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This is all about my homeland. Eritrea, Eritrea, no place like it. Well you can get a glimpse of it through my eyes in anything here.


So this afternoon when I was walking back from work I noticed something very peculiar. I was minding my own business waiting for the traffic to pass so I could cross the street. Finally there was an opening and I stepped forward….almost onto a woman who had just cut me off. It didn’t hit me until I got to the other side that the woman was not Eritrea!

She certainly didn’t seem to be UN, they tend to walk around with a mentality that they are better than the people here, but this woman was simply lost in her own world. This wasn’t the most distressing part. When I finally got closer to my home (only two blocks further down the street) I saw two Mediterranean women get out of a cab. I guess that shouldn’t be too surprising, they might have even been left over from colonization.

Kids playing!

While walking back from work this evening I noticed something incredible. As I was coming home I saw little Eritrean children running around playing on the street. It was awesome just seeing little kids running around, I don’t know why but it just put a smile on my face to see it.

Independence Day!

I was watching the BBC World News at midnight and was startled by the shaking of the windows! CRASH! BOOM! Was this the bombing of Asmara that Eritreans have feared was coming from the Ethiopians? BOOM! BANG! For several minutes the windows shook.

This wasn’t so bad. What was everyone complaining about? Just to make sure though I muted the television. And there it was, the familiar sound of fireworks. I woke my brother and we went outside to take photos of the fireworks. They continued for several more minutes and after they finished I went to sleep.