Actually not that much to say, just a beautiful and very different ‘moment’.
When I walk to pick up my son from school, I have to wade through this throng of local school kids in uniform. I guess their school day ends 20 minutes earlier.
In general they are friendly, say ‘hi’ a lot or yell ‘ferengi, ferengi’ (foreigner) with excitement. Only on rare occasions some 12-13 year old boys say something to me in Amharic and then laugh theirs asses off when I do not react because I did not understand a thing. I guess they are insulting me, but it is easy to shrug that off with a smile.
More annoying is that they walk 4 - 5 abreast and do not look where they are going, so run-ins are frequent.
e·piph·a·nyiˈpifənē/ noun/ 1. the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12).
Time to move on ...
The end of the year is nigh ...
When I was a kid, there were no guards at the school gate, let alone those armed with AK-47s !
The highway is my soccer field.
Meanwhile ... And this is the pre-construction traffic!
To acclimatize to Addis one must first learn to give up control. Failure to do so may result in a total loss of sanity.
Morning commute. Mind you, this is not the country side, this is the city center of Ethiopia's capital!
"Julius, do you want to watch some TV with papa?" "Shhh, I am reading" ...