A Letter to my 13-year-old self

I was tagged by Chiira so here goes.

Dear thirteen year old Savvy,

I know you are in class 8 now, even though you look 10 and love reading novels instead of studying. I can see you love your sleep, don’t worry, that’s not going to change. I don’t want to tell you more than you should know, lest you start altering stuff and you know the butterfly effect and all…oh you don’t? Am sure you’ll google that right away. Google? Oh..it’s a search engine. What’s a search engine? *Sigh*. You’ll know soon enough.

Boarding school has been tough, huh? At least now you can borrow the deputy his mobile phone and stand on that anthill for better reception and call your parents. The food in that school is bad, but high school will be much better, I assure you. You’ll curve up sooner or later.

Do not hide during the P.E. lessons and games time, it’s for your health, ha ha. We both see the joke in that….exercise is just not in you. Enjoy reading the novels anyway because you’re still going to ace that KCPE exam, and go to that school that wears all red that you want join. However, you might want to go slow on those Sweet Valley Universities and Mills n Boon. Harlequins are also included in that category…yes, even the cowboy ones. Or oh, well, you can read them this year but keep off them in high school. They’ll make you dream of your first kiss, not knowing it will come in 5 years!

See Mr. Nani? The ex-high school student teaching you math whom you are crushing on, don’t worry, you won’t see him again, so quit fantasizing about the future. Treasure your friends now, because you’ll be out of touch for many years to come.

Life is going to be full of ups and downs, mostly ups. So just sit back, and enjoy being a teenager.

Love,
(Very) Early 20’s Savvy.

P.S. In the spirit of tagging, here goes Soulfool (she’s new to blogging but heralds great promise), Wamathai and Shiko Msa

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1. What’s worse – Physical or mental cheating?
Mental, as long as I don’t that he is…
2. Is it easier to forgive or forget?
It’s definitely easier to forgive than to forget.
3. Can men and women be” Just Friends?”
Show me platonic friends and I shall show you a blue sheep. Trust me, experience speaks for me on this one.
4. Dating co-workers?
Why not? As long as you are not competitors..
5. All expenses paid vacation to anywhere?
Wait, let me think..there are so many places I want to visit…Rome.
6. On the way to the electric chair – What’s your last meal?
Honestly, I love food, but I don’t think I would eat.
7. Water parks are…?
Parks where you play water games, right?
8. When you are “In Love” do you notice other people?
Of course I do..but now I wouldn’t dream of acting on it..
9. Is flirting cheating?
Not if you know the limits….
10. Would you rather have 1 great friend or 5 pals?
1 great friend. No question about that.
11. If someone called you a bitch would you be offended?
Yes I would…
12. Are you ok with your significant other being friends with an ex?
No way.
13. Would you live with someone without marrying them?
No. Why would I want to do that? Test drive? I love my space.
14. Favorite sport?
Am not very sporty..but I love swimming.
15. Is toilet paper hung over or under?
Under.
16. Do you squeeze toothpaste from the middle or end of the tube?
End. Is that really a question?
17. How do you feel about tanning booths?
Let’s see..Am dark so I’d be tanned black…so no feelings about tanning booths, not my kind of stuff
18. Friends with benefits?
That could work
19. Do you believe in angels?
Yes. And demons too. I mean if you believe in God, then the devil exists too…
20. Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?
Take pictures any day of the week. Sometimes I have this fantasy of dropping out of school and embarking on a photography career
21. Have you ever flirted with someone you had no interest in?
Many times..
22. Ever kissed a random person and then walked away?
No
23. Would you buy bootleg merchandise?
As long as it looks good..
24. What color looks best on you?
Black, blue..brown
25. If you could play any sport professionally what would it be?
Swimming..I have dreamt of the many gold medals I have won in the Olympics…
26. Ever break up with someone and regret it?
Yes, sometimes I regret..but then am sure I made the right decision
27. Are you a jealous person?
Yes…when it comes to relationships that is.
28. Would you ever have plastic surgery?
Maybe when am 60 and want to look 40, and I have all the money and nothing to spend on (that means hunger and poverty have been eliminated in Africa), which means I will never have plastic surgery. You end up with a shocked expression on your face…
29. When do you want to get married?
Late 20’s
30. Who has the sexiest accents?
Forgetting Italians, Frenchmen and the like, how about we keep it local…let’s see, the Luo…
31. Next concert you’re attending?
One of those local nights at the Carnivore, can you classify those musicians as coming for a concert? I hate international artists who feel like His majesty..akina Akon and the like..
32. Favorite song?
Lady in Red, by Chris Debarge
33. Favorite movie?
The list is endless…Best Man, Pretty Woman, Lord of the Rings, any funny comedy (there are comedies that aren’t funny)
34. What’s your occupation?
Computer scientist.
35. What’s your sign?
Taurus
36. Are you a beach, country or city person
Beach person..
37. Best vacation spot you’ve been to?
Malindi.
38. Have you ever had a “secret affair?”
Not in my 20 years. Who knows about the future? Wait, secret affair in what context? I do keep secrets.
39. If you could own a non-traditional pet which would it be?
Guinea pig…

40. Favorite show as a child?
I know you all think..it’s a cartoon..but it was Wrestling on KBC. The whole family used to watch it..except my mum. I remember Shawn Michaels, Yoko Zuna, The Undertaker, Kane…
41. Where do you spend most of your money?
On clothes, swimming and other related activites (like drinks by the poolside after swimo)….
42. Are you currently working at a job that you hate?
No…I like everything am doing right now
43. Have you ever been so heart broken that you called in sick to work?
Never been heartbroken before..
44. Favorite summer drink?
Summer? Gimme a cold Sprite on a hot day..
45. Can you change a car tire?
No.
46. Favorite cologne / perfume?
Destiny (it’s am American Impression one)
47. Favorite candle scent?
Jasmine? I think that is a candle scent, right?
48. Would you consider yourself adventurous?
Very. What haven’t I tried?
49. What is your My Space profile song?
I have no profile there.
50. Favorite concert attended?
None so far
51. Would you date an already attached man / woman?
No, I’d like to be the only one in his life.
52. Would you sing Karaoke in front of co-workers?
Yes, but only if I don’t like them. You see, am not very endowed when it comes to that area.
53. Can you shoot pool?
No, but am learning
54. Do you like your siblings’ significant others?
They aren’t old enough to be having significant others yet.
55. Can you drive a stick?
A stick? I’d say no since I can’t drive anything yet.
56. Did you wear white at your wedding?
Am not yet married.
57. Have you ever sat and hoped for a phone call?
And sadly, the phone call never came.
58. Ever skip school and spend the day at the beach?
I’ve skipped school to swim or spend the day elsewhere…it’s just that there is no beach nearby
59. Favorite TV show/s?
Oz, Criminal Minds, Twilight Zone, The X-Files, Cold Case, CSI Miami….all detective series except Cobra Squad (am not 10 anymore!)
60. What do you think about gay marriage?
It’s ok, am not so sure though, about them bringing up kids.
62. What are you waiting for at the movies?
For that magic moment
63. What is your favorite holiday?
The December one…
64. Describe your fighting style: drunken master or angry monkey?
Is there one for the coward, running away type?
65. Piercing?
Only the conventional ones in my ears…
66. Tattoos?
Hoping to get one soon, I’ve identified the site J, the tattoo artist, now I need one final resolve.
67. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Any clothing and shoe store
68. Thongs? Yes or no.
Yes
69. Write 2 truths and 1 lie.
I have tasted weed.
I am ‘crushing’ on my friend.
I am short.

P.S. I did not find the sixty first question.