Can't get them to upload here, but check them out on YouTube:
1. 5eme M5 sings "Jingle Bells" -- watch the kid (Innocent) in the front left. He was really into it.
2. 5eme M1 sings "Ain't No Mountain"... because I felt like it.
|Got my hair braided! Long, heavy and purple. Yes, purple. This is with |
my friend Ashley in Parakou for Halloween.
|My 14 year old friend/spider exterminator Epiphane. He saved me |
from the evil designs of this Anyphops. Tee hee, Anyphops.
|Still working on the world map! Not done yet, but with outlining and labeling, it's looking really good!|
|See that line snaking its way through the school yard? That's a two-inch|
thick line of marching soldier ants. They stop for nothing, eat everything,
and according to Gabriel, attack people if they get in their way.
|My legacy as an English teacher in Benin. I'm so proud.|
|Visited my friend Claire's village, Ketou, where the main landmark is this GIANT sacred|
pile of trash. Apparently there's a voodoo priestess buried underneath.
|This week, I killed my first chicken! Here it is alive.|
|After giving it its last drink of water (in Benin, you always |
give the animal a drink before you kill it, because you
don't want it to have to die thirsty), I did the actual
cutting of the throat.
|With Pierrette, post-chicken killing. She was proud |
of me! I mainly just wanted to wash the gunk off
of my hands. :)
|Phil sent me real beer from a real Trappist monk brewery in |
Belgium -- sooo happy. Look how dark and delicious it is!
|With my new closemates Kalyn (left, in Tchaada) and Maeghan |
(middle, in Gbozoume). Yay new closemates!
|With Claire, my host family little sister. Adore her.|
|The new TEFL volunteers -- yaaay!|
|Moth that looks exactly like a twig. Crazy.|
|Big, scary spider.|
|Big, scary spider, now dead. Can you see the hair on it?|
|My homologue, Epiphane, working with me on our CEG World Map a few days ago. SO. MUCH. WORK.|
|Mai tais and hula!|