21 Nov 2003 | Last day of Shona


Today marked our last lesson of Shona. Our teacher wanted us to only talk in Shona during our three hour lesson, but it was too tiring. Still, we didn't do that bad at all.

We now know the different conjugations of verbs and can disect most sentences. Our vocabulary is relatively small, but we should understand enough to make ourselves heard when needed.
Now if only we can keep on practicing before leaving for Zimbabwe.

On a side note, today my other computer crashed. This 5 year old machine survived much longer then I expected, but the timing of it breaking down couldn't be worse. I have so much to do these weeks it isn't funny.

Luckily, I had just ordered a new machine which came in on Thursday. I'm now trying to get it to run, with mixed results. So much hardware, so few drivers.



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After obtaining an M. Sc in maths, Babak Fakhamzadeh started with an office job at a major blue chip company but soon realised he'd do better on his own. Babak is often on the move, with a restless desire for travel, a penchant for doing good and a love for visual and experimental art. Together with Eduardo Cachucho, he won the World Summit Award in the m-Tourism and Culture category in 2012 for Dérive app. With Ismail Farouk, he won the Highway Africa new media award in 2007 for Soweto Uprisings . com. Check out Babak's CV.

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