“People know me here.” –A Gesture Life by Chang-Rae Lee
The long holiday weekend is exactly what I needed. For some it was just but an extra day, but to me it was an added day to my leave days. Nothing makes me smile more than buying books and bookmarks, and my short trip to Nairobi proved to be the break I deserved.
I won’t go on about the traffic because we need new tales about Nairobi.
I won’t go on about the way everyone is in a rush, the fashion (shout out to the girl whom I saw spotting white and blue braids, campus life does you a good one), the hawkers, the matatus, the music, the fast food restaurants, the street kids, the buildings, XFM, and the ambition in the people.
I love these eccentricities. I love them because I can treat myself to something different every time I visit and mostly because Nairobi has woven it’s own culture which is different from the one we have in Kisumu.
What I did miss was riding in a tuk tuk. Yes, I yearned for the noise the little critters make and just cruising around town in one.
I snagged three books and I am done with two, which means I’ll have more time to continue writing the next book and travel a bit.
So, here’s to a new week, some travel plans, great times with friends and family and to finally completing a long awaited manuscript.