Monday, May 18, 2009

So my last entry had quite a few spelling and grammar errors, for which I apologize. I had waited until I got into the office to start typing the blog entry, which can lead to lots of errors. With only one computer, and lots of Peace Corps Volunteers on Savaii, you don’t want to be a person who takes their time typing. So for this entry I’ve done a good job and typed it on my computer at home. I have quite a few random pictures that I’ve wanted to share with everyone, so I’ll take this entry to do so.




Here are some pictures of other volunteers and I getting together for some fun times. It was my birthday at the end of April, so myself and some friends rented out a catamaran sailboat for five hours and sailed around the two smaller islands in the Samoan Archipelago and went snorkeling. It was a great time, and it was also a send off to our friends Allison and Craig who returned to the US, back to Georgia. We also went to a great drag show at the Zodiac bar. There is a huge drag scene here in Samoa, it’s a very interesting part of the culture, of which I’ll talk more about later. It was also cinco de mayo and a lot of the volunteers stayed at Lusia’s Lagoon, our favorite place to go in Salelologa. They made salsa and a piƱata for our friend Jim to break for his birthday. It was a lot of fun, as you can tell by the pictures. Sometimes its very good for us to let off some steam every now and then. This next picture is what happens when your foot is up against your bug net. They just bite you over and over in the same place, while you think your safe and sound in your net.









Here are some pictures of our Aumaga building the fence for the garden project. They all really love having their pictures taken, so I made the rounds and everyone got to pose for at least one picture. It’s going to be a pretty large garden, they want to plant, tomatoes, cucumbers, long peas and cabbage. It’s not very many different crops, but that’s okay. I’m going to plant watermelon, pumpkins and peppers. These crops don’t need to be inside the fence, so I don’t think anyone will mind.













We have finally gotten or sewing machines as well, we start the sewing classes in the beginning of June, so I will get some good pictures of the women learning to sew soon.


Now I’m getting ready to go to Fiji for Ellie’s wedding at the end of June. I am very excited and all of the girls from Group 80 are going to be joining me on the trip, so when I’m not on the wedding island, I’ll have people to travel around with. I’ll be there for ten days and I can’t wait.









3 comments:

Liz Whitley Shaw said...

Lucky duck. I will be living vicariously through you for a while, so keep up the posts.

ps
you still didn't spell everything right, it must be that koko Samoa. I'm teasing.

marija said...

Hey Briony, it was so nice to meet you. Keep up the great work and blogging....
I love koko Samoa...
Marija(Toa,s mom)

www.Gatto999.it said...

Great photos !...

Ciao from Italy
:)