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So much for 2016.
Ssup y'all.
Forgive me if you feel offended be using "y'all" on you. I do that when I presume or know that you ain't alone. Am writing about "keys to the kingdom" and how to get them.

ushaiskiza ngoma inakujenga? That one 'built me'. Honestly, all Glory to God. I sometimes do alot of things and just forget to give God the credits. Let me say that anything I've ever done, all I am, all I'll be...all that is because of Him who created me.


He's the king. Don get it twisted..I aint trynna get in un-invited by asking for the keys or looking for them, it's a way of saying, gotta serve this God man. Year 2015 has been busy. Really busy. knocked down, got back up, knocked few down...few fights..just busy. Busy comes with both good and bad. Lemmi say, there's a club I successfully avoided the whole of this year and thanks to God for that.
Back to the Keys and Kingdom...every year, we all wanna be closer to God. That effect wears out later in the year for several people. I just don know why. For me I just want it to work.

I have a plan to make my relationship with everybody better. I didn't give a damn about people this year. I cared less. I kinda like it still. I just don want to be cold in 2016. Wanna be warmer in 2016. Wanna be responding positively even to negative stuff or just keep quiet.
I thank God for the ability to do that. I'm not the best of a snob, I tried that for the first time this year. I just assumed some humans. This is bad, worked out good for some situations though.

You can apply this safely.

Among the things I know worked out good for me is just being me. I'm carrying this to 2016 God-willing. I didn't struggle in doing what I love, showing what I love, expressing myself or being around my friends. This was and is cool. I need to revamp it though. I cared little about feedback. Imma care more in 2016. Wanna know how people feel about some stuff.

I don't want to enjoy cakes and icecreams close to people working towards burning calories..unaget point yangu?
I want to be more social. But still be me. If you are full of bullsh*t, Imma leave you in that sh*t and move on.
Since the days of John the Baptist, the Kingdom of God suffereth violence. I understand this as, someplace that awesome is for the strong. I'm sorry if you thought it's gonna be an easy ride to the throne. I'm ready to fight. I'm armoured. Imma take it. Imma work my a** up for it.
As usual, I want to see my efforts shining. May God bless all our efforts.

In 2016, I wanna see a different person in you. I wanna seea fighter. A winner. An influencer. A motivation to my woman..I don want to see you the same as always. I don want us to meet ina club* burning cash, but celebrating. I want to receive more calls from you. Not the other way round. I wanna feel the change. I want you to struggle for better....not to hang on. I want us to meet and meat often. I want to see you praying for meals. I want you to fast more. Love more. Give More. Bless more. Impress more.

Am pretty sure Imma rap more. So much love for music. Music that makes sense kama kawaida

All that is for the perfect candidate. The guy in the mirror is getting it blunt here...

Just one more thing...God hears our prayers.

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Yaani, some people are so evil and heartless. So cruel.

You broke up with your girlfriend in July and she moved on, without crying or complaining. She never called back or texted to even know how you holding on. She just left and she is now a closed book. You have been stalking her Facebook every day, but the last time she posted was in early October where she complained about the fashion taste of Citizen TV's weekend fashion show, with Carol Odero, Ian Mbugua and that other guy that for no reason whatsoever even sensible women fawn over.

Since that post, she has been tagged several photos, cat videos and what have you, but it looks like she has never opened the page for two months. No comment or like on what seems like funny pictures and videos.

In her WhatsApp, she has a custom notification and the time stamp is off. No suggestive message to tell her emotional state as some women often do. It is the “urgent calls only” notification that was updated in May last year.

So on a end month Saturday, three months later, you decide to get over her and hit the bar solo. Your mission is very clear: get a chips funga to help you deal with the emotional turmoil the woman left you in.

In the club, at around 1.57 a.m you spot a good candidate. She is in the company of three other girls, and another guy who seems happily harmless. She has the hips, the ASSets, and curves in the right places. Her breasts are on point, and you are sure it is not the beer that is fooling your eyes. Her weave is slightly off-putting, but she can’t have it all. And on a day like today, you can take her. You can take anything. You are not a selective beggar. You have no choice. They look old, at closer look; certainly they have been out of college for at least two to three years. If you would guess their age, it will be anything between 26-28. They don't have the virginal and nubile excitement of girls in their 20s.

Guys are sweaty, from dancing to Jamaican ragga. Now some Nigerian nonsense is piping through the speakers. And you hit the dance floor, angling her and hoping to ensnare her. You are solo, well dressed in a designer jacket, you have worn the best cologne in the whole club, and you are drinking Heineken. You also on a designer watch. You looking the part. You feeling charming.

You dance your way to her backside and you click so well. You dance to three more songs and you offer to buy her a drink. So that her girls don’t mess up the night, you also buy them a bottle of Amarula. Since they are mature, or can afford the bottle, they are not excited. They act as if it is chewing gum you passed to them, really disgusting, ungrateful human beings. Who is their mother?

You dance and you talk talk with the subject of your affection. She is acting like she is not feeling your vibe, but she is enjoying the dancing. She rubs her back on your crotch suggestively and you take the cue. You dance some more, doing all the dirty and sinful things that drunk people do in clubs after 2.a.m. Time is running out, and you risk ballooning EABL's profits so you try to ask her out for the night. She tells you they are still partying until tomorrow,and about to go to another club with the girls. But you can sure have a drink the following day or next weekend. She offers to give you her number. She types it into your phone: 07247825… Cate-1824…she does the rest of the job for you, cleverly assuming that you must have 13 other Cates about her age in your phone-book, the better to distinguish herself on the basis of where you met. Clever girl. Or she has been doing this since she turned 23, it is her second nature. You happy and you think, you can wait. She is actually worth waiting for. After al, it was a do or die. Who knows, she may be your new girlfriend.

You take a cab at 4.03 a.m and go home. Once home, you try to call her telling her that you arrived safely, only to discover, she gave a number that is one digit less. You cry how your Sh 3450 has gone down the urinal drain…but you comfort yourself that you will live to see another day. You sleep in the cold bed, it is colder especially tonight. You wonder when you are going to start dating again. Getting over your ex, has proved problematic. Contrary to the common assumption, you can be a handsome man with money, live in nice, well-furnished apartment and still lack a good woman worth sharing your life with.

On Saturday 10.07 a.m, you wake up, so pressed and you step into the loo for your ones and twos. You come back to bed but you have this annoying headache, a slight hangover. You decide it is sissy to take a panadol. Real men quash the headache with cold water. What you need is food therapy. You have not had a proper food the whole week, you have survived on junk. So today, you decide to treat yourself.

With your shorts on, you wear a sports jacket and step out to go and look for proper food. In your way to your Mama Mboga (or as Ruaraka females call her-groceries’ lady), you will see stupid bachelors wiping clean the rims of their car, as if that is where the missing Eurobond money is hidden. You will meet young women in hot-pants, red-eyed, wild-haired coming from the chemist with pain killers (and that other pill they take in most weekend mornings), but you are not judging. You just hate how they don the football jerseys of their boyfriends. And it is Man U fans who have this vexing habits of forcing their girlfriends to wear the silly Man U t-sho. Those insecure pricks. Nkt.

You get to your Mama Mboga and she has just arrived from Marigiti. Everything she is unpacking looks so green, so succulent, it is like it was picked in the Garden of Eden. She has a soft spot for you and she offers that genuine, motherly smile to you. She is just about the only sunshine in your life now. Must have been a pretty little thing.

“Mathe leo kuna nini hapa nzuri? you ask her.

“Iko ndizi, ukipata supu yake, ni mzuri sana,” she tells you in a humble, Kikuyu accent.

Such a sweet soul. Such dedication. Does she know what the Eurobond is, you wonder.

In deed the bananas are super. They are the real deal. Most certainly picked from Kisii, because good bananas are only in Kisii and Uganda. Zimekomaa (I don’t know the English word for 'kukomaa'.) Or should I say, they are mature. So you settle for the bananas, which she offers to peel for you. 6 of them for Sh 40. In the meantime, you grab a cold Fanta, to ease the headache.

Once she is done, you head to your local butcher, Maina, a man who looks like he was born to be a butcher. He has a certain dexterity when shredding the meat that only he can pull off. You order for a ka-quarter, taunting him,

“Hey, na sina paka, na mbwa alikufa, tafadhali mifupa leo sitaki.”

He laughs. But he puts some good bone with marrow in the quarter that is almost half the weight. Stupid butcher. As you exit, you bump into these guy you know in the estate, you don’t even know his name, but he is a Man U fan that you normally watch the matches together in the kalocal. He is annoying as all Man U fans are. So you engage in some stupid banter, and so shamelessly, like all Man U fans, he does not mind, Mourinho taking over after LvG. But you don’t care about Man U or football. You just want your banana and beef soup. You finish with him and walk to your apartment along the way you will meet more bachelors outside their flats' gate reading Saturday Nation, probably David Ndii and feeling bright. Or Njoki Chege and feeling like you don't know what.

You get to your house and you have to make the important decision of picking the sound track to your cooking. You want to pick on your favourite benga tune, but there is a beautiful neighbour girl, you don’t want her to get the wrong impression of who you are. So since this day means freedom, you opt for reggae, good old-school reggae. Freedom songs. Bob Marley. Lucky Dube. Burning Spear. Dennis Brown. Mighty Culture. And while at it, some deep, I-Jah-Man-Levi.

Then you settle to the kitchen and you want to prepare the matoke using a recipe that has been used in your family in the last three generations; boil the peeled banana until it is almost ready, fry the tomatoes and onions until they are well cooked (cue: you an't spot a tomato peel), pour water mixed with spices and allow to boil and mix with the bananas, let them cook until they are well mixed. Taste to feel the magic of Knorr beef cubes. You do the same for the beef.

You are wearing your vest, shorts and you are feeling like all Kenyans felt on the morning of December 13, 1963: Free and liberated. The cooking has been cathartic, even spiritual. As the beef is in the last 10 minutes of absorbing the spices, you are whistling all the freedom songs that used to be played during national holidays when Moi was in power. This is the best day of your life. You are going to eat matoke and beef stew prepared painstakingly by you and for you. At this moment, even as the darkest cloud of your ex-girlfriend hover around, it is you and your meal of the year.

You jump around the house, exorcising any culinary host that might kill your appetite.

Three minutes before you take the beef off the gas cooker, your phone rings. It is your boy Dennis.

“Aah, naje fala. Niko hizi mitaa zako, nasaka nyumba, napitia kwako saa hii,” and he hangs up without even giving you a second to say anything. And sure, 4 and half minutes later he shows up in the house and Dennis is the type of friend who has access to everything in your house…

“Nini hii umepika, inanukia vipoa?” he asks, already plunging his dirty fingers in the sufuria with matoke. He cuts one half of one of the only six bananas you bought and he is helping himself with it as he is looking for a serving spoon with which he scoops 3 pieces of beef.
You want to cry at his cruelty. And he is like,

“Na nyii wakisii enyewe ndizi mnajua kuunda…kali sana…” now he is back to the sitting room, he is talking nonstop. Bunny Wailer is appropriately singing in the background,

“What a boderation…”

The he proceeds to interrupt the music and tunes your TV to Supersport as he violates your private space and you can’t punch him on the face. When the food is ready, you have to divide it into two, and give him a larger share since he is a visitor. And since you are Kisii, he assumes that you eat and sleep bananas, so really, the banana stew should be for him.

He proceeds to eat like he has done nothing wrong. Finishes and then asks you to join him hunting for a house.

You contemplate suicide. You contemplate killing him. You really hate him. But you join him nonetheless. You promise yourself, next time you prepare such a meal, it has to be around 1.27 a.m.
No more heartbreaks. No more drama.


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Ok This tweet made me laugh hard.

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I had an issue with permissions. I needed a backup of this command. Here it is. Not only a backup but a share too. Make sure you share too.

chown - change file owner and group
chown [OPTION]... [OWNER][:[GROUP]] FILE...
chown [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...
This manual page documents the GNU version of chown. chown changes the user and/or group ownership of each given file. If only an owner (a user name or numeric user ID) is given, that user is made the owner of each given file, and the files' group is not changed. If the owner is followed by a colon and a group name (or numeric group ID), with no spaces between them, the group ownership of the files is changed as well. If a colon but no group name follows the user name, that user is made the owner of the files and the group of the files is changed to that user's login group. If the colon and group are given, but the owner is omitted, only the group of the files is changed; in this case, chown performs the same function as chgrp. If only a colon is given, or if the entire operand is empty, neither the owner nor the group is changed.

Change the owner and/or group of each FILE to OWNER and/or GROUP. With --reference, change the owner and group of each FILE to those of RFILE.

-c, --changes
like verbose but report only when a change is made
affect the referent of each symbolic link (this is the default), rather than the symbolic link itself
-h, --no-dereference
affect each symbolic link instead of any referenced file (useful only on systems that can change the ownership of a symlink)
change the owner and/or group of each file only if its current owner and/or group match those specified here. Either may be omitted, in which case a match is not required for the omitted attribute.
do not treat '/' specially (the default)
fail to operate recursively on '/'
-f, --silent, --quiet
suppress most error messages
use RFILE's owner and group rather than specifying OWNER:GROUP values
-R, --recursive
operate on files and directories recursively
-v, --verbose
output a diagnostic for every file processed

The following options modify how a hierarchy is traversed when the -R option is also specified. If more than one is specified, only the final one takes effect.

if a command line argument is a symbolic link to a directory, traverse it
traverse every symbolic link to a directory encountered
do not traverse any symbolic links (default)
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

Owner is unchanged if missing. Group is unchanged if missing, but changed to login group if implied by a ':' following a symbolic OWNER. OWNER and GROUP may be numeric as well as symbolic.

chown root /u
Change the owner of /u to "root".
chown root:staff /u
Likewise, but also change its group to "staff".
chown -hR root /u
Change the owner of /u and subfiles to "root"

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Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive's the short dude again. This time Imma talk about faith. Not her, but the spiritual faith. I don't even have a perfect defination of what it is but wikipedia told me it is: 

Faith, the confidence or trust in something or somebody despite the absence of proof.
Bad faith, a legal concept in which a malicious motive on the part of a party in a lawsuit undermines their case
Bad faith (existentialism), mauvaise foi, a philosophical concept wherein one denies one's total freedom, instead choosing to behave as an inert object
Fáith, the Irish for "prophet, seer"
Good faith, bona fides, the mental and moral state of honesty
Religion, any specific system of belief ("one's faith")
Religious belief, the belief in the reality of the mythological, supernatural, or spiritual aspects of a religion.
The first of the theological virtues in Catholic theology
Trust (social sciences) in a person or entity
Uberrima fides (Utmost good faith), the legal doctrine of certain contractual obligations

I came home some evening and my brother was un-usually happy. Everything seemed ok. Better actually. I hadn't even changed to my gym clothes and he was telling me what the Bible says about faith and quoting a few guys here and there, like Moses, Abraham, Elijah, know where am going..right? I chipped in kidogo kidogo without killing the heart of the story.


That day, he had a prayer request. It was common. I was to pray to pray on my end, while at work, and He while he was wherever he was..Trust me, we had no tight schedule. It was loose and working. Gave my request time. He did too so, which I learnt he did through the narration. His prayer about me had been answered. It was one of those instant answers from God. He believed. We Believed. We Prayed.  I usually remind God that the reason why I pray and never give up is because I've seen lots of wonders and stuff that even science hits a snag while trying to explain. God created science. Most of the stuff we are taught in colleges and other places are all efforts in understanding God's might. 

Reader, I lemmi say am not the pastor kind of guy. I'm not clean. I do pray though. I've seen what prayers can do. Never leave that. Always remember God in all you do. He's just awesome. 



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