res-q team

I was thinking about this one comment Mshairi mentioned the other day that apparently came up during her, Sokari’s & Wesley’s? interview on BBC: “the person who (said) that blogging was un-African“.

Now I am back in Kenya since 2 days and there are? already tons of “blogging material”, stuff that needs to be written down and shared with others. For instance, just this morning I saw this old pick-up which was towed away by fundis using simple ropes. The funny thing is that? it had a “res-q team” sticker on its windscreen. We stopped by and shared a laugh with these guys.

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what I like about Kenya: some ppl? are poor, others are rich, some just try to make it through the day while others are so bored that they need external entertainment. What? they all? have in common, though, is their ability to laugh – no matter how? challenging their situation is…

p.s.: blogging is all about sharing your joy with others… :-)

Author: jke

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8 thoughts on “res-q team”

  1. JKE – have a tusker on me will ya?
    Jealous already that you are in Kenya but you know… hmm, cant find any redeeming qualities for myself.

    Totally agree with you about people back in Kenya being able to laugh. People are happy – good happy.

    Enjoy your stay – oh and blog blog blog – oh and pictures – and tusker.. and nyama .. and blog.

  2. 1.”Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.” — Bob Newhart
    2.”If you don’t learn to laugh at troubles, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you grow old.” — Edward W. Howe

    Kiku: Glad you are having a good time….. Your blog has overtaken my daily feed on Kenya – Nation + Standard Newspapers..Yours is much more fun …well of course next Ken’s ….maybe stay longer!!

  3. … oh yeah so true

    and me, I am almost forgetting to laugh because of OVER-staying in germany, surely people here know how to make stoney faces in each and every situation.

    the only thing you can do is laugh at them

    -> am sure you have a great time, enjoy every minute!

  4. “blogging is all about sharing your joy with others”.

    At time when the blogsphere is filled with innuendo and nastiness, I think that this the most profound and moving thing I have heard anyone say.

    Keep on blogging, JKE. Write about your joy and I will always be here to read and to enjoy, kijana.

  5. True! I agree, taking life with humour is soooo important, I think many problems this world has are due to making too much fuss about little things…I think a lot of aggressiveness stems from there-

    Have fun and enjoy!

  6. Hi everyone, thx so much for your comments! I really appreciate.

    I meanwhile collected some more stuff and am almost dying to blog it – imagine I haven’t been online since 5 days and my mailbox already went on strike…aii….anyways, will be back soon with more stuff!

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