Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Random Flashbacks-the King is Back



Before the inspired tag-team of Milo and Nick…before the Soul Mate induced posts of M.Buff and Tato…before the Sleeze Crew and the Meet up posts that had you all squirming and thanking the heavens it wasn’t you. There was a Dynamic Devastatingly Daring Duo of Memoire and Nick. Oh, we rocked them memories…Gaddamn we did! So this is for you Memoire wherever you are and for Aco who has dared challenged my flashback and posting capabilities! (You have made me post successively on Nick and Tato and double on Tato)

Dare to Remember:

Sarit Centre:

I think this was such a big deal. You could be asked “what did you do for Christmas?” and if your answer was “… I passed by Sarit!” that was deemed cool. Manze that place would jazz me. There were video games-we all attempted the arm wrestling dude didn’t we??? Hotdogs! There was a machine that if you insert some coins it lays an egg and you’d wish something really valuable was inside and all you would get is a rubber spider insect! On some Saturday’s John Rodrigues the Kiini Macho dude…would be there and he’d have these balloons that I swore were made out of magic and he’d make a dog or a butterfly or flowers out of them. I kept the stick that held the balloons and used it as my magic wand!

Then there was Yaya Centre and its funny dodgy video games there was a boring tennis game that you’d be forced to play when broke.

Std 2.

I was an ok student…peaked to number 1 end of first term…rode her during second term was number 1 again mid term exams and end of term exams…and plummeted in third term faster than Newtons’s apple. Prize giving day was such a jagged little bitter pill!

Living La Vida Chubby ( Haki Kipepeo and Thinker I was the fat kid that could)

>Leant how to swim the hard way…when shops don’t have floaters your size the art of improv is called the art of learning! Yaani, shops were recommending I use a car’s tyre tube! As in nothing could pass by my generous roundness.

>Do you know how painful it was to go to School Outfitters to place an order for shorts?

Swimming

Before I was self conscious I enjoyed Swimming. Gone are the days when you could go to Boulevard, Silver Springs and Safari Park Hotels with a 50 bob and swim you heart out!


I suffer from Allergic Rhinitis and the pool chlorine has never been kind…but not till I discovered in ‘90 that Divers have those diver’s goggles that block the nose…I bought them off a Beach-Boy/Diver in coast…washed them clean and started diving away for ten-cent coins!

Bullies

>I had one in Std one called Nicholas Munene (may prospective employers Google and find your name trashed here!) So there I am standing outside the boy’s loos…and he comes by and leaves some other kid’s shoes outside and tells me to watch them as he goes in and does his thing. A guy disappears inside like for more than …er…4-6 minutes…so chubby here walks away…following day a kid is threatening me to pay up for the lost shoes or else?! Or else what? Nigga, I so told on him. “Mr’s Were that kid over there been bullying me…saying he will beat me up!” Didn’t hear anything from him again.

>what was the obsession with closing day? As in fight was kept postponed till closing day-which would be the apparent day of reckoning!

Chicks

>there was one e used to beat up in std 6. She was made of raw-hide wah wah wah she took every punch and kick better than guy being mob justiced by the public.

>Another one called Nelly could beat you down like you were Robin Givens and she was Tyson

>Another ka-fly one we’d call POISON just cause we could!

Being Spoiled Rotten

My mum had this thing of taking me to lunch on most Friday’s when in Primary. So while at St George’s it was this hot join in Adams Arcade that served meat on a long toothpick…oh my! While at Conso it was either Burger Hut or Pizza Garden…mmm mmm mmm Friday afte’s were to long for!

Movies

-Bless my cousins for introducing me to Police Academy movies! I think I was still watching Breakdance2…Breakin’… Herbie goes to Monte Carlo? James Bond movies-I remember Diamonds are forever being the cleanest Bond movie at the time.

Those were days you watch a movie during the weekend and then on Monday before Assembly you re-tell the whole story…without losing any detail! So Superman/Supergirl then flew and you’d add sound effects…and then the car swerverd and then…..Then James Bond remover the Golden Gun…

-Then came Chevy Chase and Steve Martin Comedies

-The likes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…BMX Bandits…

(No let Tato do justice to this, in a later post.)

TV Adverts

-Gosh I loved the BP visco 2000 ad. That car was cool.

-And who else remembers Kilometric adverts?

-Knorr soup ad?

-Remember Pepsodent Toothpaste being launched sometime in 89 and we were giving free paste at school and boy we wasted it all… open the cap and jump up and land on your heel smack on the waiting-ready-to-burst- tube!

-Coke ads: there was coca cola is it and you can’t beat the real thing…I saw wanted to be cool like that!

-Palmolive Ad: the one with the dry leaf that doesn’t crumble with palmolive lotion or was it Vaseline intensive care?

TV Progs

Between URTNA bringing Tshala Muana, Sam Fan Thomas and Kanda Bongoman like they were on vogue. There was Family Affairs that had Riziki and Mambo as siblings. Fred Obachi and Music Time…Sam Madoka and Coke Is It. Sunday afternoon they would bring Tele-Match and Mix 'Em Gather 'Em-a coast production that had the female host lisping like whoa!

Then come KTN and it introduced us to the likes of ALF, Baby Talk...KBC had Arsenio Hall Show…legal drama was at its peak with L.A Law. And remember music charts never seen before on European Braun and MTV with Ms Down Town Julie Brown?

If your video lib had game you watched the likes of Doogie Howser M.D, Cosby, Golden Girls…or some tired Indian Movie

Music

-Anna Mwale and Jermaine Jackson coming for the Inter Africa something something championship at Kasarani. Remember Excuse-y me anna mwale…

-92’s Joe Public “ this one’s for u and only u…hello ms mrs if I blew kisses would u catch them or would u dismiss them and leave me hanging …I don’t see a ring so I assume that you are single…” T.L.C and I ain’t to proud to beg. En Vogue.

-93 Snow: hits like “lonely lonely lonely Monday morning” “Informer” “Girl I’ve been hurt.”

89-91: When New Edition successively split into Bobby Brown. Johnny Gill, BBD, and Ralph Tresvante. When Rap had the likes of MC Lyte and Queen Latifa and U.N.I.T.Y…”im goin back to cali” from L.L.Cool J…KRS One and Public Enemy

Heavy D and the Boyz. MC Hammer and Fresh Prince of Bel Air…Salt N Pepa..

-Paula Abdul and MC Skat Cat with Opposites attract and she wasn’t doing badly herself with the likes of Straight Up

Archer’s ABBA. Devious’s Atlantic Star.

91 with Crystal Waters’ Gypsy Woman-she wakes up early in the morning just to do her hair now..lada dee ladidau


British Stars akina Kylie Minogue…Rick Astley

Cheap ass jollies

-Tapes that you would buy that were dubbed straight from clubs e.g. bubbles

-MTV on KTN with that special dance show hosted by Down Town Julie Brown

-Going to Pop in and International Sports House to play video games

-Nintendo and Game and Watch

Remember

-weddings used to have pre-wedding parties and to some extent Pre-pre-wedding parties!

-Clad: dash tracksuits and asaki shoes…Reebok High-tops

-Kids would be given forms to collect and the tag phrase “please sponsor me” or “ni-sponse?!”

-walkmans; that only played, but rewinding and forwarding would either clear your batteries or chew your tape.

-Comics books…Archie series

57 Comments:

Blogger Movie Buff said...

Damn son!/soul mate

And people said u had lost ur blog mojo!!!

8/30/2006 11:37 PM  
Blogger Whispering Inn said...

Memories are made of... this!

8/31/2006 12:54 AM  
Blogger Princess said...

This was awesome but the music section hit the spot. You just took me back.

8/31/2006 12:56 AM  
Anonymous makanga said...

During hols with the peroz gone, having your friends over for Club MTV with Down Town Julie Brown was the plot...with the curtains drawn together and the lights off for the club scene appeal.

In the east, going to Sarit was like Obama visiting K.e....serious biz, and eating in them downtown or wessyde spots too. I know I'm living life after death coz when I had my Blue Room ice cream for the first time, I died and went to heaven.

Dash tracksuits and asakis....lol.

8/31/2006 2:17 AM  
Blogger Kabinti said...

Your primo stories remind me of a very fav Southpark character of mine. Do you remember Shadrack Musyoka wa Kaleli aka SHAMOKA? He replaced FOM. I can never forget those SA music videos too akina Zangalewa and Yvonne Chaka Chaka. What was up with Sheila Tett singing that ka-song of hers sitted between two sijui acacia trees ama in some branches? lol about going to School outfitters to be fitted for shorts. I remember those fat kids in prima that had shorts that looked like they were specially fitted :o). Super post made me crack up!!

8/31/2006 2:55 AM  
Blogger nick said...

@M.Buff: say it loud say it proud and tel it to aco

@W.I: hey you how you been..manze with what was her name Judy/julie Kago

@Princess:thank you..i am the guru-modesty not my strong point wink

@makanga:LOL sarit was like goin states haki. LOL blue room

@Kabinti: yes they were specially fitted...not funny i tell you.LOL sheila tett

8/31/2006 5:26 AM  
Blogger SIJUI ! said...

LOL! presant memories you take us waaaaaay back.

8/31/2006 8:09 AM  
Blogger bankelele said...

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8/31/2006 9:13 AM  
Blogger bankelele said...

your memory is razor sharp still
- that school with the tough grey outfit from school outfitters
- would walk home from school and get into all kinds of mischief like stoning cars around Kilimani. One day we walked several floors up into a building under construction where a watchie scared us with threats to call the cops. that place is now Yaya
- Ekumbo the swimming/Swahili terror who didn't care if you learnt to swim or speak luga sanifu
- All Africa games brought a new stadium and Dick Berg, the anglo-leaser of them days

8/31/2006 9:17 AM  
Anonymous deeply perturbed said...

Yeah you got one sharp memory. Shows that you still have it in you. kudos.

8/31/2006 4:17 PM  
Blogger Shiroh said...

Hey! Down memory lane. Seems you have quite a memory. I remember the URTNA and Fred ooh ooh

Spoilt kid, i guessed that right

8/31/2006 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Mitzy said...

OMG, this is too funny! The swimming part, I remember this chubby instructor, Casey, training us at the YMCA, making us jump into the deep end by going higher and higher on the concrete diving platform...he would watch you drink a few pails of maji, before he unleashed this long bamboo stick for you to hold onto, then he'd pull you to the edge of the pool as you clinged on to dear life !
LOL @ Music Time...dissing Sheila Tett while chilling for the only 2 music videos they'll show from the States, then talking about them the next day at school! As for rewinding tapes on the walkman...hmmm, remember using BIC pens to "rewind" a tape? And who remembers opening up a tape with a screw driver, turning over the tape ribbon, to listen to hidden messages ati "backward masking" especially for artists like Prince??! And who used the UTI school bus to get to school? Those were definitely good times!

8/31/2006 4:38 PM  
Blogger The Devious One said...

Waaaaaaahhh talk about a walk down memory lane.
To even remember URTNA...you're my hero !! loved that show and akina Archie, XMen, Tin Tin, Obelix and the locals like Juha Kalulu, KaziBure

And I soo feel you on recanting the movie you watched on the weekend...isnt that what Assembly time was for...hahahahhaha

Now Nick, lemme see if ur memory takes you back...rememebr a radio show called CONTACT ???

@ BUFF...im sooo on to you sista...always stealin my gold medals..

8/31/2006 4:38 PM  
Blogger The Devious One said...

@ Mitzy - DEAD ON about rewinding tapes with a biro or pencil hahahhahaha nececssity is the mother of all inventions I tell ya !

As for swimming lessons, by the time I went to the Y I as pretty much hardened by my uncle who jus threw me in the water and kept an eye on me.....that was borderline child cruelty aka crash course in how-not-to-drown !

8/31/2006 4:44 PM  
Blogger Acolyte said...

Great post son!So much to digest, so much!this is the stuff of 2 or 3 posts!

8/31/2006 8:09 PM  
Blogger nick said...

@sijui: i hope it brought fond memories

@banks: that guy made me know how to swim that technique of bail to swimmin end and let go wored wonders with that ka-costume of red briefs witha ka-stripe

-but that uni was really hot i think its one of the classic uniforrms yet even the tie..and boy flickin with that tie when u have put mud and soil at the end...oh yeah!

@deeply perturbed: dont tell me tell ACO!

@shiroh:and who wanted tai there laundry picked up?

@Mitzy:OMG! UTI transport oh thats a classic one right there...remindsm e of chillin at the banda to get picked up...thas a post right there

LOL at rewindin with a pen kwanza BIC always fit just right

@Devious: ati CONTACT was it liek a boring DOCUMENTARY
i remember akina Elizabeth Omolo as aunty tabby

-there was this white lady who would bring street kids for a swim never again to return to the ymca..and there were so many cases of death by drownin

@ACO:kumbe thas the secret...ati divide it up...pace ur self

8/31/2006 8:50 PM  
Blogger The Devious One said...

Nick..CONTACT,, yeah it was like a documenatary but very interesting..use dto listen to ti when im doing homework coz Mother Dearest used to zima the telly so the radio wa smy companion with masomos....

Now how about the lunch music show on KBC...drumroll...Mid-Day Melodies brought to you by TABITHA NAPSOBA !!!!

8/31/2006 8:58 PM  
Blogger nick said...

OH my goodness was that the spellin?
remember SNS...saturday night show that would unleash lyrics to songs hata "FREAK ME" and tony msalame would recite like it waws poetry

let me lick u up and down
till u say stop

8/31/2006 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Mitzy said...

This post keeps cracking me up completely! Hmmm, radio lessons in agriculature, science, etc? I remember we used to listen to taped episodes during double lessons in primo....then when the teacher steps out, the prefect is under duress from the class to switch to a music station!
Yeah, that UTI bus was the shiznit! Kids from different schools. What about the kids that used to be dropped off at school by the big green Mercedes army lorry?! It looked like fun climbing off the truck on that thick, brown braided rope!
As for TV ads...I remember quite a few:
Hoechst - Remember those kids trying to pronounce the word? HOESS, HOUSE!
White Rose - Darling, its been a lovely evening, where do we go from here?
Leyland - My Leyland truck...(thumbs up)...haina shida!!
Fiat Uno - My car can fit 5 people in comfort!
BIC- Pick it up, take a look, write with it!
Kilometric - I am a friendly little pen, with a friendly little price
SOLEA - Hehehehe

8/31/2006 9:17 PM  
Blogger The Devious One said...

And the commercial from Kasuku Vegetable Oil...we're shown a dude kulain mahamris and he says "ngumu sana" thenhe throws the cherised mahamri ( and u can see bosco the dogi running for it ) ...then scen two is his bibi making mahamri with kasuku and this time the mzee is happy witht he results !!

PS
isnt the secret of the ngumuness with how the dough is made ?? Im no mkee nyumbani but Istand corrected if otherwise !

8/31/2006 9:32 PM  
Blogger nick said...

MY DEAR MITZY BLUE

u and i are meant for flashbacks now and forever

-solea-LOL
-White rose...LOL and it even used to come right after newsreel in theatres
-OMG OMG OMG that HACKST...HOarghst! ass. damn damn damn..i bow down at ur memory
-yup guys wud dub them tapes from kbc to read with them

hey im not goin down like that:
-racer chewing gum and rally gum and collecting wrappers
-fanta grape and cream
-remember dawas like cofta/kofta and goodmorning..they tasted so bad you'd rather have the cough
-remember kimbo and blueband used to be in tins wacha ati plastic containers nowadays and ud have to open it ith skill wit a knife if u didnt have taht fancy gadget?

8/31/2006 9:34 PM  
Blogger The Devious One said...

I havbe a good buddy of mine even up to date if u ask him where we going ? he promptly replies White Rose VIP drycleaners !!

Who remember the hair oil called Formula 10 ? and the commercial was shot in slow motion and the music in the background wa\ent like this ...forumla ten...ten....ten ( as it fades )

Thenthe was Sure Deo Spray with some mamas singin in a falsetto voice..Sure Deo Spray wont let you down........

Action painkiller - the dude who played Idi Amin was the bus driver and this mama is ingiani with kukus in the bus and theres so much noise and fracas in the bus and hes grabbin his head in pain, then he kunywas Action and poof..hes ready to speed down to wherever !

8/31/2006 9:43 PM  
Blogger Instigator said...

Kijana!We are in the year 2006!Please let's move on.
It's hard to let go but you have to get out from under your mattress and join us!
I know you can do it!You are the chubby boy who can!

8/31/2006 9:52 PM  
Blogger nick said...

lets go devious

:cleartone and that shady ad for DOROT!
:maids used to penda apllyin lady gay BRILLIANTINE that came in a metal can...tho i will admit it had a really nice smell
:rememeber nivea in a can as well?

heck u mentioned Joseph Olita remember that mmoivein idi amin him eatin people saying "iring'ori"

8/31/2006 9:52 PM  
Blogger The Devious One said...

Wacha Brilliantine...there was Susana Pomade that I used to beg mathe to buy for me and she adamantly refused !
Brilliantine I used to hepesha the mboches and when times were tough for her she used to paka sabuni on her legs and they would shone t the high heavens !

What about this one Nick

Tumia Asepso...sabuni ya dawa...

8/31/2006 9:56 PM  
Blogger nick said...

@instigator: this lil tubby will bring you down! i will slap them black gums of yours back into the past so u can have a happy childhood..and all this hating can stop!

@Devious:remember akina lux and rexona used to be wrapped like with 5 layers of paper
-how bout those black and red combs that you could turn the handle to cover the metal comb?

8/31/2006 10:00 PM  
Blogger Instigator said...

I see the geriatrics are keeping the good times rolling!

8/31/2006 10:00 PM  
Blogger Instigator said...

Since you peeps love flashbacks.
-Do ya'll dream in black and white like those tellys of way back when?
-Do you hear in mono?I can see Nick and Devious operating those hearing aids that are as big as DJ earphones plus with an ear horn for back up!

8/31/2006 10:05 PM  
Blogger The Devious One said...

Hashahahahhaha @ Aco...they were made by HACO PLASTICS ! and the other ons used to have the fist ( black panthers here we come ?? )

Rex, Palmolive Oil, Imperial Leather, Choice, Asespo, Lifebuoy, and for those whose times were hard panga soap !

And the sexually overtoned commercial for Farmers Choice Sausage ...Mickey Ragos staring dead on at the screena nd ays " I like mine meaty..I like mine spicy" hahahhaha

8/31/2006 10:07 PM  
Blogger nick said...

@devious: LOL that but dont remember that one

where is Mitzy she brings compe as well

@instigator: oh look at you you wanna play as well but don't know how to ask...jump in see you are already remindin us about them old black and whote tellys that were made of wood and you'd like have to open them like you were drawing curtains

Do not alienate yourself on my blog Insti..can i Call you Insti by the way...I know u wanna be friends like kids in primary during breaktime..come on haki we will share our crips and chevra with you...you may smell of susu but here on our blog dear insti we welcome everyone...come here we play

8/31/2006 10:14 PM  
Anonymous acolyte said...

@ Devious One
Mbona wanichekelea?What have I done?Im just sitting back listening to wahenga discuss the days of yore.
Farmer's Choice rocked then and now!

8/31/2006 10:16 PM  
Blogger The Devious One said...

LOOOOL....LMAO at the informal invite to Insi form Nick hahahahahahha

Susu ?? ( proceeds to ROTFL )

Aco kwani ure Mickey Ragos

8/31/2006 10:20 PM  
Blogger Archer said...

I'm here! Where's my free beer?
1. Sarit Centre on Satos was just the bomb!
2. Kiini Macho "rambo pambo boom boom!"
3. I was the cutest chubby light skin like a pointi baby with curly hair. I wonder what went wrong along the way.
4. There was a bully in pre-unit who stabbed me in the palm with a pencil. The tip is still visible by the way.
5. I used to dish up half the sponsor cash on lollipops.

8/31/2006 10:47 PM  
Anonymous Mitzy said...

LOL! Those red cross cans for collecting chumz! Damn, it sucked being a brownie or scout in primo, those were the guys stuck with those tins looking for sponsors....when things got think, peeps would turn then upside down and try and get some chumz through the slit in top!
-Whatever happened to the sneaker brand LAWMAN? They'd go nicely with your DASH outfit! As for the ad "DAAAASH, by 10 Plus, casual clothes for all of us...DAAASH!"
-As for candy: creamy toffees (in all flavors..strawberry, liquorice), cigarette sweets, dextrosol in both powder and chewable forms...then if you had lucozade, you'd use the orange paper to look into the sun! Soda favorties: Schweppes that made one's tongue blood red....
Adverts & items that disappeared:
-Uji Kikwetu - Porridge in a tetra- pak
-SOS - Supa Orange Snack chocolate...used to be Ksh2.50 at first!
-Chooz! - Cheese puff rings, put one on each finger to look cool.
Golden Morn - Whack cereal, with an equally depressing advert to go with.
-Tree Top - The advert had enough orange trees...and what was the deal with tree top anyway? If you didn't shake the bottle, the contents would settle in layers! Like a chem experiment gone bad!
-STRIKE - Pesticide...inaua umbu fo-fo-fo!
-Raymond Blankets - ITS MANYOYA!!

8/31/2006 11:14 PM  
Blogger Princess said...

Remember the Colgate commercial.."It's the Colgate ring of confidence.." Remember the Milo commercial?? Remember the Roiko commercial.."More Please?"

8/31/2006 11:56 PM  
Blogger mutumia said...

Oh Dude!! That's just -perfect!!! Lakini, I have to insist on

Mloz: KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken before it became KFC- Kenya Fried Chicken) was the bomb!!! Dang! You ruled with that red box! Ongeza ka-chocks stick (ice-cream)?! Dead! And candy floss at Nairobi show!!!! Kwanza at that evening gig at the show (we used to call it tatoo I think)....

TV ads: The flyest for me was the North Star commercial when we were a bit older- with that guy someone muchemi dancing under a spotlight - I was so going to have his babies.

Movies: gotta admit that for me the ads on the dubbed videos were the icing on the cake ati Lipton's tea--- whathehaillo? Knight rider and kina A-Team ... *sigh*

pre my shags deportation, we used to have the coolest closing day events (kina Barbecue and a night time party)--- So cool!!!!That was the time to rock your 'home clothes' (jeans and cords no doubt and a Mickey mouse tee-shirt- if you had Jacksons- collect $200!!!). We'd kiss cute guys in Junior hall and then pretend you don't know him once the school year starts.

As for music--- for me, it all changed with MTV on KTN (with homemade aerials that gave you crap reception) and you had kina Enigma and "never again is what you swore the time before" and (OK we were grown but what the hell?)... when capital first chomokad, they used to play this song of the day the music died "bye bye ms. american pie, drove my chevy to the levee but the levee was dry"...

You so rock Nick- hope you're feeling better

9/01/2006 12:13 AM  
Anonymous Lyrics queen said...

Uji kikwetu ni tayari kunywa, ina ladha ya uji ka kienyeji...

Tree top tastes like real fruit because it's made from.... real fruit...

9/01/2006 12:24 AM  
Blogger Kenyanchick said...

Red Devil ice cream. I'd eat it all day then go disgust the hell out of my mother by flashing a mouth full of red teeth.
Sigh, excellent post.
Do more!!

9/01/2006 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Daud El Rude said...

Buuuuuuuu! chubby, you are back with a fat bang huh!!! well your Mojo left out a few things like;

Hardcastle and Mccomirck! now that was car. DRIVE!!!!!

Tahamaki-A Kenyan Classic, anyone have the DVDs?(my pal wants them, not me)

Mahoka-Another Classic(My other pal wants the DVDs)

Shame on you for forgetting to mention akina Joy Mboya when they were still a group and had that song "Jamriambo koth biro goi....he is a liar(Like Niko)".I think Sam Madoka was hosting that program that brought akina Sheila Tate,proudly sponsored by 'Coke Is It!!'

Anyway, I wouldnt know about this things.I am too young(18) to remember this things.My big bro told me this stuff!

Get your Mojo together!


Daud El Rude(Thats my story and I am sticking to it!!!!)

PS:Arent you supposed to be blogging about another meet up????

9/01/2006 1:22 PM  
Blogger bomseh said...

heee nick. why are you leaving out the mchongoano? ama it's becoz u were the "... mnono akiketi kwa class anaketi next to everyone?"
or maybe when sitting on a bicycle saddle ina disappear? tell us more about the chubby experience. sounds good was ur nickname "kanono maguta?"

9/01/2006 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

then there was that miranda advert , with oranges falling from the sky like rain . I remember in class one buying meself a bottle of miranda with the hopes that there would be an orange rain .....

9/02/2006 11:53 AM  
Blogger Riba Capital said...

Nick: May I reveal it all..

On second thots let me just remind you the days, we used to put tadpoles in a kimbo plastic tin and rant the whole day how we caught fish in a river(more of drainage) near home..

We even had some at state house ..
and would share them out when going home..

9/02/2006 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Mitzy said...

@ Nick...isn't Kanye West's song Testify, the signature tune for akina Riziki & Mambo's show Family Affairs? Hmmm! And whatever happened to the episodes of "Usiniharakishe" that were never aired?
I remember when The Mall in Westlands was being built, was meant to be the next big thing...it wasn't a big hit like Sarit...and shouldn't they have come up with a name for the place? How can you call a mall, "The Mall"?
As for North Star sneakers, aren't they the Kenyan version of white pairs of K-Swiss?

9/02/2006 10:44 PM  
Blogger nick said...

Aco

Nothin roced more than the farmers chocie stand during the ASK shows!

Devious

Tell instigator tu bring it we discipline him kiasi

Archer

We shud start Bullying Anonymous club haki...ati cute chubby with baby hair ha ha ha ha thats a cute line. sarit was the mutha

Mitzy
1.Damn you remember Stirke? remember even mama kayai named her first born strike
2Treetop: lol...kwanza the habit was to pima the juice with the bottle top then add water...damn that squash made brea time oh so much better
3.i loved golden morn

Princess

yup the milo kid with the milo boy like in blueband..that guy was some chop in kilimani primary sch..remember?

Muts

kwanza i had this MJ jacket ile ya thriller...manze the thing was obviously 2nd hand but me i just knew thats the same jacket he wore...forget the fact that it was small. i rocked wit it closin day 89...


MTV:remember songs like
do the bartman by -bart simpson
toms diner
take me dancin naked in the rain

i think i remember the northstar shine song...

Lyrics Queen

Damn you got me on that! ha ha ha ha

KenyanChick

theres a buddy of mine that still pendas red devil. and the way chicks used to use that for lip stick

Daud

Hey you ...Hardcastle nad mccormick rocked didnt they
Kumbe u were a musically speakin fan: joy mboya, suzanne -i forget her pre married name and the matiba chick

Ha you must have been in first year uni them days ha ha haha

Bomseh

ha ha ha ati kanono kagut..i had done a pst sometime back of my nicknames i'llunleash it for you u havea laugh

Riba

hahahaha and remember how them kasuku tins were never quite clean and a layer of oil would form on top of the water. and our very bright cuz called ciku wud reassure us that oil and water dont mix and the fish wud be ok...only for them to suffocate 2days later

remember playing at there place in state house in 91 and the day y'all made us walk mpaka shiros workplace huko industrial are? DAYUM!

Anon

LOL mirinda...what ever happened to those companies?

Mitzy:

imagine early thios year KBC decided to be doin classics. so they re-aired the entire Usiniharakishe and even Tushauriane. nowadys they also air Vioja with the llikes of Wariahe and Bin Tamaa who both passed away

9/03/2006 9:30 AM  
Blogger mwasjd said...

Nick: you make me feel old and I'm only 26!!! Did you ever play the games at Pop In & Burgerland in town? Was shallow end at YMCA, hard times those were. I don't think your bully is employed here but will put a look out for him!!!

9/05/2006 4:11 PM  
Anonymous Mitzy said...

@ Nick, you need another post highlighting Random Flashbacks part deux! Came across this...enjoy!
http://www.afrovibez.com/webbandit/raymondblankets.htm

9/05/2006 4:52 PM  
Blogger nick said...

@mwasjd: oh yes pop in and that international sports house place. at 26 u even have strength to mention ur age-may the force be wiith you

@mitzy: u my child are worthy of a flashback post part 2...ha ha ha how on earth did u unearth that raymonds pic...dont get me started on ho we'd see that picha in old magazines za drum and weekly review

9/05/2006 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Mitzy said...

LOL @ Weekly Review & the original DRUM. I remember VIVA, Rainbow magazines, Picture Hadithi (I collected all of them, the likes of Lwanda Magere, The Hare & the Tortoise, The Greedy Hyena, Kenyatta's Prophecy, etc)
You were in Kili? Arch-enemy man! LOL @ the domez guys from Hospital Hill, Nairobi, Kilimani & Lavi primos used to have!

9/05/2006 6:11 PM  
Blogger Couch 'tato said...

@mitzy

no i was in st georges then conso

oh ur bringin on the stoybooks

do u remember some that had animals like tabby(a cat) toro(a buffalo)

how about those jack and jill storobooks..akina 2A 2B...

sparkle magazine?

and when standard started NOW magazine...wah i had put an add for penpaks i had freaky form four chicks darting poor me in std 7 with heavy innuendos
lordy!

9/05/2006 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Mitzy said...

For English class, there was Better English & Word Perfect. Yeah I remember Jack & Jill, the complete set, I think the cover had the 2 of them holding hands or something...or was that the Janet & John books? LOL! They were similar. There were also those ladybird books...akina The Golden Goose, Three Little Pigs...
After that one had to watch the show RAINBOW, the British version of Sesame Street! Pole about penpal stalker! Thats too funny.

9/05/2006 6:38 PM  
Blogger Couch 'tato said...

@mitzy

ok now ur bringin inthe big guns..twende

do u remember in eng there was English Worbook...it was so flimsy it wouldny even last a month...papers were almost like toilet paper

Junior english:with funky colors i think blue/purple for std 2, silver green for std 3

msingi was kiswahili +masomo ya msingi?

do u remember the color sof primary maths
red-std 1
blue-std 2
green-std 3
std 4?
std 5-orangsish
std6?
std 7-greenish sileverish
std 8-grey

eeeeew at that show called Rainbow

i still have them penpal letters imagine

9/05/2006 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Mitzy said...

I remember Primaty Maths, with a boy and girl climbing stairs...so what happened when they reached the 8th stair for std 8? Would they fall off the steps?
Ahh, the flimsy English workbook. Yeah that was a hoot, the papges were meant to be white, but wree brown instead. Remember covering your exercise books with the smooth brown paper from Text Book center or Uchumi. Then use the blue labels. If you didn't have the cover, substitute with brown bags that once held sugar or flour! Other options: newspaper, white calendar pages or clear plastic paper! We'd be in trouble if books weren't covered by the end of week 1.
What about flossing with certain stuff:
Mathematical sets: Oxford vs Bofa/Kofa. Having an Oxford set was like owning a Lexus or something.(then you had to add different types of stickers to make it funky!!)
Fountain pens: Hero vs Youth
Pencils: Staedler vs Diamond...what were those soft pencils with a whitish interior called?
Ink: Quick and Pelikan vs Flamingo

9/05/2006 8:57 PM  
Blogger Half 'n' half said...

Eeeeh, kweli guys remember too far...... I can only remember that chick who had really shiny lips and she used to advertise Vaseline hair tonic. "And I use vaseline hair tonic too" and all the kids around would shout FOR YOUR LIPS!!!!!!!! oh yeah standard had this advert (bear with me here)
people politics sports and colour pics, top tunes, cartoons whos who points of view. New trends, big spends money lends and (something, something, something) ITS ALL IN THE STANDARD!!!!
Anyone who remembers that advert please help me it was very very catchy


And Nick thanks for visiting. Am now off my flight is at 12. (home bound!!!)

9/06/2006 10:40 AM  
Anonymous KymmBr said...

Yo! What it do homeboy? Yu'r boy KymmBr up in here. A lot done changed since i took off.. but men this shit is looking good.
Amma promise to visit more often.

Now yu is the shit bratha. I thought we ws hooking up in Nai... but why lie yu never replied my mail. It's all good though. came back to the states.

As for yu'r post, dude that's so much reckoning. I like how it takes a bratha back. And i will surely be back!! One love spidey!!

9/07/2006 6:09 PM  
Blogger Stunuh Jay said...

Thought I'd put it out there.... Your ass is mine when I get home circa 15th Dec. We'll settle scores once and for all... BUt if a certain one named for Delilah speaks out on your behalf....I might just reconsider giving you the 2 for one on the KNee cap specials....!!!! Otherwise am stressed out from work... haven't slept in my own bed for weeks (DO NOT GET ANY BRIGHT IDEAS!)

9/08/2006 10:01 PM  
Blogger gishungwa said...

You all said it. But i must admit to being a lover of Kashata, coolies and mabuyu all the way back in primo.

9/20/2006 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in responce to bullies...your day of reckoning is here..nick just found you

7/11/2007 5:32 AM  

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