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Trip Start Oct 13, 2005
39Trip End Jul 28, 2006
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ANYWAYS, the reason I have not left yet is because I need a visa so that I can volunteer in B'desh for a year. Obviously it is a slow process, because I started it around Aug. 25th and its now Sept 27th and I think I have a couple more weeks to go. So what am I doing now that I am waiting for my visa? Well I am waiting for my visa obviously! I wake up every morning and check the mailbox..
But I have kept myself busy for the past month or so. I went to Mexico in August on a split second decision and had a glorious time. A day later I flew to Akron Pennsylvania for a week where I met strangers (and fellow class mates at both university and high school) on similar journey's and saw Elvis sing and dance and to prove it I bought his picture for $5! I then went to Chris' cabin for the weekend and sat on the boat all day and all night with lots of my friends and of course we all had a blast! I am supposedly helping coach the women's volleyball team at CMU (Canadian Mennonite University), but I think I am more of a distraction because we are always giggling about something and I keep wishing I was playing instead! Sept. Long weekend I went camping at Clear Lake with 4 wonderful friends and had loads of fun with the pie irons, ketchup, and the party hat! I have been working occasionally at the Support house, its nice to see the lady's again.
I and 5 other churchies went to the Coldplay concert in Minneapolis last week. The 6 hour drive there and back went by fast due to the hilarity of the digital camera and having our very own radio station at 4am! "Brrring Brrring, I would like to make a song request for my dying husband, the song I would like him to hear is Dust in the Wind!" A couple of days later I went to Ellendale Minnasota, which was another 7 hour trip for a volleyball tournament and guess what, we WON
I am slowly learning some Bengali words and numbers and getting very confused! Numbers are bizzare! For example most of the numbers have weird symbols that are so far from English numbers that it just looks down right silly but then the number 4 which is said like this "Char," you would think it would be a weird symbol but when writing it, it is the same number as 8! How bizzare! And why are the numbers 7 and 60 pronounced the same way?!!! So if I go to the market and ask for 7 coconuts, will there be a possibility that I get 60?! HAHA! I am soooo gonna look like a fool in B'desh! I had some more vaccinations at the travel clinic which cost way too much money, I have spent over $600 on shots to keep myself from getting sick, yet so far I have come down with 2 colds in the last month... odd. I have also been able to celebrate many of my friends birthdays and have given out some sweet homemade cards
So those are some of the things that I have done in the past 2 months. Now for the things that I haven't done. I haven't gone to B'desh yet. And now for things that I would like to do: go to B'desh! Well hopefully this will soon become reality for me! I guess that is all I have to say for now!
So I wish I was in B'desh but I am also very greatful that I have had this time with family and friends. I have been pretty content with my situation and love every minute of the day. No matter where I am I know I will be fine but most importantly I always have a good time! HURRAY!!!
Smiles all around!