02 March 2009

What I've Been Up To...

In case you're curious, here's the Cliff's Notes version of what I've been up to these last month:

  • Met the royal family of the Ndebele tribe (in-deh-bell-ay).
  • Moved in with my host mother, a 72-year-old retired teacher, who commonly refers to herself as an "old lady" - it's pretty funny.
  • Started learning Setswana, one of South Africa's 11 official languages.
  • Organized a Cooking Day to share recipes! Tons of fun and delicious too : )
  • Attended my first African funeral or home-going as it's called here.
  • Watched a dozen (and counting!) colorful African sunsets - seriously, they're all so beautiful!
  • Saw a ton of stars in the night sky that seem so close b/c there is like no light pollution! It's gorgeous!
  • Did my laundry by hand! (At first it was novel ... on week 4, it's getting tiresome. Do you know how difficult it is to hand-wash a bath towel?! Crazy.)
  • Met the Seabe tribal chief.
  • Ate a pomegranate! Seriously, I never did that before!

More later!

Peace and Ubuntu,


p.s. Everyone loves when I wear my Obama shirt - the whole world (or at least my new little slice of South Africa : ) is excited he's the new US president.

p.p.s. Related to the last post ... Eleanor is a boy : ( New name: Elea-norton ... ?


ky2here said...

Hi Casey:

Bob Keck here. I'm going to see if this goes through before writing too much. You never ate a pomegranate? How interesting. More later.

We miss you.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are having tons of fun!!! I am so glad! Don't get the cat though.


Peter W said...

I'm enjoying reading your blog. The adventure has truly begun. Looking forward to your updates.


amy frank said...

I miss you casey frazee!

Anonymous said...

I remember how much fun dong laundry by hand is!! Wait till you have to wash bed sheets:-)