yesterday was easy for the sake of our lives. took an introduction in the morning with the director and then had chai, a bit more intros, lunch, shots, and that was it. lunch has consistently been my favorite meal. beans and rice are always on tap. the first breakfast had some good rice flour balls. everything is deep fried. usually have a cuppa with brekky and chai. can still see leftover british influnce rolling through various parts of the culture.
last nite i had a few beers with folk and just sat out on the patio outside our rooms, taking pictures and talking.
last nite i went to bed at 10:30p and woke up at 2a, wide awake, still on stupid time. listened to sigur ros, neil, g dead, read my calendar, finally drifted back asleep after multiple attempts at 6ish.
this morning was rough and the breakfast was picked over by the time i got there. oops. saftey and security meeting, health (diahrrea, food, water….) typhoid and flu shot, lunch was great again. keep tripping over my kiswahilil, but the best part of the day was after we had a 10 person language lesson, i walked around and greeted several of the tanzanians on the compound. surprised them. also told a cook that her food was very good in swahilili. loved it. need to learn more language. want to become fluent.
goals: fluency, awesome secondary program, no regrets, have fun and improve in the classroom. maintain my relationships back home.
let’s do some good language tomorrow. i cannot believe it’s already been a week since i was at the tigers game. i was just about to say only a week, but it has in fact gone by fast. hm.
also found out we may be spending the first 3 months at site with a finishing volunteer due to the change in the pc tanzania schedule.