A man must be made of steel so that when the fires of life come, he emerges stronger and without defect.These are the chronicles of my time in the flames.I am the Acolyte now but will not be so for long........
Monday, March 13, 2006
Enough Kenyans already!
The Acolyte's feet relax after a long day at the Atlanta Aquarium
I have spent two long weekends with Kenyans and I have decided that I am taking a break from Kenyans for the next 2 months after noticing some things: 1.Why is everyone in everyone's business? - What's this whole thing about so many Kenyans out here wanting to find out who you are,where you are from, where you live, what you do, who you are dating, how much you make, what you drive, where you club and wanting to spread it all over the place?One of my Kenyan gal pals has just dumped a pal of her's for good because this mama was always going around talking crap about her to other people and it would always get back to her.It really irritates me that I can be more open to an American pal about what my plans are as oppossed to my own Kenyan bros and sisters coz if someone isnt going to spread it they will instead torpedo that plan. 2.What's the big deal with tribe? - I got kinda tired of hearing about this gal and mluhya wake or John and his kuyo dame.That and being asked what tribe I am or what language I speak.I think the fact that we are all Kenyans should be enough for a start.It wasnt that bad back home as far as I remember.I know some people here who date on tribal lines only. 3.What's up with gold digging gals? - I will say this now.Not all Kenyan chics are gold diggers!But with what I noticed and heard I am pretty skeptic.I overheard chic talking about how they never pay on dates and that how if they are to live with a man it is his repsonsibilty to handle all the bills.Another group of chics also asked me why so many men nowadays are so unwilling to help girls with their bills and how stingy men have become nowadays.Then some other chics talk about how they need to get some boyfriends who can help them pay their school fees.I mean first of all life here isn't easy for us guys too so most of us dont have that extra cash to burn, it's hard enough to maintain yourself without adding someone else to the mix plus ladies what is it exactly that you do to merit a guy breaking his back out there like that; as most of these chics who were talking were not superfly, super intelligent or have sterling character traits. So it seems that me with my one horse carriage and farm house will not be getting much love soon. 4.What's up with twenging for Kenyans? - I know that some white folk out here dont understand you unless you roll your Rs and soften your Ts, but why tweng for your fellow Kenyans?What gets my goat is that these twengs aren't original ie private school tweng but some whackass inconsistent twengs with shrubs thrown in.If you're going to fake it do it right plus we still understand you if you talk the way you used to back home! 5. What's up with the class issues? - One thing that I have noticed is that there seem to be 3 groups of Kenyans out here.First of all there is the group that is reffered to as mabarbie, these are the kids from moneyed families and their groupies.The speak english all the time, no swahili or venacular.The don't go to Kenyan joints and only go for bashes thrown by 2kat and only go for Kenyan gatherings during Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year.Second group is wenye mtaa, these are those folks from the east side of Nai and similar joints.These are the folk who never miss Kenyan joints, go to as many Kenyan bashes as possible and talk swahili/sheng/venacular whenever and wherever.Plus they do as little as possible to fit in most of the time.Third group is the country folk aka wa ocha.These are the folk who are dissed that they only saw Nai when they were going to the airport.The people tend to keep to their own and are rarely seen at Kenyan bashes.I once went to a bash one of them was having (my aunt has some as roomies) and I must say that it is interesting when a bash consists of food, soda and joy bringers/happy days kind of music!At least I had a nice meal and no hangover the next day!The most interesting thing is that my brother and sisters belong in one group and I fit in well with both groups (sheng folk and english weng folk) .As usual Aco refuses to be boxed in! 6.What's with the Melrose Place drama? - I have heard of countless stories of love triangles, volatile people, men and women beating on each other etc.Some I get to see first hand with how some of my Kenyan pals live.I would rather stay in my farmhouse all year then go to the big city and get into a relationship with a chic where rows,abuse (physical and mental) and infidelity are the order of the day!ps: That reminds me of the way one of my Kenyan pals knew his current mama when she had a man but vowed she would be his even though she had initially refused his advances.The boyfriend at the time knew this guy was interested but he was swept away, ironic thing is that my pal really mistreats this mama at times ie last Sunday but I dont have the time to type what went down. 7. What's the deal with the self destruction? - I have heard so so many stories of people dropping out of school (even those who have school fees paid for them), becoming junkies/alcoholics, hooking up in dead end relationships etc. I think for every one person who kept the path and graduated there are like six who have fallen by the way side. 8. What's up with the envy? - Why is it when one Kenyan is doing well there are so many people willing to talk smack and find some way to pull them down in whatever way they can?I always thought that someone else's success should be a source of motivation to others? Don't get me wrong here!I love Kenyans and love being one 220% but there are some things that dont escape my notice! So if you see a Kenyan brother/sister acting up slap them upside the head then give them them a hug!