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Whenever am having either dry or busy days, I repost something from my mail. This arrived an hour ago.

It is suppposedly from someone who accopanied ODM presidential aspirant  and a Ksh 40 m Hummer owner Raila Odinga in the recent London trip.

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I got this from Felo, after continuous and patient prodding and begging.

In the world of romance, one single rule applies to men:

Make the woman happy. Do something she likes, and you get points.

Do something she dislikes and points are subtracted.

You don’t get any points for doing something she expects.

Sorry,  that’s the way the game is played.

Here is a guide to the point system:

SIMPLE DUTIES

You make the bed (+1)

You make the bed, but forget the decorative pillow (0)

You throw the bedspread over rumpled sheets (-1)

You go out to buy her what she wants (+5) In the rain (+8) But return with

Beer (-5)

You check out a suspicious noise at night (0)

You check out a suspicious noise, and it is nothing (0)

You check out a suspicious noise and it is something (+5)

You pummel it with iron rod (+10)

It’s her pet (-10)

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENTS

You stay by her side the entire party (0)

You stay by her side for a while, then leave to chat with a college buddy (-2)

Named Rita (-4)

Rita is a dancer (-6)

Rita is single and is really beautiful (-80)

HER BIRTHDAY

You forget her birthday (-50000)

You take her out to dinner (0)

You take her out to dinner and it’s not a sports bar (+1)

Okay, it’s a sports bar (-2)

And it’s all-you-can-eat night (-3)

It’s a sports bar, it’s all-you-can-eat night, and your face is painted the

colours of your favourite team (-10)

A NIGHT OUT

You take her to a movie (+2)

You take her to a movie she likes (+4)

You take her to a movie you hate (+6)

You take her to a movie you like (-2)

It’s called ‘DeathCop’ (-3)

You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans (-15)

ENJOY THE ‘BIG’ QUESTION

She asks, “Do I look fat?” (-5) [Yes, you LOSE points no matter WHAT]

You hesitate in responding (-10)

You reply, “Where?” (-35)

Any other response (-20)

COMMUNICATION

When she wants to talk about a problem , you listen, displaying what looks

like a concerned __expression (0)

You listen, for over 30 minutes (+50)

You listen for more than 30 minutes without looking at the TV (+500)

She realizes this is because you have fallen asleep (-10000)

Now what chance do you have???

Pass it on to the poor fellas for info & to the gals for a good laugh !

Enough said.

I like to think of myself as possessing a fair amount of info but this time I was caught flatfooted. Really. I just discovered the other day that the overly-publicised World Cross Country Championships coming to Mombasa this 24th is a one-day event. Actually, its a half-day affair, starting at around 1.30pm and over by 6.30pm. So much for the cross country ‘coming home.’

It is for just that single event that Government spokesman Alfie has been worrying about the general outlook of the coastal city. Street children have been thrown out of the only home some of them know, several millions are being used to spruce up and amenities(or at least some of them) are working again.

Like is always the case, the foreigners will go and we’ll be back to business as usual.

Only, the crosscountry will have come home, and gone just as fast.

It’s official! Am getting obsolete, right before my eyes. At least technology-wise. I told a professor(do they really call them that in Kenya?) of mine who belongs to another generation that and he thought it was a good joke.

I am however convinced. See, I wrote this from a phone, suffering through some chick’s stale vibe. Ok, maybe not.

All this thanks t some cool guys at Safaricom and even cooler people at WP. In fact, I consider WORDPRESS the next biggest thing since the internet itself.

Speaking of which, how come sending ‘data’ to 4777 on Safaricom to set up your phone to GPRS doesnt work anymore?

Hey,

Was just passing around and dropped by the new-look KTN website and boy, does it rock! You can always trust me for those updates. It is more informative, blends well their corporate colour (which is my favourite colour as well, and my campus’)  So good, couldnt help stealing a graphic. two actually, from there:

Did I say cool? Sorry, I already did.

NTV however dont seem to be having it all easy. They still list shows that are no longer running. But I guess they were too busy with the closure of NTV Uganda to care. Plus, they got that Flash thing all over the website that does not allow me to copy their logo except this:

 and one of my favourites:

They have apparently gotten themselves a satellite transmitter(valued at Ksh 12 million, they reminded us) that allows them to broadcast live from anywhere in Africa. Wow! So deos that mean that we will be watching my classmate Bernard Otieno live from South Africa for the world cup in 2010?

SO, we are all aware by now that the much-hyped ‘bonding’ trip by the ODM brigade was a non-starter. Which is not hard considering that the kind of elements in ODM are not exactly the ‘bondable’ type, but you already know that, dont you? There is far too much ego in ODM to hold together and sooner rather than later, it will fall apart. Again, you already know that. Listening to Kwamchetsi Makokha this morning on Kiss, he said something that I couldnt agree with more: ” every politician has selfish interests.” That is why they get into politics in the first place, duh?

Anyway, as I was saying, the failure of the trip has not all been bad. The journalists had a field day. For the Standard’s Ben Agina, it was a ticket to London. But he was not the only happy journalist in the land. Practically every media house had a few. A story had just been handed to them in a silver platter. There were countless analyses for reasons that may have caused the split(none of which we didnt know) and acres of space and countless soundbites were dedicated to this. Editors had leading stories all of a sudden and the public had a discussion topic to last them until the next big thing or building collapse in Nairobi.

Then there is Deya. The bishop of miracle babies was making miracles of a different kind this time. He was allegedly promised the high commissionership to London.

 Whatever

Hey, I was just checking out almost all the free sms sites and could not get any that’s working. I was at Sasanet and they had this notice: “Due to a system upgrade that is currently in progress, the Sasanet Free sms service and purchase of sms credits are temporarily unavailable. Please check back again later.We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused, but strive to continually improve our service to you.” Instead, they have this massive banner at the place am supposed to be sending the sms at:

Sasanet does love

A fine sense of humour that. I said fair and moved on to Afritext and they have new regulations (or at least they seem to me). Apparently, you are required to purchase sms credits of any amount(starts at 50 bob) every 30 days in order to enjoy the daily ‘free’ service.

So, how is it free if am supposed to pay for it?   I let you advertise on every sms I send then you ask me to pay again? Tell me another.

Meanwhile, the good people at Bernsoft have converted Smsanyone into a commercial sms tool for corporates and moved the accounts to Afritext.

Koinonia (which means community in Greek, sounded very Kikuyu) Technologies’ Freesms says its simply unavailable. Very explanatory as you can see.

and then with their sense of humour, they sell secular ringtones?

And the most interesting one is the new players in the market called Mango.  It can not allow you to register on their site. So why exactly are they in business?

Am outta here, very annoyed I might add.