It was a typical routine travel day for most of us who gathered at Arsi Negelle bus station. Suddenly, a lady appears with the dance break in front of one clearance sale spot. Funny! No one cared nor would they take part in her stage show!
Beautiful EAC campus still stands despite major aging related deteriorations. Stepping into the campus brings back sweet memories of wonderful, long time campus life with students and hardworking staff members. I took few of my moments during short trip to Ethiopia and visited memorable spots at ca
She is named Chirisa, my grandmother! Born over 100 years ago, she is often referred to as “The Queen of the Village”-like the queen of bees, for being the only mother who gave birth to 23 children, and still lives to tell old time stories. With little signs of daunting disorientation th
Walking around Oda Village with kids and listening to their stories and sense of humors is quite inspiring. They occasionally dispose their peer’s secret affairs to make us laugh. Although affairs related humors are often considered a taboo, they don’t hesitate to make a laugh out of it
Catching Berisso, a brother of my childhood best friend, and chatting with him was enlightening. We talked about family in the remote rural, his education, career and his personal health. As many other kids do, he is optimistic about making some changes in his and his village’s life. Marketing
It was another beautiful day in Oda village with young village people getting together and teasing, joking and playing around the topic that concerns villagers lifestyles. Uncle Megersa was our team leader with young people bouncing back and forth with important questions.
Baboons roam southeast green forests that extend from Bale and Duro Mountains in the southeast to Kuke in the northeast relative to Gambo Lepis Rural Hospital. The mountains also host vast number of flying and ground creatures some of which are exotic with beauties beyond one’s imagination. Th
Numerous types of dishes are prepared by so many tribes in different parts of Ethiopia according to tribal custom, rituals, and/or other traditions. However, the most common dish, also known partly internationally, comprises soft flatbread locally called ‘Injera’ presented with dipping sau
Ethiopia is a home to many exotic animals some of which are known to exist nowhere else. Few of these include the legendary graminivorous Semien Mountain baboon known as Chelada Monkeys. They are also called the Bleeding-Heart Baboons which seems to have acquired its name from their red heart-
We took few pictures on our way home from Lepis Bus Station. The land is covered with green lashes following summer rainy season. From Lepis to Kuke, the mountain edge is planted with eucalyptus and cedar trees decoratively lined to set boundaries between local residents and the natural forest. &nbs
It was exhilarating to finally breathe fresh country air and sing gospel songs with the church family that I had relocated from for over a decade. As a kid in the village, I couldn’t wait until Friday afternoon came when the weeklong intense manual labor had come to a halt and evening Sabbath
Mesmerized by unexpected behaviour of a young boy, village elders get together to discuss and decide the fate of newly married young boy, by the name Badhaso, who set a “bad example for other kids”, as elders define the situation. Badhaso raised his hands and anger against his father. Ce