Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Of Coming Back (for lack of a better term)...

It has been a while since I was here, a combination of several factors. First, I have been on the move, it terms of jobs. I have said good bye to Media Focus on Africa and been welcomed at FilmAid, where I actually used to work before I moved to Media Focus. That of course meant being super busy as I wound up my work at Media Focus and therefore meant less time for blogging. But I must admit that I have also not really felt up to it. It has been one of those days (many days) when you promise yourself that you will drag yourself to the computer and jot down something, but then you dont. But hey, blogging is not a matter of life and death. Unless you are being paid to do it! Oh, and the Olympics of course! Why should I sit down jotting something for the blog when I could be watching the Olympics? And I think I could say that I am proud of having been converted to a new sport as well, whoever thought that one day I would be glued to my television set watching diving? The greatest moment for me was however on the track, especially the men's 100m! And of course to see David Rudisha break a world record on his way to winning the 800m. On another note, I also lost my phone and my valuable contacts to Nairobi's smart...thuggish ones. I feel victim to one of the oldest tricks in the book, a trick that I am very conversant with, but then instincts are instincts, not brains. I was in traffic, going through my twitter timeline (the traffic, as usual, was at a standstill) when someone banged the car from behind. I turned my head back, instinct, and before I knew it, another hand was inside the window making a grab for the phone. I did not have a chance. I don't care much about the phone, it was pretty old, but the contacts and data. Note to self: stop relying too much on technology and look up the word "back-up". I will not promise myself much for now, in terms of writing, but once I ease myself into my new work station and get my life back on a rhythm, I am sure I will be back.

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  1. Some absolutely magical moments in the Olympics and unlike a lot of bloggers that I follow I can never have too much of it.

    Sorry about your phone - it's a real pain when you get duped, especially when you know are street wise and know you know every trick in the book!

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    1. I know, I still watch the re-runs of some events. I guess the atmosphere in Britain must have been quite something!

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  2. Good to see you back! So sorry to hear about your phone issues. That really sucks. I'm afraid I watched very little Olympics this summer. I was too busy with other things. I did watch some of the men's running events and a little gymnastics. I applaud all the athletes for they are the epitome of dedication. Congrats on your new job and I hope to see you more when you are able.

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    1. Thanks. Hopefully I will now have more time to pursue the "pleasures" of life!

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  3. Good to see you back sir - The Olympics were something else. I am sure that I would have fallen for the same con. I am now backing things up as i go. Good luck in your new position...

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  4. I bumped into your article just after I bumped into someone's car from behind today!(He forgave my sins after I showed remorse).Pole on the data loss.And congrats on the new job!

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    1. Let me guess, it was a man and he saw no sense in harassing a young pretty lady?

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  5. Hope you are used to "hello? who is this? I lost my phone..." to every new call! Sorry for your loss hope the new Job has taken your mind off it and back on track.

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    1. The problem is that nobody believes you when you tell them you lost their number and you don't know whose calling!

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