Trip Start Jul 05, 2005
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This morning I met with about 50 people that I'll be working with. They had a long meeting in Fon about me and what I'll be doing over the next 2 yrs. I didn't say a word during the whole thing, other than Bonjour, Au revoir, and A zan day...which is Fon for "See ya later". I'm so uncomfortable with my French that I didn't know what to say...besides that, I'm usually shy in front of crowds of people...as most of you know. The experience made me realize how much I should work on my French skills over the next month.
After the meeting I went with Augustine to an "exam". A group of 17 (15 female, 2 male) were being tested on their weaving and crocheting skills
My evening was spent with Solange and her kids. They are so cute, but all have colds-yuck. I feel bad for their poor living conditions, but their family is really nice and loves them tons.
I think I've been asked by 10 people today if I would bring them back to the States after my 2 years...I wish I could.