A Road Trip & A Wasted Weekend

 
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By Tabitha Makumi,
It’s one of those Saturday mornings...You know the ones when you are wide awake at 6.00am. Your body clock is so disciplined it deserves a darn medal. So you just lay there and stare at the ceiling. Wait, is that a spider web? And if it’s, where is the eight-legged monster? Could it be dangling over your head? Panic mode! But seriously though, you need to up your cleaning skills…maybe today…maybe tomorrow…maybe not.

Let’s call it a stay in doors kind of a weekend. As a deep rooted introvert there’s nothing else you would rather be doing than just chill out. Hear yourself think. But this doesn’t happen often. “You need to get out of the house this weekend,” one of your friends will call at around 10.00am. “Stop hiding...stop eating...stop sleeping...” and all those things “normal” people assume introverts do. Which is kinda true...when introverts find something they like, they go all in. They find this one or two things and let it consume them until it kills them.

Meeting Old Friends & Discussing My Face

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By Tabitha Makumi,
I have a friend, let’s call him Matthew (except that’s not his real name) He didn’t fancy the use of his name for this article. Relax buddy, I am not writing some scathing expose for New York Times) Apart from being a douche and all touchy feely about his real name which by the way rhymes with “Gen-eric” (Hahaha) he is a Travel Writer for Caxton Magazines in South Africa.                                                      

 ‘I am in town for a few days, can we meet up for drinks or something?” he calls on a Wednesday night, but I am kinda busy, already in my pyjamas, watching a repeat of TechKnow on Al Jazeera with a glass and a half of some cheap wine down.  I agree on a Friday after work kind of thing. We’ve known each other for a couple of years and met while interning for the National Museums of Kenya. 

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There's a First for Everything... Don't Sweat It

 


By Tabitha Makumi,
There’s always a first for everything. Learning to ride a bike and falling your ass off a million times. Tasting your first beer or wine and realizing you love it a tad too much. (better watch out) Or learning to drive and never getting the hung of shifting gears and all that crap that makes you thank the car deities for coming up with automatic cars.

Well, for this lady right here, my first time reading a Paulo Coelho novel. Yeah, yeah, I know. I should be ashamed of myself. Which rock did I just crawl out of and could I just slide back right under it. Who admits to such an atrocious thing…off with their heads.

Somehow, I never got around to reading “The Alchemist” which has been read by folks who do not like books much. People who would rather watch paint dry than spend their Sunday afternoon reading a chapter or two of any book of their choosing. People who can’t stay still and finish a 200 pages Mills and Boons (cough) paperback novel. But yeah, they’ve read The Alchemist and “Oooh…it is the best darn book I have ever read,” is their favourite line.

From Strathmore University to Starting a Career in Dancing…. Meet Melsy Kamoni

Melsy Kamoni, Dancer at Sarakasi Dance Company

By Tabitha Makumi,
It’s awesome interviewing people I am familiar with. Well, for starters, it isn’t much of a hustle getting to interview them… This means I do not have to jump through hoops and lakes of fire for a chit-chat, which you might or might not end up reading online.

Skype, WhatsApp or a coffee date at Java (because I am not creative or outgoing enough to think of another hang-out...hehe) “When can we do this?”  is the first question I get after broaching the idea to them and what can I tell you…in my books, that’s one of my favourite questions.

Enough of this jibber jabber…Meet Melsy Kamoni, a young lady who from the look of things is making a career out of what most of us would call a past time. A 9-5pm in a cramped office doing menial work is out of the question … instead, she is following her passion…read on.