Things You Are Likely To Find In My Shaggs

I went down to shaggs (the village home) to visit my parents and caught a few pictures of things you are likely to find while over there. Oh, you are more than welcome to come visit my shaggs btw.

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Boda Boda motorcycles are the preferred means of medium-distance travel. In shaggs, everything is medium-distance travel, so get comfortable on the back of one of these things.

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Our dog Bonge is a very meditative animal. Sometimes he just stares at the wall where the chain he is tethered with is tied. Not a single sound, he just stares, as if reflecting on his life choices which led him to be chained to a wall… He’s big, scary and occasionally violent is why he is chained to a wall, we aren’t abusing him or anything.

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Sunflowers, which are weeds, grow in every field they are given leeway to. I think the seeds spread by wind or something because they are everywhere over there.

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Men at work! Carpenters who also happen to be plumbers, electricians and, you guessed it, DSTV installation men. In shaggs, you need to be a jack of all traits if you want to make money. But because everything is really cheap in shaggs, I boil it down to work ethic. Guys just like to work.

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My mom’s avocado tree is always heavy with produce. What is ironic is that no one in my family, save me and a few local kids, likes avocados. So they often just end up hanging on the branches of that tree. Looking rejected…

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Something for naughty people who want to break into our home… There is a little something in the bushes to keep stray dogs off the compound. It also works as a great tool against anyone who thinks they can crawl in through the fence! I may have cut myself on it a few times…

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Chickens, chickens, chickens everywhere… My dad loves chickens and traditionally, chickens are very important to Luo customs. You may want to Google that because I don’t know anything about that…

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Food being cooked on fire wood. It happens all the time!…. And everything gets this smokey flavor which works great with meat but not so much with veggies. But put a little hot sauce on it…. Makes it work.

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This is the most fashionable man in all of shaggs… And it’s just the hat….

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