Getting out of bed this morning was such a struggle, as the girls and I were up till about 4am and had to be up at 6! EEK!! We headed to UBA to change some money so we could get shillings and eat. Met up with my cousin today! His lady just had a baby! He’s a daddy to a gorgeous baby girl she looks exactly like him! Love her already! So happy for him! We went to Kenyatta market today; that was very interesting and a lot of fun! We also went to a Nigerian restaurant with my cousin MummyDada. I’m exhausted so I’m off to bed! Hoping we’re able to do all our activities planned for tomorrow. Goodnight, see you tomorrow.
Kenya is soooo beautiful! Lord! It’s amazing that this is Africa still. But they really need to chill on their tight restrictions on taking photographs and recording though, is it because their country is one of the finest ones? Anyway, we forgive them. I’m pretty sure all of us woke up happy today, nice beds, great weather… The hotel didn’t even bother with Air Conditioning in the rooms. I love it. We met Rose, she’s this lovely makeup artist who schooled us on a thing or two about makeup, and beat my face quite nicely. Then, I took that beat face and linked up with a budding photographer today at MummyDada’s,, Simon. He’s pretty good, new, but I think he still needs to grow in the skill. But the photos work, and they’ll be up on my blog soon enough. Oh, and yeah, bless those Isreali women who came up to chat with us at Kenyatta market today. We had a full on tourists-meet-more-tourists chat, tres cute. This is the most I’ve typed in a diary entry, it’s starting to feel weird. I’m off to bed to dream about the giraffes I’ll be feeding tomorrow Peace, love and chocolate drops.
Kenya is really really really really nice, the weather reminds me of the final days of autumn but they have mosquitoessssss…did I mention how nice Kenya is? We didn’t go to bed until 4 am because, production meeting. I’m genuinely worried I might get malaria as the mosquitoes made a feast of me, it was a bittersweet feeling when I had to get up as I wanted more sleep but couldn’t stand the mosquitoes anymore and as if it couldn’t get worse I have cramps. (and I have the worst cramps). I really just want t stay in bed all day but I can’t of course so let’s head out and see what Nairobi has to offer. We start the day with a quick trip to UBA head office to change some dollars to shillings, very necessary. Next stop, we stop by a make up studio for a make up crash course with Rose who is an established MUA here in Nairobi. Amiola is nominated as the canvas as she has a photo-shoot scheduled for later today so we are definitely killing 2 birds with 1 stone, not too bad if I do so say myself. We stop by the Kenyatta market to get some street food with Taje’s cousin who lives here (now the day looks brighter) and then proceed to another restaurant where Amiola does her photo-shoot, I know she won’t admit it but she is super excited. Today is the first time we are back in the hotel by midnight, feels weird but on the plus side more hours to sleep.
I’m never taking sleep for granted ever again…and on behalf of myself and my very tired anatomy I apologize to God and the committee of sleep in the celestial arena for all the times I did not use this precious gift….Im sorryyyyy *wailing* I’m so sleep deprived. Sigh… oh well today is the day we discover this beautiful country and I’m more than excited because it has character. Its beautiful colors, trees, decorated buses, sky scrapers….damn I can definitely live in this country. First up is the bank Cus we have to get ourselves on that shilling P before we head out to town. Thankfully UBA’s got us and gave us amazing rates so that is done and we are out. Up first is a brief make up session for Amiola the photographers muse/model who has a photo-shoot later on with a local photographer. The make up artist and owner of the studio is cute as a button and has invited us back to Kenya for a few shows…hmmm lets see. We met up with Taje’s cousin who is surprisingly some cute guy I had noticed in my church in Lagos and I had made a mental note to specially evangelize to at some point! LOL! small world you say? Yep! He takes us to Kenyatta market and we are having the best street food till I look across and see a record store with some of the oldest records!! I run in like a kid in a candy store and have an amazing time listening to songs from Abba, Jackson five, jimmy cliff and a ton of greats I grew up listening to. In that moment I was content with the nostalgia and trust me rest of the day went by like a blur. We ate at some point yeh but today was a great day…can’t wait to find out what tomorrow holds…off to bed now…. Kisses.