Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Adios Texas, Hola Guyana

Hi and welcome to my first blog ever. I now blog and I have cable. Please be patient with me... I know I'm Asian and I should be tech savvy, but I'm not.

So perhaps some of you are wondering why I'm posting now when I don't leave for another 2 weeks. The answer is two-fold: 1) I would like to figure out this whole blogging thing before I am forced to use dial-up and deal with sporadic internet service, 2.) I just received my teaching placement today. yay!

Well it turns out I won't be teaching high school geography, but Social Studies to 7th and 8th graders instead in a village called Soesdyke. How do you pronounce that? I have no idea, which I why I chose to share the news online. Where is it? I have no idea either, but here's roughly where I think it might be:

I was also given a quick preview of my lifestyle since I'll be in a more urban area. By "urban" I mean it's close to a road that runs to the capital. By "capital" I mean it's got paved roads. Here's what Soesdyke has got to offer:
  • Internet access- check.
  • Electricity- check. (Y'all, this one is huge!)
  • Vicious mosquitoes- check.
  • Bottled water- check.
  • Tons of holidays for all 6 major ethnic groups- check.

Here's what it doesn't have:

  • Washing machines or Laundromats- X.
  • Sports- X. (However, I've been told there is a Sports Week that lasts a month.)
  • Running water- X. (I'll have to fetch it from a well between the hours of 6am-7pm.)

That's all the info I have for now. I'll update again once I obtain my postal address. So I leave you guys with a nice picture of a well. I'm going to take a nice long shower tonight because I can.


missjenny311 said...

OH YVONNE how i miss thee. You are tooo funny! And don't worry I will be checking and commenting on your blog

Can't wait to see you in 2 weeks!

stinkylin said...

dont leave. send someone else instead.

heyolive said...

i agree with stinkylin..stay here in tejas!

Anonymous said...

Umm, stupid question, but how are you going to wash your clothes??? In the river? Please help me out here...you know, you could get one of those mini-desktop looking washing machines (since you have electricity). Oh, damn, or were those dishwashers?

Yvonne said...

Dear Anonymous,

I was originally going to bring 365 shirts and skirts so I can just throw away my clothes after wearing them. But since it didn't all fit in my suitcase, I'm just going to have to wash them by hand in a big bucket. I hope they have a store that sells big buckets there.


Jamie said...

i heart yvonne!!

Anonymous said...

hellooooo????get out of the shower bucket and let us know that you got there okay. this is mike btw. now does THIS mean i'm blogging?