My Oriental Experience

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Over the past couple of months, I have done a course in Chinese language and culture. I’m done with my 1st semester and one thing that has fascinated me since i started the course is how rich and diverse the culture is.

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I just cannot have enough of the mythical stories behind the many festivals. The story I enjoyed the most was the Legend of the moon cake-The Mid Autumn Festival. I think their food the food architecture and the scenery is amazing and I am just blown away. And no I have not set foot in China yet.  I am hoping to do that soon or better yet I am going to do that soon.

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I along with my classmates got the opportunity to celebrate the spring festival Chinese New Year in February where i ate dumplings and more dumplings‚Ķ¬† ūüėČ .That‚Äôs the preferred meal during the Spring festival.

I am an African from Kenya, where we have a culture that is equally rich and diverse but I have to say I love CHINA ūüėČ

I like the way the culture is somehow in tune with nature, the zodiac signs with the 12 animals. During the entire course I could not stop thinking about two animals that were mentioned i.e. the Tiger King of the animals and Giant PandaРa national treasure in China. These are the equivalent of Kenya’s Big Five animals. They stood out because in the world today Tigers and Pandas are endangered animals.

According to the WORLD WILDLIFE FUND, Wild tiger numbers are at an all-time low. We have lost 97% of wild tigers in just over a century. Tigers may be one of the most revered animals, but they are also vulnerable to extinction. As few as 3,200 exist in the wild today

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Panda even with their relative lack of natural predators are endangered. Severe threats from humans have left fewer than 1,600 pandas in the wild.Panda-mother-baby

I think these are amazing animals that need our protection fo the sake of future generations.

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Cheers To A New Kenya-Transformation is upon us

Yesterday (9/4/12013) Kenya inaugurated  its 4th President His  Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and His Deputy President His Excellency William Samoei Ruto.

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I am proud to be Kenya,  and I believe  yesterday (9/4/2013)  marked the dawn of a new day for my country Kenya.

We had a free, fair and peaceful election by all means contrary to what critics expected. As always there were aggrieved parties who had their day in court. However, this did not stop the country from celebrating the victory against cheap tribal and divisive politics. One could argue that the election left the country divided but I will quote our Deputy Presidents words ” … very¬† soon you will not notice the difference between those who voted for the JUBILEE team and those who voted for CORD… ” I believe that the new leaders are a vibrant and forward thinking lot that will transform the country.

“Yes I Believe.”

The possibilities for Kenya are endless.

Kenya is an amazing country with a culture that is rich and diverse, beautiful landscapes and scenery as well as an abundance of wildlife.

I like the way Kenyans have come to appreciate the  value of peace and stability .  Long gone are the days when politicians called for mass action to solve political differences. It is now clear in our minds that no one should use our ethnic diversity to divide us.

I am proud of Kenyans for maintaining peace and saying no to politicians who play us like marionettes on a stage.

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“Yes ! Lets keep ignoring the politicians and their incitement¬† because at the end of the day everyone has their own goals, challenges and issues¬† to deal with.”

We have come so far as a country and the road ahead is longer, our unity is paramount to our success. Kenya has been able to pick herself¬† up from the ashes of 2007-8 and¬† I believe the possibilities for Kenya’s success are endless and this is evident by the emergence of a crop of new Kenyans who are aware of the constitution are yearning for a change in Kenya.

I am calling out to every Kenyan to raise a glass, cup, mug or whatever you drinking high up and make a toast to a new Kenya a better Kenya.

Toast.

I AM PROUD TO BE KENYAN.