Life: An Endless Journey

The older I get, the more I realise that one can never truly figure out life. It is a constant chase; endless departures and arrivals. You keep hopping onto the next flight, the next train, the next car; hoping the next destination will be your period of rest; but it never truly is. You journey... Continue Reading →

Dear Jessica; On Growth and Moving On

Lake Turkana - Loiyangalani - 2016 28th October 2017 Dear Jessica;  There are certain gross things we do in secret which give us a weird sense of pleasure. Say, for instance, bursting a ‘ripe’ pimple and watching with satisfaction as the white stuff oozes out -  Or cleaning out one’s ears and staring at the... Continue Reading →

Dear Jessica : Remember Tomorrow

Portrait shot on the streets of Lamu - April 2017  8th October 2017 Dear Jessica; Some todays are like freshly baked buttery cinnamon rolls; pleasant to the senses. The orchestra of glazed crispy dough, melted cinnamon sugar and raisins as they swirl in your mouth is all so perfect. On those today’s; you bask in... Continue Reading →

Everyday Matatu Struggles in Nairobi

When the conductor says "Wanne iende.." 2. When you believe the conductor's "wanne iende" lies only to enter the matatu and find nobody... 3. When the conductor tells you "Uko na mbao nikupee nikupee  1070 bob"' 4. How conductors pretend they have forgotten to give you change 5. How you look at the conductor when... Continue Reading →

Press, Play, Repeat.

You show up at work looking like Nicky (from Orange is the New Black); hair’s a mess; dark eye bags beneath you bloodshot eyes; body limp and tired. You can't stand the sight of your reflection in the mirror.  ‘You look really bad, you should probably get some rest' 'I will… I will’ How do... Continue Reading →

Dear Jessica: The Prologue

12th October 2016 Dear Jessica; I am balancing awkwardly on the side of my bed as I type this. One of my legs is dangling, while the other half  is stretched. Reason for these theatrics? Well, my laptop battery and charger got fried a couple of months back;  it's pretty much a desktop, more or... Continue Reading →

On My Death Bed

It will take 5 days before they find me. The stench of decomposing human flesh will lead them to my corpse.  They will not need to break the door; I have never believed in locking up. They shall find me sprawled on the bedroom floor, atop my favorite maroon, zebra-striped carpet ; a gory, stinky mess.... Continue Reading →

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