Monday, February 16, 2009

Appy Noon!, Monday, February 2, 2009

There was a big storm last night.  Wind, heavy rain.  Didn’t know if I should be worried or not, but we are in a strong building.  The trees were blown around a bit and one of the students said that people would make a lot of money today by going around and picking up coconuts that were blown off.  So, it’s not all bad.  The ground is well watered and everything will be growing rapidly.  A couple of the children were out collecting mushrooms very similar in size and shape to our white toadstools.  These are edible so they may be similar to the Portobelo mushrooms.  

After class Jonathan and I went down to a store about a kilometer to the west.  We had a pleasant walk, stepping around mud puddles and a new crop of dead toads in the road.  We got close to the store and found a pond just loaded with toads in the heat of passion.  (Enough details).  We shielded our eyes and passed by to the store.  

The little enterprise was just one room tacked on to the end of the house but fairly well stocked with everything from potted meat to ready to wear.  The store owner was very friendly and the children in the area came around to check out the tuntalala (white men).  The people are very nice and we are always greeted with bong bong! (Morning!) Or So Hasa (hello) or Che bong (good evening) or Appy Noon! (Good afternoon).  

After we got back Jonathan tried his hand at coconut shelling.  It wasn’t entirely successful, but   we did get to the meat of it (lost most of the milk).  It is really good and makes a nice snack for between meals.  

Jeff and I are missing out on the Superbowl.  Jeff is missing it more than I since he’s from Ohio and still a Cardinals fan.  It does bring home the remoteness of this place when I can’t get on line to find out what the score is.  I miss missing out on the new commercials more than the game, but we’ll both catch up when we get home.  

Our entertainment this evening was a little less enjoyable, but more important by far.  We watched the documentary “The Coconut Revolution”.  If all is to be believed, the BRA were totally in the right and the cause very just.  I think that was mostly true, but the documentary seemed a little too good to be true.  However, Jeff was quite impressed by it and said it opened up his eyes to many things he had not known before about the conflict.  It was very powerful.  I had watched about half of it back home before coming.  They were very resourceful in overcoming the blockade and the leader, Francis Ona said the blockade had forced them to find their own resources and resourcefulness.  

Go to: or Google "Coconut Revolution" to watch the video (almost an hour) 


lol said...


lol said...

Precision Mold,巴里島,香港自由行,香港旅遊,峇里島,澳門自由行,法律事務所,律師,律師事務所,離婚,搬家公司,Electronic PCB,Flex PCB,Heavy Copper PCB,Industrial PCB,Medical PCB,Microwave PCB,PCB,RF PCB,Rigid-Flex PCB,seo,

lol said...

統一發票3 4月,統一發票7 8月,統一發票1 2月,統一發票9 10月,統一發票9 10月,統一發票5 6月,seo,環保袋,環保袋,鑽戒,婦產科,月子餐,hand dryer ,訂房網,訂房網,網路訂房,線上訂房,Plastic injection molding,Plastic injection,Plastic Products,外遇,徵信,徵信社團體服賓士Bmw,sum,benz ,保時捷,法拉利,珠寶,黃金,結婚,鑽石

lol said...

租台北辦公室,出租辦公室,租辦公室,辦公室出售,辦公室出租,中古車估價,中古車行,中古車行情,中古車買賣,二手車,汽車借款,借款,台北當舖,融資,票貼,DC Jack,徵信社,出軌,徵信,徵信公司,徵信社,外遇,通姦,植牙,加盟,早餐店加盟,創業清潔公司,老人癡呆症,情緒管理,Hook and Loop,Injection Mold,Injection molding,Light guide panels,Mold design,Mold development

lol said...

喜餅,喜餅禮盒,彌月油飯,彌月蛋糕,彌月禮盒,健身中心,健身房,健身,Spa會館,美容spa,外遇,徵信,徵信社,Biodegradable plastic,Disposable plastic cups,Disposable plastic cups,Disposable products,ECO products,PLA,Plastic Drinking Cups,polylactic acid,木工裝潢,居家裝潢,房屋裝潢,室內裝潢, 室內裝潢設計,裝潢,裝潢工程,裝潢施工,

lol said...

眼科,眼睛雷射,無刀雷射,雷射近視,外遇,徵信,徵信社,桃園房屋仲介,桃園房屋買賣,104人力銀行,104求職人力銀行,1111求職人力銀行,找工作,求職,中古車,法拍屋,桃園土地,桃園房屋,桃園房屋仲介,桃園房屋買賣,桃園房屋網,外遇,徵信,展場設計,展覽設計,會場設計,婦產科診所 上海旅遊