Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009:THE YEAR THAT WAS

I am sitting at Java, Yaya Centre, enjoying a hot mug of Lemon Ginger and honey, and a little spoil of mushroom chips, I am wondering If I really should be eating chips when I have engaged my mind lately with getting to work out in 2010.

It’s the 30th of December 2009 and I am supposed to be in Kitale, the little town in the Rift Valley where I grew up; to Usher in the new year with family; but I am not at the farm, I just got back to Nairobi this morning: It feels like the new year already, It feels like I am about to leap into a new phase of life, exploring new heights, that usually I would have ignored. ..Yes, I am not talking about it.

Anyway, 2009 has been breathtaking. Just when I felt like I knew almost all a 30 year old woman has to know, a whole new world opened up, with all its uncertainties, it became the year I actually truly began to mature, gracefully at that! I have learned to love life, live it to the fullest, and to appreciate that happiness is priceless.

Being young was a dance that I loved.

I tried to relive that in 2009, wasn’t always easy! But I happily broke the rules. ( That’s an on going agenda. I learnt to throw caution to the wind, and learnt to laugh and just be, in the presence of many awesome people, some that are movers and shakers, and some, that have to beg on Mombasa Road everyday to get a bite before nightfall.
In 2009, I learnt to be fearless. I broke the ranks, spoke to those I never thought I would,I strengthened my friendships, and I learned to forgive, and I opened my heart and mind to a whole new world, and It has been beautiful.
2009 will go down in History as one that I was proud to be in. and in 2010, I promise to take more risks! I just re read Think Big ( Ben Carson) and there’s no way I am thinking smaller! T challenged me to give my best in whatever I do, surely, that’s not too much to ask!
I made a resolution this year: I will read more! And I just got me a Robert Greene…( wink wink..)
Thanks for reading my little thoughts this year, and I hope in 2010 you will still be with me herein my blog journey!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What a good spa and a pink phone have in common




Just got back from the Illuvial Pink Nokia Launch, sitting infront of my TV wondering if I should be catching up on my beauty sleep after a day of stock market reviews and quite an interesting chat with Seni Adetu, Group Manging Director of East Africa Breweries, which comes on this weekend on East Africa Business Report.

Anyway. 18:00 hrs, and a bit glammed up later I found my way to 101 Manyani East, the Aromatics spa. I've got good memeories of a hot stone massage there, and was looking forward to being at the spa again. There's something about a relaxing place that keeps you wanting to go back, even though hot stones were not to feature this time around.

The illuvial Pink, is where Nairobi's Socialites, Media Beauties, and (some)Celebrities were tonight. A cosmopolitan cocktail served as the welcome drink and the very feminine ambience in Fushia's and black got the mood going. Homeboys were on the decks and Ms Kui Kalinga Ndavi (who I dont like very much after she adorns 'the most amazing Tanzanite ring I was really eyeing a couple of months back) excuse the deviation!!

So, the Illuvial Pink were unveiled by a very elegant Dorothy Ooko,as the likes of Pinky Ghelani, Misiko Andere, Laura Walubengo, Christabel Odada of Samantha Bridal and Mina Sally of Forever 18 and your's truly talked phones.

We had an interesting discussion with Christabel & Mina about how marketing dynamics have changed from talking to the masses, to bringing your target market right where you are, and speaking to them, in the chic, pink, light language that they would like to be spoken to; and how products today will have to develop with the tastes of the consumer. We no longer operate in a one size fits all market, and whether it's the Nokia 6303 with a really great ad, or the 5530 Xpress Music or the Nokia 6700 classic, It's got to appeal to the buyer in the most personal way possible.

The Illuvial trio hits the markets next week, and it will be interesting to see how the ladies take that up..

Alrighty! Bedtime now!

Let's catch up when you have watched East Africa Business Report this weekend..or if I have another eventful weekend! (I plan to:-)