A thank you and tribute to a very special person

A thank you and tribute to a very special person

这更像是一个私人职位,为我一生中的头号榜样——我的外祖母写的,and a thank you,没有他的爱和支持,我不会是今天的我,nor would I have the courage and determination to work hard on my blog and believe in myself.我是他唯一的孙女,我对他很温柔,就像他对我一样,and he means the world to me.

When I was younger and living in Mombasa,我哥哥和我过去每逢放假都去内罗毕和外祖父母呆在一起。我一直是个早起的人,所以我会醒来看到爷爷家办公室的灯亮着,当房子的其他部分还在睡觉的时候。他会坐在桌子旁,at 5am or 6am,集中精力写在他的记事本上,我会去他家的办公室给他公司。

他会给我一些小任务,比如写作文,或者给我一些数学问题,让我在这段时间里一直忙着工作,当他从办公室回来的时候,he would go over the tasks with me,在需要的地方纠正我,并向我解释事情。

I one day asked him why he got up so early everyday when everyone else was sleeping and he said"这是我完成最多工作的时候,因为我可以集中精力。”That just stuck in my mind,我不知道,这是一个非常有价值的影响,that in the last few years when I have been juggling my day job and my blog,it was the early hours in the morning,where I found the peace and quiet to focus and stay on top of my to-do list.那是我工作效率最高,完成任务最多的时候。人们会认为我疯了,但这对我有用!!

我从小就知道我的爷爷是个特别的人。He was always (and still is) involved in so much charity and philanthropic work and has his own charitable trust called"玛甘·钱达里亚慈善信托,为人类提供服务,Poverty reduction,教育和有需要的人,从而提高许多人的生活。

In addition,内罗毕市议会已将其位于鲁阿拉卡地区的学校命名为M M Chandaria小学,其中1个,200 students from very poor families are studying.My grandad has built a number of classes at this school,以及提供计算机帮助促进学习。

他甚至见过查尔斯王子,在那里,他被邀请到皇宫,为帮助老年人和帮助老年印度作出贡献!His life has been filled with absolutely amazing moments.

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我的爷爷,as you can see,is quite the role model – he is in his 90s,and was awarded the very deserving Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree by The United Graduate College & Seminary,2013年12月13日美国。I was so grateful to have been in Nairobi during that time to attend the graduation ceremony,和他一起走,因为他去接受这个惊人的荣誉。

He has recently also been awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW),in July 2017 by the President of Kenya.这是对以各种能力和责任向国家提供的杰出服务的承认。

我不能骄傲!!

我还记得我决定上什么大学课程的时候。我讨厌任何与数字有关的事情,所以想象自己是一名地质学家,测量河流深度,and checking out Volcanoes,但是我的父母和爷爷没有这样的经历。He told me that I should do a Banking and Finance course and I was like no way,我不能那样做。I would fail!So I compromised on a Business Management course at Cardiff University.

My grandad has always had a keen interest in banking,担任肯尼亚中小银行董事长10多年,同时也是第一个担任央行存款保护基金董事的亚洲人。He also founded his own bank,Guardian Bank Limited,在肯尼亚,今天在全国各地都有分支机构。

After university,在伦敦以外的地方获得了本科和研究生学位,I moved back to the capital and began my search for my graduate job.我一心想在一家顶级公司搞一个研究生计划,但与此同时,我在当地的一家银行分行找到了一份工作,在继续申请的同时赚取一些零用钱。

我记得有一天,一个肯尼亚人走进了分支机构,which was in the local area where I lived in Finchley,and was surprised to see me there and said to me"当你的爷爷有银行的时候,你为什么要工作?"我被这惊呆了,在回答之前停了下来,"每个人都从某个地方开始,我想走自己的路。”这让我更加坚定地要为自己取个名,我会花上晚上的时间发送工作申请,并且尽量不要对沿途的一些拒绝感到不安。

几个月来我在银行分行兼职,I actually began to enjoy it and my interest in the banking sector rose.Who would have thought!!

然后有一天,在成功地经历了各种面试阶段之后,I got a job on a graduate scheme…at one of the top banks!顺便说一下,同一个人,我在他的部门兼职,纯属巧合。The joke was on me – all those years ago when my grandad had told me to do a Banking and Finance degree and I had refused,我只是去了一家银行作为我的职业道路!!

He couldn't have been prouder and for the 10 years I worked there,he loved asking me about it,看到我随着时间的推移不断进步,我会自豪地讨论银行业是如何向前发展的,and what trends were occurring in the banking industry,whenever I visited.

后来有一天,我不得不告诉他,我要离开银行业,追求成为一名全职博主的梦想,为自己工作。那天我很害怕,我还记得他脸上那震惊的表情,for it was his dream career for me,his only granddaughter.

然而,他可以看出我对我的博客很有热情,他知道这给我带来了很多机会,所以他完全支持我的决定,从那时起他就是我最大的支持者之一,总是问我的父母我在干什么,我下一步要去哪里,并且对这件事的方方面面都很感兴趣。

To this day I am so grateful for all the lessons and the life skills he has taught me,直接和间接通过观察和政治公众人物会谈,如果我能有他一半的魅力,那我就幸福了。

My brother and 5 cousins,他们也很像兄弟,have also become amazing individuals,充满激情,雄心壮志,拥有令人惊叹的黄金之心,这一切都取决于我们惊人的成长,我们亲爱的外孙也教会了我们所有人。

Thank you for all that you have done for me,还有我们的家人。永远爱你。IMG1720

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你好,我是宾尼,一个作家,梦想家,流连忘返和旅行成瘾。万博足球我原来是肯尼亚人,现在住在伦敦。我建立这个博客是为了分享我在外吃饭和旅行的经历。万博足球

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4评论

  1. 12月7日,2017 / 11:06

    Binny,非常感谢分享这篇个人帖子。你的祖父听起来像一个不可思议的人,对你来说是这样的激励。I loved learning more about your background and I am so excited for you for everything you are doing with your blog.你真是一个灵感!!

  2. 12月7日,2017 / 11:15 am

    哦,宾尼,这是一个如此可爱和衷心的职位。我对我的外婆也有同样的感觉,她基本上把我从6个月-7岁的小宝宝买回来。我们现在有了这样的纽带,我把她看作我的女超人。他们一定让我们成为今天的我们!xx

  3. December 8,下午2017点/下午5点58分

    Wow Binny.He sounds amazing and the legacy he has built is wonderful in its own right.

  4. 12月9日,2017 / 5:13 pm

    Binny that is such a beautiful post.你有一段特殊的关系,多有灵感啊

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