Thursday, May 11, 2006

Mombasa-bound, hopefully.

I ought to be heading to Mombasa in a few days time if only the bossman can sign my leave application. When I brought up the subject of leave a few weeks ago he was OK with it but now he is being elusive. Since I have already paid for accomodation and everything, I am getting a bit jittery. I am going to attend this conference and for some reason my boss cannot understand why I am spending my money on something I am not "benefitting" from. He jokingly asks me to be honest and tell him the real reason.

I have been a Rotaractor for a while now and over time I have learnt that any gathering that involves large numbers of Rotaractors (and Rotarians) is anything but uninteresting. The camaraderie and interactions are reason enough to attend. There is also all the networking and making contacts, which cannot be a bad thing. But it is really the fun bit that makes these annual district conferences a must for me whenever I can attend.

Hopefully, I will soon be spending my evenings sipping on fuity cocktails and trying to explain to the others why Ugandans are all that, as I create some strong international bonds (hint, hint), somewhere on Mombasa's south coast instead of dodging boda boda's and playing cards with my housemate in the candlelight.

7 comments:

savage said...

Have fun when you go.Every once in a while one needs to unwind.Did you know that looking at palm trees is therapeutic?

baz said...

Dude, say hi to Daisy if you see her. You can't miss her. She is the fly chick without me.

Degstar said...

break a mate, leg
sori, meant..hiccup...to say...hiccup...break a leg, mate

Jay said...

got the leave and i am out opf here first thing monday morn.

jkb said...

One more titbit Jay, U gatta pack aka Jerrican of kwete, mbu Kibaki-land often goes AWOL in such regards. What better way to make a point at a distance.

baz said...

Oh, and make sure you go to the Old Town. And sample mnazi. And spend a couple of hours just maxing about on the Island comparing it to Kampala.
And blog a heck of a lot about it.

By the way JKB, dude won't need kwete. The stuff down there is lethal. One sip and you start seeing mermaids.

Iwaya said...

(....fingers tapping....)UPDATE!!!