Little Bit of Whiskey & Books With Funny Titles

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 By Tabitha Makumi,
Let me windbag you a little bit, because I can’t help myself…There’s this novel I put down a couple of days ago. One of the fascinating things about it other than a freaking awesome storyline is that it had a risqué title. Nothing scandalous, although I guess it depends with the person who saw the cover and thought me to be some sort of a nut or maybe thought, “that’s some dope chick right there.” Cue in some hearty laughter

You know those eerie looks you get in a matatu, park or wherever you decide to just cool off with a good book and the person sitting next to you thinks you are reading some motivational book. Somehow you can sense how proud they are of you…only when they glance at what you are reading, you can see their face fall because how on earth are you not reading a motivational book by TD Jakes or that Robbins guy who makes people walk on hot coal or is it charcoal…haha!

Meet a 24 Year Old who’s All about Creating Memories ….But Not For Free

Peter Kabiru, Kenyan Photographer

By Tabitha Makumi,
Photography is what sets his heart on fire. When he is old and spent…say 85 years old, he still wants to be able to click away and find joy in his work. Meet Peter Kabiru, a 24 year old shutter bug with fire in the belly for creating memories through photographs.

How did it all begin? What’s his advice to budding photographers? Read on…

What was your first job?
I was a graphic designer in a Design and Print company during my field attachment. I was Designing logos, and print materials for different clients.

How did you get in to photography…happenstance or passion?
(Laughs)I boarded the wrong train that led me to the right destination. I joined campus for a degree in Advertising where I specialized with Graphic Design.  Short version of it....When designing adverts, I used to incorporate images in most projects and at times it would be hectic finding the right kind of image to go with an Ad.

Small Moments & Lifetime Impact

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By Tabitha Makumi,
I am in a race against time. I haven’t made a single post this month, hence the panic..because what’s life if I can’t live up to my own deadlines and commitments? One whole freaking month and nothing to show for it…way to go Tabitha, Bravo!

So here I am…scrambling for content to fill up a page. And then it hits me like a jackhammer, I haven’t written a movie or series review of late. Mmmmh…there’s your article young lady. So, what do I review?

I watched “Bright” a couple of days ago, brilliant movie, loved Will Smith and the track song “Home” by X Ambassadors and Machine Gun Kelly, dope song….but it wasn’t my kind of movie. It really didn’t move me except for one or two scenes. If you loved the movie- which a lot of people did, please don’t come for my head. Maybe I will get the drift after a second watch…or maybe third…talk of being slow

Is that Your Real Hair? …Awkward Silence

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By Tabitha Makumi,
In a world where I could be writing about evocative topics such as global warming, gender equality, feminism and all the things that would make Mitchell Obama say “that’s my girl”, I am writing about hair. But that’s one of the perks of having your own blog. You can write about anything and everything (within reason of course) and there won’t be some vile editor to “kill your story” or ask you to change the angle or tone of your narrative. Think about a topic…any topic…Got it? Good, go write about 500 hundred words about it. So, yeah, proudly writing about hair. Bite me mainstream media.

It’s my birthday. Not today.  A couple of moons ago. I know, I am slowly burning up my twenties and having my first mini mid-life crisis. But the “crisis” do deserve a whole article of their own. (Sips some cheap wine)

Will You Be My CEO? The Accidental Apprentice
By Tabitha Makumi

I cried when I was done reading the gripping narrative that is The Accidental Apprentice. Man, was the book a roller-coaster or what? You get irate, you laugh, all over sudden you are pissed again…uuuuurgh….and boom…. Just when there’s a little gleam of hope, after a few chapters and you think the author is done playing with your softie emotions, your world gets turned upside down.

What are books if they can’t bring out all these diverse emotions out of us? I live for such discoveries. Finding books that shake and challenge my view of the world. Books which have the power to transport you to India and back to your diminutive one bedroom house somewhere along Waiyaki Way…(let’s call it an apartment, because that’s what the cool kids call it) All that under an hour. 

I will let you in on some secret, books have the power to do that. The furthest you might have traveled could be to Nyeri to your grandmas, but with books…oooh… you’ve been to the densest parts of the Amazon in the northwestern part of Colombia and all the way south to the Fish River Canyon in Namibia…and if that is not freaking magical, I don’t know what is.