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Juxa   

oldka naga daa, shabaab cirowday beynu nahaye

 

JB xamar wanted baad ka tahay waxaan kugu xukumay kiilo muus ah inaad cunto within an hour

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Rahima   

Juxa- there are so many threads/posts that offend my sensibilities. The number of sexist, qabiilist and/or islam bashing posts are getting out of hand.

 

Stoic- not sure if i like that picture. I have heard of the failed expeditions of some nomads from the West but i've also heard of many success stories. Anyway, more interested in the lifestyle and security.

 

Good evening all.

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STOIC   

Rahima,

 

The lifestyle in Kenya depends on how much your pocket can afford. You can literally live a sheltered lifestyle. You can live in a good neighborhood and have your kids attend the best schools. But this is beyond the means of the common citizen.As often in life there are pleasant and not so pleasant aspect of life you have to put up when living somewhere.Life tend to be slower in Kenya.You could easily sport the distinct inequality of lifestyle. People are either rich or poor.Rarely do you see middle class families.This is not to say people are not comfortable. It seems like many people are living comfortable life within Kenyan Standard.

 

The sprout of Somali malls in Eastleigh is testament to the consumer culture of average Kenyan.I have been invited to homes of rich Somalis and I can say that they live better life than I do in the West.I was able to suss out the secret of their Kenyan success and it seems that they were hard working God-fearing business men. The Islamic atmosphere appealed to me and it was great to hear the five daily adhan on loudspeakers. Even though they stole my shoes at the masjid I still never missed a jamaa since they were masjid everywhere.

 

I’m not going to lie to you and pretend that it was heaven. I was really bored to death after the second week of getting invited in different homes for lunch or dinner.Kenya is known for its treasure of animal parks and Safari expedition, but THIS is something way beyond the means of the common citizen. One thing I found about myself in this trip is that I can not live in a city that has no accessible library.I was disappointed to have to drive miles and miles to buy a book or find a nice cup of coffee (thanks to JAVA cafe for nice coffee).This is something that made me realize that I love my books and coffee.

 

The security was good.I didn't experience any threat or was I harassed by the Kenyan police. Even though I speak the language fluently I still think anyone can be comfortable here without feeling like outsider.Things have changed and people are more free and roaming freely.

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Juxa;966317 wrote:
oldka naga daa, shabaab cirowday beynu nahaye

 

JB xamar wanted baad ka tahay waxaan kugu xukumay kiilo muus ah inaad cunto within an hour

LoL...labadaan berri kelimada shabaab waaba la isku haystaa...

 

JB - maana koobiyo ayaa dhowr habeen lagu xiraa....

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STOIC;966333 wrote:

One thing I found about myself in this trip is that I can not live in a city that has no accessible library.I was disappointed to have to drive miles and miles to buy a book or find a nice cup of coffee (thanks to JAVA cafe for nice coffee).This is something that made me realize that I love my books and coffee.

Whoa! You don't use Kindle? crime!

 

Kax Kax Kax

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STOIC   

The smell of new book and the tactile feel of turning pages still appeals to me. It's a habit but I think I'm moving more and more towards kindle though

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nuune   

Stoic's failed mission in Eastleigh turned him into a self-declared mucaarad of Eastleigh, waryaa, if you are not familiar with Eastleigh then get out of here, don'tr come near Easteigh and call it hell hole shidh, even badownimadaada fiiri, let me tell you that there are more than 10 libraries inside Eastleigh, modern, well organizaed, all have internet access, can borrow books too, something you couldn't find in other parties of Nairobi, the fact they are owned by Somalis would not appeal to you, marka naga daa cayaarta, sxb, meeshaad necebtahay lama tago lamana calaacalo, now I think that is enough before Ngonge tells me to stop issuing fatwas on this lost sijui hehe.

 

the amount of times you mentioned JAVA, war ma ina adeerkaa baa iska leh, acuudu billaahi, okey, now I stop

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Apophis   

STOIC;966333 wrote:
Rahima,

 

The lifestyle in Kenya depends on how much your pocket can afford. You can literally live a sheltered lifestyle. You can live in a good neighborhood and have your kids attend the best schools. But this is beyond the means of the common citizen.As often in life there are pleasant and not so pleasant aspect of life you have to put up when living somewhere.Life tend to be slower in Kenya.You could easily sport the distinct inequality of lifestyle. People are either rich or poor.Rarely do you see middle class families.This is not to say people are not comfortable.
It seems like many people are living comfortable life within Kenyan Standard
.

 

The sprout of Somali malls in Eastleigh is testament to the consumer culture of average Kenyan.I have been invited to homes of rich Somalis and I can say that they live better life than I do in the West.I was able to suss out the secret of their Kenyan success and it seems that they were hard working God-fearing business men. The Islamic atmosphere appealed to me and it was great to hear the five daily adhan on loudspeakers. Even though they stole my shoes at the masjid I still never missed a jamaa since they were masjid everywhere.

 

I’m not going to lie to you and pretend that it was heaven. I was really bored to death after the second week of getting invited in different homes for lunch or dinner.Kenya is known for its treasure of animal parks and Safari expedition, but THIS is something way beyond the means of the common citizen. One thing I found about myself in this trip is that I can not live in a city that has no accessible library.I was disappointed to have to drive miles and miles to buy a book or find a nice cup of coffee (thanks to JAVA cafe for nice coffee).This is something that made me realize that I love my books and coffee.

 

The security was good.I didn't experience any threat or was I harassed by the Kenyan police. Even though I speak the language fluently I still think anyone can be comfortable here without feeling like outsider.Things have changed and people are more free and roaming freely.

 

I think you've captured Nairobi quiet well, especially the very extreme gap between the haves and the have nots, yet, as you've said, most seem well feed and healthy. I think this is down to locally produced goods/ services being very accessible to those in the lower financial ladder; for example a meal in Nomad Hotel of bariis iyo hilib can cost you 1200>Ksh pp while the exact same meal (and in my opinion much tastier) can be had for <200Ksh in local restaurants.

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STOIC   

Nuune,

Ninyahoow jinayaal baat Qabtaa...I only mentioned Java café once and it was in reference to their nice cup of coffee and good business model.I have no affiliation to that place just a nice business establishment. Why do you assume Somali owned library will not appeal to me?

 

I have been to Eastleigh many times and really loved being among the Somali people.I even became a good friends with many Somalis with shops and internet cafe. Guess what they told me? American diaspora Somalis are humble than the tight- jeans wearing European counterparts. I used to get free internet because of my social interaction with the guys.Only time I shut my mouth when they started talking about Jubba, a very divisive hot topic.

 

You and AT&T refused to invite me for a cup of coffee, but guess what the TOLKA was made up for through an invitation to a wedding that belonged to one of the richest Cagdeer guy in Nairobi (Somebody Yaleeh)..Nice wedding with good food and I enjoyed it…So you and AT&T are sheegaat Caagdheer...which by the way are my grandmother people

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Juxa   

STOIC;966422 wrote:
Nuune,

Ninyahoow jinayaal baat Qabtaa.

 

You and AT&T refused to invite me for a cup of coffee

 

…So you and AT&T are sheegaat Caagdheer...

Horta inuu jiniyo qaba umadoo dhan baa og, iney somali isku sheeg yihiina SOL dhan baa og oo aysan kugu casumin the who is who cag/dheerta party.

 

the final point about the sheegato = waan ka gaabsaday

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raula   

**mac mac to my gal Juxa :D Rahma is right, plenty of buggers around laakin they balance the site in general. Waa caadiyos!

 

STOIC- adi iyo RICH people maxaa idin kala haystaa

 

Apo-wa runtaa..when i get there we can hang out at the local juke joints savoring NYAMA CHOMA & the local brews...(taad uu malayneysid ma ahan saxiib), then if you want a real safari rent a pegout & will take you on a real safari to my hometown -THE RIFT VALLEY :D. unlike STOIC's safari rendezvous

 

ZU ZU-get the hopping out of here waryaa..yaa OLD ugu wacaysaa..(igu salaan ina adeerkeey QURUX -you know who :)

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Stoic,

 

Niyow you have to be available to be invited horta ... I had great hospitality from A&T, nuune and other SOLers in Nairobi. I even wanted to organize a big gathering for all the SOLers there but the time was just short and A&T was not feeling well.

 

I even remember we trying to locate you, MMA and others ..... you guys were not even there ,,, naga daaya bahasha dee .. :D

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raula   

^^^they are not important..lol..kidding iska iloow. so what you gonna roll out for xaajiyadaan eh?

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