Where The Rich Lay Their Head

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I need to Pause and ponder how life is. How different yet the same we all are in this life. So I am currently working in Machakos and this job has given me the chance to see different parts of the same place. Life is never the same no matter how close you are to each other. In Kenya for instance we are a vast diversified nation that is trying to blend and work together. Yet we have this invisible line that is separating us in many different ways. The Rich vs The Poor. The gap is yet increasing and pretty soon it will be the very rich verses the very poor. How is life so the same yet so different at the same time? People live together yet it feels like they are so far apart. Machakos is a cosmopolitan town that has intergrated people from all walks of life. Whether to work or live, and people are building houses and gated communities so the value of land has really sky rocketed, they coexist. From Mlolongo, Syokimau to Athi River, there oozes a sense of opulence, wealth and expensiveness, if that is word.

There is a stark difference between the haves and the have nots in Machakos County just like any other major town in our country. You will find a Gated Community Estate bordering a slum area. This symbiotic relationship has always existed from time immemorial. This is because one cannot do without the other. Those in Gated Communities depend on those living in slum areas. The majority poor provide services like Nannies, Cleaning the compound, watching over the compound and even laundry. The rich want those services and the poor need the rich in order to make a living. So win win for both.

I have found that there are those who are rich who feel entitled. Like you should be working according to their timeline and convenience. They have this air of superiority that makes them seem arrogant, some are, some just force it upon themselves. I have also found that there are those who are poor and also feel entitled. Like since you have made it, you owe it to them to give in to their demands. Both sides tend to suffer from inferiority complex or even superiority complex. Therefore coexistance between them becomes difficult.

I have had a chance to enter into homes that are wealthy to the point that you ask yourself whether you are really living or merely existing on this earth. Then you walk into a home where they are so poor that you wonder what makes you so specail that you have all your basic needs. So it’s a paradigm of sorts. Two worlds existing as one yet so different it is difficult to match or even explain the two together.

Where the rich lay their head is in great wealth. Where the poor lay their head is in great poverty. Yet when we all sleep we have pretty much the same dreams if not nightmares. When we go to the hospital we are treated for the same illnesses. When we eat we eat the same ingredients, they may be cooked differently but rice is just rice no matter the location. Dividing ourselves into two will only lead to more conflict as each tries to define their own identity expecting the other to conform to their personal norm of what is right.

As a parting shot I will leave you with this post that I stumbled upon on Facebook speaking of the picture below “As we tear each other apart because of politics and tribe, remember at the end of the day, we go home to one side of this wall.”

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Nothing speaks of reality like the above picture does. If we let tribalism, politics, social status divide us we should know that there is only one fence that separates us all. You will all end up on one side of the fence. In a perfect world, there would be no fence, as we would all treat each other as a single humanity unit that deserves every opportunity the world has to offer. Sure you may be lucky or unlucky to cross over the fence depending on which side you cross from, but life has a way of balancing out things. Every man is cut according to his cloth and size, so they say, yet that should not stop you from believing you can change your fate for the better. Life is about YOU and  what YOU can make of it. Therefore choose which side of the fence you want your life to be. No one else can do that for you.

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree”

Jim Rohn

He said it. I could not have put it any other or better way.

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The Rocket Science of Falling in Love

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It was love at first sight…actually I only saw his back but what I saw I cherished. I love the arms so my eyes were drawn to his arms, his strong arms that seemed firm as he waited for the water to be brought for cleaning the floor. Then he left either to find out what was taking so long or to bring the water himself.

The walk, I loved the way he walked, it was as if the world had stopped and he was moving in slow motion. I simply liked what I saw.

He is cute and really sexy. I could tell he had a masculine chest through the almost hugging black T-shirt that he wore…forgive me God for lusting…maybe I was seeing or imagining too much but he had me hook, line and sinker. The whole package was totally fwayne! (Fine!)

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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’”

Have you ever looked at a guy and thought ‘he could totally have been mine’

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We all have those haunting moments where you are looking at life in your own mind especially when you are seated or lying down by yourself, just thinking. Moments like this are when something has happened and you are reflecting on the day’s events. In your mind you remember something and are like ‘did that happen or did I imagine it?’ this is especially true with relationships. The romantic kind that is. No matter how hot headed or stubborn you are, there will always be that time where it is just you and your thoughts, you and your regrets, you and your wishes, you and your dreams, you and your fantasies, even you and your pissed off self. You cannot escape from having thoughts, they will nibble and bite at your brain until you are like WTF? Why am I thinking so hard? For no reason? Seriously? Escape. You cannot. Continue reading “Have you ever looked at a guy and thought ‘he could totally have been mine’”

A life without reliable Wi-Fi

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You should see how people walk around town looking for Wi-Fi, you would thinking they are trying to find Nemo in the big ocean of life. Guys walk into a café or restaurant and instead of asking for the menu, they ask the waiter ‘Is there Wi-Fi?’ like the food would not go well if they cannot access the Wi-Fi. You should also see the excitement in people’s faces when they enter a place and their phone is showing ‘Unsecured Wi-Fi’, it’s like they have just hit the jackpot. Wi-Fi dependence has caused life to be about Social media and technology. We have become too dependent on the World Wide Web that even a simple problem is Googled. Have a headache Google will tell you that you have Migraines, want to be happy? Google will tell you buy that Ferrari even though you know you cannot afford it. Continue reading “A life without reliable Wi-Fi”