The Unaffected Resolve – A 254Comic

The Unaffected Resolve

by Humphrey Osoro

The Unaffected Resolve is an ongoing fantasy/actionunaffectedresolve_1 graphic novel series that takes you into the mind of Lisa Sagini, a lieutenant in the Kenyan army, her apprentice ,Orville Mukau, and the mysterious cat creature that accompanies them through their adventures as they try to survive the horrors thrown against them, and to do that, they must have a resolve stronger than steel. It must be …Unaffected. Follow the saga to find out what happens.

Available on : 254comics.com

Cost: Kshs. 250

 

Thoughts:

unaffected-resolveHumphrey draws a tale about Lisa Sagini, who is in the Kenyan Army.  The story starts with a bang, a cat creature carries Lisa on it’s back, and that had me going what’s next.  Very strong strokes on the art, Osoro clearly defines each of his characters.  The tone is a bit darker than I’d like, but still it does not take out from the story, which leaves me waiting to see what more is in store for Lisa Sagini.

I have mad love for the otaku culture!  There was a time I thought I might start drawing a manga, but writing is more exciting for me.  Instead, I read comics and manga avidly.  I was excited to get to know this little gem, and from our 254 region.  I hope to see more from Humphrey, soon!

Follow Humphrey’s Blog to learn more.

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Day 6 – Laughing until my stomach hurts

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Do you consider yourself funny? What role does humor play
in your life? Who’s the funniest person you know?

6- Laughing  until my stomach hurts

When was the last time you laughed until you felt you’ll pee your pants?

laughing out loudThink about it.  Really stop and remember that moment, and why you laughed until your stomach hurt and tears filled your eyes.  Laughter is the best medicine in any situation, yet it is so rare.  Sure, you can chuckle or give a small laugh when you think something is amusing.  However, honest to goodness, laugh-out-loud laughing is precious.  An awesome laugh is spontaneous and when it happens, gosh-darn, I fall in love with the person who made me laugh that way.  Why?  Coz, I remember that laugh for days, weeks, hell even months, because it was just so good laughing that way.

The funniest person I know is a cousin I consider our big brother.  I’ll name him J.  J is one of those guys who can get you to laugh until you pee your pants.  I love it when he visits us because he always has the best stories to tell.  He’s lively and genuine.  I appreciate him because he has seen my family go through some tough times, and strange times, and no matter the situation, he always manages to make you feel like it will be okay.  I have had some amazing laughs thanks to J, so this post is my small shout-out to him.

Geez, I think it is important to laugh often.  If you’re not genuinely laughing, find a cat video if you have to and laugh.  #Be happy.   

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100 days Writing AdventureDay 6 – On the importance of a good laugh….our society these days is so serious, unforgiving, and downright mean at times.  We need to focus on the smiles, and laughs…the genuine kind.

Poetry Wonder at the CakeFest254 2016

The Nairobi Cake Festival 2016 was this year held at the Kenya Wildlife Service Grounds!  Unlike last year, this time the weather cooperated.  And the Venue was Fantastic! Once again, I was attending as part of the Cake Providers.  Maureen and I had a really nice tent, Amari Quickbreads was set up for the day, and boy did we serve cake.

Say, “Hi, have some Apple Cinnamon Cake today,” Five times, maybe ten, uhm…twenty, then thirty…At some point, someone was like, say what? Say that again, coz I had messed it up to Apple Cinnamony…Apple Cake…Cinnamon Apple….Cinna….lolz.

I had a blast!

Our Tent was fantabulous, we got loads of visitors wanting to know more about Amari and of course we were representing Cookswell Jikos too.   I want to give a grateful shout out to SafiServe who brought us the blue gloves you see my Sis wearing.  They placed us on top with Food Safety, which is really important. Check out Safi Serve, and learn more about the good work they are doing across Nairobi.

Maureen looking fabulous after a very successful Cake Festival 2016.  She had baked all night before this, and you can’t even tell, right!  Love you, Sis ^_^

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When the cake dishing out exercise was out, I got a chance to check out the competition!  Wow, Bakers have great imagination.  Here are some pieces that jumped out at me.

I got to the Teapot and teacup after someone had a taste! ^_^

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Imagination took over here.  I kept thinking of exotic plants in all the SciFi books I’ve ever read for this one.↑

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The Watermelon Cake that had us all waiting for a piece↓….Just loved how vibrant this cake looked on the inside!  This lady made my day when she decided to cut the cake so we could see the inside.

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Poetry Magic

When the day was over, we decided to walk around and see the show.  While taking cake pictures, this band came on and stole my heart.  I love a good poetry slam session, and this guy delivered.  He was great with the rolling words, his spoken word captured the soul, down to the toes…and the roars when the guitar riffs hit right!  Yeah, I had my guitar fix, and the day was complete!

The Nairobi Cake Festival has grown in the last few years.  This festival is quickly growing into a wonderful creative pool.  Festival goers get to meet Great Big Cake Houses, as well as Small Bakers with Big Dreams just starting out.  I felt inspired walking from tent to tent, seeing so many people with creative ideas, working to showcase their businesses.  Speaking of creative, these guys made me smile.  In a sea of cake, they brought out the jerseys, their art, and a dash of taste. Cocktails anyone?  Loved their flare. Thumbs up pun-tees.com

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Cake Fest 254 2016 in a nutshell?

It was Cake, Celebrating Achievements, Having Fun, Meeting New Friends, Hanging with New Friends, Creativity at its fullest, and of course, Great Music….loving the band at the end!

The Ladies Posing after a Hard Day’s work!

Check out these Links to learn more about Cake Festival Nairobi:

Cake Festival Nairobi

Edumed Trust – It’s all about taking kids to school, join the Cake Festival Next Year.

Safi Serve – These guys are the stuff! We need more of what they’re doing for Restaurants/ Hotels/ Food Industry

Amari Bakery – Plugging the day job here….^_^

Cookswell Jikos

 

Pottery – Art for Sustenance

Adventures in Nairobi led me to a wonderful community center in Eastleigh that does pottery to help fund their projects and support the less privileged.  The Eastleigh Community Center has a full-fledged Pottery Workshop that produces gorgeous pottery pieces they sell to support the center.

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We got the chance to walk through the pottery shop where they sell their finished products.  Of course, the motto was walk with care.  I kept praying my clumsiness would stay put, the shelves were so gorgeously full of delicate art.  The staff was busy packing for an exhibition, so I only got one shot of the packed shelves.  I’m told you can visit the Center if you would like to view the pottery before you purchase.

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More pottery on shelves…these jugs remind me of the ones I see in old Egyptian paintings, or Greek art. Imagine yourself filling your jug with water, or milk, and placing it on the work table.  So beautiful….get one here.

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The picture above is a collection of mugs in the process of creation, before they go back in to the kiln for another burn.

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This little plant pot absolutely stole my heart.  Yes, part of it is the Biscuit written on the side, but it is just so cute, I want one!

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Outside the Eastleigh Community Center offices is a line of potted plants that make me want to go back to their shop and purchase a few for our compound.

The Eastleigh Community Center displays their pottery work at different expos around Nairobi.  You might run into them at Yaya Center, the Maasai Market, or at the Sarit Center Expos…and many other trade shows.

Learn more about this industrious Project

Website : PCEA Eastleigh Community Center

Visiting the Ubantu Festival – 2015

On a lazy Saturday Afternoon, my sister and I decided to see what the Ubantu Festival was about.  The festival was held in the now familiar Uhuru Gardens along Langata road.  This time however, no cake to eat, just loads of creativity, and wonderful art.  I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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My Sis, lovin’ the art, the Avocado was her favorite

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A lot of expression on this one

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Art 5Art 7Art 10Art 9Art 11 Art 13Art 14 art 15And that’s that… beautiful art, beautiful beaded jewelry..

I hope the next Ubantu Festival is even more lively.

Cake Festival 2015 – Fun & Rainy ^_^

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Nairobi this June is rainy and dreary, but the Cake Festival was on, and hot enough to draw hundreds of people despite the rain.  It was exciting! I had great fun this year, not just eating cake, but following through the whole process of how the Cake Festival comes to be. 

There was a lot of work done by the Edumed Staff, who are awesome, (I don’t say this lightly!)  They worked overtime to make sure the participating bakers had what they needed, and even rallied everyone during heavy rain.

amari tentThis year, I was working in the Amari Bakery stand, and we had 30 kgs of cake to give.  Yes, people ate all that cake! We were done serving the last piece of cake around 3 p.m. cake festival visitors ate it all. 

cake for the massesOur many visitors ate cake, and asked many questions about Amari Bakery, and Cookswell Jikos, who we were representing that day.  We gave away business cards, and price lists, with a side of cake tasting.  Fun!

The Creative Side of Cake Festival

Cake Festival is also a chance for the cake houses in Nairobi to compete for the best cake decoration possible.  This year’s theme was “Africa Rising”.  I hit up the Judges Tent for pictures of some of the best creative cakes this side of East Africa.

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Africa really Rising ^_^
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Just interesting to me!
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This was a whole Homestead, couldn’t get it all in the frame. I was hiding from the rain.

This year was smooth sailing for us.  Much of this I credit to the generous flow of information provided by Edumed Staff, and a month long planning.  I definitely had a great time, even with the rain.  To all those who came to visit us, Thank You!

Learn More about:

Cake Festival 2015

Amari Bakery

Cookswell Jikos

Going to the Nairobi Cake Fest – 2015

cakeIt’s that time again! The Cake Festival is here. As always, I’m going to attend working a tent for Amari Bakery.   Fun! That means I get to do double duty, both eating cake and talking about cake…hehehe.  The tickets are for sale right now, get them if you want to attend.  It’s a whole day of getting free cake from every cake house in Nairobi.  Seriously, marble cake, chocolate cake, strawberry cake…mmm  Black forest, White forest…need I say more.  See you there!!