Sunday, October 24, 2010

My generous neighbor

One of my neighbors is a cute older lady named Blanquita.  She cooks lunch every Saturday and Sunday for her family, which sends wonderful aromas into our yard.  Today, I mentioned how wonderful her food smelled, and so she told me she was going to give me a little bit so I could try it, asking if I like traditional Domincan cooking.  Traditional Dominican food often contains rice, beans, and chicken.  I told her I do like it and that it is very gracious of her to offer to allow me to try her cooking.  A little while later, her house helper came over with a huge tray of chicken, rice, plantains, and salad.  My roommate Katie and I both had lunch and there is enough left over for 1 or both of us to have another meal!  How generous she was to give us so much of her wonderful food.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Recent Pictures

Here are a few pictures that I have taken over the past couple of weeks.  Enjoy!

This is our first family portrait.  Katie, Petra, and I.  Rossy, our other roommate, moved out a few weeks ago, so we have an extra bedroom in the house that we are hoping to fill.  For now, it is just the 2 1/2 of us!

Here is Petra (taken about a week ago).  She keeps growing despite the fact that I have told her to stop.  She is a little rascal.  She loves playing and she is facinated by people.  

Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to tour the factory that makes the water filters that we use here.  This is the factory.  I was expected more of an American style factory.  This factory is located at the dead end of a dirt road behind a neighborhood in the middle of nowhere.  Everything is done either with simple machines or by hand. 

These are some of the kids hanging out by the pond at recess time.  The building to the left is our cafeteria and upstairs on that building is one of our teacher lounges.  Behind the pond is the basketball court.  Behind the cafeteria is the amphitheatre.  

The 6th and 7th graders as they prayed before leaving for their camping trip.  They had an awesome trip!