People would rather live a fake life than proudly embrace the true life within them-Unknown.
I look at youths and how crazy they are going just to live the life a celebrity or a friend is living. We forget that each and everyone of us was wonderfully and uniquely created. Each one of us was born with a gift and each one of us should embrace those difference for the world to prosper.
I was born a queit and a jovial person depending on the occasion. I was born with a passion for English and a reader too. You were born to be something else. Just imagine an introvert trying to lead an extroverted kind of lifestyle,wouldn’t that person look a little weird?
Why do we lie to our friends about the kind of people we are. What do we get from being fake? We lie from the things we posses, where we hangout, the kind of meals we take to even the kind of clothes we put on. Many of us are leading other people’s life. Will I ever be complete if I start leading the life of my favourite actor or celebrity? Of course no.
We crave for likes and followers on instagram, Facebook and even on Twitter. Be online on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10pm 🕙 and you’ll understand how far youths are willing to go to get followers. We’re forced to retweet, like and comment not because we are willing but because we know by the end of the day I shall have reached 2k followers. These forms the foundation of our talks and discussions be it at work or school the following day. We are longing to brag to our friends about how powerful we are becoming. Well… Take a step back. Is that really being powerful? How is that going to make you lead the life of your dream. Imagine if the same energy was to be channelled towards our goals in life, our real desires or the things that are truly important to us. Which kind of world would we create.
Still on instagram and the things that inspire us. Which kind of pictures do we post? Definitely everyone posts their best but imagine getting a negative comment on the very picture you so highly esteem. Won’t you feel like the whole world is abruptly cracking? If you really believed your picture was good then why do you allow a negative comment get into you.
Fakeness will never make our life any better than it is. A man can only reach his or her full potential if he embraces his true self. Faking where you stay, where you studied, the stuff you own, the feelings deep inside your heart or even your thinking isn’t going to make us better. The first step to full realisation is to live our real life, that kind of life you live in the comfy of your bed. And if you’re getting confused about who you really are, then look at yourself and the thoughts you lead when alone. What makes me really me? -a kung-fu panda movie quote. That’s the question you ought to ask yourself and live that answer out loud. Shine! But remember not to settle for mediocrity or a life way below your potential.
Travelling inspires your wanderlust,ignite your itinerary, and invite you to make meaningful discoveries large and small and that’s the inspiration behind my crave for travelling.
A few months ago I started living out my childhood dream of being a Traveller and a Television Journalist.Many of my friends have been asking where I get money to travel and that’s why in today’s article am taking you through my entire travelling process guaranteeing you maximum fun at the cheapest possible cost.
Traveling is fun but very expensive.A lot of people thirst for travelling but are scared of the cost that comes along with it. If you ever feel scared just remember:A journey of a thousand miles starts with a spark of joy and ends with a gleaming of meaning.
In the few months I have travelled I have learnt one of the most important art and that’s the art of blending in.
Before you travel;
1. Try and google the area for familiarization. Know the best places to visit within that area and what makes them really the best.
Read more about those places to enable you ask appropriate questions during the visit.
2.Your backpack must have enough clothing and first aid kit. If you’re allergic take safety precautions like carrying your medicines. Of cause No traveller misses a camera in her backpack.
3.Ensure you have enough money and the place you’re visiting is safe.
On the day of traveling,whether you have your own private car or using a public transport ensure you arrive at the destination relatively early this is because you’re a visitor and you never know how the place is. You could be putting your life or the person picking you up in danger. I prefer arriving between 10am and 4pm. Personally I don’t like eating while am travelling but this is dependent on the person.
On the destination;
1. Try and blend in with the locals. This has been on top of my priority list in technically everywhere I travel to. Blending in helps you get favours not only in getting the best treatment but also the best recommendations. There’s no expert better than a resident of a particular place and nobody understands the place better than him.Not even google compares with a person who has lived in place in his entire lifetime.
2.Go for 2 star hotels. They’re cheap because they are still in their growth stage and just a small hint …you can always bargain the price. Their services are equally as better as the 5 star hotels only that they lack exposure. Their attendants mostly are very welcoming and courteous because they want you there next time.
3.Traveling the place can be quite expensive if you don’t blend in well with the locals.They’ll mostly overcharge you but here is a secret: Never ask the conductor how much when in his matatu,he’ll obviously know you’re not from the place,so to get saved from this..always use kshs.200 note in paying for your fare and just stare at the the conductor trust me he’ll give you back the correct balance. The same applies in local hotels and fruit venders or even shops.
4. If you don’t have a car,it is better to strike a deal with a local motorists to carry you around. It’s expensive yes but not as compared to hiring a car to travel around. I prefer motorists because I make them my tour guides not to forget the discounts because they’re always in flocks. They know the best places to have lunch and they can always pretend to be your relative providing you free access to some beautiful places to visit.
5.Make friends.You can always make recommendations using these friends to your buddies in need of traveling to these places.
Friends can always offer you short term accommodation depending on the kind of friendship you have.
Now go out and travel because you definitely have all it takes.Quick recap:
1Fare to and fro.
2.Meals,Camera,First Aid kitand Clothing
But you can always start by touring your local city as you advance.
Follow events on Facebook, some do have good traveling deals to places.
As you are going on with your festive celebration, always remember it’s a season for giving and sharing. Share love,food,gifts with your neighbors. Spark some joy on the kid next door or home. HAAAPY FESTIVE.
I see love in your eyes
I’m at the mercy of your love.
What a sorry sight
But it’s only a second sight.
I see my future in your eyes
Let me give you all you hope for
I mean the feeling of sunset and sunrise
But it’s only a second sight.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
I see happiness in you.
I aim to fill you with joyous elation.
But it’s only a second sight.
It’s driving me nuts not knowing where you are.
Just anxious about seeing you.
The love is strong enough to overcome the fear.
But it’s only a second sight.
She looks tamed
But makes the earth move with her beauty.
Her hips swaying
In a delicate sensual undulation.
Eyes stubbornly lingering over her butt.
Great smile, dimples on both cheeks.
She crosses her legs in a very feminine way.
Left over right.
I just can’t take my eyes off
Her naked shoulder
Her slender neck
And the sensual line of her collarbone.
She looks hot as he’ll in that dress.
I feel this inner conflict
Growing within me
Part eagerness and
Part passionate despair.
Flowery stuff, sunsets
Sappy music and scented candle lights
A really lighthearted romantic atmosphere.
You deserve that.
She’s my best friend.
I love her
I don’t want to hurt her feelings.
But still it makes no sense.
I ever wanted a hot shower with you.
Watching it over your delicate skin.
My eyes scanning each inch of your beautiful skin.
Wrapping my arms around your waist.
Pull you closer and kiss your brow.
The temple, the neck and the hollow of your collar borne.
Seeing you gasp in between kisses.
Morning my name over and over again.
Up until the moment my lips close over yours.
First slowly and then with the same passion.
Leaving you breathless.
As desire fills every pore of our skins.
And stir up a fire we’re no longer able to extinguish.
Pick you up and wrap your legs around me.
As you pull me tight to you.
Glad that someone blocked me.
Put on music
Watching you swing your body to the rhythm.
Be on your lips, my fingers buried into your hair.
Bend down and kiss you.
Then a heartfelt tight squeezing hug.
Seeing your brighter smile that always make my heart race.
I love you.
You’re funny, genuine and witty.
You always have the ability to light up my face and spark a laugh.
I’m going to miss you crazily.
I’m going to miss you so much
I aim to please you.
I desperately needs you.
I hunger for your love.
It is just lust at first sight.
I’ve been longing for you.
Let me whet your appetite.
Seeing you makes my nature rise.
You are everything I need.
Your body is deliciously sexy.
Your lips are devilishly delicious.
What a lustful temptation
You got me love sick.
Media industry for a long time is stagnant in Kenya. Media owners put various effort which bears no fruit. We can’t make excuses. Some claim that we were colonised late in the 60s. That alone isn’t sufficient. Talking of which we were together economically with a country like Brazil. Trust me, Brazilian telenovelas are popular than our own programmes in the very country we are in. I took a research on my 100 friends. I asked them why they enjoy foreign content and you’ll be surprised by the truthful reasons they gave. These are some of the reasons why we kenyans don’t enjoy our local contents.
To be honest, this is true. Rarely do content producers in Kenya express creativity. Infact most of the programmes in our national television are copy cut of programmes abroad, mostly from the United states. Those successful shows show some originality. A good example is the Churchill show. (check it out on YouTube)and the rising genre of comedy like the bull’s eye and others. Any upcoming show producer: consider what’s is done by Churchill.
2.quality and abundance.
The quality of the shows being aired in our Tvs are pathetic. Between, there’s no variety. I have never watched a sci-fi clip on any programme. The so called romance isn’t really nothing other than wordings. Video quality is no better than a phone camera. Only a few air 1080p and above quality videos. After watching a series by Fox or China films, you won’t again waste your time on our screens.
I’m talking about interest in your doing not faking. That’s the core reason why Johnny Depp will never be compared with our local actors. They go through acting schools so they know what it entails to act. Passion isn’t in our programmes alone but also in music. When you watch foreign films, you experience and feel as the actors are contrary to our own where you can easily tell that this is acting. In Kenya if a character die you don’t feel the pain but tell me how you felt when the prison break’s Michael Scofield died and Elizabeth of The blacklist. Good content alone isn’t enough without good actors. Don’t choose an actor because you know him /her but because she’s capable. Rarely do we watch videos and clips on YouTube except for a few who are blessed with WiFi in their homes. This is the number one way of promoting content. Watch, comment, share.
A good programme must show variations in themes a thing absent in our shows. There has to be variations from love, hatred, romance to conflicts,break ups and so on. Many don’t always ask why game of thrones always rates higher. This is because of variations in themes and not just that, there has to be uniformity. House of Cards is also another fantastic show in theme variation.
For a successful programme the writer, the actor and the producer have to be exposed I.e have adequate knowledge for its development. If it is romance, we want to see romance. If it’s hacking, we don’t want to see any conflicting ideas with what happens in reality. Kenyans won’t watch our local romance show like pendo and concentrate on Brazilian telenovela because of the love element portrayed on it.
A few african countries have considered this elements and are making progress. Kenya should embrace the same. A country like Nigeria has worked on almost all element and their accent has made its application in Hollywood films.