Friday, January 30, 2009

Young Kenyan Man in the U.S.A.

A massive 3 months of blogger's block finally comes to an end. I've touched down in Obama's land, Dallas Texas to be exact. The nice people at the US Embassy decided that I've earned the right to visit my sister and in-laws during my annual leave. (Scheduling the visa interview on the day of the inauguration found the people on a good mood). So for the next 4 weeks, it will be all about gaining weight, meeting friends from way back and generally forgetting about unga and other issues back home.

So what has changed?

I have dreadlocks: Finally, parents, teachers, lecturers and management out of the way, I've done one thing that I'd wanted to for a long time. Must admit, the attention is overwhelming, but maintaining the look is demanding. Why do chics go through all that trouble for dudes who most often than not will not notice your new hairdo?
Can you spot the black worms crawling all over my head???

I'm still single: Despite all the hulabaloo of the last post, kimeumana. Nothing happening in that direction. Guess this place will provide some necessary distraction.

I can spend: It seems that my aversion to spending money on myself has been subdued. Paying for an overseas holiday is no small feat, despite booking the cheapest mid-week return flights on BA. And now, trying to figure how to go for San Diego Sevens means that tukirudi nyumbani, we'll be starting from scratch.

But life ni fupi, so let's see how the holiday goes. Anywhere far away from stress of work is good enough for me.

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9 Comments:

At 2/04/2009 1:07 pm , Anonymous boyfulani said...

dude, si u have variety!
spoil yourself.
play safe.
by the way, i know a friend who knows you!
knows my blog...saw your comment on yours...ahem!
small world, globe trotter, :)

 
At 2/04/2009 1:09 pm , Anonymous boyfulani said...

oh...i was refering to the 'soaps updated post lakini.
enjoy your stay in Dallas...

 
At 2/06/2009 10:50 am , Anonymous Anna said...

Hope you're livin it up in Obama land - make sure you don't come back with a twang or you won't be welcome on Tuesdays anymore! :)

 
At 2/08/2009 8:36 am , Blogger mwasjd said...

@boyfulani
Trying to enjoy, so far lots of kukula and kulala. OK, so we have a common friend, si you share 411? Small world indeed!!!

@anna
Unfortunately spending time with too many Kenyans. Accent remains the same.

 
At 2/13/2009 3:06 pm , Blogger Shiko-Msa said...

Have a swell holiday. You're lucky bloggers block is lifting. Mine's i think somewhere in the middle.

 
At 2/16/2009 8:23 am , Blogger Girl In the Meadow said...

ooh Look for Nakeel, she is there

 
At 2/18/2009 2:25 am , Blogger mwasjd said...

@shiko-msa
Cheers! The block is hard to overcome, but atleast you have some activity going on.

@nakeel
Uko wapi? I've got only 9 days left!!!

 
At 2/25/2009 3:44 pm , OpenID ukwelii said...

I've been there with the black caterpillars on the head. I've done everything possible with Afro Hair.
I've had a Mohawk, FroHawk, DreadlockMohawk, Jordan, Perm, Blowout,Afro.

Was in States July, back in .Ke but I tell you I was in no-mans land mpaka the accent came, and my Swa became so rusty and shaky. Lucky you got those Kenyans to keep you sane...

 
At 3/02/2009 12:37 am , Blogger mwasjd said...

@ukwelii
Seems you've taken the hair thing to all possible extremes. I've gone only as far as relaxing and cornrows. Will go bald after the locks this month for the wow effect!
Didn't get the accent but felt it coming. It's inevitable if you stay there.

 

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