I have just come from watching the new Avengers Assemble movie at the latest IMAX cinema to open in Nairobi. It set me back about 7 dollars and needless to say this is rather expensive for a students entertainment. Walking out of the Cinema hall and looking at my fellow fans , a realization hit me.
I am solidly in the middle class and so are thousands of other youths if the no. of followers on twitter is anything to go by. Several years ago to even think that I could afford to pay what some people I know earn in a week would have been the base of a good joke. That I willingly and happily paid this out just to watch a movie in 3D glory left me with mixed feelings. Is this a good thing that a 23 year old guy in Kenya should be happy to spend Kshs. 800 to watch a movie or is it a terrible affliction that we are hopelessly enslaved by western consumerism?
Warren Buffet and Guy Kiyosaki would have spent that money starting a business. but is that all there is to life? Make money so that you make more money? But I digress.
KFC have setup several branches allover the city and ave lost count of the no. of banks opening branches in any space available. The rest of the world sees one last frontier to milk before we become smart and our bureaucracy actually starts to work for us.
Here is a toast to the last frontier.