2/19/2005

Kenyans Away from Home(KAFM) Blog Meme

Kenyan Blog Meme. I had to look up the definition of meme! - apparently its an idea, behaviour or usage that spreads from one person to another within a culture. now that i know...

1. Favourite Kenyan food:
(a) Any Meal prepared by any kenyan mum visiting anyone. And i do mean anyone
(b) Nyama choma
(c) Goat from

2. Favourite drink:Malibu with Red Bull, or any kind of rum for that matter I have heard of some people drinking 'Thangaray" as in Tanqueray gin.

3. Favourite TV programme: Daily Show with Jon stewart. Hands down the best fake news tv show ever! fave segment 'This week in God'. I love the sound effect of the 'god machine'. Chapelle show is another, though they've repeated the old seasons so much we know tyrone's words by heart..'I smoke rocks' etc.

4. Top Four Kenyan away from home hang outs: I dont hang out much...


5. Top holiday destination: Kenya Rondo Retreat Centre in Kakamega.

6. 3 ____ phrases you use a lot
(a) Ha lala! (is that arabic? I use it alot though)
(b) Oh Crap!
(c) aargh (typically when i happen to watch fox news.) check out this inauguration bit from ifilm..

7. Three/ Four things about Kenya/kenyans that make you go 'hmmm'
(a) Asking each other how long they've been here, (whichever place they are at the time) and running out of things to talk about within 5 uhh make it 2 minutes, then proceed to look at each other with empty silence.
(b) The weng/shrub rolled into one. Nothing like it. Especially a Kamba weng/shrub...and a kale pronouncing 'thirty' but trying to sound American. It ends sounding like "Thurdee".
(c) The obsession with luxury cars we can ill afford.


8.Three things non-Kenyans say about Kenya/Kenyans that make you go 'hmmm'
(a) You are so articulate!

9. Three things about Kenya/Kenyans, which non-Kenyans ought to know.
(a) Africa is not just about animals and stuff you see on discovery channel or those commercials of Save the children. We need help yeah, but we also have urban cities with people and a rich culture! If you are in the US there is a great series on PBS that chronicles real lives in Africa. It includes the animals too.
(b) Please enunciate! sometimes we cant figure out what you are saying, and some of us will just nod and say "yes" rather hesitantly yet you did not pose a question.
(c) The media here sucks. Fox news resembles KBC during the KANU years when Kenya had a dictatorship. Really, its uncanny!Please read other international media too! *note that we know some of you already do...
(d)We drink- Alot

Complete this sentence: I am Kenyan because...i have 2 pairs of bata bullets, i wear them proudly and well the kenyan thing is fundamentally genetic.
And finally list 3 members of the Kenyan Blog Ring you would like to see complete this quiz. Chanuka, Kenyanpundit, and Mshairi.

*i edited some identifying info...(i might be getting kidogo paranoid but the whole point of blogging is to remain anonymous. plus i did the meme in haste and inadvartently included some answers from bankele. sowwy! .)

4 Comments:

Blogger Mshairi said...

Have completed mine already:-)

I see we share some interests: Angelique, Miriam Makeba and Garcia Marquez (I too love '100 Years of Solitude' but 'Love in the Time of the Cholera' is my favourite.

2/19/2005 1:00 PM  
Blogger bankelele said...

very good observations.

People rarely comment on our drinking, but other Africans look at us (and Cameroonians and Zambians) as alcoholics. West africans spend the same amounts of money on clothes and lifestyles - and Kenyan's count the beers they are wasting on versace garb

also, i think when people ask "how long have you been here?" they are tryingto gauge if they should make conversation about redskins/cowboys or ldp/nak

2/21/2005 5:38 AM  
Blogger Kenyan Pundit said...

Mine is done as well. I feel you on the weng/shrub combo.

2/21/2005 11:18 AM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

Enyewe about the question of how long you've been here, guys have football and other sports to talk about, but women do not have much to say to each other...we just end up looking at each other. There are some women who watch football and such but generally speaking, if women here do not share a common interest in something else or were not friends beforehand, there just isnt much to talk about.

2/26/2005 10:46 AM  

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