Nakumatt

Another semi-random snapshot from my inbox today:
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This one from Theresa: the Peace Corps volunteer associated with the college. It shows me and Katie (Peace Corps volunteer located in Tala) outside the humungous Ngong Hyper Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi. We’re there, naturally enough, between the giant Lucosaid bottle and the rusty elephant. Karibu Nairobi.

Thanks Theresa!

A bit of luck

Guess what turned up in my inbox today:

a lucky escape!

I gave the key itself to Prof Mungbean some time in the past and he just forwarded it back to me (as it were). It has made me very happy: I could do with an escape from this place.

Bullshit

Thats what I told Lily today.

My class sat with their notebooks open at the first page waiting for me to say or write something they could write down. I was trying to engate their brains but some of them had their pens in their hands and were just sitting quietly letting me do the strange Mzungu teacher bit and waiting for the real stuff to start.
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Terminal velocity

Term has started again. In fact it started last week. Despite efforts there were either timetables or students unavailable. This week I had a short conversation with the students I will be teaching the Cisco course to and finally today, right now, my first class…

… but the timetable changed again and my first class is, now, tomorrow. :rolleyes:

Hakuna Shida

Its common for matatus to be plastered with little stickers containing “witty” or religeious phrases. I saw one yesterday which said:

HE WHO THINKS THERE IS A PROBLEM GET BUSY SOLVING IT

At first I took this to be an encouraging exhortation to problem solving.

Then I thought again.
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