27 August 2011

Waterfall inside Mt. Meru Crater



A waterfall inside the crater of Mt. Meru -- Arusha, Tanzania


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16 August 2011

Tsumo - Shumo


Chinobhururuka chinozoguma nokumhara pasi.

That which flies ends up by perching on the ground.

A person bragging of his high status or reputation will sooner or later experience humiliation that he cannot escape. An imperious young woman who thinks she is the prettiest girl in the world will lose her glamour when getting on in years.

Like the English saying, "Pride goes before the fall."

-- Shona Proverb
From Tsumo - Shumo by Mordikai A. Hamutyinei and Albert B. Plangger


09 August 2011

Tsumo - Shumo


Mukutanda mapfeni
ndimo munowanikwa ndimo.

While chasing baboons one discovers a new field (to plough).

One who does not travel and, instead, keeps all by himself will never get acquainted with new ways and ideas.

-- Shona Proverb
From Tsumo - Shumo by Mordikai A. Hamutyinei and Albert B. Plangger


02 August 2011

Tsumo - Shumo


Chirungu chakauya nechirungurira.

Westernization brought indigestion.

Western ways have replaced African customs to an extent that the changes are referred to as epidemic.

-- Shona Proverb
From Tsumo - Shumo by Mordikai A. Hamutyinei and Albert B. Plangger