Anime, Interviews

Kenyan Mangaka: Shin Kyouketsuki | Part One

The Otaku community in Kenya is quite diverse. I’d say the different types all mentioned here have a fairly great representation here in Kenya. So, we thought we’d introduce you to a truly amazing person, Shin Kyouketsuki, a Kenyan mangaka, to help give you a better understanding of our Otaku community. I do hope you enjoy reading this interview as much I did typing it out. 🙂

In a perfect world, Gillian would be travelling round the world in her red vintage VW T1 van (Hippie Van) gathering stories of the people she meets and retelling them to those ready to listen. She is in the process of building this world which is now going to have all of you in it.

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Karate Kid: Amanda Odundo

One of the most popular cultural elements from the Far East is martial arts. China’s Kung Fu, Japan’s Judo, Karate, Kenpo and Aikido as well as Korea’s Tae Kwon Do (which is usually confused to be Japanese) are some of the most popular forms of martial arts in the world. Several are practised in Kenya and they are fairly popular as a sport so we caught up with one of my dear friends, Amanda, to tell us a little bit about Karate and her Karate journey. Enjoy 🙂

In a perfect world, Gillian would be travelling round the world in her red vintage VW T1 van (Hippie Van) gathering stories of the people she meets and retelling them to those ready to listen. She is in the process of building this world which is now going to have all of you in it.

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Interview: Abednego B. Osindi, ABE Initiative Scholar | Part Two

Today we continue with our interview with Abednego B. Osindi. You can read Part One of the interview here. Check out Abednego’s blog and follow him on Instagram too!

On Learning Japanese

Did you speak any Japanese before going to Japan?

I knew no Japanese at all (ぜんぜん – nothing). I had only heard of konnichiwa (hello), and ohayou gozaimasu (good morning). Indeed, the first few days in Japan were a real headache because Japanese is everything. Thanks to the “survival Japanese” lessons in my university, my communication ability is getting better each day.

Mbithe is a software developer at Andela and loves all things tech! You can probably find her sitting barefoot somewhere writing beautiful code while singing along to really loud Japanese music. 🙂

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