sense of delight

Who designed the old KBL/Tusker logo? How illuminated are Nairobi’s streets nowadays with those adopt-a-light lamps? How much does a Coke cost nowadays? What isn’t availaboool @ Nakumatt? What’s the normal fare for taking No. 23 from Kangemi to City Centre? What’s the ecoscan situation in Kenya? In which state are those sewage treatment plants? What are Bertiers, Katarikawa, Kangethe, Maube, Oswaggo and other (older) artists doing these days? What are my friends doing? What do they look like now? How much is 1minute of internet access in a cybercafé? How fast is the average ADSLine in Nairobi? What does the average mobile phone in Kenya look like – will it have a WAP browser or just simple sms functions? Any new joints/kantini I need to discover in NBO? How much money will I need to survive one day in our expensive Nairobi? Will there be any thugs trying to steal my beloved mobile? Will I be aboooool to eventually obtain this novice licence from ARSK for my 5Z4 call sign? What, where, when, who….

These and other questions will hopefully be answered soon, especially since I booked my flight to Kenya. May 9th until 31st, 3 weeks in May that will hopefully secure me an interesting placement/internship for my final (diploma) thesis. YEAH! :-)

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  1. ooooh!!! I’m jealous :-). Have a lovely time and I’m sure your blog entries after the visit will be tantalizing! Looking forward to it! :-)

  2. You forgot: How long will it take me to get used to driving on the left side again? ;-)

  3. Hmm, Irena, you think my blogmojo will improve then? Maybe YOU should return instead, ama?
    Mbuzi, I never forgot that – remember I made my driving licence with Rockys on a Datsun 1200 pickup. ;-D

  4. @kikuyumoja:

    “remember I made my driving licence with Rockys on a Datsun 1200 pickup”

    Man, I had forgotten about those little things at Rocky on Moi Avenue.

    Brings back memories.

    You should do a post about this, getting the license. My wife had these nightmare stories about her instructor from one of those schools oogling her after I had dropped her off for class. Luckily, she only told me when she was done, I would have killed the guy.

    Thanks for taking me way back.

  5. How much does a Coke cost nowadays?
    16/=

    Who designed the old KBL/Tusker logo?
    Dunno
    How illuminated are Nairobi’s streets nowadays with those adopt-a-light lamps?
    Just a bit, but has improved
    What isn’t availaboool @ Nakumatt?

    Many things
    What’s the normal fare for taking No. 23 from Kangemi to City Centre?

    20/= to 30/=
    What’s the ecoscan situation in Kenya?

    Honestly i don’t know what is that

    What does the average mobile phone in Kenya look like – will it have a WAP browser or just simple sms functions?

    We are on top when it comes to mobiles and yes it does have all that

    Any new joints/kantini I need to discover in NBO?
    When did you leave Nairobi again?

    How much money will I need to survive one day in our expensive Nairobi?
    100/= for average Kenyan

    Will there be any thugs trying to steal my beloved mobile?

    Yeah ukikaa mbaya
    Will I be aboooool to eventually obtain this novice licence from ARSK for my 5Z4 call sign?

    Please Explain

    What, where, when, who….

    why?

  6. @Shiroh: thengiu muno, now I can stay here.

    LOL :-)

    ARSK = Amateur Radio Society of Kenya, 5Z4 is the int. amateur (ham) radio call sign prefix for EAK.

    In fact, I wrote to the Watchman the other day to inquire about this KBL logo issue. I’ll keep on bugging them with my questions.

    ecosan: ecological sanitation ==> http://www.gtz.de/ecosan

    @Ntwiga: eeehh, thx for sharing that link, let me try to blog on this soon. You know, I had lots of fun with these guys @ Rockys. That was just a hilarious experience!

  7. Gosh you all sound like you had come to Kenya by a big mistake.
    say that again!!!! mobiles being wap enabled?

  8. Yes, Ecosan is coming up in Kenya. I have just been working on a project that saw 100 Ecosan toilets come up.

    Julie