Week 4 in Sirutar! :)
What a week eh guys :)
This week we didn't get much work done because of the events that were planned for during the week and again because of the damn rain. We worked for only about a day and a hlaf. We continued to mix cement for the floors and the walls of the school. The boys finally got the tree trunk out. Well done lads! James took ill this week and had to go to hospital so we were all pretty worried but hes all good now and is back working away with us :) I done teaching again this week with Charlye and Alice J. It was brill! We used James' wordsearch idea. Although some of the words were spelt wrong in the wordsearch... opps. We also organised the children into teams and had a word game quiz. I played the tin whistle for the children and showed them how to do hop 2,3,4,5,6,7 and their 1,2,3's (Irish dance). They taught us a Nepali dance and two of the boys sang a Nepali song. We then sang head, shoulders, knees and toes with them and taught them how to do the hokey pokey (or cokey as others call it).
I talked to my sister Reshma whos a teacher in the school and said how much fun it was to teach. We then got talking about Teej festival which is coming up on September the 11th. During this time she explained that women dress in red saris and sing and dance in temples and on the streets praying for their husbands to live a long life or in our cases to get handsome husbands. They also fast for the day without food or water. I can't wait until the festival. Chloe and Charlyes' sister sabina took us to Lubhoo to buy our saris for the festival. It's getting fitted as I type. We also had a Nepali quiz this week. Chloe,Thomas and I decided to form team Ireland. Of course we won, the luck of the Irish and all that. winning them cookies tasted so good. That'll teach them for taking the piss out of me and my accent :). Don't know why but they've been saying "sunflower oil" attempting my accent all week.
This week we had our mid-term seminar. The topics were culture, construction and language. Jazz, Charlye, Alice, Chloe and I presented culture. We all wore saris aswell. We each done our own bit on the culture and then done a play. Jazz was the narator, Chole was the mum and the rest of us were sisters. Our story was based on a true story about a little girl who had to eat in a shed because she was menstrating. The mum made dinner and told one of the sisters to bring the youngest sister, in the shed, the food. We all were eating when we heard a scream. I had to go outside to see what had happened and then had to scream as I saw a snake slithering out of the shed. It had killed the youngest sister. Charlye then done a culture rap which rocked. Kweku and Jay's presentation was on the Nepali language. They also done a play, sang and gave us wordsearches. I came 3rd and won some chessy puffs .. yum! :) The rest of the lads done a presentation on contruction, modeling the tools lol. Alice and Alex also done a presentation on Government.
Again we all went to Kathmandu at the weekend. We had an awesome time. We ended up in a nightclub. It was soooo good to hear music again and have a bit of a dance, although only till 10.15 because of our curfew. It was a great night. The hotel complained about us (for some reason) so we all got called in by our supervisors for interrogation. Half of the group are on warnings..... not me ... but at least we are all still here :)!