As an old timer and a remnant of a generation gone, I always had reserved emotions and nostalgia for the mother land. Lately, I became technologically savvy and managed to hook my laptop to my plasma and started watching channels that are not available on mainstream cable connections, one of those channels is Universal TV, based in London. I was ecstatic, elated, thrilled and almost had a long overdue Somali orgasm when I heard the first af Somali broadcast on a TV screen.
However, my delight was "short-lived" by a bunch of unprofessional maryooley broadcasters who did not meet my expectations. Maybe I am accustomed to the world class broadcasting of the American TVs or maybe I had higher expectations from my Somali kins, but what is driving me nuts is the number of ridiculously presented advertisements. It seems as if every other two sentences, there is an ad about habar caaneheedu caanaha kale ka fiicanyihiin, or an Ikhwaan hotel in Eastleigh, or a jewelery store in Dubai, it's an endless torment of ads.
And then my favorite part, barnaamijka dalabaadka, ppl call from exclusively the Netherlands (don't ask me why) with scared voices as if they could be seen on the screen, and they give shout outs from their great gandma in the grave, to the newborn baby born in Jamaica.
Having said that, I still applaud the effort and relish the little I get from it.