Monday, March 27, 2006

What is sensible?

When is the last time people looked upto you?

When is the last time you said you were something and they are like uuuh? She is that!

Wella wella.

Yesterday i went for a mentoring session at Starehe Girls (No Nick i am not telling on the other one).

Girls are disciplined. My goodness. I should be punished all over again by the headmistress for no discipline.

The girls wanted to talk about you know kawaida stuff; boys

LOL ati boys tell them "You have arrested my heart"
Gosh i wonder with what.

Then it was their mothers. "My mum thinks that every boy i talk to is a boy lover. So i wonder what is a boy lover? Boy what?

You may wonder why would a husband searching woman like me going to spend my afternoon with young girls. You don't want to look at their eyes when i said i was a lawyer and worse still when our chairlady said she was an engineer. The chicas could almost kiss the grounds we were walking on. No it was not for self gratification.

Half of these girls did not have hope that they were going to school any time soon leave alone high school. Most of these girls live with their grandmothers; they are orphans. They have probably never heard success in their families.

Privilege makes us assume many things.A lot. Until my mother left us i had never thought how life can be empty.

My mother would clean my clothes at that big age i was without question. I never had to worry about being hungry; someone had cooked. You never know what it is to be the mother; everyone looking at you for answers even your own father. Like why the hell did your brother drop in perfomance last term? I was not with him in school. So how do i know.

And yet these girls have hope. They have dreams and God bless them.

And they listened and we talked about everything. Anyway it was among the best days i have spent in my long life.

Do we have anything more to report on?

Daily Nation Headlines

Ex-ministers adapt to life outside Cabinet

Standard reports
LSK warns Kibaki on new party

Reality is i would like to know if those peoples hukos at the North Eastern if still starving.

Did the New Zealander give dog biscuits? Or what happened?

How is the Kengen IPO going?

BBC On Africa
Nigeria to give up Charles Taylor
Thousands flee from CAR violence

What is sensible? What is not?

Have a super week


  1. yea this weekend was really boring.
    the burgers had nothing to fret about.
    kombo was actually in the headlines!!!
    kengen is doing fine, managed to apply for some, though people are really sceptical. i think some characters are trying to create an impression of an immenent oversubscription so as to dampen the public desire for the shares.
    didnt know u were in the hunt for a husband!! ha ha...
    hmhhh....i wonder

  2. Kritik, the husband is just a digression. I wonder if really i am looking for a husband. As i said sometimes i digress from the real issues.

  3. You definitely made a lasting impression on those young minds Shiroh! It takes a whole to mislead a child & just a little spark to ignite the passion to turn distant dreams into realistic goals.

    I add a Q on the happenings:
    Are ministers & MPs still getting fat,tax free salaries...why, for what duties & for how long will the public be taxed to feed these ungrateful, non-performing gnomes?

  4. Hi Shi.
    Sounds like you have a fantabulous weekend.

    Hmmm, good to hear with your gals!! Such sessions are so much more gratifying than gobbling up copius amounts what I gobbled up on saturday.

    Have a nice week

  5. Well in Shi

    Kumbe una this side of you too?


    LOLer at husband-searching... What happened with Mental? LOLOLOL

  6. @akiey, hey welcome back kid. Yeah it was great, i dint think i could have anything to offer. The fat cats are stil eating and making fools of themselves in parliament.
    @KM, fantabulous yes. ebu email me those copious activities. Aki KM,
    ati you gobbled what?? Cant wait. Nice week too. And you beta come for the next one you bright dog.
    @ Milo, wewe ati i have another side; which one. Mental ebu ajitetee.,.yaani i meant instead of spending all the time with Mental i can do something. You started it.You see i spared you in that post.

  7. Inspiring the young! Now, that's gotten you many brownie points!

    I wonder if my esteemed former institution would even let me walk through the gates, let alone try to corrupt young minds.

  8. Nice blog, thx for stopping by mine...

  9. kweli dada shiroh, una mengi!
    maswali na majibu yako yanaashiria muundo wa tamthilia.

    blogu yako hata hivo imeangazia hivi, kwani katika matembezi yangu humo ndani ya KBW, yamkini wanablogu dada ni chachari na wenye ustadi kuliko wanablogu kina ndugu..
    yamkini kina dada wanamuundo halisi na
    wenye mnyambuliko unaofaa. wanaume kusema kweli muundo wetu wahitaji ufundi na mwelekeo tofauti na sasa.

    nashukuru kusoma fikra unazoangazia

  10. It's amazing how much power you have when people look up to you and take all your words seriously. Props to you for spending time inspiring those young girls.