Posts by thriftyphat


Happy new month Fam! How have y’all been? I hope the new month started well for you guys. For me, I can’t complain, nothing major happening/happened but I’m grateful for the gift of life and good health. Isn’t that what’s important? Well, the weekend has been long thanks to Madaraka Day. And on that note, an International fashion chain LC Waikiki opened its Mombasa store on the 1st of this month, making it the brand’s third outlet a year after it entered the Kenyan market. What a way to start… Read More


Last week, a friend of mine picked me up from work. As I got into his car, he said, “You wear sweatpants to work? Lucky you!” And I was like, “yeah. What’s the big deal?” Our clothes can get us all kinds of attention, both good and bad. My non-strategy strategy of dressing like myself while staying within the bounds of acceptable work wear like short and sweatpants gets me asked a lot of questions by my friends. They don’t understand where I get the nerve and my reluctance to… Read More


This post was to be up on Sunday evening but hiccups kept happening. It almost didn’t make it today but here we are. A little late but well…… I love that a day was set aside to honor and celebrate the women who raised us. Mother’s day couldn’t have fallen on a better day, Sunday! Perfect day for brunch and chitchat with my fellow mothers, plus a long call with my mother though we talk almost every day but usually, we have this long phone conversation on Sunday evening because… Read More


Hey hey hey! I’m here after a short hiatus. The breaks have been too much no? I know!! I still don’t understand why I lack the will to write since the year started. Some days are good, like the creative juices just flow and I write a whole more but some days, I can’t even do a sentence! And that is where the hiatus comes from. Anyhow, how are you coping up with this weather? Mombasa is raining heavily like every other place but thankfully it’s not as cold because… Read More


Just done with my night shift and got home at around 12pm yesterday. I could barely move, talk or do anything because I was beat! Night shift is no joke, there are those days when they are easy and there are those days just you start questioning your choices in life. Sigh. I refreshed and laid on the bed waiting for sleep to carry me away. As I dozed off into slumber, my phone rang and I struggled to pick it amidst sleep. It was such a task to be… Read More