November 2015- My oh my! I will never forget you.
I am so overwhelmed by gratitude, like if I was a berry I would be bursting with fullness, err does that simile even make sense? Ah I will leave this literary styles to kina Magunga and Bikozulu, the point is that I am very very grateful…especially for the following:
Joretha-ah mehn, post coming up! I will just drop a photo and say I am so glad I met you.Natasha, thank you for the push.
Quality time with Paula…She doesn’t like this analogy but am gonna use it because for me it makes perfect beautiful sense. If you have read Half of a Yellow Sun, this month has been like those last few days that Olanna and Kainene spent together. The “some things are so unforgivable that they make other things forgivable” days…those days when the barriers simply melted and they became close and closer. Paula sorry for that analogy but you are and will alway be the Bey to my Sola! And maybe sometimes the Kainene to my Olanna or vice versa, by the way who is more likely to be the other…ah mehn, enye’e we are different from those two 🙂
Finding my favourite drink-The Maboneng Toilet. Now if the name puts you off you are yet to discover the power of chocolate and amarula to positivate anything 🙂
Now this mall became my favourite. I just like its small size plus it has an Exclusive Books (with this nice lady who is studying at Wits and told me she hopes to see me there next year:) ), Cinnabon, Cinema, Mugg & Bean, Ocean Basket and Body shop….and those ,guys, are my favourite things 🙂
Now this mamis just make my life complete…okay, that’s an expression reserved for Christ. They just bamba my life. We have this skype group and it is just a hub of french-fry aspirations, self-love, feminism and Africanism. It is my most beautiful virtual space and am oh so grateful. I hate to do this but am so blessed I can’t possible write about each of my other favourite virtual spaces but they rock too!
My Feminist homie. This month I made a new friend. One who we just flow with, like I can’t explain. In many ways he is the reason I believe that good men exist (oh my that sounded like I am some broken-hearted girl, but how can I not be? Every single day of this month I have had to walk to work whilst being hollered at by all kinds of men, how can I not be broken-hearted and how can I not be grateful that there are some men who get the fact that women are humans?)
My wonderful exes who make for such beautiful amazing friends (Is this TMI? Ah this whole blog is TMI anyway)…but something that has brought so much peace to my heart this month has been coming to terms with my past romantic relationships and moving past it, like truly truly not just in the “embracing quotes that speak to you” stage but over and beyond and onto friendship. The good thing about friendship with exes is that so much doesn’t need to be explained (at least most times) there’s just that flow.
Sauti Sol’s Live &Die in Africa aka LADIA! Although let me just speak about my small disappointment: love, hustle and dance? Ah guys, I wanted you to also hit some deep thangs like corruption in Kenya (maybe make a catchy tune out of it), terrorism, LGBTQI(…especially after our president said it is a non-issue…)I dont know, i longed for something deeper-some stories and mentally stimulating world views-something that would ruffle a few feathers…maybe am also so single that I can’t feel all your love songs…it can be a lot of things. All in all, I am so living and dying in Africa, like it isn’t even funny. Then your photoshoot was just something else…bado sijaokota jaw kutoka kwa floor.
My romantic freak has been silenced for too long so wacha kaseme kitu, ati anadai ako opressed: Guys “Nipe Nikupe” is gonna be my next relationship’s motto, mehn!
Roaches Play: like I needed other reasons to fall in love with Maboneng, this little heaven of light. I watched this play that taught me not to be like a cockroach who is always stuck up in the crack but like a flea who is free-spirited and jumps on anything. Okay, I will take the ‘Pride and Prejudice’ way, I shall have both, thank you! So here’s to being a Roach-flea 🙂 Reasonably free-spirited!
My Inner ring: Now this people know themselves because they make me happy, always. From the whatsapp calls that never are because we are too busy (Mwabe and Val) to the whatsapp calls that never end (Victor -aki ghai what would I do without you resuscitating the right side of my brain-that’s the reasonable side one, right?) to Mushu who’se role in my life is to make fun of me to Bruno-food buddy *wink* to my Bestie for life aka reasons to famz (if only you know how I praise you then say I know you 🙂 ) to Becks for all the time that lapses before answered texts at no expense of friendship…ghaaaai, na hii inner ring yangu si ni kubwa sana pwane, ey yah! Ah imeisha hapo wengine itakuwa next month.
Lastly to family, because I know I can call you any time (Saito *wink*) and be all the needy I can be without fear of judgement or dislike because we are stuck like glue. I cannot wait for vacation, meeeeehn!
To end, let me just profess my new love for headwraps and pinterest quotes! Long live! THANK YOU NOVEMBER! THANK YOU YSWARA for making November possible!
…and now I need to sleep or I will turn this into pinning board.