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tor·pid

ˈtôrpəd/

adjective

  1. mentally or physically inactive; lethargic.

         “we sat around in a torpid state”

I just came back from Doha. They say travel opens your eyes and mind, but it also makes you so tired; living off a suitcase,different weather, eating different food, hearing the sound of the lift opening and closing.  

I’m languid.

I want to lie in a cool, darkened mud hut with small windows. I want to lie facing up on a mat with a hard pillow. I want silence. Doors closed. The only time the door of this hut opens is when a small barefooted, geisha-like lady tiptoes in and places a small porcelain cup of iced lemon tea by the mat and whispers, “ Chocolate Man, your tea.”

With my eyes closed I will reach for her wrist, brittle like a twig, and mumble, “Don’t let anyone in here.”

“But there is someone waiting outside.”

“Who?”

“Someone from your blog.” She will whisper, kneeling next to me, her voice pleading. “What do I tell him?”

“Tell him I’m torpid.”

“Stupid?”

“No, tor-pid.”

“As you wish, Chocolate Man.”

I want to lie in this hut this week, Gang. Allow me to lie in this hut just for this week.

Let me be.

And no snarky comments, please.

Kisses.

(Uhm, to the ladies not the gentlemen)

200 Responses
  • Njoki
    07.02.2017

    Mschew.




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    • sam
      07.02.2017

      like




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      • alice
        07.02.2017

        Me too; like




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  • abraham kipkosgei
    07.02.2017

    Kisses




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    • bumble bee
      07.02.2017

      Really? Biko you have time for instagram but not for me here? Is that what it has come down to? When you’re on instagram you’re not torpid but when you come here you are torpid all of a sudden?
      Are you cheating on us with instagram? Is this goodbye




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      • Sophie
        07.02.2017

        you just said it all bumblebee. How dare he??




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      • Simuliki
        07.02.2017

        He truly is cheating..




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      • Wambui
        07.02.2017

        I feel you bumble bee. He’s not just on us with IG but Facebook too. He’s been very busy there posting almost on a daily basis!




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      • Esenam Allen
        07.02.2017

        HAHAHAHA I love the sound of this. I had to read it out loud with attitude. Especially, “Are you cheating on us with instagram?”




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      • Mr. X
        08.02.2017

        You nailed it.




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      • Mr. x
        08.02.2017

        You nailed it.




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    • Awino
      07.02.2017

      Lol wee kisses are only for the ladies, choke! Just one question Biko, you never said if in your languid state, that lady with the tea ever leaves the hut.




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      • Agina Rashid
        07.02.2017

        Hahahaaaaa

        Mayie wuod ng’ato




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      • francis
        07.02.2017

        hahhhahahah my God Kenyans




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  • Robert
    07.02.2017

    This is some minutes late today….Lemme get to reading now




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    • Munira
      07.02.2017

      Love you. …..




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      • Robert
        07.02.2017

        And back at you:)




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    • Raha
      07.02.2017

      kisses Robert, hehehe




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    • Muchemi
      07.02.2017

      Hahaha How was it Robert?




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    • Robert
      07.02.2017

      When you arrive early for the party only to find it postponed




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      • irene tanui
        07.02.2017

        hahaha




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      • Emmy
        09.02.2017

        I was early too………. mmmmch i leave dejected




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  • Shiku
    07.02.2017

    Kisses right back to you Biko




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  • Sherry
    07.02.2017

    Kisses Biko




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  • abraham kipkosgei
    07.02.2017

    Katiba kamekubali




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  • Lydia Abiero
    07.02.2017

    Sighs…….
    Next Week Chocolate Man




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  • Steve
    07.02.2017

    Brilliant read, back to torpid mode




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  • shem
    07.02.2017

    Haha ..you got it chocolate man,torpid it is.




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  • OSCAR JUMA
    07.02.2017

    Hehe




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  • Fatuma
    07.02.2017

    Really???




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  • Robert
    07.02.2017

    That’s how it ends? After all that wait! Enjoy your rest Biko




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  • Bree
    07.02.2017

    Kisses back :*




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  • Hellen Ak
    07.02.2017

    hahahaaha, we want a story..how was Doha?etc etc..don’t make us demonstrate here with placards:-)hehe we shall be here when you finish resting:-)




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    • Sev
      07.02.2017

      Tumecheswa.Haki yetu




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    • minitheshygal
      07.02.2017

      haki yetu




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  • Steve
    07.02.2017

    For those who have googled already, what’s the meaning of this word: languid




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    • Carol
      07.02.2017

      Unenergetic, lazy, indolent, relaxed




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  • Jabay
    07.02.2017

    our weekly dose yawah……..we are not allowing u that!!! HAKI YETU!!! HAKI YETU!!!!




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    • Unknown Warrior
      07.02.2017

      Haki YETU!!




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  • Carole
    07.02.2017

    Aaaawwww…….




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  • Morris
    07.02.2017

    heheheheeheh what a way to say…msinisumbue hii wiki…




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  • Narisha
    07.02.2017

    arrgghh…after waiting for a whole week




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  • Josy
    07.02.2017

    kisses right back to you Biko…




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  • Lauryn
    07.02.2017

    hahahaha chocolate man please….. you know how i had geared myself for a big story…#smh, umenicheza hapo




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  • Oredo1
    07.02.2017

    Awesome chocolate man




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  • Kate
    07.02.2017

    Ha ha ha ha. Sawa, lie away and let’s do this again next week.




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  • Kami
    07.02.2017

    Just be… Bisous!




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  • Sylvia sly
    07.02.2017

    Pole chocolate man.For now we allow you to lie in that hut…Not sure whether we can hook you with the geisha…Hoping next week you shall be energetic




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    • Mr. Nduta
      07.02.2017

      Geisha the lady or the soap?…I think Biko can use either




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      • Lily
        07.02.2017

        Guessing he needs both




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        • Matatamwas
          21.02.2017

          Hehe rough




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      • Jo
        13.02.2017

        Ouch!!!




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  • Julius
    07.02.2017

    I swear, even a full stop from you can be magnified into bursts of laughter… prepare a double dose while inside the hut…




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    • Gladys Wanjiku Ndung`u
      07.02.2017

      Lol. IKR?




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    • Rowsemary
      07.02.2017

      hahahah well said Julius




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  • Demi
    07.02.2017

    He he he , kisses right back at you




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  • Christine
    07.02.2017

    kisses right back :-)……but i wont mind being languid from all the travelling….Sounds like a breath of fresh air as much as it comes at a ‘cost’




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  • Robert Maina
    07.02.2017

    Haki yeetu, Haki yeetu….. #NoStoryNoPeace




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  • Dove
    07.02.2017

    Rest in peace. :don’t die on us.




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  • Ngina
    07.02.2017

    You went to Doha and all we get is a kiss? 🙁




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    • Isaiah
      07.02.2017

      He’s tor-pid✌




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    • wwzippy
      07.02.2017

      I like




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  • Jedida Ojwang'
    07.02.2017

    Take your well deserved rest Biko, talk to us when you are ready to 🙂




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  • Mukami Kathambara
    07.02.2017

    Seriously Biko? Seriously?
    *kisses*




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  • Njooro
    07.02.2017

    It’s become that scenario where you get home and send a quick text to the boys, “Home.” Nancy response is. “KISSES.” Enjoy your downtime bro. We’ll wait. Cheers.




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  • Rael
    07.02.2017

    Happy valentines chocolate man, we shall assume that valentine’s got to you early 🙂 . Kisses right back. http://www.shesatomboy.net




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  • Mark
    07.02.2017

    And here I was wondering why this week’s post was late.
    Say hi to the geisha.

    https://thispostisabout.wordpress.com




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    • Mildred Akoth
      07.02.2017

      Hey,I love your blog,it looks awesome though I haven’t started reading any post yet.




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      • Mr. Nduta
        07.02.2017

        Hahahaha




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      • Mark
        07.02.2017

        Haha
        Thank you. It’s the thought that counts.
        I hope you read it though.




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        • alice
          07.02.2017

          You are cool Mark




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          • Mark
            08.02.2017

            Gracias




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  • ann g
    07.02.2017

    Kisses to you too and you do need the rest




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  • Dickson
    07.02.2017

    Errmmm…just go lie bruh. Make this count come next week




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  • @clif_the_tall
    07.02.2017

    Hahaha. Really Dude? I have been refreshing my browser since 10: 00 am in order to get my daily Tuesday dose only to get this? why are you so insensitive with our ‘Huts’ Biko? am seriously ‘hutting ‘ boss.




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  • Debbz
    07.02.2017

    Kisses right back chocolate man … but make up for it next week..




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  • Vicky
    07.02.2017

    We will miss you biko#sobs




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  • EveKyungu
    07.02.2017

    I saw ur photo on true love magazine, not bad looking I must say.Enjoy ur rest Biko




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    • Isaiah
      07.02.2017

      Did you now? Biko looks like his stories…….funny and totally composed.




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    • mso
      07.02.2017

      which month?




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      • Muchemi
        07.02.2017

        Yes, which month?




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    • alice
      07.02.2017

      Problems are coming your way, baba Tamms




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    • Quin
      08.03.2017

      Which month?




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  • Jeez..What a cop out.
    Sema kucheswo..
    Isn’t this the point you have someone on standby…one of the Master class graduates to guest post?
    What will happen when you have a 17hour flight to Japan, and you have to be in economy a la cattle class?




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    • Its Marcel
      07.02.2017

      He will sink into oblivion. This time round, he won’t order Iced Lemon Tea, He will order a gazebo built next to his hut just so he can busk his Brobdingnagian forehead like a tropical lizard. Then he will blame poor torpid for it, Again!




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      • Ivy
        07.02.2017

        Be easy guys,si he has said he’s tor- pid..




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      • anne
        07.02.2017

        Lol




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  • Imelda
    07.02.2017

    Somehow this short post is enough for this week as is 🙂




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  • nyobz
    07.02.2017

    Rest Biko rest! out of that mud hut we know you’ll unleash good stuff!




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  • Mshiriki
    07.02.2017

    We are hiring another geisha girl who can be more persuasive to allow the guest entry.




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  • Mildred Akoth
    07.02.2017

    The post is in a torpid state too.




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  • Jorgè
    07.02.2017

    That person standing outside the hut,from the blog, is ME.I will start knocking in three two…




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  • Nick26
    07.02.2017

    LoooL! “Chocolate man wake up and get registered as a voter” she whispers




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  • Victoria
    07.02.2017

    What happened to email notification?




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    • Jeffu
      07.02.2017

      Its on….maybe you turned yours off.




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    • Ireneann
      07.02.2017

      It’s torpid like chocolate man




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  • Ben
    07.02.2017

    Looks like the return flight was in the cattle section…




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  • Jenny
    07.02.2017

    Your mouth shall run dry from all the kissing, kisses right back. Pole for fatigue.




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  • mkw
    07.02.2017

    tep·id
    ˈtepəd/
    adjective
    showing little enthusiasm.
    “the applause was tepid”
    synonyms: unenthusiastic, apathetic, muted, halfhearted, so-so, ‘comme ci, comme ça’, indifferent, subdued, cool, lukewarm, uninterested, unenthused
    “The gang was tepid in allowing chocolate man sleep in the goddamn hut denying them the much awaited weekly read”




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  • Zayn
    07.02.2017

    OMG chocolate man blew me a kiss !!! *fanning myself* Kisses right back atya Mr. Chocolate man




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  • Beri
    07.02.2017

    Really???




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  • Jess
    07.02.2017

    Really?? After waiting for so long this is all we get 🙁
    And how I was looking forward to the Qatar stories!!!




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  • Jeffu
    07.02.2017

    Hehehe it is absolutely fascinating. Take your time chocolate man.




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  • Arnet Njiraini
    07.02.2017

    Too bad… You had better make up next Tuesday! Will be waiting !!




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  • kennedy
    07.02.2017

    Huh?




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  • Isaiah
    07.02.2017

    Well,chocolate man seems to have won all the girls over especially now when Valentines day is here and unga is up at 150. You girls can have Biko and his ‘chocolateness’ as we fix this unga story.
    Kisses to you Biko,from bae.




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    • Not important
      08.02.2017

      SMH




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  • Jackinda
    07.02.2017

    For some reason, I just remembered my first time.




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  • Karey
    07.02.2017

    Really Biko? After 7 days of waiting? OK chocolate man, kisses!!




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  • Isz
    07.02.2017

    the geisha like lady, yes that one……




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  • Marion Yano
    07.02.2017

    Let me be patient

    kisses




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  • Jerome Onyango
    07.02.2017

    Worth the wait




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  • stella
    07.02.2017

    All betrayals starts or ends with a kiss.




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  • Gathoni
    07.02.2017

    Not a prophetess but I saw this coming. That article last week …..Enjoy your well-deserved rest.




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  • minitheshygal
    07.02.2017

    And here i was checking your facebook page and hoping that will get an awesome blog…enjoy your rest




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  • fridah
    07.02.2017

    Kisses biko!! It’s so chocolatey hahaha




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  • Susan
    07.02.2017

    Rather than serve half cooked food you have decided to cook it fully regardless of the how hungry the gang is! I can’t wait for the dish next week. Kisses.




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  • Vero
    07.02.2017

    I was taking a nap, then I hear my email notification, the joy on seeing the new post email, then this!! Biko why?? Oh well, better make it up next week..




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  • EDWIN CHIRCHIR
    07.02.2017

    It is okey (Jackson)- pun intended, be sure to come early next week. No excuses will be accepted. https://ekichir.blogspot.co.ke




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  • Juliah
    07.02.2017

    Kisses… how i will give anything to be that Geisha lady …. See you next week




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  • Kandovu
    07.02.2017

    Let him. I’d need cleansing after clinging to a fellow man’s arm in terror.
    Way Scooby jumps onto Shaggy.




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  • Winnie Muchiri
    07.02.2017

    Aki Biko, sawa tu.
    Storpid 😀




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  • abdullah omar
    07.02.2017

    ni sawa




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  • Njengah
    07.02.2017

    sure! as you wish chocolate man.




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  • Anne
    07.02.2017

    I feel played…was expecting more..kisses




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  • Sophie
    07.02.2017

    wait! seriously? okay kisses. wait for the cup of tea coming your way




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  • Maurice
    07.02.2017

    Was looking forward to this week’s post. Actually, sneaked out of office for maximum concentration only to find a paragraph. Damn! It’s like raiding a bank to steal biro pens!




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    • JB
      07.02.2017

      hahahahahahahahahaha! Karma!!!




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  • Elsie
    07.02.2017

    walks away as i whistle ” This B**ch A’int Loyal




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  • Elsie Birech
    07.02.2017

    walks away as i whistle ” This B**ch A’int Loyal




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  • alice
    07.02.2017

    Ha ha haaa… Biko, we (the gang) too are torpid. Let’s encourage each other in it.




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  • Rowsemary
    07.02.2017

    …Biko, I’ve been waiting for you all morning for you to tell me this?!
    If this is your idea of goodbye… Actually, you know what, just go it’s fine!




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  • Victor
    07.02.2017

    Biko, you are such a fraud!:)




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  • Anne
    07.02.2017

    Kisses chocolate man.




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  • allan
    07.02.2017

    Biko is in a torpid mode. How unlucky are we this week.




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  • Wanoone
    07.02.2017

    Aaaaaiii!!!! just like that and the way i rushed here….. sawa tu




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  • kenneth
    07.02.2017

    Is this the end?




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  • hyxoul
    07.02.2017

    so cause i decided it is that time i start commenting you tor-pid..isorait. and kisses for ladies…then whisky toast for us men itakuwa vipi?




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  • doree
    07.02.2017

    I go to my email. Refresh the emails.. I see bikozulu….i excuse myself from my noisy friends to read this….
    Biko noo
    Anyway you played it well with the kisses. Enjoy the rest.and wait did that geisha-like lady leave the hut?




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  • Jen
    07.02.2017

    Haiya! That’s it?




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  • Albino Mweusi
    07.02.2017

    Biko,how will you rest after kufanyia watu hivi? Been waiting whole week bwana!




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  • Sir
    07.02.2017

    Hahaha. the kisses




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  • Adan
    07.02.2017

    Biko torpid mode it is…get some rest!




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  • JB
    07.02.2017

    The kisses have saved you… hahaha! Mwaaaah! right back at you.
    Looking forward to next week. Enjoy untorpidizing or detorpidizing… hehe




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  • Wesh - Peter Wesh
    07.02.2017

    I am also torpid. I have not written anything on my ka-blog since December and I think I will continue being torpid. Torpid is good for the body. Like since I started being torpid I feel more relaxed and alive. I breathe deeper and see clearer. I love torpid. To torpid.




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    • Mercy
      08.02.2017

      Wesh, dont encourage this torpid behavior, we feel cheated




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  • Francis
    07.02.2017

    Speaking the truth Biko this week of all the days Aki don’t say bado uko January.




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  • Togom Kiprono Robert
    07.02.2017

    Ohh neither IEBC ,Jubilee nor Cord reached to mobile voters? Claim your portion. Who hasnt been given




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  • Kish
    07.02.2017

    So we waited all week for this?!?! This is unacceptable!
    And the worst part is that you started it off so well like you usually do with your captivating stories.. And then a paragraph later… I can’t..




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  • Kipkoech S
    07.02.2017

    Biko. That’s rude. Too short!




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  • Chela
    07.02.2017

    Biko, See you next week. No more trips to Qatar please.




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  • Ndiransh
    07.02.2017

    Oh. So ladies get kisses and the dudes don’t? That’s……like…..Racist, man. Check yourself!!!!!




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  • Esthea
    07.02.2017

    I find a quiet place to get my Biko dose only to find torpid. Ati torpid? Nkt, sounds like matope! Biko kwenda! Matope!




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  • Mwakisha Makoko
    07.02.2017

    I’ll understand your being torpid this week but come next Tuesday if you try describing another fancy word I’ll leave with that geisha girl and leave you alone in your torpidation (if there is even such a word) hehehe




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    • dinah
      01.03.2017

      hahaha kwisha!




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  • Martha Nderitu
    07.02.2017

    Just passing by




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  • Black Lemon
    07.02.2017

    I waited 7 days. Refreshed my browser all Tuesday. And all I get is kisses? No, those were for the ladies. So I waited 7 days and refreshed my browser all Tuesday for nothing. I don’t know if am disappointed or just pissed. Mr. Chocolate man this relationship is getting abusive. If you can’t handle this then you better let me go to Ghafla! or Mpasho or somebody who will not make me wait 7 days then keep me waiting out the hut.




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  • Rosemary
    07.02.2017

    So be it Biko.




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  • Rosemary
    08.02.2017

    Biko, looks like we have some Bikoholics!
    Some serious withdrawal symptoms being exhibited by this gang.
    Can we form a Bikoholics anonymous? ….just incase you have more of this torpid moments.




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    • Robert
      08.02.2017

      Now you are talking. What if he stops posting! Tuesdays will never be the same.




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    • Mwakisha Makoko
      08.02.2017

      yeah some people need to be in such a group to help with this addiction ☺




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  • Denis Munuve
    08.02.2017

    Torpedoed




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  • Carol Mumbi
    08.02.2017

    Really Biko.. Was ready for a story




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  • Charity(the)
    08.02.2017

    Aiii




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  • Tobias
    08.02.2017

    i have to comment




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  • Wambui
    08.02.2017

    You go be torpid Chocolate man and enjoy yourself while at it.




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  • Debz
    08.02.2017

    This is emotional abuse laced with kisses.




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  • Jewels
    08.02.2017

    Yaani I’ve risked getting caught not working for a mere paragraph? Biko please.




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  • Rugie
    08.02.2017

    Tor.pid. Yeah right! We got played.




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  • QSo Vosty
    08.02.2017

    What of didn’t get in the story is sure found it in the comments. Bumble been is the Boniface mwangi of this gang.




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  • QS Vosty
    08.02.2017

    What I didn’t get in the story I sure found in the comments. Bumble bee is the Boniface Mwangi of this streets.




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  • fra
    08.02.2017

    He is ghosting on us. That is how it starts…




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  • Gilbert
    08.02.2017

    Did you say torpid or stupid? What a suspense! Wanted to hear more of the little barefooted lady and all her roles in all this….




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  • NANCY MUTEKWA
    08.02.2017

    this week l have been tired, weary and languid. so today l decided to check your post, for this week, only for it to be too short leaving me yearning for more sob!




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  • farady
    08.02.2017

    home is where the hut is




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  • Blair
    08.02.2017

    hehehe after all this ‘Tor-pidness’ the comments is where its at!




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  • Shaz
    08.02.2017

    Best read EVER!!!!! LOL!




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  • Mish
    08.02.2017

    This sounds like a really bad hangover. We’ll let you be chocolate man. Kisses back.




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  • Mwakisha Makoko
    08.02.2017

    we can do without an article this week all you need to do is read the comments, some of them are just hillarious




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  • Seneiya
    09.02.2017

    Ahahaha!! OK!..next week then.




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  • At least you taught me a new word: torpid.
    Happy Torpid state.

    Check out my blog gang:
    mikeinioluwa.wordpress.com




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  • Moha
    09.02.2017

    In the midist of your ‘torpidity’ you put up something. The idea is to keep us going. Enjoy your rest.




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    • Moha
      09.02.2017

      *midst




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  • Jacob
    09.02.2017

    Biko,
    Let the Geisha Lady Go….




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  • Lynder
    09.02.2017

    I feel you on the torpid.Kisses




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  • Esenam Allen
    09.02.2017

    If i had an eidetic memory like that of Sheldon Cooper, i would have been be able to recite Biko’s words by-heart. I have read this particular blog post over a 100 times. And i am sure i will keep coming back here just to read it again and again.




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  • Nyamz_
    09.02.2017

    Be well, xx.




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  • Suzie
    10.02.2017

    Really Biko?Haya enjoy your rest




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  • BikosNumber2CRITIC
    10.02.2017

    Yani hii space mzima ungepea guest post instead unaamua kuingia kwa hut na ku doze? smh.
    Yani hata zile copout articles zi huwa zime lay about huwezi post?
    The ones recommending to us African authors you’ve been reading or zile jungu blogs you enjoy?
    Also, no one uses torpid irl.
    #Harshwordslazima




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  • aurelia banchiri
    10.02.2017

    please recover from your languidity,




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  • Grace Maina
    10.02.2017

    See you next week.. Ni sawa tu




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  • kibetty
    10.02.2017

    it’s called writer’s block………I am disappointed too but my brother Bikozulu might have had a rainy day!




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  • Amanda Akatukunda
    11.02.2017

    Biko,I am rather disappointed that I will not be getting my full Tuesday dose here.We all have those days when we just want to lie in a Hut in peace. Now, get some rest and be better




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  • Tess
    12.02.2017

    Ok Biko we understand that moment spent in that hut in that torpid state is necessary. I mean you are not a robot. Just dont let it develope into that sickness, you know that sickness. No procastination, Biko. We are waiting next week. Kisses




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  • Kimeu
    13.02.2017

    I wonder if the Geisha-like lady joins you in your torpid state… see you next week Biko
    no kisses for you neither




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  • Bree
    15.02.2017

    pff!!!!!!!




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  • kushm
    15.02.2017

    biko we need our fix man, it’s been a week, do you know how long that is in cat years?




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  • African Zeal
    19.02.2017

    haha i am just going through the comment section, hilorious




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  • dinah
    01.03.2017

    the comments…lol




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