I woke up to the loud ring of my phone that morning and rolling my eyes, I silently cursed the person who was waking me up so early, especially when the sleep was entering gear five. It had rained throughout the night and the clouds were still dark, definitely heavy with more rain. I loved mornings like this because I had the chance to sleep in for much longer. Actually, there was no difference, it’s not like I ever had to wake up early for anything anyway.
The air conditioner was blowing at a cold sixteen degrees but heavy beads of sweat dropped down my face immediately Lenka demanded for an explanation. Had my bubble already burst? Did she hear me talking to Wangi? What was she going to say? Was she going to get furious and cancel our engagement? In truth, that would be a relief for me because everything was happening so fast. (more…)
I looked at my ring over and over again. I couldn’t believe that I was engaged to this wonderful man, the man of my dreams. It was a long time coming, but the wait was absolutely worth it. (more…)
I excused myself and went into the kitchen to answer the phone.
“Hey Fa’a.” She said.
I looked at the door and walked back to it to make sure Lenka was not lurking around and eavesdropping.
“Hello.” I was almost whispering.
“How are you? Did you already get home?” She asked. (more…)
“You haven’t written any new post yet.”
“You’ve been so inconsistent. I’ve been checking your website every day for weeks now.”
“Why did you say you would post twice if you know you can’t keep up?”
The last comment broke me the most, it literally tore my heart to pieces. The mere thought of letting everyone down pierced my soul and hard as I tried to remedy the situation, I couldn’t. (more…)
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
It was almost 10pm when I got to Faraji’s house. I didn’t bother to drive in because I didn’t plan to stay too long. The gateman was sitting outside so I didn’t to knock for him to open the gate. He excused himself from the small group he was sitting with and came to open the gate for me. (more…)
“Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.”
I drove into my compound to find a strange car parked in my parking space. It was a black G Wagon with tinted glasses. Immediately I came down from my car, I called the gateman to ask him who he had let into my compound. (more…)
The girls and I had settled in and were making our orders when Derin shouted Faraji’s name. I was wondering why she was calling his name till I turned around and saw him walking towards our table. I was extremely surprised because he didn’t say he was going to be here tonight. What am I even saying? We hadn’t talked the entire day so how could he have told me? (more…)
“Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.”I was still recovering from the news of Wangi’s marriage when she excused herself and went outside to make a phone call. I was glad that she was giving me a little space because I was still trying to recover from the lie I had told. I told Wangi that there was nothing serious going on between I and a woman I had almost proposed to a day before. (more…)
“Where there is love, there there is madness.”
“I’m married.” I said to Fa’a.
I watched his face fall in disappointment. I knew he was hoping to hear me say I was still single. I could have easily told him that I was still single because I mean, how would he have known I was married? (more…)