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…

Language Helpers

Meet our “official” language helpers: Hoax and Margaret.   They are married and have five daughters. Though we spend time talking with lots of different people in order to learn Pidgin, these two are our official language helpers. We meet with them twice a week for about 3 hours. On Tuesdays we go to their…

Stuff We Packed

We just got an email letting us know that all the stuff we shipped from America has arrived in Sydney and should be in Lae, PNG (a port city) at the end of October. After that, who knows–our neighbors had to wait over a month for their stuff to clear customs and make it to…