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March 23, 2020
Hello there dearest friends,
Welcome to my blog post about My place of birth :)
I was born in Kinanga, capital of the Kasai-Central Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Africa. I moved to Kinshasa when I was about 7y/o and I've never been back.
The hospital where I was born is still very active today, probably one of the largest there. It isn't looking too good either but so are many infrastructure in that part of the country.
Would I want to go back for a visit one day? A BIG YES!! That place is the foundation of who I am today. I love all the memories I have from growing up there. I almost hate that some of them are fading away.
Do we have a different language In Kananga? Yes, we speak Tshiluba with other dialect that I am not very familiar with. My Tshiluba is very rusty now but I can understand it very well and also hold a conversation if I put my mind to it.
I sometimes speak to our boys in Tshiluba. It keeps me in check and also gives them a chance to learn some of it while I still have it in me :)
What is one of my fondest memory of Kananga? OOhh, everything except when the electricity went out L.O.L. I loved the rainy season because we, with the neighborhood kids and my siblings, will play under the rain. We'd play tag with the ball or hide and seek and some times do marathons. The water will be splashing everywhere and that was all we needed at that moment. I also loved playing this game with a bottle, ball that we'd make ourselves and sand. It was a team game- I am not sure what it was called but I can pretty much still play it now. That was the best game, running and shouting in encouragement for your teammate. What an amazing time. And don't get me started on food, fruits and night time stories bt my grandpa Elamenji (R.i.p). Just the best a child could ask for :)
Now, there is a little bit about my place of birth. I've started a challenge on Instagram with the #Myplaceofbithchallenge. Go share your place and some of your memories. Let get to know one another in a fun and interactive way.
Until than, stay safe and careful.
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