First pair of shoes.

I was born in the early 80s in the environs of a small town called Timau. For those of you who know kisima huko ndio ushago. My parents had a small kiosk in town and after @maasai 101 was born they extended the kiosk pande ya nyuma to accomodate my elder brother and I.
We used to weka mattress chini kwa kiosk tukiwa na bro duka ikifungwa as my parents stayed the extended area.
I remember the said day vividly, I was in class 3, 3rd term. Earlier in the day the English teacher had slapped me because I didn’t know how to ask permission to visit the toilet during his class. I simply couldn’t express myself well in English, sometimes I wonder what walimu wa ushago hufanya shule.
We got home with my bro, to find our beaming parents with 2 pairs of plastic sandak shoes, the blue pair was mine while the red one was my bros. I had always been barefoot before that so you can imagine venye miguu ilikuwa inakaa. Wacha tusuguliwe na mum miguu ndio cracks ziishe.
I used to floss with that shoe everyday, be it with our green school uniform, ama Sunday best ukienda church. Kiatu ikikatika nikuchomeka na jua, inachomelewa na plastic ya karai na kisu moto na maisha inaendelea.
Mum and Dad, wherever you may be in heaven. I’m so proud of you for having raised me and my siblings in the best way that you could, yaani kujitolea kabisa!!
Sometimes I wish you stuck in this world a while longer mkule matunda ya Kijana yenu @maasai 101 coz there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for you.
For those talkers with parents honor and cherish them wherever they may be.

punguza kiherehere,do this,saidia any charity of your choice

I actually do.

In nursery one classmate alipigwa na sandak nyuma ya magoti… hadi saa hii bado namkumbuka :D:D hiyo slippers si mchezo
let us honour our parents. it’s the least we can do for them. and honouring them in the way we live and carry ourselves, so that they don’t walk in shame and wonder.

thanks, nilikuwa nafikiria ati ungeweza tu kusaidia wazazi wako pekee

Niatea wayia

Ikuthongi mukuru.

Timau gwi mpio mono aba

Kibirichia?

:D:D:D:D:Denvirons

Timau is my mom’s home. Im sure you know my relaz huko.

Sandak was the real deal!!! Before some pairs were bought for my siblings and I, walking barefoot to and from school was the order of the day. I remember there are days we would leave for school too early bila breakfast so on our way there we’d pass by shamba za muhogo tunachimba tunakula tukienda shule. Funny thing though is that We never ever complained. Life was good and we appreciated the little things we have.

I will forever treasure the memories shared with my folks!

wen I got my first pair I hid them in the bush on way to school ndo classmates wasiseme naringa, but hapo kwa parents…thorn in the arse

What do you mean thorn in the ass??

With my siblings and I, shoes were strictly for Sundays. So we hatched a plan on how to wear them to school as well. We would take the shoes to the gate and hide them before breakfast. When leaving for school we would get them from their hideout and put them on. in the evening kazi ilikuwa kuvua viatu na kuficha, kujichafua kidogo so that your feet don’t look so clean and raise questions. We played this hide and seek till mum caught me hiding them. tukapewa msomo but were allowed to be putting the shoes on even to school… sema furaha…
Parents are just a blessing we can never appreciate them enough

Nikiwa form 1 ma-usiku usiku hivi, nilikuwa nimeshika mkate nikienda dorm, kufika kwa corner fulani karibu na dorm nilichapwa sandaks ya macho nikabaki nikiona madimdim… Nilibaki na imprint ya jina sandak kwa uso.

Watu Wa nyafoga wakae wapi…

Adidas Sadak was 15/=…That’s how I reported to school. My first day in class 1. I was beaming with confidence and I could smell them new shoes!

Shoes to me were also Sunday matters, i wore Blue sandaks then graduated to black Puma with spikes underneath wacha tu. Now the worst came if you wore during a sunny day, sweat in your feet,they become oversized and get back home with blisters:(:frowning: all in all we grew up.

:D:D:D:D yeah I remember the sweat bila socks… Kwanza ukikaribia jiko ama ukanyage makaa kwisha wewe.