The truth is, for a better part of October, November and December most of my time was engaged professionally, and thus, I may not have much to write home about. But, I did get to go around and do a few things as follows.
- I had a mall-day hangout with two of my girlfriends from way way back, and it was interesting to see how life has shaped for us, as I began the decade with them.
- I attended the play debut of the son of a friend at the Kenya National Theater on 11th October, for a play known as Bar-aza, about an underground detective who unveils a crime syndicate by being an undercover bartender. It was fun, and gave us a couple of hearty laughs.
- Had a picnic day at Karura, just because, and it was relaxing and fun, and no, I won’t share the photos though we took many. 😉
- Attended the 30 at 30 Rich Allela photo exhibition at the Movenpick Hotel and Residences in Westlands, Nairobi, and the Artivive experience was a first. Bought myself a print souvenir, and also Ella Selling took these dashing photos featured on this post.
- Attended the Big 5 Construct Kenya on 5th November 2019, and of all the workshops which were being held my favourite was “Changes in the FIDIC forms of Contract”.
- On 15th November, as shared in this Centonomy Campus Edition Review, I was the guest speaker at the Centonomy Campus Edition season 26 graduation ceremony.
As a site engineer, this month we had closed work on site due to the heavy rains, and I spent most of my days in the office doing you know, the obvious, office work. I, did, however, decide to spend a lot of my free time with my loved ones and also to use my data bundles and time wisely as follows.
- I also decided to use my social media platforms (in this case WhatsApp and LinkedIn) to share opportunities with fellow youth so that I can help them increase their chances of better skills, opportunities and work prospects.
- I completed and got certified by Microsoft for the course “Managing Projects with Microsoft Project.“
Music, Books and Videos
Books: I did a lot of reading at work, and the truth is, in addition to the Making Cents by Waceke Nduati book which I was gifted, I bought 7 classics from Text Book Centre, and have never gotten around to reading them, because well, fatigue and other interesting interests. They are
- 12 Years a Slave – Solomon Northup
- Art of War – Sun Tzu
- The Age of Innocence – Edit Wharton
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
- Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
- A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Music: And like mentioned in the 2nd quarter review, I particularly enjoy African music a lot more these days than before. Below are some I enjoyed and shared with my close friends.
Rora – Reekado
Lift Me Up – Nyashinski
Nadekezwa – Mbosso
Bambi – Jidenna
And of course, Wanjinga Nyinyi by Kaka Sungura hit the right spot.
In terms of videos, I found myself thoroughly enjoying this Asian channel, which barely has any vocals, and is unlike the traditional youtube videos.
That’s it, how was your 2019 like? Mine was full of growth and self discovery. I hope yours was too!