3 Little Indians

There are 4 new families here doing orientation and Pidgin study.  All of us are always trying to get in hours learning Pidgin and most of us have 2 official language sessions per week. In order to have a time when we can focus exclusively on language learning, the Walkers and we switch off babysitting…

Meri Blouses

Here Faye and I are sporting the latest fall fashions. 🙂 This is the way the ladies from PNG dress. A “meri blouse”, which is the name for this kind of long top, and a long skirt. Sometimes we try to fit in and wear the same type of clothes, especially when we go to…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It doesn’t feel like thanksgiving here, but we had a good day.  It sure did make us miss our families though! A lot of you have asked us if we were going to celebrate or what we were going to do to celebrate, so I thought you might like to see what…

Evals

Last week we had our first language evaluation.  We should be having these every month or so to help us know how we are progressing.  I was totally nervous to walk around with Terry and Rosie (the same folks who have been orienting us this whole time) and talk to people knowing that they were…

Second Hand Shopping

Before coming to PNG I corresponded with a couple of ladies who already lived here about what to bring. One thing I specifically asked was what kind of clothes to bring and what I could get in the country.  They told me that I would be able to buy clothes here at second hand stores.…

Eating Out

Most of you probably know that I love to eat out.  In the US, I was always up for dropping whatever plans I had so I could eat out with friends.  We totally miss our 5:00 calls from Matt and Lindsey New to go out to supper, and we don’t get NEARLY as many opportunities…

Belle lainim tok pisin

We haven’t been trying to actively teach our kids Pidgin, but every once in a while we ask them to say a Pidgin phrase or something. Lucy usually obliges, but Belle never does.  She has never seemed at all interested when we encourage her, so it has surprised us when something Pidgin comes out of…