In the last few visits, we have been overrun by bugs and mice! Our family has had an infestion problem, where the bugs are multiplying everytime we visit. It has reminded me alot about renting apartments. I have had similar experiences before, where once i have found a group of dead mice under the radiator. I have just been reminded on how conditions in such places are not the best and should be glad to have not had to deal with it for a while now. Of course first on the agenda is to solve this problem!
I wanted to say thanks to those who have been so diligent in posting to the blog. It has helped me understand what you all are doing and feeling and what the range of experiences has been in the class. It is clearly vast and I think that going public with our discussion has been very helpful for this collaborative learning process. Thanks for sharing!
This week began like any other week with Cate and I helping our refugee family as well as some of the neighbors in their homework. Then I helped the father and mother by going over some of their ESL homework they got from their ESL teacher. After we finished with all of the homework, Cate and I usually talked with the family a bit, but this week they wanted us to have dinner with them. The have offered us dinner before but we have not eaten with them yet. So they brought out our plates, one big plate with rice and three small plates with meat, vegtables, and a fried egg. It was a lot of food and both of us were stuffed from this new and tasty meal. Another new experience for me was seeing the family eat with their hands. Now I am used to people eating with their hands, but it is usually limited to things that picked up at a fast food restaurant or bar food. So it was unique to see them eating rice and the other food at dinner with their hands and who knows maybe I will try it later on.