Thursday, September 22, 2005

Akiey Con Fuego!

Okay, am back aqui con fuego! (here with fire!...Spanish & pronouced like the title above).Here we go with the answers to the questions you asked. I had to marshall my two personalities to accomplish this gratifying task of looking within to see what lies without. Tried to be honest as possible & held nothing back regardless of how well you may know me or even who else reads this blog. I hope what I reveal about myself gives you better insight into akiey & the real me (wink!) & as always your feedback is greatly appreciated. Lets do this!!
Mshairi, Got here 1st & took me back in time:
a))) Who is the love of your life? None at the moment. We're still looking for each other & will love her like she deserves to be loved . You know I'll let you know when she finds me.?:)
b))) When did you first fall in love? At 15 yrs old. Same girl in Q3. We were young but could tell it wasn't puppy love. She made the 1st move, brave girl she was.
c))) When was your first kiss? I was 15.5 she was 15. Darn her dad would have banished us or better still "killed us dead", lol!

Freegal inquired:
a))) What was the last item you bought for your house/ apt / flat /room?
House/apartment: living room carpet Bedroom: small dvd player to play Cds on
b))) What is your current bedtime reading?
Wow,insomniacs shouldn't read in bed, wont sleep. Ok, at times XXL (Hey, that's not porn, click the link!!)
c))) Do you believe in life after death?Yes always have courtesy of my upbringing, faith & simple logic but for past 3 years been feeling I don't want to come back in the human form. This trip has been a trip, I would gladly come back as flowing water (a gentle stream, river or the deep blue ocean)

Milo probed:
a))) Remember those fairy-tale 3 wishes, what would be yours? I wish I had Jesus' 2 Powers as well (wish no.1 & 3):
1) Power to Heal, so Africa my baby, here I come!! 2) Be with family & loved ones whenever we need to 3) Ability to walk on water: love water sports but imagine walking across the Likoni ferry channel or Nyali bridge creek, daayyyum!
b))) How would you describe yourself in one word? R.E.L.I.A.B.L.E
Reliable* Encouraging* Loyal(underline that!) * Intelligent(somewhat)* Ambitious* Bold* Loving * Extra-stupido!!
c))) What do you want out of life?
Happiness, Peace of mind, Success equal to efforts, Loving family, 5 good loyal friends

Wangari asked:
a))) What is your greatest pet peeve?
Professional: someone taking my professionalism for granted while it's clear I put in 150 %!
Social: Liars, mean people, sexists, racists, very slow drivers ahead of me (urrrgh!), some cops (shitty pigs!),

b))) What pisses you most about women? General: Very pretty woman with a badd attitude. Particular: When in love & she plays mind games
c))) What gets you most about women? Good Women are God's finest, most-amazing creation. Love their caring, loving nature & how they notice the littlest things about people & things. (I hope I understood the last Q?)

Nick told me to say 'aaah' and examined:
a))) (You know I had to go there) u and irena: let it rip…
U know she said to zip my mouth but have known her for eons, prolly since Moses led the Exodus. Nick, Irena may tell u more in her "whisper song" to you, lol!.
b))) List like 3 of your greatest accomplishments or things ur mighty proud of
Acc: 1-Maintaining near-perfect r/ship with my entire family 2-Good education, while lie, I had endeless fun but also burst my arse in school 3-Being darn good at what I do professionally..hey, ask folks who send me projects:)!
Proud: 1- My self-taught skills eg photography & some languages, 2-Nephews & Niece 3-Regaining my faith every time I lost it. Not so easy but yeah..Takes faith to keep the faith I think?
c))) Greatest failure in life or disappointment?
Failure: Not sure I've failed at anything & no, am not kidding
Disappointment: Not able to physically be there for family at some crucial moments...not my fault though.

Nakeel like the Lil' Sis she is aliuliza hivi...
a))) What was your stupid question you asked the teacher the first day of school?
1st day of undergrad in Univ. "I don't understand, what do you mean like we learned last semester?" Prof: "I know, you're in the wrong class, these are 2nd year students not freshers"
b))) How do you foresee the future on your way?
Very tough Question Lil Sis times very bleak but with God's grace I'll be running the 2 multi-media/language agencies I've been trying to get off the ground for some time.
c))) What was the best dream you ever had and wanted it to happen?
I dreamed of this back when I was 22: Am working from home (what's new about that!?) seated at the desk facing 3 large windows overlooking the Indian Ocean in S.Coast. By 2 big windows stood my teenage daughter & son chatting with their 2 teenage cousins (my nephew & niece) as they looked onto the sea, and seated on my desk peeking over my computer screen is 14 yr old daughter. Their mom's on her way back from work. One of us had to work away from home. I'd like that to happen.

Guess teasingly asked:
a))) I know the cure for insomnia, are you interested? Intererested in the cure or in U Guess? hehe! knowing you...should I be afraid, very afraid or have a silly smile? lol!
b))) When you told me I am special last night, did you mean it, and what did you mean by special ? Of course I did mean it. In all senses of the word. Just let your imagination fly...or better still just make a guess:)! Ok, hint #1: U r way smarter than u allow most folks to imagine
c))) Can I come back and ask more appropriate questions? Yes you can & I answered both appropriate & inappropriate ones somewhere at the bottom: )

Poi really had me thinking deep:
a))) If you were no more today what would your closest friends/family say about you?
Closest Family: "We love him & he loves us more"
Closest Friends: "He had too much energy & a bagful of ideas to fit into one lifetime. He's gone to get more done"
b))) What would you like them to say about you?
Closest Family: "He cares tirelessly" (note the present tense. In the family we use the present for all dear to us)
Closest Friends: "We ain't never had a friend like akiey"
c))) And why would they not say it? As in what I wouldn't want them to say?
-he failed, he gave up, he was afraid, he was too busy, was too far...

K.i.d.a.d.a held nothing back & dared me thus:
a))) What can a lady do to make you go like…uuuuweeeee!!…and not in pain?LOL! (please dissect my Q into 3 parts: Mentally, Physically & Emotionally)
Mentally: A good woman with brains is irresistible. If she can caress me mentally before she reaches out & touches me physically...If she makes love to me mentally, am hooked & all hers physically...hers until she runs out of clever ideas,lol!
Physically: Is comfortable in her own skin knowing that I love her regardless & isn't afraid/ashamed to tell me the 3 little words: "Gimme Some More!"
Emotionally: Connects with me, is loyal, supportive… the type I mentioned chez Guess, combines that with the other 2 points above & yeah...uuuuweeee!!

Irena laughed away & wondered:
a))) Are you ever going to wear locs again? You looked so so hot in them (...?)
I most probably will if I keep working for myself & am successful. Ahem, am flattered but c'mooon! I was just a little younger & looked better then, lol! But my kids will:)
b))) Have you ever forgiven me…?(will have to call me for me to finish that sentence) ha!ha!ha!? Indeed, you're forgiven my dear friend...but lemme grab the phone & find out if there's more to that sentence. Darn suspense is killing me like Nick wanting to know about irena & akiey,lol! Btw, will get you those Josh Groban concert tickets: )
c))) Promise you wont tell Nick anything about me and you? You got my word Irena, as you can see above I referred him back to ya! He has to get you to whisper the answer in his ear,lol!

Caroline said: "thanks for stopping by my add an aura to a blog that is most needed …have an idea of the person u are posting to or reading about..."
Caroline since I have no answer to a Q from you, kindly pick any 3 Qs from these wonderful people and include them in an upcoming post? Thanx & c u again soon!

Blue Poet philosophised:
a))) Who do you feel you are?
This Q was so deep I had to sit back & question myself:
1- On a bad & shitty day: That darned fool that forced Egyptians into slavery to build those enormous pyramids & now life is paying me back...seriously!
2- On a very good day: A bagful of ideas walking on 2 legs & about to have a biiig positive impact on this world & knowing the only thing standing in my way is the right opportunity bcoz am ready, I've been ready!
3- Generally: One of God's "Work in Progress" & I hope He'll be content with the final product.

b))) Why do men at the coast turn to look at buibui clad women when all they see is a fleeting glimpse of the eyes? Hehe, Blue, 'the eyes are the windows to the soul'. Coastal men believe you can tell a whole lot about a woman from what is communicated through her eyes.
c))) If you were an alien which country would you make your own?
Africa of the 1500s to scare the hell out of those darned European & Arab slave catchers so they never, ever, laa hasha!, sahau kabisa! Try to take away the sons & daughters of this sacred land.

Guess & Marvin came around asked "appropriate" Qs & also issued a threat,lol!:
a))) I love Blue's Qs-especially no.3- can I come and be your alien nurse. I promised to wipe that gooey green stuff (on your profile pic) with loadsa TLC?
You bet! After all the arse whopping I'll give the slave catchers above I'll need an alien nurse, lol! Wipe the gooey stuff with loadsa..and how do u plan on doing that? Ok, my eyes are shut,hihi!
b))) Animals put us humans to shame. Discuss
-*Rats don't give a human's arse stressing about the future. They just live day by day.
-*No pun intended but during Tsunami, countless animals took to higher ground coz they interpreted nature' warning signs. Us humans have ignored our natural 6th sense & were caught unawares basking in the hot sun. Time we took better care of Mother Nature & listen to what momma (nature) says [Do I get a smiley face & star for this?]

Diane Orville stated hers are "fill in the blanks" thing & warned "dontcha play smart dude, I know you!":
a) Her cute lil black dress lying on the floor (thing) is sexy, my silver-platinum chain on a black T-shirt (thing) is sexier.
Salma Hayek in Frida (person) is sexy, Salma Hayek in real life (person) is sexier.
b) The celebrity that reminds me most of an ex- of mine is
c) If I could I would marry: Chilli or Tamala Jones
(Get me Chilli's ##Diane?)

UARIDI placed an order:
a))) Can I please get the recipe for the fish in coconut ?
Sure Uaridi, check your inbox & bon appetit in advance. I hope your dinner whets their appetite & makes them do this! Lol!

Nick came around & teased:
a))) "When u held me last night and looked deep into my eyes and whispered oh so tenderly that I was special..." my my my Guess is that why we missed the nursing session yesterday.
Nick, hope you remember what she warned you about chez Milo: straight jackets 2 sizes smaller. Usiseme sikukwambia kijana!

Acolyte had me rolling on the floor with: a) If you had 24 hours to live 1) what would you do/ 2) where would you go? 3) Who would you screw?
Do: *Spend time with family & have loads of crazy fun. Kiss my momma & sisters, lil niece & aunt good bye, hug my pops, bro & nephews. *Beach picnic in S.Coast with siblings & closest friends as we dance to "Me Against The World". *Visit Kimberly Jones in the Philadelphia prison she got into this Sept 19th.
*Make a baby or two with the girl I loved last year but couldn't be with. (hope she reads this someday)
Go: *go take a shiit coz am not going to God with feaces in me(hahaha!) . *Jetskiing & scuba diving. *Wear shorts & cycle in the snow. *Climb Eiffel Tower & yell out "Meeeerde!!" in French. *Hang out with Chuck D , Nas, Damian & the other Marley kids, attend Mary J. Blige-Erykah Badu-Jill Scott concert.
Screw: *my g/friend or wifey( if I have one) and when done let her screw the hell out of me, Rhaahahaa!! If no wifey or g/friend will ask the following to give me some sans wasting time: Free (formerly of 106 & Park), or the girl I loved & affectionately called Chenille...
b) What is your most embarrassing moment? Have to think this over. Back 2 U in a day Acolyte.
c) What is your greatest achievement? 1) Knowing my strengths & weaknesses & knowing what to do with them. 2) Some self-taught skills that could generate a billion dollars (given the right opportunity) & change many people's lives for the better.

3) Finishing & finally posting this...phew!
4) Being a fully functioning, functional insomniac.

Monday, September 12, 2005

It Wasn't Me

It’s very encouraging to see that many of you fine people have been opening your ‘e-homes’ to & even visiting this little, bead-eyed kid sporting the long-sleeved white top with the greenish-blue overalls & the unmistakable over-sized Rasta hat:) To anyone observant enough, this here has been the poster child of Maarifa, my English blog. I hope that besides serving as my preferred avatar (Am with U Milo & Guess!) the photo also distinguished:
akiey, the Maarifa English blogger from
akiey5, Tafsiri's, bilingual blogger. If not, then I obviously failed miserably!
Now, to set the record straight for all who’ve kindly asked: how old I was in this pic, whether I was doing the helicopter (yes, Nick, am still LoL!), if I still wear the Rasta hats & whether that’s part of what led me to sport medium sized locs at some point in my life. For those who’ve seen my more recent pics & stated that I haven’t changed much around the…err, eyes & wavy eyebrows especially (?), the love for jeans etc,etc.

The good/bad news is No, It Wasn’t Me. Because I:
-have somewhat beady eyes but less intense than those in the pic
-do love them jeans & have several white shirts & tees
-am crazy about caps, collect them & have owned very many since I was 16 but…
-never owned a Rasta hat & I don’t remember wearing one esp when I had locs
-dance almost every single day even if it’s for 5mins but not sure I’ve done the helicopter
-had very similar physical features to this kid when I was little but I…
-do not have ear piercings & the child has studs in both ears
-did/do not have long hair & the child has shoulder-length braided hair
-had a nick name at this age which was/is akiey- (pronounced ‘akii’)
-do not know the kid’s nickname but I know that:
The kid’s first name has 5 letters & so does mine. The kid’s now 6yrs old & was 3 when pic was taken. We both love dancing, we do look alike, we last talked a week ago. Kid thinks am very rich, I know am not,lol! Kid thinks am very gifted, I know the kid’s one of my gifts. Kid knows about my love for photos but doesn’t know I used the pic as my blog photo…

Now, that I’ve cleared the air about my lovely niece representing me on blog for most of the year, allow me to draw inspiration from MJY’s wonderful Freestyle Friday post (I loved this Kui, great idea) & ask:

What 3 questions d'you have to ask akiey?

Feel free to ask any 3 about anything and I’ll try not to be vague in answering them. Thanks!
Note to self…I am setting myself up for some nasty bashing, hope I don't regret this!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Cut Above The rest

At least twice a month, usually on a Friday, I have friends over for dinner, a movie & whatever else in the name of fun that extends to the wee hours of the morning. With six other friends we got to do just that while on my recent break and the result is this photo ad whose theme I hope would speak for itself:)
It features my good friend & neighbour who I hope doesn’t hate me too much for what became of her pair of nice fitting jeans by the time dinner was over.
Background: She’s always kool, kalm & kollekted no matter what the situation. This is one girl that in mid-summer took off on a 5-day, out of state camping trip in the wilderness all by herself & came back to joyfully tell us how she loved it, quickly felt at ease despite the frightening sounds of the animals in their natural habitat, and how much she’s looking forward to heading back there & would love to take us all along.
One of the friends that didn’t laugh in my face but readily embraced my weird ideas of writing a foreign language script & shooting a 1hr documentary in the most unlikely of places & situations....and agreed to be one of the principle characters in it. Brief, this is that friend you get high with, no! not from weed or any of that trash but from the meeting of the minds. That very daring friend everybody needs.
I must have taken the daring side of hers too far when she nodded as I asked her to pass me the knife lying next to her on the coffee table, just next to that delightfully delicious tiramisu cake. What happened next was a typical case of cause & effect. You judge for yourselves & imagine the outcome of this incident :)!