07.05.2011 20 °C
no idea where i left th last post so sorry if i repeat!
took the day off on friday to deal with a monstrosity of dsgusting hair. sat for 8 hours with this crap in it (i did leave the house a bit, i was SO ashamed it looked horrible haha) then washed it twice and its AMAZING! still! over a week later! oh happy day! but really, thank god its better haha
on friday night we went to 'friends bar' in ngong (we would have gone to nairobi but we didnt feel like going out til about 10 when daniella was like' i want a drink' and so did i, so local it was!) spent 10 and got sufficiently drunk, it was a good night! and 'bad jack' came with us (he paid to vounteer for 6 months and according to him has been about 40% of the time. the rest he spends running and in random peoples houses...) (definitely found out yesterday that it is a very dangerous bar and people are murdered there. gooooood) on saturday daniella and i snuck some vodka into the house (we are not allowed to drink there) and had it with mango juice. FUN TIMES!! then, later that night met new volunteers from canada and northern ireland (and we were tipsy, oops). took them to churrch and to nairobi on sunday.
on Monday i was taken to the maasai!! met 2 other aussies who were placed with me (what are the chances!) and the family. Maggie is the mum and is lovely, rose is the cook and is gorgeous and mercy is the launder and is so cute! playing cards with her is the best, she just giggles the whole time! went to school on tuesday and after sitting around for an hour finally got up and had a look around. however as it was the first day of the new term, everything was being set up and we werent given classes. we were told to go back the next day. in the afternoon the kid, marice took me for a walk where, after beleiving she saw a hyena, she freaked and basically ran back. me, being in thongs, lost on in a particularly muddy spot and had to dig around with my hands to find it haha
so on wednesday we came back and told to go home. again. (so we went for a walk to the dam and through the bush. i swear to god, every bush, shrub and tree has spikes. we had to avaoid everything which was impossible!) then on thursday, sam (aussie boy) asked to teach pe which has no teacher so we did that in the morning. and we found out the science teacher for class 4W and 6 was away so we took those classes. first time teaching!!! it was good! and i hope to teach science to older classes like 6 so it was good experience. thinking i might sit on in class 7 social studies cause the teacher is really friendly ( so far we've found a lot of the teachers dont want us in their classes in case we judge them or for the older kids, because they have exams...). but social studies is all kenya related so ill be doing a lot of learning as well!!! ah well.
said a very long drawn out goodbye to thais. she was meant to be taking a 4000ksh taxi on thursday evening. price rose to 5000, decided to take the matatu in the morning (7am) then taxi from ngong. it poured all night and morning so that fell through. she was meant to be picked up by taxi at 12, wasnt til 4. crazy times in saikeri!!! but really thats africa. today, to get to ngong, we waited 2 hours for a matatu that didnt come and was picked up by cattel truck along with about 40 other people. some were sitting on the edge on the roof. i have never been so squished in my life. was the only white person and was very amused!
also, ill have a photo on facebook soon, but the school was given money for a gate and fence a couple of years ago. the gate was built and the money for the fence went into someones pocket. good, kenya good. tia haha
also, thunderstorms here are amazing!