Skip to main content

BAKE Meetup July Edition

She left to talk to a group of people, could not tell if it was male or female, but probably male. This means that I was boring @NightNas (what a Twitter Handle?) - I mean, I was in the middle of telling a story which should have been exciting. I blame it on @mwirigi , see, @NightNas had earlier been sandwiched between me and @julietwambui . @NightNas was the prettiest girl in the room, @julietwambui was receiving a lot of male attention , a guy would leave to be quickly replaced by another. I had spotted the two together, with no male presence  on the couch. It did not matter that I was just from bidding @bankelele and others a good night and was leaving when I spotted the two and could not resist the invitation to join them.

@iddsalim 'coding'  


@juuchini demonstrates to @julietwambui (she who deleted
other photos featuring her and @NightNas) how many
inches @iddsalims cue stick is when fully assembled
@kachwanya, @sou_fool and @mercymurugi at a past event
As I was saying earlier, I had been successful in joining and boring the two until @mwirigi called @julietwambui to join him on the couch he was seated on. A few minutes later, he called me into a conversation that I could not remember, and it is at this moment when I was distracted that @NightNas chose to leave.


I had also bid the wild and former campus mate,  @bobbui, a good night. The wildness extends beyond her green nail polish and her short hair which had been twisted such that her head resembled short bushes strewn over a Savanna Grassland. I shall not mention what drink she was having.

I had been a great night. Earlier on I had spotted @Buggz79 on the dance floor, part of the only pair that had felt fit enough to drop a few moves. I had not talked to the lady and therefore had no idea of who she was. I had earlier had a discussion with @Buggz79 on the the airport, and his employer, Kenya Airways. It is not a conversation that @ArcherMishale would have proved, he had pointed out that Friday evenings were meant for fun and loosening down.

@gitts, who I had earlier discovered went to the same high-school that I was later to join years later, had mentioned to @Archermishale that it was a habit that we often discussed business and weighty matters in and out of clubs. It was I who had been interested in what high school that @gitts had been, a question I was later to ask @julietwambui. I had been reading @gitts blog when I realized that his behaviour was common in alumni of a few schools.

When it came to alumni, @gitts had company in @kachwanya and the sly @iddsalim. A few hours earlier, when I had walked into Secrets Lounge for the July Bake, there had been only a few people. @iddsalim was one of them, with a lady by his side who seemed deeply captivated in Idd's fine words. I would later spot him with other ladies who looked even more keen in his words.

@PhilipOgola was also among the early arrivals, and so was @Juuchini and @techweez who pointed out that @bobbui had bee talking to him without them knowing each other . It was also my first and only opportunity so far to meet @Wamathai , who soon left for @ngwatilo's concert. I pointed out to @wamathai that it had been a great three days for my life in literature. 24 hours earlier, Yvonne Owuor had moderated a panel in which I had been dwarfed by Gado and Makutano Junction producer, David Campbell. 48 hours earlier , it had been Claudette Oduor, popularly known as @soul_fool, she who will such a great literary height to be ranked along side the likes of Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiongo and Chimamanda Ngozi.  I later spotted @soul_fool in the midst of her lady friends.

They were later to be joined by @Mwangy, though I had avoided to ask his name because my memory is fond of failing myself. My thinking though makes up for my lack of memory, a fact that helped me get through primary and high school, only to find campus lecturers who could not think and therefore graded you on you ability to remember what they have remembered over several decades.

At some point, I had talked to @kahenya, a guy I was once told is the champion of bragging at Nation Centre. Kahenya is the guy behind the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) platform and is now working on an advertising channel for BAKE. He is also among the people behind Zuqka and has worked at Sony's PlayStation division amongst other stuff.

@kaboro, the guy who oversees operations at the geek tech Skunkworks mailing list mainly out of his pocket and time. He was pissed at paying ksh. 200 for a few hours parking. I nodded ,  I did not tell him that I was equally pissed that Tusker Malt sold at Ksh 50 more than Tusker Lager despite the manufacturer selling both at about the same price.

@kachwanya, who manages BAKE , walked me out as he told me of the great times that await Bake. I pointed out to @archermishale and his pal that holding conversations at the entrance to the loo , though quieter than the club, was a bit awkward.

@savvykenya had made me promise to attend this month's edition of the BAKE meetup, and had even convinced me to foot what would have been her bill. She was absent though, attending to her grandfather's funeral. Drinks were also on Africapoint, the tours and safari firm that is also running a corporate social responsibility programme that donates seedlings based on the amount of Blog and Twitter based conversations on the cause.

It is also @savvykenya who normally does such a post, albeit in a better way, I am just a copy cat, just like the many stalls in Nairobi streets that look like and offer the same commodities as the stall next door and the next one.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The bitter story of the downfall of Mumias Sugar company

Have you heard the bitter story of Mumias Sugar?

Regarded by many as Kenya's most successful sugar miller, Mumias Sugar Company was a disaster waiting to happen.

Many pointed out how Mumias Sugar Company was a fortress in the wreck that is Kenya's sugar industry, only unaware that it was just a matter of time. As the old wise men said, "Ukiona cha mwenzako cha nyolewa, tia chako maji".

The proverb means that if you see your neighbour's head getting shaved, your head will soon be undergoing the same - you'd therefore better wet your head for a smoother shave, otherwise you will be forced to undergo a painful, dry, shave.

But what ails Kenya's sugar industry?

The Kenya sugar industry is under legal siege. The typical Kenyan issue of coming up with laws to tackle a problem is evident here.

Many of Kenya's sugar factories are owned by the government, and have slowly declined under mismanagement and corruption. The appointing of political cronies and trib…

25

Well, it has been quite a while since I last posted anything here, or even visited this blog. Yet another proof that the blog is quite boring that it does not warrant my visiting it. As for me not updating it, I could have blamed the numerous blackouts, or even blamed the alcohol(proliferation of Chang’aa in Kenya).

But here is a perfect reason that I was not blogging. See, I come form a very green area in Kenya called Mwingi. O.k. , I now admit that it is a dry area often plagued by drought , but the area is quite green due to the continuous rains in Kenya starting last November. In case you are wondering, neither drought, rain or lush greenery is to blame for my failure to blog. A more closer fit would be the constitutional system of the country. See I come from Mwingi south , a constituency that was once split from Mwingi constituency. Before the split, Mwingi constituency had its M.P. as Kalonzo Musyoka , the country’s V.P. Kalonzo Musyoka is still the M.P. for Mwingi North. Rece…

Why are Mosquitoes Found in Some Parts of Nairobi?

Ever wondered why some places in Nairobi are mosquito prone, while others are not?
There's popular folk-lore that Nairobi was established a settlement because it's altitude, or height above sea level, is above that preferred by mosquitoes. But this proposition quickly runs into headwinds as much of Eastlands, including JKIA, the country's main airport (long pun coming) are frequented by mosquitoes. 
So, I got an expert from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) to clear some air on this buzzy issue. 
Here is what Professor Clifford Mutero of ICIPE had to say:

The Bible. Why you should read your Bible.

After reading what The Candid Tin man had to say about the Bible on his blog, I felt a disappointed man. In my opinion, the candid Tin man had committed the same errors of omission and commission that have plagued the Bible for centuries.

In the beginning, the Roman Catholic church was the dominant church worldwide, and the bible existed in Latin language which common folk like me and you did not understand. Latin was a dead language used by the priests of the roman Catholic church and perhaps a few scholars.

The Roman Catholic church aimed at controlling the public's opinion , as the church still does today, and especially their opinion of what was God's word. Therefore, back then, if you needed to understand God's word, you had to consult the Roman Catholic Priests to read the Bible for youa nd then tell you what it said. How well they did this and their intentions remained questionable, with accusations directed at the Roman Catholic Church for mistranslating The Bible…

Tuskys Bread Versus Ukwala Sukuma Wiki

Ukwala is a relatively cheapaffordable supermarket. The exact same good sold in Nakumatt, Tuskys and Ukwala chain of stores will most of the time cost less in Ukwala. For example, I was recently looking at a Kenpoly Plastic rack that comes with 3,4,5 or 6 compartments that I saw in a friends house.

My friend, wait, colleagues says that the rack set him slightly more than kshs 2000 at Nakumatt. It is quite a good looking rack and adds up to the spruced up appearance of his house.Why he doesn't have a girlfriend beats me.n This is not to say I have one, neither do I deny.Also,my house is the equivalent of the Commonwealth Games in India,something a relative once described as a dustbin, and for this reason , "No Visitors" policy remains.

Back to the Kenpoly rack, the rack is available in most Nakumatt stores and at least one Ukwala store that I visited. As for Tuskys, I have never figured how they operate big stores that competing stores beat when it comes to variety. For t…