Fun times

Rhino Charge 2013, May 31 – Jun. 1 2013 @ Magadi Area

Rhino Charge, crazy fun filled adrenaline moments in Kenya.

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Rhino Charge 2013
Date: 31st May – 2nd June 2013
Where: Magadi (Though exact venue is always kept a secret till the last minute)
For more information on the #RhinoCharge2013 schedule and opening times. Visit the individual events on the events tab on our their Facebook page

The Area Check-In: Brookhouse opens on 29th May 2013 at 0800 Hrs. NB: Motobikes are NOT allowed on the Rhino Charge Venue
Spectators are asked to collect their route notes latest on Friday, 31st May! Area Check-In is CLOSED on Saturday, 1st June (Event day)!

Other charity events: Rhino Charge Mudness Edition
visit Eddah’s Hope Cancer Foundation Facebook page for more information

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As temperamental as Rongai fare

So much has been said about Rongai starting with the fact that it’s not part of Nairobi just because it is so detached from it. It takes almost an hour of moving traffic to arrive at the destination and those are rare times. I fear to imagine how long it takes the Rongai residents to arrive at their destination during peak jam hours.

Rongai not part of Nairobi

Anyway on my usual walk to Nyayo stadium stage, I usually pass by madaraka stage and I’m ever amused at the fare depending on time of day.

Mbao Rongai Mbao Rongai (Ksh 20/= to Rongai) that is usually early in the morning, (yet the nearby residents of ngumo pay between ksh 20-40/= and its just 5 minutes drive) come mid day its Ksh 50/= and by evening its soo Rongai soo Rongai (Ksh 100/=)

Come rain one would dread living in Rongai, the fare hikes to Ksh 200/= and higher depending on availability of public transport. I doubt anyone can walk all the way home in such instances. The distance is crazy.  Something really needs to be done about the fare inconsistencies, at least if regulated and standardized throughout it would be much better and of course not on the higher side standardizing. That’s just me thinking.

Although many people are hesistant about going to Rongai, coz of distance majorly and viewing it as a village “Shagz region”  the pic below perfectly describes peoples sentiments.


I’d say Rongai is a beautiful town, among the best nyamchom joints are found in the vicinity and beautiful sceneries such as Lake Magadi, Shalom picnic site, Masai lodge just a little before entering Rongai town, Ole Polos country club (among best nyam chom joints in the country)  and one of the Mt. kilimanjaro routes starts through Rongai. Definetly a must visit region.

NB: Me thinks the phrase as temperamental as Rongai fare should be used by students during their K.C.P.E and K.C.S.E composition writing. Perfect real life scenario! :p

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Since I came to know you, I have never wanted to look back. You came into my life like a ray of sunshine. Definitely I was opinionated and I was full of these ideas that no way in this life could I be buddies with such a person like you. We were totally different people, far apart like day and night. Weird if I could ever imagine us in the same company at any given time.

You were loud, I was quiet.

You were outspoken, I was shy.

I perceived you as a radical and I was extremely conservative.

You were a free bird, I was geeky (I should say serious but u prefer the term geeky so be it :D)

So so many differences I couldn’t possibly list them all down. I couldn’t have been more wrong about you.

I couldn’t briefly describe you since I won’t do you justice.

But here is a sample overview:





THRIFTY (I have no idea what’s happening currently, get back to it :p)






Not to forget daring, adventurous, dynamic, strong willed, inquisitive (seriously never met anyone who asks as many questions as you do, except for my sis that is), open minded and reliable. Simply lovable.

You are an extension of the many sisters I already have ❤

I don’t really remember when we started talking, but suddenly you were in my life, and a constant part of my life. All those attributes of you I thought of in an unflattering light, I believe were just my way of downplaying you and still make my character be the best, desirable and me a star in my life. But I am happy you are co-starring in my life.I would not have it any other way.

Whenever something amazing happens I think… where’s my phone I call you ASAP! Same goes for sad and depressing moments. I know you are someone I can rely on and never get disappointed. I wish everyone would have you for a BFF, but again you know me, I am terribly selfish, jealous and would not want to share you with anyone as much as I want to be generous. Your presence in my life has built me to be a stronger character, you diluted my quietness and nowadays I am happy to shout out across the room and not care what people will think! I can now easily take teasing and laugh along but seriously wewe ni mchokozi sana!

Interrupting my naps. Classic you. I believe I wouldn’t expect anything less should you ever find me asleep. Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t protest and bitch about being sleep interrupted? It’s just a defense mechanism 😀 I miss the planned and random shopping sprees, plots and activities already. Class events planning was a fun process, at least the class shall remember us for that. The chit chats and notes passing in class, the various stalker modes and nicknames, your love for spaghetti?! Never understood why or maybe I’m just an awesome cook 😉

I am yet to learn how to speak my mind, so you better stick around in my life or you’re doomed wherever you’ll be! I know your path of finding yourself hasn’t been easy either, there will be up’s and down’s, all to build you and make you a stronger person eventually but know that for now, I am here for you and you can be yourself with me. Wake me up at night. If you have to; break down the door if I don’t wake up. Why the hell am I planting ideas in your head? Never mind. I know that’s how you’d think any way :p xoxo

I’d say we are complementary in our differences and united in our similarities.

Today I celebrate you.

Happy bday love

I wish you a happiest 22nd Birthday, all of life’s blessings, success, happiness, me to constantly nag you and always shine wherever you are and win thousands of hearts my dearest and the Lord to always guide you through your life.

NB: This piece has been a WIP for about a month now, I still wanted to share it.

In addition to it, in light of recent events we know life will always have its up’s and down’s. We will definitely get through them all though at that point in time you wonder how? just one step at a time. life has it all. the good the bad and the ugly. All are there to help us grow and appreciate life.

Some things may be out of our control, and the evils we’re unable to eradicate with actions then talking may be a solution; and sometimes talking doesn’t help yet just by seeing, knowing and feeling that what is happening is wrong is justice enough. It’s the most one could have done in that particular instance.

Keep the fire burning. love you always.

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Beauty of Oloolua Nature Trail/ Institute of Primate Research (IPR)

On 1st May 2013 that’s where we were with my sibling and our friends. Breathtakingly amazing environment. So rich soo green. So natural. Words won’t suffice but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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oloolua nature trail

oloolua nature trail

beginning of the trail

oloolua nature trail

stream passing through trees

oloolua nature trail

oloolua nature trail


How to get there:

We boarded the white mini vans no 24 that are headed towards Karen. We alighted at the junction of Bogani Road and Karen Road near Karen Blixen Museum.

oloolua prices

Entry charges

For more information about the nature trail, prices and its attractions, visit this site:

N.B: sorry, tried flipping the pics but wordpress editor won’t work so just flip your neck sideways 😉 😀

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Early morning inspiration

as relaxing as the view

as relaxing as the view

I have always concurred with the saying “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. ”

However today was a different case. As I was walking towards Nyayo stadium matatu stage I could distinctly hear the sound of music. The sound of beautiful musical instruments in synchrony. It was so beautiful, harmonious, soothing, peaceful, relaxing yet at the same time energizing. I could not wait to arrive and see the source of the music.

I come across some beggars along the way and as usual the parents victimizing their pretty children to do their dirty begging work. So sad. This memory will forever be etched in the children’s memory and they will eventually develop a mentality of begging as the only way to acquire money. Maybe I am being too judgmental, I certainly don’t know what they are going through or circumstances that had lead them to such a situation, nevertheless I believe in effort.Back to my music, I finally approach them and Oh my! They are a group of disabled people but happily playing their instruments. They looked so happy and passionate doing it. It was greatly inspiring. I was happy to tip them for their good effort; entertaining early morning commuters and passersby whilst trying to make a living in their own way through tips.

That is true inspiration. They have not taken their disability as inability at all.

I felt sad for the other beggars this morning. Having to watch a new group who’ve invaded their territory and rocking it yet them helpless as ever. However I sure hope they borrow a leaf and try to do something about their situation.

Today I challenge you. Hope you are doing something about your life and not just sitting in despair waiting for manna from heaven. Everything takes effort and great things are realized through effort.

Have an inspired day.

Crayzeeoptimist 🙂

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