Yes, that place that has the best white sandy beaches, drink coconut milk, amazing safaris and produces the best runners out there. Its amazing that a human being can run 26 miles in a little over 2 hours. While I enjoy running, I think the under 5 minute-per-mile running gene surely skipped me! I have serious respect for my country folks.
I did my debut marathon a few years ago. By mile 20 I was swearing like a sailor to myself, thinking "who the heck does this to themselves? And pays good money for it too! There is a reason God gave us smarts to invent cars; He knew the human body is not designed to run 26 miles, silly!" But after crossing the finish line? The exhilaration? I thought...I could surely do this again! Came in sub 4 hours injured hamstring and all. Have done a few more races since then. I know...what am I thinking? Even my dad asked "who pays someone else money (registration and training fees) to do all the work themselves?' The again I zip lined in Maui in October and skydived at Lake Elsinore the weekend after Thanksgiving! But there is not enough money in the world for me to bungee-jump! Just like I don't think you can get me on a roller coaster! My friends ask "so u can jump from a perfectly good plane at 13,000 feet and you will not go roller coaster riding at Magic Mountain?' Yep!
I come from an absolutely monstrously large extended family. My mum has/had 20 sisters and 27 brothers; there are 200+ grandchildren just from my mum's side of the family and countless great grand kids! I am lucky to have an awesome, close family - 2 brothers, 2 sisters, a sister-in-law, a brand new nephew and parents whom I adore. I had good friends growing up - we went fishing together...for tadpoles! I guess without the fancy toys, gadgets or play equipment we had to keep ourselves occupied somewhat.
I enjoy meeting people from all cultures. There are over 30 tribes and dialects in my home country so I am used to being appreciative of people from different cultures and backgrounds. I grew up in the capital city but I visited my grandparents in the countryside tons where life is so simple. Until 4 years ago they had no electricity. I can now talk to my grandma on her cell phone; well she can charge it right in her home! Cooking was and is still done on 3 stones. You sit around the cooking pot on wooden benches chatting the night away. The night is pitch-black but the moon cannot be any clearer... no smog there. At least there has been tap water for a while; I am still having nightmares of having to fetch water from a bore-hole downstream during school holidays. It was all good times but I never missed Jane, the cow that was so spirited I had a hard time milking her. I finally had her under control and I went aha! Who is the smart one now? Me! But just before I let her out of the milking shed, the heifer peed in milking can and kicked it! And then she gave me that look from the side of her eye that said Aha! Who has the last laugh now! Last December my little sis and I went back home; she left when she was barely a teenager. We went to see my grandma in the countryside. When she was shown the toilet, she came back, pulled me aside and asked...how am I supposed to use that? You see, back there its a hole in the ground! And since there is no electricity (except indoors), at night, its a balancing act to make sure the flashlight does not fall into the hole. I had never laughed so hard! Still bring it up to her time to time...its too priceless! :-)
About that safari. Everyone should go at least once in their lifetime. You have to enjoy what Maasai Mara, Tsavo National Park and the Indian Ocean beaches of Mombasa and Malindi have to offer. The wildlife and scenery is simply breathtaking and magnificent! I was home December 2011 and ohh...the safari and sandy beaches are still as cool and awesome as I remembered them! I am thinking of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro the next time around...still thinking about the not showering for 5 days and going for a nature call as God originally intended it...out in nature!
So what do I want? Good character, honesty, integrity and confidence. I like the nice guy who loves family, friends and just life! I am not fanatical about religion and not looking for someone who is but I believe in God. While I was confirmed in the Catholic Church, when I attend service I go to a non-denominational one.
No shopaholics please. I refuse to spend my free time being dragged from mall to mall. Same goes for if u are looking for a casual relationship/ friends with benefits. Or if you are into drugs even on occasion we are definitely not a match. This includes marijuana (never tried it and not curious to) unless its for medicinal purposes. I will not respond if you don't have pictures.
Thanks and have a blessed day!
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