Lately, it felt like some people really do enjoy making fun of others and embarrassing them. Does it make them feel content and fulfilled?

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MAGNIFICENT KILIFI

Kilifi County is located along the coastal stretch in Kenya. It is a perfect holiday destination and place you will never regret visiting. Below are some of the beautiful places in picture form.

Above, electricity lines transverse the sisal plantations at The Rea Vipingo ridges. Found in it are posh individual homes and holiday homes too. The ridges would have been incomplete without a golf course. A lone baobab tree giants the sisal plants.  

This fringing reef is located at Bofa beach, casting the shadows are huge caves up above. Perfect timing of the sun and correct positioning of the camera makes the reef look like yawning mother lion at the Maasai Mara game Reserve. 

This coconut tree stump has been deposited at the shore line. The white sandy beaches along Bofa beach is spectacular. What makes these Sands white?  The white sandy beaches occur as a result of coral reef meeting certain environmental conditions. First, water at the coast must be clear to allow penetration of sunlight waves upto 50 metres down, food in form of plankton must be sufficient for the reef to feed and favourable temperatures of around 27° Fahrenheit must be reached. Coral reef are usually found on the Eastern coast of continents where these conditions are met. This makes most Kenyan coastal beaches have white sand due to wave action and erosion of these type of coral rocks. 

It’s play time for these little children! Local children play with sand balls. 

Blow holes forming through the rock caves through wave action of the ocean water. These form a perfect hideout and home to some marine creatures.  

I hope you enjoyed reading this piece, too much to showcase here till next time. 

APPROACHING STORM

Usually when a storm is about to happen, the farmer sees it as a blessing and goes ahead and prepares his farm. To the farmer, the storm about to happen is a blessing.
In other areas, people would wish the storm fails. In seeing an approaching storm, they associate it with bad events about to happen.

It is all about how you as an individual sees an approaching storm, a curse or blessing.

NARCISSISM?

Recently I took a picture of my bookshelf and uploaded it on social media, next to the novels was a 250 ml Napoleon whiskey bottle half filled, in between the novels was also a bible. People started reacting about the picture,most people were giving comments about the whiskey, others asking why I started drinking alcohol which I don’t, very few people talked of the positive side the picture depicted.

Most of the time, it is always the case for bad to out shadow the good in one’s life according to other people. It is upon us not to let the negative things affect our motives or attitudes. In most cases when I have done a good work be it in any area of my life,whether people notice or not, I am usually the first person to congratulate and reward myself. Rewarding myself ranges from complimenting myself with words like ”You are good bro.” to giving myself a retreat like going to a restaurant and eating that food I don’t always get to eat.

One good turn deserves another, after rewarding yourself, why not do another great work because you are sure the person who is to notice your excellent performance wont fail to reward you?

Next time you do good at something, start by congratulating and rewarding yourself. This will help you build a positive internal environment for working hard in life.

 

THE SUN,DURING WARM AND COLD SEASON

I finish my final preparations of preparing for school in this early morning in the month of November, dressed in my casual jeans and brown woolen shirt,I step out ready to face the day, go to school. No sooner do I reach the ground floor than it dawns on me that it’s too cold outside, I have to go back for my jumper inside.

It’s too cold outside that I can feel droplets of moisture in the atmosphere accompanied by slight wind. Most people are of course dressed in warm clothes to keep warm. At around ten o’clock in the morning, my Botany class is over and I stepped out of the classroom and here is the sun’s rays gracefully reaching the earth’s troposphere.

The nice feeling the sun’s rays has on my exposed face makes me take off my jumper so that I can feel it on my hands too. This does not last for long because the clouds are re positioning in the sky blocking the suns rays once more.

Let me take you back to the warm season what I’d be doing by this time, probably sipping an ice-cold sprite drink,cursing the weather and thinking about going for an afternoon swim. All that, to try to remain cool during the harsh sunny day.

XAVERIAN

My days in Xaverian were one of the best  days in my life,as in What is more interesting and exciting as the state of being a child. Striving to find out what everything in the surrounding mean. Yes,those days, mine happened when i was in Xaverian. Xaverian is located in a city in Kenya with spectacular view,Kisumu.

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A typical day in Xaverian,back in standard 6 would mean arriving at school before sunrise,usually around 6:30 in the morning. What followed was to struggle to finish the previous day assignment because the football match ended at eight at night. In that class all we ever did was write notes,lots of them.

Break time bell rings and the atmosphere changes,the eerie silence that surrounds the school is replaced by dragging of chairs and loud talks,after all, whats more interesting to a child than playtime in between learning hours? Wait a minute,my attention shifts to Natalie,she is walking out of the classroom,probably headed for the canteen,her walk is properly engineered maintaining the same posture and style at the same pace. It seems this is the girl that was around when the boy girl relationship knocked at my doorstep. Too afraid was i to start a conversation with Natalie at that age. It required a well laid out plan of what you’d say in case her answer was this,compare that to a plan to escape from Sobibor

“Bang!” A ball hits my head bringing me back to the real world, away from my fantasies “Tuishie pitch.” Silas calls out. I loved playing football. Silas was my friend but he was always on the opposite side,so we fought a lot.

The bell ring and we all rush back to class,boys panting,sweating and smelling odour while the girls were always neat and relaxed, white pair of Sox up to their knees.

These are some of the bad times to have group discussions because any chance we got to be near girls,boys wanted to be perfect. Duncan’s perfume did that,for most of the time,it refreshed us. After people are settled in groups,i look around pretending like I’m looking for someone,but hey! You can gaze who my eyes are searching for.

A MAYONNAISE JAR AND TWO CUPS

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when twenty four hours in a day are not enough, remember the Mayonnaise jar and the two cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began,wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed to it.

The professor next picked a box of sand and poured into the jar. Of course the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with unanimous ”yes.”

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty spaces between the sand. The students laughed.

”Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, ”I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things-your God,family,your children,your health,your friends,and your favorite passion– things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job,your house, and your car.

The sand is everything else–the small stuff.

”If you put the sand into the jar first” he continued, ” there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups.  Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. Their will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.”

Take care of the golf balls first–the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. ”I am glad you you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full you life may seem,there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”

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