Ha!! I have finally caught on to blog memes and have come up with a Kenyan style quiz which I shall be sending to 3 members of the Kenyan Blog Webring (KBW). If you are a member of KBW and happen to read this here; don’t wait for someone to send it to you…gatecrash Kenyan style and spread the love…afterall it is Valentine’s day!
1. Favourite Kenyan food:
Mum’s mahamris! They are the best in the world and no one in our family can perfect the recipe the way she does! She usually made them after midnight when everyone had gone to bed because when she used to make them during the day we would eat them as soon as they leave the sufuria.
2. Favourite Kenyan drink:
Too easy…Tusker moto
3. Favourite Kenyan TV programme:
This is an oldie – Tushaurine. I never got to find out if Esther married Joe or the other one (what was his name?)
4. Top 3 Kenyan hang outs:
(a) My parents’ home…nothing beats being at home. No cooking or cleaning just 100% lounging.
(b) Cucu’s place…..Where else can I get to watch 5 Bollywood movies in a row.
(c ) I can’t decide between these two -The Hood….I love their nyam chom and it is also my local AND Kengeles Yaya….I am still not comfortable with the idea of a pub above a petrol station…all it takes is one drunk to drop a lit ciggie and boom but during the day it is a lovely place to hang out.
5. Top Kenyan holiday destination
I have to promote Central Province…Treetops Hotel.
6. 3 Kenyan phrases you use a lot (ati, nini, nani DO NOT count and neither does bilaz!)
(a) Nitakulima kama shamba
(b) Na hiyo ni maendelo
(c ) Ashindwe!!!
7. Three things about Kenya/Kenyans that make you go â€˜hmmmâ€™
(a) Kenyans using the N word….Why?
(b) Gatecrashing…again why?!!!
(c ) Whenever I tell a Kenyan my name they always insist I have an English name. I don’t have one and have never had one so please stop asking me…”no..what is your other name? your baptism name.”
8. Three things non-Kenyans say about Kenya/Kenyans that make you go â€˜hmmmâ€™
(a) Oh I have a friend in Kenya…his name is John…do you know him?
(b) I would love to learn Kenyan.
(c ) Hakyuna Marrarra – Please get over that whole Disney thing!
9. Three things about Kenya/Kenyans which non-Kenyans ought to know.
(a) There is more to Kenya than the wildlife.
(b) Not all Kenyans are Maasai and not all Maasai are Kenyan.
(c )Kenyans are capable of speaking good English. It is nothing to be shocked about and it I do not feel complimented when you point it out.
10. Complete this sentence: I am Kenyan becauseâ€¦..
if I said I was anything else my parents would beat me…with a mwiko!.
And finally â€“ list 3 members of the Kenyan Blog Ring you would like to see complete this quiz.