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We all remember doing paper folding during our early stages in school, the popular ones being paper box, ball and plane. In Kenya kids are taught the paper folding art in Nursery schools which normally stops there .... read more
Was the AIDS Virus Made in the USA?
October 26, 2005 — You mean AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) didn’t come from a green monkey that bit a black African on the ass? Are you lying to us again, Uncle Sam? more
The Menonnite and Amish Communities
Both the Mennonites and Amish originated from Anabaptist movement which arose in the 16th century in Europe in opposition to the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant Reformation more
Modeling - Posing Nude
Several years back when I was in Kenya, I used to watch fashion TV channel, it was fascinating to see the fashion trends although some of the styles looked ridiculous and made me wonder who actually more
The Importance of Stupidity in Scientific Research
I recently saw an old friend, We had been Ph.D. students at the same time, both studying science.At some point, the conversation turned to why she had left graduate school. To my utter astonishment, she said after a couple of years of feeling stupid every more
MSG - Slowly Poisoning America or the World?
I recently bought some spices and as usual being on this side of the world I have learned to read the labels and nutritional facts before I ingest myself with unnecessary chemicals. To my surprise I saw MSG as more
Haiti in Brief
Haiti is one of the first countries ever to be conquered by slaves from their European masters. It is also the oldest black republic and the second oldest republic in the western hemisphere after the United States. more
The 'N' Word
Back before I traveled out of Africa, I had no idea that the 'N' word was such a strong negative word and is a big deal to use it. I’m even afraid of writing the word in full because I feel I may offend some people and that is not my intention more
Kenyans Were Given Animal Feeds by the US Gov't
In the nineties there was drought in Kenya and as a result there was shortage of food especially maize (corn) which is highly consumed by many communities. (In Kenya we call it maize, if you say corn people become confused because there are different types more
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Tribes, The Kenyan Way

In Kenya there are around 40 tribes which value and cherish their cultures everyday. What is disturbing is that when you go to a travel agent office or website the only pictures displayed are for the Masai tribe. Where are the other 39 tribes? This is sending the wrong message to the whole world that it is the way we all dress up or present ourselves. Where are the pictures of the luos, Samburu, Taita, Kambas, Mijikenda, kikuyu, swahili etc. Even on a website which was narrating the history of Mombasa had a picture of a Masai woman and I was wondering what that Masai woman had to do with Mombasa.

These cultures are so diversified and I think it is amazing that despite the differences, we have all been living together peaceful. I also believe that it would be very interesting and a marketing tool for tourist attraction if

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History of Mombasa

Kenya, a country in which is Mombasa town, has been sometimes described as “the cradle of humanity” – the Great Rift Valley has yielded some of the earliest evidence of humans, and provided insight into how man has evolved over time across the continent. According to some sources, early settlers in Kenya were the Cushitic-speaking people from what is now Sudan and Ethiopia moved into the area that is now Kenya beginning around 2000 BC.

Due to its strategically important position on the east African coast, many other groups of traders sought to impose their dominance on the town of Mombasa and it was continually fought over by various trading nations


Corn Tortilla Crisps/Chips

15 corn tortillas preferably fresh
2 cups Vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

For just made corn tortillas let them stand for 2 hours

Stack 5 tortillas, cut through the stack into 6 or 8 equal wedges. Do the same for the remaining tortillas

Heat large heavy skillet over medium heat and pour in the oil, adjust heat to maintain temperature through out cooking


Corn Tortillas

2 cups corn/maize flour**
1 to 1 1/4 cups warm water
2 (8 inch) squares of Heavy duty plastic paper sheets

Mix corn flour with 1 cup of water, add remaining water one tablespoon at a time until a smooth stiff dough is formed

To test the right consistency of the dough, make a small ball about 1 1/2 inch diameter, flatten it slightly, place it in between the 2 plastic sheets and place on a tortilla press or between 2 flat bottom heavy skillets and press down firmly to make 6 inch tortilla.

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The World Will End on 21 Dec 2012...

I was skeptical when I first heard about the news of the world ending on December 21 2012 but with the recent out of control weather changes, I'm slowly admitting to the fact. You know deep down I want to believe but I'm telling myself until I see it happening, that is if we make it through. People were alerted about this fact after coming across the Mayan calendar which suddenly stops ends on 21st December 2012.

I know many people who leave out of the americans and the non-historians are wondering who are the Mayans? The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems. Initially established during the Pre-Classic period (c. 2000 BC to 250 AD), according to the Mesoamerican chronology, many Maya cities reached their highest state development during the Classic period (c. 250 AD to 900 AD), and continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the


Mombasa Old Port


Mombasa Old Port with men at work!! Currently being used mostly by fishermen.


Old Belize


This is a recreation area with access to the Carribbean sea called "Old Belize", a nice restaurant inside, slide and big natural swimming-pools filled with beach sand that gives you the feeling that you are in a real beach. Nice place to hung out and eat pirate nachos and pina colada.


Flour Tortillas

Tortilla is a Spanish name pronounced as tortiya, the double L is pronounced as Y

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 warm water
*2 teaspoons Baking Powder

Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, then rub shortening into flour with fingertips until mixture has fine even texture. Stir in bit by bit water until dough is formed, soft but not sticky to the hands.


Overcoming Interview (3)

Your resume is the first interface you have with your employer

Your resume is the first interface you have with your employer. Make the most of this opportunity.............
The employment market is changing all the time and so have resumes, evolving from a one-size-fits-all standard.
Here are our tips to convert your resume into a catching one.

Follow These Basic Standards....


Overcoming Interview (2)

3. Questions you should be prepared for

Tell us about yourself.
What do you know about our company?
Why do you want to join our company?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
How have you improved the nature of your
job in the past years of your working?
Why should we hire you?


Overcoming Interview (1)

So what if you are not a mountaineer. Or a keen hiker. You still cannot treat your interview like a careless morning trot along a jogger's path. Your jaw-jaw at the interview table is nothing less than a cautious climb up a mountain trail--which begins around your early childhood and meanders through the years at the academia before reaching a new summit in your career. And as you retrace your steps down memory lane make sure that you post flags at important landmarks of your life and career, so that you can pop them before the interview panel scoops them out of you. You don't want to be at the receiving end, do you?


My First Blog

Life is full of surprises and does not stop to amaze me, just when you think you've seen the worse, you get a new bigger surprise. I wonder what is next for me.

It is very funny that when growing up, you are always surrounded with the people you love and you assume they love you too whether its your immediate family members, friends or colleagues. But you will know who your real friends are when you become blessed and your life changes for better (maybe you get a better job or decided to go to college to improve you professional skills or hit a jackpot) and you are surprise to see that not everyone wants to celebrate with you. Some people's selfishness is revealed by their way of showing that they are not ready to have that kind of 'new you' in their life.

Your life could also change for the worse; could be loosing your job, financial instability or other forms of misfortunes and all your fake family members and friends will be dispersed.

I got those reactions from people I least expected and was surprised. How can anyone live happily by putting or seeing other people in misery? Such people try very hard to show others that they are happy and in charge of their lives when they know that deep down they are not. They are as miserable as the ones they enjoy seeing in misery or maybe think they are.

Such people are Posers. They feel good to see others in the same pain as they are and somehow that gives them twisted and temporary satisfaction.