Its back to writing TGIF, and since I have to be up and about working in a few minutes, I will keep it short and sweet.
IM EXCITED ABOUT..
Finally I got published. My 1st by-line after enough months. I guess that was the highlight of the week. Went back to my University yesterday after 10mnths or so and DYaaAAM, lucky bastards!!! #opticalnutrition.
Unlike many guys, I miss my campus days. Not too much to worry about back then; now the bills are too many!!!!
TODAY IM FEELING..
Is it Friday already? This is one week that could have gone on and on for all I care. Still psyched up!!
WHAT I’M LISTERNING TO..
Maroon 5 – Misery
Yeah, it a mild rock week for me!
I really need to go home; the windy city – Nyeri. But, work again screws up my plans.
Don’t have net in the house since jana #fuckacceskenya so lazima niftafute plot.
Swimming maybe –it’s been a while.
Some potato salad my roomie’s gal made for supper this week. Thank God for girls who can cook STRANGE SWEET STUFF from equally strange recipes. (dede, your an kitchen goddess)
Too bad no pics…..
I wish guys would read this blog. Diasporadical are doing it big!!
Could the media silence this Koigi guy with his NEGATIVE ETHNICITY talk? I think that’s all the bloke writes about. He keeps on going and going and going and going like the energizer bunny.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK..
Politicians have a talent in saying stupid things and some have perfected the art.
In the run up to the recent by-elections (not bye elections @martha_karua), Ndolo said “my people have been by my side giving me confidence”. Well, sir, they give you support. From this you derive confidence.
Last weekend was one of the few times I sit down and watch more than half of all EPL games on show. Soccer I guess is my release. Yeah, I know booooring. But those who know the spins and twists that come with that inflated leather skin know what I’m talking about.
So yeah, I watched as Arsenal was sent to slumber and the smile I wore only told half of the story. I remembered what happened to Manchester united the previous weekend and I was like Karma is a RELIABLE biatch!!!
Then behold the derby! Usually, to lay my anxieties to rest before such games, I call up my pal supporters from the opposing team and give them a word or a thousand – all in the thrill of the game.
I only happen to know 1 UNFORTUNATE Liverpool supporter, so he got it all. FRANCIS YOU ARE LOST!!!!
And when that deranged Webb blew the final whistle, I resumed using oxygen as opposed to adrenaline.
AND COULD SOMEBODY BREAK MALOUDA’S, DROGBA, ANELKA’S LEGS……FOR THE LOVE OF SANE SCORE LINES….IM TIRED OF THIS…
Anyway, when Wayne “Shrek” Rooney’s name flashed on the lineup screen, all I could think about was the brouhaha his co-curricular activities have elicited.
I have repeatedly said that if you happen to be a celebrity with tendencies of fucking up, then Europe is probably not the best place to live. The journalists there are ruthless. They will stop at nothing when it comes to ripping “wrong-doers” apart.
The SUN is particularly notorious in dishing out bile, only stopping when the pulse screen goes flat.
A headline after Shrek’s expose on his horizontal engagements with prostitutes was something close to “Rooney finally scores at Home”. What!!! The guys at that paper have brains for brains. Connecting his misfiring past in the premier league with this was a stroke of genius.
But looking deeply into this issue, I am not an advocate for escort services but surely, why do these revelations surface ages after the actual deed.
Why don’t we ever hear the Tiger/Cole/Rooney prostitutes coming out in the open the morning after these guys requested their “services”?
After a year or two one weepy and supposedly remorseful call girl pops up, armed with liters of tears are box of tissue telling of the celebrity’s night activities in unflattering detail.
It’s at this point that a collective aura of righteousness descends on all her colleagues and they all disclose themselves. All that’s missing now is a good script writer, lighting and a director who can turn it into an award-winning movie. With initial “DENY DENY DENY” counters from the accused, the saga goes soap opera-ish.
My unfounded suspicion is that these ladies are pure BLACKMAILERS.
After a while servicing these rich celebs, they realize that they are sitting on a gold mine and the 1500pounds per night is enough given the big fish she just bedded.
“I want a better payoff or I swear I will rat you out” must have come in conversation as poor Rooney laid there savoring the moment.
In the end, it’s the well-know guy who gets admonished for engaging in “evil” behaviors and for being a terrible example to society.
Well, with such positions in society, I agree that the Tigers’ and Rooneys’ of this world have a duty to society to put more effort in hiding the fact that they are human and try push an “angel-like” persona – which they are not.
What about the prostitutes? Why are they roasted as much as the celebs?
As much as these guys involved in philandering habits should be named and shamed, I wish a day will come when the weeping call girls will be put in their place too.
|Nice to meet you,
Remember the distance does not matter what matters is the love we share with each other.
i am waiting to hear from you soon.
kiss regards Miss mirian
how this filtered through to my work E-mail is still a mystery, but woo-hoo, i got a secret admirer/STalker…*jumpin’ jumpin’*
I will let it slide that her grasp of English is a tad on the negative side and that i haven’t seen her yet, but she wants us to be partners and share pictures – that’s all I read!!!
I have had more sober longer weekends; I think that Terry Jones is insane and that Kanye West looked like a red human version of Rudolf at last night’s VMA’s.
The idea of two parties back to back is not to be repeated anytime and is not for the faint-hearted. Now my day will drag on like a bad song as I curse every moment that I sipped the devil’s drink.
It’s just morning and I am having thoughts of flying beds and 6” duvets; Monday’s are indeed a terrible way to spend a seventh of your life.
Anyway, let me write the day away!
Thank God for crescents and the notoriety for being sighted towards the end of the week. To my Muslim pals, thanks for the generous helpings of food.
I had a point in all this ramble; I have followed the ground zero mosque fiasco with such passion, from the refreshingly detailed TIME magazine articles branding Americans as Islamophobics to the downright silly jabs by Jon Stewart.
The project named Park 51 proposes to build an Islamic cultural centre near Ground Zero – the site of the 9/11 bombings. Anyone who has followed the row in the past few weeks will agree that caution; reasoning, modesty and rationality have left the building and replaced with emotions, bigotry-laced arguments. Americans will look for any reason to hate you.
“Islamic extremists” have for ages been the excuse used by many to silence the voice inside that tells yells “practice fairness and tolerance”. In Christianity, the teaching is about loving your brother and sister regardless.
Why should we love the people who kill in the name of religion; a religion I do not subscribe to in the first place? What did Kenyans do to deserve the August bombings? The answer to the last question is – Nothing!
– Luke 6:27-36
 “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
 If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.
 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.
 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them.
The above is supposed to be a universal baseline. The point where some people will easily verbally round-up a certain section of people, and proceed to sacrifice those on the altar of select deviants is beyond me. It’s even more shocking when it comes from the same institution tasked with spreading the word of God. This is an antagonist to the “one rotten mango in a basket destroys the rest”.
The actions of Christians in America showing up with dogs at a mosque while people are praying goes beyond what building is being built where. The practice of using foul play to counter a wrong done to you leaves us with two sets of people in the wrong. Dogs, just like pigs are not not soooo loved by Muslims in case you dint know. The so called aggrieved and the so called “better-religous” group should practice what they preach.
Pastor Terry Jones is one of those individuals I like referring to as a waste of functioning organs. Now he decides that burning the Koran to mark the 9/11 anniversary is the best deal-breaker needed to settle the Park 51 issue. And yet people ask why some Muslims loathe Christians? Take a look at the mirror sir, it’s because of people like you.
You give Christianity a bad name, and coming from somebody who is not the best example of “godly”, you must have really outdone yourself. Such a move cannot be sufficiently condemned using the limited adjectives I have at my disposal. So I this dreadful, despicable, appalling, silly, outrageous and gross will have to do for now.
Such behaviours are just “below the belt” as the crimes the extremists’ are accused of; so what’s there to separate the two?
“Burning of another’s religious book“is the 1st chapter in the book of “how not to resolve a standoff”! if at all the Christians were the superior religion, as they claim, why not use other diplomatic methods that don’t involve fire? The stuff that has been dug up about Imam Rauf and his wife is amazing.
Americans baffle me all the time; they will go all CSI on you if they want to pin you down. The Imam, who was liked by the community prior to this mosque proposal, has been linked to all but the devil himself. He is supposedly being financed by Iran and that he is linked to Al Qaeda too.
And as Jon Stewart says, the lack of proof to substantiate the claims makes the allegation just that, an allegation.
My take; Religion is one of the most personal things to mankind. The whole concept behind religion is not tangible; we believe in things that we do not see. It’s based on faith. When i was born, I was biased to become a Christian since I found my family living that life. This cycle has been going on for ages before I came into being. And to say that one is superior to the rest is missing the point.
It’s not a darn contest and people should concentrate on their relationships with their God instead of trying to outdo another. You don’t get point for saying that Hindus are inferior. You do not gain points by eyeballing the bearded Imam as he leaves the mosque. Go do your thing!
The good words in all holy Books are followed as a matter of belief. Belief that they are the direct communiqué from the Most High. And if anybody took the time to scrutinize them, they will always find something they find suspect.
My Muslim pal for instance can’t grab the concept of speaking in tongues and loud praise and worship songs. I cannot for instance understand why Allah would create the pig and then command you to keep off it. It’s his creation after all. But, that’s why we go to different places of worship weekly and celebrate our religious holidays differently.
Respect and tolerance, which I’m sure are recorded in all Holy Books, should not be accorded lip service.
- Burning Qur’ans: Don’t Hate, Celebrate! (secularnewsdaily.com)
- Pastor Terry Jones to meet Ground Zero imam (independent.co.uk)
- Sarah Palin & President Obama Agree: Quran-Burning Is Wrong (beliefnet.com)
- The clarifying chaos of the Quran-burning saga. (slate.com)
- N.Y. imam: Mosque project won’t be stopped (msnbc.msn.com)
- Whacko Pastor McBurnsAlot stands down (dailykos.com)
Banners with “Thank God it’s Idd” are a bit tricky to find, plus my Photoshop skills are more than wanting. I decided to run with the usual ones.
I AM EXCITED ABOUT
The fact that I did not sag too much under the burden of work this week is a good thing. The human body has a threshold and I don’t like poking mine.
In other forums, i have really milked the one thing that is on top on my week’s list; Vampire Diaries returns from a long hiatus. Episode 1 of the second season aired yesterday and Pirate no.1 (yours truly) has already downloaded + watched it. Efficiency is a disease!! #vaincomment .
I have never been big on vampires and sharp teeth, and most definitely high school love flicks are not my cuppa tea, but there’s something about VD.
TODAY IM FEELING
….grateful to crescents!!!!!
Ok, on a serious note, I wish all my Muslim pals a blessed Eid Mubarak. May Allah abundantly bless you all as he has done during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
If you do not have Muslim friends, pole. Leo ni mimi na pilau na biriani !! So Mwalimu, Alawi and Saudah, im on my way there!
THIS WEEKS JAM
I had a weird retro moment on Tuesday when I went classical up in this @#$%&. And it all started with listening to the William Tell Overture (I loved that programme, especially the camera work).
I have a feeling that I will have a terrible hangover on Sunday morning, but feelings come and go – let me lie down and let it pass. Seeing that my weekend has already started (I know you wishing you had my job) let’s just say, so far so good – it only get better from here.
If you know what I’m talking about, marinate your liver in distilled water for now; terrible liquids await you!
Anything my Muslim sisters and brothers can cook up, I’m craving that. I’m a bit biased towards the ol’school Pilau (I know, I know its cliché, tried and tasted, but my tongue craves what it craves. I once went to Serena hotel and everybody was shocked that I picked NDUMA over some honey-coated, sugar-sprinkled baked stuff. Yes, I picked that purplish tuber! What can I say? I’m different? I love healthy?
So as far as I’m concerned, the diet today can be sinia of well-cooked pilau and a glass of water.
…that human beings accorded with leadership roles in their lives should realize that these are not personal achievements but they owe a duty to guys under them. They have a duty to manage stuff appropriately, offer direction after flexing their brain muscles and the rest will fall in place. This is to rationality and maturity in leadership!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Nicki Minaj sounds like an asthmatic mouse in a helium rich environment reading from Foxy Brown‘s rhymebook.” Diasporadical you just killed it……..
So there you have it, for Kim, Oscar, and Waigwa, guess who is in bed typing this out while you sweat it out at work, constantly staring at the clock, wondering why 5pm looks like a decade away? ME!!!!!!!
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND MY PEOPLES!!!!