Daddy cool, lets add another word to your Swahili: Subalkheri! (this means good morning).
Yesterday I worked office hours so 8:30-5:30.
Afterwards, Jade and I walked to the supermarket to buy toilet paper, yoghurt and water ( interesting I know). This supermarket is insanely expensive because its situated where all tourists go. A packet of Nestle cereals cost 9 dollars haha. Water is still ok in price and so is toilet paper. The store in Arusha is a lot cheaper so we will try and come with Kimberly when she has a meeting in town or some other business there.
It's so annoying to calculate how much the Swahili is because one dollar is about 1600 Swahili. Thank god I have my calculator with me (Jade) so she can tell me how much it is. She gave me a "calculate Swahili in dollar for dummy-lesson" and told me to get rid of all the zeros and then take 75% off of that. That made my life soo much easier. Thanks Jade!
Walking to the store was nice; we got to see more of the real Tanzanian life. We had to cross the USA river( they don't pronounce it U-S-A…something I learned after 3 girls in Housekeeping looked at me after I said it, looked at each other and burst out laughing)you pronounce it ousah. Anyways, on our walk we had to cross this river and the bridge was made of metal with huge holes in it, like square holes everywhere. I was super scared. For those who didnt know this about me, I was super scared of walking in stares that had air between the steps when I was younger and I am very scared of hights..Im still a wimp I know but it's an explanation. ( I had to use wimp because the P word is not appropriate for my readers). The bridge was probably 10 meters above the river so I thought it was pretty far.
OMG the cutest thing ever happened in our garden yesterday. Baby monkeys were playing, like 5 of them. It looked like they were playing "you´re it" because they kept chasing each other. It was adorable. I will try and upload pictures but I took it with my phone so excuse the quality. Now that I have a fancy camera I have become sort of a professional photographer. Call me, I can take your wedding pictures! Kiiiddding.
Today I am going with Kimberly to an event for tour operators, Im really excited. I hope it won't rain. Yesterday it rained all night and then it was really cold in the morning. "Super cold" obviously not super cold but I didn't bring any warm clothes so I wore jeans under my long dress. Extremely fashionable I know.
I heard from a source that in one of the cupboards in Kimberly's office she stores OPI nail polish from when they had a girl doing peoples nails BUT the nail girl is not here anymore so the poor nailpolish are left unused and unwanted. Mission of today: Build up the balls to ask Kimberly what they are doing with the nailpolish.
OK, time for me to start work.
Oh, one more thing! 2 days ago Jade and I were sitting in our kitchen eating when this weird flying insect started attacking Jade. We ran into the living room to get the spray that "kills insects immediately". After spraying the first one, we saw another one so we started chasing it with the spray. Jade thought she was harry potter and used the spray like a wand, it was really funny. After having sprayed 2 ( I was her side kick, Im a wimp I know) another one came. After spraying 3 of the insane insects, the security guy came and asked if everything was ok haha. He probably thought we had a monkey inside or a burglar or something the way we were running around screaming. Its nice to know we are protected at least. In the end, we had 5 dead huge bugs on the floor. I sprayed the fifth one! We both refused to pick them up so we used the sweep to sweep them out of the house. INSANE! After that incident, we haven't seen any of the insane bugs again. Thank god. We bought a second spray anyways…just in case.
Hugs from Tanzania!