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10 August 2016 » The Greatrnk

In the fast moving society the younger generation has no time for social hangouts and parties and if they do have such leisure time they do not have the right kind of partner to spend their fun time. There are some digital guys who spend their ‘me-time’ with the digital gadgets. If a gadget is used as a television, movie theatre and a gaming console, why not use them as a matchmaking platform. This new thought gave rise to a new business in the market to create an exclusive app that is used for...

08 August 2016 » The Greatrnk

‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’… I won’t lie this here is one of those phrases I was taught in grammar class but hadn’t really understood what it meant - atleast at that time when I was like 13 years old. But you don’t question the teacher, right? Or the book; Or the authors of the book; Or the origin of where the people who wrote the book really is. Nope you do not! God forbid you dare, you just take it as it is and somehow it’ll make sense … as for me this particular one didn’t then...

13 July 2016 » The Greatrnk

I know I have this story which I wrote a year ago and this story which I wrote six years ago to finish. The stories will be finished sometime in the future, hopefully before the next General elections. As usual, I was busy doing nothing and basically minding my own business when my good friend Polo (same Polo of that story I wrote six years ago) sent me this picture with the caption: “What are these guys doing to the beautiful course of Actuarial Science?” First and foremost, I thank God...

18 March 2016 » The Greatrnk

Long ago before the cross and the flag changed the way we think, our forefathers would gather every night at a fire place, passing pieces of roasted meat of an animal they had hunted. They needed not worry it could be a donkey or worse a dog! During such times, the older and wiser generations would tell stories as a way of impacting knowledge to the younger generation. Life was great, I reckon. Fast forward to the 21st century and Nairobi’s finest storytellers will gather to launch a global...

09 October 2015 » The Greatrnk

source: thechive.com First off, I need to let those who think the title is misleading to read on and discover that it is not; I have been on Air Force One. All dreams are valid! Let me start from the beginning. I did an easy course in campus that enabled me to get a job in a firm that had, in its name, the name of the course I did. It is like studying to be an advocate and being employed by Wezi & Thieves Co. Advocates or studying engineering only to be employed by Maringo Engineers Limited...

16 June 2015 » The Greatrnk

Dear Dad, So it’s Fathers’ Day and for some reason I feel that it’s more pronounced this year than the previous years. I came across an interesting statement this morning, ‘Describe your dad’. The first word that came into my mind was MISSING. Followed by MIA, absent… you get the picture. For the longest time not having a dad never really bothered me, but as I get older it seems to be weighing heavy on my mind. Maybe it’s because I have come to the realisation that some of the things I went...

16 June 2015 » The Greatrnk

It is with deep sorrow we announce the demise of Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night’s watch. Jon was stabbed by his fellow brothers of the night watch. Jon Snow was the bastard son of the Late Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark, former Lord of Winterfell and hand of the King. Ned was executed by former king Joffrey Baratheon after he found out that Joffrey was not supposed to have been king, since he was a bastard. Jon was the half brother to the Late Lord Robb Stark, who became the the King in the North...

11 March 2015 » The Greatrnk

Please read this quickly and come and save me from the insurance guys who will gang up to teach me a lesson by probably having me fed to lions. By show of hands, how many of you have lost money thanks to Manchester United messing up your multiple bet on sportpesa, elitebet or bet365? And now, by show of hands, how many of you have lost money to insurance guys? Ignore the questions and read on… Gambling is very similar to insurance. Allow me to explain. If you visit any betting sites, you will...

24 February 2015 » The Greatrnk

Royal Ensemble is a theater arts trend administered by individuals with breadth of creative work and experience under their belt. Their events and productions leave audiences wowed while providing memorable entertainment experiences that are comparable to no other. Royal Ensemble’s presentation style, while charismatic, is also authentic and professional so as to uphold quality which meets the expectations of audiences and the industry at large. This February, Royal Ensemble presents yet...

09 February 2015 » The Greatrnk

The fourth edition of Verse5ve will be happening this February, 15th at Uptown Foods (Formerly known as “Kps”, Utalii House, situated behind Laico Regency). The event will feature performances from Annette Tenaya, LC, ChristCycoz amongst others. Past Verse5ve Event While Groove Award nominees – Christ Cycoz – need no introduction, Kingdom Music’s new singing Sensation (Annette) is popular for the song “Jigambe.” LC, on the other hand is one of the pioneer female rappers, a legend in her own...

20 January 2015 » The Greatrnk

Here is a list of the books you can read this year. Whether you are into motivational books, autobiographies, self help books or fiction, the list has you covered. Some books in the list will be released later on in the year. How to Fly a Horse by Kevin Ashton. Getting to Yes With Yourself by William Ury. Bold by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Yes, And by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton. Purity by Jonathan Franzen. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly. The XYZ Factor edited by...

15 January 2015 » The Greatrnk

Before the year becomes any older, here are some of the TV Series you should not miss. Source: denofgeek.us Even if you aren’t a fan of Agents of SHIELD, if you dig the vibe that Marvel is putting out there, you should probably give Agent Carter a shot. Aside from the fact that it has a cast that includes Hayley Atwell and Dominic Cooper as Agent Carter and Howard Stark, respectively, it’s the show that will be least bound to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in terms of its storytelling. Girls‘...

12 January 2015 » The Greatrnk

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) on Friday announced the launch of its fourth annual Kenyan Blog Awards. These awards recognize exceptional Kenyan bloggers that have great and useful content presented in a creative and innovative format. The 2015 BAKE Kenyan Blog Awards will have 18 categories. This comes after the addition of one new category, a “Best Education Blog” category. This category will reward blogs about education matters and those run by educational institutions. The...

09 January 2015 » The Greatrnk

This year promises to be a wonderful year for movie lovers, and here is a list of some of the movies to look forward to: 1. Entourage is a comedy-drama film that serves as a continuation of the HBO TV series of the same name. It stars the principal cast of the show, including Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Jeremy Piven. The film is scheduled to be released on June 5, 2015. 2. Furious 7 (previously known as Fast & Furious 7) is an American action thriller...

06 January 2015 » The Greatrnk

Someone once said that life would have been interesting if music played in the background. Luckily, you can now have music playing in the background at almost every moment: in your car (if you own one), in a jav heading home (either using a music player or listening to the jav’s music) etc. Here are some of the international Christian albums that were released (mostly) last year that you can get: Anomaly – Lecrae 1. Anomaly – Lecrae: This is Lecrae’s seventh hip hop album. The album was...

10 December 2014 » The Greatrnk

“What’s the matter?” I whispered after I realised he was restless and fidgety. “Tis the sun,” he whispered back. “I am certain!” How exactly do you console someone who had buried two wives and seven children within the last year, all murdered? Yet here we were, at the funeral of his second wife. He had become immune to emotional pain having lost his entire family. More of families, as he had two wives. Yet the sun – which was not even scorching hot according to my standards -still troubled him...

09 December 2014 » The Greatrnk

International fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) opened the country’s first drive-thru restaurant on Monday. The restaurant is located along Mombasa Road, at the Total Service Station near Airtel Kenya. The launch was witnessed by the KFC Managing Director, Justin Melvin and the Total Managing Director, Ada Eze. The MC was none other than the funny Chipukeezy from Mulolongo. In the house was also H_art the Band, who entertained the guests with their hit song, ‘Uliza Kiatu’ among...

02 December 2014 » The Greatrnk

Lesleigh Kenya is proud to announce the release of the ebook, Belonging In Africa by Jo Alkemade. Belonging in Africa is a coming of age story. Sara is a young girl who falls in love with her perfect man, but things do not go the way she hopes. From the comfort of her home in Kenya to the new world she meets in Uganda, Sara is met with challenges she must overcome. Belonging in Africa is available on Kindle, iPhone, desktop PC, Nook, or any device of your choice. It can be downloaded at http://...

25 November 2014 » The Greatrnk

I don’t know your name But you were my first I can barely remember your face But you were my first The scars tell it all, you were my first Everything I imagined about how it was to be magical But all that comes to mind was it was brutal ‘Cause you were my first Instead of soft petals and candle light I got hard rock and diminishing moon light You were my first I always wanted to cuddle and sleep in his arms after we were through But instead I lay there with you on top of me, wishing all this...

20 November 2014 » The Greatrnk

‘Mukami, you know you’re a very good girl, but this time you have let me down. Why were you bullying the young girl? Even if you’re almost going home, you do not break the rules.’ He said all these as he slowly caressed my behind. First with the cane, then with his hands. He had been at it for about two minutes now and I had begun feeling uncomfortable. I kept asking myself ‘Is he really doing what I think he is or is my mind lying to me’. I started panicking, wondering how I was going to get...

20 December 2013 » The Greatrnk

S/O to the Harvard student who faked a bomb threat this morning to get finals cancelled. Good to know smart kids are stressed too – @tayyq One day I was, as usual, busy doing nothing and basically minding my own business as I waited for a lecturer to issue CAT questionnaire papers. No sooner had I seen the questions than it, momentarily, hit me that I may have accidentally stepped into a rocket science class? Of course it took a lot of convincing from my brain that the college I was at did not...

28 October 2013 » The Greatrnk

So last Friday, I was busy doing nothing, basically minding my own business when a friend of mine went to great lengths (greater than the lengths the Government is going to have ICC cases against UK and cry-baby WSR deferred) to hook me up with his cousin. Read all about it here. I tried evading the bullet as much as I could but it was tagged with those GPS thingies that can locate you even if you hide inside Rachel Shebeesh’s weave.  So even after I sent the girl to a fool’s errand to...

28 October 2013 » The Greatrnk

First, I need to make a few apologies. One is the fact that I have not written much over the last year or so. I was diagnosed with a serious case of writer’s block and I am still trying to cure it. This post is dedicated to the few of you who have been there for me during this trying time as I tried to rid myself of this bad disease. Secondly, I did something to this blog and just like that, I lost everything. If it is any consolation, I went to the bathroom to cry like WSR. I am still working...

22 December 2012 » The Greatrnk

There comes a time when the readers are more important than the writer. – The Greatrnk Once upon a time, long long ago when I was busy doing nothing and basically just minding my own business, my good friend Chiira asked me to check out his blog, The Trot and the Run. So I took like a minute and since I was using my phone, for some reason, it (the blog) did not get my attention. I should mention that at the time, there were like enough bloggers for me to count with my left hand and I had fewer...

19 December 2012 » The Greatrnk

by Arum the Champ Today I am going to write about something that I have been dealing with recently. Something that I became consciously aware of and it somewhat freaked me out. After noticing that I did it often I also realised that many other people did it too, which ofcourse forced me to analyze it and subsequently write something about it (yes writing is my therapy). So anyway today I will talk about criticism and how we self-sabotage ourselves when we always focus on criticising others...

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