Friday, October 07, 2005

If Bob Visited

I've spent 20 mins wondering & day dreaming about some "ifs". These are important & semi-important 'ifs' and "what ifs" concerning life, career, some choices I have as well as choices I' d like to have. "Ifs" about where I'd like to travel in the next few months, where I'd like to live starting next spring, 'ifs' about keeping some friends and 'ifs' about completely shutting out some used-to-be-friends.
I've considered 'ifs' about signing new contracts or sending them back unsigned & wondering 'if' I would do the same thing 'if' I was 21 again & doing the same things I love now. 'Ifs' about welcoming some people into my life & 'if' I'd still love them the same way when we get old...'if' I'll get old. There are 'ifs' about spending more time with family & closest friends & 'if' I should let them know that I could surprise them with a knock on that familiar home door. I can't deny some 'ifs' and 'what ifs' to do with finally turning some hobbies into breadearners and 'if' I'd be fully content with the decisions. Also, 'if' she a.k.t.u.a.l.l.y knows me like she said she does?
One biiig 'if' I've enjoyed wondering about is..."What if" I was to swing open the doors to my Gallery today, this week or this month and could invite any one or two persons to officially open it, who would I gladly have come do the honours & why?
'If' I could, I would invite the Honorable Robert Nesta Marley & my kid sis Tuma (love ya babe!). But again, 'what if' they were to choose to stand next to a pic of their choice as they gave a brief speech & they both chose the dual-personality framed pic of my parents' first born kid? "What if"?..and only "if"?
If you could invite any one or two people to do the honours for you, for anything, who would they be...?
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"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live!" - Bob Marley
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24 Comments:

Anonymous d.Orville said...

Awww, we having too many 'Ifs' now, aren't we akiey? So what other 'ifs' did you not reveal in the post? Have g*n will travel, ever heard that? Good!
Wonderful pic! I gasped to catch a breath-Great work akiey,great!
Please share: Why Bob and why kid sis to open the Gallery? Any special reason we should know?

10/07/2005 11:28 AM  
Anonymous d.Orville said...

I forgot----I would wish for my mom and Alice Walker to officially open my little business of a consulating firm when I am ready:))

10/07/2005 2:11 PM  
Anonymous maitha said...

the old folks are normally referred to as one package thus the other slot has to be filled by the one who keeps on wanting to avoid the inevitable .so those are the two who I would invite to open my ventures when that day comes.

if Bob visited I would ask him to tell damian to lay off re-doing his hits . if he cant lay his hands off then he should churn another release similar to chant down babylon ....:-)

10/08/2005 5:15 AM  
Blogger Nakeel said...

# 1 how have you been? Waoh came to see what u do best with the pics ( i like it will u teach small siz one day? woiye) then i found a very tight blog tooo..
Lemmi ask like D why Marley and ur small siz/ give it to us....

10/08/2005 7:21 AM  
Blogger nick said...

hmmm let me think of that for a while...thinkin...thinkin...hmmm?

10/09/2005 1:36 AM  
Blogger k.i.d.a.d.a said...

LOL...you didn't a.k.t.u.a.l.l.y go there with me, did ya now?? You're in some deep dudu A.k.i.e.y...you know that, right??

Hmm...like Nick above, I'm thinking...shortlisting them to two is a difficult one...will be right back!

10/09/2005 4:27 AM  
Blogger Part 2 said...

this is one excellent blog, dude ...

i'd invite che guevara and rachel weisz.

10/09/2005 4:48 AM  
Anonymous mshairi said...

That's a lovely photo of Bob Marley, akiey.

Two people I would have do the honours:

1. My wonderful, incredible, amazing sister Wanjiru
2. Chewetel Ejiofor who I currently have a massive crush on (oh yes, we 'oldies' still have crushes too:))

10/09/2005 11:29 AM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

ditto mshairi, that is a very nice pic of Bob Marley, and LOL at maitha!!

to do honours - hmmm, my friend Irene (she is blogless lakini i've been campaigning for her to get one)well, there are too many contenders for the 2nd slot.

10/10/2005 8:06 PM  
Blogger Shavar said...

That was really good writing! I'll have to really think about this more.

10/10/2005 10:21 PM  
Blogger Guessaurus said...

Hi big bro - how are you keeping?

I have a headache so my vision is a bit blurred but what are those two eyes (?) on your chest and right shoulder? Are they eyes? Whose eyes? At first I thought it was a face or something, but now squinting isnt helping, so do tell! As usual, amazing photography there *clap clap*

Those 'If's are too many - I am at a loss - I too have loads but right now I am blank (yes, headache)

Two people: Le man for the proud/admiring look he always has on his face for every tiny thing I do!

Can I have loads more people for the second - and then you can join them :)

@Mshairi - LOL I think he is gorgeous too!

10/11/2005 6:01 AM  
Blogger UARIDI said...

Why not go right ahead and ask the Big Boss to attend the event? Then everyone else is silenced. But truly? My parents (makes one person right?) and my sister

10/11/2005 9:55 AM  
Blogger akiey said...

Diane,Hehe, "Have gun will travel" & I say: "Have blog will reveal",lol! What's a life without ifs?
I guess mine are just an ordinary, simple guys' ifs but I sure need to take care of some of them urgently(before '06 starts)
Thanks about the pic. It's a montage I've thought about for about 2 weeks, glad I did it finally.
Bob: FOr the great inspiration he is & for the sheer depth of his wisdom.
Tuma: Love her too much not to give her a chance to open the Gallery for me, plus she's destined for great things, only if she knew it:)
-I think I know why you'd pick your mom(smile), please tell more about Alice Walker, I can only guess why...

maitha, I like your approach of balancing the older, wiser & experienced generation with the younger,still learning/searching youth.
Any 2 persons in particular we should know about? Your day will surely come & I bet it will be worth it.
-Like AfroM. below am LOL! about Damian's re-doing Bob's music. Although am a big fan I too agree with you & I hope he realizes
he still can be "Junior Gong" without having to step into "Tuff Gong"'s shoes.

Lil Sis Nakeel, Have been fine dada mdogo:) Caught some nice movies this weekend. Thanks for your kind words about the pic & the blog and you know you're welcome 24-7. Infact feel free to play Kalungu at Big Bros,lol!
About Bob & kid sis...? check response to D above:)...now where's the icecream Lil Sis?

Nick,...I know you're busy celebrating your 1st Blogversary but we'll be here waiting for your input,
Btw, which venture would yours be....besides our gold & platinum grill fixing bizna?:))!

(a)K.i.d.a.d.a, U know I had to take you there. You obviously know me very well & you r.e.m.e.m.b.e.r stuff I've forgotten so be nice
& help me out of this dudu you got me into,lol!
Go ahead, s.h.o.r.t.l.i.s.t them & even if there's more than two, U know you're welcome to share your p.r.e.f.e.r.r.e.d persons.
The c.o.m.m.e.n.t box will r.e.m.a.i.n open for you:)

.Part 2 WOw,some unique name you go there! I couldn't agree more on Che Guevara, am a big follower too & yes indeed "Hasta La Victoria Simpre"
Did you get to watch "Motorcycle Diaries"? a documovie on The Che? It starred one of the guys from "Y tu Mama Tambien"
-Rachel Weisz, one very hott guest she will be...talented actress as well. Please share why these two?

mshairi-You'll remain My Favourite Wordsmith:)), Gracias about the Pic. I just couldn't resist working on it & am happy you find it appealing:).
I most definitely understand your preference for the wonderful.
-Wanjiru. Trust me I'm praying that happens & very soon too:)
-Chewetel Ejiofor....I can't blame you for having a mega-crash on him. I really liked how he brought his character to life in Amistad.
Err..."oldies" kitu gani? You've been drinking in the fountain of youth, so, youthful & full of life you'll remain:)

Afromusing, Many thanks on the pic. You for one knows am a big fan of Tuff Gong so he would most definately have been my number one choice.
About time you got your friend Irene to join the blogsphere to share her wonderous ideas with the rest of us. For 2nd spot, like Nick & K.i.d.a.d.a, you too have enough room to come back & drop names:)

Shavar, Am glad you stopped by fellow, hardworking Flickrati:) U know my comment box is open 24-7 so stop by with your choices when all decided.

Guess! my fav blogtrotter:), hope you're feeling much better now & had a restful weekend? Am keeping well & trying to crack a smile every chance I get:))
Sorry for the headache...tsk tsk, it's obviously playing tricks on your vision. Those two 'things' on chest & shoulders are a black & silver pendant at the end of the neck chain. You made me look at them differently too,lol! MOb thanks about the pic & *clap, clap* to you too for the effort you've been putting on your photo edits!
-You choices....mmmhmm, Le Man should be very proud to know about this. Am sure that will put a smile on his face, warm enough to clear that nagging headache G!
-2nds...yes, line them up, got loads of space here, and....d-did...d-did you say I can join them to do the honours Chez Guess? Daaaarn, am so excited I may go without sleep! Seriously, I wouldn't say no to that so holler when you're ready,ok?

Uaridi, Am impressed by your choice of the Big Boss. Sure, none can even come close to topping His abilities. Yep, well thought, parents do wualify as one.
Like Mshairi's choice, I believe I understand your preference for your sis. I won't stop with the prayers:)
Perfect choices Uaridi!

10/12/2005 3:39 AM  
Blogger Couch 'tato said...

at risk of soundin shallow..ive always wante to open the ultimate video library...

but am still thinkin...thinkin...but u are right the celebrations are takin up too much of my time :->

10/12/2005 1:02 PM  
Blogger UARIDI said...

Thanks for the prayers mate. Friends like you are rare indeed:)

10/13/2005 5:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just browsing the net and happen to come across your blog. Nice to see decent conversation from fellow Kenyans. Keep on the good work.
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10/13/2005 11:41 AM  
Blogger k.i.d.a.d.a said...

Wassup A.k.i.e.y,
Alright.I've given it some thought and I'm afraid, I found it difficult coming up with just two people...ce n'est pas possible!

a)My immediate family - which is just a handful and I love them to bits.We're proud of each other and they R.O.C.K!!

b)Nelson Mandela and his beautiful wife Graca Michel - need I say more about this couple?

That's my list of two people...LOL!But rephrasing it..yeah...two groups of people.

What do you think A.k.i.e.y?

NB: And before I forget, where did you put my ***censored***???

10/14/2005 9:08 AM  
Blogger Milonare said...

Sema Bro!! Late here lakini you know that Blue sent snipers so Im lying low like an antelope/envelope...

Speaking of Blue, he must be feeling kiwaru that Mshairi has a crush on someone else... I always suspected he was bila stamina hence the waned interest... LOLOLOL

My two people wud def be el sweetio and one nnm or gwk... They all know my like the back of their hands and wud speak the kind of truth that wud serve to build me...

Like Gxxx, great photos bro, great photos!!!!!

10/15/2005 12:32 PM  
Blogger light said...

that was good writing...you trully are talented. Life is full of "ifs"...the interesting thing about them is that they change/morph with each new experiece -- an if today may mean more or less or different tomorrow.

10/16/2005 2:47 PM  
Blogger Ndesanjo Macha said...

Thanks for reminding me about that song. I am going to listen to it TODAY.

10/17/2005 8:50 AM  
Blogger akiey said...

Couch'tato/Nick, Sema Bro, am sure that ultimate video library venture will take off with a storm! Knowing your addiction for movies I imagine you'll have a collection that put puts both Hollywood & Bollywood to shame.
So...since you do a movie blog will you also have a "Nick's Selection" corner in the video lib?
- Feel free to come give your take on who'd open the bizna.

Uaridi, You're welcome & you're very kind. Thanks for making my day:)

Anonymous Thanks for visiting & leaving a link to your business. Be a regular reader & we'll come for your services.

K.i.d.a.d.a, Wzup (a)k.i.d.a.d.a. Nice you got back & hey, Nothing D.a.n.g.e.ro.u.s.ly B.A.D.D about having more than 2 people on your list.
-Bet your close family wil lbe even more proud of your achievement. And to give them the honour to open it for you!? A family that cheers together, stays together:))
-Madiba & Grace! Wow, wonderful choice & I envy you already. We'll all do the Madiba dance dressed in those classy shirts he made popular:)
NB: I left your ***censored*** not too far from your screensaver. Check it up & let me know.

Milo, Vipi Bro?!I knew you were still scouting the area so Blue's boys in blue don't get you,lol!...BTW,where's the BluePoet lately? He got complimentray tickets to Nick's movie house,ama he's gathering the dowry cows & getting the traditional brew ready? Will check with my favourite Poetess:)
-El Sweetio....msichana should know how lucky she is for you to put her 1st in the honours' list. Am sure she's beaming with Joy.
-Nnm/Gwk...Keeping it in the KBW family, great idea! Btw, didn't know you knew each other...so now the offblog alliances are coming out,huh?LOL!
-Thanks a lot about the pics. I do try & am sure Gxxx will outshine me very soon, I've seen the signs already!

Nuru, thanks for visiting & for your kind words. Talent? Asante,(a shy one). Welcome again to the KB-Dub fam & glad you brought us some nuru so do stick around.
Yep, life's "ifs" keep morphing & these past few days are proof of that. They morphed so much at times it felt iike a full circle. I'e taken care of some of the 'ifs' & 'what ifs' though.

Ndesanjo, Do enjoy Bob's muscial genius am sure you'll find it uplifting. Am glad the reminder's going to do you some good.
PS: Thanks on the 'Pac pic comment. Will get back to you with info I found about his stamp. I was amazed to find several in circulation and not in the US btw!?

10/17/2005 4:15 PM  
Blogger mutumia said...

ooohhh... I'm loving the picture!!! That is very, very cool.
Um.... superficial me would invite Vin diesel and idris elba

10/18/2005 2:48 PM  
Blogger Poi said...

Yani ahve been gone this long to a point Bob was put up and I didn't have clue whatsoever? Eissshh . And I thought we was brathaz?

I'm loving the pic big camera/media brainy akii, this super on the real.

Can we try if Bob visited Bobo? hehhehehhe :)

Happy week!

10/19/2005 11:36 AM  
Blogger akiey said...

Mutumia, Thank you, thank you much for the pic. Hey, am sure both Vin Diesel & DJ 'Dris Elba would be honoured if you chose them:) Thanks for visiting!

Poi, Wzup non-Hater:)!? Like I mentioned, you got the 1st hint of the pic being made & I hope that cleared the air about not telling you (again),LOL!
-Thanks a bunch about the pic, am flattered & I really do appreciate your support Poi.
-Yes, we can do a Bob visits Bobo. Lemme holler at you so we work out the details. As usual, thanks for stopping by!

10/24/2005 5:18 AM  

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