Scotland’s Jesus by Frankie Boyle

I’ve just reached halfway through his epic book and I feel compelled to recommend it to anyone with a sense of humor. Firstly, I don’t even know what genre it falls under. Basically it is literary stand-up. Every chapter is a topical comedy routine. From politics to the British economy, TV to celebrities, the war…

SPOILER ALERT: Game of Thrones

Cercei with dark hair freaks me out. She looks old. Just in case you think I’m losing my mind, I’m talking about the actress behind the character. I can’t be the only one in the world who never bothers to learn actors’ names but call them by their most popular character. Anyhoo, Brienne is super…

The Tower of Babylon

If you know anything about me, you know I love…no…LOVE fantasy fiction. Books, movies; I love it all. And that’s why the Old Testament is my favest part of the Bible. Who’s with me here?! Come on! The mass destructions (the Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah), mysterious deaths (bam!pillar of salt), feuds, political intrigue, supernatural beings…

Take From This What You May

Excerpt from The Bonehunters (Malazan Book of the Fallen #6) by Steven Erikson A conversation between L’oric and Greyfrog, a demon. ‘I would tell you a tale, brother. Early in the clan’s history, many centuries past, there arose, like a breath of gas from the deep, a new cult. Chosen as its representative god was…

Of Ducks and Geese

To the untrained eye, ducks and geese may look like the same animal. But it is not thus! They are as different as day and noon, as black from grey, as chalk from a similar naturally occuring rock type used for writing purposes, world’s apart! For one, geese have longer necks. Em…ducks have shorter legs….

The State of the Roads in Mombasa

I believe it was in Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen) that it was said ‘If you have nothing nice to say, reserve your comments to the weather and the state of the roads’. Well, it’s hot and humid in Mombasa…yup that’s about it. Now, I heard from a quasi-reliable source that they (not sure who…

The Kenyan Bane

There are many distinctions between human beings; race, creed, class, sexual orientation. But amongst all these, therein lies tribe, Kenya’s bane. The initiatives to bring Kenyans together, not divided by tribe, are as good as can be. But there are those who declare that people should denounce/eliminate/eradicate the tribe(not politicians, obviously, they don’t have the…

Triskaidekaphobia Sufferers Unite!

Today is the first day of the year 2013, and you’d think with the number 13 featuring dominantly in the figure, people would be having grave misgivings about the new year. But no, everyone’s all sunshine and rainbows (except in Nairobi, where it’s raining cats and dogs…which, by the way, is an overused expression. Can’t…

Why the World Should End

People who refuse to share knowledge, sheng, terrorists, Snooki, weapons of every sort, BieberFever, corruption, that one guy in every horror movie who makes things worse, Toddlers and Tiaras, people who destroy the English language, fur, chauvinists, The Only Way is Essex, poachers, movies with horrid scripts, giant squid, bigots,  children not related to me,…

The Family Tree (Canine Edition)

Before I was born, I hear my family lived in Tudor (where I hear one of my sisters fell of a 2nd floor balcony and didn’t break a thing (We Katisyas are made of hardy stuff), but my mum categorically denies this story). But when they moved to South Nyali (it does too exist!) it…

And There She Goes!

Oh, but it wasn’t only me who had epic experiences on those bikes. Now this I barely remember, maybe coz I was younger than 7 (but the story has been kept very much alive) and my sis was in her teens…..hahaha, teens, heading towards her 40s now…my my, aren’t we an old bunch. We had…

Scarred

The most painful thing that happened to me was when I was 7. Not emotional pain, I don’t think I had any of those and with 6 siblings I highly doubt you could actually had time to experience any. But let me first introduce you to our neighbourhood. Not hood, neighbourhood (yes, it sounds pretentious,…