June 2016 — Okobi

Lokang Jackson July 24, 2016

Once upon a time, there was a man called Lwa. He was such an adventurer man and so creative. He lived in a mountain leaving his family behind him everyday sometimes for weeks. The people, his children, and friends knows him for that. In the mountain was clean and drinkable water. He used it for cooking, drinking, shower, and fishing. Below the river was so hot that the rocks melt and there he used to collect his building materials to support hist structure. He does not need any special material because the mountain is safe, but he need to make sure that it stands and nothing drops on him. He has two doors, one facing East and the other facing West. His mountain though is from North to South. Whenever he wants a break in the morning, he goes to his Eastern door because their is the sun and fresh air and in the evening in the Western door because of similar with a difference reasons. He hunt for meet, fish, birds and honey for food and would always brink some home for his children. When he get closer to his home, he would hide all his hunting in the near by bush and come home empty handed. His family got used to it. So, whenever he came home empty handed his family would ask him, "Did you Wire?" His wife or elder daughters would give him water, drink whatever his there for him to have. When he felt rested, the he tells them go there - point by tree, bush, or always leave a sign for his family to know where he hit his hunts. There was a day when he decided, he wanted to send his hunt home without him going too and that day he had a lot to offer his family. He looked at his arrows(lambiri and layuru) then he decided what if he could make one that bigger where he put his hunts in then send to his family. Then after there keep doing that and some day take his family see his newly built home. He did not end there, he went on thinking about how bicycle are faster than human yet human energy drives it. He also thought about what a waste in the gym if those machines could be connected to power source and generate some power. You loose weight and gain power energy.


Lokang Jackson July 16, 2016

This workaholic are more interesting to look at than any other creature you can think of. Work is organised according to age and rank in the colony. The queen is he center piece of all work and that is where work begins. King or kings surround her then their comes the nyindo, libulu. The ongak work are to build, protect, and open ways for the Ngwen to fly during flying season. Libulu are road

Alwiri/Got bye

constructors, ironmongers, and they cooled the room. Bwe(biye) is built both ways, up and down nearly same height both ways because soil used on top is taken from down. As they continue to build, they make sure their is food, water, total control of opposition. Their eminent opposition is anything new and that is not part of them. Doesn't matter what. Just pick a piece of stone, grass etc and throw on their way, they will immediately surround it and try to fight it. No respond means not a problem but still have to be moved out of the way of alternative rout is created around it. If there is response their needs a call for more reinforcement to battle it out. The so call Cangi never and will never want a defeat because that means the queen(min ngwen), king, libulu, and their work is getting destroyed and that spells the end of them. To make sure their work goes according to plan, they start from where the queen is then keep going outside majestically until they grow big enough to create another colony out of them. When they run out of resources, they moved to new location leaving the hill vacant but moving the queens and kings with them. They are most time calm and do not attack but can viciously respond if attack. The hill normally becomes home to the lazies like Nyikito, Anyeri, snakes, rats etc. Eventually that are not the group that knows how to work on such structure, they will

create more harm to it. Rain will keep washing it till it varnished except another colony comes in. Need I remind you though that nyikic, Ojang, Alur etc too do make that their home. They are at least will take care of it in certain ways.

Lokang Jackson July 16, 2016

What makes difference between us with birds, animals, fish, wild animals, insects? We communicate to each other in many ways. In most cases, we understand what the other means especially when we know their language. Without languages, we still have same objects, signs, body languages that represents our understanding, knowledge, and make us work, do things and be one. We have limits though because distances of us from one person to another breaks circle of communication. We tried many ways to enhance those, and work on to improve them. Some Luo so many ways, whistling, Kuto Cing etc. Most preferred and used ones from then today are known as Bul and Oliko/Bila. There is what we call cwak. That is the difference of signature of one to the other. Through that, the people know who is who and what is happening in case their is a danger, or someone is lost out of a group. What happen when Oyio Iwinya?

Lokang Jackson July 16, 2016

When Ya is collected it is dirty because it is on the ground, and insects might have landed on them. There is need to clean it thoroughly before making a juice out of it. Water is a good source of hoisting it but yo

u can go as extreme as blowing it dry using air using any sort of suction at hand. Fine juicy Oduk will be send to its pot; coarsely part known as cet ya and pok ya are send through their pot. The juice is a drink while pok ya is a good manure for agricultural activity and cet ya is used for extracting oil for cooking. In most cases, the machine is hand driven with wooden parts with Lanyong is piece(s) of iron sheet or metal. All parts have their use in different fields(customers in business) or application in personal preference.

Lokang Jackson July 16, 2016

The word ndare describe the movement of the object. When wins is blowing faster, it makes sound compared to an insect call Odara. You have to run and always run while the wind carries it behind you. Strong wind may break and destroy ndar. Slower wind means you now have to run faster for ndar to fly...

Lokang Jackson July 16, 2016

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.

Lokang Jackson July 16, 2016

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.

Lokang Jackson July 15, 2016

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.

Lokang Jackson July 15, 2016

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?

Lokang Jackson July 15, 2016

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.