Lights, camera, action!

When I was 17 years old and fresh out of high school I told my father that I wanted to be an actor and I was going to the Kenya National Theatre to try out for a part.

He looked at me incredulously and asked “You want to sit on the pavement all day, smoke ‘fangi’ and beat drums??

Eeeeeh????? NO! Continue reading

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Books and things

Book lovers are prone to getting lost in the story; engrossed in the characters, identifying with their issues, hating or supporting the protagonist; it’s like an emotional roller coaster that ends when you finish the book. When I am reading often forget where I am so trying to have a conversation or gain my attention would probably be met by a blank stare. Can’t you see that I’m reading? Points at book in my hand….. Most of the time a book is way better than small talk; it has a lot to do with the quality of the conversation than anything oh also, I’m shy go away 🙂 I mean that in the nicest way possible. Continue reading