Shiggi's Ridiculous Life

I mean, really.

BJJ session 163

By on 4th May 2019

Something new! Post-session witterings… Should be easier to be consistent this, way than… Say, oh I don’t know.. Writing 藍 I’ve got a transcript from Otter, but… Let’s just say some of the sentences aren’t quite there yet… Updated transcript….below: So I’m walking away from my Brazilian Jujitsu session. It was an all ladies class, […]

What’s in a lifestyle?

By on 7th April 2019

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is still an ongoing occurrence in my life happening anywhere from twice to 6 times a week. I’m on session 143 now and a four-stripe white belt. I can assure you I do not feel remotely near what I’ve been recognised as. Things don’t really flow and I haven’t sparred with anyone […]

BJJ Mat Confessions

By on 11th December 2018

[BJJ MAT CONFESSIONS] Let it be known, going to a BJJ class fully fasted, with only coffee for sustiance, and shark week deciding to start earlier that day AND deciding to do open mat after class for a glorious 90 mins of rolling/drills……. .. Is not so bloody glorious (Ha!… Ew) When I was wee, […]

The Art of Tenacity: One

By on 25th September 2018

Tenacity (Noun) The quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip The quality or fact of being very determined; determination. The quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence. Alternatively: “Tenacity is the quality of being determined to do something in spite of difficulties and hurdles. If you are determined to achieve […]

The plight of self awareness

By on 29th May 2018

My boyfriend managed to almost single-handedly nullify the entire robot dystopian sci-fi sub-genre in one sentence. Almost. Ultimately what he said boiled down to: the robots would confer with each other and consider how the end plays out. No matter how many iterations they played out, it came to the same conclusion: robots need humans. […]

Preacher amongst preachers

By on 29th May 2018

I’ve done a curious thing, on a whim that has confirmed a long held opinion on the state of social media. I switched my primary Facebook profile on my phone to my more “creative” tight knit profile. The first thing I noticed was the quality and style of posting. It was human, it was my […]

A world of fear

By on 13th May 2018

We are presently living through the age of fear. Whilst life exists as an assortment of chained choices, there is always an underlying torrent of discomfort propagated by societal fallacies. Over years we have been trained into fearing by default. Sure, our primative nature has fear built in, but for very specific and at that […]

A creative heart’s numb spot

By on 22nd May 2017

As with many things that require subconscious processing, the passing of Chris Cornell has swiftly submerged into my subconsciousness as did the initial hearing of his passing on Thursday. Having grown up in Kenya, I naturally can’t lay claim to growing up with a lot of Western music of my generation. Mo-Town, classical, jazz and […]

A tale of two dads

By on 7th May 2017

If you have not watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – don’t read this. The world has been strange lately. Well, it’s been strange since December 2016, but as I try to address the strangeness, I seem to just be going deeper into this crazy rabbit hole of disparity and disconnection in a bid to […]

Warrior’s Garden

By on 30th January 2017

Tending the garden is a relaxing pastime, but it does not prepare one for the inevitable battles of life. It is easy to be calm in a serene setting. To be calm and serene when under attack is much more difficult; therefore, I tell you that it is far better to be a warrior tending […]