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Disclaimer: All actions mentioned herewith were done by an adult female of sane mind.
1: Who is your 5th last text message from, and what does it say?
My MSc. Project Management classmate a day ago, telling me there are no samosas in the canteen. 😦
2: What is the last song you listened to?
Jehovah, You are the Most High.
3: Do you have any tattoo’s or plan to get any?
No, I don’t.
4: What kind of phone do you have?
Samsung Galaxy Ace, white.
5: If you could eat one food and never gain any weight from it, what would it be?
FRIES! DUH. DUH. DUH.
6: What are your plans for the weekend?
My sister’s ROM (Registration Of Marriage) and then my best friends’ sister’s Traditional Marriage Ceremony.
7: What are your 7 most played songs on itunes?
I don’t have Itunes. But I have recently been listening to Hillsong compilations on Mixcrate.com.
8: If you could have one night with any celebrity who would it be?
Oprah. And I would carry a notebook.
9: Who was your last kiss?
My boyfriend. MO.
10: Have you ever drank alcohol?
11: Are you failing a class?
No. No. No. No. I don’t ‘try to fail’ any class. Do people do that?
12: Have you ever smoked?
I plead the fifth. (aaaand, I just made it obvious). It is a nasty habit.
13: Whats your favourite Christmas music?
The Mariah Carey Christmas album is BOMB.
14: What is your natural hair like?
15: Have you ever had sex?
16: Have you ever played a drinking game?
17: When was the last time you cried?
I don’t remember.
18: Have you ever cried because of a haircut?
No, and I’ve had 3 of those.
19: Have you ever peed outside?
Yes. (*covers face)
20: Have you ever met someone famous?
Famous is relative. In my opinion, I haven’t.
21: If you could kiss someone right now, who would it be?
My boyfriend. MO.
22: What concerts have you been to?
23: Is there something else you should be doing right now?
Yes. But, I’m enjoying this more.
24: Have you ever kissed a member of the same sex?
I kiss everyone I love. Kisses for you, Kisses for you, Kisses for everyone!!
25: Have you ever “sexted” someone?
Not successfully. I’m very awkward.
26: How many people have you made out with?
Again, I’m awkward. So, let’s not go there.
27: What’s your favourite genre of music?
Jazz and Rhythm & Blues
28: What’s your favourite type of movies?
29: Ideal date?
Dinner and a movie.
30: Do you like cuddling?
31: What’s your favourite store?
Guess. No, don’t guess…. It’s Guess.
32: Would you rather go to a party or go on a quiet date?
A quiet date.
33: What do you spend most of your money on?
34: What’s on your bucket list?
Travelling the world.
35: Where’s one place you want to have sex?
Nowhere,ewww, no! lol
36: Have you ever showered with someone else?
37: Who was the last person to give you butterflies?
My boyfriend. MO.
38: When was the last time you felt truly happy?
About 2 months ago.
39: Do you prefer hanging out with the same or opposite sex?
40: Who do you do the craziest things with?
My boyfriend. MO ——-(yes, now I’m just copy-pasting)
42: Have you ever failed a test?
43: Have you ever kissed the last person you texted?
44: What colour is your underwear?
(mind out of the gutter, mind out of the gutter…. mind out of the gutter!!)
I mean, is it ta-ta underwear or chuchu underwear?
45: Relationship status?
In a relationship.
46: Are there any songs that remind you of anyone?
47: Wat lyrics apply to your current mood?
All of Demi Lovato’s song lyrics.
48: One of your insecurities?
None comes to mind.
49: What do you want to name your kids?
Names that start with A or Z
50: If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
In my bed, oh blessed bed.
51: Who is someone that never fails to make you smile?
My boyfriend, MO.
52: Have you ever skinny dipped?
53: Have you ever played knickey knickey nine doors?
54: Do you keep your room clean?
55: Have you ever snuck out of the house?
56: Is there someone you’ll always have feelings for?
My boyfriend, MO.
57: Where have you traveled?
I’ve been to Uganda, Tanzania, Malaysia and Singapore.
58: Would you ever have a 3some?
59: What’s your dream job?
Being a manager and soccer mum.
60: What’s your biggest accomplishment?
Yet. My Engineering degree.
61: Do you prefer Christmas or your birthday?
62: Is there someone you want but can’t have?
No. (A baby?) No? 😀
63: Boxers or briefs?
64: Thongs or granny panties?
65: Do you eat healthy?
Yes. Most of the time anyway.
66: What’s one place you want to travel to?
67: Who’s someone you miss?
(copy-paste)—– My boyfriend, MO.
68: If you could have sex with anyone in the world who would it be?
69: Story of your last kiss?
I don’t kiss and tell. 🙂
It’s October already?
I want to look back. Tried to decide between “Hindsight” and “Retrospect”. Googled them.
Insert quote of the month:
“GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND”
Retrospect was more relevant to the musings that I want to muse about. 🙂 So, I’m looking back. We all love looking back, right? The whole ‘started from the botttom…’
*****(Shit, now the song is stuck in my head)
– In retrospect, if I hadn’t eaten too much Blueband from the tin (yes tin), I would probably not gag everytime I taste it now. Yuck!
– In retrospect, if I had taken the public transport from primary school in the evenings, I wouldn’t be such a walker (Walker: Person who loves walking) NO?
I love walking. I honestly believe if I hadn’t trekked so much in the Mombasa sun circa 2000 when I was in middle school, I wouldn’t have much tolerance for it now. I mean, I could always go to the gym for my exercise, but I prefer a brisk walk in the early morning/evening.
–In retrospect, if I hadn’t gone to Limuru Girls’ High School, I would never have met my best friend, and I would never have met her current boyfriend, and I would never have met his best friend, who is currently my boyfriend!!!
– In retrospect, I would never have thought that this connection would be so long drawn and so rewarding. I met her, she met him, he had a best friend since high school, I met him, we fell in love. That’s a pretty awesome beginning to a love story!
– In restrospect I would never, NEVER have imagined that I would have such great relationships with my sisters, my friends, my employers, my inanimate objects..etc. I don’t know why I figured very early on in life, that a dysfunctional family is ‘normal’. So as I grew up I was very pessimistic about a whole lot of things. These things that I was pessimistic about were all founded on the fact that relationships all end up in shit. God is my only friend.
I literally thought the world was doomed to failed relationships, broken marriages and dysfuntional families. God forbid I thought that I was going to be alone and miserable. I believed that all powerful women had proven that you don’t need a man. (Shoot, I think I was a a feminist back then??). But boy, was I proven wrong. The best unexpected friendships, inside and outside of work have totally happened to me. And one important life lesson I have learnt is that all the friends that we have, except for family, are there for a season only. It is inevitable that one day the paths we all choose will not be parallel anymore. And cue the long drawn silences, and the “we should meet, it’s been like a year!” and the need to find a new ‘clique’ because you are no longer in a great rapport with the old friend’s new girlfriend/wife. Then we move on. It’s the circle of life.
–In retrospect I shouldn’t have planned out so many aspects of my young adult life(University). I have realised that those days were the most ‘convenient’ times to make all the mistakes, to explore the world, to create plans and wait for God to confirm them. Those days are the most memorable days of my life and even when my human brain ceases to contain those memories, the lessons I learnt will remain with me forever.
– In retrospect, I am so blessed. So so blessed. I have never been a ‘victim’. In whatever situation facing manking today, I have never been a victim. Though women are battered, abused, torn from their families, imprisoned, diseased, bedridden, name any other societally ‘bad’ situation. I thank God for shielding me from the pain of being a victim. I think that victims are way stronger than non-victims, but that is just my opinion. And even though I know that bad and good experiences mould your character in a way that no parent could, I am still very very grateful to God for His mercy upon my life.
Welcome October. I hope that In *2032 I will be able to look back at this time in my life in retrospect and respect the decisions that I made for myself and my future.
May the odds be in my favour.
I’m going to reference a post I did 2 years ago. I wrote about it here.
Click and read, if you want to make any comparisons. It’s easy because I haven’t blogged much over the past year.
So, in a format similar to what I did before, here we go again:
a. I love God more than I ever loved Him, a little less than I will continue to love him. His blessing never cease to amaze me.
b. I am an engineer now. I have worked as an engineer for the past 2 years, on my way to registering officially in about a year.
c. I keep a small group of friends and an even smaller group of confidants.
d. I prefer a quiet night in with friends any day.
e. I am going to be an aunty soon!!
f. I have 2 piercings now, down from 3.
g. I have the most amazing experience every time I spend a day with my boyfriend. Priceless I tell you. Full of laughs and awkward moments. And he inspires me everyday.
h. I have not been to the dentist in over 10 years. O.o
i. I would love to own a farm one day. I really would.
j. I am in love with black. My closet is currently half black. 😀
k. Lemons make me very happy. Lemons rule the world. Lemon in tea. Lemon as a salad dressing. Lemon with vodka. Lemon in my fries. Lemon with avocado. ❤
l. I dislike waiting. I am very impatient in regards to waiting for people.
m. I am very specific about services that I pay for. Especially if a standard of service has previously been met by the provider. If I am not paying for the service, I understand if you don’t meet an expectation. But if I’m paying, meet and exceed that expectaion. Please.
n. I am allergic to a lot of things, so I try as much as possible not to do anything that will weaken my immune system. I’m all about the body doing it’s work for itself, and not medicine doing it’s work for it.
o. I am fully natural as we speak. Natural Hair. I have a few pictures highlighting that on my Instagram.
p. I have invested in my future more than I have ever invested in anything.
q. I have 2 undone projects at the moment. I pray that i find the courage (yes, courage) to resume these awesome ventures I came up with.
r. I love arms and abs.
s. ‘r’ again.
t. That was very superficial.
u. I like bold lip colours. I have taken a liking to colour after a long period of a make-up free face. I hope I’ll be able to have a few MAC matte colours in my collection soon.
v. The little things are still all that matter.
w. My mum makes my world go round.
x. Wardrobe overhaul needed.
y. My weight has been in an (‘x’ kg plus or minus 2) range and I try to eat healthy and exercise whenever I can. Health is one of those irrepleacable things. I am so grateful for good health.
z. I look forward to my future. I am excited for it. Onward and Upward!
I need to get back to blogging. So much I need to write about. The world is my playground. (well, the Internet world)
For now, everyday; I live, I love.
I really love the examples given. The rule of law is not even near to fair in these instances.
I stand my ground.
I think my greatest worry ever, has been that my future will be not what I expect it to be.
Why do people even have expectations of the future when it is the most unpredictable phenomenon in the entire universe? Why do we hope, and pray, and plan, and save, and toil, and build, and focus on building this totally unpredictable future? What is the need of all the work we put into it every single day of our present?
I have a crisis when it comes to expectation versus reality. It really irks me that I have to leave it all to the One who knows it all sometimes. Could He give me just a little hint? Can He drop me His little “Future of Evabrenda” Planner in a dream or vision? Will He ever let me know when everything is NOT going to be alright? Bacause, look, eveytime I have that dreaded ‘Something-bad-is-going-to-happen’ feeling, I just sing this:
Over and over. In my head.
And then I convince myself that it is.
But do we know?
Do we really want to know?
Should we know?
Wow. It’s been a while huh?
Do check out http://theoatmeal.com for some super funny stuff. Well if you have a good sense of humour you’ll be laughing (to me: laughing = smiling hard while reading jokes).
I really think the best thing about living alone can be just bursting out laughing at any time of the day and night or shout and talk to yourself and walk naked and hear funny noises and dance and drink and watch movies alone. See, here’s my story.
I applied to Hyundai Engineering some months back. I knew it was a long shot, being a fresh graduate and all. I really really thought I would never. But, all the same I had a longish diiscussion with the bf about the implications of getting this job. (and by implications, i mean the pro’s and con’s). See, here’s the thing.
The Hyundai Project in Kenya is the largest Geothermal Project in Africa, is one of the largest Geothermal Plant Projects in the world. ANNNNNNND the contractors of the project KenGen, assigned the project to Hyundai and Toyota Tsusho.
That’s pretty awesome right?
No, WAIT, that is NOT the bombshell.
Here it is. The Olkaria Geothermal Plant Project is in Naivasha. Naivasha.
Ok, so for those of you who have gone through the process of moving to another county/town solely for work, you will understand how I felt when I was called for the interview.
I mean, 3 months from the initial application, I was actually called for the interview. I was like.
Then, the interview. OMG. Tough. Really tough. I had to talk me way into that project. The power of words. After a MONTH of pushing, I finally recieved confirmation from my boos that I was going to site. Yes, they kept me in their tendering office for A MONTH. 😥 So when I recieved the news that I was finally going to be free, to see the sky, to work on the largest geothermal plant in Africa, I just went, stood in front of the office toilet mirror and did this.
No like seriously.
Me? Get a good job at a good site this soon with a good contractor like Hyundai? Well, here I am Lord. Hallelujah. I was floored. Flabbergasted. Grateful.
Now to break the news to my family.
My dad. “Go for it!”.
Sis. “I’m going to miss you.“
Other sis. “In school.”
LE BF. “PHEW, it’s tough“. >>>Now the last reaction deserves a whole separate post.
Me: Mixed emotions. Uncertainity. Hesitation(Wasn’t it all I ever wanted though?). Anticipation. Anxiety. Fear. Faith. Hope. Loneliness. It was a whole basket of paradoxical emotions. So confusing. (FYI, I know it’s these damn hormones. Gah! I wish I could tone them down a lil’ bit!)
So, I made the big move last month. It wasn’t easy. I don’t think I ever came across someone who said moving to a new city on their own was a breeze. If there is, he/she is the exception. I think it is the hardest thing I ever have had to do to date. I’ll be here up to the completion of the project. I am already learning so much and the best part of the experience is that I get to meet all these new people. We have people on site from Korea, China, New Zealand, India, Iran and of course, Kenyans from different parts of the country. I love the diversity on the site. the different people sharing their ‘project life’ experiences with me. The grim behind the glamour of this engineering profession that I bow down to. The fortune of projects which is a get money quick lose – lose it faster gig. (Who knew?) I think I have made contact and talked to at least 80-100 different people so far. And I look forward to meeting even more.
I am grateful. Watch this (my) space.
Pray towards your dream and it will come true.
If you are reading this post and you happen to pass by the Olkaria 2 Site in Naivasha, drop me a message. I will be happy to meet you. I don’t bite. Human beings, that is. Also follow my twitter @evabrenda_
Have a great weekend won’t you?
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