Three times last week native Arabic speakers told me I was talking too fast and needed to slow down. Spittin’ Arabic as fast as I do English. Oh yeah! I had a fun/funny interaction with a veg seller last week. My normal veg guy didn’t have any parsley. Usually if I ask for it he’ll … Continue reading Overpaying (but only a little) for parsley.
I spent a couple of hours this afternoon helping an older Swiss lady, H, doing something that I really, really enjoy. She has spent the last two weeks leading a workshop for local ladies about self-help groups. She collected a group of 28 ladies and taught them all about the self-help approach; the idea being … Continue reading Small Help for a Big Idea
On Wednesday I was on the bus coming home from the littlies center after a day that I was feeling present, joyful, and so thankful for everything in my life. The bus stopped working after we had only been going a few minutes. It happens. I got my 18 cents (USD equivilent) back from the bus … Continue reading Two Minutes Too Late.
I turned 26 this week. Thanks to those who sent nice messages and such. It was a good day. For the heck of it I made banana bread/cake for the boys. I didn’t tell them it was because it was my birthday. Birthdays aren’t a thing at all here. The upper class keeps track of … Continue reading Quarter Life Crisis
I’m sure most of you are aware to some degree about the protests and attacks on US embassies throughout the Middle East and North Africa last week. If you are in the dark a but, it’s all over news sites, and headlining at many of them. You shouldn’t have to look too far online to find … Continue reading Making Headlines
As we got in the bus to head home I was physically and mentally exhausted. Happy that the day was coming to an end and that things, though had not turned out according to plan at all, had turned out ok. Earlier, while we were at the park I’d talked to Shama, who talked to … Continue reading It seemed like a good idea. Part 3
Trip day. Hopefully to the pyramids. I get to the center at 6:30 am. Feeling happy, excited, and full of realistic expectation. What does that mean? I was fully anticipating things to go wrong. But whatever happened I was going to smile and roll with it. I was set on enjoying the day. So all 30 … Continue reading It seemed like a good idea. Part 2
It seemed like a good idea…Famous last words, huh? I’m going to do this post in three parts. Because…it warrants that many. So my Grandma gave me some money to do something nice for the boys around Christmas. I also had some money from the last of the wire stuff that sold and my housemate … Continue reading It seemed like a good idea. Part 1
Sort of slowly started up my programs again with the boys after the break. For three days I went to the older boys center and the classroom where my cupboard is was locked. The first day I was told one of the boys had the key and was out. So I sat and chatted with … Continue reading Lately