Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Nothing Really

I turned my long drives (don’t be cheated they are matatu drives) home sometimes coupled with traffic jams my opportunity to read my novels/books. Ever since the Bankelele News reported that I could borrow books for a whole year for 1000Ksh at Book Villa my reading life has never been the same. The attendants actually ask me “umepotea wapi?”
I mean not bar attendants at my locals but bookshop attendants. I feel I am doing well on that side.

Thing is also my blog posts are written in my head during those long rides in the mathrees when I have forgotten my books. So I think, I watch people, I listen to them. One particular one was between two sisters fighting. I love those; it makes me understand I am not the only one who has fights with my sisters which if it weren’t for my mother one of us would be dead.

I don’t like picking conversation with people in matatus. I like to wander away,think,read , write in my mind. One day a dude came into the matatu, he says hi and then I respond. Kidogo kidogo he asks me what I do for a living. So I was shocked. I have just met someone in a matatu and he even wants to know what I do for a living. So I continue reading my book. Then he asks ati whether I don’t like making friends. I continue reading my book. Aaiiii…kwani I cant read in peace!!! Anyhow he continued with monologue unanswered questions till he alighted. I think he needs a medical check-up.

One Sunday I was going to church and I noticed some chics hapo kwa stage and realized that some people have lost it. Thankfully when I am alone I can control my laughter but when we are two, I will laugh hysterically.. A beautiful wedding dress turned into Sunday best. Now how??? (@km2005). That one is becoming the worst fashion goof since the Kenya Uniform. Si someone buy me a digital cam then I can carry it in Nairobi for this purpose.

Nguo ya kusimamia harusi is meant for just that. I know it is expensive folks, the last one I have cost around 3,500 Ksh and that was two years ago. But yet again woiyee save us from wearing it on another day. It doesn’t just work., put it as a collectors item that is where it belong. Hallelujah.

I remember in the 80’s when we used to simamilia all relatives weddings. Good gracious those clothes. Ati women vaaring purple suits shonwad by some tailor mathe,.the tailors of those days had no any idea about making fancy clothes for a wedding. Lakini siku hizi. Kwanza I saw one photo I was wearing red socks and white shoes. Jameni!!!

Not to mention the suits sometimes were worn with rubber shoes since all your relatives had to simamilia the wedding regardless!!!

Anyway you vaa what you want to wear but a wedding dress on Sunday just doesn’t work. Even as an evening dress, nguo ya harusi ni ya harusi…

Blog Meet up

Public opinion is to hold the same on 8th . Sunday just doesn’t work.


I have just gotten a reason to stop drinking., beer prices have gone up by Ksh. 5. Most beers will be retailing at 70Ksh. Anywho when is the last time I bought a beer at 70/=. I am shocked that is how much it costs. I buy from 100/= even before Amos Kimunya read his budget.

And I was even more shocked to discover that a fanta is Ksh. 16. The least I have ever bought on is 25/=. At most establishments soda costs 50/= upwards. Haiyaiii. Si I thought the coca cola adverts says “Why pay more?” kwa nini are we paying more.

Drinking soda or beer is an expensive affair. Sijui nifanye…

While thinking in the matatu, I wondered how else I can waste those hours after work. Or what else can I do in town that doesn’t involve drinking.

Don’t tell me to go back to school. I am going back to school when I am paid what I am worth now. Kwani I will always be in school. I think I should start studying Spanish. Lakini who will I be talking to in Spanish. Si all of us we learn Spanish so that I will have someone to talk to. I think I should learn how to play tennis. Yeah that one.

Things I need (copied from Mental)
A racket
Tennis Shoes
New jeans
New bag
New shoes
CD player the latest
Digital Camera

Let me stop there I might fill blogger space with things I need.


  1. nice to finally arrive somewhere 1st!!!!

    ha ur rumblings make me wonder if u have had one too many...16bob wow now u see why i stick to fanta

    LOL at spanish..its a plot then at those meetups we just talk spanish

    and where is this book villa place

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  3. Book Villa sent me an SMS reminder on Monday that my 1 year membership is expiring. Will renew it pronto. As for beer & soda, the only place to get Kimunya prices is at police canteens & kiosks (or even better at AFCO)

    Sato is better for meet-ups - but also factor in the world cup this time!

  4. Mami,

    I'd say if I was that dude and you lengad me like that I'd be allergic to all mamas who read novels in ma3s. Woiiye! And he didn't plead his case?

  5. Buenos días. Hablo un poco español ...

  6. On my many drives(sic) to and from work I have met many interesting people, I do not mind talking to fellow passengers so long as they do not do it in the morning- you cannot be THAT friendly asubuhi.
    I once watched a guy sitting in front of me hit on a chic so hard you know, he was not taking no for an answer he even handed over his phone to her to put her number and could not believe the dose was not being swallowed. All this within 15- 20 minutes, mpaka I hurumiad the chic those polite ones who have not yet mastered "the look" which given in your direction makes sure the tongue sticks to the roof and no conversation is possible.

  7. tihiii

    Pay me, I will teach you Spanish.....

    Pay me well, because I need to go into therapy everytime I spaek it. tehehehe.

    Halafuuuuu....Book Villa? Coolness. I'm going.

    Halafuuuuu, tehe, LOL @ wedding...I am up and down trying to find a lime green one for end months....arrrrghhhhhh, vile I am fat me!!!

    Halafuuuu, I will vaa that same one to the meet up...shauri yenu

  8. @Nick, just say it. Wacha maneno mingi mingi.Aah Nick,.i had a long drive to town today in the morning thats why. tihihi. Ati now thats why you take fanta.

    Its near the stanley.

    @Bankelele,mine is expiring in August. That place is a plot hakii with some of us on sukuma wages.
    Ok, considered.

    @Wangu, you are catching up fast. Aaihh,.si we had already said hi. See it this way he should have asked my name first. It was in the morning. Whats your interest in what i do for a living. If he was that interested he should have asked for a date you know.
    He sounded to me a conman.

    @m,Buenos días

    @Prousette, aki poor woman. Ati now the dude has nowhere else to ask for a date, just kwa mat. He deserved a happy slap.
    For me you can chokoza me but not in the morning. I don't want to lose focus for the day.

  9. @Km, ebu just come with that lime dress so that i can take a pic. I promise i will post it on my blog tihihihi.

    Yaani KM doesnt know Book Villa?

    Now how do i pay you well? Mahindi choma i know works with you. 2 per session. Loool

  10. There are talkative people everywhere. The bus I take to work goes to a Veteran's Affairs hospital. Most of the passengers are vets, some of them with psychological problems. So two days ago on my way home, this one guy tries to talk to me and I really was not interested in conversation. Lucky for me a buddy I work with takes the same bus, and was on this particular one. Dude came to my rescue by asking me something about a project I was working on. Ah, I should buy him a drink just for that...

    Book Villa sounds like a plot. Definitely have to check it out when I'm back there.

    As for Spanish, you would find plenty to talk to here in the US. I did German in high school, and several years later it's all but gone for lack of practice!


  11. I also had an account at book villa and it was not my only lib membership.Books can be a saviour!
    You want to find people who talk ovyo come here to stato, someone you barely know will tell you the whole story of their life and the probos it has.
    You have made my day!Wedding dress for church?Maybe she was stood up and decided to put it to good use.
    But I feel the pain for drinkers as prices are rising!Pole sana!
    I think spanish sounds good, what about joining a gym or church choir?

  12. that was a long ride home!!! you really though about lots and lots of stuff!! spanish...hmm...lets do italian!! then LMAO at the wedding dresses!! do you remember the way they used to be silky and many layers and puffy sleeves...eeek!!not good at all!! fanta is now 16 bob? shock!!! we need to seriously changa and get you a digi cam! i have a sneaky feeling we shall all be well entertained by your pics.

  13. I love the dudes at Book Villa... they are so courteous........

  14. @Egm,ati Vets are psychos.. wooi poor people.Make sure you carry books to read to avoid the conversation. Here people hardly talk in the mats.
    Yeah you could check out Book Villa its a plot.

    As for spanish yawa.

    @acolyte, books are a saviour.Si i thought hukoz everyone minds there are on their own. But i guess it can be interesting to hear the way the wife is sleeping around. That would entertain now
    Don't you worry this is Kenya, wedding dresses are in vogue.

    @kipepeo,its always a long drive,Italian is very secy by the way. Aki that is more like it changia me a digcam

    @Movie Buff- those guys are so cool,.