So look busy! Errr, get ready for the end of the world! I saw this message on the back of a car while walking down Moi Avenue in Nairobi today. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Jesus is coming

The Swahili on the bottom says Yesu yu aja! (“Jesus is coming!”). So you’d better jipange sawa sawa (“organize yourself well”)! ;)

Kenya, Miscellaneous, Pictures

I took a few pictures on my phone last month as I was around Tala and Nairobi. I don’t have any pictures of Tala because I’m a bit embarrassed to walk around with a camera. I’m sure it would draw a lot of attention if I were to take some pictures of my favorite cafes, the streets, where I buy my vegetables, the bus station, etc. Everyone knows me and is used to me by now, but I’d still feel uncomfortable. I guess that’s why it’s nice to have a camera on the phone that I can just whip out and take a picture real quick. At least it’s a common thing, because even the local guys do that stuff.

Jaffeth, a tailor in Tala marketThis guy is Jaffeth. He is a tailor who works in Tala market. His little booth sits outside of the barber shop where I get my beard trimmed. I always sit and chat with him about stuff, he’s a lively character and he never asks me for tea or to sponsor anyone, but I make sure if I need any tailoring I bring it to him. I’ve been visiting the kinyozi for a year now ever since I came back to Kenya in March, 2008 without my own beard trimmer. Mine broke while I was in California. I think it’s better this way because I get to sit around and chat to the dudes, talk about the weather, gossip about people walking by, etc. It costs 20 Kenyan shillings to get a beard trim (less than half a US dollar).
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Kenya, Pictures

I went ice skating again this weekend. I went once before, two weeks ago. It was totally awesome, but this time was totally awesomer. I found out that people play hockey on Wednesdays there. I think it’s too dangerous to grab the hockey sticks when the kids are learning, but we found a hockey puck and we kicked it around a bit. The ice rink is at Panari Sky Center on Mombasa road. It’s right across the street from the Nairobi National Park… we saw giraffes walking around just across the street. Karibu Kenya (welcome to Kenya)!

The crew was me and the usual Nairobi chicks (Tash, Ruth, and Esther), but this time we brought along the German dudes from Tala, Franklin and David. They are volunteers in a little village a few kilometers away from Tala. Check out the pictures, y’all!