By Alan on May 9, 2012
I bought some eggs at the grocery store the other day. I’m sure I must have bought these particular ones because I saw the words “Free Range” on the box. A few days later went to scramble some eggs and I noticed what the box actually said… While taste is one of the reasons that [...]
By Alan on April 5, 2012
Today I bought a “fruit cake” from a bakery down the road. It’s more like a loaf of bread than a cake, but anyways… I found a screw inside! It’s kinda like finding a toy inside a cereal box… but also not.
By Alan on October 14, 2011
For all the niceties we have in Kenya (especially in Nairobi), we lack the presence of large Western chain stores and restaurant franchises. Honestly I couldn’t care less, but I remember it being a surprise when I first came to Kenya in 2007. In the United States at least, we’re used to being constantly bombarded [...]
By Alan on August 1, 2011
Kenyans always want to know what the staple food is in America. Maybe I’m not a typical American, but I always say that we don’t have one. A typical Kenyan meal revolves around ugali (a thick maize porridge), usually accompanied by some sort of greens like spinach or kale, and roasted, boiled, or fried meat. [...]