Arsenal gets the Blues at home.

It all began with a 4-3-2-1 formation against a 3-4-2-1 and an early yellow card for Chelsea. Arsenal was on the fore front from minute one. In fact deep down I was with the Gunners, but deeper within I was with Arsenal. Note the difference. I was prepared to prove to the world wrong that…

Worst Trends in 2019

I’m not a fashionista. Even my fashion sense is not yet sensible, but whatever trend washed across the globe this year didn’t skip my eye. I saw all them cool kids wearing really ugly attires and accessories that made some of them end up looking like illegal immigrants on crack. Some ended up resembling Maniacs…

How to live in Kilifi III

Christmas celebrations. Christmas is the same everywhere, people who never see eye to eye annually get to see each other for the first time. Relatives from ‘Nairobi’ trek in with their Japan cars and over-pampered babies claiming their share of the fathers soil. They arrive with fancy gadgets and latest clothes. Unnecessary hairstyles and Inflated…

How to live in Kilifi II

  The windows. When you arrive here you better be prepared to live in rooms with un open able windows. The windows in most houses are just made up of nets and wire mesh. Some look like cell grills, others like chicken grills. To rent houses with glass windows will demand you dig deeper in…

How to live in Kilifi

  Buy a fan This is not a guideline I should even spell out to you. Soon or later you’ll discover that for yourself. I remember when I lived in a bedsitter in Marembo(kilifi) and had no fan. It was no fun. The kilifi sun also has a way of pausing for hours. Whatever they…

Hello

WhatsApp conversations that start with the salutation Hey always have no concrete theme. They unfold to form these conversations that you feel tempted to screenshot for future reference and delete afterwards. Someone texting you a Hey is a way of them telling you ‘ I’m very bored, please tell me something interesting’. Since I’m not…

Story of the Kitchen, the beard and the forehead.

Whenever I pray for a wife to be, I usually specify to God that she mustn’t obviously be a kitchen guru, but at least she can cook. Many beautiful ladies don’t know how to cook, those that do always treat the whole affair like a photoshoot session. The rest just cook for themselves and use…

Confessions of a Nduthi guy V: Adventures with customers.

I know of a Oyster fisherman who fishes at the creek of old ferry. He emerges with a sacksful of Oysters in a cement bag. Mostly he sells this rock-like marine life to top hotels and residential houses. His Nduthi man of choice is yours truly. I enjoy carrying this man. He usually says the…

Confessions of a Nduthi guy IV: The ugly side of the wheels.

  Patience is a virtue a nduthi man has to incorporate in his daily hustle or else he’ll give up. But do you imagine staying on the same spot for three hours without a single customer to break the monotony. You may ask why not make rounds and come back? But remember the fuel is…