1 In second term when you had to wear your half-sweater, sweater, Anorak jacket , Scarf and Leg-warmers but that Kikuyu cold was still merciless
2 Trying to stay awake during Rev Marion’s unending sermons and 2-hour prayers
3 When she’d start mentioning how “your father’s sold cows and goats to bring you to Alliance”
4 Waiting in line to fetch hot water from the boiler in the morning or after evening preps
5 In form one, the first time you were told to introduce yourself during House Meeting
6 In Form 2 when you heard the Para (Tea Break) bell ringing
7 Feasting on the bread of those who didn’t “move” during Para (tea break)
8 When your teacher extends 5 minutes into the Para Bell
9 Waiting for Sunday Supper outside the Dining Hall.
10 How the Dining Hall cops closed the doors 5 minutes after the bell
11 When “Matty Shosho” found you with 4 Slices of Bread instead of 3 during breakfast
That woman would go all Dracary on your ass!
12 When you were eating in down area then you saw a cop coming to book you
13 When you did all the wrong things during the week but don’t find your name in the Detention list
14 Trying to force that ponytail to hold because “Pushback” rule
15 Bearing the heat of Mrs. Mburu’s (the Salon lady) blow dryer just so your hair would look good during Socials
16 That 1 Meter rule when Vibing boys during funkiez
17 When you went to Across and the first stop was at their tuckshop.
How the Acrossian tuckshop looked like compared to ours.
18 When you were scrubbing pavement slabs during Community service on Friday and the darn Scouring powder wouldn’t wash off
19 Staging a fall with your friend and carrying her back to avoid going for Crosso (Cross-country)
20 When someone says you passed KCSE because you guys “get leakage” but only you know the struggles you went through