Posts Tagged With: Auden

Saturday Mornings

Everybody has a Saturday morning routine.

Mine has changed since coming home and starting work again. I have a recurring calendar entry to remind me to do laundry!

That’s the difference with living back in the first world, as my fellow VSO Malawi returned volunteer, Beth Connolly explains perfectly. Do go read her final blog post: Tionana Holy Family

But I still get a reminder of what it used to be like. Courtesy of Nyack and Catherine, who now run the new Breakfast Club. Nyack keeps me in the loop by WhatsApping me photos of the kids. Thanks big fella, they always brighten up my day!

At the risk of repeating myself once too many, today was worth posting. Because together with a big shout-out for our poster girl Beth, the kids received the photos I sent over with my friend Auden, and you can see the extra sparkle in their eyes. I should have done this sooner.

Photos

Photos

More photos

More photos

Still remembering to wash hands (I hope)

Still remembering to wash hands (I hope)

Iron Man fans: Georgie (George), Jeradi (Gerard), Dani (Danny)

Iron Man fans: Georgie (George), Jeradi (Gerard), Dani (Danny)

Still loving rice!

Still loving rice!

And apples, that unaffordable treat!

And apples, that unaffordable treat!

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A to Z: G is for…

  • Game – Game itself is a South African chain of general merchandise retailer / department store. The “Game Complex” in Old Town is where most azungus go to do their weekly shop in Lilongwe.
  • Goat – Mbuzi in Chichewa. A serious road hazard because they love crossing when there’s a car approaching!
  • Goat stew – My favourite traditional Malawian dish. Especially when it’s cooked by my friend Auden.
  • Golden Peacock – The nearest and biggest Chinese supermarket to where we lived in Area 11. It’s not the best shop ever in all honesty. But the cooked food and vegetables stall was good. It had tofu, baozi (steamed buns) and beansprouts, which was always a nice treat.
The "Game Complex", Old Town, Lilongwe

The “Game Complex”, Old Town, Lilongwe

Auden's famous goat stew and rice

Auden’s famous goat stew and rice

The Golden Peacock, where we took the kids for a virtual shopping trip

The Golden Peacock, where we took the kids for a virtual shopping trip

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My Son – Malawi Action Movie

Unlike Nigeria and its “Nollywood“, Malawi is not particularly well known for its homegrown cinema. This video may not change that view any time soon but it’s always great and refreshing to see something new in Malawi. The style is certainly different to what I’m normally used to but you can see the Jackie Chan influence at work.

My Son is co-directed by and stars Ernest Thamangiwa, who as it turns out, is a schoolmate of a friend of mine, Auden!

To watch this at a local “video shop”, a Malawian would pay around 50 MWK, which is less than £0.10.

Enjoy!

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