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CHIVALRY

Let us be honest. Chivalry is a word you rarely or have never heard of. Unless you read a lot of romantic novels and soap operas, you might not know the meaning of this word. Now, allow me to give you a history class on the meaning of this…

The Kitchen Turn Off I

She looked at me with her face contorted. Her right hand covered her mouth in disgust. The other hand dropped the plate on the bed. The movement of her head signaled an urge to throw up. I didn’t know what to do. She really struggled not to…

Kalongolongo

Kalongolongo is a very complicated word when you say it to the ‘born towns.’ It is another name for ‘cha-baba na cha-mama,’ obviously ‘for-father and for-mother.’ This game was played by children as a play to symbolize the family set-up. I…

The Fateful Night I

The music in the car was relaxing. My younger brother and I were seated in the back seat of our car. He was on the left side by the window. I hated sitting on the right side but I had no choice since he would cry if I tried to force him out…

Opportunity

I want you to visualize yourself in this scenario. You have just woken up in your small rental house. You have stepped out of your bed, or rather your mattress since it’s lying on the floor. Yes, you have no bed. You drag your sleepy and…

Give back my blood

Blood. This is truly a mosquitoes slaughterhouse. Blood, blood and more blood. Unfortunately it’s the butcher’s own blood. Hunter turned hunted. ZZZ the mosquitoes buzz at the break of dusk. “Let’s attack him,” they urge each other.…

Beauties and the beast

Three days ago on a hot sunny afternoon, friend and I were taking a walk to our room after a long day of hectic classes. We were all hungry and dog tired. Bags on our backs, we walked slowly laughing at our stupid jokes and just making…

Hot teacher

This being a lovely Friday morning, I just woke up at 9 A.M. You know if you are in campo it’s not a big deal waking up even at 11. Anyway I feel I should share with you about my first teacher crush in high school. Just because I woke up in…

Snoopy girl

Sometimes I wonder whether today’s generation of kids have outsmarted us all. I happen to be a very kind and quiet guy who has so much self-control and tolerance FYI. Recently I was going home and as usual I had to take a matatu home. Am…