- One day after we went to church in Rwanda I decided to play football (soccer) with our translaters. We walked to their school to play, I was the only girl and one of three white people. As we began to walk through the school all the students followed us to the field and lined the field to watch us play. I felt really awkward as I do most of the time...so Phil was the first to kick the ball and the crowd ooh'ed, next Brian kicked the ball and the crowed ah'ed. I gained confidence and stole the ball from Brian and kicked it...the Crowd cheered as if I was David Beckham...hahaha I know right? Our translaters decided to take us somewhere where there would be less of a crowd so we went to a different field where we continued to play and I continued to dominate... basically the Africans were inpressed and said I had power and I felt like a super star.
- When walking down the street everyone yells your name... Muzungu (white person)
- Mothers point you out to their babies so you can be their first muzungu
- Children try to touch you and walk beside you
- I got asked to M.C. the Ugandan Independence day party at my brother's school.
Monday, September 21, 2009
SuperStar Moments in Africa
Here are just some of the moments where I have felt famous in Africa: