About

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Welcome to my corner of the internet!ย This is where my thoughts live. I post daily on a variety of topics! Check out my daily writing scheduleย HEREย ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are just a few things about me:

  1. I am half Kenyan and half Singaporean.
  2. I have 8 siblings (4 sisters and 4 brothers). I am 3rd in the lineup.
  3. Places I have lived include Kenya, Singapore, Pennsylvania, New York City, Houston, Boston, and Connecticut.
  4. We currently live in Connecticut where we have a house and some pretty stellarย friends.
  5. Places I have traveled (not counting where I have lived) include: France, England, Canada, Bahamas, all over USA, Tanzania, Brussels, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Mauritius, Seychelles, and India.
  6. I went to boarding school from grades 3-12.
  7. I have a PhD and 2 masters degrees.
  8. Joel and I have been married since 2007. We don’t have kids yet, but want to have a family at some point.
  9. I have completed 2 marathons. I run almost every morning.
  10. I grew up in Kenya.
  11. When I was 17, I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
  12. I love to write.
  13. I once had a mole removed from my finger as a precaution. I still have a scar.
  14. Given the choice, I’d pick a show over a movie any day.
  15. Joel and I are airbnb “superhosts” and we love to host airbnb guests!
  16. I use WhatsApp and Gchat daily to keep in touch with friends and family.
  17. My favorite way to unwind after a long day is to read a book.

And now you know a little bit about me!

 

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26 thoughts on “About

  1. Nice to meet you! I have a scar on my finger too, My mother accidentally slammed her Austin Mini door shut on it. But it sounds cooler if I say I did it fishing or hunting. I ran 2 marathons too here in Vancouver Canada.

  2. Hi Dawn – thanks for stopping by my blog letting me know that you were there so I could visit you here. Wow, you are quite a traveler and have such an unusual set of parents – Kenya and Singapore – that must be quite a story in itself. When I was in grad school in Cincinnati, I befriended a brother/sister pair whose parents were from Singapore and the former Czechoslovakia. One of my close friends is Indian but grew up in Ethiopia. So many fascinating stories shared!

  3. Kenyan… has run two marathons, that’s like a Russian bragging about weightlifting! Anyway thanks for visiting my site, ya charming young beauty.

    Peace be the Botendaddy

    1. Thank you Teagan! Lovely to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll continue to follow along ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Yes it is, I have visited ALL of the continents except South America and Antarctica. I also have citizenship in 2 countries!!

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