Category Archives: Product Reviews

How to Make Your Sleeping Mattress Both Firm and Fluffy

I’ve recently been told by people close to me that I am rigid. The first time I heard this, I was shocked and sure that the person I was talking to had it all wrong. On second thought, though, I see where these people could be coming from. About certain things in my life, I see no compelling reason to compromise (at least not for the most part) and so, in these areas, I stick to running my life exactly as I see fit. One such area of my life is sleep. Read on to find out about something I learned … Continue reading

Bags Whose Name I Know Not…

As a child, growing up in Côte d’Ivoire, I found myself at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport quite regularly. Often, it would be to send off or welcome my Dad to or from one of his many work trips, but at other times, it would be because I, some other member of my family, and/or one of our many visiting friends and relatives were headed to or from yet another destination by air. Whatever the case, it was during these frequent visits to this airport that I first became aware of the item that I would like to tell you … Continue reading

Del Monte Fruit Juice

When I was growing up, the breakfast table at my parents’ home always included a jug of freshly squeezed orange juice. Breakfast was never complete without it! Somehow, when they moved to Kenya, during my teen years, that habit came to an end. Instead, at breakfast, my parents chose to serve orange juice out of a packet. Still, they tried to make sure that the fruit juice we drank was as healthy as possible. My father was particularly adamant that the juice he bought had no added sugar. This is how I first learned about Delmonte juice.

Fisherman’s Friend: The Ultimate Breath Mint

When I “pack” my handbag before I go out every day, I recite a list of items that I want to be sure not to forget. Without going into too many details, my current recitation goes: phone, money, swipe…(insert a few more items here that include a small tin of petroleum jelly 🙂 )… mints, camera. I am sure you can understand why I carry items such as my phone and money, but an item like mints—and Fisherman’s Friend mints (sometimes wrongly referred to as Fishermans Friend or Fisherman Friends) at that—may baffle you a bit (as it has people who’ve seen … Continue reading

Petroleum Jelly with a Difference: Nice & Lovely

For all my supposed gistyness, I like to keep it simple when it comes to moisturizing my skin. For me, the secret has always been to use petroleum jelly. I always have a tub of the stuff on my dresser table at home, and believe it or not, I carry a mini-tub of petroleum jelly in my handbag too (I would never think of leaving home without it!). For most of my life, my preferred brand of petroleum jelly was Vaseline, but sometime back that changed.

Hangover Remedy: RU-21

Now that we’re two weeks into the month of January, I think it’s safe to say that the holiday season has (finally) come to an end. How was your festive season? Was it a pleasant one? Did you have lots of fun, with many opportunities to merry-make? I hope so. I definitely did. But…there’s nothing quite as capable of spoiling fun times like the difficult morning after having one-drink-too-many during one of those merry-making opportunities. I am sure you know just what I am talking about … that nasty little thing called … a hangover.

Toyota Vitz Review

Happy New Year, dear reader! May this year be one that brings you the desires of your heart!…May it also grant me the desires of my heart too. When it comes to cars, the desire of my heart used to be extremely clear to me. I longed for a Peugeot 307 hatchback. For a number of years, I waited for the perfect combination of factors to come together so I could buy myself one. In the meantime, I would pass by the Peugeot showroom at Sarit, just to gaze at the car and…dream. Sadly, the perfect combination of factors is yet to come together. Tired … Continue reading