Sunday, January 31, 2010
To celebrate Emma’s birthday which will be on Wednesday, a whole bunch of us got together for lunch at Hotel Inharrime today (yep, our town has a hotel, we’re living the high life). We ended up being a group of 14 with PCVs coming in from Quissico, Cumbana, Maxixe, Cambine, Inhambane, Chicuque, and Panda. We enjoyed a fun couple of hours of catching up on everyone’s first weeks at school, or the progress of the health volunteers’ jobs (or lack thereof for some), and stories from the Moz 13ers of Midservice Training. I found that Becky and Stephanie, who I visited on site visit, got broken into which was a shock to me because I thought they lived in one of the most secure houses and environments here. It just goes to show that, regardless of your situation, it’s probably a question of when, not if. At the end of our meal the waitress brought out our check which was labeled “brancos” (whites). Completely unnecessary considering that not only were we the only table eating in the restaurant at this point, but we were clearly the only party of 14. But hilarious nonetheless.