Saturday, August 4, 2018

A Twelve Item Bucket List-See A Sold Out Play

The cast and crew of the play.(I know bad quality picture but the theatre was dark and my phone camera does really poorly in dark places).
 “To be brazen is to be bold and unashamed, to be headstrong even when facing difficult times-TEFB(Brazen Edition)

At the start of this year I made a list of twelve fun things to do before the year ends,one activity for each month.It is very clear I am struggling with this. So far I have done only three.There are five months to the end of the year Insha aa Allah, so maybe I might just get to do six of them.

This past weekend I went to see the Too Early For Birds show at the Kenya National Theatre.TEFB is a group of actors and actresses who turn stories from Owahh's blog into plays and mostly have shows based around certain themes in Kenya's history.This particular show was about strong women in Kenya's history.

The play was set in a living room in rural Kenya(I think).A group of women were visiting their ailing grandmother.They sat in her sitting room telling each other stories.The stories they told were about brazen women in Kenya's history.What I loved most is that there was a second set of actresses who enacted the stories being told.They did this in what seemed like a flash back in time to the exact time in history when these brazen women were alive.

During this two hour play the stories of Mekatilili,Nandi,Wangu wa Makeri,Zarina Patel,Field Marshall Muthoni and Philomena Chelagat Mutai were told.Whilst all these women are remarkable I loved the most the story of Wangu wa Makeri,she was a bad ass boss bitch(not my words,the words of the narrator who told her story) that became village head man at a time when women weren't allowed to be leaders.

Actress Nyokabi Macharia did really well as she took on the roles of Mekatilili,Nandi,Wangu wa Makeri and Zarina Patel.She played all these women and did it in the best way possible.The actress who told the story of Nandi did an excellent job and had the audience in stitches all through her set.The play was part musical as there was a group of dancers who performed relevant pop/r n b/modern songs in most of the stories and this made the show such a joy to watch.

In this play I learnt for the first time about Philomena Chelagat Mutai,Zarina Patel and Field Marshall Muthoni.Guess who sat front row at the Saturday afternoon show (........drumsroll.........) Zarina Patel and Field Marshall Muthoni. I can only imagine how they felt seeing 'themselves' and their contributions to this country's history portrayed on stage.Many things I would think but mainly honoured and appreciated.

The awesome writers.
The writers of this particular TEFB show wrote as authentically as they possibly could painting the colonizers in their true colours. During some parts of the show I thought the white people who had come to see the play were getting uncomfortable πŸ˜…πŸ˜….

You should definitely check out the Too Early For Birds (TEFB) shows if you are looking for informative and entertaining plays to watch .They announce dates for their planned shows on their social media pages so follow them on facebook, instagram or twitter.And the tickets sell out fast!

Naturalista On A Budget-a Mikalla Story

There was this one time I thought I must use Shea Moisture products or else risk failing at this natural hair thing.This scared me then because if I failed I would have lost all my hair as I had done such a bad job in taking care of my permed hair that it was all falling out.Additionally all the naturalistas on YT that I watched then spoke so highly of them that I had a products list of all the products from this brand that I needed to have.

My luck is that I lived in Garowe for the first two years I was natural.Somalis have the most amazing hair effortlessly therefore the variety of hair care products in the market isn't too big as there is no demand.Otherwise  I might have been that naturalista who swore by Shea Moisture products with very long luscious hair and cried thinking of the amount of money I spent on hair productsπŸ˜…πŸ˜….

Natural hair has taught me consistency is what matters irrespective of the products you use.You just have to be sure that the products you decide to use have good ingredients and are mostly sulfate free.To say I am was  a product junkie will be an understatement.Every other weekend you will find me along the hair products aisle at Super Cosmetics, reading product labels and taking pictures for purposes of reading reviews.This to make sure I only buy products with excellent reviews and are guaranteed to work yet each time I go in to make a purchase,it is always an ORS product.

This one time as I was doing my Super Cosmetics rounds,I saw a conditioner going for KES 165 and thought OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! this my lucky day.I picked up the Mikalla conditioner and leave in conditioner without reading any reviews! because we all know I cannot resist a good bargain.Thus began my love affair with Mikalla's leave in conditioner and a like affair with the conditioner.I am now on my second bottle of both and because I think good things are to be shared here are my thoughts/experience with these two.

Mikalla Honey and Butter Conditioner.

This product smells really nice,it actually smells like honey and each time I use it my hair becomes so curly πŸ’•πŸ’•. It has good slip and is not watery.The only down side to it for me is that it doesn't do a great job at de-tangling my hair.Some days it does well and some days I feel like I miss the Dark and Lovely knot out conditioner.

If you are looking to try it out get the small bottle first and if you hair loves it then get the one liter bottle because it goes for KES 320 which is such a steal for a good conditioner and for that big quantity.

Mikalla Total Moisture Boost leave in conditioner

This leave in conditioner is EVERYTHING if you are looking for moisturized hair.It's thick and my hair becomes shiny/shinier every time I use it.It has shea butter and castor oil which are really good for hair. It truly is a total moisture boost.It makes my hair so so curly mpaka sometimes I think Yo! is my hair now fully 3 C and all my 4 A hair has magically become 3 C and so now I qualify as 'Becky with the good hair' πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ . I highly recommend this to any one looking a moisturizing leave in conditioner.

Have you tried any of the Mikalla products,if so which one? what are your thoughts on them?.Also what other good quality and affordable hair products do you know off,please share πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ.