oh hey blog, it’s been a while
No big deal but I might be writing this while sitting on my back veranda in Kabala wondering where troublesome is and hoping he’s not eating poop. Among the many things that have happened since i last wrote a blog one exciting one is that i got a usb modem thing that lets me use internet in my house. I probs would have preferred running water but you gotta take what you can get sometimes.
So Christmas and New Year’s were good. Banana Island was beautiful and then I went back to Freetown where we had a christmas eve party at the ambassador’s house and a christmas day party at the hostel. Both included amazing food and one included pornography and a gift exchange. Then for New Year’s I climbed a mountain and it was one of the harder things I’ve ever tried to climb but the Sierra Leoneans did it with crates of Fanta and popcorn machines on their heads cause if there’s not popcorn at the top then there’s really no reason to climb a mountain. It’s also key to bring your best bluffing outfit and change once you get to the top so you can look fly and not sweaty and covered in dust like i did.
I’m still not totally clear on when school started again. When I got back from IST they told my January 9th but then on January 3rd I ran into my principal and he was like “oh, elizabeth, we started school today. i didn’t see you” and I was like “huh?”. Apparently the ministry office here in Kabala changed their mind about what day to start around 8pm on January 2nd and figured if they made a radio announcement everyone would find out in time. But I did not so I went to school for the first time January 4th and no one was there. It was all very confusing. I did eventually start teaching though.
And now I’m tired so let me just summarize the rest:
I’m completely obsessed with my students. They are the coolest.
My library is looking fine and SS1 science and I like to go their every Friday to read about biology.
My attempts at finding anyone who wants to work on the lab with me completely and totally failed, I’m hoping for more success after sport cause that’s sort of taking over everyone’s life right now.
I joined the sports committee. Our sport is next weekend so you’ll hear more about that in my next blog.
Kabala opened a new bar up on one of the hills that is beautiful and has table soccer.
Sierra Leone is having an election this year too and they’re doing some crazy biometric registration thing that everyone keeps telling me is on their to do list but i have not talk to anyone who’s actually done it yet.
There was a riot in Kabala! which is the most exciting part of a really messed up serious of events that I’m not gonna blog about.
I got to watch the Super Bowl in Freetown and on that same trip I lost my shoes at the beach so I had to replace them with the Chinese flip flops that are all the rage here and now I’m never going back to any kind of shoe that isn’t a flipflop made in China. They are ridiculously comfortable and only cost one dollar.
It’s really really cold still. Like I’m afraid to go outside in the morning cause it’s so cold. It’s almost 11 and i’m still wearing my 80′s windbreaker I bought in the market with Chelsea when we were feeling sad one day. My principal blames it on global warming, and not in a joking like haha the world’s not warming way but in the global warming causes all kinds of extreme weather way.
Lots more has happened but troubs just got back and wants a belly rub and i’m planning to go to town and get my nails done and do some valentine’s day shopping (why do americans not give each other certificates of love?) so it will have to wait for another time.
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