Now for Mutanu. That is my kikamba name. Kikamba is the mother tongue of the people in this region, the Kamba. I was given the Maasi name of Naishiba in Loitokitok by my host mama and it means "person who is always happy". Mutanu is the same, only in kikamba. Now for those who know me well may be thinking "This is PAT?" Well, yes it is and for the most part I try to live up to my name on a daily basis! There is so much to enjoy and treasure here that it is easy to do. I have relinquished all (well, most) expectations from folks so do not get too upset when things do not happen as planned.
People have many names here Wambua - born in the rainy season, Mutua - people who have been here for many years, etc. It is Mama Sam or Baba Sam, never Josephine or Francis, their given names. I never know what to call any person.
Okay, short but sweet. I am planning on updating on the weekends, so look look for the blog on my quilting class on Sunday. Hopefully with any degree of regularity you will remember to check my blog to see what is happening in Nguluni!
siku njema, kwa heri, Mutanu