Friday, December 11, 2009


We had our regional conferences with our supervisors/directors. I thought it was great to be able to meet our directors before we got to site, but I don’t think we needed an entire day to do it. About halfway through the sessions we were all nodding off a little, especially our directors.
Yesterday my colleague accidentally left an unused tampon behind in her room when she left. Her hostmom found it and didn’t know what it was (nobody uses them here), so she took it across the street to our other rather unfortunate colleague who was leaving later in the day. She had to explain what it was and how to use it. On a separate occasion during homestay, one of my colleagues found her little brother chewing on her plastic tampon applicator (yes, it was used). That is why special trash has to be carefully guarded and then immediately burned, because otherwise the kids will go through it, play with it, and inevitably put it in their mouths.

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