Eternity Has Been Us!

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Hey darlings,

It’s been forever, my apologies.

I have engaged myself in a wide range of activities the past few months, a lot has changed, success and chances to try all over again as well. But today I’ll narrate to you a recent activity I took over. Two weeks ago, I decided to ditch the ride after work for a routine walk.

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My phone came with an in-built music player app that comes with a variety of playlists, though you have to internet-stream to access them. I randomly selected a playlist titled “Walking”. I am not generally a fan of the hip-hop beats but it did offer a good selection that helped pace up my walking. Most of the songs are from a South African selection as it seems  Kenyans/East Africans have not yet tapped into the app’s money making path. I learnt of some gospel artist/band going by the name Jub Jub, the song that really impressed me is called “Iyeza”. You’ll surely love it; its got a mixture of hip-hop beats with some rapping that I can’t catch up with by the way, though I can slow speak each of the words. The voices are acappela-like and blend in so well. The lyrics are partly in English so the language barrier will not lock you out fully. Walking with music in full blast is awesome as I came to realise it helps in pacing; while at the same time clears up your mind, giving you the space to evaluate life experiences and how to handle them.

Walking for leisure is something that Kenyans have not fully embraced. This, in my opinion, is castigated by the notion that walking is a sign of poverty, lack of class and/or a waste of time. It’s high time people gave walking for leisure a second thought. Take for instance sitting thro’ traffic for amost a  whole hour for a safe distance of 5KM, does it really make sense? You made be tired from work yes, but leisure walking as a matter of fact eases up the body from the fatigue. In my evening walk, I mapped out a mental landmark for motivation. Whenever I reach that point, relaxation flows thro’ my body system naturally. It feels like having covered that distance takes away all the life burdens off my shoulders…..at that point I feel like I have crossed the darning 40KM mark from the marathon, and with only 2KM left, my thoughts start to ring back to what remains to be done for the day.

As a healthy lifestyle, leisure walking has also improved my feeding habits for the better. I am naturally a poor feed since 2010 or somewhere there off……. However, in the fortnight of leisure walking, the need for extra kilocalories to burn while covering the distance has naturally triggered my appetite. I eat all the basic meals without failure and at no instance do I feel like I’m so full, unlike before when with a meal or two a day, particularly breakfast, I was ready to clock a day. I eat healthy snacks in between the main meals, and this has helped built up my body mass to a higher scale. The snacks are important to replenish build up energy for use in the “work-out”. Good sleep is also a recipe for good glowing skin, something I have achieved in a fortnight of leisure walking.

There’s no love that beats a good pair of shoes to couple up with a good mood. I have purposed to put on comfortable sneakers for the evening walk whenever I can, though I am still grappling with the need to keep up with a sporty look for the walk. On most of the days, I just walk in my normal outfits, well, except the high heels. And until I can get a serious “leisure walk only” kind of partner, I might just presume that “I don’t care about what I am in, after all it’s just but a leisure walk”.

On that note, I hope to keep up with a weekly update to the blog on “simple lifestyle habits”.

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OPPORTUNITY TO EXPORT FOOD TO DUBAI: MEET THE FARMERS’ CONFERENCE 2019

Look out for this…..

A leading Management Consulting and Digital firm based in Dubai and with operations in Africa is set to host the 3rd edition of Meet the Farmers’ Conference (MTFC) on the 27th and 28th of November in Dubai. This is a one of it’s kind Agro-trade and networking conference in Dubai whose aim is to connect large scale agro commodity producers and marketers to buyers. Stakeholders from Africa and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) which includes UAE,Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman will come together during the 2- day event to network, collaborate and form sustainable partnerships across borders.

African farmers, participants, exhibitors and delegates will be able to leverage the business opportunities available to them in Dubai and other GCC countries. The participants will also gain insights into a wide range of topics such as agro commodity trading in Dubai and GCC, import and exports requirements, laws and policies, financing…

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The Valentines Bug is still on…..

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Hello buddies…..long since we last met over here…hope y’all been fine. My sincere most apologies for keeping you in the cold my followers….. it’s been life. I am pretty sure it has also been playing you rock on that rocking chair as well.

So on the Valentines bug, oops, it just didn’t bite me this time….not that it ever has. There are those who received the lovely roses and assorted flowers, those who received boxes of chocolates (Kwanza those Guylians, man….they are heavenly if not heaven itself), others received exotic wines, dinner treats, lovemaking all night blah blah blah……. sounds pretty nice huh. Yeah….I know if you got these now you are relenting in the memories of how fast time has gone since then huh! But you  loved them, and that’s what matters. I hope you appreciated them as well.

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Lemme tell you of the people who received nothing. These are in two categories….hahaa. The first in tow are those who received nothing in return. I wanna chuckle a little for this lot. You gave your all yaani, the sacrifice you made you guy my guy! Then you remembered that you took some M-Shwari/Tala/Branch loan to top it up to your budget to please him/her….lol. Then he or she came, took it all in, and had nothing to offer in return, not even a simple “Thank you my darling” .  You see, this lot did not do their research well and hence the kind of reception I guess? It could be he or she had different expectations thus calls for the need to know each other well.  Aint much of a relationship coach but hey… c’mon, these are relationships….you ought to know  each other well before going all so lovey dovey on the Valentines Day. Ps… you could date someone for 2 years and still know nothing about them *read camouflage* or even live with them an eternity without knowing whom you’re dealing with so don’t beat yourself up if you feel there’s something hideous about your partner. Thus, it is no surprise marriage proposals were rejected on this day, or gifts received but with no grattitude whatsoever. So if you feel that you were not apprecited for the lovely gesture on that day, I am sorry not sorry……find out more about your partner.

The second lot are those that actually received nothing. Now, this is where my favorite people are in. Those who prioritised other more important issues besides love. If you are in this lot, you need to re-evaluate your life choices. Because you can’t sincerely tell me you received nothing for Valentines……not even from yourself? People need to learn to love themselves that much to an extent that even if there’s no significant other in your life, important days as the lovers day do not pass your calender unnoticed. I know others will throw jeers at this but truth be told, nothing comes before LOVE. Nothing. Even the holy books quotes love on so many events that you actually start to believe in this thing.

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So on those notes, some little education on the Valentines Day wouldn’t hurt you so read on:

ST. VALENTINE, Martyr
(Patron of Happy Marriage and Lovers)
Feast Day: February 14

St. Valentine was a Roman Priest, at a time when there was an emperor called Claudias, who persecuted the Church at that particular time.

The emperor had an edict that prohibited marriage of young people, based on his belief that unmarried soldiers fought better in battle than the married soldiers, because the married ones are always in fear of what would happen to their family if they died.

As a result of the edict, there were lot of sadness for those already planning to marry. The idea of encouraging them to marry within the Christian Church made St. Valentine to conduct a secret marriage for them, as a Priest.

He was later caught imprisonened and tortured. While in prison he succeeded in converting his judge, Asterius to christianity after restoring sight to his blind daughter.

In 269AD, he was executed because of his strong faith and stand for Christian marriage.

St. Valentine, Pray for us!

 

So my darlings, it’s not too late to consider getting something if not for yourself at least for your significant other. I am still giving free hugs to those broken souls……may your heart find peace no matter the situation. I love y’all my people.

The stranger whose potential I lost……

Same situation happened yesterday…..leaves me wondering, do boys ever man up?

Ms Kibe

I have a problem with people who always think that it is a must I have their numbers in my contact list or atleast in my memories. Yes, I will be rude and savage, I won’t spare you. I may have changed phones, lost my contacts, can’t access my google drive, or for whatever reason I don’t have your number.  It’s that simple, I FUCKING DON’T HAVE YOUR NUMBER.

Whenever I receive a call or a message in whatever platform from a new number, I always first and foremost request to know who the person is if they don’t take it upon themselves to expose their identity first. Now, whoever this was just took it a notch higher and attempted to take me for the biblical Moses. You remember that Moses from the burning bush right? No “Christian” would forget Moses and the burning bush neither would anyone who went…

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How Conservation Agriculture Could Solve Food Insecurity in Arid & Semi-Arid Lands

The article is cultivating on the importance of Conservative Agriculture which would be a great savior in food production in Arid and Semi-Arid areas in Kenya.

Over three quarters of Kenya’s land is classified as arid or semi-arid (ASALs) with 20% of this having high to middle potential for agriculture. The sector relies heavily on rainfall which often than not is not consistent. Current food production levels cannot meet demand due to among other factors, conversion of prime agricultural land to other uses and the changing size and patterns of our population. There is a need to find ways of utilizing these lands that are considered unproductive due to insufficient rainfall. One possible way is through Conservation Agriculture (CA) which has the ability to increase food production in such areas considered unsuitable for farming such as Kitui, Makueni, Tharaka Nithi, Baringo, Isiolo and Marsabit. In addition, current agricultural practices such as the use of chemical fertilizers are not sustainable and in future we might need to reclaim the once productive lands that will be rendered useless…

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The stranger whose potential I lost……

I have a problem with people who always think that it is a must I have their numbers in my contact list or atleast in my memories. Yes, I will be rude and savage, I won’t spare you. I may have changed phones, lost my contacts, can’t access my google drive, or for whatever reason I don’t have your number.  It’s that simple, I FUCKING DON’T HAVE YOUR NUMBER.

Whenever I receive a call or a message in whatever platform from a new number, I always first and foremost request to know who the person is if they don’t take it upon themselves to expose their identity first. Now, whoever this was just took it a notch higher and attempted to take me for the biblical Moses. You remember that Moses from the burning bush right? No “Christian” would forget Moses and the burning bush neither would anyone who went through the Kenyan curriculum of 8-4-4 system after “studying” C.R.E. I know my seat is hot with fury and all, it’s quite literally so a “hot seat”. But wait, it ain’t a burning bush!!!!!  I’m based in a remote location somewhere in the Sahara. There are lots and lots of bushes but I haven’t seen one burning. Even if one was burning somewhere in the heat of Ukambani or in Umaasaini, I wouldn’t know coz I am in the office; until at least 12 noon when I break for lunch. Yes, I look forward to the lunch break every day. There will be two hours of rest. TWO HOURS. You got me right, two hours, 12 noon to 2p.m. Have I instead enough?? Lemme move on.

Back to the business and intrigue of the day………… Whatsapp.

It’s almost lunch break, and I am on my phone coz there isn’t much work for me today. I have plugged in my earphones to the laptop to listen in to the ever entertaining America/Britain has got talent musical shows. Beep, it’s my phone…..buzzing. I check……I got a message on my whatsapp. I rush to see from whom it could be, coz I would be delighted if it came from my sweetheart telling me how he misses me. Sad face strikes me. It’s from a strange number. It’s simple, ‘’Hello’’. And as courtesy and phone etiquette dictates I reply, ‘’Hey”.  At this point it’s better to break down the conversation as it happened.

11:36a.m====>Stranger: Hello

11:38a.m===>Me: Hey

11:38a.m===>Me: Who’s this please?

11:38a.m===>Stranger: I am who I am. Otherwise unaendeleaje?

11:39a.m===>Me: Thanks for your not so nice answer. Good day. “Block contact” was made for people like you.

11:39a.m===>Stranger: Oh no

11:40a.m===>Me: Try me.

Do you realise I had given him/her enough seconds to redeem his image before I pressed block?

Before I could even think twice about whom this could have been, I had already pressed “block”. I may have moved to a remote place in the heart of Makueni/Kajiado County but that didn’t change me to a stupid moron. I might have lost some of my social skills given the harshness of this environment but hey, I didn’t become a dimwit whatsoever.

It didn’t take a century before my dear stranger realised that I had actualised my words, I couldn’t mince them for anything. They rushed to the dialler and made a call to me. Being “who I am”, I quickly picked up and before he/she could even utter a word I had already informed them that the dialler too has the “harassment filter” which I also put into effect immediately . They are now peacefully resting in the blacklist.

Truth of the matter is, when you’re well past quarter a century in age, you have better things to think of than to wonder about strange numbers. You have to think of way better things including what next after a certain investment turned sour, oh and I’d do mention of when will I get married and have children to call my own, when will I drive that Lexus that I have always seen in my dreams, When will I build that bungalow and settle in with my family? Such is the kind of thing I’d rather be thinking about than sit here trying to figure out who the hell thinks I am the biblical Moses.

So dear stranger, if you still haven’t gotten my point please grow some balls. No insults here coz I’m just giving you a piece of my mind. I would have been a little bit nicer but you triggered my inner demons. You woke them in the midst of their sweet slumber. They were having a good time in there but you, you with your petty games, mind games, got them into action. And boy, you should have known better! We ain’t teenagers anymore to keep playing hide and seek. This would have been interesting back in my teenage days when all I craved for was some attention to build my confidence in chat rooms, but not anymore!

Dear reader, the next time you decide to contact me for whatever reason and I happen not to have your number, kindly take it kind and respond to my request of knowing you before we proceed with any other niceties. After all, it is not guarantee that I will want to talk to you once you kick in with childish behaviour even before the conversation starts.

Ooops, it could have been a guy and I might have lost a potential investment partner, potential future husband, potential all good things, but you still remain in that potential zone so save me the energy. I got to move on…….Kinetic!!!

This was a strange Thursday morning, 13th of July, 2017.

 

 

 

Gone are the Monday Blues…..

You are straight from the weekend, the one that seemed to end in a flash. You had quite the fun, either in your forbidden escapades, spiced up with the luxury of some scrumptious amounts of choma and several gulps of alcoholic beverages. The music was to your tune even if it’s clear that you have two left feet when you hit the dance floor. You ain’t the dancing darling but you still break a leg for all it’s worth. Or maybe you were curled up in your duvet for hours to no end since you didn’t feel like doing anything, after all it has been a long week and the much you could take up on the weekend is some well deserved rest. Or perhaps you had a roughed up weekend just as equally as was the week that passed, it had been a mess. Worry not.

You’ve got to make up to all that and jumpstart the week with a bountiful of energy. It’s all you need to brighten up given that the weather decided to surprise us to February rains……. (Unheard of in many parts of this beautiful country), but we needed them after all the dust that has layered our roofs. The dust has been a monster of some sort. Those white pants you longed to put on since December can now be dug out of the closet. You can now don yourself in those awesome white attires, and wear a new non-wrecked hairstyle to get rid of the dusty muffin head you have become. You can walk with the confidence of the run-way model as you march to greatness because your dreams are valid. And every new day is an opportunity to make life better, possibly for yourself and for those whom you hold dearly, close to the heart.

It begins with a smile, the one that changes the world. You hold the key to a brighter Monday; you have the ability to change things. Let your Monday set the pace for the week that will be. A positive mind set is the much you need to rid-off the all time cliché of Monday blues. And if Monday blues have to be somewhere in the mix, may it be the Blues and R&Bs.

This morning I set off the week with a smile…..if you have sampled Kericho gold teas you are familiar with my instincts. The #LoveTea was the highlight of the day…..though the foil packaging still looks like condom packaging…..and if that was the theme they absolutely got is so right, and in their words, “Set the mood, Seize the moment”. Have a beautiful week ahead.

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On Making a Living…….

Don’t spend all your years trying to make a living

It’s never too late or too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel the things that you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you are proud of, and if you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

The world teaches us how to make a living. We go to school so we can ultimately find a job. Teachers and coaches point out strengths that help us to generate an income. As a result, most of us enter the working world with one key mission, to earn a respectable living. For several decades, we work furiously at making a living until we wake up with the observation of Maya Angelou, that “making a living is not the same thing as making a life”. At that point, we sense a sickness in the depths of our stomachs, because we know something but not a whole lot about making a life. It seems very complex. It isn’t.

I like to think that making a life is a little like baking or making any other meal. You know what you are aiming for in the end product. You go shopping for the right ingredients, and then you mix them up in the right quantities. You knead, beat or stir it up if you have to. And then you let it cook for a while. Finally as chefs like to say, you “plate” your meal or in lay terms, you serve it in the most attractive way possible. A bit of garnish here and with final flourish, you place it on the table.

 

If we work with that illustration, the quality of life really boils down to the quality of our ingredients, which are our values and choices. They determine if we are happy with the final product. Certainly, making a living is a bit part of making a life as it takes up a bulk of our time. That’s why it is important to find a job you love or love the job you do. This is a process, and most of us go through less than ideal jobs to find one that fits us just right.

 

Next, find your purpose and passions and fulfill them. These are the things that when you engage in them, the hours seem like minutes. You feel alive, connected, intuitive, relevant and powerful when you are in purpose and passion.

 

Love deeply. Relate honestly. Life is about relationships, and it’s amazing how little we understand this as we trample others in the mad dash up the ladder.

 

See your mistakes as lessons. The thing about life is that if you live long enough, you don’t go out without a few scars, bruises and dents. Take it in your stride, allow time to heal and chalk it up to experience.

 

Perform acts of service for your family, community, country and world. Making a living is about what you do every day, making a life is about what you give. What’s your contribution going to be?

 

Finally, take action every day even if the beginning you are making small baby steps. When it comes to your life, time is of the essence and a year from now you will wish you had started today. Put aside every objection you come up with to making a life. English poet and priest, George Herbert said, “Don’t wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along”.

 

Life is glorious, beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking and ultimately, brief. We all got one go at it, and just when we think we are getting the hang of it, it’s time to leave it behind. Let it count for something.

This is but just a daily reminder as you go about your daily hustles.

Lot’s of love from Ms. Kibe

2017, the year of accomplishment

Ms Kibe

No matter how 2016 was, here is 2017 and you should focus on only having it better. Happy New Year everybody, here is a cup to quench your thirst…….and take you through till 31st Dec 2017……..

 The law of attraction

It’s beautiful to imagine that all that we get in life is as a result of our thoughts. Positive thoughts will always result to positive things. Instead of focusing on what is bad in our lives, we should fix our minds on the great things that we want in our lives. Beautiful thoughts and the believe of having only what is good in us will guide in achieving whatever it is that we wish to have. When you think positively and see things for the best they deliver, then that which you want will come over to you. Thoughts are just frequencies and the much we create will manifest…

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2017, the year of accomplishment

No matter how 2016 was, here is 2017 and you should focus on only having it better. Happy New Year everybody, here is a cup to quench your thirst…….and take you through till 31st Dec 2017……..

 The law of attraction

It’s beautiful to imagine that all that we get in life is as a result of our thoughts. Positive thoughts will always result to positive things. Instead of focusing on what is bad in our lives, we should fix our minds on the great things that we want in our lives. Beautiful thoughts and the believe of having only what is good in us will guide in achieving whatever it is that we wish to have. When you think positively and see things for the best they deliver, then that which you want will come over to you. Thoughts are just frequencies and the much we create will manifest itself in the outcome. The higher the frequency, the greater the achievement will be. You are a product of your thoughts. Don’t sit and imagine how ugly life is, instead sit and think of how great life would be if you changed your attitude towards it. We can change our future by merely changing our attitude to the positive. Don’t say that you will start thinking positively tomorrow, it’s all about now. Gear your energy towards positive thinking and the results will eventually manifest to you. Positive thoughts generate positive feelings, and attract positive experiences. There is power in thought and very much unlimited freedom to it.

Emotional guidance system

Feelings. The feelings of a person are generally what come from within us. They can either be bad feelings or good feelings. Good feelings are inclusive of happiness, joy, excitement, passion, enthusiasm and the list goes on and on. The bad feelings can be of sadness, loneliness, grieving, tiredness, boredom et cetera. The bad feelings will only act to destruct us from having a good life. It will be that moment when you feel low, that moment when everything seems to be awful. When you feel that things are just not right, try to create an atmosphere that will trigger your feelings toward the good feelings, and eventually make a switch to the great feeling you want. Positive thoughts, coupled with the good feelings will lead you to living as you desire. Having a positive view of life will enhance your quality of life as the universe is much of what you view it as. When you view the universe as a source of great achievements, you will be motivated to work towards greater goals and the product of your hard work will match your expectations.

Things to ponder upon every day that will enhance your life

Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day. We all experience some of the ugliest days of life; the day you are so sick lying on a hospital bed, look at the family and friends who come to visit you, then look at that patient in the same ward who has not seen anyone visit them ever since they were brought in, or that one who passed away last night while you still woke to see the day and got hope to restored health. Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have, that everybody else is missing.

Everything happens for a reason, live it, love it, learn from it!   Remember that when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Make your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile. Happiness can be found even in the darkest of nights, if only one remembers to turn on the light.