Thank you so much everyone for your kind words of encouragement, it means so much to me. Now I hope we can all sit up together and enjoy this Incredible journey called life with each other! xxx
YOU KNOW YOUR KENYAN WHEN….
15th March 2010
These are just a few fun comments from our friends and family here in Kenya, thought the rest of the world would enjoy. When you are done reading let us know about your country’s silly quirks. It is fun!
1 – You know your Kenyan when you are on a game drive and you find yourself staring at the tourist.
2 – You know your Kenyan when you (females) can walk out the front door with no makeup and still know you look good all Natural.
3 – You know your Kenyan when you go out dancing barefoot.
4 – You know you are Kenyan when you can open a beer bottle with your knife you carry on your belt or in your purse.
5 – You can open a Tusker beer bottle on a table.
6 – You can open a Tusker beer bottle with a lighter or another bottle.
7 – You know you’re Kenyan when you sleep through the elephant trumpeting outside your tent.
8 – You know you’re marrying a Kenyan when he’s passed out next to you as a lion breathes on the other side of the tent.
9 – You know you’re in Kenya when you have to swerve around a herd of cattle, cyclist and the pothole that will eat your car and that’s only the five-minute drive to school.
10 – You dislike driving on roads that don’t have potholes ‘they keep me awake’.
11 – Even if you’re 30 minutes late for a meeting, you are still convinced you’re RIGHT. ON. TIME.
12 – You confuse your R’s with L’s even though you aren’t Kikuyu….
13 – You only listen & dance to Rock & Roll!! You think it’s THE best too!!!
14 – When just “now now” is a figure of speech that describes your estimated time of arrival when you potentially mean soon but most probably mean just “now now!” x
15 – “Sawa is you immediate reply!”
16 – “Saying “Ati?” when you are bloody shocked!”
17 – “When you can open bottles with your teeth, cigarette lighter, car door – the list is endless. Same goes for a bottle or wine – all you need is a piece of cotton cloth.”
18 – You know you’re Kenyan when a lorry going 7 miles an hour passes a lorry going 6 miles an hour on the road to Langata, spewing thick, black, diesel and you just watch as if it is the norm. 🙂
19 – You know your are Kenyan when your 4×4 is older then you and you love it.
20 – You know you’re a Kenyan if you pay your political representative a first world salary but he/she delivers a third world service. He he he he he!
21 – When you can’t think of a word in English so use the Swahili word instead.
22 – “when summer of 69 comes on you pick a random person and you both know the exact choreography… an international perspective on it is… you go to a nightclub in kikoy trousers and start arguing with the bouncer to let you in…”
Hope you enjoyed reading these!
March 10th 2010
Here we go.
I thought I would add ‘Daily Tid Bits’ to share with everyone, as these are the little things in life that keep me laughing and smiling and I truly hope they do the same for you:
ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR DOGS 😉
My best friend here in Kenya is called Dawn, although most of the time she prefers to be called Goddess. Now my friend the Goddess is truly one of the most laid back funny humans I know, she has blue eyes, black hair and an English/Kenyan accent, very dry sense of humor, doesn’t raise her voice, loves her two grown children Zoe and Ryan although they accuse her jokingly of course of being the worst Mother ever, which we will get to later, her house lady Mena, her four dogs and most importantly Dawn is very diplomatic. I received a call late one night from her.
Tana, I pulled into my driveway tonight at dusk and when I got out of my car, I saw a cat at the end of my garden, I thought it was very brave to be there with all the dogs. Now mind you I didn’t have my glass on! The cat didnt move, I thought that was a bit strange as most of these cats scamper off when I drive it. I went in to the house and said, Hello to all the dogs, I put my things down and opened the back door for the Dogs to go out for the wee wee’s, but they all looked at me as if I were crazy! I told them to go out, and they just kept starring at me then the door then at me, I thought you lot have lost your minds, go out! they flatly refused. I put on my glasses and walked over to the door to walk out in hopes they would follow. When I looked out in the garden wondering if the cat was still there, that is when I saw the leopards tale in the air as it jumped over the wall!
I just started cracking up, you goof, I said. What domestic cat would you be able to see at the end of your garden in day light let alone dusk without your glasses, it must have been huge? The poor dogs, must have thought you were crazy. The Goddess and I had a huge laugh that night.