The Perfect Date..

Fantasies are but a part of being human.. A dream impregnated in the mind- an in between of fantasy and wishful thinking.

What did she want as the perfect date? what did he see as the perfect date? Could they realise that somewhere in between the fantasies and the wishful thinking lay a streak of rationality?

As a child she always imagined it.. she knew just how she wanted the perfect date to be. It had to be special. To be different..

There he stood in a handsome stupor- his features contoured under the fading sky. One look at her was all it took. His knees went weak- softened by her very gaze. Here they were- in a place they first met..on a date so different. So special.

It wasn’t the posh restaurant..or the expensive wine. it wasn’t the black dress and the classy suit. No- that wasn’t them. It was the laid back- chilled out nature that got them together. The one that made this date so special from the rest.


With them it was all about the stars and the moon. It was about wishing on the same shining star. About gazing into the horizon under the magical moonlit skies. It was about being out amidst natures finest places, about walking in the rain,  about exploring countrysides and just appreciating the beauty of a country unexplored. It was about sitting by camp fires and watching the sunrise. It was about playing checkers in a Spanish setting. There’s was the magic of a famous lake. The beauty of a hippo infested water. There’s was a fisherman’s tale.

Her perfect didn’t match his. His perfect was totally different from hers. But it is that very difference that brought them together. That gave them a new meaning to perfect. That united them and allowed them to be different people yet united as one in their own special way.

It makes you think- we live in a fantasy world, yet being rational is what actually tastes so much better.. That you are in touch with reality and more alive with your feelings.

That not every person needs a perfect dream date, or a perfect life. She didn’t need the perfect date after all.

That being “perfect” creates expectations that if not fulfilled can leave you hopeless- and kapish!!! That’s just the end!!

That watching fireflies in their fiery element, lights up your whole world, and leaves you mesmerized – and just as they magically conjure up their unexpected surprise, you realise that most of the time, the unexpected is what makes your life alot more magical than typical storybook endings..


Safe Journey dear friend..

DSC02179So today is somewhat a bittersweet day.
One of our good buddies, someone i’ve known ever since he came to Nairobi from his tiny tiny village left the country yesterday to begin a whole new chapter in his life.
Im not sure how most friendships begin. Do you look at a person and decide this is who you want to befriend? Or do you start chatting and ‘click’ right away? I’ll stick with the later- what say?
Well, from day one he has always been this great person- calm, funny and always there when you need him! What more can a person ask for? What more do you really need?
Sometimes you meet people and they become part of your confusing little world. But sometimes, they aid the confusion. They make life a little more tolerable.

Oh boy!! I remember all the days we used to spend together. Sluggishly saying stories in the afternoon heat. All our camping trips together- star gazing and ghost stories around warm campfires..Hippo Hunting at midnight..Polishing down food in hilarious food competitions..For all the animal names you had..Naivasha and Mara are going to miss you biggg!!!

Well, fact is that sometimes we let people into our lives, and we don’t realise how much they mean to us until they’re actually not there. And looking back, at all the memories you shared together- at all the times you will always remember, that is exactly what friendship is about. Someone who comes into your life and leaves a mark. A mark that cant and wont ever be forgotten.

I can never remember him as the serious kind. He was the sort who laughed and joked..Who was the centre of all things fun.

Whether we all say it or not, he is going to be missed! How many  times does a girl come across a friend (even that the male species) who agrees to go shopping- and then goes through the torture of endless window shopping, hours and hours of making a choice, only to end up with 1 – yes 1 item in the shopping bag..? Sure it got to him- but he still took us around! ( |Don’t you dare complain now!!)

But now as he moves on to a brand new life- we wish him all the best. You are the first amongst us to lead the way. And as you move ahead in this beautiful matrimony, we wish you happiness and all good things. And when you do have all those gazillion little babies- and your hair is all white from their tantrums, we will look back and bring out these beautiful yet hilarious stories.

Marriage is a blessing that if nurtured is a beauty. You are probably in a different country as i write this, but you should know that even though we cant be there at this time, once you and your better half are back- its going to be back to the chaotic old times- with bigger milestones and better memories.

I guess this is a starting point as he leaves the singles boat and goes into another. For the great buddy you’ve always been, for all the laughs..for nonsensical chatters.. Boy are we going to miss you!

Hello 2013!!

A week into 2013 finds me looking at my yearly goals-and like every other person, i have my achievable’s and non-achievable’s.
And just as most people are moving on with their year- deep in to the second week, i am taking a walk back.
Back into 2012. 2012 gave me so much to remember- oh boy- it was nothing short of being remarkably eventful! I experienced a year full of opportunities, getting my first job, being mentored, leaving a room-mate who i had lived with for a good 6years, meeting all sorts of people- some who inspired me, some who gave me a sort of a balance, some pleasant to be around- and yet even those annoyingly know-it-all kind. Phew!! Nevertheless, the year also came with its challenges – a work-life balance , coping without some now-heavenly souls..

But yet looking back- it was a beautiful year. It started of so well, and moved along swiftly- and before i knew it, the holidays were back and it was time for some more merry making!Towards mid 2012, totally wrapped up in my element, i set off to Bungee jump. A feat i say was totally magnificent! With every ounce of fear trapped on a thick elastic band wrapped around my ankles, 60metres above the ground, with the murky waters under me, i set out to jump. Every possible emotion awash in awe at what lay beneath. As i jumped, pangs of fear clutched on to me. Here i was defying gravity in style! Yet, as i hung upside down, my stomach exploded in bursts of excitement and i felt raw again. It was a feeling you will only understand whilst doing it! Those few minutes of adrenaline rush simply recharged me to get on with the rest of the year!!

bungee jump

And the rest of the year proved to be some marathon! The days just zoomed by in a frenzied mixture of work, school and the social hullabaloo.. And the holidays were a mix of sleeping in, increased appetites and merry making!  The brunt of such glorious days showing on the waistlines!

But that was last year. And whilst there would be so much to say about it, its time to think about this year and its findings.

Im not one to believe in resolutions, for they cap just how far i can go- but yes, i will make a list of what i do want in the year ahead. And hopefully- abide by them. And as the world out there makes and remakes their resolutions, you can only promise yourself one thing- Be realistic. And then work towards what you want.

7 days into the year, it has been a smooth sail. There is no guarantee that the year ahead will be just as good, but there is one thing. As the days go on, embrace them, and make something out of yourself. Don’t cap yourself. Don’t get capped. Go out, see the world- for in the nooks and crannies of majestic mountains, hilly countrysides and bubbling brooks lies a world unknown to many. Explore. Camp. Hike. Dance a little. Eat fancy. Give your boss that one idea thats been brewing in your mind. Sing in the rain. Find someone you love and grow with them.
Dont be trapped in the dogma of the yester-years. Just start living this year- and you won’t go wrong!!!