I keep having this conversation in different places, with different people. New person: So where are you from? Me: Nairobi New person: No, I mean, where are you from originally? Me: Nairobi. I was born in Nairobi. New person: (Eyes narrow, looks frustrated.) Ok where is your father from then? Me: Yawwnnnnnnnnnnn. Ha ha, the … More Where are you from … exactly?
I am being wooed. I wish I could be excited about it, but the dear lad in question does not speak the same language that I do. I wonder if he knows that the two of us were just not meant to be? Besides the fact that he does not sound like he went to … More Ni Myk
So I have just finished reading this article in the newspaper about Nairobi no longer being the ‘City in the Sun’. It is now the ‘City in the Jam’. I second, third and fourth that! Now, more than ever, I appreciate how close I live to my workplace and the fact that I can walk … More Coffee Dates in the CBD
Picture 1, When Muthurwa was new. Picture 2, a section outside Muthurwa, present-day. I recently started a new job, in a new city. Well, as new as a city which you were born and raised in but have only lived in sporadically since 2011 can be. Yes, Nairobi of the Nairobbery fame. Along with … More Two Breakfasts