Friday, 29 May 2009

Honest Scrap



This post is long over-due. Thanks Maua for tagging me on the on-going Honest Scrap Awards.I deserved it.

The Rules:
1.You must brag about the award
2.You must include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on you and link back to the blogger
3.You must choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
4.Show their names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog.
5.List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on with the instructions!

Honest Crap (or not) About PKW

1. I love my family very much. Especially my mother, sister, brother, and now my niece and nephew, brother-in-law and sister-in-law; in no particular order. My father is a very kind and good person, and I don't dislike him at all.
2. But I have never told anyone in my family that I love them. The one time my mother told me that she loves me, indeed loves all her children very much, was when I told her that she loved my sister more than me. That was the one of those times she couldn't stop praising my sister and saying how much they (my mother and sister) looked alike.
3.I chose my blog identity when I stumbled upon Kumekucha at a time they were doing a lot of Kikuyu-bashing. But I've never blogged about my pride as a Kikuyu
4. However, I think everyone should be free to take pride in whatever they identity with, tribe being one. That's why I'd never join 'I have no Tribe' because I have one, and I mean well.Otherwise, at one point it will be trendy to have no religion, sexual orientation,race, gender,nationality/national origin, language....whatever it is that people have wrongly used to discriminate against others. It'd not be true, and I think a homogeneous world would be pretty boring.I never feel offended when people ask me what my last name is, what part of Kenya I come from, what my mother tongue is, or even more directly, what my tribe is.But I personally know it's not politically correct any more to ask other people, especially Kenyans, any of those questions, so I don't. I'm OK with your Western name if that makes you more Kenyan.
5. I prefer to remain anonymous to the extent that it is possible. I once worried that at work, people were aware that I was PKW.
6. Therefore, I have met only one person in blog world in person-a Kumekucha contributor. I intend to keep it that way.
7. If I ever need my alarm, I set it to go off about 15 minutes before I actually need to get out of bed juu I like to wake up moss moss.
8. I used to read a lot, but not much these days.
9. I don't want to be fat any more and have made peace with the size of my kabina (tanye in Luganda).
10.I work in what some would call the 'international development industry'. Problem is, it's starting to look like, well, just another industry at best, a conspiracy at worst. I promise to blog about my views once I'm not too emotional about it.

Most of these taggees have more important stuff to blog about. But I tag:

Tumwijuke

Chris of Kumekucha
Mrembo
Ssembonge
Shiko-Msa
Vikii of Kumekucha
ColdTusker

6 comments:

Ssembonge said...

PKW, I thought there used to be a picture of yourself on the profile. So much for anaonymity.

Can I be excused from the tag. Mwari tagged me and I couldn't come up with anything meaningful.

PKW said...

Ssem; true that. I can only hope no one figured me out.
Guess we'll let your About Me do the 'talking.

Village Analyst said...

Makofi Kwako for a candid take on #4.

Shiko-Msa said...

Good to know you better PKW. I've already met some Kumekucha regulars and I'll smoke you out next time I'm in your neighborhood. hehehehe.

Thanks for the award. I did my honest scrap and it was up for a few days. I later brought it down coz it was for temporary consumption. But I posted it on another site where I dump stuff. I'll get it to you and pass it via Email. For now I'm in a rush coz I'm travelling tonight.

I've a feeling KK will not honor this one Lol.

Maua said...

'I love you' to family members in Kenya is not common. I don't ever remember saying it or being told until I came to Europe, although I remember asking my mum whether I was adopted esp when she beat me.

I'm too proud a kiuk, Kenyan and a woman. I'm with you.

Still waiting for that email. Please. I.D. related.

PKW said...

Village analyst: Oh, I forgot to say that I'm a villager at heart, too.
Shiko: No chance, eerr, maybe.
Maua: Good to know.I sent the email sometime ago to mauapatricks@gmail.com. Will re-send, but just in case, I'm at proudkikuyuwoman@gmail.com. Tuongee.