Just a girl documenting her progression through peace corps application to invitation to placement! **The views expressed in this blog are mine and mine only. They are in no way intended to represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.**



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My milkshake brings all the boys to my…mamma’s kitchen.

After a good day of brushing my garden and planting manioc and taro I went back to my house to spell small. Later that night I went to my family’s house for dinner. Approaching the house, I looked around to make sure it was the right one. I had only been at site about a month and could still get turned around but yes, the house blaring a mix of stringband, reggae, and remix music was my family’s…

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Flashback: Epic Birthday Serenading

My 22nd birthday occurred during my Peace Corps training. We had only been in country a month and a half and were finishing the second phase in the Sunai village on Moso, a small island just off the coast of Efate. I have never been that big about celebrating my birthday and had very low expectations considering how far away I was from friends and family and the fact that I had known the other…

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Kava, Kava, Kava

Now read that in George of the Jungle’s voice when he’s all hyped up on coffee and saying Java, Java, Java. There ya go. Anyway, I figured that I talk about it enough, some of you may want some basic information on this substance. Here goes.

There are many different varieties of this root and variety, along with sun exposure, type of soil, and amount of rain effect how strong it is. Umej grows…

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Every group has at least one of the following PCVs:

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The arrogant one:

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The one that refuses to acknowledge that somethings are dangerous:

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The one that is moments away from losing it:

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The one that is involved in every thing:

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This asshole:

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This girl (me):

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The one that is just a little weirder than the rest:

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The one that volunteers for everything:

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This negative jackass:

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My idol, the one who does whatever they want:

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The one who has yet to get laid in country:

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This gem to be around:

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And finally, this one that has their priorities straight:

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Flashback: Epic Birthday Serenading

My 22nd birthday occurred during my Peace Corps training. We had only been in country a month and a half and were finishing the second phase in the Sunai village on Moso, a small island just off the coast of Efate. I have never been that big about celebrating my birthday and had very low expectations considering how far away I was from friends and family and the fact that I had known the other…

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My man Umej.

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He has dark skin with the notorious Aneityum blond hair and big brown eyes. Luckily for me, he lives next door and waves me over every morning I leave my house. We story everyday, walkabout the village together, walk the sandbeach, and play games. We have fun together!

Simonton just had his first birthday July 28th and is my main man. Before I came to the village he would only ever go to his…

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