'My Woman…my Pride'

February 9, 2012

I take a moment to remember the old lady in one of my posts, ‘Extraordinary Big heart…not literary’. If you never caught it, follow this link, http://faymwambi.blog.com/?p=164 . It talks of an old lady I met when we travelled to Taita. The old lady passed on the 2nd February 2012. May God rest her soul eternal in peace.  For those of you who thought I cooked that story up…I will…

Married? You're in trouble!!

February 3, 2012

Call it what you want. For me, a marriage is a social union or legal agreement between two, not three, not four, people of the opposite sex. It’s an institution that binds two human beings for a very unique reason. A promise to be your soul mate’s best friend for ever. A promise to love, protect, respect and care for them. A promise to be responsible for their hearts. A…

Lesson 2!

January 26, 2012

January has been barmy. I trust I mentioned in advance how thorny it is to post here under minimum or no supervision? So I have been all over the place this whole month.Phew!  Thank God for the last two posts! I reported back to work and was warmly received by a myriad of emails, a heap of bills and expired licences Wait. I was meant to dispatch an invoice last…

Extaordinary Big heart.

January 12, 2012

One can as much as whiff electricity from our home in Taita. It is too near yet too far. Our next door neighbour has power. Yes and this neighbour is one steep down-hill, a river and another steep up-away. So we resort to generator power which is selfishly rationed for durability. We took a short trip to visit a close friend of the family…who am I kidding, everyone in Taita…

I am delighted to have a glimpse of yet another year. 2011 wasn’t so bad for me. I made resolutions and accomplished nearly half of them…C’mon I tried! I managed to craft and maintain a blog. Believe me it’s tasking to be tied to publishing weekly especially with minimum or no supervision. I have grown immensely…not in the flesh, but as a writer.  I have met other bloggers who egg…

Happy Holidays!!!

December 9, 2011

I am travelling out of town. Heading for my in-laws’. It will be the first time meeting most of the family members on that side well, since my parents–in law just moved back to shags. Four days I will be away from Nairobi. 12,000 hours I will be gone; away from freedom, electricity and laziness; missing from the only form of livelihood I know; missing from life. I will give…

Cheers to year 2!

December 1, 2011

Dear Patience, On the eve of this very day, exactly two years ago I was an almost exact replica of a fully blown balloon. Proudly braving an addition of fifteen kilos, I was full with a well developed baby in my near exploding womb; full of anxiety and expectations; full of love and accumulated concern Full with you. I trotted an imbalanced me around and selfishly attracted attention from everyone;…

Handbag Dilema

November 24, 2011

I was walking my elder sister to school…Yes, she is older, in campus…And she is taken. We talked about school and projects, and promised to keep her notes for me (I plan to be a guru in business in time). We had gone window shopping, i was headed home and her to school. ‘You could type on mine.’ I offered when she mentioned the work she was required to do…

White Walls 2

November 16, 2011

That night we all went home dead beat, hungry and broke. My little girl was much recovered after getting the drip; she played around and smiled at the household faces enclosed in the white walls…well except for white coat wearers. She stared at them with flames in her eyes whenever they passed by and I almost thought I saw her clinch  her wee fingers at their mere sight. I saw…

White Walls

November 10, 2011

There is a jinxed spirit we shall be praying for today.*checks again for holy water*. This annoying spirit has been making unwelcome visits to my house and forcing its shameless charisma on my family, particularly my daughter. I have been watching, hawk-eyed at its appropriateness in picking on a few months to her birthday. Damn it. Last year it planted microbes into something she ate. She was barely 9 and…

Bad Attention…Better Me.

November 3, 2011

I am a Virgo…*waiting for rebuff smiles* none. Ok. I sort of expected a peculiar reaction. My other half once came home excited like Pesh does when in search for sweets from my handbag. ‘Hun, are you a Virgo?’ he quipped. As usual I didn’t answer immediately. I have this malevolent tendency of answering questions with questions. He was all over the place with apprehension. ‘Why?’ ‘Well are you?’ ‘Yes,…

Milestones I wish to keep.

October 26, 2011

I make a mad dash for my house every sundown. Reason? You guessed right.Pesh. I’ve forever been on the trot back home to her anyway but when I when I realized I was still losing touch, I sped up. I had to run as she is budding faster than I can catch up. I got hit by words that I could not re-pronounce. Words that made Bulgarian sound effortless. Crap!…

Prince Charming?

October 19, 2011

Have you ever been written off as a traitor yet you didn’t understand why? Ever tried elucidating yourself to people who have judged you wrongly and they just won’t turn back? Have you been in a situation where things that you feel are barely worth it turn against you and you still can’t take off? Been there, done that, not doing it again…well, given the chance. Grab your spot. I…

For Keepsake

October 12, 2011

This night was particularly different. It was cold, dark and sullen. Even in the darkness, the sky looked murky. She felt even worse inside. Her heart thumped inhumanly and threatened to rip itself off her chest. She stood at the balcony and stared into the emptiness of the streets. Her heart was lost. She couldn’t help but think, “I’m only 19. Why me?” Blinking her eyes to stop the tears…

Battle of the sexes

October 5, 2011

Hands down please! I am distraught at our men and all this whining about us women. I have not met one eccentric man who will not play cheap talk about ‘You women’. Now it’s even worse when I meet a male friend who goes on and on and on…like all women are me!!! I don’t represent all women here. I probably represent myself alone. Hell! Perhaps all women represent themselves!…