We were so excited because we were going to meet the son. He was youngest of their family and was in high school. When we came in he was more than delighted to see us, as were we. He was so friendly and talkative. His english was good so we had no trouble communicating with him. Kiya thought it would be a good idea to get uno cards so we did. We played uno, which got confusing after awhile so we just decided to sit and talk. He showed us bollywood movies that i recognized and wanted to watch with him and the parents. We sat and ate food that amma(the mom) insist we finish. Then we sat down with my new little brother and taught him how to use proper words in a sentence. While teaching him, his sister and another woman came from work and were so adorable. The sister kissed her brother and asked if was learning well and we both replied “of course, he’s a good kid”. Next meeting we promised we would watch a full bollywood movie, can’t wait!
Me and Kiya both went to meet our refugee family and decided to get them donuts. We were both quite nervous about meeting our family. Once we arrived we met with the mother and father. I spoke a little hindi, but they couldn’t fully understand what i was trying to say. Then came in a translator and was explaining to us how they had arrived here. Towards the end, we had gotten comfortable and finally started communicating more. The translator left and we started teaching them the alphabet and numbers. It was funny, because i have such bad hand writing and the mother was trying to copy what i had written. When we finished helping them, we started pointing at things and giving them the english name for it. For example, we got up and pointed at our head and said “head”! the father showed us his tradational dance and they also shared photos of their family back home. It was time for us to leave and they were already giving us hugs and kisses. Best first meeting.