Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
The good news, I was finally able to load my video of the fiafia onto YouTube. It was a good time and the video doesn't do it justice. I also didn't get any photos of the food (so unlike me) but, hey, when you get that many PC volunteers/trainees together, you do NOT hesitate when it comes to getting at the food.
Ok, I've finished my homework and I'm taking the night off from studying vocabulary. I now can introduce myself, saying where I'm from and who my parents are; I can count to ten (if I peek at my notes); I can say the days of the week (no peeking required) and I can greet people, ask how they are, tell them how I am and say goodbye. I've got tons of other words that I half know.
Tomorrow, I'll have to find out how to say "cranky" in Samoan.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Something else I noticed about current and new volunteers. They're all good looking. Several of us have commented that it seems that "more attractive than average" men and women seem to be drawn to the Peace Corps. I'm feeling a bit like Dodo the dog face girl at cheerleader camp. Oh, well, I have a "special" kind of beauty that comes with age.
Sarah and Patricia on the main road in Apia. We were walking home from the market.
Breakfast every morning in the hotel is tea, toast, coconut, pawpaw (papaya) and banana. With an amazing view of Upolu.
Some of the food at Blakey's house. Chicken on the left. Salsa and chips (chips are uber expensive here and quite the treat) and in the foreground, some type of root vegetable, boiled, then topped with coconut cream.