There have been several things going on around Ethiopia that I have not been able to address because I didn’t know what to make of them. One of the things that people are talking about the most is the rise of Violence Against Women (VAW). Well, I don’t know if the correct term is “rise”…… Continue reading Violence Against Women in Ethiopia
If you are a middle class Ethiopian citizen, you are well familiar with the Minibus taxis. They’re blue on the bottom, white on top, serve 12 people at a time legally (up to 20 illegally), and has a redat or helper, who always has half of his body out of the window yelling, most commonly,…… Continue reading A Solution to the Minibus Taxis
Once upon a time, in a hot, hot Ethiopian day, I sat in a minibus taxi, daydreaming or something. Ok, ok. To the point. I was sitting in the taxi around Bole road and one man hopped in the seat in front of me. He was disabled, for sure, but didn’t seem so miserable. He…… Continue reading Street Beggars (Real or Fake)
“That One” is hard to find; that’s why we jump from one man to another searching for him. Early on in our lives, it takes a small thing to dismiss him for the title, “The One”. Ages 15-18 –“He’s not popular enough.” Ages 19-20 something –“He’s not cute enough.” Above –“He isn’t ready for that…… Continue reading How You Know If He is “The One”
Now-a-days, thanks to MTV Arabia bringing all MTV [America] shows toEthiopia, people are actually advancing to some extent. Especially Minibus Taxis. This is just great! You walk into a minibus or even the contract taxis and you feel like you are experiencing your own “Pimp My Ride!” You jump from one taxi to another to…… Continue reading Pimp My Taxi
When visiting Ethiopia for the first time, if you are not from an African country, you will definitely be affected by culture shock. Some would be normal to you because you’ve probably heard a lot about them before. All of these are true, at least from my perspective, and they are also funny. I hope you enjoy…… Continue reading A Guide to Visitors
Huh? That was the response I gave to the question asked. I don’t have anyone right now to know the answer as to why I want him to marry me. Am I supposed to? Wait, what? I don’t get it. Do you? Ok, to clear things up, no; I’m not getting married. I was having…… Continue reading Why Do You Want Him To Marry You?