#FriendyFridays; 5 Clues You Might Be Dealing With An Introvert & Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out

the de-shelled introvert

I’m an introvert, and I openly admit that my kind isn’t the easiest to get. Hell, half the time we don’t even get each other. But that’s no reason to back away. In fact, if you pull up a seat—not TOO close, now—I’ll give you some wise hints.

You try to engage her in polite small talk, and she looks uncomfortable or gives generic answers. We introverts don’t like to talk about “nothing.” Honestly, we’d probably rather stand there in silence than go through the pleasantries of “How are you—I’m fine how are you—I’m fine, how about that football game last night?” None of that is honest, valid information, and we’d rather not bother with it. If you insist on putting us through those motions, we’ll give you the boring “good” answer that will leave you thinking we’re just shy or rude.

You think he must hate talking. We don’t…

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May The 13th

In May of 1996, it had been raining heavily, kind of like how it has been pounding the city this week. But on this particular day, the 13th of May, there were only light showers. A couple of people were taking shelter in buildings around the city as is the norm, to wait for the rain to subside. In one of those buildings right in the heart of Nairobi’s CBD, a slab from the roof wetted by the rain, collapsed, coming down on the people who had gathered below. 16 people died that day and a lot more injured. That was 19 years ago today. It’s hard to imagine that all that time has passed already.


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#FriendlyFridays; 15 FUNNY FACTS about people who wear glasses.


If you wear glasses, we have something in common. Lets laugh it off.


A housefly comes and sits on your glasses. And instead of shooing that pesky little thing, you end up observing it that close. Blame the rarity of such an occasion.


You feel silly when you step in the shower with them still on.


You wish for glasses with wipers, especially in monsoons.


In a trial room, you forget to take them off while trying a nice dress and they get stuck, in the dress. I hate this one.


You feel stupid when you try to adjust them even when you are not wearing them.


Specs are basically meant to correct your vision so that you can see clearly, but when you step out of your air conditioned car or breathe out in your hot teacup you are almost blinded by…

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#FriendlyFridays; 10 Misconceptions about Introverts You Need to Clarify.

Mélange Of Musings

Introvert: A person who is energized by being alone and whose energy is drained by being around people.

Today I’m going to talk about a kind of population where I belong along with many others out there. Introverts. Contrary to what people think, an introvert is a person who is shy. Shyness has an element of  apprehension, nervousness and anxiety, and while an introvert may also be shy, introversion itself is not shyness!! Introverts are concerned with the inner world of the mind. We enjoy thinking and exploring our own feelings and thoughts. However, if you want to understand us, then try to know the real us. It is important to an introvert.

Having said that, here are 10 misconceptions we need to clear up right now. We are not who you think you are. We’re even better.

We  don’t hate people- We really like people, seriously, especially those who have…

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#FriendlyFridays; 5 Misconceptions About Reggae Music

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Reggae, the musical genre originating from rocksteady and ska in 1960’s Jamaica has developed into many other genres, while leaving an indelible mark on popular music worldwide. Jamaica celebrates February as Reggae Month. In commemoration of the month, we share 5 of the most common misconceptions about reggae music.

1. Reggae Music IS Bob Marley

Bob Marley Bob Marley – King of Reggae

Bob is heralded worldwide as the King of Reggae. His influence on the genre is certainly undeniable, and Marley remains one of the greatest musical legends of all time. Bob’s contribution to reggae music, and music generally, has been internationally recognised. There are however countless other individuals who have made sterling contributions to the reggae music, and who have rocked stage after stage across the world. Consider if you will Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Gregory Issacs, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond… oh the list could go on and on.

Romain Virgo - rising reggae legend Romain Virgo…

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Thank You Guests!

The first edition of April’s Guest was a mighty success! I did not envision the amount of interest I received from fellow writers and bloggers all over the world.

THANK YOU Tag Cloud (card thanks greetings gratitude welcome)

A big thank you to all who curved out time to put down your thoughts and open up yourself to the world through my blog! I am extremely grateful. Let’s keep writing!

In terms of numbers, April was the most successful Month on the blog, it broke October’s record as the most viewed month and also broke the record for the most visited as well. The biggest views and visits came from North America and Kenya of course, with views also from across the globe.

But the chance to interact with more writers was the main aim which I aptly achieved. And so take a bow (or curtsey) Njeri Wa Muhia, Anahy Simon, Svetlana Boy, Enock Munga Maseru, NerdyWordyBirdy and Nyawira Wa Gathoni! Asanteni sana good people, let’s do this again soon!

April’s Guests; How Are You, Really?

How are you?

That one simple question. It makes you think, doesn’t it? Well for others a ‘Fine Thank You’ would suffice. It normally would for me too. But not today. Today I’ll be honest and give an answer that really depicts how I am.

Everyone wants an occupation, something you can delve into daily and pour your heart into it and hopefully enjoy it at the same time. It gives people value and a sense of belonging. A sense of taking care of ones own needs. Well I lack that. I could delve into how I got into this situation but what is more relevant is that I am here. Now. I can tell you that after 2 and a half years of independence, this was the last thing on my mind, this situation right here. I can honestly say my job search is going. Just going. Five months down the line and I can’t seem to find a company that wants me. It hurts to say the least. In more ways than can be fully articulated. So you ask how am I, really? I am not fine.


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