Response: Hey my lovely rafiki katoka Spain! So nice to get a final message from you!! Ahsante sana, mucho gracias.. Sinafuraha mimi pia. (I"m also sad!).. I will email you soon from Australia. Mungu aku barika na familia yako (god bless you and your family!).. x Emma
Response: Hey Jane, yeah got your message thanks! Will come watch your final!! See you soon... hope you like the cat pics, they're especially for you! x Em
Response: Hey Kim.. very nice to hear from you, you crazy kid! Flu gone now, so I'm enjoying the last of African sun now for a while and soaking up the sights, smells and everything while I still can. Hope the new job is good! See you soon Kimbo..
Response: Hi James and Michelle! Thanks for the message.. yeah, everyone in Engaruka remembered our tour group! Shaq has not changed a bit... Yeah, I'm always thinking about the boys and their Mum.. ok, hope all's well in Sydney! na wewe pia (and you too), take care..
Response: Hey Sus, thanks for your lovely message! Sorry for the late reply, I've been in a Masai village in Tanzania with no internet or phone reception for a week. Tomorrow I will do my diary entry with photos about my last couple of days in Uganda and also this week in TZ so far. Yes the kids in Uganda are very special and polite and very very poor. They have to be lucky to manage to get an education and to grow up relatively healthy... I will write tomorrow! Congratulations to you and Scott!!! I did hear it on the grapevine! When's the wedding? Take care, x Em
Response: Oli otya Daniel? Great to hear from you! I'm glad you've looked at my page. Definitely some very memorable moments in Kiyunga and Mukono. Uganda is very special and I'm positive I will be back. Many special people there that I met. Thanks for all your help with everything and please go for that scholarship!!! You will get one I know! Speak soon, and thanks for the Luganda words, I love it. Katonda akuwe omukisa sebo.
Response: Hey Krista, thanks for the message! You should have seen how happy the boys were when I gave them the football/soccer ball! They were over the moon! They can't even afford rice, so to have a real football was like all their christmases and more. I have them on video thanking everyone in australia and talking about their favorite football teams. When you see it you will fall in love with them too! Thanks to every one for your help! Bye for now. Em
Response: Hey Jane, great to hear from you. Wow Mike's team are good, or the other one is really really bad! Tomorrow I'm doing my update on the 3 boys.. I think I'll be very sad!! Hi to everyone and Kim as well. Hope you're well.. x Em
Response: Hey Dulla, Mambo vipi? Ishu ni bomba sana.. Ahsante sana kwa maneno wako.. Ninahapa internet sasa na Kisakye. Tutaonana badaae kidogo.
Response: Hey lovely! so nice to hear from you. I think of you, especially when I look at the shells on my ankle or when I see apples! :) Hope you're well, send my regards to Nandy and your Mum. Hug O x Em
Response: Hi Krista! so nice to hear from you! Thank you for reading my page and glad you appreciate it. Yes it's very different here and maybe I've done an ok job of describing it by the way you've commented! I only leave Uganda soon (next week) but then I go to an orphanage in Tanzania in a few weeks! Take care, and you guys are doing so well this season! xEm
Response: Hey Brett, nice to hear from you again. What's Kim doing now? HE didn't tell me. No riding, only running! Take care.. Em
Response: Oh, my god!! Aren't you lucky!! Actually I have some exciting news about the Father! I will fill you in this sunday when I do my webpage!
Response: Hey, kiswahili is from Tanzanian Coast!!
what's your latest email signature anyway??
Hmmm just you wait 'little bit of work'!!!..... baadae!
Response: Hey you guys are legends! I hope you can do something like that, the kids will be SO happy!! Thank you for caring about them!! x Em
Response: Hey Mike,great to hear from you! thanks for looking at my pics even if you don't get time to read. I know each entry looks massive but I think it's interesting! I hope so anyway, cos it's interesting living the real thing here!! Keep up the good work with your soccer,.. take care x Em
Response: Hi Muzz, about to answer your other message too!
Jim Education Centre
PO box 287
Uganda, East Africa
Josephus will love you!! Make sure you mention my name so he knows how you heard about them.. Thanks Muzz!!
Response: Mambo poa, ishu bomba.. na wewe? Loving Uganda, it's very different to Tanzania. Glad you still enjoy my webpage. Wish I could get halua here though!! Although I still get the call to prayer everyday. There's a mosque right near my room. Might see you soon! Kuwa mwangalifu, nitafurahi sana kuonana na wewe. Baadae
Response: Hey Muzz, aren't you clever!
Here's what your message seems to say:
" I read everything that you write and the children are happy. And I'm fine. You're doing good work, god will be pleased. The girls continue with good soccer. We will hear from you soon. "
You've found a good english-kiswahili website I think!! Although it's sort of a Kenyan version of swahili I think, but pretty good! How about Luganda? Oli otya? Nakulaba edda, siba bulungi!
and some swahili - kuwa mwangalifu, tutasema baadae. Nimefurahi sana kwa maneno wako. Baadae mwalimu kwa mpira!
Response: Hello again... oooh a close one last week hey? Don't break the winning streak! I tell everyone my team is undefeated when I show them our photo! Morocco would be awesome I'm sure. No not homesick, just miss friends/family etc, but not Sydney. Take care.. x Em
Response: Bomba sana, mambo vipi? Good to hear from you Dulla! I'm glad you like reading my page. Familia hajambo? How is the spanish coming along? Nimefuhamu 'karibu tena'! Karibu matoke na irish potatoes.. tutasema baadae kidogo.
Response: Hey Amy, great to hear from you! So Murray must still be reading my page even if he doesn't leave messages! Tell him I want to at least know what email signature he is using each week!! I love his email signatures.. I'm so proud of the team, you guys are doing really well. Glad to hear you enjoy the stories too :) Take care, say hi to everyone... baadae!
Response: Oh, really? And from what source is your information on the source of the Nile? Rwanda's will beg to differ and so will Ugandans. Do you want me to throw something in the source here in Uganda and you can go see if it arrives in Egypt? I will put a message in a bottle addressed to 'the mysterious answers'
Response: Hello -that's not from school, read your Lonely Planet! But Rwandan's say the source is in Rwanda, so.... who knows really? But the school debate last week was 'what's better, water or food?'
Response: Mambo vipi Ing? Thanks so much for message. Sorry I've taken so long to reply to you! I've been having internet issues, mainly too many things to do here and not enough time! I'm glad you're enjoying the stories, but sorry to cause tears, although it's to be expected from you! :) I saw Shaq briefly when he was passing through this town but I may see him in Kampala next week before I leave. He's busy with tours. I may pay him to take me to the airport as he'll be cheaper than a taxi (I hope). Your new place sounds awesome. Hope you're having fun and enjoying life! Take care, love Em