Seminars are good things… really they are! It just that sometimes they tend to get really boring! And then you have to be polite not to get up and leave.! >:-#
Well seminars in K.U. usually give students another reason not to leave- and it’s not that they are terribly awesome. NO. In K.U. after a seminar, there is a nice cup of tea plus fabulous snacks to choose from. Our theater department had one such seminar for about three days- three days of conversing with a known film director, watch his great movies and eat after every break- and I mean EAT!
So the following conversation is between me and two pals of mine during a time like this:
It’s almost lunchtime, so the snacks are coming soon. Most of us have a class (University Common Units a.k.a. U.C.U) but some of us decide to skive it and stick around in the seminar. We nod our heads- apparently listening- but in real sense, we are waiting for the meal 😉
THE CONVERSATION (P.S. – I can’t believe I actually wrote it!)
FRIDA- yaani mna skive U.C.U. kwa sababu ya chai!
ME- haha! Kwani we wafanya nini?
FRIDA-Me namskiza mzungu
FRIDA-Eeeeh! Nataka kufanya collabo na yeye movie moja kali!
ME-Pia mimi nina fikra hizo hizo! Mi singoji chai kamwe! Mi sili vya bure!
FRIDA-Hahahaa! Hauli bali wavibonya!
FRIDA-Hehe! Basi ntakula vyako 😉
(After a while, we hear cups and mugs jangling outside the seminar room)
ME-naskia sauti!naskia sauti! Sauti ya chai na kushiba! Heheheeeee!
FRIDA-Ntakusema kwa mwalimu!
ME-Hehe! Thank God watu wameenda U.C.U.: that means everything is dabo dabo ! yipeeee!
FRIDA-We najua utakula hadi ulambe sahani!
ME-Kumbe wajua? Ni vile tu mzungu ataniona alafu hatutakuwa business partners. Sasa lazma nile kidogo nijifanye nimeshiba kumbe tumbo ladai! Mambo magumu haya! Doh!
FRIDA-Huyu mzungu hana shida! Mwenyewe alikuwa ywatu invite for a smoke!
(Ceci hears of this conversation)
CECI (to me) – aaaiiiii Helen. Kwani una njaa ya aina gani? Frida anasema ati hizo ni masufuria na thermos za lunch ambayo si yetu!
(After disappointment Fridah goes out)
FRIDA-Ngoja ni confirm kama chai iko!
(We wait a while then she sends another sms)
FRIDA-Nishakunywa kikombe kimoja!
ME-Alafu mzungu nimwache na nani?
FRIDA-Njoo ujenge mwili! Mzungu hakupeleki France!
ME-Ntamwonyesha paja alafu ntakuwa main character kwa movie yake moja! Waonaje?
FRIDA-Mwonyeshe paja ashtuke seminar iishe!
ME-Tako wewe! Hahahaaaaa!