PEDESTRIAN MISADVENTURES IN WOMANHOOD

As a woman trying to earn her keep in this city, there are problems I encounter that are as unique as coffee made with elephant dung. They are exhausting to contemplate. And could drive anyone to drink. However, I am sometimes forced to consider that they occur because I am a bit on the chubby side. But being a size... Continue Reading →

ABOUT NAIROBI, PEDESTRIAN KNOWS BEST

It’s March, the month of my mother’s birth. It got me thinking a lot about motherhood and maternal abilities. And of course, how I often compare Nairobi to an evil step mother from a Disney cartoon. But I am beginning to rethink that. Perhaps Nairobi, like Rumpelstiltskin, she is misunderstood as to her intentions. And I... Continue Reading →

KAMPALA PEDESTRIAN part 2

When in Kampala for my last holiday, I rediscovered something. Foreign exchange is the devil. Never in my life have I had to do so much longwinded arithmetic since the day I lied to my dad that I hadn’t gotten back any balance for buying a kilo of meat at 300/- and yet I had... Continue Reading →

PEDESTRIAN’S KIND OF LOVE

The other day, I decided to have a friend over for lunch so that he could bring me a copy of Agatha Christie’s ‘A Mysterious Affair at Styles’. It had been promised months ago but with the malice of 2016, circumstances conspired to ensure I wouldn’t get my book until so late in 2016 that... Continue Reading →

KAMPALA PEDESTRIAN Part 1

  My trip back home from Kampala was supposed to be uneventful. But much like my wishes to lose weight by eating double chocolate ice cream for the rest of my life- that went unanswered. I was startled awake by that blasted horn of the bus, which I was certain was some kind of prototype... Continue Reading →

2016, YOU GOT PEDESTRIAN GOOD

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Bus terminuses are blessedly empty. Shopping malls are draped with starry twinkling lights. Huge Christmas trees adorn the lobbies of malls and hotels. Delightfully teasing us with wrapped empty boxes as though daring us to get lost in the abyss of their shops to buy even more... Continue Reading →

…introducing THE PEDESTRIANATOR!

  Things aren’t going well in the world of pedestrian. I have hit a snag in the quest to afford Manolo Blahniks. And I am not handling it well. Regardless, it’s to be expected. There’s a reason why Rome wasn’t built in a day. After careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I... Continue Reading →

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