more days to make things happen, make a difference in the world, then a weekend to celebrate the happenings, and it becomes a cycle. Then Monday’s will not be such cursed days after all. If I was good in Photoshop (which I need to now learn), I would have Monday splodged with some orange, yellow and luminous green. Just to show how an awesome day it can be (those are wishes by the way…lol)

For now, here are some cuppa tea’s to push you through the week (one for each day) :-)

And some music that totally wow’ed me today. It couldn’t get more beautiful than this. I hope they have more stuff in store.

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Random Monday thoughts

Love yourself, no one will love you better than you can love yourself. Take care of yourself, no one can take care of you better than you can take care of yourself. Be confident your self, no one else can be more confident in you more than you would be in yourself. Trust yourself and your abilities, because only you knows what your capable of. Think the world of yourself.

But if you can find someone who loves, takes care of you, is confident in you, trusts you as much as you do yourself and thinks the world of you … appreciate, treasure them and reciprocate the good deeds. Because not everyone looks out for you, but those who do, spare them a special place in your heart, the more than deserve it. However, if you don’t do that for yourself first, chances are that you won’t even realize when someone is doing it for you. It always has to come first from within, then without. What do you think?

Quote of the week

Take a chance on something or someone today, tomorrow, in future … some time. One of the few times being scared is good. Have an amazing and productive week ahead.

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

THankful THursday

Yeah today is a Thursday *duuh* and it’s just one of those days…that I happen to be in a very good or something like that mood.

Well, my eyes are stinging sleep but I have to be in the office working, I couldn’t pull a fake sick-off and sleep (I never do that, because I always think I will actually get sick if I cheat I’m sick ~~ yeah I’m a good girl like that, if that’s what you were thinking).

It’s not everyday we just say “you know what I’m just gonna say Thank You God for the blessings in my life!” most of the time we are ranting and whining, or having something going on that makes us forget the much that we already have. Oh well, seeing as Thank You starts with ‘TH’ and Thursday starts with ‘TH’ why not just make today ‘THankful THursday’…

So here is the thing I’ve been recently hating to love or is it loving to hate…I think the former — LISTING!! oh well just a few things not like a 100…because sometimes I’m that person who forgets to say Thank you to God for those things that I need to be thankful for. They make you realise, life is fairly on point on your side of the fence as well.

Waking up today as healthy as a  horse.

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Being blessed with a loving family — my dad wakes me up in the morning (used to whine about it, now am thankful), mum is between story telling and yelling for not doing something *multitasking*, baby sister is stating her needs such as movies and credit…that’s why I’m never on time.
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Having an amazing variety of friends *** this could be real, virtual, fake (though the real ones mostly) *** they text me, call me, tweet me, face book me, chat me up,read my blog – they all impact a small part of me *segmentation* lol
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Being able to smile and joke around even when I have a shitload of work (though today not that much) and school work in addition.
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Having cool workmates and boss ~~~ Ngina just helped me update my playlist #Thanks, so now im working with fresh music. As for my boss,  he can be a hard nut to crack but he’s a polite one.

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Safaricom and Zain competing, phone charges are getting drastically lesser :)) I can text my mate at 1bob and call at 3bob #whothought ~~sounds unbelievable. Yah I now have a Zain line and redeemed my bonga with points and got a phone :) Got on with the program.
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This bird that keeps pecking my office window, it’s a total distraction, i can just turn and stare at it, maybe I should name it. Plus the lovely weather outside.
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For getting someone asking me to apply for a job which fits the description I like, most people never get what I’d love to do, that one just listed them in the J.D *Fingers Crossed*
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Making this one of the most LOVEly weeks…after a couple of not sooo lovely weeks…lol if that makes any sense.

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Having the ability to write 10 things I’m thankful for in a way that you can read… I never thought.

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Okay that’s enough for today, the rest I can probably just mumble it out through the day….I shall try my best not to whine today and probably push that spirit along till end of week, then next…then maybe I won’t be a whiner…is there a word like that?


QUOTE OF THE DAY

“For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.”

HAVE A SUPER LOVELY DAY MY PEOPLE’S

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*