There is no need to wast your time in designing, thinking, shapes etc. Ocokobo is a ready made toy that every child(boy preferably) should be able to make in their early age. It is were we learn speed so that no one catches you. If Nyik Opobo(pwobo), and Pobi(pwobi) is used, you definitely need to run. It trained young ones torture, maneuverability, friendship, identification of who has what it takes. Good thing with it is also it has such a loud sound that creates awareness, but soon after that it becomes confusing because the people on the other side has same toy. I just thought it would be much more when there is a way you can keep more bullets inside rather than load each time you fire.
In the old days, yiora was job categorised for woman and children not considering gender. Young boys in particular were the favorite for such job. The young the woman and young girls cut the grass while the man goes GERO BIE and the young boys mostly go hunting for TOL. The quantity and quality depends on the people making it. Normally their is no count on how many are put together but their is need for it to at least fit the user's hand. From here we can assume that told, large hand people have bigger ra compare to the short and small hand. Most people prefers to count it in bundle rather than how many goes on to making one. Counting is preferably done on Guti(house poles). For a house to be able to hold the size of roof, wall etc there need a number of them. Assumingly the word GOT originate or is emulated on housing.
Oyira method does not end there, wise people used this similar method in building house floor, sealing board, boards, car, planes, bicycles etc tires. It is also use by other people as method of numbering and counting objects. Instead of grass sticks where used. The same method can be used in building bunga roads, bridges, walkways and many more. Imagine someone so crazy and combine YIORA, CORO, and Cobo lawala(putu type). What comes out of that is a product that will change the way we count today not only that it will be one of the global biggest business, company and creates many jobs enough for an entire village.
Do you remember those days when you make one of a kind. Do you remember all the bullets names. I give you another Opobo, pobi.
Technicality of people are unassumingly said to come from knowing what around them and try to copy things they
do. Luo tried to copy the bees, ants including bats in how to keep their goods. They have not moved far because they are people who are satisfied easily with little things they have; they are not crazy enough to disagree with each others way of doing things; have not continued on improving what they have. For this reason, most of them remain behind in term of development and all else. They could have done more with knowledge they have and continued on. By now they should have been at same level with Japan and South Korea, but the question we can all ask is, where are they now?
One day was really a busy day that a father asked his son called Oyira. "can you add how many of those stuff we have to today", he asked Oyira. "Addi baba", he replied. Before the conversation finished, Oyira mum was getting disturbed by birds on a nearby maize they planted. "Oyira!!!", she called him. "Cel mono winyi gu do Latin", she added. "Acel ki ngo", she replied. The Oyira dad was getting annoyed because he wasn't getting any response from him because he was locked up with his mum. "Iriyo lok keket", dad told oyira mum. "idek ni pe Aor Oyira che", she politely responded. "kom doki raaa ojoneee!", he madly went. The conversion for that day concluded and they all went to sleep. Oyira was the first to wake up and he show a lot of things flying around their compound. "gin adi?", they replied. Dad got out and show them. "gi tye ka ngwene, ngwane kwe", he replied. Somehow they where late that day. Most people in the village had hunted for it. When they heard what the family of Oyira described it, everyone in the village decided we call it ngwen. Every day people we wake up late always gets lest and lest in their container. When oyira heard that he said, "mum abico cion tomorrow". "eno, winyi gu odwoko, bicel mono gin bota", she told Oyira. "Abicel?", he questioned his mum. "Abicello", he added. Wuon Oyira wanted Oyira but their communication with mum kept on going. He was standing and waiting for them to finish. "Wuon Oyira, Ngo ibiro wangi!", she asked. "Abiro wanga ko do min Oyira", he kindly replied. "Ma iyabo wangi ne callo boro", she told him. "ingeyo, kadi akuru/akuro wun pudi/podi atye ka tamo pe ngwen me/mi lawuoro ni", he recalled. Then the next morning, Oyira waked up so early. His parents was looking for him everywhere but could not find him. Then suddenly he came running. "baba, baba, mama", he called them while entering their house. "ngo atin", they worryingly replied."gin me lawuoro ni", he replied. "gi kati ki boro", he added. "gi dwong?", they questioned. "ndoki paaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr", he replied.
Everyday after that they made a joke out of it. They had that slang and whenever they want to talk they use the incident to talk. Below is how they formulated it
Oyira: acel winyi
Wuon Oyira: Ario koni
Min Oyira: Adek loki ne, ka pe akwero
Oyira: angwen keken kubeko
Wuon oyira: Abic keken. Tuora in
Oyira: Abiro wanga koni to
Min Oyira: Aboro keken; weng ki boro acel
Wuon Oyira: Abongwen. Bong gin ka pudi gi tye i boro
Oyira: Apar. Doki par ojonee.
Can you make a game and make it into one word each time your name is called. You are also allowed to call two words next time the game begins and so on. When you fail, say EL, SEL, KEL, TEL, ... after it.
Have you ever made a chair without any tool? It is as hard as it sound, but possible. There are two materials needed. Ogali(fibre) and any branch of a tree. Get a GET to make it more simpler because it can twist, bend, turn and so on. Tol Ogali is like a glue when used appropriately. The problem with this type of work is it's life time. It takes roughly half or full year for it to loosen up or break. Ogali also has other uses which is know to most luo people.
The worst thing for a dwar abuti for honey is when you get rucu(the pupae). However, it is also a good thing especially when it is during Oro(dry season) and there is no water. After eating that, thirst for water is gone and you have enough energy to move a distant or can to where water is(assuming one is closer by). There is one thing that had never been tried about rucu. Just Imagine that when it one day from hatching, rucu can stay for one or two other days without eating. Then it becomes possible to get enough of them straight into hive so when they hatch, they start work straight away. New family, home, and environment. That would eliminate the old process of making a hive then waiting unknown days for when a colony of bees will come into a hive. It would also be easy to multiply, transfer, and mix colony of bees a hive(s) from one location to another.
Culture: Luo in general over the years had tried and changed their cultural differences from the rest of the tribes and the reverse is true too. It all started from skin, hair, nails etc. People also tried to get outside of kido to ngweko kom. They used pala and in late 1980s to date(Unassumingly) they used a tree call Odeng. It just make lips yellowish or brownish whatever comes on your side. Its change their kedo and mostly young girls really do like it. I am glade I involve in the process mostly getting it when it gets higher. That now needs a boy to clime to bring it down to them. Their descriptions of it just literally made some boys try it, but of course it was and is not worth a try because you will go through some of your worst days in life. Other people especially matured woman prefer to use mo ya. The difference is that mo ya is used for dry mouth and it help heal and clear off the cracks. Use it, wipe it and that's it.
Art: The art of Luo is mostly done during Christmas season(s) - December in particular. They draw, design walls in different shapes, colours, and some times they do emulate others creatures like birds, animals, fishes etc. This is called ngweko or ngwek, but the picture is call kido but of course implying the commons e.g. lakido, kido ne etc.
First of all there are so many diseases that are categorically known village wise. Physical harms e.g. wounds, cuts, brushes, breaking etc; pains e.g. head aches, eye ache, ear aches etc, and Psychological sicknesses.
Physical harm: When our body is wide open and we see inside it it worries us and tends often time make us not able to perform duties. Wounds to be covered because of many reasons e.g. external infliction, reinfection etc. Many people a time use rabbit hair, cotton wool etc. This solutions are more dangerous than having the wound itself because it need get remove and removing it causes more harm. It also make the affected person imagine situations like what if wound dries but there remain hair, piece of cotton. Most people however, use materials like Opobo((luo name)Jel), and green peas. Opobo has a slippery liquid inside it. This liquid is extracted and smeared on wound while wet. It dries on the wound and often don't come off till the wound it heal then it falls off. Causing no harm, preventing flies from landing on causing another issue, prevent sharp object like grass and woods from scratching wounds. It is no also affected by water during share and rain if used properly.
Pains: Pains are logically caused by thinking, body effects e.g. on tissues, lack of things e.g. water etc. For this reasons there we need things that can effect us beyond them. Bitter, soar, hot things wherefore, help us stimulate our body system reactivating our immune system. Imagine a situation where you lost appetite in eating. Appetite is a work of our tongue hence we need something that will make it active which will trigger our brain to think that side. Most time people just use pepper. Things that smell good also activates our appetite.
Psychological: Fear, anguish, lack of, prevention from, absenteeism, carelessness are major causes of psychological problems. Boosting confidence and putting in experience to things that creates realisation makes us thinks different, creates calm etc. Guidance, rules etc can also help our psychology if practiced properly and followed considerably.
Omar water(the Thinking): As they saying goes, water is necessity to life. To even situation of high accountabilities to change situations from thirst and hanger of fluid to presiding to well water. It is a dreading problems to society who do have this kind of problems but it is a strong decision of the public to choose well water system to break locks and avoid collision with animals and other biomes. Through that kind of actions, we manoeuvre bad causes and brought in a main solution e.g. catching rain water, building roads and drainages and encouraging use of good sanitary system to promote positive climate change. We all do this to save future of our colonies and build our next world because it is fair and none threatening to all parties involved and because everyone is involved, it becomes familiar problems of high understanding.
When we want to hunt, we put nets, fire and surround it; when we want to dance, man stand on the outside while on the inside of a circle facing each other; when we want to eat, we put food in the middle and everybody else sit around to have a share; when we have our leader in our midst, we make sure their are security behind him and people in front of him. Valuable objects are found and are said to be in the center of the others e.g min ki wuon(queen and kings) nquen, bee, ants etc. society, governments, country etc have one common and central thing that binds them together for whatever reason. The Luo have one important person that guides, unite, bring peace, teaches etc and that the people they Ruod. Luo do not have a queen leave a lone a name for it I know off. If you do please comment here. The question is why do we encircle(Ruodi). The reasons are providing protection, keeping togetherness, avoiding invasions etc.