60 Second Recap for Month 1
I’m happy, healthy, and slowly adjusting
Where Have I been?
Philly, NYC, Manila, Tokyo, Iloilo, Leone, Gumarias, Island Cove, Cavite
(Insert Sweat, Sweat, and more sweat for every part here in out)
Learned lots of rules, near death life vest experience, met new friends, fed crocodiles, learned survival language, met my cluster, found out I was moving to Iloilo City.
Where Do I live?
Mandurrio, outside the main city of Iloilo. I live with Seth, Sol, Grace, and Suseth. They are very kind, and we are getting along well. They are so accommodating, and I’m grateful for each of them. Sadly I was very sick for the first 3 weeks, but I’m better now. The pollution is heavy, and my lungs had a hard time adjusting. To get around I take a Jeepney or walk. Getting used to the weather.
I have an amazing cluster…and I like them each for different reasons. The quick recap…
Three Word Descriptions for my Clustermates
Densie- Chicka Chicka, candid, honest
Sean- “Sexy as hell” – as requested
Amari- interesting, creative, achiever
Hannah- deep, quiet, caring
Jaron- thinker, funny, refreshing
Plain T-shirts. Plain Clothes. Language class 4 hours every day. Technical for 4 more. And of course, sweat, sweat and more sweat. Two times a week I work at the HS. Get called Ma’am.
Funny Stories 1,2,3’s
- My host dad explained that he was taking the dog to “hit it” and I didn’t understand what he meant. He said the dog hit it three times, it was good for the dog to hit it, it was time for the dog to hit it. I now understand…he meant he was breeding the dog. I will never think of “hitting it” the same way again.
- Counterpart took me the mall and sang me “Like A Virgin”
- Went to a karaoke birthday party…and sang. Badly.
Teaching students. Can say the language I’m speaking correctly. Killed a cockroach. Ate foods that looked and smelled funny. Survived month one.
Thank you for keeping in touch!!! I am 1/27 of the way done DD
and as always, thanks for reading,