Posts tagged with "Florenceoriwo"



20. May 2021
...so it continues, my short reviews (very short) of the books that I have read recently (and by recently, I mean in the last 3 months). And as always, it's all a 'mishy mashy' mix of different genres & even languages. Yes, I sneaked in a 'foreign language' book, foreign as in 'German' because in as much as I live in Germany, I mostly read English books & my Blog is still written in English. 'An American Marriage' is based on a young black American couple who due to a sudden turn of...
14. May 2021
Why are you all over sudden acting so serious? How come you nowadays don't have time for us? How come we don't see much of you around here? Who's that person taking you away from us? What's with the new look, different hair & make up? What's with the new look? Are you sure you are ok? I mean you said that you are ok but you sound different? How come you don't communicate with us as you used to? What's going on with you that you are not telling us? Why are you always smiling? What are you...
05. May 2021
Stop expecting my life to be easy. Life is not easy for everyone (well, not all the time anyway), we all experience major challenges & that does not mean that we are doing it wrong. Stop expecting myself to be able to manage more than I have the capacity to cope with. I need to learn to set boundaries not only for others but for myself too. Learn to stop taking on too much & reacting in shock or shame when I can't do it all. I literally don't need to do it all, nobody does. Stop...
14. December 2020
I, together with Donata Burmester of 'AfroSchick' were recently invited for an Interview on one of Hamburg's local Internet TV Stations, 'TIDE Hamburg' as guests on the 'Burudika Show', a show that highlights the Art & Music Scene in East Africa. The show presented by 'Carol K.' shines a light on the various ongoings by Artists & Musicians from East Africa based both on the continent & in the Diaspora & we both got a chance to talk more about our experiences as female...
28. October 2020
So, a little update on my '52 books a year' reading goal...16 down, 36 to go. And what a variety of books that I have been able to read (listen to) in the last 2 months. Romance galore courtesy of 'Talia Hibbert' in her 3-book series (the final one is coming out soon & I can't wait to listen to it too). Biographies which are not really my thing, but 'Steve Jobs' & 'Candice Brathwaite' have succeeded in changing my mind. A subtle reminder that Racism was & is still ongoing in our...
11. December 2019
Wait a minute, who is this! Yes, it's me, am back (well, kind of...). These past few weeks have been crazy, lots of work, fun times, stressful moments. But all in all, am grateful to be doing well, growing both spiritually & mentally, surrounding myself with positive energy, letting go of old baggage & just simply blossoming. Hope that you are all doing well too.
23. October 2019
A love story between 2 Kenyan girls in a society that does not recognise same sex relationship is what this film is all about. 'Rafiki' means 'Friends' in Swahili & that's exactly how the relationship between the 2 starts. This is the first Kenyan film to ever be screened at the 'Cannes Film Festival', a film that was banned in it's own country of origin (the ban was lifted for 7 days to allow the public to watch the film after it created waves in Cannes). 'Rafiki' was one of the many films...
11. October 2019
Growing up back home in Kenya, I remember playing Monopoly with my siblings, it was one of the only indoor games that we owned (the other ones being 'Chess' & 'Snakes & Ladders'). I believe that it was my older brother who got it for us & we really enjoyed 'buying & selling property' in London. Somehow years later, the names 'Waterloo, King Cross Station, Liverpool, Victoria....' are all still stuck in my head & what a experience it was to see & walk through these...
19. April 2019
Am taking a well deserved trip to Leipzig for a few days & I thought that I should share with you a few photos & experiences that I make here. I prefer this instead of waiting until I get back home where I will be overwhelmed again with work & life that I won't even be able to compile a good blogpost, if any at all. This is my first time visiting Leipzig & am very excited to experience the city & all it's beauty. I hope that you will enjoy the journey with me. I wiish you...
22. February 2019
'Not every opportunity or person that knocks on your door should be let in.' I read this quote somewhere some time back & funnily enough it is only now that am really getting its meaning. At times you pray & actually wish that a certain opportunity should come your way & the excitement that you feel when this happens is unbelievable. But for some crazy reason, you miss the right time to grab the opportunity & you sadly have to watch it slip way. And after going through the '5...

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