Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Of share prices and beautiful women

I'm recovering from a long weekend spent in Taveta, part of corporate social responsibility. It was a medical camp, so spent Saturday taking blood pressure measurements (see my pic here ). Company CSR is usually a fun filled event coz free food n drinks. Met the local MP, Dr Naomi Shaaban, who is intelligent and well versed in politics and development. Her track record is impressive, considering project works there and sitting down and listening to her proved a worthwhile thing. She is a wonderful host and a party animal.

I got to charm 5 med school grads over there and even got a big hug from one of them, much to the chagrin of my job colleagues. I guess when the stars are in the right place, stuff seems to go right, as in all jokes are funny, vibe flows... wish it could happen always.

The other weekend, also CSR, took part in a walk to end hunger at the UNEP headquaters (www.fighthunger.org). I still wonder how a 5km stroll followed by a sumptuous buffet ends hunger but I guess there's a good cause in all that somewhere.

The HFCK shares (www.nse.co.ke) are improving (currently at 28). I went to see the stock broker beginning of the month, she is a fly chic. I wanted Mumias shares at 45, she suggested HFCK at 33. I fell for her charm, HFCK dropped to 19, Mumias topped 68 in 2 wks! I'm a sucker for fly women, but this has to end or it will be the end of me.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Guess who's back

Hi friends
Sorry for being lost, yaani work is too much. I joined the Finance dept of our organization and surely discovered the meaning behind 'overworked'. The short of it is that I've been on Excel for the last one week, then ended up messing a lot of my work trying to impress my supervisor on using macros, pysche is at an all time low... It's 5.54 pm and I figure I'll start the recovery process tomorrow morning.

As for the blog, imagine the webmarshal software blocked me from access so you'll excuse me, had to crack it by force leo. Repercussions? We'll wait and see.

Socially, I'm down seriously. Wondering if there's hope. I've just messed up a sawa friendship (again) and the chic I dig, never emails despite us bumping into each other several times in town. I'm going for a Freedom For Hunger walk this Sunday at UN hq in Gigiri, might be lucky. In the meantime, I'll let work dominate my thinking.

Spiritually, I've been thinking a lot about God and relating with Him. Yaani most times I feel like I've let Him down, though grace keeps me going. In the corporate jungle, with stuff like benchmarks, I end up balancing my accounts and they are seriously in the red! As in I spend time (reduced) with Him, serve in 2 diff ministries, try being there for my mates, but still feel extremely inadequate...

Check out the site www.africaopenforbusiness.com, I came across it on the BBC tv channel, extremely inspiring for anyone in africa who psyches to go into business.