Monday, September 03, 2012

Separate And Equal....

You never realize your blackness and nationality until you come to the West. The West loves to label people and put them in boxes, maybe that's one thing that helped Obama become President as he fits more than one box. Anyway the picture above is from one of my favorite Asian stores that I shop at, in regular stores here food "ethnic" people such as myself eat has it's own section but in this store the "ethnic" people are white and European so have their own small food section.

I have often heard people grouse in the media about immigrants not integrating, when in reality they do not realize how insular society in the West is. People for the most part are comfortable among their own, which is normal, we all prefer to spend time with people we can relate to, who sound like us and who look like us. Integration for me is a byword for minorities and immigrants to jettison the things about them that mainstream doesn't like so that the mainstream can be comfortable.

It's like the case of hispanics in America, I understand the grousing about them learning how to speak english which I do agree more of them should make an effort to do.But on the other hand when people have hackles raised about pressing 1 for english when they call somewhere, I find that stupid, not all people speak english so a reasonable effort should be made to accomodate them as they integrate. People complain about immigrants living in their own hamlets but when immigrants and minorities move into neighbourhoods, one of the first things that happens is white flight.

Anyway I'm going to stop rambling now and go outside to integrate on this fine Labor Day Holiday....

Friday, August 03, 2012

Guess Who?!

No excuses by my lazy ass for not posting in eons, other than life, fb and twitter.
The Olympics are here and I have to admit that I havent been paying as much attention as I can. Although I did catch that hot mess discussion that went down about Jason Dunford and bro. Peeps need to get their minds right, him being white does not make him any less Kenyan than I am esp since he is born and raised and not a transplant! Sheesh white skin causes too many issues in Africa. I have to give him props for going as far as he did.

Now onto the whole officials issue, Kenyan sports officials are notorious for using sports meets as an excuse to go gallavanting on the government tab. I had a friend when I was in school who missed going to the all African Games so that an official could go, disgusting to say the least.

Anyway it took me a while but six months back I decided to finally get out of the stone age and get a smartphone. Amazing how attached you can get to it, can't remember how I lived without all that info at my fingertips. Heck I even have a blogger app. Now to get this blog mojo back.....

So one of my fave stores Whole Foods has Crunchie!!!! Taste exactly just like home!!!!!! And yes that's whole nut up there too! #sweettooth

Saturday, February 18, 2012

What In The World?!

It's been almost 4 months since I posted?! This is inexcusable on every level! Anyway since I have now joined the smartphone era. Yes I have been rolling around with a normal phone for the longest, so I had to get to a comp to blog. But now since I have joined the new century. There is going to be lots lots more to be shared....