Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A collection of Blogs I Love

Although, i have greatly reduced the time i spend browsing blogs, i still have a few that i check out every other day.

I discovered this website during a dark period.
I love most of their articles on women and a going where most won't.

Steve Pavlina
He really is not your conventional person. He loves to test a lot of things. He shows us how to pursue your own personal happiness and objectives.

Perez Hilton
Not everyone's cup of tea, but well, i find myself hooked to his blog if only for his writing and disgusting style.
This blogger/writer is amazing! I love his style of writing and the way he tells his stories. Sample the way he introduces his latest post "

Christmas beckons like a ghoulish character in Harry Porter

I am sure i have left out many websites/blogs that i do love. I will probably update.#newyearresolutions

Meanwhile check out this gem on Twitter and the some of the idiots that use it:)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Churchill Live Season Two

Once in a while, excitement comes in Kenya. A new discovery, a new song (remember vuta pumzi) or even the Ocampo 6 story.

And so came Churchill Abednego.

Like a well sold product (cue here is J-LO, Beyonce), this person is everywhere. Turn to the Standard Chartered Marathon, he is there entertaining the children, turn on your TV, he is there doing top comic or Churchill live and every other day on your favourite radion station he is there doing the Morning Show with Maina Kageni. Soon maybe on our towels and perfumes and inner wear (kidding).

So it is not without much amusement today that i read the Churchill Live Fan page and realized his fans are tired of what they call tribal jokes.

Why are tribal jokes so common? The same reason black/white jokes are common. Every one loves/hates them.

Nigerian Basketmouth comes to mind when i think of a good comedian. A joke which you can tell in any part of the world and everyone would know what you are talking about.

So what has gone down with Churchill Live Season 2

For one, Churchill looks perpetually tired. The problem of doing everything is that you get tired. If you are the MC of every corporate, social and whatever else is that you lack time. I wondered how it would be like to be a Missus to Churchill, you would barely receive Lip Service:).

Two, well looks like the idea, concept is a good one for these season, it just doesn't have the Churchill touch in it. In Season one, Churchill would dig the library for funny situations that his guest had done in the past and prod on the same. But, that effort is not there.

Guest Artists are probably meant to spice the show, but some of them just don't do it. Eric Omondi is sometimes fresh and stale. You can never tell. Cross dressing on the other hand is downright tacky!

That said, the comedy industry is a hard act. It takes time and originality to conceive ideas that will make people laugh. For that, i will give Churchill an A+ for venturing into something not everyone can do.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

I am not an Independent Woman

If there is a term that has been used to oppress women these days is the word Independent Woman.
I have a job.
I drive my own car.
I pay my own bills.
But don't get me wrong. In that sense, i probably can be called an independent woman. But that's where it ends. And yes, I said it.
I still need help in Flash parking and reverse (mostly provided by the men on the Street). Ooh the frustrations in their eyes at this woman who can't really tell herself that if you move the wheel to the right, the car moves to the right. The truth, most women can't reverse and flash park successful. I know a few who can but just like PHD holders in Microbiology, they are on the minority. Every time i see, someone being helped out of the parking, it will almost be a woman. Never mind, it is an offence to be guided into a parking by City Council of Nairobi.
Do i need a man to pay bills for a night out/date/dinner? Hell yes and why  not. Because i earn a salary, should i forego the right to be entertained by members of the opposite sex. Can i go dutch? Surely yes, but then i must be sought out as to whether i can afford to go dutch on that particular outing. Picture this, someone calls you wanting to take you out. You agree and start dressing all excitedly. Then at the end of the night, calculates his part of the bill and proceeds to pay it, then looks at you, in a manner suggesting that you should calculate your part of the bill and pay it. Tell me, is it that not a deal breaker? If this should happen the guy deserves to be dumped- pap! It doesn't matter where he comes from. If i am going to pay for my bills, i have to understand that so that i can decide, if i am ready to take the offer to dine out or not. Some of us, do actually budget our expenses.
The man still needs to do every other thing, he could do for a woman who is not considered independent. If you don't call, i will sulk:). And I expect to be helped with my luggage. I am not going to put it all here, but you get the drift, NO? You should.
Can the man now quit his job and stay home? I remember a woman who i had a car incident with and called her nothing of her husband to come sort her out. This man ended up messing everything. All the same, everything belonged to the woman. Even the money he had been drinking all night. It was like 11 a.m. in the morning and the guy was reeking of liquor. I understood, it was having to have a woman provide for him. A woman is not a provider, damn you! If she can hold her own yes, but not provide for a man unless he is facing with circumstances that require a woman's help and even then, he should try to get out of the circumstances as soon as he can. Let me tell you, species of the male sex, no human being can be mercillessly mean than a woman provider. This fact shall be the start and end of all the arguments.
My point is being called an Independent woman does not mean that you are more/or is it less? than another woman. It just means that we are now enjoying the fruits of bra burning activists circa 1970.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

TPF4 Trivialities

Like everyone else in Nairobi and we assume Eastern Africa (although i wonder if there are Television sets in Southern Sudan), I have been watching TPF right from the extremely hilarious auditions to the Grand Finale.

The show died with the auditions

Those were the funniest auditions I have ever seen. From the MJ Wannabe to the Makmende (real?). Where do you get lyrics like even if you are five feet under..Really, Mr MJ. Wannabe.

Big Black and Beautiful is a farce

The truth is out. The men have been lying to us all along. Really? What was that about Gaelle? Is she the elusive Femme Fatale, who I have been wondering is alive ever since I heard the word. Ati the men could not resist. Don't have curves, ooh you can breath now.

Gaelle. She could not sing for singing sake. You would be forgiven for thinking she was whispering. Did you hear take on Brenda Fasie, what was that now?

Somethings cannot be forgiven

It is hard to remember Patricia but in my opinion she was the best singer of TPF 3. Yet one mistake, of not voting for Debarl, lost her so much vote and popularity. Even if she has gone on to do a lot of stuff thereafter, I wonder if people still hold it against her for her actions.

So this is what I cannot forgive

Aneth singing Man, I fee like a woman-Shania Twain

if I were you, I would call a press conference and apologize for murdering the most powerful song Shania ever did.

Nameless=Automatic Eviction

Dear Music Director, do not and I repeat, Do Not give a contestant a Nameless song.

It fell Debarl. Then of course followed by Juveh and the other person who will attempt it in TPF5. Enough said. No need to embarrass yourself into musical oblivion, if one enters into the academy and is told to sing a nameless song, they should self evict themselves. That way they will have more fame.