Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tidbits of Thoughts

So, I had to post this picture especially for my sisters who if asked would say definitively the pink mirror does not belong to Becky!! I usually have no idea how I look (which is probably a good thing) but I decided to get a bigger mirror. I got it at a place in malindi called Huzefa which is the closest thing to a walmart in this area. But you usually don't get lots of choices even at this "big" store, hence a pink mirror. The rest of this post is just random thoughts I will share:
-It's a little surreal to be walking home from school in Kenya and hear Boy George from a radio passing by
-What will I do when it is pouring rain and I want to go take a shower or go to toilet? Wait? Get soaked? Carry umbrella?
-How many chapati is too many?
-I learned that students all over the world largely don't understand algebra
-I now know what its like to ride in a vehicle with the passenger behind you being an actual chicken


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Office Window

My former student Meldon and Aunt Diana (Dr Perdue) never did get to see my beautiful office window at Longwood ... so here is a pic of our "office" and view. As you can see, I don't have a window because the office is desks under a tree. We strategically move desks during day as the hot sun changes position. The view shows the new temp classroom that is where I teach Form 1 (grade 9), its to right with burlap walls. We usually have cows, goats, and chickens visiting us throughout the day. So, if you've ever thought you don't want to be cooped up in an office all day ... maybe this is the solution?