Thursday, July 07, 2005

Loose Ends

Nairobi Olympics
The 2012 Olympics will be held in London, and Kenya will be bidding for the 2016 Olympics according to Sports Minister Ochillo Ayacko
How does Nairobi rank alongside yesterday's finalists?

Population: not sure (1991 said 1.5 million, but NGO’s claim that Kibera alone has 1 million residents)
Previous Olympics: None, but have hosted All-Africa games, various regional soccer matches, some cricket World Cup games and sports rallies
Pros: Treat VIP’s well, we are able to imagine and build anything huge.
Cons: Treat athletes badly, poor current infrastructure & olympic facilities,
Slogan: Coming Soon
Status: Realistically, we should settle for hosting the announcement ceremony of the real venue of the 2016 Olympics (yesterday it was done in Singapore)
VIPs who will represnt us: Kipchoge Keino, Catherine Ndereba, and half the cabinet

Tax Refund
I completed my tax return three days before the June 30th deadline, and according to my accountant I am owed about 6,000 shillings. I filled out my bank details on the form, and will see how long it takes KRA to send me my refund.

Book Paradise
I finally joined the book library that I wrote about earlier. So far, it’s the real deal and I am on my 2nd bestseller in this week after starting with Nelson DeMille’s Night Fall. I feel like some kind of addict who has been given a free supply for one year as there are so many books in the store. At this rate, I will have read over 50 bestsellers by next June, all for the price of one (1,000 shillings).

Top Gun

You can usually tell when President Kibaki returns from an international trip as his official jet will buzz over the city on its way to its Eastleigh base, and after dropping him off at JKIA.

Rediscovering KTN
Earlier I got pissed off when KTN stopped showing the Sopranos at the end of season three. They have now resumed and repeated the last episode they showed where Jackie Jr. gets bumped off. Also Season 2 of “24” ended, and they now have “Alias” on Wednesday nights where unfortunately its at the same time as Nation’s “Wingu La Moto.” They have also replaced the “X-Files” (season 6 or 7) with “Millennium.”


Shiroh said...

let us see if we can bid for 2016 it would be tough luck but on the upper side we would have to improve our infrastructure

universally speaking said...

Olympics: I like your hosting idea. It's a much more realistic starting point.

KTN: Those folks should really style up and give you folks The Sopranos IV instead of cop-outs like Millenium. You'd think the relaunched Nation would give them a run for their money.

Jay said...

I see you've finally discovered the premier book store!! By the way did you know that you're not restricted to borrowing the older books. You can also borrow the new books!

Hi ho silver!!!!!!!

bankelele said...

Yes, I have also borrowed new books (I put a book cover on them to preserve their newness - like uin primary school)


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