Kikuyu woman, currently a self-proclaimed border crosser.
Friday, 29 May 2009
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.