The Masai Mara Tribe Warrior taught us how to set-up a fire using nature tools (wood and sticks), in exchange, we taught the Masai Mara Tribe Warrior how to use a touch screen phone! haha
Such feelings, is hard to describe the interactions we had with them!
Sincerity is the key which will open the door through which you will see your separate parts, and you will see something quite new.
This part of my experience almost makes me teared! Along the journey, we saw many beautiful kids, running or walking along the road of Kenya and Tanzania... most of the times, we felt we were like celebrities cos the African kids are soooo adorable... will run towards the vehicle and wave hi and smile at you!
The only opportunity of interactions with them is when we visited the Masaai Mara Tribe in Kenya. The kids were sooo innocent and adorable! Probably because being an uncle of my 5 monster at home (uncle of 4 nephews and 1 niece), I was able to hit off well with the kids easily!
When I first saw the kids, they were so innocent, and soooo happy! Although they have no toys, no clean beautiful clothes but their smile is always there for you! Something must be really keeping the kids happy... well I guess... Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and hence keeps them happy! Singapore kids do not run to strangers with a smile... even if u give them iphone, ipads, handheld game sets and expensive toys.... always a problem, sometimes also tough to make them greet adults... but not so much of a problem for the well mannered African kids! So, I wonder myself... whether Singapore kids are happier or African kids are happier??? Bear in mind, the only things that the African kids have were the irritating flies that we hated...so many flies were on their faces! Such poor kids already lived with it...
A young Kenyan man told me in real... he said "yes, we are poor but I always thank god and know god has a reason for giving me such life. God still gave me a healthy hands to work hard for my family and myself". I felt I'm much weaker as compared to the Africans because if we put on such situations... would we be as tough as them??? Perhaps? I don't know....