Yesterday I borrowed a status update from a friend on Facebook and I changed it to a remembrance of memories on how I met anyone who commented on it. This is IT.
Today, I will walk down memory lane with each person who commented on it, talk about them, try to remember a moment we shared and where we met. Hope it turns out well, its my first time doing this kind of post.
Honoline, my beautiful nyarwandan friend, if you think it’s not real how people say Rwandese women are hot, come I introduce you to her. We met at a wedding in Kampala and even though we did not know each other as well as the rest, we became friends and she is warm, welcoming and so cool to hang with. I can’t wait to visit you girl.
Chris Mavindu, for sure we never liked it there. The pressure was so much but thank God it was a stepping stone to better environments. This is the first guy I met who never let anything get to him; he knew what he believed in and worked towards it without worrying too much especially about the crazy targets that had been set. He is fun, hardworking and a people’s person. We should meet up soon.
Meg, wow! I could write a book about you. 1N was the beginning when we were young and new to the high school life. We became chubbies (roommates) in fourth form and I got to know her even better. She is the happiest person I know, very dedicated to anything she sets her mind to, an encourager, great friend and a blessing to her family and the world. However, if you mess with her, she will surely put you in your place. I thank God that we meet regularly and even though we don’t talk always, I can see you walking to your office daily and I know your well.
Tindi, it has been a minute. Quabbz was our first meeting point. She is fun, happy and so selfless. An amazing girl who now works with kids, I would love to see her at work. We are also connected through the African Childrens’ Choir family. We haven’t seen each other in a while, hope we can change that and soon.
Sabby, through the first class we shared in high school to sleeping in the same place in Kaba. Do you remember us putting on the lights after lights out in that hostel? And then Chepo showed up and we jumped into our beds with everything? A wonderful friend even after high school, though she is not in Kenya, I try to see her every time she comes and I will now keep my promise to visit Dar the next time you will be around. Thank God we still talk even beyond the distance. Now I have missed you even more.
Michael, we met in Menegai High School in Naks. I would go for tuition to keep busy while my cousin had holiday classes for her fourth form. A great friend, very interesting, dedicated and persistent guy. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl, I know you will make a great dad. When do I come to visit?
Judy, ha ha ha boxroom…It took me a while to remember where that was in Quabbz. Known since form 1 and though I have not seen her after high school, I am glad that FB has kept us connected. Miss model, continue with the great work. I am proud of you.
Kui, wa wa wa the days of the light blue dresses’. We met in Visa Oshwal Primary, I remember the way we would go home in mats bebanaing so that we did not have to stand the whole journey home. We still met in church even after primary school. A great friend, determined, forward and brave. Congrats on Jaz, I have so much guilt that I have not come to see her. I need to up my game.
Thuovinsky, the chiromo canteen is the first time we met, when I was in campus. I remember the way you had swag, and could not talk to just anyone. Guess I am privileged to be your friend, but I know you are too because how many people have ever made you vanilla tea? A wonderful guy, who knows what he wants in life, is not swayed by multitude and still believes in the things other people deem impossible. It’s great that we are still friends, now to make a date and catch up.
Wangari, my fellow villager, we met in shags (ha ha my father’s area hood). Through so many years, we have and continue to be great friends. Who ever thought we could be where we are today? So many trials have come through our way and even though we may not be where we want, at least we are not where we used to be.
Joy, hmmmm I wonder what we were doing in roast house. This is a friendship that has lasted the test of time. You have been there through some of the hardest times in my life and been a great shoulder to lean on/still are. We have conquered many things together and even though you’re far, I still hold you close to my heart, miss you loads and thank God for unlimited texts as they keeps us going.
Brenda, wow! To be very honest, I do not remember Biashara street. When was that? Homescience prac? My goodness, you have an amazing memory. I remember Quabbz though and I have not seen you in many years but thank God FB keeps us connected. I remember a quiet girl, who would listen as guys made noise in class meetings, when are we meeting for me to review this?
Kimera, a bachelor’s party, that was such an interesting meet plus the very first time I stepped on Ugandan soil. Very hospitable person, gentleman and proud of who he is. A good friend who loves touring the world, I can’t keep track of him as such but at least, internet is our savior. Hope you can visit soon.
Waithera, we have known each other since we were small playing Kalongo as she said (wink wink). She is a dedicated lady, who beat the odds to show many that did not believe in girls from our place that it is possible to finish school, go to campus and achieve great things after that. I am so proud of you. You set a great example to follow. I miss you a lot and should come to see baby gal, before she calls me to ask if I want to come for her 10th birthday…
Raychelle, I remember when we were singing ‘cucu ruka fence’ as one of the many times I have been punished in Kaba, and you girls laughing at us. We were in section three I think, on the first days of the rest of our interesting green gates life. A interesting, dedicated lady you are.
Chris Wangai, how can you remember it was 11.30am?? aiii. Mama Rosina, the place that had such yummy food, at least for campus standards. A great friend, classmate and fellow noise maker. Very hardworking brother, this one, who has a funny and fun side. So when are we having our get together since we missed the one last weekend?
Tabbz, my first Bunkie ever. The good old quabberian days, in that section in Kaba. She was an interesting lady, who always told great stories I remember and had answers to the things that we did not know. Cheeky in school, like many of us were. It’s been so many years my friend, but with FB I see you continue to excel in all that you do. Ur missed.
Nelly, my beautiful Aunty. I remember, meeting in Spur and I was so nervous coz I didn’t know what to say and where to start. One minute we were quiet, then we started talking and the rest is history. A wonderful, fun, simple lady, great wife and mother to the most beautiful cousin ever. I miss you guys, we should meet up very very soon..
Wanjau, the red carpet days – those were some of the most fun times ever. I remember the way you were quiet and just observant, getting to know people before you say anything. He is a constant friend regardless of distance, fun, ambitious, focused and destined for greatness. It was so nice reconnecting after a while and I hope it becomes a habit.
My goodness, this has really taken me back. It has also shown me that though we may not see each other daily, social media in this case FB really keeps us connected and helps us know how our friends are doing. I am glad to know each and everyone of you.