Malcolm X is one of the inspirational figures in my life. The firebrand African-American human rights activist of the 1950s and 60s will forever be remembered. By the time he was assassinated in 1965 ( at just the age of forty), he had achieved a lot more than men who had lived more years. It’s a … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned from Malcolm X
I love music. Just like everyone else out there. I’d be surprised if there was anyone who hated music. Funny thing with me, I listen to almost all genres of music. I have friends who can’t stand a particular genre of music, and I never stop wondering why they limit themselves to certain music. Why … Continue reading The Faking Syndrome
One of my all time favourite books is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I could read this book over and over again and never get bored. For the those who haven’t read it, it tells the story of one Ebenezer Scrooge, a very mean businessman. It’s the Christmas season and everyone in town is … Continue reading Why we should be more grateful in life
What comes to your mind when there’s a mention of Mombasa? Hot weather? Swahili culture? The Indian ocean? Lazy people? If you’ve never been to this interesting Kenyan coastal city, I urge you to make a visit. Ooh I forgot. You’re probably wondering why my title is ‘TUKTUK’. A tuktuk is a type of vehicle … Continue reading TUKTUK
Yesterday as I was heading to class, an incident reminded me of the power of staying calm when you’re having it rough. When times are hard and you feel broken. You want to give up. I met a damsel in distress. I had already arrived at the campus and was on my way to the … Continue reading Damsel in Distress: Overcoming Adversities
Today I met an old man. A very old man. I don’t even know why; I shuddered at the thought of growing old. As I was going past him, it was easy to see that he bore all the markings of man who has seen it all. I put his age at about 75. His … Continue reading The Inevitable End
Everyday is an opportunity for us. I heard a speaker just recently say to us that each day gives us an opportunity to break even. To move up and soar with the eagles. But then, very few of us ever do that. It’s as if we shudder at the thought of making ourselves better. I … Continue reading Smile!