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Month: July 2020

The Art of Peaceful Separation
Hera Spot, Relationships

The Art of Peaceful Separation

I want to be forever young, which I know is impossible but, I wouldn’t mind being a black that don’t crack well into my 60s. I am looking forward to that. I like how as the years fly by and I mature into ripe grapefruit (I believe I am still too young to use ‘aging like fine wine 🤣), I experience an increase in understanding on matters love and life. One of the things I have learnt, and continue to learn, is the art of peacefully walking away from situations that no longer serve me. No drama. You realize something is not working, and you have tried your best, and this thing does not even hold its destiny in your hands, you walk away. Like you were never even there. Especially with romantic relationships. The broken beyond repair ones. The ones being held by feather strings. Those o...
Ah. This Life of No Absolutes!
This Life!

Ah. This Life of No Absolutes!

One of my high school classmates recently created a WhatsApp group and virtually brought us all together. This must have been the 100th attempt made by different parties since we left high school about 10 years ago. As years fly by, the initial excitement people had over WhatsApp, and other social media is slowly fading away. Especially amongst us millennials. I mean, we are the pioneers of social media, it only makes sense that at some point we will be fed up and want out. In 2020, it is almost criminal adding someone to a WhatsApp group without their permission. And I love that WhatsApp heard our cries and put in measures to ensure only a particular cadre of people can perform this atrocious act.   Anyway, this post is not about WhatsApp, but about a conversation we were hav...
William Lawson’s Mixed Apple Drink- Who is It For?
Drinks, Reviews

William Lawson’s Mixed Apple Drink- Who is It For?

I first saw this drink on The Kenyan Bar Guy’s review, where he described it as ‘a drink for people that know nothing about whisky.’ I had not even tasted it yet but was in agreement. Because for one, I am of the opinion that whisky does not make the best of cocktails, and two, apple juice?! I know we are in the wave and craze of launching ciders everywhere, women being the target market, but apples in whisky is something I never saw coming. I don’t know if William Lawson’s did a research prior to establish whether whisky heads would love a dash of apple juice in their drink, or if women who lean towards ciders want the whisky vibe. Or was this an effort to bring both parties together? Anyway, so I get the drink. I was sceptical, but also hopeful that William Lawson’s had put in...
Donuts by Rose
Food, Reviews

Donuts by Rose

This is not her official business name, as at the time of writing this she was in the process of building the brand. Her name however, is Rose. So, we’ll go with that 😜. In these Corona times, many of us have taken to trying out new skills (like me with the banana bread) or sharpening skills we already had. Some, like Rose, have taken their skills a level higher, by not just sharing on social media, but turning it into a business! You see the way we keep saying corona itatuonyesha mambo? Ni kama itatuonyesha new ways of making money pia if we are serious. Rose’s donuts had been looking all sorts of delicious on her IG stories, so of course when she announced she would be selling, I was among the first to place my order! Please, you do not need a special occasion to eat nice thin...
Hunters Dry Cider- A Review
Drinks, Reviews

Hunters Dry Cider- A Review

Is it just me, or does this drink sort of give one an instant feel-good? I love it. And it is not even the instant feel-goodness that I absolutely vibe with, but also the flavour is quite premium! You know that other cider than I reviewed and wondered why they had to use the word ‘premium’ for their drink? I think they should have asked the guys behind Hunters wassup because this is what premium tastes like. Is it just me, or does this drink actually not taste like a cider at first? Ha. I had not paid much attention to the label, was busy enjoying the fullness of its flavour- which gives me more beer-ey vibes than cider-ey-. Kumbe kwa label apples are being mentioned everywhere. You see, this is what drinking too much Tusker Cider and Snapp does to you (and I love those drinks), yo...
To Enter Marriage… Or Sit It Out?
Hera Spot, Relationships

To Enter Marriage… Or Sit It Out?

I was randomly going through my Google News App, as I do often, trying to see how far the world has reached in burning itself down, and what part I play. And the way Google News App is set up is you are able to access everything, from ‘serious’ news to latest gossip to opinion articles published in the dailies. Today I came across this opinion article on marriage, published in The Standard by Dayan Masinde. I understand Dayan is a writer who writes/speaks a lot on relationships (from a quick Google search). I am yet to check out more of his work, and would like to make clear that this conversation is not about him or his work but the contents of the particular article I came across.   The article is titled ’25 Reasons Why Marriage is Good’. Honestly, is there a catchier title ...
The Art of Giving to Yourself
This Life!

The Art of Giving to Yourself

I was eavesdropping on a conversation recently, and one of the two ladies was talking about a new set of bedsheets she’d bought herself. ‘At least I buy something that is just for me. Something I don’t have to share with anyone’. From their conversation, I gathered that the speaker shared a house with family, and was probably one of the key breadwinners. She looked young, and not badly off financially, considering where they were shopping. So I wondered, why is she never getting anything for herself, really? Let me tell you a story. I have lived a big part of my life feeling indebted to people. And this is only fair, considering I have been under the care of the larger family since my parents rested. I have had an okay life, I would say. So naturally, the moment I got my first job,...