1. Favourite Kenyan food:
(a) Nyama choma
(b) Fried fish and ugali
(c) Kachumbari I can use it on almost any meal)
2. Favourite Kenyan drink:
Club special (a non-alcoholic drink found at most sports clubs). Previously was mild Tusker
3. Favourite Kenyan TV programme:(Crossfire on radio) don’t watch much local TV, but Nation’s Wingu La Moto is a guilty pleasure (don’t know if it’s on anymore)
4. Top Four Kenyan hang outs:
(a) Caesar’s Palace & Sundowner (owned by friends & I get a tab sometimes)
(b) Kengeles West, for soccer
(c) Pizza Garden, best value for pizza
(d) Choices for sports, music, and surprisingly great food
5. Top Kenyan holiday destination: Mombasa: Missed it for 11 years, and nothing has changed – still watch the sunrise, then take a dawn swim – it’s so therapeutic being on the edge of the world, I’m going to retire on a boat and fish forever
6. 3 Kenyan phrases you use a lot
(a) Beeeeeeeeeep! (Use my horn ALOT when driving)
(b) Sh*t! and WTF!
(c) Safaricom ya mia
7. Three/ Four things about Kenya/Kenyans that make you go ‘hmmm’
(a) The amazing rich-poor lifestyle gap. You can buy a soda on Lenana road for 15 shillings, then cross the road into Casablanca and get charged 450 shillings for a vodka tonic.
(b) The obsession with news – bar patrons tune in to the 7 p.m. newscast, and newspapers are borrowed and re-read well into the night
(c) We are all hawkers – you can put up anything anywhere as all zoning regulations are ignored. From hawkers on the street to kiosks, Chinese restaurants, salons, bars, to 6-storey apartments can all co-exist on a single block.
(d) Kids emulating bling-bling lifestyle after watching three R. Kelly or Nelly videos
8. Three things non-Kenyans say about Kenya/Kenyans that make you go ‘hmmm’
(a) Are you kikuyu or kalenjin? Cause you’re not Masai!
(b) You got tigers and sh*t?
(c) Is it hot over there?
9. Three things about Kenya/Kenyans, which non-Kenyans ought to know.
(a) Working for an NGO, or donor body, helping the poor is not supposed to be that lucrative
(b) We speak better English than you (Aussie’s, Brits, and Americans)
(c) Haircare is cheap. I pay 70 shillings (93 cents) for a haircut, down from the $10 I used to pay in Michigan – and my sisters in DC pay $200 for braids, while here it’s about $20.
10. Complete this sentence: I am Kenyan because…I came back
And finally list 3 members of the Kenyan Blog Ring you would like to see complete this quiz.
Chanuka, Afromusing, and Au Lait