I was told today that I need to tell the admins whether I'm re-upping my contract by February 7th. Why I want to stay: Get better at Kurdish money money money I've spent so much time settling in... I DON'T want to start looking for jobs again, and I DON'T really want to start from … Continue reading Deadline: February 7th
I'm worried that living here is making me hate men. Young, old, short, tall, rich, poor, any color - I am not discriminating in my revulsion toward men. You can't understand what the men are like here. They just stare at you like you're some sweet they'd like to eat. They stare at you like … Continue reading I Live in Menistan
I have been considering taking an intensive language program next year. Either beginning in September or January. I am thinking of doing a Kibbutz Ulpan - a Hebrew course on a kibbutz - in Israel, but I'm morally conflicted. I love Hebrew, I love Israelis. And I hate Israeli politics. Just because I'm a Jew … Continue reading Arabic, Hebrew Programs
And I'm happy.
STUDENT (in Arabic): I am in the front of the line because I am a MAN! *beams* He turned 5 in December...
Spending time doing one of my favorite things: trip planning! I've found a reasonably-priced ticket to Cairo for March break. So hey, I might be going to Egypt! And that way I can get back to the West Bank (after piecing together a good bit of bus/ferry/hitchhiking). Damn, I love being able to afford plane … Continue reading Cairo
ME (pointing to the word "did"): Can you sound out this word? STUDENT: d........i........d....... ME: mm-hmm? STUDENT: .....Elephant. I'm teaching them well.