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Then Thursday happened...

It's still strange. Yes...even after two years.  I would lying if I said I haven't adopted some peculiar habits. But that doesn't mean I don't get shocked and confused on a daily basis.  YES, a daily basis. And then I have those days I find myself feeling "so western"...as if I am fresh off the plane, with no tolerance built up yet. Those are the days I find myself thinking...."how did I get here?" and "where did my patience go"... Thursday was one of those days.


"Hena kwais," I said to the taxi driver as he pulled up next to the train station.  This place has been under a huge transformation. Little by little the building's improvements are being revealed, and I am blown away at the beauty of the architecture and design that is replacing the shambled station that once stood in its place. But that does not dismiss the fact that the construction zone we must navigate through doesn't even attempt the element of safety. I do …