december 6. Going to Church.

A lazy sunday morning. Then we go to church together. Four boys walking through the sunny streets of Kayole with bibles under their arms. I feel it would make a good picture, and it also reminds me of the… Beatles.

In the afternoon I decide to work in the cybershop to tell my friends in such far away places like Holland or Germany that I am alright. Electricity had broken down that morning and they had closed the shop. Despite power being back again, we find it still closed and wait for a boy rushing in on a light motorbike to open it for us. I work for five hours straight and still feel like nothing has been done.
In the evening we are invited at the pastor’s place for a traditional Kenyan meal which I enjoy very much. I can eat Ugali with my hands now and scoop up the meat with a chunk of the white stuff. I can feel my fatigue though and have a hard time suppressing a yawn. It is great to feel the hospitality of this family and I am really happy to be here. We decide to do the more serious talking with the pastor (about my project) later.

december 6. Going to Church.

A lazy sunday morning. Then we go to church together. Four boys walking through the sunny streets of Kayole with bibles under their arms. I feel it would make a good picture, and it also reminds me of the… Beatles.

In the afternoon I decide to work in the cybershop to tell my friends in such far away places like Holland or Germany that I am alright. Electricity had broken down that morning and they had closed the shop. Despite power being back again, we find it still closed and wait for a boy rushing in on a light motorbike to open it for us. I work for five hours straight and still feel like nothing has been done.
In the evening we are invited at the pastor’s place for a traditional Kenyan meal which I enjoy very much. I can eat Ugali with my hands now and scoop up the meat with a chunk of the white stuff. I can feel my fatigue though and have a hard time suppressing a yawn. It is great to feel the hospitality of this family and I am really happy to be here. We decide to do the more serious talking with the pastor (about my project) later.

december 5. One thing involved.

In downtown Nairobi there are several coffee places offering wifi. I find one after a quest in which I fail to show patience. I get my stuff done anyway.

This is a variation to an HIV awareness talk for adolescents:
If you sleep with someone, there are two things involved: either you protect yourself, or you don’t
If you protect yourself, you are safe. If you don’t, there are two things involved: either your partner gets mad at you or he/she doesn’t.
If he doesn’t get mad at you, you are safe. If he does, there are two things involved: either he kills you, or he doesn’t.
If he kills you, you are safe. If he doesn’t, there are two things involved: either he takes you to court, or he doesn’t.
If he doesn’t, you are safe. If he does, there are two things involved: either you get frenzied, or you don’t.
If you don’t, you are safe. If you do, there are two things involved: either you get sedated with a pill, or you get sedated with a needle.
If you get sedated with a pill, you are safe. If they use a needle, there are two things involved: either it is HIV infected, or it is clean.
If it is clean, you are safe. If it is HIV infected, there is only one thing involved: YOU ARE GONNA DIE!

december 5. One thing involved.

In downtown Nairobi there are several coffee places offering wifi. I find one after a quest in which I fail to show patience. I get my stuff done anyway.

This is a variation to an HIV awareness talk for adolescents:
If you sleep with someone, there are two things involved: either you protect yourself, or you don’t
If you protect yourself, you are safe. If you don’t, there are two things involved: either your partner gets mad at you or he/she doesn’t.
If he doesn’t get mad at you, you are safe. If he does, there are two things involved: either he kills you, or he doesn’t.
If he kills you, you are safe. If he doesn’t, there are two things involved: either he takes you to court, or he doesn’t.
If he doesn’t, you are safe. If he does, there are two things involved: either you get frenzied, or you don’t.
If you don’t, you are safe. If you do, there are two things involved: either you get sedated with a pill, or you get sedated with a needle.
If you get sedated with a pill, you are safe. If they use a needle, there are two things involved: either it is HIV infected, or it is clean.
If it is clean, you are safe. If it is HIV infected, there is only one thing involved: YOU ARE GONNA DIE!

december 4. Clubbin’

We are all lazy. We get up late. We have a long breakfast. I borrow the book “enduring love” by Ian Mc. Ewan and start to read it. I also manage to write the stories of the last few days sitting at home with my laptop in my lap. I again apologize for the English sentences that are not smoothed to suit a glossy reader’s eye, alas.

At night we hit the club. Yes, it is the first time for me to dance in Nairobi and I like it. Clubs are free to enter here, a gentle searching (leaving out the perineum) is all that it takes to get up the stairs and dance all night amidst a wild crowd of friendly people. I buy a round and dance about, exhausting myself to the viral beat of “I know you want me.. you know I want you-u. Uno dos tres quatro…” and genuinely having a good time. I must say something about the way some people are dancing. Sometimes it resembles dry copulation. It’s big time rubbing of the vital parts.

We get home safe and sleep with smiling faces.

december 4. Clubbin’

We are all lazy. We get up late. We have a long breakfast. I borrow the book “enduring love” by Ian Mc. Ewan and start to read it. I also manage to write the stories of the last few days sitting at home with my laptop in my lap. I again apologize for the English sentences that are not smoothed to suit a glossy reader’s eye, alas.

At night we hit the club. Yes, it is the first time for me to dance in Nairobi and I like it. Clubs are free to enter here, a gentle searching (leaving out the perineum) is all that it takes to get up the stairs and dance all night amidst a wild crowd of friendly people. I buy a round and dance about, exhausting myself to the viral beat of “I know you want me.. you know I want you-u. Uno dos tres quatro…” and genuinely having a good time. I must say something about the way some people are dancing. Sometimes it resembles dry copulation. It’s big time rubbing of the vital parts.

We get home safe and sleep with smiling faces.