Category Archives: Relationships

Tinder in Japan: A Rural Experience

So the blues have passed, and I am really excited because I’m graduating next week on Friday (that’s what the timer on the right side of the blog is counting down to)! My parents and bros are coming over to … Continue reading

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Looking for a Husband: On Single Parenthood in Japan

Alright guys, buckle up. I am going to tell you my single parenthood experience in Japan. I prefer the term “single parent” to “single mother”; semantics, I know, but married or not, a mother is a mother. The parenting bit … Continue reading

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I’m a Supermum!

Suppose I were to let someone take care of Jeremy for a week, I thought to myself, what instructions would I give the person? What’s my typical day like? Jeremy usually wakes me up – yes, he’s my alarm – … Continue reading

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Money Matters: Men Borrowing From Women

Money is a sensitive issue. Money can and does cause a rift between siblings, friends, spouses, lovers… Last week, I was reading Biko’s Saturday Magazine article about people (especially women) who borrow money and never return, and they make it … Continue reading

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DATING A NAIROBI MAN

When you are a beautiful young woman in your mid 20′s, you meet all types and ages of men. 35 and Over Idris Elba is now 41. Sadly, he’s already married. Or divorced and taken. It’s confusing. When this man meets you, … Continue reading

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Men and Paying Bills

I admit times have changed. Just as women demanded equality, men did too. If there are bills to pay, the cost is shared between the man and woman in the relationship, be it business, marriage or dating. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Friendliness: It’s not a matter of race

I’ve met so many people here, from so many different nationalities: Germans, Americans, Croatians, Canadians, Kenyans, Italians, Britons, Spaniards, Congolese, Zanzibaris, Belgians, French nationals (Frens? Frenchians?) etc. Most are tourists, some work here, some to visit, some for whatever reasons… … Continue reading

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