Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Thankful by Fatuma Roba - sent on Facebook

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,they are the charming gardeners,who make our souls blossom.

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

I'm thankful for a pair of shoes that feel really good on my feet;

I like my shoes.

I'm thankful for the birds; I feel like they're singing just for me when I get up in the morning... Saying, 'Good morning, Fatuma. You made it, Fatuma.'

I'm thankful for the sea breeze that feels so good right now, and the scent of jasmine when the sun starts going down.

I'm thankful...

thankful that all of u have an impact in my life in one way or the other,being in love and by being loved and encouraged by all of u in this note makes me be thankful,

My friends,the loved ones and those who loved me will always have a special place in my heart.

To all my girlfriends who stood with me in time of difficulties and challenges and encouraged me not to loose hope I am thankful coz i have seen the fruits of ur encouragement.

to those who think about me every minutes of their time, am thankful coz u make me smile when i think of u too

I love you all and may al ur dreams come true.

and I am so THANKFUL

Friday, February 5, 2010


Thanks Fred for this email and in the spirit of sharing during this tough times you made me laugh.

Sent by Fredrick Aogo Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 8:36 PM






Due to the current economic situation, all domestic rules and regulations have been revised as below and under no circumstance is any violation going to be accepted.

1. The Kitchen is declared Restricted Zones. Entry and/or passage shall require express

permission from myself upon submission of written request.

2. Breakfast is banned. This matter cannot be discussed!

3. Such food items as rice, chicken, butter, jam, eggs, bread and milk are Restricted. Anyone intending to eat any of such foodstuffs must write to me in triplicate, with three days notice, giving justifications backed by a qualified dietician report as supportive documentation.

4. Watering with hoses is banned. Further, only food-giving plants shall be watered. No lawns or flowers shall receive water. For internal decoration, only plastic and dry-flower arrangements shall be permitted.

5. Bathing in the morning is limited to 5 litres of water per day per person while bathing in the evening is banned unless there are medical reasons.

6. All security lights should be removed with immediate effect. All dependants shall abide by an all-night guard-duty roster I shall make available shortly.

7. No dependant shall entertain friends indoors, far less attempt to offer food, drinks or even music. Those who want their guests to listen to music shall sing for them.

8. Anybody who breaks a glass, furniture or any other property in The House, shall immediately have to seek temporary employment somewhere to earn money to replace such broken item(s).

9. All visitors intending to spend a night/week or more shall apply in triplicate and give two months notice, with an endorsement from their town Mayor, Village Headman or Church Priest, giving convincing reasons why they can't stay at their homes. Failure to do this shall result in their being turned away, at the gate, upon arrival


Monday, February 1, 2010


Kids too love playing football and in my neighborhood it is the number one sport played and enjoyed by all gender and age groups. This pictures below that I took reminds me when I was a young boy playing in the dusty field not knowing where the future would take me, and from this 'dust of wealth' I have learnt a lot from my peers. The trick is if you keep your eyes on the ball no one will derail or block you from scoring. I remember one of my coaches instructing me that while dribbling the ball one should keep their head high up to see possibilities of passing or scoring. This synergy also applies in life think about it...

One thing that pieces me off is seeing talents going at waste and if that is not enough frustrations on the way. Here I’m talking about sports administrators who are in the position to shape and tap talents in our community by creating facilities that would enable the youth take sports as a serious career like in other countries. While writing this article the talk of the town is of the wonder boy Mariga (National team player – Harambee stars) who will be playing for Manchester city (fingers crossed bro) in the English premier league. This is a great honor for our country and everyone is very optimistic that things will go well and thus create windows of opportunities for many ‘Marigas’ in the country.

Most of my peers desires to play in one of the top leagues in the world and the fact is, it is not an easy road as many might think...tracing history back all Kenyan football players have something to say about the 'dust of wealth' where it all starts. Do you know how much Mariga will earn if the deal goes through? What was his recipe for success? What can be done to make the ‘dust of wealth’ a reality to many youth? This and more are the mind boggling questions I always ask myself.

No matter what...focus!


size doesn't matter!

Great shielding...

What the future holds for them...you can do it! ( Nike- just do it!)