Thursday, October 05, 2006

Blogging Time Out; Off to East Africa

My rafikis I have read all your comments in my last post Satan's Mind Games , and I appreciate all your kind words. Believe me, my soul is at peace now because of your support; Kiiza, Kandi Kandi, Katureebez, Hodari, Musayidiziz, Mbonyez and R. Nagenda, your emails were unbelievable; and to my Blogger pals I once again send props to you, asante sana.

In just 12 hours the kids and myself will be trekking to East Africa and hoping that the "bisiraani" do not follow us to my mother land. My Canadian born kids are excited to see the land of their ancestors and will be making Kigali their niche for the next 2 years whilst I complete my studies. It seems like a brutal and selfish decision to be taking, but deep in my heart I know that this though hard was the right decision I had to take, if not the last option. One thing is certain, I am gonna miss them soooo much...actually, I am missing them already.


My daughters Prim and Faith.

The most disheartening thing with this trip is the 12 hour transit at Frankfurt airport! We bought the tickets late (very late) and couldn't nail down atleast a reservation with any affordable hotel or motel close to the airport. Now with kids, especially the youngest notorious for running riot, at any slightest opportunity, in malls and shopping centres, I am destined for a looooong and treacherous wait...the right word? Docker! Nevertheless, I have amassed a huge collection of video now cartoons from Treehouse TV and Leapster L-Max Learning Game Systems to help baby sit them, atleast for a while. You can't blame me for having a toddler leash handy too, eh?

Equally important is the realization that I may not be able to blog or even peruse through all your blogs for all that time I'll be away doing rounds at the base. Yes, I know a couple of my cousins and a brother-in-law have direct access to internet and I have heard of the various internet cafes in both cities, but I figure time will be a factor if my planned grass root 'networking' with the "baturagyes" is to hold in such a short time! So please bear with my disorganised agenda.

I hope to be in Kigali for two weeks before flying to Kampala for a week to check out my mama at the Mousa Courts, the grannies, Hopes' family and hook up with Feliste (who has not showed up at McMaster yet!!). I know 24 days aren't enough to enjoy the festive moods of these two countries most especially if one has been away for a while, but shuleni commences early next month...no choice people, no choice!

THINGS I WON'T MISS;

a) North American Sports TV channels. Why would I when what they show lately is baseball, American Football (NFL) and Pocker. Have you folks noticed how pocker is slowly creeping into our pyche as a real sport? I don't get it!

b) My fridge, the freezer, microwave, oven et al. You know where I am going with this folks? Freshly cooked food not frozen and microwaved; real milk; Ecoli free spinach; roasted fresh corn/maize...do I have to go on? I 've never learn't how to cook, so frozen food and vegetables have been high there on my limited food chain, lol. Thats ganna change, count on that.

c) The monotonous and ridiculous music blaring out so often from my kenwood stereo or Much Vibe, BET, MTV et al. I must blame this on maturity or probably having my own kids, but I found myself redefining african taste even to sounds I hated with a passion. Its time to give a deserved recess to my iriver mp3 player.

d) Bottoms up with their bad beer. I can't wait for the wakina Primus, and Bell lager mixed with a iced sprite for a shandy. I can't remember the last time I galloped Fanta orange and Mirinda?


People, I can rant endlessly with this thing. Somebody once said to me; "time is money..." It is high time I commenced sorting out the minor details of the journey before anything tragic happens...like forgetting my passport back home. With this, my dear rafikis I say, thanks for your readership and all the heart warming responses. It won't be long before I am back on blogsphere though, phew...how time rushes! I am out wishing myself a safe and uneventful pilgrimage.

46 Comments:

Blogger ish said...

sorry to dissapoint you, but "MTV, BET, et al" all reach Eastern Afrcia these days!

that however, won't keep me from wishin u a beautifuly pleasnt holiday!

Friday, October 06, 2006 7:06:00 AM  
Blogger Zack said...

'nyone in your shoes would miss your Primrose & Faith! 'av a nice one.

Saturday, October 07, 2006 2:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Sunday, October 08, 2006 3:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Neg Liz said...

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Sunday, October 08, 2006 3:02:00 AM  
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Blogger Meere said...

I hope you having a great time. Towerabira okuleeta kubinyeebwa, doodo...

Once again, do send my regards to the Nondos.

Monday, October 09, 2006 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Monique Gateretse said...

Umeze gute Jeni. Just murisanga, okay? Please blog abit about Kigali, we have the right to know - curious about my mukuzi Feliste and Laurette. Fill us in, deal?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 2:46:00 AM  
Blogger countryboy said...

you have such lovely kids, sandygal. for a mother to be away from her kids for 2years must be the hardest decision...but u'll handle. all the best & how about if we link up in k'la for a little chat??

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 1:49:00 PM  
Blogger minty said...

Your babies look lovely. I feel you about leaving them for two years. The important thing is for them to understand.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Pea said...

Prim and Faith are beautiful! hope you travelled safe... enjoy Africa

Sunday, October 15, 2006 12:27:00 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Eeeeh!! you are welcome...just my neighbour Rwanda, how sweat,...

However, two years is a whole lot of time without your kids on your side...

How are you gonna manage!!!!
I the innocent looking kiddos we call them in Uganda are in good hands....

Sunday, October 15, 2006 9:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Muhakanizi said...

Umukecuru, I agree that was probably one of the hardest decision you took as a mother, but take solance in the fact that all this was in good faith and that we all know you are a great mom and a solid friend to Faith & Prim.

Cheers

Monday, October 16, 2006 5:50:00 AM  
Blogger Ninsiima said...

kale i know that this won't be read any time soon but i am doing it anyway, just wanted to leave a note to let you know that I miss your blogs and I pray all is well with your journey back home and that you are all enjoying yourselves!

Shalom

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 9:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Basawad said...

A very hard decisioon indeed! To be away from ones children even for a few days is hard, but for two years: that's extremely hard.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 2:52:00 AM  
Anonymous undo said...

..hey jsand, have a good holiday.

when in Uganda, don't bother with the local Tv,nothing much there.

You know, your kids need the experience of a new envirnoment, appropriately that offered in EA.

Great fresh fruit...an absence of GM products for once is enviable. While am myself rather rare on the network, I will miss your posts.

Sorry about your Altima,its scary being on the road these days...road rage and all.

Friday, October 27, 2006 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger joshi said...

ehh..Jane..arent u supposed to be back like now? seriously,it's not that i am the only missing u but the others cant say anything..hehe..blog soonest

Thursday, November 02, 2006 2:10:00 PM  
Blogger jkb said...

Thanks all of you for your comments. I couldn't blog because of this malaria thing that nubbed me on arrival, I am feeling better now and should be posting something tomorrow, saturday...God willing.

a) Inky; I could not believe those channels reach EA. Channel o's monopoly was usurped rudely

b) Ninsy, Omar, Zack, Muhakanizi, Minty, Undo, Josh, Pea and Eddie; thanks for your kind words.

c) Meere and Dennis; I could not make it to Kampala...my only stop in UG was Biharwe

d)Monique; Feliste has been back (two weeks now) at Mac for this semester, you know. Better late than never.

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