Wednesday, August 16, 2006

ONE YEAR!!!

Can you believe it!! We've been in country one year as of today!! One year!!!! Whoa! Time has really flown... well, most of the time (when it was 115 degrees and our AC was broken... time didn't go so fast... :)) But it has really gone fast!! One year!!!

Yesterday we had a celebration at school and some little girls were there and eating sweets - I thought this girl was really cute :)

They have the funniest thing here in the market!!! I didn't realize what it was until the other day :) I would see a lot of older men pushing children in "strollers" here in the market... I just assumed that it was the grandpa or something... but sometimes we would see them walking around with empty strollers... hmmm... It's funny because we haven't seen many (if any) strollers the entire time in country... Well, we finally figured it out!!

It ends up that he's a coolie!! (or a porter)... The coolies walk around the market with empty strollers and ask people with children if they can be a coolie for their child!!! The family pays these men to push their children up and down the hills of the market while they shop!! It's like a portable babysitter!!! It seems that the coolie is also in charge of keeping the child happy... I thought that was pretty funny!!

And, just for fun :) Another monkey picture :)

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Anonymous said...

MAZEL TOV ON ONE YEAR, NEVER HEAR FROM AND I HAVE SENT EMAILS, CAUGHT UP ON A MONTH OF YOUR TRAVELS TODAY, I HOPE YOU CAN READ MY COMMENTS, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU GET TO THEM FROM YOUR COMPUTER, YOUR VACATION SOUNDED WONDERFUL, YOU BOTH LOOK GLORIOUS AND I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU, LOVE, AUNT CATHI, VERY PROUD OF YOU AND I READ ADAMS BLOG

Jonathan said...

Congrats on making it through a year! That's a major accomplishment!