Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

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The door is usually a lonely structure that holds so much yet is abandoned for the most part. The door holds so many secrets that if it were to open up, then most of us would want it shut immediately. There are those actions that only those behind closed doors know and will admit to doing. For instance a couple that is in an abusive relationship, to the outside world they are perfect, yet only the two of them and maybe the children know what is going on. This is so true in the African culture where you are not supposed to shout to the world your private issues, dirty laundry should be hung in the back of the house never to be shown to the world.

Then the door opens up many things that those inside might not have the chance to bring out. Literally that is why it is called, the door of opportunities. A door opening physically may bring with it opportunities both physically and even financially. Some of those who have great talent but are afraid to venture out, when the door opens they have nowhere else to hide but to come out and face their fears.

Solitude. That is such a heavy word that carries a lot of meaning and significance. You can find yourself in solitude out of your own free will. Sometimes you just want to be alone, with your thoughts, daydreams and even worries. Not that you are lonely but you just want to be, left, alone. That’s why the quote below just speaks to me so much, I have moments like those, where I want to go out in the middle of the night and just think, about nothing. Then I remember hey, I live in Kibera, I cannot go out into the darkness and think and stuff.. 

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Anyway. Solitude is good. We all need that sometimes. Sometimes it is forced upon us, but just remember that door that you go through everyday, holds so much mystery and wisdom that you cannot fathom.

By the way I just found this in my blog draft I think it was for May or something, the only words were these “via Photo Challenge: Solitude.” So I scrolled in my Photo Gallery and literally just stopped on the picture of this door. I took it back in February in River Park Estate in Athi River…story for another day. So it turns out, it was just the perfect shot for the Weekly Photo challenge, so long ago. Sometimes inspiration just finds you wherever. I know I have not posted for a gazillion years but my mind has started working again, all that tension in the rat race closed off my grey matter but hopefully I am back and will be writing even if it’s just shitty rambles, at least my ink will not be dry! You feel me? I hope I made some sense, no?

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Every senior bachelor needs his ‘Amal’

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It seems that more and more men especially in Nairobi are marrying at a much later date in their lives. Could it be fear of commitment or what is causing them to be senior bachelors? You’d find them in pubs complaining of how demanding the Nairobi ‘Mami’ has become from they are too clingy to they are absolute gold diggers. Whatever the reason that is keeping them bachelors they should know that at some point there will come that woman who will ‘tame’ them, so to speak. Men need women, they cannot survive without them, as much as they do not want to commit, at the end it gets monotonous and tiring to be changing women like curtains in the house. So when that point and time comes, they will find their Amal. Continue reading “Every senior bachelor needs his ‘Amal’”

Vogue Japan shoots in Kenya for their May 2016 issue

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Photos Courtesy: Vogue/Erik Torstensson

These are some of the moments where you realize that Kenya is indeed a beautiful country that we sometimes take for granted. What is it ever going to take for us to appreciate the beauty and magnificence of our country if not for a giant Magazine like Vogue coming to town and showcasing our beauty to the world through a whole fashion spread. Vogue Japan shot its May 2016  Issue in Kenya which was dubbed ‘African Vibration’ so fitting for what Africa has to offer in more ways than one.

The magazine shoot features the beautiful Brazilian Model Renata Sozzi who is seen blending so well with the wildlife and even the local communities. The fashion editor that styled the beautiful Renata was Giovanna Battaglia showcasing beautiful and colorful traditional Maasai wear, lots of bead work and bold stripes. Continue reading “Vogue Japan shoots in Kenya for their May 2016 issue”

New Movie: Queen of Katwe

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Queen of Katwe is an upcoming biographical drama film directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler. Starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o, the film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess prodigy who becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads. The film is produced by Walt Disney Pictures and ESPN Films, and set for a limited release in North America on September 23, 2016, followed by a general theatrical release on September 30.Watch the trailer below. Continue reading “New Movie: Queen of Katwe”

New Movie: Nina

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Nina is an upcoming American biographical film written and directed by Cynthia Mort. The film focuses on American musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone, portrayed by Zoe Saldana. The film also stars David Oyelowo, Ella Thomas, and Mike Epps. The film is scheduled to be released on April 22, 2016, in a limited release and through video on demand by RLJ Entertainment. Release dates
April 22, 2016 (United States) . Watch the trailer below. Continue reading “New Movie: Nina”