I Can See Angola from my House, Part 2
On Monday I woke up bright and early at 5:30am to prepare for my first day of school. Principal Kruse arrives to begin her school day every morning at the nauseatingly early hour of 6:15 every morning. Fortunately for me, when I become a real teacher I will not have to arrive quite so early. However the bad news is I will have to be there at 6:45 am every morning. For those of you who do not...
Just a short note to give out my new mailing address. I won’t be back in Rundu for another 3 weeks but it seems that won’t matter as it takes 6 weeks to get anything for the United States. Even if it does miraculously beat me to Rundu the other volunteers who share the box know who I am and will save it for me. So from now on my address will be: Matt Flick Peace Corps Volunteer PO...
I Can See Angola from my House!
Hello everyone and greetings from Rundu! It has been a busy couple of days so far but right now I am taking a minute to write while I am relaxing watching Manchester United play Bolton in the Premiership with my principal and her family. Life is very hard in Namibia, let me tell you! Let me download you all on what has happened these past couple of days. On Wednesday our future supervisors...
I’m Rundu Bound!
It has been yet another busy and exciting week here in beautiful Namibia. On Wednesday we had our L.P.I. exams (it stands for language proficiency something-or-other), so leading into our exam everyone was in various stages of studying, frustration, and despair. I went into the exam feeling like I didn’t understand a damn thing in Rukwangali and left feeling that I knew less than I thought. ...
This Namibian Life: Laundry
Laundry is something that we all hate doing, me especially. It is time consuming, monotonous, and really just a pain. In the states you have machines which make this task infinitely easier, not so in Namibia. Here we have to wash everything by hand and line dry them on a clothes line. It is because of this that I have been putting off laundry ever since I got here. Yes that means I have...
The One Month Mark
There have been lots of goings on and excitement here in We are in the thick of language training and, as expected it is getting more challenging every day. Our big mid-term test is this wednesday and I am studying hard trying to not be the first person ever to fail out of the Peace Corps (I just made that up, but I am still scared that I will be the one who does it first). Last weekend was...