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

Tagged: for Mwendwa and Nzembi

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.

Cleansing myself

So, finally classes began and people are now almost studying. Before I begin my semester, I guess it is a good idea to ‘cleanse’ myself, to borrow from Half n Half.
Here goes:

Cruelest Thing I have done so far

I still feel guilty about this. In high school, I must confess I wasn’t at my best behaviour. I read novels like crazy, and I was in a class where half of us were novel addicts. There were many ways to get a novel: exchange, beg, borrow, steal… name it all. So this one time, I told this girl in my class, Esther, that I was going to 4A(our rival class) to steal a novel. Then I went, gave it to Regz (another addict) and made her swear an oath not to whisper anything to anyone until things cooled down. The following day, some chicks from 4A came to our class demanding the novel, and since everyone thought I was innocent, they ‘tetead’ me, even fought and by the end of the night, our windows were broken. Where was I all this time? In dorm, asleep. Everyone thought Esther a traitor, how could she want to cause me trouble so soon after my suspension? I had just been suspended the previous week and was told any more mistakes would ensure me a permanent expulsion. I couldn’t look at Esther in the face after that, knowing I was guilty after all. I have never apologized to her.

One thing that I have done that I will never regret

Why does everything have to do with high school? There is this teacher who used to confisticate our novels everytime he found us reading any. Then he would ask us to go for them at the end of the term. So this one time, he took my novel after I had reached an ‘unputdownable’ part. I was really mad, but waited patiently until the end of the term. When I went for it, I knocked and went in, only to find him not in the office..but on his shelf, were rows and rows of  novels….I was practically salivating…no telling what I did (ok, I packed as many as I could into my sweatshirt…)

One thing that I regret doing

I regret getting suspended, wearing it like a badge of honor. The worst part was telling my parents. See, one moment we are sitting in class instead of going for evening prayer in church. Then the teacher on duty decides we should be suspended for not going to church, supporter by the nun, Jay-Z (short for Jezebel), and the tiny principal who hated my guts. So early Thursday morning, instead of completing the ongoing mock exams (it was 2nd term, form four), we are loitering in town in conspicuous red uniform, wondering just how the hell we’ll begin telling our parents of our suspension…ok, this is a whole post on its own… I just wish my paroz were never involved, they were so disappointed in me, they never even said a word. Just the silent treatment.

Best Revenge

Ummm.. I have to think of this one. I do not think anyone has ever treated me badly to the point of taking revenge personally, so that is why no moment of sweet revenge can come to mind. Generally, my anger is spontaneous and ends there….

Worst Fantasy

There are times when I wish I was a sniper. Then I’d kill all those corrupt people in the government. This is a fantasy I have carried for some time, you know, being an assassin but for all the right reasons… killing perpetrators of injustices, feeling the echo of the gunshots as I blow their brains to eternity.. otherwise nothing personal.
Of course, am not adding the times I wish I could stand up to my parents during arguments and say what is on my mind, shatter a glass against the wall, for once. .except I just sit quiet and meek, seething inside.

Worst Lie I have ever told

Well, there have been many. Times when my parents call and am in a place with loud music (could be a mat, a club etc…) and I just know I cant answer and when I call back later, I’ll tell them I was in the library, church so I couldn’t answer. The worst lie so far…all of them are bad enough. Like saying campus will close a week after it actually did, like saying I need money for nonexistent tours and projects.

One person I could kill if I could get away with it..

Can’t think of one…just imagine all that burden of knowing u took a life..i couldn’t live with it.

Moment I wish I could reverse

There is this time I was ‘working’ just before reporting to campus. Nothing professional about it, I had done some web design course, and thought I’d  put my skills into use. So I was working for this guy whom I consider not too bright. We had to take some photos using an expensive digital cam for the website, and he left me in charge of it. Evening came, and instead of leaving the cam where I had been instructed, I decided to leave with it. On my way, I passed by a cyber to surf, and yes, I left it there! I was so worried, I went back the following morning and those assholes of attendants said they had not seen anything. It is only after reporting the matter to the cops, got an abstract, almost got locked up, my ‘boss’ threatening to throw me in ( I could be in cahoots with the cyber attendants, who knew), and my dad reminding me how he never thought I should work in the first place, look where it had got me. It was a nightmare, but finally, those assholes at the cyber returned it with a sorry ass excuse ati some regulars had taken it by accident and returned it. I was just glad to have the cam back, and didn’t bother checking their story. I quit immediately after that.

One bad thing I wish I could do before I die

Well, I wouldn’t admit this if u met me face to face, but there was this fly chick in high skul…enuf said..
 Now you can crucify me!