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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

the veggie guy


Everyday Ahmed, or more commonly known as "the veggie guy" bikes into the compound with veggies and fruits packed on the back of his bike. I've been in charge of ordering the food for me and the Brotens, at first I barely knew any of the names of the fruits (he didn't understand much of my Sudanese Arabic!) but today we actually got to have a decent conversation. I'm sure I made a complete botch of half of what I said, but I told him about my sisters and brothers and he told me about his kids and grandkids.

I've learned so much and still have so much to learn. About the language, the people, the money, the culture, myself, the weather (oh wait, I've already had plenty of learning about that: it's hot) and Jesus.

Most of you probably don't have a Chadian guy who bikes to your front yard everyday with fresh produce, but if you did, what would you buy? The mangos are my favorite.





6 comments:

  1. how awesome. Kendra, you have some amazing photo potentials over there. not to mention experiences. I love that top picture; Nat. Geo. worthy. :D

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  2. Can you ask him to come ride his bike to our house? Mangoes sounds delish right now. :)

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  3. Oh wow...it's so surreal reading this Kendra! Beautiful, raw images and I love the story of the veggie guy :)

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  4. Wow I would LOVE to live in such a simple lifestyle!! You are soo blessed and darn lucky, Kendra!! ;)

    Ummm, I'd prolly buy apples or the peppers.

    Love,
    Manda
    http://meandjesus-amanda.blogspot.com

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  5. wow. this is really cool, kendra!!! and your photos are absolutely wonderful!
    keeping ya in my prayers. ;)

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  6. Makes me wish I had a guy deliver fresh vegetables everyday! We used to have a guy come by with a cart with veggies and one who shouted "Strawberreeees, get your fresh ripe,strawwwwberries!"

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