Showing posts with label Naivas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Naivas. Show all posts

Friday, 30 June 2017

Kenya's Plastic Nightmare & Fantasy vs Reality

August is near, and every Kenyan is panicking,

C’mon, this isn’t about the elections.
Remember the notice that was gazetted back in March stating that, starting August 28th, Kenya will go plastic bags free?

We’re now only a month away from it’s execution.
Turns out you are fed up with drainage systems getting blocked every time it rains leading to unnecessary floods, the millions of non-biogradable waste piling up at Dandora dump site, the hundreds of paper bags piling up at the bottom drawer of your kitchen cabinet, your constant hospitalizations from malaria disease…  I guess that’s why you went as far as signing that Avaaz Petition that drew  thousands of signatures.

And now, you can’t wait to see and be a part of a cleaner and greener future, or so you think.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

9 Genius Shopping Ideas to Keep you Afloat Even when the Going's Tough

A couple of years back, I made the worst but also the best mistake of my life - I quit my job. Saying that I hit rock bottom would be an understatement. You have no idea how hard it is to constantly worry about where your next meal is going to come from, if the landlady is going to kick you out, if that stomach-ache is another episode of monthly cramps, ulcers or hunger… But if there's one - well, a couple of things that macabre experience taught me, is how to be an economic genius.
Image: CheapOnlineShopping.Selagi.Com
 Experience has taught me that the cost of living will always be on the rise; irrespective of how much you make. And so, to help you navigate and make life less harder, you need to embrace a couple of smart economic tips:

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Day I Stopped at Naivas

At a few minutes to 8.00 pm, I remember that I ran out of cooking oil last night.  I decide to alight before my stage so that I can buy this basic need before the shop closes (Naivas closes at 8.00 pm).  Being a girl, I shop for more than I came for - cooking oil, milk, bread and ice cream.  Everything is good until I check my wallet, and realize that I only have 100 shillings with me.  So what do you do when you are cashless and can't walk out of the door without taking with you what brought you here?   Swipe right?  The teller guy takes forever gazing at my ID and MasterCard before telling me, 'We don't swipe less than 500 shillings.'

Monday, 12 May 2014

#Nakumatt, Tuskys, Uchumi, Naivas and Ukwala---WHERE TO AND WHERE NOT TO SHOP

In the beginning, there was barter trade, and then came kiosks, later on-retail shops, and now, supermarkets.

They are deemed to be the most convenient form of shopping for they not only offer a hassle free shopping experience but also give one a chance to window shop, save money, accumulate reward points and at times, fill time.
But, everything that's good has its weak points.  Generally, one of the strongest weak points is the fact that cashiers have become too lazy to look for change hence opt to give shoppers change in form of sweets and PK chewing gums.
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