Selfie


John has almost beaten me twice for not having a selfie in my many pics. Here I post one, not so much a selfie since I didn’t take it.

We were out today with my friends ice skating in some hotel in Nairobi. It was fun but given it was my first time, the learning curve was quite steep. Later we had Indian cuisine for late lunch and unfortunately there are no shots for lunch. Without much ado, here we go

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

63 thoughts on “Selfie

  1. archaeopteryx1 says:

    Well, I used to say I’d become religious when Africans ice-skate, but after this, I guess I’ll have to go back to, “When Hell freezes over.

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  2. tildeb says:

    It’s like trying to ride a bicycle: if you just try to balance, you’ll fall down (until you learn to feel the ice and trust your feet). The secret to skating – like skiing – is finding balance on each foot while moving. And then there’s the whole backwards thing.

    Maybe now you can better appreciate the Canadian saying (usually in the form of a hockey ‘goodby’), “Don’t forget to keep your stick on the ice.”

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    • makagutu says:

      My friend, at times I felt I was moving too fast and my legs moving far apart with nothing to hold onto, I thought I would fall. It is fun though and will go a few more times to improve my balance

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        As I’ve told my daughters, with no relationship to skating, but still applicable – keep your legs together!

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        • makagutu says:

          Archy….I will remember that lesson next time

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          • archaeopteryx1 says:

            I’ve never ice-skated, but I’ve roller-skated, and the principle is the same – the farther apart your legs spread, the closer you come to “make a wish” and major groin-pull! The same is true of skiing, though that is not a likely occupation in Kenya – but then, there’s always Kilimanjaro —

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          • makagutu says:

            The ice cap on Kilimanjaro is as thin as the one on Mt. Kenya and I don’t think any skiing is possible.

            There are roller skater enthusiasts in Nairobi, I may just go to try and see if I survive without a fall

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  3. archaeopteryx1 says:

    Actually, this is the best pic of you I’ve seen so far —

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  4. john zande says:

    Nice selfie! 😦

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  5. Mordanicus says:

    Certainly nice pictures! No, I will not publish selfies of myself anytime soon.

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  6. fabryhistory says:

    Not bad for a first try – you are standing up! I’m usually the one being picked up off the ice πŸ™‚

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  7. foolsmusings says:

    Don’t feel bad, I’m a Canadian and I can’t skate. I’m an embarrassment to my country. :p

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  8. archaeopteryx1 says:

    I just ran across this on a blog I subscribe to, and thought it was funny , – sent it to Neuro, who thought it was funny – before I lay it to rest, I thought I’d share it here:

    A Greek and an Italian argue over who has the superior culture.
    The Greek: We built the Parthenon.
    The Italian: We built the Coliseum.
    The Greek: We gave birth to advanced mathematics.
    The Italian: We built the Roman Empire.
    The Greek: We invented sex!
    The Italian: Yes, but we thought of having it with women.

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  9. Eric Alagan says:

    Aha! So, it snows too in Nairobi.

    Thousands of years later, scientists will speak of the old days when snow covered Africa – because they discovered your pics! What evidence these!

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  10. aguywithoutboxers says:

    Thank you for sharing these, my Nairobi brother! Excellent! A question for you: Is this ice now sacred? Better you than me (on ice), my friend! Much love and naked hugs! πŸ™‚

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  11. Arkenaten says:

    I went ice skating once. Was in London, many years ago. I banged my head so many times I can’t remember when it was.

    Don’t say it Arch….just don’t!

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  12. Sonel says:

    Cool pics Mak! That ice looks very cold and very hard. πŸ˜€

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