Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Mavuno Kids!!!

Thought you guys might enjoy seeing a few pictures of the absurdly cute kids we have at Mavuno. Wish I could show them all!

Aren’t they the cutest?

Monday, September 12, 2005

Luxurious Decadence of Opulent Proportions

Well, we’re all moved in. Apart from the fact that we have no furniture (except for two plastic chairs and mattresses on the floor), no cooking utensils, no stove, and no curtains, we are living in veritable luxury!

Oh, and there is no running water, because the city decided to work on the water supply just as we were moving in. But other than that, we are living like kings!

Our first meal was a delectable feast! We had pasta and some random vegetable stew made by soaking it in boiled water until it was edible. Mmmm….

Here are a few pictures that will give you an idea of the absolute decadence we are enjoying!

Our comfortable sofa (also pulls out into a bed!)...

Our wide-screen TV…

My expansive bedroom…

Now you have a better idea of the opulent lifestyle I have begun. I know that at times, it’s a bit much, but I feel like I deserve it. I mean, I’ve really worked hard this year!


Enjoy your food and running water!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Well, it took months, but we finally found a place to live. On Saturday, I’ll be moving to South C. I’m going to be living with four other poor young bachelors. It’s going to be great!

At this point, I think we’ll be able to afford mattresses, but I’m not sure what else. I’m going to borrow a sleeping bag from Mo and Marcy. Hehe… I figure that if we ever have guests over, we can all drag our mattresses out into the living room and watch movies on my laptop.

I’m actually really excited about the whole thing. It’s sort of ironic that the first time I’ll be living on my own, forced to provide food for myself, will be in a distant country with a bunch of Kenyan guys!

Oh, one more thing to get excited about… On the other side of the wall of our compound is the National Park. Zebras, cheetahs, giraffes… all sorts of animals live out there! I told the other guys that we should have a competition. Some day we’ll all jump the fence naked, with raw meat draped over our bodies, and see how long we last. :)

Saturday, September 03, 2005

New logo!

Thought you might like to see our new logo. Mavuno means “Harvest” in Swahili (thus the wheat).

Now, I wanted our logo to have flaming ninjas chasing a monstrous horsebeast through a field of ripe grain, with the word “Mavuno” being spewed like fire from the mouth of a nearby dragon. But we decided that simplicity was probably better…