Monday, September 10, 2007


As you can all see, I have a new template, it has some few quirks I'm trying to fix but at the end of the day it beats what I had before. Keep your eyes open because what could be next could be a move to Wordpress. I've been juggling that thought in my mind and I'll get round to it when I can.

Anyway moving on, I was reading this article in the Pulse and I just realised that I have ever went for a jam session. Not that it's something to get broken up about but for so many Kenyans it was like a rite of passage of sorts. I have also never gone for Super Soul, the idea of clubbing with all of Nairobi at one venue never sat well with me. I recall my pal's tales of driving into a close to empty parking lot in Carnivore only to walk in and be hit by a sheer wave of heat from the masses of humanity within, if you didnt pre-arrange when and where to meet the last time you would see your pals if you got separated would be morning. I did go for a few Super Rocks if that's any consolation. Damn I miss clubbing in Kenya.

I was reading this article about Kenyan traders being harassed in Tanzania. This whole TZ - Kenya was used as an excuse to kick me out of KBW but now that I'm not being censored I'm going to touch on it anyway. Tanzanians time and again claim to be for inter-regional co-operation but time and again their actions say the opposite, it's like having a friend who shakes you hand with one hand and stabs you in the back with the other. Kenyans are by far very open and welcoming to foreigners at times to our own detriment (Arturs anyone?), while Tanzanians seems to be following the trail of South Africans in their fear and hate for anything that seems to threaten their nation in any way, it also doesnt help that some Kenyans were gunned down in Moshi following a robbery. I know I'm asking for too much but there is a mid point in all this that can be reached with the guidance of the respective parties in power. A man can dream can't he?

Onto other things, I was reading one of my past posts about how much I hate my job and how boring my life is at the moment and I realised that I shouldn't be complaining at all. Let's look at it this way, I came to the States and graduated in the standard time it takes to do my degree, not too many Kenyans out here can say that, to add to that yes my job may suck but at least I dont have massive debt in terms of student loans, credit cards for financing my education and of course I still have my health. So yes things may not be where I want them to be but this is only temporary, as the Hallmark card says, tough times don't last but tough people do!

I was looking at a Kenyan paper online and one thought came to mind, "The Crazy Season is here!" Yes elections are on their way when the whole paper is nothing but politics, one would think we are a nation of politicians, well if you go to any bar in Nairobi West you would think that way too. Anyway I guess I'll just take a backseat and watch the theatrics.

Happy Monday.....................


Frankie said...

I'll have a happy but boring Monday..anyway, the news usually start with politics, have politics in the middle and end with politics

Rista said...

Hey Aco. Glad you're accentuating the positive there. Sounding awfully sage and grown up now :-) Hang in there.

Udi said...

that storo of TZ is actually on todays Standard. I think the new TZ Govt is afraid of Kenya becoming a dominant force in EA

Majonzi said...

loving the template. I had toyed with the black background idea :).

maze, boring ole me I didn't club till I was 21, partied hard, and two years later i was sick of it :).

Kenya-Tanzanian rivalry is gaining momentum. I wouldn't go as far as comparing SA to Tzed, as their reasons are different. Perhaps, Tzed hesitations have more to do with Kenya having competitive advantage over them. All the same, as countries in the EU trade bloc have done, it is important that we get into the union with caution.

Acolyte said...

@ Frankie
Kenyans have mad love for politics, that is one thing we have to admit.
@ rista
Thanks! Guess I had to grow up sometime!
@ udi
TZ has always been afraid of our might even when we have problems we still manage to stay ahead.
@ majonzi
Black does rock for a change. There is no big deal with clubbing, I dont do much of it myself to be honest.
I think TZ is slowly inching towards the SA route, its only a matter of time till they start jailing Kenyans for just being Kenyan.

mocha! said...

Hey You...nice template!

As for jobo....the fact of life. words!

Politics....I will join you to watch the theatrics!

Passing by tuu!!!

Girl next door said...

I like your new blog design! Election years are always full of drama.