GO Farm (Day 12)

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July 22nd 2011
Published: September 7th 2011
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So today I woke up early in the morning and as always listened to the noises of my animalistic roommates. Again my matutinal visit to the bathroom was my first thing to do today and I started getting ready quickly. Nellie and I walked to the farm again to paint the other walls. After working for a few hours, Peter and Michelle joined us and we snacked some grilled corn before we went back to the house to eat lunch. We told Peter about the mice in our room and he promised to take care of it. In the afternoon we again went to paint some more and when we were walking back all the kids would run out of their houses and greet us. They would scream: "How are you Mzungu?" and I would answer: "Good, thanks!" Mzungu is what they call white people or foreigners. It literally means "Person who comes and goes" or "Person who walks in circles with no rest", because when the first white people came to Africa to colonise it they wouldn't stay in one spot for very long.
In the evening there was some action in the house. Peter got out the parasites spray and started spraying it in every corner of our room. As it turned out later the mice didn't really care... When Nellie and I sat outside and waited for dinner we noticed that the women working at the house seemed like they were just shadows. They were only doing their work, not talking much and it looked like they had no emotions. It is scary to see people act like that. At 8 PM the highlight of our day came: our soap opera "Don't mess with an angel". We were glued to the TV and saw a new episode full of drama and intrigues. Sadly Michelle didn't seem as amazed by the show as we were and she missed the best part of the entire episode! For dinner we ate one of the farmpigs which had been slaughtered under consideration of all hygenic regulations (they put the pig on a big leaf from a banana tree and cut it in pieces). It also seemed like they threw the entire pig in the pot, because many of the meat pieces had a lot of skin and some hair. Yummy! This day also ended rather early.

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